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Re: The 'Find me this' thread.

Post by htrider » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:30 pm

MussEd wrote:I'm after Exposure Revo bundle (light and hub) or wheel build deals? Anyone seen any on offer anywhere?

Getting inundated with usual online purveyors 'sales' email but unable to unearth any bargains...
I've been looking at this and £256 seems to be the deal for hub and light. Spa cycles were where I saw it.

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Post by MussEd » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:43 pm

HTR rider saw this - £225 or thereabouts

http://www.winstanleysbikes.co.uk/produ ... Dynamo_Hub

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Post by jameso » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:21 am

...a source of small filter coffee compatible bags, for taking a few days supply of coffee on a ride? Keeping the bags that 250g of coffee grounds come in at the moment but any ideas for a sealable option? Not seen anything so far, freezer bags are a bit thin and spilt coffee gets everywhere .. :grin:

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Re: The 'Find me this' thread.

Post by Nevis » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:40 am

Pour n store bag?

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Post by Pyro » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:57 am

Small aLoksaks? Not the cheapest, but heavier duty than sarnie bags.

http://m.clasohlson.com/uk/Aloksak-Wate ... wgodPa4FvA
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Post by Zippy » Thu Aug 06, 2015 9:01 am

jameso wrote:...a source of small filter coffee compatible bags, for taking a few days supply of coffee on a ride? Keeping the bags that 250g of coffee grounds come in at the moment but any ideas for a sealable option? Not seen anything so far, freezer bags are a bit thin and spilt coffee gets everywhere .. :grin:
That would be good if anyone knows anything? - currently I get the Lyon coffee bag things as the next best thing when lightweight on the move. Glamping (what most people prob call camping but I count it as glamping!) I can bring whatever I want... so is a non issue.

I'm sure Wenchie made something..?

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Post by jameso » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:24 am

Pyro wrote:Small aLoksaks? Not the cheapest, but heavier duty than sarnie bags.

http://m.clasohlson.com/uk/Aloksak-Wate ... wgodPa4FvA
Good call, I did think of using a similar phone ziplock bag I have but it doesn't fold up that well / small compared to the bag the coffe comes in (which I think is my answer really..). Pour N Stores, are they pretty durable or better for once-only use?
I may get a small thick drybag, cut the clips off and use that with a roll + tie/wrap closure.

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Post by whitestone » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:33 am

My wife just uses a freezer bag for her supply of ground coffee. Puts it in the cup and makes sure that there's nothing else in there that has sharp edges or points that could puncture it. Not had an "incident" so far.
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:35 am

Pour N Stores, are they pretty durable or better for once-only use?
Very durable.
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Re: The 'Find me this' thread.

Post by Nevis » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:39 am

I do all my camp "cooking" in pour and sore bags.

They're pretty tough, been using them for a few years now and haven't thrown any away yet.

You can pick them up from Lidl and Aldi on occasion. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BCHNQ2Y
Not sure if they come in different sizes.

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Post by jameso » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:45 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151643969860

These may be ideal, 10x the small size which is a little smaller than a 250g coffee bag, £3.29 delivered. Will report back when they arrive.
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Post by jameso » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:46 am

Nevis wrote:I do all my camp "cooking" in pour and sore bags.

They're pretty tough, been using them for a few years now and haven't thrown any away yet.

You can pick them up from Lidl and Aldi on occasion. http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BCHNQ2Y
Not sure if they come in different sizes.
Will get some of those for porridge oats, ta,

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Re: The 'Find me this' thread.

Post by Nevis » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:49 am

Don't forget the chocolate coated raisins with your porridge :-bd

great for cous cous, etc.... pour n store recipe thread?

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Re: The 'Find me this' thread.

Post by benp1 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:57 am

I keep ground coffee in a ziplock bag inside a freezer bag (if I don't take the big 250g bag of coffee)

I use a GSI ultralight filter java drip thing with it

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Re: The 'Find me this' thread.

Post by thedude » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:33 pm

hello chaps, can anyone find a video of someone loading up their bike, found lots of "this is the gear I take" and "this is it loaded" but as i'm planning my first trip interested in the actual loading up process?

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Post by ootini » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:42 pm

thedude wrote:hello chaps, can anyone find a video of someone loading up their bike, found lots of "this is the gear I take" and "this is it loaded" but as i'm planning my first trip interested in the actual loading up process?
I've never seen a video like this, is there anything specific you'd like to know about loading up a bike? For me it's just a case of figure out what kit goes in which bag. Stuff it in, then strap everything to the bike, I don't the order or process is particularly important, unless I'm missing your requirement.

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Post by mountainbaker » Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:51 pm

Imagine it's in reverse

https://vimeo.com/50688329
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Re: The 'Find me this' thread.

Post by ZeroDarkBivi » Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:05 pm

Loads of good info here; one of my favorite web sites:

http://bikepackersmagazine.com/2014-col ... race-gear/

For something a bit less race focussed, try Pedalling Nowhere.

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Post by Zippy » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:29 pm

Do a collective video at tramp camp for that.

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Re: The 'Find me this' thread.

Post by frogatthefarriers » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:45 pm

My DD Hammocks Jura 2 sleeping bag was bought with canoe camping in mind. I like to sleep off the ground in a hammock and the Jura is ideal for that, with a cordura footwell and a centre zip that makes it easy to get in and out of while in the hammock. But..... Its bulk and weight make it wrong for bikepacking, as I've been finding out.

Can someone recommend a centre zipped 3 season down bag? Preferably not too dear. Or has anyone tried one of these new-fangled quilts in a hammock. Will they be OK for that?

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Re: The 'Find me this' thread.

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:51 pm

I thought quilts and hammocks went hand in hand?

Taylor and Cheeky monkey are yer men for hammocks and as far as I know both use quilts when they're hanging.
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Post by Taylor » Tue Aug 11, 2015 6:52 pm

Quilts and under quilts for hammocks here.
There'd be the usual compressing of down if your using a sleeping bag making it useless on the bottom.

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Re: The 'Find me this' thread.

Post by frogatthefarriers » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:48 pm

Re: quilts and Hammocks

Thanks for the replies chaps. I use a Thermarest to stave off the chilly bottom when hammocking. It's not ideal and I'm sure an underquilt is better, but the thermarest gives me the option to sleep on the ground under the tarp if there are no suitable trees about.

So, I'll now have to scour the web for a quilt. I won't ask for suggestions because it's been done already and I can search the forum for that. I have a birthday coming up in September. Time to start dropping hints ;-)
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