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by u02sgb
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dual use bicycle bits.
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Dual use bicycle bits.

Sit mat is likely my most multi use item. Sit mat, insulation for dehydrated meal while it warms, pad to lean on for getting out of tarp/tent/bivvy, Add structure to a bag, waft a fire alight to get it going (below high tide!), keep summer beers cold on the way to campsite. That's just the ones I ca...
by u02sgb
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag
Replies: 37
Views: 1221

Re: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag

Been looking at a Kloke for a while and just gave in.

Down to 109 and they've got extra 10% off this weekend with code AKCMR10. Brings it back to the release price that I missed.

Now to figure out how to bodge a midge net onto it. I asked them to do one via the factory but they weren't keen!
by u02sgb
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Vaguely exciting....
Replies: 9
Views: 533

Re: Vaguely exciting....

Is the thing the person is referring to actually "full of awe"?


Likely not.
by u02sgb
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope pro 4 bearings
Replies: 31
Views: 515

Re: Hope pro 4 bearings

I usually plan on them lasting about a year. Get better than that if you use a seal pick to take off the seals and pack them with extra grease.
by u02sgb
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A special Birthday.
Replies: 32
Views: 1191

Re: A special Birthday.

We've not met but I appreciate all you do. Happy birthday Dee.
by u02sgb
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Did I win, did I win?
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: Did I win, did I win?

My wife wins all the stuff in our house, so to be fair I probably don't miss out. Maybe I should sign her up...
by u02sgb
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Did I win, did I win?
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Re: Did I win, did I win?

Not sure if that's a Hooray or a Boo then :???:
by u02sgb
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Did I win, did I win?
Replies: 7
Views: 469

Did I win, did I win?

Bouncing around like an excited spaniel waiting to see if I won the newsletter comp...

I never win anything.
by u02sgb
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7862
Views: 821612

Re: The post man's been ...

Warning on the mudhugger. The plastic is helitape to put between the mudhugger and the frame. Keep an eye on this as I had it wear through the tape and the paint on my frame on my full sus. Caught it before it wrecked the rear stays thankfully. I've now got helitape, then gaffer tape on top. It's an...
by u02sgb
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: 100g tarp - again.
Replies: 20
Views: 1611

Re: 100g tarp - again.

Like that Stu, what size is it?

I've got some silnylon I never used I might give this a go if I can find the time. How do you attach the guys is it grosgrain?
by u02sgb
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sealskin alternative
Replies: 13
Views: 905

Re: Sealskin alternative

Think it was Dexshell socks. Although I don't have a pair.
by u02sgb
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Voting for most colourful/imaginative ride (portrayal)
Replies: 7
Views: 528

Re: Voting for most colourful/imaginative ride (portrayal)

Voted for shotgun shack as it reminded me of a similar time being woken by somebody spotlighting foxes.

Met the (young) gamekeepers the next day and was told I was lucky they weren't using infrared as they might not have seen the tent!
by u02sgb
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: A few things for Iceland
Replies: 6
Views: 966

Re: A few things for Iceland

My oookworks inner for the Trailstar is Chikara. Great stuff, not as slidy as silnylon so a good floor material.

Looks good Alpinum.
by u02sgb
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7862
Views: 821612

Re: The post man's been ...

:grin: at Scotroutes.

Thought about getting one of them for ski boots. It does look like something from star wars though.
by u02sgb
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: On - selling things
Replies: 6
Views: 651

Re: On - selling things

Ok, thanks. Had bad experiences with Hermes for delivery so not sure but will look into the rest.
by u02sgb
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: On - selling things
Replies: 6
Views: 651

On - selling things

How do you figure out postage costs? Particularly if you're selling a few things and could put together, or aren't sure how much it'll cost. Also, tracking or not? Had bad luck with eBay but think forum selling might work ok. Got loads of surplus to requirements stuff but never seem to get round to ...
by u02sgb
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 2427

Re: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?

interested though and will read some more on the whole project as I'd not heard of it until this thread Exactly! As Stu says, that's when the Internet functions best. If you read into it much you'll find it he's got much crazier ideas than the asteroid :grin: I agree bikes should be featuring much ...
by u02sgb
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 2427

Re: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?

However, I'll eat my words if he does a Gates Foundation kind of thing Gates started out trying to be successful and make money. Musk started out deciding what problems he thought needed solving and working towards that. It's not just getting to Mars, it's establishing a colony so if an asteroid (o...
by u02sgb
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 2427

Re: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?

Those with the brains and money to do something about the worlds problems play with space toys. To be fair to Musk (he "is" SpaceX) that's just one of the world's problems he thinks he's solving. His other angle of attack is electric cars with Tesla. Whether Tesla are ultimately successful or not I...
by u02sgb
Fri May 31, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 2427

Re: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?

But I don't expect anyone will care ... Is all we can do boycott Amazon etc? Actually... makes me livid that there's nothing people won't f up for profits. To be fair to SpaceX the profits are intended to go towards getting to Mars rather than pursuit of pure profit. That's the story (which I tend ...
by u02sgb
Fri May 24, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Acepac - for them that were asking.
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: Acepac - for them that were asking.

Thanks, might do some measuring tomorrow. The top tube bag I've got is a bit long in the tooth and had been repaired a few times.
by u02sgb
Fri May 24, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Silnylon or Silpoly
Replies: 7
Views: 538

Re: Silnylon or Silpoly

Got the new lunar solo in sil-poly. Seems good after one outing (thanks for the right sized pole Stu :). Didn't sag like sil-nylon can. Still convinced I'm an idiot though as I did a fair bit of research and was convinced I needed the urethane(?) Sealant instead of the silicon one. It then all peele...
by u02sgb
Fri May 24, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Acepac - for them that were asking.
Replies: 6
Views: 580

Re: Acepac - for them that were asking.

Apologies in advance as I'm sure this is going to be annoying! Are you going to do the small under saddle top tube pack you can see in the saddle bag pic too? Been thinking about one of them for a while. Also, what's the width and length of the top tube back (1.2 litre). Thanks Stu, they all look go...
by u02sgb
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rockshox Rebound Adjuster
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: Rockshox Rebound Adjuster

Mine is left in. There's an o ring and a metal clip around the bit it attaches to. Seems to keep it secure.
by u02sgb
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Merino, or other base layers?
Replies: 21
Views: 1482

Re: Merino, or other base layers?

Not sure I'd avoid Merino. Great for smell over long trips. It does get quite sweaty when you're pushing hard though. Been experimenting with more synthetic recently and it's great if you're not out for more than a day.

Still not decided on bamboo.