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by Jurassic
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: loosing you offroad mojo ?
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: loosing you offroad mojo ?

I put myself off mountain biking about fifteen years ago by trying to ride stuff I wasn't comfortable doing. I ended up putting myself under so much pressure to ride harder stuff that it stopped being fun and I pretty much stopped riding for ten years. When I came back (to cycling in general but mou...
by Jurassic
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A question - everyone can play.
Replies: 40
Views: 601

Re: A question - everyone can play.

I'm a definite yes as well, in fact I'll be heading for a campsite in Dumfries and Galloway next week to meet up with family and do a bit of mountain biking with my sister and her partner (I will be in my camper van rather than a tent though).
by Jurassic
Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: Cape Wrath Trail
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: OT: Cape Wrath Trail

I believe Shewie's done it. Might be worth PMing him if he doesn't spot this thread.
by Jurassic
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A very off topic plea for help
Replies: 86
Views: 8480

Re: A very off topic plea for help

I'm very sorry to hear that you lost your mum Dave, condolences and best wishes.
by Jurassic
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Bike
Replies: 24
Views: 760

Re: What Bike

A view on fat bikes? I have to say, I find myself strangely drawn to them I rode one pretty much exclusively for a few years. I still have it and still love it but mainly use it in winter and when conditions are very wet/boggy now (which is quite often where I live). For bike packing I think there ...
by Jurassic
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fork leg storage
Replies: 18
Views: 425

Re: Fork leg storage

I use Gorilla Cages as well and find them decent. I have used them on my fat bike fork legs and on my hardtail 29er bike packing bike in the past but these days they're restricted to use on my gravel bike (which has mounts on the forks already)mainly for the reasons that Scotroutes mentions above.
by Jurassic
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick one: stowable packpack
Replies: 17
Views: 435

Re: Quick one: stowable packpack

Another vote for the Decathlon pack (although mine is a different design to the one in the link, possibly an older model as I've had it for a while). Tiny when packed, big enough opened up and very cheap. :-bd
by Jurassic
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 69
Views: 1595

Re: who rides Ti ?

^ thanks but it's just an 'imho/immo*'. *In my moderate experience. Don't forget the reason that 1 of the 3 Ti frames I've owned cracked is probably due to my design :oops: I thought I'd accounted for 'it' and it passed testing, but still... Yeah but that's what makes the insight so much more fasci...
by Jurassic
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 69
Views: 1595

Re: who rides Ti ?

I have the opposite problem with my ti salsa, the frame has a brushed/matt finish and the straps from my frame bag polish the ti. I've heard that non-stick scouring pads used lightly can be used to restore matt finish but I've not tried it. Odd, that's one of the things I really like about my Ti Fa...
by Jurassic
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 69
Views: 1595

Re: who rides Ti ?

I have a ti Sonder Camino. I bought it because I had an alu version of the same bike which I loved and rode a lot and I wanted to upgrade (mainly just out of curiosity as I'd never owned a ti bike before but it was the bike I rode the most and it was also my most budget bike which I thought didn't m...
by Jurassic
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coffee bags or other options
Replies: 33
Views: 1006

Re: Coffee bags or other options

When you get some coffee beans, you can try the coffee, honey and cheese thing. It sounds very odd, but it's delicious. Cut a strong cheese into approximately 1cm cubes (strong cheddar or parmesan work well) and skewer them on a cocktail stick. Dip the cheese in honey and top it off with a coffee b...
by Jurassic
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coffee bags or other options
Replies: 33
Views: 1006

Re: Coffee bags or other options

My coffee grinder arrived today, it looks to be quite decent quality although it has ceramic burrs which I believe is a give away as to it's budget heritage. I've just ordered some beans to grind in it, what have you lot done to me? :lol:
by Jurassic
Mon Aug 10, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ... and so it continues.
Replies: 51
Views: 1726

Re: ... and so it continues.

On a slightly more positive note, I've heard the term "fly camping" used on the radio a couple of times recently to describe these idiots so at least a differentiation is starting to be made between them and us in some parts of the media.
by Jurassic
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coffee bags or other options
Replies: 33
Views: 1006

Re: Coffee bags or other options

Toying with the idea too now, what grinder did you go for? I just google searched "best cheap coffee grinder" and read a few reviews and went for a Hario Skerton which is cheap and got decent reviews. It's a shot in the dark as I basically know nothing about them though (other than what I learned f...
by Jurassic
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coffee bags or other options
Replies: 33
Views: 1006

Re: Coffee bags or other options

Thanks to this thread I've just bought a coffee grinder (mostly for use at home not while bikepacking). :roll: :lol:
by Jurassic
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 42
Views: 1149

Re: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

I'd love to take credit Shaf but I genuinely think the brakes saved me today. I suppose all the years of riding off road with bikes sliding about underneath you does help a little bit when you get out of shape on the road but my overwhelming feeling was that I'd been lucky not that I'd been super sk...
by Jurassic
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 42
Views: 1149

Re: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

htrider wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:58 pm
Tsk, always be able to stop safely in the distance you can see...
No, you're absolutely correct. My fault.
by Jurassic
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 42
Views: 1149

Re: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

Having adjusted my TRPs yet again today I’m definitely ditching mechanicals. That sounds like a close call Jurassic! Just skid marks on the road hopefully! It's not like things like this happen every day but boy I'm glad I had those brakes today. You know when you're in a crash (car, bike, motorbik...
by Jurassic
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 42
Views: 1149

Re: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

Coincidentally my GRX brakes saved me from a certain crash today. I was riding down a singletrack tarmac lane on my way back from a gravel ride loop and came round a downhill corner to find a stationary transit van and car trying to get past each other and completely blocking the road (there was no ...
by Jurassic
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coffee bags or other options
Replies: 33
Views: 1006

Re: Coffee bags or other options

I've mostly been a tea drinker all my life but I do enjoy a "real" coffee now and again and I used Percol coffee bags when bikepacking and found them acceptable (certainly better than instant coffee). About six months ago I treated myself to an Aeropress and have now become a bit of a coffee wan*er ...
by Jurassic
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 42
Views: 1149

Re: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

GRX are impressive. Lever shape is a big improvement and its the levers, rather than the calipers where all the good stuff happens. Different pivot point also makes braking from the hoods feel better. I used to have to get on the drops to get enough power to brake hard on my old cable set up. With ...
by Jurassic
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 42
Views: 1149

Re: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

I was in a similar situation quite recently when I upgraded from an alu gravel bike to a ti build and carried my Spyres over. To be honest I always liked the Spyres and found them to be decent to use and maintain but I felt that the new ti frame warranted an upgrade to hydraulic brakes. I looked at ...
by Jurassic
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8687
Views: 954852

Re: The post man's been ...

Three new BB jerseys of different types. All three are a great fit and design, thanks Stu.
by Jurassic
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OCD question of the week or day
Replies: 28
Views: 607

Re: OCD question of the week or day

I think you need to decide whether your priority lies on having a roadie set up that"ll work off-road okay or the other way round. I started off with a compact road chainset on my gravel bike and now have a 2x mountain bike chainset with tiny granny ring. My reasoning for this is that if you stand u...
by Jurassic
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3400
Views: 584098

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

SportPursuit have some Terra Nova stuff. Perhaps nothing too exciting but who am I to say what you find exciting? I am not buying from anywhere that requires me to have a membership. That's just silly. I thought the same thing but eventually relented and have bought a lot of stuff from them since a...