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by johnnystorm
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel
Replies: 17
Views: 237

Re: Winter gravel

Pirelli Cinturatos are worth a look. The Teravail Sparwood durables I've used certainly live up to their name. I assume the rest of the range are as, err, durable!
by johnnystorm
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How Ethical is Aldi Merino...?
Replies: 11
Views: 348

Re: How Ethical is Aldi Merino...?

Mine arrived in the post this morning. Just looked at the packet and there's nothing about ethical standards. There is something called STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® but on googling this appears to be a quality mark. Does it say where it was sourced/manufactured? I have a vague recollection that Austra...
by johnnystorm
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: mini aero bar thingy
Replies: 41
Views: 654

Re: mini aero bar thingy

Mason also had something similar by Deda on their ISO at one of the bike shows.
by johnnystorm
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Canyon sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Canyon sizes

It's going back a few years now but I bought a Canyon based on their sizing calculator, it was just too small and I ended up selling it on having barely ridden it. Obviously ymmv but I'd be checking the geo against bikes you've ridden and liked very closely.
by johnnystorm
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Battery powered light recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: Battery powered light recommendations?

What capacity is your current lights battery and how many times would you need to recharge it. Could be perfectly doable for a few days with a USB battery pack for not much expense.
by johnnystorm
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 587923

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I bought this to take on the AMR: https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B073FJ9X2J/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_FvryFb5WDBWHK Its barely any thicker than a USB cable plug and has enough ports to charge all your devices simultaneously. It also does quick charging in/out so maximises any top ups you might manage in a...
by johnnystorm
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The Badger Divide In Pictures
Replies: 20
Views: 400

Re: The Badger Divide In Pictures

Hopefully this didn't bore you :)
Not at all, enjoyed that! :-bd
by johnnystorm
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Small cheap camera
Replies: 21
Views: 421

Re: Small cheap camera

ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:32 pm
One of the nice things about the Sony Xperias is that they have a physical camera/shutter button.

No more taking photos with the end of my nose.
Samsung and others will do that too. :-bd
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by johnnystorm
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Small cheap camera
Replies: 21
Views: 421

Re: Small cheap camera

My phone takes good pics but this involves taking it out of bag, removing from waterproof cover, unlocking, firing up camera, taking pic. This is hopeless if you are trying to get a bird of prey or hare shot as they have usually gone before I manage all of this. A lot of phones have a camera short ...
by johnnystorm
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Small cheap camera
Replies: 21
Views: 421

Re: Small cheap camera

I have started carrying a spare phone that is just used as a camera. If it's on aeroplane mode with the screen off when not in use then it doesn't use much power. Phones are a lot lighter than cameras. It is also a spare phone for emergencies if needed. Pretty decent Ulephone rugged phones are unde...
by johnnystorm
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Small road or gravel bike
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: WTD: Small road or gravel bike

Just in case anyone is after a similar bike my wife's 50cm Allez with 9 speed Tiagra is going spare. :wink:
by johnnystorm
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A very off topic plea for help
Replies: 86
Views: 8516

Re: A very off topic plea for help

Wishing you and your family all the best, very sorry to hear that.
by johnnystorm
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa recall
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Salsa recall

I didnt see the Waxwings but for the cutthroat it's only the batch that have a "g" in the serial number.

I'm pleased to say mine aren't from that batch so are OK. I expect they are being over cautious, but either way its good they are being very vocal in their recall.
by johnnystorm
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quality charge cables
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Quality charge cables

Ravpower, Aukey and Anker are all good.
by johnnystorm
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Mine Camp - My Struggle. WRT 2020.
Replies: 32
Views: 671

Re: Mine Camp - My Struggle. WRT 2020.

Great stuff! I used the Industrial Archaeology Associations "Guide to Industrial Archaeology of Mid-Wales" as a route planner but not as heavily as Reg!

I've just emailed my WRT companion this link and told him he got off lightly! :lol:
by johnnystorm
Wed Sep 02, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Bike
Replies: 24
Views: 765

Re: What Bike

If you have an Android phone then backcountry navigator is an excellent app. Has OS mapping at all levels alongside their foreign equivalents if you go overseas or fancy OSM alternatives. Its also a one off payment. Sonder Frontier is definitely worth a look, you can probably order it with Suspensio...
by johnnystorm
Mon Aug 31, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does this bar exist?
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Does this bar exist?

I have a Funn G Wide I'm about to try out...

https://www.funnmtb.com/products/g-wide/
by johnnystorm
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mike Burrows Article
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Mike Burrows Article

At the height of Lotus bike mania as a teenager I saw him on Norwich platform with a similar looking creation. I didn't muster up the courage to go and chat, sounds like I didn't miss out! :lol:
by johnnystorm
Thu Aug 20, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your go-to waterproof trousery pants
Replies: 35
Views: 773

Re: Your go-to waterproof pants

The alpkit ones are good but I'm not sure how long they'd last with repeated use. I pack them if doing a long road ride or emergency off road use. If I feel rain is a dead cert I'll take my madison ones with the zip off lowers. Sturdier material but a bit bigger pack size. Which Madisons?? I feel i...
by johnnystorm
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your go-to waterproof trousery pants
Replies: 35
Views: 773

Re: Your go-to waterproof pants

The alpkit ones are good but I'm not sure how long they'd last with repeated use. I pack them if doing a long road ride or emergency off road use. If I feel rain is a dead cert I'll take my madison ones with the zip off lowers. Sturdier material but a bit bigger pack size.
by johnnystorm
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Offa's Bike next week
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Offa's Bike next week

If the route goes over Hergest Ridge then make sure you do a lap of the Victorian race course and keep and eye out for Mike Oldfields House on Bradnor Hill.
by johnnystorm
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: House!
Replies: 10
Views: 554

Re: House!

by johnnystorm
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bloody cycling boom!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: Bloody cycling boom!!!

Yeh, Hope hubs!! I get that bikes are out of stock everywhere, but are folks all converting their hubs to fit their new (12mm) gravel bikes too?!☺️ I’m gonna need a 15-12mm converter for my SON at some point so I guess I’ll try one of those instead for now. Hopefully I won’t be back here ranting ab...
by johnnystorm
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road friendly 29” mtb tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Road friendly 29” mtb tyres

Teravail Sparwoods are worth a look :-bd
by johnnystorm
Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who makes......
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: Who makes......

I had the same experience as Neil with Straightcut. Great bag and fits perfectly.