The post man's been ...

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With some 100mm (Boost) 29er Reba's from the Alpkit Outlet eBay store. Then Evri dropped off a parcel from CRC, with a Lifeline shock pump (for £6.99!) plus some Prime Orra flared bars to get free postage :-bd cheapest I've seen them at £29.99. Crown race and star nut fixing tool due for delivery tomorrow :cool:
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A new bikepacking headtorch for those long winter nights.

USB-C rechargeable.

https://www.torchdirect.co.uk/products/ ... ead-torch?

(I've already got a NU25 and that's been great)
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Not the postman, possibly the man himself not ten minutes ago, but I was out.
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Not even paid for it yet. Ordered a copy this afternoon after completing this survey about a new bikepacking route in Yorkshire.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... A/viewform

From his FB page:

“It would be great if you can spare 10 minutes and give us your opinion on all things bikepacking. I did a similar survey when I developed the Wild About Argyll Trail, and it provided valuable feedback.

Six years later I am working on Route YC and would like to understand how preferences for bikepacking have changed.”
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Some nukeproof pedals and chain lube from CRC before they get bought out potentially
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Now tempest with snazzy electronic shifters I've just fitted mudguards and also got a hammerhead karoo2 and a cheap frame bag gotta love cycle to work :grin:
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A nice new BrandX dropper post

Expect much swearing this weekend as I attempt my first ever internal cable routing
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... with the final bits for me to rebuild the RAG+. Plus a fancy (for me) bottom bracket for the Scandal; so I can fit the chainset I got from Woodsmith.
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Yesterday he brought some SKS Mudrockers for my hardtail. It was a very close decision between these and mudhuggers (as fitted to my other bike and working excellently). The deciding factor being that they're something different

Fitted this morning and taken on a 50km ish ride.

Verdict:
Positives:
- Excellent coverage front and back. Upper body and face stayed clean. Both bottle tops stayed pretty clean and drinkable (cage mounted), despite the amount of mud/slurry everywhere else. The little extension on the rear that comes to the seat tube is great
- Easily removable using velcro straps (I really don't like the cable tie waste when removing mudhuggers)

Negative:
- The rear doesn't feel quite as secure as a cable tied mudhugger. I can feel it bouncing on rough downhills
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star nut fixing tool
Otherwise known as a hammer? :wink:
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boxelder wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 1:05 am
star nut fixing tool
Otherwise known as a hammer? :wink:
Was convinced I wouldn't get it in straight :oops: so got one of these

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All fitted now, pretty straightforward in the end
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I'm just jealous, having fitted one myself this week and once again trapped skin and struggled to get it straight.
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I have a Pedros (star nut fixing tool). About 20 years old now. Still don't get why people try to smack em in by hand and don't want/wish for proper alignment and depth :-bd Maybe that's just me :smile:
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Used hope head doctors and associated carbon versions for years ...removable as well so , assuming I buy enough forks, it's cheaper than a sfn and the tool.
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Very clever :-bd
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The DPD man brought a large box full of Winter Event goodies - very nice they are too :-bd
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Got back from holiday to find that the postie had brought a black badge - thanks Stu & Dee
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(I'm probably going to get some stick for this...)
With a set of aero / TT bars for the Straggler - I'm not needing to go any faster but have taken to resting my forearms on the bars on longer rides to give my wrists and hands a rest, despite the bars being higher than the seat, so it would be nice to have something a bit more secure (and higher).... Anyway will give these a whirl (prime mini TT's) and advertise them on here if they don't work out....
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A pair of 650b/27.5 Nano's from boxelder! :-bd
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Bearbonesnorm wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 7:41 pm The DPD man brought a large box full of Winter Event goodies - very nice they are too :-bd
This post is useless without the picture of the said "goodies" :wink:
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JohnClimber wrote: Tue Oct 31, 2023 2:13 pm
Bearbonesnorm wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 7:41 pm The DPD man brought a large box full of Winter Event goodies - very nice they are too :-bd
This post is useless without the picture of the said "goodies" :wink:
Have to wait for the nice surprise JC :smile: .
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A box of 30 flapjacks to save a few quid on buying them individually.

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Bearbonesnorm wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 7:41 pm The DPD man brought a large box full of Winter Event goodies - very nice they are too :-bd
Given the theme they are probably PowerRanger onesies :lol:
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whitestone wrote: Wed Nov 01, 2023 6:46 pm
Bearbonesnorm wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 7:41 pm The DPD man brought a large box full of Winter Event goodies - very nice they are too :-bd
Given the theme they are probably PowerRanger onesies :lol:
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Ah. I've already been looking for one of those on tinternet as it happens! I'll back off now that I know that Stu's going to get everyone to wear one anyway....
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A box of 30 flapjacks to save a few quid on buying them individually
:lol: 39p just too much?
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fatbikephil wrote: Tue Oct 31, 2023 11:33 am (I'm probably going to get some stick for this...)
With a set of aero / TT bars for the Straggler - I'm not needing to go any faster but have taken to resting my forearms on the bars on longer rides to give my wrists and hands a rest, despite the bars being higher than the seat, so it would be nice to have something a bit more secure (and higher).... Anyway will give these a whirl (prime mini TT's) and advertise them on here if they don't work out....
I'll be interested to hear how you get on.
Have never used aero bars, but am curious, for same reason.
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