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by htrider
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ice, Ice, Baby!
Replies: 9
Views: 82

Re: Ice, Ice, Baby!

Sorry to hear that bob, hopefully should be an easy heal.....
Studded tyres on the shopping list?
by htrider
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Winter bivy comp: How cold can you go!
Replies: 65
Views: 2235

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

I was going to make a rude comment about the size of your erse their Colin, but decided not to. Oh :mrgreen:
by htrider
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Holy Seatpack Batman!
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Holy Seatpack Batman!

by htrider
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Winter bivy comp: How cold can you go!
Replies: 65
Views: 2235

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

I was at 600m on Saturday evening and it was about zero. In the valley it was down to -3......
Can we add wind chill??
by htrider
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 44
Views: 1900

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Nay wind?! It was blowing a gale down this way....
That a new terrapin harness Colin?
by htrider
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 341
Views: 19881

Re: What you done t' your bike today

sean_iow wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:24 pm
Nice :-bd the perspective of the picture makes the chainring and cog look like they're the same size :grin:
They nearly were but I figured it would be a bit spinny :mrgreen: Actually 30/20.....
by htrider
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 44
Views: 1900

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Here we go again, hopefully will make a better effort than last year..... Had a few ideas about this one but ended up doing a route from home as per. Left at about 4 and headed for the hills, specifically a spot by one hill with a lonely Sitka Spruce that has self seeded from a nearby plantation.......
by htrider
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 341
Views: 19881

Re: What you done t' your bike today

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by htrider
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB caps - limited quantity.
Replies: 17
Views: 657

Re: BB caps - limited quantity.

RIP wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:26 pm
htrider wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:47 pm
Peak down, back to front for me, keeps yer neck warm
You'll look the part bikepacking on your old BMX now then :smile: .
Grifter ....purlease!
by htrider
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB caps - limited quantity.
Replies: 17
Views: 657

Re: BB caps - limited quantity.

Mine arrived today, cheers Stu!
Peak down, back to front for me, keeps yer neck warm
by htrider
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Going from 29plus to 650b plus?
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: Going from 29plus to 650b plus?

B+ will have not disimilar bounce to 29+ but the smaller dia will reduce the ability to move across rough terrain and therefore feel rougher. The rolling resistance difference won't be noticable unless you ride both back to back. The main benefits of B+ is more tyre choices and more bag clearance......
by htrider
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7786
Views: 813014

Re: The post man's been ...

with green velo solo single speed sprocket spacers and a nice shiny 3/32" chain. Bike three going 1x1 :-bd
by htrider
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone Ridden River Meig Track?
Replies: 10
Views: 254

Re: Anyone Ridden River Meig Track?

I've eyed that route up a few times but never had cause to use it yet so will be interested to see how you get on. A mate has done and also pronounced it a goer but boggy.....
Pretty good way to split the route up actually :-bd
by htrider
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope pro 4 bearings
Replies: 31
Views: 415

Re: Hope pro 4 bearings

The load rating of the stainless bearings is a lot less than a 'normal' hardened steel bearing and I've noticed that whilst the bearings don't self destruct from water ingress, they do wear out, usually after a year to two years depending on which one (the one on the drive side of the hub body usual...
by htrider
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My Strangest Get Off Ever.
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: My Strangest Get Off Ever.

Yeah had a few similarly odd ones over the years. You never get any warning with them - one second your sunnyside up, the next your face first in the mud......
by htrider
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Security zip lock
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Security zip lock

Aye I've zip tied the bike to a fence rail or lamp post whilst going into a shop before. Its enough to stop someone running away with your bike and they are fiddly enough to make a fast theft tricky.
by htrider
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where's Norm - the grid square guessing game.
Replies: 30
Views: 619

Re: Where's Norm - the grid square guessing game.

Apologies for hijacking this but where's my Ice Cream Truck?
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by htrider
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reading glasses - a revelation!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: Reading glasses - a revelation!!!!

Funnily enough, I was just coming too the conclusion that I am going to have to start taking my glasses on bike rides so I can read the map.....

Anyone know of some bikepacking specific reading glasses (or a monocle for TLS)?
by htrider
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: jones bars not working...........again
Replies: 30
Views: 719

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

ergotec high charisma stem will get you 2" of lift and are only £30.
The reach of the 90mm one suits loop bars as it puts your hands right on the steerer tube axis.
If you go back to normal bars try Stooge motos or Surly Sunrises - lots of lift and 20 degree sweep.
by htrider
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 1244

Re: What's in your hip flask?

Meths
by htrider
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My Commute (and hopefully yours) !
Replies: 7
Views: 389

Re: My Commute (and hopefully yours) !

One of the best commutes I've done was mid January 18. It had snowed most of the night and more showers were due through the day. The 6 miles to the train station were fine just some nice freshies on the one bit of singletrack and the section of cycleway. Leaving work at 4 it was dry so decided to g...
by htrider
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A broken spoke they said ...
Replies: 8
Views: 364

Re: A broken spoke they said ...

WTB i19's been good to me but the mavics are good too. Whatever is cheapest Bob :grin:
by htrider
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stats for the year (that was)
Replies: 28
Views: 867

Re: Stats for the year (that was)

Not many bivvies (about 7 nights out in total :(( ) Two duff knees Lots of exercises as a result A lot of hill walking ( :-bd ), Lots of sitting in the fresh air eating sarnies and drinking tea (see bikepacking food thread) Biking in -25 degrees C Pushing my bike the most ever in one ride Altitude r...
by htrider
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where's Norm - the grid square guessing game.
Replies: 30
Views: 619

Re: Where's Norm - the grid square guessing game.

:lol:
Hmm, if the winner gets to pick the square it may end up still in Wales ad infinitum..... Whatever, any excuse to look at maps so however the format pans out, I'm in!
by htrider
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bob's First Bivvy
Replies: 34
Views: 749

Re: Bob's First Bivvy

Some form of base layer seems to be most peoples go to PJ's. Nice to change into something dry and clean to help get a decent kip. A down jacket is a nice thing to drag on when you get in your bivvy but a fleece will do just as well, if with more weight. A hat is always a good thing too Other than t...