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by thenorthwind
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: mini aero bar thingy
Replies: 37
Views: 502

Re: mini aero bar thingy

The Crazy bars look like they'd be too wide for a comfortable leaning position? And probably also too short. The extensions work surprisingly well. You're not going to go into a full aero tuck but on a mountainbike you're probably not going to anyway - I always find aero bars on a mtb to be too low...
by thenorthwind
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: mini aero bar thingy
Replies: 37
Views: 502

Re: mini aero bar thingy

Yep. Bought a set of Jones cuts specifically so I could slide bar ends onto the front, Ah, didn't realise Jones did a set like that - basically what I was thinking of doing to my Confucius. Interesting what you're both saying about it being too short - I did wonder. Would be good if I could find a ...
by thenorthwind
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Need and want.
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Need and want.

It has a certain Lada Niva about it - is that just me? That's meant as a compliment by the way!
by thenorthwind
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: mini aero bar thingy
Replies: 37
Views: 502

Re: mini aero bar thingy

Are there any bar ends that have a two bolt clamp which comes apart, I quite fancy putting some on the inner loop of my Confucious bars. I can only find those which slide on from the end of the bars There are, but they're quite expensive. They've been discussed on here before but can't remember the...
by thenorthwind
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Need and want.
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Need and want.

Deviating from the thread content, but sticking with the title:
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https://omata.com/
by thenorthwind
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS Carradice saddlebag
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: FS Brooks (type) saddle (still available) & Carradice saddlebag

I'll take the saddle if it's still available please Shaf. Got to be worth giving a leather saddle another shot at that price. I've read good things about those Spa saddles. Will PM you.
by thenorthwind
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted Synthetic insulated trousers
Replies: 3
Views: 104

Re: Wanted Synthetic insulated trousers

At the other end of the scale, I have some of the ex-army ones that I think were about a tenner. Heavy and bulky, but still worth it for winter bothy trips where you're sat around in the cold before getting into your sleeping bag.
by thenorthwind
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: (a downbag vote)
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: (a downbag vote)

Having read the comments from the more experienced above, I voted for the lighter version.
by thenorthwind
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cassette
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Cassette

I would be making sure it's not the bearings in the freehub as Lazarus says. It won't be as obvious without the cassette on since the large diameter magnifies the play - but that could be why you've noticed now with a bigger diameter sprocket on it.
by thenorthwind
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 113
Views: 6485

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Aww poor show man, sorry to hear that. Watching that will give you itchy feet for sure too. It's not the end of the world I guess. In riding terms, there's not really any more restrictions, other than I couldn't theoretically go and ride with a mate (although if it was an "organised" ride I could :...
by thenorthwind
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 27.5+ front / 29 rear combo - thoughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: 27.5+ front / 29 rear combo - thoughts?

jameso wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:10 pm

- looks great, "giz a go" kind of fun. Fast too?
Define "fast" :lol:

It felt fast than 27.5x2.8" on the rear, but that may be all or partially psychological.
by thenorthwind
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 113
Views: 6485

Re: Films to watch while isolating

techno wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:40 pm
Just spotted this on iPlayer.
Bothy Life: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06s1762
Sounds worth a watch cheers. This thread's going to be relevant to me again from midnight tonight too :sad:
by thenorthwind
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Good tough stuff sacks / bags for fork mount cages?
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: Good tough stuff sacks / bags for fork mount cages?

Alpinum wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:42 pm
Seatosummit Big River
Although they're a bit more expensive, that looks like the best answer to me.

Sea to Summit kit is nicely designed and made isn't it? I've got a couple of things from them an been impressed.
by thenorthwind
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 27.5+ front / 29 rear combo - thoughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: 27.5+ front / 29 rear combo - thoughts?

To give this thread the closure no-one asked for... I ran my bike like this for the Dales Divide: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50348927528_daa5f268fc_b.jpg 27.5x2.8" WTB Trailblazer on a 35mm rim on the front 29x2.2" Specialized "The Captain" on a 22mm rim on the rear I think it worked pretty...
by thenorthwind
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Good tough stuff sacks / bags for fork mount cages?
Replies: 13
Views: 276

Re: Good tough stuff sacks / bags for fork mount cages?

I thought the same. I have a pair of these Lomo ones, which are pretty heavy duty: https://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/dry-bag ... ml#SID=117 Out of stock at the moment though. They're a little wider than they need to be, but they work OK.
by thenorthwind
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Badlands 2020 Racing in a time of Covid
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Badlands 2020 Racing in a time of Covid

I enjoyed reading that, thanks. Well done - sounds like some wise thinking and a bit of luck here and there paid dividends, though the riding sounds incredibly tough too. That picture of all the fields under plastic is truly shocking. Obviously I'm prone to hypocrisy in the same way, but if ever the...
by thenorthwind
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 587033

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Depends how long you will need battery for ie how long away from charging sources. Also do you have a dynamo? What do you need to run from the battery? When we did our Cape Wrath trip recently we took a 10000 MaH phone and a power bank of the same value. The phone was used for navigation and lasted...
by thenorthwind
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 587033

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Having discovered my 8,000mAh powerbank bought from B&M a couple of years ago, and used a handful of times, wouldn't charge anything on the Dales Divide, I think I'm going to splash the fairly minimal extra outlay on something from Anker. Tempted by the 20,000mAh one, which seems like overkill but w...
by thenorthwind
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 47850

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Tried to change the bottom bracket and accidentality rounded off one of the crank bolts... 🤬 🤬 idiot. https://media.bobarnott.com/gravel/2020-09-15-rounded.jpeg Those Shimano crank bolts seem prone to rounding, especially given they don't need to be torqued right up (10-12Nm IIRC). Maybe I'm just h...
by thenorthwind
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 47850

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Tried to change the bottom bracket and accidentality rounded off one of the crank bolts... 🤬 🤬 idiot. https://media.bobarnott.com/gravel/2020-09-15-rounded.jpeg Those Shimano crank bolts seem prone to rounding, especially given they don't need to be torqued right up (10-12Nm IIRC). Maybe I'm just h...
by thenorthwind
Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: An Englishman, An Aussie and a Canadian Walk into a Bar
Replies: 31
Views: 1084

Re: An Englishman, An Aussie and a Canadian Walk into a Bar

Cracking riding Duncan, have enjoyed watching your dot. It's all very well for these guys who can knock it off in under 48h, but its the days of sustained effort where the true heroes are :-bd

Safe finish.
by thenorthwind
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Small cheap camera
Replies: 21
Views: 421

Re: Small cheap camera

The other nice feature on my Samsung (may be similar features on other makes) is that you can set it to open the camera (without unlocking or anything else) by pressing the home key twice. Really useful. Hmm - will have to dig out the destructions to work that one out on my samsung. If you've not u...
by thenorthwind
Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Small cheap camera
Replies: 21
Views: 421

Re: Small cheap camera

The other nice feature on my Samsung (may be similar features on other makes) is that you can set it to open the camera (without unlocking or anything else) by pressing the home key twice. Really useful.
by thenorthwind
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Downtube Pole Bag
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Re: Downtube Pole Bag

Seems like a good job and worthwhile to me.

Better than an exposed pole. I keep mine in my frame bag, which has loops at the top to hold it out the way, but obviously that's not an option for you full-sus.
by thenorthwind
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A very off topic plea for help
Replies: 86
Views: 8504

Re: A very off topic plea for help

Sorry to hear that Dave. It's clear that her fighting spirit has been passed on, and I'm sure you've made her very proud. As others have said, make sure to look after yourself, even if it seems impossible at the moment.