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by larsmars
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone any experience of 'non shocker' version of USE/Ultimate seatposts?
Replies: 12
Views: 255

Re: Anyone any experience of 'non shocker' version of USE/Ultimate seatposts?

I have two 27.2 USE seatposts bought from their outlet store in the summer. One is the superlight inline carbon EVO and the other is the titanium SUMO one. Both well made and lovely. The EVO is a bit difficult to adjust the angle, but fine once setup. I got both for half price.
by larsmars
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race...
Replies: 37
Views: 1351

Re: Atlas Mountain Race...

I was offered a place and really would love to do it, but I just couldn't justify it given the current circumstances. I've told Nelson I will reapply next year.
by larsmars
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 87
Views: 3040

Re: who rides Ti ?

Another Ti tart here: * Custom Jeronimo Rasputin, lovely ride -- albeit a bit flexy * Kinesis Tripster V1 -- sadly cracked upper end of the down tube back in May :cry: I bought both 2nd hand, as I am too tight to buy a brand new Ti frame. I do love the ride quality and the look & feel. And assuming ...
by larsmars
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mudguards
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: Mudguards

The SKS full length mudguards are very good with coverage, but they can be a bit fiddly to install, requiring a hacksaw, drill and adjustable wrench and patience. But once setup, I've found them pretty solid on my winter/commuter bike. However, when taking it offroad in mud and leaves, it's pretty e...
by larsmars
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19589

Re: BB200 2020

Verena wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:44 am
Powys tops list of "lost" public footpaths in Wales :geek:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-54783696
Haha, pretty sure we unearthed a few this year!
by larsmars
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Short section of Tubeless Tyre Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Short section of Tubeless Tyre Wanted

Have you tried sewing it up? Often works okay as a fix even for tubeless.
by larsmars
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: (SOLD) Pair of Gravel King SKs 38mm
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: FS: Pair of Gravel King SKs 38mm

I’ll take these if still available
by larsmars
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 203
Views: 11582

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:52 pm
is it about a real mole? I'm only interested if it's a real mole.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
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by larsmars
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 203
Views: 11582

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Fascinating / disturbing documentary on iPlayer called 'The Mole' about a mole in North Korea. I've already said too much. Just go watch it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/ ... orth-korea
by larsmars
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19589

Re: BB200 2020

by larsmars
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19589

Re: BB200 2020

Gave this a good crack yesterday, semi-chasing Matt's time and to see where the fitness was after a funny year. Pretty pleased to get round in 14:32, even if I did do more pushing up tarmac than I have in the rest of my life combined! On paper it was to be my longest/hardest ride on singlespeed yet...
by larsmars
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 210
Views: 4794

Re: What are you drinking now?

Lovibonds 69 IPA
by larsmars
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4964

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Landslide wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:32 pm
I reckon Olchon Valley would have been a fun challenge with suspension, a dropper and no luggage, but on the day I wasn't going to chance it, and walked down the rocky drops. The section just above from the cairn was fun though!
This ^
by larsmars
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19589

Re: BB200 2020

@Richard - sorry to hear you cut it short, looking forward to the stories
@Landslide @Bob & Cath @Juliet assuming all finished now? - Well done!
by larsmars
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4964

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

The Gap is nothing compared the that descent off Black Hill or whatever its called. I'd argue the rocky descent down to Brinore Tramway is harder too, first couple if drops aside (mostly because it's always wet). Yep, Gap is totally rideable compared to the descent off Hay Bluff. Per link from Sean...
by larsmars
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4964

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Does anyone know what that utterly insane descent off the top off the hill after Hay is called? I want to show a friend. Just, holy sh*t. From looking on strava, is it this bit? https://www.strava.com/segments/9350747 Olchon Valley Full Descent. -15.9% seems pretty insane to me. I found the upper s...
by larsmars
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4964

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

mattpage wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:22 am
Well that was rather tough.
Total time just over 15hrs 30min. Several issues, so not all plain sailing.

I was cursing Stu quite a bit...
Fantastic! Nice one, Matt!
by larsmars
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19589

Re: BB200 2020

Landslide wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:49 pm
redefined_cycles wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:19 pm
Peaks200 I suppose it'll have to be...
I'll go out and put some string round gates and scatter some turnips, you'll not know the difference. :wink:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by larsmars
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19589

Re: BB200 2020

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Pizza FTW! Where's Dave?
by larsmars
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4964

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Cheers Shaf and Alex!
by larsmars
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200/300 packed bike weigh-in thread
Replies: 57
Views: 1321

Re: BB200/300 packed bike weigh-in thread

mattpage wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:57 pm
11.71kg bike weight packed.
:o svelte! How'd you do that?

I only weighed my bike before food and water and it was around 14.5kg, so it was probably closer to 18kg+ all in.
by larsmars
Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4964

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

:lol: Thanks Andy I was hoping someone would help me ID those crops! Wild uneducated guess in the dark :-bd
by larsmars
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Badlands 2020 Racing in a time of Covid
Replies: 11
Views: 728

Re: Badlands 2020 Racing in a time of Covid

Great write up, inspired to ride this someday. Definitely agree on bike choice! I do love Granada, and Spain for that matter. Sad to be reminded about the plastic grow huts. I remember that Simon Reeves docu.

And yes, Lachlan must be a cyborg... but you beat him.
by larsmars
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19589

Re: BB200 2020

I couldn't agree more with all that Whitestone! Though, I am also in agreement with Steve that it's disappointing to see ROW gates permanently locked. I can understand the lack of incentive to maintain ROW which are not often used, but is that because they've been superceded with a better ROW or bec...