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by belugabob
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Tent pole mushroom
Replies: 27
Views: 11738

Re: Tent pole mushroom

Very nicely done, Rich3rd. If anybody else is a tight as me - or just takes enjoyment from bodging something for a use completely different to that which the manufacture intended - then you could take the low-tech route... Obtain a plumbing joint from your local DIY store Drill an appropriate sized ...
by belugabob
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Route Ideas Sought in Kent
Replies: 4
Views: 953

Re: Route Ideas Sought in Kent

Technically, the South Downs way is in Hampshire & West/East Sussex, but it's close enough to to Kent to make it viable.

Not as much tree cover as the North Downs Way, but nicer views (IMHO) and much more rural.
(There are still plenty of places to hide away your tarp/tent/hammock)
by belugabob
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Seatpack improvements - simple, but effective
Replies: 5
Views: 2269

Seatpack improvements - simple, but effective

I've been using an Alpkit Airlok Tapered dry bag in my Wilcat Tiger Seat pack for some time now, but was never really satisfied with how the seat pack straps sat, on top of the dry bag closure buckles... https://farm1.staticflickr.com/882/41292063581_72d3d03fb5_n.jpg Messy straps by belugabob , on F...
by belugabob
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Spanish C2C 2018 Hands Up Who's In?
Replies: 36
Views: 5227

Re: Spanish C2C 2018 Hands Up Who's In?

Too busy this year, I'm afraid, but I'll definitely consider it for next year.
by belugabob
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 54
Views: 3932

Re: Wildlife

Our local woodpecker (which I've only heard, but not seen) was busy this morning. Considering that I live in a fairly large town, close to Gatwick (albeit on the edge of town) it's good to know that the wildlife is just getting on with it. It's only a 5 minute bike ride to the more rural surrounding...
by belugabob
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Swaledale
Replies: 9
Views: 1490

Re: Swaledale

Ah, Fremington Edge - a place firmly etched in our memories, after Stuart (from the Dales Bike centre) took us up there, not long after we'd had a pie and a pint (very nearly saw them again) None of cleaned it, but we did actually enjoy the ride, as it was so different to what we're used to. After t...
by belugabob
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Sussex bivi a month 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 7606

Re: Sussex bivi a month 2018

Hi there, I'm another Sussex mountain biker who has dabbled in bikepacking, and looking to do some more. Probably not up for bivi-a-month, as the prospect of being out in all weathers isn't massively appealing. A few of my regular riding buddies are looking to get out a few times this year, with our...
by belugabob
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1023
Views: 200525

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you lik

Well, I would have posted a picture of the new bike bag that I made, but somebody didn't want me to use my cutting board...

ImageIMG_20180402_100343 by belugabob, on Flickr
by belugabob
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pipedream sleeping bag anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 1959

Re: Pipedream sleeping bag anyone?

Stu - you are right about the variables involved. I sleep quite warm, but do like to 'cocoon' and am a bit sensitive to draughts, which is why I've shied away from quilts. I'm also a bit wary of the shock cords and toggles on the Cumulus 150 being annoying to lie on - and I'm 6ft, so it could be a b...
by belugabob
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pipedream sleeping bag anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 1959

Re: Pipedream sleeping bag anyone?

I have both the Pipedream 200 and 600, for winter and summer use, good pack size, keeps me nice and warm, I layer up with a liner if needed. Love mine. I've been procrastinating about which bag to buy for a couple of weeks now, and am strangely drawn to the pipedream 200 - mainly because of the pac...
by belugabob
Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Painless Tubeless
Replies: 10
Views: 4419

Re: Painless Tubeless

Certainly an interesting (and clever) twist on the usual tubeless threads. I'm kind of spoiled, as I have bontrager TLR rims, tape and tyres, so have never experienced the trials and tribulations that I often read about on forums ( although this might change, if I decide to go tubeless on my other b...
by belugabob
Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Just in case anyone didn't get their email.
Replies: 10
Views: 1170

Re: Just in case anyone didn't get their email.

ootini wrote:
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
I'm assuming that if we are willing to carry our own booze, this is OK?
Oh yeah, no trouble at all ... we just thought we'd give people the option.
Cracking, cheers
Didn't you mean...

