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by Shewie
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Argyll Route Help
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Argyll Route Help

I'm based in Lochgilphead. I'd recommend some changes. I'm nights just now and pretty gubbed. I'll try and plan out an alternative and share via Komoot. You'll almost pass my door so offer of tea etc if I'm not on the ambulance. Dave That would be great if you get chance Dave, and thanks for the of...
by Shewie
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stu's telly
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: Stu's telly

That's interesting, we have a neighboring business next to one of our sites which is causing us wifi issues daily, our spectrum analyser thinks it's a microwave oven in their canteen. We've asked them to look into it but nothing has happened in two years.
by Shewie
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Argyll Route Help
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Argyll Route Help

I've plotted this out on Komoot, does it look any good? I'm familiar with the land in the early stages, well as far as Loch Sween and Lochgilphead, after that it's blind faith in Komoot really, any advice for a nice multiday route from Knapdale back to Helensburgh? https://www.komoot.com/tour/264277...
by Shewie
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Shed Extension. Oh Yes.
Replies: 7
Views: 109

Re: Shed Extension. Oh Yes.

Tidy man cave :-bd
by Shewie
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: mini aero bar thingy
Replies: 36
Views: 497

Re: mini aero bar thingy

Are there any bar ends that have a two bolt clamp which comes apart, I quite fancy putting some on the inner loop of my Confucious bars.

I can only find those which slide on from the end of the bars
by Shewie
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stu's telly
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: Stu's telly

I think I would've been asking Openreach for a nice new 60" TV

I had a CB radio when I was a kid which would do similar things with burglar alarms in the village
by Shewie
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless Repair Kit
Replies: 14
Views: 313

Re: Tubeless Repair Kit

I've not gone tubeless yet but had a thought, can you still get the anchovies in if the tyre is completely flat?
by Shewie
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: (a downbag vote)
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: The democratic republic of, erm, (a downbag vote)

Tricky one, maybe suck up the extra dosh and grams and go for the more weather resistant version, but then again how wet and mingy do sleeping bags get in a well pitched shelter. Rich... I'm not sure I know the anserr. My main camping exp is in an 8 man tent for trail centres and then bivy bag when...
by Shewie
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: (a downbag vote)
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: The democratic republic of, erm, (a downbag vote)

Tricky one, maybe suck up the extra dosh and grams and go for the more weather resistant version, but then again how wet and mingy do sleeping bags get in a well pitched shelter.
by Shewie
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 19
Views: 289

Re: What are you drinking now?

A nice passion fruit milkshake IPA, Cooler Shaker from Vocation, cheeky 6.6%

Very moorish but I'm only having one
by Shewie
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Canyon sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Canyon sizes

Out of curiosity I just thought I'd see what frame size I might need for a Grail if one ever came my way :roll: I've put my measurements in their size calculator, 178cm tall, 80cm inseam, and it thinks I need a size small, most other manufacturers suggest I'm M/L, around 55-56cm https://www.canyon.c...
by Shewie
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 19
Views: 289

Re: What are you drinking now?

Just polished off a 4 cup cafetiere of Marley Buffalo Soldier, should get me through my DIY chores today

Last night was a selection of fine ales from Vocation brewery with a couple of cheeky bourbons to finish.
by Shewie
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Battery powered light recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Battery powered light recommendations?

redefined_cycles wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:24 pm
No worries... you know I'm only down the road if you ever need owt at short notice to use/borrow :smile:
Thanks mate :-bd
by Shewie
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Battery powered light recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Battery powered light recommendations?

I have an 18650 rechargeable battery if you wish to borrow Shewie. Its 3500 and charged via a usb port... Hey Shaf, thanks for the offer but I do have a pile of 18650's (mostly from my vape mods) One of my Zebralights takes an 18650 battery but I don't like wearing it much, it's a lot heavier on th...
by Shewie
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Backpacking TLS
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: Backpacking TLS

I’m off backpacking into the Scottish Highlands this weekend. I badly need a wilderness fix and the logistics of getting the bike up there would have reduced my time in the wild. I’ve got my pack down to 9kg with 6 days of food. I’m pretty chuffed with that but is it any good? I have zero benchmark...
by Shewie
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Battery powered light recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Battery powered light recommendations?

To be honest, they're all a bit rubbish Hope Vision 1 (I think) Philips Saferide something (good on road, rubbish off road) There's just not enough power in an AA battery to do anything useful with. Why the push for easily available batteries? I know people mention this all the time but personally ...
by Shewie
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Battery powered light recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Battery powered light recommendations?

As per the title really, any recommendations for front lights that take AA's preferably I've already got one with a rechargable cell but it won't last for the duration of a trip I have coming up, ideally I'd like something with a decent output but which takes easily available batteries. Looked at dy...
by Shewie
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lockdown creations
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Lockdown creations

Very nice

Sadly my MYOG skills are severely lacking when it comes to sewing machines

I tried to make some face masks in lockdown and nearly launched the SM out of the window.

Edit:
Meant to say, could you glue in some kind of stiffener in your barrel bag, a piece of plastic milk bottle etc
by Shewie
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8707
Views: 958956

Re: The post man's been ...

...and delivered a custom titanium Sonder drop bar gnarlier-than-a-Camino-not-as-gnarly-as-a-Broken-Road monster cross bike replete with Sonder's brand new (this is the first one they've ever fit I believe) 29er carbon fork with cage mounts. Boost spacing and enough clearance for 2.8" (the bottom p...
by Shewie
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Good tough stuff sacks / bags for fork mount cages?
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: Good tough stuff sacks / bags for fork mount cages?

I bought a couple of 5L heavy pvc dry bags for my fatty forks, I think they’re miltec brand but there’s loads out there https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=miltec+first+aid+sack&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwiCp4fZuu3rAhUP0BoKHQR4DVUQ2-cCegQIABAC&oq=miltec+first+aid+sack&gs_lcp=ChJtb2JpbGUtZ3dzLXdpei1pbWcQDDIEC...
by Shewie
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The Badger Divide In Pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 388

Re: The Badger Divide In Pictures

Most excellent :-bd
by Shewie
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Wild about argyll
Replies: 3
Views: 800

Re: Wild about argyll

I’m thinking about having a bash at this route over autumn , I used to spend a lot of time canoeing the sea lochs in Argyll so I think I’ll quite enjoy it. I need to research the ferry situation at the moment, but apart from that I can allow an easy 8 or 9 days in the saddle and a days travel either...
by Shewie
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spot Customer No Service
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: Spot Customer No Service

I’ve only ever had bad service from them, haven’t touched their stuff since gen1
by Shewie
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another sleeping bag question
Replies: 8
Views: 298

Re: Another sleeping bag question

I use a Cumulus 350 quilt most of the year round, switching to something warmer for the winter months, but I sleep fairly cold as a rule. Sometimes I'll use an Alpkit PD600 but I usually switch over to hammock camping in winter where I use 0*F quilts.
by Shewie
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Before I buy a Lunar Solo...
Replies: 51
Views: 1261

Re: Before I buy a Lunar Solo...

K1100T wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:43 am
Shewie wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:23 am
K1100T wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:45 am
Shewie wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:07 am
Lanshan Pro 1 maybe?
Unless someone on here is getting rid of one.
Well as it happens ... :grin:
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