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by GirlBikeVan
Tue May 05, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2651

Re: Harness V Cradle help

stevenshand wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 1:24 pm
GirlBikeVan wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:16 am
BTW are you the Steve Shand of Shand bikes? They're nice bikes!
Guilty as charged. Thank you. BTW, I think drj0n wants to use a quote you sent me in his marketing material. "it's easy as pish!"
Not a problem. If he can use my username GirlBikeVan. It's more than just a username:)
by GirlBikeVan
Fri May 01, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2651

Re: Harness V Cradle help

Well i've received the Strapdeck and G-Funk bar clamps, attached to my bike with fully stuffed front roll and it's assembled perfectly. Far less faff than the Alpkit harness I have. Just waiting for the Voile straps now. all at a cost of £69 instead of £125 for the Salsa Anything cradle. Thanks Ste...
by GirlBikeVan
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2651

Re: Harness V Cradle help

Well i've received the Strapdeck and G-Funk bar clamps, attached to my bike with fully stuffed front roll and it's assembled perfectly. Far less faff than the Alpkit harness I have. Just waiting for the Voile straps now. all at a cost of £69 instead of £125 for the Salsa Anything cradle. Thanks Stev...
by GirlBikeVan
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2651

Re: Harness V Cradle help

I've not managed to work out how to do a bundle in an easy way using our store so I've added a temporary discount code 'FUNKBUNDLE' that'll give you 15% off any purchase with at least 3 items in your basket. Hi Steve, i've placed an order but the voile straps are out of stock so couldn't order thos...
by GirlBikeVan
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.
Replies: 19
Views: 1161

Re: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

I stuck my tarp in the garden last weekend. Wasn't as great as expected. I was bathed in the light of the street lamp on the footpath at the back of the house and I woke up freezing!! :???:
by GirlBikeVan
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2651

Re: Harness V Cradle help

restlessshawn wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:33 pm
GirlBikeVan wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:48 pm
My bars are a funny shape


"would have to shim up from 25.4 I guess"

No idea what that means :wink:
by GirlBikeVan
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2651

Re: Harness V Cradle help

The pack looks too low to me. And not as far away from the bars as the clamps on the Salsa allow which is the feature I like. Perhaps because of inexperience i'm splitting hairs A bit? Maybe, note that the whole thing can be rotated as much as you want so it would be perfectly possible to have it s...
by GirlBikeVan
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2651

Re: Harness V Cradle help

Worth checking this, it's just been made available from Wildcat... https://wildcat.cc/collections/accessories/products/drj0ns-bagworks-g-funk Those clamps plus a strapdeck (same site), and you have the same/very similar as a salsa EXP but cheaper I was just about to post this, so good job. I was th...
by GirlBikeVan
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2651

Re: Harness V Cradle help

Worth checking this, it's just been made available from Wildcat... https://wildcat.cc/collections/accessories/products/drj0ns-bagworks-g-funk Those clamps plus a strapdeck (same site), and you have the same/very similar as a salsa EXP but cheaper The pack looks too low to me. And not as far away fr...
by GirlBikeVan
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2651

Re: Harness V Cradle help

I'll have a look at that, thanks I can post it to you if you want to borrow the roo puch and see what I mean - i have the bigger one that actually holds stuff though I dont really put much in it - I seem to recall its pricey though so might be not much saving on a harness If you can sew it should b...
by GirlBikeVan
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2651

Re: Harness V Cradle help

do you have the roo pack for the alpkit? once installed on the bike - 5 mins or less at home, then out on the trail you just release the strap on that to slide the bag out [ even with a 20 litre dry bag] and just slide it back in when finished and retighten. Its not much different to straping up my...
by GirlBikeVan
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2651

Re: Harness V Cradle help

One thing I notice about the Blackburn harness is that it places the roll out Infront of the bars. This is the worst place from a handling perspective and will also cast maximum shadow from your front light. The good thing about most harnesses is the pull the load in towards the head tube reducing ...
by GirlBikeVan
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2651

Re: Harness V Cradle help

techno wrote:
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:10 am
The revelate harness is rock solid. Look out for a 2nd hand one of those to keep the cost down?
https://www.revelatedesigns.com/index.c ... roductID=4
Cool thanks. This one is on my list too :)
by GirlBikeVan
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2651

Re: Harness V Cradle help

Nearly double the weight and price!
by GirlBikeVan
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2651

Harness V Cradle help

I've been looking to ugrade my bikepacking gear. Have the Alpkit harness at the minute and it's been great but also a right faff with straps! Done loads of research on The salsa Anything cradle and the Blackburn outpost harness and can't decide. Has anyone tried both? The Salsa Anything reviews talk...
by GirlBikeVan
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Great North Trail
Replies: 18
Views: 1868

Re: Great North Trail

It really depends on when you are doing it and what accommodation you fancy. In some places you'll have little choice of the B&Bs/hostels etc and may need to book in advance. That commits you to a schedule. Bikepacking and carry all your kit gives you some flexibility. Lots of folk do LEJOG ad hoc,...
by GirlBikeVan
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Great North Trail
Replies: 18
Views: 1868

Re: Great North Trail

I fancy having a go at this next year. What planning do you do? I mean, I understand planning around places to sleep, get food and charge technology. My thinking was you can't really plan more than 3 days ahead on a trip like this. I was thinking i'd take a leisurely 3 weeks :)
by GirlBikeVan
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: North Downs way
Replies: 3
Views: 646

Re: North Downs way

Thanks guys, I have family near Ashford so may head there at the end then train it back for my car minus bike the day after
by GirlBikeVan
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: North Downs way
Replies: 3
Views: 646

North Downs way

Hi, anyone done this? Any tips or advice? The bit i'm struggling with is how to get back to Farnham to my vehicle! :shock:
by GirlBikeVan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My first multi day bike packing trip
Replies: 29
Views: 4152

Re: My first multi day bike packing trip

Hey all, The trip didn't go to plan! However it evolved into something I could manage to complete. 3 days, one horrendous bivi in the rain and one night at a friend's All in all 245k. The hardest thing I've ever done. Not sure how to post links on here but if you search gbv245 on YouTube I put a vid...
by GirlBikeVan
Thu May 23, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My first multi day bike packing trip
Replies: 29
Views: 4152

Re: My first multi day bike packing trip

PaulB2 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 5:04 pm
Yeah, don't take a stove, pot and gas canister and then leave the bag of food and coffee on the kitchen table and then discover that fact the first night when you're nowhere near a supply point. :oops:
I'll be sure not to do that...Although grass is nutritious! :lol:
by GirlBikeVan
Thu May 23, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My first multi day bike packing trip
Replies: 29
Views: 4152

Re: My first multi day bike packing trip

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 3:49 pm
I'm sure you'll be fine and have a great time Sandra - don't over think stuff and stay flexible. It might not go quite according to plan but that doesn't mean it's gone wrong :-bd
Good advice, thanks.
by GirlBikeVan
Thu May 23, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My first multi day bike packing trip
Replies: 29
Views: 4152

My first multi day bike packing trip

Hey all, Monday morning i'll be embarking on my first multi day bike packing trip...On me tod! :o Fascinated with the idea of adventure from the doorstep i've plotted a 4 day, 300k route from Leeds, taking in Appletreewick, Gisburn, Askrigg and many meandering quiet roads and bridleways in between. ...
by GirlBikeVan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 39
Views: 3159

Re: Newbie

pistonbroke wrote:Is that the Scottish ZZ Top tribute band?
Worse. Last years Single Speed event. Rich taped my gears up on my MTB and sent me out to drink ale and whiskey en route :lol:
by GirlBikeVan
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 39
Views: 3159

Re: Newbie

postierich wrote:If you are anything like these ladies you will fit in fine here
ImageUntitled by Richard Munro, on Flickr
Haha...We've just been plotting and buying bike packing stuff over chinese tonight...Minus the beards :-bd