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by Alpinum
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dropped magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Dropped magazine

... and there I was in my naivity, thinking it's a proper MTB mag, like when the cool guys shout "dropping in" when we go photo/video biking. But no. Dropper bar, gravel tracks, road. What has become the new-old usual bikepacking stuff, which basically is touring with bags not ideal for it. Oh... my...
by Alpinum
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless Repair Kit
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: Tubeless Repair Kit

AlexGold wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:47 am
It was a little thick though
I find it too thick as it Comes.
I add 25 % water. Give or take, weight per weight or volume per volume :geek:
by Alpinum
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless - An idiots guide
Replies: 22
Views: 236

Re: Tubeless - An idiots guide

I was wondering if anyone could give me an idea of just how much of a ballache setting them up will be? Im assuming I need tyres (riddlers are poor apparently and leak through sidewalls) valves, tubeless sealant gunge stuff, anything else? Not much. If you don't talk yourself into it, it's actually...
by Alpinum
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless Repair Kit
Replies: 14
Views: 315

Re: Tubeless Repair Kit

I used to use the regular Maxalami kit: https://www.maxalami.de/MaXalami-Tube-Plus-Tubeless-Reparatur-Set I did sharpen the otherwise blunt tool to facilitate driving the sausage into the rubber ( did I just write that..? ), this always without any prior treatment of the damaged tyre, yet it did tak...
by Alpinum
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Backpacking TLS
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: Backpacking TLS

I’m off backpacking into the Scottish Highlands this weekend. I badly need a wilderness fix and the logistics of getting the bike up there would have reduced my time in the wild. I’ve got my pack down to 9kg with 6 days of food. I’m pretty chuffed with that but is it any good? I have zero benchmark...
by Alpinum
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: First timer’s packing list
Replies: 28
Views: 499

Re: First timer’s packing list

You seem to have your motivation.

That's the single most important part. The rest comes automatically. And if it doesn't, you won't die if you've forgotten something.
vleapgate wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:13 pm
Trouble is, I don’t have a load of kit to use
That's less the trouble, but more a good starting point - take less poor show.
by Alpinum
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 276
Views: 7947

Re: What are you listening to now?

Gosh, how I love that Album; Kyuss, Welcome To Sky Valley. Kind of a matching sound track to riding a steel hard tail, single speed, with a 63.2 ° head angle, Magic Mary 29 x 2.35 front, 27.5 x 2.8 rear, 510 mm reach, super short chain stays, 150 mm fork, 32 mm stem, 800 mm bars (could be I cut them...
by Alpinum
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 276
Views: 7947

Re: What are you listening to now?

With the post ride beer, listening to Kyuss. Just now the song Odyssey is running loud and filling an empty void in my head.
by Alpinum
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Safety features!
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: Safety features!

MuddyPete wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 1:45 pm
Alpinum wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:54 pm
Lovely idea.
Mine always seem too extreme...
There's a similar theory for car alarms... :shock: .

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CMgNpv-wJb4#menu
Yeah, blow em up!

*not shocked*
by Alpinum
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 19
Views: 289

Re: What are you drinking now?

Post ride beer.

Local IPA, produced, fermented, bottled just 1.5 km from home.
Yet yeast and hops aren't from here.
by Alpinum
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Safety features!
Replies: 9
Views: 373

Re: Safety features!

frogatthefarriers wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:41 pm
I once read that the best safety feature for a car would be a 9 inch sharpened steel spike sticking out of the centre of the steering wheel. Drivers would make sure they didn’t hit anything with one of those fitted. :-bd
Lovely idea.
Mine always seem too extreme. This is more mellow.
by Alpinum
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Good tough stuff sacks / bags for fork mount cages?
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: Good tough stuff sacks / bags for fork mount cages?

songololo wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:55 pm
Thanks, several options I hadn't looked at before.

The Planet X options looked like good value but were out of stock so I went with a discounted sea to summit option.

