The post man's been ...

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:07 pm

I just found the failure mode a bit interesting.
and lube requirements Zip :wink:
#corporate shill for hire

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by whitestone » Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:15 am

A mixture of stuff both delivered and in-shop purchases.
  • A new helmet. Current one is quite old and getting uncomfortable. New one (Lazer Revolution) has changeable side panels - the full ones make it a bit like a modern deerstalker with ear flaps! Also has a built-in light/camera mount.
  • Light adapter for the above to work with a Joystick.
  • A set of plastic flat pedals. Plastic to reduce heat transfer through the foot.
  • A Revelate Designs Wampack - I'd been interested in one then Backcountry.scot suddenly dropped the price (new ones coming in?) so hit the buy button.
  • A set of goggles. I was in Leeds and looking at ski goggles but fair play to the sales lass at Snow and Rock, when I described what I was looking for and how I'd use them she didn't recommend what they had and suggested I look elsewhere. Ended up in Evans where the lad remembered they'd a set of Oakleys. £35 rather than the £105 for the ski goggles at SnR!
Can you tell what I'm getting geared up for? :grin:
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by pistonbroke » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:44 pm

Being snowed in until May? :lol:

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Post by whitestone » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:54 pm

pistonbroke wrote:Being snowed in until May? :lol:
If only :grin:
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Post by benp1 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 1:40 pm

Must be really snowing bad up there Bob... :grin:

I suppose the weather lets you test it out

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by psling » Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:22 pm

Can you tell what I'm getting geared up for? :grin:
No. Nay never. No nay never no more.
Will I do the Rovaniemi... oh, go on then.
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We go out into the hills to lose ourselves, not to get lost. You are only lost if you need to be somewhere else and if you really need to be somewhere else then you're probably in the wrong place to begin with.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Chubbyrider » Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:50 pm

...and bought me my first, of no doubt many, bikepacking parcels.

It actually arrived yesterday but I only joined the forum last night. I have been sculking around for a month or so.

Just starting to build up my kit. I’m a larger lad and not very fit so just looking forward to getting out and enjoying some slow paced adventures.

I’m midlands based anyway.

Thanks for having me.

Oh by the way my first delivery was some tarp piles and bits from the Bearbones shop
My only worry is, that when I die my sells my cycling gear for what I said I paid for it!

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Post by BigdummySteve » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:32 pm

Chubbyrider wrote:...and bought me my first, of no doubt many, bikepacking parcels
Welcome, well done to giving in to the parcel madness from the off.
Top parcel tips include, ‘send as gift’ ( no shipping stuff to hide), click and collect and anything else discreet :-bd

Also ask before you buy, lots of us have been on long and expensive journeys littered with kit which either turns out unsuitable or we discover something better suited.
Still can’t beat parcel delivery :YMPARTY:
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Post by middleagedmadness » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:56 pm

Chubbyrider wrote:...

I’m midlands based anyway.
Welcome , I too am fat and slow like a few pints ( also talk aload of bollox) ,if your mids based your welcome to join me for a few pints and a night over the chase ,planning in next Thursday if that's any good to you,if not just post something in playing out forum like I did last year and you'll soon get to know a few of us tramps,don't be shy in putting it out there if you want a bit of company on any excursions there's normally a few who'll join you

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Post by middleagedmadness » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:43 pm

With some windshield sheet and a nice little note, when I get into work tonight ,think the lift ropes I've got to replace can take a back seat whilst I make up a couple of shields ,cheers stu :-bd

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Post by BigdummySteve » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:50 pm

And delivered a bunch of parts for the inbred I bought from stu, it’s for my lad so it’s getting a little make over with orange ergon grips, orange DMR platforms,matching saddle and other orange accessories. Shorter cranks,stem and an orange hope narrow wide chainring on the way to adjust fit.
He likes orange :-bd
It’s going to be an ace little bike :-bd
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Post by PaulB2 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:34 pm

and delivered an XT skewer so that I can safely use the bike again.

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Post by redefined_cycles » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:08 pm

And brought me my shiny new Acepac top tube bag. 1.2 litre. Cos its made of recycled pet bottles (Cordura Eco) and came all the way from Germany (and czech before that where it was made) I will be uploading a review (mini and maxi consecutively) in the review (do we have one of them :ugeek: ) section shortly... for now:



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Post by Jamesh » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:53 pm

Made sufficient progress with workshop/bike corner re shuffle to treat it to a shiny BB calendar.. better late than never. thanks!

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Post by BigdummySteve » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:21 pm

And delivered a oneup components EDC pump,doesn’t sound very exciting but it’s clever. Hidden inside the pump handle is a multi tool, chain tool, tyre lever, split link tool and also a tubeless tyre plug tool. It’s a bit like a Russian doll for when it hits the fan. Seems extremely well made and cuts out a lot of faff, I’m always misplacing my tool :o

This plus a spare gear cable, tubilito tube and little bottle of stans jizz should see me through most things. :-bd
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by middleagedmadness » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:46 pm

With a ortlieb bum bag ,and a synmat7 ul

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by psling » Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:53 pm

middleagedmadness wrote:With a ortlieb bum bag ,
Lovely piece of kit. I bought one after a recommendation on here (Scotroutes?) and am very pleased with it :-bd
We go out into the hills to lose ourselves, not to get lost. You are only lost if you need to be somewhere else and if you really need to be somewhere else then you're probably in the wrong place to begin with.

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Post by middleagedmadness » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:10 pm

Have been meaning to get one for a while after riding with scattamah and Mike , then couldn't find one , nearly pulled trigger on osprey talon 6 then this showed up in Google at a very good price

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Post by ScotRoutes » Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:44 pm

psling wrote:
middleagedmadness wrote:With a ortlieb bum bag ,
Lovely piece of kit. I bought one after a recommendation on here (Scotroutes?) and am very pleased with it :-bd
May well have been me, in which case I'm relieved. I'm always concerned when recommending something as experiences can vary so much.

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Post by RIP » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:14 pm

"Does your bum look big in that?"
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Post by redefined_cycles » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:32 pm

middleagedmadness wrote:With a ortlieb bum bag ,and a synmat7 ul
Ia that in place of a camelbak?? Is it something that takes 2 bottles or that takes water bladder?? Whats advantages over standard Osprey Talon for example... ??

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by voodoo_simon » Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:46 pm

A zero % credit card for 25 months :shock:

Watch out for next weeks installment of ‘what did the postie bring’... :shock:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Tomwoodbury » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:31 pm

Received today - 1 x 11 xt drivetrain groupset from Vanilla bikes. My knees couldn’t take singlespeed any more and I’ve sold my Ogre which had 3 x9!

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Post by middleagedmadness » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:19 pm

redefined_cycles wrote:
middleagedmadness wrote:With a ortlieb bum bag ,and a synmat7 ul
Ia that in place of a camelbak?? Is it something that takes 2 bottles or that takes water bladder?? Whats advantages over standard Osprey Talon for example... ??
Takes 2 bottles no bladder and is fully waterproof

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Post by quimarche » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:24 pm

Collected this afternoon - a new dynamo wheel from the wonderful chaps at Ghyllside Cycles. Also discovered they're running an irregular series of evening talks w/ beer & pizza; recent speakers have included Jenny Graham, Lee Craigie & Steve Abraham.

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