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by rudedog
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stans Arch & Crest
Replies: 11
Views: 149

Re: Stans Arch & Crest

Had some Stans Flow crack on many of the eyelets, seems to be a theme here.
by rudedog
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thomson dropper posts
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: Thomson dropper posts

Still on my first reverb bought 8.5 years ago for £160 - works out less than £20 a year

Its had a about 1cm of sag for the last 3 years so should probaby get its first service sorted out soon :lol:
by rudedog
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Down Quilts
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Down Quilts

Originally, Cumulus had an agreement with Criterion for them distribute Cumulus quilts in the UK under the Criterion brand. I know this because I wanted a custom Cumulus quilt (down comforter)about 6 years ago from Cumulus but couldn’t get one as at that time, the agreement they had with Criterion m...
by rudedog
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Galloway
Replies: 39
Views: 967

Re: Galloway

That looks like loch Dee in the background
by rudedog
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Parking in Milngavie
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Parking in Milngavie

We parked in the train station car park when we did the route, it was free and not very busy.
by rudedog
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Galloway
Replies: 39
Views: 967

Re: Galloway

That looks like Scrabo tower in the background.
by rudedog
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Handlebar Bell - I know forgive me
Replies: 37
Views: 807

Re: What Handlebar Bell - I know forgive me

These for a £5 from decathlon are great, nice pleasant ring which is loud also

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/520-bike-be ... 00975.html
by rudedog
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dropper post mounts.
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Dropper post mounts.

I use the enduro collar you get with reverbs and then just use electrical tape to protect the part of the post above the collar (where the strap from the bag sits)

Not sure if enduro collars fit other brands of posts but you can get them on eBay for about five quid.
by rudedog
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What does the word "Bikepacking" mean to you?
Replies: 38
Views: 1140

Re: What does the word "Bikepacking" mean to you?

Freedom (just noticed Norm has said this same with a few more words)
by rudedog
Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hikeabike / portage strategy
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: Hikeabike / portage strategy

This is the thing to strap using an existing pack - you would need to be careful of the crank position to avoid a pedal/face incident when turning your head.

https://www.shop.terraventure.co.uk/products/hookabike


https://youtu.be/P59X8WVxLKM
by rudedog
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 586043

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

RIP wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:19 pm
Well I'm a bit cheesed off they didn't offer me that option! Why's it any easier to fix the UL I wonder?
The website says 5 year warranty, no mention of the UL range being any different

http://www.exped.com/uk-ireland/en/repairs-distributors
by rudedog
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 586043

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Borderer wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:14 pm
rudedog wrote:
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:44 pm


Exped warranty is 5 years
Lyon told me 2 years. Maybe they were Lyon to me.

(I'll get my coat).
I’m currently sending my Synmat UL 7 back to Lyon for inspection (blown baffle) - I told them it was just over 5 years old and they didn’t question this so I’ll let you know how it goes!
by rudedog
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 586043

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Hmm. Just testing my Exped HL mat. Finished blowing it up, looked up to check it and the joint between the middle two channels has blown along the whole length. No, I didn't overinflate. Ho hum. Lasted me a fair while I suppose. OK, 30% off: https://www.outdoorgb.com/p/Exped_SynMat_HL_M_Sleeping_Ma...
by rudedog
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone run any chris king stuff?
Replies: 45
Views: 1363

Re: anyone run any chris king stuff?

My hope rear hub cracked, I bought it second hand but Hope still swapped it no questions asked
by rudedog
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How often do you take a stove?
Replies: 38
Views: 1071

Re: How often do you take a stove?

Stove is an essential bit of kit - needed for the morning brew and to reheat the precooked bacon
by rudedog
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent
Replies: 39
Views: 1249

Re: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent

:grin: aye no worries, I only checked my email as I had started to doubt myself and wondered if it actually happened or was just something I'd read on here 😂

This is what happens when you get old!
by rudedog
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent
Replies: 39
Views: 1249

Re: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent

Here is the email they sent (2015) Date: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:59:53 +0100 From: info@CUMULUS.PL Subject: Re: [contact] cumulus.pl Hello, I'm sorry but we don't ship to the UK. It is a part our agreement with our British partner, Criterion sleeping bags. Cumulus will enter British market next year. Yo...
by rudedog
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent
Replies: 39
Views: 1249

Re: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent

Is Criterion a UK subsidiary/distributor of Cumulus? No, 'tis a misconcetion as both companies shared a name for a while but are in fact completely unrelated in every way. Criterion used to be the UK distributor for Cumulus. I know this because when I bought my quilt a few years back I wasn't able ...
by rudedog
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Black Gore Shakedry Alternative
Replies: 30
Views: 1094

Re: Black Gore Shakedry Alternative

I got a shakedry jacket for an extremely cheap price, only worn it a couple of times and there is now an abrasion tear/hole on the sleeve above the cuff. Anyone done any repairs on shakedry?
by rudedog
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration
Replies: 51
Views: 1624

Re: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration

I genuinely found it wierd when they were asking me where i lived - i was saying i just want to buy these things from you now do you want my money or not? They did not is the answer to that one. The other broad point is that actualshops cannotcompete with online shops as the overheads are so much h...
by rudedog
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Suspension Bikes Are You Bikepacking On
Replies: 33
Views: 1197

Re: What Suspension Bikes Are You Bikepacking On

I've only got one bike, Transition Bandit which has been great for bike packing duties.
by rudedog
Tue May 12, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What tents do you lot use
Replies: 58
Views: 2371

Re: What tents do you lot use

1 person - vango helium 200. It’s not perfect as there isn’t much headroom sitting up and ventilation could be better. However, it’s light and packs small so I put up with the minor gripes I have. 2/3 People - big Agnes copper spur hv ul3. These tents are great and can easily fit 3 adults but only w...
by rudedog
Mon May 04, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Too Fat to Bivi!
Replies: 21
Views: 1387

Re: Too Fat to Bivi!

If I were going to buy a new solo tent I'd go for the big Agnes copper spur ul1 bikepacking specific tent. I've got the the standard ul3 for family adventures and have been really impressed with it but the poles are quite long when packed meaning the only place they fit is on my pack. The packed pol...
by rudedog
Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: DT Swiss Dropper Post
Replies: 25
Views: 1178

Re: DT Swiss Dropper Post

I Just use one of these on my reverb to reduce the travel and then tape up the top bit of the shaft to prevent any bag rub being an issue:

https://www.evanscycles.com/rockshox-re ... r-EV200454

They are about £5 on ebay
by rudedog
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone tried these rear lights?
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: Anyone tried these rear lights?

These are £12 on AliExpress