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by Specialist Hoprocker
Thu Aug 27, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Handlebar Bell - I know forgive me
Replies: 37
Views: 811

Re: What Handlebar Bell - I know forgive me

I have a Timber Bell. It's good but sometimes not loud enough. I used to have a squeezy horn. It sounded like a clown car. Never failed to raise a smile from people. It was as ugly as sin though but I cable tied it below the bars next to the stem. Cheap too. https://www.houseoffraser.co.uk/brand/cos...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's The Furthest You've Had To Walk Back Due To A Mechanical?
Replies: 23
Views: 699

Re: What's The Furthest You've Had To Walk Back Due To A Mechanical?

6 miles and about 2 hours walk back on a sub-zero night ride.

Chain snapped and flew off the bike into the void. Despite 30mins of searching I had to admit defeat when bits of me started going numb.

Returned the next day with the dog and a rake. He sniffed it out!
by Specialist Hoprocker
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultimate full suss do it all
Replies: 34
Views: 998

Re: Ultimate full suss do it all

I use my old Spesh Camber Evo with a Decathlon bottle cage mount strung below the down tube: https://www.instagram.com/p/CDBTKu2nLGQ/?igshid=19mmv0fxd2156 Only criticism i have is the seat tube angle isn't steep enough, but it is still on the original layback post so I'll change and lengthen the ste...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - Lightweight Stove Solutions
Replies: 23
Views: 737

Re: WTD - Lightweight Stove Solutions

I thought I'd see what the Army's Fire Dragon stove was like. They're cheap as chips, small and lightweight. The fuel blocks are some smokeless bio fuel that you can use to clean your hands too. Overall it worked well, but the blocks were expensive and individually plastic packed so I won't be using...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Elan
Replies: 66
Views: 3855

Re: Alpkit Elan

I've used mine once. Spent half the night entirely zipped in. No condensation issue. Loved the net pockets by the head for torch, keys, phone etc. Looking forward to using it again soon.
by Specialist Hoprocker
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How many attempts before you reach for the glitter?
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: How many attempts before you reach for the glitter?

1" wide gaffer tape. Rim is about 19mm. Tape was trimmed in situ using a craft knife run into bottom corners of rim.

It's my tried and tested technique...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How many attempts before you reach for the glitter?
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: How many attempts before you reach for the glitter?

It's coming out the rim rather than the tyre atm.

Annoying thing is that I've got it to work before on this tyre/wheel.

Short of sealing every join in the rim I think i may need to admit defeat on this one!

Bet I get a puncture now...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Sat Jul 18, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How many attempts before you reach for the glitter?
Replies: 10
Views: 562

How many attempts before you reach for the glitter?

I have decided the non-tubeless g-ones and my non-tubless generic Shimano rims could be persuaded to go tubeless with enough gaffer tape and sealant. So that's what I've been doing since 9am. Front went up and appears to be staying up, but the back.... Changed the valve cores, the valve outers, redo...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wheel woes - QR 650b+
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Wheel woes - QR 650b+

Love Mud Rumpus?

https://alpkit.com/products/love-mud-ru ... 2-wheelset

Only xd hub tho...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Sun Jul 12, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 276
Views: 7947

Re: What are you listening to now?

You ever heard the album Jon Hopkins did with King Creosote. Bloody vaguely exciting.

Anyways, i realised I've been listening to Feeder's latest (Tallulah) almost non-stop for 9 months I reckon. Damn catchy.

And also Dweezil Zappa.
by Specialist Hoprocker
Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 644
Views: 37817

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

4/12 July Visited the same spot near me in Hampshire again. It's so quiet and tucked out of the way, it's beginning to feel like a second home. I'll probably start getting a little more adventurous when the public go back to shopping and pubs, and the nights get a bits darker and colder. Less chance...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shoe dryers?
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Shoe dryers?

Found a Husqvarna one for about £17.50 posted. Might give it a go. At least I know who to sue when my garage burns down. I've got a timer so I'll use that too.
by Specialist Hoprocker
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shoe dryers?
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Shoe dryers?

Anyone have a recommendation for a shoe drying machine that doesn't cost the earth but won't explode and burn down my house.

The Amazon selection look decidedly sketchy....
by Specialist Hoprocker
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dangerous dogs
Replies: 25
Views: 878

Re: Dangerous dogs

I had to circumnavigate a guard goose in a farmyard on Sunday.

I think I'd prefer a dog!
by Specialist Hoprocker
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New sleeping mat required
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: New sleeping mat required

I'll need one for my July BAM so I've decided I can't afford an insulated one at the mo and have given my money to Mountain Warehouse. :shock: They've got an outlet near me so I can avoid postage costs and if/when it fails I can take it back! https://www.mountainwarehouse.com/compact-inflating-mat-p...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New sleeping mat required
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: New sleeping mat required

My mate has a Cloud Base and I'd consider one but they're out of stock ☹️
by Specialist Hoprocker
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New sleeping mat required
Replies: 14
Views: 513

New sleeping mat required

My Alpkit Lumo appears to be leaking from several spots and my attempts to fix it have failed. My lovely old Thermarest is too big and heavy to get on the bike. I thought I'd cracked it when I found a Synmat Lite 5 on a website for £45 but having waited a fortnight, the website tell me they've been ...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD 27.5+ rear wheel with 10spd hub
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: WTD 27.5+ rear wheel with 10spd hub

Ta muchly.
by Specialist Hoprocker
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD 27.5+ rear wheel with 10spd hub
Replies: 3
Views: 152

WTD 27.5+ rear wheel with 10spd hub

Just broken mine in a fairly terminal manner.

Rim width 35mm or more required! Shimano/SRAM 10spd freehub body.

Anyone? Thanks.
by Specialist Hoprocker
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 644
Views: 37817

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

3/12

Spent June BAM on the downs at the end of a line of burial mounds. Lovely night nestled amongst the beech woodland.

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by Specialist Hoprocker
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shoes for the wider foot
Replies: 19
Views: 607

Re: Shoes for the wider foot

I bought a pair of Merrell Vapor Glove 4 3D last year, they were brilliant to wear. Not so brilliant was the cost and the fact they only lasted two months before I went through the sole. Been meaning to splash on some Vivobarefoot ones, but they're £120! Try these! https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07RD...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp ridgeline - what's that about?
Replies: 14
Views: 582

Re: Tarp ridgeline - what's that about?

Sometimes i use a ridgline to hang crap from (headtorch, spork, mug, leatherman etc.) But only if I'm staying multiple nights.
by Specialist Hoprocker
Mon Jun 08, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shoes for the wider foot
Replies: 19
Views: 607

Re: Shoes for the wider foot

I’d steer clear of five tens if you have wide feet, But ... I've been padding around my house for 4 months in slippers or barefoot and, as a tester thingy, just put my regular work shoes on. They're very nice Rockports and 4 months ago putting them on was a little slice of bliss ..... can't get the...
by Specialist Hoprocker
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Comedy poncho
Replies: 8
Views: 488

Re: Comedy poncho

It's my Stargate.