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by quimarche
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 46
Views: 1144

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: 710

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: 155

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: 155

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: 155

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: 4
Views: 189

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: 1817

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: 2460

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: 214

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: 432

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: 983

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: 920

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.
by quimarche
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Safe Route To The Lakes From Formby
Replies: 9
Views: 920

Re: Safe Route To The Lakes From Formby

You can follow the canal north from Preston to Carnforth, then one of a couple of NCN routes either side of Arnside to Levens, then along quiet back roads towards Windermere or Kendal. I can send a gpx if needed.
by quimarche
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheeky Showers in the Lake District
Replies: 7
Views: 644

Re: Cheeky Showers in the Lake District

If you're near Langdale you could try the National Trust campsite for showers, and the Sticklebarn (Langdale) or the Brittania Inn (Elterwater) for food.
by quimarche
Sat May 04, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: TransScotland race
Replies: 7
Views: 1164

Re: TransScotland race

You'll be wanting Applecross TIC: 57.4334671, -5.8135760

(Found using a combination of http://dracos.co.uk/made/nearest-postbox, Google Steet View, and OpenStreetMap.)
by quimarche
Sun Apr 28, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which .GPX Site Do You Use?
Replies: 10
Views: 883

Re: Which .GPX Site Do You Use?

In my experience, Komoot *does* ask if you want to "Stick to original route" or "Match route to known ways" when you import a GPX. At least, it does so on the web site.
by quimarche
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag repair
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Sleeping bag repair

Maybe try Mountaineering Designs, http://www.mountaineering-designs.co.uk ... rod_REPAIR.

I can't speak to their repairs but their cleaning service is excellent.
by quimarche
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7999
Views: 837654

Re: The post man's been ...

Don't ask me how I know, but the screw thread on that syringe is as useless as.
by quimarche
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcat - the final sale
Replies: 49
Views: 3910

Re: Wildcat - the final sale

You'll be sorely missed. All my Wildcat Gear is tip-top.
by quimarche
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: sticking GoPro alloy adaptor Garmin outFront mount
Replies: 8
Views: 1016

Re: sticking GoPro alloy adaptor Garmin outFront mount

Can you not just bolt it in? Or in the orientation 90 degrees out?
by quimarche
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7999
Views: 837654

Re: The post man's been ...

Some funky "No, you're vaguely exciting!" stickers from Mike Travers.
by quimarche
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Planning A Route & Finding A Gate...
Replies: 5
Views: 1087

Re: Planning A Route & Finding A Gate...

That road is normally very quiet. A lot of land thereabouts is owned by the Graythwaite Estate; pink "private" signs everywhere. If you're worried, you could always stop 1km to the south, then follow the footpath up towards High Dam, or find somewhere off a bridleway in Grizedale Forest; both are de...
by quimarche
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GoPro adapter for Garmin Out-Front
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: GoPro adapter for Garmin Out-Front

Yes. The Out-Front has an adjustable adapter which can be rotated for different Garmin GPS units; it's held in place with a couple of short bolts. Replace these with those supplied by VeloChampion and you have an Out-Front which functions exactly as before but with an additional GoPro mount undernea...
by quimarche
Tue Feb 19, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GoPro adapter for Garmin Out-Front
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: GoPro adapter for Garmin Out-Front

Ordered yesterday, arrived today. A lovely piece of cnc'd alloy. It's the small things sellers do that that impress me; the mounting bolts come with thread-lock.
by quimarche
Mon Feb 18, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GoPro adapter for Garmin Out-Front
Replies: 8
Views: 851

Re: GoPro adapter for Garmin Out-Front

Thanks all.

I've ordered one of these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122025373163. Will report back when I've had a chance to test it.