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by lune ranger
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 32
Views: 386

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

1999 Orange P7 with Marzocchi Bombers.
Pre millennial sh1t kicker :-bd
by lune ranger
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?
Replies: 71
Views: 1894

Re: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?

Ping that to me too... please.
Ta
by lune ranger
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter boots
Replies: 12
Views: 380

Re: Winter boots

If I were to have only one MTB SPD for winter riding that included HAB in British conditions it would hands down be Shimano XM9’s. They are not perfect. They are heavy, even heavier when wet and take till spring to dry out once the insides have taken a soaking. They are however comfy on the bike, gr...
by lune ranger
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart

Having done it twice I put white cable ties on my dynamo lead to give an extra physical reminder. Good idea Dave. I just changed how I was mounting the light from right way up to upside down. That plus being addled from a lack of sleep didn’t help. Think i’ll remake the connector with different col...
by lune ranger
Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?
Replies: 71
Views: 1894

Re: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?

That’s a shame.
Forecast is looking interesting...
Today I have mostly been reproofing my waterproofs.
by lune ranger
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Re: Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart

Emailed this morning and waiting for a reply. I like the sound of £7. My idiocy is usually more costly :lol:
by lune ranger
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart
Replies: 14
Views: 368

Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart

After finishing a night shift this morning I connected my dynamo to the output port on my Revo and the Redeye to the input port. I only rode a few hundred meters but that looks enough to have damaged the Revo output electronics. The Revo still works but will no longer power the Redeye. Has anyone el...
by lune ranger
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?
Replies: 71
Views: 1894

Re: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?

Ooh snow on the forecast!
What route were you thinking Dave? Could be type 2+ if there’s white stuff :-bd
by lune ranger
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?
Replies: 71
Views: 1894

Re: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?

Negotiations have been successful!
Add my name - Luke Holliday - to the list please.
Sean, I’ll pm about route ideas.
Anyone else heading from Clyst Vale/Exeter/similar let me know and we can head out together.
by lune ranger
Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?
Replies: 71
Views: 1894

Re: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?

Crap. Just spotted this thread and would love to join. Not sure whether i’d be able to bivi but Saturday up to dinner at Princetown will be fine. Sean - don’t count me in for the meal just yet. I’ll have to negotiate with Mrs Ranger. Sean - If you are going from Honiton to Bovey on Saturday morning ...
by lune ranger
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One for the Rohloffistas
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: One for the Rohloffistas

pistonbroke wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:04 pm
Given that a high proportion of Rohloffs are used on tourers it seems strange they don't design the cable routing to accommodate bar bags.
But those tourers are generally using Old school Ortleib bar bags which don’t cause nearly as many cabling issues as bar rolls.
by lune ranger
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One for the Rohloffistas
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: One for the Rohloffistas

Loki wrote:
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:03 pm
Normal Gear outer will do, Rohloffs are built up using special 1.1mm gear cables, fibrax and Sram do them. The official Rohloff cable are 5mm like brake cables.
Those 1.1mm gear cables are the ones Rohloff supply but any standard gear cable will work just fine.
by lune ranger
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: One for the Rohloffistas
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: One for the Rohloffistas

Agreed. They use brake outer as standard because it’s more flexible. No reason you can’t use gear outer if you want.
by lune ranger
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bars, Cable routes and Lion Harness.
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: Bars, Cable routes and Lion Harness.

I know it’s not necessary what you want to hear but you probably need to wait. The best results i’ve had with various bikes bars and bags is routing the cables with a loaded bag attached to see the best way forward. Each time the solution has been different. One word of caution with this approach is...
by lune ranger
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tights or trousers
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: Tights or trousers

For me it’s: Tights every time if there is any chance of getting wet or muddy. I can’t stand wet muddy trousers flapping around. They also rub alit more than tights and aren’t as warm.
Trousers for cycling only work well in dry climates imo.
by lune ranger
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 27+ rim width?
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: 27+ rim width?

I’d go the whole hog and get the widest rim and tyre you can squeeze in. My Krampus has FatLab 55 rims (internal 51mm) for running with 3.0 tyres. In my mind if you are going to go for a plus set up then it really should be plus as possible to get the most benefit and difference from your standard w...
by lune ranger
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Attaching stuff to non-round carbon forks
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Attaching stuff to non-round carbon forks

How about these: Zefal Gizmo https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Zefal-Gizmo-III-Universal-Bottle-Cage-Mounts_102451.htm?sku=372231&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIuraixbHg5QIVyJrVCh2brQHxEAQYFSABEgLxTvD_BwE I’ve a set on a round down tube and it works very well ...
by lune ranger
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I think I can. Can I?
Replies: 23
Views: 705

Re: I think I can. Can I?

I’d second Sean on that point.
On of my Redeye’s sits on my commuter permanently. The cable is zip tied down and the light has stayed un-nicked for two years,
by lune ranger
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I think I can. Can I?
Replies: 23
Views: 705

Re: I think I can. Can I?

Exposure lights need special cable to do the USB charging, think it’s called a boost cable or some such. This is not compatible with the Revo afaik
by lune ranger
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick bit of wet weather kit advice.....
Replies: 12
Views: 625

Re: Quick bit of wet weather kit advice.....

To me 13-15degC is still not too cold. I could stay warm all day even if I was wet at that temp provided I was active and had a wind proof layer. The problem is chilling when you are stopped. I’d opt for waterproof shorts over 3/4 tights/bibs to keep the chilling effect of constant splashes at a min...
by lune ranger
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cooking stove recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 959

Re: Cooking stove recommendations

I’m a recent convert to meths for short duration trips where all I need to do is boil water. I prefer an anti-spill, jet less design. For me they eliminate some of the potential hazards with using open container meths stoves. I’m really liking my set made by Stormin Stoves. The whole kit - stove, sh...
by lune ranger
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Top tip for mechanical disk users
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: Top tip for mechanical disk users

Everything is fine. Cable runs free. Calliper moves well and is clean. Must be the return spring is old and tired.
Disassembly looks hard to achieve from what I’ve seen online. This is a simple neat solution.
by lune ranger
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Top tip for mechanical disk users
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Top tip for mechanical disk users

Apologies if I was the last person to realise this top tip. The actuator arm on one of my TRP Spyre callipers hasn’t been snapping back so well recently so there was a little slack left in the cable and at the lever. I saw some discussion of this elsewhere and got the idea to add a compression sprin...
by lune ranger
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Icknield Way and ‘Greater Ridgeway’
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Icknield Way and ‘Greater Ridgeway’

I've done the whole Icknield way i started at home (Norwich) cycled down to Knettishall Heath and went from there through to Radnage, i was on the Ridgeway (i think it is) by then. I followed the GPS track that's floating around somewhere Its a lovely ride, i would recommend it There are lots of st...
by lune ranger
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Icknield Way and ‘Greater Ridgeway’
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Icknield Way and ‘Greater Ridgeway’

I know the Wessex Ridgeway is not great. I may just leave that part out and head on road to Avebury and pick up the Ridgeway.
It’s the Icknield Way section that i’m Interested in finding out about.