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by ScotRoutes
Sun May 26, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear Rack a Retrograde Step?
Replies: 8
Views: 115

Re: Rear Rack a Retrograde Step?

Or get a bag that doesn't sway and so can be used on a number of bikes. :wink:




PS: I do use a rack on the fatbike for winter trips as I can then pack a bigger/warmer sleeping bag.
by ScotRoutes
Sun May 26, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 9507

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Yellow markers are those that aren't part of the group start. Those riders all started a few days ago.
by ScotRoutes
Fri May 24, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Summer Waterproof Jacket
Replies: 25
Views: 730

Re: Summer Waterproof Jacket

My Berghaus condom is used for running.
by ScotRoutes
Fri May 24, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 11251

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

That's a net decrease since the start of the year, so a win! 😁
by ScotRoutes
Fri May 24, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Silnylon or Silpoly
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Silnylon or Silpoly

Oh aye. Reading it as 1st option being 1st spec.
by ScotRoutes
Fri May 24, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Silnylon or Silpoly
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Silnylon or Silpoly

I'm not aware of any major issues that folk are having with Silnylon so I'd personally go for that as being lighter. FWIW, SMD have recently gone over to Silpoly for the Lunar Solo, and have this to say on their website... The Lunar Solo is now constructed with 100% Silicone coated Polyester materia...
by ScotRoutes
Fri May 24, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 11251

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

17/05 156.2 / 70.85 24/05 154.0 / 69.85 I've somehow lost more weight this week. Not much exercise on account of the rather shitty weather and not really aware of being careful with calorie intake. That takes me below my stretch goal of 70kg. I'm not quite sure where I go from here. Possibly the GP ...
by ScotRoutes
Thu May 23, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ragley Trig Adventure
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Re: Ragley Trig Adventure

I've had three Ragleys. One of the originak Brant alloy ones, which I then replaced with a Ti version, and one of the much later alloy Marleys. I still have the latter and love it. I'd certainly have no qualms about buying another Ragley.
by ScotRoutes
Thu May 23, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 9507

Re: Highland Trail 2019

htrider wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 6:20 pm


Hope he's Ok and look forward to the tale. Mat McWhirr stopped in Shenaval early yesterday so I'm wondering if he's broke his bike?? Its great doing armchair speculation....
Turned back due to water levels I think.
by ScotRoutes
Thu May 23, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clearout, Thomson, XT, RS685 shifters & callipers, Spyke callipers
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: Clearout, Thomson, XT, RS685 shifters & callipers, Spyke callipers

Scud - bits arrived today. Thanks again.

I now need to do some more shopping....
by ScotRoutes
Wed May 22, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 9507

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Never thought I'd see "Gerry's" and "luxury" in the same sentence...
by ScotRoutes
Tue May 21, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ladies and gents, I give you the On-One packraft.
Replies: 17
Views: 740

Re: Ladies and gents, I give you the On-One packraft.

Yeah - he's back.

TBH, it's not brant I have an issue with it's Dave, the head honcho. FWIW I've never dealt with a more unpleasant, untrustworthy and dishonest company. I'd call them scum but that's unfair to any sub standard you find floating on the top of fetid pools.
by ScotRoutes
Tue May 21, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your gear pile, get shot / rainy day?
Replies: 30
Views: 519

Re: Your gear pile, get shot / rainy day?

Andy at backcountry.scot has started a "consignment store" in order to give folk a way of moving on kit they don't use. He takes a small %age of the cost in exchange for storing/displaying/selling it. It's as much a way of encouraging the reduce/reuse/recycle ethos as it is of making any money. I ce...
by ScotRoutes
Tue May 21, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 11251

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

NorwayCalling wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:43 am
a challenge has been put down (by Mrs NorwayCalling) and 80.0kg the new target by November!
I assume you've laid down an equivalent challenge - or at least lined up a significant reward?
by ScotRoutes
Tue May 21, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: So I spoke with Marc (TrekkerTent) re. Stealth
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: So I spoke with Marc (TT)

One thing you can be sure of with Trekkertent is that the stuff has been fully tested in "proper" conditions and it's not just a cheaply-made and untested copy of someone else's design. The current design isn't unbearable (see what I did there?) but the new one should be an improvement. For a couple...
by ScotRoutes
Tue May 21, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7236
Views: 727629

Re: The post man's been ...

:-bd
by ScotRoutes
Mon May 20, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2.2 OR 2.35 29er tyres?
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: 2.2 OR 2.35 29er tyres?

In truth the diff between 2.2and 2.35 is negligible in practice in both weight and advantage.
Indeed. And tyre sizes are so inconsistent in any case, even within the same brand.

For mountain biking, I'd go as will fit. For bikepacking then a skinny tyre still has some advantages.
by ScotRoutes
Sun May 19, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shimano now have a 'Gravel' groupset.
Replies: 30
Views: 701

Re: Shimano now have a 'Gravel' groupset.

Asposium wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 6:03 pm

The GRX sub-compact chainset looks interesting, even if it does mean a new front mech.
I'm currently looking at the Miche Graff cranksets.
by ScotRoutes
Sun May 19, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shimano now have a 'Gravel' groupset.
Replies: 30
Views: 701

Re: Shimano now have a 'Gravel' groupset.

Yeah - a MTB SGS rear mech will have a listed capacity of 46T (and you can often get away with more) Interested in the possibility of the shifters and brakes from this groupset, running with an XT drive train.... 2x 10 or 2x11... to get a more load carrying/hill terrain focussed set up? Any one thi...
by ScotRoutes
Sun May 19, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A tale of two jackets
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: A tale of two jackets

Yep. I've done all that - and more than once over the years. Seems it's an ever-decreasing renovation process. Maybe I'm just expecting too much from older kit, but the jacket is otherwise OK (zips work, no tears or holes). Seems a shame to bin it but if it can't keep me dry then it has failed at it...
by ScotRoutes
Sun May 19, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A tale of two jackets
Replies: 5
Views: 246

A tale of two jackets

I was doing an event yesterday that involved 70km of road riding and then 30km of MTB. Despite the preceding heatwave it decided to piss it down all day. I started off with an old (8 years maybe) Gore ActiveShell jacket over a jersey and arm warmers. I got soaked through. At transition I changed jac...
by ScotRoutes
Fri May 17, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 418
Views: 19987

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Excellent. I saw Iains photos and spotted a BB jersey so I was wondering who it belonged to.
by ScotRoutes
Fri May 17, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 11251

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

17/05 156.2 / 70.85
No change since last week. That last 0.85 is going to be a bugger to shift 😅
by ScotRoutes
Fri May 17, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 632
Views: 73409

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

It certainly is. Woke up this morning to a newly released Skipinnish album on my phone (thanks Amazon).
by ScotRoutes
Thu May 16, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7236
Views: 727629

Re: The post man's been ...

Or in my case he hasnt. Various bits and pieces ordered from Wiggle on 8th, paid for "Express First Class Delivery" and still no sign. This is the first time they've let me down. I wasn't in a particular rush for anything but it was a sizable order so I didn't mind paying for the quicker delivery. ...