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by ZeroDarkBivi
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Similar to Exposure, but not... is there such a thing?
Replies: 33
Views: 665

Re: Similar to Exposure, but not... is there such a thing?

I would love to love USE - Made in Britain, innovative designs (beyond just the Exposure lights), aesthetically pleasing products, and people who respond to customer enquiries. It's just a shame that every item I have bought from them has let me down. Aero bars that refuse to stay in place, and then...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 61
Views: 4328

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

Still tempted, but leaving bookings to the last second.

Any idea how easy it will be to pick up food and accommodation along the way? Sampling the culinary delights is a big part of it for me, so if this is going to be challenging then I won’t bother.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spot Customer No Service
Replies: 12
Views: 291

Re: Spot Customer No Service

ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:39 pm
Maybe. But I'd rather have equipment that didn't rely on Customer Service to make up for the lack of quality.
Also my experience with Exposure kit - shoddy!
by ZeroDarkBivi
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 61
Views: 4328

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

I believe Italy is now on the amber list for UK travel. Won’t be booking flights until the last minute to avoid disappointment. Not even fussed about doing it during the event window as there is no mass start anyway, and I don’t want a ‘goody bag’ that will go straight to landfill. So, as much as I ...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8884
Views: 990976

Re: The post man's been ...

Jurassic wrote:
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:33 pm
I was under the impression that they do actually build the wheels themselves though, not sure if that's correct?
They told me they are built in Asia; I think it was Taiwan.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8884
Views: 990976

Re: The post man's been ...

New wheels from Hunt. Just not the ones I ordered. Not even similar... but they did include a signed pre-despatch check sheet, so hopefully the arse who clearly didn't do their job can get a kicking. Muppets! Did make me think, if they can't get this right, what's the chances they will be doing any ...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You get what you pay for...
Replies: 39
Views: 1913

Re: You get what you pay for...

On the other hand... Assos have been absolutely outstanding. I still have shorts from 20 years ago that are used every week (indoors now) and are still in decent condition. When I had a crash they repaired both the jersey and bib tights for free, even though they where over 2 years old. I recently b...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: 10/11 Speed Groupset *Found*
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: WTD: 10/11 Speed Groupset

Might be selling my SRAM XX gears. Loads of life left in them as they were only used for two summers on my precious race bike from the olden days! Not been ridden since 2014 and stored inside.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: DeWidget Strapdeck
Replies: 22
Views: 1002

Re: DeWidget Strapdeck

Can’t wait to try mine, but the project is not quite complete. A conventional harness, like my Wildcat, doesn’t work with a Lefty. This should, and only needs to hold a 5L, sub 1kg roll with my bivi & sleep bag/vest/booties. Will update once the build is done; hope to use it for the rescheduled Tusc...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not your usual bikepacking video.
Replies: 38
Views: 1574

Re: Not your usual bikepacking video.

Thanks for sharing, Stu. Can't remember the last time I watched something as entertaining as this! Hipsters with a sense of humour - who even knew that existed?! Slovenia is a great place for bike touring, and I'd go back in a heartbeat. I'm sure I was being watched by the bears in some of those for...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: F10 Project Hydrogen Tent - tempted?
Replies: 20
Views: 1116

Re: F10 Project Hydrogen Tent - tempted?

I am tempted, but not camping enough at the moment to justify it! The older I get, the more I like a nice bed in the evening...! Price aside this thing looks OK but will suffer from the same faults as my pro carbon helium - really bad for condensation and impossible to get into in the rain without t...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bottle cage for wider bottles
Replies: 14
Views: 511

Re: Bottle cage for wider bottles

Arundel Loony Bin

https://r2-bike.com/ARUNDEL-Trinkflasch ... Mandible_3

I've not got one, but seen some decent reviews on an Ozzy YouTube channel.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack
Replies: 77
Views: 4122

Re: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack

Has anyone ever managed to buy one of these from Cycle Republic, or found one at a reasonable price elsewhere?
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Drop Bar MTB Conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Re: Drop Bar MTB Conversion

Still trying to progress this silly idea... I have some surplus SRAM Force 11 speed Hydro levers and some old calipers (Magura and Formula) - I think I have seen people use these levers with non-SRAM callipers, but concerned there may be an issue with mineral Vs Synthetic fluid that will impact comp...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You get what you pay for...
Replies: 39
Views: 1913

Re: You get what you pay for...

Surely the correct pressure is: " hmmm? Yeah, be reet " A bit like the correct torque setting is either: umph!, gnnn! or "come loose now you bastard!" That's why I also have a torque wrench, Bob! Honestly, I don't mind paying a fair price for a gadget that enhances the riding experience. I know a l...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You get what you pay for...
Replies: 39
Views: 1913

Re: You get what you pay for...

A pump that connects to your phone ... let's be honest, that has 'shattering disappointment' written all over it right from the start didn't it? We know that 'NEW' doesn't usually mean better it just means different from before and I had you down as cynical enough to know better Craig. :wink: BTW, ...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: You get what you pay for...
Replies: 39
Views: 1913

You get what you pay for...

...except when you don't. The premier brands love to push that BS down our throats to justify their stupid pricing. And I'm not claiming cheap is always best - I'm sure we have all fallen foul of the 'bargain' that turned out to be a lemon. But I may have found a brand that is top trumps for taking ...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 229
Views: 10974

Re: Fatfighters 2020

As you are all aware, the internet is awash with BS on diet, nutrition, etc. It must be one of the few areas with more crap science than cycling websites! But this guy seems to make sense, and offers some balanced analysis of credible peer reviewed scientific papers. https://www.youtube.com/channel/...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Trans Cambrian Way?
Replies: 50
Views: 8238

Re: Trans Cambrian Way?

A new record for the TCW East to West? I don't recall the first 5km being on roads, but then it was a long time ago.

Good effort doing it on a 'gravel bike' - although he acknowledges it wasn't the best idea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ncg4dLO190&t=4s
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stupid ideas you can't shake.
Replies: 54
Views: 2389

Re: Stupid ideas you can't shake.

Do you ever get an idea in your head to do something but a week or two later it's past and you're thinking about something else instead? Do you ever get those that simply refuse to go away? They might not be right at the top of your thinking pile but a little nudge has them skipping to the top and ...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3420
Views: 601023

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Mike wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 9:48 am
Can we not keep this covid bollox out of at least one thread
:lol: :-bd
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun May 31, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient
Replies: 54
Views: 2103

Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

:shock:
:o
:lol:
An exercise in desperation.
Good luck to them...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed May 27, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3420
Views: 601023

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Sorry if this is mega necky, but does anybody have a discount code for Merlin? Just about to pull the trigger on a big order...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu May 14, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2725

Re: Harness V Cradle help

Apologies for the dull question; I've not used Voile straps before for securing bags on the bike. What size/length do I need to use with a strap-deck cradle to secure 5 and 8 litre size dry-bags? I think 20" works well or 25" if you want the added security wrapping round the bars too. Longer is bet...