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by boxelder
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 550255

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: 216
Views: 5940

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: 340

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: 899

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: 295

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: 530

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: 1286

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
by boxelder
Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the Gravelw@nker equivalent of this?
Replies: 55
Views: 1242

Re: What's the Gravelw@nker equivalent of this?

"I would also be in the market for some slimmish baggies with braces, in black though"

Any good?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUTHENTIC-BL ... 3979395701
by boxelder
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the Gravelw@nker equivalent of this?
Replies: 55
Views: 1242

Re: What's the Gravelw@nker equivalent of this?

What's the problem here? Isn't it just varying degrees of piss-taking? As someone who rides all sorts of bikes, with all sorts of folk, it's tiring to read the same old jibes rolled out about cycling folks, purely down to what they ride or wear. Sometimes it's those who wear a bit more PPE and pref...
by boxelder
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: RTTS 2020.
Replies: 21
Views: 899

Re: RTTS 2020.

Hmmm, sounds like the ideal excuse for my first visit to Carrock Fell - interesting geology (Gabbro), Iron Age hill fort and it was climbed by Charles Dickens. Great view to the east over the Eden Valley and the Pennines.
by boxelder
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: All road, warroad, endurance help.
Replies: 20
Views: 537

Re: All road, warroad, endurance help.

Ribble CGR on bike to work?
The Warroad is a thing of beauty (IMO) and a blast to ride.

Genesis Vapour or Datum?
by boxelder
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not your usual bikepacking video.
Replies: 38
Views: 939

Re: Not your usual bikepacking video.

Little or no product placement - tick
Pizza, pasta, beer - tick
Tongues firmly in cheeks - tick
Very little suffering - tick
Bunch of mates having fun - tick
Bears - tick(ish)

What's not to like?
by boxelder
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: 2nd City Divide
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: 2nd City Divide

North of Alston, I'd happily take gravel bike and 40mm tyres. Cross Fell very much MTB, as I believe is a lot of the southern bit. I'm planning on gravel bike with 650b/1.9" tyres or a rigid MTB.
by boxelder
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 216
Views: 5940

Re: When?????

The irony is John, number 1 was never lifted, some people just seem to think it was Whatever gave them that idea..... :| I went for a pre-breakfast ride this morning and chatted to a fella creeping out of the woods in Borrowdale with road bike and full touring kit - panniers etc. Said he's been in ...
by boxelder
Tue May 26, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Headset biting?
Replies: 4
Views: 226

Re: Headset biting?

Are there enough spacers to hold the top cap clear of the fork steerer? Is it a STNut in there, or a reusable bung of some sort?
by boxelder
Tue May 26, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What sealant....
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: What sealant....

The propensity to dry up does depend on the tyre and weather conditions. The new Squirt stuff needs a good shake before use. I've used Stans, O Seal and Squirt recently and find them all good, though not sure on Squirt longevity. Stans probably best for sealing bigger holes, Squirt for initial bead ...
by boxelder
Tue May 26, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newbie alert - bike recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: Newbie alert - bike recommendations

I'd go MTB - certainly so if HT550/Silk Rd are goals. With steel in mind, and £1500, what about a Ribble Adventure? You get to alter the spec to suit.
https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-adventure-725/
by boxelder
Tue May 26, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking events, but not hardcore?
Replies: 27
Views: 710

Re: Bikepacking events, but not hardcore?

The Distance - too dangle mug, expensive gravel w@nker for many (who've not done it), but if you speak to those who have, it has always been a great weekend (but then I would say that, as one of the organisers). https://advntr.cc/the-distance-2018/ Cancelled this year unfortunately. As above, Jennri...
by boxelder
Sun May 24, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2020
Replies: 125
Views: 7498

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2020

Tom and I had some snow on Devil's staircase the first time he tried it.
It also snowed going over Coire Lair/Torridon that year. I worry that someone will underestimate how conditions can change up there and be caught out with insufficient gear. Alan does his best to vet the starters, but .......
by boxelder
Sun May 24, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel Gearing....again
Replies: 67
Views: 1812

Re: Gravel Gearing....again

Don't know if it's useful and/or has already been covered, but I've been using Ultegra Di2 shifters with an XT rear mech for a few years. Currently using 36 x 11*40, but may go to 38 or 40 x 11*46.
by boxelder
Tue May 19, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veneto Trail can anyone help and feel free to tag along!
Replies: 38
Views: 1234

Re: Veneto Trail can anyone help and feel free to tag along!

Everything above aside - thanks Rich, to you and Javi and all the boys and girls in shorts and red shirts. All this would have been even more painful without Royal Mail. Hope you're able to get away.
by boxelder
Tue May 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2020
Replies: 125
Views: 7498

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2020

I was, but we'll be right into midge season. Aim to do something over a few days up north in the 'Indian Summer'.
Maybe just the southern or northern loop - both have changed quite a lot.
by boxelder
Tue May 19, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why are trekking pole shelters popular with cyclists?
Replies: 47
Views: 1164

Re: Why are trekking pole shelters popular with cyclists?

I have a Trekkertent, designed for trekking pole use. I've replaced the front pole with a lightweight, short section tent pole and can use the front wheel off the bike in place of the rear pole. If I also use it backpacking, I'd still take 2 tent poles, as I find walking poles an unnecessary faff.
by boxelder
Mon May 18, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ordnance Survey Newsletter
Replies: 16
Views: 518

Re: Ordnance Survey Newsletter

Yes, and No - from Gov.uk re: Open Access land: "What you can and cannot do You can use access land for walking, running, watching wildlife and climbing. There are certain activities you cannot usually do on open access land, including: horse-riding cycling camping taking animals other than dogs on ...
by boxelder
Sun May 17, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 23774

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Agree with you RIP. I actually came to this thread to post about the Wales First Minister's latest announcement. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-52667873?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/wales&link_location=live-reporting-story It hints at years and a cautious approach. He su...