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by restlessshawn
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigid Forks
Replies: 23
Views: 598

Re: Rigid Forks

What do we think the lifespan of a carbon fork is (assuming no serious crashes)? My CX has a carbon fork on, a good one, but I still worry about running straps round it. My inbred has a steel on one fork which is not the most forgiving but it’s ok. Some of the early on one rigid forks were worse as ...
by restlessshawn
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Great North Trail
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Great North Trail

It passes within a couple of miles of my house south of Selkirk in the Ettrick Valley and within a few feet of my office in Hermiston Gate, Edinburgh. Might have to get the train in one day in the summer and ride home with a bivi :cool: Cape Wrath is on my list but not sure if I wouldn't just rather...
by restlessshawn
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another cable compression solution.
Replies: 26
Views: 2414

Re: Another cable compression solution.

Wow thread resurrection, bit confused by the problem though as it’s possible to set the wildcat lion up to leave a cable gap :wink:
by restlessshawn
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Roam Scotland Rally
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Roam Scotland Rally

have we done this ?

https://www.roamscotlandrally.org/?fbc ... SbUf6oNZzw

Sounds good but I have been on the rum :roll: :roll:
by restlessshawn
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Scottish Winter Bivvy
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Scottish Winter Bivvy

Sorry I didn't make it. My stepdaughter fell ill at the last minute and I had to look after the dog. She has been to bothies before but she's a rescue dog and doesn't cope well with strangers, especially a group so I did a Shaun and took myself off to Mark Cottage all on my lonesome. :lol: I was wo...
by restlessshawn
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 1956

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

Despite not being the current favourite it would have to be my 2007 853 Inbred. It's been built up quite a few different ways in the last 12 years but I'd never part with it and it's only cracked once so far :lol: Been thinking I might put midge bars and fugly stem back on it as the flat bars are th...
by restlessshawn
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ay Up lights
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Re: Ay Up lights

I believe exposure do a fetching headband for runners https://www.evanscycles.com/exposure-joystick-headband-00105893 [out of stock but shows how it attaches unlike others sites So buy that and use your joystick I missed that had only seen their fancy headtorches might duct tape it to the side of m...
by restlessshawn
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ay Up lights
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Re: Ay Up lights

the best value for money is a cheap china light and a decent MTB Battery o r say an lightweight head unit like an exposire joystick. The price of lights and range *has dropped fantastically since you bought those but the cheap sets have gash batteries yeah I have a joystick for the bike, that I hav...
by restlessshawn
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ay Up lights
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Re: Ay Up lights

techno mail wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:56 am
maybe try MTB batteries, my support cell from them for my joystick is great and was much cheaper and higher capacity than the genuine article.

Yeah he does do them but no switch so you have to unplug them which seems a faff
by restlessshawn
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ay Up lights
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Ay Up lights

Out of interest anyone still using these? I have an ancient (350lm) set I still use for night running (prefer that to night cycling) and wondering about getting a new battery from them. It probably makes no sense and the money would be better spent on a new head torch but I'm quite attached to them.
by restlessshawn
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What winter socks?
Replies: 15
Views: 753

Re: What winter socks?

If it's very cold I use 2mm ish neoprene decathlon socks, can be a little clamy but ok
by restlessshawn
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So sad ...
Replies: 52
Views: 2041

Re: So sad ...

whitestone wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:40 am
I read the "Hey Ho Let's Go!" and immediately thought "Ramones" (and actually read it with the same stress and pauses as in the song) but didn't notice the asterisk.
Same here :roll:

People with this sort of musical taste might enjoy Stereo Underground on BBC Sounds, it's pretty eclectic
by restlessshawn
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WTD: Woman
Replies: 73
Views: 2985

Re: WTD: Woman

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Shaf, do you wanna do a Muslim LHC or are you happy as you are? :wink:
Can we have a vegan introvert LHC too? We could either sit around being awkward or arguing.
by restlessshawn
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 3896

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

It's also just a pleasant cycle down the valley from where I stay...though I have a 100% failure rate of attendance due to my general fear of social interaction so don't let that sway you :roll: You could sit in the other room :wink: :lol: You are right about the pubs I had my introspective Ettrick...
by restlessshawn
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Direct me nowhere
Replies: 9
Views: 624

Re: Direct me nowhere

I will often go out of my way to cycle through anywhere with a rude or amusing name though it generally leads to disappointment
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by restlessshawn
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 3896

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

ScotRoutes wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:44 pm
Yeah but... where is the nearest pub?
Tushelaw Inn but it's weird as...
by restlessshawn
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 3896

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Dryfehead even has a toilet now I believe just up the track.

It's also just a pleasant cycle down the valley from where I stay...though I have a 100% failure rate of attendance due to my general fear of social interaction so don't let that sway you :roll:
by restlessshawn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 1922

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: 1922

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: 1922

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: 1922

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: 1922

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: 301

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: 301

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: 1781

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 ...