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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by voodoo_simon » Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:08 am

Alh14 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:53 am
Marin Pine Mountain.

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mar ... prod186798
Rumour has it that Marin won’t do warranty on these bikes, might be worth posing the question to Marin (rather than CRC). I could be mistaken though :roll:

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by middleagedmadness » Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:30 pm

Not 100% sure these are bargains but it's the cheapest I could find them
Just bought a gatewood Cape for £123 delivered
And if mike and Mr barter are still interested in the deschutes plus they are coming in at £163 delivered
All from backpacking light.dk
Edit ,don't forget to change to GBP as mike's just nearly paid a extra £14 if it was on PayPal's exchange rate
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by RIP » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:19 pm

ooh, I'm a bit jealous there Stu, what brought that on then?
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by middleagedmadness » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:21 pm

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ooh, I'm a bit jealous there Stu, what brought that on then?
Had a couple of extra quid spare this month reg and thought I'd spend it on something I'm gonna use instead of trying the 12 pubs in 1/2 mile again with the wife as I only got a bad head and possibly hepatitis out of a couple of the pubs :lol:

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by RIP » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:27 pm

Bring it next time chap - would like to see you ride in it in 'cape mode' :smile: . (Good grief wot sort of pubs do you frequent round there?)
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by jameso » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:55 pm

voodoo_simon wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:08 am
Alh14 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:53 am
Marin Pine Mountain.

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mar ... prod186798
Rumour has it that Marin won’t do warranty on these bikes, might be worth posing the question to Marin (rather than CRC). I could be mistaken though :roll:
I expect so, as that's not something either Marin or CRC can legally do.

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by middleagedmadness » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:56 pm

RIP wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:27 pm
Bring it next time chap - would like to see you ride in it in 'cape mode' :smile: . (Good grief wot sort of pubs do you frequent round there?)
Was planning on bringing it in September and the pubs well there's a couple of nice ones but there's a few where you can be standing next to a horse at the bar :lol: bit they are the better ones for the craic can't beat yapping with drunk travellers

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Jurassic » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:00 pm

middleagedmadness wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:30 pm
Not 100% sure these are bargains but it's the cheapest I could find them
Just bought a gatewood Cape for £123 delivered
And if mike and Mr barter are still interested in the deschutes plus they are coming in at £163 delivered
All from backpacking light.dk
Ooh, got all excited there as I've been fancying a Lunar Solo to replace my Trekkertent for a while. The Lunar Solo is only a few quid cheaper than Ultralight OutdoorGear though so I'll just have to be patient. I could be slightly tempted by the Deschutes Plus though. Hmmm. :???:

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by middleagedmadness » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:04 pm

Was originally looking at the deschutes but £40 difference is food and some beer on a night out for a similar shelter (or is it being a tight fisted black country lad :wink: )

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by RIP » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:19 pm

'drunk travellers' - hang on, that's us isn't it or am I getting confused again? I often think I 'need' one of them there shaped tarps but I always back off when I remember that my nice flattie is the ultimate in purity, simplicity and flexibility (*) (**)

Oh, and in a bit of conversational gymnastics while we're on, 'bout time you started finkin' 'bout the Winter Bivvy, assuming we're descending on you again - it's only 4 months away :wink: .

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Jurassic » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:25 pm

middleagedmadness wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:04 pm
Was originally looking at the deschutes but £40 difference is food and some beer on a night out for a similar shelter (or is it being a tight fisted black country lad :wink: )
I think I've been getting mixed up, I thought the Deschutes and Lunar Solo were longer than the Gatewood but they're not. I'm just on 6 feet tall and thought I'd need the extra length (I sleep on a NeoAIr XLite). I'm now wondering whether a Gatewood Cape combined with my Borah bivvy would do the job better than a Lunar Solo.

