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by u02sgb
Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stove content ... I won't blame you if you don't look.
Replies: 19
Views: 2209

Re: Stove content ... I won't blame you if you don't look.

Ok, will try to improve on my patience :)
by u02sgb
Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stove content ... I won't blame you if you don't look.
Replies: 19
Views: 2209

Re: Stove content ... I won't blame you if you don't look.

Nice idea for a cheap introduction to warm food in a bivvy! Slightly offtopic but I still have problems with meths (and I'm sure it's me as others don't seem to). When the stove gets going and blooms properly, putting the pot with water in it regularly seems to put it out. I'd thought it's maybe to ...
by u02sgb
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp poles ... an update
Replies: 34
Views: 12290

Re: Tarp poles ... an update

Looking forward to seeing the results!
by u02sgb
Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recipe thread
Replies: 19
Views: 2556

Re: Recipe thread

Ok, haven't got the quantities to hand so the weights are rough guesses: 70g cous cous 40g nuts (sunflower and pumpkin I usually use) 30g chopped apricots (sultanas also work ok) 1 spoon Swiss Bouillon stock powder (flavour and quantity, to taste) For the non-veggies a pepperami broken up (spicy is ...
by u02sgb
Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp poles ... an update
Replies: 34
Views: 12290

Re: Tarp poles ... an update

In the ones with the "beak" what do you use to protect the tarp from the pole? Is the silnylon strong enough to cope with the pole tip? I'm still wanting one of these for a trailstar middle pole, probably just two domed ends and I'll maybe drill a hole to put a loop through it. How much would it be ...
by u02sgb
Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Food for a long ride
Replies: 17
Views: 1469

Re: Food for a long ride

@composite - gourmet endurance riding. A whole new Niche!

I like it, they're getting my mouth watering in the office.

Stu.
by u02sgb
Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any blogs worth reading?
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: Any blogs worth reading?

I usually take a look at http://drj0nswanderings.wordpress.com/ every now and again.
by u02sgb
Wed May 01, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Some pictures from Scotland.
Replies: 5
Views: 2171

Re: Some pictures from Scotland.

Looks good fun. What was the (rough) route? I'm near Glasgow so would be good to know some more trails for loaded up off road.
by u02sgb
Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: PHD new 'Wafer' range....
Replies: 4
Views: 598

Re: PHD new 'Wafer' range....

Had a quick look but didn't find anything on what temp it's aimed at. I'm wondering if they're going for the slimmer Rab style, not as warm but aimed more as a mid layer. Roughly the same price as the ultra pullover too. Be interested how durable the fabric is.
by u02sgb
Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: water conundrum
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: water conundrum

Hi, I mainly go out in Scotland so purification isn't really an issue. I carry some water on my back in a camelbak (maybe 1-2 liters). I also carry a Platypus 2 litre bottle that I have rolled up in my pack and I'll fill it up at the last water source before I make camp. It fits in the side pocket o...
by u02sgb
Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hello from Manchester
Replies: 4
Views: 520

Re: Hello from Manchester

I've got a 456 Carbon too and I think a rack wouldn't do it any good. I'd also be careful of rubbing against the frame (as a framebag or a bar bag might do) as carbon isn't particularly abrasion resistant. I've covered most of my frame in heli-tape (thereby reducing the weight advantage :D ). Having...
by u02sgb
Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A poll ... shelters
Replies: 12
Views: 802

Re: A poll ... shelters

Tarp and bivvy, although the tarp is regularly a Trailstar so not sure if that counts. I like the idea that i can just climb into the bivvy bag if I don't want to set everything up. I never do, but then again the trailstar was expensive :).
by u02sgb
Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcat Tiger on a full suspension
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: Wildcat Tiger on a full suspension

I think you could change the air can to let it ramp up more but I've enough faffing before a trip as it is! I wonder if Wildcat might do a "slim" version that will cinch down further than the standard one. Anyway, I think the main answer to my question is "be a bit careful with the packing". If I'm ...
by u02sgb
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcat Tiger on a full suspension
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Re: Wildcat Tiger on a full suspension

Thanks guys. Yeah I'd put a bit more air in the shock. It was more that it had to be cinched as tight as it would go with the saddle pretty high to prevent the rub. I suppose that's hard to avoid.

