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by TheBrownDog
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WTB Quality Issues.
Replies: 6
Views: 181

Re: WTB Quality Issues.

Conti X=King on the back of my OO Fatty is warped, but side to side, rather than up and down, if that makes sense. Spin the wheel and it looks like a massive kink in the wheel. Dont notice it riding mind.
by TheBrownDog
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: mini aero bar thingy
Replies: 41
Views: 654

Re: mini aero bar thingy

Either that or someone who knows that their lance won't shatter into a thousand sharp splinters of wood. Back on the other photo, is that a rohloff shifter that's been mounted on the stem faceplate? Negative for Rohloff. It’s a Pinion P1.12 shifter. James I think you owe us all an explanation ... o...
by TheBrownDog
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Backswept bars
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: WTD: Backswept bars

I've got some OnOne OG bars somewhere. They're horrible things as far as I'm concerned but if you want 'em (and I can find them of course) they're yours for the cost of a £10 donation to Help For Heroes. Have you looked at the Ritchey Kyote bars? I really like mine - 800mm wide and a nice 27.5 deg s...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted Synthetic insulated trousers
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Wanted Synthetic insulated trousers

Yeah the Montane Prisms are the dog's. Not cheap at around £100 but Ive had mine for years and been using them for everything from dog walking to bivvy nights to bbqing in the snow. Really good kit.
by TheBrownDog
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: MSR Trailshot now sold
Replies: 3
Views: 111

MSR Trailshot now sold

Very light use and pretty much perfect condition. I think it would only have been used it do about 20l of water since I bought it new last year, leaving you another 19,980l to pump through it before you need to change the filter. £25 first class posted. Like this one: https://www.ultralightoutdoorge...
by TheBrownDog
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterfall competition...
Replies: 16
Views: 483

Re: Waterfall competition...

Perhaps not as artisticky a some, but I guarantee it was more fun than most. This is my Very Active Girlfriend and her son under the first (or last depending which way you go) of the falls on the Four Falls Walk in the Brecons. Bikes were involved because there were three of them on the rear rack of...
by TheBrownDog
Sun Sep 13, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Down Quilts
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: Down Quilts

I thought he was listing Criterion, not Cumulus...? Criterion is the new Cumulus in the UK. Or Cumulus is the new Criterion. Or something. I don't understand. But it is. I think. As above, wait till you can find the thing you want. And for me, I'd go the Criterion/Cumulus route and in the grand tra...
by TheBrownDog
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Welsh Ambulance Ride (thing)
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Welsh Ambulance Ride (thing)

His bike landed about a good 7 car lengths off the track
Shaf, fella, I love your posts. I've never measured anything in car lengths, but, you know what, it bloody works. :-bd

I'm not gonna share my worst injury story because it's way worse than anyone else .... :wink:
by TheBrownDog
Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bigger tent question
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: Bigger tent question

I'd love a new big tent. Ours finally expired last summer. I can't remember the brand but it was one of those with a big communal area in the middle and three separate bedrooms. Just brilliant for family camping, especially if it was raining. Oh, the card games we played :-bd I like bell tents but I...
by TheBrownDog
Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Excitement jitters!
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: Excitement jitters!

Nice weather for it. Pix please, or it didn't happen :wink:
by TheBrownDog
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A question - everyone can play.
Replies: 40
Views: 609

Re: A question - everyone can play.

Yep. I've got a great list of campsites that are not at all crowded and allow fire pits. Most are just big old fields, but some are in woods and you can feel genuinely isolated if you want to. Not interested in campsites with swimming pools and cafes ... just a toilet block and no caravan policy wil...
by TheBrownDog
Thu Sep 10, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8717
Views: 961732

Re: The post man's been ...

Some Montane Atomic "waterproof trousery pants*" My son has snaffled my old ones for his moped ... my excuse anyhoo. These are really nice - proper full length ankle to arse zip will make them perfect for those quick change moments.


* c: shaf
by TheBrownDog
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Hope end caps
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Hope end caps

Agree with Chris .. leave them in the spares box. In two years, you'll be like me last week ...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: tent recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: tent recommendations

Will PM you. Think I might have you covered.
by TheBrownDog
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8717
Views: 961732

Re: The post man's been ...

