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by Al
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere
Replies: 42
Views: 1252

Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

I think it’s all the same weekend
by Al
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere
Replies: 42
Views: 1252

Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

Something to throw into the mix - on the Saturday the Salop Sludger starts in BC from the six bells. It’s a mountain bike treasure hunt - you get some of the grid refs and the rest you find along the way by solving clues. I did it last year and it was a right laugh. https://p.facebook.com/events/583...
by Al
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Brand new bontrager xr3 29 x 2. 4 (SOLD)
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Brand new bontrager xr3 29 x 2. 4

Erm. No message has come through?
by Al
Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Brand new bontrager xr3 29 x 2. 4 (SOLD)
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Brand new bontrager xr3 29 x 2. 4

Ok, great. :-bd Why sorry???

do you want to pm me a PayPal address?
by Al
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Brand new bontrager xr3 29 x 2. 4 (SOLD)
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: Brand new bontrager xr3 29 x 2. 4

Are these the team issue folding tubeless version? If so I’ll take them please.
by Al
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Bit Of A Clear Out..... Inbred, carbon forks, ss wheels...
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: FS: Bit Of A Clear Out..... Inbred, carbon forks, ss wheels...

I would be interested in the nuke proof forks please if you could measure the steerer and the a to c for me please.

Are they the ones with the massive yellow ‘nuke proof’ decal down the legs?
by Al
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere
Replies: 42
Views: 1252

Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

Maybe they were intimidated by the panda on Reg’s head...
by Al
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere
Replies: 42
Views: 1252

Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

Get my hole out :shock: is this going to go full deliverance? Be great to catch up with you all if I can wrangle it round child commitments - should have hopefully recovered from the bb200 dyfi forest death march by then. White horse pub is the one - fantastic food and even better beer brewed on the...
by Al
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere
Replies: 42
Views: 1252

Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

Plenty to do around BC.
If you go south of the Kerry ridge there’s a fantastic pub in clun and some very agreeable old drivers roads beyond it. Happy make some suggestions.
by Al
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 8445

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Really enjoyed my ride/walk this weekend, the route was tough but entertaining. Really glad I hooked up with Al and Hetty, made the nighttime slog all the more bearable, thanks guys. And thanks Stu and Dee for everything, except 'kin Dyfi Forrest you #*@£ :lol: Like wise Andy - was great to have so...
by Al
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.
Replies: 42
Views: 2058

Re: Straight Outta Door - Ride from home Trips.

I’m pretty lucky in this respect as we live on the Kerry ridgeway - had some cracking rides this summer riding out to the coast bivvying on the way then getting a train home.
by Al
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 8445

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Cheers, I’ve packed a phd minimus and Mountain equipment ion bivi I bought of stu recently. Not a fan of bivi bags on their own in heavy rain, but like you really hoping not use it.

Just wanted to see if if the rain had changed anyone’s sleep kit plans as I was starting to waver!
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by Al
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 8445

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

What are people who are hoping to ride through (but accepting they might end up needing a power nap!) taking for shelter?
I packed a lightweight bivy, but looking at the forecast I’m curious how many of you are carrying a tarp as well.
by Al
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kit List
Replies: 20
Views: 681

Re: Kit List

Sperm oil was whale oil - for your lamp.
by Al
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 route on the way.
Replies: 129
Views: 2795

Re: BB200 route on the way.

Thanks stu - looks pretty steep. Hope I can keep my eyes open by then!
by Al
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 route on the way.
Replies: 129
Views: 2795

Re: BB200 route on the way.

Which part is the descent in Dyfi forest someone posted the YouTube clip of?

Edit- think I found it @190km?
by Al
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full Mudgaurds?
Replies: 42
Views: 1611

Re: Full Mudgaurds?

45mm sks bluemels on my Camino. Very happy with them.
by Al
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd, Power grips
Replies: 1
Views: 121

Re: Wtd, Power grips

by Al
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel tyre that plays nice with Stans rims
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Gravel tyre that plays nice with Stans rims

Well the Nanos have gone up on the Iron cross rims with no drama. So I’m chuffed but left puzzled why the same pair of tyres proved such a nightmare on Crest rims - didn’t think they’d be that different.
by Al
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 1455

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

I remember reading something on a lightweight backpacking site years ago that suggested sleeping with a disposable dust mask over your face like you use for diy. The idea was you lose a lot of heat warming the air you breathe in, so could get away with a thinner bag. Can’t say I’ve ever tried it tho...
by Al
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel tyre that plays nice with Stans rims
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Gravel tyre that plays nice with Stans rims

That is weird. I snapped two meaty pedros tyre levers just getting them on the rim.
New wheels should show up tomorrow - I shall l report back...
by Al
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel tyre that plays nice with Stans rims
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Gravel tyre that plays nice with Stans rims

I’ve tried them on a set of spare wheels with crest rims and it was a definite no go - crazy tight beads. I believe stans and wtb use a slightly different standard to size their rims (one is ust, one isn’t - can’t remember which). I will definitely try the nanos first before spending any money as pe...
by Al
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel tyre that plays nice with Stans rims
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Re: Gravel tyre that plays nice with Stans rims

Tan wall !
What width did you go for? Not sure 43s would clear my fork
by Al
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel tyre that plays nice with Stans rims
Replies: 10
Views: 363

Gravel tyre that plays nice with Stans rims

I’m swapping the wheels on my gravel bike from wtb rims to stans iron cross. Currently have 40c nanos on and I like them a lot. I know from previous experience they won’t play nice with the stans rims (far too tight) so wondering if anyone has used anything similar to a 40c nano without issues on a ...
by Al
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: caliper bolt
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: caliper bolt

Mine are held in with a bit of old spoke since I lost the bolt