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Martin Lewis says it best...

"If you were going to buy it anyway, and it's half price, you've saved 50%. If you weren't going to buy it, but do it because its half price, it's cost you 100%"
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samwise wrote: Thu Nov 23, 2023 7:40 pm Martin Lewis says it best...

"If you were going to buy it anyway, and it's half price, you've saved 50%. If you weren't going to buy it, but do it because its half price, it's cost you 100%"
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If anyones after a Surly frame, slam 69 have a 20% discount across their site.
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1.24kg? That's the same weight as my 2 man Vango helium tent
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rudedog wrote: Fri Nov 24, 2023 6:48 pm 1.24kg? That's the same weight as my 2 man Vango helium tent
Indeed! Our spacious 2-person Big Agnes Copper Spur is just 1.5kg including a footprint. I can sit up without hitting my head on the roof in it, no way I could do that in that bivy.
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3 man Sierra designs is 1.5 kg and two entrances and sit up in it

It' was not £60 and a helium bivvy is about £200 ish ( but 500 grammes ish)

Decent price for starter kit IMHO
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Nice (and unusual) thing about the OEX bivvy, is it has a proper foot-end vent. :-bd
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40% off all r3pro bits and bobs ending today: https://www.r3pro.co.uk

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In amongst the black Friday hoohaa, BAM have 25% off everything til tomorrow. Seems to work on stuff that's already on sale too. I had a tab open from weeks ago with some boxers which were already on sale, and rendered slightly less eye-wateringly expensive by a further discount.
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Has anyone seen any offers or discount codes for Ordnance Survey online maps? My subscription is nearly up for renewal...
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Bearlegged wrote: Tue Dec 05, 2023 6:01 pm Has anyone seen any offers or discount codes for Ordnance Survey online maps? My subscription is nearly up for renewal...
Had an email saying the following. Looks like they’ve listened to loyal customers who didn’t get any benefit of auto renew
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Hmm. Mines up in May - given how crap it is (the app that is) I'll not be renewing if they screw me £35. Not to sure about £29 either....
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Memory map works well for me* and you can do a lifetime subscription( hills and paths don't change much but on road some new housing estates appear over a decade or so) When deals are on under £50 for 1:50 or under £100for 1:25

* can download whole UK to your phone easily enough
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Bearlegged wrote: Tue Dec 05, 2023 6:01 pm Has anyone seen any offers or discount codes for Ordnance Survey online maps? My subscription is nearly up for renewal...
Are the gift cards any good for what you want? They’re £25..

https://shop.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/os-ma ... gift-card/

I picked up a renewal recently at the Kendal Mountain Fest, can’t remember if it was £20 or £25. Could be worth looking out for any pop-ups they might have..
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https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/p/n ... Standard=L


Cheap "waterproof" soft shell in various colours and sizes ( never used so no idea if any good but they are cheap)
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Lazarus wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 10:55 am https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/p/n ... Standard=L


Cheap "waterproof" soft shell in various colours and sizes ( never used so no idea if any good but they are cheap)
Water resistant
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Water resistant
I spotted that, yet it also says 15,000HH which is more than waterproof. Dunno.
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Bearbonesnorm wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 4:44 pm
Water resistant
I spotted that, yet it also says 15,000HH which is more than waterproof. Dunno.
I also spotted these while I was on CRC, carbon bars for £25

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/p/n ... riser-bars

Alloy bars for £8


https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/p/n ... 0mm+x+12mm
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Bearbonesnorm wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 4:44 pm
Water resistant
I spotted that, yet it also says 15,000HH which is more than waterproof. Dunno.
Is it fully taped?
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Also spotted conflicting info hence saying." Waterproof".
Unlikely the seams are taped but now we know how you define waterproof and I now longer own any :wink:
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Lazarus wrote: Wed Dec 06, 2023 10:55 am https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/p/n ... Standard=L


Cheap "waterproof" soft shell in various colours and sizes ( never used so no idea if any good but they are cheap)
One of the reviewers said this about it
Great jacket for colder days, wouldn't wear this if it was warmer than 7C though. Good at catching the mud, fairly waterproof to start with but if it's actually raining take a waterproof instead.
I'm 6'1" skinny and sent the Large back as the body was too baggy. The Med has the same length sleeves and length in the back as far as I could tell and I am much happier in that, in fact it's perfect. I have a neutral ape index so span is the same as height and the fit is good. Nice casual jacket as well.
Great value in the sale, not at RRP.
So might be worth a shot if it's more for cold weather riding and some drizzle. I remember Stu once mentioning that proper waterproofing starts at about 20,000HH hence that's what I always aim for.

For £30 though, IME Nukeproof gear is always really really well made.
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wouldn't wear this if it was warmer than 7C though.
I love it when people give an exact temperature limit for using a piece of clothing, as if wind, humidity, precipitation, activity, layers, massive variations in build and metabolism, etc. don;t come into it.
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