The post man's been ...

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Borderer » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:45 am

The postman hasn't been here :cry:
Don't order anything from Tredz you need in a hurry just now. Five days and they haven't even put it in the post yet. I get it that these are challenging times, but everyone else I ordered from has got things to me quickly. It would also have been nice to know before I placed the order that this would happen as they must have been aware. I'm a bit scunnered as it means stuff won't arrive before a planned trip now.

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Post by ScotRoutes » Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:56 am

I've had issues with Tredz in the past. They're on my naughty list. It's not that I won't use them, but certainly not for anything I need quickly.

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Post by PaulB2 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:01 am

Tredz are fairly liberal with the truth about what they have in stock in my admittedly limited experience.

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Post by Borderer » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:01 am

Yeah, lesson learned. I would still use them again, just as you say, not for anything urgent.

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Post by Moff » Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:52 pm

A box of goodies from Extremtextil - now to decide on which one of the 4 tarp designs I’ve sketched up.

Hope I don’t destroy Helen's sewing machine!

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Post by slarge » Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:45 pm

A Wildcat seat pack harness from Stu, and a big box full of aerosol paint for my Falcon road bike project. Can't wait to get spraying now (once the frame is back from being rechromed) :-bd

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Post by JohnClimber » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:17 pm

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As seen in these parts last month, 1000g in it's carry case and just £6.83 from Ali Express delivered 19 days.

For lazy bike packing trips where I fancy chilling and taking my time

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Post by benp1 » Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:50 pm

And delivered a 'bivvy loo'

Not really for a bikepacking bivvy, it's meant for an over carp fishing bivvy, but a good back up plan for kipping in the van and family day trips during covid (as toilets often shut)

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Post by redefined_cycles » Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:27 am

Nukeproof copper tubeless valves in 45mm flavour and a 32c gp5000 tyre. Ordered yesterday at about 3pm from Crc. Paid the 4.99 for 24H postage. Got some Hermes links and it was here 10am Around 15H

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Post by RIP » Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:14 pm

Field Guide To Coniston Copper Mines book - excellent. Very many thanks to the person who sent it :smile: . I do love a book which includes sentences like "here is an exceedingly alarming remnant of masonry whilst also needing to keep a wary eye on the 'Sword Of Damocles' inverted rock pinnacle" :-bd .

Some good rides round there of course so an added incentive to get up there. Easy train ride from Milton Keynes.
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Post by pistonbroke » Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:52 pm

Reg, I trust you've got a copy of the excellent Pigs and Ingots, The Lead/Silver Mines of Cardiganshire by Tina Carr and Annemarie Schöne, published by Y Lolfa in Talybont. My copy survived the cull when we moved and I often scan it to remind myself of the meaning of the word desolate.

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Post by RIP » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:21 pm

Thanks for the tip-off! Doh, I need to add that now :smile: . Got full set of Bicks' Metal Mines Of Mid-Wales which is superb (and might include stuff from your book but I will try and find that), plus whatsisname's definitive tome about Dylife.

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Post by RIP » Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:38 pm

Lovely - 2nd-hand one for a fiver :-bd
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Post by burty » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:43 pm

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He didn't deliver but I fetched a 3 person canoe ,
Or a 2 person and I dog canoe

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Post by UnderTheRadars » Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:57 pm

I was just about to ask you to post a picture of your letterbox
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Post by benp1 » Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:01 pm

A 10l water container, with screw on lid and a tap

Will be a non-bikepacking article but, amongst other things, will be used for water refills when biking and washing the bike (ordog) with a worx hydroshot before lobbing it in the van (once this sunny spell is over)

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Post by voodoo_simon » Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:31 pm

^^^
I’m liking that Burty

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Post by polarcherry » Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:45 am

Johnclimber - do you have a link for the chair? I can’t find one for less than £20

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Post by RIP » Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:37 am

Nick Hayes' "The Book Of Trespass" arrived.

Compulsory reading for 'Boners.
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Post by Delv4 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:45 pm

Alpkit Pipedream 400 snooze bag

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Post by FLV » Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:16 pm

New bars to replace ones with a big chip :roll:

Obviously the ones on sale are a different height, so I'll be faffing with spacers too :roll:

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Post by sean_iow » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:07 pm

I had a Thomson Masterpiece seatpost earlier in the week, second hand, I couldn't afford a new one but even if I could they seem to be out of stock most places.

Today I had,

4 pairs of Hope brake pads
New tyres for the spearfish
Big bottle of Stans fluid

I also got 2 packets of haribo in the box, which Jane sussed was probably due to the value of the order :roll:

Also had 2 lots of bar tape and some 11 speed quick links, turning up on the same day as the above didn't help disguise my spending spree.
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Post by thenorthwind » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:14 pm

RIP wrote:
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:37 am
Nick Hayes' "The Book Of Trespass" arrived.

Compulsory reading for 'Boners.
I don't know Reg... from the Guardian review of the same:
Several scenes are related from the ambit of a campsite bonfire, as the author revisits that day’s excursion
:roll:

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Post by RIP » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:27 pm

Yeee-e-e-ss, am on page 80 and there have been one or two conflagration-focussed situations so far which I've had to forgive in the interests of harmonious reading :wink: .

It's more flowery than 'Who Owns England?' but still thought-provoking.
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Post by jay91 » Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:30 pm

A faithful ns10 nutspinner for work (fits gas meter test nipple)
Also a new Tap for our water butt exiting times :lol:
Trying to ride bikes.

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