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by lune ranger
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure blaze mount?
Replies: 3
Views: 198

Re: Exposure blaze mount?

If the mount is a rubber band jobbies like on a RedEye you can mount it on a seat stay. I’ve done that by folding a pad of inner tube which I then Gorilla taped in place - the mount then sits well enough to hold the light at a suitable angle.
by lune ranger
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp Fabric
Replies: 13
Views: 172

Re: Tarp Fabric

As Stu says the waterproofing of canvas comes from the fabric swelling as it wets and closing the pores in the material. Canvas or polycotton tents will often leak a little when they are brand new or if they have become excessively dried - until they’ve had a good soaking. Parachute fabric is pretty...
by lune ranger
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")
Replies: 35
Views: 502

Re: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")

Although I’ve gone full digital for the actual trip I always start my planning on paper and that’s unlikely to change... unless I can afford a monitor the size of an OS map that mounts on the kitchen floor! Digital projector FTW :cool: Wouldn’t you cast a shadow on it? I’m also pretty fond of drawi...
by lune ranger
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")
Replies: 35
Views: 502

Re: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")

Just going back to the hipster issue - surely, they all use paper maps already? Do they not favour the 'traditional' - Brooks, Carradice, etc? Also, I'm wondering :lol: :lol: whether it's fair game to take the p1ss out of hipsters because I'm assuming that (a) no one believes themselves to be one (...
by lune ranger
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")
Replies: 35
Views: 502

Re: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")

Although I’ve gone full digital for the actual trip I always start my planning on paper and that’s unlikely to change... unless I can afford a monitor the size of an OS map that mounts on the kitchen floor!
by lune ranger
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 934

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

I don't know about all taxonomy of bikes, I just seem to amass heavy steel bikes that can ride most places... Good to know it’s not just me then :-bd Amongst my heavy steel bikes is a heavy steel CX which is my ‘gravel bike’. I don’t choose overly technical routes to ride it on but am more than hap...
by lune ranger
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Punctures and brakes
Replies: 26
Views: 377

Re: Punctures and brakes

My worst was a commute home - i must have had something tiny sticking though the tyre but I could not find it 7 punctures in three miles was repairing tubes as well when finally the piump came apart in my hands pumpiing up another repair - I had a full on John Cleese meltdown moment at this point :...
by lune ranger
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: Recommend me a good C25K app
Replies: 13
Views: 150

Re: OT: Recommend me a good C25K app

Downloaded that one. I’ll give it a try. Doing the programme with my kids. I’m usually on the side of only running if you’re being chased but as I’m carrying a bunch of extra weight just now it can only help.
by lune ranger
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: Recommend me a good C25K app
Replies: 13
Views: 150

OT: Recommend me a good C25K app

As per title.
Don’t need music or anything fancy just something to guide me through the stages.

Also, what’s a good mud running shoe. I’ve got plenty of slop round here.
by lune ranger
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Punctures and brakes
Replies: 26
Views: 377

Re: Punctures and brakes

whitestone wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:54 am
BTW those Topeak/Park ready patches work on Tubolitos, you don't need their expensive repair kit. :wink:
The kit is just alcohol wipes to clean the tube and off cuts of McNett repair tape.
by lune ranger
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight Hot Tent Stoves.
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Lightweight Hot Tent Stoves.

Saw a video some years ago by an Canadian hot tent enthusiast who referred to collapsible stoves as "Gopher Stoves" According to him because you struggle to get them to seal properly when assembled and hot the damping is not very effective so they burn really hot and fast and you are constantly hav...
by lune ranger
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight Hot Tent Stoves.
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Lightweight Hot Tent Stoves.

Just looked at the Hex Peak tent. It’s a lot smaller than anything I’ve used with a stove but looks doable. You could retrofit a canvas panel to accommodate a stove jack and sleep ?two people in a v formation well enough. You’ll be pretty close to the stove when you’re sleeping and not too much inte...
by lune ranger
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight Hot Tent Stoves.
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Lightweight Hot Tent Stoves.

Most manufacturers would recommend a polycotton or canvas tent for use with a stove. I’d definitely recommend a flue thermometer to keep things in check, especially if you use a silicone flashing - they do deteriorate pretty quickly when they are strongly heated. Positioning the flue so it exits the...
by lune ranger
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight Hot Tent Stoves.
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Lightweight Hot Tent Stoves.

I’ve seen a few in action, one of which was titanium. Think it was the Winnerwell Fastfold. It collapses into a fairly flat package of maybe 2or3kg. Taken in consideration of all the other gear involved in hot tenting it’s nicely portable. The axe and saw needed to prep wood weigh more in most cases...
by lune ranger
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any Inverness dwellers past or present
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: Any Inverness dwellers past or present

Lazarus wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:08 pm
My Parents (and I got married) in Nairn
IMHO never move to a place where people marry their parents
If you get divorced do you also need to get adopted?
by lune ranger
Thu Jan 07, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hate to bring it up again but ...
Replies: 108
Views: 2232

Re: Hate to bring it up again but ...

That’s what too much Creamola Foam as a child does to you :lol:
by lune ranger
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any 3 person winter tent deals going...
Replies: 25
Views: 380

Re: Any 3 person winter tent deals going...

Lazarus wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:59 pm
surely a thread injector is a prolific starter of threads on the internet
A Shaf :grin:
by lune ranger
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any 3 person winter tent deals going...
Replies: 25
Views: 380

Re: Any 3 person winter tent deals going...

FYI My 5m bell tent has a good size wood burner which I tend well. When it was -4degC outside last week the best I could manage was to heat it to -1! When it’s warmer, say 5degC outside I can normally hope to increase the internal temp by 4-5deg. They aren’t very warm because they have a lot of inte...
by lune ranger
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any 3 person winter tent deals going...
Replies: 25
Views: 380

Re: What's a decent but economical bell type tent?

Bell tents tend to come at a premium Shaf. Personally, I'd just look for a reasonable 4 man / family tent by the likes of Vango or Decathlon. This. I’m actually still in the bell tent. March - 25th July straight. Then 10th Nov until 2nd Dec until we got lateral flow testing Since then I’ve been in ...
by lune ranger
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear light?
Replies: 21
Views: 582

Re: Rear light?

I’ve a Specialized Stix rear light. They come in a couple of luminosities, mine’s the highest rated. Very bright. Multiple modes. Lasts an all nighter at least on a usb charge. Durable- mine’s a few years old now. The bracket (rubber straps) it comes with works well on seatposts, seat stays and sadd...
by lune ranger
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: K2 without O2...
Replies: 34
Views: 800

Re: K2 without O2...

Nice.
Shame you couldn’t do more. I saw today that Manali-Leh is now only taking 11hrs on the bus!
The road must be in lot better shape and the buses... wonder if they’re pressurised :lol:
by lune ranger
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hate to bring it up again but ...
Replies: 108
Views: 2232

Re: Hate to bring it up again but ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:03 pm
I guess it shows how many people are normally on holiday abroad at any given time.
Or perhaps how many would be wondering around shopping centres or sitting in cafes and pubs?
That as well
by lune ranger
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hate to bring it up again but ...
Replies: 108
Views: 2232

Re: Hate to bring it up again but ...

I suppose the luck is that you are able to choose where you live. I don’t expect many folk are choosing to live in inner city tower blocks with all the amenities and leisure facilities they have :roll: ...However, I don’t expect it’s the tower block dwellers that are doing the long distance travel t...