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by AlasdairMc
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: rear hub, Woodchippers
Replies: 2
Views: 74

WTD: rear hub, Woodchippers

Hello,

Does anyone have a rear 32h Hope Pro 2 or 4 for sale? Non-Boost, QR preferably.

Also, Salsa Woodchippers, either metal or carbon?

Thanks.
by AlasdairMc
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat wheel, Surly Rabbit hole rim
Replies: 6
Views: 146

Re: Fat wheel, Surly Rabbit hole rim

A Surly rim strip over the holes, then wide gorilla tape over that worked for me. It needs to be the wide tape as it needs to cover the whole width of the rim in one pass.
by AlasdairMc
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent
Replies: 14
Views: 320

Re: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent

I have the Quantum 350, and think it’s great. I do wonder if they’re being generous with the -6 rating, but I’ve never actually been cold in it, and that includes every Bearbones winter bivi I’ve been on. In terms of tents, I’ve got a Laser Comp, but I’ve wondered about the Solar as a winter tent. T...
by AlasdairMc
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stupid ideas you can't shake.
Replies: 54
Views: 1613

Re: Stupid ideas you can't shake.

Potentially a silly idea, but I cant shake the Colorado Trail from my head. I've reconciled the positives and negatives of the race vs ITT / Tour style or the going alone / with friends either. Thinking about, its not actually that silly an idea so perhaps I should go for it... I also have the Colo...
by AlasdairMc
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I’m struggling...
Replies: 10
Views: 474

Re: I’m struggling...

I queued for 4 (four) hours to get into a techno club in Berlin a few months ago apparently. Don't really remember doing it so I'd recommend altering your mental state should you ever need to spend a similar amount of time in a queue. Doesn’t really work if you’re driving a car tbh, although the de...
by AlasdairMc
Thu May 21, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dropper/Seatpack thingamy
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Dropper/Seatpack thingamy

Great idea. There’s a secondary use in that they provide a temporary collar if your dropper dies on a big ride - someone mentioned similar in a Facebook group I’m in.

Does 50mm cover other manufacturers too? From memory my Wildcat and Revelate packs have straps of broadly similar sizes
by AlasdairMc
Thu May 21, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2020
Replies: 125
Views: 7391

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2020

htrider wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 10:21 pm
I was 80% decided on going SS. If I were to do a notional ITT (or any other trip for that matter) then single speed it will be....
I’m debating singlespeeding my Jones now that my Stooge is away. Like Sean I’ve got a bouncy bike now and it’s amazing, but singlespeeding is a lot of fun.
by AlasdairMc
Wed May 20, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2020
Replies: 125
Views: 7391

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2020

sean_iow wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 2:22 pm
htrider wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 1:59 pm
Plus if you do an ITT there is a lot less urgency so no drama if you have to take some time out to recover....
You're confusing an ITT with touring :wink:

I'd be concerned about making round with my current form :lol:
Just put gears on and you’ll be fine :-)
by AlasdairMc
Tue May 19, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2020
Replies: 125
Views: 7391

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2020

We’ll need to review the list of supply stops after this as there’s a real risk some may disappear in the next few months. Plenty of precarious operations using their summer takings to pay their winter debts, and if opening delays much then they may not have that chance. I'll do my bit by heading up...
by AlasdairMc
Sun May 10, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What tents do you lot use
Replies: 58
Views: 1784

Re: What tents do you lot use

Terra Nova Laser Comp 1 for me. It’s a really really good tent, just under a kilo with bags of space. Comfort is important for me, so having lots of interior space is welcome.
by AlasdairMc
Fri May 08, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: S*dding bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: S*dding bearings

On the subject of bearings, I’ve just discovered the joys of a blind bearing puller. No more tapping around a bearing hoping for the best. Amazon have them from £22 up depending on the sizes needed.
by AlasdairMc
Tue May 05, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: N+1 for Plus?
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: N+1 for Plus?

Fat bike good for fat bike stuff, although for better rolling then a 27.5 x 3.8” is a really good combination. I have this on the front of my Jones and it rides well. Full fat is better in snow though, the 4.8” tyre much more voluminous.
by AlasdairMc
Sat May 02, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suspender riders...
Replies: 79
Views: 2797

Re: Full suspender riders...