Looks like good quality and should do the job!
What size did you go with? 5 L?
by Alpinum
Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Good tough stuff sacks / bags for fork mount cages?
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: Good tough stuff sacks / bags for fork mount cages?

Seatosummit Big River Although they're a bit more expensive, that looks like the best answer to me. Sea to Summit kit is nicely designed and made isn't it? I've got a couple of things from them an been impressed. Yeah, I think so too. I damaged an old pair of Seal Line bags on a first traverse acro...
by Alpinum
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lights - is this available?
Replies: 35
Views: 582

Re: Lights - is this available?

Perhaps a Yinding XM L2. It's practically the build of a Lupine Piko at 1/10 price. Zee Germans have taken them to pieces to compare against the Piko and found no difference which would concern someone looking for a compact, lightweight light. I've had two for what must soon be 4 years, very regular...
by Alpinum
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tailfin trunk rack
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Tailfin trunk rack

is a project for next summer Suggestion: For a say three weeks trip, it's best to go mid August to beginning of September. Less snowmelt, chances for northern lights, lower river fords and amazing colours of the dwarf birches and polar willows. With a minimalist approach and a compact, lightweight ...
by Alpinum
Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tailfin trunk rack
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Tailfin trunk rack

Andy Cox (@doubletrackfanatic & @europeandividetrail on IG) has been using one for 1 year (I know because he sent it to my house to install it) and is very happy with it. Thousands and thousands of km's on various terrain, still going strong. I'm not sure, but think he's using the alloy version. He ...
by Alpinum
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Strong 29+ wheel recommendation
Replies: 20
Views: 362

Re: Strong 29+ wheel recommendation

I have a set of Easton, now RaceFace Arc's.
Very happy with them.
Come in var. widths.
Strong and stiff (for an alloy rim, 32 h, double butted DT spokes) yet not too heavy.
Only with Vittoria Mezcals the fit is rather loose, but many other tyres go tubeless real easy.
by Alpinum
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pimp my breakfast
Replies: 21
Views: 687

Re: Pimp my breakfast

Happy me, living in the country where a certain Mr. (Maximilian) Bircher invented that cereal food thing. Our shops are full of var. sorts of mixed stuff with a cereal basis - we call it Müsli. Bircher Müsli is a specific type of mix. There are a few of my favourites of müslis which get mixed with v...
by Alpinum
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa recall
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Salsa recall

jameso wrote:
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:00 am
Made by one of the biggest carbon frame and fork manufacturers in China
which one?

I don't ride Salsa but would get a replacement from QBP and happily ride on.
It's not like the recalled forks all fall apart, more likely that a few or even just one out of many has failed.
by Alpinum
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 276
Views: 7947

Re: What are you listening to now?

Deftones Rosemary. Goosebumps. During most of the song. Starting with Joy Division, Closer - currently on Isolation. Feels appropriate. Best Joy Division song I can think of - a cover used for an otherwise shitty movie... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jDyIjzVq7q8 Yeah... need to listen some more ton...
by Alpinum
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full fingered gloves ... what's the bog's dollocks these days?
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Full fingered gloves ... what's the bog's dollocks these days?

Fox Ranger Gel.

I prefer not to ride with gloves but when I do I go with these. Have been doing so for many years and I find the latest version superb for wide hands with comparably short fingers and ape like thumb position.
by Alpinum
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: KS Lev dropper posts
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: KS Lev dropper posts

I can't recommend LEV. I had bunch (replacements of damaged ones) and they regularly failed. Although I got lucky with one which was okay for nearly two years, it never ran as smoothly as others, despite the same cables/-housing and lever. LEV are more susceptible to freezing temperatures than Fox T...
by Alpinum
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Book suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 442

Re: Book suggestions?

sean_iow wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:24 pm
If you like his style of writing then Re-Cyclists:200 Years on Two Wheels by Michael Hutchinson is a great read.
Highly recommendable. I really enjoyed that too :-bd