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by jameso
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Top Tube Bags (again)
Replies: 23
Views: 334

Re: Top Tube Bags (again)

I’ve got the acepac one, only used it on one ride so far but it can fit a burrito and extra snacks in and the daisy chain on the bottom meant it was easy to make it coexist with the frame bag Good point, that can also work well - my Alpkit TT bag isn't very stable unless used on the same strap as a...
by jameso
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Top Tube Bags (again)
Replies: 23
Views: 334

Re: Top Tube Bags (again)

Another +1 for the Revelate Gas Tank. It's all in the strap design. Would buy another as I think it's worth the extra ££ for the lack of faff.
by jameso
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - Togs flex black
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: WTD - Togs flex black

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MTB-Thumb-Re ... vhRRNrI-jQ

I've got a set of these (S/H via here), a bit of smoothing in places with the Dremel and they're pretty good.
by jameso
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravelywanger frame options?
Replies: 29
Views: 1063

Re: Gravelywanger frame options?

The Lemond Method for saddle height works well for me and many others it seems, one bike fitting formula that does seem to be quite valid or well-tested as working for most afaik. I've seen alternative non-formula methods used but they need a really good understanding of physiology. I've gone +/-10m...
by jameso
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: You get what you pay for...
Replies: 34
Views: 808

Re: You get what you pay for...

Honestly, I don't mind paying a fair price for a gadget that enhances the riding experience. I know a lot of people don't give a monkeys about tyre pressure, etc, but I have that cycling OCD, so things are either right or wrong, and I feel much happier knowing it is closer to right, never mind any ...
by jameso
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravelywanger frame options?
Replies: 29
Views: 1063

Re: Gravelywanger frame options?

High and short stem good (ergotec high charisma!) but counter-intuitively, putting a layback post may help. Tom ritchey wrote a good piece for Sheldon Browns website yonks ago. In brief, the further back your erse, the easier it is to counter balance your arms and upper torso, reducing weight on wr...
by jameso
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: You get what you pay for...
Replies: 34
Views: 808

Re: You get what you pay for...

https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/maintenance/tools-kits-and-boxes/pressure-gauge/quarq-tyrewiz-tyre-pressure-monitor-review/ Quarq TyreWiz tyre pressure monitor review Get real-time tyre pressure measurements sent to your smartphone or bike computer with this little gadget £229. But you do get 2.
by jameso
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: You get what you pay for...
Replies: 34
Views: 808

Re: You get what you pay for...

Scattamah wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:22 am
Almost sounds Swedish, James. : )

Greetz

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by jameso
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: You get what you pay for...
Replies: 34
Views: 808

Re: You get what you pay for...

an electric toothbrush (great!!) with bluetooth so I can connect it to my phone, onto which you could download an app so it can talk to the toothbrush. If there was another app that listened in to what the toothbrush and phone chatted about then I can see the entertainment value there. "...Well his...
by jameso
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: You get what you pay for...
Replies: 34
Views: 808

Re: You get what you pay for...

'bluetooth'
and
'pump'

in the same product name? :grin:
by jameso
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: shopping bike build
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: shopping bike build

Plenty of people simply use zip-ties to fix a Wald basket to the rack that suits the bike best. Then (repeating SR's point) you can use a tote bag like these, ideal. A few brands make then in Wald basket sizes (generally not cheap though) https://www.gravelbike.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/wald-ba...
by jameso
Sun May 31, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stupid ideas you can't shake.
Replies: 51
Views: 1086

Re: Stupid ideas you can't shake.

Far from stupid, just big or far from normal stuff. Always a very good thing to do.
by jameso
Sun May 31, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 138
Views: 6488

Re: Wildlife

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 3:47 pm
Are they young birds with tired wings?
Aye, quite possibly fledglings James. It won't take them long to develop full flying capability.
Saw 2 magpies like this today, perhaps it's that time when the parents turf them out and they just hang around for awhile.
by jameso
Sun May 31, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 138
Views: 6488

Re: Wildlife

Turns out, the slug dish was now empty. The crow had eaten the slugs and was now pissed. A couple of hours later it flew away no problem.
That's great... :grin:
by jameso
Sun May 31, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 135
Views: 6592

