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by Richpips
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3229
Views: 548352

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

There’s a son 28 bolt through hub and some k-lite lights on eBay at the moment (not mine)
by Richpips
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My Book’s Kickstarter goes live 7 July.
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: My Book’s Kickstarter goes live 7 July.

Bosh! Thunderbirds are go.

Thanks folks.
by Richpips
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My Book’s Kickstarter goes live 7 July.
Replies: 14
Views: 468

Re: My Book’s Kickstarter goes live 7 July.

Dave Barter wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 1:20 pm
Backed, out of interest why didn't you go down the publisher route?
It is being being done via a publisher. Https://www.littlepeak.co.uk

I wanted to launch via KS for the extra publicity.
by Richpips
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My Book’s Kickstarter goes live 7 July.
Replies: 14
Views: 468

My Book’s Kickstarter goes live 7 July.

For those of you who are interested in my book “22,000 miles” which is about some of Tom and my experiences on our bikes over the last 10 years, we are launching a kickstarter on Tuesday 7 July at 1pm. A preview can be found here - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/littlepeak/22000-miles?ref=ed2b...
by Richpips
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gpx file sharing
Replies: 12
Views: 232

Re: Gpx file sharing

I’m going to say that I disapprove of an easy to find database of routes. Once things are public, quiet and fragile places soon come under increased traffic. I’m certainly not saying these routes are just for a clique, but I am saying they shouldn’t be too easy to find. Maybe a one of subscription t...
by Richpips
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 174
Views: 1968

Re: What are you listening to now?

Bit of a mix, been listening to a family created playlist this evening.

Slowthai, Unthanks, Marteria, Rufus Wainwright, Public Enemy were the last 5 artists.
by Richpips
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi boots
Replies: 30
Views: 656

Re: Bivi boots

Cumulus down booties for when it is proper cold.

http://sleepingbags-cumulus.eu/uk/categ ... =176&vid=1.
by Richpips
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: 2 Volcano Sprint.
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: 2 Volcano Sprint.

Seems a massive shame to ride that route flat out gurning and sweating to bang the the miles out, although I suppose you can say that about most long-distance timed events. I'd be very partial to riding the route over say 6 days with beer stops and banter. Yep me and Dave Kane were saying that abou...
by Richpips
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: No expense spared kit wish list
Replies: 37
Views: 963

Re: No expense spared kit wish list

I don’t need anything, but it is fun trying out alternatives.
by Richpips
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Supernova E3 + Taillight + Cinq Plug - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Supernova E3 + Taillight + Cinq Plug - SOLD

I used this setup on the divide, but the plug won’t work with my Camino carbon forks, so I’ve gone down another road. Tested it all yesterday and I all works as it should. A quick google says £340 for all this new. SOLD You will need a bolt to mount the front light to the fork crown. Depending on th...
by Richpips
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: 2 Volcano Sprint.
Replies: 4
Views: 167

2 Volcano Sprint.

Anybody thinking of doing this? https://www.twovolcanosprint.com/
by Richpips
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultra wide ratio 2x9 transmission.
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Ultra wide ratio 2x9 transmission.

Worth a go, but I think if the chain is long enough to run big-big then the derailleur won’t take up the chain slack in small-small.
by Richpips
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tent, Tarp, Bivy Bags, Inertia Mat, Ghost Whisperer Jacket + Free GPS
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Tent, Tarp, Bivy Bags, Inertia Mat, Ghost Whisperer Jacket + Free GPS

MSR Freelite 1 Tent- Put up once - Fly is the cream colour - £200 Outdoor designs Ridgeraider hooped Gore-Tex Bivy bag, PU floor, with midge door- £100 Western Mountaineering Gore-Tex Bivy in purple, with midge door - £50 Inertia X-Lite Mat SOLD Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer down jacket - Small-...
by Richpips
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Some dots to follow, at last!
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: Some dots to follow, at last!

Looks like the frontrunners are all going to be back comfortably under 4 days!
by Richpips
Mon Jun 22, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What GPS unit to get?
Replies: 32
Views: 748

Re: What GPS unit to get?

Oregon 700 is my latest. Pairs with your phone/computer via bluetooth for transferring routes. Big screen, takes batteries.

Though Dakota Etrex and older Oregons I've used without complaint.
by Richpips
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Some dots to follow, at last!
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: Some dots to follow, at last!

Have the front two riders gone the wrong way?
by Richpips
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Buying down
Replies: 10
Views: 297

Re: Buying down

PHD reckon that hydrophobic down performs less well than untreated down.

https://www.phdesigns.co.uk/down-gear-in-use

Having once-upon-a-time got a synthetic bag wet I can tell you that keeping water away from any sleeping bag whatever the filling is important.
by Richpips
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Some dots to follow, at last!
Replies: 18
Views: 595

Re: Some dots to follow, at last!

Looks like a fast field.

The palmares of Jochen Böhringer currently in first place https://ultra-jo.com/about/

Sofiane looks to be carrying no sleeping kit unlike Jochen.....
by Richpips
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag
Replies: 16
Views: 1047

Re: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

I purchased the 16 litre version from Andy at Backcountry Scot. https://backcountry.scot/product-category/bikepacking/revelate-designs-bikepacking-gear-bikepacking/seat-bags / My first bit of Revelate kit. Looks to be very well made. Maybe a bit fiddly to line the holes up to mount the bag to the bi...
by Richpips
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pot recommendations needed
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Pot recommendations needed

Oh, that sort of pot

Is disappointed. :lol:
by Richpips
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 772

Re: Tour Divide 2020

Incidentally, there are a couple of riders who started out today on the GDMBR route one of whom I'm especially rooting for, Jeff who owns the store at Hachita. This is his 3rd attempt.

http://trackleaders.com/tourdivide20?
by Richpips
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 772

Re: Tour Divide 2020

Here's some of my favourites.

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by Richpips
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help please (before I get the big file out!)
Replies: 40
Views: 925

Re: Help please (before I get the big file out!)

I've seen the pictures of the finished bike, very nice :-bd Did Hope come back with a solution/answer? Just wondering if there is a better solution than a file for future reference.
Sean, the solution was adding a washer to the axle rather than doing any filing.
by Richpips
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 2 new Passport Lug-Kage fork racks. SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: 2 new Passport Lug-Kage fork racks.

Now £25.
by Richpips
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: F10 Project Hydrogen Tent - tempted?
Replies: 20
Views: 796

Re: F10 Project Hydrogen Tent - tempted?

I must have spent over 60 nights in varies Heliums, and I've never noticed much condensation.