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by restlessshawn
Wed May 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ladies and gents, I give you the On-One packraft.
Replies: 12
Views: 455

Re: Ladies and gents, I give you the On-One packraft.

ELO20 already gets 20% off that which makes it more tempting
by restlessshawn
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike Packers cafe breakfast
Replies: 18
Views: 624

Re: Bike Packers cafe breakfast

I must admit, I'm not likely to change my eating habits due to this announcement. Most of the causation factors of many cancers seem to be down to random (bad) luck i.e if your numbers up, your numbers up. The mental health benefits of a bacon roll of a morning outweigh other health risks in my rec...
by restlessshawn
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight shelter for dogpacking?
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Lightweight shelter for dogpacking?

benp1 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:05 pm
restlessshawn wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:41 pm
My dog is a Spaniard and feels the cold
Maybe he's used to the Mediterranean climate? :grin:
He is as he is a little rescue street dog from Malaga :smile:
by restlessshawn
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Insulated Gilet - Primaloft or similar
Replies: 16
Views: 517

Re: Insulated Gilet - Primaloft or similar

The decathlon one is great, and cheap
by restlessshawn
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight shelter for dogpacking?
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Lightweight shelter for dogpacking?

Bit OT but what are you doing about a sleeping bag for the dog? My dog is a Spaniard and feels the cold so I've not taken him camping so far. Luckily he is small and would fit under my SMD tarp.
by restlessshawn
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Reg's new pole.
Replies: 18
Views: 682

Re: Reg's new pole.

The Easton Carbon one. I weighed it - 53g. My biggest issue with it is trying to get a decent tension in the Lunar Solo when it's a bit windy. Tighten everything up too much and the pole just bends. I guess that might actually be saving the tent and guying points from a bit of stress though. I've g...
by restlessshawn
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: One bike only?
Replies: 38
Views: 904

Re: One bike only?

I have 3 CX - Ritchey Swiss Cross, wanted one for years before I got one. Will only take 40mm tyres max. This gets most of my attention MTB - Inbred - rigid, 67.5, 12 years old. Only really gets used when the Ritchey would be totally out of it's depth or if I go out with someone on an MTB Road bike ...
by restlessshawn
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Making things the old, slow way.
Replies: 32
Views: 1002

Re: Making things the old, slow way.

That's nice but...them spokes!!!! Ooh, it even fits. I did have to make a 4mm spacer to pull the disc out in order that the wider than standard caliper clears the spokes but that's not important is it? What's important is, there's much more satisfaction in doing things this way than there ever could...
by restlessshawn
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SixMoonsDes Deschutes DCF
Replies: 16
Views: 454

Re: SixMoonsDes Deschutes DCF

I have an old SMD wild oasis, like a cape but with netting at the bottom. Not terribly relevant other than I think it's a great tarp, have had it for years with no plans to change. Actually I slept under it on Monday night :-bd Was also the first outing of your red tangle, fits my ritchey like a glo...
by restlessshawn
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your ideal handlebar?
Replies: 37
Views: 789

Re: Your ideal handlebar?

Some alloy 'groovy luv cycles' please 720mm wide.25mm rise, 17 degree sweep and cut and shut construction rather than bends
by restlessshawn
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Double butted or straight gauge?
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: Double butted or straight gauge?

I had butted loops and could not discern any flex in them! I’d be interested to try jones with the cut loop and see if they are any better
by restlessshawn
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bag bag spacers
Replies: 25
Views: 805

Re: Bag bag spacers

drjon wrote:facebook or instagram DM works well!
This is not how businesses run imho

I asked him about specs and prices, after 3 days he replied with "Yes, I will check. cheers Andy"

that was 14 days ago

I was considering a strap deck but now I'm only buying one if I can get it straight from you
by restlessshawn
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bag bag spacers
Replies: 25
Views: 805

Re: Bag bag spacers

Yeah they would have been ideal if he could be bothered answering people so now I won’t buy the other thing I was going to get from his shop either

I’ve had better luck writing to Santa ... actually I’ve had better response from PlanetX ;)
by restlessshawn
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bag bag spacers
Replies: 25
Views: 805

Re: Bag bag spacers

That looks significantly nicer and lighter than my laser cut idea... I think I'll go for the simple plan too! Thanks for the inspiration What I used are actually keepers for thick webbing straps , they were a bit wider so I trimmed them down a little to sit the bag just where I wanted. I can send y...
by restlessshawn
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bag bag spacers
Replies: 25
Views: 805

Re: Bag bag spacers

Thanks for the idea :)
by restlessshawn
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bag bag spacers
Replies: 25
Views: 805

Re: Bag bag spacers

Two small pieces of plastic pipe of 25mm internal diameter. Feed the straps through in both directions so that you form a figure of eight with your bag as one loop and your bars as the other and the pipe as the crossover point. Pretty much done this in the end except with some rectangular plastic w...
by restlessshawn
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Safe Parking At Tyndrum or Crianlarich?
Replies: 5
Views: 231

Re: Safe Parking At Tyndrum or Crianlarich?

I left my van at the far end of the car park by the chipper in tyndrum for 5 days and got no bother
by restlessshawn
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How do you stick yours...
Replies: 12
Views: 367

Re: How do you stick yours...

Would be slightly surprised if either of them referred to their cut off denim jackets as gilets :wink:

Pirahna wrote:Sew them on your gilet.

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by restlessshawn
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bag bag spacers
Replies: 25
Views: 805

Re: Bag bag spacers

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
I'm vegan
Forgot about that - wood then? :wink:
That might just work!
by restlessshawn
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bag bag spacers
Replies: 25
Views: 805

Re: Bag bag spacers

I'm vegan :lol:

It's not all period correct, enough wrong to upset purists
by restlessshawn
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bag bag spacers
Replies: 25
Views: 805

Re: Bag bag spacers

Thanks for the suggestions, I should of been clearer this is for my vintage road bike so I want it to look pretty:)

Paule that would be Great if you do
by restlessshawn
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bag bag spacers
Replies: 25
Views: 805

Bag bag spacers

Has anyone found, or bodged, anything to space a bag away from the bars a little? It's not actually for bikepacking it's just to space the handlebar bag off a little on my road bike, one of these https://roadrunnerbags.us/collections/bags-for-your-bike/products/burrito-supreme-handle-bar-bag 15mm is...
by restlessshawn
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Strap obsession
Replies: 32
Views: 712

Re: Strap obsession

I'm a little OCD :-bd
by restlessshawn
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Strap obsession
Replies: 32
Views: 712

Re: Strap obsession

actually yeah I spose it's not that long by the time you have gone round fork leg or frame tube too

are you getting the keepers, no one seems to have them