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by Alpinum
Tue Jul 16, 2024 7:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: That Tent Question
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: That Tent Question

Regarding Durston X-Mid: We've used ours on about 25 nights and the zips are already failing. Not the easy fix failure, but the one where you actually have to replace the whole thing since it's fraying along the full length. The mesh fabric is showing use much faster than any other mesh I ever exper...
by Alpinum
Thu Jun 27, 2024 4:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2024
Replies: 127
Views: 8476

Re: Tour Divide 2024

Too fast for bears and dogs then?
by Alpinum
Thu Jun 27, 2024 12:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2024
Replies: 127
Views: 8476

Re: Tour Divide 2024

Justinas Leveika has about 40 miles of tarmac left to the finish and he's what, a day ahead of the MH flag? It's hard to tell exactly but he's about ~150 - 200 miles in front? But... the dogs! Wow, i'd not realised it was so near to the finish. Will be sad to see Mike's record broken, but it's clea...
by Alpinum
Thu Jun 27, 2024 10:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2024
Replies: 127
Views: 8476

Re: Tour Divide 2024

Back to the bears then... Fears are irrational and take little regard for statistics. If you'd have a bad time being scared of bears, then you'd have a bad time regardless of if you get killed or not. Better overcome the irrational fears and not have them stand in between you and your dreams. Then f...
by Alpinum
Thu Jun 27, 2024 6:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2024
Replies: 127
Views: 8476

Re: Tour Divide 2024

The book Bear Attacks by Stephen Herrero (ISBN 9781493034574) is a great read and considered the best book to learn how to behave correctly so not only you, but also bears can stay safe. And just what is the average reading age of a bear? :lol: I can elaborate how you help the bears by sticking to ...
by Alpinum
Wed Jun 26, 2024 11:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2024
Replies: 127
Views: 8476

Re: Tour Divide 2024

Some stunners there. Although every time I consider the event something to aim for there's a pic or mention of a bear and it becomes a hard no. Nope. Never. I spent 90 - 100 days camping in the wild in Canada (Rockies between boarder at Waterton NP and area called Kakwa Lakes about 1000 km north) a...
by Alpinum
Mon Jun 24, 2024 6:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommend me a quilt
Replies: 26
Views: 1873

Re: Recommend me a quilt

[...] Neo-air mat which isn't the warmest so the bag helps a bit there. Been thinking I should get a general use quilt that would be good for 4-8 deg April-September UK use, maybe ok at freezing point / 2500m up in France If I took the other PHD quilt to back it up. [...] Are you warm enough on the...
by Alpinum
Wed Jun 19, 2024 8:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hub/cassete compatability query
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Hub/cassete compatability query

Oh... and there's SRAM XD and XD road...
At least they're trying. I just wonder what :lol:
by Alpinum
Wed Jun 19, 2024 8:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hub/cassete compatability query
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Hub/cassete compatability query

Shimano 12 speed isn't HG, it uses the Microspline pattern. 8/9/10/11 Shimano MTB all uses the same freehub, road is a bit different*. *Awkward Thanks. The wheelset I was looking at stated came with HG freehubs, and also some SRAM XD's? :???: SRAM XD is nothing for Shimano cassette users. It's for ...
by Alpinum
Fri Jun 14, 2024 8:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 1032
Views: 152327

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

Hyppy wrote: Thu Jun 13, 2024 9:14 pm Brilliant! I can finally get rid of my obviously too practical indoor AND outdoor road bike and replace it with a fake indoor-only one.

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And wear an aero skinsuit and feel very pro at home.
Sold!
I shall start indoor bike riding. Many do it. Must be fun.
by Alpinum
Fri Jun 14, 2024 8:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 1032
Views: 152327

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

https://bikerumor.com/rule-28-new-gravel-suit-hydration-bladder-sleeve/ A Gravel Suit, anyone? .....No? Good :grin: :lol: I quite like it when a manu does a spectacular fail. I suppose a skin suit itself is fine if you are into that kind of thing (and don't need to go to the loo in a hurry which ru...
by Alpinum
Thu Jun 13, 2024 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2024
Replies: 127
Views: 8476

Re: Tour Divide 2024

Jeez, Marshall Bird is going for another run. How many has he done now? Wow... didn't Marshall celebrate his 60th in 2016? We met during the HT550; I remember how we met en route and he kind of felt he must make room for me to pass (on a single track), but I stopped and said something like too good...
by Alpinum
Sun Jun 09, 2024 11:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Technical Descending
Replies: 37
Views: 1438

Re: Technical Descending

Oh... one more thing (well, it never ends...): The more technical, the less I'm sat on the saddle, the less weight I want on my bike. For full on tech bikepacking routes I'll only have tools, mat, bivy bag or tarp and some food on the bike. Rest is in a lightweight 15 - 20 L rucksack/running vest. T...
by Alpinum
Sun Jun 09, 2024 10:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Technical Descending
Replies: 37
Views: 1438

Re: Technical Descending

Coming from a mostly road background I’d like to improve my descending skills. So what’s the best way to learn, how did you learn…videos, online courses, coaching etc? Also, I’m not looking for an excuse to buy yet another bike but if a full suspension bike would help then I’d consider it. Thanks. ...
by Alpinum
Tue Jun 04, 2024 4:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 27.5 Plus tyre recommendations
Replies: 11
Views: 517

