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by jaminb
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Glue - alternative to needle and thread
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Glue - alternative to needle and thread

I hate and can't sew. Glue technology has moved on so much over the last 15 years that the adhesive is often stronger than the material it is sticking, however I have yet to find a glue that reliably sticks fabric and waterproof materials. I need to stick some patches on a canvas boat cover and my p...
by jaminb
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 4123

Re: WRT

115 miles and 4000m (13,000ft) of climbing for me
by jaminb
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 4123

Re: WRT

Pete glad you made it back 👍🏿. I am sitting on a sunny rock in one of the premier plots of our Friday night camp. No tunes, smoke or people but a well worth £5 more expensive for the pleasure! Kebab and bottle of red enhancing the experience.

Ben
by jaminb
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 4123

Re: WRT

Sunday about 13.00? I had just had to push out the forest of gloopy bog so you may have passed me there. I went the wrong way and missed a right turn havin fun on the steep downhill. I don’t think I was the only one judging by the squashed marsh grass in front of me
by jaminb
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 4123

Re: WRT

I am not sure which traumatised me more the stream or the guns but it caused me to miss a pub lunch and sit down on the petrol station forecourt with a bunch of fashionista, mug and camera dangling gravel bikers that I had assumed were in the WRT. It was only after a tuna sweetcorn I came to my sens...
by jaminb
Mon Aug 31, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 4123

Re: WRT

I have just made it back to Mach my arse can’t take the extra loop to Aberdyfi. The stream was fun, as was the last bit of the push up to the Star and I messed up the boggy wood and had to push out! Was the gun club in action when you rode through? I don’t know anything about guns but didn’t think m...
by jaminb
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 4123

Re: WRT

https://imgur.com/gallery/svoyOkh Hafren Forest at dusk yesterday evening. Techno’s very generously donated route has nearly killed me this morning! Plenty of pushing, bogs and tussocks with live fire arms for added fun!Just having to recover with a pint at the George Burrow Hotel before another 20 ...
by jaminb
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT - remote weigh in?
Replies: 19
Views: 717

Re: WRT - remote weigh in?

Sorry

55 lbs or 3.9 stone!
by jaminb
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT - remote weigh in?
Replies: 19
Views: 717

WRT - remote weigh in?

Let the annual shaming commence, I will go first.

I exceeded the 22kg luggage scales limit so it had to be 2 stage affair.

25kg rounded up to allow for a few last minute essentials!


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by jaminb
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 4123

Re: WRT

the first casualty of 2020 WRT? I did try and squeeze in sufficient breakfasts and dinners for 4 days, plus the usual stuff - bivvy bag, tarp, ground sheet and the obligatory stuffed 650 myti mug and cosy.

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by jaminb
Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 4123

Re: WRT

thanks to Techno I now have a route and will be leaving Mach friday evening - cant wait to get going!
by jaminb
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 4123

Re: WRT

Train booked Birmingham to Barmouth but can get off at any of the earlier stops if that is nearer to a GR
by jaminb
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 4123

Re: WRT

just booked my train tickets - what a pain to reserve a bike!

Anyone fancy sending me a gpx of their route - I am never going to get time this week to try and plot something.

Thanks in advance.
by jaminb
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mouse kills Lioness
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Mouse kills Lioness

I have been packing for my first overnight bike ride since lockdown. It has been a struggle remembering what not to take and where those essentials are stashed, but this has really upset me. [img/https://i.imgur.com/iZDNPWp.jpg/img] https://imgur.com/gallery/RYgh7c7 I could cope with the destroyed i...
by jaminb
Thu May 28, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless Q.
Replies: 19
Views: 713

Re: Tubeless Q.

noted thanks Stu
by jaminb
Thu May 28, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless Q.
Replies: 19
Views: 713

Re: Tubeless Q.

thanks all - will try sticks like shxt before resorting to buying new valves
by jaminb
Thu May 28, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless Q.
Replies: 19
Views: 713

Re: Tubeless Q.

I tried to turn my daughters bike tubeless yesterday (lock down boredom /weight saving/puncture resistance) but the wheels are schrader valves (same as a barrow). Normal tubeless presta valves wouldn't fill the rim hole so I chopped out the valve an old inner schrader tube, all good seating the tyre...
by jaminb
Fri May 01, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT original weekend (Fri 8th & Sat 9th May) back garden camp out
Replies: 136
Views: 6161

Re: WRT original weekend (Fri 8th & Sat 9th May) back garden camp out

The weather forecast for the Welsh (poor substitute Surrey garden) Ride Thing is looking warm
by jaminb
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Changing pads whilst out
Replies: 28
Views: 1649

Re: Changing pads whilst out

A pad change in the beautiful Vosges mountains - I had put it off for an hour before realising the grating was spoiling my hard earned decent. Dont worry I didn't use the meths to clean the disc but had to take it out the frame bag to get to the tools and spares. The tiny pliers were a recommendatio...
by jaminb
Sun Feb 09, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Front Roll Bag Holder Thing.
Replies: 15
Views: 1586

Re: Front Roll Bag Holder Thing.

that looks a really great solution - would you make me one for cash?

Thanks
by jaminb
Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Genesis Vagabond - any good?
Replies: 18
Views: 1528

Re: Genesis Vagabond - any good?

Sounds like a good price - Genesis bikes do seam to depreciate quickly. I would try if for size, I tried the large and it was too big so went for a medium despite my Longitude being a large.
by jaminb
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Genesis Vagabond - any good?
Replies: 18
Views: 1528

Re: Genesis Vagabond - any good?

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The 45kg payload
by jaminb
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Genesis Vagabond - any good?
Replies: 18
Views: 1528

Re: Genesis Vagabond - any good?

Max Effort My Vagabond suits my local riding conditions and my style of riding. I live a 15 mile ride of tame trails and minor roads to the Surrey Hills. My Arkrose is too uncomfortable, when loaded, to tackle the off road sections, my Longitude too slow and boring getting there. I have done several...
by jaminb
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Genesis Vagabond - any good?
Replies: 18
Views: 1528

Re: Genesis Vagabond - any good?

Love mine

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by jaminb
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can we do wood burning stoves again please??
Replies: 18
Views: 1349

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

Hi Tim

see this chaps video - you will like him as he takes his chair bikepacking! i found the link to his stove but not sure if anyone is importing them

Ben


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2p-aRya ... tion=share

https://seekoutside.com/titanium-wood-stoves/