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by Zippy
Thu May 16, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another Tubeless Question, Sorry.
Replies: 17
Views: 249

Re: Another Tubeless Question, Sorry.

I did Cath's front wheel yesterday morning: all went well. Got back in the afternoon and the tyre is flat. It's obvious that it hadn't seated properly so back out with the Airshot and gave it some real welly :wink: A few pops and again all seemed well but I thought I'd check. Submersion test and ab...
by Zippy
Thu May 16, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 406
Views: 19258

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Oh yes, forgot to mention - I did my May Bivvy at the WRT. Lovely time with Ben and Jase, highlights include a field of cows, some tussock yomping (but not much, enough to make it a proper WRT), eating at a 4 star hotel, playing dominos in a pub we had to ourselves, a near perfect Bivvy spot we foun...
by Zippy
Thu May 16, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 406
Views: 19258

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

ScotRoutes wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 9:56 pm
May BAM in progress.

It's a high one

Image
DSC_0368 by Colin Cadden - Flickr2BBcode
Looks lumpy. How'd you make a comfortable Bivvy spot?
by Zippy
Thu May 09, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thank you.
Replies: 13
Views: 554

Re: Thank you.

Thanks Again Stu + Dee for the event, and everyone else who helped and I said hello to, too long a list to write... :-bd
by Zippy
Thu May 09, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newtown bypass is open
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: Newtown bypass is open

FYI, when heading back from the WRT, there was a Heddlu waiting at the top in the layby on the two lane section (cue some very heavy braking on my behalf :| ).

Just a heads up for anyone else who may slip on the right pedal a bit sometimes :-bd
by Zippy
Thu May 09, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Barry's WRT film.
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Barry's WRT film.

Crums, I've barely had time to download the photos off my camera and Barry's edited and rendered a video! :o
by Zippy
Fri May 03, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Commuting road tyre options
Replies: 39
Views: 7389

Re: Commuting road tyre options

Thanks for the suggestion. The maximum I can get away with is 700x35c (Coz mudgaurd clearance, and I want mudgaurds in winter!), and allmotions have a 38c smallest as far as I can see. I think I'll try some others in the schwalbe range - I like how they ride, and the only downside really is the fast...
by Zippy
Fri May 03, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Commuting road tyre options
Replies: 39
Views: 7389

Re: Commuting road tyre options

hmm, fitted schwalbe g ones about 2 months ago... Rear tyre is looking quite thin already, got a puncture on the rear on my last bivvy a month - I went over some glass and it wouldn't seal. Then the other day there was sealant all over the store room floor - but couldn't find the hole in the tyre at...
by Zippy
Thu May 02, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Zippy's MYOG/DIY/Tinkering thread.
Replies: 20
Views: 6196

Re: Zippy's MYOG/DIY/Tinkering thread.

Worn out chain anyone? https://live.staticflickr.com/7906/46590597735_7927d3f26e_b.jpg 079 (20-03-2019) by Chris Reeves , on Flickr They've normally snapped or stopped meshing before they look this bad - this somehow keeps on working! :lol: Periodic ultrasonic cleaning and dunking on paraffin wax se...
by Zippy
Thu May 02, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019
Replies: 100
Views: 3275

Re: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019

Yeah - makes sense. It would be shame if someone struggled along the old lines :lol: I have a feeling I did this back when I did it :lol: I just blindly followed the GPS track! https://www.strava.com/activities/1088024841 If anyone wants to check my GPS track... Looks like you skipped a bit (by cro...
by Zippy
Wed May 01, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019
Replies: 100
Views: 3275

Re: Cairngorm loop May 4th 2019

ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 10:48 am
Yeah - makes sense. It would be shame if someone struggled along the old lines :lol:
I have a feeling I did this back when I did it :lol: I just blindly followed the GPS track!

https://www.strava.com/activities/1088024841

If anyone wants to check my GPS track...
by Zippy
Wed May 01, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 406
Views: 19258

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

You forgot Joe. He has done 4/4 this year. Hmm, spose so, but kinda not really. I posted this near the beginning of the thread: In terms of data I’m collating, I literally am just going “tick” for anyone who posts up, I’m not totting up more than 1 bivvy in a month, not this year anyway. :cool: So ...
by Zippy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: what disks?
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: what disks?

