The post man's been ...

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by RIP » Wed Jun 26, 2019 12:20 pm

Couple of tubs of Arseoles bum cream or whatever it's called, best price from W1ggle. Using Udderly (cheaper) at moment so thought I'd do a "taste(*) test" and see which one 8 out of 10 cats prefer.

Still no flippin' RSF book though!

(*) possibly the wrong test
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Post by PaulB2 » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:10 pm

New flat pedals for the mountain bike since I'm not enjoying technical terrain while clipped in.

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Post by middleagedmadness » Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:20 pm

A hunka XL and a borah off the classifieds :-bd

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:49 pm

Something to keep my paddle company.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by middleagedmadness » Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:13 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:49 pm
Something to keep my paddle company.

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You must have been impressed with the test last year, "ahem" tight northerner and all :wink:

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:53 pm

You must have been impressed with the test last year, "ahem" tight northerner and all :wink:
I was fella and yes I am :wink: The fact that I still wanted one after 12 months, made me realise that I really did want one. This is a smaller / lighter model than the one I tested. I reckon it should be ideal for the type of stuff I'm hoping to do.
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Post by j.c.gillies » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:04 pm

The RSF journal.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Piemonster » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:47 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:53 pm
You must have been impressed with the test last year, "ahem" tight northerner and all :wink:
I was fella and yes I am :wink: The fact that I still wanted one after 12 months, made me realise that I really did want one. This is a smaller / lighter model than the one I tested. I reckon it should be ideal for the type of stuff I'm hoping to do.
Huh, mine arrived today too. After almost exactly 12 months of waiting to see if I really did want one.

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Post by middleagedmadness » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:10 pm

Piemonster wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:47 pm
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:53 pm
You must have been impressed with the test last year, "ahem" tight northerner and all :wink:
I was fella and yes I am :wink: The fact that I still wanted one after 12 months, made me realise that I really did want one. This is a smaller / lighter model than the one I tested. I reckon it should be ideal for the type of stuff I'm hoping to do.
Huh, mine arrived today too. After almost exactly 12 months of waiting to see if I really did want one.
If had more than trolley filled canals or was able to get out for a week at a time so I could bike/raft I'd love one as I do miss paddling :roll:

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Post by Gregsie » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:35 pm

Pair of DT Swiss 533d rims in a vague effort to go tubeless.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Piemonster » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:43 am

If had more than trolley filled canals or was able to get out for a week at a time so I could bike/raft I'd love one as I do miss paddling :roll:
If you’re able to make a (long) weekend to Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 give me and Scotroutes a shout. Hire a raft from Backcountry in Aviemore. I’m sure there’s a few patches of water up here to paddle in.

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Post by middleagedmadness » Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:37 am

Piemonster wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:43 am
If had more than trolley filled canals or was able to get out for a week at a time so I could bike/raft I'd love one as I do miss paddling :roll:
If you’re able to make a (long) weekend to Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 give me and Scotroutes a shout. Hire a raft from Backcountry in Aviemore. I’m sure there’s a few patches of water up here to paddle in.
That would be great ,apart from all leave this year has been allocated for trips or family time so it will probably be next year ,but cheers for the offer

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Post by ScotRoutes » Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:16 pm

I'm the worlds worst shopper. It's prevaricate, prevaricate, prevaricate, splurge (I think it's an anxiety thing)

So, todays haul is;

An Exped Synmat HL to replace my leaky one.
2 pairs of Defeet Woolie Boolie socks. My Endura Baa Baa's are getting thin and I do like warm feet, especially when bivvying.
A mech hanger for my Orbea Occam. It's a chunky think and I reckon it would be difficult to break one, but...
Ergon GE1 grips. I've been getting hand pains with non-Jones/non-road bars but experimented with these in preference to splurging n expensive swept bars. Seems to have worked, so this is a second set for my second MTB.
A replacement for the Maxle on my Rebas, after it started to suffer the bent/broken edge issue. I've gone for a Brand-X replacement, hoping it'll last longer.
Grangers wash-and-proof to see if I can restore my old Gore Active jacket.

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Post by sean_iow » Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:58 pm

And brought me some devices to attach guy lines to decking, all the way from China.They caught my eye as I remember a thread about this issue from some time back?

I don't have any decking or indeed any need to pitch a tent on some if I did but I saw them on aliexpress and thought they look cool :lol: At £2.29 for 8 I'm sure I'll think of a way they'll come in useful.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by FLV » Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:26 pm

The previous two posts amused me a lot.

4 Pairs of shorts for me to choose 1 pair from, and some new pedals.

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Post by summittoppler » Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:22 pm

I got a couple of set of grips to try out from my fat tyre friends across the pond...
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Post by composite » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:27 pm

Set of Fulcrum Racing 77 wheels for my Singular Kite. A bargain at £79 in the CRC sale.

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As you can see I had my monies worth out of the old Fulcrum wheels I had on the Kite.

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:43 pm

I'm sure that'll polish out Neil.
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Post by FLV » Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:43 pm

You pushed those rims to the limit mate, nice work on value for money :grin:

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Post by RIP » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:02 am

Book - thank you RSF :wink: . Plus the various early-bird add-ons. Plus Toy Dolls "Orcastrated" CD (yes I've stopped now). Just got to leave myself a reminder that a book by another cyclist in a similar vein might be out in time for Crimbo...
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by BigdummySteve » Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:11 pm

And delivered a pair of Vitoria mezcal’s, the posh ones with Graphene. Fitting was interesting, the rear needed new tape and I had a merry time removing the gorilla tape residue. The front needed the fire extinguisher (DIY mega airshot) and resulted in kitchen covered in jizz. My fault as I was lazy and only pumped it up to 75psi, with 100 it went up no drama :-bd

He also delivered a work of art in the form of a SRAM Eagle XX1 derailleur, I’ll be getting the cassette next month but I may run it with my 12speed microshift barend,obviously in friction mode. 11 speed for now, it can’t shift any worse than the current setup.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by redefined_cycles » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:09 am

I was the postman... Some lovely Stooge moto bars on the cheap (thanks Cocker). :-bd

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Post by j.c.gillies » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:42 pm

Blue Stooge Mk4 frame and forks, a massive inner tube and big esi grips.
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Post by slarge » Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:47 pm

A set of Sram XX1 cranks for the Epic. They're quite lovely! Just need a new BB tool and they'll be fitted at the weekend.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by middleagedmadness » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:40 am

What tool you need Steve ,I've got a couple at home and if it's press fit one I've knocked up at work

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