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by htrider
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What works, what doesn't!
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: What works, what doesn't!

Works:- Deschutes in a wide range of weather Thermarest neo air full length mat, exped pillow and cumulus 150 quilt - best nights sleep I ever have 29+ best tyre size ever invented. Oh apart from 26 x 4.8 Steel frames as they don't break under my ham-fisted, clumsy body 860 Surly Sunrise bars with 2...
by htrider
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS Boost Hubs with freewheel thread?
Replies: 34
Views: 1626

Re: SS Boost Hubs with freewheel thread?

There is a youtube vid somewhere of someone doing the conversion but like you I concluded it's not worth it unless you already had the SS hub. Paul one does look nice but you'd have to factor in £100 for a WI freewheel.....
by htrider
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Seat pack for sale - SOLD!
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Seat pack for sale - SOLD!

Revelate Design back uo for grabs (hadn't realised that it wiuldnt work with my Karl adaptor on my dropper post)... Bought it for £30... yours for £35 (to cover my postage). The waterproof bag tested by Phil before putting up for sale (to me) and it holds water. Bit rough round the edges but still ...
by htrider
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS Boost Hubs with freewheel thread?
Replies: 34
Views: 1626

Re: SS Boost Hubs with freewheel thread?

Bit of thread resurrection here however I came across this:-
https://www.paulcomp.com/shop/component ... ord-148mm/
Almost reasonable priced :lol:
by htrider
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to keep your feet dry in the summer
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: How to keep your feet dry in the summer

Well I hate wet feet. On a trip a couple of years ago I caught an hour of rain on the first day which soaked my feet. Socks didn't dry overnight and the whole of the next day and the next, in roasting sunshine didn't dry them out and it was horrible. It also wrecks your feet.... You need dexshells -...
by htrider
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: CL300 - September Group Start?

ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:25 pm
Yeah, standing in for Steve temporarily.
:-bd
by htrider
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Araf "Trigonnée 2020"
Replies: 16
Views: 170

Re: Araf "Trigonnée 2020"

I'm slightly disappointed that I can't see any mention of keeping to legal RoW. Sadly for many of us outside of Scotland (yes, you Colin) the number of trig points with a legal (on a bike) RoW to them is very limited. Aye but most in Scotland require rock climbing to access :lol: I reckon there is ...
by htrider
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8384
Views: 883709

Re: The post man's been ...

New Revelate Terrapin from Backcountry.scot, just as my beloved old one is winging its way south to Shaff. Only done a living room test so far but looks good and useful improvements over the old one.
by htrider
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1025
Views: 107767

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Thought you'd be saving your bows for driving off tourists from across the border Stu?!
Weather to be a shocker this weekend which should minimise beach crowding. But very very cheery for me as I'm off to see my parents for the first time since the beginning of March. (In Durham, ho ho) :-bd
by htrider
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Loch Dionard
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Loch Dionard

Thanks. Confirms what I was thinking about the river crossings from looking at satellite pics. Coming up from Glen Golly and heading towards Cape Wrath, having previously suffered over the H550 route over Bealach Horn ( never again) I thought this might make for an interesting alternate. Just reali...
by htrider
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 19
Views: 460

Re: CL300 - September Group Start?

So Colin, are you now chief routemaster of this?
by htrider
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: hydro drop bar brake levers, without a gear shifter?
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: hydro drop bar brake levers, without a gear shifter?

quimarche wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:07 am
Apologies for the last two - I thought they were hydraulic too. The Force lever is definitely hydraulic.
Hmm I though that was just a left hand lever but it does seem to suggest a pair, right enough - good find!
Bit spendy though.... :???:
by htrider
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Loch Dionard
Replies: 7
Views: 227

Re: Loch Dionard

No, but I know someone who has. Its doable but a bit tricky. He went with the west / south shore which was rough but the river crossing at the head of the loch seemed to be easier than at the foot. Plus if this crossing is impassable, you can fight your way up to the end of the track further up the ...
by htrider
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Free Wax
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Free Wax

Me, but I'll use it for the string wrapped joints on a musical instrument!
by htrider
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: YD300
Replies: 25
Views: 390

Re: YD300

Oh well, logisitcs would have been too much hassle for me and entries closed. I may do an 'ITT' of the '2016 200 route at some point as I always thought that was the nicest of the 200's (i.e. the least amount of climbing!)
by htrider
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Seat pack for sale - SOLD!
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Seat packs for sale

Terrapin sold, Bikepack still available
by htrider
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Seat pack for sale - SOLD!
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Seat pack for sale - SOLD!

For sale, original Bikepack.eu seatpack, about 14L. I bought this in 2012 and used it on a handful of trips only before getting a Revelate Terrapin (more of which later). So its in excellent condition. Definitely old tech, i.e. no doubled back straps for extra strapping force and just a velcro wrap ...
by htrider
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 122
Views: 1210

Re: What are you listening to now?

Switching between Radio 3, 6 music, planet rock and absolute rock. Occasional move to classic FM if they have something decent on.
by htrider
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Blown xt piston
Replies: 20
Views: 288

Re: Blown xt piston

Thats odd that right enough. Wonder if its got pushed back in after hitting a big bump, gone in squint and the lever force pushing it back has broken the back edge off?? Or dodgy material??
by htrider
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: No expense spared kit wish list
Replies: 37
Views: 923

Re: No expense spared kit wish list

DC tig welder and someone to teach me how to use it Could do with a new jet wash as my ancient Bosch one bought 22 years ago is on its last legs Quite fancy a '70 triumph trophy if I can find the right one at the right price (or my old one) Some form of trail (motor) bike that will be used on the ro...
by htrider
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What do you think about when you are riding?
Replies: 33
Views: 683

Re: What do you think about when you are riding?

Sometimes a nice tune Observations on society as we know it (usually talking out loud, I'm a good listener) Occasional goes at fathoming my personal life (gratifyingly pointless) Engineering problems that I might solve the scenery observations on passers by Where I'm going next What the weather is a...
by htrider
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Blown xt piston
Replies: 20
Views: 288

Re: Blown xt piston

You can buy pistons on fleabay - they are anodized alloy but will do the job.
by htrider
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Black Gore Shakedry Alternative
Replies: 30
Views: 667

Re: Black Gore Shakedry Alternative

I notice a lot of the reviews for the lightweight running jackets are for runners and walkers. Mebbes cos they aren't going as fast as us and therefore the rain is more vertical than horizontal so can be shrugged off by a marginal waterproof easier. I have a pair of pertex shield over-trousers and t...