The post man's been ...

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Post by Gregsie » Wed May 01, 2019 9:20 pm

Called in at Go Outdoors on the way home from work for a pressie for my dad and some boil in the bag food for the WRT just in case.

Somehow a MSR Trailshot ended up in my basket. Dunno how that happened. :wink:

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Post by RIP » Thu May 02, 2019 8:18 am

".. kidding me.. " - yep :-bd
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Post by techno mail » Thu May 02, 2019 9:11 am

RIP wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 8:18 am
".. kidding me.. " - yep :-bd
what a character that guy was. a true free thinker. Enjoy!
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Post by benp1 » Thu May 02, 2019 9:59 am

New watch strap

Hopefully means I can wear my outdoorsy/bikepacking watch without the strap giving me some weird pain in my arm. Think the clasp was hitting a nerve, literally

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Post by redefined_cycles » Thu May 09, 2019 12:04 pm

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I am the postman... just went and collected em. Ordered in for me with price match to CRC and the 10 percent Brit Cycling discount came up all to 98 quid or summat...

M7000 brakes for my Stan

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Post by redefined_cycles » Thu May 09, 2019 12:04 pm

*The Sonder

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Post by voodoo_simon » Thu May 09, 2019 1:22 pm

Price match and then further discount!!

No wonder no one makes money on Shimano

What store was that?

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Post by redefined_cycles » Thu May 09, 2019 2:51 pm

Halfords it was Simon. But I think I seen the prices they get their full kit (with rotors and adaptors etc) for on the staff side of things and it was well cheap.

So potentially Shimano might be allowing retailers a big uppricing in the first place.

I was of the opinion that I was being a loyal customer to them (Halfords) as I could have easily just bought direct from CRC and go the same price. That might have the reason why they allowed the extra BC discount (come to think of it)...

:grin:

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Post by sean_iow » Thu May 09, 2019 7:50 pm

A pair of Michelin Force XC Competition tyres. I've been very impressed with the Force AM competitions I've currently got on the bike which have survived the BB300, Dales Divide and B150 plus a couple of thousand miles of general riding. The AMs in the spec I had seem to have been discontinued :sad: but the XCs are identical in the carcass but with a slightly faster rolling tread pattern :smile:
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Post by summittoppler » Fri May 10, 2019 2:25 pm

Hopefully my rides should be a little comfier from now on. I don't usually 'get on' with bib shorts but these arrived for testing, so I guess I'll have to give them a go.....

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Post by voodoo_simon » Sat May 11, 2019 7:22 am

redefined_cycles wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Halfords it was Simon. But I think I seen the prices they get their full kit (with rotors and adaptors etc) for on the staff side of things and it was well cheap.

So potentially Shimano might be allowing retailers a big uppricing in the first place.

I was of the opinion that I was being a loyal customer to them (Halfords) as I could have easily just bought direct from CRC and go the same price. That might have the reason why they allowed the extra BC discount (come to think of it)...

:grin:
Quite the bargain! Had a look in work and the closest I could get buy said brakes for would be £122 (thats trade plus vat).

Quite the bargain for you RC :-bd

*Yes, madison does offer a price match thingy but it’s really not worth the time to fill in the paperwork etc

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Post by redefined_cycles » Sat May 11, 2019 7:46 am

Wow... thanks Simon. I guess I should become a loyal lifeling customer at Halfords... that price you mentioned, it is without rotors right (as mine are both without)... quite the bargain and I'm thankful... :grin:

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Post by Loki » Sat May 11, 2019 8:08 pm

Fresh in from Alpkit, a Soloist tent.

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Post by SeannyD » Sun May 12, 2019 8:07 am

Hi Loki, I’m thinking of getting one of these, would you mind dropping your thoughts about it once you’ve tried it out?

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Post by Loki » Mon May 13, 2019 7:15 pm

SeannyD wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 8:07 am
Hi Loki, I’m thinking of getting one of these, would you mind dropping your thoughts about it once you’ve tried it out?
I have had it partially up in the garden already, it feels light....very light, I am off out on the 25th i will post up my findings.
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Post by ScotRoutes » Mon May 13, 2019 7:21 pm

Or in my case he hasnt.

Various bits and pieces ordered from Wiggle on 8th, paid for "Express First Class Delivery" and still no sign. This is the first time they've let me down. I wasn't in a particular rush for anything but it was a sizable order so I didn't mind paying for the quicker delivery. I've contacted Wiggle through their helpdesk app but only had an acknowledgement response so far.

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Post by Cheeky Monkey » Tue May 14, 2019 1:38 pm

Bought my third (and final) Outdry from Sportpursuit. Finally got the "stretchy" version.

They are funny old things and don't ideally fit with the fact I'm a sweaty-beast but the joy of not forever f&cking-up DWR coatings on traditional cags and thus rendering them water sucking sponges is great :cool:

Given the prices I've paid I think 3 Outdrys might add up to the SRP of a decent Rab or similar (buyers-remorse-avoidance-logic :wink:)

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Post by Dave Barter » Tue May 14, 2019 2:00 pm

A Sawyer Micro Squeeze which I am well impressed with and hope to field test this weekend.
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue May 14, 2019 2:14 pm

Picked a new helmet up over the weekend. Venting isn't the best but it feels solid.

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Post by PaulB2 » Tue May 14, 2019 2:19 pm

I like a nice shiny sallet. :-bd

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Post by ScotRoutes » Tue May 14, 2019 2:27 pm

Your helmet must take a lot of polishing.

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Post by lune ranger » Tue May 14, 2019 3:16 pm

And brought me Time ATAC MX8 pedals and Suplest Suptraction Trail shoes....
First new MTB pedals in 12years and the shoes are oh so comfy with an ace sole for walking.
Combo is great in testing. Looking forward to getting it all dirty soon.

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Post by ScotRoutes » Thu May 16, 2019 5:47 pm

ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 7:21 pm
Or in my case he hasnt.

Various bits and pieces ordered from Wiggle on 8th, paid for "Express First Class Delivery" and still no sign. This is the first time they've let me down. I wasn't in a particular rush for anything but it was a sizable order so I didn't mind paying for the quicker delivery. I've contacted Wiggle through their helpdesk app but only had an acknowledgement response so far.
Well, after a wee bit of chasing Wiggle re-sent my whole package and it arrived today. Seems the original went missing somewhere between Wiggle and Yodel. They've not offered to refund my £3 or so delivery charge but I really can't be arsed chasing them.

Spare cassette, larger front rotor for the Pact (and a P-P adapter), 2 spare BBs, a cheap Endura wicking top and a couple of ARC rims to be built up onto yet-to-be acquired hubs for the Orbea.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by SeannyD » Fri May 17, 2019 5:32 pm

Loki wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 7:15 pm
SeannyD wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 8:07 am
Hi Loki, I’m thinking of getting one of these, would you mind dropping your thoughts about it once you’ve tried it out?
I have had it partially up in the garden already, it feels light....very light, I am off out on the 25th i will post up my findings.
Cheers Simon 😊

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by sean_iow » Fri May 17, 2019 6:48 pm

A bluetooth remote shutter switch for my phone and a mini tripod and phone adapter. I don't have any friends to go bikepacking with :sad: but now I'll be able to take pictures of myself for BAM reports :smile:
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