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by FLV
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Set up for 50/50?
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Set up for 50/50?

If you were going to ride a 50/50 B road / Off road ride but you didnt know what severity the off road would be, how would you set your bike up? Say a 2 day ride, or a 5 day ride. Geared for speed on the road, struggle on the hills? Geared for hills, cruise on the road? Theres a time limit, but its ...
by FLV
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's fueling the hate?
Replies: 40
Views: 624

Re: What's fueling the hate?

I think its the expectation of privilege. So many people seem to believe in the moment that what they are doing at the time is the most important thing that needs doing. Roadies on the road annoyed at cars for being in the way, car drivers annoyed at bikes being in the way, pedestrians annoyed at tr...
by FLV
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1420
Views: 203202

Re: Todays ride

Looks like your Garmin gave up as well Bob and decided to pass out upside down The zip ties aren't quite tight enough so it has a habit of revolving around the bar :lol: Put a loat of insulation tape on the bar first (or some old inner tube). The zip ties dig into it and minimize rotation (not elim...
by FLV
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Frog Tadpole Balance Bike
Replies: 0
Views: 44

FS: Frog Tadpole Balance Bike

My boy has moved on to pedals. This bike has served him really well. Its really light which has been great for him. All round good condition. Never neglected or left outside etc Damage as follows (all minor) A bit of paint chipping on each leg of the fork near the dropout, The odd small chip on the ...
by FLV
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jay Petervary sacked
Replies: 63
Views: 1803

Re: Jay Petervary sacked

A little birdie tells me that Joshs' misdemeanor is that his support crew gave him a warm top when they were all stuck at Brush Mountain. He did not take it away from BM. The other riders were taking stuff from Kirsten to wear while they were holed up. Depends on how hard you want to interpret the ...
by FLV
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mini frame bag?
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: Mini frame bag?

Thanks all.

In the end i've ordered a wolf tooth b rad mini bag. looks about right.

I don't know which of the above suggestions led me down the rabbit hole that found it, but thanks :grin:
by FLV
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mini frame bag?
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: Mini frame bag?

ot quite ound what I'm looking for yet. I guess some of the seat pack ones might fit at the front of the triangle
by FLV
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1420
Views: 203202

Re: Todays ride

Today's ride lasted 10km

Covered in mud and soaked to the skin. Stupid weather.
by FLV
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 170
Views: 6181

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Sounds like youve been through this before steve.
I found gorilla tape to lift on almost every tyre change.
I got fed up of re applying eventually and bought some stans tape.
by FLV
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bivibag
Replies: 34
Views: 587

Re: New Bivibag

I rate my MSR AC bivy Its discontinued but can still be found ont web. Waterproof. Roomy enough for me with my mat inside and a sleeping bag. Even got my cycling shorts on in there. Im not small at 5.11 and 100kg either. Has a built in midge net too. Really pleased with mine. Got mine from bergzeit ...
by FLV
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mini frame bag?
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Mini frame bag?

Does anyone know of a mini frame bag that goes inside the front triangle, right at the front. Its just for general riding really, to keep tools and a tube. Same way little saddle bags have generally been used but in the frame out of the way of dropper posts or indeed crud. Thinking 0.5L sort of size...
by FLV
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Size Spokes?
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: What Size Spokes?

on those numbers I'd build with 298

But I always use a second calculator to check the numbers

https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/spokecalc/
by FLV
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 141 QR Boost Dropouts - Sonder Frontier
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: 141 QR Boost Dropouts - Sonder Frontier

What hubs do you have? I confess I dont know of anyone doing adapters from 135 to 141 qr. 142 thru yes but thats a different frame question. Moving to any boost spacing frame and adapting existing hubs you may need to watch for chain-tyre clearance. Also, the frontier is 650+ not 29+ so you might no...
by FLV
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 170
Views: 6181

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Fitted new Sram XX1 carbon cranks and BB to the Epic last night, and took it for a ride tonight. It does seem to go quite fast..... Also tried (again) to get the tyres to seal on the CX bike. New gorilla tape and fresh sealant. Still 2 flat tyres this morning. Effing thing Whats the list of parts? ...
by FLV
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jay Petervary sacked
Replies: 63
Views: 1803

Re: Jay Petervary sacked

I cant believe its been this long before its happened. If you are to believe other competitors reports, JP has been at it for years.
I lost respect for him about 8 years ago. Not that he craves my respect of course...
by FLV
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 764
Views: 23743

Re: Tour Divide 2019

Sofiane did a post TD interview on bikes or death podcast James, though I dont know if this is where Shafiq has his info from.

Theres also an interview with Alexandera which is good (pre TD 2019)
by FLV
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Specialized Phenom 143mm saddle
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: FS: Specialized Phenom 143mm saddle

Jolly good :-bd
by FLV
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: OT: Cotton Clouds festival tickets
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: FS: OT: Cotton Clouds festival tickets

now sold
by FLV
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Specialized Phenom 143mm saddle
Replies: 2
Views: 73

FS: Specialized Phenom 143mm saddle

Nice saddle, really good condition, doesnt suit me unfortunately.

These retail for £80

£35 in the post anyone?

Ta

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by FLV
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: OT: Cotton Clouds festival tickets
Replies: 1
Views: 78

FS: OT: Cotton Clouds festival tickets

Anyone fancy a pair of tickets to Cotton Clouds music festival in Oldham?

My teenagers cant make it so I have 2 extra tickets.

These are adult tickets, £60 for the pair?

Festival is on 16th/17th August. Campsite nearby

http://www.cottoncloudsfestival.com/
by FLV
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dehydrated/ firepot meals.
Replies: 16
Views: 319

Re: Dehydrated/ firepot meals.

Mine was the chilli one.

Reading the above, i'm looking forward to trying the rest again :-bd
by FLV
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dehydrated/ firepot meals.
Replies: 16
Views: 319

Re: Dehydrated/ firepot meals.

ScotRoutes wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:25 am
I really like some of the Firepot meals. Much better than any of the other options I've tried.

Ive got 3 more to try, fingers crossed for better results
by FLV
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dehydrated/ firepot meals.
Replies: 16
Views: 319

Dehydrated/ firepot meals.

Ok, so my first foray into ready made dehydrated meals. Specifically firepot. Now, ive done my fair share of carrying pasta and pesto etc so thought I'd try firepot. Bloody rubbish. Followed the instructions exactly. Then waited longer. Chilli was dry tasting, cardboardy, flavourless. Crap. Rather h...
by FLV
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dropper Post Curious...
Replies: 14
Views: 433

Re: Dropper Post Curious...

Karl wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:16 pm
I'm actually developing a dropper specific saddle bag which should allow more drop than other bags. #enduropacking :lol:
Keep us posted Karl :grin: