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by ssnowman
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race.
Replies: 177
Views: 5165

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Sofiane is so far ahead it's insane.
by ssnowman
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7874
Views: 825941

Re: The post man's been ...

and delivered a nice shiny Sonder Broken Road GX Eagle.

First ti bike I have ever owned, 'tis a thing of beauty :grin: :grin:
by ssnowman
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Unsuitable bike for bike packing
Replies: 12
Views: 629

Re: Unsuitable bike for bike packing

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/282 ... n-the-cold

This is an interesting read about someone who cycled 9000km along the Iron curtain on an East German built shopper!
by ssnowman
Sun Dec 15, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Unsuitable bike for bike packing
Replies: 12
Views: 629

Re: Unsuitable bike for bike packing

My two speed Brompton. Although I have seen plenty of people touring the NCN on them. So I suppose it depends how far off road you are going.
by ssnowman
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The bikepackers map of mid-Wales.
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: The bikepackers map of mid-Wales.

Brilliant. I never knew the Welsh language was so interesting. :lol: :lol:
by ssnowman
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does this bike / frame exist
Replies: 15
Views: 672

Re: Does this bike / frame exist

I've been on a very similar search, with not quite as an exacting requirement list. I'm going for the Broken road. It ticks most of the boxes for me. Another bike that you might want to consider is the Velohold Iron. https://www.veloheld.de/bikesnframes/adventure/cat-veloheld-iron available as a fra...
by ssnowman
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New video from Montanus
Replies: 3
Views: 227

New video from Montanus

These guys make some beautiful films!

https://bikepacking.com/plog/wolfs-lair-film/
by ssnowman
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 2288

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

Cannondale 1fg Ultra. Bought it new in about 2004 for £850 and still have it.

Beautiful lightweight scandium frame, headshock and EBB. For me it's been the perfect singlespeed bike.
by ssnowman
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Moors One Hundred 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2446

Re: Moors One Hundred 2020

Anyone dithering over entering, needs to undither. There are only 15 entries left!!
by ssnowman
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: One for the HT550 connoisseur.
Replies: 63
Views: 2953

Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Good luck and good weather!
by ssnowman
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7874
Views: 825941

Re: The post man's been ...

Thermarest Neoair Uberlite small. Weighs in at 140g :shock:
by ssnowman
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2930
Views: 503115

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I don't know how good this seat pack is, but it's certainly cheap!

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CCAVSP/al ... -seat-pack
by ssnowman
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Moors One Hundred 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2446

Re: Moors One Hundred 2020

I'm in too :grin:
by ssnowman
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the best rear red light please
Replies: 27
Views: 1119

Re: What's the best rear red light please

+1 for "standard" brightness for rear lights and for having more than one - one could get knocked off (I've had this happen) - and you can have one set to flashing mode and one to steady mode. I've one of these: https://www.evanscycles.com/fwe-rechargeable-rear-light-15-lumen-EV244786 which has a w...
by ssnowman
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the best rear red light please
Replies: 27
Views: 1119

Re: What's the best rear red light please

Exposure Blaze for me. Bright and long lasting!
by ssnowman
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thumbs up to Thermarest
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: Thumbs up to Thermarest

I was just about to press the button on a Thermarest Uberlite, but having read some reviews there seems to be a very high failure rate. Not sure what to do now :???:
by ssnowman
Sat Nov 02, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Moors One Hundred 2020
Replies: 38
Views: 2446

Re: Moors One Hundred 2020

Did it this year for first time. Brilliant event, great location. Plan on doing it again next year.

Tickets on sale from 15th November at moorsonehundred.com
by ssnowman
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So sad ...
Replies: 52
Views: 2376

Re: So sad ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:17 pm
that only 4 people appeared to know the answer to this mornings newsletter quiz or only 4 people read it :wink:

Anyway, Dave gets a nice prize through the post for his trouble :-bd
Too subtle for me. Didn't notice it at all :oops:
by ssnowman
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Suggest a bike for my mate
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Suggest a bike for my mate

I bought one of these for one of my boys when he was a similar age. Obviously not top end stuff, but surprisingly not too heavy. Got back almost what I paid when I sold it. https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/junior-bikes/carrera-blast-junior-mountain-bike-24-wheel Sorry Graham.. I forgot to spe...
by ssnowman
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Suggest a bike for my mate
Replies: 11
Views: 543

Re: Suggest a bike for my mate

I bought one of these for one of my boys when he was a similar age. Obviously not top end stuff, but surprisingly not too heavy. Got back almost what I paid when I sold it.

https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bikes/ ... e-24-wheel
by ssnowman
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7874
Views: 825941

Re: The post man's been ...

Not so much the postie delivering but more a holiday pillage of various store sales. Came up trumps with Thermarest Uberlite (Regular size - 206g - R2). Half the weight of my aging Xlite and just as comfy but without the instant heat reflection of the Xlite. Where did you buy the Thermarest Uberlit...
by ssnowman
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 12351

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

I really can't decide on clipless or flat pedals.
by ssnowman
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling trousers that can be used as work wear in a casual office
Replies: 13
Views: 774

Re: Cycling trousers that can be used as work wear in a casual office

I've used a few over the last couple of years, here a few thoughts from experience: Endura Urban Stretch: https://www.endurasport.com/Urban-Stretch-Hose/p/bEU8045 Tight fit if you have muscular legs, but very stretchy and great to ride and work in. Decent looking too. Sensible pockets. Unfortunatel...