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by benp1
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Motorised 4 Wheeled Reccomendations
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: Motorised 4 Wheeled Reccomendations

That is a very broad set of requirements No requirements at all on brand, size, style, engine type, gearbox etc? Van pricing has gone mental recently so you'll struggle with anything in that price range. Sweet spot for pricing tends to be big saloons and estates. Unless it's special they're not as d...
by benp1
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8716
Views: 961514

Re: The post man's been ...

I find a sponge to be better for application. Just cut a piece off a washing up sponge and use the non scourer side
by benp1
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigid 29er (+?) under a grand?
Replies: 13
Views: 628

Re: Rigid 29er (+?) under a grand?

Lovely, guess you had to up your budget?
by benp1
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Strong 29+ wheel recommendation
Replies: 22
Views: 405

Re: Strong 29+ wheel recommendation

Oh dear... Sorry!

Does make me feel better though!

I was using a topeak booster tubeless pump
by benp1
Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 646
Views: 38091

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Wow, weather looks amazing

Haven't been on a bivy in a while now, been too busy. This thread makes me want to get back out there, it's great inspiration
by benp1
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Backpacking TLS
Replies: 9
Views: 435

Re: Backpacking TLS

I have the Beyond Backpacking book he wrote

I also have a very well used Golite Jam (and another Golite pack because I'm a rucksack fiend). They were designed with Ray Jardine I believe. Great packs
by benp1
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear Light recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 295

Re: Rear Light recommendations

redefined_cycles wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:56 pm
I managed to pick this one up cheap and have the bugger version of it from before
Does it swear at you angrily and then turn on and off when it fancies?
by benp1
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8716
Views: 961514

Re: The post man's been ...

Just had a knock off heroclip delivered from aliexpress. What a cracking little simple thing, I reckon i'll order a couple of the next size up

Oh, and another alpkit shirt
by benp1
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear Light recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 295

Re: Rear Light recommendations

Put lights on your seat stays, not on the pack - out of the rain/spray from your back wheel if you don't have a mudguard, less blinding for other riders, less faff if you're putting the pack on and off

Make sure if faces back, not diagonally up and it's great
by benp1
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Backpacking TLS
Replies: 9
Views: 435

Re: Backpacking TLS

Yeah that's good Dave I find bikepacking kit to be very good for backpacking, as it's usually both light and low volume I find it easier to take comforts when backpacking as I've often got more room Big fan of backpacking, I try to pick routes I can't bike pack (either because bikes aren't allowed o...
by benp1
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Battery powered light recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: Battery powered light recommendations?

To be honest, they're all a bit rubbish Hope Vision 1 (I think) Philips Saferide something (good on road, rubbish off road) There's just not enough power in an AA battery to do anything useful with. Why the push for easily available batteries? I know people mention this all the time but personally ...
by benp1
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Battery powered light recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: Battery powered light recommendations?

To be honest, they're all a bit rubbish Hope Vision 1 (I think) Philips Saferide something (good on road, rubbish off road) There's just not enough power in an AA battery to do anything useful with. Why the push for easily available batteries? I know people mention this all the time but personally I...
by benp1
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jones loops vs drop bars
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: Jones loops vs drop bars

Interesting thoughts, thanks I love the looks of the new drop bar MTBs, they look great. But your thoughts are compounding mine where I don't know if off road drops do any more than loops I find myself using the front loop more than the bit next to the stem, they're wrapped in both places. The outer...
by benp1
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jones loops vs drop bars
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Jones loops vs drop bars

Been pondering this on and off for a while, how do you explain the benefits or differences between the two? Other alt bars can be included in the question I use carbon loops on Solaris at the moment, previously had normal flattish carbon bars. Bike is set up rigid, though have a suspension fork for ...
by benp1
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 233
Views: 6409

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Outstanding effort guys!
by benp1
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: no longer for sale.
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: no longer for sale.

:-bd
by benp1
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: no longer for sale.
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: fs, XL 2020 Surly ECR. or swap ?

You sure ton? I reckon this would be an ace bike for light off road stuff. It's comfy and reliable, more comfy than gravel bike for sure
by benp1
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lights - is this available?
Replies: 35
Views: 582

Re: Lights - is this available?

Forgot to say, good 18650 cells have higher capacity than 2900mAh so you also have a bit spare to account for efficiency loss
by benp1
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lights - is this available?
Replies: 35
Views: 582

Re: Lights - is this available?

Nope, should be the same (efficiency of cables etc aside) Less "nice" than using the Exposure only kit, but a normal battery pack and a USB to exposure cable will do the same. The Exposure support cells come with nice mounts to put on your lid etc but as you'll be putting it in a frame pack it won't...
by benp1
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ebike questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Ebike questions.

My ‘favourite’ e bike at the moment is the Tern GSD. Fantastically practical and useful bike. I was getting ready to stomach the cost but reality hit, it’s a serious amount of cash. Ended up with a non electric big dummy, and then I regularly um and ahh about sticking a Bafang unit on it. Will proba...
by benp1
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ebike questions.
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Ebike questions.

I’ve always thought of £2k as the point at which you’re not trading off an electric motor against other components. What is a ‘cheap’ e bike from boardman or pinnacle going for these days?
by benp1
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lights - is this available?
Replies: 35
Views: 582

Re: Lights - is this available?

I'm wary of Exposure's reliability and things like 'reactive technology'... I know that's not necessarily fair and I want to get past that. UK brand, good service etc, all good things otherwise. Not disagreeing there. Service is excellent (dropped my Strada one too many times and they were great) b...
by benp1
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lights - is this available?
Replies: 35
Views: 582

Re: Lights - is this available?

Are the yindings still available/made? They were well regarded but only the proper ones and not the copies (of a copy!) I had a Solarstorm X2 when I first started night riding. Very cheap but died. Moved onto a Nitefighter BT40s, a big upgrade and much higher quality, known as a quality Chinese ligh...
by benp1
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bigger tent question
Replies: 9
Views: 435

Re: Bigger tent question

If you’re driving does it matter? You can take a warmer mat, bag and clothes. Plus loads of food to warm you up
by benp1
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lights - is this available?
Replies: 35
Views: 582

Re: Lights - is this available?

I wonder why I got such good run times on TDR with Panasonic Lithium CR123s but the Exposure rechargeable Lithium CR123s (3.7V) are so poor - had a few sets of them (one set overheated and blew in the charger) Primary cells often have more power than rechargeable cells, but they're expensive to run...