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by stevenshand
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 89
Views: 3668

Re: Gravel porn

I quite like it. Can't get used to seeing bikes without a seatstay bridge though.
by stevenshand
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: DeWidget Strapdeck
Replies: 22
Views: 608

Re: DeWidget Strapdeck

sweet! sounds just the ticket ;-)~ and Tuscany? i know they carry a bottle of wine well ! https://instagram.flhr4-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/s640x640/89462393_854694761622770_4615313599164086854_n.jpg?_nc_ht=instagram.flhr4-2.fna.fbcdn.net&_nc_cat=102&_nc_ohc=KvGrKdT5_a4AX_1IrXc&oh=f3...
by stevenshand
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: DeWidget Strapdeck
Replies: 22
Views: 608

Re: DeWidget Strapdeck

The brand spanking new, amazingly named, 'drj0n Bagworks Double Trouble Triple Strapdeck' is a bigger platform that's compatible with the GFunk (as well as regular triple and double cage mounts). 180mm x 53mm so quite a bit bigger than the 'large' Strapdeck. Doesn't really change the recommended max...
by stevenshand
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are all braze on clamp adapters equal??
Replies: 15
Views: 388

Re: Are all braze on clamp adapters equal??

But the front mech is hitting the crank. If you move the crank out by 2.5mm, the ring also goes out and so you'd need to move the front mech by the same amount so it'll still hit the crank. I read it as an issue when on the big ring (chain rub on smallest cogs).
by stevenshand
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are all braze on clamp adapters equal??
Replies: 15
Views: 388

Re: Are all braze on clamp adapters equal??

So do you think the adapter could be moving the mech too far out? If the mech is setup correctly (correct position relative to the chainring) then it's still going to be in that same position no matter the braze-on adapter you're using no? Changing the adapter (or fitting a BB spacer) won't change ...
by stevenshand
Fri May 29, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help please (before I get the big file out!)
Replies: 40
Views: 925

Re: Help please (before I get the big file out!)

I had a similar issue and ended up turning down down of the endcaps which solved the problem. However when measuring the endcaps to decide what needed to be taken off I noticed that not all of them were coming up the same width. And in fact just swapping sides would have solved the problem. But as s...
by stevenshand
Wed May 27, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 89
Views: 3668

Re: Gravel porn

I like it (the non motorized one).
by stevenshand
Fri May 22, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dropper/Seatpack thingamy
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Dropper/Seatpack thingamy

Karl has already done this https://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=15831 Yeah, I know. I commented on that post at the time as I was conscious I had a bunch of them an no harness to go with them.. I wasn't sure if that was a commercial thing or a stock product? Just after we d...
by stevenshand
Thu May 21, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dropper/Seatpack thingamy
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Dropper/Seatpack thingamy

Mike wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:27 pm
How does that work then??
It bolts onto your dropper post and your strap wraps round this instead of the post so protects it from damage. Also provides a stop to prevent you dropping your post low enough to mangle your bag or harness on the rear tyre.
by stevenshand
Thu May 21, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dropper/Seatpack thingamy
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Dropper/Seatpack thingamy

I've seen a few people ask recently about fitting seatpacks to dropper posts. We (Wildcat) have a dropper sleeve that was originally designed to work with our new Tiger seat harness (which is still delayed :sad: ). It was originally designed specifically for our Tiger but if it seems like there's a ...
by stevenshand
Wed May 13, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 1849

Re: Harness V Cradle help

Apologies for the dull question; I've not used Voile straps before for securing bags on the bike. What size/length do I need to use with a strap-deck cradle to secure 5 and 8 litre size dry-bags? I think 20" works well or 25" if you want the added security wrapping round the bars too. Longer is bet...
by stevenshand
Thu May 07, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bigger Valais?
Replies: 24
Views: 1371

Re: A bigger Valais?

