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by Piemonster
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 706
Views: 65346

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

I’d vote for somewhere round Snowshill of that map, maybe Belas Nap
by Piemonster
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Titanium water bottles
Replies: 10
Views: 306

Re: Titanium water bottles

A steel Kleen kanteen does the job fine. Wide neck version is especially good for use as a heating vessel. A standard pot grab works well on the rim. This won’t work. As he’s aged Colin has developed an almost pathological aversion to any metal that isn’t Titanium. I’m just waiting for him to try a...
by Piemonster
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?

Yeh you can have them all going well with the Travers.

Will message in a few weeks
by Piemonster
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?

Or hang on for a month or so and have these for postage costs. Need to make sure I’m happy with the Travers Prongs first. https://i.postimg.cc/6qRJrQWK/EBA9-D35-B-9-CE1-4-ABC-AF4-C-F83-DB213-BC49.jpg Chinese EBay Carbon so I’m not ‘selling’ as such. Can’t recall the A2C off hand but I know I checked...
by Piemonster
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?

That carboncycles fork isn’t boost Is it? The OP will need boost forks most likely for a broken road?
by Piemonster
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?

Axle will come with your forks Just use the same headset, I just swap the crown race over if I change forks. A cutting guide for steerers is a worthwhile investment. I don’t think you really need anything, maybe a star fanged nut but that’s about it. (I’ve Rebas I use with a Broken Road btw and have...
by Piemonster
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 683
Views: 50992

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Dropper post out, Titanium Post fitted

Carbon bars off, Jones Bars on

Rebas removed, Travers Prongs added (gosh they’re lovely)

Maxxis High Roller off, Maxxis Ardent on

XT pedals off, Flats on

Fitted a steerer top cap mount for the Wahoo as well
by Piemonster
Thu Oct 08, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 246
Views: 7937

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Colin not Colin

Superb, thank you.
by Piemonster
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 246
Views: 7937

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

I may be moving a tiny weeny bit slower than that :grin:
by Piemonster
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Helmet Lights
Replies: 26
Views: 508

Re: Helmet Lights

My Exposure Joystick failed on me a couple of years ago

Was a MK1 mind you
by Piemonster
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8850
Views: 983730

Re: The post man's been ...

....meep....

Image

Been wanting a pair of these for years
by Piemonster
Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 246
Views: 7937

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Cheers Sean, appreciate that

And yes Colin, that would also be appreciated
by Piemonster
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 246
Views: 7937

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Anyone got splits they wouldn’t mind sharing?
by Piemonster
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jocks road and open shelters
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Jocks road and open shelters

Cheers for sharing that.

I’ve met a few of the old codgers in the linked blog too.
by Piemonster
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a backpack
Replies: 17
Views: 368

Re: Suggest a backpack

I use one of these on a regular basis, I know some have strong opinions on not wearing backpacks but I generally forget I’m wearing it. https://www.northernrunner.com/running-bags-c144/running-ruck-sacks-c269/inov8-race-elite-24-black-p3161 The vest style straps don’t work so well for drop bar bikes...
by Piemonster
Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8850
Views: 983730

Re: The post man's been ...

Fairly sure that warrants a photo!
by Piemonster
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29x2.5 all round tyre
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: 29x2.5 all round tyre

Any reason not to use an Ardent 2.4?
I think they’ll be what I end up with.

A decent compromise.
by Piemonster
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29x2.5 all round tyre
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: 29x2.5 all round tyre

The 2.6 Mezcal is too big I think.

I have a suitable rear ready (Ardent Race 2.35), and am thinking of something with a little bit more bite for the front. Although I may just be underestimating the Mezcal?
by Piemonster
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29x2.5 all round tyre
Replies: 13
Views: 434

Re: 29x2.5 all round tyre

Edited for putting the wrong tyre size down
by Piemonster
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29x2.5 all round tyre
Replies: 13
Views: 434

29x2.5 all round tyre

Is there a current stand out tyre in this size?

I’m thinking Highland estate tracks mostly but with some gloopy bits, some tarmac bits.

2.4 as well if that throws up better choices
by Piemonster
Fri Aug 28, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Handlebar Bell - I know forgive me
Replies: 37
Views: 1007

Re: What Handlebar Bell - I know forgive me

The Crane bells are almost excellent, walkers can heat you a long way off and they even seem able to penetrate the heating of the headphones on and oblivious crowd.

The band is annoying, just a coated wire on mine that’s probably to movement
by Piemonster
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Come back 2x, all is forgiven!
Replies: 39
Views: 983

Re: Come back 2x, all is forgiven!

Having gone from 3x to 1x to 2x I’m now back on 1x It’s not actually because I think 1x is better, I just prefer it when in use. Gravel bike went from 2x to 1x Full suspension went from 2x to 1x Was chatting with Scotroutes about this on Saturday, he doesn’t get 1x and I don’t get 2x. The important ...
by Piemonster
Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Toobless ... Jeebuz H C
Replies: 30
Views: 873

Re: Toobless ... Jeebuz H C

WTB Rangers to go up on the WTB ST rims
I will never, ever, try and fit any WTB tubeless tyres to any WTB rims again for the rest of my days.

They can go **** themselves :lol:
by Piemonster
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 42
Views: 1379

Re: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

Having adjusted my TRPs yet again today I’m definitely ditching mechanicals.

That sounds like a close call Jurassic! Just skid marks on the road hopefully!
by Piemonster
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 42
Views: 1379

Re: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

Do you still have your BB7s?

The adjustment on those is by hand isn’t it?