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by Jurassic
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2887
Views: 495025

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Thanks for the Polaris tip. Bought one of the jackets recommended by Scotroutes to replace my tatty soft shell, and went a bit mad in the sale section to get free postage :roll: Yeah, I got one of the Scotroutes jackets as well and having used it a few times already can say that it's become my go t...
by Jurassic
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2887
Views: 495025

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

shutupthepunx wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:32 pm
is it just me who csnt get onto the polaris website?

"The Volusion hosted storefront you're trying to reach is currently unavailable, or is no longer hosted with us."
It still works for me (I just checked the link I posted above). Maybe try a different browser?
by Jurassic
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2887
Views: 495025

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

More stuff from Polaris with pretty decent discounts. https://www.polaris-bikewear.co.uk/category-s/1422.htm?utm_source=Polaris+Pedalers+Post+Newsletter&utm_campaign=b4f135b5eb-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_01_23_03_37&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_897d869ee3-b4f135b5eb-317008615&goal=0_897d869ee3-b4f135b5eb-31...
by Jurassic
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1528
Views: 227074

Re: Todays ride

@jurassic - You replied to something I put on FB Sonder group, was curious to know how 38t does for road riding, and what cassette range you have, and is it a deore front mech? Still deciding what gearing I want, as i'm in the south and the hills aren't as steep and plenty of road sections between ...
by Jurassic
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1528
Views: 227074

Re: Todays ride

Hi Michael, the handlebars are Genetic Digest bars in 480mm width and I love them. :-bd https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/handlebars/440-genetic-digest-drop-handlebars-318mm-clamp-black/ [/quote] Thanks for that, they look great. How are you getting on with the Camino? It's one of the bikes that I have s...
by Jurassic
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1528
Views: 227074

Re: Todays ride

A decent Sunday spin today with wintery sunshine and a little snow on the hills. Which bars have you got on the Sonder? Cheers, Michael. Hi Michael, the handlebars are Genetic Digest bars in 480mm width and I love them. :-bd https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/handlebars/440-genetic-digest-drop-handlebars-...
by Jurassic
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1528
Views: 227074

Re: Todays ride

A decent Sunday spin today with wintery sunshine and a little snow on the hills. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49410575477_083788b667.jpg IMG_20200119_130341823_HDR by Jurassic690 , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49409888158_50e1715c33.jpg IMG_20200119_135838719_HDR by Jurassic6...
by Jurassic
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can we do wood burning stoves again please??
Replies: 18
Views: 508

Re: Can we do wood burning stoves again please??

I have a ti Honey Stove and it is good but I rarely take it bikepacking tbh. I have used it the odd time when I know that I'm going to be stopping in or near a forest but I wouldn't bother taking it just in case.
by Jurassic
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My Commute (and hopefully yours) !
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: My Commute (and hopefully yours) !

What a great idea for a thread! My commute to work is only 15 miles but it is in Scotland so it's hilly and often headwindy and wet. The plus side is that it's a commute through some stunning scenery alongside lochs and some beautiful countryside. Years ago I used to do the commute regularly come ha...
by Jurassic
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any thoughts on the poorer cousin of the MW7: anyone (winter shoes again, sorry)
Replies: 24
Views: 714

Re: Any thoughts on the poorer cousin of the MW7: anyone (winter shoes again, sorry)

Yes that makes total sense and is kind of what I've been doing myself through trial and error. Thanks. :-bd
by Jurassic
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2887
Views: 495025

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:19 pm
Would this bug net fend off the mighty scotch midge?
Yes.
Phew! :shock:
by Jurassic
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any thoughts on the poorer cousin of the MW7: anyone (winter shoes again, sorry)
Replies: 24
Views: 714

Re: Any thoughts on the poorer cousin of the MW7: anyone (winter shoes again, sorry)

Okay after a couple of decent tests my conclusion on the GripGrab gaiters is.................that they work very well. Yep no more wet feet misery due to water entering my MW7s via the top and totally dry socks as a result. They are tight and a bit awkward to put on but once in place you wouldn't k...
by Jurassic
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any thoughts on the poorer cousin of the MW7: anyone (winter shoes again, sorry)
Replies: 24
Views: 714

Re: Any thoughts on the poorer cousin of the MW7: anyone (winter shoes again, sorry)

Okay after a couple of decent tests my conclusion on the GripGrab gaiters is.................that they work very well. Yep no more wet feet misery due to water entering my MW7s via the top and totally dry socks as a result. They are tight and a bit awkward to put on but once in place you wouldn't k...
by Jurassic
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2887
Views: 495025

