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by Jurassic
Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel riders - Sore palms advice sought
Replies: 19
Views: 267

Re: Gravel riders - Sore palms advice sought

I get exactly the same issues that you're describing. I found that using the Redshift ergo grip thing on my bars (wrapped under the bar tape) helped in the same way that ergo grips help on an MTB. I also make a conscious effort to change position as often as possible and this seems to help. With tha...
by Jurassic
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edges
Replies: 17
Views: 233

Re: Garmin Edges

I hummed and hahhed for ages about buying an Edge. I already had a walking Garmin (Etrex 20) that had OS maps on it and the problem as others have mentioned is that the screen is often too small to make full use of the decent mapping. Add to this the fact that I now need to wear reading glasses to s...
by Jurassic
Wed Jul 13, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 1133
Views: 130223

Re: What you done t' your bike today

I serviced the rear hub (Hope Fatsno) on my fat bike this morning. I'd had a creaking noise coming from the transmission for a little while and after checking everything and replacing the bottom bracket, the hub was the only thing left. I know some people don't rate Hope hubs but it's so easy to rep...
by Jurassic
Fri Jul 01, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Some T shirts ont' shop.
Replies: 4
Views: 262

Re: Some T shirts ont' shop.

Always in need of more tee shirts. :-bd
by Jurassic
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Framebuilders and thru axle makers???
Replies: 14
Views: 444

Re: Framebuilders and thru axle makers???

lune ranger wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:11 pm
Jurassic wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:13 pm I know it's dealing with the evil empire but if you're stuck it might be worth a look.
I never realised that Jacob Rees Mogg owned AliExpress :roll:
No, the other evil empire (well one of the other evil empires anyway)! :wink:
by Jurassic
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Will a slack (~64 degree) headangle render a trail bike needlessly unwieldy as a bikepacking set-up?
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Will a slack (~64 degree) headangle render a trail bike needlessly unwieldy as a bikepacking set-up?

My ti fat bike has a 64° hta (Smokestone Bow Ti LS) and it's not floppy in the steering department at all. I've not ridden it in fat mode with luggage on but it was fine on the alternative 29er wheels that I have for it.
by Jurassic
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Framebuilders and thru axle makers???
Replies: 14
Views: 444

Re: Framebuilders and thru axle makers???

Err have you had a look on AliExpress? I've ordered a spare rear axle for my fat bike off there and there was a huge choice. I know it's dealing with the evil empire but if you're stuck it might be worth a look.
by Jurassic
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight (semi?) geodesic tents
Replies: 16
Views: 1575

Re: Lightweight (semi?) geodesic tents

Gian mentions 'a mid' tent. Is that a particular manufacturer or is it a type of structure (sorry for my lack of knowledge). It's an abreviation of pyramid, so a single pole in the middle type tent like a Lunar Solo Shaf. Fwiw I spent a very sleepless night in my Hexpeak outer supported by a trekki...
by Jurassic
Sun Jun 26, 2022 12:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: selling all and getting a cheating bike.
Replies: 45
Views: 1091

Re: selling all and getting a cheating bike.

I've had a few rides on my LBS mate's demo ebikes over the last few years and regarding the comments about just sitting on it not working hard or it being like a motorbike they're really nothing like that. Remember that you need to put pressure on the pedals to get any assistance from the motor. In ...
by Jurassic
Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: selling all and getting a cheating bike.
Replies: 45
Views: 1091

Re: selling all and getting a cheating bike.

Funny that you posted this Ton. I was down in my LBS today talking to my mate (who owns it) and he's just ordered himself a Giant Trance X e+1 pro. It comes with a 750 watt hour battery and there's an option to add a 250 watt hour range extender as well. He reckons that with both batteries it should...
by Jurassic
Wed Jun 08, 2022 5:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dogpacking
Replies: 25
Views: 1389

Re: Dogpacking

Dog packing starts with Puppy peddling Thanks to Shona and Rich from Keep Peddling for the inspiration https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52115617999_42ca78279c_h.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52114348117_9c9f6118f1_h.jpg She seemed to enjoy her first ride around the block over the weeke...
by Jurassic
Tue Jun 07, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dogpacking
Replies: 25
Views: 1389

Re: Dogpacking

Dog packing starts with Puppy peddling Thanks to Shona and Rich from Keep Peddling for the inspiration https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52115617999_42ca78279c_h.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52114348117_9c9f6118f1_h.jpg She seemed to enjoy her first ride around the block over the weeke...
by Jurassic
Sat Jun 04, 2022 2:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New hardtail MTB
Replies: 23
Views: 1095

