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by Jurassic
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pinnacle Ramin 3+: tell me everything
Replies: 13
Views: 110

Re: Pinnacle Ramin 3+: tell me everything

I went with the Ramin 1 (which is very similar afaik but came as a 29er and without the EBB). I already have a fat bike so couldn't see the point of b+ for my usage. It's been a great bike, I mainly use it for bikepacking and as an off-road commuter. I ditched the rigid fork fairly early on for a bu...
by Jurassic
Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikerafting guide
Replies: 4
Views: 313

Re: Bikerafting guide

htrider wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:03 pm
And if you've not seen it - something of a classic film amongst fat bike riders.
https://vimeo.com/25943565
Oh man, how many times have I watched that film (a lot and many more views to come I suspect). :-bd
by Jurassic
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9263
Views: 1049277

Re: The post man's been ...

Two #GravelWanker tee shirts. Really quick delivery and they look like decent quality too.
by Jurassic
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: winter gloves.
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: winter gloves.

Just seen that Polaris have a few types of gloves reduced ATM including some lobster mitts. I've no idea what they're like but I have quite a few other bits of Polaris clothing that I like.
by Jurassic
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: winter gloves.
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: winter gloves.

I got a pair of Salewa branded mountaineering/rope handling gloves from Decathlon for not that much money. I bought them for snowboarding (which tends to be hard on gloves) and they've been very good so far and kept the water/wet snow at bay during some rainy days in the Alps last year. They might m...
by Jurassic
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: winter gloves.
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: winter gloves.

I used my Hot Pogs yesterday and as usual I had toasty (if damp) hands in summer gloves. I only use them when it's either wet and cold or very cold, if it's just dry and not too bad I usually wear 100% Briskers on my mountain bike and find them fine down to 1° or 2°c. I know other people don't rate ...
by Jurassic
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9263
Views: 1049277

Re: The post man's been ...

The post man should have been delivered this morning, but a got a txt message to say they only did a have arsed job trying to lose it! At least they still have a trace of where it is.... Thank you muppets.. This is what track & track made of it attached. . Fingers crossed it'll arrive tomorrow.. (H...
by Jurassic
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9263
Views: 1049277

Re: The post man's been ...

ou can also use bungee (the thin version) to take the slack out of lines if you think they'll move. Just tie it off in parallel with the line, so the line is your max length but the bungee shortens it. Explained badly...! Here you go Ben. https://bearbonesbikepacking.blogspot.com/2019/11/self-tensi...
by Jurassic
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.
Replies: 41
Views: 1088

Re: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.

I'm looking forward to visiting my LBS wearing it and viewing their gravel bikes :lol: I've bought an extra one for the owner of my LBS (who is also my regular gravel riding buddy). He was highly amused when I told him about the #GravelWanker thing so I think he'll like the tee shirt (not sure what...
by Jurassic
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active
Replies: 49
Views: 1034

Re: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active

That's pretty annoying as I too use Viewranger for navigation on my phone. :sad:
by Jurassic
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.
Replies: 41
Views: 1088

Re: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.

£11.99 in sizes S - 3XL. You should receive your shirt 3 - 4 days after ordering. These are only available until Jan 28th. Order here: https://www.streetshirts.co.uk/sell-t-shirts?PFC[SSDM5uFNxwGKgJ9E0uXSChWKPZBaLn] https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-hmqiC0O_6es/YABKMb1Ve-I/AAAAAAAAH6g/2H80LbZlw88pEvhUm66p...
by Jurassic
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 934

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

I have a gravel bike that I ride loads (it's my most ridden bike) but I don't regard it as my bikepacking bike, that honour goes to my Ramin 1 hardtail 29er. I have bikepacked on my gravel bike as well though. Choice comes down to terrain as you mentioned in the OP. If it's road and forest tracks it...
by Jurassic
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I'll Get My Coat (and hat)
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: I'll Get My Coat (and hat)

I watched a Met Office ten day forecast the week before last and they mentioned the possibility of an upcoming Sudden Stratospheric Warming event over the North Pole. Apparently this sometimes (but not always) leads to the establishment of a blocking high pressure over Scandinavia a couple of weeks ...
by Jurassic
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9263
Views: 1049277

Re: The post man's been ...

