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by jamiep
Fri May 31, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cairngorms, mid June?
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Cairngorms, mid June?

I'm doing Ray's coast to coast ride in Jun but considering Gorm Jul-Aug......
by jamiep
Fri May 17, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8421
Views: 893486

Re: The post man's been ...

Two dildos and a free saddle
by jamiep
Sun May 12, 2013 2:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MYOG Seatpack.
Replies: 11
Views: 1232

Re: MYOG Seatpack.

Ray, what's the advantage of mod other than the profile is slightly better? That's never been that much of an issue for me, not really any leg rub with an unmodded bag. The mod loses space
by jamiep
Sun May 12, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MYOG Seatpack.
Replies: 11
Views: 1232

Re: MYOG Seatpack.

It's a faff posting links on my phone - google alpkit diy saddle bag
by jamiep
Fri May 03, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8421
Views: 893486

Re: The post man's been ...

Terra Nova Competition 2 tarp. 3 x 2.5m, 494g

I may or may not have it trial-run set up in the living room and be in it
by jamiep
Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Severe knee pain?
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Severe knee pain?

*not qualified in any way but have torn knee ligaments previously. This advice is based on my then physio and the general advice of a friend of a friend who is the Dr on Cairngorm mountain* Sounds like a damaged ligament. Any pain that is severe should be rested. A course of ibuprofen will reduce an...
by jamiep
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 550183

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Go Outdoors flyer (available in store) has a 20% off everything coupon for use on this Sat 27 Apr

edit: can be used online too with code -AP383

Last time this was on, I got a Rab Storm bivi for £48
by jamiep
Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 550183

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=15827

Funn Full-On bars are only £16 at CRC. Some wide options available. I've now bought 2 pairs of 750mm, which would be rude not to
by jamiep
Wed Apr 17, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8421
Views: 893486

Re: The post man's been ...

Thanks Paul ^ that might be borderline OK although, true, getting them isn't easy. Marys are 640 which isn't borderline.

But also, the postman's been - Funn Full-On bars (750 wide), which are a complete steal at £20 from CRC
by jamiep
Wed Apr 17, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeper train prices
Replies: 12
Views: 754

Re: Sleeper train prices

Have you looked at splitting the journey? Sleeper to Edinburgh. Then Edinburgh to Aviemore, which sometimes has singles for about £11 if one specifies the travel time
by jamiep
Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8421
Views: 893486

Re: The post man's been ...

PaulG wrote:A pair of unused Ragley Carnegie bars
How wide are these? I really want to like my Mary bars but they are far too narrow
by jamiep
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mountain Equipment Helium 400 XL (Or Alpkit Skyhigh)
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Mountain Equipment Helium 400 XL your thoughts?

The Alpkit SkyeHigh bags are in stock in large
by jamiep
Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8421
Views: 893486

Re: The post man's been ...

Not the postman, but Asda. The festival/camping gear is in-store. Picked up a few random bits because they were there and were very cheap. Basic but good value and serviceable bits: - £1 plastic, folding 500ml water bottle (ya know, with the carabiner on the side). - £4 pack of 2ltr, 4ltr and 8ltr d...
by jamiep
Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: another MYOG cheapo Anything Cage
Replies: 1
Views: 367

another MYOG cheapo Anything Cage

Came across a Bell expandable bottle cage in Asda for only £2.30. Figured it was worth a punt at that price to see if it could be modded into something like a Salsa Anything Cage. The metal frame is very rigid, the plastic is fairly flexible, with most of the work being done by the straps. Has anyon...
by jamiep
Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi bag & sleeping bag...
Replies: 19
Views: 1530

Re: Bivi bag & sleeping bag...

I got a Rab Storm bivi for £48 (RRP £70) from Go Outdoors using one of their occasional vouchers - you just have to keep your eye out for the vouchers
by jamiep
Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:03 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: 2013 Solstice 150 Mile Lightweight Raid, June 22/23.
Replies: 78
Views: 23163

Re: 2013 Solstice 150 Mile Lightweight Raid, June 22/23.

Train and time off booked. I'm a definite for Sat-Mon
by jamiep
Mon Apr 08, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: replacement tent poles for cheap crap tent
Replies: 10
Views: 854

Re: replacement tent poles for cheap crap tent

Alpkit pegs for 14g or 16g each
by jamiep
Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: 2013 Solstice 150 Mile Lightweight Raid, June 22/23.
Replies: 78
Views: 23163

Re: 2013 Solstice 150 Mile Lightweight Raid, June 22/23.

Would stay the second night near Holy Island and then cycle home. Hi jamiep, looks as though I'm going to be getting the train too. What way are you cycling back to Edinburgh, on the road or through the Lammermuir Hills? I may be up for joining you if your interested. I've absolutely no route plann...
by jamiep
Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: 2013 Solstice 150 Mile Lightweight Raid, June 22/23.
Replies: 78
Views: 23163

Re: 2013 Solstice 150 Mile Lightweight Raid, June 22/23.

Is this still on? Interested, just got to work out if a train from Edinburgh to the start is possible. Would stay the second night near Holy Island and then cycle home.
PS I'm not a mental. Been lurking on here since the start, over from STW, but only recently joined once I've started buying gear
by jamiep
Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: very tedious tarp question - what length guy lines?
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Re: very tedious tarp question - what length guy lines?

Probably go for mini-tipi or wedge, using one pole
Image

edit: arrrrgh, massive image
by jamiep
Sun Mar 31, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: very tedious tarp question - what length guy lines?
Replies: 3
Views: 464

very tedious tarp question - what length guy lines?

As per topic title, what to folks suggest? I have 100ft of paracord and some Line Loks. I wanted to set my new tarp at home rather than faff once out there. Ta
by jamiep
Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8421
Views: 893486

Re: The post man's been ...

[ Is the Storm the pertex one? I saw them cheap somewhere but then read a couple of bad reviews. Admittedly they were from about 2006 and the product is probably totally different now. Be interested to see how you find it. Seem nice and light, and pretty cheap. If its good as well, that'll hit the ...
by jamiep
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8421
Views: 893486

Re: The post man's been ...

Rab Storm bivi. Goes sweet with the new Rab Ascent 700 bag and Alpkit Airo (inside the bivi). Trial run on my shift from tent to bivi this weekend. Yar
by jamiep
Mon Mar 11, 2013 8:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8421
Views: 893486

Re: The post man's been ...

I've an old, inexpensive commuter that I UTTERLY RAGGED for 3 1/2 years. It was really ready for the bin as the components well worn and would cost more than the bike to replace, but the frame was still OK. I was going to bin it as I'd just got a new bike for commuting but then decided to get the fr...
by jamiep
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about the Tour of the Cairngorms route
Replies: 32
Views: 1940

Re: Tell me about the Tour of the Cairngorms route

If you don't want to go by coach, here was an offer in the Scottish Sun last week for any single train journey in Scotland for £9:50 until end April thru Scotrail. I'll dig out the code if you need it.

Edit: SUNOFFER13