Re: 27.5 Plus tyre recommendations

Since you didn't mention what you want them for, I'll first suggest a tyre with heaps of grip. If you liked the rolling resistance of the fatbike (given you rode Lou, Al Mighty or similar) Schwalbe's Magic Mary is the way to go :lol: . True to size 2.8", painfully draggy, but one of the grippie...
by Alpinum
Tue Jun 04, 2024 11:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2024
Replies: 127
Views: 8476

Re: Tour Divide 2024

Anybody doing it on a cheap beach cruiser?

https://velo.outsideonline.com/gravel/g ... m-walmart/
by Alpinum
Sun Jun 02, 2024 5:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 1600
Views: 299057

Re: What you done t' your bike today

RIP wrote: Sun Jun 02, 2024 5:01 pm Very rarely come to this corner but.... 2007-2024. A triumph of Hope over adversity :smile: .

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Gosh. My hope freewheels always cracked after about 4 - 5 years.
by Alpinum
Fri May 31, 2024 6:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: how to convert 142mm x 15mm DT Swiss 350 rear 6 bolt hub to boost standard!?
Replies: 32
Views: 1843

Re: rear wheel dilemma (boost/axle stuff)

redefined_cycles wrote: Fri May 31, 2024 6:31 pm Watch this space ☺️
I will although it seems a cr@ppy idea.
:lol:
by Alpinum
Fri May 31, 2024 6:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: how to convert 142mm x 15mm DT Swiss 350 rear 6 bolt hub to boost standard!?
Replies: 32
Views: 1843

Re: rear wheel dilemma (boost/axle stuff)

So I had started to split the boost wheelset in preparation for the SC build ages ago. But then this 29er wheelset came along and I didn't think to check that they're not boost at rear (Allen did clearly state this). The split wheel is the boost M1700, assumingly 27.5, yes? The 29er wheelset from A...
by Alpinum
Fri May 31, 2024 6:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: how to convert 142mm x 15mm DT Swiss 350 rear 6 bolt hub to boost standard!?
Replies: 32
Views: 1843

Re: how to convert 142mm x 15mm DT Swiss 350 rear 6 bolt hub to boost standard!?

If you only space out on one side you need to redish the wheel (as it wont be central) Mine are 3mm spacers each side so keep wheel central Never had any issues with ebay kits and done thousands of miles on minem Now I understand the point you made. This is why you had to use a spacer for your roto...
by Alpinum
Fri May 31, 2024 6:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: how to convert 142mm x 15mm DT Swiss 350 rear 6 bolt hub to boost standard!?
Replies: 32
Views: 1843

Re: rear wheel dilemma (boost/axle stuff)

Another option I suppose is to get a bit of a mullet setup going on. Not sure how we'll the geometry of the Santa's Cruz Highball would take it though as its supposed to be a 29er! I have a boost M1700 rear wheel in XD (yes, I tried the adaptors, theyre exactly same size as what's in the DTSwiss 35...
by Alpinum
Fri May 31, 2024 6:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: how to convert 142mm x 15mm DT Swiss 350 rear 6 bolt hub to boost standard!?
Replies: 32
Views: 1843

Re: how to convert 142mm x 15mm DT Swiss 350 rear 6 bolt hub to boost standard!?

[...] they were exactly the same width as the ones on the 142mm that I'm trying to convert to boost. [...] That confirms the info I got: The end caps (give same freewheel) are always the same: 135 + 7 = 142 (X12) 141 + 7 = 148 (boost) It's because your 142 mm hub has a "135 mm body" and y...
by Alpinum
Fri May 31, 2024 6:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: how to convert 142mm x 15mm DT Swiss 350 rear 6 bolt hub to boost standard!?
Replies: 32
Views: 1843

Re: how to convert 142mm x 15mm DT Swiss 350 rear 6 bolt hub to boost standard!?

will need 148 x 12 mm caps, nothing else Which tw@t wrote this? :lol: Sorry Shaf, I was wrong. Must've confused it with hope hubs where you can swap axle and all to convert a 142 x 12 to a 148 x 12 hub. DT doesn't offer this. Here's what I got from my secret industry insider at a disclosed facility...
by Alpinum
Fri May 31, 2024 7:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: how to convert 142mm x 15mm DT Swiss 350 rear 6 bolt hub to boost standard!?
Replies: 32
Views: 1843

Re: how to convert 142mm x 15mm DT Swiss 350 rear 6 bolt hub to boost standard!?

NB. Im gonna guess that youre talking superboost standards maybe and this kit https://fawkes-cycles.co.uk/dt-swiss-rear-wheel-kit-for-142-mm-12-mm-and-157-12-mm-adaptors-p25982/s56213?utm_medium=ppc&utm_term=dt-swiss-rear-wheel-kit-for-142-mm-12-mm-and-157-12-mm-adaptors-hbdt2193c&utm_campa...
by Alpinum
Thu May 30, 2024 5:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: how to convert 142mm x 15mm DT Swiss 350 rear 6 bolt hub to boost standard!?
Replies: 32
Views: 1843

Re: how to convert 142mm x 15mm DT Swiss 350 rear 6 bolt hub to boost standard!?

Doesnt look like they do a conversion kit for it and nor do I fancy spending £40 odd qui They actually do and 5 sec google reveals it costs 36.50 (CHF), so about 30 - 35 quid at your end. Yes, chainring will have to give the right chainline. This (what type of chainring) depends on your frame and c...