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by restlessshawn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 769

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:52 am
You're panicking.
Thanks, I think I just needed a slap
by restlessshawn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 769

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

Exped synmat 7 underneath
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by restlessshawn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 769

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

The blanket is likely to keep you warmer Shawn. A bivvy is great outside because it keeps the wind off but it offers little thermal advantage otherwise. A blanket can also keep you warm while eating, reading, whatever and help stop you from getting cold before climbing into your bag. I had reasonab...
by restlessshawn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 769

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

Some cheese, well any fatty food, eaten about 30-60mins before you go to bed. I'd always be taking some form of insulating mat to a bothy. The only one I've visited that's had any form of "bedding" was An Cladach on Islay where all the bunks had thermarests :shock: Looking for something more foolpr...
by restlessshawn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 769

Which extra would keep me warmer?

In a bothy in a sleeping bag if I am cold use a bivvy bag aswell (already have) use a blanket over the top (heavier, bulkier and don't have) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Snugpak-Jungle-Blanket-Olive-Insulated-travel-Bushcraft/273796601929?epid=1678595346&hash=item3fbf8c9849:g:qnAAAOSwk35brh3j Exped sy...
by restlessshawn
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Velo Orange Clunker bars or...
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: WTD: Velo Orange Clunker bars or...

Looks great but far far too wide for me! I'd want 60mm off each end.
by restlessshawn
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Velo Orange Clunker bars or...
Replies: 3
Views: 158

WTD: Velo Orange Clunker bars or...

As per title or might consider something else goofy I haven't tried yet

Must be black
by restlessshawn
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding bikes
Replies: 44
Views: 1170

Re: Folding bikes

This post has just reminded me how much I like the space frame Moultons - anyone got one. How could you not love one of these? https://www.cyclesense.co.uk/smsimg/144/16741-54603-full-double-pylon-144.jpg Yeah there was one on a Midsomer Murders* rerun the other day, I commented on how cool it was ...
by restlessshawn
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding bikes
Replies: 44
Views: 1170

Re: Folding bikes

Could you put drops (midge) on a Brompton and it still fold reasonably? Planning a camper van sabbatical next year and taking a full size bike will be tricky I can’t see that working as the bars need to be flat in one plane in order to fold. I have the flat S bar, which gives a much more forward sp...
by restlessshawn
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding bikes
Replies: 44
Views: 1170

Re: Folding bikes

Could you put drops (midge) on a Brompton and it still fold reasonably?

Planning a camper van sabbatical next year and taking a full size bike will be tricky
by restlessshawn
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bikes with super short stems & a Jones bar
Replies: 35
Views: 812

Re: bikes with super short stems & a Jones bar

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:02 pm
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Funny enough that was exactly my view on Jones bars...still thinking I might try again
by restlessshawn
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar end shifters
Replies: 17
Views: 560

Re: Bar end shifters

arent these the same thing just more bling :lol: thumbies are flat bar mounts for bar end shifters: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/gear-spares/paul-mountain-thumbies-bar-end-gear-lever-shifter-mounts-222-mm-band-on-shimano-version/ Have had paul's in the past but now have these, which are much cheaper...
by restlessshawn
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where’s your waterproof when it’s not raining?
Replies: 21
Views: 648

Re: Where’s your waterproof when it’s not raining?

Usually between my lioness and the dry bag in my lion
by restlessshawn
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 26 isn’t dead....is it?
Replies: 54
Views: 1384

Re: 26 isn’t dead....is it?

It's still alive on the back of my bike just not the front.

Given I can still get some 27x1 14 tyres for my old road bike I don't think we need to panic just choice will diminish over time and new tyres probably won't appear.
by restlessshawn
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are gravel bikes ....
Replies: 48
Views: 1757

Re: Are gravel bikes ....

ScotRoutes wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:15 pm
Nah. I have no problems with naming niches. At least we no longer have folk having to buy a "cyclo cross bike" for commuting when they just wanted a comfy road bike.
I still ride a cyclo cross bike, none of this rack and mudguard mount nonsense they have nowdays :roll:
by restlessshawn
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wtb riddlers
Replies: 19
Views: 517

Re: Wtb riddlers

I tried a Riddler 37 on the rear and found it wore pretty fast on 50:50 type terrain. Went back to a Nano which I find wears better and I just prefer. In fact I've never worn a Nano right down as I have ripped the sidewall first (3 tyres gone this way) when they were getting worn...actually that is ...
by restlessshawn
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Capital Trail?
Replies: 26
Views: 1253

Re: Capital Trail?

survivor wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:04 pm
For a traditional start I suppose I could park up at Galashiels and get the train in from their on the fancy new (ish) line... Quite like the idea of that as well. Train to begin the adventure.

If you are doing that park at Tweedbank (free) not Gala
by restlessshawn
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What does your perfect event look like?
Replies: 110
Views: 3433

Re: What does your perfect event look like?

ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:29 pm
If I have to "go" outdoors
I'll never look at that shop the same again
by restlessshawn
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: More Bothy bother
Replies: 25
Views: 1079

Re: More Bothy bother

Dryfehead has a long drop just up the track now apparently. Definetly quieter as more of a hike in.
by restlessshawn
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: More Bothy bother
Replies: 25
Views: 1079

Re: More Bothy bother

The current open access model is doomed You may well be right but whats the answer? Locking them isn't going to be practical and even if you did the party goers would just break in. Reading bothy log books has become depressing with the maintenance officer making ever more desperate pleas for peopl...
by restlessshawn
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: More Bothy bother
Replies: 25
Views: 1079

Re: More Bothy bother

Sadly they have become the destination rather than part of the journey. I've only had one actual bad experience at a bothy but had to clean up after a few more. Sadly I find it's putting me off using one now just in case...though I am in a massive bikepacking lack of mojo anyway :???: I ended up lea...
by restlessshawn
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tomorrows Ride...
Replies: 20
Views: 1391

Re: Tomorrows Ride (which I won't chicken out of)

Ray Young wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:06 pm
pushbikemike wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:00 am
Where are you heading to Ray?
Not sure yet Mike, thinking Over Phawhope Tuesday then meander back over the top of Glentress and through The Pentlands. Going to look at bikehike tonight.
I stay in Ettrickbridge now. I'll keep an eye out for you in the valley!
by restlessshawn
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water in bottom bracket area?
Replies: 21
Views: 1097

Re: Water in bottom bracket area?

I wouldn't that is there to let the inevitable water ingress out

Personally never found it a bother on my mtb though I have a proper bottom bracket (un53) which laughs at water
by restlessshawn
Wed May 29, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I'll leave this here for Stu.
Replies: 62
Views: 2680

Re: I'll leave this here for Stu.

I saw that but couldn't manage a sensible reply without swearing which didn't seem helpful. Glad some grown ups have replied. I'll often stop to break up fire rings and try and cover things up a bit and tidy up in the hope it won't encourage people, my wife thinks this is odd. If it's cold and I fan...
by restlessshawn
Tue May 28, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Really?
Replies: 54
Views: 1840

Re: Really?

So "One of the UK's toughest adventure rides that is an actual event"...it's less catchy isn't it :wink: