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by Blair512
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: First Motor
Replies: 17
Views: 417

Re: First Motor

Worth adding the Fiat Doblo to the list. :-bd I have a Fiat Qubo, it's like the Doblos little brother, 1.3 Multijet diesel gives me 50mpg on my 80 mile round trip commute, £20 a year to tax and £300 a year to insure with no no-claims bonus as I hadn't driven in over 10 years. I've just bought a new...
by Blair512
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: 120mm 29er suspension fork
Replies: 1
Views: 170

WTD: 120mm 29er suspension fork

Picked up some cheap 29er wheels to put on my Ramin 3+ so I'm looking for some suspension forks to use with them. 120mm travel, 9mm qr, 29/27.5+ wheel size, cheap!

Anyone got anything lying in the spares box looking for a new home? Don't need to be anything fancy, just a functional set of forks
by Blair512
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: if you were to camp on a couple of beaches in the far northwest of scotland ?
Replies: 9
Views: 408

Re: if you were to camp on a couple of beaches in the far northwest of scotland ?

Another vote for Sandwood bay, it's the one place I want to go once we're allowed out proper!
by Blair512
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 308
Views: 10472

Re: What are you listening to now?

The Prodigy live at Milton Keynes dvd is being streamed on YouTube, misses on Nightshift so me and the dug are enjoying it with a beer!

https://youtu.be/7jzL9nv3gDw
by Blair512
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1214
Views: 125520

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Off camping tonight straight after work, first time since January! Just stuffed all my gear in a backpack last night so my bike is still ready for a group ride tomorrow morning but short cycle in, hammock up, few beers then kip, can't wait!
by Blair512
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My Book’s Kickstarter goes live 7 July.
Replies: 18
Views: 991

Re: My Book’s Kickstarter goes live 7 July.

I'm in, looking forward to reading it. Over £2500 in 2 hours, I think it's going to be a hit! :-bd
by Blair512
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stupid ideas you can't shake.
Replies: 54
Views: 2369

Re: Stupid ideas you can't shake.

Otherwise mostly route related - taking the fatbike from Oldeshoremore to Cape Wrath up the coastline. I know it will be a total mission but the thought of the scenery and isolation is un-shakeable. It's an vaguely exciting part of the world Phil, one of the places I want to head for once lockdown ...
by Blair512
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bob's First Bivvy
Replies: 42
Views: 2649

Re: Bob's First Bivvy

A 10l backpack from Decathlon is £1.99 and 52g. Surprisingly comfy too for such a cheap, thin thing. You could buy Stu's tarp from the Classified section. That's pretty cheap. I have one of these that I stuff in the bottom of my frame bag, takes up no space at all and is great for a raid on the spa...
by Blair512
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alternative BAM
Replies: 9
Views: 1034

Re: Alternative BAM

I gave up a 3 year run at bivvy a month to try bothy a month with Mrs 512 and the kids. We walked to some and cycled to some and made it to June before life got in the way and we've not managed to visit one together since. I don't hold out much hope for this year either, we've just bought a new hous...
by Blair512
Sat Dec 14, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 8583

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

I'm out I'm afraid gents, nowt to do with the weather, we just moved house 2 weeks ago and it's turned into a far larger task than was anticipated. :|
by Blair512
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 8583

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

I'll be along all going well, thinking I'll ride in on Borderer's route as well. I should be able to squeeze one more into my wee van if you'd like a lift Ray?
by Blair512
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 8583

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

I don't remember the last time I rode my bike, make it easy and count me in!
by Blair512
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel+???
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: Gravel+???

Thanks Chaps, I'll see what I can do. I won't be venturing into any mud with it, I've a Ramin for that sort of nonsense but I found the 38c's pretty unforgiving on wind farm tracks and such like. I'll maybe just try a set of 40c on the wheels I have and see if that makes a difference.
by Blair512
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel+???
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Re: Gravel+???

Second, will I squeeze a pair of G One Bite 2.1's in there? In the 2017 and onward bikes yes but it'll be dry conditions only sort of fit on the rear. Ah, it's a 2015 model, what'll I manage to shoe horn in there? Figured the axel adapter would be OK but knowing my luck I'd buy the only sub standar...
by Blair512
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel+???
Replies: 9
Views: 1001

Gravel+???

Morning All, I've got an old pair of 650B wheels up in the loft I'm thinking of sticking on my Arkose to give me a bit more volume on the rougher rides but I've a couple of questions first. Firstly has anyone used a 15mm to QR conversion kit? Do they work OK? Any one particularly good or should be a...
by Blair512
Fri May 31, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 683
Views: 51353

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Strapped some bivvy gear to the Ramin and I'm heading out to Dryfehead bothy for the first bikepacking trip of the year, gone from 37 months BAM in a row to once in 5 months!

Thoroughly looking forward to it! :-bd
by Blair512
Wed May 29, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Action Camera Recommendations
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: Action Camera Recommendations

I have a kit vision camera I was given as a gift, it's rubbish so avoid at all costs! Sorry I can't recommend one to use!
by Blair512
Tue May 28, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New soft stickers.
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Re: New soft stickers.

RIP wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 4:24 pm
Ace! In years to come my set will be as valuable as a rare stamp collection.
Like the bikepacker's equivalent of Panini football stickers :-bd
by Blair512
Mon May 27, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear Rack a Retrograde Step?
Replies: 20
Views: 2015

Re: Rear Rack a Retrograde Step?

Looks like a neat solution Ray, I had to retire my Alpkit dry bag as it had reached the end of it's life. I've "upgraded" to the Blackburn Outpost pack and I've found it can swing around a bit unless well packed.
by Blair512
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ben Alder Cottage.
Replies: 16
Views: 2388

Re: Ben Alder Cottage.

Sounds like a good trip Ray, I've managed a grand total of zero nights out with the bike this year so far but reading your report has piqued my interest once again! :-bd
by Blair512
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: NC500
Replies: 26
Views: 3113

Re: NC500

My recommendation is the Sango Sands campsite in Durness. I didn’t camp there but dined and drank. The food was great and it was somewhat surprising to find Kozel on draught there. I'll second this, it was the best campsite we visited. Also if you get a chance walk out to Sandwood bay, it's amazing...
by Blair512
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8861
Views: 986948

Re: The post man's been ...

Hope chain ring, a mech hanger and a bottle cage for the above mentioned Arkose. She's now running sweet as a nut, looking forward to sticking some miles on her tonight! :-bd
by Blair512
Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8861
Views: 986948

Re: The post man's been ...

New (to me) bike day on Friday! A wee gumtree bargain I couldn't pass up, time to see what this gravel nonsense is all about! :-bd

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by Blair512
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The money no object thread
Replies: 79
Views: 5220

Re: The money no object thread

Never really thought of it to be honest , my wife and daughter yes they often come out with if I had the cash , but me and the youngfella are a bit if it's not broken or worn out I don't need it ,and that's not being frugal if I see a need for something and the cash is available I buy it,maybe I sh...
by Blair512
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Advice for taping my frame please.
Replies: 10
Views: 1276

Re: Advice for taping my frame please.

Check out the reviews section Ray, Stuart done a really good how to on frame taping. It involves biscuits!