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by Dyffers
Thu Apr 04, 2024 11:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: packable fleece?
Replies: 27
Views: 760

Re: packable fleece?

My Core Hoodies are half the weight and volume of classic fleeces offering comparable warmth. So always need an outer layer or wind blows the heat away so I'm not quite sure of the point? Obv happy to hear of realworld experience :smile: . No real world experience, but this just sounds like a super...
by Dyffers
Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 84
Views: 2124

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

If I am following a single day pre-designated route but carrying my sleeping kit is it bikepacking? If I'm following a multi-day pre-designated route but intend riding through the night(s) so have no sleeping kit, am I bikepacking? If I'm making it up as I go along but stay in a hotel every couple o...
by Dyffers
Tue Mar 26, 2024 11:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarmacs Route Planner?
Replies: 13
Views: 387

Re: Tarmacs Route Planner?

I've been using free site gpx.studio for two or three years for tarmac-related routes. You can choose 'motorbike' for do-not-leave-tarmac options, or 'MTB' for bridleways and 'run/hike' to include footpaths. And it has an undo button. :-bd
by Dyffers
Sat Mar 23, 2024 12:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: This chap has turned up at our local gravel ride
Replies: 15
Views: 632

Re: This chap has turned up at our local gravel ride

voodoo_simon wrote: Sat Mar 23, 2024 11:57 am Ermmm, don’t want to be that guy but I’m not great with faces nor names… :oops:
Sean Yates
by Dyffers
Mon Feb 05, 2024 6:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BeSpoked 2024 - Manchester
Replies: 10
Views: 532

Re: BeSpoked 2024 - Manchester

I went a couple of times when it was at Bristol Temple Meads and it was great. At one point someone local who we used to ride with (read try and keep up with) who started building frames was exhibiting, which was a bonus. Well worth an afternoon if you're into the details of bike building. Usually s...
by Dyffers
Sun Feb 04, 2024 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Woods Rat Run
Replies: 14
Views: 832

Re: Woods Rat Run

Loads of options on the route during more social hours after your dawn ferry: corfe castle probably has a bakery, supermarket and bakery in Wareham, lots of options in Blandford and pubs in most villages (I'd avoid the one in Tollard Royal though as it's a bit posh :roll: ).
by Dyffers
Thu Feb 01, 2024 2:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: 21T SS cog
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Wtd: 21T SS cog

Hi I have looked and it's a 20t if that's any good https://photos.app.goo.gl/ntPwdbXsbjGxkjNe8 😄🚲🚲👍 I'm running a 19T already and wanted to go twiddly so I reckon I'm going to buy an Andel 21T one from velosolo, but if your 20T is cheap I might take it off your hands as well. PM me a price. :-bd
by Dyffers
Tue Jan 30, 2024 11:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: 21T SS cog
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Re: Wtd: 21T SS cog

Good info, thanks.
by Dyffers
Tue Jan 30, 2024 7:57 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: 21T SS cog
Replies: 5
Views: 245

Wtd: 21T SS cog

Before I buy a Surly one, does anyone have a 21T single speed cog to fit an HG cassette languishing in their parts box that they want to sell or trade? Condition not that important, it's not going to do big mileage.
by Dyffers
Mon Jan 22, 2024 4:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ultralightweight saddlebag harness - dropper post compatible
Replies: 12
Views: 579

Re: Ultralightweight saddlebag harness - dropper post compatible

If you care about weight savings, this harness saves you about 300gr over traditional saddlebag solutions. I've scanned your text twice and I can't see an actual weight for what you have created? My Wildcat harnesses and basic Alpkit drybags save over 300g over a "traditional saddlebag" i...
by Dyffers
Thu Jan 18, 2024 3:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Woods Rat Run
Replies: 14
Views: 832

Re: Woods Rat Run

godivatrailrider wrote: Thu Jan 18, 2024 2:41 pm What's wild camping like in the Corfe area? Maybe along the Purbeck Way / Brenscombe Down vicinity.
You shouldn't have a problem if you're outside the villages other than a possible late / early rambling dog walker.

