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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:36 am
by Mugglechops
RonK wrote: I've had one replaced under warranty but it looks like I have two more developing the same issues.


Better luck than me. They said mine was crash damage. I am not sure I am willing to give this new one a go.

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:12 pm
by Warin
Mugglechops wrote:
RonK wrote:I am not sure I am willing to give this new one a go.


Patience. Let others do the Beta testing for you. How long did it take for the fraying and hole elongation take to be exposed? A year? Wait 2 years and see if there are any problems.

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:29 pm
by RonK
Warin wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:
RonK wrote:I am not sure I am willing to give this new one a go.


Patience. Let others do the Beta testing for you. How long did it take for the fraying and hole elongation take to be exposed? A year? Wait 2 years and see if there are any problems.

Why wait? There is a two year warranty on Cambium. Mine was replaced on the cusp of two years.

I approached Brooks directly with my claim and sent them a couple of pics with the original invoice. It was replaced without argument or inspection.

I have since bought a second Cambium, and I have reminders in my calendar to inspect them (and make a claim if necessary) shortly before the two year anniversary.

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:04 pm
by baabaa
With the aud back above .80 these can now be seen as a nice cheap low tech bikepacking option....

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http://laufforks.com/true-grit/

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:18 pm
by Mugglechops
Warin wrote:
Mugglechops wrote:
RonK wrote:I am not sure I am willing to give this new one a go.


Patience. Let others do the Beta testing for you. How long did it take for the fraying and hole elongation take to be exposed? A year? Wait 2 years and see if there are any problems.


It took 3 months.

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:16 am
by Aushiker
Turbolite tubes ... orange and light and if the German pricing is anything to go by very very expensive.

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:21 am
by RonK
I don't think an app has featured on this thread before. But this one looks interesting and could be a very useful planning and touring tool if it works as promised. It is not clear how far ahead it can predict the weather.



Epic Ride Weather

There is a subscription charge which is reasonable enough. Slightly more annoying is the 6 month expiry period.

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:43 pm
by Aushiker

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:45 pm
by Aushiker
RonK wrote:I don't think an app has featured on this thread before. But this one looks interesting and could be a very useful planning and touring tool if it works as promised. It is not clear how far ahead it can predict the weather.


Available for Android as well. Just installed it and will have a play.

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:16 pm
by RonK

Unfortunately Becker refuses to take orders online.

We like to talk to people. You won't be able to buy a thing here without talking to someone. We don't really care for impersonal interaction, and if we are going to make you something, we better be able to chat with you.


Very noble, but I don't want to be making calls to the US to order a simple down tube bag.

So I ordered one from Dirtbags.

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:28 pm
by avolve
Bottle Cage Double Adaptor
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The Bottle Cage Double Adaptor is a side-by-side bottle mount for maximizing your on bike water storage. We can't say that they will make you faster, but they do keep your bottles within reach, and they look cool.
https://www.cyclewerks.co.nz/shop-onlin ... le-adaptor

I am keen to get one (or two) when they have them back in stock. Anyone else interested?

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:03 pm
by pbekkerh
I just bought 2 of these bags(at a reduced price) they sit at one of the few places on my bike that are still free. They can be used for water and other stuff, I plan to use it for the battery for my powerful headlamp that I only put on the bike when going out at night and for the battery bank for my mobile when I use it as a GPS. No screws or elastics, I can just drop my stuff into the bag.

The bottle they show is a big one, a standard will just reach to the top of the black .

Check out the strap at the bottom going around the top of your forks

https://restrap.co.uk/collections/cockp ... s/stem-bag

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Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:52 pm
by RonK
avolve wrote:Bottle Cage Double Adaptor
I am keen to get one (or two) when they have them back in stock.

They are back in stock. Mine is on the way already. Jump in quick, they'll sell out fast. You can't order online. Email them.

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:53 pm
by RonK
pbekkerh wrote:I just bought 2 of these bags(at a reduced price) they sit at one of the few places on my bike that are still free.

