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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by benp1 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:42 pm

Nice one Reg

A fleece is dead, long live the fleece!

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Post by UnderTheRadars » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:51 pm

Jo Burt Bar tape delivered today
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:57 pm

Surely we now need Bear Bones signature bar tape :-bd
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Post by UnderTheRadars » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:02 pm

Extra thick/padded stuff and I’d be interested
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Cyclepeasant » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:15 pm

As if Stu hasn't enough on his plate!!
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Gari » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:18 pm

UnderTheRadars wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:02 pm
Extra thick/padded stuff and I’d be interested
Have you seen the new Wolftooth stuff?
Hopefully I’m going to be able to get some here in the U.K. soon for a new frameset build🤞

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by RIP » Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:34 pm

benp1 wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:42 pm
Nice one Reg

A fleece is dead, long live the fleece!
"Not dead, just sleeping" :grin: .
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by sean_iow » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:03 pm

RIP wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:34 pm
"Not dead, just sleeping" :grin: .
Funny you should say that as the postman has brought me some gridded stretchy fleece, in bright orange as it's the only colour they had. I'm planning to make some long-johns for sleeping in on winter bivis :grin:
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Post by RIP » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:10 pm

Bright orange? That's a bit racy! So when you're on your "stealth bivvy" all that people will be able to see from 200 yards away is an orange pair of long-johns hovering in mid-air! That'll spook 'em.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by voodoo_simon » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:45 pm

Harry Potter ‘Lego’ arrived today, so that’s my project with mini-voodoo over the school holiday :-bd

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by slarge » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:54 pm

sean_iow wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:03 pm
RIP wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:34 pm
"Not dead, just sleeping" :grin: .
Funny you should say that as the postman has brought me some gridded stretchy fleece, in bright orange as it's the only colour they had. I'm planning to make some long-johns for sleeping in on winter bivis :grin:
Please let us know if you're bringing them on any bivvy's - I think we need advance warning!! :shock:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Cyclepeasant » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:11 pm

orange long johns
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by sean_iow » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:18 pm

I didn't select orange on purpose, I wanted a lightweight gridded fleece and I could only find orange. I've never made any clothing before so it might all go very badly wrong yet. If it goes well I should have enough left over for a matching hat :grin:

I guess I could also change into them at the pub if my riding kit is wet? :lol:
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by slarge » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:18 pm

sean_iow wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:18 pm
I didn't select orange on purpose, I wanted a lightweight gridded fleece and I could only find orange. I've never made any clothing before so it might all go very badly wrong yet. If it goes well I should have enough left over for a matching hat :grin:

I guess I could also change into them at the pub if my riding kit is wet? :lol:
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by RIP » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:36 pm

slarge wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:18 pm
sean_iow wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:18 pm
I didn't select orange on purpose, I wanted a lightweight gridded fleece and I could only find orange. I've never made any clothing before so it might all go very badly wrong yet. If it goes well I should have enough left over for a matching hat :grin:

I guess I could also change into them at the pub if my riding kit is wet? :lol:
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by BigdummySteve » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:37 pm

Hello is anyone still here? Disappeared down a monty python rabbit hole thanks to Reg.
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Post by RIP » Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:06 am

"No we left 20 minutes ago. This is a pre-recorded announcement. Please observe all safety precautions".
"There comes a time in your life Ponsonby, when you think: 'My God, I'm two-thirds of the way to the grave and what have I done?" - RIP

"It is in the petty details, not in the great results, that the interest of existence lies" - JKJ

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by belugabob » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:31 am

slarge wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:54 pm
sean_iow wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:03 pm
RIP wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:34 pm
"Not dead, just sleeping" :grin: .
Funny you should say that as the postman has brought me some gridded stretchy fleece, in bright orange as it's the only colour they had. I'm planning to make some long-johns for sleeping in on winter bivis :grin:
Please let us know if you're bringing them on any bivvy's - I think we need advance warning!! :shock:
You'll be able to see them from miles away, so plenty of advance warning ;)

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:07 pm

A book on the Long Range Desert Group. That's tonight's entertainment sorted out then.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by UnderTheRadars » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:38 pm

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by PaulE » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:45 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:57 pm
Surely we now need Bear Bones signature bar tape :-bd
https://www.roadandribbon.com/pages/cus ... debar-tape

Seems to be $40 per bike though!
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by JohnClimber » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:01 pm

JohnClimber wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:41 pm
Thanks to the post over on the bargain thread I finally bought the coat I've been hovering over for the last 12 months or so.

The Gore Shakedry - this is the R7 with the hood from the deal in Wheelbase for £156

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Although I'm not big I went for the XL and it's a touch too big, but does fit nicely over my cycling jacket which I wore today.
My arms need to grow another 2" or 3" each to fit perfectly, but I know that if I went for the large it would only be good for summer over a thin cycling shirt as it wouldn't fit over the jackets that I used 8 months of the years.

So the Columbia Outdry jacket is for walking and long downpour rides when speed and pack size bulk isn't essential and this for the rest of the year.
It was nice to see on the label the words "Guaranteed Waterproof"
A slight edit to my post
Changed the jacket name from C7 to R7
C - Cycling
R - Running
Cycling has a longer back in it
Mine also has the hood which the Cycling ones lack

Maybe that's why it had 40% off, but as I'm only 5'8" and the jacket was an XL the tail on the R7 was perfect today.

I have to say it's an amazing jacket
I rode 48 miles, 45 of them in the rain this morning.
60% on gravel tracks and the rest on tow paths and cycle paths.
The weather was everywhere between heavy rain, to drizzle to high ahead winds, and I was bone dry all ride long with this jacket on, most of the ride I had the hood up under my helmet.
Where I live is a flat as a witches t1t so I was always peddling for the 4 hours of the ride.
Not once did I feel clammy in side the jacket as all I had on was a merino short sleeve top on under it, there was no boil in the bag, no condensation on the inside.... I was amazed by its fantastic performance.

Is it worth £250 to £300 (I paid £156).....
If you have the money then yes it's a super lightweight version of the Columbia Outdry jackets that a lot of us have. Just treat is a little better and don't use a back pack with it and it should last for years.

No more DWR for me

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by woodsmith » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:49 pm

New carbon poles for the Stealth 1 tent by Bear Bones. Really pleased with how robust they look.

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Post by htrider » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:31 pm

New Revelate Terrapin from Backcountry.scot, just as my beloved old one is winging its way south to Shaff. Only done a living room test so far but looks good and useful improvements over the old one.

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Post by slarge » Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:26 pm

Bumper day today:

"Where there's a will" book by Emily Chappell
some new BOA laces for my racing dancing shoes
A Brooks Swallow saddle for my restoration project
Pair of GB Maes handlebars for this project
A front Hope Tech X2 Race brake for the Epic (the rear will be on it's way next week).
Specialised Propero helmet (with Angi - not sure what that does for me yet, but it's a gadget. I think I now have a bluetooth helmet to go with my bluetooth toothbrush and other bluetooth "how else can we sell more sub standard using apps" stuff )

Looking forward to fiddling with all these bits next week as I'll be busy all weekend.

Lockdown / WFH is proving expensive - but saving money elsewhere as not buying beer, coffee, cake, pub meals, fuel, shopping etc etc etc. Quits overall I think

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