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by FLV
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 341
Views: 19653

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Stopped for lunch and run out of steerer spacers. :lol: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49351006901_d90b29e7d8_b.jpg P1220657 (1024x576) by michaelwex10 , on Flickr Hi, which g ones do you have there and which wheel size? Also could you tell me the gearing to make the most of those speedy tyres...
by FLV
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brompton slow Puncture saga...
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Brompton slow Puncture saga...

The last attempt was using the first new wheel but brand new never fitted tyre, tube and tape.

Infernal thing indeed
by FLV
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I saw this and thought of Stu ;-)
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: I saw this and thought of Stu ;-)

Aaaaand, if you are an ambassador you get a discount on a frame that retails at FOUR THOUSAND POUNDS.... :shock:
by FLV
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: is this a daft question - two quilts
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: is this a daft question - two quilts

Sounds like the same theory used for years of supplementing a sleeping bag with a down jacket. Youre just usjng quilts instead.

I find with quilts i need a more insulated matt than with a bag, but given that you own 2 quilts i suspect you know that side already
by FLV
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brompton slow Puncture saga...
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Brompton slow Puncture saga...

So, simple story. My wifes brompton sat unused for ages. She wanted to use it again so i cleaned it up and popped a few new parts on it including a new front wheel. I reused the old front tyre and tube. 2 days later flat tyre. I failed to find a flat so put a new tube in. 12 hours later flat Much fa...
by FLV
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The latest cutting edge outdoor gear
Replies: 14
Views: 561

Re: The latest cutting edge outdoor gear

Made me laugh a lot that :)) :))
by FLV
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 3066

Re: Dam Busters.

Have to say, I've not packed for a winter bivi for a while. bulky isnt it!
by FLV
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 3066

Re: Dam Busters.

Might pack a tent of all things...
by FLV
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 49
Views: 1329

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Dave Barter wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:49 pm
Hang on where do you get corned beef in packets?
Literally every shop ever Dave. It worries me you've not seen this. In with the pre sliced meats
by FLV
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Winter MTL: Groupstart anyone? 8th and/or 9th Feb
Replies: 26
Views: 904

Re: Winter MTL: Groupstart anyone? 8th and/or 9th Feb

My personal plan would be to bivi, just cos it'd be nice to do so. Be nice to all start together but I'm sure we don't all need to stay together the whole ride.
by FLV
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any interest in some new 'boo?
Replies: 41
Views: 1091

Re: Any interest in some new 'boo?

Mebbe. Minimalist logo / design for me as I find those areas are hotspots in the summer
by FLV
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 3066

Re: Dam Busters.

I've neglected to phone the star, I'll do so tomorrow and if they are willing, I'll kip in the car park and partake in a beer and some grub
by FLV
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)
Replies: 106
Views: 5938

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

Put a lot of us to shame there I dare say, certainly ridden more than me over that period. Chapeau! Keep at it mate, really pleased you're recovering.
by FLV
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

gairym wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:01 pm
FLV wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:42 pm
.....might even need a new bike :lol:
If not two!

See you for that seafood dinner the night before.....(though maybe one or two bottles less wine :shock: )
Ah, the classic 'we're not serving food but could do a bit of salad' which turned out to be one of the best seafood platters ever.
by FLV
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Auld Lang Syne Rides
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: Auld Lang Syne Rides

Superb that :-bd
by FLV
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted - Hope Pro 2 or Pro 2 Evo Rear Hub
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Wanted - Hope Pro 2 or Pro 2 Evo Rear Hub

Not in Black, I have a gun metal one built into a carbon rim if the wheel is of any use.
by FLV
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

Me Too :-bd :-bd

Looking forward to it already, might even need a new bike :lol:
by FLV
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Romania Notes
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: Romania Notes

Not sure I could write a better synopsis of my home country, thanks for taking the time to do so.
by FLV
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Xlite 100 Smart Rear light
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: Xlite 100 Smart Rear light

jBay wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:25 pm
I agree re seat pack and thoughts, looked interesting for commuting with a standard light as well.
Didn't mean to sound too dismissive, definitely an interesting concept for a rear light. Not sure I personally am ready for it though :lol:
by FLV
Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Xlite 100 Smart Rear light
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: Xlite 100 Smart Rear light

Interesting concept. I'm always skeptical of 'smart' things that are also cheap things. I kind of like to turn my light on, see it on, then ride and know its still on without wondering what its up to back there :grin: Having said that, the technology in it is likely pretty simple. Also, the mount is...
by FLV
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

Ha, me too.

I'm on the fence but the fact that the TT means I can also do the Jennride if it falls early July as well is swinging it for me a little.
by FLV
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Topeak babyseat II + Rack
Replies: 0
Views: 61

FS: Topeak babyseat II + Rack

Not exactly bikepacking but certainly cycling! Excellent condition excepting a bit of peak district dirt £50 with the rack. Once the rack is fitted the child seat goes on and off in mere seconds. Note, rack is not disc specific but it does fit on my disc arkose frame (caliper is between the chainsta...
by FLV
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wildcat Ocelot Frame Bag(New)
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Wildcat Ocelot Frame Bag(New)

Dammit, too late
by FLV
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2870
Views: 492229

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Nordest Sardinha steel frames on sale at 399 Euro or 574 Euro with a fork.

Good value at that price in my opinion. (ML frame weight on mine was 2.75kg) so a little over the stated.
by FLV
Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 11
Views: 330

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

Nice one Gairy. Maybe I'll see you there, need to decide soon