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by ripio
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Laminating printed maps
Replies: 34
Views: 2279

Re: Laminating printed maps

I use my Fugawi software 1:50,000 OS mapping and print out at 1:100,000, to get more coverage on each A4 sheet.
Not sure if that's possible with the OS own mapping software?
by ripio
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Laminating printed maps
Replies: 34
Views: 2279

Re: Laminating printed maps

I used to laminate maps, have done both methods with a proper laminator and also the Blue Peter way with sticky backed plastic. Both work ok.

Nowadays I tend to print my own on Toughprint waterproof paper, https://www.memory-map.co.uk/accessorie ... roof-paper
by ripio
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Packable Rucksack
Replies: 13
Views: 2088

Re: Packable Rucksack

Good copy of Alpkit Gourdon, although smaller volume.
https://www.alpkit.com/products/gourdon-20#features
by ripio
Thu May 02, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New style Decathlon bottle mounts.
Replies: 7
Views: 1146

Re: New style Decathlon bottle mounts.

On the UK version of their website https://www.decathlon.co.uk/bottle-cage ... 85631.html

But old strap version is still available too https://www.decathlon.co.uk/300-univers ... 39445.html
by ripio
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag repair
Replies: 6
Views: 809

Re: Sleeping bag repair

Scottish Mountain Gear
£14 for new slider or £40 for complete new zip.
https://www.scottishmountaingear.com/re ... eping-bags
by ripio
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Insulated Gilet - Primaloft or similar
Replies: 16
Views: 1864

Re: Insulated Gilet - Primaloft or similar

I've got a Haglofs one which is excellent, it can't compete with Decthlon on price though.
https://www.nevisport.com/haglofs-barri ... ated-gilet
by ripio
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Side wall sutures
Replies: 16
Views: 1274

Re: Side wall sutures

I've successfully stitched up sidewalls with dental floss a few times, usually stick some gaffer tape over the repair on the inside too, and have also stitched a gaffer tape patch over the repair on the outside. Last for months, no problem, you can usually feel the effect of the slight tyre bulge th...
by ripio
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Two days with no resupply?
Replies: 38
Views: 3049

Re: Two days with no resupply?

Ray Young wrote:. Why tins of mackerel?
Why not? :grin:
Handy, small, lightweight, adds a nice meaty (ok, fishy) component to pasta or couscous, comes in various flavours so no extra sauce necessary.
Smaller than tins of tuna usually.
by ripio
Fri Feb 15, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Two days with no resupply?
Replies: 38
Views: 3049

Re: Two days with no resupply?

Oatmeal for porridge.
Tea bags.
Pepperamis.
Cheese, Babybels are good as they are wrapped in wax.
Tins of mackerel.
Oatcakes.
Couscous.
Minstrels.
by ripio
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Feb 16/17 - Scottish Borders
Replies: 30
Views: 3429

Re: Feb 16/17 - Scottish Borders

restlessshawn wrote:Gilmanscluech to Delorainshiel was a bit sub standard when I tried it, lots of angry looking cows and gates.....
No bother when I went through that way a couple of months ago, in the opposite direction.
by ripio
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 1253

Re: Bike insurance

I looked into it a few years ago and was told that the premium would be 10% of the full cost of each bike per year. TSB costs me about £40 a year, you tell them the value of your most expensive bike (in my case around £1500) and they cover it and all your other bikes. Also includes worldwide cover,...
by ripio
Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 1253

Re: Bike insurance

by ripio
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Scotland - Beta on Etive and Rannock
Replies: 20
Views: 2482

Re: Scotland - Beta on Etive and Rannock

Rannock?!
by ripio
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Warned of personal liability at a cafe ???
Replies: 32
Views: 2685

Re: Warned of personal liability at a cafe ???

I doubt very much the HSE got involved, they only tend to deal with serious incidents.
Local councils deal with stuff like this.
by ripio
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The price of tools.
Replies: 22
Views: 1941

Re: The price of tools.

Ray Young wrote:I visit bothies quite a bit and it seems that many have saws supplied but not axes which are often more suitable for cutting wood......
A good bow saw is much better than an axe for cutting firewood for use in bothies, and a sawhorse makes it even easier.
by ripio
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about Rohloff
Replies: 62
Views: 4685

Re: Talk to me about Rohloff

. I don't think the torque force is huge. . Which begs the question, why Rohloff have only just come up with this solution rather than the long torque arm they have been producing for 20 years or so? The torque can be sufficient to break a chainstay according to this article on Sheldon Brown https:...
by ripio
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about Rohloff
Replies: 62
Views: 4685

Re: Talk to me about Rohloff

This: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/hub-spares/rohloff-axle-plate-oem2-adapter-for-m5-fender-luggage-rack-bolt-8552/ Thanks, interesting that it doesn't seem to be listed on Rohloff's own website though. Also, the chances of the axle plate notch lining up with the mudguard/rack eyelet on any particul...
by ripio
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about Rohloff
Replies: 62
Views: 4685

Re: Talk to me about Rohloff

lune ranger wrote: Rohloff now even produce an adapter that works off a mudguard mount for rim break bikes.
Link please? Not come across this before.
by ripio
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about Rohloff
Replies: 62
Views: 4685

Re: Talk to me about Rohloff

Noise? My Rohloff is slightly noisier now at eight years old than it was when I first got it (second hand but relatively new), so mine hasn't got quieter with age. However, it can't really be described as noisy in any gear. Lower 7 gears, it makes a nice soft whirring sound, upper 7 gears used to be...
by ripio
Tue Jan 15, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about Rohloff
Replies: 62
Views: 4685

Re: Talk to me about Rohloff

Big Rohloff fan here, had one on touring bike for about 8 years. But for off road bikepacking which may involve river crossings etc it may not be suitable due to the possibility of water ingress. From the Rohloff user manual : IMG_20190115_210818.jpg I have carried mine on the back of the car in hea...
by ripio
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats it called again
Replies: 10
Views: 1572

Re: Whats it called again

Alpkit have redesigned their seatpacks to be compatible with dropper posts using their new Exorail mini rack.
https://www.alpkit.com/featured/bike-luggage-seat
by ripio
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike Packing Cooking
Replies: 15
Views: 1438

Re: Bike Packing Cooking

Roasting a chicken on a Trangia?
https://youtu.be/WBQqOL7Ohyc
by ripio
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Keeping feet warm while wet
Replies: 22
Views: 1840

Re: Keeping feet warm while wet

Dex is a new name to me, unfortunately "sealskinz" is not - what a triumph of marketing over substance. I have yet to use any sealshit product that has come close to doing what its meant to do :oops: In which case avoid Dex Shell. Seakskinz used the Dex Shell liner up to about 4 years ago and then ...
by ripio
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Scotrail cycle carriages
Replies: 2
Views: 642

Scotrail cycle carriages

Scotrail plans for new cycle (and snowsports equipment) carriages :
https://www.scotsman.com/news/transport ... -1-4834650