The post man's been ...

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by PaulB2 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:07 pm

thenorthwind wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:53 pm
PaulB2 wrote:
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...and dropped off a seat stay light and mudguards for the Arkose.
What guards did you go for? Thinking about getting some full ones for my Arkose.
SKS velo 55 because they were cheap - not fitted them yet so can’t give much feedback but having taken them out of the box they don’t come with stays by default so now I have to wait for a set to arrive.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by thenorthwind » Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:54 pm

PaulB2 wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:07 pm
thenorthwind wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:53 pm
PaulB2 wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:05 pm
...and dropped off a seat stay light and mudguards for the Arkose.
What guards did you go for? Thinking about getting some full ones for my Arkose.
SKS velo 55 because they were cheap - not fitted them yet so can’t give much feedback but having taken them out of the box they don’t come with stays by default so now I have to wait for a set to arrive.
Cheers. Not a good start! What use are mudguards without stays? :roll:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by PaulB2 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:27 pm

thenorthwind wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:54 pm
Cheers. Not a good start! What use are mudguards without stays? :roll:
They’re fairly rigid plastic so I’m guessing it would probably be ok if you was going slowly on a smooth surface but I don’t have too many of those around here

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:15 pm

... and brought my Christmas present.

Dee reckoned that as my helmet's over 30 years old, it was perhaps time I had a new one. I studied the options and thought something subtle and understated was probably in order .... then I saw flake flames and all that subtle nonsense went out the window :-bd

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Post by ScotRoutes » Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:14 am

Tomshoo titanium bottle. Fits is a bottle cage. Has a neoprene sleeve. Will be added to my winter bivvy kit as a hot water bottle.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by benp1 » Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:15 pm

Nice lid Stu. Simpson?

How does the visor work? Does it pop on and off?

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by PaulB2 » Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:26 pm

...and dropped off two parcels. One was a ti-goat kestrel bought from the classifieds which it doesn't look like I'll get to use for a while but packs down really small. The second was the stay kit for the mudguards I bought a couple of weeks ago. Just need to get the bike back so I can fit them.

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:27 pm

Simpson?

How does the visor work? Does it pop on and off?
No, not Simpson Ben. I've always had Simpson helmets but these days I don't ride enough to justify the price - I think an RX is about £650.

Visor? It doesn't have one :wink:
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Post by pistonbroke » Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:35 pm

Nice paintjob Stu, not so much Troy Lee Design as Niki Lauda Design (too soon?) :oops:

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Post by Cheeky Monkey » Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:45 pm

JohnClimber wrote:
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Cheers Joe

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Post by psling » Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:34 pm

Yes, great paint work Stu. Amazing how they've made the sky and clouds look so realistic... 🌅😎
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Post by Jurassic » Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:38 pm

He/she delivered a Lanshan 1 three season inner all the way from China. I bought this on the basis that it might work with my Gatewood Cape (possibly requiring some modifications). After a quick trial pitch the other night it turns out that it actually fits quite well albeit the clearance on the rear quarters is a bit tight. I went for the three season inner as I wasn't sure that the mesh alternative would be midgie proof (protection from midgies was a primary reason for wanting an inner option). I now have the option to use the Gatewood Cape with my Borah Bivvy or this inner depending on conditions and what I feel like. Cost was £41.17 including delivery (from AliExpress) and it arrived in around two weeks. Quality seems very good, all the stitching and materials seem decent. Weight is 332g (lighter than the 340g that they quote).
I took some pics of the various bits that I use with the Gatewood on the scales and some not very good ones of the whole thing pitched in case anyone's interested.
ImageGatewood and Lanshan inner. by Jurassic690, on Flickr

ImageGatewood and Lanshan inner. by Jurassic690, on Flickr

ImageGatewood and Lanshan inner. by Jurassic690, on Flickr
The whole lot (Cape, inner, pole and pegs) in the bag that came with the inner.

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The Cape on it's own.
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BearBones carbon pole.

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Six titanium v-pegs and four ti wire pegs from Alpkit.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by faustus » Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:40 pm

Bought a Beto tubeless inflator as I needed it for a change of tyres that wasn't happening with a track pump. Worked pretty well!

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:59 pm

An electric rat trap - I've called it Frank.
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Post by RIP » Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:12 pm

Well that's very appropriate - Frank was of course the lift operator in the Edifice in Doctor Who episode 'The Forever Trap' :smile: .
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Borderer » Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:14 pm

Jurassic wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:38 pm
He/she delivered a Lanshan 1 three season inner all the way from China.
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Good to know, thanks. I'm pretty sure that's the four season inner though - the three is the mesh one.

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Post by Borderer » Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:15 pm

JohnClimber wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:30 pm
Cheers Joe

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Thanks John good to see it arrived safely. You got the new and improved delivery note :-bd

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Jurassic » Fri Nov 27, 2020 8:24 pm

Borderer wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:14 pm
Jurassic wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:38 pm
He/she delivered a Lanshan 1 three season inner all the way from China.
Good to know, thanks. I'm pretty sure that's the four season inner though - the three is the mesh one.
Ah yes, you're right.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Piemonster » Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:24 pm

Book Library Offering

Hops And Glory by Pete Brown

It’s about IPA and stuff

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by ScotRoutes » Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:51 pm

Not actually the Postie... a late Birthday present in the form of some Dalmore 12 year old! :-bd

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by ledburner » Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:02 am

Ti hip flask. Very light @80g, 280ml, ~10 fl. Oz =½pt. So may put something fortified rather than spirits...
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Alway moving forward some how... Maybe not the way originally planned :cool: ....
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Post by K1100T » Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:15 am

Piemonster wrote:
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:24 pm
Book Library Offering

Hops And Glory by Pete Brown

It’s about IPA and stuff
That's a great read that one...
I like beer. 🍻

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Post by voodoo_simon » Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:26 am

In perhaps the most middle class post you can find, a pair of Hunter Wellington Boots :oops: Found a pair slightly better than half price and then had some cash back sitting in the account for 6 months, so in the reckoning, I got them for £15... :roll:

Great for taking mini-voodoo and dog-voodoo out into the woods :-bd

Also received the decathlon jacket last week too, seems pretty good for £15 :-bd Waist is a little on the tighter side but fit :lol: Anyone wanting one may need to upsize

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by ledburner » Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:40 am

ledburner wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:02 am
Ti hip flask. Very light @80g, 280ml, ~10 fl. Oz =½pt. So may put something fortified rather than spirits...
Image

https://flic.kr/p/2kbWKep

* I'm still struggling to insert pictures from Flickr a pp. Flickr. Com a bit better, but not cracked it, how to get to the bb code.
Flask came early to celebrate half way to the next decade... & another decade to a buszz passzz...
Alway moving forward some how... Maybe not the way originally planned :cool: ....
Please be tolerent to spelling mistakes or typos', :oops:
I'm only fluent in one language and English appears to be my 2nd one..
:???: :o

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