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by Charliecres
Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:44 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Hollowtech II cranks
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: WTD: Hollowtech II cranks

Thanks for the replies. How much would you want for the cranks and do they use standard chainring bolts? (I googled those XT ones and they look like they don’t). Any pics?
by Charliecres
Sat Jun 18, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Hollowtech II cranks
Replies: 4
Views: 207

WTD: Hollowtech II cranks

The splines have finally gone on the 17-year-old Shimano XT cranks on my SS. Has anyone got some standard Hollowtech cranks they’re looking to sell?

Edit: needs to be 104bcd for my On-One SS ring
by Charliecres
Thu Jun 09, 2022 6:38 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Etrex Stem Mount
Replies: 24
Views: 3428

Re: Etrex Stem Mount

Interested in that Amazon kit. My DIY effort, (v similar to Javatime’s) has worked well but now, after a good few hundred bumpy miles, the female stem-top bracket has failed. It may be down to a poor quality bracket but I’ve always thought the extra height of my DIY gizmo was likely to increase leve...
by Charliecres
Sat Jun 04, 2022 8:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone made a dropper-specific bag yet?
Replies: 30
Views: 786

Re: Anyone made a dropper-specific bag yet?

I’ve also got a Gondola and it’s excellent. No sway, and it’s easy to attach and fill.
by Charliecres
Thu May 26, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dervla Murphy
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: Dervla Murphy

“Coming fast down a mountain road always thrilled her; touring the Balkans in her 70s, she was clocked descending at 65mph by a military patrol and reproved for not applying her brakes.”*

Nuff said.

*From the Guardian obituary
by Charliecres
Thu May 26, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Best way to pack down a sleeping bag?
Replies: 10
Views: 459

Re: Best way to pack down a sleeping bag?

Stick it in a dry bag, kneel on it with the opening open then fold the dry bag coded while still kneeling on it. That’s as small as it will go.
by Charliecres
Fri May 20, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: King Alfreds Way.
Replies: 4
Views: 294

Re: King Alfreds Way.

Agree with all the above. Bits of it wouldn’t be much fun on any bike after a period of wet weather. Certainly doable on a tourer or gravel bike but it’s not what I’d choose. I did it over three days on a rigid 29+ and that seemed about right. Very enjoyable route, bar the bit through and just south...
by Charliecres
Thu Mar 10, 2022 10:48 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Brig o’ Turk to Balquhidder via Glen Finglass and Ballimore
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Brig o’ Turk to Balquhidder via Glen Finglass and Ballimore

Fantastic. Thanks all. Decision made - I’ll stick with the easy option
by Charliecres
Thu Mar 10, 2022 9:37 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Brig o’ Turk to Balquhidder via Glen Finglass and Ballimore
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Re: Brig o’ Turk to Balquhidder via Glen Finglass and Ballimore

Thanks, Colin. That’s good to know :-bd
by Charliecres
Thu Mar 10, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Brig o’ Turk to Balquhidder via Glen Finglass and Ballimore
Replies: 5
Views: 391

Brig o’ Turk to Balquhidder via Glen Finglass and Ballimore

Anyone done this track? There’s clearly some steep hike-a-bike but is it likely to be worth the effort? The alternative seems to be an easy cycle trail to the south of Loch Venachar and then the Rob Roy way north alongside the A81, which seems likely to be a bit uninspiring. Is it? This is part of a...
by Charliecres
Sat Mar 05, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shimano brakes
Replies: 54
Views: 2499

Re: Shimano brakes

I have this exact same issue. I’ve tried everything. New brake time, I think
by Charliecres
Sun Feb 13, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Phone navigation apps
Replies: 20
Views: 1124

Re: Phone navigation apps

I’ve used ViewRanger, Komoot and RWGPS. ViewRanger was great :cry: , Komoot and RWGPS both suffer from crap maps which are useless for planning an off-road route by anything other than the automated routing option, which is patchy at best. For attaching a phone to the bars, I use one of these https:...
by Charliecres
Sun Jan 23, 2022 11:17 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: (Not) MoorsOneHundred 2022 June 3-5th
Replies: 46
Views: 3261

Re: Moors Eighty Five and a Bit 2022

I’m also keen :-bd
by Charliecres
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: New OO Floater
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Re: FS: New OO Floater

Hi Stu, interested in this if it hasn’t gone and you don’t mind posting it (for a fee, obviously)
by Charliecres
Thu Jan 06, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 973
Views: 71183

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

I fell at the last hurdle. No bivy in December. No excuses, just couldn’t be arsed as I had my daughters at home and the weather was poor show. I weighed it up and realised there was no point just to tick an imaginary box. :-bd
by Charliecres
Tue Jan 04, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bar system, and dropper seat bag?
Replies: 16
Views: 963

Re: Favourite bar system, and dropper seat bag?

I use MYOG harnesses for the bars. One is loosely based on an Alpkit Kanga but with additional straps for cinching the bag. It’s rock solid. The other is simpler and makes use of the double bars of a loop bar. Again, it has an additional cinching strap. For the dropper post, it’s a +1 for the Rockge...
by Charliecres
Sun Dec 19, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Christmas Album Cover Photo Quiz
Replies: 15
Views: 969

Re: Christmas Album Cover Photo Quiz

After a quick Google, I can only think it’s “F*** you and everything you stand for” by Broken Bones or “Welcome to the Beartrap” by Motörhead. But I’m not confident. :smile:

As an aside, I’m impressed that my phone’s auto-correct put that umlaut in when I typed Motörhead.
by Charliecres
Mon Dec 13, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2022 Plans (to go with the 2021 Reflections thread)
Replies: 71
Views: 4375

Re: 2022 Plans (to go with the 2021 Reflections thread)

I need to pull my finger out and do some serious planning. For the first time in decades I have time to do some bigger trips, so an off-road end-to-end of the British mainland seems a good place to start.
by Charliecres
Sun Dec 12, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2021 reflections
Replies: 28
Views: 1768

Re: 2021 reflections

It’s not been the best ever year’s riding for me but … Favourite trip: Trans Cambrian Way. I’d been wanting to do it for ages and finally got around to it this summer. We were blessed with great (dry) conditions and did it in leisurely style over three days. No dramas but plenty of fun. Loved it. Fa...
by Charliecres
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 973
Views: 71183

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Another last-minute effort from me. I’d intended to go out on Monday night (-3C forecast) but faced with the prospect of a warm house, a nice meal and the need to wave my visiting daughter off, I cracked and put it off till last night (30 Nov, forecast of high winds and rain but a balmy 7C). Anyway,...
by Charliecres
Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 973
Views: 71183

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

:shock: Did you swim?
by Charliecres
Fri Nov 26, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd big ask but has anyone got any 29+ Tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 538

Re: Wtd big ask but has anyone got any 29+ Tyres

Just for info (don’t have one to sell), I love my Crux Duro. Run it tubeless on a gorilla taped Dually with no issues.
by Charliecres
Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Some thoughts on gloves...
Replies: 32
Views: 1601

Re: Some thoughts on gloves...

I used these on the BB200.

https://www.justgloves.co.uk/Work-Glove ... per-Gloves

Wore them pretty much non-stop for 23 hours. I was really impressed. Much more comfortable than a wet fabric glove. Reckon they might work well with over-mitts at colder temperatures.
by Charliecres
Tue Nov 09, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 973
Views: 71183

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Damn!