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by robsmuddygloves
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tent repair tape or patches
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: Tent repair tape or patches

Stormsure tape. Waterproof and very very sticky! https://www.amazon.co.uk/Miscellaneous-Stormsure-Tuff-Tape/dp/B00PC6AFJI/ref=asc_df_B00PC6AFJI/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=344340269007&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=11900274572336984229&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy...
by robsmuddygloves
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 47814

Re: What you done t' your bike today

My Vagabond had a long overdue overhaul today, new bottom bracket, rear derailleur, brake pads, large chainring, wheels serviced, genetic digest bars fitted, new bar tape, and all new cables. Had a mate from work who used to be a bike mechanic help me out, I learnt loads, unsurprisingly. Feels a bit...
by robsmuddygloves
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.
Replies: 35
Views: 1517

Re: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.

I got the handlebar harness recently, and to echo what others have said it seems very sturdy, well made and an absolute bargain. Cheers, Stu. :-bd
by robsmuddygloves
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8699
Views: 958526

Re: The post man's been ...

And delivered an acepac bar harness, cheers Stu! Seems very well made, really should post it in the bargain alert thread! :-bd
by robsmuddygloves
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: No expense spared kit wish list
Replies: 37
Views: 1441

Re: No expense spared kit wish list

I generally don't hanker for much these days. Probably because I've become (more) jaded, sceptical and old. I've lerarnt that the grass isn't greener, a new bike won't make me faster or even happier and a shiney bit of bling most likely won't live up to the hype surrounding it and will be a constan...
by robsmuddygloves
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8699
Views: 958526

Re: The post man's been ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:36 pm
They look very nice, how much will they be?
Around £35 but I'll possibly bundle them together with one of their lovely drybags.
I’m definitely interested in that, give us a shout when you are sorted, cheers :-bd
by robsmuddygloves
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8699
Views: 958526

Re: The post man's been ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:58 pm
Do they do a handlebar harness?
Yes and very nice they are to. https://www.acepac.bike/riditkove-brasn ... ess-nylon/
They look very nice, how much will they be?
by robsmuddygloves
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8699
Views: 958526

Re: The post man's been ...

A pair of cheap (16 quid) mini binoculars for watching wildlife, etc. on my off-road excursions. Obviously not as capable as my full-size binos but surprisingly good for the price. Any chance you’ve got a link, really fancy a pair when I’m out. Here you go. There are other brands available on the s...
by robsmuddygloves
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8699
Views: 958526

Re: The post man's been ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:47 pm
A reet big box of stuff from AcePac, including their new harnesses, pot bags and tool rolls. Once I've sorted it all out I'll post something in case anyone wants owt before I add it all to the shop.
Do they do a handlebar harness?
by robsmuddygloves
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8699
Views: 958526

Re: The post man's been ...

JimmyG wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:50 pm
A pair of cheap (16 quid) mini binoculars for watching wildlife, etc. on my off-road excursions. Obviously not as capable as my full-size binos but surprisingly good for the price.
Any chance you’ve got a link, really fancy a pair when I’m out.
by robsmuddygloves
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar tape recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 466

Re: Bar tape recommendations

I have a vagabond with digest bars, and I just double wrap using bar tape from decathlon as it is cheap and because you will hit the bars on a post, tree or doorframe the first time you ride them, they do stick out! Be careful setting them up as they can swing around and whack the top tube if you d...
by robsmuddygloves
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar tape recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 466

Re: Bar tape recommendations

I'm a great fan of Lizard Skins DSP. It has a sticky/tacky quality that means you find yourself not gripping the bars so tightly. As a result, you get much le ss road buzz. For touring and long distance I have Fizik gel pads under the tape. You’re the second person to recommend lizard skins, a blok...
by robsmuddygloves
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar tape recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 466

Bar tape recommendations

Hello all, I received a lovely pair of genetic digest bars in the post for my vagabond, excited to see what they are like. But, I haven’t wrapped bars for years and was after any recommendations for good bar tape, I prefer a bit of cushioning. Let me know if you have any favourites, cheers :-bd
by robsmuddygloves
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8699
Views: 958526

Re: The post man's been ...

Some genetic digest bars and an Aussie grit waterproof jacket, no idea if it’s waterproof, but it feels lovely. Cheers for the heads up. :-bd
by robsmuddygloves
Sun Jun 14, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD - Stooge MK4 - deluxe build, price drop.
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: Stooge MK4 - deluxe build

As long as it can handle the brutal winds I get here, then yeah, I reckon so. :grin: Whereabouts are you based?
by robsmuddygloves
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD - Stooge MK4 - deluxe build, price drop.
Replies: 8
Views: 763

Re: Stooge MK4 - deluxe build

Another fens cyclist! I’d be all over this if I wasn’t skint, looks like a cracking build for someone. :-bd
by robsmuddygloves
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8699
Views: 958526

Re: The post man's been ...

Aussie Grit's Flint waterproof jacket and gilet - at £35 (down from £99) and £12 (down from £44), respectively. Checked out their online sale and couldn't resist that sort of bargain. I haven't tried them out yet but am very impressed by the quality. Looking forward to my AG shorts arriving in a fe...
by robsmuddygloves
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Synthetic sleeping bag recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Synthetic sleeping bag recommendations

Cheers, I'll have a look. :-bd
by robsmuddygloves
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Synthetic sleeping bag recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Synthetic sleeping bag recommendations

Hello all, I'm after any recommendations for 3/4 season synthetic sleeping bags, as light as possible, bit of an oxymoron with synth bags I know. :roll: Budget up to about £150. Cheers :-bd
by robsmuddygloves
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 3726

Re: What's in your hip flask?

benp1 wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:45 pm
Is it bad to say I have 4 hip flasks? One even has some mini shot glasses included, had some good nights with that!
Mine came with 2 stainless steel shot "glasses" which I always take.
by robsmuddygloves
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 3726

Re: What's in your hip flask?

It may be heresy, but every trip I've been on with my mate Matt has been accompanied with a hip flask full of coffee liqueur. It's become a little tradition for us. Its lovely in the morning under the tarp with a strong coffee as well.😉
by robsmuddygloves
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8699
Views: 958526

Re: The post man's been ...

And delivered a 22g meths stove and tapered windshield, cheers Stu, a nice little dd tarp and a voile strap, all in time for a little trip to the Chilterns. Feels like Christmas. :-bd
by robsmuddygloves
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Chilterns route advice
Replies: 16
Views: 1907

Re: Chilterns route advice

Thanks for all the route advice, I’ll check them all out tomorrow :-bd
by robsmuddygloves
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shimano Deore front derailleur question
Replies: 0
Views: 406

Shimano Deore front derailleur question

Hello all, my genesis vagabond has a Shimano Deore FD-M616 front derailleur that is not direct fit. It needs replacing but it seems they don’t stock it anymore, anywhere. Does anyone know what would be an appropriate replacement. Sorry to ask such a basic question, but I’ve never replaced a front de...