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

^ that's good, I particularly like the dust cap top.. I pulled mine apart last week and found the handle had a 2-pin fitting ie sharing the lid hinge pin plus one other. Using the 2 holes, a bent spoke made a nice sprung handle that's more compact than the original (also slightly less useful :grin: )
by jameso
Sun May 31, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 138
Views: 6488

Re: Wildlife

A couple of weeks ago, early am on a local trail, 2 baby badgers. Size of a large rabbit. One of them gave me a cute but warning-sign growl like a little bear then they scampered off. I thought it was lovely that the woods were getting quiet enough for them to be out at 7am, my sister reckoned it wa...
by jameso
Sun May 31, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Today’s (unusual) aircraft
Replies: 39
Views: 722

Re: Today’s (unusual) aircraft

Not today, last years Trump visit. Flying from Sandhurst to Chequers came over my house. In a V formation, Airforce2 flanked by two other large helicopters, two Osprey twin tilt-rotor aircraft and two apache gunships. It looked ridiculously pompous and out of place in Berkshire :roll: Yeah I saw th...
by jameso
Sun May 31, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Today’s (unusual) aircraft
Replies: 39
Views: 722

Re: Today’s (unusual) aircraft

Not today, last years Trump visit. Flying from Sandhurst to Chequers came over my house. In a V formation, Airforce2 flanked by two other large helicopters, two Osprey twin tilt-rotor aircraft and two apache gunships. It looked ridiculously pompous and out of place in Berkshire :roll: Yeah I saw th...
by jameso
Sun May 31, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 135
Views: 6592

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

Mike wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 9:28 am
James, just had a look at that link but they only show the 400ml version in stock. If you managed to get your hands on a few of the 200ml could you put my name on one please fella.
Will do, forum ethics / business competition regs allowing ; )
by jameso
Sun May 31, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 135
Views: 6592

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

Nice, do you have a link for this? https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000335920882.html 200ml; φ80*130mm; 180g No pressure release valve on the side by the look of it, that's my main concern. Though if you're keeping it all clean and not packing damp grounds in tight it should be ok. Screw threads of...
by jameso
Fri May 29, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stupid BB/Tool sizes
Replies: 25
Views: 362

Re: Stupid BB/Tool sizes

So Road cassettes are wider right? 11s is yes, by 1.65mm. Distance between end of axle (the bit that sits against the frame) and end of freehub splines, Shimano specs - 11s road is 42.4mm. 10s-only road or 10-11s MTB is 40.75mm, whether 130mm or 135mm. 11s E-thru road 142mm wide is 45.9mm (42.4 plu...
by jameso
Fri May 29, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So: why are racks & panners out of fashion?
Replies: 37
Views: 783

Re: So: why are racks & panners out of fashion?

Ease of access influences it I expect, bikepacking gear usually isn't fast/easy access as it's designed more for low weight and moving fast where you stop less. There's certainly times when I prefer a bag that's easier to get stuff in and out of and how I pack can even influence how I travel. eg I ...
by jameso
Fri May 29, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So: why are racks & panners out of fashion?
Replies: 37
Views: 783

Re: So: why are racks & panners out of fashion?

I think there's an element of user understanding in all this too. There's a number of people over-packing lightweight bikepacking bags and in the end, as you say, simply having more weight high up that can have a detrimental effect on handling imo. There's also some who use panniers yet carry littl...
by jameso
Fri May 29, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Warm nights
Replies: 12
Views: 392

Re: Warm nights

I tried this a couple of years ago, a warm summer night, super-light kit on my SS, just a bivi bag and a light jacket and hat, usual mat. Didn't sleep too well, something about the lack of feeling like I had a normal cover on I think. Wasn't cold though. Next time I'll use a light quilt and no bivi ...
by jameso
Fri May 29, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So: why are racks & panners out of fashion?
Replies: 37
Views: 783

Re: So: why are racks & panners out of fashion?

It might be that bikepacking gear simply fits almost any bike, racks don't. I think there's an element of user understanding in all this too. There's a number of people over-packing lightweight bikepacking bags and in the end, as you say, simply having more weight high up that can have a detrimental...