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by boxelder
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: PX Goldrush - Yay or Nay
Replies: 18
Views: 692

Re: PX Goldrush - Yay or Nay

Looks like only 1 left, in Medium.
by boxelder
Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 -2021
Replies: 19
Views: 804

Re: Highland Trail 550 -2021

McTrail rider does Dundonnell to Poolewe
Impressive colour co-ordination there. Was that 'taps off' weather recent?
by boxelder
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: narrowest tyre on a 40mm rim ?
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: narrowest tyre on a 40mm rim ?

I be surprised if a squared up 2.4/2.6 or whatever has less drag than a rounder 3" tyre at higher pressure. Contact patch will be as much a function of rim width as tyre. Maxxis produce tyres to match rim width, with 'normal' and 'wide' in several models.
by boxelder
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3436
Views: 610191

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Garmin 1030 £299 on CRC Black Friday. That a good deal? I'm not after one, but remembered someone was and just got the mail/spam
by boxelder
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 -2021
Replies: 19
Views: 804

Re: Highland Trail 550 -2021

@newretrotom as excuses go, that's pretty strong (though I have a trailer that will hold two kids.....)
I taught a lad years ago who had to kick Leukaemia's arse. He's not far off breaking the 30 min barrier for running 10K now. All the best to your family.
by boxelder
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kinesis tripster v3 ti or an alternative?
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: Kinesis tripster v3 ti or an alternative?

I have a V2 Tripster ATR and run 650x1.9" Gravelkings on the rear with no issues. I started with 2" Nanos, but the rear did rub at times. 700c looks to have 45mm room, but I tend to run 40's, which have plenty extra space. You can now get whole Ti bikes for the price of a frame, but there are so man...
by boxelder
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bonfire weekend bimble?
Replies: 30
Views: 735

Re: Bonfire weekend bimble?

I used to have this idea about sleeping/living on a traffic island (I know, strange kid). Anyone done that?
I remember, as a student in Sheffield in the early '90s, someone camping on Hunter's Bar roundabout on Eccleshall Rd. For a few days I think.
by boxelder
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29x2.5 all round tyre
Replies: 13
Views: 457

Re: 29x2.5 all round tyre

Spesh Purgatory? Maxxis Rekon? Terravail?
by boxelder
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available
Replies: 24
Views: 865

Re: MontañasVacias Mapping Artwork Available

Argh, missed this. Will register interest for any future print run.
by boxelder
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Bike
Replies: 24
Views: 960

Re: What Bike

Can anyone recommend the best GPX viewer app? If looking to navigate on a phone, I'd say the OS subscription is totally worth the £20-25 a year it costs. You get 1:50 and 1:25k maps of the whole of UK. I use it as a back up though, to a Garmin etrex with OS mapping, as phone batteries don't last to...
by boxelder
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2 person shelter under £200
Replies: 21
Views: 898

Re: 2 person shelter under £200

Done some serious googling last few days and it seems like the options for UL tents built for people over 6ft 3 are slim pickings. Not sure if you're after two person, or that was someone else, but at 6'3" (and a bit), I'm happy so far with my Trekkertent Stealth. I've learned it's best to peg the ...
by boxelder
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kids bikepacking luggage options
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: Kids bikepacking luggage options

I've a rack hanging around that just clamps to seatpost, for bags to be strapped on top. Happy to see it used if you cover postage?
by boxelder
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3436
Views: 610191

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Garmin eTrex 30x are £130 at Sportspursuit.
by boxelder
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bealach Horn loop?
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Bealach Horn loop?

I wouldn't Ton. Much better stuff up there. There'd be a high proportion of pushing and the main one is a beast.
by boxelder
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: And from the Cumbria police we have ....
Replies: 51
Views: 2078

Re: And from the Cumbria police we have ....

The Cumbria Police announcement carefully excludes proper wild camping in the hills, when you read through the links to National Park Authority etc. They are after the nuggets blocking narrow roads with camper vans and forming tent villages in NT woodland. The chap in charge in Cumbria is a fell run...
by boxelder
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Van life 'wild camping' or not this September
Replies: 10
Views: 566

Re: Van life 'wild camping' or not this September

In the Lakes, Police are working with other agencies to target wild camping/vans parked on roadside or private land. They've made this very public knowledge. People are taking the p155 at the moment, so understandable.
by boxelder
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Borders 350 Best Time Smashed.
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Borders 350 Best Time Smashed.

Thought his FB post said he was going for the 220 - wrong turn? Outstanding effort.
by boxelder
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3436
Views: 610191

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Exposure lights have a sale of cosmetic seconds etc in their outlet store.
£200 for Diablo + support cell for me - which won't be used for months no doubt.
by boxelder
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 228
Views: 10122

Re: When?????

https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk ... -district/
Good to see the Police marshalling agencies to combat c0ck (not wild) camping in the Lakes. The Police here have done a great job.
by boxelder
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Zip Tips ?
Replies: 18
Views: 718

Re: Zip Tips ?

Yeah, I was going to say candle wax.
by boxelder
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: RTTS 2020.
Replies: 21
Views: 1458

Re: RTTS 2020.

Anyone go out? Saw the forecast and decided to go climbing on Gable instead. Rain started as we got back to the van at around 11pm.
by boxelder
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Weird gear indexing issue
Replies: 14
Views: 594

Re: Weird gear indexing issue

Worth also checking for a stiff chain link if it's the small sprockets.
I've got the same problem on two bikes between 2nd and 3rd gears......... Must be mid summer gremlins.
by boxelder
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Live bivvy in progress
Replies: 10
Views: 797

Re: Live bivvy in progress

You do realise the Feds are monitoring this channel. They're on their way..........
:???: :wink:
by boxelder
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You get what you pay for...
Replies: 39
Views: 1951

Re: You get what you pay for...

I admit I loved my alfasud,but it gave way to a mini moke...aaah happy days!!
As a kid, we had a cassette with a song about Mini Mokes. I've not thought of it for decades, until you wrote that.
Good old You tube.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps8OEjD22GM