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by mtbmarkymark
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: MH & PHD bags
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Re: MH & PHD bags

daft question but does the sleeping bag have a zip ?
I know they don't as std but given it is a custom bag i wondered
Cheers Mark
by mtbmarkymark
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hilleberg Akto
Replies: 19
Views: 1205

Re: Hilleberg Akto

As a confessed tentaholic i have owned most of the tents mentioned. The ideal tent does not exist, all are comprimises. I use different tents /tarps at different times of the year The Akto is a very solid tent and easy to get a good taught pitch, quickly, in crap weather, with wet and cold hands. Qu...
by mtbmarkymark
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clear out part 3: Pots an' stuff.
Replies: 23
Views: 1331

Re: Clear out part 3: Pots an' stuff.

Hi Mike, is the Snowpeak solo set still available? . If so i'm interested. Regards Mark
by mtbmarkymark
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bikes with super short stems & a Jones bar
Replies: 35
Views: 1787

Re: bikes with super short stems & a Jones bar

When i fitted my Jones loops ( 660mm wide ) i think i went up from 70 to 90mm on my Salsa.
I have just fitted some Jones copies ( On one Jeff's ), cut them to 660mm and gone up 10mm on a different bike.
by mtbmarkymark
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted : 26" Suspension Fork
Replies: 3
Views: 390

Wanted : 26" Suspension Fork

Wanted :
26" suspension fork
80-100mm travel
1.1/8" Straight steerer of at least 220mm long
disc brake mounts,
Quick release or 15mm axle
Cheers, Mark
by mtbmarkymark
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fitting Jones Loops
Replies: 46
Views: 2655

Re: Fitting Jones Loops

Hi, I'm running the CF loops. Were 710mm but i cut them down to 660mm to match the Ti loops i had. The CF are better at shock absorbing but the Ti's feel bombproof. I run a 90mm stem whereas with straight bars i'd be running 60-70mm on the same bike ( Salsa El Mariachi ) I tried the Ergon Grips but ...
by mtbmarkymark
Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29er Inner tube
Replies: 13
Views: 927

Re: 29er Inner tube

Have used the Schwalbe 19A they are ok but i prefer the Specialized Turbo @ 150-160g
They moulding seams are less pronounced meaning they are easier to fix if the hole is near a seam
by mtbmarkymark
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Six Moon Designs Deschutes
Replies: 23
Views: 1932

Re: Six Moon Designs Deschutes

Hi Sean The Six Mood Designs recommended peg set includes an 8" nail peg for the main line. I took an Alpkit Spike which is the same dimensions as the SMD peg but it's quite a heavy and chunky thing. Is the bigger front peg really required? I use Easton Nail pegs with my Deschutes. I think you do ne...
by mtbmarkymark
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: “Best” cycling waterproof trousers
Replies: 19
Views: 1874

Re: “Best” cycling waterproof trousers

i've had a few pairs of the Montane Atomic ones over the years. Basically exactly the same spec as the Rab ones.
I think if i was buying again i would go for the Rab ones as the current version of the Atomic's have full length zips and are thus heavier / less waterproof / less breathable
by mtbmarkymark
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Head torch recommendations?
Replies: 25
Views: 1932

Re: Head torch recommendations?

Petzl have a new model the bindi, rechargable so lighter than the 3 x AAA classic types
The Black diamond iota is similar and has the useful feature of a lock to prevent accidental switching on
by mtbmarkymark
Sat Nov 17, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter Gloves
Replies: 34
Views: 2831

Re: Winter Gloves

Like many others I have tried countless gloves and my one piece of advice is never ever buy a glove made from 2 or more layers of material down together. They always turn into a nightmare if you ever take them off once wet. Separate layers are the answer so i use a mongrel version of the dissent 133...
by mtbmarkymark
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar Sweep... Worth it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1642

Re: Bar Sweep... Worth it?

