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by fatbikerbill
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Carbon 29 plus fork wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 185

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: 135

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: 135

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: 435

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: 359

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: 28
Views: 700

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: 427

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: 427

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: 727

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: 28
Views: 700

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: 350

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: 110

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: 110

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: 34
Views: 953

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.
by fatbikerbill
Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultimate full suss do it all
Replies: 34
Views: 953

Re: Ultimate full suss do it all

Quite liking my orbea oiz tr.

The tr means 120 travel front and rear, so not especially racey. Mines been good for 160km and summer bike packing duties

https://photos.app.goo.gl/JESiLuP9EWaDB5hV9
by fatbikerbill
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: North to South Wales
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: North to South Wales

Stu,

Please could you send me the same gpx.

Thanks
by fatbikerbill
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gas stoves, windshields and... explosions?
Replies: 19
Views: 700

Re: Gas stoves, windshields and... explosions?

Perhaps just no one has survived to say 'yeah that must be what happened'.

I use a kraku with no issues (so far).

I have read that the remote stove style is a lot more efficient, but perhaps that is more due to be being lower, so less prone to wind. Throw in a wind shield then even better.
by fatbikerbill
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold FS: Surly Krampus, Large
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: FS: Surly Krampus, Large

Let me do some maths and I'll update you all.

Bill
by fatbikerbill
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold FS: Surly Krampus, Large
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Sold FS: Surly Krampus, Large

Looking for about £600 (plus postage & charges) as it is. Photos here https://photos.app.goo.gl/Tbt93bGe5ic36cUM8 Current Spec: frame size : large XT brakes - needs pads & discs XT 11 speed shifter SLX rear mech with clutch sunrise - 11-50 wish - I have not counted Shifting is bang on, but I'd guess...
by fatbikerbill
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay (but is it still accessible!)
Replies: 58
Views: 2081

Re: Dales Divide back on 29th August... yay

I'd initially thought yay, excellent.

I'm now coming around to the thinking that a group start is not the right thing to do. OK everyone will spread out but day 1 and 2 will be mad at the first obvious cafés.

I'll either bail, do it early or do my own thing.

To be decided.
by fatbikerbill
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Attaching Cages to Suspension forks
Replies: 10
Views: 309

Re: Attaching Cages to Suspension forks

I've just done 200km in the peak district using the planet X fork kts. On My test ride they slipped slightly so I put inner tube loops on the forks with zip ties, then zip tied the chassis's to the forks. Absolutely rock solid and the inner tubes means there will be no rubbing on the forks. Very ple...
by fatbikerbill
Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Van life 'wild camping' or not this September
Replies: 10
Views: 492

Re: Van life 'wild camping' or not this September

Thx both.

I certainly wouldn't stop anywhere 'urban'.

I really would rather not have to book.

Mid September is after school holidays so the parent/child rush should mainly be over.

I'll try a few phone calls and see what sites are saying.