This just landed in my inbox from cotic:- https://www.cotic.co.uk/product/rocketMAX Quite a nice looking thing and the frames are now made just down the road from me. I guess my issue is that you could ride this through absolutely anything just by pointing and pedaling..... Do it! Support my local ...
by AlasdairMc
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaf's respirator appeal.
Replies: 103
Views: 3044

Re: Shaf's respirator appeal.

Great to see that letter, thanks for sharing.

Charlie now has the Stooge from me, it arrived on Monday. Happy days.
by AlasdairMc
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ti repair - Picture added :)
Replies: 26
Views: 924

Re: Ti repair - Picture added :)

Not a great day. Just found a crack in the top tube of my Kinesis ATR :oops: No idea how it got there, is it repairable? How visible would the repair be? (If indeed it cn be repaired). Not an ideal time to be buying a new frame.... https://i.imgur.com/TSTw8Sx.jpg I have recent experience of Ti repa...
by AlasdairMc
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Changing pads whilst out
Replies: 28
Views: 1029

Re: Changing pads whilst out

I sadly lost my Leatherman Skeletool CX, which is an ideal trail plier. I’ve since replaced it with a Squirt PS4 which is a bit flimsy at times but generally well made. It’s also genuinely tiny so goes on my keyring all the time. Pad-wise, I bedded in four sets of pads years ago for the Puffer and s...
by AlasdairMc
Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: ENDING 9pm: Ti Stooge auction - respirator fundraiser
Replies: 54
Views: 2903

Re: ENDING 9pm: Ti Stooge auction - respirator fundraiser

Now that funds have been received, I’ve now deleted Shaf’s email address at his request. If you want to donate anything to his hospital trust, please do so directly at https://www.yorkhospitals.nhs.uk/get-involved/york-teaching-hospital-charity/how-to-donate/ Alternatively, your local trust could pr...
by AlasdairMc
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: ENDING 9pm: Ti Stooge auction - respirator fundraiser
Replies: 54
Views: 2903

Re: ENDING 9pm: Ti Stooge auction - respirator fundraiser

Charliecres wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:59 pm
£611
Winner! If you PayPal Shaf to his address in the first post, I’ll get it shipped to you this week on receipt of your address,
by AlasdairMc
Sun Apr 19, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: ENDING 9pm: Ti Stooge auction - respirator fundraiser
Replies: 54
Views: 2903

Re: ENDING 9pm: Ti Stooge auction - respirator fundraiser

Actual 9pm - 11 minutes’ time.
by AlasdairMc
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another frame hunt?
Replies: 16
Views: 666

Re: Another frame hunt?

redefined_cycles wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:55 pm
Dave.. the Ti Stooge in the classifieds auction... does that tick the boxes?? :grin:
Yes, this. 90 minutes to make up your mind!
by AlasdairMc
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?
Replies: 54
Views: 2759

Re: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?

When did Tramadol become performance enhancing though? I had a course after some surgery a few years ago and suffered with nausea and dizziness, not ideal for riding? I have a couple of close relatives who take it, and it’s clear they’re off their tits on even one tablet. It’s really not the sort o...
by AlasdairMc
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: ENDING 9pm: Ti Stooge auction - respirator fundraiser
Replies: 54
Views: 2903

Re: Back in business: Ti Stooge auction - respirator fundraiser

So Charlie is back in the lead at £450. A good price for a great bike. Anyone else?
by AlasdairMc
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: ENDING 9pm: Ti Stooge auction - respirator fundraiser
Replies: 54
Views: 2903

Re: Back in business: Ti Stooge auction - respirator fundraiser

I had a 3” 29er Chronicle in the rear, so 650b + is fine.

It’s 135mm QR
by AlasdairMc
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trad Carradice saddle bags (user experience and MYOG related)
Replies: 19
Views: 744

Re: Trad Carradice saddle bags (user experience and MYOG related)

I had one for my Lejog and it was great. Attached to a Brooks saddle, I used the little rack as well for support, but in the end it fell apart (pretty much at Tongue on the north cost). Great bags for just chucking stuff in, and with the long flap it made stretching it for even more stuff particular...