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by u02sgb
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sealskin alternative
Replies: 13
Views: 1157

Re: Sealskin alternative

Think it was Dexshell socks. Although I don't have a pair.
by u02sgb
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Voting for most colourful/imaginative ride (portrayal)
Replies: 7
Views: 640

Re: Voting for most colourful/imaginative ride (portrayal)

Voted for shotgun shack as it reminded me of a similar time being woken by somebody spotlighting foxes.

Met the (young) gamekeepers the next day and was told I was lucky they weren't using infrared as they might not have seen the tent!
by u02sgb
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: A few things for Iceland
Replies: 6
Views: 1198

Re: A few things for Iceland

My oookworks inner for the Trailstar is Chikara. Great stuff, not as slidy as silnylon so a good floor material.

Looks good Alpinum.
by u02sgb
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8250
Views: 865456

Re: The post man's been ...

:grin: at Scotroutes.

Thought about getting one of them for ski boots. It does look like something from star wars though.
by u02sgb
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: On - selling things
Replies: 6
Views: 764

Re: On - selling things

Ok, thanks. Had bad experiences with Hermes for delivery so not sure but will look into the rest.
by u02sgb
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: On - selling things
Replies: 6
Views: 764

On - selling things

How do you figure out postage costs? Particularly if you're selling a few things and could put together, or aren't sure how much it'll cost. Also, tracking or not? Had bad luck with eBay but think forum selling might work ok. Got loads of surplus to requirements stuff but never seem to get round to ...
by u02sgb
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 2911

Re: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?

interested though and will read some more on the whole project as I'd not heard of it until this thread Exactly! As Stu says, that's when the Internet functions best. If you read into it much you'll find it he's got much crazier ideas than the asteroid :grin: I agree bikes should be featuring much ...
by u02sgb
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 2911

Re: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?

However, I'll eat my words if he does a Gates Foundation kind of thing Gates started out trying to be successful and make money. Musk started out deciding what problems he thought needed solving and working towards that. It's not just getting to Mars, it's establishing a colony so if an asteroid (o...
by u02sgb
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 2911

Re: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?

Those with the brains and money to do something about the worlds problems play with space toys. To be fair to Musk (he "is" SpaceX) that's just one of the world's problems he thinks he's solving. His other angle of attack is electric cars with Tesla. Whether Tesla are ultimately successful or not I...
by u02sgb
Fri May 31, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 2911

Re: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?

But I don't expect anyone will care ... Is all we can do boycott Amazon etc? Actually... makes me livid that there's nothing people won't f up for profits. To be fair to SpaceX the profits are intended to go towards getting to Mars rather than pursuit of pure profit. That's the story (which I tend ...
by u02sgb
Fri May 24, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Acepac - for them that were asking.
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: Acepac - for them that were asking.

Thanks, might do some measuring tomorrow. The top tube bag I've got is a bit long in the tooth and had been repaired a few times.
by u02sgb
Fri May 24, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Silnylon or Silpoly
Replies: 7
Views: 697

Re: Silnylon or Silpoly

Got the new lunar solo in sil-poly. Seems good after one outing (thanks for the right sized pole Stu :). Didn't sag like sil-nylon can. Still convinced I'm an idiot though as I did a fair bit of research and was convinced I needed the urethane(?) Sealant instead of the silicon one. It then all peele...
by u02sgb
Fri May 24, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Acepac - for them that were asking.
Replies: 6
Views: 706

Re: Acepac - for them that were asking.

Apologies in advance as I'm sure this is going to be annoying! Are you going to do the small under saddle top tube pack you can see in the saddle bag pic too? Been thinking about one of them for a while. Also, what's the width and length of the top tube back (1.2 litre). Thanks Stu, they all look go...
by u02sgb
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rockshox Rebound Adjuster
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: Rockshox Rebound Adjuster

Mine is left in. There's an o ring and a metal clip around the bit it attaches to. Seems to keep it secure.
by u02sgb
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Merino, or other base layers?
Replies: 21
Views: 1695

Re: Merino, or other base layers?

Not sure I'd avoid Merino. Great for smell over long trips. It does get quite sweaty when you're pushing hard though. Been experimenting with more synthetic recently and it's great if you're not out for more than a day.

Still not decided on bamboo.
by u02sgb
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Geometry Geeks
Replies: 4
Views: 645

Re: Geometry Geeks

Useful for me too! Been wondering if the new Trance 29er is much different to my 2013 one which giant discontinued.

Sadly it does look quite different, was trying to feel smug about my old bike :???: .

Thanks.
by u02sgb
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The wood fire stove thread
Replies: 29
Views: 2039

Re: The wood fire stove thread

Interesting thanks Stu. The DIY one looks like it might be a project if I can get some free time. Kids might quite like lunch made over that one day.

How do you feel about using these, given the LNT ideal? I'd expect you can probably clear a small area of dirt and cover it up afterwards?
by u02sgb
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The colour of luggage?
Replies: 37
Views: 2210

Re: The colour of luggage?

I got a Tweety yellow one for my wildcat saddlebag harness as I thought it'd be more visible for cars. Used to have a red alpkit one in the front for similar reasons but went to a Lomo one which was only available in black. So generally if try to get something hi-viz if available, as long as it does...
by u02sgb
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Potential April GPS issues for older units
Replies: 25
Views: 1333

Re: Potential April GPS issues for older units

Sorry Greg, was more meaning for the extra work! Don't think you'd have got into basic training relying purely on a GPS.
by u02sgb
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Potential April GPS issues for older units
Replies: 25
Views: 1333

Potential April GPS issues for older units

https://www.theregister.co.uk/AMP/2019/02/12/current_gps_epoch_ends/ Like the Y2k issue but for GPS. Might be worth contacting your manufacturer to see if yours is affected. My Garmin watch got an update yesterday which says it was for GPS wonder of it's related. Hope Mountain Rescue aren't busy in...
by u02sgb
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 1148

Re: Bike insurance

Adding with house contents insurance is almost always the cheapest way. You usually need to specify the bikes (amount, make and model etc). Pedalcover used to get a good rep (insuring with AXA) but they couldn't get a great price for me. I've also been with direct line and Aviva who seem to have goo...
by u02sgb
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Grey or green tent?
Replies: 15
Views: 887

Re: Grey or green tent?

I've got the new one in green. It's actually quite a light green so it might not have been what you were looking for anyway. Looks good but think I'd have been happy with either.
by u02sgb
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looks like another loop bar coming
Replies: 75
Views: 6151

Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Wonder how much/how heavy a carbon "chewy" one like their knuckleball bar would be? Have looked at a Jones carbon but the price is frankly ridiculous, even for a Jones bar.
by u02sgb
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: lunar solo top vent
Replies: 8
Views: 1187

Re: lunar solo top vent

Those pics are useful thanks. I wonder if having the line Lok outside in the rain is an issue. Having said that my trail star has chunkier ones than that exposed.
by u02sgb
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: lunar solo top vent
Replies: 8
Views: 1187

Re: lunar solo top vent

Interesting, I'll give that a go too and see what I prefer. Thanks.