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by Mbnut
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hot and bothered
Replies: 22
Views: 713

Re: Hot and bothered

I sweat freely but function poorly in the heat. My guess would be a drop off of around 30% if it's hot and humid. When the sun drops and the temperature dips below 20 degrees I feel great, Duracell bunny good. Tried fluids, electrolytes etc but just staying hydrated and controlling my effort seems t...
by Mbnut
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carbon vs alloy wheels. Worth it?
Replies: 19
Views: 675

Re: Carbon vs alloy wheels. Worth it?

It's rare I have a different stand point to Alpinum but in this I do. Having cracked 3 carbon rims in one year I went back to alloy. I found carbon rim damage meant I could not continue to ride whereas I have not experienced a catastrophic alloy rim failure some many years. As with all things biking...
by Mbnut
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: strava. yay or nay?
Replies: 61
Views: 1458

Re: strava. yay or nay?

Strava is a tool.

I think it is a useful one and I enjoy using it.
by Mbnut
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If you were offered sponsorship...
Replies: 64
Views: 2198

Re: If you were offered sponsorship...

If I didn't take an offer like that I'd want someone to take me outside and beat me to death...

Say half the money.... same as above.
by Mbnut
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New 'boo. Underway.
Replies: 43
Views: 3411

Re: New 'boo.

Yep... A little more subtle and I'm known for being subtle.

A charcoal jobbie for me I think.
by Mbnut
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyre Liners
Replies: 12
Views: 428

Re: Tyre Liners

Not tried the Tannus yet but I have been using inserts for many years. It is a gravity bias thing really. I ripped a rear in North Wales during an Enduro, rode the remaining 6 miles on the insert (Cushcore). Last week I shredded a front a 3rd of the way down the Aosta Freeride and still overtook peo...
by Mbnut
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My rim keeps blowing
Replies: 20
Views: 845

Re: My rim keeps blowing

Actually.... it might be you thst is yhe common factor.

What are you using to get the tyres onto the rim?

Once s tyre has blown off once it's done... sorry to say.
by Mbnut
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My rim keeps blowing
Replies: 20
Views: 845

Re: My rim keeps blowing

Sounds like your rim is the common factor.

I've run various tyres on Arch Mk3 with no problems.

Bin the rim.
by Mbnut
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 271
Views: 12810

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Going slightly against the grain.... Stuck a Vorsprung Smashpot coil conversion in the Lyrik and mounted a boat anchor Fox DHX5 coil on the rear, using a Bikeyoke 6.1. I then threw it in the back of a mates van and waved it off to the Alps where I'll meet it on Sunday.... damn I'm looking forward to...
by Mbnut
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bit of bivvy related input required.
Replies: 34
Views: 1169

Re: A bit of bivvy related input required.

With my combination of slippery, crinckly and slidey sleeping kit, I don't think I've ever woken up where I went to sleep.

I love Sean's magnet idea, though the mesh has never bothered me.

If you make the double bagger purely from mesh I'd be tempted as an around camp anti aircraft device.
by Mbnut
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My first multi day bike packing trip
Replies: 29
Views: 2095

Re: My first multi day bike packing trip

Brilliant, great attitude and lots of smiles.

I'm inspired, it's just a pity my bike packing gear is currently.... erm, packed... in a box in a lock up.
by Mbnut
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 entries tomorrow.
Replies: 68
Views: 2307

Re: BB200 entries tomorrow.

Go on then....
by Mbnut
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking
Replies: 69
Views: 3613

Re: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking

Hyde Park Bivvy?

Enlighten me please.

Should be back out and about by mid August... time to put some fresh scabs on my Harris!
by Mbnut
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking
Replies: 69
Views: 3613

Re: Three Lions Tour: June Chilterns beerpacking

Hello you crazy diamonds...

I've been a little over busy so have only just seen that this was happening.

Looks like you had a great time, I'll be paying more attention from now on so will hopefully catch up at some point.
by Mbnut
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Castle Quest ITT, Sussex
Replies: 30
Views: 1366

Re: Castle Quest ITT, Sussex

I often find myself wondering where to go with my bags on.

I'll look forward to this happening, probably not as a whole but a couple of over nighters.

Great job.
by Mbnut
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a Signal Ti preposterous for long trips?
Replies: 20
Views: 1192

Re: Is a Signal Ti preposterous for long trips?

I had a good go on the Signal Ti when trying to decide which HT to go for. If I was to have one bike for everything it would be the Signal. It felt spot on fit wise, loved the geo for the more full on side of things and it rolled/covered ground with ease. The space for big 29'' rubber gives great op...
by Mbnut
Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Trans Cambrian Way?
Replies: 36
Views: 3542

Re: Trans Cambrian Way?

I set off on the 28th May last year. I wanted to get off the first train into Knighton from Shrewsbury and then return to Shrewsbury on the last train out of Dovey Junction that evening. 04.49 Shrewsbury arrives 05.37 Knighton. Ride the TCW arrive at Dovey Junction to catch 19.59 to Shrewsbury. That...
by Mbnut
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dirty Reiver advice
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Dirty Reiver advice

Thanks all.... sounds pretty much what I was expecting. The thinning process at the start should be helpful for not going off too fast. Good point about the feed station, I'll have a stem cell full of my special trail mix that can normally see me through about 60 miles or so. My mate is a sensible g...
by Mbnut
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dirty Reiver advice
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Dirty Reiver advice

I got talked into entering this event a few months back by a mate.... not really my bag but the reason for entering was to go and have my yearly catch up with said mate. As it goes I have been working every day for some 38 days so far and will be working every one until the event (starting a busines...
by Mbnut
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: RTTS
Replies: 61
Views: 3980

Re: RTTS

OMG I might actually be able to make this one.... Come on Reg, I rely on your double glasses set up to make me feel normal*!




*I do this indoors, not yet gone pubic though :-D
by Mbnut
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The money no object thread
Replies: 79
Views: 3318

Re: The money no object thread

I've spent a lot of time, effort and money getting the bikes I have to a point I'm happy. That said I am eyeing further changes to the suspension of the Enduro. Why, because it's an integral part of the appeal, I love trying things, gauging the changes and trying to work out the compromises. As Reg ...
by Mbnut
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to insert pictures
Replies: 112
Views: 36513

Re: How to insert pictures

How'd I get that there ^

I give up... finally get a picture up and the quality is poor... then I can't find how I did it!!! Think I'll stick to riding my bike.

Was going to stick a few pics up and do a mini review but lost the will now.

Actually, super mini review.... the bike is mint.
by Mbnut
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to insert pictures
Replies: 112
Views: 36513

Re: How to insert pictures

Is this thing working
by Mbnut
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to insert pictures
Replies: 112
Views: 36513

Re: How to insert pictures

Ggrrr
by Mbnut
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to insert pictures
Replies: 112
Views: 36513

Re: How to insert pictures