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by gairym
Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Full drop bar setup inc Avid BB7's
Replies: 17
Views: 4637

Re: FS: Full drop bar setup inc Avid BB7's

Ian, That's a fair offer but I think I'm going to have to give it a miss thanks. I've been spending loads of late and now that back in the market for a new sleeping mat I could do without attracting any unnecessary spousal attention by buying something that I don't strictly 'need'. Sorry to mess you...
by gairym
Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: POE Peak Elite AC 2/3 - Sleeping Mat
Replies: 0
Views: 727

FS: POE Peak Elite AC 2/3 - Sleeping Mat

Evening folks, For sale is my (bought a few weeks ago and used twice for 1 night each time) perfect condition POE Peak Elite AC 2/3 sleeping mat. RRP is £59.99 (+ postage) eBay has 'em for £49.99 (+ postage) or.....you can have mine for £39.99 (+ postage - £44.99 incl. postge) How's that for a deal?...
by gairym
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Large sleeping mat options.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2028

Re: Large sleeping mat options.....

or.....

how about this???
by gairym
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Large sleeping mat options.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2028

Re: Large sleeping mat options.....

hammock? You know he makes sense. ;) back before discovering that there was such a thing as 'bikepacking' all of my trips involved me just throwing my hammock, sleeping bag and tarp in my rucksack and spending the night out in the forest at the end of a long ride. i've been doing that for years but...
by gairym
Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Large sleeping mat options.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2028

Re: Large sleeping mat options.....

agreed (unless i magically find the LW somewhere for a good price - which i can't). Thermarest Pro lite L - R2.2 - 630g - 196x63x2.5cm £65 this looks like it could be the winner! thanks fella, this could be my fastest kit-search ever??? all we need now is someone to come along now and throw a spanne...
by gairym
Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Large sleeping mat options.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2028

Re: Large sleeping mat options.....

yeah, it's wider than what i have now but not by much??? i've just been thinking about the idea of modular system: 1. an Exped Airmat Basic Ultralite 7.5 (355g and £35.00 from http://www.theoutdoorshop.com ) coupled with..... 2. a Thermarest 'Ridge-rest SoLite' (540g and £20-40 online) this would gi...
by gairym
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Large sleeping mat options.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2028

Large sleeping mat options.....

Following on from Stuarts Anyone use a Mammut Mat thread (but not wanting to highjack) I've got a query..... NOTE: This thread CANNOT be allowed to turn into another behemoth of a conversation where-by I go round and round in circles for weeks on end mulling over the myriad of different choices unti...
by gairym
Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Area help please
Replies: 3
Views: 701

Re: Area help please

Peak District would be my choice ... too much rock for there to be much mud about. i 2nd that! the only 'but' i'd say is that you've got to be careful with your route choice in the Peaks as there're some long sections of serious peat-boginess if you choose the wrong path. how long you thinking you ...
by gairym
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Very interesting - dynamo content.
Replies: 20
Views: 6704

Re: Very interesting - dynamo content.

me too!
by gairym
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Superlight waterproof jacket
Replies: 8
Views: 1066

Re: Superlight waterproof jacket

no idea if it fits your other criteria but i just bought a Ronhill 'Trail Microlite' Jacket which is within your budget and weight range. http://www.sportpursuit.co.uk/ronhill-mens/trail-microlite-jacket-black-titanium £29.80 and 150g for something more waterproof (but much less breathable) i've bee...
by gairym
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Full drop bar setup inc Avid BB7's
Replies: 17
Views: 4637

Re: FS: Full drop bar setup inc Avid BB7's

I have a nice pair of Paul Comp levers to go with the BB7 road calipers that I hadn't planned on selling, but could be persuaded if the price is right ;) nice - the main problem i can foresee is that i imagine we have a very different vision of what that 'right price' would be! i was looking at the...
by gairym
Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Full drop bar setup inc Avid BB7's
Replies: 17
Views: 4637

Re: FS: Full drop bar setup inc Avid BB7's

yeah, from what i've read:

an MTB lever with a Road caliper often results in an on/off (lack of modulation) type situation (and are often 'grabby') but then again some people seem to say that they've got 'em to work no problem.

hmmmm.....
by gairym
Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:38 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Full drop bar setup inc Avid BB7's
Replies: 17
Views: 4637

