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by Alpinum
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reccomend a 650b Plus Steel Frame?
Replies: 19
Views: 211

Re: Reccomend a 650b Plus Steel Frame?

lune ranger wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:25 am
No it doesn’t.
:-bd
Cheers.
Wasn't sure and too lazy to look it up/use my brain.
by Alpinum
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reccomend a 650b Plus Steel Frame?
Replies: 19
Views: 211

Re: Reccomend a 650b Plus Steel Frame?

I had a longitude , absolutely loved it but it got nicked, don’t think you’ll get 3” in the rear as the 2.8’s can start to clean your chain if it’s completely caggy Because 3" requires boost? I'm looking and struggling to find a steel MTB frame that will take 650b x 3 inch tyres. Does anyone have o...
by Alpinum
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What training app?
Replies: 36
Views: 516

Re: What training app?

[...] Alp Duez [...] Alpe d'Huez. The thing I really can’t comprehend is the runners that use it. Really? Has to be near apocalypse to prevent me going out. Same for me in a way. I can comprehend that others feel like/need to ride a stationary bike. Indoors. People obviously and thankfully are diff...
by Alpinum
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 340
Views: 12190

Re: What are you listening to now?

gairym wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:09 pm
I love Floating Points, kind of a milder, less unhinged Aphex Twin with nicer melodies. :-bd
Funny you mention them. As stated above my girlfriend and I are listening through various stuff and just talked about and listened into Aphex Twin :grin:
by Alpinum
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 340
Views: 12190

Re: What are you listening to now?

Collapse Under The Empire.

Tides From Nebula.

My girlfriend and I have just been enjoying some post rock.

New finds to us. Quite like it.
by Alpinum
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race...
Replies: 33
Views: 1047

Re: Atlas Mountain Race...

.... straight into the path of a puff adder :shock: :lol: On a more serious note; Yes, but we live in a country where the deadliest animal is the deer*. Actual wildlife is scary - the only time I've successfully bunny hopped in my life was going over a snake in California on a sunny downhill stretc...
by Alpinum
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race...
Replies: 33
Views: 1047

Re: Atlas Mountain Race...

belugabob wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:57 am
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:58 pm
I'm a bit surprised it's running.
It's not, it's cycling ;)
Running from large, fierce, rabid cats by the looks of it.
by Alpinum
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race...
Replies: 33
Views: 1047

Re: Atlas Mountain Race...

Did I mention black panthers? :o Not joking. The problem with BPs is that the victim's body is rarely found. Which means insurance policies don't have to pay out. Make sure you get a policy that covers black panthers. :-bd Did I mention cars? :o Not joking. The problem with humans is, they always t...
by Alpinum
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New GPS recommendation please
Replies: 17
Views: 506

Re: New GPS recommendation please

Happy Garmin Edge 820 user here. Initially had a little glitch (screen would freeze, needed to be switched off and on again occassionally), which was soon solved with a firmware update. Since then, absolutely no issues (couple of years now), despite smashing the screen (split display) in a crash whi...
by Alpinum
Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spot Renewals
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Spot Renewals

dlovett wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:38 pm
Just incase anybody is thinking about a renewal,
go and visit Protegear for great service and more choice in subscriptions.

:wink:
by Alpinum
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 134
Views: 6627

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

Reverse has done something great for those swapping Eagle drivetrains/wheels back and forth with ssp wheels.

"Singlespeed Kit for XD Driver Hub Bodies"!

Yay!

And no, I, nor others need some lame "who rides with XD anyways" comments.
by Alpinum
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 87
Views: 2688

Re: who rides Ti ?

Talking about titanium... https://huhncycles.com/MOORHUHN-129-TI "The Moorhuhn is a 129mm travel 29er designed to be agile, playful, and "cut corners like a chicken does." " Not sure sure I want to cut corners like a chicken... Writing this, my ti fatbike is waiting in the cellar for some fun in the...
by Alpinum
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless in Very Cold weather
Replies: 12
Views: 279

Re: Tubeless in Very Cold weather

When cycling in temperatures consistently below freezing, I assume that tubeless sealant will freeze, rendering it useless. Are tubes best for cold weather cycling? Cheers, Michael. I've ridden tubeless in down to -28 °C and had no issues whatsoever. Both Stans and Conti Revo sealant. Yet, I didn't...
by Alpinum
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Just when you thought the bandwagon was full!
Replies: 13
Views: 497

Re: Just when you thought the bandwagon was full!

