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by BigdummySteve
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I need an Exposure (6 pack Race or Diablo)
Replies: 20
Views: 333

Re: Do I need an Exposure (6 pack Race or Diablo)

I’m a big fan of dynamo lighting, it’s always there and no worries about run time, if you’re considering a Diablo then if you have a dynamo I’d seriously consider the sinewave beacon, it’s a charger for usb stuff, when not doing lightning duty and you can plug in a usb battery to support it if you’r...
by BigdummySteve
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Current and ex Ducati owners....
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Current (me) and ex Ducati owners....

Very funny, who’d of thunk a Ducati could finish a moto GP race.
by BigdummySteve
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to keep your feet dry in the summer
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: How to keep your feet dry in the summer

At the last winter event, an extreme example granted, I tried Dexshell socks inside Shimano gortex boots. The final layer was a set of Rab gaiters, my feet were wetter than an otters pocket. Like many others I’ve decided that wool socks are the way forward, it just seem practically impossible to kee...
by BigdummySteve
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a Fargo unique?
Replies: 44
Views: 1159

Re: Is a Fargo unique?

Not sure about the new one’s, they appear to be roughly in the same price range as the Fargo. Not that Salsa’s are a bargain! As much as I’d like a Ti Fargo I’ll go custom if I want Ti, that way I could have a taller headtube and tweak the triangle for a larger bag plus a few extra mounts and maybe ...
by BigdummySteve
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a Fargo unique?
Replies: 44
Views: 1159

Re: Is a Fargo unique?

This looks like an alternative
https://bikepacking.com/news/kona-sutra-ultd/
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 122
Views: 1210

Re: What are you listening to now?

Which led to this https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MCBYpv8MmtY And via a convoluted route to crystal method https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=H6BEkPzstJQ I wish I could find the dirt bike video I first heard it in, class editing. Then to a symphonic version of ‘Killing moon’ Which led to another playing of...
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 122
Views: 1210

Re: What are you listening to now?

ATM I’m listening to ‘Maggot Brain’ by Funkadelic

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JOKn33-q4Ao

Nice :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 122
Views: 1210

Re: What are you listening to now?

[I don't feel the same excitement as I used to. It just isn't the same searching through the internet. </oldman> :cry: :smile: Being 50 I know how you feel, some of my favourite music I’ve listened to for nearly 40 years, but occasionally I just hear something and it makes me oh ooooo A while ago I...
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Now This is a DB MTB!
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Now This is a DB MTB!

First the went wide with the Walmer bar then they made a bike to make them seem narrow! Curve give you the ultimate in big everything, just look at the BB drop, the wheels :shock: https://bikepacking.com/bikes/curve-titanosaur-36er/ I’d like to try one, on a long straight road....it’s lots of bike :...
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1025
Views: 107772

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Cheery here :-bd Enjoyed a blast through and around the city of Oxford, including a coffee and cake stop in the city centre, legs were firing in all cylinders, traffic was overtaken at speed and veloviewer squares were ticked off. Particularly enjoyable as I really wasn’t looking forward to it but h...
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Araf "Trigonnée 2020"
Replies: 16
Views: 170

Re: Araf "Trigonnée 2020"

On a related note, does anyone get excited* when they find an OS height mark carved into a building, wall etc? Many round these parts can be found on the corner stones of barns. *is that too strong a word? Perfectly normal :wink: I’m the same with old CTC plaques etc oh and I love an old stone mile...
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 122
Views: 1210

Re: What are you listening to now?

. Anyway, maybe only Steve and Techno will be able to handle it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8v_NjoIqcI . The Atlantics are still going, with the addition of the highly skilled Martin Cilia. Wow that was way ahead of its time, especially the dirty feedback in the middle, stooges? Old hat!
by BigdummySteve
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 122
Views: 1210

Re: What are you listening to now?

Can’t mention surf/punk without a bit of Sublime, https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XINAJ7jgg6Y one of my favourite bands. Was introduced to them at Deland dropzone in Florida, happy memories of drinking beer around a fire after a hard day of skydiving in the sun. I used to play Santeria live, the final...
by BigdummySteve
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 122
Views: 1210

Re: What are you listening to now?

Twangy guitar goodness? You’ll be needing some Dick Dale
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GuHs_mhg9Nk

Or possibly the Cramps doing Peter gun
by BigdummySteve
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 122
Views: 1210

Re: What are you listening to now?

RIP wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:09 pm
techno wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:51 pm
I'll see you and raise you a man or astroman:
Good call. I fold :grin: .
Still loving their version of ‘Television Man’
by BigdummySteve
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 122
Views: 1210

Re: What are you listening to now?

lune ranger wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:31 pm
Dave Barter wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:21 pm
You will all hate it but it applies to all of you and is cheering me up a lot at the moment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uee_mcxvrw&
Classic :-bd
The video reminded me of this

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr_uHJPUlO8

But far, far more disturbing, :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8384
Views: 883723

Re: The post man's been ...

Hello is anyone still here? Disappeared down a monty python rabbit hole thanks to Reg.
by BigdummySteve
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 122
Views: 1210

Re: What are you listening to now?

Just signed up for a Tidal account so have been listening to some favourites in master quality which really makes them sound great, even listening through a pair of AirPods Pro’s there is a marked difference when compared to 320kbs mp3. So far on master I’ve sampled lots of David Bowie, Talking head...
by BigdummySteve
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Crank Brothers candy 11 pedals
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Crank Brothers candy 11 pedals

Due to ongoing foot pain I’ve replaced these with Mallet DH 11’s, a quick spin and I don’t think I’ll be going back. Silly light with lots of Titanium including axels. Cosmetic wear but recent new bearings (INA and enduro)

£115 delivered
by BigdummySteve
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone suffer from Hotfoot ?
Replies: 27
Views: 792

Re: anyone suffer from Hotfoot ?

my shoes a northwave enduro mids, which are one of the widest fitting shoes available. they took me a year to source for this very reason. also they are fitted with superfeet green insoles which i use in my Keen mtb flat pedal shoes. Just ordered a pair to try, I have a feeling they will be going b...
by BigdummySteve
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: No expense spared kit wish list
Replies: 37
Views: 923

Re: No expense spared kit wish list

Now I’ve got the altaplex there’s nothing I need, a second set of nice wheels would be nice but I don’t think that’s going to happen I’d need a son and an onyx rear hub, a titanium Fargo frame? I couple of times I’ve thought a Spot or the garmin mini inreach might be a nice thing to have. Mostly I’d...
by BigdummySteve
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How waterproof is Eagle AXS?
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: How waterproof is Eagle AXS?

htrider wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:39 pm
I got the feeling that the likes of Lael Wilcox and Mike Hall used Di2 because their sponsors told them to, not 'cos they wanted to.
I believe Lael used AXS Eagle for the Divide, she had a lot of positive things to say about it including the reduction in hand fatigue.
by BigdummySteve
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How waterproof is Eagle AXS?
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: How waterproof is Eagle AXS?

I’ve been running an Eagle AXS mullet setup on my Fargo for six months including the biblically wet winter event and my Dartmoor trip which was accompanied by torrential rain and 70+Mph winds along with multiple stream crossings, to be honest on both trips the mech may as well have been permanently ...
by BigdummySteve
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Troubleshooting (Rohloff) help needed
Replies: 19
Views: 392

Re: Troubleshooting (Rohloff) help needed

It’s possible that the cables were incorrectly installed previously and you were not actually getting all 14 gears , assuming you have now the correct cables lengths remove the shift box and after checking that you can select all gears without the shifter manually put it into 1 or 14, move the shift...
by BigdummySteve
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a Fargo unique?
Replies: 44
Views: 1159

Re: Is a Fargo unique?

If you’re anywhere near Oxfordshire your welcome to a spin on mine. I’ve fitted it with a pair of Fox forks and ultra wide drops which makes to even more capable, absolutely love the bike and would like similar in Titanium. As others have pointed out it’s very much a MTB with clearance for up to 3” ...