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by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rainspotting
Replies: 32
Views: 773

Re: Rainspotting

There's a jokey bit at the start when it's explained that the routes guy is a tour guide. I'm not sure how many folk will watch it and want to hire him 😂 Quite! I don't think many people will be asking for the GPX file... I did wonder what the extensive luggage was for, given there was no intention...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 55
Views: 1290

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Explorers web has a list of free Banff Mtn Film Festival films that can be viewed for free https://explorersweb.com/2020/03/23/100-adventure-films-to-stream-for-free/ Anybody get this to work? Clicked on the link to the movie list and went to what looked like a PDF then weird sub standard started h...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack

Yes, the bike industry has being doing ‘bespoke’ (=non-compatible) solutions for years to tie-in customers. I did see something on YouTube the other day that a guy had 3D printed to store a small power pack in the steerer tube. Looked very neat. Edit: found it: https://content.playsportsnetwork.com/...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack

Anybody found an alternative battery pack that fits the Edge 530/830/1030 devices? No way I'm spending north of £100 for the official Garmin branded battery. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Garmin-External-Battery-Pack-Edge-Black/dp/B077C45BGN I know I could just run a standard external power pack (and hav...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lightweight tool roll
Replies: 18
Views: 655

Re: Lightweight tool roll

Much appreciated Stu, although I’ve no idea when I’ll be next up in your ‘hood, with the current situation.
Could be worse, I could have booked flights for two cycling events in Europe in May... Doh!
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Italy Divide ...not refunding entry fee am I allowed to be miffed!
Replies: 15
Views: 524

Re: Italy Divide ...not refunding entry fee am I allowed to be miffed!

Have the organisers not cancelled the event due to the C-19 lockdown? I can't imagine the Italian authorities would be happy if they get wind of it. Will be interested to see how the Tuscany Trail organisers deal with this. If the flights are not cancelled, I will go, but given how things are rapidl...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8000
Views: 837936

Re: The post man's been ...

Ian wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:54 am
A StrapDeck and a stem plate for some beta testing from drj0n.

Got some ideas for a super lightweight setup.
Interesting - Anything to show & tell yet?
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lightweight tool roll
Replies: 18
Views: 655

Re: Lightweight tool roll

I'd definitely be interested in one of those if you put them into production...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Total brake failure
Replies: 19
Views: 571

Re: Total brake failure

Hope anchors?

Presumably no indication of external damage to the hose?

Quite bizarre...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sandro's bags
Replies: 14
Views: 802

Re: Sandro's bags

I can live with riding a Lauf, but you have to draw the line somewhere. This is just other-worldly FUgly for me. Sorry...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A question that might be hard to answer - Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 952

Re: A question that might be hard to answer - Scotland

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:09 pm
D/ You won't see any
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope BB bearings
Replies: 12
Views: 330

Re: Hope BB bearings

Press fit? I fucking detest PF. It’s not just the sub standard creaky performance, but the idea of smashing my frame with a hammer every year is just madness. I’ve had some crap Hope wheel bearings in the past, but bought one of their screw-together BB systems for the Spearfish, which has been prett...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A rant and a change in the law required
Replies: 30
Views: 772

Re: A rant and a change in the law required

sean_iow wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:56 pm
I'd have more sympathy but I seem to remember a 'database overhaul' that just had to be done when you saw the forecast for last years BB300 :grin:
Yep, the forecast for Dartmoor this weekend is grim! Enough to definitely put me off, but I’m a fair weather pussy.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race.
Replies: 177
Views: 5766

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Just noticed this video on the GCN channel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTJmfrzSvc4 - first six and a half minutes or so. Uhm, 'will roadies spoil grave?' ... I doubt it but what I love is the irony that everyone seems to be trying to turn 'gravel' into mountainbiking. Bigger tyres, wider bars...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Granguanche Canaries
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Granguanche Canaries

If i cant make the april date then im well up for this in Nov when im off 25th to 6th dec....sounds like a great winter time ride I could well be up for something towards the tail-end of the year fella. Don’t think the April 2020 dates will work for me either, so could also be up for it next winter.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Granguanche Canaries
Replies: 12
Views: 444

Re: Granguanche Canaries

This look really interesting. Pity it's in April, not a few weeks earlier; April looks good for riding, but hopefully the UK might be better by then as well. https://www.climatestotravel.com/climate/canary-islands Very tempted to do the test ride, if I can get the time off work. And the coronavirus ...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 34
Views: 1303

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

Anybody else concerned that the dreaded Coronavirus might impact these events?
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Prong > Lauf
Replies: 36
Views: 984

Re: Prong > Lauf

At £700 they are comparable in cost to a medium level Rockshox SID. There is also no onward servicing costs? A basic service will cost £100 including postage if you send it off to TF Tuned or similar. A SID RL is about £500 on special offer at the moment so after 5 years that will be £1000 investme...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Prong > Lauf
Replies: 36
Views: 984

Re: Prong > Lauf

I think you’ll get two different perspectives on Lauf. 1. Suspicion or derision, mostly based on the aesthetic, from the spectators. 2. Complete satisfaction from those who have used them. I’m in the second group, and would also never go back to rigid on anything <2.8” rubber. They have their issues...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: 2x10 drop bar shifters
Replies: 0
Views: 131

WTD: 2x10 drop bar shifters

Ideally SRAM S700 2 x 10 drop bar shifters, hydraulic disc compatible (don’t need the callipers), for use with SRAM XX MTB derailleurs.

Other compatible solutions considered, but not bar-end shifters.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 34
Views: 1303

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

Thanks all for the advice. I think I’ll try to take the bike as hold luggage and test the system. If I have to stump up more at the airport then that will just be taken as a lesson in being cheap! Might book a B&B in Pisa or Massa for the night before my flight home and see if they will store the ba...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 34
Views: 1303

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

Just booked return flights to Pisa, and some more Qs for those in the know: - What’s the best way to get around with a bike - public transport, to the start (Massa) from the airport, and back to the start from the finish? - Where can I store my bike bag near the start? I’m not dicking around with ca...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 34
Views: 1303

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

In Reverse wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:45 am
Get Dr Gairy to sign you off as fit.

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I like it!
Don’t expect anybody will check, just wonder if it could invalidate my travel / medical insurance, but can’t think why it would.

Have you used this form yourself?
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 34
Views: 1303

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

OK, just tried entering Tuscany Trail, and fallen at the first hurdle - medical certificate.

What have folks from the UK done about this in the past?

Thanks in advance.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 34
Views: 1303

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

Both of these look fantastic options; I’m guessing TT is more gravel bike, VT more MTB?

Can’t beat Italian hospitality 🍕🍷