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by philsknees
18 Oct 2020, 9:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Dawes to stop making the Galaxy due to lack of demand...
Replies: 116
Views: 3965

Re: Dawes to stop making the Galaxy due to lack of demand...

Bonzo Banana wrote " When the chinese brands couldn't get a foothold in different markets they would buy up brands that they could market on their past innovation and heritage etc even if all they sold with it was a generic product that copies other brands. So you can use an old brand to appea...
by philsknees
10 Aug 2020, 8:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lightwave T10 tent
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: Lightwave T10 tent

Regarding durability of Lightwave tents, I bought an early t0 Ultra one-man tunnel tent, forerunner to the T10 and was very pleased with it (once I'd solved the problem of the flysheet's notorious "brow pole") for lightweight all-season mountain backpacking. When I learned that the model w...
by philsknees
7 Aug 2020, 8:31am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Waterproof for long downpour
Replies: 18
Views: 1214

Re: Waterproof for long downpour

+1 for Paramo if I'm expecting prolonged heavy rain. Several very experienced multi-day backpackers have given up on Paramo because in extreme cold/wet/windy conditions well-used (though well maintained) garments have eventually let water through and put them at risk of hypothermia in remote situati...
by philsknees
29 Jun 2020, 11:16am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: GPS screen magnifying
Replies: 20
Views: 705

Re: GPS screen magnifying

Only a partial solution but there are a few non-Fresnel, acrylic/crystal, nautical chart magnifiers available which are intended to sit directly on the chart so they can be slid around. Unfortunately they mostly seem to be circular and/or domed and not of quite of the size you'd want to cover the sc...
by philsknees
24 Jun 2020, 9:26am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Go Outdoors
Replies: 118
Views: 3662

Re: Go Outdoors

Just for information, latest update on Go Outdoors: https://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2020/06/23/most-jobs-saved-as-jd-sports-buys-back-go-outdoors-business-in-pre-pack-deal. Incidentally I have an acquaintance involved in and eventually part-owner of a long-standing family run camping business who ...
by philsknees
3 Jun 2020, 12:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: What kind of seat post
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: What kind of seat post

A couple of points though I'm no expert in bike fitting, I have spent many hours experimenting before things eventually came together! Up thread there's a mention of not being able to fit bar-end mirrors to bar-end changer equipped drop bars. After much trial and error of different makes I've become...
by philsknees
22 May 2020, 10:24pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Camping & Caravanning Club: Priority for cyclists/walkers?
Replies: 11
Views: 692

Re: Camping & Caravanning Club: Priority for cyclists/walkers?

Can't speak for the last year or two because I haven't used them but prior to that I've been forced to turn by bike or on foot up on spec at various busy C&CC sites and National Trust sites and they've always found me a corner to pitch a small tent, even when supposedly full. I've not been a mem...
by philsknees
22 May 2020, 9:55pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Carrying fly fishing kit
Replies: 25
Views: 762

Re: Carrying fly fishing kit

Ouch! Poor taste in view of the very recent newspaper obituary of the chap who wrote the A J Hartley books...... But back to the original question. As a lad, coarse fishing, a 10' two piece cane rod in a cloth bag was strapped to the crossbar extending fore & aft, with a wooden box for tackle on...
by philsknees
20 May 2020, 9:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Securing your bike
Replies: 8
Views: 521

Re: Securing your bike

As stated above, when camping in areas where security may be suspect try to lock your cycle to an immovable object near your tent . If that's not an option or you are really worried:- Also remove front wheel and keep it in your tent or conceal it (secured with a lighter secondary lock) away from the...
by philsknees
15 May 2020, 8:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: “Semi-Fluid Grease”
Replies: 26
Views: 988

Re: “Semi-Fluid Grease”

Just for info the Carlube aerosol can be had a quid cheaper on Ebay with a bit of searching.....
by philsknees
28 Apr 2020, 5:52pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Planning ahead, tent wise...
Replies: 21
Views: 857

Re: Planning ahead, tent wise...

I'm in very much the same position as the OP, finding my trusty Nallo is about the minimum size I'll now use for moving-on cycle camping but I'm hankering after something roomy, bombproof and more comfortable, though not too "clunky", for car-camping based cycling and fishing trips. I was ...
by philsknees
26 Apr 2020, 11:18am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 660
Views: 355086

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

This thread really has me wondering. When I were a lad (yawn) we had proper shops not supermarkets - a double-fronted shop was posh - and most dealt civilly with their customers or soon drove them away. There were always the "rogue" shopkeepers, often their shops were of a more specialised...
by philsknees
26 Apr 2020, 8:30am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Helinox Table One - any opinions?
Replies: 11
Views: 763

Re: Helinox Table One - any opinions?

nsew wrote:If it was free with free shipping I’d pass.


:lol:
by philsknees
24 Apr 2020, 8:43am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Helinox Table One - any opinions?
Replies: 11
Views: 763

Re: Helinox Table One - any opinions?

You'll find at least 3 video reviews of the table covering both types of top on Youtube which will give you some idea. My impression is that the mesh top one might be OK when used alongside a chair for resting your drink or playing a card game but for effectively chopping food you'd need a chopping ...