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by benp1
Fri Apr 12, 2024 10:40 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: BB carbon poles - 110cm and 100cm
Replies: 0
Views: 98

BB carbon poles - 110cm and 100cm

I have two of Stu's poles to sell. Both used and plenty of life left in them Technically the 100cm pole is 101cm (to the bottom of the metal ferrule) and the 110cm pole is 109.5cm. Both three section poles I'd like £22 for the 100cm and £27 for the £110cm but priority given to anyone who wants them ...
by benp1
Wed Apr 10, 2024 3:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The next Eclipse
Replies: 29
Views: 608

Re: The next Eclipse

I was on a lads holiday in Spain in 1999 and we slept through it :-) it was the morning after the night before

Didn't realise there was one so close next year. Makes for an interesting holiday destination
by benp1
Thu Apr 04, 2024 8:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: packable fleece?
Replies: 27
Views: 760

Re: packable fleece?

Also a huge fan of fleece. Wear one most days Fleece doesn't pack down well. It's why it's such a good top, it retains its structure so keeps breathability etc I use a polartec alpha top as my sleep layer (macpac nitro). It's lighter than most baselayers, can be used as midlayer, feels instantly war...
by benp1
Mon Feb 26, 2024 1:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd. Cheap XL 29er.
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: Wtd. Cheap XL 29er.

Still a few going on CRC, Ton
by benp1
Thu Feb 15, 2024 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: End of an era - perhaps. UPDATE
Replies: 88
Views: 5675

Re: End of an era - perhaps. UPDATE

Woo!
by benp1
Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hot 1: hat 0 - what lightweight oven mitt?
Replies: 33
Views: 821

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

I've got the toe end from an old wool sock. Fits over my entire Snowpeak 450 cookset to keep the lid on, and also means I can pick it up when hot. I know it's not entirely wool though because I've melted a bit...
by benp1
Mon Jan 29, 2024 6:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1209871

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Wow, that is astoundingly good value. It even had me thinking about it (before realising that a rigid 29er suits me better)
by benp1
Mon Jan 29, 2024 3:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping Socks
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Sleeping Socks

I've used heat holders in the past. OK, not fantastic but not bad

Moved to Montane fireball booties - warmer and pack smaller. Not sure about weight but doubt there's much in it. Used as hut boots and sleeping socks

edit - called footies, not booties
by benp1
Sun Jan 21, 2024 3:59 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 497
Views: 22384

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Also have the same insulated mug and has also been used on the bike a fair bit. Although mine has equally classy duct tape and inner tube to make it a snug fit in a bottle cage. And sadly mine ia a tad dented now
by benp1
Sat Jan 13, 2024 10:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: All new Flextail Zero air pump
Replies: 23
Views: 2015

Re: All new Flextail Zero air pump

My thermarest neoair electric pump is smaller and lighter than the inflating sack. Had it many years now It runs on 2 AAAs but they last forever. I wish it had the option of beinf USB powered so I could use a battery pack. I've thought about wiring up a plug and adaptor but CBA When the thermarest p...
by benp1
Thu Jan 04, 2024 2:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Revelate gas tank (top tube bag)
Replies: 0
Views: 336

Revelate gas tank (top tube bag)

Found it in my box of bikepacking bags, forgot I still had it and use a different bag instead now https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.cfm/store.catalog/cockpit/GasTank https://www.bikemonger.co.uk/revelate-designs-gas-tank-bag-6065-p.asp Used but in very good condition. Priority to anyone going to...
by benp1
Mon Jan 01, 2024 10:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter Event entries now open.
Replies: 67
Views: 15319

Re: Winter Event entries now open.

I don't suppose anyone has gone to the trouble of putting all the GRs into a mapping tool so they can be seen in one map?
by benp1
Mon Jan 01, 2024 10:44 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Salsa Anything Cradle Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Salsa Anything Cradle Wanted

Ah, sorry. Good luck with the search!
by benp1
Mon Jan 01, 2024 2:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1209871

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Thanks. That is a bloody good offer. My subs now run out in Nov 2025
by benp1
Mon Jan 01, 2024 2:30 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Salsa Anything Cradle Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Salsa Anything Cradle Wanted

Nah, it's the metal one that is like a big bottle cage. Bought to mount on my fork legs and have never used them and unlikely to very do so in the future
by benp1
Sat Dec 30, 2023 11:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Salsa Anything Cradle Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Salsa Anything Cradle Wanted

I have a pair I've never used, but they're the older metal ones and I'd rather they go together. But if you're interested let me know, I can bring them to the winter event
by benp1
Fri Dec 29, 2023 12:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight Gilet
Replies: 6
Views: 592

Re: Lightweight Gilet

Crikey, how much brevet gilet. I have two normal ones and an insulated one, they're ace. Super light, pack into my waist pack hip belt pocket
by benp1
Wed Dec 20, 2023 11:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What was the problem with 29+
Replies: 20
Views: 1220

Re: What was the problem with 29+

By total coincidence, I've been re-setting up my 29+ front wheel/tyre to go back on my rigid Solaris. Had a problem with it earlier in the year so took it off, would like it back on again. I thought it worked really well!
by benp1
Mon Dec 18, 2023 6:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tour de France 2023: Injuries, disaster bivies, failure to complete the ride - a great time all round
Replies: 21
Views: 1913

Re: Tour de France 2023: Injuries, disaster bivies, failure to complete the ride - a great time all round

Read it now, excellent write up. Sounds like a memorable trip, if not entirely as planned. But then what ever is!
by benp1
Mon Dec 18, 2023 11:56 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tour de France 2023: Injuries, disaster bivies, failure to complete the ride - a great time all round
Replies: 21
Views: 1913

Re: Tour de France 2023: Injuries, disaster bivies, failure to complete the ride - a great time all round

I've not had a chance to read the whole post, just scan and look at the pics. From that alone, James, it looks like a bloody ace trip! Thanks for sharing I drove down through France in the summer with the family, from Caen to not far from Limoges, and thought how good a place it would be for a bike ...
by benp1
Tue Dec 12, 2023 8:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Global Bike Day (As I dont have a fat bike) Short Video
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: Global Bike Day (As I dont have a fat bike) Short Video

That was cracking Allen, nice work
by benp1
Mon Dec 04, 2023 12:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat slick tyre
Replies: 7
Views: 4438

Re: Fat slick tyre

Something from Schwalbe? They do lots of touring tyres

I used to use a 38F/35R Marathon plus combo on my commuter (started narrower and went wider each time I wore a tyre out)
by benp1
Fri Dec 01, 2023 12:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter bivvy....... without a tent ?
Replies: 8
Views: 5392

Re: Winter bivvy....... without a tent ?

Definitely fine Tony, although you do need to be a bit more organised with kit. Most things will have frozen in a tent anyway, but it's worse in a bivy bag - shoes, bottles, water filter, electronics and breakfast all need to be inside or under the bivy bag so they don't freeze Also might be helpful...
by benp1
Thu Nov 23, 2023 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats your trouser of choice?
Replies: 18
Views: 11100

Re: Whats your trouser of choice?

If you're tall and don't have the required waist size that most companies assume you have, then finding MTB trousers is tough My two recommendations are keela roadrunners and the alpkit floe, both of which are available in a long leg length. The floes fit better with knee pads than the keelas. The k...
by benp1
Wed Nov 22, 2023 10:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 681
Views: 136417

Re: Wildlife

Out for a spot of geocaching and dog walking with the family in the New Forest at the weekend. Always take my bins with me on any walk Spotting something unusual in the middle of the field nearby and the bins confirmed it was unusual. White tailed eagle. They're resident in this area but I've never ...