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by ScotRoutes
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2119
Views: 296785

Re: Todays ride

Still exploring the wilderness north of Carrbridge. Lots of VERY empty landscape around here, though a couple of bothies (lunch huts) too. https://dgtzuqphqg23d.cloudfront.net/8MRyqFBoVJUIvvQGcrKyQ_m3HkwTDaj9LBxulMkBjJQ-2048x1150.jpg https://dgtzuqphqg23d.cloudfront.net/2B3aAzAkmWgH5SyQQAqRxFpFX2ZuN...
by ScotRoutes
Tue Dec 01, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 168
Views: 7467

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

That's by no means the first drop-barred fatbike I've seen (and I mean JPs). I'm thinking at least 5 years ago, probably 6.
by ScotRoutes
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS Tracker Thread - Spot Content and In reach
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: GPS Tracker Thread - Spot Content and In reach

I have a Spot 3 and looked at the Inreach but the battery life ruled that out for me. I didn't renew Spot last year but will likely do so this month as they have the discounted offer on.
by ScotRoutes
Tue Dec 01, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: That's a lot of bike for the money
Replies: 27
Views: 630

Re: That's a lot of bike for the money

SRAM and only 1x.

I'll pass.
by ScotRoutes
Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Keela Roadrunner Trousers - 36 Regular
Replies: 2
Views: 236

Re: FS: Keela Roadrunner Trousers - 36 Regular

Ooh. At £50 I might treat myself to a second pair!
by ScotRoutes
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheapest/lightest option to add warmth
Replies: 20
Views: 367

Re: Cheapest/lightest option to add warmth

mikehowarth wrote:
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:15 pm

As Bob points out, the main thing is ensuring the bag is lofting properly, sticking on more clothes is often counterintuitive.
Yep. And that's before we start on Dew Point management (partially covered in the linked item) . 😊
by ScotRoutes
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9027
Views: 1013400

Re: The post man's been ...

Not actually the Postie... a late Birthday present in the form of some Dalmore 12 year old! :-bd
by ScotRoutes
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheapest/lightest option to add warmth
Replies: 20
Views: 367

Re: Cheapest/lightest option to add warmth

I used my Phantom 32 with a Cumulus 250 quilt last winter. It's as warm as my heavier/warm bag but more compact and easier to pack. The only downside is that it becomes a bit bulky to fit in my bivvy bag and still have space for lofting. Fine in a tent though.
by ScotRoutes
Sun Nov 29, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Global Fat Bike Day 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: Global Fat Bike Day 2020

Aye - Sunday 5th.

I might be out on the 6th as well/instead, although we'd always planned it would be on the Saturday.

There's a local Fatbike Group arranging a meet up at Glenlivet (Covid compliant, obviously).
by ScotRoutes
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Good biking android phone recommendations
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Good biking android phone recommendations

Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact would appear to satisfy all your criteria.
by ScotRoutes
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Black Friday deals
Replies: 40
Views: 1459

Re: Black Friday deals

Outdry.. My original is a Medium and fits well. I'm a Medium in most garments.
The one I ordered recently was also a Medium and was way too big. I sent it back.
by ScotRoutes
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9027
Views: 1013400

Re: The post man's been ...

Tomshoo titanium bottle. Fits is a bottle cage. Has a neoprene sleeve. Will be added to my winter bivvy kit as a hot water bottle.
by ScotRoutes
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Similar to Exposure, but not... is there such a thing?
Replies: 87
Views: 1737

Re: Similar to Exposure, but not... is there such a thing?

I have a Maxx-D and an Eqiuinox. They do occasionally both get used on full power!
by ScotRoutes
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8
Replies: 98
Views: 1752

Re: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8

Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:55 pm
I'm probably being dense but why isn't the top-cap above the the top of the stem? Otherwise how does it pre-load the bearings?
It'll work like normal as long as the diameter of the top-cap is smaller than the internal diameter of the stem.
by ScotRoutes
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8
Replies: 98
Views: 1752

Re: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8

That looks like a puddle collector and, TBH, a really dodgy piece of design. I'm sure we'd have heard if they'd been causing problems but clamping the steerer like that? No thanks.
by ScotRoutes
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?
Replies: 47
Views: 722

Re: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?

For luggage carrying purposes , I specified a slightly higher BB when getting Brant to design my Pact frame. What was your thinking here? Ah - higher BB means higher saddle. Wee legs + low saddle + big wheels leaves little space for a seatpack. Of course, there's a reduction in the size of the fram...
by ScotRoutes
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?
Replies: 47
Views: 722

Re: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?

For luggage carrying purposes, I specified a slightly higher BB when getting Brant to design my Pact frame.
by ScotRoutes
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Black Friday deals
Replies: 40
Views: 1459

Re: Black Friday deals

I'm sure there must be at least 105 cranks on this forum.
by ScotRoutes
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?
Replies: 47
Views: 722

Re: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?

There would be a miniscule change to the handling. Wheelbase is the same. Head angle is the same. You've just dropped the BB a little. My Pact has both B+ and 29er wheels (currently running 2.1" tyres). I don't notice the small difference in BB height when riding (I think it's about 8mm). The B+ whe...
by ScotRoutes
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: PX Goldrush - Yay or Nay
Replies: 18
Views: 692

Re: PX Goldrush - Yay or Nay

Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:23 pm
ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:19 pm
Not even with your bargepole.
:lol:

Are you deliberately trying to take the shine off?

:lol: :lol:
Well... you did ask :wink:
by ScotRoutes
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: PX Goldrush - Yay or Nay
Replies: 18
Views: 692

Re: PX Goldrush - Yay or Nay

Not even with your bargepole.
by ScotRoutes
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has anyone ever totally given up...
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: Has anyone ever totally given up...

If you work in a bike shop, giving up is not an option.
by ScotRoutes
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bothies and covid
Replies: 20
Views: 663

Re: Bothies and covid

There's a chance we could lose a few bothies if folks don't heed the rules. Remember, they exist by the goodwill of the estates. Fine for an emergency, otherwise avoid. I made it clear for the Cairngorms Loop Group Start that using a bothy meant your event was over.