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by lune ranger
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lakeland 200 - luggage options
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Lakeland 200 - luggage options

Personally, I think you'd be mad to ride it on a rigid bike, and a heavy one at that, but there are people more mad/less soft than me that would disagree, and that has to be a good thing :grin: The Krampus is very suitable for Lakes riding. It is surprising comfy and fast over rough terrain. Riding...
by lune ranger
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lakeland 200 - luggage options
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: Lakeland 200 - luggage options

It’s my preferred option. It’s been to the summit of Helvellyn and High Street with an additional 10kg attached to it in the past. I know it’s heavy and may well invest in a lighter weight wheel/tyre set and save approx 1kg. I’ve ridden last years BB200 on it in sub 23hrs, in fact I rode a good chun...
by lune ranger
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lakeland 200 - luggage options
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Lakeland 200 - luggage options

I’m in early planning for an ITT attempt on the Lake District 200 in the spring (group start anyone? More on that later). My aim as it stands will be to shoot for a continuous ride, no planned bivi, of 24 hrs or so. Ideally sub 24hrs if able. Planning is part of the fun for me so I’m already thinkin...
by lune ranger
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sealskin alternative
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: Sealskin alternative

My Sealskinz socks are about 20 years old. Are newer versions better? For me, they are just soggy socks but add warmth as long as I keep moving. You’re lucky if they actually work for more than a few rides. I used to buy a pair every year but gave up some time ago. Decent wool socks keep your feet ...
by lune ranger
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Ranger Light TCS tyres. Unused
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Re: WTB Ranger Light TCS tyres. Unused

Live on eBay with reduced start prices
by lune ranger
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Supernova E3 Triple off-road dynamo lamp
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Re: Supernova E3 Triple off-road dynamo lamp

Live on eBay
by lune ranger
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Scraper i40 27.5 rims. Unused
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Re: WTB Scraper i40 27.5 rims. Unused

Live on eBay with low start prices.
by lune ranger
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: To boost or not to boost
Replies: 16
Views: 447

Re: To boost or not to boost

Probably. I am a bit stuck on non-boost. I have lots of wheels all very serviceable with great parts. That aren’t going to die anytime soon so I’m sticking with them. I’m increasingly finding that stuff to with them such as forks is an issue. If you are buying new forks and convert your hub easily t...
by lune ranger
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coldest winter in 30 years.
Replies: 19
Views: 761

Re: Coldest winter in 30 years.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:34 am
How do they know this? They can't generally predict further than two days with any level of accuracy, so four months up front seems somewhat far-fetched. Is it simply that some news outlets can't think of anything else to print?
Bl00dy Evening Standard can’t help themselves with these stories.
by lune ranger
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Dutch Hooks. Feed The Bear...
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Dutch Hooks. Feed The Bear...

DutchWare Gear - Ti Dutch hooks.

2 hooks tied on 2.5mm reflective cord.

Feed The Bear £6 and they are yours....
This is an honesty box so please be honest.
by lune ranger
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MSR Trailshot Woes - fixed?
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: MSR Trailshot Woes - fixed?

Sold mine as I never really got on with it. Flow was never that good and I found the squeeze pumping action quite hard work when doing long ITTs I replaced mine with a Sawyer Micro squeeze which is great. Very easy to filter with as long as there is a decent amount of water to fill the bag from. Did...
by lune ranger
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ON-OFF-ON SWITCH?
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: ON-OFF-ON SWITCH?

Cheers.
SPDT on-on is what i’m after.
by lune ranger
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ON-OFF-ON SWITCH?
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: ON-OFF-ON SWITCH?

Ok. Think i’m getting this.
SPDT is what I want.
What’s the difference between an on-off-on and an on-on switch.

Is it this? On-off-on is one input plus you can have either of the two outputs on at a time or none at all.

On- on is one input plus you gave either output a or output b on at any time.
by lune ranger
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ON-OFF-ON SWITCH?
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: ON-OFF-ON SWITCH?

What about on of these:
SPDT switch....

https://components101.com/switches/spdt-toggle-switch

Edit: that’s exactly what you said Ben, ta :-bd
by lune ranger
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ON-OFF-ON SWITCH?
Replies: 11
Views: 309

Re: ON-OFF-ON SWITCH?