Re: New hardtail MTB

Substandard off this forum has a Mr Harry and may be able to offer advice on what it's like. I've had two Smokestone fat bike frames (one aluminium and my new one which is titanium) and I've been delighted with both of them. The ti fat bike frame is noticeably more compliant than the alu frame was w...
by Jurassic
Sun May 29, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 1133
Views: 130223

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Faffed around trying to get to the bottom of a mysterious creaking noise on my fat bike. Saddle tightened, seatpost cleaned and regripper pasted and tightened, cassette tightened and bottom bracket checked and retightened. Hopefully it'll be gone now, we'll see though. Also fitted a Minnion FBF to t...
by Jurassic
Fri May 13, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lanshan 2?
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: Lanshan 2?

Dunno how big Ruby is Think small donkey :wink: Is that with or without an inner Chris or with the Pro version? I was thinking with the inner (non pro) but it may be one of those unrealistic visualisation things where you think the space is bigger in your mind than it actually is in reality. I have...
by Jurassic
Thu May 12, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lanshan 2?
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: Lanshan 2?

Dunno how big Ruby is but I'm about to retire a 39kilo GSD/Dutch Herder home and am planning to take him for some nights out in my Lanshan 1! It may or may not be a total disaster depending on how wriggly he turns out to be but it looks spacious enough in theory. :???:
by Jurassic
Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping mat baffles.
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Sleeping mat baffles.

I have an Exped mat (Synmat 7) and a Thermarest Neo Air X Lite and I get the same lower back pain and stiffness on both of them. I did go through a phase of believing that it was related to having them too firmly inflated but it now seems to happen irrespective of pressures. I'm now 58 and I've put ...
by Jurassic
Thu Apr 21, 2022 1:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10790
Views: 1498740

Re: The post man's been ...

A Fidlock 800ml bottle and toolbox to go on my gravel bike. I've been using Fidlock bottles on my mountain bikes for a while now and they're bloody marvelous (if a bit pricey), hopefully these will be just as satisfactory.
by Jurassic
Mon Apr 18, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10790
Views: 1498740

Re: The post man's been ...

I think I'l be padding the mount with something (probably some foam wrapped in inner tube) as it's a bit lacking in girth and leaves only half of the velcro on the Wildcat harness overlapping. To be fair, it's like that on any normal seatpost, but I fear the nicely machined edge of the mount might ...
by Jurassic
Mon Apr 18, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10790
Views: 1498740

Re: The post man's been ...

Mrs Postie left me a Topeak DP dropper mount for the seat pack. I've always just bodged it with tape and a bit of inner tube, but this seems much better. That looks a great solution to the seatpack/dropper issue. I too have previously just bodged the seatpost (with a bit of pipe lagging in my case)...
by Jurassic
Sun Apr 17, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: eTrex thrown a wobbly
Replies: 5
Views: 388

Re: eTrex thrown a wobbly

I had the purple line disappear mid route as well for no apparent reason. I had to do what you did and re select the route again. It's only happened once iirc. Mines a fairly old Etrex 20 and it's been great for the most part.
by Jurassic
Fri Apr 15, 2022 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Arkose... upgrade?
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: Arkose... upgrade?

I straight away thought Smokestone Mr Harry when I read your original post Ootini. I'm a bit biased as I've had a Henderson fat bike and now have a Bow Ti LS (both from Smokestone). My gravel bike is a Sonder Camino Ti but I'd definitely have gone with Mr Harry if it'd been available when I was buyi...
by Jurassic
Fri Apr 15, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Warm gloves - but not too cumbersome
Replies: 14
Views: 684

Re: Warm gloves - but not too cumbersome

The Galibier Ardennes gloves mentioned by Fordy above are very good for the money. They're not too bulky and surprisingly warm in anything over freezing weather (for me at least). They're not waterproof though (nor are they claimed to be). I use my pair for cool weather gravel biking, I prefer 100% ...
by Jurassic
Wed Apr 06, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10790
Views: 1498740

Re: The post man's been ...

A 180mm One Up Components dropper for my Orbea. I already have a 150mm dropper on it but I'm sure the extra 3cm will make all the difference! :lol:
by Jurassic
Wed Mar 30, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oval chainrings
Replies: 18
Views: 1002

Re: Oval chainrings

I had an Absolute Black oval ring on my fat bike a few years ago which I rode until it wore out (it lasted ages to be fair). I liked it but I decided to replace it with a round ring and I've not bothered going back to oval. The difference was subtle to the point of being almost unnoticeable to me bu...