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by Ray Young
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chainring Spacer Question.
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: Chainring Spacer Question.

Should be OK Ray - I take it your using steel chainring bolts?! Just make sure there is plenty of thread into the crank spider. Some old triples used 5mm spacers for the granny rings and there will be a lot more torque on them. Steel bolts yes. What do you mean by thread into the crank spider? The ...
by Ray Young
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chainring Spacer Question.
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Chainring Spacer Question.

I've converted to a 1x10 drivetrain with a 30 tooth chainring mounted in the middle position of a 3x crank but the chain line was quite extreme in the lowest gear so I used 3 washers as spacers to move the chainring in to give the best chain line in both high and low gears. The problem is the 3 wash...
by Ray Young
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Shed Extension. Oh Yes.
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Shed Extension. Oh Yes.

That’s well nice, Ray. Don’t you find the bikes get covered in dust when cranking up all the woodworking kit up? Very tidy though. Hope it stays like that. Enjoy!!!! Thanks. It won't stay tidy for long. I'm one of those people who will let it get in a mess, have a big tidy then vow not to let it ge...
by Ray Young
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Shed Extension. Oh Yes.
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Shed Extension. Oh Yes.

Nice work (and happy birthday btw). Is it safe to leave bikes out there though? You hear of so many getting nicked from sheds. They are locked to a very heavy concrete block that has a high quality motorcycle security chain embedded into it. I think the dog would hear people trying to break in as w...
by Ray Young
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Shed Extension. Oh Yes.
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Shed Extension. Oh Yes.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:00 pm
You've shamed me into vowing to tidy my workshop tomorrow Ray :wink:
You should have seen it before, rearranging/tidying it took me the best part of four hours.
by Ray Young
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Shed Extension. Oh Yes.
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Shed Extension. Oh Yes.

After my Dad gave me a load of woodworking machinery my 8x10 shed was no longer big enough so an extension was my only option. It cost just over £200 to build with the side walls made from fence panels being the only bits I didn't construct. Chuffed to bits with the results and now have loads of roo...
by Ray Young
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bothies (maybe)?
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: New bothies (maybe)?

They are going to be pay to use so not really bothies. Full article below.
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/wild ... 6ibQ9NIIbR
by Ray Young
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Parking in Milngavie
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Parking in Milngavie

I parked for a couple of nights in a quiet residential side street without problems. I chose an area with big semi detached houses, well tended gardens and no litter so you at least know the locals are unlikely to burn your car out, :wink: .
by Ray Young
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gets under your skin doesn't it.
Replies: 8
Views: 294

Re: Gets under your skin doesn't it.

Careful or you'll soon start to see any ride that doesn't involve strapping bags on as somewhat pointless :wink: Catch 22. Rides that do not involve strapping bags to your bike seem pointless so you are less inclined to imbibe which leads to poor performance when you do strap bags to your bike. Tha...
by Ray Young
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Borders 2020 Group Start Results.
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Borders 2020 Group Start Results.

Borders 350. 1st - Saul Ayton, 68 hours 26 minutes. 2nd - Dawn Anderson, 111 hours 57 minutes. DNF - Donald McIntosh, Andrew Broadway. Borders 220. DNF - Mike Jones, Raymond Young. 350 Top Best Times Male. Alex Pilkington - 56 hours 29 minutes. Saul Ayton - 68 hours 26 minutes. Oliver Turnbull - 72 ...
by Ray Young
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Bike
Replies: 24
Views: 765

Re: What Bike

No, I have a Longitude, the first model they did with the aluminium fork. Sorry Ray, so have you got a Latitude as well or am I thinking of someone else :???: didn't I once post you a bb spacer when you were building up a Latitude? Perhaps riding through the night all those times has affected me af...
by Ray Young
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.
Replies: 22
Views: 909

Re: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.