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by RIP » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:40 pm

interested if there's any particular reason why you'd have the bivvy bag as well as the cape? The Gatewood boast is that it offers '360deg protection'. Must admit I'm impressed it comes in at under 300g - there must be a big hole in it somewhere :smile: . (sorry, going off-thread now..)
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by middleagedmadness » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:41 pm

That's exactly my set up now borah A67 Bivi , gatewood but I use a exped ul7 , hoping this is gonna be my set up for a while ,don't like changing things as long as they work :-bd
Was looking to a Luna solo but asked stu if the Cape can be set up ok on slanty ground and he said it was just like a tarp

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by middleagedmadness » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:42 pm

Bugs reg ,you know I f@cking hate bugs

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Jurassic » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:56 pm

middleagedmadness wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:42 pm
Bugs reg ,you know I f@cking hate bugs
Yes, same here (I live in the west of Scotland), plus added splash protection for my down bag.

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Jurassic » Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:57 pm

middleagedmadness wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:41 pm
That's exactly my set up now borah A67 Bivi , gatewood but I use a exped ul7 , hoping this is gonna be my set up for a while ,don't like changing things as long as they work :-bd
Was looking to a Luna solo but asked stu if the Cape can be set up ok on slanty ground and he said it was just like a tarp
How tall are you MAM (if that's not too personal a question to ask)? :oops: :smile:

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by RIP » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:00 pm

'Scotland' - ah right, fair enough, say no more :smile: .
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by middleagedmadness » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:07 pm

Jurassic wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:57 pm
middleagedmadness wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:41 pm
That's exactly my set up now borah A67 Bivi , gatewood but I use a exped ul7 , hoping this is gonna be my set up for a while ,don't like changing things as long as they work :-bd
Was looking to a Luna solo but asked stu if the Cape can be set up ok on slanty ground and he said it was just like a tarp
How tall are you MAM (if that's not too personal a question to ask)? :oops: :smile:
5.9ish and nearly the same girth wise :lol:

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Jurassic » Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:17 pm

middleagedmadness wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:07 pm
Jurassic wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:57 pm
middleagedmadness wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:41 pm
That's exactly my set up now borah A67 Bivi , gatewood but I use a exped ul7 , hoping this is gonna be my set up for a while ,don't like changing things as long as they work :-bd
Was looking to a Luna solo but asked stu if the Cape can be set up ok on slanty ground and he said it was just like a tarp
How tall are you MAM (if that's not too personal a question to ask)? :oops: :smile:
5.9ish and nearly the same girth wise :lol:
Ta. :-bd I'm somewhat concerned about usable length in these shelters as it's something that's caused me to get rid of tent/shelters in the past. It's pretty easy to end up with a soggy down bag if you get the calculations wrong (I know this from bitter experience). Still the price of the Gatewood is very attractive.

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Jurassic » Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:47 pm

After much deliberation I've ordered a Gatewood Cape as well. I think (hope) it'll tick all the boxes for me. Trekkertent Stealth 1 to appear in classifieds section shortly............

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by middleagedmadness » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:24 am

Looks like Stu may be cutting some more pole extenders

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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:49 am

Some cheap(er) Salsa Cutthroats at Keep Pedalling.

http://www.keeppedalling.co.uk/sale/
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by ssnowman » Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:01 pm

middleagedmadness wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:30 pm
Not 100% sure these are bargains but it's the cheapest I could find them
Just bought a gatewood Cape for £123 delivered
And if mike and Mr barter are still interested in the deschutes plus they are coming in at £163 delivered
All from backpacking light.dk
Edit ,don't forget to change to GBP as mike's just nearly paid a extra £14 if it was on PayPal's exchange rate
Thanks for this, just got the last green one. I've been looking at the Gatewood Cape for a while, and as I got some birthday money yesterday, it seemed that the stars were aligned. :grin:
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Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Post by RobLyon » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:11 am

Ghyllside cycles have a salsa deadwood frame in the window 1600 down from 2700. Its a sand sort of colour but not sure on size.

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