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by ssnowman
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dropped magazine
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Dropped magazine

This arrived a couple of days ago. Issue one via Kickstarter that Richpips alerted me to. I was a little disappointed at first as it's printed in the smaller magazine format, but that aside, I found it very well put together with some interesting features and interviews. I will definitely buy again ...
by ssnowman
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless - An idiots guide
Replies: 22
Views: 241

Re: Tubeless - An idiots guide

I struggled for hours to fit WTB Rangers and then shortly after changed to Schwalbe G-One Allround which was a doddle in comparison.
by ssnowman
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless - An idiots guide
Replies: 22
Views: 241

Re: Tubeless - An idiots guide

This is what I did and it has worked fine: Remove existing rim tape, rub down inside of rim with wire wool and then degrease. Apply electrical tape over spoke holes pulling tape tight as you go and overlap by about 150mm. Cut a screw type Presta valve from an old tube removing as much of the rubber ...
by ssnowman
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Great Divide Mountain Bike Route - Surly ECR info required
Replies: 9
Views: 634

Re: Great Divide Mountain Bike Route - Surly ECR info required

Are you sure you want the ECR? I had a rohloff ECR, it was a great bike in the right place and I enjoyed it, but ultimately it’s quite limited. The low bottom bracket means that your stuck with 3” tyres, I found them slow on tarmac, painfully slow. Which tyres were you running? i've Maxxis chronicl...
by ssnowman
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: King Alfreds Way.
Replies: 99
Views: 4379

Re: King Alfreds Way.

What is the logic for doing it clockwise?

Having ridden the Ridgeway & SDW elements both ways, these are sections that to me are much better in an anti-clockwise direction.
by ssnowman
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Karoo 2
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Karoo 2

This is now available for pre-order.

I was thinking about ordering one, but with a battery life of only 12 hours, I don't think I'll bother!

https://www.hammerhead.io/products/karoo2-preorder
by ssnowman
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Book suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 450

Re: Book suggestions?

Thanks all, some excellent ideas. I have asked for Full tilt. No doubt I will refer to this list again for future xmas & birthday presents :grin:
by ssnowman
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Book suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 450

Book suggestions?

I'm after suggestions for a book for my birthday.

Probably cycling related, but open to suggestions. I have the RSF archive book, Fat tyre Flyer and I have Richpips one on order.



TIA
by ssnowman
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Guiding on the Slate trails (Video)
Replies: 24
Views: 617

Re: Guiding on the Slate trails

summittoppler wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:11 pm
Click on the image for a 14 second trailer for the film...

ImageMy Movie Trailer by Jeff Price, on Flickr
That looks amazing, looking forward to seeing the full video.
by ssnowman
Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Very minimal tarp tents
Replies: 26
Views: 641

Re: Very minimal tarp tents

I'm sure someone will be along with a different recommendation eventually. But not me. Another Gatewood Cape fan here!
by ssnowman
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 69
Views: 1667

Re: who rides Ti ?

Sonder Broken Road here. My first ti bike. Apart from my Brompton, all my other bikes have been ali or carbon.

Initially I was looking for steel, but ti gives the benefits without the rust issues and it's great to have a bike and not worry about the paint. Weight was also slightly less than steel.
by ssnowman
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bear bones anthem
Replies: 24
Views: 699

Re: Bear bones anthem

Half man half biscuit have several that would suit. Bottleneck at Capel Curig Emerging from Gorse Friday Night and the Gates Are Low Lock Up Your Mountain Bikes See That My Bike's Kept Clean Song of Encouragement for the Orme Ascent Twenty Four Hour Garage People You forgot ‘when the evening sun go...
by ssnowman
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bear bones anthem
Replies: 24
Views: 699

Re: Bear bones anthem

Half man half biscuit have several that would suit.

Bottleneck at Capel Curig
Emerging from Gorse
Friday Night and the Gates Are Low
Lock Up Your Mountain Bikes
See That My Bike's Kept Clean
Song of Encouragement for the Orme Ascent
Twenty Four Hour Garage People
by ssnowman
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hot ... innit?
Replies: 21
Views: 645

Re: Hot ... innit?

I really dislike the heat, although I did go out and do 50 miles in it yesterday.

I won't be doing it again.
by ssnowman
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road friendly 29” mtb tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Road friendly 29” mtb tyres

Mariner wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:11 am
Have you looked at the Schwalbe G-One range?
Fast rolling and sensible sizes on 29er/700
Work well on and off road thinking I might switch to G-One Bite for winter.
I'm running G-One allround atm in 27.5 X 2.8 and I'm shocked at how good they are.
by ssnowman
Fri Aug 07, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted - Bikepacking journal nr 1
Replies: 0
Views: 186

Wanted - Bikepacking journal nr 1

I know this is a bit of a long shot, but does anyone have one that they want to sell?

At the time this launched, I was unemployed and couldn't justify the expense (aka risk the wife finding out). I just love publications like this and keep wondering what I've missed in the first one.
by ssnowman
Thu Aug 06, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: sorted
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: sorted

For E's and whizz?
by ssnowman
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - Lightweight Stove Solutions
Replies: 23
Views: 743

Re: WTD - Lightweight Stove Solutions

Another vote for Stu's meths stove. 22g one with ti pot. Simple and light. Perfect!
by ssnowman
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My Book’s Kickstarter goes live 7 July.
Replies: 15
Views: 784

Re: My Book’s Kickstarter goes live 7 July.

Just 24 hours left on this if anyone is interested.
by ssnowman
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8717
Views: 961667

Re: The post man's been ...

This must be the new ISO. It looks quite different from the original, it appears to have a much more horizontal top tube.
by ssnowman
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who makes......
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: Who makes......

I think Alpkit will do you a roll top if you ask.

Maybe worth checking this company out too. https://www.bike-bag.co.uk/index.html
by ssnowman
Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Very nice!
Replies: 0
Views: 248

Very nice!

I really don't need another bike, but if I did, this would be right up there.

https://www.templecycles.co.uk/products ... ure-disc-1
by ssnowman
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dropped - A new cycling magazine on Kickstarter.
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Re: Dropped - A new cycling magazine on Kickstarter.

I'm in. Worth a shot.

It can't be worse than off-road magazine, can it?
by ssnowman
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Long term storage - top tube
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Long term storage - top tube

Most of my bikes are stored this way and have been for years without any issues.