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by In Reverse
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 168
Views: 7423

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

Lovely marketing blurb for it :lol: "Guy Debord wrote ‘Theory of the Dérive’ in 1956. It is described as “an unplanned journey through a landscape in which participants drop their everyday relations and let themselves be drawn by the attractions of the terrain and the encounters they find there.” It...
by In Reverse
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: The B.O.U.N.C.E
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: The B.O.U.N.C.E

Sounds great. Decent BB200 training opportunity.

Someone needs to petition Pete for a Boner discount. :grin:
by In Reverse
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?
Replies: 47
Views: 722

Re: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?

PaulB2 wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:47 pm
What about a Vee tyre speedster? They’re basically a 29x2.8 semi-slick
Are these available anywhere?
by In Reverse
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Going all bushcraft next year
Replies: 18
Views: 336

Re: Going all bushcraft next year

Is there a bushcraft way of getting enamel coating onto a mug? If so do that too. :-bd

And, obviously, you have to spin your own twine for dangling the aforementioned mug. :-bd

(Biggest ball of twine details here if anyone was wondering: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biggest_ball_of_twine )
by In Reverse
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Going all bushcraft next year
Replies: 18
Views: 336

Re: Going all bushcraft next year

Sounds like the start of an epic video diary thread. I wish you all the luck in the world and am very much looking forward to watching :-bd Do one where you're rearing your own geese for down to make bothy slippers and smelting your own iron ore to make a nifty bottle opener/axe holder for your fram...
by In Reverse
Wed Nov 25, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?
Replies: 47
Views: 722

Re: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?

The geo I was asking to partly copy is one of his, including the short chainstays. The handling is razor-sharp because of it but the lean dimensions/overall width on the BB area/rear triangle does give it a bit of lateral flex which is noticeable if you're cornering hard with luggage on the bike...
by In Reverse
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?
Replies: 47
Views: 722

Re: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?

pistonbroke wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:57 am

Purely conjecture Andy but did the designer make any reference to your frame having turnups and a button fly? :wink:
Taken an hour to get my head round this Duncan. :lol: It isn't him, no.
by In Reverse
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?
Replies: 47
Views: 722

Re: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?

ScotRoutes wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:15 pm
For luggage carrying purposes, I specified a slightly higher BB when getting Brant to design my Pact frame.
What was your thinking here?
by In Reverse
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?
Replies: 47
Views: 722

Re: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?

This purely hypothetical thing isn't at all hypothetical after all is it? :grin: I'm saying nothing :grin: Is the designer based overseas? (Hopes) They are not, and they're very highly thought of by several people on here which is why they picked up this particular bit of hypothetical custom.
by In Reverse
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?
Replies: 47
Views: 722

Re: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?

...the designer is indeed a turnip* This is my take on it too. It's made worse by the fact the customer only spotted the error when he asked for the CAD file and interrogated it at work. It wouldn't have been picked up by someone who didn't have that capability - they'd have found out 3 months down...
by In Reverse
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?
Replies: 47
Views: 722

Re: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?

jameso wrote:
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:24 pm

This is where an EBB is good, +/7mm BB height. 14mm BB height adjustment is close to the axle height change in going from one realistic extreme of tyre size in a frame to the other.
Hadn't considered this. :-bd
by In Reverse
Tue Nov 24, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?
Replies: 47
Views: 722

Re: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?

they would not fit , chainstays on a + bike are obvously pretty wide ] so I would not worry about it With 19 I would assume they would also be too short If it worked BB is raised No idea re head angle and other stuff in this ( purely hypothetical) example: a customer has approached a designer/build...
by In Reverse
Tue Nov 24, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?
Replies: 47
Views: 722

Re: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?

Asking the same question in reverse (I think) - if a frame has been designed for 29" tyres but the buyer wanted to put 29+ on it should the geo be adjusted accordingly, ie. the BB drop increased or something?
by In Reverse
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kids helmets in bulk - picking the Boner brain
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Re: Kids helmets in bulk - picking the Boner brain

Thanks all.

Might be in touch James.
by In Reverse
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Black Friday deals
Replies: 40
Views: 1459

Re: Black Friday deals

Keeping an eye on wifi toothbrushes. Hoping for a decent discount on this one https://www.amazon.co.uk/Oral-B-Ultimate-Toothbrush-Revolutionary-Technology/dp/B089MWJFX2 Was considering a Bluetooth iron too this year but bought the wife some Bluetooth hair straighteners last year and they got hacked ...
by In Reverse
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kids helmets in bulk - picking the Boner brain
Replies: 7
Views: 302

Kids helmets in bulk - picking the Boner brain

If I want to get a bulk load of kids' helmets, say 100, what would be the most economical way of doing it?

Context - I'm looking to provide support to a charity who provide bikes and training to kids in a less well-off local area.
by In Reverse
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race...
Replies: 33
Views: 1052

Re: Atlas Mountain Race...

Rasta wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:30 pm

More I can say but I think I will be shot down.
By all means say more - this is the perfect place. I remember your trip report being a good read. :-bd
by In Reverse
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 718
Views: 67854

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

You two are obviously not fully committed to this, the obvious thing is to move house and then start collecting the squares around that, when you have a 50x50 linked up with your current square you move house again and so on :lol: This is actually the seed of a decent idea Sean, but instead of buyi...
by In Reverse
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: PX Goldrush - Yay or Nay
Replies: 18
Views: 692

Re: PX Goldrush - Yay or Nay

TBH, it's rarely the bike that's the limiting factor nowadays ;-) :lol: Very true. I've had a Lauf on it for general bikepacking/XC duties. Swapped over to a Fox 34 140mm now as I'm in the middle of buying a new Travers frame that will become my main bike, so the Fireline will become a "winter hard...
by In Reverse
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: PX Goldrush - Yay or Nay
Replies: 18
Views: 692

Re: PX Goldrush - Yay or Nay

I think it looks great - the geometry is very appealing to my eye. Love the lines/tubing on the rear triangle.

I've got a Titus Fireline which has been a lovely frame, don't know how much design DNA is shared with this though. Not much I suspect :grin:
by In Reverse
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 718
Views: 67854

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Good stuff Neil :-bd

I'm 3 rides off 55x55 and after that I'm at the stage where all the rides are 1hr 20m or so away. Regularly driving big distances to ride a bike doesn't sit entirely right with me tbh. Although I'll probably still do it...
by In Reverse
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: 1000mile Plus Route discussions
Replies: 25
Views: 694

Re: 1000mile Plus Route discussions

Favourable power to weight ratio Have you met Andy? Yeah I think so briefly, Star, 2017 WRT ? From what I remember he looked powerful enough that I wouldn't call him fat :grin: (edit, ie, even if he was, which I don't remember him being, er I hope that comes across as intended!) Think it was James,...
by In Reverse
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: 1000mile Plus Route discussions
Replies: 25
Views: 694

Re: 1000mile Plus Route discussions

Oi!

It's possible that I might have a favourable power to weight ratio. Image I'd just need to be very, very powerful...
by In Reverse
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: 1000mile Plus Route discussions
Replies: 25
Views: 694

Re: 1000mile Plus Route discussions

I find it fascinating that some folk seem to to generally less riding than me but seem to be able to show up and ride so much further and faster than I can. I have generally put it down to base fitness, especially in the last year or two as I am still clawing my way back from a poor state of fitnes...