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by matt2matt2002
22 Jul 2021, 2:12pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hubba Hubba NX broken strut
Replies: 14
Views: 539

Re: Hubba Hubba NX broken strut

" In order to minimise the chances of damage, make sure that the joints are fully pushed home, that you don't manage to partially separate them when threading the assembled pole into a sleeve, and that you don't allow the shock cord to just snap the pole segments together."

Good advice. I think I hadn't pushed the joint fully home when my section split.

I take my time now but am still amazed at how quickly it goes up.
Ground sheet down first if course.
by matt2matt2002
22 Jul 2021, 2:00pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hubba Hubba NX broken strut
Replies: 14
Views: 539

Re: Hubba Hubba NX broken strut

" In order to minimise the chances of damage, make sure that the joints are fully pushed home, that you don't manage to partially separate them when threading the assembled pole into a sleeve, and that you don't allow the shock cord to just snap the pole segments together."

Good advice. I think I hadn't pushed the joint fully home when my section split.

I take my time now but am still amazed at how quickly it goes up.
Ground sheet down first if course.
by matt2matt2002
18 Jul 2021, 9:38pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: New tent?
Replies: 57
Views: 2087

Re: New tent?

I'm writing this in my Hubba Hubba NX 2 man tent, at Achnasheen Scotland. Second night of 4. Broken strut replace free and quickly. Caused by my hasty inexperienced assembly last month. I asked for 1 and received X3!
No other issues with the tent. Quick to put up.
Perhaps in winter I'd like something a little less breezy but fine for mild/ warm weather.
( Previous comments noted)
by matt2matt2002
11 Jul 2021, 8:46pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hubba Hubba NX broken strut
Replies: 14
Views: 539

Re: Hubba Hubba NX broken strut

Fantastic service.
Today I received X3 replacement struts for the one broken.
Plus a guide for fixing.
Not a hard job but took my time and perfect result.
The struts do vary in length ( & some are pre curved ) but I think I'll carry a spare on my trips.
by matt2matt2002
9 Jul 2021, 12:02pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hubba Hubba NX broken strut
Replies: 14
Views: 539

Re: Hubba Hubba NX broken strut

Sweep wrote: 7 Jul 2021, 4:55pm out of interest is this part something specific to the tent - ie: non generic?
Am always a bit wary of such things/try to minimise the use of.
The part that split is specifically for the Hubba Hubba. Maybe there are temp repair options.
by matt2matt2002
4 Jul 2021, 3:44pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Tain-JOG
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: Tain-JOG

On my Scottish end 2 end I came down from Scrabster via Betty hill and Lairg.
Recall pleasant roads.
I then cut across West to the Hebrides but on another trip I have ridden from Lairg to Inverness. Good roads.
by matt2matt2002
4 Jul 2021, 9:51am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hubba Hubba NX broken strut
Replies: 14
Views: 539

Re: Hubba Hubba NX broken strut

I've used it 9 times. There are a couple of ( for me ) tricky points to learn in the beginning but soon mastered.
I also use a tarpaulin ground sheet. I would suggest that's a must, to prolong tent life.
And fully insert the pole struts. I didn't, & caused the issue described.
Oh, and some of the struts are slightly curved. Make sure you position those accordingly when assembling.
by matt2matt2002
1 Jul 2021, 4:26pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Hubba Hubba NX broken strut
Replies: 14
Views: 539

Hubba Hubba NX broken strut

I'm pretty sure it was my error but I managed to damage one end of a central strut. It kind of split. I don't think I had inserted it completely

I emailed the msr support folk and after clarifying the exact part (some are curved), one is on its way to me FOC.

Great service.

Anyone any experience of fitting a replacement?
The shock cord could make it tricky.
by matt2matt2002
1 Jul 2021, 1:31pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: 2021 LEJOG
Replies: 137
Views: 8744

Re: 2021 LEJOG

puffin wrote: 30 Jun 2021, 4:54pm Yea!!!! A manager from Scotrail has said they're courting my bike back, should be with me on Friday.
Keep us updated please.

