The post man's been ...

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by gloryhallelujahAl » Wed Nov 20, 2019 2:04 pm

Yup - for bikepacking will stick with meth stove :grin:
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by thenorthwind » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:04 pm

Not the postman, but I nipped over to Alpkit's new shop in Gateshead to pick up a set of Confucius bars. Spotted them the other week while taking a break from an Ikea trip. Couldn't think why I hadn't tried them before in my quest for the perfect bikepacking handlebar, then realised I'd never seen one for sale before, and this might be the last one in existence (seemingly). It was certainly the last one in the shop, but it was still there, so I got them to put it under the counter and hot-footed it over there.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by summittoppler » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:13 pm

Not really 'the postmans been' but more of me dropping off the 2020 demo mukluk off at a dodgy Premier store which is a UPS collection point. Going back to QBP now after a fine few weeks here in Wales. I will miss her :(
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Shewie » Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:39 pm

thenorthwind wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:04 pm
Not the postman, but I nipped over to Alpkit's new shop in Gateshead to pick up a set of Confucius bars. Spotted them the other week while taking a break from an Ikea trip. Couldn't think why I hadn't tried them before in my quest for the perfect bikepacking handlebar, then realised I'd never seen one for sale before, and this might be the last one in existence (seemingly). It was certainly the last one in the shop, but it was still there, so I got them to put it under the counter and hot-footed it over there.
I saw a dusty pair sat on a windowsill in their Keswick store a few weeks ago, I’d already ordered a pair of Mickeys from on One otherwise I’d have grabbed them.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by thenorthwind » Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:57 am

Shewie wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:39 pm
I saw a dusty pair sat on a windowsill in their Keswick store a few weeks ago, I’d already ordered a pair of Mickeys from on One otherwise I’d have grabbed them.
Damn, they look identical but half the price. I must have missed them in all the hoo-hah about the Jones copies :roll:

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:30 pm

and brought a pair of NRS Boundry boots for rafting. Very special looking they are to. :-bd

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Post by Dave Barter » Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:50 pm

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:10 pm

Sex wellies
Probably a fantastic contraceptive - I mean, who'd let you anywhere near them wearing those?
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Post by Jurassic pusher » Sat Nov 23, 2019 6:30 pm

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Post by ssnowman » Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:06 pm

Thermarest Neoair Uberlite small. Weighs in at 140g :shock:
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:09 pm

A lovely Photon jacket from FLV - cheers Dave :-bd
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Post by JohnClimber » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:29 pm

Tread Lite's all new rechargeable lantern/torch

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If you buy one, to turn it on hold the on button down for 2 seconds...

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Post by Loki » Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:18 pm

Actually arrived last Thursday but this is the first time I could get behind my laptop.

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Post by RIP » Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:25 pm

... with two custom-made Alpkit drybags. My 8L Airlok Extras have been bequeathed to my lad, so took the opportunity to increase the size to 10L. The 8's were OK but 10 allows a bit more wriggle-room while packing. Winter sleeping bag goes in one, inside an Exped U/L bag for complete dryness; and Winterlite mat, Tyvek groundsheet, pillowpump, tarp, pegs, pole, and shower curtain in the other.

The cunning bit.... custom-made out of LS07 not the normal stuff, so a measly 67g per bag! So I reckon I'm looking at about 1800g on the bars with full winter sleep set-up. Just need to wait for the Koala seatpack to wear out then we can have LS07 version of that too, everything else for a few days goes in there.
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Post by FLV » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:00 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:09 pm
A lovely Photon jacket from FLV - cheers Dave :-bd
Glad its ok mate

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Post by K1100T » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:15 pm

... a Shimano SM-MA-R160 D/D, so I can now actually fit my rear wheel, with rotor attached, in my frame.

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Assuming the bolts that came with the caliper aren't too long, then a shake down ride beckons this weekend. But only after a full brake bleed on both front and rear calipers.
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Post by stevenshand » Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:32 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:30 pm
and brought a pair of NRS Boundry boots for rafting. Very special looking they are to. :-bd

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Oh, interested to hear how you get on with these. I'm looking for something that makes getting in and out of the kayak a little easier without having to do a funky dance/jump thing to keep my feet dry. Especially on the way in really cold days.

My biggest worry is that being neoprene (and waterproof) they'll suck all the heat out when sitting in the boat of they're wet on the outside.

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Post by Cheeky Monkey » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:38 pm

Dunno what Stu paid for those but Lomo do a range of good value neoprene booties (not quite the wellies that are pictured). Always found them warm canoeing in the Lakes. Think your cooling issue would be when exposed to the direct wind, in a boat I guess they're pretty sheltered?

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:40 pm

Another box of 'Dam Busters' goodies .... you lot are spoilt.
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Post by RIP » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:05 pm

Yeah but we do appreciate it :-bd .

I'm still working on my bouncing bomb. First attempt had a bit of an issue which I'd rather not talk about. Testing involved my neighbour's erstwhile ornamental pond. We're no longer on speaking terms it seems.
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Post by stevenshand » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:54 pm

Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:38 pm
Dunno what Stu paid for those but Lomo do a range of good value neoprene booties (not quite the wellies that are pictured). Always found them warm canoeing in the Lakes. Think your cooling issue would be when exposed to the direct wind, in a boat I guess they're pretty sheltered?
Aren't the Lomo boots 'wet' though?

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:38 pm

Aren't the Lomo boots 'wet' though?
Dunno, but I did buy these because they are waterproof and even have a 'seal' of sorts around the top.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Rich3rd » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:44 pm

and dropped off a Wayward Riders Louis dropper post harness

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by belugabob » Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:39 pm

with two custom-made Alpkit drybags
Interesting, as I could do with acdrybag of particular proportions.
Couldn't find anything specific about custom drybags on their 'custom bikepacking kit' page - do I just need to drop them a line?

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Post by RIP » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:26 pm

Yep BB - just drop them an email. I specified length, breadth, capacity, no end tab just the four edge ones, LS07 material, and no overengineered straps cos I add some superlight S2S 10mm hook/eye ones. Despite their growth I always find AK very obliging with 'specials' so fair play to them.

Ah now Mr Mellie, nice one with that seat harness. Very interested to see photos of it cocked and loaded and ready for a bit of messy outdoor action (oo-ER missus). It says '9L' but I'd be happier with a 13 in it if it fitted. Well I suppose the drybag could be up to infinite capacity if it stuck out backwards far enough.
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