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by htrider
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Winter gravel

+1 for schwalbe marathon mondials. Roll well, remarkably grippy on the dirt, pretty much puncture proof and no tubeless faffing :grin: and £25 each for the folding bead ones out of Spa cycles. Bit heavy being the only downside.
by htrider
Sat Sep 26, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 4118

Re: BB200 2020

Blimey, think I may have to fit me gears....
by htrider
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 233
Views: 6405

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Great to read all of the reports - some epic rides. I had a great ride too, and was I think the last bike to make it around - wee write up here: https://challengescotland.wordpress.com/2020/09/25/cairngorms-loop-sept-12th-2020-group-start/ Cheers Colin :-bd Good effort and glad another SS rider mad...
by htrider
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Lomond Trossachs Loop
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Lomond Trossachs Loop

:-bd
Good Effort Sean and bonus points for bagging a Scottish 'double' - two 300's in one week!
PS - the 'firing range' is full of nukes.... :lol:
by htrider
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Krampus build help
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: Krampus build help

Cheers, am I right in saying “There is no difference between the crankset on a boost and non boost bike, boost just uses a 3mm offset chainring, and non boost a 6mm offset. If a crankset is being advertised as boost it simply refers to the chainring attached to the crankset” Direct mount ones like ...
by htrider
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Krampus build help
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: Krampus build help

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Standard 113 square taper BB and a normal chainline chainset, in the granny ring. 1x no probs
by htrider
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Krampus build help
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: Krampus build help

A standard 1x12 will be fine on a green kramp, no need for boost. The chain will be a wee bit close to the tyre in the granny gear but it'll be fine.
by htrider
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 53
Views: 907

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

ScotRoutes wrote:
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:16 am
htrider wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:03 pm
Applecross / Bealach na ba - 0 to 620m and back in 8 miles.
Is no one else going to object to the mixed measurement units then? I was trying to ignore it but it keeps getting requoted.
Whatever... :mrgreen:
by htrider
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 587840

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Kind of a bargain alert. If you are after some humongous 29+ tyres, Crux Duros are available from unicycle.co.uk. - https://www.unicycle.co.uk/unicycle-parts/tyres/duro-crux-29-x-3-25-tyre.html at 'only' £45 a pop which is half the price that Jones bikes were selling them for a few years ago (and ha...
by htrider
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 53
Views: 907

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

I quite often find road climbs harder than as big or even bigger off road climbs for some reason. I thinks its because on an off-road climb you have the distraction of finding traction, getting round or over rocks, through boggy bits etc. whereas on a road climb its just case of pounding the pedals ...
by htrider
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 53
Views: 907

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

Hardknott is pretty tough - not massively long but affy steep = 1/3! The A939 and A93 are worth a mention. If you do the A93 from Perth your starting from sea level. The last bit up past the Devils elbow is a grind.... Total = 65k all uphill to the UK's highest public road at 665m. The '939 is best ...
by htrider
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Shed Extension. Oh Yes.
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: Shed Extension. Oh Yes.

:-bd
by htrider
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 route changes anyone got them so I can update!
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: HT550 route changes anyone got them so I can update!

+1 first and only completion this year??
by htrider
Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 233
Views: 6405

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

That's an increase of 8 over last year's September group start finishers! :-bd Is the group start cursed? I'm not sure I've ever seen a group start without some "interesting" weather... Well the four weekends before and the one after were good weather so you may be right. The first May group start ...
by htrider
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: big hill between pitlochry and durness, that you can RIDE to the top of ?
Replies: 7
Views: 134

Re: big hill between pitlochry and durness, that you can RIDE to the top of ?

If you are talking an actual hill / mountain / munroe / corbet try the Glen Shee area either side of the A93. You can get up the Cairnwell and Cairn Aosda on the ski area access tracks and they have the benefit of starting at the top of the UK's highest public road. Glas Maol is to the east of the A...
by htrider
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless - An idiots guide
Replies: 22
Views: 241

Re: Tubeless - An idiots guide

You can't get mountain bike tyres with puncture proof belts like you can for road tyres Hm. I was def under the impression that mine do. They used to be Kevlar but I think they are something else now. Will check and see. To qualify you can't get 29x3 or 26x4.8 tyres with anti puncture belts but I s...
by htrider
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 233
Views: 6405

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Thanks Colin, only 8 finishers? Blimey didn't think it was that bad! :lol:
by htrider
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless - An idiots guide
Replies: 22
Views: 241

Re: Tubeless - An idiots guide

I am completely baffled by the whole tubeless thing. I can't save weight as you have to carry a spare tube anyway. I just use Schwalbe or Conti tyres and don't ever get punctures. I think the last time either Joe or I got a puncture was 2018 in Spain, so 2 and a half years ago. I can't be arsed wit...
by htrider
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 53
Views: 907

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

Applecross / Bealach na ba - 0 to 620m and back in 8 miles.
by htrider
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatewood Cape - Pole - Question for Stu
Replies: 61
Views: 896

Re: Gatewood Cape - Pole - Question for Stu

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:51 pm
I thought the top line on the net was offset to the head end?
Fairy sure the tie on mine is in the middle Reg. Maybe they do different shapes.
My bug net is offset but I just used the elasticated cord that came with it to hook onto the inside of the tarp.
by htrider
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatewood Cape - Pole - Question for Stu
Replies: 61
Views: 896

Re: Gatewood Cape - Pole - Question for Stu

Can you not hook the top of the bug net to where the pole goes to give you some more head room? That's how I've done it on the Deschutes.
Oh and you all need to post pics wearing your gatewoods :mrgreen:
by htrider
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless - An idiots guide
Replies: 22
Views: 241

Re: Tubeless - An idiots guide

Never had much success with tubeless on the grovel bike. WTB tyres are quite thin and when you add gravel pressures, they tend not to seal punctures that are bigger than thorns. I found I was getting tiny cuts from bits of sharp gravel which weren't sealing. With a tube they wouldn't have got throug...