The post man's been ...

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by RIP » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:35 pm

Oh dear, and I see the advertising blurb says it maintains a "gentle but firm grip on your post". Good to hear that it won't let you down in a sticky situation.

85 NZD - ouch. You ordered direct?

Absolutely not condoning plagiarism but, er, I'd bet one of our top seamstresses on Here could knock up a completely different but, er, not entirely dissimilar thing. There was a recent thread wasn't there but my memory's addled.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Cheeky Monkey » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:45 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
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Aren't the Lomo boots 'wet' though?
Dunno, but I did buy these because they are waterproof and even have a 'seal' of sorts around the top.
O I C :oops:

Though they were wetsuit style / principle. Ignore me then (probably a good approach all round!).

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Rich3rd » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:51 pm

RIP wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:35 pm

85 NZD - ouch. You ordered direct?
Yes its overpriced once delivered (got copped for the import VAT too) but it does work (once an extra strap added), the seat post clamp has a sturdy Voile strap and clears the seat clamp, surprisingly stable and lets me use the full sus for bike packing. Obviously have limited rear travel with the seat post down.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Lazarus » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:08 pm

is it material or plastic /rubber -basically what is it made of?

looks great but way way more than i would even consider paying

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Rich3rd » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:56 pm

Lazarus wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:08 pm
is it material or plastic /rubber -basically what is it made of?

looks great but way way more than i would even consider paying
Its made out of quite stiff, but flexible plastic, like a thicker version of a folded fork mounted mudguard. Could be very MYO if you could get a big enough piece of plastic.
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Post by RIP » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:18 pm

What's the bag? Looks more than 9L. Sway, waggle etc? (not that it matters really). I've run out of single entendres now, apologies.

Tempted to have a bash at one - I'd just leave it on permanently so a U-shaped bit of plastic, some cableties, and some S2S straps would do it I reckon.
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Post by Rich3rd » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:13 pm

It's an AK tapered bag, 9l ish, fits perfect.
Quite like a bit of sway myself, I thinks it's going to work well. Start up a MYO thread Reg if you can find some material.
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Post by RIP » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:46 pm

"find some material" - bit more challenging than one might think but will have a look round. That idea of kitchen chopping board/sheet rings a bell.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:09 pm

"find some material" - bit more challenging than one might think
I'll probably have some Reg.
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Post by RIP » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:22 pm

Thank you! Hopefully see you in a couple of weeks if that works. Or Stretton kitchen shop'll have summat :wink: .
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Post by Rich3rd » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:20 pm

How about 1.2mm polypropylene Reg, scroll down to section on material.....

http://www.rapidracerproducts.com/produ ... guard.html
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Post by RIP » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:01 am

ta chaps, looks like I've dropped myself in it now. Now where's that traffic cone...
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Moff » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:58 pm

Part 2 of the new sleeping system has arrived

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Bargain price here https://www.freezeproshop.com/gb/therma ... eeping-mat

It's smaller than I expected :o , hopefully I won't pop it or slide of it!??!


& apparently Part 3 - Borah bivi has arrived, but HMRC wants some cash before I can have it :roll:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by sean_iow » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:03 pm

Moff wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:58 pm
...hopefully I won't pop it or slide of it!??!
The solution to both of these I find is not to over-inflate. If there is some give there's somewhere for the pressure to go when for example you sit on it getting in your bag. The slightly 'squidgy' mat also lets you sink in just enough to not side off the top.

Unless you're talking about the can of Rio in which case good luck balancing on that :lol:
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Dave Barter » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:09 pm

Also take great care around that mat. I punctured mine after some crap got into my bivy bag. The walls really are thin
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Post by BigdummySteve » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:06 pm

Dave Barter wrote:
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Also take great care around that mat. I punctured mine after some crap got into my bivy bag. The walls really are thin
mine is also fooooked after roughly 12 nights x(
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Chicken Legs » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:16 pm

Mine was fooked before I had used it.

I inflated it straight out the box and left it overnight and it had deflated by morning, sent it back for
a replacement and have been really pleased with it.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Dave Barter » Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:57 pm

I got my hands on a Terra Nova Jupiter Lite bivy bag today. Wish I'd had it in June
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:02 pm

I got my hands on a Terra Nova Jupiter Lite bivy bag today. Wish I'd had it in June
I suppose it wouldn't take up as much room in the bin would it?
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Post by Cheeky Monkey » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:06 pm

Oooh Stu, you meanie :lol:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Dave Barter » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:15 pm

That's one less Xmas card...
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Karl » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:15 pm

Dave Barter wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:15 pm
That's one less Xmas card...
Why, how many do you normally send to Stu? :lol:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by redefined_cycles » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:50 pm

:lol:
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:02 pm
I got my hands on a Terra Nova Jupiter Lite bivy bag today. Wish I'd had it in June
I suppose it wouldn't take up as much room in the bin would it?

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Dave Barter » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:03 pm

Karl wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:15 pm
Dave Barter wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:15 pm
That's one less Xmas card...
Why, how many do you normally send to Stu? :lol:
He's getting a special one this year that I've just been working on;-)
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by RIP » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:21 pm

Probably involves some sort of cunningly hidden booby-trap system.... open it up and............
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