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by Ray Young
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.

Thanks ScotRoutes, that's a new group to me so I've sent an application request.
I'm a member of various bikepacking groups on Facebook so will be hitting them all in the next few days.
by Ray Young
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Borders 350/220 An Appeal.

Hi all. If things are back to normal by the end of August then I still intend to run this event. However I have had very little in the way of entries this year so if you know anybody who may be interested in entering then please let them know about it. Remember to tell them that it has gained a bit ...
by Ray Young
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 39
Views: 498

Re: Pillows

Does anyone know of a pillow that is thicker than the usual offerings. I am a side sleeper with a neck problem and need to keep my neck in line with my spine. I don't mind inflatables at all. Thanks.
by Ray Young
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bob Trailer dog bed
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: Bob Trailer dog bed

Check out this link then click on John Freeman at the start of the text as it brings up more info.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source= ... lg0ZnoGB-R
by Ray Young
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dangerous dogs
Replies: 25
Views: 547

Re: Dangerous dogs

I was accosted by an aggressive alsatian in Germany once so got off the bike and put it between me and it but I was sort of backed into a corner. Every time I went to move it barked even more aggressively. After a minute a guy walked nonchalantly around the corner and called the dog. He didn't even ...
by Ray Young
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Royal Mail Pricing Madness
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Royal Mail Pricing Madness

So during lockdown I've been selling bits and pieces I no longer have use for on eBay. Royal Mail wanted £12 to post a pair of handlebars so I sent them by courier for £2.90. Later I sold a pair of 29er wheels. The courier wouldn't take them as they were too big. Took them post office, £13 signed fo...
by Ray Young
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Krampus Framebag
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Krampus Framebag

Great piece of work there.
by Ray Young
Mon Jun 08, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp ridgeline - what's that about?
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Tarp ridgeline - what's that about?

As a silwing user i tried it in the garden once to try and get rid of the dip in the middle they have. It worked ok but it's extra faff so i've never tried it on a proper trip.
by Ray Young
Sat Jun 06, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope Evo Pro 2 Freehub Question.
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Hope Evo Pro 2 Freehub Question.

Ok thanks. I'll be asking how much I should sell them for soon but need to get some photos.
by Ray Young
Sat Jun 06, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope Evo Pro 2 Freehub Question.
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Hope Evo Pro 2 Freehub Question.

I'm in the process of cleaning up some wheels to sell. The cassette fitted was 9 speed Shimano. What other speed cassettes will fit this Freehub.
Thanks.
by Ray Young
Thu May 21, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Borders 350/220 Registration Open.
Replies: 0
Views: 220

Borders 350/220 Registration Open.

This may or may not go ahead due to current circumstances so we'll just have to wait and see. Email me at borders350itt@gmail.com for entry. You can decide which route to do on the day as max entries is 50 for both routes combined. Saturday 29 August (English bank holiday weekend)8 am, Peebles, Scot...
by Ray Young
Mon May 04, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 597
Views: 37755

Re: What you done t' your bike today

A while back I bought a half price but new Genesis longitude though it was a three year old model, the one with the aluminium fork. Anyway Stu had done a review on this model and mentioned the low BB height which resulted in pedal strike which I can confirm is true. Anyway, today I fitted a 165mm tr...
by Ray Young
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Inbred upgrades
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Inbred upgrades

Carbon forks/ bars and hope/ Stan's crest wheelset on mine make it lightish.
by Ray Young
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 597
Views: 37755

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Not mine but a neighbor is new to mountain biking and got a bargain 26er full suss carbon Trek. No idea what model but the bloke he bought it from weighed 20 stone so the forks and shock where set up for him. When David rode it the suspension barely moved so I set it up for him. Will need further tw...
by Ray Young
Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The Sandstone (No) Way
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: The Sandstone (No) Way

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:10 am
I very much like St Cuthbert's cave too.
I've wanted to bivi there for ages but there are very few legal paths for cyclists in the vicinity so have never got round to doing it.
by Ray Young
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lidle Do Bikepacking Bags By Crivit.
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: Lidle Do Bikepacking Bags By Crivit.

whitestone wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:10 pm
Already bin dun Ray - viewtopic.php?f=7&t=16489
Doh!!!
by Ray Young
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lidle Do Bikepacking Bags By Crivit.
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Lidle Do Bikepacking Bags By Crivit.

https://lm.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.lidl.co.uk%2Fen%2Fp%2Fcycling-accessories%2Fcrivit-bike-bag-assortment%2Fp30164%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR3tfE_fDJKf1dVdGg3-MQfX_h5BsXfk3thycf2TzlfQNAxwCCJ7SSHVAYM&h=AT2ZWGBWXrF2nINpiSWzhxzNYhuzh43CPlHhfy4qCTmKN14AK3BPJIXzKQk3NmzankSDoAmX6bdqoDdcW6LZGDjzDagJII_...
by Ray Young
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sandro's bags
Replies: 14
Views: 1175

Re: Sandro's bags

RIP wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:36 pm
They are certainly very eye-catcing
I know looks are very subjective and form follows function but I think they're ugly as hell. Just my opinion.
by Ray Young
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Prepping' What's that about?
Replies: 48
Views: 2423

Re: 'Prepping' What's that about?

I worked with someone 40 years ago who emigrated to New Zealand. Nothing odd in that itself but the reason he chose New Zealand as opposed to any other country is that if America and Russia started hurling nukes at each other (the cold war was still a very real thing then) then New Zealand due to it...
by Ray Young
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleep Systems
Replies: 28
Views: 1609

Re: Sleep Systems

I too am on a limited budget. I saved up and bought an exped downmat and have never regretted it as I use it all year round. A Vango venom 400 down sleeping bag (again saved for) gets used for 6-8 months a year with budget additions for serious winter use. In summer I use a lightweight synthetic bag...
by Ray Young
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 94318

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Can I add a new category (only because I have a chance at this one): illest. This months saw me with the onset of the norovirus. An, ahem, ‘emergency evacuation’ and having to stop for a spew just part of its many splendours... this is not a category I can see people rushing to ‘compete’ in... :lol...
by Ray Young
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exped Mat Repair Advice Please.
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: Exped Mat Repair Advice Please.

Thanks. I hadn't realised exped glue needs 3 applications, that'll be why my first puncture didn't mend properly until I put tenacious tape on it.
by Ray Young
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exped Mat Repair Advice Please.
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Exped Mat Repair Advice Please.

So my exped downmat has a small leak. I repaired a previous one using tenacious tape on Stu's advice and it's held fine ever since. This one's s bit more problematic as it's in an awkward position. It's right on the edge near the top of an air chamber so any patch needs to be able to conform to the ...
by Ray Young
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.
Replies: 22
Views: 1187

Re: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.

I decided to go the second hand route and picked up a mag elite trainer for £20 so I'm happy with that.