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by ootini
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Clunky fork
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Clunky fork

Ahhhhh I'll give it a go.
Thanks both.
Any particular torque I should limit too ?
by ootini
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Clunky fork
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Clunky fork

Bonj! I was out on my Arkose the other day and noticed that when stationary, hold the brake, there's a little play in the fork / steerer, resulting in a clunk if I push forward. If I look closely I can see the frame and fork move against each other very slightly. Is this a symptom of a knackered hea...
by ootini
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 515
Views: 19794

Re: What are you listening to now?

Slacker: Your Face

https://youtu.be/7Xmlx-FU2Vo
by ootini
Fri Feb 19, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike for commute and bikepacking - a hybrid?
Replies: 33
Views: 1652

Re: Bike for commute and bikepacking - a hybrid?

EDIT Should have read more than the first post.
by ootini
Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bike seat for carrying a toddler
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: bike seat for carrying a toddler

We had a Hamax Kiss for a while which was ok at best. Then swapped to a Weehoo iGo trailer, which was vaguely exciting.
by ootini
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 515
Views: 19794

Re: What are you listening to now?

Red - King Crimson
by ootini
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 245
Views: 14294

Re: Films to watch while isolating

techno wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:52 pm
Not too much biking but fun anyway. Slovenia looks better and better too: https://vimeo.com/425880313
Best thing I've seen in a while. Thanks
by ootini
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Figure of 8 strap thing
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Figure of 8 strap thing

PaulB2 wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:46 pm
The backcountry research strap? There’s a couple of different sizes.
Boom! Backcountry super 8. Thank you!
by ootini
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Figure of 8 strap thing
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Figure of 8 strap thing

Can anyone help me with the name of the figure of 8 elasticated strap thing that can hold a small jacket on your top bar please?
by ootini
Thu Oct 29, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike stand recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 627

Re: Bike stand recommendation

Apparently there's a company making "invisible stands ", which, from what I gather, are perspex wedge shaped jobbies, that you use to prop your bike up against the crank. This gives the appearance of an impossible lean, if that makes sense?
No idea where to buy them though.
by ootini
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Southern Europe sleeping bag
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Southern Europe sleeping bag

Borderer wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:01 pm
ootini wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:03 pm
I'm thinking Sicily and Malta.
Would love to hear how Malta goes.
Turns out that I may be returning to a former life and spending more time on the rock. So figured while I'm there, I might as well explore the place a little more.
by ootini
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Southern Europe sleeping bag
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Southern Europe sleeping bag

Cheers

I don't think altitude will be a big factor as I'm thinking Sicily and Malta.

Im trying to keep weight as low as possible. Ill investigate quilts

Thanks
by ootini
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Southern Europe sleeping bag
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Southern Europe sleeping bag

To those people who have been on trips in Southern Europe, Spain, Italy and the like, what kind of sleeping bags would you recommend? Is a bag even needed, or just a liner?

Thanks
by ootini
Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 99p P&P. Joe's shop for bikepacking gear
Replies: 122
Views: 3705

Re: Joe's shop for bikepacking gear

Can I make a suggestion for a product that if you could source, I would buy ?
The little pill container... get a large one, that can accommodate a tea spoon head, so that I can take a small quantity (3 or 4 brews worth) of my favourite instant coffee. Something like an old film cannister but better.
by ootini
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 99p P&P. Joe's shop for bikepacking gear
Replies: 122
Views: 3705

Re: Joe's shop for bikepacking gear

I just placed an order before reading all of this. Hope it worked OK. If not, can you let me know and I'll use a different payment method? It's under the name of Dave Robinson- p.s. I've had confirmation of the order from PayPal. Also the confirmation email i received from yourselves prompted a warn...
by ootini
Sat Oct 10, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another sleeping bag query ........ sorry
Replies: 6
Views: 287

Re: Another sleeping bag querie ........ sorry

I was considering this bag, but now Stu is stocking the Criterion bags, the Ultralight 350 is now just ahead as my choice of upgrade.
The Alpkit bags are meant to be very good, but I've no personal experience of them.
by ootini
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 249
Views: 6517

Re: What are you drinking now?

Hazy Jane
by ootini
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 515
Views: 19794

Re: What are you listening to now?

I've seen Sigur Ros live about a dozen times now. Breath taking each and every time.
by ootini
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Improving Bikepacking
Replies: 94
Views: 1629

Re: Improving Bikepacking

Not having riding buddies is what is stopping me doing a proper trip more often... Nahhh...that's not it ; ) Get out solo...even if overnight. You're missing a trick here. Solo = go at your own pace...so when you get to the top of that climb for a killer view...or you find that sweet bivvy spot, yo...
by ootini
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel
Replies: 30
Views: 1095

Re: Winter gravel

Based on the info in this thread and my own research im pretty much set on the Marathon Mondials.
I've noticed the folding bead variety comes in a 50-622 sizing. Anyone have experience of fitting this size tyre in to an Arkose, or should I stick to the 40-622 version? Thanks
by ootini
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel
Replies: 30
Views: 1095

Re: Winter gravel

OP have you ran the Riddlers tubeless? I have had one ride on mine and got a puncture. Not sure whether to try them tubeless or just replace them. I've been looking at the Schwalbe Hurricane's. No i haven't. Apparently the tan walls weep quite badly and dont hold air well. I must admit, before buyi...
by ootini
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Mag windshield update and upgrade.
Replies: 5
Views: 586

Re: Mag windshield update and upgrade.

are the magnetic windshields going to be available in the BB store Stu?
by ootini
Sat Sep 26, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel
Replies: 30
Views: 1095

Re: Winter gravel

PaulB2 wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:31 am
I think review copies are the only ones that exist yet
might just have to hang fire for a bit
by ootini
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel
Replies: 30
Views: 1095

Re: Winter gravel

I'd say WTB Resolutes fulfill your criteria for B, C and D. The only downside I've found has been the sidewalls (though I've subjected them to some pretty serious underbiking). Not tried them yet, but the new casings should help with point A, and also tick off E. I looked for the Resolute in SG2 ca...
by ootini
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel
Replies: 30
Views: 1095

Re: Winter gravel

Delv4 wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:20 am
Riddlers that bad? I've just removed the Gravelkings and put Riddlers on
They grip and ride very nicely, but where I ride ive ended up with nearly a flat on every ride over the past few months. They have very little resistance to sharp things