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by rudedog
Tue Apr 09, 2024 1:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Screen Protector, do you still bother?
Replies: 10
Views: 259

Re: Garmin Screen Protector, do you still bother?

I wish I’d put a screen protector on my 830, it’s got a fair few scratches on it now
by rudedog
Mon Apr 01, 2024 10:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kids bikes!
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Kids bikes!

Built both my kids bikes from 26 components. Was lucky with the lads bike as someone local was selling a cotic soul full bike for cheap (came with hope wheels and tech x2 brakes). I then put a wanted ad on here for an xs frame and someone had an on one inbred in excellent condition. That frame laste...
by rudedog
Sun Mar 17, 2024 2:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Badger Divide
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Badger Divide

Yeah, we actually took the shore road and camped on the on the shores or loch Rannoch on our second night
by rudedog
Wed Feb 28, 2024 10:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1206233

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

by rudedog
Wed Feb 21, 2024 6:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1206233

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Exposure Diablo sync mk3 for £126 on CRC at the moment (use code extra10 for additional 10% off) https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/p/exposure-diablo-sync-mk3-front-light-pack The sync/wireless remote might actually fix one of my biggest beefs with their helmet lights (the fiddly button on the back...
by rudedog
Sun Feb 18, 2024 6:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Wildcat & Straight Cut Bags + Harnesses
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: FS: Wildcat & Straight Cut Bags + Harnesses

Hiya - I’ll take the frame bag, I’ll send a PM
by rudedog
Tue Feb 13, 2024 1:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hot 1: hat 0 - what lightweight oven mitt?
Replies: 33
Views: 812

Re: Hot 1: hat 0 - what lightweight oven mitt?

One of these could work https://ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/micro-gripper/ :-bd £11 for something idiot proof is actually not too bad value For another £15 you can get it with the matching pot, cozy, lid and spork https://www.amazon.co.uk/Outdoors-Halulite-Minimalist-Kitchen-Multicolour/dp/B07PB64F9Q
by rudedog
Thu Feb 08, 2024 9:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lowest useable gear
Replies: 38
Views: 1040

Re: Lowest useable gear

Unless I want a break from pedaling I'm quite happy to sit and spin in a gear even if it's no quicker than walking.
by rudedog
Wed Feb 07, 2024 12:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight touring rack | Tailfin? Other alternatives?
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Lightweight touring rack | Tailfin? Other alternatives?

I'm interested in hearing more on the logistics of integrating touring and remote working - how are you going to make that work?
by rudedog
Mon Feb 05, 2024 1:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommend me a tent (2 person, ~£300)
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Recommend me a tent (2 person, ~£300)

SP have the Big Agnes Salt Creek SL2 reduced to £180 (RRP is £400) https://www.sportpursuit.com/catalog/product/view/id/3087019 I haven't tried this tent but BA are known to be very generous when it comes to sizing. They also have the Tiger Wall 2 platinum reduced down to £370 (RRP £800) if you want...
by rudedog
Fri Feb 02, 2024 10:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1206233

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

SP have a 1.1 kg 1 man Fjern tent for £150, down from £400.

https://www.sportpursuit.com/catalog/pr ... id/2679553

No idea of quality but the review of it here seems favourable

https://vildmark.co.uk/equipment/review ... ent-review
by rudedog
Wed Jan 24, 2024 1:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Have tarps lost their popularity?
Replies: 36
Views: 1719

Re: Have tarps lost their popularity?

Can’t think of too many situations when I’ve been too bothered by the faff of setting up/taking down a tent - it’s not something I’ve given a lot of thought to.

Living in Scotland, the need for a safe haven from the midge has meant I’ve never really considered a tarp.
by rudedog
Tue Jan 23, 2024 4:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's your single best item you own for camping?
Replies: 29
Views: 1989

Re: What's your single best item you own for camping?

Depends on the type of camping Car camping - Exped megamat, is like sleeping on a normal bed. Bikepacking - Big Agnes copper spur ul1 tent, ticks all the boxes ; lightweight, roomy, small packsize, decent ventilation - only question mark is on its durability (only used it on three trips so time will...
by rudedog
Wed Jan 17, 2024 9:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Now Sold Thanks
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: DJI and other Drone Handle bar mount

Interesting - how does the controller attach ? Have you got a pic?
by rudedog
Wed Jan 17, 2024 1:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A wee whisky appreciation thread.
Replies: 38
Views: 1608

Re: A wee whisky appreciation thread.

Convincing people that the taste for whisky is something worth acquiring must be one of the greatest marketing stunts ever pulled :grin:
by rudedog
Mon Jan 15, 2024 3:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1206233

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Rab microlight down jacket half price

https://www.trekitt.co.uk/outdoor-jacke ... int__52841
by rudedog
Sat Jan 13, 2024 12:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: All new Flextail Zero air pump
Replies: 23
Views: 1985

Re: All new Flextail Zero air pump

I dont really get how it's more expsensive and heavier than a schnozzle bag (which I don't own). According to this ultralight version https://outdoorgear.co.uk/exped-schnozzel-pumpbag-ultra-light-large/ the Exped is around £45 and 90g. Apparently 1.2oz is about 40g (without battery). Aside from not...
by rudedog
Fri Jan 12, 2024 8:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2 day loop south Scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: 2 day loop south Scotland

Planning on riding the Badger Divide in April and will be finishing on a Wednesday. This leaves room for a 2 dayer on the Friday/Saturday before driving home on the Sunday. Ideally not too epic and mostly rideable! Any good ideas? Capitol trail looks good but will be too long. You can shorten the c...
by rudedog
Fri Jan 12, 2024 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: All new Flextail Zero air pump
Replies: 23
Views: 1985

Re: All new Flextail Zero air pump

Hmm - heavier and more expensive than an Exped shnozzle bag (and needs power) am I missing something obvious here?
by rudedog
Tue Jan 09, 2024 1:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: How much grief can I expect?
Replies: 43
Views: 2099

Re: How much grief can I expect?

Just get the mustang and stop messing about
by rudedog
Fri Jan 05, 2024 5:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1206233

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Fiveten Trailcross XT £47 (inc postage) at Evans

https://www.evanscycles.com/brand/five- ... e=14009903
by rudedog
Mon Jan 01, 2024 2:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which Exposure light?
Replies: 26
Views: 1433

Re: Which Exposure light?

Why exposure? Absolute garbage value for money IMO For me, they’re reliable and I prefer the all in one system too. They are the only light to have lasted more than two years (I commuted daily for 15 years, so used the lights a lot) I’ve managed to kill - -Hope lights (disappointing to be honest) -...
by rudedog
Sat Dec 30, 2023 2:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which Exposure light?
Replies: 26
Views: 1433

Re: Which Exposure light?

Why exposure? Absolute garbage value for money IMO
by rudedog
Thu Dec 28, 2023 3:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: All day comfortable, do-it-all waterproof trousers?
Replies: 13
Views: 998

Re: All day comfortable, do-it-all waterproof trousers?

I’ve got the non cycle version of Rab Cinder (Rab Kinetic 2.0) which uses the same ‘proflex’ material. They were brilliant for a short while but leak like the proverbial sieve now. When wet, the material also feels horrible next to the skin. I really like Rab stuff but would be dubious about buying ...
by rudedog
Tue Dec 19, 2023 9:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommend me a cordless combi drill
Replies: 12
Views: 922

Re: Recommend me a cordless combi drill

I’m still using my DeWalt 18v XRP that I bought about 18 years ago