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by FLV
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: DTSwiss 350 vs Hope RS4
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: DTSwiss 350 vs Hope RS4

I've used both hope (earlier ones than you list) but DT350's seem to be cheaper and don't break so that's where my money has gone recently.

I know this is after the fact, but there you go :grin:
by FLV
Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?
Replies: 58
Views: 1647

Re: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?

The bottom section is simply the pennine bridleway.
by FLV
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The (fat) cat sat (slept) on the....?
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: The (fat) cat sat (slept) on the....?

I've heard of that failure. Some reports suggest that it's caused by over-inflation, possibly not helped by suddenly applying a point load (like sitting down too sharply). I had the baffle go on one of the Exped pillows in exactly that manner. As it happens, they are comfier if not over-inflated an...
by FLV
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless or not tubeless?
Replies: 13
Views: 280

Re: Tubeless or not tubeless?

Sometimes its easy, some time its a faff.

always 100% worth it
by FLV
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The (fat) cat sat (slept) on the....?
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: The (fat) cat sat (slept) on the....?

I've had too many syn mats fail now. They keep detaching on the inner webs and and just end up rolling me off the mat. That's interesting, not really heard of any fails with them until now. 3 in total. all the same failure mode. Internal baffle gives way, giant sausage follows rolling me off the ma...
by FLV
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)
Replies: 76
Views: 2950

Re: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)

Keep the chin up Richard. You seem to be coping and i'm impressed.

Really hope things keep trending to the better regardless of interim setbacks.

Keep at it!!
by FLV
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The (fat) cat sat (slept) on the....?
Replies: 21
Views: 427

Re: The (fat) cat sat (slept) on the....?

I've had too many syn mats fail now. They keep detaching on the inner webs and and just end up rolling me off the mat. I currently have a vaude mat for when I want to be comfy. I dont know which one as the label was in finnish (synmat failed as I said). But its a little heavy but really comfy. Also ...
by FLV
Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms loop sept?
Replies: 90
Views: 3295

Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Have fun those setting out, weekends didnt align for me so I'll be staying home.
by FLV
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Size up, or down?
Replies: 30
Views: 791

Re: Size up, or down?

Yup rode it like that and happy as set up for now. Ta.
by FLV
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Size up, or down?
Replies: 30
Views: 791

Re: Size up, or down?

Thanks again for all the thoughts and comments. Result, sized up. Popped on a slightly shorter stem and an inline seatpost. It feels a bit like there's a big bike under me but its really nice to ride. Get a look at all the room in that frame for a bag too :shock: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...
by FLV
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thinking SS...
Replies: 35
Views: 842

Re: Thinking SS...

I used to love riding SS but dont consider myself strong enough at the moment and dont have an SS frame just now. Im sure ill turn back to it one day. Anyway. I dont mind a sliding dropout, or a swinging one like on a salsa. Never had an ebb so cant comment. The sliders and swingers (not that sort) ...
by FLV
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ride the Sweary Dave-ide
Replies: 29
Views: 1042

Re: Ride the Sweary Dave-ide

Really enjoyed that too as others have said.

Well done on a cracking ride Dave.
by FLV
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Size up, or down?
Replies: 30
Views: 791

Re: Size up, or down?

Loads of great info here, thanks. I'll let you all know on this thread which way I go and how it is! Onto the next problem - How much bloody money do they want to charge for roadie chainrings!! Please buy oval absolute black. You'll never look back. More expensive than a whole chainset tho... I don...
by FLV
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Size up, or down?
Replies: 30
Views: 791

Re: Size up, or down?

Loads of great info here, thanks. I'll let you all know on this thread which way I go and how it is!

Onto the next problem - How much bloody money do they want to charge for roadie chainrings!!
by FLV
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Size up, or down?
Replies: 30
Views: 791

Re: Size up, or down?

Hi, I'm 5ft 11in (180cm)

MY 56cm road bike has an 80mm stem on it currently. You're right about being too low though, thats not nice
by FLV
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Size up, or down?
Replies: 30
Views: 791

Re: Size up, or down?

There is that Scotroutes, But its the exact same with most I am looking at. I want Bolt through axles (already own 1.5 sets of wheels) and geo within a boundary mn 45c tyres on 700 diameter Pinnacle Arkose = same story, med is a bit low, large a bit long Nordest Albarda = same story, med is a bit lo...
by FLV
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Size up, or down?
Replies: 30
Views: 791

Re: Size up, or down?

Thanks every one.

looks like my choices are too low a stack and run lots of spacers, of a bit long and mitigate with short stem and in line post (with short reach bars)

Probable no wrong answer
by FLV
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2677
Views: 457068

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Brother Big Bro on offer, frames or bikes

£500 for a big bro seems good

https://www.brothercycles.com/product-category/frames/
by FLV
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Size up, or down?
Replies: 30
Views: 791

Size up, or down?

When going for a new bike do you size up, or down? For years ive found myself between sizes on a lot of bikes. Generally ive sized up and adjusted fit slightly with stems and inline seatposts. Ive found this works well for me with mountain bikes. Im about to buy a gravel/granduro thing and planned t...
by FLV
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 659

Re: New bike!!!

Cheers for that. I'll see if the local evans has one to have a go on
by FLV
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 659

Re: New bike!!!

Nice. I'm really close to buying one of these.

How did it size up for you?
by FLV
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 786
Views: 31464

Re: Tour Divide 2019

Superb. Really impressed with anyone that can ride that far. To have the head and legs for it at Tom's age is great :-bd
by FLV
Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help Me Choose Between?
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Help Me Choose Between?

So, I have had a cx bike for ages and it got used as a road bike which goes down a few trails. It's been commandeered by my middle boy and since hes riding it 3 days a week I'm not going to take it back from him. I have a road bike, which I dont like (uncomfy and not quite my size). So, new bike on ...
by FLV
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7490
Views: 766903

Re: The post man's been ...

Shimano GRX sub-compact 46-30 chainset for my gravel iron. Hopefully will reduce the amount of pushing when it's on bikepacking duties. what bike is it? ta Cotic Escapade. Got a thing about their bikes. I take it you like it then? Im considering one but theres a couple of others on the list too
by FLV
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcat are back!
Replies: 26
Views: 1353

Re: Wildcat are back!

Super. :-bd