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by lune ranger
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: DMR V12 magnesium flat pedals
Replies: 0
Views: 59

FS: DMR V12 magnesium flat pedals

Almost brand new. Black V12 magnesium pedals with box.
Used approx 30km only.
Bought to see if flat pedals would suit me... they don’t :wink:
VGC

£35 posted. PayPal friends/family only.

PM me if interested.
by lune ranger
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheap eBay carbon - real world experience
Replies: 15
Views: 310

Re: Cheap eBay carbon - real world experience

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/ritchey-wcs-carbon-mtb-disc-fork-29/?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=101768359&kpid=101768359&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Shopping+-+All+Products&utm_medium=base&utm_content=mckv|smQQX8Iy4_dm|mcrid|295292317327|mkw||mmt||mrd|101768359uk|mslid||&mkwid=smQQX8Iy4_dm&p...
by lune ranger
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheap eBay carbon - real world experience
Replies: 15
Views: 310

Re: Cheap eBay carbon - real world experience

Damn, was hoping to get a massive stream of go for it type replies. You know, what can go wrong with a £50 full carbon 500g mtb fork :-bd This is just confirming what i’m thinking really. There are some Carver forks - carbon with Ali steerer/crown in USA for about £180 inc. postage. If I don’t get d...
by lune ranger
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheap eBay carbon - real world experience
Replies: 15
Views: 310

Cheap eBay carbon - real world experience

I’d like to get some carbon forks for my Fargo and have been perusing the less expensive Chinese stuff on eBay. I’ve read a bunch of posts in various places about the inherent risks of poor quality control etc but a lot of what i’m reading seems like guess work and assumption. Does anyone have real ...
by lune ranger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: PSA Igaro D2 pre-order open
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: PSA Igaro D2 pre-order open

Fair enough but the D1 is great and any dealings i’ve had with the guys that make them have been equally good.
Standards would need to have totally belly flopped if the D2 is sub standard.
by lune ranger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: PSA Igaro D2 pre-order open
Replies: 2
Views: 145

PSA Igaro D2 pre-order open

Heads up for any interested parties. Igaro have opened pre order with a small discount on their next gen D2 USB converter.

https://www.igaro.com/
by lune ranger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: That Might Explain it ...
Replies: 22
Views: 618

Re: That Might Explain it ...

Tick testing not (usually)available in uk through gp/nhs but you can participate in tick surveillance through this govt scheme:-

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tick-surveillance-scheme

Isn’t this an iron deficiency thread :grin:
by lune ranger
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: That Might Explain it ...
Replies: 22
Views: 618

Re: That Might Explain it ...

Lyme also crossed my mind after reading your post. The ring rash doesn't always happen so it can be easily missed. GPs are more aware of it now so should be able to offer advice - or put you straight on to a 3 week course of Doxy. Rash is in as little as 30% of cases. I was assuming the op has test...
by lune ranger
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Laff a sentence
Replies: 23
Views: 662

Re: Laff a sentence

Yep, as I said in the post Bob, once you start getting a route in the 10's of km / miles then the counting is surprisingly accurate. Certainly accurate enough when you're not taking ascent / descent into account. Then you’re getting into Naismith’s Rule territory... takes me right back to DofE expe...
by lune ranger
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Laff a sentence
Replies: 23
Views: 662

Re: Laff a sentence

whitestone wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:53 pm
When I were at school and doing map work in Geography we were told that as a rough approximation every time your route crossed an easting or northing line to add one to your route's distance.
One what?
by lune ranger
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bottle cage mount repositioners
Replies: 23
Views: 531

Re: Bottle cage mount repositioners

I have a couple of the longest Wolf Tooth ones and a bunch of the accessories that go with them.
They are imo really good, functional bits of kit and very versatile. Pretty expensive though.
by lune ranger
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: That Might Explain it ...
Replies: 22
Views: 618

Re: That Might Explain it ...

Go the natural route.
Plenty of iron rich veg like greens, plenty of high quality meat. Make sure to also eat lots of vitamin c containing fruit/veg as well as this is a key component aid to the absorption of iron.
by lune ranger
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are gravel bikes ....
Replies: 48
Views: 1587

Re: Are gravel bikes ....

