The post man's been ...

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by RIP » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:05 pm

:smile:
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by voodoo_simon » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:27 pm

New merino top from Icebreaker :-bd

Also got some socks from Tog 24, they're rubbish :|

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by TheBrownDog » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:01 am

Looks good. 👍🏻 Can I ask for a picture from riders perspective and also the side please?
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Sure, here you go.

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:33 am

Tim, can you not get it positioned higher? The foam blocks are designed to sit against the bars.
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Post by ScotRoutes » Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:48 am

Looks like it's constrained in height by that extra accessory bar below the stem.

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Post by TheBrownDog » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:01 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:33 am
Tim, can you not get it positioned higher? The foam blocks are designed to sit against the bars.
I prefer it lower as I'm going to be strapping my tent or tarp/hammock on top. Also, the angle the brake lever are at because of the Kyoto bars puts the cables into the squish zone, which I will sort out when I eventually get around to lengthening them the next time they need a bleed.
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Post by ton » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:32 am

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a new robust tourer.

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Post by FLV » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:41 am

Nice ton, nice.

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Post by Fat tyre kicker » Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:32 pm

Very nice that Ton, on the wish list, just not sure of the weight/feel
Of the steel after my Vagabond, which was disappointing :sad:

Edit; I'm pretty sure the 29+ wheel/tyre combo would make up for
It though ? My Vagabond shook me to pieces, lesson learnt, wrong
Tool for the job....
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Post by TheBrownDog » Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:26 pm

Nice bike Tony. I pulled the trigger on a Big Brother Big Bro last night - XL in orange. I reckon they'd be very similar in ride.weight etc.
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Post by wriggles » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:48 pm

Some Hope X2s for a new build on an old frame for £200. Cant afford them, but didnt like the lever feel on the Magura MT6s I was going to use and run hope on other two bikes so it keeps it simple!
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by metalheart » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:25 pm

Some serious knobbage (curtesy of a WTB Vigilante 29x2.6 TCS Light High Grip TT SG tíre)
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Post by Zippy » Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:09 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:04 am
While out running some errands yesterday, I just happened to take a detour and found myself at Lidl. I left with a new Plasma cutter.
I didn't know that lidl did them until just now. I'm now very tempted by it!!

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Post by RIP » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:59 pm

... with some bike train reservation tickets. Well OK, the email man really. Usual route from here to BB-Land. But this time my local station couldn't book the Welsh bits of the journey for some reason. Much as I'd love to get stuck over there for an indefinite period of time, I have things to get back for, so always insist on having a reservation. Rang TfW direct, they answered within 5 seconds, took my request for six separate reservations, said they'd pass it over to "HQ", and within 10 minutes the email arrived. Pretty impressed. Anyway, I'm now sorted for March's BaM - my Golden Jubilee BaM :wink: . Starting at Caersws and returning from Barmouth 2 or 3 days later. No idea of the route, but there's three, no four, locations that I have to visit on the way round.
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Post by voodoo_simon » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:28 am

Exped roll mat, rolls down smaller than my previous two roll mats and will also be warmer, so win win :-bd

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:27 am

Ooh a new sleeping bag. If it behaves as expected I'll start selling them int' shop.
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Post by Shewie » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:09 pm

Wheel bag just arrived from Ali, should reduce the amount of dried mud I keep finding in the car after a trip.

A bit scared to open a parcel from China so might bung it in the freezer for a couple days first.

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Post by benp1 » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:23 am

Wouldn't that potential just preserve the virus rather than kill it? You'd be better off with an alcohol wipe

Postman delivered a Harveys 1:40k British mountain map map of the central Lakes area. So far I quite like the way it looks compared with OS. And more importantly it covers an area that would otherwise need two or more OS maps

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Post by voodoo_simon » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:51 am

benp1 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:23 am
Wouldn't that potential just preserve the virus rather than kill it? You'd be better off with an alcohol wipe

Postman delivered a Harveys 1:40k British mountain map map of the central Lakes area. So far I quite like the way it looks compared with OS. And more importantly it covers an area that would otherwise need two or more OS maps
I do like the Harvey’s map for the lakes, great on the bike as it can be crumpled into a pocket and abused. As you said, also covers a larger area too.

Still in the OS camp for other areas though, especially for walking or running when I prefer a bit more detail

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Post by RIP » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:04 pm

... XT 9sp long rear mech, after I tried to go for a ride yesterday and the cage pivot was almost seized spontaneously somehow since previous ride. Looks interesting to service. While at it, invested in some more 9sp chains and XT cassette - getting harder now :wink: . My valiant plan to be riding the last 3x9 on the planet is on track.
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Post by Dave Barter » Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:55 pm

An SD card ...someone owes me a beer :-bd
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Post by Richard G » Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:10 pm

Replacements for my lost / misplaced exped red drybags (both went missing, no idea how).

Also, a Real Turmat meal... I've wanted to try these for a while. I'm quite impressed at the packaging (they've vacuum pumped out all the air).

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by K1100T » Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:55 pm

... and brought me some goodies! Soon to be plastered on my work laptop and other surfaces. 👍

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Post by voodoo_simon » Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:05 pm

^^^ nice

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Leerowe76 » Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:07 am

Brother cycles Big Bro in Clay landed last week, only 2 rides in but me likes :-bd
Full XT, Hunt wheels, Formula brakes and some Maxxis rubber

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