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by NorwayCalling
Sun May 31, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD. WTB Ranger 2.25 29er tires tan wall new
Replies: 2
Views: 160

SOLD. WTB Ranger 2.25 29er tires tan wall new

Pair if the rather nice WTB Ranger tires in the Tan Wall flavor 2.25 width, 29er flavour. Fast rolling light and TCS (lightweight casing, dual compound DNA rubber, TCS Arimided bead). Brand new, never used of fitted, still in retail packing etc. On wiggle for £30 each Get the pair for £36 posted to ...
by NorwayCalling
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 463
Views: 25622

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

April - like most folk...in the back garden.

Image20200404_173318 by Norway Calling, on Flickr
by NorwayCalling
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: closing national parks, and imposing fines?
Replies: 62
Views: 2004

Re: closing national parks, and imposing fines?

Yes they can close them down...anyone remember foot and mouth, where all rights of way and access to agricultural land was banned.

The legislation is in place already
by NorwayCalling
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 2370

Re: Project Virus

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:26 pm
Out of interest, who is actually and actively working from home and who's just at home?
Yes working from home - not pretending to work - but full-on proper working.
by NorwayCalling
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Zwift
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: Zwift

Yes a "Classic" or "Dumb" trainer will work if you have a speed sensor. This is the official guide but others on YouTube.

https://zwiftinsider.com/getting-starte ... c-trainer/
by NorwayCalling
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT Postponed.
Replies: 35
Views: 1521

Re: WRT Postponed.

The bank holiday weekend is also my 50th Birthday weekend....
by NorwayCalling
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: 29er Inbred
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: FS: 29er Inbred

I had the exact same thing... in Cardiff but full XT.... could not sell it at any price so just ended up having to give it away..


good luck!
by NorwayCalling
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 159
Views: 5334

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

NorwayCalling.... bit Eurovision Song Contest but seeing as most of my post on here are generated from Norway... spending so much of my time here, it felt kind of fitting.

I go by "mike" in the real world.
by NorwayCalling
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 192
Views: 6585

Re: Fatfighters 2020

86.7kg - due to not being on the bike for 2 months due to illness and a bad back catching up with me.....
by NorwayCalling
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: ALPKIT - fantastic service again
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: ALPKIT - fantastic service again

Opps.

so it is... even better service then*

*but now I feel bad as I feel I may have "ripped off" Alpkit due to my dyslexic maths skills. May email them to applogise.
by NorwayCalling
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ALPKIT - fantastic service again
Replies: 3
Views: 451

ALPKIT - fantastic service again

So... I spent £125 on sale items with Alpkit last Wednesday.... only to find they I could have saved a further 10% if I had bought the exact same things this weekend... dooh. Email sent on Sunday to Alpkit pointing out this and cheekily asking if I could have a credit for the £25 I would have saved....
by NorwayCalling
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Genesis Vagabond - any good?
Replies: 18
Views: 1031

Re: Genesis Vagabond - any good?

Thanks for the detailed reply. That sounds pretty good. The one I’m after is a large & should fit fine (I’m 5’10”). It’s had very little use and has been well looked after. The current owner wants £500 for it, which includes a Topeak ST rear rack, a Specialized front Pizza rack and a Topeak expandi...
by NorwayCalling
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Genesis Vagabond - any good?
Replies: 18
Views: 1031

Re: Genesis Vagabond - any good?

I already have a hard tail/rigid (depending on which forks I fit), On-One Inbred 29er. If this isn’t even as good as that, would there be much point in getting one? You would not notice any significant improvement over the ridged Inbred - both would be about the same weight and TBH ride characteris...
by NorwayCalling
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Genesis Vagabond - any good?
Replies: 18
Views: 1031

Re: Genesis Vagabond - any good?

is it any good
- yes and rides nicely - however its not in anyway "light" or "responsive". Load it up with bikepacking kit and this becomes a moot point anyway. Also frame size is a bit non-standard, you do need to get a leg over one before committing.

I liked my time with this bike
by NorwayCalling
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dual bottle cage mounts
Replies: 17
Views: 838

Re: Dual bottle cage mounts

I too have used this system without issue (on a fat bike) as the 100mm BB kept my legs away from the bottles. Only became an issue on climbs when out of the saddle and my calf would catch. I used side entry cages and it all worked very well. I had a go on my 29er and it did catch more when out of th...
by NorwayCalling
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Train ticket tips
Replies: 25
Views: 1259

Re: Train ticket tips

This all very well and good, but what do you do about the reservation for the bike... ?
by NorwayCalling
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Great first bike packing bike (18.5inch frame)
Replies: 1
Views: 484

FS: Great first bike packing bike (18.5inch frame)

Hello, Time to move on this bike, many will have seen this at various WRT's over the years but I am now out of space and wanting to move it on to pastures new. its a 29'er - non boost - 18.5" Trek Xcal - built up for reliability with 2 x 10 Deore parts, SLX Shimano hydraulic discs, hand built wheels...
by NorwayCalling
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lessor Evil?
Replies: 24
Views: 1378

Re: Lessor Evil?

IKEA in Cardiff? good links to M4 and back to then drive up the A470.... just a thought
by NorwayCalling
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB300 Startlist
Replies: 25
Views: 1553

Re: BB300 Startlist

What's the technique for tandem hike-a-bike? A - Shoulder it walking one in front of the other. B - Up on your back walking side by side. A - Back in the early 1990's myself and an old girlfriend had a cannondale tandem with those XYYXYZ forks (or however you called them) up front (the forks costin...
by NorwayCalling
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Going solo - Billy no mates
Replies: 36
Views: 2133

Re: Going solo - Billy no mates

back on topic: Some people in life a not blessed with a large pool of friends and especially, friends that share the same interests. I am one of them. With this in mind... 99.1% of my riding is solo. Everywhere, all round the world (as they say in the US - domestic and international) its normally ju...
by NorwayCalling
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 460
Views: 31269

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

85.1kg today.
by NorwayCalling
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: I have a confession.......
Replies: 16
Views: 1850

Re: I have a confession.......

I'm Welsh.... I simple do not understand the concept of not riding in the rain or getting wet... is there dry cycling? :wink:
by NorwayCalling
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jubilee clips sizing
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Re: Jubilee clips sizing

thank you.
by NorwayCalling
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jubilee clips sizing
Replies: 3
Views: 326

Jubilee clips sizing

Question to the collective wisdom.... attaching bottle cages to a set of RockShox suspension forks so will need to order the correct size... so question(s).. What is the size of jubilee clips did you go for and was it OK? or How does one measure to work out which size is require without going too bi...
by NorwayCalling
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 3/4 lycra tights - options?
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Re: 3/4 lycra tights - options?

Ground Effect in NZ.... love their kit...

https://www.groundeffect.co.nz/collections/mens-longs

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