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by gairym
Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: More new stuff (and more sleeping bag woes)...
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: More new stuff (and more sleeping bag woes)...

Dan_K wrote:Does anyone pack a microfibre towel or cloth on multi day trips?
i do.

i normally have a river (lake/pond/puddle) wash at the end of the day and it's nice to dry off before the wind takes all that hard earned heat.

they don't weight much and make a nice cover to your clothes pillow bundle too.
by gairym
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Experience of rigid 69er conversions anyone?
Replies: 34
Views: 2640

Re: Experience of rigid 69er conversions anyone?

glad to hear it!

can't wait to get mine built-up and out on the trails.

order placed and so nothing left but more waiting for postie.....
by gairym
Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fork query
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: Fork query

forks ordered! along with these: http://www.merlincycles.co.uk/Bike+Shop/Wheels/Mountain+Bike+Wheels/Sale+Wheels/Pair+Shimano+Deore+Disc+-+Cannondale+Rims+-+29er+Wheels_29ER-WHEELS.htm i'm hoping they'll last but they were bought as they fit my criteria for this test set-up (they were cheap). we'll ...
by gairym
Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fork query
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Re: Fork query

Ok, good - all seems to be as I'd hoped. The frame is an old 18" On-one Inbred and so should be fine as it's not designed for long-travel forks. I certainly hear what you're saying about the 'rigidity' but before I very recently put some old Reba SL's on there I was riding some ancient Kona Project ...
by gairym
Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fork query
Replies: 4
Views: 719

Fork query

Morning! I have a question that you guys will surely know the answer to..... I'm currently investigating various 29er/69er possibilities and was wondering if any 26" rigid fork will take a 29" wheel??? I ask as I've found that On-one have their CroMo 26er MTB Fork on clearance for £29.99 I know, I k...
by gairym
Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off-grid power options
Replies: 8
Views: 957

Re: Off-grid power options

didnothingfatal/Singlespeedpunk, thanks for that - i'll be honest, if i'd realised that there was a sub-tenner ready-made solution before i bought the MYOG kit then i'd most likely have taken the easy route and got one. but.....i've ordered my kit now and am really looking forward to making my own l...
by gairym
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 29" Reba SL Forks - £130 NOW £100!
Replies: 14
Views: 6198

Re: 29" Reba SL Forks - £130 NOW £100!

Arghhhh.....now you've peaked my interest if they will fit an Inbred 29er !! stuart, i'm heading first one way and then another with this whole 29er/69er thing and at the minute am also swinging between front-bounce and fully-rigid and so if you get an offer from someone else then go ahead and sell...
by gairym
Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off-grid power options
Replies: 8
Views: 957

Re: Off-grid power options

ian, i was reading through that blog post and thinking that it'd be good to ask the author a few questions about the thing and then i realised that it's your blog! i had a look around the site and now i realise that you and beth and the ones kindly making me my shiny new frame bag - cool. so.....how...
by gairym
Sat Feb 11, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off-grid power options
Replies: 8
Views: 957

Re: Off-grid power options

How long are you going for and how long does a set of batteries last? I would most likely just take spare batteries. i'll be away for 10 days. and.....it's not the AA and AAA batteries that're the problem (as i'd happily just carry a spare set of each and then replace 'em as necessary in little tow...
by gairym
Sat Feb 11, 2012 1:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off-grid power options
Replies: 8
Views: 957

Off-grid power options

having recently discovered that the manufacturers stated run-time for my new video camera was ever-so-slightly exaggerated (by a factor of about 10!) i'm now thinking that i could use some kind of portable power. so.....does anyone know of a solution (on the market as opposed to in the R&D stage) wh...
by gairym
Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 29" Reba SL Forks - £130 NOW £100!
Replies: 14
Views: 6198

Re: 29" Reba SL Forks - £130 NOW £100!

