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by Bumpy Jonas
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does anyone use a synthetic sleeping bag.?
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: Does anyone use a synthetic sleeping bag.?

The PHD can sometimes be annoying cos of some flst spots here and there and last BAM at Kinder Scout (2000ft up in the Peaks) in roughly 5 to 7 degreesC, I found an annoying flat/cold spot around where my back was. I was in the PHD and just a Hunka XL Bivy with the Thermarest Neo mat inside. Luckil...
by Bumpy Jonas
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does anyone use a synthetic sleeping bag.?
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Re: Does anyone use a synthetic sleeping bag.?

Thanks guys will stick with my down and use a bivvi bag. Just overthinking again and looking for an excuse to save £99 by spending £100 on a bright yellow Mountain Hardwear Bag. Cheers
by Bumpy Jonas
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seam sealing
Replies: 13
Views: 768

Re: Seam sealing

I usually try stuff under the hose or something before I seal it sometimes its not required. Sealed a Lux Octopeak and at the start of a 3 month tour it leaked like a sieve. My mistake was using the crap silicone supplied, putting it on thick even though I thinned it a bit,not pulling the seams taug...
by Bumpy Jonas
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does anyone use a synthetic sleeping bag.?
Replies: 7
Views: 643

Does anyone use a synthetic sleeping bag.?

I have used a down bag of sorts for 20 years climbing, tramping, sea kayaking, bike touring and more recently bike packing. However, going down the tarp route now instead of tents and looking at something I am not going to worry about getting damp etc. I have always thought synthetic bags as cold an...
by Bumpy Jonas
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hilleberg Akto
Replies: 19
Views: 898

Re: Hilleberg Akto

Hi folks was going to buy an Akto to replace my one man tents. Could not raise the funds so I went for a Fjallraven Abisko Light 1 which I bought new for £400 with the footprint. This tent is a copy of the Akto slightly lighter, slightly larger very well made with some nice features I am well please...
by Bumpy Jonas
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Riding through the night
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: Riding through the night

A I hour kip in a bus shelter might be the answer so I have heard. :grin: I used to get really cold feet as well. Changed to flat pedals and sensible footwear stopped it on long rides for me with no loss of time which was slow anyway.
by Bumpy Jonas
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding bikes
Replies: 44
Views: 1768

Re: Folding bikes

Having said Heinz Stucke in his late 60's did 55,000k over 9 years, touring on a standard 6 speed Brompton including the Dempster Highway. I would have paid the premium for the Rollhof over the Alfine. Kenetics may have some different options to what I was given. Had no problems with the Alfine 11 t...
by Bumpy Jonas
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding bikes
Replies: 44
Views: 1768

Re: Folding bikes

I tour a lot on a Brompton with up to 20kg of Luggage and did not like the six speed found it weird spacing so had a 11 speed Alfine fitted. Transforms the bike but however not cheap but I use it a lot. I used Graham Tiller for this but think he has retired for the moment. The Rollhof is too low gea...
by Bumpy Jonas
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brooks saddles
Replies: 20
Views: 891

Re: Brooks saddles

I like a B17 but I have heard a few horror storied about getting the underside wet. I use a C17 on bikes without mudgards find it just as comfy. A few people I know use Selle Italia saddles like the Regal they are about £35 from On One Cheers Peter
by Bumpy Jonas
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Norms clear out part 2: Shelter
Replies: 13
Views: 803

Re: Norms clear out part 2: Shelter

Such is life. Just bought a new Stealth as well! Ill still have the tarp for the van payment sent cheers :-bd
by Bumpy Jonas
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Norms clear out part 2: Shelter
Replies: 13
Views: 803

Re: Norms clear out part 2: Shelter

Can I make you an offer of £150 for the Trailstar with poles and the dd tarp cheers Peter
by Bumpy Jonas
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clear out part 1: Luggage. Reductions and pics added.
Replies: 43
Views: 1882

Re: Clear out part 1: Luggage.

Ill take the Apidura seat pack cheers Peter payment on its way
by Bumpy Jonas
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clear out part 1: Luggage. Reductions and pics added.
Replies: 43
Views: 1882

Re: Clear out part 1: Luggage.

Forgot the Ortlieb is it part of the bikepacking range?
by Bumpy Jonas
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clear out part 1: Luggage. Reductions and pics added.
Replies: 43
Views: 1882

Re: Clear out part 1: Luggage.

Apidua saddlebag. Generally good but a mouse did nibble a hole in the outer fabric at the base but again, it doesn't go through. 7/10 £40

Ortlieb saddlebag. pretty much new. 9/10 £60

Hi what sizes are the above ? Peter
by Bumpy Jonas
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproofs
Replies: 30
Views: 1369

Re: Waterproofs

I have a number of quality waterproof jackets but If I have to ride in heavy rain I use a cape with normally a Buffalo teclite or marmot dri-clime under. Don't get sweaty, don't get wet, don't need over trousers cost £30. I have found many other uses for my cape, bivvy bag, bike cover, groundsheet e...
by Bumpy Jonas
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So I spoke with Marc (TrekkerTent) re. Stealth
Replies: 17
Views: 1401

Re: So I spoke with Marc (TrekkerTent) re. Stealth

Spoke to Marc myself. Just ordered one with both inners after 2 months of seriously looking at lightweight tents. Nearly went for the 1.5 but at 5.8 I can sit up in it. I am a tent person but the versatility of this as a tent/tarp, the overall weight, pack size, cost, supporting a much needed cottag...
by Bumpy Jonas
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: cumulus Clothing advice
Replies: 1
Views: 242

cumulus Clothing advice

Hi Looking to buy some Cumulus basic down trousers and an inverse jacket. Sizes seem a bit weird compared to measuring my Rab and Burghouse stuff For example large trousers are the correct waist but leg length is very long and jackets seem tight around the waist but big around the chest like superma...
by Bumpy Jonas
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Trekkertent Steath Inner ONLY - SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Trekkertent Steath Inner ONLY - SOLD

Such is life :cry:
by Bumpy Jonas
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Trekkertent Steath Inner ONLY - SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Trekkertent Steath Inner ONLY

If Rasta does not have it I will Cheers Peter
by Bumpy Jonas
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7776
Views: 811550

Re: The post man's been ...

Stuart has made me a windshield it arrived Friday. I have more stoves than most the result of a 20 year habit. never really gave the windshield a second thought using a MSR foil one which works but is heavy fiddely and not that efficient. Great piece of kit. Thanks Stuart


Cheers Peter