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by u02sgb
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.
Replies: 27
Views: 642

Re: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.

Yeah, I'm really pleased with my 1l top tube bag too. Really well made and I've been able to get stuff out of the front on the move, by using just one zip.
by u02sgb
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jersey orders UPDATE
Replies: 39
Views: 1227

Re: Jersey orders UPDATE

Quality! Thanks Stu.
by u02sgb
Thu May 28, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggestion on shoe repair!
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: Suggestion on shoe repair!

I've used this for shoe repair in the past with good success. Even managed to fix a puncture in the kids beach ball with it!

https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk ... esive-p250
by u02sgb
Wed May 20, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Freehub bodies
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Freehub bodies

I'm not convinced building your own wheels is cost effective (unless you do it a lot) but it's a very satisfying feeling.
by u02sgb
Fri May 15, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Thanks Boxelder. I'm used to the midge!
by u02sgb
Fri May 15, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

That sounds sensible Jurassic. Just wondered if there was a reason the experts had agreed on. Seem to be lots of people talking about them the last few years.
by u02sgb
Thu May 14, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Replies: 12
Views: 469

Re: Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Ticks really do seem to be increasing. Is there an accepted reason for this? What are their predators?
by u02sgb
Sat Apr 18, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?
Replies: 54
Views: 2748

Re: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?

I was given it when I had laser eye surgery. I went for PRK (painful one) so it was definitely necessary.

You are quite spaced out and you know that there is some pain there but you just don't care. I would think it could help you push past pain limits effectively.
by u02sgb
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Obsessive Compulsive Cycling Disorder

I'm half way through and really enjoying it too. Recommended.
by u02sgb
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 22698

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Well said Sean
by u02sgb
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me three things that...
Replies: 42
Views: 1448

Re: Tell me three things that...

RIP wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:21 am
yes I know I said we should stream less stuff
I wouldn't worry too much about the load of "work from home". From what I've read the biggest spike is people coming home from work and gaming/netflix etc.
by u02sgb
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me three things that...
Replies: 42
Views: 1448

Re: Tell me three things that...

Deliveries are going to be the only growth industry for the next wee while. All sorts of people will be dropping round :grin:
by u02sgb
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me three things that...
Replies: 42
Views: 1448

Re: Tell me three things that...

First is almost a confession 1) The feeling of new kit arriving. I know it's consumerist but I love the feeling of new kit I've researched appearing at the door with the undertones of getting out to use it for the first time. 2) Kids being at home (currently isolated). They'll drive me up the wall s...
by u02sgb
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sausage shaped dry bags
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Sausage shaped dry bags

Another vote for the Lomo double ended. Not light but very tough and a good shape.

"Free" postage on Amazon for double the price :grin: #hiddencosts.
by u02sgb
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8380
Views: 882120

Re: The post man's been ...

I got my "bangles" too, thanks Stu!
by u02sgb
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glencoe/Kinlochleven to Fort William
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Glencoe/Kinlochleven to Fort William

It might be easier getting the train to Fort William then ride back. You'd need to drive to Bridge of Orchy I think though. The train usually has 6 spaces at the back for bikes but you might need to book.
by u02sgb
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dual use bicycle bits.
Replies: 7
Views: 621

Re: Dual use bicycle bits.

Sit mat is likely my most multi use item. Sit mat, insulation for dehydrated meal while it warms, pad to lean on for getting out of tarp/tent/bivvy, Add structure to a bag, waft a fire alight to get it going (below high tide!), keep summer beers cold on the way to campsite. That's just the ones I ca...
by u02sgb
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag
Replies: 37
Views: 1922

Re: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag

Been looking at a Kloke for a while and just gave in.

Down to 109 and they've got extra 10% off this weekend with code AKCMR10. Brings it back to the release price that I missed.

Now to figure out how to bodge a midge net onto it. I asked them to do one via the factory but they weren't keen!
by u02sgb
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Vaguely exciting....
Replies: 9
Views: 740

Re: Vaguely exciting....

Is the thing the person is referring to actually "full of awe"?


Likely not.
by u02sgb
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope pro 4 bearings
Replies: 31
Views: 1012

Re: Hope pro 4 bearings

I usually plan on them lasting about a year. Get better than that if you use a seal pick to take off the seals and pack them with extra grease.
by u02sgb
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A special Birthday.
Replies: 32
Views: 1883

Re: A special Birthday.

We've not met but I appreciate all you do. Happy birthday Dee.
by u02sgb
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Did I win, did I win?
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: Did I win, did I win?

My wife wins all the stuff in our house, so to be fair I probably don't miss out. Maybe I should sign her up...
by u02sgb
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Did I win, did I win?
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Re: Did I win, did I win?

Not sure if that's a Hooray or a Boo then :???:
by u02sgb
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Did I win, did I win?
Replies: 7
Views: 663

Did I win, did I win?

Bouncing around like an excited spaniel waiting to see if I won the newsletter comp...

I never win anything.
by u02sgb
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8380
Views: 882120

Re: The post man's been ...

Warning on the mudhugger. The plastic is helitape to put between the mudhugger and the frame. Keep an eye on this as I had it wear through the tape and the paint on my frame on my full sus. Caught it before it wrecked the rear stays thankfully. I've now got helitape, then gaffer tape on top. It's an...