The post man's been ...

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Post by voodoo_simon » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:34 pm

Journey to the centre of the earth just arrived

Read it last year, or maybe the year before on kindle, but wanted a paper copy :-bd

Also the Magic Faraway Tree arrived for mini-voodoo :lol:

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Post by Shewie » Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:39 pm

voodoo_simon wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:34 pm
Journey to the centre of the earth just arrived

Read it last year, or maybe the year before on kindle, but wanted a paper copy :-bd

Also the Magic Faraway Tree arrived for mini-voodoo :lol:
Mr Moonface? Loved that book :grin:

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Post by u02sgb » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:33 pm

I got my "bangles" too, thanks Stu!

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Post by Wotsits » Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:21 pm

Mmmmm, some Z-Packs bits for a trip later this month :ugeek:
(Over)Reaching for the elitist 'vision'....

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Post by ScotRoutes » Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:00 pm

SOCKS!!!!


Thanks Shaf :cool:

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Post by techno » Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:25 pm

2 chains arrived today. winter conditions are being tough on the drivetrain right now!
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Post by ScotRoutes » Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:21 am

Some Sale bargains from Black's.

Burgtec Composite Pedals - the cheap metal ones I acquired when getting The Onion back just don't seem to have enough grip unless I'm wearing "proper" flattie shoes and it's mainly used as a pub bike so that's useless.

Ergon GE1 grips - I've got on really well with these so standardising across my fleet.

Fox Ranger Shorts - I wear shorts almost all the time, even when not riding. My wardrobe is looking a bit "tired" these days with some ancient bits of clothing so I've started a wee refresh in time for Spring.

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Post by voodoo_simon » Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:22 pm

Two degrees west by Nick Crane :-bd

Anyone guess my theme of books in the last few weeks :lol:

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Post by thenorthwind » Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:32 pm

voodoo_simon wrote:
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:22 pm
Two degrees west by Nick Crane :-bd

Anyone guess my theme of books in the last few weeks :lol:
The post lady brought me this the other week too, after that other thread, as well as Bicycles Up Kilimanjaro. They're in my unread books pile so due to be read about 2024, but may skip the queue :wink:

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Post by redefined_cycles » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:31 pm

ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:00 pm
SOCKS!!!!


Thanks Shaf :cool:
Excellent... thankfully I scrolled up cos was just thinking to myself 'they're a bit slow getting there'. Hope they'll become your goTo socks (like they are for me... I have 2 pairs already and slowly all my drawer will be full of em :-bd )

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Post by Ian » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:54 am

A StrapDeck and a stem plate for some beta testing from drj0n.

Got some ideas for a super lightweight setup.

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Post by Mart » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:34 pm

New headlamp - So I can see better
Going to test it this weekend winter climbing :-bd
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Post by JoseMcTavish » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:02 pm

Also SOCKS from the generous man behind the redefined_cycles tag. They'll be spot on with my winter footwear setup and are now my poshest socks - thanks Shaf!

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Post by PaulE » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:31 pm

Sheffield Greenway book - walking guide rather than a ride but will hopefully make a fun (possibly type 2) 111 mile run at some point fairly soon. Never run more than 50 miles before, but I'm on the wait list for the spine challenger race next year so better set a goal!

A nice knobbly mud tyre and several brake pads as it's pretty gloopy round here at the minute.
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Post by redefined_cycles » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:29 pm

JoseMcTavish wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:02 pm
Also SOCKS from the generous man behind the redefined_cycles tag. They'll be spot on with my winter footwear setup and are now my poshest socks - thanks Shaf!

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Thanks yerself as yours and the other reports of minus7 and minus7 means its helped my resolve to push my limits a bit farther :-bd

Also, there's some loose threads on the socks. Mine came like that too but 2 years later their still the same. Point being, dont accidently be clever and cut them there threads :grin: as you'll just knacker em

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Post by ScotRoutes » Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:37 pm

I had my SOCKS on today for a walk (I didn't see any rules about only cycling in them). Very warm and comfy they were too, even when I was having to kick steps into the more icy bits of snow.


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Post by redefined_cycles » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:33 am

Colin... thats testing at its best up there in the Highlands. Thanks fir that as it confirms what I had thought already (that they're ace :-bd )

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Post by Shewie » Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:56 pm

Postie’s not been yet but I’ve just had an email from Alpkit with a mid build photo of my Broken Road, very excited :-bd

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Post by voodoo_simon » Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:39 pm

One Lomo dry bag and Ona quick setup, would appear to fix my problem of needing a smaller diameter bag :-bd

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Post by jay91 » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:04 pm

voodoo_simon wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:39 pm
One Lomo dry bag and Ona quick setup, would appear to fix my problem of needing a smaller diameter bag :-bd
Good bags good price 2 :-bd
Trying to ride bikes.

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:20 pm

Got home this afternoon to discover an oil tank off a BSA C10 and a headlight of a Fordson tractor waiting by the back door ... project 'Death trap' moves forward :-bd
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Post by composite » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:07 pm

K1100T wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:03 pm
... and delivered some rather natty Galibier jackets and gloves.
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Which of their gloves did you go for?

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Post by ScotRoutes » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:09 pm

A couple of pairs of Endura mesh liners, a pair of Endura MTR shorts and..... a pair of Madison Zenith zip-off waterproofs. I'm expecting good things of these after reports on here. So far, I'm impressed by the weight and packability, though the legs seem a bit long.

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Post by benconnolli » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:52 pm

The orange and the blue levels of os map for my “back yard” as it often feel I try to escape with my bike trips but actually live in an area of outstanding natural beauty that I know mere ribbons and bulges of.

My next trip I want to go depth rather than breadth.

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Post by K1100T » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:30 pm

composite wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:07 pm
Which of their gloves did you go for?
I went for the Ardennes, as the Barrier were out of stock. I find then fine down to about 5°C, any lower and I need more insulation. Not the greatest amount of padding either, if you're after max comfort. The membrane works quite well though, even when they're soaking wet, they're still windproof. Miles better than the 100% Briskers they replaced.
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