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by Lazarus
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hello
Replies: 14
Views: 1509

Re: Hello

the options are 1) something disposable and replaceable like plastic wrap o a bike cardboard box and ditch when you get there and reacquire something for the return 2) storage of a proper bike box the later requires either 1) a specialist agency near a route - easier if its a popular route and was e...
by Lazarus
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alternatives to glitter as a sealant additive?
Replies: 19
Views: 811

Re: Alternatives to glitter as a sealant additive?

To try and form a clot around the hole. The manufacturers have thought of this and I dont really see the point in adding anything, if anything actually worked they would have done it by now As for top up it really depends but my rules of thumb are 1) When it loses air it must have run out 2) before...
by Lazarus
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dynamo setup cost
Replies: 25
Views: 1567

Re: Dynamo setup cost

as noted it varies from cheap to not so I reckon £100-£500 depending Cheaper end is a shimano hub with replacement spokes and a rebuild using existing rim to lots for a new Boost son to a new rim. In the unlikely event he want a 26" QR wheel I can lend one with a tubeless set up. I keep meaning to r...
by Lazarus
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Keeping feet warm while wet
Replies: 22
Views: 1575

Re: Keeping feet warm while wet

woolie bollie socks are the best i have ever owned for staying warm when wet- they do need wringing out and the boot emptying when sloshing with water. Sealskins and their aldi counterpart i dont mind for commutes and the like but they are not very breathable IME or warm when wet I use wolfenhammer ...
by Lazarus
Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyvek insulation properties
Replies: 22
Views: 1147

Re: Tyvek insulation properties

American r values are 5 x the UK value so that r could well just be a summer mat with no insulation in it* https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/r-value-explained-i206 Better mat being the solution there- i dont think anything else light weight will give a comparable r value to a winter sleeping m...
by Lazarus
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyvek insulation properties
Replies: 22
Views: 1147

Re: Tyvek insulation properties

congrats you just proved that if you have some insulation there already it can improve it Unfortunately your question was about whether it insulates on its own not whether it can improve other insulators :wink: I also go with none at all - have you see how thick it is not? What material, at that thi...
by Lazarus
Fri Dec 21, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Years Eve
Replies: 9
Views: 951

Re: New Years Eve

^^^ hope next year is better for you Not bivvyed but often ride the local hill/high point. It is a nice place to watch the fireworks go off - then again it has big views to the coast and their are a few built up places I like the way that people are either 1) unable to work out exactly when NY begin...
by Lazarus
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: s'bag compression
Replies: 23
Views: 1502

Re: s'bag compression

Lightest synthetic sleeping bag I can afford- squashed enough to get in bag but probably gpo 255 less in a compression sack Winter into a 12 litre dry bag Summer version 8 litre Both bags also conatin the tent and the air bed. I also tend to wear[ all my] clothes in bed , why carry a heavier bag whe...
by Lazarus
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Poor mans luna solo
Replies: 21
Views: 1560

Re: Poor mans luna solo

i have the first one linked to and it is fine in use - not tested it in super high winds but but have in blustery conditions [ fine if a little noisy] NB i use it in two pole mode- *IME you can just about squeeze two of you in there though its very cosy[ you will touch teh side during the night basi...
by Lazarus
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: fs, Clement xplor ush 700 x 35 (pair) reduced
Replies: 1
Views: 358

Re: fs, Clement xplor ush 700 x 35 (pair) reduced

i will take these

e-mail imminent
by Lazarus
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar ends on loops? How wrong is it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2523

Re: Bar ends on loops? How wrong is it?

all my bikes used to have them till bars got stupidly wide they dont work on proper wide ones I used them on my confusious bars when bikepacking BUT the bar end has the tool kit and i like not having to dig for it. I honestly dont recall using them for hand position but i must have at some point. As...
by Lazarus
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Possible Tent,
Replies: 48
Views: 2927

Re: Possible Tent,

almost evangelical there :grin:
by Lazarus
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Possible Tent,
Replies: 48
Views: 2927

Re: Possible Tent,

Seems ok for me but you can get better for a cheaper price as to how far you want to go on the reduce the weight of all your kit i am a bit MLEH on it as the best weight saving option I could do is to change the bike - probably cheaper as welll than getting all the lightest gear as well- so why worr...
by Lazarus
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD outdry arms/cuffs
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: WTD outdry arms/cuffs

good find and look like they will end up cheap enough to be worth a punt
by Lazarus
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD outdry arms/cuffs
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: WTD outdry arms/cuffs

they are tight but not uncomfortably so - though I wear the leg ones - are marigolds tight enough you could try with them first ?

Agree those jackets are odd sizes - the small is pretty tight on me at the waist and not at all at the chest - in use they are superb though
by Lazarus
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD outdry arms/cuffs
Replies: 6
Views: 528

Re: WTD outdry arms/cuffs

assuming its too short for you what about some diving equipment end seals for dry suits? think they are called drysuit wrist cuff and you get long ones iirc [ latex or silicone and neoprene as well] The boot ones are excellent for stopping the rain dripping into your boot failing that use your own h...
by Lazarus
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2019 - what you got planned?
Replies: 86
Views: 6144

Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

fred whitton Cairngorn Loop Lakeland 100 and 200- not one after the other mind. Glasgow - Inverness NC71?? not sure of exact number family ride A full week of riding somewhere BAM Some form of "race " 200 miles in a day 6000 miles cycled / 4000 off road miles. Not have a bad crash on the MTB Most im...
by Lazarus
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted. Garmin Etrex mount
Replies: 13
Views: 938

Re: Wanted. Garmin Etrex mount

as the thread noted plenty of us had ejections [ and plenty not] using the proper Garmin unit

Its your choice and your unit
by Lazarus
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: 26 Ice tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: WTD: 26 Ice tyres

The ‘turbo’ of spike tires. With up to 402 spikes it bites firmly into icy roads. The tungsten carbide core of each spike is clad in weight-saving aluminum. The tyre remains agile and sporty. Never tried mine but yes they are designed for icey conditions as you just described I bet they are slow an...
by Lazarus
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted. Garmin Etrex mount
Replies: 13
Views: 938

Re: Wanted. Garmin Etrex mount

and something to tie the unit for when it falls off - few threads on here - fair to say comments were mixed but bout 50% ish say those units dont hold them securely [ I am one] and prefer the RAM mount
I think postierich started the last thread
YMMV
by Lazarus
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: 26 Ice tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: WTD: 26 Ice tyres

did we all get them cheap in an one one sale, and have yet to use them, or is that just me :lol:
by Lazarus
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: 26 Ice tyres
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: WTD: 26 Ice tyres

yes i have a set you can borrow
they are unused and the proper Schwalbe Ice Spiker ones

PM as i am assuming you will cover postage there and back
Not folders and about 1 kg each iirc
by Lazarus
Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OS Trail Bike GPS
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: OS Trail Bike GPS

three year subscription to OS Maps Premium.
so after three years you need to pay some more money to keep your maps?
by Lazarus
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: question for Fargoists
Replies: 6
Views: 948

Re: question for Fargoists

you could almost buy a new frame for the price it would take to replace them all on a fargo
by Lazarus
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Lakes Winter Bivi next weekend!
Replies: 4
Views: 786

Re: Lakes Winter Bivi next weekend!

these are never on a weekend I can do :cry: