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by Shewie
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Making a Footprint
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: Making a Footprint

Polycryo aka secondary glazing film, I use a wide piece folded in half to prevent tearing and snagging on wet boots.

Tyvek is okay but it doesn’t stay waterproof for long, if that’s a concern
by Shewie
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hard rain in Wales today?
Replies: 35
Views: 628

Re: Hard rain in Wales today?

:grin:
by Shewie
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7862
Views: 821603

Re: The post man's been ...

A pair of Schwalbe G-Ones, just need a bike to fit them on now

Oh and a new chain cleaner after I dropped my last one and it disintegrated on the slate floor
by Shewie
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Saddle sores
Replies: 16
Views: 495

Re: Saddle sores

Carol always thought I was weirdo for nicking her Tampax for emergency fire lighting, this could be even trickier to explain
by Shewie
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atmospheric Places You've Been To On A Bikepacking Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: Atmospheric Places You've Been To On A Bikepacking Trip

That looks cool, one of my top 5 films of all time,
by Shewie
Sat Feb 08, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS:Tarp / Shelter lifter poles.
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: FS:Tarp / Shelter lifter poles.

Arrived today, thanks Stu :-bd
by Shewie
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jay Petervary : Bikepacking's Bad Boy or Ambassador ?
Replies: 36
Views: 1275

Re: Jay Petervary : Bikepacking's Bad Boy or Ambassador ?

Wasn’t Josh Ibbett making a film on the same TDR, I missed all the hoo-ha in the summer so not sure if that got picked up
by Shewie
Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jay Petervary : Bikepacking's Bad Boy or Ambassador ?
Replies: 36
Views: 1275

Re: Jay Petervary : Bikepacking's Bad Boy or Ambassador ?

I listened to most of it last night

A lot of he said this and she said that, all a bit handbags at ten paces I thought. I suspect both parties regret saying some of the things they did.
by Shewie
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS:Tarp / Shelter lifter poles.
Replies: 7
Views: 377

Re: FS:Tarp / Shelter lifter poles.

I’m in, I’ll send payment over tonight when I get home Stu
by Shewie
Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7862
Views: 821603

Re: The post man's been ...

Nice, I missed out on the recent delivery, pre ordered for the next batch in March now Its a broken road, they're shown in stock on the website mate I bought frame only. I’ve gone for the GX build so that might be the delay, last I heard frames were on their way and expected mid March. Weird as I g...
by Shewie
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full frame bag users, water ?
Replies: 25
Views: 561

Re: Full frame bag users, water ?

I use Restrap stem bags, although I only carry 1L. and fill up/filter along the way
by Shewie
Wed Feb 05, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A Blast from the Past
Replies: 34
Views: 1537

Re: A Blast from the Past

I’ve still got my early 90’s Whisperlite which gets used on some winter trips if there’s snow to melt.
Despite running unleaded through it for many a year it still runs like new, although I do use better fuel these days.
I’m also partial to a bit of Svea action too but mine is a recent acquisition
by Shewie
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7862
Views: 821603

Re: The post man's been ...

Nice, I missed out on the recent delivery, pre ordered for the next batch in March now Its a broken road, they're shown in stock on the website mate I bought frame only. I’ve gone for the GX build so that might be the delay, last I heard frames were on their way and expected mid March. Weird as I g...
by Shewie
Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7862
Views: 821603

Re: The post man's been ...

FLV wrote:
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:37 pm
Shiney Shiney

Image

Built and ridden, very nice.

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Nice, I missed out on the recent delivery, pre ordered for the next batch in March now
by Shewie
Fri Jan 31, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It reads a bit like an advert but ...
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: It reads a bit like an advert but ...

I don’t think the condensation fest Laser would be top of my list
by Shewie
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bit late to the party but which Aliexpress shelter should I chose?
Replies: 18
Views: 504

Re: Bit late to the party but which Aliexpress shelter should I chose?

The new'ish Lanshan 1 Pro which Al linked to above looks to be a decent shelter, I bought one a few months ago but haven't used it yet, I've pitched it a couple of times and it goes up easily enough with the right length pole. It doesn't have a separate inner but has a bathtub floor and mesh sewn in...
by Shewie
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Down trousers?
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: Down trousers?

The Tectop trews on Ali are good, I stupidly sold mine on when a pair of Borah Gears came up for sale.

Since I’ve started bikepacking I’m preferring to carry synthetic rather than down and use a lighter bag for sleeping
by Shewie
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: More WTF
Replies: 55
Views: 1273

Re: More WTF

Joe Swash was finding it hard to make ends meet after Eastenders and his jungle stint dried up
by Shewie
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Decent R value sleeping mat?
Replies: 7
Views: 335

Re: Decent R value sleeping mat?

Thermarest XTherm are warm, a bit narrow for some though

Exped Synmats are worth a look too, I can never remember the model of mine, I think it’s a HL MW
by Shewie
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 357

Re: Ribble Adventure

PaulB2 wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:04 pm
What didn’t you like about the Big Bro? I only ask because it and the ribble are on my shortlist
I still like it, that’s the problem, I’d have one of each if I could
by Shewie
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 357

Re: Ribble Adventure

I can't help with a user review Rich, but I was in the shop last week and they look mighty nice. I went to look at the CGR, but after seeing the Adventure I had to remind myself that I'm looking for a bike for 75% road / 25% off road, not the other way around. I was very tempted by the Adventure bu...
by Shewie
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 357

Re: Ribble Adventure

Thanks the replies folks

Not heard of Dolan before, they do look very nice
by Shewie
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 357

Re: Ribble Adventure

I think a trip over the Pennines is imminent
by Shewie
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 357

Ribble Adventure

I’ve seen Stu’s preview but can’t see much else on these, I notice a few members have pulled the trigger though.

Any thoughts yet or is it too early to have an opinion?

Ti is out of my range but the 725 is appealing,

Any thoughts on the steel vs carbon fork option? Drops or loops?