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by TheBrownDog
Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8540
Views: 914723

Re: The post man's been ...

A superb tarp pole from Mr Bearbones himself. Thanks for that - tis a thing of beauty.
by TheBrownDog
Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Raleigh 20 - with or without basket
Replies: 6
Views: 714

Re: WTD: Raleigh 20 - with or without basket

Never underestimate the Raleigh 20. A mate and I did the Nove Colli granfondo in Italy in 2012. Halfway down the Barbotto we stopped for a photo and watched in dazed awe as a maniac on a Raleigh 20 shot past us at around 50kph. His race number was attached to the basket.
by TheBrownDog
Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3308
Views: 562767

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

This may have been posted already but if not Sports Direct doing a HUGE saving on Karrimor down hooded jackets. Reduced to £45 from £119.

http://www.sportsdirect.com/karrimor-ho ... 131226-6pm
by TheBrownDog
Fri Dec 27, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1046

Re: Tarp Advice

The tarps you've listed are all PU coated which means they're all heavier than they need to be. PU doesn't pack that well and it 'hangs on to water' too, so it doesn't dry that quickly. Too true. Been using a DD solo tarp for the past two years and it takes FOREVER to dry. Wouldn't be an issue if y...
by TheBrownDog
Wed Dec 25, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What did Santa actually bring?
Replies: 21
Views: 1182

Re: What did Santa actually bring?

New set of DMR V12 pedals as Im going back to flats for the Noo Yere.
Alpkit Rig7 to replace the DD Solo tarp Ive been using for years but have always found just that bit small.
And socks. I got lots of socks.
by TheBrownDog
Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: This years Bivi-a-month.
Replies: 8
Views: 757

Re: This years Bivi-a-month.

Does this count? My boy Finn relaxing after our 30km towpath ride to a campsite. Not exactly the Scottish Highlands but we will get there one day though he won't be lugging an iPad, that massive sleeping mat, inflatable pillow and camp chair. The Quavers will probably be non-negotiatble. Sadly even ...
by TheBrownDog
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your 'goals' for the coming year.
Replies: 49
Views: 2567

Re: Your 'goals' for the coming year.

Always good to have some goals in life and cycling. I've a few: - like most I'm aiming to do the one night a month thing properly this coming year and I think the secret will be to give my long-suffering wife more notice rather than: "Hi, good day at work? Kids are bathing/eating/sleeping and I thou...
by TheBrownDog
Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8540
Views: 914723

Re: The post man's been ...

Set of Deore disc brakes for my Fatty. I finally grew weary of having to bleed the Avid Elixir 1's every 3 or 4 rides.
by TheBrownDog
Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3308
Views: 562767

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

H&M jacket even cheaper on here http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/if-you-want-a-cheap-down-jacket I just ordered one of these. Have my suspicions as to its quality and inevitably to the source of the down, but you never know, it could be the bargain of the year or end up at the top of the pil...
by TheBrownDog
Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your best of 2013?
Replies: 5
Views: 638

Your best of 2013?

Let's see your best bits of 2013. Ive had a few nice trips this year. One real highlight that I will remember forever was my daughter, 8-year-old Belle, asking if she could sleep under a tarp one night on a summer camping trip to France and Italy. So while the ManChild and I glamped it in the big bu...
by TheBrownDog
Mon Dec 09, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8540
Views: 914723

Re: The post man's been ...

A kite in the shape of a butterfly. It's quite nice and will make a lovely Xmas pressie for our daughter, but I have no recollection at all of ordering it. Mysterious.
by TheBrownDog
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's on your Christmas list?
Replies: 21
Views: 1164

Re: What's on your Christmas list?

I'd love one of these as Im getting too old and soft to sit on logs anymore, Trouble is it weighs 500g and I have no idea how to fit it into an already overstuffed frame bag. But I still want one. Edit - dunno why the pic didn't show so trying again - its an Alite Monarch Butterfly chair. Thankfully...
by TheBrownDog
Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Teddy bear Bones 14th/15th June - This weekend!
Replies: 116
Views: 11901

Re: Teddy bear Bones 40k

Sounds brilliant. Have done a few overnight trips with the kids on their bikes, but only along canal paths and back lanes to campsites. They'd be well up for a trip to the Welsh countryside.
by TheBrownDog
Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What did I do wrong?
Replies: 16
Views: 881

Re: What did I do wrong?

