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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Cheeky Monkey » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:06 am

... (sort of) and brought me a black belt.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by chris n » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:42 am

RIP wrote:Beer being delivered. That the sort of service I like. How big a barrel is it though to justify delivery?! :wink:
24 really small ones. Some cider too, it turns out. :-bd

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Wilkyboy » Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:56 pm

... and saved me over 100g on my WRT packing with a set of these:

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200ml is just enough whisky for a weekend out in the Welsh hills and 9g per pouch is over 100g lighter than my (plastic) hip flask :-bd

(Be aware that some other pouches are listed as 220ml but are more like 650ml.)

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Post by Cheeky Monkey » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:05 pm

Just re-use a 250ml tonic bottles:

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Recycling at its finest :wink:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Wilkyboy » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:36 pm

Cheeky Monkey wrote:Just re-use a 250ml tonic bottles:

Recycling at its finest :wink:
Nice one :-bd Unfortunately, the boss always buys Fever Tree tonic in leetle cans :roll:

I do like that the pouches are flat, so easier to pack, I think.

I'll see how the pouches go, they could be 'orrible to live with — if I ever come across small plastic bottles in our recycling then I'll keep hold of them for a future comparison.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Scattamah » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:56 pm

...just dropped off some dog turds, brake pads and roll of Fiber Fix. Spares kit is coming together nicely. And a new cap as the old one is disintegrating on me.

Greetz

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by voodoo_simon » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:10 pm

Scattamah wrote:...just dropped off some dog turds

S.
Delightful...

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by middleagedmadness » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:02 pm

Scattamah wrote:... And a new cap as the old one is disintegrating on me.

Greetz

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i would have said slightly thread bare, maybe its all that buttybach you sweat out :lol:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Scattamah » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:12 pm

voodoo_simon wrote:
Scattamah wrote:...just dropped off some dog turds

S.
Delightful...
As they weren't in a bag and on fire, I'm thankful. Hopefully I never need to use 'em, but they're long overdue for the spares kit.

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Post by Asposium » Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:38 pm

for anyone interested, relative size of several Garmin

Left: Oregon 700 (207g) Including two NiMH AA batteries
Middle: Montana 610 (292g) Including LiON battery pack
Right: inReach Explorer+ (215g) Non-removable battery

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Wilkyboy » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:43 am

... and we chatted about bikes and cycling for a while, turns out he used to ride quite long distances once upon a time.

Anyways, it appears that he also left me a box. A big box. Full of bike. Thanks to Slackman99 for the tip-off on the Bargain Alerts Thread and Stu for the recommendation :-bd

Just got to get it fettled for the weekend, now :wink:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:09 pm

Ooh, a very big box containing this years special WRT T shirts. I'm saying no more, you'll have to wait and see :wink:
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Post by Asposium » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:17 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:Ooh, a very big box containing this years special WRT T shirts. I'm saying no more, you'll have to wait and see :wink:
knowing your sense of humour i dread to think.

figure hugging baby pink???

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by PaulB2 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:01 pm

...and left a box with tubes and brake pads in it.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Oli.vert » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:48 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:Ooh, a very big box containing this years special WRT T shirts. I'm saying no more, you'll have to wait and see :wink:
For some reason I'm wondering quite what kind of special that is. C'mon, they're mankinis aren't they?

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Wilkyboy » Tue May 01, 2018 12:15 pm

... and I can now make up adjustable, elasticated webbing to sit on the front of my bar bag, which is an 8L Alpkit Airlok Xtra, so I can hang stuff there to dry, or just keep my 'proofs to hand :wink:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Oli.vert » Tue May 01, 2018 5:42 pm

Brought a bottle of 5yr old Caol Ila for decanting for WRT. I've no idea what's wrong with it that it's been bottled at 5 years, but I'll enjoy finding out!

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by whitestone » Tue May 01, 2018 6:26 pm

To the wrong address :roll:

I got an email from a business premises about 200m from ours saying there was a package for me :???: The delivery guy had left a load of boxes for them but mine had got mixed in and left there.

A 400ml titanium mug but a squatter profile than the likes of those from Alpkit, in fact think along the lines of a 650ml mug cut down. It will fit in my frame bag without straining the zip :-bd
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by techno » Tue May 01, 2018 7:09 pm

whitestone wrote: A 400ml titanium mug but a squatter profile than the likes of those from Alpkit, in fact think along the lines of a 650ml mug cut down. It will fit in my frame bag without straining the zip :-bd
Do you mind me asking Where was that from?
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by whitestone » Tue May 01, 2018 7:15 pm

It's this one - https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk ... -400-p3529, there's a lid to go with it as well (separate purchase)

I can fit it with the top/bottom facing to the sides of the frame bag if that makes sense (if you were looking at the bike from the side it would be another circle)
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Wilkyboy » Tue May 01, 2018 7:40 pm

Stevemorg wrote:Do you think the pliers are small enough to help split quick chain links?
Steve, saw this and thought of you: https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/col ... ack-pliers

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If I ever see one this side of the Pond, I think I'll get me one.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by jam bo » Tue May 01, 2018 8:00 pm

I’ve got one of them. It’s a lovely bit of kit.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by psling » Tue May 01, 2018 8:20 pm

If I ever see one this side of the Pond, I think I'll get me one.
They're available in UK from Sigma Sports https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Wolf-T ... liers/HY96

Some may think a bit extravagant but they are beautifully tactile... :cool:
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Wilkyboy » Tue May 01, 2018 8:22 pm

psling wrote:
If I ever see one this side of the Pond, I think I'll get me one.
They're available in UK from Sigma Sports https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Wolf-T ... liers/HY96

Some may think a bit extravagant but they are beautifully tactile... :cool:
Thanks :-bd

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Charliecres » Tue May 01, 2018 8:26 pm

A Camelback Repack LR bumbag. Has had good reviews and seems just the ticket. Enough space to be useful without inviting overloading, 1.5l water capacity and handy hip pockets for phone/snacks. Will be trying it out on a little Highland excursion in just over a week. :-bd

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