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by Justchris
Sun Sep 22, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ireland - any long-distance off-road options?
Replies: 21
Views: 1778

Re: Ireland - any long-distance off-road options?

https://www.irishtrails.ie/

Is a fairly good site. I did a little planning for the last few years but didn't end up doing anything
by Justchris
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clear out part 1: Luggage. Reductions and pics added.
Replies: 43
Views: 2829

Re: Clear out part 1: Luggage.

Apidura clip-on bar roll pouch. 8/10 £30


Is this available? If so can I have.

Thanks

C
by Justchris
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 786
Views: 55676

Re: Tour Divide 2019

Dave Barter wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:27 pm
I missed all the Jay P stuff as was too busy riding. What happened?
Honestly you probably don't want to know, it's all a little sour.

Ps. Great ride Dave. I hope you where satisfied with what you achieved.

https://theradavist.com/2019/06/tour-di ... ce-part-4/
by Justchris
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 786
Views: 55676

Re: Tour Divide 2019

Question for the veterans who've watched this year on year... is this the most exciting and mad its ever been?? 2012 was a good year Ollie Whally and Craig Stappler, 2016 was intriguing as there was a very strong field including some familiar names and both the geared and SS records where set. But ...
by Justchris
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 786
Views: 55676

Re: Tour Divide 2019

Dave Barter wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:18 pm
Hi all I’m in Canada FFS

and Alpinum if i’d known those stones were there i’d have carried on 😀
Good luck! And stay safe!
by Justchris
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 786
Views: 55676

Re: Tour Divide 2019

All true ^ Sean but the TD appears to be becoming more of a circus with each passing year. I also wonder whether being filmed, especially if you want the footage to look 'pro' would actually be more of a hindrance to achieving a fast time? Sleep deprived, hungry and pissed off? The last thing someo...
by Justchris
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dirty Reiver advice
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: Dirty Reiver advice

I'm doing it with the intention of noodling my way round, with minimal time at the service points. I will be taking it relatively easy as I have something else a few days after. Drafting is allowed and I will take full advantage of it.

Might see you there.

Chris
by Justchris
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: XC 29er tyre Recommendations Please
Replies: 14
Views: 996

Re: XC 29er tyre Recommendations Please

My experience from the last year and a bit. Mitchlin wild race are really fast and grippy, but wear down exceptionally fast. Conti X Kings reinforced are hard to set up tubeless and need pumped up regularly. I've had them in the bath and fuiguired air was coming out via the side walls. Extra 30mls o...
by Justchris
Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd. Carbon 29er fork.
Replies: 1
Views: 334

Wtd. Carbon 29er fork.

I am looking for a rigid carbon 29er fork that will take a 2.25 tyre. Does anyone have one they would consider selling. Also what is the steerer length, width and axle size. All considered.

Thanks

C
by Justchris
Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear QR Skewer
Replies: 12
Views: 920

Re: Rear QR Skewer

The rear skewer from a turbo trainer is designed to bear weight on it. Very sturdy.

C
by Justchris
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dropper posts
Replies: 13
Views: 1339

Re: Dropper posts

For those that are cautious about droppers and reliability, this could be of use.

https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/products/valais-25
by Justchris
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar ends on loops? How wrong is it?
Replies: 35
Views: 2925

Re: Bar ends on loops? How wrong is it?

Would togs work well on loop or sweaped bars?
by Justchris
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How Much !
Replies: 81
Views: 7666

Re: How Much !

We all view 'value' differently and most of us will have a figure in mind that we'd pay to enter something. I think it can also matter where the money is going. I rode the Etape Caledonia a couple of times. I think the entry fee was around £45. Macmillan Cancer had their name all over the website a...
by Justchris
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help me find a fork?
Replies: 15
Views: 1450

Re: Help me find a fork?

There was a previous post about forks about 4 weeks ago. Ended up someone sourced a reputable 29er carbon fork from eBay for less than 100 quid. Check back in the posts.

Cheers
by Justchris
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - 14" frame for 26" wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Re: WTD - 14" frame for 26" wheels

I have an almost new on one aluminium frame. Threaded bb. Disk brakes. Pm me for details and photos.
by Justchris
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: cairngormloop 1st september?
Replies: 47
Views: 4769

cairngormloop 1st september?

Anyone considering the cairngorm loop this september? I am thinking about it.

Or is it a route that has fallen out of favour?
by Justchris
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Using sram rotors with Shimano brakes.
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Re: Using sram rotors with Shimano brakes.

Thanks guys.

C
by Justchris
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Using sram rotors with Shimano brakes.
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Using sram rotors with Shimano brakes.

Is there any reason why I can't use sram rotors with XT brakes? The sales guy at my local bike shop sort of turned his nose up at it and made a comment. I don't see the problem, sram rotors are significantly lighter, and it seems to work well. Anyone had any problems with similar brake set ups? Edit...
by Justchris
Tue May 29, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2018
Replies: 518
Views: 58616

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2018

Sorry. Just been catching up on things. Been working. It's pretty fast as expected, and a few unusual scratches. Thing is what's Darran Smith doing? Am I reading it right, an itt started on the Friday? Was he originally in the group start but moved it a day forward to maximise his holiday time or so...
by Justchris
Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road link, goat link or other idea for 11-42t
Replies: 28
Views: 2481

Re: Road link, goat link or other idea for 11-42t

I'm under the impression it's your front rings that are causing the problems. They are ment to be no more than ten apart. That's incorrect. How come? It states in the wolf tooth comparability data that the front rings should be no more than 10 teeth apart for them to work with a 40 at the back. If ...
by Justchris
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road link, goat link or other idea for 11-42t
Replies: 28
Views: 2481

Re: Road link, goat link or other idea for 11-42t

I'm under the impression it's your front rings that are causing the problems. They are ment to be no more than ten apart. So I'm running cx gearing of 46-36. And also it's ment to be a max 40t out the back, but I managed to just squeeze a 42 on with a longer b screw. Have a look at the compatibility...
by Justchris
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bugger off?
Replies: 44
Views: 3488

Re: Bugger off?

Go home. Explore Ireland. Plenty I haven't seen. Do it in the summer. Link up a few food festivals. Visit friends and family.
by Justchris
Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who???
Replies: 8
Views: 1266

Re: Who???

Try the Scottish fatbike Facebook groups.
by Justchris
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Training for the CTR
Replies: 47
Views: 3571

Re: Training for the CTR

ZDB you should maybe do a little bit of reading around the subject yourself regarding altitude. Just to keep yourself right, and you know what to look out for. Especially if you have never been at altitude before. Everyone is different, and Altitude affects people differently. I really feel destroye...