Thanks Dave, think I did see that thread and bought the Igaro for simplicity . Since then I’ve been soldering a few projects and think I can knock up what I want now.
Really I just need a little nudge as to the correct type of switch, one input toggling between two outputs.
by lune ranger
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ON-OFF-ON SWITCH?
Replies: 11
Views: 309

ON-OFF-ON SWITCH?

A question for those who are electronically literate. I’d like to make something like the Igaro power switch so I can toggle between lights and charging from a dynamo. I have an Igaro switch on one bike, all tidy and under by bar tape. It works a treat. Igaro are out of stock at the moment and i’d l...
by lune ranger
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Supernova E3 Triple off-road dynamo lamp
Replies: 1
Views: 254

Supernova E3 Triple off-road dynamo lamp

For sale: Supernova E3 Triple light. Dynamo powered symmetrical beam off-road front light. 640 lumens. Supplied with either fork crown mount or handlebar mount. Compared to a Revo, this lamp has a much quicker ramp up to full beam from standing still. It has a crisp uncomplicated beam. Tends to flic...
by lune ranger
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Ranger Light TCS tyres. Unused
Replies: 1
Views: 239

WTB Ranger Light TCS tyres. Unused

One of 27.5x 2.8 WTB Ranger Light tyre.

One of 27.5x 3.0 WTB Ranger Light tyre.

Both tyres have been mounted to wheels and sat in a shed for a while. No riding.

The 2.8 has got some sealant residue in it.
The 3.0 is clean inside.

£30 each or £55 the pair. Postage included.
by lune ranger
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Scraper i40 27.5 rims. Unused
Replies: 1
Views: 204

WTB Scraper i40 27.5 rims. Unused

Pair of unused WTB Scraper i40 x 27.5 rims.

These were built into a wheel set but have not been ridden.

They have Gorilla tape residue on them and one has a few marks to the finish from a struggle to get tyres on.

£50 each or £90 the pair including postage.
by lune ranger
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Romania Notes
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Romania Notes

The mountain sheep dogs in E. Europe, Balkans, Turkey are truly terrifying. Especially on a bike. Apparently they see cyclists as a different species to humans (a little bit like drivers in that area of the word too :lol:) I have had a number of frightening experiences with them, luckily none that i...
by lune ranger
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hilleberg Akto
Replies: 19
Views: 513

Re: Hilleberg Akto

The Akto is a proper twin skin tent that shouldn’t have a condensation problem if used properly. Heavy. That’s relative. Heavier than a Deschutes - very much so - but way more robust and well made and weatherproof (full bathtub floor, bug net etc, etc. I own an SMD Gatewood and can’t imagine that wo...
by lune ranger
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hilleberg Akto
Replies: 19
Views: 513

Re: Hilleberg Akto

If you are going the Hilleberg route can I suggest the Soulo tent. I opted for this over the Akto as it’s a fully free standing design so easier to pitch on poor sites. The Akto depends on being pegged out to stand up. The Soulo is a touch heavier but also bigger. The sides are much less sloping and...
by lune ranger
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MTB to Adventure bike
Replies: 17
Views: 542

Re: MTB to Adventure bike

I’d not alter much from that except maybe tyres and bar ends.
I did amazing things on a 26er hardtail when that was the only bike I owned. I’d still be doing them now (probably) if my P7 frame didn’t snap.
by lune ranger
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brooks saddles
Replies: 20
Views: 564

Re: Brooks saddles

I like a B17 but I have heard a few horror storied about getting the underside wet. I use a C17 on bikes without mudgards find it just as comfy. A few people I know use Selle Italia saddles like the Regal they are about £35 from On One Cheers Peter What’s the horror? My B17 and Swift have been gett...
by lune ranger
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?
Replies: 58
Views: 1647

Re: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?

No Pandas needed but I don’t buy the argument that signage encourages numpties to get in the trouble in the hills. Numpties will carry on getting themselves in trouble by whatever means they have, be that signs, maps, gps or phones. That won’t change. When I talked about signage I mean the NCN and c...