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stedlocks

Member since Feb 2010 • Last active Sep 2014

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    It's one by tenth wonder.....I think the hammock and tarp came in at £45... It's the nuts

  • in Cycle Touring
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    Ha!
    Sounds like a porn site....'bear bangers.com'

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    I wanted a revelate bag for the rear, but couldn't justify the cost, so used a dry bag strapped to a carradice bagman support, that I already had....it worked perfectly, to be fair!

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    We did a bit of this last year....the best one was a three night/four day to Hunstanton, off road. We used parts of the peddars way and icknield way. It was all kinds of awesome, with wild camping in woods, found along the way.
    I used a hammock and tarp, which is very comfortable and keeps most of the small bitey things out of my face, whilst keeping off the spidery things that mooch about on the floor.

    I tried to pack very light, using alpkit dry bags strapped to a carradice bagman at the rear and underneath the bars on the front. As I hate having anything around my shoulders, I used a northface sport hiker large bumbag thing for all the quick access stuff plus extra water bottles....it all worked very well.

    The hammock and change of clothes are on the front, the doss bag and toiletries are on the back.....

    It's a great way of being self sufficient, without having to worry about reaching a specific place, at a specific time......if you see somewhere to have a paddle, you can stop for a bit if you like!

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    Excellent write up.....something I want to do too.

  • in Cycle Touring
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    Really good work......something I'd love to have the balls/legs to do. Good luck with the bear avoidance.....that scares me, I'm not gonna lie!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Just a quick update... Got some dominators from ribble for £109 delivered, to replace my old sidis.... I don't even know what model they are, as they are so old. I bought them off a mate who didn't get on with them about 10 years ago, so I could try clip less for the first time, cheaply. The difference is amazing... Really, chalk and cheese. The power I can put down has massively increased, and they are way stiffer..... I can't believe I didn't change sooner! A quick 40 mile off road, and you can absolutely notice the difference....
    CSB, etc.....

  • in Current Projects
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    I have had one defeat me.....on an old peugeot optimum 531. It had been left outside for a couple of years though, which didn't help me much.

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    Hope they haven't butchered it! Sounds ominous that you 'need a new fork'....

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I'm up for that, pending my rota......

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