Search found 147 matches

by ianpv
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: 5 Go Mad In Spain, aka Montañasvacias meets Bearbones
Replies: 14
Views: 1656

Re: 5 Go Mad In Spain, aka Montañasvacias meets Bearbones

It was a great trip - made all the smoother and better thanks to Duncan's organisation and Ernesto's route.

thanks!

Ian
by ianpv
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD pair of 29 Tyre 2.3-2.5
Replies: 2
Views: 428

Re: WTD pair of 29 Tyre 2.3-2.5

i've got a pair of vittoria gomas, 2.3, tubeless that I didn't get on with and have done around 20 miles, and a pair of hans dampfs (one pace star, one trail star) that have done more.

I just want them out of the garage! £10 + postage for either pair? Or happy for you to collect!
by ianpv
Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Podsacs 'anything' cages? anyone tried them?
Replies: 26
Views: 2003

Re: Podsacs 'anything' cages? anyone tried them?

just an update on these. They survived 700km of montanas vacias last week with no problems, and the bags were waterproof and surprisingly useful (unlike some things, as I'm sure will be revealed if/when duncan does a write up :shock: ). They're also reduced to £21 at the moment at PX.
by ianpv
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lakeland 200 - luggage options
Replies: 8
Views: 927

Re: Lakeland 200 - luggage options

oh, and I wouldn't do it on the fargo if that was the alternative to the krampus :shock:
by ianpv
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lakeland 200 - luggage options
Replies: 8
Views: 927

Re: Lakeland 200 - luggage options

If I remember it right there is one big carry and one long push. I did it with a bar bag, a v small frame pack and an osprey escapist pack, so I could use a dropper. Worked pretty well, and in fact I used the same setup for the HT550. But I'm not as averse to a back pack as many,(I actually prefer i...
by ianpv
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Route in Central Spain
Replies: 102
Views: 9482

Re: New Route in Central Spain

scratch that, as if by magic, it just arrived! :grin:
by ianpv
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Route in Central Spain
Replies: 102
Views: 9482

Re: New Route in Central Spain

I've not received anything!
by ianpv
Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Podsacs 'anything' cages? anyone tried them?
Replies: 26
Views: 2003

Re: Podsacs 'anything' cages? anyone tried them?

The diameter of the dry bags is about 12cm. My mug is 10.5 cm diameter and fits very easily, with room to slide some extra stuff down the sides.
by ianpv
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Podsacs 'anything' cages? anyone tried them?
Replies: 26
Views: 2003

Re: Podsacs 'anything' cages? anyone tried them?

£25 each side, yes - still works out a lot cheaper than other options that I could find. The cages look very similar to the Topeak ones.
by ianpv
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Podsacs 'anything' cages? anyone tried them?
Replies: 26
Views: 2003

Re: Podsacs 'anything' cages? anyone tried them?

An older 700ml alpkit ti mug fits in fine, I tried it earlier - will measure tomorrow...
by ianpv
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Brother cycles big bro frameset SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 567

Re: Brother cycles big bro frameset (XL)

Not sure if ton wants the whole lot or not, but I'd be interested in the bend bars if they are available?

thanks!

Ian
by ianpv
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Podsacs 'anything' cages? anyone tried them?
Replies: 26
Views: 2003

Re: Podsacs 'anything' cages? anyone tried them?

I got a set last week too - did 280km with them this weekend on gravel tracks, roads and about 30km of single track & bridleway. They seem fine although I guess that is not too much of a test. Dry bags are very robust but are quite small - not sure if I can get my Alpkit mug in, I'll check!
by ianpv
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Route in Central Spain
Replies: 102
Views: 9482

Re: New Route in Central Spain

I think today is the day the vuelta heads up to the observatory near the route? I'll record the finish to have a look!

re: kit I'm thinking that a bivi alone will be sufficient given the refugios on the way?
by ianpv
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So I spoke with Marc (TrekkerTent) re. Stealth
Replies: 17
Views: 2121

Re: So I spoke with Marc (TrekkerTent) re. Stealth

I've got a stealth one - I've used it with some alloy poles cut to length but now have some carbon ones from Stu that my wife bought me. I'm 5'10" and it is cosy but big enough - getting in is not ideal but not that hard! Side opening sounds good though...
by ianpv
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Route in Central Spain
Replies: 102
Views: 9482

Re: New Route in Central Spain

Perfect - thanks Duncan!
by ianpv
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Route in Central Spain
Replies: 102
Views: 9482

Re: New Route in Central Spain

just to confirm - I'm up for the refugio and deposit - I did post something up above but it may have been ambiguous! I've not been on here much recently but looking forward to this one. 1)The aim is to ride the full 700km in the direction (anticlockwise)that Ernesto has indicated. - yep, sounds good...
by ianpv
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Route in Central Spain
Replies: 102
Views: 9482

Re: New Route in Central Spain

Refugio sounds good to me - happy to do that but also happy with a bush!
by ianpv
Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Steel Frame and Fork sale extravaganza!
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Re: Steel Frame and Fork sale extravaganza!

Has the ECR fork gone?

If not I'll have it!

thanks

Ian
by ianpv
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Route in Central Spain
Replies: 102
Views: 9482

Re: New Route in Central Spain

Looks good. Sounds like a couple of fork mounted bottle cages may be a good idea for September...
by ianpv
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your bike collection
Replies: 76
Views: 6703

Re: Your bike collection

oh god. This is like some kind of weird confessional thread for addicts. Bird AM9 - big bike for bike parks with my son and mtn biking with people who like the steep stuff. It's an incredible bike that deserves to be ridden more. The only frame I've bought new for years. Whyte T129 - trail bike for ...
by ianpv
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What gear options?
Replies: 19
Views: 2432

Re: What gear options?

My 105 shifter and front mech work with an SLX mtb triple (26/38/no big ring) on my Arkose. It's not the very best front shifting, but it works fine.
by ianpv
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Route in Central Spain
Replies: 102
Views: 9482

Re: New Route in Central Spain

Sounds great. Getting sick before the HT550 seems to have worked out well!
by ianpv
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: HT550 2019
Replies: 36
Views: 4816

Re: HT550 2019

Great read Sean - so glad your wife got the all clear, that is great news. Been there and done that as you know! Just thinking about Chicken Legs comment above about never racing the same route twice and wondering whether to take that advice (already do late as I've done 3 x Brauntons!) - there are ...
by ianpv
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Route in Central Spain
Replies: 102
Views: 9482

Re: New Route in Central Spain

I'm not sure we did really meet at TNR - although I was sitting near Scott for the Pizzas pre-depart. I stopped at the refugio at the top of the finestre on Day 1 so was a little behind you and didn't see Craig on the road at all (we rode together for a while on day 2 of the HT in 2017). I had a bro...
by ianpv
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Route in Central Spain
Replies: 102
Views: 9482

Re: New Route in Central Spain

Great news re: Ernesto, I don't think I spoke to him at TNR last year but be great to ride with the route maker.

My gravel bike only takes 40s so I'll bring the mtb with a rigid fork if big tyres are going to be best.

So is that me and Maxap definitely in, and Andy and James 'maybes'?