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by lune ranger
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What works, what doesn't!
Replies: 19
Views: 543

Re: What works, what doesn't!

Works: Rockgeist Spacelink and compatible cockpit bags. Suplest Sup-traction SPD shoes Grip Grab neoprene gaiters Brooks leather saddles Square taper BB QR wheels Giles Berthoud drop bar Rohloff shifter. Doesn’t work: Flat shoes/pedals ‘Waterproof socks’ after about 5 mins. Brooks Cambium saddles - ...
by lune ranger
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: boundary rides gpx's??
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Route around Lancashire boundary??

Something landlocked or with a coastline?
I would suggest Scotland but I recently found out from the illustrious BoJo that it has no border :lol:
by lune ranger
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 456
Views: 24929

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

RIP wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:22 am
I believe it's buried deep in The Rules somewhere that it's perfectly acceptable so long as you sleep on the floor :smile: .
So not sleeping diagonally across the king size bed in the shape of a starfish then?
I did have the windows open....
by lune ranger
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 456
Views: 24929

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Can I count an inverse BaM? I’ve been living in a tent in my garden since the week before lock down due to my job - ICU nurse, and my 8yo daughter - shielding due to respiratory disease. I won a night in a hotel for being a #nhshero :roll: So here I am in the hotel now having done a 200mile road rid...
by lune ranger
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1 x bar harness/bag for 2 bikes ??
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: 1 x bar harness/bag for 2 bikes ??

Dunno about the exact bag you are looking at but I have three bar bags/harnesses that I use across my bikes which have either Jones loops or drop bars.
I reckon you should be fine.
by lune ranger
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 133
Views: 1344

Re: What are you listening to now?

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
by lune ranger
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 133
Views: 1344

Re: What are you listening to now?

Oh yes, +1 for GoGo Penguin - really, really good stuff! For d&b fans, try this out: https://open.spotify.com/track/4wcmz9Q2URxdUL61dXpNW1?si=dpTZD0cBT0ykz9EznY6PTw Oh yes!! https://img.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeed-static/static/2014-01/enhanced/webdr02/10/9/anigif_original-grid-image-13523-1389363789-10....
by lune ranger
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Troubleshooting (Rohloff) help needed
Replies: 19
Views: 400

Re: Troubleshooting (Rohloff) help needed

Consider getting a splined sprocket carrier and splined sprocket. It’ll make all future sprocket changes a doddle. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/sprockets/rohloff-splined-sprocket-carrier-8540/ https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/sprockets/13-rohloff-speedhub-50014-hub-gear-reversible-splined-sprocket-steel/ ...
by lune ranger
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi boots
Replies: 30
Views: 604

Re: Bivi boots

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:06 am
Who ate the bread in your bags then?
Not me :-bd
Excellent. Hold course and speed number one.
by lune ranger
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi boots
Replies: 30
Views: 604

Re: Bivi boots

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:59 am
Subway bags are also good as waterproof socks!
Yeah but that involves eating the sh1t first :wink:
Who ate the bread in your bags then? :wink:
by lune ranger
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi boots
Replies: 30
Views: 604

Re: Bivi boots

I’m sitting in the bell tent that’s been my home for the last 104 days wearing these... https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/equipment-c3/accessories-c10/hut-booties-c73/fireball-footies-p4765 Primaloft and Pertex Quantum, less than 90g and a tiny package for packing. I bought them for use for my...
by lune ranger
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What do you think about when you are riding?
Replies: 33
Views: 686

Re: What do you think about when you are riding?

Now I’m gonna be thinking about staying ahead of Shaf :wink:
by lune ranger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 133
Views: 1344

Re: What are you listening to now?

This week:

Two Lone Swordsmen
Aim
Orbital
Banco de Gaia
INXS :oops:
by lune ranger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Welsh coast to coast
Replies: 22
Views: 489

Re: Welsh coast to coast

At least you’re aware of North and South which is more than my geography teacher could manage :lol:
by lune ranger
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a Fargo unique?
Replies: 44
Views: 1180

Re: Is a Fargo unique?

Beware the mythology and hype around certain bike marques. If you read US websites the Fargo is a well loved capable bike that carries people over vast distances carrying everything needed. These versions are heavily modified and nothing like the ordinary punter can buy How so? I must have got one ...
by lune ranger
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: No expense spared kit wish list
Replies: 37
Views: 940

Re: No expense spared kit wish list

The one thing I can't get out of my head is an Enlightened Equipment Torid Apex jacket. Still no idea how I'll come up with cash or how I'd make it through the 10 week lead time and that's only until shipping from the States. When EE posted my quilt it arrivedscarily quickly - with an even scarier ...
by lune ranger
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What do you think about when you are riding?
Replies: 33
Views: 686

What do you think about when you are riding?

This may have been done before but... What do you think about when you are riding? For me the honest answer is virtually nothing except the ride. Distance covered, time remaining, next feed stop, how much climbing done or to go, next big direction change or geographic feature etc, etc. Nothing usefu...
by lune ranger
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How waterproof is Eagle AXS?
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: How waterproof is Eagle AXS?

Great responses everyone, thanks - especially BDS - you really piqued my interest there, however... I've spent the afternoon in meditation. Or rather, mucking out the pigs and chickens. tbh it's been good quality thinking time that has sent me round the houses a bit. It's led me to mulling over an A...
by lune ranger
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How waterproof is Eagle AXS?
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: How waterproof is Eagle AXS?

Set up a cable once, no more issues? For bikepacking I'd avoid any additional electronics like the plague. In fact for anything I'd avoid additional electronics like the plague! Just another thing to charge up, run out of battery, seize and break. Plus the cost of rear mechs is eye watering and giv...
by lune ranger
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: How waterproof is Eagle AXS?
Replies: 13
Views: 291

How waterproof is Eagle AXS?

As much as I love my Rohloff’s i’m considering building a Gucci- light as possible off-road ITT bike. Having not had a derailleur on an MRB for 20years i’ve a lot of catching up to do with the tech. The thought of battling with crappy cables and shifter based indexing doesn’t fill me with joy. I’m t...
by lune ranger
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is there a free, online route planner that allows multiple tracks?
Replies: 19
Views: 380

Re: Is there a free, online route planner that allows multiple tracks?

ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:24 am
IIRC, none at all.
Super basic base map that’s good for nothing.
by lune ranger
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is there a free, online route planner that allows multiple tracks?
Replies: 19
Views: 380

Re: Is there a free, online route planner that allows multiple tracks?

If you use a Garmin, then Basecamp, clunky though it is, is very feature rich.
by lune ranger
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Troubleshooting (Rohloff) help needed
Replies: 19
Views: 400

Re: Troubleshooting (Rohloff) help needed

Sorry for asking the 'are you sure you haven't runout of petrol question' but... Have you still got 14 different and useable gears? And did you always have 14 gears before!? I only ask because sometimes you can lose some if you put the box on out of phase with the hub. I did this once and didn't no...
by lune ranger
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a Fargo unique?
Replies: 44
Views: 1180

Re: Is a Fargo unique?

I always fancied one of these Shand drop bar Bahokies....

https://www.shandcycles.com/shop/bikes/ ... ff-dropbar

One day i’d live to run my Rohloff with a belt drive.
by lune ranger
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a Fargo unique?
Replies: 44
Views: 1180

Re: Is a Fargo unique?

As a (steel) Fargo rider i’d like to say that it’s not a gravel bike. It’s a mountain bike that happens to have geo for drop bars. It’s got far more in common with the XC/adventure MTB’s of the late 90’s than a modern gravel bike. I’ve used mine for all the stuff I used to use my Marzocchi Bomber eq...