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by Mart
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2020
Replies: 65
Views: 3937

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2020

:-bd
by Mart
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Source for foam spacers?
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Source for foam spacers?

Like these on ebay? 5060468270051
by Mart
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Swapping to Alfine 11
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: Swapping to Alfine 11

My experience with Alfine 8 was mostly positive I had very little problems, set up was easy, chain tensioned through Ebb fine and worked fine with Oval Chainrings I generally neglected it in a big way which was my downfall For the first 3 years I did absolutely nothing and eventually moisture go int...
by Mart
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking for a <600 gms sub zero sleeping bag?
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Looking for a <600 gms sub zero sleeping bag?

Does it have to be a bag? I have a Cumulus quilt and its lighter and pack smaller for the same performance

Pretty sure Ive got the 250 quilt is sub 500gm, rated at zero oC
by Mart
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Swapping to Alfine 11
Replies: 14
Views: 302

Re: Swapping to Alfine 11

Shouldn't need the chain keeper with a swift. The EBB does a good job in terms of chain tension
I never had one and never dropped a chain
by Mart
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bothy use during Virus Outbreak
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Bothy use during Virus Outbreak

I see that the MBA has now officially closed everything until further notice https://www.mountainbothies.org.uk/ It might sound like your getting that fresh air and exercise getting there but once there you will be in - close proximity with others - Spreading germs just by travelling there - In a pl...
by Mart
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?
Replies: 84
Views: 3399

Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

whitestone wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:22 am
“The mountains will always be there. The trick is to make sure you are.”

Don Whillans
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Don always did have a very matter of fact way with words
by Mart
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me three things that...
Replies: 42
Views: 838

Re: Tell me three things that...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:55 pm
What's coming Mart?
Rich and Shona are building me a Spearfish. Been waiting ages but we now have a frame :grin:
by Mart
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me three things that...
Replies: 42
Views: 838

Re: Tell me three things that...

1- that rush of excitement to receive a email from Keep Pedalling to say my frame has finally arrived

2- New Bike day, when I can pick it up

3- First Ride

Excited doesn't come close :-bd
by Mart
Mon Mar 16, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 429
Views: 26078

Re: What you done t' your bike today

New drivechain (Cassette, Chain and Rings) and some new pads both ends. My bike loves me again :-bd
by Mart
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fisher field crossing
Replies: 10
Views: 629

Re: Fisher field crossing

Yep I did it last year, after 3 days of significant all day heavy rain. It was waist deep, and flowing strongly enough to sweep me downstream about 50m off my original intended line. I usd the bike for stability but noted from the race picture that Dustin held his overhead. Not sure which is better....
by Mart
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: helicopter tape, where recommended to buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 307

Re: helicopter tape, where recommended to buy?

I got me some ‘Bike Shield’

It’s thick, and stick pretty well. Not had to remove any so far

Widely available anywhere
https://www.merlincycles.com/bike-shiel ... 96712.html
by Mart
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone bother with a lock when out?
Replies: 15
Views: 399

Re: Anyone bother with a lock when out?

I make use of a Z Loc Combo for cafe's etc (no key to lose)
I used to use a ski lock but it wasn't very sturdy

https://hiplok.com/z-lok-combo/
by Mart
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Helmets.
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: Helmets.

Ive loved the fit of my POC Tectal. Much more comfy than my old one
A good fitting helmet will be a joy to wear
by Mart
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7991
Views: 836791

Re: The post man's been ...

New headlamp - So I can see better
Going to test it this weekend winter climbing :-bd
by Mart
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 429
Views: 26078

Re: What you done t' your bike today

New pads front and inspect the drivechain parts after some mucky rides

Put a new chain on to replace worn but also need to get a new chainring sorted.
by Mart
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 over 7 riding days
Replies: 26
Views: 994

Re: HT550 over 7 riding days

Things I have learnt on the Highland Trail (on my two trips) Im just a regular rider and I try hard - Weather can make a huge difference, Ive had everything thrown at me - How to look after yourself..... Physically and mentally - Realising there are going to be Highs and Lows you just have to get th...
by Mart
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 2950

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your street name)

Mart - shortened from Martin
Nowt more than that

didn’t want to get confused with Paramart :???: :lol:

I use the same avatar though for most things
by Mart
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.
Replies: 42
Views: 1189

Re: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.

Oh i’m liking this
Do you bond the magnets to the windshield?
I know if they are loose I would probably lose them
by Mart
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted - 90mm stem and 760mm carbon riser bars
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Wanted - 90mm stem and 760mm carbon riser bars

Ive got a Thomson elite x4 90mm in silver - Cant remember if its flat or 10 deg rise
Let me know if that's of interest
by Mart
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A rant and a change in the law required
Replies: 30
Views: 768

Re: A rant and a change in the law required

In this day and age would they understand if you were addressing your work/life balance to preserve your mental wellbeing (or some other corporate office Bolocktics buzzword of the year)and delivery will me a day or so after.
by Mart
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: DT Swiss Dropper Post
Replies: 25
Views: 518

Re: DT Swiss Dropper Post

sean_iow wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:35 am
Image
Just looked at the link
Its weighs around half that of a reverb at 369g (which is around 100g more than a Thomson elite) :shock:
by Mart
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: drj0n bagworks
Replies: 47
Views: 4433

Re: drj0n bagworks

Im likeing the sound of this :-bd
by Mart
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race.
Replies: 177
Views: 5731

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

I miss the time/distance graph that trackleaders gives you
From that you can see stoppage time better and see who's going faster etc
by Mart
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Prong > Lauf
Replies: 36
Views: 970

Re: Prong > Lauf

lune ranger wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:52 am

Me that too...
I know what £700 on forks would get me...
a kick in the shins from Mrs Ranger
Only the shins … your lucky!