The post man's been ...

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by faustus » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:07 pm

Hopefully a V3 Sonder Camino Al frame and fork will be dropped over the side gate sometime today...

A happier feeling than Monday's trip to my LBS, who wanted to charge me £25 for a centrelock lock ring. Obviously I laughed, and won't visit again.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Richard G » Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:54 pm

One of those Polaris jacket things. Not exactly a flattering fit, but I think it'll do the job.

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Post by RIP » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:19 pm

3 x Conti Light tubes. You know, those inflatable things you can use instead of having gunge all over the place :smile: .
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by redefined_cycles » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:26 pm

RIP wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:19 pm
3 x Conti Light tubes. You know, those inflatable things you can use instead of having gunge all over the place :smile: .
Hmmm. Conti LIGHT. You sure you thought that through properly Reg... :???:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:27 pm

and brought f*ck all .... I'm expecting a rear light, a jacket and a book and I got nowt.
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Post by RIP » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:28 pm

"sure?" - Yeah, it's no prob. 125g. Been usin' 'em for yonks. They're actually probably thicker than my tyres :wink: .
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by BigdummySteve » Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:30 pm

RIP wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:28 pm
"sure?" - Yeah, it's no prob. 125g. Been usin' 'em for yonks. They're actually probably thicker than my tyres :wink: .
Saying nowt :wink:
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Post by redefined_cycles » Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:07 pm

:grin: ... as you were then :lol:
RIP wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:28 pm
"sure?" - Yeah, it's no prob. 125g. Been usin' 'em for yonks. They're actually probably thicker than my tyres :wink: .

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by K1100T » Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:42 am

... and delivered a box with the Restrap logo on the side.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:51 pm

and guess what? That's right, he brought a rear light, a jacket and a book. This evening I shall be snuggly warm reading a book with the lights off :-bd
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Post by Borderer » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:08 pm

Got my photo comp prize today. Thanks Stu - a wonderfully soft comfy down pillow. :-bd
I shall enjoy that....
Thanks too to everyone who voted for my pic.

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Post by K1100T » Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:03 pm

... and delivered some rather natty Galibier jackets and gloves.
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Post by techno » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:25 pm

Kyote bars and new grips arrived today. :-bd
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Post by PaulE » Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:12 pm

Brought me 4x enduroguards (2 for each bike) and 4 sets of brake pads... Stocking up for Strathpuffer. Enduroguards are 99p on chain reaction by the way...
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by K1100T » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:52 pm

... and delivered a BRS-3000T, it's really quite small.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by benp1 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:42 am

Another headtorch, you can never have too many right?

This one is a Zebralight H600w. More for walking than biking use though, still have my Exposure lights for that

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Post by mfezela » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:55 pm

Re: BRS-3000T

One word of caution with this stove type*. The small burner head means flames are concentrated on a small area of the pot base. You'll need good quality cookware. Cheap lightweight pans will distort and can even burn through. I talk from experience.

* Comments are directed at this design, which is available in many brands, not this particular product.
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:32 pm

One word of caution with this stove type*. The small burner head means flames are concentrated on a small area of the pot base. You'll need good quality cookware. Cheap lightweight pans will distort and can even burn through. I talk from experience.
This is very true, in fact I've just written the very same thing in my book. Quality aluminium pots will often work better than Ti with such stoves due to the better conductivity :-bd
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by benp1 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:34 pm

Only an issue if you're 'cooking' rather than boiling water though

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:40 pm

Only an issue if you're 'cooking' rather than boiling water though
Poor quality Ti often has 'thin spots' so it can still start to burn / deform even boiling water.
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Post by mfezela » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:09 pm

benp1 wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:34 pm
Only an issue if you're 'cooking' rather than boiling water though
Not so. 'Boiling' water for coffee, etc. is usually a fast affair. I certainly don't simmer until boiling anyway. It's this intense application of concentrated flame that's the issue with lesser quality cookware.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Dave Barter » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:03 pm

I got a nice cap ;-)
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by sean_iow » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:09 pm

Dave Barter wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:03 pm
I got a nice cap ;-)
I also had a nice cap arrive on Saturday, it's my newsletter 'guess the lyric' prize. At first I thought it had been especially commissioned for me.. then I saw peoples Dam Busters pictures :lol: Still a great cap though.

The postman has also been delivering all sorts of bits for the Spearfish build. I won't list them here though as Jane has noticed the number of parcels that have been arriving since I bought a frame and declared 'All I need is a back wheel, I have all the rest already' :lol:
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:20 pm

At first I thought it had been especially commissioned for me.. then I saw peoples Dam Busters pictures
You answered a music related question, you didn't win the 'kin Nobel prize for peace. :wink:
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by sean_iow » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:35 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:20 pm
You answered a music related question, you didn't win the 'kin Nobel prize for peace. :wink:
To be fair to me, I assume that Dave's prize for the month before had been especially commissioned? I do like a nice cap though so still a great prize :-bd

Plus it has the zombie bear on it. If only there was a matching zombie bear jersey :wink:
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