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by u02sgb
Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: lightest water proof Bivy bag
Replies: 34
Views: 12377

Re: lightest water proof Bivy bag

My Oookworks inner for my Trailstar has a Chikara floor and I can vouch for it's effectiveness. Pretty tough and not slidey like Silnylon.
by u02sgb
Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Multiday Bikepacking Menus
Replies: 31
Views: 2574

Re: Multiday Bikepacking Menus

If the bags have a decent seal I always close the top, put them inside my hat and pop it zipped inside my jacket while they rehydrate.

Like a wee hot water bottle. Been lucky enough to not be covered in dinner so far...
by u02sgb
Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Storing down
Replies: 0
Views: 587

Storing down

I know you're meant to store down somewhere warm to let it dry after you've used it. Any ideas if it's a problem to store it in a warmer cupboard long term? I store my down sleeping bag in the cupboard with the boiler. It's pretty warm in there and I'm worried there's some kind of oil in the spines ...
by u02sgb
Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: X-Kings - Pay the extra for the protection tyres?
Replies: 13
Views: 1041

Re: X-Kings - Pay the extra for the protection tyres?

A liberal application of IPA (7 or 8 bottles) should help with that too.







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I should add for anyone that doesn't know, I was originally talking about Isopropyl Alcohol but was typing on a phone and didn't want to write it in full!
by u02sgb
Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: X-Kings - Pay the extra for the protection tyres?
Replies: 13
Views: 1041

Re: X-Kings - Pay the extra for the protection tyres?

I heard the 'mould release' stuff was bad for setting up tubeless and you should wipe the inside round with IPA to clean them up. No idea if it was necessary but after doing that my mountain kings went up very easily. Little bit of bubbling but only a couple of spots. They were the protection ones t...
by u02sgb
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stabilising the Alpkit Fuel Pod (or other top tube bag)
Replies: 25
Views: 3288

Re: Stabilising the Alpkit Fuel Pod (or other top tube bag)

I've got one from nologo Bikepacking and it has two straps on the face that touches the steerer tube/stem. One goes below the stem and one goes above (granted I've left just over a centimetre above the stem for "future faffing"). Don't have any problems with stability.
by u02sgb
Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater
Replies: 132
Views: 15919

Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Pleased to see you've got yours MountainBaker, that means mine must be imminent too!

Do the oval rails look like they'll fit in a normal seatpost ok? I've got a Morgaw seapost too but I might want to put it on other bikes/posts.
by u02sgb
Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: T/T ring? What chain are you using?
Replies: 13
Views: 921

Re: T/T ring? What chain are you using?

Thanks PaulB, will maybe get one if I do go 1 by 10.
by u02sgb
Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: T/T ring? What chain are you using?
Replies: 13
Views: 921

Re: T/T ring? What chain are you using?

I've just been browsing on STW so i thought I'd come in with a typically uninformed "I've read this but no experience" reply :grin: http://www.wolftoothcycling.com/pages/asymmetric-tooth-profile This looks interesting to me, they seem to really have thought about the tooth profile, designing it to c...
by u02sgb
Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Next year, I will ....
Replies: 60
Views: 8149

Re: Next year, I will ....

With a new baby in the house I'm looking more at ride 1000km and get two bivvy trips in. Good to have something to hope for :).
by u02sgb
Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater
Replies: 132
Views: 15919

Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

I backed a new saddle on Indiegogo (like Kickstarter)
Mountainbaker - not a MORGAW by any chance? Still waiting myself, although I did get my seatpost which I ordered at the same time.
by u02sgb
Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Velocity Blunt 35 rims
Replies: 33
Views: 3477

Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Hi Ian, i got the hookless ones and set them up tubeless easily enough (30mm width). One of them has a wrap of gorilla tape (tyre a much tighter fit) and one just has yellow Stans tape. The Gorilla tape one went up with just a track pump, not noticed much difference between them in use though. Stu.
by u02sgb
Tue Nov 04, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What else should I be working on?
Replies: 36
Views: 4001

Re: What else should I be working on?

Yeah a flissure cone for my Lifeventure 450ml (or Alpkit MiTi mug with small amounts of water in it) on the 8g stove.

Keep meaning to make one myself but with another little one on the way and house stuff never find the time.
by u02sgb
Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 999 text service - a useful thing to know
Replies: 3
Views: 640

Re: 999 text service - a useful thing to know

Done, thanks. Hopefully it'll never come in useful!
by u02sgb
Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Stove / windshield 'testing bicycle'.
Replies: 10
Views: 5177

Re: Stove / windshield 'testing bicycle'.

Interesting, I feel a blog post coming on :grin: .

Thanks Stu.
by u02sgb
Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Stove / windshield 'testing bicycle'.
Replies: 10
Views: 5177

Re: Stove / windshield 'testing bicycle'.

Be interested to see the difference between a normal windshield and a cone. Still dithering over making one.
by u02sgb
Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Stove / windshield 'testing bicycle'.
Replies: 10
Views: 5177

Re: Stove / windshield 'testing bicycle'.

Cool, any chance of some comparison shots between different stove types and windshields?
by u02sgb
Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bit OT spare phone battery
Replies: 5
Views: 912

Re: Bit OT spare phone battery

It's worth paying more for a decent one. The cheapy ones from eBay that have "eleventy million" mAh tend to die fairly quickly. I bought a genuine Samsung replacement one for my S3 for about £20 and a double capacity one that needed a new back for the phone. The double capacity is from "Mugen power"...
by u02sgb
Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB Jersey
Replies: 41
Views: 6303

Re: BB Jersey

Yeah loving mine, it even fits properly! Thanks Stu.
by u02sgb
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Joystick mk9
Replies: 6
Views: 652

Re: New Joystick mk9

Yeah I think the new ones are all at full retail rather than discounted which makes them look very expensive! From what I can tell they seem worth it though. The helmet mount in particular looks great.

Haven't looked at the Axis will do some more research.
by u02sgb
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Joystick mk9
Replies: 6
Views: 652

New Joystick mk9

Hi, New mk9 joystick has 750 lumens up from 400 and supposedly a wider beam. Was wondering if anyone had seen it? I figure the mk9 is somewhere between the mk8 and the Diablo (mk4) now, was trying to see which one it's close too. Fancy it as a head torch, commuter light and a "get me home" if I get ...
by u02sgb
Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8884
Views: 990976

Re: The post man's been ...

Interested to hear more on the OG bars when you've tried them out for longer Stu.
by u02sgb
Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How often are satellite pictures updated?
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Re: How often are satellite pictures updated?

One of my mates reckons Bing maps to be the most up to date Satellite pics. Was certainly true of the full path around Loch Lyon that didn't show up on anything else.
by u02sgb
Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Most useful top cap?
Replies: 21
Views: 1602

Re: Most useful top cap?

I looked into getting that Specialized chain tool a while back. It looked like there were some limitations to it however: http://reviews.mtbr.com/just-in-specialized-swat-storage-water-air-and-tools They reckoned that you couldn't use it to put a chain pin back in, just remove a chain pin and use a ...