"Cracking one open, right now - cheers!" :-bd
by belugabob
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bearstock the party - what do you want?
Replies: 208
Views: 12545

Re: Bearstock the party - what do you want?

Sounds interesting - July sounds better for me. What's the location? What are the toilet/washing arrangements? (Licked by a cow, dried by a sheep?) I think I can manage £20 worth of beer ;) I'll be off work on those dates so I'm easy. I'll make the effort to make this. And has anyone ever tried a hi...
by belugabob
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Japanese Odyssey
Replies: 6
Views: 559

Re: Japanese Odyssey

Do it -Japan is one of my all time favourite destinations. It's so 'alien' but so welcoming - never felt threatened at any point, during my three visits. It's an assault on the senses, with something to make you stare/smile/gasp/question around every corner. Combine this with riding your bike, and I...
by belugabob
Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bothies on the BBC
Replies: 24
Views: 1797

Re: Bothies on the BBC

As I live 'darn sarf', bothies are a bit of a rarity. The one which we do use is part of a farm complex, and only a mile or so from the public highway. It is, however, a reasonable distance from large towns, so has always been a pleasant experience. It's quite disappointing to hear about people misu...
by belugabob
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cassette locking rings
Replies: 7
Views: 1051

Re: Cassette locking rings

Thinner spacers might be a better alternative - what sizes are you currently using?

Try the "Mini top up kit" from here...velosolo
by belugabob
Tue Dec 15, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Cuben Carbon Windshield.
Replies: 16
Views: 5419

Re: Cuben Carbon Windshield.

It is anchored to the ground, the carbon supports have got little spikes on ... obviously, I couldn't push them into the worktop so used a little blue-tac instead :wink: Pushed into the ground, 'twould be very secure. Hope you didn't light that and leave a burn mark on Dee's new worktop? She's gone...
by belugabob
Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Storing bikes indoor - numpty question
Replies: 15
Views: 530

Re: Storing bikes indoor - numpty question

Are tyres affected by excess heat?
by belugabob
Wed Dec 09, 2015 2:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Genesis Longitude 19" 2015 SOLD
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Re: Genesis Longitude 19" 2015

Nice!

If I didn't already have a bikepacking bike (and a full shed) I'd bee sorely tempted - Genesis make great bikes.
by belugabob
Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: make your bike sound like a horse
Replies: 7
Views: 754

Re: make your bike sound like a horse

Bearbonesnorm wrote:Just been looking and I see it comes flat-packed for easy home assembly ... am I right to assume that you must supply your own coconut?
I find it hard to believe that a man of your calibre doesn't have his own coconuts. ;)
by belugabob
Sat Dec 05, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Monkii Cage
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Re: Monkii Cage

Monkii cage + monkii clip, FTW

Image

I think that the super duper prototype that you're thinking of is actually a gorilla clip.
by belugabob
Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sorted: Has anyone used gorilla cages on their longitude
Replies: 43
Views: 3868

Re: Has anyone used gorilla cages on their longitude forks?

So, did Genesis come to the rescue?
by belugabob
Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Import Duty experience?
Replies: 15
Views: 1657

Re: Import Duty experience?

It's the £8 fee that I object to - I don't mind paying duty and VAT, if the item is just not available in the UK.

Anybody know if it's possible to arrange the payments before hand? (if only to prevent Porcel Farce from getting any of my money)
by belugabob
Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sorted: Has anyone used gorilla cages on their longitude
Replies: 43
Views: 3868

Re: Has anyone used gorilla cages on their longitude forks?

How about one and a half packets of these? (And maybe an extra packet for spares)

Bottle cage mounts

I've used these to provide a second bottle mounting point on one of my bikes, and found them to be satisfactory.

There are other manufacturers available, but I can't remember where
by belugabob
Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8013
Views: 840364

Re: The post man's been ...

A prototype, 3 mount Gorilla cage mounting adaptor has just arrive
Ah - I'd just received a reply to the email, that I'd sent to Parable, asking if they were going to make those (and they replied positively)

Glad to see that you're in the loop, and look forward to hearing your opinions.