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by ericrobo
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS - Loo paper
Replies: 23
Views: 765

Re: FS - Loo paper

Hey up Shaf ! Since my world travels when I was 27, and at least 2 months round India (and 3 months + coming back two and a half years later) I’ve not used toilet paper (except one sheet just for drying). It is very hygienic. Using toilet paper leaves traces of the stuff on yer arse, so it’s definit...
by ericrobo
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Lakeland 300
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Lakeland 300

A proper ride that :-bd

None of that gravel sh1te here... :)) :)) :)) :)) :))
by ericrobo
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Have you lost a magnet?
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Have you lost a magnet?

How do I buy one Stuart ?

Just been to Shop and can’t see any mention of a windshield with magnet...
by ericrobo
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 322
Views: 12423

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Step Back...

The track from Vaughan’s cafe towards Darwen Tower, then go right. It’s a really great little climb going up and whizzo going down.

Great spot but difficult to get the pegs in, and with the wind they worked loose by midnight, so had to adjust everything.
by ericrobo
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 322
Views: 12423

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Ventured out yesterday afternoon at about 4pm, having aborted Monday because of the weather ~X( ~X( ~X( It didn't rain.... :-H was I dreaming, but boy was it windy, and going uphill against it was grim.. grim... very grim... and trying to get to my spot before dark at about 6:30pm I got there at 6pm...
by ericrobo
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone else proper had enough of the weather?
Replies: 37
Views: 961

Re: anyone else proper had enough of the weather?

I considered March BAM yesterday, but when that rain started, (and didn’t stop for a long time) I binned out. Bike has all the sleeping gear on, and now I’d better go and do an hour (but not BAM tonight). It’s blowing a hoolie though, so I’d better get going before I change my mind. I’m always off-r...
by ericrobo
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You already know this, but.....
Replies: 19
Views: 810

Re: You already know this, but.....

All this brings back to mind my 2015 attempt on the HT550, (not in the event, just pootling around on my own, nobody really knowing where I am, but I guess I like it that way :-bd ) with horrendous weather on the Thursday when approaching Corrykinloch, getting colder and colder in the horizontal dri...
by ericrobo
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bivvy bag for anyone on a budget?
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: New bivvy bag for anyone on a budget?

Exactly.....!!! (the mark of a great civilisation is...... ???) And DON’T get me going on litter.... I don’t give a toss about what the GDP is or is not, how we are the 5th richest country etc. etc. With so much litter strewn about the real message is most definitely sub-standard.. BUT just being aw...
by ericrobo
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The commoditisation of..... bikepacking... discuss
Replies: 8
Views: 442

The commoditisation of..... bikepacking... discuss

Surely not ! But be on guard ! Some great point in this article, reflecting our modern age... "Some two decades on, where are we? Clearly our world is getting environmentally trashed at an alarming rate. In the social sphere, in areas such as education, standards have diminished beyond belief. Polit...
by ericrobo
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.
Replies: 42
Views: 1298

Re: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.

Very interested = I’ll buy one, Stu... (the TI one)

Let us know when available....

Cheers
by ericrobo
Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.
Replies: 42
Views: 1298

Re: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.

Great idea that Stu, very interested... Hopefully there’s no danger of enough heat transfer to the magnet to blow the thing up.... :lol: :lol: :lol: (Headline news: Anti-terror unit arrests rough sleepers in woods in dawn raid.... suspected of carrying home made bombs) Yikes :oops: :roll: :-bd
by ericrobo
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone tried putoline chain wax ?
Replies: 20
Views: 596

Re: Anyone tried putoline chain wax ?

I change my chain after every wash, probably every couple of weeks. (And recycle it (if it can be recycled ... I mean put it in the council bin for recycling) as soon as it’s stretch is nearly 0.5 mm) I clean it with unleaded petrol. Hang it to dry, then it gets waxed (as per the Aussie video) You c...
by ericrobo
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: PATENTED FRAM BAG - 16 LT - 285 GR
Replies: 23
Views: 1241

Re: PATENTED FRAM BAG - 16 LT - 285 GR

”And I’ve not seen him for a few months now....“

Hope he didn’t do one drop too many.... :cry: :cry: :cry:

Don’t think so... :-bd :-bd :-bd
by ericrobo
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: PATENTED FRAM BAG - 16 LT - 285 GR
Replies: 23
Views: 1241

