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by RobMac
8 Oct 2016, 9:14pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Looking for a mountain bike but lost
Replies: 8
Views: 11252

Re: Looking for a mountain bike but lost

At or around that price this is often recommended. Reviews are outstanding: http://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/mountain-bikes/voodoo-bizango-29er-mountain-bike?cm_re=10cms+slides-_-sidelink2-_-29er But thats £600 ...................... Have a look at this 'and' its 650b http://www.halfords.com/c...
by RobMac
14 Sep 2015, 2:01pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Endura MT500 Jacket
Replies: 0
Views: 2120

Endura MT500 Jacket

Anybody using the MT500 jacket its the one with the hood. My question is, can the hood be pull over a helmet I'm reading mixed answers in tests.
by RobMac
29 Dec 2014, 11:12pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: tyre difference
Replies: 17
Views: 94269

Re: tyre difference

The Schwalbe Marathon Plus is available two types of tread, the block one the MTB which is only an all terrain, the Smart Sam Plus is more of a proper mountain bike tyre is it not? Thought the MTB tread was based on their Alpine tyres and others simplified, is that wrong?? I never knew that. :shock...
by RobMac
3 Aug 2014, 1:05am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Meths replaced by bio-ethanol?
Replies: 16
Views: 2775

Re: Meths replaced by bio-ethanol?

Yeah still purple :wink:
by RobMac
3 Aug 2014, 12:49am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Meths replaced by bio-ethanol?
Replies: 16
Views: 2775

Re: Meths replaced by bio-ethanol?

I'm finding meths OK at B&Q and the old style hardwear shops for my Trangia.
by RobMac
5 Jul 2014, 9:12am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cookset recommendations
Replies: 33
Views: 2771

Re: Cookset recommendations

Slow Loris wrote:Thanks to all for the stove lighting suggestions - hoping to give some a try soon :)


Trangia + fire steel + Leatherman Wave = Works every time :)
by RobMac
28 Jun 2014, 10:28am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cookset recommendations
Replies: 33
Views: 2771

Re: Cookset recommendations

foxyrider wrote:Have a look at http://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/ ... n-stuff-c8 - i get most of my kit from these guys, their advice is spot on and the range covers every need.


Kid in a sweet shop springs to mind :shock:
by RobMac
11 May 2014, 11:25pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Cycling Shorts
Replies: 9
Views: 1156

Re: Cycling Shorts

Also, I've heard that you should wear nothing underneath cycling shorts (to minimise chafing). What's the general consensus on wearing normal shorts over the top of cycling shorts? Would the extra material cause any problems whilst riding? Nothing under lycra shorts AND I use the lycra shorts under...
by RobMac
18 Feb 2014, 9:50am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: FD Change on Tourer
Replies: 6
Views: 5127

Re: FD Change on Tourer

Yes its STI levers Ive got. Im now thinking I'd best leave well alone :?
Thanks very much guys.

Rob
by RobMac
17 Feb 2014, 9:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: FD Change on Tourer
Replies: 6
Views: 5127

FD Change on Tourer

Heres the set-up, FD4503 (Tiagra Triple), RD771 (XT), chain set 48,38,28, (3x9).
Can I fit a FD771 XT to replace the Tiagra?
Will it work OK?
:?
by RobMac
11 Feb 2014, 7:34pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Vango Spirit 200 + (plus) pole breakage?
Replies: 39
Views: 5020

Re: Vango Spirit 200 + (plus) pole breakage?

So, what's the bottom line does anybody do GOOD replacement poles???????? :?
Mines hasn't broken yet (preventions better than cure).
by RobMac
1 Feb 2014, 9:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pictures of your bike(s)
Replies: 1628
Views: 464191

Re: Pictures of your bike(s)

Just to prove I ride my '09' Galaxy Ti all year round :wink:
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by RobMac
26 Jan 2014, 3:46pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent with a large porch, <£200, <3kg?
Replies: 40
Views: 9707

Re: Tent with a large porch, <£200, <3kg?

pjclinch wrote:
How so?

Pete.


Just look at the number of parts/joints in the poles for instance and all those clips overly complicated and more to break/go wrong and I doubt it'll be the fastest tent to put up as well.
by RobMac
25 Jan 2014, 11:04pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent with a large porch, <£200, <3kg?
Replies: 40
Views: 9707

Re: Tent with a large porch, <£200, <3kg?

niggle wrote:
hamster wrote:The Wild Country Duolite Tourer looks to fit the bill exactly.

Looks good but a tad over budget unfortunately :(


And a tad over-engineered :?
by RobMac
25 Jan 2014, 11:01pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Tent with a large porch, <£200, <3kg?
Replies: 40
Views: 9707

Re: Tent with a large porch, <£200, <3kg?

The Pulsar is such a new model you can only pre-order at the moment and no discounts when I looked. However it is very similar to the old Spirit 200+, but cheaper already at full MRP- weird. You took the word right out of my mouth (Ive got a Spirit 200+) as for the cheaper price a bit odd given tha...