Search found 374 matches

by rudedog
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Condensation
Replies: 10
Views: 89

Re: Condensation

I’ve got a Vango helium which is pretty bad for condensation in certain conditions. I’ts not a massive issue for me, I just wipe it down with a cloth before I take it down and pack it away.
by rudedog
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillow recommendation please
Replies: 24
Views: 326

Re: Pillow recommendation please

I’ve got an Exped pillow, the large version and have had no issues with it
by rudedog
Mon Jun 14, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Big Agnes tent experts......
Replies: 15
Views: 298

Re: Big Agnes tent experts......

I’ve done outer first with my BA copper spur and its not a bother - you do need the additional ground sheet to hold the pole ends though (you could probably DIY your own).
by rudedog
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cairngorms Loop(s) advice.
Replies: 26
Views: 639

Re: Cairngorms Loop(s) advice.

I saw the rumour was S3 of Mandolorean
by rudedog
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seat Packs - What's Everyone Using These Days?
Replies: 28
Views: 642

Re: Seat Packs - What's Everyone Using These Days?

I just use the cheap alpkit tapered dry bag. It’s super light and only cost £11 :-bd
by rudedog
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3636
Views: 689136

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I've no experience of the Axis but the Diabolo and Joystick I've used have been plenty bright and reliable enough. HYOH :cool: Well the Axis is supposed to be more powerful than the Joystick. I guess it depends a lot on user expectation and also application. I’ve got a Moon Xpower 1800 which I use ...
by rudedog
Wed Jun 02, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3636
Views: 689136

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I was pretty underwhelmed with the Exposure Axis I got a couple of months ago. Neither the output or runtimes were particularly impressive so I sent it back for a refund.

Massively overpriced in my opinion.
by rudedog
Tue Jun 01, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you carry a spare mech hanger when bikepacking?
Replies: 17
Views: 359

Re: Do you carry a spare mech hanger when bikepacking?

A few weeks back, we were heading up the Dee after white Bridge in the Cairngorms, a few miles from the Corrour bothy when my mate ripped his rear mech off the hanger. Fortunately he had a spare mech hanger. Unfortunately, his mech was also pretty trashed :grin: The same mate had previously smashed ...
by rudedog
Thu May 27, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD ....1 person tent
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: WTD ....1 person tent

If you are on a budget, the vango Nevis might be worth a look at 90 quid?



https://www.tiso.com/eatnz7ti0094/vango ... tnz7ti0094
by rudedog
Tue May 25, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Deeside trail
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: Deeside trail

Wee update, we decided to do the Glen Dee extension up to the corrour Bothy (started in Braemar late fri afternoon) This turned out to be a mistake. Not only was it mostly unrideable from white bridge but my mate wrecked his rear mech about 3 miles from the bothy so we had to head back (slowly as si...
by rudedog
Sun May 23, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3636
Views: 689136

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Got an email with a code for 10% off site wide on sports pursuit - should be valid until midnight tonight

SP-10-MAY21
by rudedog
Tue May 18, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Automatic Crash Reporting
Replies: 16
Views: 414

Re: Automatic Crash Reporting

Yeah, I freaked out my missus the first time I had the accident detection turned on when I got the Garmin edge explore - it sent her an alert when I lifted my bike over a gate :lol:

I’ve turned the feature off now.
by rudedog
Tue May 18, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SWAP: Brand X Ascend 150mm for 100mm
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: SWAP: Brand X Ascend 150mm for 100mm

Surely you mean to swap for 125mm?

Pretty sure the 100mm is only available for 27.2 diameter seat tubes.
by rudedog
Sun May 16, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: cycle/hiking shoe suggestions
Replies: 28
Views: 806

Re: cycle/hiking shoe suggestions

Salomon goretex boots were good but only lasted a year before a hole appeared on the fabric where my big toe flexed. Might just be my feet though.
by rudedog
Thu May 13, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pumps
Replies: 23
Views: 616

Re: Pumps

I've had the leyzene pump for about 7 years. I think it's unscrewed the valve twice during this time.
by rudedog
Wed May 12, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Deeside trail
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: Deeside trail

Thanks for the response Adam - We are going to stick to do the extended cairngorms loop starting in Braemar on Friday afternoon. Plan to grab some food and then head out with a view to camping the first night somewhere on Glen Lui (roughly 20 miles in). Next day we can then have a leisurely ride to ...
by rudedog
Mon May 10, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kids Shotgun Bar Thing For A Harness?
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Kids Shotgun Bar Thing For A Harness?

A shotgun bar with the grips removed would look like one of these?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07T97TZSP/ ... 324VK45HZ3
by rudedog
Sun May 09, 2021 11:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: sleeping problems and cures ?
Replies: 25
Views: 992

Re: sleeping problems and cures ?

I listen to podcasts when I can’t sleep, I normally just need to be distracted from whatever is on my mind and is keeping me awake.
by rudedog
Sun May 09, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bluetooth headphones
Replies: 17
Views: 605

Re: Bluetooth headphones

What kind of phone is it? Most that don’t have a traditional 3.5 jack can be used with an adapter for the charge port.
by rudedog
Sun May 09, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bells and alerters: your favourite (gone to poll)
Replies: 39
Views: 1107

Re: Bells and alerters: your favourite (gone to poll)

The 5 quid decathlon bell has a really nice sustained tone

https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/520-bike- ... R-p-145316

Just noticed the price of spur cycles one :shock:

Never ceases to amazes me what people seem prepared to pay for stuff.
by rudedog
Tue May 04, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Destroying parts!
Replies: 17
Views: 468

Re: Destroying parts!

Broken/cracked 3 rims and 1 hope hub, mangled 2 derailleurs, knackered 2 sets of cranks, smashed 2 pedals, bent a set of bars and the seat rails on 3 saddles.
by rudedog
Tue May 04, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Deeside trail
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: Deeside trail

Cheers, that's good info - we will give glen avon a miss then!
by rudedog
Tue May 04, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Deeside trail
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: Deeside trail

Cheers - one option I've been looking at is starting in Braemar and heading west towards Lin of Dee, then heading north up Glen Derry and following the route up to fords of Avon (this is a chunk of the inner Cairngorms loop). Then heading east down Glen Avon toward Glen Builg and then south toward l...
by rudedog
Tue May 04, 2021 11:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Deeside trail
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Deeside trail

I've been looking at the Deeside trail for an upcoming weekend of leisurely bikepacking with a couple of mates. We only have a couple of days so I'm thinking of just doing the eastern loop, Braemar to Ballater and back - with the extension it's just over 70 miles. Anyone done this lately? We aren't ...
by rudedog
Mon May 03, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A dilemma.....
Replies: 16
Views: 691

Re: A dilemma.....

I broke my Deore cranks - somehow the pinch bolts got slack and the splines on the axel/left hand crank must have got damaged as it will no longer stay clamped up.