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by fatbikerbill
Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'A' poles instead of a single pole
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: 'A' poles instead of a single pole

I certainly hadn't thought about the increase in stress, that does make sense.

I'd like to try it, but can't justify the two new poles I'd need as both would obviously be longer than my current single pole.
by fatbikerbill
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproof glove to try
Replies: 27
Views: 656

Re: Waterproof glove to try

A quick Google. The showa gloves are only £8.99 from screwfix https://www.screwfix.com/p/showa-281-temres-gauntlets-blue-large/52263?tc=NB3&ds_kid=92700048793290415&ds_rl=1244069&gclid=Cj0KCQiAy579BRCPARIsAB6QoIZyiCrs0b5jGojk0XZhy_E-WYdtIS2-IU2xIDvMFHlUC9kmRCtnBmwaAsA_EALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds Got to be...
by fatbikerbill
Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'A' poles instead of a single pole
Replies: 5
Views: 212

'A' poles instead of a single pole

So I have a tarp, a bare paws lair to be precise that like many is designed for a single vertical pole. I have such a pole courtesy of Stuart that is great. But as I slept in it the other night I wondered why not have an 'A' pole. It would give so much more room underneath the tarp. The hard bit wou...
by fatbikerbill
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Luxurious one person accomodation - HexPeak, Duomid
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: Luxurious one person accomodation - HexPeak, Duomid

I really appreciate my terra nova laser competition on those non bivvy nights. 1.1kg, lighter versions are available. I'm 185 tall and there's plenty of room lying down or sitting up. Strictly a 3 pole because of the little diddy end poles but it's stable, has a great porch and if you were very frie...
by fatbikerbill
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 26 X 4.5 Fat Bike Tyres Wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: 26 X 4.5 Fat Bike Tyres Wanted

Are you talking about the original on one fatty?

I used to own one and loved it.

IMO you can not fit much above 4" in the rear but that will depend on your rims. Mine were standard rims.

On the front I too had the carbon fork (highly recommended) and happily ran a 4.8 bud.

The combo was great.
by fatbikerbill
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chain rotation?
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Chain rotation?

That does sound good going, almost what I'd expect from the road bike.

As has been said I guess it varies with conditions, terrain and how much Lancashire slop you get.
by fatbikerbill
Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chain rotation?
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Chain rotation?

piemonster - yeah that is exactly what I was thinkink, though perhaps 3 chains is OTT. I too used to do it in the old days , then fatigue set in. I do clean the chain every ride & use squirt normally, although I have just retired it for winter slop. I find it incomaptible with this current Lancashir...
by fatbikerbill
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chain rotation?
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Chain rotation?

For those that rotate their chains on an mtb ?

How many chains and how often?

I am thinking 2 or 3 chains and perhaps every 300 to 500 km.
by fatbikerbill
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure bar mount. Upside down?
Replies: 23
Views: 580

Re: Exposure bar mount. Upside down?

Ahh bugger Andy, now the light is pointing backwards.

What to do!
by fatbikerbill
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure bar mount. Upside down?
Replies: 23
Views: 580

Re: Exposure bar mount. Upside down?

Excellent, upside down it'll be.

@andy, I tried that but struggled with the brake levers being on the top side.
by fatbikerbill
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure bar mount. Upside down?
Replies: 23
Views: 580

Exposure bar mount. Upside down?

Does anyone run there exposure bar light upside down? Would it be a daft idea? This is to a set of jones copy bars and the front bar is only 22mm, and I currently do not have the 25mm mount. I normally have the bars slightly angled, ends down and from a general protection point of view underneath mi...
by fatbikerbill
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Carbon 29 plus fork wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Carbon 29 plus fork wanted

I have a travers Prong Fat fork lying around waiting for a good home.

NB: It'll be non boost for sure.
by fatbikerbill
Wed Aug 26, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ergon grip gp1 screw spec
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Ergon grip gp1 screw spec

Cheers for the info.

I'll be able to sort.
by fatbikerbill
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ergon grip gp1 screw spec
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Ergon grip gp1 screw spec

Somehow I've managed to loose the bolt from one of mine.

If anyone finds it please shout up.

Alternatively if you know what it is please tell.

Thanks.
by fatbikerbill
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick one: stowable packpack
Replies: 17
Views: 739

Re: Quick one: stowable packpack

Decathlon one worked well for us backpacking around Uzbekistan last year.

Looking forward to when we can use it again
by fatbikerbill
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Kraku and gas canister issues
Replies: 9
Views: 558

Re: Alpkit Kraku and gas canister issues

As said avoid the jet boil cans.
Had the exact same issue.

Stick to msr ones.
by fatbikerbill
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling glasses... getting old
Replies: 32
Views: 1444

Re: Cycling glasses... getting old

I used to carry a pair of readers but they kept getting squashed.

Been toying with going back to correct prescription in both eyes and getting a monocle.

I jest not.

Should cause a laff at the very least when it comes out in the pub!
by fatbikerbill
Sun Aug 23, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fork leg storage
Replies: 18
Views: 771

Re: Fork leg storage

Not the best photo, but here goes.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/K5ejb3zJGJtfT5km9

Just done 180km in the peak district with these, didn't budge.
by fatbikerbill
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fork leg storage
Replies: 18
Views: 771

Re: Fork leg storage

Gorilla cages on the fatty as I have the tripple mount points.

On the suspension bike I've got the planet X fork bag kits. Only mod is to use inner tubes permanently tie wrapped to the forks. With those the cages are rock solid.

Cheap and they work. Recommended.
by fatbikerbill
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Salsa Cutthroat, carbon wheels, drop bar hydro brakes.......
Replies: 5
Views: 890

Re: Salsa Cutthroat, carbon wheels, drop bar hydro brakes.......

Ian,

I'll take the jones loop alike bars if they're still available please.
by fatbikerbill
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling glasses... getting old
Replies: 32
Views: 1444

Re: Cycling glasses... getting old

I'm a 50 something, with awful eyesight and aging really isn't helping. I too would recommend contacts, partly because glasses either get rained on or fug up. Also because when your prescription changes it is no cost to get different lenses. Mine are dailies which I'd recommend. My optician has said...
by fatbikerbill
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Before I send it back- Columbia OutDry Jacket
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Before I send it back- Columbia OutDry Jacket

I've got a blue columbia out dry titanium in medium.

Only warn a few times.

I'm 185 tall and relatively slim (I think) 80kg, and it is too small for me in the arm length especially.

We could swap if you want?
by fatbikerbill
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure lights with 'sync', worth it?
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: Exposure lights with 'sync', worth it?

Reading posts from the other place implies 'not worth it'
by fatbikerbill
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure lights with 'sync', worth it?
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Exposure lights with 'sync', worth it?

Is the 'sync' worth the extra £50 for a bar light

I do already have an exposure helmet light but that does not have 'sync'
by fatbikerbill
Tue Aug 11, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultimate full suss do it all
Replies: 35
Views: 1662

Re: Ultimate full suss do it all

Maybe slightly more travel than you first mentioned but a salsa just popped up in the classifieds looks pretty good.

And what the hell, 20mm extra travel will mean a 20m wider grin.