This happened to me on a quick overnighter in the woods two weeks ago. It was -2 and I was using kit Ive used in far colder weather but was I was freezing. I'd had no booze and was properly hydrated, was wearing what has been more than adequate clothes etc etc etc. I'm putting it down to getting old...
by TheBrownDog
Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the 1 x 10 weak of leg.
Replies: 23
Views: 1055

Re: For the 1 x 10 weak of leg.

Well, that would be Christmas for yours truly sorted then. Thanks for the heads up and the discount code on this one Stu. It's going on my OO Fatty together with a Raceface narrow wide 30T chainring if that ever gets here. Ive been struggling with the 32x36 gearing on the beast, especially in suckin...
by TheBrownDog
Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: kit list on a budget?
Replies: 7
Views: 843

Re: kit list on a budget?

The outdoormagic.com forum classifieds are pretty good but you need to be keep an eye out as the bargain good stuff goes very fast.

http://www.outdoorsmagic.com/forum/clas ... on/10.html
by TheBrownDog
Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How do you get your consent form signed (by the missus)?
Replies: 23
Views: 1308

Re: How do you get your consent form signed (by the missus)?

I do what Mrs mPolo says - spend time earning the right to bugger off and leave my wife with the kids/house for an extended period once or twice a year and for a night in the woods every month or so. She's glad to be rid of me for a bit, mostly, but I make sure the fridge/pantry is stocked, the iron...
by TheBrownDog
Sat Nov 23, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8540
Views: 914723

Re: The post man's been ...

I've now multiple pairs of the thicky merino socks, which are a real delight to wear and great value.
Me too. These socks are a gold plated bargain.
by TheBrownDog
Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8540
Views: 914723

Re: The post man's been ...

Cheers Ian - really helpful, thanks. Order put in for a set front and back.
by TheBrownDog
Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8540
Views: 914723

Re: The post man's been ...

I'd be interested in thoughts on the Mucky Nutz guards as they are a potential Xmas pressie for my son. They get very mixed reviews, so some thought out comments would be greatly appreciated. Postie brought me some some On One Fleegle bars and a matching 80mm stem today. There's are going on my Inbr...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My last CX related Q ... honest.
Replies: 7
Views: 850

Re: My last CX related Q ... honest.

I'd go for running the cables under the full length of the bar tape and avoid those two rather goofy looking loops of cable hanging under your bars, getting in the way of a harness, hooking branches and garrotting badgers. My opinion only of course. I used to run bar ends on a set of randonneur bars...
by TheBrownDog
Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MYOG Tyvec Bivi Bag
Replies: 6
Views: 703

Re: MYOG Tyvec Bivi Bag

Nice work that. Been meaning to have a go at this as well for exactly the same reasons. I read somewhere that tyvek can be pretty noisy and stiff until you give it a go in the washing machine.
by TheBrownDog
Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29+ for bikepacking
Replies: 9
Views: 954

Re: 29+ for bikepacking

f I had the money I'd get the Travers Rudy over ..... Yep, me too. Never ridden 29+ but Ive got an On One* Fatty and an Inbred 29er and have often wondered what their love child would be like. That Rudy is a stunning bike ... * BTW, I don't understand the stick that On One get from STW. Ive bought ...
by TheBrownDog
Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Drinksafe Systems - Travel Tap
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: FS: Drinksafe Systems - Travel Tap

Yes please. PM coming to you.
by TheBrownDog
Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Show your support - Well done all.
Replies: 39
Views: 3142

Re: Show your support - rider down.

Chaps and chapelles, I've never met any of you but I've found this website and the community of people who inhabit it to be incredibly engaging and hugely helpful. And just plain friendly. Which counts. Neil, good luck in your recovery. I hope the money raised here helps, even if only to raise your ...