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by composite
Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Flex Plan
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: SPOT Flex Plan

I had always been waiting for this type of plan before getting a SPOT. Hadn't noticed that they had finally got around to offering one.

7 months switched on you save money compared to the yearly subscription.
8 months break even.
9 months and it would be cheaper to go for the yearly subscription.
by composite
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 84
Views: 8474

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Diary of a Randonneur - Episode 17 - My First 600 https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/episode17_video_thumbnail_template-1024x576.jpg Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JopMa0a7ksg https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/2020/09/diary-of-a-randonneur-episode-17-my-fir...
by composite
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Guiding on the Slate trails (Video)
Replies: 24
Views: 610

Re: Guiding on the Slate trails

Those stunningly big views are what I always go to Wales for. They just don't exist in the Midlands, I guess the Long Mynd is the closest we have here.
by composite
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bar bag test
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Bar bag test

I've found that drop bar handlebar roll packing is far more of a dark art than flat bars.
by composite
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 84
Views: 8474

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

THE MARCH EAST/THE MARCH WEST (2 X 200 DIY) Decided I couldn't be doing with filming this trip either, so I have done another write-up. Plenty of photos though. https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/2020/08/the-march-east-the-march-west-2-x-200-diy/ https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/wp-content/upl...
by composite
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 84
Views: 8474

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Audax returns: The first ride back
A write up with no video this time. I need a little break from the editing. :grin:
https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/20 ... ride-back/

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by composite
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Old Deore 3x9 ... just lovely
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Old Deore 3x9 ... just lovely

Still running 9 speed on The Mutt (Singular Kite). It's a bastardised mix of XT, SLX, and Sora! Works great!
by composite
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hot ... innit?
Replies: 21
Views: 642

Re: Hot ... innit?

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by composite
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: gpx analyser
Replies: 19
Views: 466

Re: gpx analyser

Strava does it for subscribers. It's not bad as far as I've been able to tell. Chuck your route up and I'll put it in if you like. In my experience the Strava one is terrible. I even plotted a route that was all A/B road to just be the fastest way to get somewhere after work and roughly a third was...
by composite
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's The Furthest You've Had To Walk Back Due To A Mechanical?
Replies: 23
Views: 699

Re: What's The Furthest You've Had To Walk Back Due To A Mechanical?

Does body mechanal count?

Pushed out for an hour and a half in the pissing rain, at night with a broken arm. Made a make shift sling with a spare tube. Spent another hour on the platform shivering and going into shock. It was a testing evening.
by composite
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coffee bags or other options
Replies: 33
Views: 1043

Re: Coffee bags or other options

I guess this doesn't really answer the question but I use the Orleib coffee filter holder.
My quick review.
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by composite
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 84
Views: 8474

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Episode 16 - The Mortimer Round Mike, Steve and I do the Cross Cartel Mortimer Round route. We did it a week late so it was quieter and given the type of event it is, I'm not even sure there is that much point doing it on the "given" date. Anyway, it was great to see the lads and actually ride with ...
by composite
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 42
Views: 1196

Re: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

I have 105s on my CRG and they are more power than I normally need. Don't eat pads either... I've done about 6000km since last November on that bike and I have just swapped out the pads!
by composite
Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am
Replies: 82
Views: 2631

Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

I’ll admit the restrictions are daft, you can’t see someone in their garden but you can go to the beer garden, leave the area or visit for a holiday, work in the area or you can still visit cafes/restaurants etc, even have the cleaner come into your home (how STW...!). Weirdest restrictions ever......
by composite
Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Genius.
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: Genius.

The picture on the side with the woman in heels, hahahaha. :grin:
by composite
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tool Rolls: whats your selection of choice?
Replies: 35
Views: 691

Re: Tool Rolls: whats your selection of choice?

I have the AcePac tool roll and I'm very happy with it. Been using it to keep tools tidy in the frame bag as well as stand-alone strapped to my saddle rails. I have both Restrap and other AcePac stuff and I think they are both really good. I really can't see any difference in terms of the quality of...
by composite
Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2mm, 2 'kin mm.
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: 2mm, 2 'kin mm.

FLV wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 4:03 pm
I can only imagine how much he enjoyed making you do that Stu, probably be chuckling about it for days!
Karma repaying Stu for the BB200/300 routes. By rights we should all be having a chuckle at about this. :smile:
by composite
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who makes......
Replies: 10
Views: 515

Re: Who makes......

You could give https://www.straightcutdesign.com/ a go. There isn't a roll-top option on the site but Ross seemed very open to requests when I got my custom frame bag done. His communication was very good and the bag I got is great.
by composite
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oh Arse!
Replies: 35
Views: 1315

Re: Oh Arse!

To honest, I’ve no idea, the light bicycle rims are promoted as being good for tubeless setup, it does seem counterintuitive not to have a more traditional bead hook, probably best do some research given my recent wheel woes. I can generally speaking vouch for Light Bicycle rims. I have 6 and have ...
by composite
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatherings?
Replies: 48
Views: 1197

Re: Gatherings?

Not really the same but our club rides are back on now with restrictions. Group sizes are restricted and you have to book yourself onto a group pre-ride. Each group has a very strict staggered start time. Our club is based out of a beer serving cafe so when we get back for drinks we are only allowed...
by composite
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Powdered Drink Mix
Replies: 40
Views: 661

Re: Powdered Drink Mix

BigdummySteve wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 8:07 pm
I do use the tablets but I find they tend to breakup into bit rattling about.
Keeping them in the tube is the problem. Since I started decanting them into a jiffy bag they have been fine.
by composite
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Powdered Drink Mix
Replies: 40
Views: 661

Re: Powdered Drink Mix

Another vote for the High Five zero tabs as well. They give water a decent flavour and give you a dose of electrolytes. I have found that since I started using them I drink a lot more as it just tastes better than plain water. Being tablets, they are small to carry as well, I took 4 days worth with ...
by composite
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any one in the Bath area?
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Re: Any one in the Bath area?

Either, never been that fussy.
by composite
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any one in the Bath area?
Replies: 3
Views: 206

Any one in the Bath area?

Hey all. I'm planning something at the moment and wondered if there was anyone on the forum from the Bath area that might be able to give me the benefit of their knowledge about the "local beauty spots"? Happy to have a chat via PMs. :-bd
by composite
Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: A road trip around Wales
Replies: 21
Views: 725

Re: A road trip around Wales

Enjoyed that, made me think of my 4 day trip in March. Jealous that you crossed Barmouth in daylight and of the weather you had. I wasn't expecting much in those terms though... it was March after all. I had been thinking about doing Birmingham to St Davids and back at the end of August. Seeing the ...