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by Al
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi boots
Replies: 30
Views: 591

Re: Bivi boots

I guess what we really want are socks that are like the warm insulated cheap gloves you can get screwfix That coating is very robust and very water resistant I think that’s what the guy in the you tube clip basically makes with the rubber spray paint. No reason you’d have to use the weird finger to...
by Al
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi boots
Replies: 30
Views: 591

Re: Bivi boots

Al wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:10 am
I’m sure I saw a you tube clip once where they made something like this by applying something like rubber spray paint to a sock. It sounds ridiculous now I’m describing it but I’ll try and find it...
Here we go, I’m not going mad I did see it:

https://youtu.be/WRCXy_UHPVc
by Al
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi boots
Replies: 30
Views: 591

Re: Bivi boots

I’m sure I saw a you tube clip once where they made something like this by applying something like rubber spray paint to a sock. It sounds ridiculous now I’m describing it but I’ll try and find it...
by Al
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Welsh coast to coast
Replies: 22
Views: 478

Re: Welsh coast to coast

I’m after a gpx file for the welsh coast to coast route for some arm chair planning. I know there are several versions; is the consensus the one put together by Ian is the best of the bunch?? How long do you want to be out for? What % of off-road and how technical? Haven’t decided yet - was going t...
by Al
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Welsh coast to coast
Replies: 22
Views: 478

Re: Welsh coast to coast

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:01 pm
Shall I send you the Offa's Byke gpx Al? It's N - S but a bit different.
Yes please stu - sounds like it might go past the house!
by Al
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Welsh coast to coast
Replies: 22
Views: 478

Re: Welsh coast to coast

I seem to have a few WC2C routes, from ones based on recommended routes (Sarn Helen etc) to the Cambrian Trail that Ian B put together. The shortest is around 400km, and the Cambrian Trail is 500km, and quite hard. I'll send a few over if you give me your email address (via PM or on here). The bigg...
by Al
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Welsh coast to coast
Replies: 22
Views: 478

Welsh coast to coast

I’m after a gpx file for the welsh coast to coast route for some arm chair planning.
I know there are several versions; is the consensus the one put together by Ian is the best of the bunch??
by Al
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lanshan 1 users what length pole are you using
Replies: 8
Views: 185

Re: Lanshan 1 users what length pole are you using

Just bought the ‘pro’ version which is a straight rip off of the lunar solo . First night in it this evening (and very nice it is too...). I’m using the 120mm pole from a trailstar set with a 6cm extender stu made. 120 does work, but the pitch never looked quite right. 126cm is spot on I reckon :uge...
by Al
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: UF Lanshan 1 tent SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: FS: UF Lanshan 1 tent SOLD

voodoo_simon wrote:
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:11 pm
If it falls through, let me know
Just posted it - sorry
by Al
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: UF Lanshan 1 tent SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: FS: UF Lanshan 1 tent SOLD

Now sold
by Al
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: UF Lanshan 1 tent SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 147

FS: UF Lanshan 1 tent SOLD

The well known Ali-express Deshutes style tent. Used maybe half a dozen times and works well with or without the inner. I’ve been really impressed with the quality of it, but decided it’s not quite long enough for me (6’1”) anyone 6’ and under I think would be fine. Weighs 804g in its bag on my scal...
by Al
Thu Jun 25, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Brake set wtd
Replies: 2
Views: 155

Re: Brake set wtd

Looking for a set of trp spyke - have sent you a pm
by Al
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What GPS unit to get?
Replies: 32
Views: 703

Re: What GPS unit to get?

I use an old etrex. You can bar mount it, use it with gloves on and it’s bombproof. I also like that aa batteries are easy to come by if it dies when out on a longer trip, where as recharging is less straightforward. I used to use an iPhone and ViewRanger in a waterproof case with a dynamo hub charg...
by Al
Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Cotic 'Escapade'
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: FS: Cotic 'Escapade'

No offence intended - bespoke hand crafted shifter bracket mod :-bd
by Al
Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Cotic 'Escapade'
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: FS: Cotic 'Escapade'

Cheers - got the link working by deleting the webp bit at end.
Is that a special mount or bodged on with longer bolts?
by Al
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Cotic 'Escapade'
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: FS: Cotic 'Escapade'

Those aren’t sti - what’s the crack with changing gear? Oh yeah, I forgot the best bit. This photo is of a different bike with SRAM kit but it's the same setup..... https://advntr.cc/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/20190707_105654-1024x768.jpg.webp Best of both worlds :) Now I’m really curious - that im...
by Al
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Cotic 'Escapade'
Replies: 12
Views: 333

Re: FS: Cotic 'Escapade'

Those aren’t sti - what’s the crack with changing gear?
by Al
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: DeWidget Strapdeck
Replies: 22
Views: 589

Re: DeWidget Strapdeck

:ugeek: Hmm...thank you - food for thought!
by Al
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: DeWidget Strapdeck
Replies: 22
Views: 589

Re: DeWidget Strapdeck

drjon wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:09 am
The G dunk flex open so achieve the same thing - and are light and tough, if that helps!
I wondered if they were stronger? What size bolt do they use?
by Al
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: DeWidget Strapdeck
Replies: 22
Views: 589

Re: DeWidget Strapdeck

I’m still tempted by one of these but am wondering what advantage the g funk clamps have over dmr hinged Clamps?
by Al
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Paisley Freight
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Paisley Freight

These companies all have volumetric shipping rates. If it really is larger than booked then there's little you can do. Perhaps, but they could have phoned so the parcel wasn’t delayed. ...And I will never uses them again for being such utter twats about it. Given my revolving door of bike ownership...
by Al
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Paisley Freight
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Paisley Freight

A ranty grumble.... So just sold a bike and needed to ship it. Used paisley freight as they are fairly reasonable price and have used before. Should have been delivered today but got home from work to find email saying they are holding the parcel as it is 2cm too long and I need to pay £25 to releas...
by Al
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Like a Brooks C15 but not a C15
Replies: 19
Views: 472

Re: Like a Brooks C15 but not a C15

Yep. The spa ones.
He loves them and has bought 3, I can try and find out which one if it helps.

Edit: it was a b17 copy ‘nidd’
by Al
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Suspension Bikes Are You Bikepacking On
Replies: 33
Views: 789

Re: What Suspension Bikes Are You Bikepacking On

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:13 pm
Stop messing about and get one of these.

Image

That seat :shock:
by Al
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Suspension Bikes Are You Bikepacking On
Replies: 33
Views: 789

Re: What Suspension Bikes Are You Bikepacking On

Spearfish (old pre-split pivot)