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by lune ranger
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: mini aero bar thingy
Replies: 41
Views: 648

Re: mini aero bar thingy

PaulB2 wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:10 pm
Either that or someone who knows that their lance won't shatter into a thousand sharp splinters of wood.

Back on the other photo, is that a rohloff shifter that's been mounted on the stem faceplate?
Negative for Rohloff.
It’s a Pinion P1.12 shifter.
by lune ranger
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rohloff hub
Replies: 9
Views: 162

Re: Rohloff hub

If you want to keep buying the latest greatest kit and be on trend it’s probably not for you. If you want ultra reliable, solid state engineering from a company dedicated to a limited product range then go ahead. I’m a long time Rohloff user across many applications and would never go back to derail...
by lune ranger
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyvek for groundsheet
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Tyvek for groundsheet

https://www.iko.ie/wp-content/uploads/2 ... 02-12_.pdf

Looks like it would be fine for a ground sheet if it isn’t too slippery and packs/folds well enough.
by lune ranger
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatewood Cape - Pole - Question for Stu
Replies: 61
Views: 896

Re: Gatewood Cape - Pole - Question for Stu

RIP wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:14 am
Jury still out on which is "better" - flattie or Gatewood. "Different" probably.
Different? Yes
Better? My semi answer to that is that my small one person tarp has not left the house in the 3 years I’ve had the Gatewood
by lune ranger
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Good tough stuff sacks / bags for fork mount cages?
Replies: 13
Views: 277

Re: Good tough stuff sacks / bags for fork mount cages?

eBay has loads of cheap roll to dry bags.
As above I got the heavy duty pvc type, on the fork leg the bag is pretty exposed to accidental damage.
by lune ranger
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jones loops vs drop bars
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: Jones loops vs drop bars

Lazarus wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:24 pm
On smoother faster tracks it’s a lot of fun.
Can I call that a broad sweeping generalisation :wink:
No. It’s pretty specific.
by lune ranger
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jones loops vs drop bars
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: Jones loops vs drop bars

I won’t ever be doing a 5ft drop, maybe that’s the point. For me good terrain for a drop bar MTB is any long mixed route. As has been said many times - any given bike or set up will have advantages over another at some point on a mixed terrain route. I’m not a huge fan of drops for technical riding ...
by lune ranger
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 48005

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Rich3rd wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:37 pm
Turned this Spanner bikes frame and bits


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Into this


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Nice.
Is that what you’re bringing to Dartmoor?
by lune ranger
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jones loops vs drop bars
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: Jones loops vs drop bars

My opinion... As for on a MTB the only reason to put drop bars on a MTB is because you want worse performance off road compared to normal bars * I see no reason to want to chose this. * i dont even think they will be that much faster on the flat tbh. Doesn’t sound like an opinion based on experienc...
by lune ranger
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatewood Cape - Pole - Question for Stu
Replies: 61
Views: 896

Re: Gatewood Cape - Pole - Question for Stu

I changed mine but simply for better cord in the same configuration. It obviously isn’t adjustable past the three pre set peg points but I’ve never had an issue. I did add some cord set with line locks to the two end lifters - pretty long - 2m or so to give me plenty of lifting options. Bike always ...
by lune ranger
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jones loops vs drop bars
Replies: 18
Views: 509

Re: Jones loops vs drop bars

I had a Fargo with drops and have a Krampus with Loops. IME I have more hand positions with well set up loops than with the drops. The drops were positioned high as per drop bar MTB doctrine. Giving me a hand position a touch higher than the saddle when in the hooks. A great position to be sure but ...
by lune ranger
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking bike buyers guide
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: Bikepacking bike buyers guide

Lazarus wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:30 pm
Bandy legged cowboy maybe?
As opposed to the pigeon toed riders on here :wink:
Knock-kneed more like :o
by lune ranger
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bigger tent question
Replies: 9
Views: 435

Re: Bigger tent question

Those Robens tents are great. The vertical sides make really good use of the available floor space, so does the fact it’s rectangular . Bell tents are great - very simple to erect and super sturdy but the internal space isn’t as good as the floor area would suggest. With the low roof height at the e...
by lune ranger
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: loosing you offroad mojo ?
Replies: 19
Views: 467

Re: loosing you offroad mojo ?

cheers for the replies everyone. i thoroughly enjoyed the weeks away, it was just the few proper rough bits i had the hold back on. on one day we rode from dent to grasmere, via borrowdale/breasthigh road which was vaguely exciting. later in the day we went over garburn from east to west, i hated i...
by lune ranger
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bigger tent question
Replies: 9
Views: 435

Re: Bigger tent question

Richpips wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:37 pm
If you are driving, then get a Big tent and a stove.

https://belltentboutique.co.uk/product ... ent-stove?