Re: FS: Full drop bar setup inc Avid BB7's

You've spotted that they're the road versions, which won't work with normal v-brake levers? These will only work with either old fashioned cantilever brake levers, or road levers. nope - hadn't crossed my mind! bugger. i've read of some people running road bb7's with normal v-brake levers with no t...
by gairym
Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Navigation with a coin.
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: Navigation with a coin.

great idea.

what if there's more than two choices?

maybe take a dice along too.
by gairym
Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Full drop bar setup inc Avid BB7's
Replies: 17
Views: 4637

Re: FS: Full drop bar setup inc Avid BB7's

evening,

i've not bought anything from you in over a week so.....

are the BB7 calipers for sale separately or are you holding out to sell the lot in one go???

let me know either way.

cheers, gairy.
by gairym
Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2012 Bivvy* a month challenge
Replies: 122
Views: 10962

Re: 2012 Bivvy* a month challenge

Is that the one I sent you gairy or have you been busy making? no, it's one i've made (from a deodorant can) - i've been experimenting. yours works perfectly but not with my new GSI Halulite Minimalist cookset (the flames spill out of the side for some weird reason???) and so i've been playing arou...
by gairym
Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2012 Bivvy* a month challenge
Replies: 122
Views: 10962

Re: 2012 Bivvy* a month challenge

Well.....that's March ticked off! Spent two great days (and one night) in some unseasonally warm weather (it snowed the day before and then again today) a couple of hours south of here. Here's a few pics..... A nice view: http://simple-lodge.com/biking/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/013.jpg My sleeping ...
by gairym
Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone use a Mammut Mat?
Replies: 5
Views: 843

Re: Anyone use a Mammut Mat?

I think I'm getting drawn towards something that bit bigger than the usual lightweight air mats. Nearly everything out there is 51cm wide and due to the height of the mats, I often get that 'I'm falling off' feeling. A thinner self inflating mat would possibly help solve that but so would something...
by gairym
Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trans Cambrian Way ITT ... is here!
Replies: 92
Views: 6406

Re: Trans Cambrian Way ITT ... is here!

Gairy, very nice offer, ta. We'll see if anyone bothers to use it first, if they do then a switch may be in order. no worries - just let me know..... i plan on using the TCW when i'm next back in blighty but i'm thinking something more along the lines of 24 hours for 1 way (as i'll be riding either...
by gairym
Wed Mar 07, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trans Cambrian Way ITT ... is here!
Replies: 92
Views: 6406

Re: Trans Cambrian Way ITT ... is here!

stuart, maybe it's not necessary but.....i've got some spare hosting space (i buy a bulk hosting package for a bunch of websites i oversee) and so if you were to buy a .co.uk domain name for this site i'd happily host it so that it'd have it's own dedicated domain and not be a .blogspot.com affair. ...
by gairym
Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: C'mon let's see some loaded bikes.
Replies: 32
Views: 8802

Re: C'mon let's see some loaded bikes.

Here's my bike loaded up with all of my new bikepacking luggage for the first time. It's all ready for a little two day jaunt I've got planned for tomorrow (I didn't know it was going to snow!) http://simple-lodge.com/biking/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/050312-loaded-small.jpg Am very interested to se...
by gairym
Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Rigid fork, shifters.&.front mechs
Replies: 3
Views: 1404

Re: Rigid fork, shifters.&.front mechs

hi,

i'll take the shifters!

let me know if they're still available and we can work out the rest.

cheers, gairy.
by gairym
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trans Cambrian Way Double?
Replies: 60
Views: 5048

Re: Trans Cambrian Way Double?

Quick analysis: 104 miles; 4600m ascent; 44.5m ascent/mi For comparison, the BB200 was 131 miles, 6160m ascent and 47.1m/mi, 17 hours 28 mins. At BB200 pace, it'll take 13 hours 51 mins. Therefore need to ride 16% quicker*, or stop less HOLY CRAP! i've been thinking about having a crack at this one...
by gairym
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: 18" slot dropout inbred frame + carbon fork
Replies: 13
Views: 3408

Re: FS: 18" slot dropout inbred frame + carbon fork

received!

nice one - gonna have me some fun building it all up.

gairy.
by gairym
Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: LONG lightweight synthetic sleeping bag
Replies: 49
Views: 5891

Re: LONG lightweight synthetic sleeping bag

WE HAVE CLOSURE!!!!! you may have noticed that I've been a little indecisive throughout this decision making process but.....an hour ago I ordered my new, longer length, (down) sleeping bag. well....."what did he go for" I hear you ask....? I opted to get the Mountain Hardwear 'Spectre SL 20F' wate...