That's a superb time by Saul in tough conditions. Is he the only finisher? I saw Andrew called it a day at Jedburgh. Crisp was a late starter on Sunday morning and bailed at Newcastleton with a mechanical. I had a great ride Ray. I'll do a write-up if I get chance but basically did the 350 route un...
by Ray Young
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Bike
Replies: 24
Views: 765

Re: What Bike

I read an article in MBR I think, that said you can’t fit a suss fork to a longitude because the frame geometry isn’t corrected for a suss fork and it screws up the handling ? Ray can correct me if I'm wrong but I thought he had a Genesis Latitude, in fact I think he might have a High Latitude whic...
by Ray Young
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.
Replies: 22
Views: 909

Re: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.

Enjoyed so much though, views from Dollar Law (I think) and descent to Broughton, the windfarm as the sun set, riding in the morning light out of Moffat and then out of Newcastleton, the Cheviots. All incredible places. Met this woman on her own riding her white horse high up on The Street. Surreal...
by Ray Young
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.
Replies: 22
Views: 909

Re: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.

Thanks for that Donald, yes it's a very tough route. Sorry to hear you were ill but glad you enjoyed (if that's the right word) it. It took me two years to put the route together riding it in sections (discarding some and trying others) until I'd done it all. It then took me four attempts to do it i...
by Ray Young
Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.
Replies: 22
Views: 909

Re: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.

2020 Start Line.

ImageBorders 2020 Start Line by Raymond Young, on Flickr
by Ray Young
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.
Replies: 22
Views: 909

Re: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.

Good luck everybody. I did the section from Kielder to Kirk Yetholm on Wed night/Thurs morning. The ground up on the border ridge was very wet and slow going. Hopefully it will dry out a bit before people reach it on Sunday. Yeah, that hasn't happened :lol: Took me 5hr 45m to do 15km over there las...
by Ray Young
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Acepac bar bag
Replies: 17
Views: 460

Re: Acepac bar bag

Ray Young wrote:
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:29 am
I bought the 16 litre one and it fits my MYOG harness just fine. I've not used a dual end before but find it really handy. I don't pack it full so there is space to store food when you resupply. Looks well made too. Very happy with it.
Sorry, misunderstood what you were getting at.
by Ray Young
Mon Aug 31, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Acepac bar bag
Replies: 17
Views: 460

Re: Acepac bar bag

I bought the 16 litre one and it fits my MYOG harness just fine. I've not used a dual end before but find it really handy. I don't pack it full so there is space to store food when you resupply. Looks well made too. Very happy with it.
by Ray Young
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Bike
Replies: 24
Views: 765

Re: What Bike

Genesis Longitude here too fitted with suss forks. I don't know how tall you are but I ride a small frame and had to fit a high rise stem to avoid the tyre contacting the bar bag when the fork compresses. As others have said, heavy but comfortable over long days.
by Ray Young
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: TLH - take less hair
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: TLH - take less hair

htrider wrote:
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:57 pm
Always knew being a baldy gave me a massive advantage for bikepacking. I bet I've saved a further 50g's over you Bridget. :-bd
The older I get the less hair I have on my head. Problem is it now sprouts out all over my body!
by Ray Young
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.
Replies: 22
Views: 909

Re: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.

Thanks Steve. Look forward to meeting you.
by Ray Young
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: so, this Columbia outdry stuff.....
Replies: 19
Views: 449

Re: so, this Columbia outdry stuff.....

The thing I like about my Outdry is that you can just wipe it down with a damp cloth when it gets dirty rather than having to wash it which in my experience eventually leads to lack of waterproofing. I know you can re proof stuff but I've never really been satisfied with the results.
by Ray Young
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.
Replies: 22
Views: 909

Re: Borders 350/220 An Appeal.

10 say they are turning up including two female entrants for the first time but you usually get a few don't shows. The bike hike up to The Devils Beeftub has indeed been removed and probably a good thing as after all the rain we've had it would be wet, boggy and thigh high in tussocks. The only prob...
by Ray Young
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ti tent pegs: worthwhile or liability
Replies: 27
Views: 647

Re: Ti tent pegs: worthwhile or liability

I bought some ti pins from alpkit once as they were in a sale but found they just pull out in soft ground. Now I just take my aluminium triangular ones and don't care about the extra weight, not that it's much.