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  • spacemonkey

    Can be anything – bike or non-bike.

    The coolest stuff I’ve picked up in the last year or so has to be:

    Tacx Flow 2200 turbo + PC TTS upgrade – Superbly well constructed plus excellent software for creating/tracking routes and stats etc.
    Shimano XC50N shoes – Really comfy and suitably waterproof for all but serious downpours.
    Meindl Burma walking boots – Cracking pair of boots that turn you into a Transformer.
    Paramo Aspira jacket – Awesome piece of kit for walking/running/biking in all but that absolute worst of conditions.
    Kindle Paperwhite – Didn’t think I’d get on with it but TBH it’s brilliant. Always thought the page turning e-ink flicker was a turn-off but it’s actually not an issue.
    Spesh Hotwalk for SM jnr – Super little balance bike and really well made.
    Lenovo Ideapad Y580 – Seriously rapid laptop that handles everything thrown at it = well impressed.

    Can’t think of anything else right now.

    What’s on your list of cool stuff?

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    Always wanted a ‘nice’ watch. I got left some money in my grandma’s will so thought I would treat myself. It will always be a reminder of them πŸ™‚


    Burton Freebird split board & GoPro Hero3. Both still making me smile

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    Well after watching the documentary on BBC1 last night, what I really want is a penguin! Or 2. Preferably a Rockhopper one with the funky ears.

    They’re proving quite difficult to source though


    3 alnico magnet high output single coils on my strat, made it sound like a new guitar, brilliant! And surprisingly cheap.


    Nilox Foolish HD camera (go pro type thing) RRP is Β£200 with lcd back screen, waterproof cases, mounts and best of all an alignment lazer πŸ˜‰


    Burton Freebird split board

    A splitboard is still currently top of my shopping list πŸ™‚

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    Olympus E-420 for my wife. Yes it’s old in camera terms at least, but it’s only three actual years old. It was in perfect condition, it’s brilliant to handle and use because it’s so small but perfectly formed, and she loves it πŸ™‚ And it was only Β£120!


    A Garmin Edge 500. Now I feel like a Pro, shame I can’t ride like one. But chuffed to bits with it.


    This week…

    GoPro Hero Black, Chest mount, spare batteries and spare 32Gb cards. πŸ™‚
    Troy Lee Beanie… It’s cool when its on my head. πŸ˜‰

    I want that QuadCopter! and a Rockhopper Penguin! Or I might just sit and watch Farce of the Penguins.

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    Binners, have a little Opus:

    Best. Penguin. Eva. Innit?

    Premier Icon ton

    this week,
    carradice bike luggage
    mayhem waterproof
    schwalbe touring tyres
    sks 700 x 65mm mudguards

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    The North Face Nimble Jacket – great lightweight jacket, wanted one for ages and picked it up as a bargain

    Arcteryx Merino Beanie – fleecy round the ears but thin wool on top so its warm but not too hot

    Both great bits of kit that I make look decidedly uncool when I put them on

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    It gooood πŸ™‚

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    ton – Member

    this week,
    carradice bike luggage

    Piccies, please……. πŸ˜€

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    I just bought a christmas hamper in Robert Dyas.

    10 luxury chocolate cookies,
    box of breakfast tea,
    pack of coffee grounds,
    2 white cups and saucers,
    christmas pudding (good til 2015)
    walkers oatcakes for cheese,
    couple of little pots of preserve/chutney
    wicker hamper

    Β£5.00 8)

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    Double chocholate cookie from sainsbury’s. I win

    [EDIT] darn just saw the hamper post, I lose!

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    an impact driver

    Rarely has a power tool made such great noises whilst inserting screws with ease.


    Our new car. Can’t wait to get out on some proper adventures with the mrs and tribe, with all the outdoor gear actually fitting in the back. Bikes/tents/scooters/picnics/bodyboards the works!!


    I bought a Garmin 310XT. It’s awesome.

    Other than that, I’ve not bought much recently

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    Also a Sugoi Zap jacket in bright orange for commuting. Last commuting jacket I bought was a Nike for Β£15 off Ebay and it lasted a good 10 years. So hope this sexy number serves me as well.
    (it was Β£10 off the price shown)


    I bought a house.

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    Yobokies Custom

    A GF3

    Camelbak Charge L

    HTC 8X

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    This week- So far..
    Ortleib Paniers
    A Tubus Rack
    Salsa Cowbells
    Lizard Skins DSP Bar tape.

    None of whichn is remotley cool, but all part of a plan. 8)

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    Tatonka Flight Case 1150 – The Perfect Carry-On Travel Bag?

    Quite possibly the best non-wheeled carry on bag eva!


    iphone 4s
    camera tripod
    HTN4 entry
    Yamaha THR10
    Fender Jap Strat used off ebay


    Blimey, some nice kit mentioned already.

    Quite fancy a GoPro 3 but heard too many bad experiences.

    That a57 looks nice but can’t justify the cost πŸ™


    the silver thing on the left was xmas present to self…


    bob, WTF is that furry alien werefly with technicolour wings?

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    Well not bought, exactly, but acquired (given):

    A 2004 VW Polo SDI Twist.

    Doesn’t sound cool, I know, but I have driven a T4 for the last 8 years, and getting behind the wheel of an impeccable little run-around is a hell of a lot of fun.


    7 x 5 Ping pong table
    Ear plug kit that I used to make some customised ear phones and they are brilliant.



    Healthy eating made super easy and tasty.
    I thought a good set of kitchen knifes was my best buy until I picked up the blender. I’m a convert. Thinking up all sorts of funky meals..

    Recent splurge was a Samsung Galaxy Tab2, the mini version. Shiny. πŸ™‚

    Might buy a Brompton at the weekend.


    MK808 Android Stick. Pretty damn awesome piece of kit. You can even use an xbox 360 controller on it 0_o.


    I bought myself a jig for making custom stems:

    Probably doesn’t count as “cool” except in my head.

    Recent purchases have been;

    I think they’re cool.


    spacemonkey – Member
    bob, WTF is that furry alien werefly with technicolour wings?

    from http://toomuchtodream.com/ (well, clipped out of a magazine…)

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