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by Kumquat
Fri May 29, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 89
Views: 3729

Re: Gravel porn

by Kumquat
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spd shoe sizing and help
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Spd shoe sizing and help

I swear by lake MX 161.
I am a 43 but I buy these in a 45
I suspect I could get away with a wide fit 44
But they haven't worn out yet.
They're not flash or ultralight or waterproof.
But they are durable, affordable and comfortable.
by Kumquat
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 54
Views: 3094

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Instant custard with chunks of malt loaf.
Mm
by Kumquat
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 2867

Re: What's in your hip flask?

Really like a beer.
Just the one.
Cheers.
by Kumquat
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 3348

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

Raleigh ti MTB Purple with rigid hand painted yellow ugli forks Xt/LX bits, Mavic 217 rims. This bike was my preferred mode of transport for 6 years It was given a new lease of life with a Matt bead blasted finish and some marzocchi forks, hope mini front brake and a magura hs22 rear. Unfortunately ...
by Kumquat
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Little Brittany
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Little Brittany

http://graveltrobreizh.fr/le-parcours/

This route passes my place if anyone needs a shower or bacon sandwich.
by Kumquat
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone tried a Rockbros illuminated helmet?
Replies: 15
Views: 1009

Re: Anyone tried a Rockbros illuminated helmet?

I have a MET something or other.
And have an alpkit head torch pretty much permanently attached to it.
If I'm riding in town I set it on flashing.
I think it makes me more visible either side of the A Pillar Blindspot.
by Kumquat
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Powerbank tip
Replies: 13
Views: 1467

Re: Powerbank tip

Hi
I'm not being deliberately annoying, it just comes naturally.
WD40 should not be used anywhere near electronics or contacts.
Use contact cleaner instead.
That is all.
Bye.
by Kumquat
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trailstaralike
Replies: 8
Views: 983

Re: Trailstaralike

Wow Thanks for replies Yeah, I guess I will have to stick with what I've got for a bit and keep saving my pennies. I really like the look of the lunar solo. Keeps the bugs out and I don't have to use a bivvi bag. The 3.5 has been used in a storm and it did stay upright, just. I didn't get much sleep...
by Kumquat
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trailstaralike
Replies: 8
Views: 983

Trailstaralike

Hello I'm looking to reduce the weight of my setup. I currently use an alpkit hunka and exped mat. I have an alpkit r i g 3.5 with BB alloy poles. (Usually, i just take the bivvi bag) I'm quite tempted by a Chinese trailstar. Is it possible/advisable to use a trailstar without a bivvi bag? Also I as...
by Kumquat
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your bike collection
Replies: 76
Views: 5658

Re: Your bike collection

Charge plug tange prestige This is my do it all bike. Was my commuter. Now for weekend riding. Singular Rooster Bike packing bike Used for overnighters and trips back to England. Peugeot team 653 Retro road bike. Only gets used in the summer and sometimes on a turbo in the winter. Mainly for high sp...
by Kumquat
Thu May 30, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I'll leave this here for Stu.
Replies: 62
Views: 4437

Re: I'll leave this here for Stu.

Why do vegans always have to mention the fact that they are vegan?
by Kumquat
Tue May 28, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Brittany, no not Ms Spears
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

Re: Brittany, no not Ms Spears

Yes I live in Brittany Check out the gr routes Gr37 is my nearest Some are footpaths only They are way marked Well suited to gravel/xc bikes The coast looks appealing but is mainly on foot only so could meet with opposition from ramblers. Lots of grande promenade routes too. These are usually mainly...
by Kumquat
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hello! First time bikepacker - probably stupid questions ahead
Replies: 13
Views: 1570

Re: Hello! First time bikepacker - probably stupid questions ahead

Hi
Agree with everything up to now.
Don't leave your sleeping bag at home.
You may not need a tarp or tent.
You do need a bag.
Don't breathe into your sleeping bag.
Eat a banana or something if you wake up cold during the night.
Take a hat.
by Kumquat
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Loops? So yesterday.
Replies: 20
Views: 1403

Re: Loops? So yesterday.

More bang for your Buck?
by Kumquat
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does anyone say hello?
Replies: 40
Views: 2346

Re: Does anyone say hello?

Smile and wave.
by Kumquat
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whilst the missus is away... Stan comes out to play
Replies: 23
Views: 1566

Re: Whilst the missus is away... Stan comes out to play

Doesn't that q/r need to be pointing aft to avoid the potential for snagging on undergrowth?
:geek:
by Kumquat
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29er plus rims for bike packing
Replies: 17
Views: 1657

Re: 29er plus rims for bike packing

Hi
I have Stan's Hugo with chronicles 3.0
This combo is great for rocky or rutted dry conditions.
I also run Stan's Arch with Schwalbe Nobby Nics 2.6
I like the rounded profile this creates. A good all conditions tyre.
Dont go too wide unless you are riding in properly bumpy terrain.
by Kumquat
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hello from cornwall
Replies: 3
Views: 499

Re: Hello from cornwall

Hi Yes I too am from Cornwall. Although I am currently living in Brittany. I can recommend the Dorset gravel dash, dirty river, hell of the north Cotswolds. Quite fancy the grinduro as well. Recently rode my own route from carbis bay to Plymouth via Bodmin moor, quite a bit of road but small wiggly ...
by Kumquat
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: useful?
Replies: 7
Views: 923

useful?

saw this on the internet and I thought of you lot.


https://rockgeist.com/product/spacelink/
by Kumquat
Sat May 05, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seized again.
Replies: 13
Views: 1200

Re: Seized again.

Degreased
WD40ed over night
Freed up
Regreased and refitted.
Rumbly but serviceable for the interim. :???:
by Kumquat
Thu May 03, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seized again.
Replies: 13
Views: 1200

Seized again.

Just out of interest, Has anyone gone back to square taper bottom brackets? My external hollowtech bearings have seized again. Grr. I have somewhere a deore square taper chainset that I am seriously thinking about replacing the xt hollow tech with. My MTB doesn't get used that much. The bearings sho...
by Kumquat
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Helmet lights with long life
Replies: 17
Views: 1551

Re: Helmet lights with long life

Budget option
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Soshine-TC12 ... SwX9FZIYBw

Crap mounting bracket.
by Kumquat
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Surly Bridge Club
Replies: 20
Views: 1813

Re: Surly Bridge Club

Is anyone else reminded of early 90's mtbs when they see this bike? Or is it just me?