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by u02sgb
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcat Tiger on a full suspension
Replies: 9
Views: 806

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: 1131

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: 455

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: 4587

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: 1076

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: 4587

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: 4587

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: 4587

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: 4587

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: 795

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: 891

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 ...
by u02sgb
Fri May 18, 2012 3:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Adverse Conditions Tarp
Replies: 29
Views: 3030

Re: Adverse Conditions Tarp

Like the look of that "tarp" s8tannorm, think you mentioned you were going to do a review of it?

I'm sticking with the Trailstar, mainly because I'm trying not to buy much more kit!

Stu.
by u02sgb
Fri May 18, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone use a tent while bikepacking?
Replies: 37
Views: 3937

Re: Anyone use a tent while bikepacking?

I use a Mountain Laurel Designs Trailstar - which is probably blurring the lines between tent and tarp. It's about 550g for the tarp and guys then need a pole inside (current one is an Alpkit carbon walking pole ~220g) and pegs which I haven't weighed. I've got an inner on order for it from Oookwork...
by u02sgb
Wed May 09, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cairngorms Loop this weekend
Replies: 41
Views: 3549

Re: Cairngorms Loop this weekend

Aidan's write up is on his blog:

http://www.aidanharding.com/2012/05/the ... orms-loop/

Well done guys, I did some of that route with a fully loaded bike the weekend before and some of it was pretty challenging.

Stu.
by u02sgb
Sat Jan 28, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A Bloke in a Shed Productions present ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1070

Re: A Bloke in a Shed Productions present ...

Cool! What did you use for the windshield?
by u02sgb
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Caldera Cone Where to Buy
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

Re: Caldera Cone Where to Buy

Interested in making one of the flissure caldera cones if you could send me a copy of the postscript file please Ian. I've got an Alpkit myti mug and an MSR kettle so making seems better than buying!

stuartbrock (at) hotmail (dot) com

Ta,
Stu.
by u02sgb
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carbon for a bikepacking bike?
Replies: 7
Views: 1415

Re: Carbon for a bikepacking bike?

Thanks royAB, good to hear just a normal level of care required. I figure helitape and not being too precious about the paint finish is probably in order.
by u02sgb
Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carbon for a bikepacking bike?
Replies: 7
Views: 1415

Re: Carbon for a bikepacking bike?

Ta, I've also got a Scandal and I've had an Inbred so I know what I'm getting into :). Take it the one with tight tolerances was the Whippet. I've heard it's a bit tight and don't really fancy the BB30 bottom bracket anyway. Other problem I've heard is the c456 headtube with a Rockshox tapered steer...
by u02sgb
Thu Jan 26, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carbon for a bikepacking bike?
Replies: 7
Views: 1415

Carbon for a bikepacking bike?

Hi, Planning on adding a hardtail to the garage and thinking about a Carbon 456. I've been using my Giant Anthem (full sus) for bikepacking which has been great but I'm thinking of a backup option with less to go wrong! Anyone got any experience with framebags etc on a Carbon frame? I figure the 456...