Search found 1304 matches

by Lazarus
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 39
Views: 675

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

I've manged to get a place
If it stays like this you just "won" your second race :-bd
by Lazarus
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 41
Views: 597

Re: Pillows

If it is under your sleeping bag hood then you already have a layer of down.
Cannot see how as I never ever use down
by Lazarus
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What works, what doesn't!
Replies: 19
Views: 543

Re: What works, what doesn't!

I dont think anyone expects us all to agree - we would not even agree on what type of bike to take never mind the kit - but it might be iteresting to see the variation/what folk like the most. Can i add i agree about waterproof socks - they are ok for commuting but how they can be decribed as waterp...
by Lazarus
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What works, what doesn't!
Replies: 19
Views: 543

Re: What works, what doesn't!

Hope - works on the bike and also on you :wink:


I love time pedals personally
by Lazarus
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest some v brake levers for 5 yr old hands?
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Suggest some v brake levers for 5 yr old hands?

is there not a scre you can adjust to bring the brake closer to the bar - pretty sure even the cheapo set on my kids bike at that age had the adjuster - its usually between where the brake cable enters and the clamp and just a simple screw I can get some for free probably when back in work but who k...
by Lazarus
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3212
Views: 545358

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

the titanium i own is 300 g ish - possibly under [ batteries are going offon my scales so cannot be certain.
It does not pack small like a pacamac[its not huge either] but by god they are good in use - i would tend to take it by wearing it though rather than packing it
by Lazarus
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 41
Views: 597

Re: Pillows

I use a sea to summit one and its nice and cofortable TLS does not mean dont take what you need it means leave at home what you dont need/wont use and what you need is not the same for all of us IME 40-60 g extra weight will not slow me down as much as a neck so sore i cannot turn it. 20 years ago n...
by Lazarus
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to keep your feet dry in the summer
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: How to keep your feet dry in the summer

Pretty sure its sweat that makes my sealskinz wet as the inside is often damp and the outside dry or at least dryer

As noted I think you have to just go for warm once wet off road or wear some winter boots - but they are too warm IME
by Lazarus
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: Sub 600g bag or quil
Replies: 25
Views: 443

Re: Wtd: Sub 600g bag or quil

Please note not in the EU so there is VAT on cost and postage- £20 - so potentially import implications £135 limit so probably just under depending on excahnge rates when calculater] Valley quilts end up abut the same price [ think they are £20 dearer ish] without import issues once you do some math...
by Lazarus
Sat Jul 04, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I need an Exposure (6 pack Race or Diablo)
Replies: 20
Views: 339

Re: Do I need an Exposure (6 pack Race or Diablo)

I usea joystick with a MTB external battery pack or i use a sinewave becon dynamo light* + joystick but no external battery - i can charge it from the dynamo power pack if required. IMHO you dont need a brightlight in the middle of nowhere as your eyes adapt to less light and the top setting still s...
by Lazarus
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Now This is a DB MTB!
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Now This is a DB MTB!

slammed stem and what 4-5 inches ,if that, of seat post showing and that is for a rider who is 6 foot 3

I am out
by Lazarus
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8394
Views: 884702

Re: The post man's been ...

tubeless valves
Two laptops [ for the kids]
Last bel air saddle in the world
by Lazarus
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: Sub 600g bag or quil
Replies: 25
Views: 443

Re: Wtd: Sub 600g bag or quil

Yes cheap for a synthetic one but no temp rating means its just too big a risk for me https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/equipment-c3/sleeping-bags-c21/sleeping-bags-c88/2020-v-notch-ul-40-synthetic-sleeping-bag-p13466 that claims to be 4 degrees and is same make with 50% more insulation - neve...
by Lazarus
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?
Replies: 35
Views: 421

Re: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?

Would expect an hour or 2 to have done it though, the cache battery inside is only 150mAh capacity. yes - they should provide toward 500maH from a 3 w hub - even a poorly efficient one has to b doing 150mah per hour as the hub will do about 600mah but there will be somelosses through the system. Po...
by Lazarus
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?
Replies: 35
Views: 421

Re: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?

link works for me - there are a number of vicarous fixing of bikes threads going on hope it gets sorted [ and the rohloff one too]
by Lazarus
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?
Replies: 35
Views: 421

Re: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?

it's current that charges stuff not the voltage, you might have 5V but nearly zero current? the current is the voltage that said you can have current without much amps the way I always remember it is picture a river Volts is how fast it is flowing- current - Amps is how wide the river is watts is h...
by Lazarus
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?
Replies: 35
Views: 421

Re: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?

What he said - if you a have a working system just swap bits over from the broken set up test it works and repeat with next part. If it still does not work and whatever you added last is broken /requires investigation - might help to use tapeto code the workign system first as I am the sort of idiot...
by Lazarus
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi boots
Replies: 30
Views: 604

Re: Bivi boots

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Skinners-Athletic-Socks-Steel-Celeste/dp/B076HPHWNZ/ref=pd_di_sccai_5/257-8677757-3533665?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B076HPHWNZ&pd_rd_r=f7f57004-580d-48ab-9e60-fff32f3f5c46&pd_rd_w=0Htlt&pd_rd_wg=m9hv0&pf_rd_p=59cc1d13-7615-4c08-b20b-ea879fcdf2b9&pf_rd_r=1385J3GYZKXBXNQRPE65&ref...
by Lazarus
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: No expense spared kit wish list
Replies: 37
Views: 940

Re: No expense spared kit wish list

cuben tent would probably be top of my list for kit
by Lazarus
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi boots
Replies: 30
Views: 604

Re: Bivi boots

i saw these yesterday anyone tried them ? 80 g for a "shoe" doubt its that warm but might be useful fo river crossings https://skinners.cc/en/ Skinners Minimalist Barefoot Sock Shoes- i doub there is anything lighter than it is but clearly its a compromise [never tried but tempted but expensive for ...
by Lazarus
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 210
Views: 5517

Re: When?????

radio 4 today - missed their name so possibly just a reporter about 1:15 was saying about the leiecester outbreak that it was impossible to prove this had happened by the released stats [ he had tried and failed a syou noted earlier when providing them] and the govt hads additional [not published] o...
by Lazarus
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a Fargo unique?
Replies: 44
Views: 1180

Re: Is a Fargo unique?

walty only do titanium as far as i can tell from their website and online shop
by Lazarus
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Alpkit Koala Ultralight frame bag
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: WTD: Alpkit Koala Ultralight frame bag

Agreed i thought it was the lightweight bag that you can just strap to your seatpost- not seen them amongst frame bags - Alpkit are currently 15% off FWIW
code is TOGETHER15
ends "sunday night "
by Lazarus
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 210
Views: 5517

Re: When?????

cannot say I blame you for the alarm bells and @shaf if it was not lockdown I would have been there with my kids so 100,.000 of us in a park/beach/protest is fine as long as its not an event because its the event that makes it dangerous - just trying to be equally pedantic but of course i know that ...
by Lazarus
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 210
Views: 5517

Re: When?????

we can say the risk of catching the virus outdoors is now practically zero Is this what you will let it slide? I do not think I am is interpreting this unkindly/unfairly by calling it zero[ish] how accurate would you say it is to describe Black Lives Matters protestors as "rioters" and what conclus...