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by atk
Tue Aug 03, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Meeting Boners in the wild
Replies: 23
Views: 593

Re: Meeting Boners in the wild

I think I rode past Rich and Tom (and the rest of the fam) in Hayfield earlier. Took me a minute to figure out who it was, and by that point we were grunting up Highfield Road.
by atk
Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sure I've seen similar before?
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Sure I've seen similar before?

Nitto F16 probably. Hooks over the handlebar rather than mounting on the stem.
by atk
Mon Aug 02, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dynamo Light of choice - fork mounted gravel use mid range
Replies: 13
Views: 226

Re: Dynamo Light of choice - fork mounted gravel use mid range

Just like the waterproof thread, I'll second James' suggestion. I've got a Revo and the Edelux, the latter has been fine for road/bridleway bumbling, despite clipping the occasional low branch/bramble and once taking a bat to the face. The Revo can be mounted at fork height after a few pints of tea,...
by atk
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Heavier Duty "Packable" Jacket
Replies: 17
Views: 343

Re: Heavier Duty "Packable" Jacket

Another vote for one of Gore's Active Shell offerings. Used to have an Oxygen 2.0 for winter audax stuff, kept me dry on some very long, wet days. Packed size was pretty compact. Seem to remember it folded/rolled better than it stuffed. Marmot Essence served me well in NZ, although not as breathable.
by atk
Thu Jul 29, 2021 4:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2672
Views: 360213

Re: Todays ride

Dark Peak 100 audax yesterday. Started off "sub standard, where's my sunscreen" and quickly became "sub standard, where's my lightning conductor/i wish this jacket was more waterproof/why didn't i pack gloves and a puffy vest". Started off nice. There's a #chillestrideever couch ...
by atk
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:43 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Parts for a Karate Monkey Build -Tyres, Headset, Hope end caps
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: WTD: Parts for a Karate Monkey Build -Tyres, Headset, Hope end caps

These the right thing, if not the wrong way up? Came on a Pro4 front hub. DM your address and I'll pop them in the post if so.
by atk
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Parts for a Karate Monkey Build -Tyres, Headset, Hope end caps
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: WTD: Parts for a Karate Monkey Build -Tyres, Headset, Hope end caps

Might have endcaps. Will check in the morning.
by atk
Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Wales ride 2021
Replies: 24
Views: 412

Re: Wales ride 2021

Saw your post about the ride on Twitter and was hoping to see a write up here again. Unsurprisingly, another great read!
by atk
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shimano SLX pads?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Shimano SLX pads?

Shimano publish all this info. Find the model number on your calipers and take a look in the expandy list or the dealers manual.

If they are m7100 calipers then pad options are listed here: https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/ ... M7100.html
by atk
Thu Jul 15, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure stem mount Q
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Exposure stem mount Q

Not sure I've understood but I'm getting ~35mm. Cleat interface is perpendicular to the stem mount in the photo.

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by atk
Tue Jul 13, 2021 7:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Ere Jeff, check this guy out.
Replies: 17
Views: 499

Re: 'Ere Jeff, check this guy out.

Looks pretty cool. Easy enough to mute the narration. Props to the guy for (I assume) just throwing a bunch of stuff he had in a rucksack and getting on with it. Would have been easy to spend days/dollars on lighter kit and never actually make it out for the sunrise.
by atk
Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gleneagles Gravel (bandwagon?)
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: Gleneagles Gravel (bandwagon?)

What mark does it miss? Fancy hotel offers nicer-than-usual hire bikes and has had local rider involved in planning routes for pleasant car-free riding experience. If I ended up in a hotel like that, I probably wouldn't say no to that. It's a little like Curve's fastpacking weekends in Aus, they tak...
by atk
Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Chris King 1 1/8th inch external headset
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: WTD: Chris King 1 1/8th inch external headset

Does it have to be CK? Probably got something suitable, but less bling in the box downstairs.
by atk
Mon Jul 12, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Alpacka Llama Packraft
Replies: 30
Views: 906

Re: Alpacka Llama Packraft

by atk
Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bespoke frame - anyone done it?
Replies: 46
Views: 932

Re: Bespoke frame - anyone done it?