Marketing blablabla.

Revelate want revenue. They get more if they produce in China for obvious reasons.

That's it.

HF/RF welding is done all over the world.
by Alpinum
Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pipedream A.L.I.C.E
Replies: 17
Views: 650

Re: Pipedream A.L.I.C.E

I usually don't sign in to newsletters. But even here... PD does a great job. Not many emails, just highly relevant stuff to empty your wallet, like deals before a new batch arrives etc.
Escape Goat wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:49 pm
Stop it!
Oh... sorry. Must have missed that.
by Alpinum
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pipedream A.L.I.C.E
Replies: 17
Views: 650

Re: Pipedream A.L.I.C.E

everyone seems to say good things about em... Good? Bloody great. I don't know why I'm so intregued. Because you already know what PD owners learned; they ride great (despite the numbers which may look odd to some), well made in all instances, have the looks and the company is lovely to deal with. ...
by Alpinum
Tue Nov 10, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a single map enough?
Replies: 58
Views: 1032

Re: Is a single map enough?

Funny to read this. Since I just recently drew a square with 20 km edge length around my house (10 km from the edges' centre). Then I picked fun looking tracks following the straight lines, et voilà: https://fstatic1.mtb-news.de/v3/25/2524/2524281-87gmk1bb1pje-screenshot_20201110_215445_switzerlandm...
by Alpinum
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 139
Views: 2766

Re: What are you drinking now?

gairym wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:12 am
I'm a simple man with simple tastes when it comes to the imbibing of liquids.
Says he who wasn't happy with the choices of beers in some restaurant ontop of a snowy, windswept pass in the Jura :wink:
by Alpinum
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 139
Views: 2766

Re: What are you drinking now?

gairym wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 7:38 pm
Might have to unfollow this thread until December.

Doing no carbs for November and so unfortunately that means no beer for the WHOLE of November 😭

Boo!
It's not just about beers Gairy.

I'n having a not so wee dram of Taliskerrrr Storrrm right now.

Sláinte
by Alpinum
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pipedream A.L.I.C.E
Replies: 17
Views: 650

Re: Pipedream A.L.I.C.E

Alec wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:36 pm
That moxie looks amazing in the snow.
It does.

Image

It rides just as amazing.
by Alpinum
Fri Nov 06, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Time to get revenge on Stuart
Replies: 134
Views: 1891

Re: Time to get revenge on Stuart

JohnClimber wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:45 am
So do you want in on this and the Virtual Winter Event or not?
Alpinum wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:19 am
I've not (yet) had the pleasure to take part in a BB event, so I don't qualify.
Nope.
by Alpinum
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Time to get revenge on Stuart
Replies: 134
Views: 1891

Re: Time to get revenge on Stuart

Great idea.

I've not (yet) had the pleasure to take part in a BB event, so I don't qualify.

Kind of just realising, that I should play the GR game.

I do play, but it's funny/weird place names or mountain tops which are eponymous for beers etc.
by Alpinum
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pipedream A.L.I.C.E
Replies: 17
Views: 650

Re: Pipedream A.L.I.C.E

Sorry, I can't help with Alice, but got myself a Moxie two years ago. The finish of the frame was fantastic. Precise fitting, everything's well positioned, perfectly made sliding dropouts (run mine ssp too and it's a pleasure to adjust them) and a very solid ED treatment. Not a sign of rust in two y...
by Alpinum
Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9002
Views: 1011265

Re: The post man's been ...

... and brought 2 new tyres. Schwalbe Magic Mary Super and Big Betty, both in 29 x 2.4", Super Trail and Addix Soft. 250 g heavier per tyre (compared to the former Magic Mary or Hans Dampf in Snakeskin version) but by the feel of the sidewalls, they should offer more protection against pinch flats. ...
by Alpinum
Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: what you wearing on your feet this winter ?
Replies: 17
Views: 329

Re: what you wearing on your feet this winter ?

Warmest boot in my house: https://www.bergerschuhe.ch/salomon/toundra-pro-cswp-winterschuhe/L40472700-black%252Fblk%252Fmagnet.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1YSggtPo7AIVg7p3Ch2oCgZzEAAYASAAEgJ-RPD_BwE Not sure it gets much warmer than that, unless you go for a La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube or so... As a ge...