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by holdsteady
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any interest in some new 'boo?
Replies: 41
Views: 1084

Re: Any interest in some new 'boo?

short sleeved - probably not
long sleeved - yes please
by holdsteady
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glasgow bikepacking shops?
Replies: 31
Views: 852

Re: Glasgow bikepacking shops?

The highly rated stuff will be a substantial outlay to start with so maybe buy some of the planetx podsacs range to start with (watch out for bundle offers) and if you catch the bug then gradually upgrade and keep this as spares or to lend to others.
by holdsteady
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New 'boo. Underway.
Replies: 54
Views: 4800

Re: New 'boo. Underway.

my two arrived today - really pleased with them, cheers :-bd
by holdsteady
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options
Replies: 30
Views: 1832

Re: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options

had a re-think on this, particularly after test-riding various friends bikes and deciding that the gap in my bike needs is really more something in between road and lightish off-road so a gradventourer rather a drop bar mtb as a few have said on this thread already My heart is saying “get a Shand St...
by holdsteady
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the weekend got in store?
Replies: 65
Views: 2231

Re: What's the weekend got in store?

off to Portsmouth today with the wife and kids for the Victorious festival -two of my favourite bands ever are playing , The Specials and Doves, then over to stay with friends in Bognor Regis saturday and sunday, and going out for a ride on monday
by holdsteady
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2853
Views: 491499

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Alpkit have 15% off this bank holiday weekend until midnight on Monday for all Alpkit and Sonder products (including bikes)

Code is AKLONG15 and is valid in store and online.
by holdsteady
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Kona 'Unit X' looks very BP friendly :)
Replies: 12
Views: 749

Re: New Kona 'Unit X' looks very BP friendly :)

I like that - ticks a lot of boxes for me - steel, rigid, semi-fat, I'm currently in the process of re-consolidating my bikes and want to add something like this or a Krampus to it this did made me reminisce about my old mate Moggy's Super Burner back in early 1980's like one below...oh those heady ...
by holdsteady
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options
Replies: 30
Views: 1832

Re: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options

but I haven’t a clue about road orientated groupsets, is Sora/lower end SRAM stuff really any cop? As you want a drop bar MTB won't in need to use a MTB groupset and not a road one anyway? With road cranks there will not be enough width to get chain clearance with bigger tyres. The Bontrack Beyond ...
by holdsteady
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options
Replies: 30
Views: 1832

Re: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options

Cheers for all the input so far, keep it coming :-bd has been helpful but has probably muddied the waters yet further for me :lol: so much choice out there. I have a few issues with going down the custom build route. Firstly, after predominately riding mountain bikes for last 25 years I’ve been happ...
by holdsteady
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options
Replies: 30
Views: 1832

29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options

Decided my next bike will be a Steel 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike/Monster Cross/whatever the bike mags are calling them this month - does anybody have any decent recommendations? Preferably something off the peg and under £2k. Will be used for road/light off-road riding and the odd bikepacking trip. ...
by holdsteady
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 786
Views: 41430

Re: Tour Divide 2019

Great ride Dave, amazing achievement
by holdsteady
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One bike only?
Replies: 38
Views: 2186

Re: One bike only?

Have always had the philosophy of preferring to own multiple lower end bikes than one or two high(er) end bikes Currently have 7 In order of how long I have owned them Specialized Hardrock 26" - bought in 2004, much loved but now just gathering dust in shed, On One Inbred 26" with rigid fork -former...
by holdsteady
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 340
Views: 19489

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Noticed the other day how many different manufacturers logos are on my most used bike so I decided to remove whatever I could, fortunately this included the most offensive to the eye - the huge white decals on black Mavic rims that made them resemble zebra stripes from a distance. Waited until the M...
by holdsteady
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: In the shops next week I believe.
Replies: 51
Views: 3659

Re: In the shops next week I believe.

There were copies of it in WH Smith today, bought one but not read it yet
by holdsteady
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure 725
Replies: 51
Views: 5469

Re: Ribble Adventure 725

:lol: @ holdsteady : a couple more pics of the frame's colour in the linky below. Should anyone want any further pics just give us a shout and keep pestering :oops: https://photos.app.goo.gl/jhHs4grMkDQPASWg8 cheers - really appreciate you going to all that efffort -are you on commission ? :lol:
by holdsteady
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure 725
Replies: 51
Views: 5469

Re: Ribble Adventure 725

ticks a lot of boxes for me - what’s the colour like in the flesh? some photos make it look shiny like copper piping, on others it looks a dull copper brown like my old Genesis IO
by holdsteady
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your most inventive bike fix...
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Re: Your most inventive bike fix...

hit a tree and badly bent my handlebars, took them off and tried to straighten them in anger and snapped them. Found a stick of roughly the right length and width and whittled it down with my swiss army knife so it fit through my stem, re-attached the brakes, gear levers and grips and tried to ride ...
by holdsteady
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Surly Bridge Club
Replies: 20
Views: 1461

Re: Surly Bridge Club

cheers for responses, it is definitely on the shortlist, along with a Stooge and a Ramin 3+ for a versatile rigid bike that can take 650b+ as well as another wheel size. Hopefully nothing else in major in the house suddenly needs replacing and I can purchase this long awaited new bike before summer .
by holdsteady
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Surly Bridge Club
Replies: 20
Views: 1461

Re: Surly Bridge Club

hmm, this might scratch my Surly itch AND my Plus sized itch. Being able to run 700cc wheels is an added bonus as well as 650b+ up to 2.8" tyres. Bit disappointed to find that the rims that come with the Bridge Club will only take up to 2.5" tyres so that would probably necessitate me having to buy ...
by holdsteady
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacker's play list
Replies: 41
Views: 3605

Re: Bikepacker's play list

I sent this one to a mate who is really enthusiastic whilst in the pub about going bikepacking, but has backed out of actually going at the last minute several times now... it's more of an anti- bikepacking song

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lgwVsrE72x4
by holdsteady
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Best one man tent - on a budget
Replies: 16
Views: 2029

Re: Best one man tent - on a budget

Zephyros 1 only £79.99 and Zephyros 2 for £99.99 at Winfield's. I'd go for the 2, not much price, weight and pack size sacrifice for the extra space

https://www.winfieldsoutdoors.co.uk/cat ... q=zephyros+
by holdsteady
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pinnacle Ramin 3 plus - anyone got one?
Replies: 84
Views: 9220

Re: Pinnacle Ramin 3 plus - anyone got one?

2017 model now on sale for £800.... is there going to be a 2018 version or has it been dropped from range? if there is, are there any significant differences other than the usual new model colour change?
by holdsteady
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: quote for a future t-shirt?
Replies: 27
Views: 2776

Re: quote for a future t-shirt?

I still want a "tramp on two wheels" T-shirt or maybe the more sophisticated sounding "Vagrants on Velocipdes"
by holdsteady
Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillows
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Pillows

My neck and sleep always suffer when camping or bikepacking due to a lack of a pillow, have tried utilising dry bags stuffed with clothes which works to an extent but decided I want to buy a proper pillow as the increased comfort should more than compensate for the small pack size and weight penalty...
by holdsteady
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your input required.
Replies: 62
Views: 4414

Re: Your input required.

would love you to redo a "tramp on two wheels" one or a t-shirt