Search found 3379 matches

by htrider
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Maxxis Chronicle
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: Maxxis Chronicle

Bonty XR2's are a fine substitute and lighter to boot.
It is annoying that 29+ seems to be popular in the States and Europe but never seemed to take off over here. My conspiracy theory being that the UK bike industry wants to sell people full suspension bikes, not rigids....
by htrider
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Maxxis Chronicle
Replies: 9
Views: 181

Re: Maxxis Chronicle

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=19015
Short answer - no.....
Most annoying as it looks like they still make them but don't sell in the UK :roll:
by htrider
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Partially dried beer
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Partially dried beer

What he said - too much faff and quite a bit of kit (dedicated nalgene bottle, carbonator thingy and beer sachets) for an average pint. I once just diluted one with un carbonated water and it didn't taste any worse. I wondered about using them with shop bought fizzy water but it all seemed too much ...
by htrider
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9263
Views: 1049069

Re: The post man's been ...

...with a PNW Pine dropper post and loam lever. This was my pref after my debate on droppers last year sometime except they weren't available then so ended up with a KS lev. This has been OK (and was cheap) but the PNW is much nicer with a machined saddle errr saddle rather than one that slots over ...
by htrider
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why Don't Sleeping Mats Have A Pillow?
Replies: 23
Views: 600

Re: Why Don't Sleeping Mats Have A Pillow?

Isn't a wayward pillow all part of the experience? Oft times I've laid back onto a pillow free mat, gone hunting for said pillow (exped and particularly buoyant) only to find it down by my feet, or outside the tarp.... Being nearly 50, a pillow is essential for a neck pain free nights kip...
by htrider
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: K2 without O2...
Replies: 34
Views: 800

Re: K2 without O2...

https://www.ospreyeurope.com/osprey-blog/community/nimsdais-k2-winter-project/?om_campaign=omme_25028c5c-747_43066_148265&om_send=74ff823c02b94f16bcca399e9fbcb0d4&utm_campaign=omme_25028c5c-747_nims_k2_summit&utm_content=en&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ometria Looks like the first winter attempt has...
by htrider
Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Made me smile, plus EBB and Chain question
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Made me smile, plus EBB and Chain question

I take the bushnell one in the Jones to bits, clean, re-grease and refit once a year or so. I made up a couple of caps to keep the worst of the gunge out but as I'm moving it quite a bit to tension the chain its worth giving it a good clean from time to time.
by htrider
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Forestry operations on rights of way
Replies: 13
Views: 353

Re: Forestry operations on rights of way

If they are closing a ROW then need an order otherwise they should manage people passing through as and when. I've seen this a lot in recent years since FC stopped doing their own forestry work and contracted out via management contracts to private forestry companies. These companies seem to do as t...
by htrider
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: jones advice
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: jones advice

Spaceframe with a unicrown fork is a bit of an odd combo. Make sure the fork and frame are of similar vintage as the later frames have substantially different geo. Older forks will take up to a 4" only. I'd say go for the latest one if you can stretch to it, particularly the LWB that takes 29+ or a ...
by htrider
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: winter gloves.
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: winter gloves.

If pogies aren't your thing then mitts do work very well. I've got a pair of sealskinz ones which I've used for skiing in -20 with warm hands. I've used the various sealskinz winter cycling gloves and been underwhelmed. If you need to use your fingers (e.g. for signaling to other road users) then sk...
by htrider
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active
Replies: 49
Views: 1026

Re: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active

ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:19 pm
Yes. You do.
Flickr2BBcode
:lol: And someone else!
by htrider
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 103
Views: 6097

Re: Gravel porn

The top tube to the bottom of the head tube and down tube to the top of the head tube set up was developed by Norton for the '50 manx:- https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/516b4509e4b0f727065b368f/1365984906329-O608NVA60CQY9PY5GA4U/ke17ZwdGBToddI8pDm48kLstI63C4fWjS2gDc_oh3dxZw-zPPgdn4jUwVc...
by htrider
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikerafting guide
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Bikerafting guide

