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by lune ranger
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Patches on frame bags
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Patches on frame bags

I’m fairly sure there’s been a thread about this a year or so ago maybe. Have a search.

Edit. The thread is titled: How do you stick yours
by lune ranger
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New group starts for 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: New group starts for 2020

darbeze wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:31 pm
Dartmoor will certainly provide plenty of BB200 like challenges!

The hills may not be as big as Wales, but there are many. Much bog, many tussocks, and lots of suffering available...

Si
That’s the idea!
by lune ranger
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New group starts for 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: New group starts for 2020

PostieRich has had a group start on the Lakeland 200 as part of the JennRide weekend, not sure if there were any takers this year. Cool. Didn’t know he did that. I’ve not seen one advertised previously. I’m not expecting anything much in terms of what i’m doing, just advertising rides i’m Doing and...
by lune ranger
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ride / Race idea.
Replies: 27
Views: 269

Re: Ride / Race idea.

That’s good but I think this is better:

Transcendental - No bikes, no bags, no route, just cross your legs and meditate your way round the course :-bd
by lune ranger
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New group starts for 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 173

New group starts for 2020

Partly as a way to rejuvenate my riding over the coming year and partly for the hell of it i’d like to propose 2 group starts for next year: 1) Lakeland Loop 200 - probably some time in June. I’d like to have a go at an ITT anyway and it’d be good to be part of some group suffering. 2) Dartmoor 200(...
by lune ranger
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?
Replies: 35
Views: 694

Re: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?

I’m kind of intrigued to try riding without pads but I always used to think that about flat pedals till I tried them and didn’t like it one bit... Loosing skin off my shins is one thing but off my under carriage is altogether another :lol:
by lune ranger
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?
Replies: 24
Views: 475

Re: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?

I absolutely hate the idea of running out of food. Being a massive geek i’ve written down the food i’ve carried, bought, eaten and not eaten on trips and ITT’s over the years. I use that to base what i’ll Carry for any given ride now taking into account available resupply. I’ll usually carry enough ...
by lune ranger
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thumbs up to Thermarest
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Thumbs up to Thermarest

My wife and I have had an embarrassing amount of Prolite pads replaced by Cascade after they delaminated - something like 5 between us.
by lune ranger
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 278
Views: 13017

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Brass Proloc’s so no weigh off there.
I’m thinking it will be just under 14kg/30lb with a full metal construction and a purposeful look. Think Landrover Defender.
by lune ranger
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 278
Views: 13017

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Dartmoor 26/27th - Bit of backyard meandering. Might even be the first scouting mission for the top secret Dartmoor 200 ITT route but don’t tell anyone.
Black - Proloc for numpties
by lune ranger
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 278
Views: 13017

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Continuing with the Krampus.
New front wheel built with FatLab 55mm rim, SAPIM Race, and Schmidt SON hub.
Swapped on the steel forks from my Fargo so I can raise the front end to get the Loops up level with my saddle.
Taking shape nicely for its first outing in a couple of weeks.
by lune ranger
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 28h Hole Rear Wheel Sufficient?
Replies: 25
Views: 364

Re: 28h Hole Rear Wheel Sufficient?

Cool.
Happy building. Take your time and enjoy it.
Take care to check your work as you go. Make sure each set of spokes are laced properly before going onto the next and only make small adjustments to the nips each time.
Good luck
by lune ranger
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 28h Hole Rear Wheel Sufficient?
Replies: 25
Views: 364

Re: 28h Hole Rear Wheel Sufficient?

“The compound is an excuse for building poor wheels”

Thanks Shaf :wink:
That’s the last time i’m nice to you brother :grin:
by lune ranger
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 28h Hole Rear Wheel Sufficient?
Replies: 25
Views: 364

Re: 28h Hole Rear Wheel Sufficient?

Think DT say it’s ok for some readjustment but it wouldn’t survive a rebuild. If you have Proloc nipples and reuse them they would just be like standard nipples. I tend not to reuse nipples when rebuilding wheels. I have no real basis for this but avoid it even if i’m reusing the spokes on a like fo...
by lune ranger
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?
Replies: 35
Views: 694

Re: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?

Can't really see how airflow happens without a pad unless you have an amazing ability to hover 1mm above the saddle.? Surely then the saddle becomes the pad? I can see it when you are regularly off the saddle, but that's not how I ride. Ah, you might be assuming that there's something else beneath ...
by lune ranger
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 28h Hole Rear Wheel Sufficient?
Replies: 25
Views: 364

Re: 28h Hole Rear Wheel Sufficient?

Always round down, go with the 274s. ^^ This. With straight gauge spokes and the correct tools you can cut spokes to size and roll on new threads. It’s not really an option with DB due to the butting. I’m a fan of DT Proloc nipples that come with a light locking compound in them and help to keep ev...
by lune ranger
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigid carbon forks
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: Rigid carbon forks

I got some recently from an Italian online shop: ridewill.it They are a brand called Era Ora. First impressions are good. I felt a little more comfortable getting these forks(£100 ish) rather than some direct from China ones on eBay. I figure (rightly/wrongly??) that they may be more reliable bought...
by lune ranger
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 278
Views: 13017

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Just fettling.
Had give up my BB200 place a while back.
I’m doing senior on call for the whole surgical division Saturday night and funnily enough couldn’t find anyone to swap with... :wink:
by lune ranger
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 278
Views: 13017

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Remade the rear wheel of the Krampus. The Rohloff it revolves around had temporarily been built as a 27+ second set for the Fargo but i’ve decided to ditch that idea. Solid construction with some new flange support rings on the Rohloff, SAPIM Race spokes laced with DT Swiss Prolock brass nipples and...
by lune ranger
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Flats or Drops on a Fargo ?
Replies: 11
Views: 343

Re: Flats or Drops on a Fargo ?

The thing to remember is that the Fargo is designed around drops. So switching to flat bars is not straight forward. You’d need to think about stem length and bar height at the same time in order to end up with a good position. The top tube on the Fargo is shorter than standard and the head tube tal...
by lune ranger
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 route on the way.
Replies: 129
Views: 2198

Re: BB200 route on the way.

RIP wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:40 pm
'ff' - I like it. Plenty of imagery to conjure with there. Although this now seems to be playing fnarr catch-up with the BB300 Startlist thread :wink: .

You want the video? :lol:
by lune ranger
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 route on the way.
Replies: 129
Views: 2198

Re: BB200 route on the way.

Richard G wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:37 pm
lune ranger wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:27 pm
Filters filter poo from water.
If you get ill it’ll be from whatever sprays up from your tyres into your face or onto your bottle.
Yeah, I can pretty much remember the exact farm we went through that caused it. :(
I got cryptosporidium a couple of years back after a farmyard facial :shock:
by lune ranger
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 route on the way.
Replies: 129
Views: 2198

Re: BB200 route on the way.

Filters filter poo from water.
If you get ill it’ll be from whatever sprays up from your tyres into your face or onto your bottle.
by lune ranger
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 28h Hole Rear Wheel Sufficient?
Replies: 25
Views: 364

Re: 28h Hole Rear Wheel Sufficient?

In his book 'The bicycle wheel' Jobst Brandt, says that double butted spokes will be more resistant to fatigue failure when built into a wheel. This is because spokes break because of the cyclic stress they suffer as the wheel rotates. As the spoke rotates thru the bottom of the wheel it experiences...
by lune ranger
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 28h Hole Rear Wheel Sufficient?
Replies: 25
Views: 364

Re: 28h Hole Rear Wheel Sufficient?

The wheel building articles online by Shelton Brown are another great resource.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.html

I usually refer back to this when building wheels