A summer sunrise bivvy at Swyre Head would be ace. :-bd
by Dyffers
Thu Jan 18, 2024 11:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The magic roundabout ...
Replies: 32
Views: 1575

Re: The magic roundabout ...

godivatrailrider wrote: Wed Jan 17, 2024 11:05 pm ...a CK rear hub is £400 😳
CK for bling, DT240 for function. You can probably source a new DT240 rear hub for £250.
by Dyffers
Sat Jan 13, 2024 6:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Chrome Industries Kadet Sling Bag SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Chrome Industries Kadet Sling Bag

Yes please.
by Dyffers
Fri Jan 12, 2024 9:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: How much grief can I expect?
Replies: 43
Views: 2104

Re: How much grief can I expect?

Also had the 2ltr TDi 180hp in a 2014 Golf and had engine issues similar to above, although not until 90k / 6yrs old. £700 to fix then part ex'd before anything else happened.
by Dyffers
Thu Jan 11, 2024 10:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1209874

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363914971569

Cheapest by a significant margin I've ever seen my favourite DT Swiss XM481 30mm internal rims, from a reputable shop's outlet on ebay, in stock for 29 and 27.5 in both 28 and 32 holes.
by Dyffers
Wed Jan 10, 2024 9:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For those visiting Wales ...
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: For those visiting Wales ...

I've always failed the set off 30 mph cameras on the bike. Maybe it's time to dust off the tinfoil jacket and try again in some Welsh villages.
by Dyffers
Tue Jan 02, 2024 11:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy New Year, and plans for 2024
Replies: 52
Views: 2402

Re: Happy New Year, and plans for 2024

Not many solid plans for 2024; lost my mojo for riding for a couple of months after Paris-Brest 1200k audax in August. Found it again in Scotland in November and I think I'm going to try and continue with some more new-area exploration stuff. Whether that means road or offroad dunno. I have some hal...
by Dyffers
Tue Jan 02, 2024 11:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy New Year, and plans for 2024
Replies: 52
Views: 2402

Re: Happy New Year, and plans for 2024

Any recommendations for 300 and 400 audax routes in Wales, ideally that start near the Severn bridge or in the S Wales area, are welcome. Brevet Cymru 400 is the classic Bridge to Coast and back route, little changed in the last 15-20 years. Maybe freestyle the A40 return as it's designed to be lat...
by Dyffers
Mon Jan 01, 2024 3:24 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: R4pha500
Replies: 29
Views: 2221

Re: R4pha500

This year I just rode my bike for the pure joy of wading through knee deep floods (and that was just the main roads).
by Dyffers
Sat Dec 30, 2023 2:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone ride exclusively singlespeed?
Replies: 14
Views: 927

Re: Anyone ride exclusively singlespeed?

Currently running a 2Souls Quarterhorse which is probably may last iteration as it's bombproof Also have a Quarterhorse, also running it SS as my occasional "big" fun bike with a 140 fork (although it's been around both WRT and a BB events on rigid forks). Many years ago I rode exclusivel...
by Dyffers
Fri Dec 29, 2023 1:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which Exposure light?
Replies: 26
Views: 1436

Re: Which Exposure light?

For equal amount of time spent in road cycling as well as mountain biking. Strada. Hopefully they've started using usb-c charging now. Nope. Cheaper the better and bulk is an issue (so the maxD types are probably not suitable) as I never take that much storage ability. Though I like to remove the h...
by Dyffers
Tue Dec 19, 2023 10:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommended me a tyre :)
Replies: 11
Views: 914

Re: Recommended me a tyre :)

UK road conditions or UK 'supposed to be gravel but realistically mud' conditions?
by Dyffers
Fri Dec 15, 2023 7:59 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS Wtb 29 boost wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: FS Wtb 29 boost wheel

Also potentially interested in this if EG doesn't take it.
by Dyffers
Sat Dec 02, 2023 9:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat slick tyre
Replies: 7
Views: 4438

Re: Fat slick tyre

Do Panaracer Gravelking Slick come in 40? They definitely do 35. I used 32s for a set of audaxes this year; the name is a misnomer, they are a decently fast road tyre not really a gravel tyre.
by Dyffers
Fri Nov 17, 2023 8:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: 26er sus fork
Replies: 4
Views: 3431

Re: Wtd: 26er sus fork

Ah, forgot to reply but no, was hoping for some Fox or Rockshox or similar, so thank you for the offer but I'll leave the RSTs thanks.