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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Borderer » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:19 am

Rock and Run have the tent that Joe and I use - the MSR Carbon Reflex 3 - for £340 in their flash sale just now. That's less than I paid for ours two years ago! I really recommend this tent - I can't believe the price it is up for just now as they usually sell for £400+ second hand on eBay.

This is a 3 man, 1kg tent (yes really) with two doors, massive internal space including headroom and a full inner. its a seriously good bit of kit which comes with carbon poles. The only downside we have found is the door closures but there is a solution to that which can be bought on eBay for a fiver - quilting clips (very strong, small and lightweight).

We have used ours in very high winds and it has held up with no issues. It would be snug for three adults, but for two people travelling for a long period it is very spacious and comfortable. We have sat out bad weather in it in comfort.

https://rockrun.com/collections/deal/pr ... n-reflex-3

The quilting clips: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pack-of-50-1 ... Xw6Fp4s_mA

A couple of photos of our tent in use on our website: https://www.weirdosonbikes.com/2018/06/14/tents-tarps/

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Post by RIP » Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:17 pm

Loads of half price stuff on SportPursuit too - Osprey, togs, etc. http://www.sportpursuit.com
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Post by Cyclepeasant » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:01 pm

Borderer wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:19 am


This is a 3 man, 1kg tent (yes really) with two doors, massive internal space including headroom and a full inner. its a seriously good bit of kit which comes with carbon poles. The only downside we have found is the door closures but there is a solution to that which can be bought on eBay for a fiver - quilting clips (very strong, small and lightweight).

Can you explain the problem please?
Seems a sugarload for a tent with a design fault...or is it?
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Post by voodoo_simon » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:07 pm

First read your site as weirdo son bikes :lol:

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Post by Lazarus » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:31 pm

in that vein I always read postierich as

posterior itch till he explained it !

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Post by Borderer » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:21 pm

Cyclepeasant wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:01 pm
Borderer wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:19 am


This is a 3 man, 1kg tent (yes really) with two doors, massive internal space including headroom and a full inner. its a seriously good bit of kit which comes with carbon poles. The only downside we have found is the door closures but there is a solution to that which can be bought on eBay for a fiver - quilting clips (very strong, small and lightweight).

Can you explain the problem please?
Seems a sugarload for a tent with a design fault...or is it?
Ta!
The outer fly doors don't have zips - they have hook and loop fasteners. The trouble is that in strong winds these come open and flap about. The solution is just to attach a quilting clip to the loop and then it's fine. I believe the doors are designed that way to reduce weight and also to cut down on condensation.

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Post by Borderer » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:22 pm

voodoo_simon wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:07 pm
First read your site as weirdo son bikes :lol:
Yeah you are not the first to say that. He is pretty weird right enough.

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Post by Cyclepeasant » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:13 pm

Aha!
Thanks Borderer!
Always great to learn stuff!!
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Post by pistonbroke » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:30 pm

Anyone read the description of the MSR Carbon Reflex on the Rock and Run link? It gives the size of vestibule as 130sq m , big enough for a reasonable sized party. :lol:

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Post by oreocereus » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:32 pm

The rockrun product descriptions and tech specs are all over the place. I checked the specs of the sea to summit stuff on the manufacturer website and they have details wrong on nearly all of their listings.

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Post by Charliecres » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:21 am

50% off Aussie Grit clothing https://aussiegritapparel.com/

I’ve just bought a couple of gilets and a jersey and They seem very good for the price.

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Post by Cheeky Monkey » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:53 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:11 pm
Ex-display Sonder: https://alpkit.com/collections/ex-displ ... 6OS,PVXG,1
Ooh, tempting to replace my medium but FK how you order it or quite what's going on with individual bikes. Hey ho :cool:

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Post by Taylor » Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:48 pm

If anybody is teetering on a late in the year foreign bike trip easyJet flights seem to be at normal prices however bikes are only a QUID each way rather than £70.
I've just booked three bike Spaces on for later in the year for the princely sum of £3, hold luggage is only £1 too.

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Post by slarge » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:47 pm

Just hope easyJet are still in business Taylor. I can see a few going under in the next few months.......

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Post by RIP » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:50 pm

....Good. I'm under the Luton flightpath. Could do with a bit of peace and quiet. The last 3 weeks have been bliss. No lumps of frozen piss landing in the garden either (*). I can think of any number of industries that'll get my sympathy after this mess is over but cheapo airlines won't be one of them.

Mr Grumpy.

(*) made that up, but it's still been blissful.
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Post by Taylor » Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:02 pm

slarge wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:47 pm
Just hope easyJet are still in business Taylor. I can see a few going under in the next few months.......
What's the worst that can happen?
We'd booked the flights before insurance companies say they won't cover cv19 related delays/cancellations so we're covered for the bums on seats, worst case is we've lost about £15 in hold baggage and bike fees. If they're still going we've saved about £460 :-bd

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Post by slarge » Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:22 pm

Taylor wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:02 pm
slarge wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:47 pm
Just hope easyJet are still in business Taylor. I can see a few going under in the next few months.......
What's the worst that can happen?
We'd booked the flights before insurance companies say they won't cover cv19 related delays/cancellations so we're covered for the bums on seats, worst case is we've lost about £15 in hold baggage and bike fees. If they're still going we've saved about £460 :-bd
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by metalheart » Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:57 am

FWIW I have two sets (originals) and I'm considering a 3rd, so I'm a convert.
Colin, I have a set that I’m not using. Your welcome to them (if I can remember where I’ve put them).

Did you get ever them bb mug ‘charity’ band things, I’ll swap yer....
Give the dirt a little room.

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Post by ScotRoutes » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:24 am

metalheart wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 6:57 am
FWIW I have two sets (originals) and I'm considering a 3rd, so I'm a convert.
Colin, I have a set that I’m not using. Your welcome to them (if I can remember where I’ve put them).

Did you get ever them bb mug ‘charity’ band things, I’ll swap yer....
Yep. I have yours.

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Post by javatime » Sat Apr 11, 2020 11:52 am

RIP wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:50 pm
....Good. I'm under the Luton flightpath. Could do with a bit of peace and quiet. The last 3 weeks have been bliss. No lumps of frozen piss landing in the garden either (*). I can think of any number of industries that'll get my sympathy after this mess is over but cheapo airlines won't be one of them.

Mr Grumpy.

(*) made that up, but it's still been blissful.
Very timely, just had my rolling contract with a supplier to the aerospace industry cancelled !

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Post by yourguitarhero » Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:43 am

I got one of those Exped Synmat lites.
Nice quality mat, small and light and kept me bivvying under a bridge in sub-zero temps - woke up with beard iced up!
Would recommend.

Ordered myself a hammock from the link above.
Have a lovely warm spot outside my flat for snoozing away lockdown mornings, but my current hammock isn't the best.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B-tuMsAjr0t/

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Post by Matt » Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:20 pm

RIP wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:50 pm
....Good. I'm under the Luton flightpath.
Mr Grumpy.
I’ll see your Luton parochial small town airport and raise you, as I like a complete muppet bought a house under the worlds 2nd busiest airport.

And yes it’s been absolute bliss with no air traffic over us.

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