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by sean_iow
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy Birthday Zomarzi - 100 not out!
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Happy Birthday Zomarzi - 100 not out!

Ahh, it's only on the main front page, I've never spotted that before.
by sean_iow
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thinking SS...
Replies: 22
Views: 249

Re: Thinking SS...

In Reverse wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:06 am
A mode of transport favored by oddballs who live in isolated places with shallow gene pools in my experience. :-bd
Oi! I can see that remark you know :lol:

Go for it Shafiq, everyone should try it at least once, but be warned if you like it you'll be hooked.
by sean_iow
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy Birthday Zomarzi - 100 not out!
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: Happy Birthday Zomarzi - 100 not out!

It made me chuckle Reg and I'm viewing on a mobile so I don't get a list of Birthdays and had to guess what you were on about :smile:
by sean_iow
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is This Riders Choice Of Bag Too Cold For The SRMR...
Replies: 12
Views: 388

Re: Is This Riders Choice Of Bag Too Cold For The SRMR...

And the matching Kangaroo Guns

https://vapcycling.com/prodotto/kangaro ... kepacking/

A stabilized seat pack - I have assumed this from the pictures as I don't speak Italian.
by sean_iow
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Or Just Wear one Shirt?
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Or Just Wear one Shirt?

Pre-warned I watched it muted. I like the fact that they use "wind" on the video when they mean "air flow" so we get a shoulder mounted "wind controller" :lol: that would be something I would be interested in :grin:
by sean_iow
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop
Replies: 24
Views: 559

Re: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop

Sean - I think I'd actually tape the SD card in place if I was using a similar GPS again. That's a good idea. The little flap on mine is hinged and once the card is in and it's closed it slides shut and should 'click' in place. I've actually had the flap come off before but luckily I was at home. G...
by sean_iow
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop
Replies: 24
Views: 559

Re: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop

My eTrex has the standard garmin map (global map?) on the internal memory and Talkie Toaster 1:50K on the card. I managed to get the garmin map up whist riding (but as I was riding up Glen Cassley it didn't show much) and this is how I worked out it must be an issue with the card. I was a bit concer...
by sean_iow
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop
Replies: 24
Views: 559

Re: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop

I enjoyed that. That's another route I'll have to add to my 'to do' list :smile: I had a similar issue with the SD card in my eTrex on last years HT550, after I changed the batteries the maps had gone, I kept riding and pushing buttons for quite a way before I thought to look at the card, luckily my...
by sean_iow
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bottle cage mount repositioners
Replies: 23
Views: 530

Re: Bottle cage mount repositioners

Be aware they will also move the cages slightly further into the triangle as well, although this is probably not an issue... on my frame the clearance is such that there is not room for a repositionner. If there was I'd drop the rear cage to get a larger bottle in. https://live.staticflickr.com/6553...
by sean_iow
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyre Damage
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Tyre Damage

Isn't 1,620 (ish) miles a pretty decent distance for a tyre? Is it? I genuinely don't know. The tread is only about 50% worn so I wouldn't expect the sidewall to split first? I'm not looking to get a free trye out of them, I'd just like to know what might have caused it. The tyres I had on before t...
by sean_iow
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyre Damage
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Tyre Damage

Lazarus wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:55 am
Contact the maker and see what they say ?
Good idea, I've just sent them an email asking for their opinion so I'll see what response I get.
by sean_iow
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyre Damage
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Tyre Damage

I was cleaning the bike at the weekend and spotted this https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48518823767_443a9266cb_b.jpg What might the cause of it be? It's not something I've ever had happen before. The tyre was only fitted in mid May and apart from the first 120 miles of the HT550 it's done about ...
by sean_iow
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What nests inside a Snow Peak 450?
Replies: 14
Views: 266

Re: What nests inside a Snow Peak 450?

Not quite sure which one I want though, small one is 215ml, next one up is 415ml. But the 415 is wider and shorter than the 215, so more like a bowl, Think the 215ml will fit in the SP450 I have an xmug and the 415ml seal and go, they are very close in size https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48496...
by sean_iow
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What nests inside a Snow Peak 450?
Replies: 14
Views: 266

Re: What nests inside a Snow Peak 450?

Ooh a quiz ...... isssss it a sparrow? :lol: Took me a minute to get that. Back to the OPs question, the 450 is quite a small mug (about the same size as my MSR one) so you will only get something quite small inside. Is it just to have a second cup to drink from whilst the 450 is being used on the ...
by sean_iow
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: exposure lights
Replies: 15
Views: 436

Re: exposure lights

I have a joystick, diablo and strada. I've honestly never had a problem with them, although I broke my cap on my strada annoyingly, so when I take it off there's a high chance I'll lose it You can buy them as spares. I lost one of the ones on my revo so ordered a new one... only to find the lost on...
by sean_iow
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: 2 - 3 season down quilt for girlfriend
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: 2 - 3 season down quilt for girlfriend

Cheers. Now you've explained it I can see the logic behind it, I've never really thought about it before.
by sean_iow
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: 2 - 3 season down quilt for girlfriend
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: 2 - 3 season down quilt for girlfriend

I like that :-bd Can I ask why the net for the chamber dividers? I had assumed they are made from the same fabric as the outer in a commercial quilt/bag but I've never seen inside one.
by sean_iow
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 724
Views: 38989

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

When Javi and myself got to tarr steps it was heaving, we got across and there were loads of people clapping and cheering with shouts of "well done" and "keep going". At first I thought it was for us but it turned out there was a sponsored walk on that crossed our route at this point :oops: It's a g...
by sean_iow
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sinewave now SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Sinewave

Yes please John :smile: I'll pm you.
by sean_iow
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pedal dilemma
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: Pedal dilemma

I use SPDs (Look Xtrack Race) and wear Northwave Spider Plus 2 shoes, as much grip walking as any trainers. I avoid shoes with laces as when my hands are wet and cold I struggle to tie/untie them. The Northwave's have a boa and backup velcro strap. I used them on last years HT550 and had no issues o...
by sean_iow
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options
Replies: 21
Views: 691

Re: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options

As Jonnystorm says, SRAM road and mtb are compatible which I assume is why the Bombtrack uses SRAM components. If you look at the spec of the Betond 1 the mechs are X5 and GX (mtb) but the shifter is Apex Doubletap (road) but they work together fine. I've got SRAM Rival on one of my bikes and I like...
by sean_iow
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options
Replies: 21
Views: 691

Re: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options

but I haven’t a clue about road orientated groupsets, is Sora/lower end SRAM stuff really any cop? As you want a drop bar MTB won't in need to use a MTB groupset and not a road one anyway? With road cranks there will not be enough width to get chain clearance with bigger tyres. The Bontrack Beyond ...
by sean_iow
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 210
Views: 8797

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Alpinum wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:12 pm
Changed rear cog from 15 to 18t.
From this can I deduce you're single-speeding across Iceland :smile: hopefully with the prevailing wind.
by sean_iow
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 724
Views: 38989

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

The confusion may be how we think of the first and last nights of the month? The last night of the month is the night that starts on the last day of the month if you go to bed before 12pm? But when is the first night of the month? If you normally go to bed after midnight and wake up on the morning o...
by sean_iow
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7436
Views: 759097

Re: The post man's been ...

grmtylr wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:09 am
The Postie arrived with my bivvy bag and a few other bits from Alpkit.
Planning next weeks trip, not a bad way to spend a morning!
I hope that mug is going to be attached to the outside of seat pack so people know you're a bike-packer :wink: