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by Dean
Fri Sep 10, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: OMM Chest Pod
Replies: 14
Views: 314

Re: Wanted: OMM Chest Pod

Nice one! Would be fitting it to a 25 litre omm rucksack, on the off chance thats what you'll be using yours with. Although they look pretty universal. It arrived earlier this week but did not have the motivation to check it out until tonight. I am fitting it to an Osprey Exos 58 which has no hipbe...
by Dean
Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: OMM Chest Pod
Replies: 14
Views: 314

Re: Wanted: OMM Chest Pod

Just seen an eBay seller called wild sky gear who makes his own version of these out of various light weight materials. Has anyone bought from him? I might have coincidentally purchased one on Friday night, waiting for it to arrive. Will try it out and get back. The other two stock items and one cu...
by Dean
Sun Aug 22, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: West Highland Way record
Replies: 43
Views: 2039

Re: West Highland Way record

Any input/thoughts on my Qu above about time from Milngavie to Tyndrum? Under 10 hrs should be achievable shouldn't it? I went (t'other way) from Tyndrum to Milngavie with full camping gear in 11 hours. You would be doing 85km and 2500m+ climbing. It took me 4 hours to do just 11km and 350m ascent/...
by Dean
Sat Jul 24, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Coast to Coast in a heatwave!
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Coast to Coast in a heatwave!

I did the Woodcock route in 2018.

35c for six days, not a single cloud the entire time, knocking on farm doors for water.

It was purgatory.
by Dean
Mon Jul 12, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10142
Views: 1246466

Re: The post man's been ...

Have a punt on these. I won't be bidding. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164949294815?_trkparms=aid%3D777008%26algo%3DPERSONAL.TOPIC%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20200708143445%26meid%3Db73d16ef11694d8c92ddb68885915e8a%26pid%3D101251%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26itm%3D164949294815%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057%26algv...
by Dean
Fri Jun 25, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hello and mat questions
Replies: 23
Views: 645

Re: Hello and mat questions

One thing I do need is a sleeping mat. Exped and Thermarest seem to be the names that come up on here but they seem quite spendy - well north of £100 for what to the untrained eye appears to be a glorified lilo, although I am sure there is more to them than that. Are there any decent cheap mat opti...
by Dean
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: North Norfolk Coast
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: North Norfolk Coast

I rode through Holkham at the end of April looking for a place to pitch but even at dusk there was a heavy presence of dog walkers on NCN Route 1 and on the beach (the public toilet block there was nailed shut when I went past) and there were lots of people at the campsite. If you spent some time sc...
by Dean
Sat Jun 19, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any bike tarts or super Googlers present (Campagnolo content)
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Any bike tarts or super Googlers present (Campagnolo content)

These are all 12-29 but none in UK. https://allegro.pl/oferta/kaseta-campagnolo-super-record-11s-12-29-10816630243 https://www.racycles.com/equipment/components/cassettes/campagnolo-super-record-11s-12x29-cassette-14837?sku=134512 https://www.pcstore.com.tw/jerry628/M20457583.htm https://seller.pcst...
by Dean
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp/tent fabric and water resistance?
Replies: 16
Views: 452

Re: Tarp/tent fabric and water resistance?

is the comparison with waterproof jackets much help? Not sure, I have had lower-rated WPs and Windstopper Active shell jackets wetting through seemingly faster in windier conditions. The wind can add to the pressure the water hits the jacket at and the WP rating is based on pressure. When sitting o...
by Dean
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cairngorms Loop(s) advice.
Replies: 34
Views: 1235

Re: Cairngorms Loop(s) advice.

If you take the outer loop the entire way around and go straight down Glen Tilt to Blair Atholl that is the Tour of the Cairngorms (which preexists the CL if I remember correctly). The only lengthy HaB would be Burn of Brown (dependent on how much water is in the river). There are two narrow/five wi...
by Dean
Wed Jun 02, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Navigation tips for glasses wearer
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: Navigation tips for glasses wearer

This is a random suggestion because I've really no idea but here goes ... do cycling glasses 'vent' better than normal glasses? If so, would prescription cycling glasses help? I have two pairs of prescription glasses, exactly the same materials, which I have been wearing with my facemask the last y...
by Dean
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Navigation tips for glasses wearer
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: Navigation tips for glasses wearer

Are your glasses just your regular spectacles? When I got a pair of prescription cycling glasses almost all of my steaming issues went away. Could have been the wraparound shape allowing more air movement to carry moisture away, vents in the lenses ditto, the glasses being raised further away from t...
by Dean
Tue May 25, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 3LW - problems?
Replies: 73
Views: 3183

Re: 3LW - problems?

I will be off to pink.flute.inspector and librarian.blows.banana (which is behind the back fence of a church).
by Dean
Tue May 25, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Clothes layering advice: what under softshell or what on top of merino?
Replies: 21
Views: 767

Re: Clothes layering advice: what under softshell or what on top of merino?

I aim to be comfortable on the bike ~75% of the time. I can deal with being chilled by the wind through the fleece or being too warm for a short period of time (knowing there is a climb/downhill coming soon) but if I aimed for 100% comfort I would be stopped every 10 minutes changing layers and my r...
by Dean
Mon May 17, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gloves for wet and windy weather
Replies: 26
Views: 985

Re: Gloves for wet and windy weather

I got myself some of these as a backup to wear over normal gloves in case of apocalyptic weather. Unfortunately I haven't needed to use them yet to comment on effectiveness! https://media.screwfix.com/is/image//ae235?src=ae235/23872_P&$prodImageMedium$ https://www.screwfix.com/p/showa-281-temre...
by Dean
Fri May 14, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wet Gear Query
Replies: 79
Views: 3408

Re: Wet Gear Query

Are there any other super sweaters out there? The sort who leave a sodden imprint in the gym, are dripping after 10 minutes on the bike and cannot find a jacket that breathes enough to stay dry? I sweat profusely even in sub-zero temperatures. If I am on a long ride/hike I carry several baselayers,...
by Dean
Wed May 12, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pumps
Replies: 23
Views: 790

Re: Pumps

I once again find myself swimming against the tide here. :roll: I use (and have for years) a Lezyne Micro Floor Drive HV ABS Pump and its been faultless. In my riding circles we all use them due to high speed of infalting plus size tires and i don't know anyone who has had an issue with one. I have...
by Dean
Mon May 10, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 923
Views: 87055

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Did you let out an "ooh" at every pop? :o


I replaced my gravel bike's rear tyre which had worn down to slicks, tubeless popped straight on first time with no mess. :grin: Now to leave the sealant to soak into the sidewalls overnight for a ride tomorrow.
by Dean
Mon May 03, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheap dehydrated dried meals
Replies: 27
Views: 1129

Re: Cheap dehydrated dried meals

Lunch I took small wraps & cheese/ sliced meats/peanutbutter som'at moist. (OK for first few day if its cool. ). Wraps stay together unlike bread or oat cakes. Flapjack in a wrap mmm (OR is that just me) I am a new convert to wraps rather than bread rolls, they fit in the side pocket of my fram...
by Dean
Mon May 03, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Trans Cambrian Way - FKT number 2
Replies: 23
Views: 1317

Re: Trans Cambrian Way - FKT number 2

Well done Matt the conditions looked very favourable, I thought when I did it last March that the ground was quite dry and the streams low (still the puddles on the sunken road last year were knee-deep as some enduro riders found out). I also made that wrong turn mistake, the singletrack is easy to ...
by Dean
Sun Apr 25, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A tent for the taller?
Replies: 7
Views: 465

Re: A tent for the taller?

Whenever I put a 2" mattress into these tents my large head and large feet invariably brush the inner and I am only 6' tall. The bathtub floor might be long but the sloping roof starting so low always makes them much shorter in practice. Unfortunately the only way out of this for truely tall pe...
by Dean
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 377
Views: 25379

Re: Wildlife

Bearbonesnorm wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:10 pm Glad it's in a box Hux and not down the chimney like the one I had last year :wink:
Was it still alive or was it dead like the mallard I had to fetch out with a hazmat suit and a clothes peg on my nose?
by Dean
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: £wise, spar or cafe?
Replies: 13
Views: 645

Re: £wise, spar or cafe?

Warm food is vital in winter and is well work spending more money for (plus sitting inside). I like flatbreads and cheese/salami or tortillas and Nutella in my framebag as I can eat whenever I want and not have to push when tired/hungry to find civilisation.
by Dean
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a posh 8L welded drybag?
Replies: 26
Views: 1059

Re: Suggest a posh 8L welded drybag?

I was gonna suggest Lomo Thanks Ton/Colin.. They do seem nice don't they. I'm inclined towards summat with a bit more color mind as the yellow Exped really was eye catching (hopefully for traffic) on the way to work. Pity it only lasted one trip but it wasn't made to be squished like that lugged wi...
by Dean
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road bike price
Replies: 17
Views: 677

Re: Road bike price

I don't sell much on eBay but I often get fixed selling price offers where the total fee for a regular listing is only £1 rather than 10%. I sold a bunch of unloved gear for £350 and paid £15 fees.