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by rocklobstercat
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 42
Views: 762

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: 740

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: 762

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: 470

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: 470

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: 470

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: 619

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: 619

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: 513

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: 1858

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: 648

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: 766

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: 766

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: 2923

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: 1142

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: 1142

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: 1077

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: 1219

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: 505

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: 510

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: 583

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: 709

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: 823

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: 823

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: 976

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.