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by dlovett
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Or Just Wear one Shirt?
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Or Just Wear one Shirt?

Nice idea, but Just Wear one Shirt?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3sy9emoV5U
by dlovett
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Making an inflatable tarp Tent Type thing
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: Making an inflatable tarp Tent Type thing

So mesh in the tail with a pop up flap to keep and rain off, and more mesh on the door, would hopefully get air through, I guess.
by dlovett
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Breakfast stove.
Replies: 11
Views: 643

Re: Breakfast stove.

Did you ever do the schoolkid trick of standing one-legged on an empty pop can then tapping the side so it collapsed under you? Down Saff, we call that flat packing. I needs to be a cheap lager can and several attempts need to be made. It's also good for the environment too, as more cans can fit in...
by dlovett
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Making an inflatable tarp Tent Type thing
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: Making an inflatable tarp Tent Type thing

Looks like this ticks all of the boxes, but at a serious cost.
https://www.nemoequipment.com/product/gogo-elite/
by dlovett
Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Making an inflatable tarp Tent Type thing
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Making an inflatable tarp Tent Type thing

After seeing the Zelter on Stu's blog, I was wondering how light you could make an inflatable tarp tent. I was thinking about having a go at making my own a very simple take on one, made out of four triangles of material. A triangle shaped floor 2m x 1m, two triangle sides and a triangle door, givin...
by dlovett
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If you were offered sponsorship...
Replies: 50
Views: 969

Re: If you were offered sponsorship...

BobCatMax wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:02 pm
if you don't mind me asking, who do you work for?
I work part time for a sports nutrition company, who specialist in supplying corp events.
by dlovett
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: water bottle slung from down tubes
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: water bottle slung from down tubes

Mariner wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:50 am
If only there was a cover to go over the top of a bottle mounted in a cage under the down tube.
a sandwich or dog poo bag and and elastic band will keep the top of a water bottle free of most dirt and mud.
by dlovett
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: exposure lights
Replies: 15
Views: 390

Re: exposure lights

I caused a fuss with them about that and got a brand new one from them as a warranty replacement as it's actually part of the back cover they claim and you cannot replace parts on them. I just bought a rubber usb boot and that works fine. I have a joystick, diablo and strada. I've honestly never had...
by dlovett
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If you were offered sponsorship...
Replies: 50
Views: 969

Re: If you were offered sponsorship...

The number of people that contact me at work after sponsorship is crazy these days. 99% of them are wasting our time and of the 1% that might be slightly interesting, 99% of them seem to think that they are worth a small fortune. One example recently had just over a 1000 followers on twitter and ins...
by dlovett
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rescue me!
Replies: 40
Views: 753

Re: Rescue me!

in Terms of behaviour, it alters nothing for me. Once you turn it on, it's not like you even notice it's on your pack. At the end of the day it's to help you in the event of something really bad going on. Now I can't imaging most people would think OH I have a spot so if I try that gap jump and brea...
by dlovett
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rescue me!
Replies: 40
Views: 753

Re: Rescue me!

When I was starting out riding again I got a puncture and had no tools or tubes (pre-tubless days). Really, that's just poor prep on your part. A long walk in the rain would have taught you a valuable and long lasting lesson :wink: •yep, I'm all heart and compassion me You are quite right, I always...
by dlovett
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rescue me!
Replies: 40
Views: 753

Re: Rescue me!

This has now reminded me to actually set up all of those messages on the new account.
by dlovett
Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rescue me!
Replies: 40
Views: 753

Re: Rescue me!

Even in the deep Saff, we have areas with no mobile coverage. When I was starting out riding again I got a puncture and had no tools or tubes (pre-tubless days). I was miles from anywhere, well as much as you can get down here and the weather was turning nasty. I was vaguely near my parents and thou...
by dlovett
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: R Rating on Sleeping Mats confused.com
Replies: 17
Views: 376

Re: R Rating on Sleeping Mats confused.com

I figured that my x-therm was the same cost as on night in a modest hotel. It has now given me many nights of good sleep, so value for money it works for me. On my previous cheaper mats I never slept as well. When you only have a few hours to sleep, getting some good sleep is important if you are go...
by dlovett
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carbon vs alloy wheels. Worth it?
Replies: 19
Views: 494

Re: Carbon vs alloy wheels. Worth it?

Agreed, my fat rims are only about 50g heavier than a certain brand of carbon rims, but my tyres are 220g each lighter than the ones the carbon rims are shipped with. Also mine were about £400 cheaper and are far less fragile.
by dlovett
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Here goes Nothing!
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Here goes Nothing!

Well the front is pretty much finished. It seems to be pretty true so I have stuck the tyre on with a tube for a gentle ride to see if anything needs adjusting. If it's all good I'll tape the rim up and get the tyre back on without a tube. I ended up buying a Part Tool nipple driver as they really h...
by dlovett
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPD / flat pedal
Replies: 12
Views: 328

Re: SPD / flat pedal

Love Mud Jeckels. So good I bought another pair. You can remove the studs on the no spd side as well if you like skin on your shins.
by dlovett
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where’s your waterproof when it’s not raining?
Replies: 21
Views: 535

Re: Where’s your waterproof when it’s not raining?

My mini Berghouse jacket is strapped to the back of my waistpack or backpack.
by dlovett
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD Very Cheap Hammock
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: WTD Very Cheap Hammock

Cheers Guy's I'll drop you a message
by dlovett
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New 'boo. Order NOW.
Replies: 33
Views: 1498

Re: New 'boo. Order NOW.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:06 pm
Are you planning on any white ones or something that will reflect the sun a bit for very hot sunny weather?
No, I dread to think just how stained and grubby they'd get but aside from that, I can't get them in white.
No worries
by dlovett
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Slovenia / Croatia intel
Replies: 10
Views: 377

Re: Slovenia / Croatia intel

My friend Claire Frecknall went to Slovenia and I’m pretty sure did a blog about her trip. Have a search and I will ask here for a link.
by dlovett
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD Very Cheap Hammock
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: WTD Very Cheap Hammock

I think I've got something here Duncan - let me go and have a look. Cheers Stu. We have got one of those blow up festival banana things at home and I keep falling asleep on it, which make me wonder if I could sleep in a hammock. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48422481632_6a46cec33b_z.jpg Parkl...
by dlovett
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD Very Cheap Hammock
Replies: 6
Views: 228

WTD Very Cheap Hammock

I'm after a very cheap hammock, purely to see if I can actually sleep in one as I normally sleep face down. Not fussed about being high tech or super light weight.

Anybody got anything kicking a round they want to get rid of?

Cheers

Duncan
by dlovett
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Here goes Nothing!
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Here goes Nothing!

Can you see the branding on the hub when you look through the valve hole, if not, start again :grin: And which side do you normally HAB on... will you be able to read the branding on the rims correctly?? If not start again again... :lol: Yes!!! The rim had logos on both sizes, the hub logo is reada...
by dlovett
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Here goes Nothing!
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Here goes Nothing!

pistonbroke wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:11 am
Can you see the branding on the hub when you look through the valve hole, if not, start again :grin:
Yep all lined up with the valve hole!