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by Trail-rat
Fri Mar 29, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1217
Views: 126011

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

my tools at work have failed testing .....(i have no design input , I'm simply project co-ordinating) BUUUUUT I'm being replaced on the project , I've handed over and I'm off to Majorca for a week tomorrow with the bike , the runners and the wetsuit worry about what im going to do going forward when...
by Trail-rat
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s brand ‘loyal’ ?
Replies: 28
Views: 1994

Re: Who’s brand ‘loyal’ ?

exposure get my money all day(night maybe) long when i need lights.

Angus bike chain get my money where i can for being ace people.

things i dislike -

Altura clothing - Variance in sizing across models of the same size mean no more.

Cat eye lights - seem to let water in for fun and are pricy.
by Trail-rat
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: heart rate
Replies: 20
Views: 1584

Re: heart rate

Wrist mounted hr is sporadic at best.

Not very good for dynamic intervals where hr is up and down alot as the lag is large.

Good for rough idea of where you were all day but not great at sport.
by Trail-rat
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Meths - again
Replies: 29
Views: 2710

Re: Meths - again

Turbo lighter .

Pah just warm the bottle up under my oxter.

Light with a steel .
by Trail-rat
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Would you buy a PX Packraft?
Replies: 34
Views: 3080

Re: Would you buy a PX Packraft?

Yeah but he's no longer special .... Definition of a dead niche innit
by Trail-rat
Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Would you buy a PX Packraft?
Replies: 34
Views: 3080

Re: Would you buy a PX Packraft?

He means it was no longer niche/exclusive/special.

Everyone interested tried it for them selves and realised it wasn't some magic bullet.

*Fat bike owner and proud but it's no magic bullet*
by Trail-rat
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: An ode to the e-bike
Replies: 16
Views: 1884

Re: An ode to the e-bike

yeah sheesh it wouldnt be cheap.

mines was an old kona Sutra frame and some old DH rims i had lying about + some used krampus forks

Added a bafang BBS motor and battery + a used xtracycle free radical.

probably owes me 1k or there abouts.
by Trail-rat
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: An ode to the e-bike
Replies: 16
Views: 1884

Re: An ode to the e-bike

home brew version of what johnystorms posted ive been using for 2 years for errands/pub and commuting when knackered.

works well.
by Trail-rat
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about Rohloff
Replies: 62
Views: 5226

Re: Talk to me about Rohloff

I think the man's point was that rohloff don't make the rohbox so it's not fair to blame them for set up hassles.

The rohloff supplied clickbox is easy to set up.
by Trail-rat
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When is a race not a race?
Replies: 12
Views: 1636

Re: When is a race not a race?

roads are public.

Downhills and enduros are generally on privately owned (although publicly accessable) land.

either way you have to get permission from relevent bodies and do Risk Assessment and have insurance to run them.
by Trail-rat
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about Rohloff
Replies: 62
Views: 5226

Re: Talk to me about Rohloff

mines been running on dedicated left hand drop outs on a thorn raven enduro , and ragley TD-1 it now runs on a DIY speedbone on my 9zero7 fatty set up very similar to how shand has it except with a slot machined into a Disk Mount adaptor for the OEM 2 plate. never had any issues from those things.
by Trail-rat
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about Rohloff
Replies: 62
Views: 5226

Re: Talk to me about Rohloff

I've had 2 alfine 8s - both really draggy. Got a rohloff and it's draggy - and as pointed out the deadening of the rear of the bike is a whole other issue in its self The least draggy is the 9speed freehub internally 3speeded sturmey archer on my cargo bike it's actually excusable. Shame it's not se...
by Trail-rat
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about Rohloff
Replies: 62
Views: 5226

Re: Talk to me about Rohloff

Had my rohloff for 10 plus years. It's been on various bikes and currently resides on my fat bike. I did build it onto a race bike drinking the koolaid about it not dragging and even having less drag than a regular derailleur drive train. What a load of drivel. It's like pedaling through treacle. Ev...
by Trail-rat
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Was Santie good to you?
Replies: 22
Views: 1561

Re: Was Santie good to you?

A blissfully quiet and traffic free sunrise tour of god's country my old stomping ground. With a huge full moon followed by a spectacular sunrise.

Got a new whisky glass from my folks

And new rigger boots Nd work shirt from the good lady.
by Trail-rat
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd seatpost 27.2
Replies: 1
Views: 495

Re: Wtd seatpost 27.2

Sorted now. Cheers
by Trail-rat
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd seatpost 27.2
Replies: 1
Views: 495

Wtd seatpost 27.2

A light one preferably.

Straight/inline and uncut 400mm

Suitable for oval carbon rails.

Nor material/brand phobic but prefer light weight -but not silly/fragile light.
by Trail-rat
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2019 - what you got planned?
Replies: 86
Views: 8079

Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

main goal for 2019 is the Larig Ghru Hill race.

Many years ive liked the concept but never thought id get into a shape i could do it - ive never been a runner.

its a possible dream right now if i get an entry.
by Trail-rat
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1217
Views: 126011

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

its cheery friday as A. Its friday and B this weekend is my first RACE since strathpuffer 2010. Im looking forward to it . Ive got fire again. I raced so much when i was young i kind of got over racing. Ive spent the last 6 months getting fit again. Lost a feck ton of weight and learned how to run.....
by Trail-rat
Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: How Much !
Replies: 81
Views: 8366

Re: How Much !

"hate that with a vengeance and believe my mate Jack should be able to use a highway no matter how tired he is. Others should drive anticipating him and other hazards." It's not about pandering to fast things. It's about doing predictable things. Something an over tired human does not do well. No po...
by Trail-rat
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How Much !
Replies: 81
Views: 8366

Re: How Much !

Rolling road closure in the form of trained and accredited motorcycle outriders is a standard proceedure for road racing these days. Makes life for us Marshall's so much easier as they have the authority to stop cars we don't. I still don't agree with riders doing multiple days of racing while putti...
by Trail-rat
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: How Much !
Replies: 81
Views: 8366

Re: How Much !

These look just like a fixed route tour via a different name.
by Trail-rat
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: cairngorm loop info please.
Replies: 27
Views: 2777

Re: cairngorm loop info please.

"There’s been a September start too for the last couple of years" Only 4 of us (me , Andy ,Crispin and ian) of us showed up for sept start this year. Not sure the loop has the same number of people attending since it was dropped as a qualifier to the bigger events. Still a loop any budding bikepacke...
by Trail-rat
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shed Condensation/Cladding
Replies: 8
Views: 1318

Re: Shed Condensation/Cladding

why board with plasterboard ? Id not go with loft insulation either. MY garage suffered this issue with the metal clad roof. i went with Kingspan seconds from fleebay cut and between joists to tight fit and filled the gaps with expanding foam. That fixed my issue. Ventilate - ventilate and ventilate.
by Trail-rat
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1217
Views: 126011

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

I was banned from the work carpark last Monday with my land rover.

3 drops disperses over a rather large area in the rain.

They tried to estimate it in litres for the cpar......I was like dude....if there was that much on the floor the engine would be empty....
by Trail-rat
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8876
Views: 989661

Re: The post man's been ...

my correctly sized bontrager OMWs showed up yesterday at last. im a size 44 - bought a 45 - they were too tight - went to a size 46 and all is good. The rest of my car should show up today. Got a phonecall from reception at work last week when i drove in during tipping rain. *i believe your the owne...