The post man's been ...

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by redefined_cycles » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:34 pm

htrider wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:31 pm
New Revelate Terrapin from Backcountry.scot, just as my beloved old one is winging its way south to Shaff. Only done a living room test so far but looks good and useful improvements over the old one.
How much that cost you (only so I know how much I saved and how hard I should work to bring it to a quick death)


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Post by TheBrownDog » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:42 pm

A 13L Exped drybag - the sort with three side compression straps and an air value, which means you can really squish things down small and tight. I've used one for a few years for my sleeping stuff and this new one is for my tent. And a Sea To Summit Alphalight long-handled spork to get to the very bottom of pre-packed dehydrated meals.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Lazarus » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:46 pm

tubeless valves
Two laptops [ for the kids]
Last bel air saddle in the world

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Post by chrisjones » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:24 pm

Today's deliveries:

Snugpak Travelpac Traveller
2 bags of Odds-On greyhound food.
2L Drybag (for afforementioned SnugpaK sleeping bag).

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Post by redefined_cycles » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:01 pm

Bloomin lovely that isn't it... hope you get many years of use and dibs first when you seel it. Hope you got in blue :-bd

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by K1100T » Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:24 am

... and delivered a box of bits from Germany. Most importantly, a new bottom bracket and headset.

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Post by Piemonster » Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:00 am

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Post by jamiep » Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:29 pm

voile straps, carbon pole, acepac drybag and saddle pack harness

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Post by frogatthefarriers » Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:12 pm

Piemonster wrote:
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I have two of these. Work fine. Taken some serious stuffing. But given that they’re made to measure, I wish I'd specified that the zip should be on the other side. Why? Because I’ve found it easier to pack it with the bike on its side (stuff doesn’t fall out before I'm ready). With the zip as is, it means the bike has to lie on the drive side, with the attendant risk of damage.

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Post by jameso » Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:29 am

Some Velo Orange aluminium guards. £70 for a set of mudguards :grin: but it's time to spend on the things I value and admit that good guards on my road-audax bike are worth a lot. Time to find out if the advantage of rolled edges really is all it's said to be (rain is channeled all the way to the bottom rather than out the sides). Going to get the cold sweats drilling them for the right fit.

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Post by FLV » Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:40 am

jameso wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:29 am
Some Velo Orange aluminium guards. £70 for a set of mudguards :grin: but it's time to spend on the things I value and admit that good guards on my road-audax bike are worth a lot. Time to find out if the advantage of rolled edges really is all it's said to be (rain is channeled all the way to the bottom rather than out the sides). Going to get the cold sweats drilling them for the right fit.
I fitted a set of Velo Orange 63mm Fluted Mudguards to my Arkose last year. They fit 700x44mm byways in. Had to cut a bit off round the front mech.
One of the best 'winter' purchases I have ever made I would say.

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Post by jameso » Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:08 pm

FLV wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:40 am
I fitted a set of Velo Orange 63mm Fluted Mudguards to my Arkose last year. They fit 700x44mm byways in. Had to cut a bit off round the front mech.
One of the best 'winter' purchases I have ever made I would say.
I bet that was a nerve-wracking modification.. A guy I work with bought the same for his 650B Arkose and I bought these on the strength of his recommendation. Not convinced the 38mm spec they say is OK for up to 30mm tyres is right, my tyres are 29-30mm and the inside width of the guard is 30-31mm, though they have space to sit well clear of the tyre. Should be alright. I've been on plastic guards so long, nice ones made up of sections I get from TW with a tool kit of fitting parts, they've always been fine but the idea of something a bit longer and stiffer appeals. Plus they're way shinier :-bd

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Post by benp1 » Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:37 pm

Post up pics if you can please James, I've heard good things about those mudguards. I'm running SKS guards with my 35/32mm Marathon plus tyres, but they fitted with 40c nanos as well

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Post by UnderTheRadars » Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:57 pm

Exposure flash and flare thanks to the thread on here. Didn’t ‘need’ them as already have a set, but can’t have too many rear lights can you
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Post by Cheeky Monkey » Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:20 pm

I'm loving the wide curly bars I recently fitted so I got another pair for t'other bike. Now I know they're wide for curlies but this box is just silly ...
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Post by htrider » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:50 pm

Continuing the high and wide bar theme, just got a pair of Surly Truck Stop bars for the grovel bike. A bit wider and higher than the Spesh hovers (which have migrated onto another of the fleet) so more comfort, more bag room and just more.....

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Post by MendipMuddler » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:55 pm

Lazarus wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:46 pm
tubeless valves
Two laptops [ for the kids]
Last bel air saddle in the world
What?! They're not making anymore? Noooo
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Charliecres » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:03 pm

Exped Travel Hammock plus Whoopie slings, eco loops and mini carabiners from Henge Hammocks

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Jurassic » Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:36 pm

Two pairs of Alpinestars Drop Pro baggy shorts from Sport Pursuit. I've been wearing Drop jerseys for non-bikepacking mountain biking for a couple of years and they're really excellent so when I needed new shorts to replace my old Royal Racing ones (which have worn out) my first port of call was Astars. These shorts normally retail for £110 a pair and there was no way I was paying that but Sport Pursuit have them half price. I'm happy to report that they're very good in use.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by K1100T » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:52 am

... and delivered some swanky new bar tape. A splash of colour for my otherwise monochromatic colour scheme.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by PaulE » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:26 pm

MendipMuddler wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:55 pm
Lazarus wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:46 pm
tubeless valves
Two laptops [ for the kids]
Last bel air saddle in the world
What?! They're not making anymore? Noooo
I've a pretty beat up Bel air you could have for the cost of postage. I used to love them, but have gone off it now... I think it would need re-covering
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by ssnowman » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:08 pm

And brought an all-weather Cambium C13 carved via ebay.

I've been wanting one for a while, but didn't want to fork out £140+ for a saddle that I might not like.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Landslide » Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:19 pm

Voile straps (orange), extra large bottle cage, Jagwire cable set (also orange, because tart), new pillow, and a merino Buff (because summertime, eh?).

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by benp1 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:06 pm

Had a couple of swivels turn up for the van, fitted them earlier. Handy for family picnics and if I had to kip in the van the night before an event

Also had a load of mini bic lighters turn up. I usually dot them around my kit for emergencies but a few have run out of gas, I guess the button was pressed while being stored. Have wrapped some cord around these under the button to hopefully give them a bit more shelf life. They're normally bombproof little things, not being able to light my stove would be a bad news!

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