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by jmrees
30 Jun 2011, 8:03am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tent repair
Replies: 7
Views: 1874

Re: Tent repair

I bought the McNett Cotol 240 and the McNett seam grip on the internet, reasonable price but ridiculous p and p. They are both on Amazon. Peeled back the failing seam tapes, painted on the Cotol 240 and rubbed off the old adhesive to get clean surfaces (care needed, it's quite strong stuff, started ...
by jmrees
21 Jun 2011, 1:56pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: That is what I call travelling light!
Replies: 16
Views: 2015

Re: That is what I call travelling light!

Kit rinsed through every night? That works with most things that dry overnight but what about the pad in padded cycling shorts which seem to always take two days to dry, or have you found some quick drying ones?
by jmrees
21 Jun 2011, 1:19pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Electrical gatgetry on tour
Replies: 42
Views: 3202

Re: Electrical gatgetry on tour

I'm going camping for three weeks in the summer, some cycling some walking, and need to keep my smartphone charged. I took up a recommendation from an earlier post and bought one of these battery packs on Amazon: New Trent Extreme Pack IMP1000 11000mAh. When it arrived I charged it up fully and it t...
by jmrees
5 Jun 2011, 10:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tent repair
Replies: 7
Views: 1874

Tent repair

I have an old Vango Strata tent. Brilliant tent, very roomy though a bit on the heavy side. I have used it on and off for 10 years now and am distressed to discover that on the front porch inside the heat sealed tapes inside the seams are beginning to peel off. I have seen this happen before and enq...
by jmrees
2 Jun 2011, 11:42am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour kit planning
Replies: 39
Views: 2920

Re: Tour kit planning

The larger Trent IMP1000 which I bought recently comes with a mains charger. There are two listed on Amazon, the New Trent Extreme Pack IMP 1000 and the New Trent iCruiser IMP 1000. Which did you get? The first one doesn't show a mains charger in the photos, the second one does. Grateful for the he...
by jmrees
1 Jun 2011, 4:15pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour kit planning
Replies: 39
Views: 2920

Re: Tour kit planning

though do have a msr hubba hubba lined up for when I can.


Could you translate please.
by jmrees
31 May 2011, 5:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour kit planning
Replies: 39
Views: 2920

Re: Tour kit planning

Hi al-yrpal, I looked at the battery you mention on Amazon. Looks really good and I have read some reviews which testify to how powerful it is. Only problem seems to me it doesn't come with a mains power charger, but needs to be recharged from a computer. How do you get around that? Also if you have...
by jmrees
31 May 2011, 6:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tour kit planning
Replies: 39
Views: 2920

Re: Tour kit planning

Hi al-yrpal, could you explain what you mean by a small battery for charging your smartphone. I'm going to be camping this summer and I'm on despair about. how to keep it charged. Carrying a caravan hookup seems heavy and paying a nightly charge for an electric hook up seems over the top as well. Th...
by jmrees
12 Mar 2011, 1:16pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sleeping Bag choices
Replies: 24
Views: 2832

Re: Sleeping Bag choices

To Paul Dormer, I have been looking at the Mtn Equipment Zero 350 you mention. A really nice bag but although it looks good for summer I wonder if I took it on a trip in October whether it would do the Job, are you sure this works as a three season bag? I wonder if the zero rating makes it really a ...
by jmrees
11 Mar 2011, 5:40am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sleeping Bag choices
Replies: 24
Views: 2832

Re: Sleeping Bag choices

Thanks Godlykepower. I also am looking for a sleeping bag and have been reading these posts with interest. You mention only going for the big nanes and I can see that that is good advice, but I'm not sure I know the big names. You list a couple but I wonder if you could say what else you have in min...
by jmrees
14 Feb 2011, 5:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Sat nav or Map?
Replies: 57
Views: 4586

Re: Sat nav or Map?

I'm interested to hear about this talk of netbooks as I have recently been thinking of getting one. A few questions: do they really give the battery life they claim to, is there a lot you could do on a normal laptop which you can't do on a netbook, can anyone recommend some of the best they've found...
by jmrees
22 Oct 2010, 9:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat packs and rack bags
Replies: 11
Views: 1273

Re: Seat packs and rack bags

Thanks Raleigh Steve. I have been reading some dodgy things about the bagman. For example, the screws that hold the rack into the seat rail clamp come loose and the frame gradually creeps out; also you can get the bag out of the quick release easily, but it won't go in, because it's hard to align th...
by jmrees
22 Oct 2010, 6:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat packs and rack bags
Replies: 11
Views: 1273

Re: Seat packs and rack bags

Thanks Mechanic, I'd be quite interested in buying that off you. If you could put up some pics, that would be good. On another issue, I was talking to a guy in a bike shop today who said that putting a seat post rack on a carbon bike like the Madonne would be risky, could damage the frame, because &...
by jmrees
22 Oct 2010, 12:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat packs and rack bags
Replies: 11
Views: 1273

Re: Seat packs and rack bags

Thanks for the many helpful replies. Meic, I like the sound of a saddlebag but my saddle is a racing saddle and does not have the eyelets to thread the straps on a saddlebag. Is there a way around that? Thanks.
by jmrees
21 Oct 2010, 6:01pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Seat packs and rack bags
Replies: 11
Views: 1273

Seat packs and rack bags

I have a Trek Madonne 4.7 and I would like to start using it for more sedate, long day rides rather than the short fast bursts I used to do. I need a bag to carry my bits and pieces for a whole day out and of course there is no option to fit a rear rack. I'd rather not use a bar bag. I have thought ...