have been using a set of Salsa pro moto carbon flat bars (660mm wide , 17deg backsweep ) for years now on my El Mariachi.
i have a spare set going cheap in the classifieds if you do a quick search.
by mtbmarkymark
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: mounting a water bottle horizontally on the top tube
Replies: 4
Views: 695

mounting a water bottle horizontally on the top tube

My current setup has a water bottle in a cage on the seat tube my frame bag is correspondingly smaller as a result i use a long / wide MYOG top tube bag with a capacity of about a litre. The top tube bag is ok in the dry but in rain the stuff inside invariably gets soaking wheras the frame bag keeps...
by mtbmarkymark
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Steel 29er choices
Replies: 50
Views: 4259

Re: Steel 29er choices

Big fan of the the Salsa El Mariachi
i have a steel XL. A skinny tubeset gives a nice ride, Alternator dropouts makes it versatile. Will take the alternator rack
having said that finding one won't be easy, it took me 6 months
by mtbmarkymark
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Salsa 17 deg backsweep carbon bars for your bikepacker
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Salsa 17 deg backsweep carbon bars for your bikepacker

Salsa Pro Moto Carbon bars 17 degrees backsweep for that comfy hand position 25.4mm clamp , 660mm wide brand new and unused i have been running a set of these on my El Mariachi for many years and they are great bars This second set were for a project that won't now happen £ 30 collected from Heading...
by mtbmarkymark
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Middleburn cranks
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: WTD: Middleburn cranks

Hi Ian
i have some RS7's square taper, 175mm, silver c/w 5 bolt triple spider
also some chainrings 20,30 in hardcoat,42 in plain silver.
i can probably find some chainring bolts
All used,
also a brand new 20T in hardcoat
PM me if any good
Cheers Mark
by mtbmarkymark
Tue May 29, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New mobile
Replies: 21
Views: 1861

Re: New mobile

Big fan of my Cat S41, huge battery life, ( i do a weekend on a charge whilst using the in built gps for navigation via Viewranger)
Rugged, waterproof, upto date Android, good internal memory size
by mtbmarkymark
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gloves
Replies: 21
Views: 1463

Re: Gloves

I have been trying to find the perfect glove combinations for ages. Layering seems to be the answer I start with a pair of lightweight work gloves ( Honeywell workeasy ) they are light ( 26g), thin, breathable, and @ £1.50 a pair it doesn't matter if they get trashed mending the bike. On top i use a...
by mtbmarkymark
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproofs
Replies: 41
Views: 4596

Re: Waterproofs

Custom made Paramo's from "Cioch" on the Isle of Skye. lovely people. I got a pocketless, smock design with a close cut hood for under helmet use and long arms made for a very reasonable price. I have never wetted out in my Paramo and the breathability is fantastic so you really can wear all day lik...
by mtbmarkymark
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WANTED: Spesh Stumpjumper HT
Replies: 18
Views: 2129

Re: WANTED: Spesh Stumpjumper HT

Apologies, it's been put back together so my wifes' friend can ride it. Mark
by mtbmarkymark
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold - Hope Crankset black 175 arms
Replies: 2
Views: 519

Re: Hope Crankset black 175 arms

Hi, i'd like them please, PM sent
by mtbmarkymark
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight Trousers..
Replies: 22
Views: 2463

Re: Lightweight Trousers..

+1 for ron hill type things, i personally use Altura cruisers as the legs are a bit longer. I use them as pub wear, sleep wear and if its unexpectedly cold them i can cycle in them.
by mtbmarkymark
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: F.S: Rab Ether X lightweight synthetic insulated jacket
Replies: 3
Views: 805

F.S: Rab Ether X lightweight synthetic insulated jacket

For Sale Rab Ether X Jacket Size large, colour Satsuma lightweight Pertex Quantum GL shell insulated with Primaloft Gold insulation full front zip and zipped pockets either side. The jacket folds up and zips into the left hand pocket which is handy for packing ultralight @ 231g on my scales and pack...