Re: PATENTED FRAM BAG - 16 LT - 285 GR

Hi Johnny (see, I know your name.... and.... you type way too fast :lol: :lol: :lol: ) We nearly met on the December 2018 Winter Bivvy, you did well to avoid that one. I’m over these hills very regularly but it’s funny how it goes... there’s a bloke I (used to...) meet every 2 or 3 weeks, his name i...
by ericrobo
Thu Feb 27, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: PATENTED FRAM BAG - 16 LT - 285 GR
Replies: 23
Views: 1241

Re: PATENTED FRAM BAG - 16 LT - 285 GR

Ventured out Monday to visit a friend 15 miles away, over the hill (Winter Hill), with the Sandro bags still on from Saturday. So 30 miles in all and 3300 feet ascent, left my friends late so the last hour was in the dark...(and howling wind and rain, which turned to hail as I ascended the hill agai...
by ericrobo
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sandro's bags
Replies: 14
Views: 852

Sandro's bags

I was interested in his bags because of problems with my front sus dropping a bit (negative air pressure, now sorted), before I knew it was the front fork. After a few days Sandro phoned me, and tried to convince me that knees wouldn't touch. I was very sceptical (Reg's references to John Wayne etc....
by ericrobo
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: help needed please
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: help needed please

I would phone the supplier or manufacturer....

Any other ideas might make it worse.... :mrgreen:

????
by ericrobo
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick question! egg beaters
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Quick question! egg beaters

Mike I was a big fan of Eggbeaters: very light, very good mud clearance, easy to clip in and it’s four possibilities of clipping in (my Time Atac it’s two). Had them on about 3 bikes. Then one evening on the way to a BAM, and going past some nervous cows with calves, spinning like buggery to get pas...
by ericrobo
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full frame bag users, water ?
Replies: 25
Views: 822

Re: Full frame bag users, water ?

I use one water bottle (the ones you buy in the supermarket that are destroying the planet, and are unnecessary, what’s up with tap water ? Fluoride ? Boil it.) As a permanent accessory, see, so I only use one (actually two, because I carry a spare one in my bag, very useful when setting up your 2li...
by ericrobo
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Front Roll Bag Holder Thing.
Replies: 15
Views: 811

Re: Front Roll Bag Holder Thing.

Re the negative pressure in my fork, I got my lbs to try it, and they did, resulting in me now having 104mm of travel...

A bit of grease blocking the transport hole in the chamber, stops the equalisation of air between the stanchion and the lower leg.
:-bd :-bd :-bd
by ericrobo
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: PATENTED FRAM BAG - 16 LT - 285 GR
Replies: 23
Views: 1241

Re: PATENTED FRAM BAG - 16 LT - 285 GR

Hi again Sandro

I always use a frame bag....

It looks as if your bag will still fit even if there is a frame bag in the triangle ?
by ericrobo
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Front Roll Bag Holder Thing.
Replies: 15
Views: 811

Re: Front Roll Bag Holder Thing.

I have problem with my Wildcat Lion, on one of my bikes. It catches the front mudguard... a lot ! The problem is because my front suspension (100mm/4inches) has lost about 6mm, not a lot but contributes to the catching. Apparently the suspension can drop a bit from its original 100mm, to do with neg...
by ericrobo
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: PATENTED FRAM BAG - 16 LT - 285 GR
Replies: 23
Views: 1241

Re: PATENTED FRAM BAG - 16 LT - 285 GR

Hello Sandro A few questions: My handlebar bag contains: Mountain Laurel Designs Trailstar with inner (quite bulky but very light), and it can’t be separated (well the inner can be separated but that makes setting up camp very inefficient) Plus sleeping mat, tent pole and pegs Plus maybe a gas canis...
by ericrobo
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 322
Views: 12423

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Got February in last night.....brrr.... Only went a mile, set off at 9:15pm.... this time was somewhat different though, instead of my trusty Trailstar with inner, I bought an Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag (270 grams) a few days ago, wondering what it is I'm missing: Well frozen bollox for one thing, AND a...
by ericrobo
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag
Replies: 37
Views: 1495

Re: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag

John, what sort of sheet cover are you using, and is it light and waterproof ?
And where can you buy the material?

“I've made a sheet cover for the airbed to protect it and keep it clean when it's on the ground.“