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by Mart
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 18
Views: 366

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

I just went with the garmin subscription last year - might change but not looked at alternatives yet
Suspended for just now but will activate againin April before the longer summer trips
by Mart
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Swap - Exposure 35mm bar mount for 31.8mm
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Swap - Exposure 35mm bar mount for 31.8mm

try this thread - this might give you options on the ebay link to get the shim you need

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=13440&p=165561&hili ... im#p165561
by Mart
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Swap - Exposure 35mm bar mount for 31.8mm
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Swap - Exposure 35mm bar mount for 31.8mm

I got some shims from ebay for my exposure out front mount
The work very nicely with the front loop
Can’t remember what to put into ebay to find
Maybe a search on here as that’s how i got the info
by Mart
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope pro 4 bearings
Replies: 31
Views: 359

Re: Hope pro 4 bearings

Not a Hub bearing experience, but bottom brackets bearings I bought a Hope Stainless bottom bracket a couple of years ago Seemed expensive at the time, but Ive not touched it since fitting, whilst std Shimano I was changing twice a year I did consider ceramic at the time and thought it wasn't worth ...
by Mart
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reading glasses - a revelation!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Reading glasses - a revelation!!!!

i use these - look a bit strange but handy as they slip in a pocket easily

https://www.nooz-optics.com/en/2-shop
by Mart
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: jones bars not working...........again
Replies: 30
Views: 687

Re: jones bars not working...........again

I tried tilting downward, while comfy it put more weight on my hands so had to tweak back up a little
by Mart
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD : Singular Swift (Medium)
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: SOLD : Singular Swift (Medium)

Now Sold
by Mart
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7776
Views: 811632

Re: The post man's been ...

Ill have to wait and see how it all goes but im sure i have a spare wolfs tooth extender knocking about , I read a couple of reviews re fitting a 50t , it seems to be ok but a few problems on some frames, you can just go with the SLX shadow plus thats on it already according to some, ill throw a po...
by Mart
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you doing next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 2271

Re: What you doing next year?

I shall be riding, smiling, drinking beer and generally enjoying myself

Going to have another crack at the HT (as a ITT)
That's the only thing that's really planned diary wise
by Mart
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Train ticket tips
Replies: 25
Views: 724

Re: Train ticket tips

This is the website that will find the cheapest split tickets - Ive not used it personally https://www.ticketysplit.co.uk/ Ive just put in a random Thursday in Jan and its quoting £45 Inverness to Birmingham New St with 1 change You can go cheaper (£40) but it would involve 3 changes and could well ...
by Mart
Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7776
Views: 811632

Re: The post man's been ...

Postie delivered some clamcleats, linelocs and some 2mm Bungee

Had the weekend fettling the new tarp guylines :-bd
by Mart
Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Moors One Hundred 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 1998

Re: Moors One Hundred 2020

Would love to but Ive a big trip towards the end of May planned - I may need some recovery time after
by Mart
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD : Singular Swift (Medium)
Replies: 6
Views: 659

Re: Singular Swift (Medium)

Maybe its the wrong time of year to be selling ?!?!
by Mart
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 3246

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2020

whitestone wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:09 am
Here's R J Sauer's account of his HT550 from 2016 - https://bikepacking.com/plog/highland-insomnia/ along with some stunning shots. And this ...

If you've been there you'll know to within a metre or two of where he was standing.
Just reread - that is indeed a special moment at that point :-bd
by Mart
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One for the HT550 connoisseur.
Replies: 63
Views: 2532

Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Richpips wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:25 pm
Reactivated my inreach today.

7am this Sunday is the plan.

For the dotwatchers the link below.

http://trackleaders.com/highlandwinter19
That's Funny … no one else is on the tracker :shock: might encourage other lunatics
by Mart
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 3246

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2020

K1100T wrote: The new plan is to start going longer next year and start BAM too. The Icknield Way I can link it with The Peddars Way and The Ridgeway to get a bit more distance.
I'd happily do this with you - ive done the ridgeway but always thought of linking these up to make longer
by Mart
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: More stolen bikes
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: More stolen bikes

That's sub standard to hear - Hope they get the scrotebags

ha ha I was got by the grammer policy - I had used the word S HIT :lol:
by Mart
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD : Singular Swift (Medium)
Replies: 6
Views: 659

SOLD : Singular Swift (Medium)

For Sale - This has been seldom ridden in the last couple of years, and need to make some space in the garage Singular Swift Blue (Med) QR 29er Cranks: XT (2x10s) 170mm Brakes Hope Tech X2's, 180mm shimano discs Thomson Seatpost and Stem Jones Loops with Ergon grips Front Wheel built with SP Dyno Hu...
by Mart
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If you go down in the woods today....
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: If you go down in the woods today....

Just after moving here, we heard rumours of a scheme that Rasquera had come up with to improve the local economy. They approved plans to lease land for cannabis production for a society based in Barcelona, not for sale as this is illegal. It even made the UK papers. https://www.theguardian.com/worl...
by Mart
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7776
Views: 811632

Re: The post man's been ...

Postie brought some spare valves for the leaky kitchen sink
Guess that's my Friday night sorted - Replacing them is the easy bit but without working isolating valves it becomes a little more involved
by Mart
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If you go down in the woods today....
Replies: 10
Views: 751

Re: If you go down in the woods today....

If you've ever seen the film Cliffhanger then it's based on a true story of a light plane crashing in the High Sierra that just happened to be carrying a cargo of illicit drugs. Local climbers found it and (allegedly) became rather wealthy on the proceeds :wink: Edit: If you haven't seen the film, ...
by Mart
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trigger pulled
Replies: 8
Views: 658

Re: Trigger pulled

Presents you buy yourself are always the best :grin:
by Mart
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tights or trousers
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: Tights or trousers

I love how the Word 'Barse' has now reached universal use in this forum :lol:
by Mart
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking the Empty Mountains
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: Bikepacking the Empty Mountains

Good photos - that's cheered me up today :-bd
by Mart
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 3246

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2020

htrider wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:42 pm

"other bothy" comment
I was thinking this meant Lochivraon