Looked at Stayer? Their OG+ might be up your street https://www.stayercycles.com/ogplus-batch. Made to your size, but they've already figured out the details, tubing and such. That said, I don't think these rigid MTB/gravel blends are ever really a good idea. Build a rowdy big tyre monstercross bike...
by atk
Sun Jul 11, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Soooooo far OT - non / low alcohol beers
Replies: 39
Views: 642

Re: Soooooo far OT - non / low alcohol beers

I've mostly switched to low/no alcohol beers. For your "craft" replacements Mikkeller probably the best of the lot, especially their Weird Weather, bit pricey though. Tiny Rebel's AF Clwb Tropicana and Lervig No Worries grapefruit are drinkable, as is Vandestreek Playground. The regular no...
by atk
Thu Jul 08, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyre speed ratings?
Replies: 17
Views: 351

Re: Tyre speed ratings?

From Schwalbe: For speed e-bikes you need a special approval for the tyre equipment. Tires with ECE-R75 authorization valid throughout the European Union are the simplest solution in this case. All of our Energizer tires have the mark of conformity and are approved for vehicles up to 50 km/h. Assume...
by atk
Tue Jul 06, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Simplifying the garage. What shall I keep?
Replies: 33
Views: 920

Re: Simplifying the garage. What shall I keep?

Interesting, do they take anything? As in, can I just take a big box of parts to them and let them sift through what they want? I have cranks, seatposts, mechs (some incomplete), old cassettes and chains, the odd brake lever and caliper without hoses etc etc. a wheel, tyres.... I could go on :-) ta...
by atk
Mon Jul 05, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Road frameset 56cm
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: WTD: Road frameset 56cm

If you're not set on carbon and anywhere near Manchester I've got a 56cm Surly Pacer frameset I could do with moving on. Can't remember the year but it's "disco tomato" so there's decent clearance for 32c+guards with long drop brakes. Will also make a good 650b rando conversion if you're t...
by atk
Thu Jul 01, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Twenty four minutes.
Replies: 15
Views: 531

Re: Twenty four minutes.

Bob... if Cath is in but you're not then I'm happy to give my ticket (at 500% inflation obviously*) and go on the reserve list... Reducing the carbon footprint and all that stuff :smile: * just kidding about the inlfation and I'm sure a reserve place will come up soon enough... Got to be another re...
by atk
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10005
Views: 1220036

Re: The post man's been ...

Valley & Peak apex quilt turned up. Looks very well made. Pretty bulky as you'd expect from synthetic. Might need to rethink luggage a little but probably worth it.
by atk
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Ortlieb bar pack
Replies: 27
Views: 705

Re: New Ortlieb bar pack

K1100T wrote: Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:03 pm small, floppy and buzz off the front tyre every time you go over a bump?
So they made a massive bag with a floppy bottom to buzz off the tyre?
by atk
Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Simplifying the garage. What shall I keep?
Replies: 33
Views: 920

Re: Simplifying the garage. What shall I keep?

On a more serious note (although I wouldn't mind a large El Mar...), I had a big clear out before we went away, got things down to one bike and an assortment of bling/useful bits. It was a rushed, stressful process and I'd hoped to avoid ending up in the same situation. But after some covid/unmotiva...
by atk
Wed Jun 23, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Simplifying the garage. What shall I keep?
Replies: 33
Views: 920

Re: Simplifying the garage. What shall I keep?

GregMay wrote: Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:25 pm This.

I've plans to do this again over the summer. It is difficult at first, but always feel better afterwards!
Dibs the El Mariachi! 😉
by atk
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - light tarp, shaped - anything going?
Replies: 26
Views: 755

Re: WTD - light tarp, shaped - anything going?

Bearbonesnorm wrote: Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:57 pm Bargaintastic there Reg :-bd
Still have to bring the order up to 140£ or so before they'll ship (through the website anyway)