Very cool WRT 2020 t-shirt just flopped through the letter box. Thanks Stu ... will feel a bit of a fraud wearing it as I didn't attend, but I'm sure I'll get over that. :wink:
by TheBrownDog
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I have absolutely no idea what sleeping bag to buy...
Replies: 24
Views: 472

Re: I have absolutely no idea what sleeping bag to buy...

As for pack size the bag needs to fit in the 8L Podsacs handlebar bags that Planet X sell, along with my Alpkit Bivi Bag and sleeping mat. Does no one else think this is highly unlikely to be possible, or is all my kit just that massively bulky? Agree. No chance. Unless you stuff it in with two Par...
by TheBrownDog
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8717
Views: 961732

Re: The post man's been ...

Postie dropped off two 26x1.6 inner toobs today to shove into the Conti slick tyres my son bought for his bike. Most of his riding these days is on his back wheel up and down the village streets, so he wanted some road tyres, but had not remembered he was on a very nice tubeless set up of old Stans ...
by TheBrownDog
Thu Sep 03, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pimp my breakfast
Replies: 21
Views: 691

Re: Pimp my breakfast

Cook a full English brekkie? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylnxt4-KNw0 Rich3rd needs to buy into this. Ive watched him do some serious cooking morning cooking on his fire stove with a tiny fry pan a few times. Black pudding and beans were on the menu once, IIRC. Made my bought in dehydrated porri...
by TheBrownDog
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Mine Camp - My Struggle. WRT 2020.
Replies: 32
Views: 671

Re: Mine Camp - My Struggle. WRT 2020.

Lovely read and photos, Reg, thanks.
by TheBrownDog
Mon Aug 31, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Bike
Replies: 24
Views: 765

Re: What Bike

Big Bro here too and very happy with it but I'd have been equally happy with a Longitude. If you want to carry loads of gear, as I tend to, and have options for racks/panniers, option to run a 100mm fork as well as replaceable sliding drop outs if you feel like single speeding or hub gears. Just a g...
by TheBrownDog
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2 person shelter under £200
Replies: 21
Views: 739

Re: 2 person shelter under £200

BenP1 of this Parish is your height and has a few shelters for the long legged, including something from TarpTent if I recall right. If you say his name into a mirror five times he will appear. I promise. PS: I just make, at home, all by myself, with no help from anyone, the most delicious chicken k...
by TheBrownDog
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Toobless ... Jeebuz H C
Replies: 30
Views: 736

Re: Toobless ... Jeebuz H C

Got it ... finally got it. The rear rim wasn't happy with foam in the well so a wrap of (yes) gorilla tape went in, then the tubeless tape. Night before last I needed two steel tyre levers to get the thing on, but this morning it was just thumbs. Go figure. First attempt and it seemed to want to inf...
by TheBrownDog
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Summer bivi... Luggage sizes
Replies: 15
Views: 436

Re: Summer bivi... Luggage sizes

Don't listen to The Minimalists. They just know stuff. If you're only out for a night, and not going far, you want to go BIG and be comfy. I tend to go with a hammock as it's fun to set up (I like faff) and stupid comfy for sleep. But if that's not an option, and it's local, I will happily stick a b...
by TheBrownDog
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mike Burrows Article
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Mike Burrows Article

Did anyone else read that article and found him to come over arrogant and overly confident/dismissive of other peoples abilities? Yeeeep. Like most visionaries, he's a bit of a prick. I met him once about 15 years ago - I think in Manchester - and simply wanted to say hi and shake his hand. Little ...
by TheBrownDog
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Toobless ... Jeebuz H C
Replies: 30
Views: 736

Re: Toobless ... Jeebuz H C

Update. An Airshot arrived yesterday and this afternoon I set to it. Removed all the foam and grunge and gorilla tape, gave each rim a clean with an alcohol wipe. I ran a few wraps of lekky tape round each the rim as I'd read rim tape sticks to it nicely. It did. 10 minutes later the front tyre was ...