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by ScotRoutes
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Saddles
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Saddles

LOL - I was reading it in reverse :-)
by ScotRoutes
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Saddles
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Saddles

Actually, thinner seatposts are more comfy. 27.2 in Ti would be a good option. Fit a shim if necessary.

Alu frames are, typically, the most unforgiving too (though much can be done with design and manufacture to help overcome this).
by ScotRoutes
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Saddles
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Saddles

Having tried a few saddles (including a B17) I'm now standardising on 143mm Specialized saddles for both MTB (Phenom) and road (Toupe). FWIW I also like Charge Spoons but I find they don't last very long. Over the course of a few months, the foam seems to "pack down", losing comfort for longer rides...
by ScotRoutes
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 631

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

It'd take a proper lockdown to get me on mine in the near future. Day 6 of 14.... Go on, explain, I'm feeling slow :grin: We are in day 6 of self-isolation as my Missus got some symptoms last Friday (two colleagues also ill now and they've been tested so we might know more on Friday). That means I ...
by ScotRoutes
Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 'post'?
Replies: 10
Views: 130

Re: The 'post'?

All normal here, though I've not actually been ordering much.
by ScotRoutes
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: F10 Project Hydrogen Tent - tempted?
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: F10 Project Hydrogen Tent - tempted?

I say £600??? :lol:

F10 Helium UL 1 is less than half that
by ScotRoutes
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 631

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

jameso wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:31 pm
It'd take a proper lockdown to get me on mine in the near future.
Day 6 of 14....
by ScotRoutes
Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 50
Views: 3625

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

My post-CV19 business idea is to hand deliver water from Loch Einich to that there London. Cycling all the way of course. I reckon at around £1,000 per litre I can make a go of it as there will be enough "discerning customers" . I will then start a franchise, retire to North Uist and put my feet up.
by ScotRoutes
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 50
Views: 3625

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

oreocereus wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:03 pm
Good water (most cafes have a several thousand ££ reverse osmosis system to control their water recipes
:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
by ScotRoutes
Wed Apr 08, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 631

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

I dug out an ancient turbo trainer last night and hooked the bike up. Did 35mins earlier. Its crap.
by ScotRoutes
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2983
Views: 512615

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Even if I was sure, there's no way I'm spending £25 on them. Which is one way of justifying it - they're not losing a sale, because at £25 a sale was never a possibility
Yep - that's the other side of the coin and I'm not even going to try to deny that I've also bought cheaply on that basis.
by ScotRoutes
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 631

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

It also made me realise how much I like being outside, and made me wonder if I shouldn't try to do simple things like going for a bit of a walk or a gentle ride, maybe a picnic, more often, rather than always trying to go longer, faster, or harder. I came to that realisation a while back. As regard...
by ScotRoutes
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2983
Views: 512615

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Chinese version of TOGs: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MTB-Thumb-Rest-Grips-Road-Mountain-Bike-Bicycle-Sports-Universal-Bar-End/303514733839?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=602724969941&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 I haven't tried them, but I've ordered some to compare against the originals that I'v...
by ScotRoutes
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: CV19 (emergencyBam Rules) Comp
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: CV19 (emergencyBam Rules) Comp

I'm out. Self-isolation means I can't leave the garden for a ride, though I could camp in it.

No problem though. As you know I'm not the competitive type :lol:
by ScotRoutes
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 631

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

Not me.

Currently on day 5 (of 14) of self-isolation. Can I just say - make the most of what freedom you have!
by ScotRoutes
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Restrap route planning competition
Replies: 30
Views: 329

Re: Restrap route planning competition

LOL. That's just one we've already talked about. If there is no requirement for it to loop back home then I could play around with it.
by ScotRoutes
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Restrap route planning competition
Replies: 30
Views: 329

Re: Restrap route planning competition

We've already been looking at a day round Cairngorm taking in the descent from Loch Etchachan. That means a return via the Lairig an Laoigh and Bynack Mor. That comes in at 75km and 2350m of ascent, door to door*. It's about 90-95% off-road.

* I wasn't clear if the rules meant returning too.
by ScotRoutes
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Restrap route planning competition
Replies: 30
Views: 329

Re: Restrap route planning competition

must be routed on set roads or trails.
Pah!
by ScotRoutes
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1649
Views: 238333

Re: Todays ride

Why not indeed. Nice trails, nice day, not many folk around.

(you do realise I was being a bit facetious?)
by ScotRoutes
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8019
Views: 840895

Re: The post man's been ...

A Google Nest Hub. We have one already and I've been surprised at how much use we've made if it. I bought it when it was on offer and had been waiting for the offer to repeat. My favourite feature turns out to be one I'd not planned on - it's a great digital photo frame. I have it showing some favou...
by ScotRoutes
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a full lock-down coming?
Replies: 57
Views: 1045

Re: Is a full lock-down coming?

benconnolli wrote:
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:49 am
So fining people who break lockdown rules, how is that stopping the entitled rich people flaunting it?
Like Prince Charles?
by ScotRoutes
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 323
Views: 12524

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Stilton and Christmas cake :-bd :-bd :-bd
by ScotRoutes
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a full lock-down coming?
Replies: 57
Views: 1045

Re: Is a full lock-down coming?

I use the long-lens trick quite a bit myself so I tend to notice when it is being (ab)used. One classic you'll often see is that shot of someone on a beach and a massive setting sun behind them.

I might dig out a couple of photos later.
by ScotRoutes
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 323
Views: 12524

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

There's no need to put fruit in cheese as long as you eat it with fruit cake.
by ScotRoutes
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a full lock-down coming?
Replies: 57
Views: 1045

Re: Is a full lock-down coming?

As usual the media will play on any small infringement in the drive to sell clicks. On the whole, folk have been behaving.