It's commonly called a chaff bag. Not new. I already have two of them.

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:38 pm
by avolve
RonK wrote:
avolve wrote:Bottle Cage Double Adaptor
I am keen to get one (or two) when they have them back in stock.

They are back in stock. Mine is on the way already. Jump in quick, they'll sell out fast. You can't order online. Email them.


Thanks Ron

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:21 pm
by avolve
After more than a year of looking at options, thinking, re-thinking and putting money aside, I received a Kuat NV 2.0 — http://kuatracks.com/products/hitch/nvtm-2-0/ — bike rack this week.

First impressions are it is very solid, well considered designed and built. I am happy with the choice made, and can see value for the (quite hefty) price.

I put a couple different bike combo's (29" plus and 26" fat bikes, 29" plus and WSD 29") on it and took it out for a spin. After 20kms, I stopped looking in the rear view mirror and checking the bikes were still there.

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I questioned the integrated (and removable) bike maintenance stand, called a 'tail doc' (I initially looked at getting a cheaper version without one, though not available in Australia), and have found it to be quite useful already.

I checked NSW regulations, and have ordered an 'auxiliary/bike rack plate' ($43) — https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transact ... ary-plates

Not sure yet how I will attach/mount it as yet.

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:10 pm
by ball bearing
avolve wrote:
I checked NSW regulations, and have ordered an 'auxiliary/bike rack plate' ($43) — https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transact ... ary-plates

Not sure yet how I will attach/mount it as yet.


I attach my plates to a customised with aftermarket LEDs Thule lightboard. The fine for obscured taillights is very hefty and far more expensive than is a lightboard.

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:22 pm
by avolve
Aushiker wrote:Image
More details and options on the B-Rad mounting bases at the company website.


Anyone using these or similar for mounting anything cage or similar on a suspension fork without eyelets/water bottle mounts?

Currently looking at options for mounting bags (possibly Surly 8 Pack rack or similar if possible) to significant others' bike with a SR Suntour XCT fork.

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:58 pm
by Mugglechops
They won't work very well. Try the version Kerry sells http://www.klite.com.au/

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:30 am
by Cheesewheel
https://www.massdrop.com/buy/49348

Altra StashJack Running Shell from massdrop for something around the 50 usd mark including postage

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I took the plunge. Lost track of the number of times when the weather has turned bad and I have been to lazy or in the cycling zone to pull out a suitable layer

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:18 am
by cancan64
avolve wrote:Bottle Cage Double Adaptor
The Bottle Cage Double Adaptor is a side-by-side bottle mount for maximizing your on bike water storage. We can't say that they will make you faster, but they do keep your bottles within reach, and they look cool.
https://www.cyclewerks.co.nz/shop-onlin ... le-adaptor

I am keen to get one (or two) when they have them back in stock. Anyone else interested?


Sorry forgot to reply to this but I have 1 fitted to my bike.. I had to modify it a bit has I have a wide downtube and I also mounted it higher ... its bolted on using the lower mount and cable tied the top section.. worked OK on my test runs on some rough gravel and single tracks, I do just rub my legs on big climbs but i also rub the feed bags as well


Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:19 pm
by Mugglechops
Aushiker wrote:Image

New Jones H-Bar, the SG 2.5 Aluminum Loop H-Bar.


In stock now. Ordering tomorrow.

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:20 pm
by Aushiker
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Showers Pass have released a new version of their waterproof socks, the Lightweight Crosspoint Waterproof Socks.

While they may feel like regular socks, our new Lightweight Crosspoint Waterproof Socks are fully windproof and waterproof, thanks to a 3-layer construction. Features include a wear resistant knit exterior, a seamless waterproof breathable Artex membrane, and a moisture-wicking Coolmax lining.

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:03 am
by cancan64
I have sealskin waterproof socks...they are very good at filling up with water..

Re: The new and interesting gear thread...

Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:35 pm
by Aushiker
cancan64 wrote:I have sealskin waterproof socks...they are very good at filling up with water..


Clean feet? :)