A pair of Shimano disc rotors for my new fat hub/29er rim wheels when they arrive (hubs currently on back order). It'll probably be a few weeks until I can put everything together and try it unfortunately.
by Jurassic
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9263
Views: 1049277

Re: The post man's been ...

A pair of Shimano disc rotors for my new fat hub/29er rim wheels when they arrive (hubs currently on back order). It'll probably be a few weeks until I can put everything together and try it unfortunately.
by Jurassic
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Get-me-home advice - stripped crank
Replies: 28
Views: 451

Re: Get-me-home advice - stripped crank

The same thing happened to my buddy Rambo in the middle of nowhere when we were on a bikepacking trip. We tried a few things to bodge the pedal enough for him to continue the ride but with no success. The final attempt was to use some big cable ties to hold the pedal in (one round the spindle and se...
by Jurassic
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9263
Views: 1049277

Re: The post man's been ...

A Beacon 3 diffuser thing for my Exposure Toro bike light. Until recently I didn't know such a thing existed but thanks to this forum I saw the light. It may prove handy for using my Toro as a camp light while bikepacking.
by Jurassic
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9263
Views: 1049277

Re: The post man's been ...

Needed some socks and a helmet, so Planet x to the rescue... http://imgur.com/gallery/61ZAZvw http://imgur.com/gallery/61ZAZvw Darn it, why doesn't the photo show? I bought one of their road lids (Carnac Croix) last year for ten quid and it's really good. Comfy, light, well ventilated and looks oka...
by Jurassic
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2247
Views: 308829

Re: Todays ride

Hard work maybe but it looks fantastic. I keep hoping for a top up of snow here but it's just been cold and clear.
by Jurassic
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9263
Views: 1049277

Re: The post man's been ...

A pair of 2.6x29 WTB Rangers (see my recent apologetic tyre choice thread). The knobblies are pretty small on them so I may need to upgrade to a Vigilante on the front but they were only £26 each so I don't feel to bad if that turns out to be the case.
by Jurassic
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: winter cycling trousers ?
Replies: 12
Views: 312

Re: winter cycling trousers ?

I have a pair of the last generation Endura Single-track trousers which are great if a little baggy round the arse. I find them warm enough in cold conditions with just a pair of liner shorts underneath but it'd be easy to wear thermals as well if you feel the cold. They have zipper vents on the thi...
by Jurassic
Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any Exposure deals going...
Replies: 13
Views: 465

Re: Any Exposure deals going...

I have a Toro that I mostly bought for off road use but I have used it on the road occasionally (pointed downwards to help limit the blinding oncoming drivers issue). It's really good imho, the reflex function is tremendous off road and it's not too bulky like some of the bigger Exposure lights. In ...
by Jurassic
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2247
Views: 308829

Re: Todays ride

Another day, another sunset ride up my local hill. The snow has sublimated away to the extent that it's getting a bit icy on the descent now but it's still great fun and very pretty. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50780200276_5660c0f4d8_c.jpg Hairy Tom's sunset extravaganza. by Jurassic690...
by Jurassic
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyre question (sorry!)
Replies: 26
Views: 404

Re: Tyre question (sorry!)

firestarter wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 4:35 pm
I may hang fire until jurassic gets his lol
Thanks again
My rims wil be 30mm internal width so not as wide (just for transparency).
by Jurassic
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2247
Views: 308829

Re: Todays ride

More of the same today but it was sunny, what a great day for a local lockdown ride! :-bd https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50774695278_c3eede38e1_c.jpg Twin peaks by Jurassic690 , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50775434326_c19cde875b_c.jpg Twin peaks by Jurassic690 , on Flickr http...