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by rocklobstercat
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: thigh rub
Replies: 8
Views: 454

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: 611

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: 611

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: 2566

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: 950

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: 950

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...
by rocklobstercat
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Knee warmers
Replies: 30
Views: 915

Re: Knee warmers

Used Endura Thermolite knees warmers for years. I really liked them but they had a seam at the back and would bunch up at the back of the knee. I bought some Louis Garneau ones recently and they are really comfortable with no seams. Not too long and not too short.
by rocklobstercat
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Divided screening in Sheffield
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Re: Divided screening in Sheffield

Went to see it in Edinburgh. Really enjoyed it especially the Q&A session afterwards.
by rocklobstercat
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping Bag
Replies: 2
Views: 430

Sleeping Bag

I'm looking for a new sleeping bag preferably down as it packs smaller, 3 season and under £150. Any recommendations? The Vango Venom 400 caught my eye as it's under 1 kg and goes down to 2 degrees. Anything else out there that's better than this? Cheers.
by rocklobstercat
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Zephyros 1 Poles
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Zephyros 1 Poles

Is wondering if anyone knows where I can get a replacement pole for my Wild Country Zephyros 1 with a smaller fold size. The one supplied with the tent is too big to fit in my frame bag. Apparently the poles for the Zephyros 1 Lite have a smaller fold size but I can't find these anywhere.
by rocklobstercat
Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looks a good buy
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Looks a good buy

Found this bike online. Looks a good deal. What do people think?
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mot ... 30-tcs.htm
by rocklobstercat
Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike Fit Apex
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Bike Fit Apex

I was wondering if anyone on here has had a professional bike fit done on their mountain bikes. I've been looking into an Apex bike fit and have read good things about it improving comfort and performance. If anyone has had one done I'd be interested in your feedback.
by rocklobstercat
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Secrets
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: Bikepacking Secrets

Thanks, didn't even that. I'd be interested in seeing the videos but I'm not paying that much.
by rocklobstercat
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Secrets
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Bikepacking Secrets

Another project by Mike Dion. The link is at https://reveal.bikepackingsecrets.com/m ... 2366119c54

Any thoughts?
by rocklobstercat
Thu Aug 11, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless advice
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Re: Tubeless advice

Yes mine mounted fine with a loud pop and I've ridden them lists but are still losing air around the bead. Maybe I should add more sealant and wait until they deal. I was thinking of going back to tubes which defeats the objective.
by rocklobstercat
Thu Aug 11, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless advice
Replies: 12
Views: 827

Tubeless advice

I've bought some Continental Race King 29er Protection tyres for my Crest Ztr's. I've followed all the usual instructions about mounting the tyre using soapy water, Stans sealant and shaking the tyres leaving them over night etc. For some reason the tyres are losing air around the bead and I can see...
by rocklobstercat
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigid Forks
Replies: 6
Views: 826

Rigid Forks

I have been having problems with my suspension fork on my 29er and was thinking about swapping it for a carbon rigid one. I know a lot of people on here have rigid forks fitted to their bikes. I'd be interested in your views of both pros and cons of having rigid forks.
by rocklobstercat
Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: route planning for europe...like bikehike?
Replies: 3
Views: 430

Re: route planning for europe...like bikehike?

OsmAnd+ for Android. Openstreetmaps of any area and any country. Highly detailed maps with POI, route planning, directions, countour lines, terrain etc. Also www.bikemap.net has a route planner desktop version using Openstreetmaps. I used both of the above in France recently and they worked flawless...
by rocklobstercat
Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OS Maps on your phone
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: OS Maps on your phone

Outdoors GB is excellent, you can download offline maps for a price or you can go online to view maps and it'll save the area that you've looked at in memory to use offline layer on. The latter is £5 a year.
by rocklobstercat
Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ground sheet?
Replies: 3
Views: 372

Re: Ground sheet?

I tried that polycro stuff but found it fiddly to put down flat especially if it is windy as it flaps about. You could peg it down I suppose. I'm using a groundsheet I bought from eBay that allegedly has thermal properties too. It's worked well so far. You can trim it down to save weight. http://m.e...
by rocklobstercat
Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water Filter
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Water Filter

I was in Go Outdoors the other day and saw a water filter bottle thing called 'Water to Go'. A search on the internet and it's got excellent reviews everywhere. Anyone heard of these or used one? I think I'll be buying one soon. http://www.ukpreppersguide.co.uk/best-water-filter-bottle-water-to-go/ ...
by rocklobstercat
Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Crest ZTR Tubeless
Replies: 8
Views: 957

Re: Crest ZTR Tubeless

Yes, my rims came already taped with yellow Stans tape. I'm going to try going tubeless and see how that goes. What's other people's opinions of tubeless setups? Advantages etc.
by rocklobstercat
Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Crest ZTR Tubeless
Replies: 8
Views: 957

Crest ZTR Tubeless

I've just been getting some new Stans Crest ZTR 29er wheels and have had a hell of a job trying to get tyres on. Continental Race Kings and Schwalbe Rocket Ron's were a huge struggle. I was trying them with an inner tube so think that may be the problem. They go on tubeless ok, but if I have problem...
by rocklobstercat
Thu Feb 18, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: to carry a backpack or not
Replies: 24
Views: 1406

Re: to carry a backpack or not

I find if the pack is too heavy you fatigue a lot quicker and you can get saddle sore quicker due to more weight pressing down. These days I try to keep the weight on my back to a minimum so long rides are a lot more comfortable. I use a Deuter Speedlite 15 which is around 300g and only put lighter ...
by rocklobstercat
Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: route planning
Replies: 8
Views: 973

Re: route planning

Anyone use www.outdoorsgps.com? It's about £4 for a year with unlimited use of maps. Landranger and Explorer levels available. You can use it with your smart phone too if you want to work on routes away from the computer.