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by fatbikerbill
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: jones bars not working...........again
Replies: 48
Views: 954

Re: jones bars not working...........again

Tony,

Where abouts are you?

I could loan you some Jones risers to try if you want. I am located near Blackburn.

PM if you are.
Bill
by fatbikerbill
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: JENNRIDE 20
Replies: 35
Views: 1034

Re: JENNRIDE 20

full moon that w/e as well - excellent
by fatbikerbill
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Winter MTL: Groupstart anyone? 8th and/or 9th Feb
Replies: 26
Views: 922

Re: Winter MTL: Groupstart anyone? 8th and/or 9th Feb

My vote is for bivvy.

A harder choice might be what direction, personally I prefer clockwise.
by fatbikerbill
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: orbea OIZ Tr - any experience ?
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: orbea OIZ Tr - any experience ?

Glad it's not just me.
by fatbikerbill
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: orbea OIZ Tr - any experience ?
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: orbea OIZ Tr - any experience ?

Seen your posts before about the Occam & it looks great. Not sure though I fancy the new one (for bikepacking) though. I too use a Ti fatty or a krampus at the moment as my two choices, but they are my only bikes so looking at something a bit more 'fun'. I keep switching from something like the Occa...
by fatbikerbill
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: orbea OIZ Tr - any experience ?
Replies: 4
Views: 223

orbea OIZ Tr - any experience ?

this one https://www.mtbmonster.com/orbea-oiz-m2 ... ndigo-red/

anyone tried them out, if so what are your thoughts please as a bikepacker bike but also as a general 'everyday' bike?
by fatbikerbill
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Winter MTL: Groupstart anyone? 8th and/or 9th Feb
Replies: 26
Views: 922

Re: Winter MTL: Groupstart anyone? 8th and/or 9th Feb

Interested in joining too if I may.
by fatbikerbill
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Asking for a friend....
Replies: 16
Views: 808

Re: Asking for a friend....

I really do not get how that PX can be so so cheap. Is it a case of you get what you pay for is it the bargain it could be ?
by fatbikerbill
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What winter socks?
Replies: 15
Views: 759

Re: What winter socks?

Anyone tried alpaca socks?
by fatbikerbill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: refilling gas cans
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: refilling gas cans

Cheers Lazarus,

And that old thread is here viewtopic.php?t=14636
by fatbikerbill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: refilling gas cans
Replies: 3
Views: 242

refilling gas cans

following on from the cooking stove reccomendations I see Lazarus mentions refilling his/her cans.

What do you use Lazarus or other people & how safe do you find it ?
Have you nearly died ?

A quick google lead me to the G-works Gas saver in various versions.
by fatbikerbill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the best rear red light please
Replies: 27
Views: 944

Re: What's the best rear red light please

i'm another against super bright rear lights.

But my advice - get two lights - there's always that day when one of them stops working.

Those £8 little USB lights from decathlon are surprisingly good, especially as a backup
by fatbikerbill
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Budget winter bothy mat?
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Budget winter bothy mat?

slight hijack... There was a kind gentleman at the #jennride giving away (for a charitable donation) rolls of some thin stuff for lying on to keep the moisture out. I remember there were instructions for it to be one particular way up - but for the life of me ...... hijack reason - because I thought...
by fatbikerbill
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I 'need' a fat bike?
Replies: 37
Views: 1667

Re: Do I 'need' a fat bike?

I love my fat bike as some here will know , climb anything, go anywhere. The one terrain they don't like is rock/bouldery downs like Edale cross to Hayfield. As for snow that can be hit and miss. Most often English snow is too warm and wet. The beast from the east snow was 100% perfect. As Whiteston...
by fatbikerbill
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproof shorts & trousers?
Replies: 20
Views: 780

Re: Waterproof shorts & trousers?

MT500 waterproof shorts for too - fab, they make all the difference for a winter ride - a nice warm & dry mid rift.

Mine are the shorts (as in above the knee), they also do a just below the knee option if you prefer the jodpurs look but I prefer the freedom.
by fatbikerbill
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?
Replies: 58
Views: 2702

Re: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?

ace photos.

Quite a logistical or expensive nightmare to organise - unless you ride there & back !
by fatbikerbill
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bikes with super short stems & a Jones bar
Replies: 35
Views: 1365

bikes with super short stems & a Jones bar

if you were (uncool) to put a Jones bar on a bike with one of these modern short stems that would put the bars way back & be daft. If you then changed the stem for the appropiate length that moved the bars forward would that give the same/similar riding position as the short stem & a 'normal' set of...
by fatbikerbill
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carbon vs alloy wheels. Worth it?
Replies: 19
Views: 952

Re: Carbon vs alloy wheels. Worth it?

cheers all, especially alpinum, I'll keep looking & considering.
by fatbikerbill
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carbon vs alloy wheels. Worth it?
Replies: 19
Views: 952

Carbon vs alloy wheels. Worth it?

So my fatty has carbon/tubeless wheels and I wouldn't have it any other way. But I've been looking at 29er and 650b+ carbon wheels and I can not see the justification. The weight gains compared to something like the hunt wheels is rarely better than 250g total for both wheels making the £/g cost ver...
by fatbikerbill
Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pedal dilemma
Replies: 10
Views: 549

Re: Pedal dilemma

My pedal CV fits scotroutes right down to the fat bike.

Get good flat pedals, hope for me. Shoes, I use 510s, not the big sponges, endura mt500 over shoes are excellent in winter once you've managed to get them on.
by fatbikerbill
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: gypsies.com - the demise & alternatives
Replies: 19
Views: 963

Re: gypsies.com - the demise & alternatives

Personally i've only really used gypsies as an archive and easy format converter and that is what I'm still after.

Also never used strava for route creation.

For UK route creation I've always used walkthelakes.co.uk. Full UK 1:25000
by fatbikerbill
Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: gypsies.com - the demise & alternatives
Replies: 19
Views: 963

gypsies.com - the demise & alternatives

so gypsies.com has sadly been sold to all trails.com I know it's different, but first impressions are not good. How are others finding it & do people have alternatives. Only a handful of my tracks have been migrated so far but perhaps I will be able to continue to use it as a GPX state & create rout...
by fatbikerbill
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Prescription Glasses
Replies: 14
Views: 764

Re: Prescription Glasses

I have been thinking of getting prescription glasses for a while but a few things have put me off. 1. the sweating and fugging up that 2.I'd need another set of glasses when I get to work.3. The cost I am a sweaty guy. On the #jennride I had to take my sunnies off to reduce the sweating. On contacts...
by fatbikerbill
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dynaplug users?
Replies: 10
Views: 770

Re: Dynaplug users?

Try ear plugs. Worked for me.

Rub with patch glue, leave for a few minutes. Roll up, stuff in hole. Trim as needed.