Now this is a long story so I'll shorten it, to ... yes I still have them, the steerer is 160mm (ignore what I said up there ^^) and they're now £70 ;) ooooh.....160mm is a little shorter than would work with the components i already have but.....maybe changing the headset for something requiring l...
by gairym
Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 29" Reba SL Forks - £130 NOW £100!
Replies: 14
Views: 6198

Re: 29" Reba SL Forks - £130 NOW £100!

don't get too excited as i'm only making preliminary enquiries in order to get some prices together for a possible new bike but.....

are these forks still for sale?

let me know (and i'll let you know when this idea is shot to pieces by wifey).

gairy.
by gairym
Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New kit advice please.
Replies: 7
Views: 1029

Re: New kit advice please.

here it is (in a thread appropriately named 'POE peak elite ac'):

http://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB ... read#p4335
by gairym
Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New kit advice please.
Replies: 7
Views: 1029

Re: New kit advice please.

if you're looking for a 2/3's POE peak elite ac then isn't someone selling one in another thread (can't remember who or where - maybe someone can post a link to said thread???)?
by gairym
Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Storage 'Inside' bikes.
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: Storage 'Inside' bikes.

d45yth wrote:I've just come back from a trip to Morocco and it was a bit of a standing joke that I was fetching chameleons back in mine! Long story, don't ask. But ha, Chameleons! There's more money to be made with tortoises!
tortoises???

inside a bike frame???
by gairym
Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New kit advice please.
Replies: 7
Views: 1029

Re: New kit advice please.

i'll leave the sales-talk to those who're way more experienced in these areas than me but.....i was recently in your position and, after much deliberation and research, i ended up going for: - sleeping bag: Vango Venom 300 - bivi-bag: Alpkit Hunka (XL) - mat: POE Peak Elite AC (2/3 length found onli...
by gairym
Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Miffed!
Replies: 1
Views: 533

Miffed!

today i am feeling a little miffed! i've been really excited since receiving my new helmet/bar-mounted video camera (nothing exciting - just a Kodak Playsport Zx3) and so today (even though it was COLD ) i went for a ride to capture my first HD footage of the amazing riding/scenery around here. so.....
by gairym
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag stuff sacks?
Replies: 18
Views: 1883

Re: Sleeping bag stuff sacks?

how about inside the 8l dry bag inside the bivi bag inside the 13l dry bag???
by gairym
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag stuff sacks?
Replies: 18
Views: 1883

Re: Sleeping bag stuff sacks?

pedalhead wrote:I happen to have a 13L Alpkit bag (and a tape measure!) on my very messy desk. Approx length with closure folded 3 times is 40cm.
very efficient and helpful!

cheers.
by gairym
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag stuff sacks?
Replies: 18
Views: 1883

Re: Sleeping bag stuff sacks?

if it's not a hassle - what's the (sealed/folded-up) length on that one???
by gairym
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag stuff sacks?
Replies: 18
Views: 1883

Re: Sleeping bag stuff sacks?

I just rolled my sleeping bag up inside my bivvy bag which went in a dry bag on my bars, means quick and easy setup and pack up, would be even better if I could get my sleeping mat in too but it's just a bit wide. that's exactly what i as hoping to do but i'll need something a little bigger than th...
by gairym
Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: budget sleeping bag - the sequel
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: budget sleeping bag - the sequel

The Rab has 350g of 560+ EU fill down. The Vango has 300g of 600 fill (as it's not stated we'll assume its US 600) just FYI (as i was interested because i have the Vango bag) i emailed Vango to check whether they EU or US rated down - here's their response: Hi, Gairy. Thanks for your mail. Our slee...
by gairym
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Experience of rigid 69er conversions anyone?
Replies: 34
Views: 2640

Re: Experience of rigid 69er conversions anyone?

nice transformation!

i can't wait to get mine done.

enjoy your ride.....
by gairym
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: [Geeks Corner] Show me your spreadsheets...
Replies: 41
Views: 6649

Re: [Geeks Corner] Show me your spreadsheets...

I've uploaded the spreadsheet as it is now to here... brilliant! once i'm not so tired that my vision is going blurred i'll take a proper look around and start whacking my kit on there! does anyone know if there's an online resource which lists the weights of common camping/backpacking/bikepacking ...
by gairym
Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7868
Views: 824963

Re: The post man's been ...

the postwoman came again today and she brought: - Garmin eTrex Legend HCx - Kodak ZX3 video camera thingy (plus loads of bits like a helmet mount, tripod, spare battery, car charger, 32gb memory stick) - Gore gloves i just need to figure out how all this technomology gadgetry malarky works now! fun,...