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by JimH
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 3-4 season sleeping bag
Replies: 7
Views: 333

3-4 season sleeping bag

I’m looking for a bag that I could use through some of the colder months on Dartmoor in sheltered spots. I don’t intend to use below 0 degrees so 2-10 degrees I guess. I don’t want anything too bulky in size or weight and don’t want to break the bank. Appreciate I may be asking a lot! Any recommenda...
by JimH
Tue Oct 20, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Similar to Exposure, but not... is there such a thing?
Replies: 89
Views: 2244

Re: Similar to Exposure, but not... is there such a thing?

Sorry I can’t help in recommending alternatives Shaf. I’ve had a Strada for 5 years and it’s never failed and battery is still strong. I bought that second hand so it must be 6 years old at least. I had a joystick before Which failed and as mentioned, the return and repair was easy and painless. I w...
by JimH
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bloody typical weather
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Re: Bloody typical weather

BBC app for Wareham
by JimH
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bloody typical weather
Replies: 6
Views: 463

Bloody typical weather

So annoyed, I’ve booked tomorrow and Friday off work to do a 60 miler/1night in Purbeck, Dorset. Got everything ready to go, all planned and been monitoring the weather forecast since the weekend which up until today has been steadily improving. Now they announce some serious weather coming in over ...
by JimH
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp pitch question
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: Tarp pitch question

Perfect, that’s exactly what I was after :-bd thanks all
by JimH
Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp pitch question
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Tarp pitch question

I have a DD S tarp which has sewn loops but no eyelets. Does anyone have any tips on how to fix a corner of the tarp to the top of a BB Carbon pole? The sewn loops are obviously way to big to sit on top of the pole. Thanks in advance
by JimH
Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Free bike service
Replies: 35
Views: 1012

Re: Free bike service

From what I’ve read it’s £50 towards the cost. Anything over and you pay. Idea being it’ll get those unloved bikes back out on the road
by JimH
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Route recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Route recommendations

ChrisAnstead wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:11 am
JimH wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:34 pm
The Devon coast to coast is a nice two dayer.
Is that as in 'West Country Way'?
No, the coast to coast runs north/south through Devon. Ilfracombe to Plymouth or vice versa traversing Dartmoor. Some people add in Exmoor too. Good proportion of Traffic free cycle paths
by JimH
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Route recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 565

Re: Route recommendations

The Devon coast to coast is a nice two dayer. South Downs way as already mentioned and Purbeck looks nice
by JimH
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Dartmoor Bivvy site - updated
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Re: Dartmoor Bivvy site - updated

whitestone wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:10 pm
that A-frame looks like a veritable wind tunnel :lol:
Yep you guessed it!

Ok cool thanks for the tips will take a look and get some practice in
by JimH
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Dartmoor Bivvy site - updated
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Re: Dartmoor Bivvy site - updated

It’s a 2.8 x 1.5m which I think is 9x5 feet roughly. What I thought re a bigger tarp, probably square 3x3, is that it gives me a few more pitching options with ability to have proper sides and sometimes a small floor. Appreciate the flapping won’t be necessarily better, that was down to poor pitch a...
by JimH
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Dartmoor Bivvy site - updated
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Re: Dartmoor Bivvy site - updated

I managed to get out after work on Thursday. Cycled up there around 5pm, takes about 1.5 hours. It was a really windy evening so tried my best to find a flat piece of grass that was sheltered enough from the wind but this proved harder than I imagined. In the end had a pretty bad nights sleep with t...
by JimH
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Dartmoor Bivvy site - updated
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Re: Dartmoor Bivvy site recce

Been given permission by gold command to head up Thursday afternoon :-bd
by JimH
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Dartmoor Bivvy site - updated
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Re: Dartmoor Bivvy site recce

Cheddar Man wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:26 pm
Did you drop down to Becka Brook and have a go on the rope swing? It's really good fun, but you can get surprisingly wet if you mess up the timing of the landing :lol:
Not this time but sounds like one for the future :-bd
by JimH
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Dartmoor Bivvy site - updated
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Re: Dartmoor Bivvy site recce

Are you sure that's Dartmoor? It's not raining :???: It did threaten and even spit with rain whilst I was there :grin: Sean, Two mates are cycling the IOW Randonee route today. One lives in Norton Green, beautiful place The most impressive thing there Jim is the speed with which you must have hared...
by JimH
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Dartmoor Bivvy site - updated
Replies: 13
Views: 851

Dartmoor Bivvy site - updated

Today I headed out from home on a 15 mile road trip to my nearest legal wild camp spot. I’m lucky enough to live just 6 miles from Dartmoor National Park and Hound Tor near the village of Lustleigh is the nearest wild camp spot to me. It’s also conveniently on the way to work so I’m looking at facto...
by JimH
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9308
Views: 1054867

Re: The post man's been ...

A gravel wan*er bike :-bd

Vitus Substance CRX

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by JimH
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ESI 6.75” grips
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: ESI 6.75” grips

Just poke the wd40 straw down and squirt It says not to use lubricant otherwise I would’ve done this. Wasn’t sure how I could remove the WD after to stop them Slipping once refitted. I fitted my esi grips with GT85 last time I had them off as the hand sanitiser I normally use was worth more than go...
by JimH
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ESI 6.75” grips
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: ESI 6.75” grips

Just poke the wd40 straw down and squirt It says not to use lubricant otherwise I would’ve done this. Wasn’t sure how I could remove the WD after to stop them Slipping once refitted. Kebab skewer maybe a shout if i cut the sharp end off. These grips do seem fairly soft, not entirely sure why I orde...
by JimH
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ESI 6.75” grips
Replies: 12
Views: 500

ESI 6.75” grips

Had some issues with my hydraulic disc set up so these grips have been on and off a few times. I’ve used alcohol spray to lube them up to get them on and off which has worked great but I struggle to jam a flat blade screw driver down them without damaging them. I’ve now split one of them wide open :...
by JimH
Mon May 25, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9308
Views: 1054867

Re: The post man's been ...

sean_iow wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 9:14 pm
JimH wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 9:08 pm
I’m after one of these. Did you get a good deal anywhere?
They're on offer on the gopro website, £100 off, it was the cheapest I could find.
Thanks Stu, that is a bit of a bargain. I’ve bought one :-bd
by JimH
Sun May 24, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9308
Views: 1054867

Re: The post man's been ...

sean_iow wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 12:15 pm
A GoPro Hero 7 Black :smile: I'll now be able to make a full 4K video of my Prolex and Aeropress on my next bivi which I know will please Reg :grin:
I’m after one of these. Did you get a good deal anywhere?
by JimH
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: DIY wheel building
Replies: 34
Views: 1920

Re: DIY wheel building

Thanks :-bd
by JimH
Sat Apr 18, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: DIY wheel building
Replies: 34
Views: 1920

DIY wheel building

Any wheel builders on here? There’s plenty of DIY videos on YouTube that make it look pretty straight forward but wandered what the likelihood is of me turning out a strong and true wheel with no previous experience. Looking at building a front wheel on a dynamo hub and Think it could be quite rewar...
by JimH
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3475
Views: 630157

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

More of a gloat than an alert ...... Picked up a brand new Specialized Burra Burra handlebar harness and 23 litre Cordura dry bag for £55 posted :grin: new this would be £130+ so pretty happy