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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by K1100T » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:19 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:21 pm
remind me again is there something about which side to use, when etc? I've just been using some old section of plastic sheet until now. I recall it's work washing the Tyvek (or both) to reduce inherent slippiness.
Either side up. If you wash Tyvek it'll soften it and make it feel less 'wax papery'.
I managed to get some Tyvek from a friend in the village. It's got a strip of sticky tape down one edge though, what do you do to get rid of that...?
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:26 am

what do you do to get rid of that...?
Just cut it off with scissors.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by K1100T » Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:43 am

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
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what do you do to get rid of that...?
Just cut it off with scissors.
I hadn't thought of that... 🤦
I'm assuming we only need enough width to cover where the mat is, rather than the whole groundsheet...?
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:44 am

I'm assuming we only need enough width to cover where the mat is, rather than the whole groundsheet...?
That's what I do. Too much groundsheet can / may / perhaps result in it collecting water.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by AndyTheBikeGuy » Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:54 pm

...and delivered a custom titanium Sonder drop bar gnarlier-than-a-Camino-not-as-gnarly-as-a-Broken-Road monster cross bike replete with Sonder's brand new (this is the first one they've ever fit I believe) 29er carbon fork with cage mounts. Boost spacing and enough clearance for 2.8" (the bottom photo is with the 2.6" from my Signal). Just taken it for a quick spin round my local loop and it's light years beyond my old Rose cross bike.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Cheeky Monkey » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:08 pm

What size is it and how is the toe clearance, please?

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Post by Shewie » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:22 pm

AndyTheBikeGuy wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:54 pm
...and delivered a custom titanium Sonder drop bar gnarlier-than-a-Camino-not-as-gnarly-as-a-Broken-Road monster cross bike replete with Sonder's brand new (this is the first one they've ever fit I believe) 29er carbon fork with cage mounts. Boost spacing and enough clearance for 2.8" (the bottom photo is with the 2.6" from my Signal). Just taken it for a quick spin round my local loop and it's light years beyond my old Rose cross bike.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by AndyTheBikeGuy » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:25 pm

Cheeky Monkey wrote:
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What size is it and how is the toe clearance, please?
It’s custom geometry, but it fits like a large frame Camino although this is a bit taller all over than the Camino, a fair bit less stand over but still enough for me. Toe clearance is fine. I run my cleats far back, I’m a size 9.5 and theres plenty of room up front.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by UnderTheRadars » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:31 pm

Ooh that looks nice, can I ask how much it cost?
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by AndyTheBikeGuy » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:36 pm

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Ooh that looks nice, can I ask how much it cost?
I was fortunate to wangle a bit of a discount, so it worked out at roughly the same price as a stock Ti Camino, but they included a sun race cassette and tubeless set up too.
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Post by UnderTheRadars » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:40 pm

It looks like a great ‘value’ alternative to a Ti Fargo, which is top of my dream bike list. I need to save my pennies (for quite some time :sad: )
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by AndyTheBikeGuy » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:59 pm

UnderTheRadars wrote:
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It looks like a great ‘value’ alternative to a Ti Fargo, which is top of my dream bike list. I need to save my pennies (for quite some time :sad: )
I had been looking at the Ti Fargo and the Cutthroat and after a (very long) period of indecision seemed like the best value option and I’m glad I went for it.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Cheeky Monkey » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:53 pm

AndyTheBikeGuy wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:25 pm
Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:08 pm
What size is it and how is the toe clearance, please?
It’s custom geometry, but it fits like a large frame Camino although this is a bit taller all over than the Camino, a fair bit less stand over but still enough for me. Toe clearance is fine. I run my cleats far back, I’m a size 9.5 and theres plenty of room up front.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Raggedstone » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:51 pm

With a big box containing a Stooge Scrambler frame and fork and very nice it looks to . Only problem is all these new standards for a luddite to get his mind round .
It's going to be 27.5+ anyone running a Trail Boss 3.0 on the front and 2.8 Ranger on the rear ? thinking of using 35/40 mm internal rims .
Any other tyre option oppinions very welcome.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by RIP » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:18 pm

Blimey Kev, what brought that on! You going back to your inner-BMXer? :smile: . It's certainly a rowdy-looking animal, even to someone like Reg who isn't into bikes (ahem). Too many mounts on it though :wink: .
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Raggedstone » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:36 pm

I quite fancied trying something different, strangely a feeling brought to a head by some very fine bottles of beer and an itchy trigger finger . the mounts are not a problem i have a welder :smile:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by RIP » Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:45 pm

Raggedstone wrote:
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I quite fancied trying something different, strangely a feeling brought to a head by some very fine bottles of beer
:lol:

A feeling we know only too well I reckon :smile: .
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by benp1 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:54 pm

Just had a knock off heroclip delivered from aliexpress. What a cracking little simple thing, I reckon i'll order a couple of the next size up

Oh, and another alpkit shirt

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by RIP » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:03 pm

.. with some 2mm dyneema in garish yellow and another in subdued red from that nice Rose n Bob at Backpackinglight.co.uk. It's red, it's yellow, and it's 3g/metre. Not much more you can say really. Oh, it stops your tarp falling over. Other than it's 1.7g/metre heavier than the 1.5mm but I've already got some of that and it's boring black/white.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:40 pm

Would you like some .5g/m Reg? Won't work with tensioners (unless you make special ones) but great for fixed lines.
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Post by RIP » Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:59 pm

Yeah, go on then! Might swap the Gatewood fixed lines for that, with a teeny loop of dyneema on the end for visibility. Next best thing to dismantled spiders webs (*) I reckon. It's not so thin that it slices through things like a light-sabre is it?

How's the cubane (not cuben) fibre line experimentation going? You can get 0.2 nanometre diameter out of that apparently.

Got an emergency additional BaM with Pickers on Monday so will try the vanilla Gatewood first before mucking about with mods I think.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:21 pm

I'll pop you some int' post.

The cuben line's great ..... until you tie a knot in it :wink:
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by PaulB2 » Fri Sep 18, 2020 5:21 pm

0.2nm? I'm getting visions of 90s films with monofilament whips taking peoples heads off (Johnny Mnemonic, I think).

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by RIP » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:15 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
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I'll pop you some int' post.
Thanking. Will chuck something in the bear's dinner bowl.

Incidentally, it says 'ere that bears are known to eat the following things:
1. Beavers (just don't OK...)
2. Honey (obviously)
3. Other bears (!)
4. Cows
5. Ants
6. Fungi
7. Dog food
8. Rubbish
9. Dandelions
10. Skunk cabbage (whatever that might be)
11. Moose
12. Seeds
13. Whales
14. Eggs
15. Grass

I think my answer would be "anything, just try and stop them".
I'm getting visions of 90s films with monofilament whips taking peoples heads off (Johnny Mnemonic, I think).
Yah, vaguely remember that. Got rather confusing, too many characters for my small brain. One character was a mysterious female 'projection of artificial intelligence', which I'm reasonably sure was modelled on Mrs Perrin.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Landslide » Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:43 pm

Surprised not to see popes on that list, given papal toilet habits...

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