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by TheBrownDog
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8545
Views: 917388

Re: The post man's been ...

Thanks Stu. I don't do instructions so just chucked it all together till it worked. Which it did quickly enough. Lovely kit
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8545
Views: 917388

Re: The post man's been ...

Another weird double post ... it's like a greater power is insisting that I say everything twice. If I didn't know better, I'd swear I was talking to my children ...
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8545
Views: 917388

Re: The post man's been ...

Two pieces of Acepac luggage arrived today from BB Towers: a bar harness and a bar bag. I've been a Wildcat Fat Lion user for years and I won't take anything away from it, but the ease/speed of attaching the Acepac harness just made my morning. Zero. Faff. The Bar Bag is interesting - loads of featu...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who makes......
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: Who makes......

nobbythesheep wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:56 pm
John try Judy at www.beerbabe.co.uk
She will make you almost anything, she even made me a sporon
Woah woah woah woah wooooooooah ..... you got a sporon made out of used inner-toobs?

This we must see. Pix please.
by TheBrownDog
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dartmoor route?
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Dartmoor route?

Fella that would be great. If you're ever in the market for a three day tour of the Chilterns, we will return the favour.
by TheBrownDog
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dartmoor route?
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Dartmoor route?

What sort of thing do you want? I’ve got loads of suggestions which cover everything from road to evil hike a bike. Do you have a preferred start point? Does sit need to be circular? Do you enjoy massively oversized nasty to carry a loaded bike over stepping stones? What are your views on impenetra...
by TheBrownDog
Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dartmoor route?
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Re: Dartmoor route?

Cheers Steve. This is the replacement for the trip to Spanish lapland planned for Sept with Rich3rd and Charlie (not of this parish). I've been looking at terrain profiles and, yes indeed, a 60 mile day does sound rather challenging ... we might dial that down. Thanks for that track - looks pretty s...
by TheBrownDog
Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick one: what's good in tubeless tape these days
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Re: Quick one: what's good in tubeless tape these days

Looks like we have a winner .. thank folks,
by TheBrownDog
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick one: what's good in tubeless tape these days
Replies: 7
Views: 178

Quick one: what's good in tubeless tape these days

Been a couple of years since I set a tyre up tubeless. What's the go to tubeless tape now? (Please ...not gorilla tape, not still not again ... ) 25mm rim BTW.
by TheBrownDog
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dartmoor route?
Replies: 9
Views: 267

Dartmoor route?

Does anyone have a 3-night Dartmoor route? 50-60 miles per day, pubbish things at the end of each day. Or perhaps a few rides we could string together.
by TheBrownDog
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Economical way to lower a bottle cage
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Economical way to lower a bottle cage

Stu that would be hugely helpful. The ones from Topeak arrived and they're too long, so the bottom of the bottle doesn't fit into the cage. I'll try to do some measuring this week and PM you. Thanks fella.
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Economical way to lower a bottle cage
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Economical way to lower a bottle cage

Cheers Colin, that's just the ticket.

FLV - it's to move it down an inch or so. Want to be able to take it out with grubbing about.

:-bd
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Economical way to lower a bottle cage
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Economical way to lower a bottle cage

I'm looking for a cheaper solution to the £21 Wolf Tooth B-Rad doohickey to move the bottle cage on my downtube a bit so a 750ml bottle will clear my new half frame bag. I'm no Heath Robinson so bodging isn't really my thing.

Any thoughts?

Bestest
Me
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8545
Views: 917388

Re: The post man's been ...

A very nice 3D printed tarp pole "mushroom" arrived this morning. Thanks to Rich3rd for the 3D printer file. I am new to all this, so hadn't the foggiest knowledge of the 3D printing industry, but was just delighted with the result from a local company. £22 it was ... not exactly cheap for a few gra...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available
Replies: 22
Views: 462

Re: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available

Sigh ............. Rich, Charlie and I were due to head there in Sept, but none of us fancy getting into a plane right now. Another sigh ............

Hopefully we'll make it next year, so I'd love one of the A2 maps please. Will PM you details.

Cheers
Tim
by TheBrownDog
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The Sandstone (No) Way
Replies: 12
Views: 1087

Re: The Sandstone (No) Way

I love a good thread resurrection, me, as it often leads me to re-read the OP. As I did, and found this gem: and a churned up field of mud with 3 frisky horses which pinned me in one corner and then chased me to the other side. Like this lot: https://live.staticflickr.com/7910/47148101062_6a51e258af...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT August?
Replies: 37
Views: 892

Re: WRT August?

RIP wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:06 pm
PS> Tim chap, was it you last year who managed to set the WRT shortest-route-ever record? :smile:
Quite possibly, though I don't think MAM or BDS were recording the route. Drinking tea and eating cake were far more important than distance.
by TheBrownDog
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Basketpacking ... anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 457

Basketpacking ... anyone?

Apologies if this has been done already but, apparently, it's a thing. Quite like the idea myself.

https://bikepacking.com/index/basket-bags/
by TheBrownDog
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT August?
Replies: 37
Views: 892

Re: WRT August?

Think I might be back in for this. A trip to Spanish Lapland two weeks after the rescheduled WRT isn't going to happen as none of us fancy three hours in a metal tube full of people ... nope. So fingers crossed we can make WRT work - maybe drop the mass gathering and prize giving at the start, and t...
by TheBrownDog
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?
Replies: 31
Views: 730

Re: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?

GPX file, I reckon. Come on you lot. Someone MUST have a route up or down loaded or whatever it is that people who do route planning and recording call it. I dunno. Round this patch though it's not easy to put together a good off road route without a lot of local knowledge.
by TheBrownDog
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: big family tent recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 208

OT: big family tent recommendations

Evening teamsters. I'm looking for a 6-person tent, preferably with three bedrooms but two will do at a pinch. I've been over the big camping store websites and have a few thoughts, and also found a Vaude Badawi Long on evilBay which would be perfect, but I suspect will go for circa £400, and I have...
by TheBrownDog
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?
Replies: 31
Views: 730

Re: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?

I've ridden with you lot enough to know that every moment on the bike in that particular group would have been like an enduro event. The top of that hill may be reached in 5 minutes if you like breathing through your ears, but it will also still be there next week. MAM has it right: release your inn...
by TheBrownDog
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What works, what doesn't!
Replies: 19
Views: 726

Re: What works, what doesn't!

Oooh ... nice thread. Can I play? What works for me: Stormin Normin windshield/stand for any pot you might have. Sea to Summit hammock - so big, so comfy, it's like being hugged all over DD Hammocks Superlight 3x3 tarp. It's light, cheap and strong and you don't say that a lot in this game. What I w...
by TheBrownDog
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock set-ups
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: Hammock set-ups

If you’re looking for something very light and packable DD offer their Superlight version. I’ve got one but it’s a bit too small for me at 6’2” so my kids use it. It’s sold with their whoppie slings and hardware. Weighs under 400g and packs down to the size of a tennis ball. https://www.ddhammocks.c...
by TheBrownDog
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8545
Views: 917388

Re: The post man's been ...

A 13L Exped drybag - the sort with three side compression straps and an air value, which means you can really squish things down small and tight. I've used one for a few years for my sleeping stuff and this new one is for my tent. And a Sea To Summit Alphalight long-handled spork to get to the very ...