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I ordered a bug net as well and I received the Polaris jacket recommended by Scotroutes the other day and can confirm that it's very nice and an absolute steal at £25 (plus postage).
by Jurassic
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any thoughts on the poorer cousin of the MW7: anyone (winter shoes again, sorry)
Replies: 24
Views: 714

Re: Any thoughts on the poorer cousin of the MW7: anyone (winter shoes again, sorry)

Okay after a couple of decent tests my conclusion on the GripGrab gaiters is.................that they work very well. Yep no more wet feet misery due to water entering my MW7s via the top and totally dry socks as a result. They are tight and a bit awkward to put on but once in place you wouldn't kn...
by Jurassic
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 1425

Re: What's in your hip flask?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:31 pm
Anyone else not drink or am I alone in a sea of p1ssheads? :wink:
I do drink but not usually when I'm bikepacking, the older I get the less inclined I am to indulge for some reason. What happened to TLS guys? :lol:
by Jurassic
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 49
Views: 1560

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

On a mission to find an ultra savoury antidote to the sweet stuff that makes for an easy mid ride energy boost I discovered wasabi peas (wasabi flavoured dried peas) which are great if you like things a little spicy (or if you have blocked sinuses :lol: ). They're available in our local CoOp along w...
by Jurassic
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike rack for a VW T5
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Bike rack for a VW T5

I just found this video of the Atera rack on a T5. It does seem that it's necessary to either turn the bars on the inner bike if it's got wide bars or use the outer slots if carrying less than three bikes or put your road bike on the inner slot if you're taking different types of bike. https://www.y...
by Jurassic
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cane Creek Thudbuster ST or Titanium Seatpost?
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: Cane Creek Thudbuster ST or Titanium Seatpost?

Cheers but I don't trust carbon near my gonads I kinda get this but I have a couple of counter arguments/suggestions. One is that most layback seatposts are simply a tube of whatever material bonded to the head that clamps to the seat. The weakpoint is always going to be the bond between the two (w...
by Jurassic
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike rack for a VW T5
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Bike rack for a VW T5

Jurassic, I understood some of the Thule racks swing down to allow access? These were what I was looking at. Maybe more research needed. Yeah, you're right but they don't swing down far enough to clear the tailgate (my Thule rack does this). The design of the Atera Strada is really clever in that i...
by Jurassic
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2887
Views: 495025

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:42 pm
Err. I'm Medium. I'm also Medium in Gore and Endura jackets/jerseys, though I'm a Large in BB jersey/gilet.

They're a jacket and not a jersey so baggy enough to get a baselayer beneath.
Cheers, I think I'll go for a large. It's got to be worth a punt at that price. :-bd
by Jurassic
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2887
Views: 495025

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:45 pm
My favourite jacket is currently on sale for £25

https://www.polaris-bikewear.co.uk/AM-E ... 5313-p.htm


Can't recommend these highly enough. I already have two or I'd buy another.
Just wondering about the sizing on these Scotroutes, any advice?
by Jurassic
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike rack for a VW T5
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Bike rack for a VW T5

Can't help with the tailgate mounting options but if you did decide to go down the towbar mounted rack then the Atera Strada DL is the one to go for. It's the only towbar mounted rack that allows the tailgate to open on a T5 while the rack is on. I have one on my shopping list for our T5 camper to r...
by Jurassic
Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cane Creek Thudbuster ST or Titanium Seatpost?
Replies: 14
Views: 478

Re: Cane Creek Thudbuster ST or Titanium Seatpost?

Wifey has a Thudbuster ST on her ebike and she really likes it. She has Crohns disease so her weight tends to fluctuate quite a bit but I've been able to tune the ST by changing the elastomers in it (which has quite a big effect on performance). It is bit heavy but it's a quality item. I swapped the...
by Jurassic
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any thoughts on the poorer cousin of the MW7: anyone (winter shoes again, sorry)
Replies: 24
Views: 714

Re: Any thoughts on the poorer cousin of the MW7: anyone (winter shoes again, sorry)

I got a pair of the GripGrab gaiters to try out. I used the sizing chart and went for the S/M size after measuring my skinny ankles. They're pretty tight but I'm thinking that's no bad thing if they're to keep the water at bay. I'll post an update once I've tried them out (not that I'm doubting In R...