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by u02sgb
Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Joystick mk9
Replies: 6
Views: 482

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: 7999
Views: 837614

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: 573

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: 1241

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 ...
by u02sgb
Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Black Diamond Trekking Poles
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: FS: Black Diamond Trekking Poles

Turned up and very pleased with them. Thanks Dave.
by u02sgb
Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Black Diamond Trekking Poles
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: FS: Black Diamond Trekking Poles

Good stuff! Yes, can you PM your email and I'll Paypal it to you.
by u02sgb
Mon Aug 11, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Black Diamond Trekking Poles
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: FS: Black Diamond Trekking Poles

Would you take £40?
by u02sgb
Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: 2 Part Cone Windshield - Prototype
Replies: 26
Views: 10193

Re: 2 Part Cone Windshield - Prototype

This might be useful for punching holes in Ti Foil too.

http://www.backpackinglight.com/cgi-bin ... ad_id=3724
by u02sgb
Fri Aug 08, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: 2 Part Cone Windshield - Prototype
Replies: 26
Views: 10193

Re: 2 Part Cone Windshield - Prototype

Gents, not sure if you've seen this but there's some interesting info on Ti Foil in it.

http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/forum/gear ... 40067.html
by u02sgb
Fri Aug 08, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: 2 Part Cone Windshield - Prototype
Replies: 26
Views: 10193

Re: 2 Part Cone Windshield - Prototype

Glad I asked, thanks.
by u02sgb
Fri Aug 08, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: 2 Part Cone Windshield - Prototype
Replies: 26
Views: 10193

Re: 2 Part Cone Windshield - Prototype

Just remember the 8g is designed to work with the mug directly on top I was planning to run it with a small gap (0.5cm) would this work ok? I'm still getting issues with putting the flame out when I put the mug on (admittedly usually in crappy conditions). It seems to burn fine when it's just sitti...
by u02sgb
Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:35 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: 2 Part Cone Windshield - Prototype
Replies: 26
Views: 10193

Re: 2 Part Cone Windshield - Prototype

Thanks Stu. I read you had some Alu foil that might be good for making a Flissure? Got any left? I still need to print out a template to see what size I need but fancied trying to make a small one for my 450ml mug. I saw Iain's first attempt melted so want to make sure it's the right thickness. It's...
by u02sgb
Wed Aug 06, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: 2 Part Cone Windshield - Prototype
Replies: 26
Views: 10193

Re: 2 Part Cone Windshield - Prototype

That titanium foil link looks interesting. Anyone got any/can comment on how suitable it looks?

Stu.
by u02sgb
Fri Jul 25, 2014 3:28 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Borders 300 First Test Run.
Replies: 14
Views: 1907

Re: Borders 300 First Test Run.

I run mine in Airplane mode if I'm tracking a route while out riding so that should disable A-GPS. I use a Galaxy S3 and haven't had problems with the GPS failing to connect (including some times in mist), but am interested what benefits a dedicated GPS might give. I'm keen to make sure that if I'm ...
by u02sgb
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:30 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Borders 300 First Test Run.
Replies: 14
Views: 1907

Re: Borders 300 First Test Run.

Cracking write up, think we've all been there - although thankfully for me it's only been for short periods of time! Glad you're going to continue with it, interested to see the completed route. What phone you were using for ViewRanger? I'd have thought that the GPS chip in modern phones would be at...
by u02sgb
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For those who love a bit of Italian
Replies: 10
Views: 607

Re: For those who love a bit of Italian

Perhaps you could offer to "translate" the website for a discount :grin:
by u02sgb
Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: new pump??
Replies: 17
Views: 728

Re: new pump??

Another Lezyne Alloy drive mini pump here. Best mini pump for MTB tyres I've used. One tip though, if you've got removable valve cores, make sure they're on tight and don't crank the lezyne hose up really tight. I've seen a couple of people unscrew their valve cores with them now. Easily avoided if ...
by u02sgb
Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland trail 550!!
Replies: 391
Views: 24529

Re: Highland trail 550!!

Thanks, really enjoyed the vid. Beautiful scenery. We were out doing a 4 day trip about a day behind you up to the Devils Staircase. Descent down to Kinlochleven raised a smile from familiar grin inducing terrain. Sounds like the prep for next year is starting already!

Stu.
by u02sgb
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Freak failures
Replies: 48
Views: 2221

Re: Freak failures

About to start a huge loop in the Cairngorms, getting the train from Blair Atholl to Aviemore with fully loaded bikes. We noticed my mates seatpost was bit bent, "good job we noticed that before we got into the middle of nowhere". 5 minutes later the tyre went bang, seems the sidewall had gone and t...
by u02sgb
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the singlespeeders.
Replies: 11
Views: 1035

Re: For the singlespeeders.

Would go quite well with one of these

http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/CROOTHTH/on ... -chainring

Seem pretty good for the price (no actual experience of them though).
by u02sgb
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Outers - continuous or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 404

Re: Outers - continuous or not?

Full outers every time. I drilled out the stops on my C456 so I could run full outers on it. Miss my Gore cables, they don't seem to do them any more (although they were pretty pricy). That was in the days when I had disposable income... ho hum... :???: .
by u02sgb
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: In hospital with Wifi
Replies: 13
Views: 760

Re: In hospital with Wifi

Some nice pics and good trip reports at:
http://mcalisterium.wordpress.com/

Lots of good stuff here:
http://drj0nswanderings.wordpress.com/
by u02sgb
Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fabric Suppliers for MYOG
Replies: 6
Views: 516

Re: Fabric Suppliers for MYOG

I got some Silnylon from the guy behind Oookworks on eBay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111228301629
by u02sgb
Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit
Replies: 43
Views: 2774

Re: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit

Any news on when the Kanga will be in?
by u02sgb
Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7999
Views: 837614

Re: The post man's been ...

Yes. Bit odd with No logo, having a logo. I've got one of Graham's bags too though and have been really impressed with it. Quite reasonably priced too, although I got mine a couple of years ago so they may be more expensive now.