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by ScotRoutes
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike ?
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: New Bike ?

Piemonster to the forum!!!!
by ScotRoutes
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trek 1120 Forks
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Trek 1120 Forks

If you start thinking that then just remember.
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by ScotRoutes
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1420
Views: 203199

Re: Todays ride

I didn't venture out until 18:30, afraid I'd melt. Did a "standard" ride up to Glenmore and Lochan Uaine before returning round Loch Morlich and Loch an Eilean. https://dgtzuqphqg23d.cloudfront.net/ppAvul9qRbT6GRHm9XSvipwfOEq7OR_6e9nWCWCI8p0-2048x1152.jpg Not sure how long it'll take me to get used ...
by ScotRoutes
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Shine Brighton you Crazy Diamond
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Shine Brighton you Crazy Diamond

Superb. Cycling through the night gives you a newfound appreciation of the rest of your senses. The peaceful whurr of my chain, the wind rushing past my face, the vibration from the road through my bike and into my body, the tiny starbursts of water flicked up from my wheel and illuminated by my lig...
by ScotRoutes
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trek 1120 Forks
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Trek 1120 Forks

Do you really need something with fork leg mounts? Most folk manage without. Take that off your wish list and you'll find loads of forks for your BR.
by ScotRoutes
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike ?
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: New Bike ?

My Pact Wildcat (think of it as the Broken Road prototype) has a choice of 29er or B+ wheels and rigid or 120mm forks. It mostly runs B+/rigid.
by ScotRoutes
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2623
Views: 443060

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

There might have been a 17" Cube Nutrail fatbike on CRC earlier at 40% discount.

And I might have bought it.. :lol:
by ScotRoutes
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are gravel bikes ....
Replies: 20
Views: 347

Re: Are gravel bikes ....

Instagram is awash with #bikepacking tagged images but the first 20 (that actually had bikes in) all either featured panniers or drop bars and most had both. The majority of people appear to use the term bikepacking to just be synonymous with touring. I was about to make the same comment. Touring a...
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New 'boo.
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: New 'boo.

Nice. I can see a couple of them in my drawer :grin:
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats a minimal hydrostatic head
Replies: 14
Views: 206

Re: Whats a minimal hydrostatic head

Summer rain is that fine, misty stuff falling from the sky.

Winter rain is heavy, wet stuff driven by gale force winds.


:lol:
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7374
Views: 747190

Re: The post man's been ...

And left a card as I wasn't at home, so I popped into the PO on a wee 6km run. I'm now the recipient of another Specialized Phenom saddle to match the one on my Occam.

Thanks Dave!
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats a minimal hydrostatic head
Replies: 14
Views: 206

Re: Whats a minimal hydrostatic head

Funny - I was just looking at this recently

https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk ... head-i1245
by ScotRoutes
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Set up for 50/50?
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Set up for 50/50?

If I'm out for a bike ride then I expect to ride my bike as much as possible. I'd rather use knobbly tyres on a road than have to push/carry skinny tyres over rocks and mud. The compromise will very much depend on the route. I would take a MTB to the top of Cairngorm, even if that meant a long road ...
by ScotRoutes
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 602
Views: 30928

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Foties no workie!
by ScotRoutes
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Size Spokes?
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: What Size Spokes?

My advice is to do one of two things. Option 1. Get an old wheel and hub, cut out the spokes, and have a complete practice run at it, all the calculations, lengths and lacing patterns etc are not quite what they seem from a book or a video. You will also be sure you have all the gubbins you need to...
by ScotRoutes
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Its Started: Long Live my WildCat
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Its Started!

Remember, wetsuits aren't waterproof.
by ScotRoutes
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's fueling the hate?
Replies: 40
Views: 624

Re: What's fueling the hate?

I'm not seeing/hearing/experiencing any of this. Most folk I know who cycle also drive. I know lots of drivers who cycle. The area around me is full of cyclists and thousands of folk come here, with their bikes, on holiday.
by ScotRoutes
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1420
Views: 203199

Re: Todays ride

En route to lunch at Corrour

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by ScotRoutes
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SD card shenanigans
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: SD card shenanigans

I have all the iOffer img files backed up on my PC.
by ScotRoutes
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone followed Dave Barter's road LEJOG route?
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Anyone followed Dave Barter's road LEJOG route?

In that case, I can recommend the B709 from Langholm all the way to Innerleithen. Fabulous road and it passes the Samye Ling Buddhist Monastery with its cafe.
by ScotRoutes
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bivibag
Replies: 34
Views: 586

Re: New Bivibag

Yep - I either go with Kestrel(185g) and Tarp(124g) plus pegs and pole (200g ??) or use the Rab Ascent at 583g. I'm also using a quilt (480g) which can be draughty if not using bivvy bag.
by ScotRoutes
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Tempe
Replies: 13
Views: 180

Re: Garmin Tempe

Mine is on the "leash" I have on my Oregon.

FWIW, I reckon it always reads around 3-4C higher than it should.
by ScotRoutes
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bivibag
Replies: 34
Views: 586

Re: New Bivibag

Hadn't thought of the Grangers/Nikwax coating option.....Borah maybe back on. Tarp is a Rig3.5 so coverage is a little limited at times or I just need to learn to pitch it better. Same size as my old Siltarp 1. That's why I've gone bigger http://www.trekkertent.com/home/home/9-cuben-fibre-flat-tarp...
by ScotRoutes
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bivibag
Replies: 34
Views: 586

Re: New Bivibag

Hmm....the Borah doesn't sound too good for a UK weather/tarp mis-pitch situation I bought a slightly larger tarp to ensure I had enough coverage to cope with wind-driven rain. My Rab Ascent is waterproof, breathable, has an optional midge hood and is large enough to get a mat in. I've used it in h...
by ScotRoutes
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bivibag
Replies: 34
Views: 586

Re: New Bivibag

The Snowyside isn't being made/sold anymore.