In my youth I had a wheelset shod with 2” slicks and would go hunting roadies :-bd The method of assault would be a timed attack with a deftly executed turn off up a side road once the damage was done. Even with the slicks I just couldn’t hold the speed for long enough, for me a gravel bike would b...
by lune ranger
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: light......er 29+ bike ?
Replies: 20
Views: 762

Re: light......er 29+ bike ?

The inertia of chunky 29+ alloy rims and a 29 x 3" tyre is huge. With that you can turn a light, nimble feeling frame into a dead horse. Throw on carbon rims and 2.6" tyres and frames like the Stache are playful, not a hand full. How often have I heared/read "with the heavy wheels I can tractor ove...
by lune ranger
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carrying food /supplies on a multi-day bikepacking /touring trip
Replies: 20
Views: 499

Re: Carrying food /supplies on a multi-day bikepacking /touring trip

Panniers would be my choice. You may only need to add a pair of front panniers onto a rear rack to boost your capacity. You could leave your other bags in place. In the past I did slot of hard off road with a two or four pannier set up. That includes Iceland and Nepal (Annapurna circuit). Contrary t...
by lune ranger
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats a minimal hydrostatic head
Replies: 14
Views: 396

Re: Whats a minimal hydrostatic head

In reality it’s all academic anyway. If you ride for more than a few hours in proper rain you will get wet. Water will hose in through all the holes your head arms and body stick out through. You will sweat yourself wet. Water will seep in through all the little thorn holes and scuffs. If it has put...
by lune ranger
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are gravel bikes ....
Replies: 48
Views: 1587

Re: Are gravel bikes ....

Does it not just depend on the shop? The shop stock and staff knowledge are always key determinants here. If you went into most bike shops and asked for a ‘touring’ bike in the past you were usually steered towards some kind of city commuter hybrid bike. You are relying on the shop having a real bi...
by lune ranger
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TDF 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 919

Re: TDF 2019

I still think that the French are Henman-ising Alaphilippe.
Can’t see him holding out till Paris.
It could still be anyone in the top 5. If I was a betting man i’d be dropping a few quid on Pinot
by lune ranger
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Set up for 50/50?
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Set up for 50/50?

I can’t comment on changing gears to suit terrain because it’s not something I ever do. My bikes mostly run Rohloff and I don’t fiddle with ratios. As for the rest... In mixed terrain I favour my set up for the worst parts. You say your not racing, just need to be home on time, I would much rather r...
by lune ranger
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's fueling the hate?
Replies: 40
Views: 1019

Re: What's fueling the hate?

I wonder if the proliferation of road sportives is adding to the conflict is some areas. Around where I live at this time of the year there’s one every other weekend or so it feels. There are more than a few riders on these events who act like they are on closed roads. On the other hand there are dr...
by lune ranger
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's fueling the hate?
Replies: 40
Views: 1019

Re: What's fueling the hate?

The conversation needs to steer away from ‘us’ and ‘them’
Most cyclists have legs and are sometimes pedestrians.
Most adult cyclists also drive cars as well.
Some people are just dicks.
If we look for the similarities with have with others not the differences things will go smoother.
by lune ranger
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tri-bar curious
Replies: 20
Views: 583

Re: Tri-bar curious

I was converted on a recent ride which had long road sections. They really do make a massive difference but getting them set right is a real art. Believe it or not they do work on hills where I used them as "levers", it's really hard to explain but I gripped bars hard and used this to almost lever ...
by lune ranger
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tri-bar curious
Replies: 20
Views: 583

Re: Tri-bar curious

On the aero tuck position (ignore what I said about looking at screen roadies for a mo), when getting head down low and bum up/back (all fully baggy shortsted out so no indecent exposure going on here :lol: ) in the drops - I do regular watch the mph numbers and can safely say theres easily a rise ...
by lune ranger
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tri-bar curious
Replies: 20
Views: 583

Re: Tri-bar curious

I think the pertinent line in the article is: ‘Use your aerobars unless there is a compelling reason not too’ For me the compelling reason is the need to brake. Whether I am driving or cycling I tend to go by the rule that you need to be able to brake in the distance that you can see. So I don’t go ...