The new and interesting gear thread...

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby rifraf » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:44 pm

These bottle cages look the biz and I can see one in my future:
http://www.bikebuddy.co.uk/

They can handle a thermos or two liter bottle :D
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Thu Jun 27, 2013 8:00 pm

rifraf wrote:These bottle cages look the biz and I can see one in my future:
http://www.bikebuddy.co.uk/

They can handle a thermos or two liter bottle :D


Good find Aidan.....

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:34 am

rifraf wrote:These bottle cages look the biz and I can see one in my future:
http://www.bikebuddy.co.uk/

They can handle a thermos or two liter bottle :D

Yeah, I've looked at the Bikebuddy in the past but thought they were too fussy and that it would be easy to loose a part out on the road.

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Could work well for my 1 litre Trangia fuel bottle. And might let you mount a Nalgene Silo low enough on the downtube to clear the front mudguard.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby rifraf » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:14 pm

RonK wrote:
rifraf wrote:
Could work well for my 1 litre Trangia fuel bottle. And might let you mount a Nalgene Silo low enough on the downtube to clear the front mudguard.


I havnt given up yet :D
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Aushiker » Fri Jun 28, 2013 3:01 pm

My Brooks Cambium for testing finally arrived ... I didn't get the black one :)

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Riggsbie » Fri Jun 28, 2013 7:21 pm

Looks rather nice Andrew.....

How long will it take to break in your butt to match the saddle ?


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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:27 am

rifraf wrote:
RonK wrote:
rifraf wrote:
Could work well for my 1 litre Trangia fuel bottle. And might let you mount a Nalgene Silo low enough on the downtube to clear the front mudguard.


I havnt given up yet :D

Great! That looks like plenty of clearance Aidan!
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby rifraf » Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:48 pm

Thanks to a couple of m6 x 18 Hex Couplers
http://www.fasteners.cc/detail_259.html
to get the drop from the fork crown daruma bolt;
http://www.renehersestore.com/servlet/t ... olt/Detail
down to where I want the fender, keeping an equidistant gap throughout the sphere of the fender.
The fender is now once again removed awaiting a replacement stainless steel Hex Coupler, larger daruma washer/spacer as well as hardware for the rear fender.
The Berthoud daruma is suited to a one inch steerer where the Surly is 1 1/8 hence the need for the larger washer spacer to keep movement (flex/fatigue) to a minimum.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby just4tehhalibut » Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:58 pm

Aushiker wrote:My Brooks Cambium for testing finally arrived


The Avonguard 200km Audax in 2 weeks would be a good test for the saddle (or your rear) - good range of terrain and road surface. Even better if it rains since this should be a Brooks that isn't allergic to water. Hopefully that's a firm saddle and similar length/width dimensions to the standard B17?
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Aushiker » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:26 pm

Riggsbie wrote:Looks rather nice Andrew.....

How long will it take to break in your butt to match the saddle ?


Yet to ride it so will have to wait and see I guess. Not sure plastic breaks-in but :)

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Aushiker » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:28 pm

just4tehhalibut wrote:
Aushiker wrote:My Brooks Cambium for testing finally arrived


The Avonguard 200km Audax in 2 weeks would be a good test for the saddle (or your rear) - good range of terrain and road surface. Even better if it rains since this should be a Brooks that isn't allergic to water. Hopefully that's a firm saddle and similar length/width dimensions to the standard B17?


Will be on the Munda Biddi so no Audax for me. I will check the measurements for you but.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Riggsbie » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:03 pm

Aushiker wrote:
Riggsbie wrote:Looks rather nice Andrew.....

How long will it take to break in your butt to match the saddle ?


Yet to ride it so will have to wait and see I guess. Not sure plastic breaks-in but :)

Andrew



Hang on, a plastic Brooks saddle ?

You sure it's not a Chinese rip-off ;-)


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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby il padrone » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:08 am

Aushiker wrote:
Riggsbie wrote:Looks rather nice Andrew.....

How long will it take to break in your butt to match the saddle ?


Yet to ride it so will have to wait and see I guess. Not sure plastic breaks-in but :)

Andrew

Thar's nooo Brooks !!

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby rifraf » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:47 pm

Just ordered my Helinox chair to see what all the excitement is about.
Looking forward to its arrival.
The order confirmation email was nice and prompt.
A yahoo search will find a promotion code saving 5%.
Better than a slap with a tripod stool I reckon.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Wingnut » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:23 pm

Pretty sure the Brooks Cambium is vulcanised rubber with a cotton canvas on top...will be interesting to see how they sag after repeated usage.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby rifraf » Tue Jul 16, 2013 1:23 pm

rifraf wrote:Just ordered my Helinox chair to see what all the excitement is about.
Looking forward to its arrival.
The order confirmation email was nice and prompt.
A yahoo search will find a promotion code saving 5%.
Better than a slap with a tripod stool I reckon.

Helinox arrived Monday morning.
Thats the fastest delivery for anything I've had yet.
Friday night ordering and Monday it was on the doorstep :D
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby clackers » Tue Jul 16, 2013 2:40 pm

rifraf wrote:Friday night ordering and Monday it was on the doorstep :D


And the thing is so compact you can of course use it to now lounge around on your doorstep. :grin:
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Cheesewheel » Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:27 am

Xtracycle Bike Blender


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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby just4tehhalibut » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:55 am

Yep, there was a guy with one of these set up as a coffee grinder, he let Xtracycle know of his funky mobile coffee business and they picked up the idea, started selling these grinders from their website. Note the heavy duty double kickstand, none of Xtracycle's kickstands were designed to hold the rider as well as bike so you could buy the grinder but not use it without risking crushing a frame tube. Hence no longer listed for sale or in their blog. Buyer beware indeed.
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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby }SkOrPn--7 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:37 pm

I have MOSHI Double Bass Burger speaker system setup on my ride but decided to give another product a test. Might be of some interest to a few here and while mine won't be mounted on my helmet as I have a a custom setup on the trike frame.

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http://soundryderaudio.com/

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby Wingnut » Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:26 pm

No buffer battery required when charging iPhones...?

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby RonK » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:01 pm

One of these might be handy...

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby ironhanglider » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:31 pm

RonK wrote:One of these might be handy...

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I first looked at that and thought that someone had made a modern looking Sanyo Dyanapower generator and rigged it up to a battery to turn it into a motor. Until I got a look at the scale. Still the same principle though.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby baabaa » Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:51 am

Charge your i-bits only when you pedal? Ideal if you tour on a fixie.
....high quality portable outdoor travel bike bicycle riding auto power generator charger for cellphone MP3 PAD
MID 1000mAh


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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Postby just4tehhalibut » Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:06 am

Not quite "new" but some years ago someone bonded a turbojet model helicopter engine to the side of a full faired Windcheetah recumbent trike, the idea that this power source wasn't directly connected to the wheels and so got around the 200W issue was appealling. Always keeping an eye out for something similar to pop up for bike. Also appealling was that with one hit of a button you could have an afterburner with a blue flame leaping out to entertain whoever was drafting behind you, you'd speed off and they'd be toast.
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