Possibly the worst photo of a product ever but I have a few of these.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9CMMfxlJOg/
by stevenshand
Fri May 01, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 1849

Re: Harness V Cradle help

any idea when the large strap deck will be back in stock? On order, being made right now I think, so not too long hopefully. How do the nano straps compare with the regular ones? They're narrower and I find them probably a little more useful for general duties but regular ones probably better for u...
by stevenshand
Fri May 01, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 1849

Re: Harness V Cradle help

GirlBikeVan wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:16 am
BTW are you the Steve Shand of Shand bikes? They're nice bikes!
Guilty as charged. Thank you. BTW, I think drj0n wants to use a quote you sent me in his marketing material. "it's easy as pish!"
by stevenshand
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 1849

Re: Harness V Cradle help

Well i've received the Strapdeck and G-Funk bar clamps, attached to my bike with fully stuffed front roll and it's assembled perfectly. Far less faff than the Alpkit harness I have. Just waiting for the Voile straps now. all at a cost of £69 instead of £125 for the Salsa Anything cradle. Thanks Ste...
by stevenshand
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sonder Camino - toe overlap
Replies: 29
Views: 1415

Re: Sonder Camino - toe overlap

Cheers. Having checked mine they're 10.5 and 11 cm (different pairs, not different feet :roll:). Good to know that a large is most likely to fit. Just need to resist temptation to buy on line :oops: Their geo charts list the large as having a 22mm longer wheelbase so that's how much further forward...
by stevenshand
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sonder Camino - toe overlap
Replies: 29
Views: 1415

Re: Sonder Camino - toe overlap

Something doesn't look quite right there. Because I have much more boring things to do (VAT return), I quickly drew out a medium Camino based on the specs from the Alpkit website. I had to guess fork length but everything else seems ok. I can't get wheelbase to match what they list with all the othe...
by stevenshand
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 1849

Re: Harness V Cradle help

I've not managed to work out how to do a bundle in an easy way using our store so I've added a temporary discount code 'FUNKBUNDLE' that'll give you 15% off any purchase with at least 3 items in your basket.
by stevenshand
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 1849

Re: Harness V Cradle help

The pack looks too low to me. And not as far away from the bars as the clamps on the Salsa allow which is the feature I like. Perhaps because of inexperience i'm splitting hairs A bit? Maybe, note that the whole thing can be rotated as much as you want so it would be perfectly possible to have it s...
by stevenshand
Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 1849

Re: Harness V Cradle help

Worth checking this, it's just been made available from Wildcat... https://wildcat.cc/collections/accessories/products/drj0ns-bagworks-g-funk Those clamps plus a strapdeck (same site), and you have the same/very similar as a salsa EXP but cheaper I was just about to post this, so good job. I was th...
by stevenshand
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: With impeccable timing...New bike day!
Replies: 26
Views: 1192

Re: With impeccable timing...New bike day!

Looks like a great bike BM. It's not a million miles away in concept from the Tam I did at Shand. I think a lot of people designing an off-road touring bike from scratch are going to come up with something very similar. Look forward to hearing how you get on with it,
by stevenshand
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken road riders, assistance please
Replies: 18
Views: 805

Re: Broken road riders, assistance please

If you are accurately measuring the post as 31.4 and the frame is for 31.6 then the post you've got is clearly wrong. In which case Alpkit will take it back. Load of cheap 31.6 posts around without having to resort to pastes, fancy seatclamps or carbon posts.
by stevenshand
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seatpack restraint
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Seatpack restraint

Apparently some seatpacks are much better than others and when fitted securely, hardly sway at all. Thats's what I've heard anyway. :wink:
by stevenshand
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Italy Divide ...not refunding entry fee am I allowed to be miffed!
Replies: 15
Views: 858

Re: Italy Divide ...not refunding entry fee am I allowed to be miffed!

redefined_cycles wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:51 pm
Yes... Totally miffed. I find Italians*...

...Most people hardly work....

*am I allowed to say that. If not I'm sorry.
You sound like a dick.
by stevenshand
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Camera Phones (Sorry)
Replies: 29
Views: 1207

Re: Camera Phones (Sorry)

If you're not after a phone then you'll find that many manufacturers make a device with no phone but that still takes photographs. Unconstrained by other design criteria they can also fit them with decent lenses. I generally use my Touch Colin and it is capable of capturing a reasonable photo but I...