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by thenorthwind
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The best bikepacking bike is?
Replies: 4
Views: 73

Re: The best bikepacking bike is?

Nice one Colin, thanks for the write-up and pics. I've used my "enduro" bike for a couple of trips - in the summer when you can go lightweight, it's the bike I want to ride on technical so that's the bike I want to take bikepacking. I like the idea of using a Gorilla Cage in the main triangle to get...
by thenorthwind
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: MKS MT-E Ezy Pedals (quick release/removable)
Replies: 0
Views: 73

FS: MKS MT-E Ezy Pedals (quick release/removable)

MKS MT-E Ezy removable pedals Ideal for folding bikes, or just keeping your commuter in the hall. Barely used, hence mint condition. In original bag with spacers, retaining rings, manual. £32 posted https://i.imgur.com/URhZHf7.jpg https://i.imgur.com/uPZ291n.jpg?1 https://i.imgur.com/UQl6vXt.jpg htt...
by thenorthwind
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Or Just Wear one Shirt?
Replies: 10
Views: 358

Re: Or Just Wear one Shirt?

Surely the obvious question is why is he going somewhere to use his laptop on his own only to come back home to use his laptop on his own some more? Just stay at home! Problem solved! He wouldn't even need to get dressed, or worry about his hair.
by thenorthwind
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS Two bars and two sets of STI levers
Replies: 1
Views: 171

Re: FS Two bars and two sets of STI levers

Midges + Tiagra levers sold elsewhere
by thenorthwind
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Alpkit pogie mods
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Alpkit pogie mods

Ah, yes, definitely different. I wonder how well these will work with my Jones bars (which I was considering putting back on my Longitude) or the Molokos currently on it. Possibly not brilliantly, especially now I've stiffened them (well, one) :roll:
by thenorthwind
Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 935
Views: 182554

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

Is that just water or are you feeding it honey/sugar? My best ones from the last month: One from a walk on the North Yorkshire coast, near Robin Hood's Bay... liked the lines of the field and the rocks, but couldn't quite get the angle of them I wanted: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/4853566624...
by thenorthwind
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop
Replies: 24
Views: 559

Re: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop

Nice write-up, thanks. One I've been meaning to have a go at. It does seem to break some tough people though, so well done.

That shot of Glen Feshie is lush!
by thenorthwind
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Alpkit pogie mods
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Alpkit pogie mods

I guess they must have then - they're a shock cord closure, and the pile comes right to the "mouth." I remember you saying you didn't rate them. I would have gone for one of the other options but they were a present so... I think they'd struggle in properly cold conditions, but as I say, I get cold ...
by thenorthwind
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS Two bars and two sets of STI levers
Replies: 1
Views: 171

FS Two bars and two sets of STI levers

More photos of everything here: https://imgur.com/a/IcMQHyn On One Midge flared drop bars https://i.imgur.com/vqS2ASa.jpg Good condition, with just a few scrapes/scuffs From the On One site (think these are the same, except the stem clamp diameter is 25.4mm): "Geometry: width at the ends - 554mm - ...
by thenorthwind
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Alpkit pogie mods
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: Alpkit pogie mods

Sewn it up now but I suppose I could have done. I thought about adding a little pocket as well so you could stick e.g. chocolate bars in and stop them freezing.
by thenorthwind
Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Alpkit pogie mods
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Alpkit pogie mods

Ironically I started this job on the hottest day of the year... nothing like planning ahead! I was given a pair of Alpkit pogies last winter, which is great because I get cold hands really, really easily. They work pretty well, but I find it's difficult to get your hands in without bunching them up ...
by thenorthwind
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: A tough old slog! Now with video!
Replies: 19
Views: 448

Re: A tough old slog!

Wow, looks like the effort was worth it! Spectacular photos :-bd
by thenorthwind
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Sandstone way
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: Sandstone way

I haven't ridden it as a route on its own, but I ride a lot in Northumberland so I'm familiar with most of it. First thing most people say is how many gates there are - for that reason I wonder if it's best done with other people to share the load a bit. Trains: there are XC and LNER trains on the N...
by thenorthwind
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jennride patches due to popular demand.....
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: Jennride patches due to popular demand.....

I hope people are taking you up on these Rich, they're great.

I'd have one myself but since I didn't get anywhere near Wastwater, I'd feel a bit of a fraud having it on my gear.
by thenorthwind
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pedal dilemma
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: Pedal dilemma

The reasons you give for flats are some of the mains reasons I have flat pedals on all my bikes. Where doe you get to for choice of shoe? (Summer/winter) I've given up trying to keep feet dry in all conditions, so for multi-day rides (and most day rides TBH) I tend to go for (inside to out): Wool s...
by thenorthwind
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pedal dilemma
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: Pedal dilemma

The reasons you give for flats are some of the mains reasons I have flat pedals on all my bikes. I think I'm in the minority, but it makes sense to me.
by thenorthwind
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Saddles; Any Brooks users?
Replies: 23
Views: 660

Re: Saddles; Any Brooks users?

I'm still a bit Brooks-curious in my long quest for a comfortable bum-bike interface. I had an old leather saddle years ago which I did find comfortable, but the constant soaking in gritty water was a problem, and eventually made it less comfortable. The Cambium seems like the solution to that, but ...
by thenorthwind
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jay Petervary sacked
Replies: 70
Views: 2854

Re: Jay Petervary sacked

Alpinum wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:49 am
pistonbroke wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:24 am
if there'll be cameras?
Very definately. Look at the way it was covered last year.
I listened to the first of this year's podcasts and Nelson Trees was saying there will be video updates during the race this time, instead of just a film made afterwards.
by thenorthwind
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: 3491 ft bivvy
Replies: 23
Views: 663

Re: 3491 ft bivvy

Nice work, and nice pics (despite the cloud/mist). Thanks for posting!
by thenorthwind
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 26” rigid forks
Replies: 30
Views: 715

Re: 26” rigid forks

I've got two sets and really like them. Still got a set with a 1" steerer on my 26" commuter. Not-so-stealth ad: I'm selling my 29er ones, but I ran them on a 26" frame for years. 465mm a-c so they might fit your requirements? Pic/details in the classifieds: https://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB3...
by thenorthwind
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your bike collection
Replies: 76
Views: 2840

Re: Your bike collection

As has been said, some great collections here. Some impressive, some worrying :lol: I've recently consolidated two bikes into one and currently have a paltry four. In order to withstand being thrown at rocks: Nukeproof Mega My first "proper" bike, bought in 2015 after I finished my PhD. Occasionally...
by thenorthwind
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: gypsies.com - the demise & alternatives
Replies: 19
Views: 576

Re: gypsies.com - the demise & alternatives

Another vote for ViewRanger for general navigation use, though I tend not to use it for creating routes. For that I use one of: gpxeditor.co.uk (can switch between Google map, Google satellite, OpenStreetMap and OS, and will follow roads and some paths) particularly good if you've got existing route...
by thenorthwind
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: For Sale Jones bars (Sold) and Wildcat bag.(all sold)
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: For Sale Jones bars and Wildcat bag.

What's the length/rise on the stem please?
by thenorthwind
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacker saves a life
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: Bikepacker saves a life

Brillianrt story.

Also, the picture looks like one of my typical bivvies :lol: