The post man's been ...

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by slarge » Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:13 pm

Thanks MaM but its a tool just like the standard Shimano BB30 tool but with more teeth. Ive ordered one from ebay..

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Post by Asposium » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:35 am

Last year’s BB200 destroyed my nearly new mountain bike SPD shoes; clearly not designed for HaB

Bought some Shimano XM9 cycling /hiking boots.

Wearing them at work as I type, so far damn impressed.
Ankle support is very good, but ankle flex seems sufficient for cycling.
Full vibrant sole and a rand; if HaB destroys these I will be impressed.

Very difficult to source, suspect they’re being discontinued

Usually a 46 in Shimano footwear, has to downsize to 45 for the XM9.

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Post by Asposium » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:39 am

In order to streamline my bikepacking gadgets and recharging requirements, to get the GPS “out front”, and because I wanted one (mainly this one I suppose)

Have bought a Garmin Edge 103
Looks nice.
Nothing but praise from my (road) cycling friends
The few boners that have one have had high praise
It was interesting to see that the top TD riders had cycling GPS rather than hiking GPS.
External battery pack was out of stock at wiggle, so that will have to wait.

Have a Garmin Oregon 700, will be interesting to compare the two.
Will sell my Garmin Edge 1000.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by FLV » Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:14 am

Postie just dropped off a replacement tyre after last weekends split. A nice Ardent Race with all the acronyms on them

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Post by whitestone » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:50 pm

Not so much postman's been but a bit of High Street shopping. I couldn't find my small microfibre towel so headed into town to have a look for one. First stop was Cotswolds, their smallest towel was about 600mm x 1000mm and cost £14. Didn't fancy that so thought I'd check Mountain Warehouse. After a bit of scratting about I came across the towels, all a bit big then I noticed some smaller ones https://www.mountainwarehouse.com/clip- ... rk%20grey/. While looking at these I then saw this https://www.mountainwarehouse.com/clip- ... aspx/teal/. Ideal and only £4. Got it home and out of the stuff sack with mini-clip and it weighs a massive 10g :-bd
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by frogatthefarriers » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:19 pm

A new SAK to replace the one I left at my last bivvy. Customised. :grin:
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And the back...
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Post by RIP » Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:01 am

All this recent talk of midge nets/inners/etc prodded me to get the S2S Nano head net - 11g! Despite the fact they all claim to be "soft as a baby's bum", it's still nylon or whatever so isn't that pleasant. More pleasant than the midges I suppose. I've only been nobbled by biters a couple of nights over several years (they obv hate me) so maybe I'll never find out.

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Post by redefined_cycles » Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:07 pm

Been a good postman (postlady actually) day for me... first arrived some xtr spd pedals. Won off ebay but then the fella messaged me saying it was the wrong set he sent out mistakenly on last ebay listing so I could have these for free...

I imagined it'd be some lesser set (like the m520) but he assured me they looked identical and sent em through... tried telling him I'd pay pistage but just said we can discuss later. Then they arrived and XTR they are. Maybe cos they looked a bit dirty. Cleaned em up and checked bearings. No play but slight grumble... YAY*.. will go service and regrease em just now :-bd Image
(Since I had the nursing book out written by clever people, it might aswell make use of itself as an xtr pedal display... might even do some reading later)

Then came the tyre from Jase the Ace... thanks buddy

*Actually said I, "Alhamdulillah"( all praise to Allah)... :smile:

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Post by redefined_cycles » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:46 pm

Saddle arrived unusually quickly at Halfrauds.... not sure what Ebike ready means though :???:
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Looks good and hoping for positive things from it

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Post by ScotRoutes » Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:08 pm

Essential summer kit for 2019

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Post by u02sgb » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:33 pm

:grin: at Scotroutes.

Thought about getting one of them for ski boots. It does look like something from star wars though.

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Post by redefined_cycles » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:37 pm

u02sgb wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:33 pm
:grin: at Scotroutes.

Thought about getting one of them for ski boots. It does look like something from star wars though.
What is it.. thought it was a fan for indoors turbo training first.. But obviously not!


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Post by JimmyG » Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:22 pm

A Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo tent. I'm normally a sleeping bag/bivvy bag combo (with or without a tarp for overhead cover, depending on the weather) kinda guy. However, I've finally accepted I'll need a lightweight tent with integral bug net to give me at least a fighting chance against The Highland Midge next month.

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Post by ScotRoutes » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:30 pm

Welcome to the Lunar Solo club.

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Post by JimmyG » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:30 pm

My purchase was influenced by posts I’ve seen on here by people such as yourself ScotRoutes. I need to practise putting it up before using it in anger but just need to wait until the rain stops!

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Post by RIP » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:05 am

'rain' - ideal conditions for testing a new shelter :wink: . At least you find out in the garden, with a nice nearby brew and clothes dryer, whether it'll work for you in the rain on top of Plynlimon when you don't want to discover any shortcomings :smile: .

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by BigdummySteve » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:36 pm

And delivered a shiny gold sram XX1 eagle chain in anticipation of the upgrade to 12 speed. I’ve already fitted the microshift barend shifter and XX1 eagle rear mech, I’m running it in friction mode and it shifts ace! Gave it a proper run out midweek on a 30 mile trip, looking forward to the 500% range of the big cog.
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Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:57 pm

A selection of goodies from BB Towers, including some mix 'n' match tent poles that'll sort out my Lunar Solo AND give me some more pitching options for my tarps.

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Post by RIP » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:05 pm

New Brompton front bag - C type. Not OT since I use it for gigpacking (C). Current one 20 years old and also been my man-bag for everything else so done sterling service. Might pension it off as another toolbag now.
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"It is in the petty details, not in the great results, that the interest of existence lies" - JKJ

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Post by benp1 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:56 pm

RIP wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:05 pm
New Brompton front bag - C type. Not OT since I use it for gigpacking (C). Current one 20 years old and also been my man-bag for everything else so done sterling service. Might pension it off as another toolbag now.
Didn't fancy the tweed one then Reg?

One day we are going to do a brompton bikepacking trip involving multi-modal transport, just because. Maybe a train, a boat and a bus. Might be a while off now... maybe when youngest is 6 years, not 6 weeks

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Post by jamiep » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:30 pm

second hand Bunker Research book for prior to the TNRally

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Post by benp1 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:36 pm

I ordered a few velcro straps for securing things, ordered 5 and immediately used 4 on my Big Dummy to be able to secure the handles of bags to the rack. They won't be weight bearing, just trying to close the top so stuff doesn't bounce out

They're so cheap that I'm leaving them permanently attached, whereas the voile straps etc are used only as required

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Post by RIP » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:20 pm

benp1 wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:56 pm
RIP wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:05 pm
New Brompton front bag - C type. Not OT since I use it for gigpacking (C). Current one 20 years old and also been my man-bag for everything else so done sterling service. Might pension it off as another toolbag now.
Didn't fancy the tweed one then Reg?

One day we are going to do a brompton bikepacking trip involving multi-modal transport, just because. Maybe a train, a boat and a bus. Might be a while off now... maybe when youngest is 6 years, not 6 weeks
Blast! Didn't see that - went for cheapest price (skinflint me) at £95 instead of £115 (ker-CHING!). That'll teach me.

Yep the multi-modal trip is a great idea whenever you're free - trains, boats, planes, cars, camels, spaceships... must be a Guinness record in there somewhere :-bd (edit: where exactly are you down there btw, mebbes I could come to you if that helps? (edit: apologies - congrats on the littl'un :smile: ))
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Post by ScotRoutes » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:47 pm

And left a card as I wasn't at home, so I popped into the PO on a wee 6km run. I'm now the recipient of another Specialized Phenom saddle to match the one on my Occam.

Thanks Dave!

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