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by Alpinum
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigid Forks
Replies: 17
Views: 364

Re: Rigid Forks

shutupthepunx wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:25 pm
we all love smashin granny out of our wrists
:lol:
by Alpinum
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigid Forks
Replies: 17
Views: 364

Re: Rigid Forks

Noob Question #2 :roll: Having trawled the pages for the last few months it’s become apparent there is a love for rigid forks on a lot of bikepacking setups I see, why is that? Is it purely a weight saving thing or are there other benefits? I’m considering a second bike to add to the fatty so curre...
by Alpinum
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 32
Views: 514

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

What's the best option if you want tracking? https://www.protegear.de/english/dataplans-for-inreach/ I don't believe Garmin's data plans are the best option. Protegear has more to choose from and some other benefits making it more likely that they have a plan that suits your needs most. Your questi...
by Alpinum
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Going from 29plus to 650b plus?
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Going from 29plus to 650b plus?

29+ For those who mostly don't want 29 x 3.0" the Krampus with a internal 30 mm rim gives a very versatile platform. From trail biking to multi week offroad touring to every day riding/commuring, just by changing the tyres, perhaps the fork, removing a rack (or even full length mud guards) etc. you ...
by Alpinum
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 32
Views: 514

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

Find a suitable data plan on protegear. https://www.protegear.de/english/dataplans-for-inreach/ Incredibly responsive, superb service, extremely professional. I can very, very highly recommend them. Just be sure you stay within your data plan, or things get really expensive. At the beginning it may ...
by Alpinum
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: is this a daft question - two quilts
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: is this a daft question - two quilts

Not a daft question at all. 1. Yes it works, especially if one is a bit bigger than the other. 2. to compare both systems you can lay them on the floor and measure the thickness of the bag vs. both quilts. Only measure the part of the sleep system that covers you, don't include the part you lie on -...
by Alpinum
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope pro 4 bearings
Replies: 31
Views: 359

Re: Hope pro 4 bearings

Talking about Hope hubs... https://fstatic1.mtb-news.de/v3/24/2406/2406278-1lgyh4vsxdv0-20190801_140910-medium.jpg Broken springs. I was a bit surprised and nervous when I found this just a few days before leaving for Iceland. Thankfully I found some springs in my former fatbike's hub. But also ther...
by Alpinum
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 3064

Re: Dam Busters.

Just came across some social media (instagram & strava) from Javi, Andy, Lars and Karl on behalf of their ride. All big smiles. What a happy bunch
So nice to see :-bd
by Alpinum
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 341
Views: 19613

Re: What you done t' your bike today

The Rockshox are a bit strange as they are solid not bouncy. The SRAM online tuning guide tells me it should be set to 121 psi. They are just solid at that so let all the air out and re set to 121 psi and again no movement. Then I sat on the bike and reduced the pressure until I got to 20% sag whic...
by Alpinum
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: jones bars not working...........again
Replies: 30
Views: 691

Re: jones bars not working...........again

ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:25 am
Alpinum wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:26 am

If you've not tried different angles yet, go give that a try, perhaps you can find a suitable position.
I think this sort of captures it

Image2019-01-06_10-17-36 by Colin Cadden, on Flickr
Exactly, cheers Colin.
by Alpinum
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: jones bars not working...........again
Replies: 30
Views: 691

Re: jones bars not working...........again

I too have issues with my right wrist from crashes with multiple fractures, thankfully I got away without operations. Until last summer, when a friend on a multi year bike ride visited, I immediately felt uncomfy with bars with loads of back sweep, especially Jones'. My friends Jones' though... wow,...
by Alpinum
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 1202

Re: What's in your hip flask?

Good read this thread :-bd Lately it's mostly been Talisker Storm. I can remember taking various Ardbegs along, also the stronger styles of Jura and Highland Park. Seems I leave the lighter single malts like Glenmorangie at home. I fondly remember enjoying a lovely rum with Pete and Karl. Pete had b...
by Alpinum
Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: 2 - 3 season down quilt for girlfriend
Replies: 15
Views: 1585

Re: 2 - 3 season down quilt for girlfriend

Hi Bob That's not at all cheeky. All in all I reckon about 130.- CHF, so 102.- GBP. The 7 d fabric and down make 80 % of the price. expensive. With a bit of luck you can get some of the needed fabrics from extremtextil's left overs: https://www.extremtextil.de/stoffe/restekiste.html Well worth havin...
by Alpinum
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stats for the year (that was)
Replies: 28
Views: 857

Re: Stats for the year (that was)

Well done to all. Impressive stats :-bd But this tops em all I also wanted to use the bike for more trips where in the past I'd have used the car, eg to the shop or to visit my mum in the care home. I've done quite well at that too. I'm feeling quite smug about that o:-) :-bd keep it up. 20 - 30 % o...
by Alpinum
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carrot/Stick idea.....
Replies: 23
Views: 764

Re: Carrot/Stick idea.....

gairym wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:53 pm
Ok, great. I'm well up for a nice little trip but need to see what's possible. I'll take a look and give you a shout for sure!
:-bd
by Alpinum
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: handlebar question
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: handlebar question

"You only touch the bike in 3 places so why not make these places the best you possibly can?" Cy from Cotic I promise I haven't read his words before I wrote this: After all they are one of only two (when stood) or three (when sat) contact points to the bike. This certainly is no coincidence. It's c...
by Alpinum
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carrot/Stick idea.....
Replies: 23
Views: 764

Re: Carrot/Stick idea.....

What/when you thinking re: the Jura in January? I'll take a look at the schedule but I highly doubt I'd be able to swing it this time round. What ever suits you best. I'm completely free. If January is unlikely for you, we could try March. (L. has some time to play with in February - so I'm trying ...
by Alpinum
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: handlebar question
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: handlebar question

Also, stem width has decreased to partially off-set the effect of the increase in bar width so be prepared to possibly play with that. And later stem lengths have gotten even shorter to allow for longer front centers/reaches of mountain bikes. A sub 50 mm stem can feel twichy and hard to hold on to...
by Alpinum
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carrot/Stick idea.....
Replies: 23
Views: 764

Re: Carrot/Stick idea.....

gairym wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:06 pm
This will be the third new year that my goal is to cease to be a useless fat git and so far, each year, I've ended up girthier than I started.
You just need to come on holiday with me. Significant weight loss and becoming fitter guaranteed :smile:

Jura trip mid/end of January? As a start...
by Alpinum
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Winter bivy comp: How cold can you go!
Replies: 53
Views: 1816

Re: Winter bivy comp: How cold can you go!

You can also "nudge" the ambient temperature a few degrees depending on your pitch. I'm planning a night out tomorrow and hope to be on a small hill where it should be a couple of degrees warmer than the floor of the Strath due to the river and temperature inversion. Alternatively I could head up t...
by Alpinum
Fri Dec 20, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Winter bivy comp: How cold can you go!
Replies: 53
Views: 1816

Re: Winter bivy comp: How cold can you go!

Ach, it's just nerdery with weather patterns and topography :geek:

Nothing special and nothing half an hour with google can hide from.
by Alpinum
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Winter bivy comp: How cold can you go!
Replies: 53
Views: 1816

Re: Winter bivy comp: How cold can you go!

Reckon you need some sort of 'handicap' system based on latitude and height Shaf - chances of a Highlander (or Alpiner!) winning are gonna be pretty guaranteed otherwise :wink: . How about..."maximum altitude 1345m"? :-bd https://www.google.com/search?ie=UTF-8&client=ms-android-samsung&source=andro...
by Alpinum
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Life of a Wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Re: Life of a Wheel

apart from obvious damage and catastrophic failure do wheels have a finite life? I think I had fatigue issues with some Pacenti rims - they cracked along the holes. A not so rare thing - but mostly more likely down to over-inflation. In my case spoke tension and tyre pressure were right, but the wa...
by Alpinum
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Life of a Wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 439

Re: Life of a Wheel

Deleted this post as I made a mess quoting.
by Alpinum
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: snow
Replies: 10
Views: 594

Re: snow

Snow for any time of year :-bd September 21st in this case https://fstatic1.mtb-news.de/v3/24/2422/2422100-77tuq9x9q8gt-p9220917_1-medium.jpg https://fstatic1.mtb-news.de/v3/24/2422/2422101-wws8op447261-p9220859_1-medium.jpg https://fstatic1.mtb-news.de/v3/24/2422/2422103-8a2ohkg7fo24-20190921_12351...