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by Charliecres
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8394
Views: 884742

Re: The post man's been ...

Exped Travel Hammock plus Whoopie slings, eco loops and mini carabiners from Henge Hammocks
by Charliecres
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Buzzard, Reign, Vengeance, Revs, Fatty wheels
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Buzzard, Reign, Vengeance, Revs, Fatty wheels

I can provide pics and think about prices if anyone’s interested in any of the following. Singular Buzzard 29er frame (med) - designed for 120-140 fork. Looks tatty as half the decals have come off but Would be neat once the remainder’s removes. It’s a totally solid frame with no dents, etc and buil...
by Charliecres
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock set-ups
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Hammock set-ups

Thanks Whitestone - that’s really helpful. I’m tempted by a MYOG project but I already have too much on. Think I’ll take a punt on the Exped
by Charliecres
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock set-ups
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Hammock set-ups

Thanks all. The DD Superlight is only currently available in a very non-stealth orange, unfortunately.

Good to know the Exped suspension works well.
by Charliecres
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock set-ups
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Hammock set-ups

Thanks. :-bd

I’m 5ft 9 and prepared to compromise a little on comfort for the sake of weight and pack size.
by Charliecres
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock set-ups
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Hammock set-ups

Having done a bit of research, I’m thinking of getting an Exped Travel Hammock Lite Plus, which comes with Exped’s own suspension system. Anyone got a good reason why I shouldn’t or a suggestion for a better alternative? I picked this because it’s not too spendy and is a lot lighter and smaller to p...
by Charliecres
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What do you think about when you are riding?
Replies: 33
Views: 686

Re: What do you think about when you are riding?

On a multi-day trip I spend an embarrassing amount of time fantasising about how I’m going to ‘spend’ the calories I’m burning.

Mmmmmmm ... fish and chips ( . )
by Charliecres
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock set-ups
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Hammock set-ups

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:39 pm
Is that Volume 2 Charles? 'Tis much bigger with more info than volume 1 (not that the first is bad in any way).
Yup, volume 2 :-bd
by Charliecres
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock set-ups
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Re: Hammock set-ups

Thanks all. Ultimate Hang ordered.
by Charliecres
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock set-ups
Replies: 15
Views: 259

Hammock set-ups

I know a few people on here know a thing or two about hammocks. I’m a total noob but very interested in what gear people are using for bikepacking and why.

Show me (and tell me about) your set-ups!

Ta :-bd
by Charliecres
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8394
Views: 884742

Re: The post man's been ...

A ZTTO mech hanger alignment tool. Looking forward to slick shifting from now on.
by Charliecres
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 456
Views: 24931

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

June done and my first night in a hammock. Very impressed with how comfy it was. I’ll be doing it again. Welcome to the fold, sir. Or should that be, welcome to the hang. Details ... we need details. Well I bought a DD Camping Hammock last year as a cheap way to test the waters. I’d tried it in the...
by Charliecres
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 456
Views: 24931

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

June done and my first night in a hammock. Very impressed with how comfy it was. I’ll be doing it again.
by Charliecres
Wed Jun 17, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bluto 120 or 100
Replies: 12
Views: 246

Re: Bluto 120 or 100

The Fatty Trail is quite different. Here’s mine

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by Charliecres
Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8394
Views: 884742

Re: The post man's been ...

Some spokes to build a slightly wider rear wheel for the Stooge and some cheap Planet X sunnies. Lenses seem surprisingly good.
by Charliecres
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: DeWidget Strapdeck
Replies: 22
Views: 591

Re: DeWidget Strapdeck

rocklobstercat wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:38 pm
... until something better is invented for larger loads.
Like this? https://salsacycles.com/components/cate ... ing_cradle
by Charliecres
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not your usual bikepacking video.
Replies: 38
Views: 862

Re: Not your usual bikepacking video.

Enjoyed that.

What’s better than gravy? Gravier
by Charliecres
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One for Reg perhaps.
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Re: One for Reg perhaps.

I was editorial assistant on Canal and Riverboat for a short while, many years ago. Adrenaline levels were generally towards the lower end of the scale, although I did once almost take a borrowed narrowboat over a weir :-SS
by Charliecres
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Moving bottle bosses
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Moving bottle bosses

There’s also this. Up to 37mm shift and £10.
https://www.76projects.com/shop/water-b ... pace-saver

Not used it myself.
by Charliecres
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Roadies playing music out loud
Replies: 24
Views: 599

Re: Roadies playing music out loud

I was in Seville earlier this year and I saw the same guy a few times riding along playing really loud music. I thought it was just a bit antisocial till I hired one of those electric scooters and instantly realised just how many pedestrians walk into your path on those busy mixed-use streets becaus...
by Charliecres
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Best way to tubeless a fatty
Replies: 45
Views: 644

Re: Best way to tubeless a fatty

I did the same as Stu with my On-One Fatty rims and Floater tyres. Once I’d packed out the rims to take up the slop in the tyres they seated easily and are still holding air about three or more years later.
by Charliecres
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stupid ideas you can't shake.
Replies: 54
Views: 1616

Re: Stupid ideas you can't shake.

Yes, I was thinking a hammock would need to be involved. I’m not an experienced hanger (right term?) so not sure how you’d get in/out without risking a plummet. Some low-risk, low-level practice is called for, I guess. It’s that idea of being up there with the birds, in among the branches, with a w...
by Charliecres
Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stupid ideas you can't shake.
Replies: 54
Views: 1616

Re: Stupid ideas you can't shake.

I have climbing gear and experience plus a basic DD hammock. What could possibly go wrong ...

I’m going to start scoping suitable trees and practising stuff with the hammock at low level.
by Charliecres
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Worth watching
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: Worth watching

Enjoyed that. Lots of lovely pushing. :grin: