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by lune ranger
Sat May 25, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd BOB trailer rear wheel QR axle
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Wtd BOB trailer rear wheel QR axle

It’s quite possible that I have one in the shed.
Will have a gander tomorrow and let you know.
by lune ranger
Mon May 20, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Measuring stem bag!?
Replies: 19
Views: 209

Re: Measuring stem bag!?

My experience is that I can get away with a larger stem cell bag on a straight bar bike than on a drop bar bike as the top tube tends to be longer. I can get away with an XL Alpkit on my Krampus no bother but find I have to go a bit bow legged to get my knees round standard stem cells on my Fargo. I...
by lune ranger
Mon May 20, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2.2 OR 2.35 29er tyres?
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: 2.2 OR 2.35 29er tyres?

I’ve asked a bunch of questions like this on here before and tried many rim/tyre combos. My conclusion is that I have never regretted having more volume in my tyres (within reason) When running narrower tyres I have i often wished for either more (some) suspension, bigger tyres or smoother trails. I...
by lune ranger
Sun May 19, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hybrid Bike... Gearing Identification
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: Hybrid Bike... Gearing Identification

Guess that makes sense. Just get the biggest gearing you can then but as you say an off the peg hybrid is unlikely to provide what you want.
by lune ranger
Sat May 18, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hybrid Bike... Gearing Identification
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: Hybrid Bike... Gearing Identification

Not sure if i’m misunderstanding something here. Surely you can identify if the bike is equipped with road or mtb gearing by a) the name of the group set and b) the size of the gearing. BB size as far as i’m aware is not set. I have had mtb’s with both 68mm and 73mm BB, the same for road bikes too. ...
by lune ranger
Sat May 18, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lost my Trailshot primary filter
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: Lost my Trailshot primary filter

My Trailshot was well maintained, it’s the pump action I had trouble with. This was especially true deep into a long ride but like I say I do have girly small hands.

Edit: My Sawyer is a Micro, not a Mini and according to the blurb has an improved flow rate over the Mini.
by lune ranger
Sat May 18, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Magnetic Charging Cables
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Magnetic Charging Cables

Do they handle data as well as charge? Wouldn’t want to attach one permanently if not.
by lune ranger
Sat May 18, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lost my Trailshot primary filter
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: Lost my Trailshot primary filter

I lost one of the rubber valve parts behind the water tank in the airing cupboard drying my Trailshot a while back. £25-30 for the filter kit really is the only way to get spares. Subsequently I switched to a Sawyer Mini. The whole thing was £26 on eBay. I don’t regret the switch at all. You get bet...
by lune ranger
Sat May 18, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Magnetic Charging Cables
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: Magnetic Charging Cables

I used Sugru to attach a cable permanently into my old Edge 800.
by lune ranger
Fri May 17, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 366
Views: 11251

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

1.5.19: 80.7kg
17.5.19: 78.8kg

Have been back on the wagon for a couple of weeks and am the right side of 89kg again.
Next target is end of June for a rematch at the B159 ITT. 75kg would be ideal.
by lune ranger
Thu May 16, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Great British Divide.
Replies: 13
Views: 501

Re: Great British Divide.

Do we think this will be an ITT style or a £2000 and get yer ar5e wiped by virgins at the pre made glampsite kind of thing?
by lune ranger
Wed May 15, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ladies and gents, I give you the On-One packraft.
Replies: 17
Views: 740

Re: Ladies and gents, I give you the On-One packraft.

middleagedmadness wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 12:55 pm
a 2 daybike trip would easily turn to 4-5 with a raft which would then turn to divorce :lol:
Sounds familiar, not to mention admitting to spending £700 on an adult pool toy!
by lune ranger
Wed May 15, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does Tyre Sealant Go Off?
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Does Tyre Sealant Go Off?

If it goes off it goes hard :???:
If it’s still liquid give a good shake to get the bits mixed in again and away you go.
by lune ranger
Wed May 15, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thin Tyres On Wide Rims?
Replies: 15
Views: 222

Re: Thin Tyres On Wide Rims?

Absolutely. Never even thought anyone would run plus with tubes. If it’s 29+ a standard tube can be as much as 400g.
by lune ranger
Tue May 14, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thin Tyres On Wide Rims?
Replies: 15
Views: 222

Re: Thin Tyres On Wide Rims?

You will probably only get to a 2.3 or 2.4 tyre before things get impractical. What weight saving would that get you? Maybe 200- 300g. Even if it’s more think about what you will loose in comfort. Having swapped from exclusively riding 29+ to a choice including standard 29er recently I am certainly ...
by lune ranger
Tue May 14, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7236
Views: 727629

Re: The post man's been ...

And brought me Time ATAC MX8 pedals and Suplest Suptraction Trail shoes....
First new MTB pedals in 12years and the shoes are oh so comfy with an ace sole for walking.
Combo is great in testing. Looking forward to getting it all dirty soon.
by lune ranger
Tue May 14, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Joytech RCC Rear Hub Longevity?
Replies: 12
Views: 184

Re: Joytech RCC Rear Hub Longevity?

Lazarus, I think you misunderstand me.
I’m a fan of well sealed cup/cone bearings.
My old Shimano hubs would last forever if services a few times a year.
And yes it’s a simple job and imo a satisfying one as well.
My comment was to do with an unsealed/poorly sealed bearing - of any sort really.
by lune ranger
Tue May 14, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Joytech RCC Rear Hub Longevity?
Replies: 12
Views: 184

Re: Joytech RCC Rear Hub Longevity?

If there is putting on the cup/cone then nothing you can do will make the hub run smooth.
If they are still ok then you are going to have to fill up with grease and service the hub after pretty much every set and muddy ride.
As Stu says I think in this circumstance any balls will do :o
by lune ranger
Sun May 12, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?

Hope a Vagabond owner will join the conversation but looking at Genisis website makes me think the Vagabond is not suspension corrected. At least they don’t say so and usually companies like to shout about that stuff. It also says 1 1/8th headset so don’t think your forks would fit. Shame because it...
by lune ranger
Sun May 12, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?

Isn’t that just a normal 1.5in bottom cup for a 44mm headtube?
If the Vagabond has a 1 1/8th headtube I don’t think that would work. Also is the Vagabond suspension corrected? I
by lune ranger
Sun May 12, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?

An older Fargo - from before they went boost - think that was 2017/18 or something like that. It has old standard hub spacing and 44mm headtube that can go straight or tapered steerer’s. Large would do you fine I picked up a 2015 jobbie on eBay end of last year and am loving it. The newer Fargo can...
by lune ranger
Sat May 11, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?

An older Fargo - from before they went boost - think that was 2017/18 or something like that. It has old standard hub spacing and 44mm headtube that can go straight or tapered steerer’s. Large would do you fine
I picked up a 2015 jobbie on eBay end of last year and am loving it.
by lune ranger
Sat May 11, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What harness
Replies: 19
Views: 372

Re: What harness

I got a Specialized Burabura harness recently and have to admit to liking it a lot. It uses a pair of aluminium brackets to hold the harness well clear of the bars. It accommodates a wide range of bags and is very well made. I’ve carried a 13l dry bag down to just a waterproof in it and it works equ...
by lune ranger
Sat May 11, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Silly question of the day
Replies: 17
Views: 471

Re: Silly question of the day

CO2 aside. What you will end up with in a closed bivi bag is condensation. A well hydrated person will exhale a considerable amount of water vapour during a nights kip. In cool conditions that’s gonna turn to liquid water all over your bag. Not ideal.