The post man's been ...

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Post by jameso » Mon May 11, 2020 3:38 pm

As part of my 'I'm getting old and I can ride stuff like this now' phase.. for my birthday/lockdown build that was hot from the brazing torch earlier today judging by the photos - some dark green cotton duck Caradice, a zipped roll (for an audax bar bag) and a traditional bend 26.0 handlebar to hang it from. :-bd to St John St Cycles.

It's nice to slow down on the bike isn't it. Something clicked doing Z2 base mile plans years ago and it was just me realising that it's simply the right pace to ride at (mostly).

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Post by Cheeky Monkey » Mon May 11, 2020 5:06 pm

Replacement garage door handle / lock.

My life rocks :-bd

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by BigdummySteve » Tue May 12, 2020 8:47 am

And delivered a ZPacks Altaplex :-bd
Shall set it up in the garden later, it’s very light!

Update, I’ve not set it up but my überlight large size mat, the Altaplex, required pegs and Stu’s lovely carbon pole all fit very neatly in the Acepac accessory pouch (Also from Stu)
Very neat package 1247 grams inclusive :-bd

My sleeping bag fits in my frame bag, for summer trips I could get away without a seat pack saving a whopping 1kg over my previous setup :-bd

180mm rotor for scale

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Post by boxelder » Tue May 12, 2020 11:49 am

Osprey fanny pack from SportsPursuit. Lots of features, a decent bladder and usual Osprey quality. Bargain, and a good option for carrying water, food, extra layer etc on trips (I usually go with a small rucksack).

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by ssnowman » Tue May 12, 2020 11:52 am

Some Tesa tape for tubeless set up and a nice shiny 640g carbon fork from China, which arrived way quicker than expected :grin:
May satan walk with you.

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Post by voodoo_simon » Tue May 12, 2020 12:07 pm

Lego but will have to wait until mini-voodoo is in bed to see which model (and build in peace!)

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Post by PaulB2 » Tue May 12, 2020 12:33 pm

He dropped off two parcels today. An acepac top tube bag complete with sticker set and a bumbag and beanie from the Terra nova sale.

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Post by benconnolli » Tue May 12, 2020 12:41 pm

A second hand macpac eVent bivi bag for £68 weighing in at 560g in an exciting orange.

I have pushed the expected use limits of my Terra Nova survival bivi, and it is close to bits. Entire footbox delaminated, plus plenty along, all taped seams have came apart. Still works as a lightweight draft protector (340g) under a small tarp, or dew cover for clear skies, buy would never want it in the rain.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by ScotRoutes » Tue May 12, 2020 1:00 pm

A Silwing tarp from GregMay. I've been thinking of trying one out so this is an ideal opportunity. My pole-a-bear selection should suit it fine.

That's 4 tarps now. Too many?

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Post by RIP » Tue May 12, 2020 4:21 pm

ScotRoutes wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:00 pm

That's 4 tarps now. Too many?
Nah, n+1 same as bikes :wink:
"There comes a time in your life Ponsonby, when you think: 'My God, I'm two-thirds of the way to the grave and what have I done?" - RIP

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Post by voodoo_simon » Tue May 12, 2020 6:11 pm

I’m now a fanny-packer :-bd

Been fanny-bag curious for a while now, so I’m glad to say, my Osprey arrived and I’m now free to roam :lol:

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Post by Alpinum » Tue May 12, 2020 7:16 pm

Two Formula rotors, 203 and 180 mm, two piece with alloy spider.

Went through the last set of regular XT rotors on my short travel trail bike (which is broken and will get a replacement in the coming weeks).

A few more replacement parts on the way for the rebuild. From a oh sub standard moment it's now begun to turn into x-mas.

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Post by benp1 » Tue May 12, 2020 7:57 pm

ScotRoutes wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 1:00 pm
A Silwing tarp from GregMay. I've been thinking of trying one out so this is an ideal opportunity. My pole-a-bear selection should suit it fine.

That's 4 tarps now. Too many?
I blimming well hope not, otherwise I really have a problem :shock:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Cheeky Monkey » Wed May 13, 2020 3:29 pm

I got some drivetrain stuff yesterday.

I got some shorts today. Are Endura Humvee's just enormously baggy? I know they're supposed to be baggy but I've only gone up one size from the old style Singletracks and these seem hooooge. However, the XL size :oops: FWE baggies that Jameso recommended are a much better fit..

Then I did an online session with the physio who said "don't ride for a couple of weeks until we sort that knee out".

BOLLOX x(

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by firestarter » Wed May 13, 2020 8:55 pm

Nothing exciting, a pump sac for my sleeping pad I ordered ages ago but forgot about after catching covid

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Jurassic » Thu May 14, 2020 3:20 pm

A big box full of GRX components from Germany that I've been waiting for to upgrade my Granker bike to hydraulic discs. One more ride to work tonight on the cable discs then...........

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by UnderTheRadars » Thu May 14, 2020 3:21 pm

My “tit“ mug has arrived :smile:
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Teetosugars » Thu May 14, 2020 3:38 pm

My nice new shiny Iphone 11 Pro Max in Midnight green just landed. :ugeek:

Very nice it is too..

Nothing bikepack related tho, sorry. :oops:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by UnderTheRadars » Thu May 14, 2020 3:42 pm

Teetosugars wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 3:38 pm
My nice new shiny Iphone 11 Pro Max in Midnight green just landed. :ugeek:

Very nice it is too..

Nothing bikepack related tho, sorry. :oops:
Nice, need to wait until October for my update, ‘spose whatever new one will be out then.

Treated myself to a fēnix 6 yesterday for (almost) completing this years uni course..... Well couldn’t wait for a month until I’ve done me exam. Should be here next week
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Teetosugars » Thu May 14, 2020 3:48 pm

UnderTheRadars wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 3:42 pm

Nice, need to wait until October for my update, ‘spose whatever new one will be out then.

Treated myself to a fēnix 6 yesterday for (almost) completing this years uni course..... Well couldn’t wait for a month until I’ve done me exam. Should be here next week
5X here, and it blows my tiny mind.. Bloody ace tho.. you'll love the Maps etc..

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by UnderTheRadars » Thu May 14, 2020 3:53 pm

Least you’ve got the wrists for the x. ‘Spose I can wear mine around my ‘bicep’
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by PaulB2 » Thu May 14, 2020 7:47 pm

He dropped off a new track pump as the next step towards project tubeless.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by ScotRoutes » Thu May 14, 2020 8:03 pm

New shoes for the wife and I

ImageDSC_1129 by Colin Cadden, on Flickr

Had to celebrate with a cheeky 10k, First since virus and happy with 1:02.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by RIP » Thu May 14, 2020 8:55 pm

Whose are which legs :wink:
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Post by ScotRoutes » Thu May 14, 2020 8:58 pm

RIP wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 8:55 pm
Whose are which legs :wink:
Start running now. My wife is after you and you only have a 300 mile head start.

Be warned. This also arrived today..

ImageDSC_1127 by Colin Cadden, on Flickr

ImageDSC_1128 by Colin Cadden, on Flickr

Turns out I married a page 3 girl!
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