2 days ago I camped at Achnasheen railway station. Only 3 trains a day from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh but as one pulled in I spoke to the guard and asked about bikes.
She said it's best to book them but if room, they had no problems. 2 carriages on that route with space for 2 bikes each.
by matt2matt2002
22 Jun 2021, 7:56pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Paper versus GPS
Replies: 75
Views: 2603

Re: Paper versus GPS

toontra wrote: 22 Jun 2021, 7:18pm
matt2matt2002 wrote: 22 Jun 2021, 6:54pm Good banter and comments here.

Just about to buy a Wahoo elemnt.
Any thoughts?
Personally I'd go for the new Bolt (v2). I used the v1 for several years and found it excellent, but I'm really liking the colour screen, the re-routing and auto backlight. The route chevron is also easier to follow. It has all the features of the Roam and a few extra but at a lower price. Only difference is the screen size but in practice it's fine for my (not perfect by any means) eyes.

As an extra I find the colour data fields for power and HR useful while training.
With poor eyesight it will be the one with the largest screen! I think the elemnt roam.
by matt2matt2002
22 Jun 2021, 6:54pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Paper versus GPS
Replies: 75
Views: 2603

Re: Paper versus GPS

Good banter and comments here.

Just about to buy a Wahoo elemnt.
Any thoughts?
by matt2matt2002
20 Jun 2021, 2:40pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: Scotland to England
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Re: Scotland to England

toontra wrote: 20 Jun 2021, 10:27am Just a note of caution if you haven't used it before. Having ridden the B7076 many times as part of LEJoG's and other events, it's usually amongst my least favourite sections. Theoretically it should be fine - wide roads, light traffic, even bike lanes for long parts.

The problems are road surface - very long stretches of partially delaminated tarmac make for very bumpy and tiring riding. Also monotony - it's a really boring road. Very little to see, particularly on the southern section. Also you are running in parallel with, and at times right alongside, a motorway so you have the constant drone of heavy traffic.

Combined, these factors don't make for a pleasant ride IMO. The problem is there aren't really any alternatives, so I will be on the B7076 going north next Saturday as part of my annual London-Aberdeen pilgrimage :|
Aberdeen lad here, looking to ride to London. Do you have any gpx routed to share?
by matt2matt2002
13 Jun 2021, 3:07pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: How light can you go?
Replies: 230
Views: 11146

Re: How light can you go?

Gloomyandy: same experience on Shetland.
My front sprocket stripped itself and no chain grip at all.
I was just starting my Scottish end 2 end tour.
The one charity bike shop in Lerwick searched through a junk box of spares and found a replacement.
I was close to returning to Aberdeen.
Tour continued down to Mull of Galloway.
by matt2matt2002
12 Jun 2021, 4:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: upgrading bikes from Dawes Karakums to?????
Replies: 40
Views: 1955

Re: upgrading bikes from Dawes Karakums to?????

beeb wrote: 12 Jun 2021, 1:27pm the contributions of members has been incredibly helpful

beginning to thing slightly lighter thorn (maybe the nomad is too heavy for what we actually need)with 700c wheels would be best

would that be the Raven, anyone got one?

also any thoughts on Oxford bike works expedition Rohloff bike?
Raven Tour rider here. Rohloff hub is just what I like.
Not sure about weight difference from the Nomad but I did the Pamir Highway fully loaded for 9 weeks with no issues. Rough roads and lots of weight. I recall wondering what worse raids would have warranted the Nomad.
by matt2matt2002
11 Jun 2021, 5:33pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: upgrading bikes from Dawes Karakums to?????
Replies: 40
Views: 1955

Re: upgrading bikes from Dawes Karakums to?????

7 years ago I upgraded from the Dawes K to a Thorn Raven Tour.
No regrets. Never let me down on any of my tours. Not as heavy as the Nomad but can carry plenty.
Rohloff hub: a marmite thing. I love mine but not for everyone. Plus a little £££!