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by ScotRoutes
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The best bikepacking bike is?
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: The best bikepacking bike is?

I like the idea of using a Gorilla Cage in the main triangle to get a bit of extra gear storage - hadn't thought of that. Works OK on just two mounts? Aye. I guess mine was only partly loaded. I put some heli tape on the frame where the top mount would have been as there's enough flex in the cage t...
by ScotRoutes
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The best bikepacking bike is?
Replies: 4
Views: 76

The best bikepacking bike is?

The one you already own... It's a bit of a meme, I know. Oft asserted by the old hands who have carefully built up their bike collections and have a bike for every possible niche.  For a bit of a change, I thought I'd go against the grain a bit and do away with that, choosing to take out my "Less th...
by ScotRoutes
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the weekend got in store?
Replies: 45
Views: 415

Re: What's the weekend got in store?

Piemonster wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:33 am
I think this weekend will mainly be spent hoping the blood tests don’t come back with anything too horrendous. I’ve been booked back in for more in 5 weeks time so something is going on.

You likely picked up some exotic disease in Lochcarron
by ScotRoutes
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the weekend got in store?
Replies: 45
Views: 415

Re: What's the weekend got in store?

Same as every year, I'll be doing Ride the North. Two days of roads swamped with roadies is the exact opposite of my normal preference, but we always have a good group from work together and a meal in Elgin the Saturday night, so it's nice to be a sociable cyclist for a change! I normally help out ...
by ScotRoutes
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms loop sept?
Replies: 30
Views: 1437

Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

I've sent him the amended route so you should have it shortly.
by ScotRoutes
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 210
Views: 8797

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Fitted a Gorilla Cage and an Ortlieb Saddle bag to the Occam. Topped up the Stans Sealant too as the rear was very soft.

Now out on a bivvy night.

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by ScotRoutes
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the weekend got in store?
Replies: 45
Views: 415

Re: What's the weekend got in store?

It's "Thunder in the Glens" this weekend so Aviemore and environs is full of Harley Davidsons, I normally arrange to be doing "something else" but I've been caught out this year and we have a couple of friends staying over Saturday night so we'll likely be heading into town to hear raucous music, ea...
by ScotRoutes
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproofs
Replies: 19
Views: 234

Re: Waterproofs

They are a weird jacket - they both look and feel quite 'cheap' but that's the nature of the material and nothing to do with quality of manufacture....... My advice is - if you're bothered about how you look, don't buy one. If you want a cycling specific cut, don't buy one but if you want something...
by ScotRoutes
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Impending SP Dynamo death (again)
Replies: 11
Views: 187

Re: Impending SP Dynamo death (again)

My (15mm, Exposure-branded) SP is still fine. I bought a Shimano XT when I was building up my new wheelset though. I've commented before, but the Shimano does seem to produce some light at lower speeds than the SP. I notice this even when just setting up the wheels before a ride. A couple of spins w...
by ScotRoutes
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproofs
Replies: 19
Views: 234

Re: Waterproofs

My Outdry is 4 years old and still looks and acts like its brand new. Which Outdry specifically do you have John? I have an Outdry Ex Gold Techshell (it was on offer from SportPursuit). The combination of pit zips and large vented pockets makes it reasonably pleasant to wear when it's damp and warm...
by ScotRoutes
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproofs
Replies: 19
Views: 234

Re: Waterproofs

Out of interest Phil is it easy enough to set up a blogspot as line yourself I’d like to remember where I’ve been and share rides n kit etc 👍🏼 CIA Lee, I use Blogger. It plays well with google (especially photos) if you use that already. As you suggest, I mainly use it to record my journeys for mys...
by ScotRoutes
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 725
Views: 38992

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Oh, trust me, it's mostly jealousy. Most of the bothies I pass seem to be dark and dingy in comparison.
by ScotRoutes
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 725
Views: 38992

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Another luxury stopover. I'm going to have to up my BAM game :wink:
by ScotRoutes
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aah bollocks.
Replies: 30
Views: 1333

Re: Aah bollocks.

What a brilliant turnaround. If I'm ever down your way for a night out I'll gladly carry a spare battery :lol:
by ScotRoutes
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Size up, or down?
Replies: 27
Views: 459

Re: Size up, or down?

Or buy a different frame/bike....
by ScotRoutes
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 210
Views: 8797

Re: What you done t' your bike today

There are some good deals around on those and I'm mightily tempted. Is it a press fit BB Colin? It is, but my record with them (so far) has been pretty good. I had to change one out on the Orbea after it had been sitting all winter. That was two years old. The one on my Cube road bike is now 10 yea...
by ScotRoutes
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pentasin oil
Replies: 9
Views: 179

Re: Pentasin oil

I very much doubt it is identical.

Just stick to Shimano.
by ScotRoutes
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Size up, or down?
Replies: 27
Views: 459

Re: Size up, or down?

I was badly bitten by my first "modern" MTB. A poorly informed salesman persuaded me onto a Small and I struggled getting that bike to work for me. Since then I've tended to size up when in doubt. That's worked pretty well for me. Having worked in bike rental(and so been forced to ride bikes of all ...
by ScotRoutes
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?
Replies: 234
Views: 21415

Re: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?

voodoo_simon wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:12 pm
Both options involve buying new devices :roll:

*obviously not moaning at anyone on this forum
Yeah - it's the initial outlay that puts me off changing devices. I really need to do some sums to see how long it takes to amortize the purchase price.
by ScotRoutes
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Glasgow based route ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Glasgow based route ideas

northshoreniall wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:36 pm
Thanks ScotRoutes, looks an interesting ride - shall have a look at maps and see if feasible.
What midges like in September? Tent or tarp time?
I still prefer a tarp all year. Just that you might need Smidge and a head net. As always, very dependent on weather and location though.
by ScotRoutes
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?
Replies: 234
Views: 21415

Re: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?

Spot already offer a monthly subscription service for the Spot X. Not quite pay-as-you-go but you need only pay for the months you use it.
by ScotRoutes
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 210
Views: 8797

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Fitted the Trek carbon forks I bought onto the Cube. Colour isn't quite right but they're a good bit lighter than the Blutos (and will be a few grammes lighter when I shorten the steerer). I reckon a tubeless conversion will get me below 30lbs.

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by ScotRoutes
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Glasgow based route ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Glasgow based route ideas

NCN7 to the Trossachs, round Loch Katrine, down to Inversnaid and back along the WHW.

This and a bit.

https://www.blog.scotroutes.com/2011/10 ... omond.html
by ScotRoutes
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms loop sept?
Replies: 30
Views: 1437

Re: Cairngorms loop sept?

Yeah - I was thinking the same.