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by rocklobstercat
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Similar to Exposure, but not... is there such a thing?
Replies: 89
Views: 2237

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

I find the mount on the Ravemen rock solid and doesn't move at all.
by rocklobstercat
Wed Nov 11, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Similar to Exposure, but not... is there such a thing?
Replies: 89
Views: 2237

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

I've had a Torchy light for about 8 years and it's been brilliant. However the wire started to fray and I couldn't work out how to fix it. I read all the reviews and bike light forums and eventually decided on the Ravemen PR1600. The build quality is superb and I like not having an external battery ...
by rocklobstercat
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Helmet Lights
Replies: 26
Views: 621

Re: Helmet Lights

See things, to use in conjunction with bar mounted lights.
by rocklobstercat
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Helmet Lights
Replies: 26
Views: 621

Helmet Lights

Any recommendations on helmet lights? Not too heavy or ridiculously expensive?
by rocklobstercat
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stans Arch & Crest
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Re: Stans Arch & Crest

I had a reply from Garett at Stans. He reckons even reputable wheel builders are over tightening the spokes on Arch rims and said he has seen this a lot. He recommends a maximum of 105 kgf which is 20 less than what's listed on their website.
by rocklobstercat
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stans Arch & Crest
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Re: Stans Arch & Crest

I know what you mean but all the mechanics I've used have good reputations in wheel building and have been recommended. I've read on other forums that it is a common problem with Crests and Arches. I've emailed Stans HQ to see if they can offer any advice. If all else fails I'll try another make of ...
by rocklobstercat
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stans Arch & Crest
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Re: Stans Arch & Crest

Don't think so. I've had them built by different mechanics and initially thought that. The spoke tensions have been under and at the recommended torque but it doesn't seem to make a difference.
by rocklobstercat
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stans Arch & Crest
Replies: 13
Views: 328

Stans Arch & Crest

I've had two Crests develop cracks around the spoke holes and two Arches that have had the same problem. All in the space of 2 years which have bee replaced under warranty. I'm well under the recommended rider weight so not sure what's causing this. Anyone else had the same problem with these rims?
by rocklobstercat
Sat Aug 22, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Kraku and gas canister issues
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Alpkit Kraku and gas canister issues

It'll be a compatibility issue with the type of gas canister you're using. I have a Kraku and only use it with Coleman canisters and it works perfectly.
by rocklobstercat
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 58
Views: 2250

Re: Pillows

I have tried loads of different pillows over the years and have never found any that are comfortable until I bought a Thermarest Compressible. This feels like a proper pillow and I sleep really well using it. The only downside is that it is over 200g and doesn't pack down as small as an inflatable o...
by rocklobstercat
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What do you think about when you are riding?
Replies: 33
Views: 1518

Re: What do you think about when you are riding?

Mine drifts and sort of floats a bit like when you're dropping off to sleep apart from I'm awake. Mostly it's positive thoughts and sometimes I come up with good ideas without concentrating.
by rocklobstercat
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What GPS unit to get?
Replies: 32
Views: 1471

Re: What GPS unit to get?

I've used a Dakota 20 for years and it's been great on preloaded GPX files although it's very slow with a low res screen. Upgraded to a Garmin Edge 830 recently and love it. Also depends on how much you want to spend.
by rocklobstercat
Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1 X
Replies: 23
Views: 968

Re: 1 X

Is having a front derailleur to change chain rings not a better idea than doing it by hand? I thought that's what it was invented for. I'm interested in trying 1 x, no doubt I'll think it's great and not go back 😁👍
by rocklobstercat
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1 X
Replies: 23
Views: 968

Re: 1 X

I understand the simplicity but seems like technology is going backwards. Less gears, less choice and less combinations. One thing I can't work out is if you're powering up a hill out of the saddle in a mid gear and want to get down to a small gear quickly once you're at the top you can do so quickl...
by rocklobstercat
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1 X
Replies: 23
Views: 968

1 X

I've noticed most bikes are coming with 1 x setup now. Lots of pros and cons published on the internet. What's people's thoughts and experiences on this setup? I'm still running a triple. 😁
by rocklobstercat
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: DeWidget Strapdeck
Replies: 22
Views: 1137

Re: DeWidget Strapdeck

Thanks for the info. It sounds like a good concept for small bags but maybe not ideal for my setup which is a 13l Alpkit drybag. I've been using a Wildcat harness for years so will continue to do so until something better is invented for larger loads. Like you say maybe a larger Strapdeck may work b...
by rocklobstercat
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: DeWidget Strapdeck
Replies: 22
Views: 1137

DeWidget Strapdeck

I've been looking at these and like the idea of easy setup compared to a harness I've been using which takes a while to mount. Any advantages of the Strapdeck system and would it be any good for carrying a sleeping bag, bivi bag and mat out front. I think the weight limit suggested was 1.7kgs. I wou...
by rocklobstercat
Fri Jun 05, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Top Tube Bags (again)
Replies: 23
Views: 1031

Re: Top Tube Bags (again)

I have a medium Alpkit one that I've used for around 4 years. I've improved it by gluing thin plastic panels cut to shape inside. Bought the plastic from ebay for £3. It doesnt flop or move. Any bag that is over a certain size without reinforced rigidity will flop about so bear that in mind when loo...
by rocklobstercat
Fri May 15, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What tents do you lot use
Replies: 58
Views: 2950

Re: What tents do you lot use

Are these Lanshan 1 tents any good? I see there is a pro version avaiable. Anyone used one? Look good for the money and lightweight too.
by rocklobstercat
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: thigh rub
Replies: 8
Views: 890

Re: thigh rub

Just make sure the bag near the seatpost stays a tapered shape after packing. Sometimes it can bulge causing thigh rub. I normally squeeze this part of the bag together after packing to ensure this.
by rocklobstercat
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water Filtration Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Re: Water Filtration Advice

I'll be using it in the North York Moors and Durham Dales areas but there's a lot of farmland about so was concerned that the water could get contaminated from sheep etc. Would the Trailshot be able to filter this?
by rocklobstercat
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water Filtration Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 1039

Water Filtration Advice

I've purchased an MSR Trailshot and was impressed how easy it looks to filter water. I am now reading it doesn't remove viruses. Am I supposed to use chlorine tablets as well? Seems like a lot of jargon and contradictory advice when I've Googled it. Any advice would be appreciated.
by rocklobstercat
Wed Nov 21, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Serious Assault
Replies: 29
Views: 3626

Re: Serious Assault

You should report it to the police as you are a victim of an assault and then a civil claim against this person through a solicitor for damage to yourself or your bike. Just because two people are involved in an accident doesn't give any of them a right to assault the other person.
by rocklobstercat
Sat May 05, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Continental Race King
Replies: 11
Views: 1416

Re: Continental Race King

Yes Stan's Crest ZTR
by rocklobstercat
Sat May 05, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Continental Race King
Replies: 11
Views: 1416

Continental Race King

I've just has a Continental Race King 29er Protection tubeless tyre explode after packing the bags on my bike. When I've checked, the rubber on the tyre has come away from the bead on a small part of the tyre. Anyone ever had this happen to them? Can't seem to find these tyres anywhere on the intern...