Comparison to a regular rotor? Ice tec works okay until the alu core melts and contaminates the friction surfaces. Dangerous stuff when challenged. TBH - as it's only a cheapo camera, what I can do is limited...but I'm interested. Ermm, I have some non ice tech rotors with regular pads I could test...
by Zippy
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: what disks?
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: what disks?

Re: heat management, shimano ice tech really does work. Quite impressive when you watch it through a thermal camera.

Image
flir_20171119T141132-montage by Chris Reeves, on Flickr
by Zippy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: what disks?
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: what disks?

they won't...well it's quite unlikely, that they will disintegrate instantly even if their is some weird mismatch. You're mostly likely to reduce durability targets at most.
by Zippy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 406
Views: 19258

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

31 April Bivvies counted thus far :-bd Escape Goat redefined_cycles MuddyPete mountainposture TheBrownDog BigdummySteve Pickers RIP Alan63 Borderer crewlie JohnClimber metalheart Zippy ScotRoutes ChrisF Raggedstone jaminb Wotsits whitestone faustus sean_iow ericrobo gallowayboy JimmyG Landslide post...
by Zippy
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: what disks?
Replies: 17
Views: 442

Re: what disks?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:02 am
I've run all types of pads on Shimano discs. I'm not saying it's the correct thing to do but I've never had any problems.
Ditto.
by Zippy
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 406
Views: 19258

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Woke this morning with an odd feeling that i was being watched. Quick peek round & noticed a guy further up the hill with a camera, taking what i hope were 'wild-life' photos.. Jibbed making a coffee & headed straight off. You don't half meet some proper weirdos in the woods :smile: Ha ha, we scare...
by Zippy
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 359
Views: 11024

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

I know it's late April now...and I'm not really one to be worried about weight - but I'm a few kg heavier than I want to be and think this might be enough of an incentive to help. Any proper fat clubs would laugh me out, but I do a reasonable amount of exercise, so trying to shed weight is actually ...
by Zippy
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 406
Views: 19258

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

April Bivvy done. Good Friday, cycled down lots of lovely little Suffolk lanes, barely saw any traffic, saw some sheep - it was like a less brutal Wales! It was the last ride my knackered drivertrain was gonna do, so didn't mine going down the beach. Met up with gf and a couple of her friends - they...
by Zippy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Packed bike weighIn Thread
Replies: 120
Views: 3465

Re: Packed bike weighIn Thread

I'm sure I have a WRT weigh in spreadsheet for multiple years kicking around somewhere... :ugeek:
by Zippy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Some new stuff from those nice folk at Alpkit.
Replies: 13
Views: 703

Re: Some new stuff from those nice folk at Alpkit.

Am I missing something here, a fully waterproof bivi bag with taped seams....and a hole where you get in? Doesn't look like it zips shut? My RAB is fully waterproof and though it zips shut, I'd never use it like that. The condensation would be intense. What I do do is use a small tarp over the head...
by Zippy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless repair on ITTs
Replies: 22
Views: 453

Re: Tubeless repair on ITTs

Funnily I was thinking about how to deal with the tyre bead coming off the rim the other day. TBH, if it comes to that happening (on the MTB, so far mine stay beaded if they're totally flat - providing I don't push the side of the tyre), then I'll throw a tube in. Then I suppose if I really wanted ...
by Zippy
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless repair on ITTs
Replies: 22
Views: 453

Re: Tubeless repair on ITTs

Richard G wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:52 am
Which ones do you get?
Something like these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/100x-Tubeles ... 3637673589