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by quimarche
Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ortlieb Panniers
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Ortlieb Panniers

I'll take the rear panniers, please. PM incoming.
by quimarche
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ortlieb Panniers
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Ortlieb Panniers

May be interested. Are these singles or pairs? What type of attachments do they have?
by quimarche
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: hydro drop bar brake levers, without a gear shifter?
Replies: 10
Views: 189

Re: hydro drop bar brake levers, without a gear shifter?

I think it's just the single lever, not a pair. And yes, it's expensive. But at least you now have a choice.
by quimarche
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: hydro drop bar brake levers, without a gear shifter?
Replies: 10
Views: 189

Re: hydro drop bar brake levers, without a gear shifter?

Apologies for the last two - I thought they were hydraulic too. The Force lever is definitely hydraulic.
by quimarche
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: For sale: Rohloff'd Surly ECR
Replies: 3
Views: 320

For sale: Rohloff'd Surly ECR

With a gravelwanger and a serious VeloViewer habit, my ECR isn't getting the use it deserves. It's a lovely bike, has served me well on several JennRides and similar, and is totes comfy. It's also a bit niche. Hoping for £2250 but open to sensible offers. 2015 Surly ECR, size M, colour MRE Green Rea...
by quimarche
Fri May 22, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: SOS only PLB vs subscription service Satellite Communicator
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: SOS only PLB vs subscription service Satellite Communicator

Your instructor will be able to provide assistance but here are a few things to consider. You'll need a licence to operate a VHF marine radio - this is what the RYA course will give you. SRC = Short Range Certificate = VHF, (rather than the long-range HF ham radios used when crossing oceans). DSC = ...
by quimarche
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 56
Views: 2008

Re: Lock-down projects

Dave

Do you know about the https://openrouteservice.org/ API?
by quimarche
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Beast sightings??
Replies: 28
Views: 911

Re: Beast sightings??

The warm weather and lack of traffic meant this, yesterday, at Dubs reservoir on the way to Garburn Pass.

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by quimarche
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rohloff Alternative?
Replies: 8
Views: 585

Re: Rohloff Alternative?

The chaps at Ghyllside (https://www.ghyllside.co.uk/) have got one in their showroom if anyone wants a gander/chat.
by quimarche
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does anyone use talkytoaster look and feel , pesky old memory maps dont work
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: Does anyone use talkytoaster look and feel , pesky old memory maps dont work

I've been using TT 1:50K Look'n'Feel British Isles on my Garmin 800 Touring for 5 years and it's never let me down. Martin was having a problem with privacy a while back, but £11 for a good product seems a fair price to me.
by quimarche
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Way off topic, Photoshop
Replies: 16
Views: 618

Re: Way off topic, Photoshop

A couple of free online tools here: https://pixlr.com/.
by quimarche
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 103
Views: 4869

Re: Films to watch while isolating

The TV remake of Das Boot was also excellent.
by quimarche
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: G-one tires
Replies: 24
Views: 1111

Re: G-one tires

I'm happy with my G-One Speeds but it's easy to find their limit on wet grass and mud. Switched to G-One Bites for the winter but haven't ridden enough in this sub standard weather to comment usefully.
by quimarche
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: panniers to borrow or hire
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Wanted: panniers to borrow or hire

No battery on the rack and I've fitted an Ortlieb QL3.1 (up to 14mm) on one side, so I'm pretty sure the QL2.1 mounts will fit. I think the Rixen & Kaul Vario Hooks will fit too - they go up to 16mm.
by quimarche
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: panniers to borrow or hire
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Wanted: panniers to borrow or hire

Thanks, Bob. I'll PM you re. collection.
by quimarche
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: panniers to borrow or hire
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Wanted: panniers to borrow or hire

I’ve just persuaded my partner to join me on the Hebridean Way, starting mid-May. Now I’m looking for luggage. Her e-bike has a very thick-framed rack (14mm), so my existing Karrimor’s don’t fit. Does anyone have a pair of panniers I can borrow or hire?
by quimarche
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: SOS only PLB vs subscription service Satellite Communicator
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: SOS only PLB vs subscription service Satellite Communicator

If you don't need tracking then a PLB is a good option. For a £200 quid one-off payment and no monthly fee you can keep it within reach and send out a global SOS. They're waterproof, have long shelf lives (5 years?), and can be used afloat and ashore. Downsides? They need to be manually activated, a...
by quimarche
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 2793

Re: What's in your hip flask?

ootini wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:18 am
And neat gin should be reserved for Withnail and I.
Lighter fluid.
by quimarche
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 3271

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

A wholly knackered nth-hand tandem. But it wasn't the bike itself, it was the people and places associated with it.
by quimarche
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Schwalbe G One Byte Tyres 50 x 622
Replies: 1
Views: 278

Re: Schwalbe G One Byte Tyres 50 x 622

Yes, please. PM on it's way.
by quimarche
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Washing a down bag
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Washing a down bag

I've used this south Cumbria company and really rate them. http://www.mountaineering-designs.co.uk ... /index.htm
by quimarche
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A different sort of bikepacking challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 1274

Re: A different sort of bikepacking challenge

If you don't mind a detour via Newcastle then I can recommend the NCN 72 from Carlisle to Newcastle, and the NCN 1 from Newcastle to Holy Island. The former is flat at the start and end, but with a big climb at Once Brewed. The latter is pretty much flat, not once getting over 300'. Lots of accommod...
by quimarche
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Safe Route To The Lakes From Formby
Replies: 9
Views: 1143

Re: Safe Route To The Lakes From Formby

It's all rideable. Gets a bit wiggly in the middle. Not the fastest A-B but is a lovely green corridor away from major roads. If you're on Komoot you should see it here: https://www.komoot.com/tour/84737971?ref=wtd. If not, let me know and I'll PM a GPX.