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by Sooper8
15 Jan 2016, 5:28pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: simpler cycling
Replies: 36
Views: 2746

Re: simpler cycling

I did something similar to OP. (although with some more gears on mine) I hop on this and find that I am more inclined to be spontaneous. I even took some toes straps off a bike of similar vintage, because some of my trainers wouldn't fit in them, and I didn't want to have to worry about changing sho...
by Sooper8
14 Jan 2016, 7:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: C'mon folks let's get Corbyn his dream bike!
Replies: 195
Views: 4776

C'mon folks let's get Corbyn his dream bike!

The press think that Corbyn's dream of owning a £475 Raleigh bike proves he isn't a Socialist and is a major danger to the security of the UK. Well, if Cameron can wear £130 wellingtons (and then ask an aid to buy him a £12.99 pair when he has to mix with the general public in flood hit areas) , I c...
by Sooper8
9 Jan 2016, 8:00am
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Seamless boxer pants in Aldi
Replies: 18
Views: 1861

Re: Seamless boxer pants in Aldi

I've given these a go, and they are fine at that price.
by Sooper8
6 Jan 2016, 8:39pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Seamless boxer pants in Aldi
Replies: 18
Views: 1861

Seamless boxer pants in Aldi

£3.99 for 2 pairs (grey or black) didn't look too hard, there might have been white too?

I only got them today, so haven't tried them. But they look ok for the price.
by Sooper8
6 Jan 2016, 8:36pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Bike packing and campervan.
Replies: 9
Views: 774

Re: Bike packing and campervan.

Great stuff! Thank for drawing attention to this.

'Ticks all the boxes' for me being a camper van owner/camper/cyclist

Anybody found part 1?
by Sooper8
2 Jan 2016, 10:51am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike of Theseus
Replies: 18
Views: 1153

Re: Bike of Theseus

Having studied Philosophy at university , I seem to recall this dilemma in it's various iterations.
The 'answer' when applied to humans, is something to do with memory- although ironically I can't quite remember exactly what was said and by whom after all these years.
by Sooper8
1 Jan 2016, 7:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike of Theseus
Replies: 18
Views: 1153

Re: Bike of Theseus

Intersting philosophical question.

I don't know the answer.
by Sooper8
22 Dec 2015, 10:49am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Good fix for a little tiny hole in 'waterproof' fabric?
Replies: 25
Views: 2351

Re: Good fix for a little tiny hole in 'waterproof' fabric?

Apologies for the thread hijacking but how you rate your paramo? I've just brought a pasco and I've never seen any kit with such different user opinions. To me it seems very well made, I've not actually worn it in anger yet so I'm curious. I'm very happy with mine. It does the job really well. I se...
by Sooper8
30 Nov 2015, 6:19am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Nikwax Tech Wash - is there a cheaper or better option?
Replies: 15
Views: 3578

Re: Nikwax Tech Wash - is there a cheaper or better option?

pedalsheep wrote:If you go to the Nikwax website and complete the online quiz they will send you a free sample of Techwash, enough for 2 jackets I think.


+1. Mine arrived in post last week, about 10 days after completing the quiz
by Sooper8
21 Nov 2015, 9:00am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How can people chuck £800 away?
Replies: 31
Views: 2086

Re: How can people chuck £800 away?

I have the feeling that some people buy a bike in the same way they buy golf clubs, or a tropical fish tank - 2 other items that appear in classifieds and on eBay virtually unused and at half price with regularity. The initial excitement dies down and then they need the space for a new hobby. As for...
by Sooper8
2 Nov 2015, 8:55pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Good quality tent
Replies: 60
Views: 4341

Re: Good quality tent

How about the Luxe Mini Peak II? £130 or so.
Lighter than Banshee if I recall?
Gets good reviews.
by Sooper8
27 Oct 2015, 11:37am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Good fix for a little tiny hole in 'waterproof' fabric?
Replies: 25
Views: 2351

Re: Good fix for a little tiny hole in 'waterproof' fabric?

At 2mm, my only concern would be to take steps to make sure the tear didn't get any bigger. Cyanoacrylate has been used for this purpose. I quote: Stopping Runs / Pulls in Sweaters (super-glue) is a great accessory to stash in case your nylon garments run or your sweater catches. By dabbing a bit o...
by Sooper8
27 Oct 2015, 11:20am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Good fix for a little tiny hole in 'waterproof' fabric?
Replies: 25
Views: 2351

Re: Good fix for a little tiny hole in 'waterproof' fabric?

Thanks for all the replies!

Needle and thread it is.
by Sooper8
27 Oct 2015, 9:32am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Good fix for a little tiny hole in 'waterproof' fabric?
Replies: 25
Views: 2351

Good fix for a little tiny hole in 'waterproof' fabric?

I managed to make a little nick in the arm of my Paramo jacket yesterday. Maybe 2mm at most. I don't think it's going to be a big issue, but wondered if anyone had any ideas about patching/covering/sealing? (it's an Analogy, Nickwax, bidirectional fabric) I can't imagine my arm is going to be soakin...
by Sooper8
12 Oct 2015, 6:33am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Packable Goretex - does it exist?
Replies: 15
Views: 1323

Re: Packable Goretex - does it exist?

I was following this through ebay this weekend - It didn't sell. (I have no connection with seller) States that it's Goretex and packable. Not cycle specific but at this price cheaper than your Aldi top http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mens-karrimor-gortex-jacket-/272006241074?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT...