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by BigdummySteve
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2870
Views: 492229

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

RIP wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:38 pm
Glad to see it doesn't include Marmot Essence jackets :wink: .

https://www.sportpursuit.com/catalog/pr ... id/1054243

:lol:
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: King Alfreds Way.
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: King Alfreds Way.

Aye, spent lots of my youth ridding around the chalk,we ran panracer darts at 1.9” in a vain attempt to cut through and find some grip.
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: are there different sizes of presta core?
Replies: 8
Views: 144

Re: are there different sizes of presta core?

Good advice above, my first tubeless setup was with split tubes on rabbit hole style rims. And yes the non removable valves clogged up. Bite the bullet and change the valves, it’ll only come back to haunt you otherwise.
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wide Range Gearing Question
Replies: 26
Views: 451

Re: Wide Range Gearing Question

Both Shimano and SRAM have missed the ball, that ‘gravel’ might include big hills. Eagle with its 500% range seems like the best option at the moment but has very limited shifting options on drop bars. There are some closer ratio 12 speed cassettes available from the likes of rotor for example which...
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7786
Views: 812261

Re: The post man's been ...

Curiously they all make me laugh rather than cry :-bd . Same here, in the snowmageddon ridding up to Bishops castle I was merry giggling away to myself, only option at the moment :lol: I think like last years Ice storm bivvy there is amusement in the sheer silliness of it, and in our very comfortab...
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Devon bikepacking/wild camp
Replies: 18
Views: 654

Re: Devon bikepacking/wild camp

And continuing the train of thought we could possibly make it into a two night affair, continue on to north Devon coast to coast and train back to Exeter? It would be brutal if the weather wasn’t playing nice :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Devon bikepacking/wild camp
Replies: 18
Views: 654

Re: Devon bikepacking/wild camp

Would be nice to see you Craig, if others are thinking that the 28th would suit I’d need a little notice to get a day/ half day off. Assuming the rest of the Fargo doesn’t fall apart by then :lol:
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: King Alfreds Way.
Replies: 10
Views: 333

Re: King Alfreds Way.

Interesting, I’ve looked at connecting the ridgeway and South Downs way but couldn’t really see any coherent options without lots of road.
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7786
Views: 812261

Re: The post man's been ...

RIP wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:21 pm
... with my blinkin' replacement Joystick, of the Mk14 variety. Winter Event was just as expensive an outing as the Winter Bivvy. If I carry on BaMming like this I'll bankrupt meself trying to complete BaM-2020.
Odd how it’s not turned up, I definitely saw you with it at HQ.
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quad lock vs SP connect
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: Quad lock vs SP connect

I don’t, I have an iPhone 8 which is water proof. The case does come with a cover which provides protection from the elements.
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 742
Views: 89903

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

In my own edition of cheery Friday, after finding most of my drivetrain bearings shot I then discovered that my race face carbon cranks were fubar’d and out of warranty.

Why cheery? They are still giving me a new pair :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 742
Views: 89903

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Dave Barter wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:28 pm
I made a vertice insertion algorithm that actually works.

Carry on as you were.
Nice one!


I think, for all I know it could be the first step if an evil plan for world domination (que evil villain laugh)
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quad lock vs SP connect
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: Quad lock vs SP connect

Having had a look at the SP I’d still go for the quadlock,it comes down to the mounting options. With the quad you can get a basic handlebar mount which is great and VERY secure, for a little more they have a choice of two out front mounts. I have the least expensive plastic one, the other is longer...
by BigdummySteve
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope pro 4 bearings
Replies: 31
Views: 360

Re: Hope pro 4 bearings

Bearing update, hub and BB bearings arrived while I was at work. Got to it straight away and discovered that the race in the inner free hub bearing had cracked and there was a sizeable chunk missing! The balls were still just about retained but lots of play, probably a source of the poor indexing I’...
by BigdummySteve
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB caps - limited quantity.
Replies: 17
Views: 617

Re: BB caps - limited quantity.

I was wondering about that full-on #GravelWanker look you speak of, could one achieve the look while wearing it with a mtb helmet or should i go for a road helmet? And the peak, up or down? Any other tips?
by BigdummySteve
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7786
Views: 812261

Re: The post man's been ...

And delivered bearings, all spinning nice now :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wide Range Gearing Question
Replies: 26
Views: 451

Re: Wide Range Gearing Question

I ran SRAM Eagle on the Fargo with a microshift bar end.

The 10-50 cassette range is huge, might it be possible to use an eagle mech and a double up front?

If only someone was selling such a setup ;)
by BigdummySteve
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Don't think we've done this yet - the cross cartel.
Replies: 13
Views: 477

Re: Don't think we've done this yet - the cross cartel.

Signed up too, look like they could be fun events
by BigdummySteve
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quad lock vs SP connect
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: Quad lock vs SP connect

Quadlock user for years, nice slim case, very secure mount (it’s not coming off unless you want it to) and a very good car mount. They also do some useful accessories such as a tripod adapter and wireless charging head, recommended :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope pro 4 bearings
Replies: 31
Views: 360

Re: Hope pro 4 bearings

Mine is the 30mm, Hope use INA bearings? At least your getting quality bearings for your money.
by BigdummySteve
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope pro 4 bearings
Replies: 31
Views: 360

Re: Hope pro 4 bearings

To further the case against ceramics I’ve just noticed that the bearings in my hope bottom bracket are shot as well, these have seen about 15 months use and have been regular maintained by poping the seals and flushing followed by repacking.

Anyone remember what size they are?
by BigdummySteve
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope pro 4 bearings
Replies: 31
Views: 360

Re: Hope pro 4 bearings

Good point, well put :grin:
by BigdummySteve
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope pro 4 bearings
Replies: 31
Views: 360

Re: Hope pro 4 bearings

Oh yes speed is very much of the essence Bob. Very similar to 'pressing' cylinder liners in. If you're quick, they'll generally just slide into place, 30 seconds later and the 3 ton press is coming out :wink: it is a bit of a rush...at one place I used to use an industrial pipe freezer to shrink th...
by BigdummySteve
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope pro 4 bearings
Replies: 31
Views: 360

Hope pro 4 bearings

Just prior to the winter event I discovered my rear bearings were shot again, under a year and ceramic as well. I’ve gone for standard this time, any idea why I could be getting such short life? My installation was carried out without the hope tools, I chilled the bearings down to-28, warmed the hub...
by BigdummySteve
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Some proper wide drops anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: Some proper wide drops anyone?

I run the Salsa Cowchipper, and cannot get my head around the benefits of going wider than the 44cm that I'm using. I’m using them on a salsa Fargo which is very much a MTB, mine is also fitted with a suspension fork which perhaps encourages slightly more spirited use than perhaps a drop bar gravel...