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by NorwayCalling
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 445

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: 327

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: 327

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: 578

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: 578

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: 578

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: 509

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: 805

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: 403

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: 904

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: 1101

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: 1560

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: 25801

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: 1395

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: 238

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: 238

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: 232

Re: 3/4 lycra tights - options?

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

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

Image
by NorwayCalling
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPDs or flats?
Replies: 19
Views: 874

Re: SPDs or flats?

Flats for everything now... was a confirmed SPD user until the fatbike changed that, about 5 years ago - only exceptions are the road bike and the #gradventourer
by NorwayCalling
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Can I beg/borrow/steal or even buy an MTB please!!
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Can I beg/borrow/steal or even buy an MTB please!!

This any use to you? 18" frame so will be fine for you... 3x9 XT groupset, 29er etc.....

Collection from Cardiff if interested.

ImageIMG_20171015_162324425 by Norway Calling, on Flickr
by NorwayCalling
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Norms clear out part 2: Shelter
Replies: 13
Views: 856

Re: Norms clear out part 2: Shelter

will ping payment over later... pretending to work at the moment. Cheers, Mike.
by NorwayCalling
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Norms clear out part 2: Shelter
Replies: 13
Views: 856

Re: Norms clear out part 2: Shelter

I would like and willing to pay full price ( :-bd ) on the Trekkertent Stealth 1. VGC. £120 without poles or £150 with new carbon poles - with poles option if that ok?

Mike.
by NorwayCalling
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Moel Siabod bivvy now with Video
Replies: 20
Views: 1148

Re: Moel Siabod bivvy

Thanks for the route update, I am in Snowdonia next month, so may give the route a go. :-bd
by NorwayCalling
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: To tape or not to tape... that is the question
Replies: 9
Views: 659

To tape or not to tape... that is the question

Hurray! New frame time and its got a beautiful paint job, high gloss.... mint! (as they in wales)....but..... As many as you will have seen at the WRT etc my bikes are usually cover in gaffa tape.... Norwegian army gaffa tape, but gafa tape all the same (just a nice digi-camo tape). This is a great ...
by NorwayCalling
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Moel Siabod bivvy now with Video
Replies: 20
Views: 1148

Re: Moel Siabod bivvy

nice ride... but i don't seem to be able to find any legal way to cycle up ? Any chance you could share your route?

Cheers!
by NorwayCalling
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clear out part 1: Luggage. Reductions and pics added.
Replies: 43
Views: 2020

Re: Clear out part 1: Luggage.

Payment sent as requested (for a curry last night :-bd )

Mike.