And if you've not seen it - something of a classic film amongst fat bike riders.
https://vimeo.com/25943565
by htrider
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active
Replies: 49
Views: 1026

Re: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active

I remember reading about a chap and his uni mate who went on a multi-day trip in Scotland in I guess the 60's using old paper maps, after all the mountains don't change. On the last day, just about out of food but only a few hours walk from the finish they crested a ridge to see a loch that wasn't ...
by htrider
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active
Replies: 49
Views: 1026

Re: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active

Anquet pulled a similar stunt a few years ago. About a year after I'd shelled out for a download of Scotland and Northern England OS mapping (circa £175) they emailed to say they were moving to a subscription model and the old navigator app would no longer be supported. After (apparently) howls of p...
by htrider
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikerafting guide
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Bikerafting guide

Speaking of corporate shill promo vids, this is pretty funny:-
https://vimeo.com/488598369
John, you've got to start doing this kind of stuff
by htrider
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")
Replies: 35
Views: 501

Re: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")

BigdummySteve wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:53 pm
Wotsits wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:47 pm
ton wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:23 pm
hipsters lobbing their wahoos

that has made my decision for me.
feck the wahoo, i will just buy a new compass, and some strong reading specs.
:lol: :lol:
=))
Aye reading specs are an integral part of my bikepacking kit these days...
by htrider
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 934

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

Riding a gravel bike on inappropriate terrain is a good laugh. (up to a point) I'm thinking of my jaunt last August up to Speyside where I was mainly on back roads and good tracks. One section of rocky / boggy singletrack somewhat overwhelmed 40mm tyres and drop bars but it was a hoot and allowed me...
by htrider
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")
Replies: 35
Views: 501

Re: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")

My name is Phil Clarke and I spend hours looking at maps....
Stuff like that will have the hipsters lobbing their wahoos etc. over the back fence and rushing to buy paper maps. So yes we are now hipsters! What goes around comes around.
by htrider
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active
Replies: 49
Views: 1026

Re: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active

I never got on with viewranger as the desktop app was pish. OS far better on the desktop and nearly as good on the smart phone apart from the downloading function which is a right faff.
by htrider
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 934

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

I go into my garage, look at my bike collection and think, hmm, which one will I go out to play on today? I feel very lucky.... My mate persists on referring to my gavel bike as a hybrid, I've taken to call it my touring bike. The folk on that vid are cycle tourists so are on touring bikes :mrgreen:...
by htrider
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29 x 3" Maxxis on i30 mm rims
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: 29 x 3" Maxxis on i30 mm rims

woodsmith wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:14 pm
. Shame Maxxis have dropped all their 29 x 3" tyres.
[/quote]

Chronicles are still availalable.
[/quote]

Really? I went looking for them last year and came up blank, got any links? :-bd
Looking forward to trying the bonty XR4s - I think they may be better than the minions.
by htrider
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Punctures and brakes
Replies: 26
Views: 377

Re: Punctures and brakes

Sealant life seems variable - I checked the Krampus last March and the sealant I put in, in 2015, was still liquid...... Re the original question, however much of a faff it is, tubeless is the solution to multiple thorn punctures. I was getting 2 or 3 per ride and just got fed up. My worst was a sin...
by htrider
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29 x 3" Maxxis on i30 mm rims
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: 29 x 3" Maxxis on i30 mm rims

I'd concur, been running them for the last couple of winters (and got a couple in storage as they aren't available anymore) and I like them. On wider rims mind but grip is very good. I actually was surprised that they didn't feel quite as draggy as the weight and tread indicated...
by htrider
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Made to lose' :???:
Replies: 29
Views: 692

Re: 'Made to lose' :???:

Wasn't that the bunch who rode round Ossian / Rannoch / Ericht that had a film out last year? They back tracked the road to the isles about three times and did the trail across the bottom of loch Ericht and nearly disappeared into the swamp....

PS. I'm a bikepacker and I do wheelies....