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by johnnystorm
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What axle do I need ?
Replies: 11
Views: 153

Re: What axle do I need ?

A handy link from Stans that explains the difference between 110mm x 20mm and 110mm boost hubs:

https://www.notubes.com/news/say-what-t ... explained/
by johnnystorm
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29+ bikes, who rides one?
Replies: 20
Views: 409

Re: 29+ bikes, who rides one?

Would you consider a hardtail with at least 29 x 2.6" as 29+?
by johnnystorm
Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any Arkose X users here?
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Any Arkose X users here?

I've not ridden the X but I don't see why it wouldn't be as good as the others.

I've used my (older model) Arkose for London-Edinburgh-London and the Dirty Reiver so it's great for anything you might have planned for it!

https://advntr.cc/review-pinnacle-arkose-d3/
by johnnystorm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2882
Views: 493849

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:46 pm
Here's one I've just finished.
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That needs doing again, it's leaking everywhere! :wink:
by johnnystorm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Soar-y-Mynydd Chapel to Tyncornel track
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Soar-y-Mynydd Chapel to Tyncornel track

I rode it in October in horrible conditions. The track itself was fine!
by johnnystorm
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?
Replies: 246
Views: 25727

Re: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?

In her defence, when you use the "email us" link you get presented with this:
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by johnnystorm
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?
Replies: 246
Views: 25727

Re: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?

New price is £102 inc tax. It's still a lot, but for 12 BAMs it's less than a fiver per day. My Lady says it's worth it and who am I to argue? Depends where your BAMS are I guess. For £0 extra outlay I share my location with SWMBO using Google Location Sharing and it has to be pretty remote to not ...
by johnnystorm
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The latest cutting edge outdoor gear
Replies: 14
Views: 591

The latest cutting edge outdoor gear

Taking part in the Dambusters event reminded me just how behind the times your typical 'boner is. Luckily the Guardian is on hand to tell what we should be wearing for a wet weekend in Wales: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/gallery/2020/jan/12/carry-on-camping-mens-fashion-scout-style-in-picture...
by johnnystorm
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: bivi spot
Replies: 12
Views: 530

Re: bivi spot

One of the Bird hides along from the lake! :-bd
by johnnystorm
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike rack for a VW T5
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: Bike rack for a VW T5

Boxelder was pleased with his rack. I don't remember the details but I'm sure it was "better" than his last one.
by johnnystorm
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.
Replies: 22
Views: 634

Re: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.

I've got a vortex and will echo Ian. Using something like trainerroad while watching Amazon prime video makes for a.much more satisfying experience. At the risk of sounding soft, the riding around here just isn't worth the grief of spending the same amount of time again cleaning the bike and kit aft...
by johnnystorm
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Google map routes??
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: Google map routes??

I've exported kml routes and converted to gpx using this site.

https://kml2gpx.com/
by johnnystorm
Thu Dec 19, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2882
Views: 493849

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:54 pm
The HyperLamina Spark is now even cheaper. It was a bargain at £100 but at less than £70, it's even betterer.

https://rockrun.com/products/mountain-h ... f-0-c-long
Merry Christmas to me! :-bd

Cheers!
by johnnystorm
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: On One Whippet
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: On One Whippet

It's brand new, who knows? Usual PX/On-One lottery I guess.

It used to be Whippet 26" and Lurcher 29". I guess as there's not going to be a 26" version the Lurcher has "gone to live on a farm".
by johnnystorm
Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does this bike / frame exist
Replies: 15
Views: 595

Re: Does this bike / frame exist

Ti Timberjack from Salsa if you don't need/want the drops on a Fargo.
by johnnystorm
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So, those cheap On-One helmets
Replies: 13
Views: 536

Re: So, those cheap On-One helmets

I've got a Carnac Quartz and a Croix SE. They fit me better than my Kask helmets do, which in-turn suit me better than Giro.

The last time I crashed and my head hit the ground was an OTB in err, 2001 so I can't tell you much about how good/bad these lids are in that respect! :lol:
by johnnystorm
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart
Replies: 16
Views: 567

Re: Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart

Duplicate
by johnnystorm
Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart
Replies: 16
Views: 567

Re: Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart

Take comfort you aren't the first person to do this. I can't recall the exact details but I think that people usually have a decent outcome from exposure. It'd be better if they used different plugs to stop you being able to make the mistake.
by johnnystorm
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carbon Hardtail, bike packing capable
Replies: 30
Views: 1426

Re: Carbon Hardtail, bike packing capable

Dave Barter wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:23 pm
Apparently it has been discontinued. I already asked Shona and Rich
Argh.
by johnnystorm
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carbon Hardtail, bike packing capable
Replies: 30
Views: 1426

Re: Carbon Hardtail, bike packing capable

If you like how your Cutthroat rides then keep it in the family and get a woodsmoke! Takes plus and 29er wheels for a bit of variety...
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by johnnystorm
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Santa wants a bike computer! Help!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Santa wants a bike computer! Help!!!!

Wahoo bolt or roam looks right up your street.. especially abiut the maps abroad as they're all free but you just need a wifi connection to download/swap em about as there's not expandable storage (which is a good thing cos less clutter means seamless use IMO and expereince) Wahoo Elemnt comes with...
by johnnystorm
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Santa wants a bike computer! Help!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Santa wants a bike computer! Help!!!!

Don't forget the Wahoo Roam. Also Bikeinn have the Edge 530 for £222. I love my Wahoo but the off-road mapping in the UK might not be to your liking if you want os style maps on screen.

Don't even consider a Lezyne! :lol:
by johnnystorm
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: That film is available
Replies: 35
Views: 1895

Re: That film is available

I think it was added to the rules at the same time as the visitation rule. It's meant to make it an even playing field for all riders, overseas riders are unlikely to have friends and family along the route. My point was that Lael's comments are misleading for people not familiar with the rules. Wh...
by johnnystorm
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: That film is available
Replies: 35
Views: 1895

Re: That film is available

I enjoyed it, it's amazing how it compares to "Ride the divide" just because HD/4K video looks so much nicer. It was also great to see some bits that I *just* recognised because I went through in the dark, etc. My wife is under no illusions that I want to have another go at it.... I can forgive them...
by johnnystorm
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2882
Views: 493849

Re: Bargain Alert Thread