:-bd
This is the one you want...

https://www.canvastentshop.co.uk/fastfo ... stove.html
by lune ranger
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: An Englishman, An Aussie and a Canadian Walk into a Bar
Replies: 31
Views: 1085

Re: An Englishman, An Aussie and a Canadian Walk into a Bar

Nice work.
On that basis could an ageing Bikepacker win something like the TDF by keeping on going vs the World Tour Pros who keep stopping every night to kiss podium girls and have their legs rubbed by burly Belgians with pockets full of pharma?
by lune ranger
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking bike buyers guide
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: Bikepacking bike buyers guide

Lazarus wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:02 am
Cheers all I stand corrected - though never been an issue for me
Bandy legged cowboy maybe? :lol:
by lune ranger
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommendation on 27.5 (650b) tires
Replies: 15
Views: 309

Re: Recommendation on 27.5 (650b) tires

Smart Sam front and Marathon XR rear was always my choice on my old Orange P7 26er when bikepacking used to be off-road touring. A very useful pairing for mixed surface riding with an MTB bias. Not used the combo for sometime now as I’m now on 29+ I still like Schwalbe tyres for my 700c wheeled bike...
by lune ranger
Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: loosing you offroad mojo ?
Replies: 19
Views: 467

Re: loosing you offroad mojo ?

It’s difficult when things change but as I see it you should just do what you’re comfortable with and you enjoy. When I got my head injury I lost half of my vestibular system meaning my balance isn’t what it was. Whilst I’ve managed to rehab a bunch I still have problems. Loose rocky stuff is my nem...
by lune ranger
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking bike buyers guide
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: Bikepacking bike buyers guide

The article is sub standard but frame, tt and stem bags do rub my knees and it used to drive me bonkers. I’ve got used to it now but it took a while.
by lune ranger
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 4128

Re: BB200 2020

When’s the route available? Expect an email on the 26th of this month. Stu... I thought I'd paid fo the Bb200 but can't see a paypal reciept. Have I just dreamed it up (paid in between or before night shifts)... Hope you were paying more attention when you were dishing out the IV’s brother... :o
by lune ranger
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A question - everyone can play.
Replies: 40
Views: 609

Re: A question - everyone can play.

Borderer wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:56 pm
ton wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:47 pm
i like socialising with likeminded folk who also camp.
Yes, we have met some really nice people that way.
I prefer to wild camp but... in wild places.
This really.
Also on long trips it’s good to mix it up. The facilities and amenities on campsites are useful after a time.
by lune ranger
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lights - is this available?
Replies: 35
Views: 582

Re: Lights - is this available?

If you go up a few models with Exposure to the smallest Strada*, it could be quite easy** to fit to the fork crown as it'll have the screwed cleat. Break the loctite on it and you've got just enough threads to attach to various mounts*** EDIT: Just realised they don't make the small Strada (600 lum...
by lune ranger
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Good Coastal Riding in South West UK?
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: Good Coastal Riding in South West UK?

Devon = hilly :wink: Small areas of flat around Exe estuary and Clyst Vale. Following the rivers is generally flatter than elsewhere - Dave’s suggestion of the Plymouth track out to DNP is only very gently uphill - but eventually you need to climb onto the moor! Riding in Devon generally means accep...
by lune ranger
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lights - is this available?
Replies: 35
Views: 582

Re: Lights - is this available?

Are you looking to mount the joystick at the fork crown? I’ve found a neat way to mount exposure lights at the crown using mostly common parts. Interested.. My work around won’t be so good for the joystick. It revolves around replacing the cleat with this: https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile...