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by redefined_cycles
Thu Aug 11, 2022 4:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking awards, your best bit of kit, ever!
Replies: 25
Views: 569

Re: Bikepacking awards, your best bit of kit, ever!

My awarded item (the Shapeshift Hydrapak) just had a little niggle whilst trying to pop the hose back into the bladder. Ended up fitting in again but no click. Popped some olive oil (read as 'food grade lube' onto the interactions. Sorted it right out and now feels new and clicky again. In fact I di...
by redefined_cycles
Thu Aug 11, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking awards, your best bit of kit, ever!
Replies: 25
Views: 569

Re: Bikepacking awards, your best bit of kit, ever!

Sorry Shaf, not really in keeping with your "rules" but mine is soft-luggage which, in comparison to racks and panniers, is just great. It makes so much *sense* and is so easy and straightforward in comparison. Time and place for either, sure. But for BP that's what gets my vote. Not a pr...
by redefined_cycles
Wed Aug 10, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikerafting with children?
Replies: 12
Views: 151

Re: Bikerafting with children?

Ok, thanks. That also rules out several of the other rafts I was looking at (Anfibio Delta or Sigma, Current-Raft Shoreline). So I think we have a winner in the GP Cargo. I kind of hoped that would be the case because it looks like a really useful design with room on the rear as well as the front. ...
by redefined_cycles
Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking awards, your best bit of kit, ever!
Replies: 25
Views: 569

Re: Bikepacking awards, your best bit of kit, ever!

Wierd about the valve there Dave (I went and checked my emails to confirm name :grin: ). Mine has been amazing so far but I don't bother using the locking mechanism. I did have to remind my young one to make sure he doesn't literally bite (it's head off) as he's the culprit for knackering all my pre...
by redefined_cycles
Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bikepackrafting in the Brecon Beacons
Replies: 14
Views: 182

Re: Bikepackrafting in the Brecon Beacons

John (or Verena). :o wow... How did you capture that pls?? Phone or or specialist camera :smile: Camera phone photo phone on tripod aperture open for 30 seconds wave a head torch across the van for a split second Edited in the Snapseed app Thanks John. Well worth it as I always assumed it's almost ...
by redefined_cycles
Tue Aug 09, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikerafting with children?
Replies: 12
Views: 151

Re: Bikerafting with children?

He'll be along in a minute :smile: Allen... send him a textessage will ya __________ In other news... welcome to the forum and interested to see what bikepacking Belgium looks like. Have you considered joining the BAM (Bivy a Month) thread. There's also a thread om how to insert photos to being you...
by redefined_cycles
Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:17 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bikepackrafting in the Brecon Beacons
Replies: 14
Views: 182

Re: Bikepackrafting in the Brecon Beacons

JohnClimber wrote: Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:01 pm The quest for Lasagne and Ice Cream

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John (or Verena). :o wow... How did you capture that pls?? Phone or or specialist camera :smile:
by redefined_cycles
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wnt: Evernew 640ml ti pot or similar
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Wnt: Evernew 640ml ti pot or similar

Needs to be 95mm wide and the reason for thinking about the Evernew 640 is that it's Japan made (not Uigher/Taiwan abusing China) and it seems to fit 2 x 100ml canisters. So shoild fit in all my cooking setup. Other options welcomed and the reason for the request for the Evernew is due to the price ...
by redefined_cycles
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking awards, your best bit of kit, ever!
Replies: 25
Views: 569

Re: Bikepacking awards, your best bit of kit, ever!

Glad to see the good old SON brought up again btw. I get range anxiety as soon as the sun goes down and alwasy fettling the Exposure TORO when off road to use the lowest possible setting. Gets annoying fiddling all the time though. Many moons ago I decided against a dyno hub but am slowly getting to...
by redefined_cycles
Tue Aug 09, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking awards, your best bit of kit, ever!
Replies: 25
Views: 569

Re: Bikepacking awards, your best bit of kit, ever!

Just a note (so the discussion doesn't get caught out from the actual nominations) if anyone can please. When making your nomination then (if can be bothered please) you could add the nomination as a highlighted thing at the start of the post. Top left hand corner shpuld open the highlight function ...
by redefined_cycles
Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking awards, your best bit of kit, ever!
Replies: 25
Views: 569

Re: Bikepacking awards, your best bit of kit, ever!


I use bam brushes at home too. Was going to get some more Joe's but Mrs Perrin bought a bulk order of 20 off tinternet at 70p each.
I think Mrs Perrin should be made aware that she's owes Joes shop 20 brushes worth of compensation. :lol:
by redefined_cycles
Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking awards, your best bit of kit, ever!
Replies: 25
Views: 569

Re: Bikepacking awards, your best bit of kit, ever!

Hydrapak Shape Shift 3L My trusty water bladder. Asked many a question off the forum here before buying it. Hydrapak... Much better than the camelbaks before it as well as the Osprey. Can't recall why I disliked em but this one's amazing. https://ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/shape-shift-reversible-h...
by redefined_cycles
Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking awards, your best bit of kit, ever!
Replies: 25
Views: 569

Bikepacking awards, your best bit of kit, ever!

Your favourite piece of kit. Hopefully advised or inspired from the forum. You'd (obviously) have to include make and model of said bit of kit and why it's been nominated.. Pics appreciated. Links to where you got or it can be gotten a bonus. Anything with a conflict of interest or affiliation to th...
by redefined_cycles
Mon Aug 08, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: North Lakes Overnighter 09/08/22
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: North Lakes Overnighter 09/08/22

Dollywagon. I think I know what you mean now. I ended up walking at least 40 percent of it I think whilst the other mad nutters just rode down. One came off IIRC. Twas for charity so well worth it but wouldn't want to go for the adrenaline rush as many probably do. The steps looked worse :grin:
by redefined_cycles
Mon Aug 08, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 1134
Views: 130507

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Took the newer Chronicle 3" 650b off and replaced with a Maxxis Ikon in 2.8 width instead. Actual width is now down to 2.6 and I'm hoping for some better grip on some of the trails I'll be visiting some time soon... Topped up the sealant aswell :grin:
by redefined_cycles
Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:00 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clearout (Hope wheel pics added & some prices updated)
Replies: 42
Views: 1178

Re: Clearout (tires added, offers open)

Maxxis Chronicles. 27.5 x 3". Got two available and as with most Chronicles, the treads look new but I've put at least 600 miles in one of them. Pics coming soon. One has some light marks of selant around the edge but inside looks like I must have removed most of it. The other was used with the...
by redefined_cycles
Sun Aug 07, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My BB200 Black Badge (training) Thread.
Replies: 107
Views: 2165

Re: My BB200 Black Badge (training) Thread.

Nice1 Phil :-bd Week 3/ Ride 3 -training rating 8 Alhamdulillah, went to work. It got cancelled. Made a ride from Congleton and headed to the Peaks. Finished ride and managed to grab another shift then told the missus. Obviously I told a mate where I was going and my route just in case.. Training ra...
by redefined_cycles
Sun Aug 07, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Things that have recently annoyed me
Replies: 62
Views: 907

Re: Things that have recently annoyed me

:grin: just thought to get my 'conflict of interest' pointed out before joining in with my annoyance bit :smile:
by redefined_cycles
Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken collarbone
Replies: 10
Views: 122

Re: Broken collarbone

Really sorry to hear that. My elder bro did the same recently and I was away from yhe bike for a good few months after an overuse injury. You'll get through it and certainly will come back stronger. Try and rest and I'd just stay away from the TT so soon aswell (but that's just me maybe).
by redefined_cycles
Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Things that have recently annoyed me
Replies: 62
Views: 907

Re: Things that have recently annoyed me

Oh... I also slowed down for cyclists on both sides of the road. That must've really got the fumes coming out his nose!
by redefined_cycles
Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Things that have recently annoyed me
Replies: 62
Views: 907

Re: Things that have recently annoyed me

Firstly (I don't mean to offend but) if I was told to wear rainbow colour in support of LGBT I wouldn't. That's not due to hate or anything and I'm happy to live and let live. Just don't force me to wear stuff that supports your cause if I don't agree with it (feel free to punch outy lights when any...
by redefined_cycles
Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: My BB200 Black Badge (training) Thread.
Replies: 107
Views: 2165

Re: My BB200 Black Badge (training) Thread.

Actually I'll upgrade that score to a 7. There was a poem about boggy tussocks on a rock.. Met the Lieverpool/Leeds canal towpath after 10 years. Used a painted bridleway gate and I'm thinking I'll be going back to explore that Shipley Glen again... Pics can be found here - https://strava.app.link/D...
by redefined_cycles
Sun Aug 07, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: My BB200 Black Badge (training) Thread.
Replies: 107
Views: 2165

Re: My BB200 Black Badge (training) Thread.

Thanks Steve, yes I will keep trying and the bike is almost always with me :grin: (for after work). Week 5/ Ride 2 Rated 6.5/10 Todays ride I managed to figure out a grading system. Based upon 3 factors (to keep it simple stupid/KISS) which are: 1.How much I enjoyed it at the time or how much stress...
by redefined_cycles
Sat Aug 06, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel riders - Sore palms advice sought
Replies: 33
Views: 437

Re: Gravel riders - Sore palms advice sought

I got this at 3mm thick Jon and it looks to be holding up well and remains just as comfy as when bought. No numb hands to complain of https://www.pro-bikegear.com/uk/accessories/handlebar-tape/sport-control-team But upon looking it appears they now have a gravel specific version too. Which I'll assu...
by redefined_cycles
Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My BB200 Black Badge (training) Thread.
Replies: 107
Views: 2165

Re: My BB200 Black Badge (training) Thread.

So, week 5 has only just had one ride so far. But at least that means I'll not be struggling for cash next week as I've managed to get some proper work in aswell as cleared out the fibre insulation from the loft and cut a joist (to go in, not randomly cut one during research) as well as lots of stru...