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ACRe19

Member since May 2013 • Last active Aug 2020

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  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    But it's also delicious, and any long term harm is completely justified in that case (for me at least)

  • in Edinburgh
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    Do you still have these? I'd be up for taking one

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Hah, sorry, it's a very simple process, I'm just able to mangle instructions for anything.

    Essentially you get a piece of kitchen roll, fold, tear or cut it into roughly the size of the tin, press it down so that it soaks up the oil and is sitting on top of the fish, and then light the corners.

    It burns a bit like a candle - they can go for absolutely ages. I suggest blowing it out after 10 minutes or so

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Something that I've done endlessly since learning about it is grilling fish in their tins (was amazing in Basque country with all the various fish types).

    Essentially you peel the lid off completely, either fold or cut down a tissue/piece of kitchen roll/napkin from a cafe so that it fits the rough dimensions of the tin. Press it down so it absorbs the oil and sits on top of the fish - I'd keep the corners dry. Light the corners and over the space of about 10 minutes the fish grills - and I mean really grills! If you fold it so there's more layers it goes a bit more slowly, but I feels gets more of a nice charred texture on the fish.

    I'll eat this out of a tin, or cook some rice/bulgar/buckwheat. Try playing around with different grains - it might just be me, but I hate couscous (it tastes like dust) and prefer more chunky carbs.

    Also, if you're in London, Muji is great for small containers and shakers for different spices and oils

  • in General
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    You could also buy a couple cheap decathlon stem bags and use the velcro tabs from those - they're amazing

  • in Current Projects
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    I feel like so many of these retro MTBs are being built up as comfy townies, tourers and budget gravel bikes, so few people would probably be bothered of building/finding a suitable rear wheel. Also most will have decent and versatile gears, brakes, etc

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Sorry, don't get notifications. I gave the bike away to a friend who sorted the headset in minutes. Make sure, if you have the original headset, you don't throw all the bits away like I did. I think my mate mentioned something about needing a concave washer or something.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yeah, I've got the same. The issue I had was that if I wanted enough space to sit up inside the mesh, I had to also have the tarp up even higher and it's hard to get a proper ceiling. But I also had a serious lack of cordage and tie off points which made it very complicated. In future I might just buy a cheap Mountain Warehouse bug net which should be wider and need less height. But no more camping for me during the summer anyway, my hayfever was also off the carts on Saturday.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Funnily enough the bottom of my tent when I packed up that morning seemed to swarming with hundreds of ticks

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