Good idea on the extra material, will bear that in mind.

Stu.
by u02sgb
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcat Tiger on a full suspension
Replies: 9
Views: 687

Wildcat Tiger on a full suspension

Hi, Was wondering if anyone is using a Wildcat Tiger with a full sus? I borrowed a friends bag he bought from Pawel for a trip but it could occasionally get rubbed by the back tyre. It worked if the saddle was high and it was cinched as tight as possible but I'd like to know what room I have to play...
by u02sgb
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tip of the day!
Replies: 11
Views: 968

Re: Tip of the day!

I use these http://www.maplin.co.uk/releasable-cable-ties-333.

Been trying to find the black ones that just have a tiny post to release them but only been able to find the big muckle ones from Maplin.
by u02sgb
Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pole testing - slightly geeky content.
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Pole testing - slightly geeky content.

Looking good, I have a feeling there may be a paypal transaction going your way soon...

What you thinking on adjustable length, extra section or did you get anywhere with the telescoping bit?
by u02sgb
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Would there be any interest? ... carbon pole content.
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: Would there be any interest? ... carbon pole content.

Hi,
Found this today:
http://www.shelby.fi/catalog/product_in ... ts_id=1708

I like the simple telescoping bit. Far too wide though but thought you might be interested.

Stu.
by u02sgb
Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who uses a rear rack, when bike packing?
Replies: 13
Views: 953

Re: Who uses a rear rack, when bike packing?

I use a Freeload Rack and panniers (bought after reading Stu's review on the Blog). It fits on my full suspension (Giant Anthem) pretty well, although removed on of the cable stops to get it exactly where I wanted it. Done a couple of trip with it and really like it, although I'm coming round to a s...
by u02sgb
Mon Mar 18, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Would there be any interest? ... carbon pole content.
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: Would there be any interest? ... carbon pole content.

Ta, maybe need to change my technique. Definitely interested in a pole anyway, particularly if I can add a section to change the height. When I looked into this before I was slightly worried about it being a 4 section pole as it meant the stress point in the centre was going to be a at a join. That'...
by u02sgb
Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Would there be any interest? ... carbon pole content.
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: Would there be any interest? ... carbon pole content.

Stu, how tight a fit are the poles? Putting the trailstar up is easy with a walking pole as I stick it in the ground and throw the fly over the top. If it's separate poles I think they'd need to be reasonably snug to not fall apart during my hamfisted tent putting up (I'm trying to avoid saying erec...
by u02sgb
Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Would there be any interest? ... carbon pole content.
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: Would there be any interest? ... carbon pole content.

Hmmm, I'll have a think about an extra extension pole. Thanks for the inner suggestion but I've already got an Oookworks inner for it!

Stu.
by u02sgb
Fri Mar 15, 2013 6:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Would there be any interest? ... carbon pole content.
Replies: 45
Views: 4182

Re: Would there be any interest? ... carbon pole content.

What about an adjustable one? I've been looking for something to hold up my trailstar and the adjustable bottom on a walking pole was great when the wind whipped up overnight and I needed to drop the height.
by u02sgb
Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone had an ACL Knee Reconstruction?
Replies: 8
Views: 680

Re: Anyone had an ACL Knee Reconstruction?

Had mine reconstructed about 12 years ago now. As good or better than it was before I snapped the ACL. I'd echo the comments about making sure you do the exercises though. My recovery wasn't going great, until I started religiously following the exercises I'd been set. Worth building the muscles up ...
by u02sgb
Tue Dec 18, 2012 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproof over down jacket
Replies: 9
Views: 778

Re: Waterproof over down jacket

Hi, I use a Rab Generator rather than down when it's likely to be wet as it's still warm when damp. Made of Primaloft. I take an Alpkit down body warmer when it's really cold and have worn it ok under my jacket made of Neoshell. It's meant to be more breathable than eVent but still waterproof. It's ...