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by Al
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: winter gloves.
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: winter gloves.

Have a look at mountaineering stuff too - my warmest gloves are some black diamond ones with a super thick pile lining.
If it’s waterproof your after the showers pass outdry are the best I’ve had.
by Al
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")
Replies: 35
Views: 502

Re: Mapping Article by Guy Kesteven ("Mapsturbation")

Few years old now but still makes me smile https://youtu.be/lVmmYMwFj1I

And talking of map porn, at the last place I worked they had these incredible 8 foot square 3d relief maps gathering dust in a cupboard not used since the arrival of PowerPoints in classrooms.
by Al
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravelwanger - what chainring do you use?
Replies: 12
Views: 175

Re: Gravelwanger - what chainring do you use?

42-28 with an 11-36 cassette.

Gives a nice range on the road and a decent climbing gear for some of the horror shows round here.

Wouldn’t want a single ring on a bike that get used on such a wide mix of terrain.
by Al
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Spaceman innersoles
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Spaceman innersoles

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Ta da! :-bd
by Al
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Spaceman innersoles
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Spaceman innersoles

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Sandwiched in foil tape
by Al
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Spaceman innersoles
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Spaceman innersoles

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Window in foam with aerogel ‘insert’
by Al
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Spaceman innersoles
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Spaceman innersoles

So as discussed at length in another thread I get really cold feet in shoes with cleats and have tried various things to try and add insulation under the innersole. 45nrth used to make an innersole with an aerogel insert which sounded appealing, but sadly you can no longer get hold of them on their ...
by Al
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Fs: Women’s Sugoi Polartec Alpha jacket (like R@pha Brevet insulated)

Yes yours if you want it. Will PM you.
by Al
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear light?
Replies: 21
Views: 582

Re: Rear light?

I took a seatpost mounting bracket apart and used an old disc brake adapter to mount it inboard of the dropout above the cassette.
I’ll add a pic in a bit - it’s freezing. Outside!
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by Al
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Fs: Women’s Sugoi Polartec Alpha jacket (like R@pha Brevet insulated)

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And the back.... :-bd
by Al
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 151

SOLD

Women’s Medium. Black. Brand new with tags (I thought it was a men’s one :lol: ).
Top quality winter jacket made from Polartec Alpha (similar to the R@pha insulated brevet jersey).
£35 posted.
Review of the blokes version here:
https://road.cc/content/review/181100-s ... ike-jacket
by Al
Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ..... Tubeless ready road spike/ice tires?
Replies: 15
Views: 295

Re: Experience of spiked road tires anyone?

I used to have some spiked schwalbe marathon on a set of crap spare wheels for my cross bike when I was cycle commuting inNorfolk on untreated country lanes. Didn’t need them very often and found them very heavy / draggy so only used in dire conditions. They do work well when it’s proper icy though....
by Al
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gaiters ?
Replies: 16
Views: 356

Re: Gaiters ?

Rab Latok :-bd
Not too baggy flappy.
by Al
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear mudgaurd picks?
Replies: 20
Views: 465

Re: Rear mudgaurd picks?

I really wish that someone would re-make the original rear crud guard with the alloy stays to fit a 29er with nice wide tyres.
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by Al
Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Brooks Cambium C15 carved
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Brooks Cambium C15 carved

Very interested- can you email pics please. Will pm you.
by Al
Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots
Replies: 80
Views: 1373

Re: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots

Not tried wool innersoles - any recommendations James?
by Al
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots
Replies: 80
Views: 1373

Re: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots

Hmm. Glass fibre in my socks sounds sub-optimal. Here’s the linky to the 45nrth aerogel inner soles. https://45nrth.com/blog/post/jaztronaut-aerogel-insoles-available-now They sandwich the aerogel inside the innersole, so I’m thinking trimming a section of existing innersole foam away around the cle...
by Al
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots
Replies: 80
Views: 1373

Re: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots

Think a bit that size would do one and a half pairs :lol:
To be fair most of the stuff I’ve seen before has been too small or meters of the stuff.
by Al
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots
Replies: 80
Views: 1373

Re: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots

Did you not size up when you bought them? I can fit the silver bubble wrap stuff under the innersole and still manage a decent sock.
by Al
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots
Replies: 80
Views: 1373

Re: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots

Ooh - they do small sheets on Amazon for a tenner! :-bd ChaRLes 1Pc 25X35Cm 3Mm 6Mm 10Mm Super Light Silica Aerogel Sound Insulation Cotton Hydrophobic Mat Material -3mm https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07PHYDWK3/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fabc_NmK5Fb671NDF9?psc=1 Delivery time is a bit shocking - probably summ...
by Al
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots
Replies: 80
Views: 1373

Re: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots

I’d agree with Ton - once it gets cold enough I ditch the spds for insulated merrell walking/snow boot jobs and a flat pedal. Just wish I didn’t have to :???: Maybe we could all chip in on a sheet of aerogel?? Think it has the lowest possible thermal conductivity- nasa came up with it for something ...
by Al
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots
Replies: 80
Views: 1373

Re: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots

Shaf - I’ve worn goretex winter spd boots for at least 15 years (I do take them off occasionally) and in that time I’ve had shimano and northwave ones. All of them suffered the cold spot you describe above the clear area once you get close to zero and beyond. Yes keeping the rest of your foot warm i...
by Al
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cold weather tips
Replies: 41
Views: 1119

Re: Cold weather tips

I've found that having sufficient high energy food to eat helps enormously. If you've got enough energy reserves to keep pushing hard you can generate enough heat to keep you warm into quite cold conditions. Once it's gone and you're forced to slow down is when problems can really start. Or a mecha...
by Al
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: fs, Surly ecr. XL SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: fs, Surly ecr. XL NOW SPLITTING

Not a 10speed rear mech going by any chance?