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by Mart
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mini review
Replies: 22
Views: 463

Re: Mini review

Landslide wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:26 am
Saw the thread title, and hoped for this:

Image

Bit disappointed TBH.
:lol:
by Mart
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your top 3 ITT tips.
Replies: 32
Views: 972

Re: Your top 3 ITT tips.

1 - be prepared (Fitness, route knowledge, bike prep)

2 - make good decisions along the way (food, liquid, pushing on etc)

3 - enjoy the challenge
by Mart
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite kit from 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1093

Re: Favourite kit from 2020

Quad lock mount that fits both GPS and phone
So secure :-bd
by Mart
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 250
Views: 10144

Re: CL300 - September Group Start?

Have they finished work on the Red Hut yet? No where near finished I’m afraid. I passed that way in September Work was only just getting started when Covid stopped play. Materials delivered and footings for the toilet block atthe back have been dug (late 2019) then they had to wait for spring to do...
by Mart
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Boreas Topaz 25 pack
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: FS: Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor (40-60l) and Boreas Topaz 25 packs

I need to read things more slowly

Thought that said FLUX capacitor :lol:
by Mart
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Anyone live in France or the south of Ireland want to help me out
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Anyone live in France or the south of Ireland want to help me out

If the VAT thing isn’t sorted, those living outside the UK could be in very high demand soon!

I’ve already found a few website that won’t ship to UK, but will wait with hope for the next couple of months.
by Mart
Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear light?
Replies: 21
Views: 573

Re: Rear light?

I’ve got one of these on my seat stay and it’s rock solid I have put an extra elastic band round to be sure Nice and bright too :-bd Lasts for ages and detaches very easily for recharging https://www.wiggle.co.uk/knog-plus-rear-light?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=100567370&kpid=100567370&utm_source=go...
by Mart
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any Inverness dwellers past or present
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Any Inverness dwellers past or present

My Parents (and I got married) in Nairn, just along the coast It’s known for its softer And very mild climate, with a nickname of ‘The Brighton of the North’ For good reason From Nairn your only 20mins into Inverness, Aviemore is under an hour. And Ullapool hour and a half. So very easy to get to he...
by Mart
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Overseas purchases and imports
Replies: 44
Views: 991

Re: Overseas purchases and imports

I recon the UK market will be too large for companies to continue not to supply. something will need to be sorted re the tax issue but I’m not expecting much change until it does. That could take some time
by Mart
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure joystick carbon coming apart
Replies: 10
Views: 223

Re: Exposure joystick carbon coming apart

ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:22 pm
Wait, what? There's a TITANIUM JOYSTICK?????
Now your talking :cool:
by Mart
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Best trail / multitool of all time?
Replies: 47
Views: 1197

Re: Best trail / multitool of all time?

Topeak Hexus II user here
It’s been good over the years - despite trying to get lighter tools they always come with less functions
Hence i come back to this :-bd
by Mart
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Joystick diffuser. SORTED
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: WTD: Joystick diffuser.

Is that the same one that fits the Diablo?
If it is then yes I have one I don’t use
by Mart
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any winter under-helmet hat deals spotted?
Replies: 38
Views: 816

Re: Any winter under-helmet hat deals spotted?

I’ve got an old Karrimor running one that’s perfect
Works very nicely for a cheapie

Can’t remember where I got it - maybe sports direct
by Mart
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Swimming
Replies: 29
Views: 854

Re: Swimming

Don’t know why but as i got older into my 40’s, that pain amplified hugely, especially in feet and legs
I never used to suffer that much, regularly swimming in rivers and surfing in cold sea (albeit with wetsuit) but in the last few years it’s really putting me off
by Mart
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 71
Views: 1704

Re: Where is everyone?

I’ve just not been visiting as much
Being furloughed means I’m busier than when I’m working :shock:

Mrs B’s to do list is huge
by Mart
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sram 1x12 v Simano 1x12
Replies: 6
Views: 352

Re: Sram 1x12 v Simano 1x12

I’ve tried the SRAM, but after riding with Shimano for years just couldn’t get used to it, different shifters just felt odd.
Nothing wrong with it in terms of performance, I just didn’t like the feel of it

New bike spec’d with Shimano 12 and I’m liking it a lot :-bd
by Mart
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS Tracker Thread - Spot Content and In reach
Replies: 31
Views: 614

Re: GPS Tracker Thread - Spot Content and In reach

I’ve got an InReach mini Never missed a connection to satellite, even under trees etc Can link to phone app for further features, but I don’t use that much. Messaging (Not essential) is handy for putting Mrs B’s mind at rest Like to be able to just pay for the months that I need it for Cons - only r...
by Mart
Tue Nov 17, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 87
Views: 3045

Re: who rides Ti ?

hello - another Ti rider here I’ve got a Singular Pegasus Mk2 (i believe that’s an important number) The Mk1’s were Italian made i believe and had problems with cracking Mk2 made elsewhere (don’t know where) has been very good for me. I got the frame second hand from Singular Sam. and ridden for 4 y...
by Mart
Sun Nov 15, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9254
Views: 1048123

Re: The post man's been ...

delivered and now fitted some winter nobbles
No more slipping and sliding about for me :-bd
by Mart
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 744
Views: 59549

Re: What you done t' your bike today

tightened a loose spoke and found a few other not so tight
Retrued the rim only for it to untrue itself

Discovered every spoke hole is cracked (on non drive spokes) not sure what has caused this but rim is scrap

Dismantled and sent hub to favourite Manchester shops for building
by Mart
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 -2021
Replies: 19
Views: 881

Re: Highland Trail 550 -2021

Email sent, thanks for the reminder steve :-bd
by Mart
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivvy spots/shelter in or around the chase?
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Bivvy spots/shelter in or around the chase?

Plenty in the trees, just pick a secluded spot.
When you going - may join you
by Mart
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Headset gasket/rubber seal options
Replies: 18
Views: 248

Re: Headset gasket/rubber seal options

Instead of a rubber seal, how about a thick plastic to full the gap, but i suppose it depends on whether you need it to keep water out or not
by Mart
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Crank length
Replies: 17
Views: 411

Re: Crank length

This made a lot of sense to me

https://ridefar.info/2020/04/recommende ... iscomfort/

I dropped to 170mm and it made a big difference, much more comfy for me
by Mart
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: revelate camlock buckle or info
Replies: 13
Views: 268

Re: Wanted: revelate camlock buckle or info

I’ve had before from Back Country Scot in Aviemore :-bd