The post man's been ...

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by benp1 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:30 am

benconnolli wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:52 pm
The orange and the blue levels of os map for my “back yard” as it often feel I try to escape with my bike trips but actually live in an area of outstanding natural beauty that I know mere ribbons and bulges of.

My next trip I want to go depth rather than breadth.
This is a great use of the veloviewer explorer tiles. You can not only see what you've been using the tiles, but also where you've been in the tiles and then aim for those places you've not been so much

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by redefined_cycles » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:18 pm

Thanks Ton. Its beautiful...

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Erm... well, kind of :-bd

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Post by K1100T » Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:15 am

I caved, less than £14 (including P&P), I couldn't help myself... :sigh: Planning to sick it on my down tube, rather than my fork, so will need to source some larger stainless jubilee clips.

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I'm trying the VOOM stuff, as they're the "official nutrition supplier" for the Dirty Reiver. I thought I should try it and see what it's like before the actual event...

Update: tried the VOOM on a 7 km run with my wife, it's pretty bogging, but no worse than High5 Energy Source, or SiS Go, I suppose. Will try it on the bike, but there may be 10 servings going free shortly.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Shewie » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:22 am

ImageP1060117 by Shewie, on Flickr

Penciled in 5 days around the Galloway forest area next week to test it out, hope Alpkit can knock up a new frame bag in time.

:-bd

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by redefined_cycles » Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:25 am

Shewie wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:22 am
ImageP1060117 by Shewie, on Flickr

Penciled in 5 days around the Galloway forest area next week to test it out, hope Alpkit can knock up a new frame bag in time.

:-bd
Let me know if you've any testing planned earlier than that and we can head out from mine/yours. :-bd

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Post by Shewie » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:16 pm

redefined_cycles wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:25 am
Shewie wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:22 am
ImageP1060117 by Shewie, on Flickr

Penciled in 5 days around the Galloway forest area next week to test it out, hope Alpkit can knock up a new frame bag in time.

:-bd
Let me know if you've any testing planned earlier than that and we can head out from mine/yours. :-bd
This Friday is looking free at the moment, are you working?

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Post by redefined_cycles » Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:52 pm

Is going after 3 acceptable to ya?? If yes then its a yes :-bd

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Post by jay91 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:28 pm

And left a pinnacle aspen 24 for my eldest daughters birthday on the weekend.

Looks like a great bike for the money.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Charliecres » Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:24 pm

A sheet of titanium foil. An impulse buy that may or may not be big enough to make a conical windshield for my MytiMug.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by FLV » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:01 pm

Postie brought me a couple of items, nicest one is this frame bag from Straight Cut, fits a bottle or an anything cage dependant on needs. Very nicely made.

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Post by Escape Goat » Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:57 pm

FLV wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:01 pm
Postie brought me a couple of items, nicest one is this frame bag from Straight Cut

I really like that! Custom?
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Post by FLV » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:04 pm

Escape Goat wrote:
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I really like that! Custom?
Yup, Made by Ross at Straight Cut in Edinburgh. Its my second bag from him. Really neat work.
I wouldn't call it cheap to be fair, but hand made kit by a one man band (I think its just Ross) never will be and I see no reason why it wont last ages in the same way anything I got from Wildcat does. So I don't mind investing and supporting.

He does it all digitally rather than faffing on with cardboard cutouts etc. https://www.straightcutdesign.com/

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Post by Escape Goat » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:08 pm

Yeah, I've been in touch about a custom full frame bag, but right now it's a bit expensive, that looks really neat though (it was one of my other ideas to try getting one made like the Alpkit one Pete Mcneil has for the SRMR - would you PM me the approx price rather than bothering straightcut again please?
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Post by JohnClimber » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:07 pm

Returned today back from Exposure

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Bought in early 2016, has been faultless until last week when the wording/info screen on the back died.
5 day turn around, £25 for repair and posting back.
Several friendly emails and phone calls from Matt at Exposure 10/10 from me.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:45 pm

Ian wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:54 am
A StrapDeck and a stem plate for some beta testing from drj0n.

Got some ideas for a super lightweight setup.
Interesting - Anything to show & tell yet?

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Post by Ian » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:46 am

I’ll get some pics sorted when I get the bike fully together later today, but in essence, slimming the sleeping system down for races where I might be on a minimal strategy of 2-4 hours sleep. I’d like to experiment with a half bag and down jacket combo, which coupled with a goretex bivvy and klymit x-lite mat, should pack to very little.

Granted, it’s a bit niche, and not everyone’s cup of tea, but the concept has piqued my interest.

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Post by ScotRoutes » Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:41 am

Some emergency bog roll all the way from Wales.


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Looks like it'll last for ages but it's not very absorbent.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by BigdummySteve » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:44 pm

Not the postman as I picked it up from BB Tower’s

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It’s an Acepac accessory pouch, my revelate pocket only really works strapped to another bag, indeed this bag has 3 points which connect directly to the Acepac handle bar roll. The difference here is that it works as a Stand alone bag. While it works ok with the supplied Velcro straps the mounting points are a little too close together allowing a bit of side to side waggling, I cut the buckles off the supplied shoulder strap and Velcro’d them to the bars, perfect! An additional bonus is it’s waterproof due a removable (it’s Velcro’d in) drybag.
There is also a cable exit port for battery wires.
In the picture it’s holding my RAB minim 200 rather than the assortment of crap which normally lives up front.

A lot of bag for not much money, I’m a happy camper!
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by middleagedmadness » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:12 pm

Well he did yesterday with a lovely little ti windshield :-bd

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by whitestone » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:40 pm

A repaired Igaro D1 from, err, Igaro - the smoothing capacitor had broken off. Only charged me the cost of the replacement parts which must be a mistake.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by PaulB2 » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:01 pm

Two pairs of brake pads so I can do the front brakes and have a spare set for the WRT

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Richpips » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:11 pm

I received a Patagonia Retro pile jacket in the post via ebay for my daughter.

She loves it.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by K1100T » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:15 pm

... and last Thursday delivered me a primaloft jacket and wetsuit courtesy of benconnolli. The jacket was used at the weekend on my bivvy and really improved my setting up camp experience, much appreciated!

This morning, from a distance, I was handed a small cardboard tube, containing a Ti wind shield. The middle magnet pinged off when I unrolled it. Found it on the floor, and have subsequently lost it again, small buggers...

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:23 pm

and have subsequently lost it again, small buggers...
I'll send you some more.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by K1100T » Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:38 pm

Much appreciated! I've been down on my hands and knees and can't see the wee fella. Just hope the cat doesn't think it's a treat... 🤣
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