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by lune ranger
Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Emboldened by my recent adventure...
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Emboldened by my recent adventure...

I’ve had some great train out bikepack home adventures. It’s a brilliant thing to do.
by lune ranger
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Six moons lunar solo
Replies: 19
Views: 504

Re: Six moons lunar solo

boxelder wrote:
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:23 am
Is having smoke blown one's anus pleasant? Pretty hot I'd have thought 🔥
Not too bad but your farts smell like a dirty fireplace for a while afterwards.
by lune ranger
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any advice about a "faulty" Diablo
Replies: 7
Views: 203

Re: Any advice about a "faulty" Diablo

Go straight to Exposure if you can’t work it out. I’ve found their customer service and repairs department excellent to deal with when I’ve needed to use them.
by lune ranger
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Klickfix handlebar harness
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Klickfix handlebar harness

It’s good to be suspicious about the robustness of equipment until you find out otherwise :smile:
Rixen Kaul supply their brackets to a bunch of big name manufacturers, now including Ortleib.
by lune ranger
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Mini/Front Waterproof Panniers - 5 Litre
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Mini/Front Waterproof Panniers - 5 Litre

Great idea. I thought about something similar using the side pockets from a old army PLCE bergan. You may have inspired me to go ahead.
by lune ranger
Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Klickfix handlebar harness
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Klickfix handlebar harness

I’ve used a Klickfix bracket for a trad bar bag on multi month, transcontinental trips in Africa and Asia, they’re plenty strong.
by lune ranger
Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Klickfix handlebar harness
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Klickfix handlebar harness

I was thinking of angling diagonally down as I already do with the Spesh - one advantage of an XL frame.
Ugly bracket I can live with - I’ve got an empty harness there right now.
by lune ranger
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Klickfix handlebar harness
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Klickfix handlebar harness

I saw this PDW Gear Belly bar harness a few days ago and it got me thinking: https://www.condorcycles.com/products/pdw-gear-belly?variant=37073115086998&wgu=281345_196673_16237493052386_5202159d9a&wgexpiry=1631525305&source=webgains&siteid=196673 I like the look of the Rixen Kaul bracket. They are s...
by lune ranger
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Vee Tyre Co Trax Fatty
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Vee Tyre Co Trax Fatty

My experience is that it’s quite the worst 29x3” tyre I have ever tried. They were the first tyres I fitted when I built up my Krampus and I thought I’d made a horrible mistake going to plus. They made the bike feel ‘weird’ - auto over-steering round corners, especially on hard pack or road. Very li...
by lune ranger
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking tent
Replies: 72
Views: 2611

Re: Bikepacking tent

@Mactheknife68, really consider the inner vs outer first question. For longer trips (back/bikepacking & sea kayaking), I find the key to enjoying your shelter setup is not avoiding wet, but being able to manage it. For me, this means a tent where: I don't have to pitch an inner before I can get a "...
by lune ranger
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MSR Whisperlight stove advice
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: MSR Whisperlight stove advice

I’ve used an MSR (Dragonfly or Simmerlight) stove on many long trips. Ultimately they are very reliable and it shouldn’t give you any problems whatsoever. I do carry a spares set but have had no occasion to use it en route. Definitely take the two types of burner jet so you can use any fuel that com...
by lune ranger
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigs (NOT bikes) of the tour divide
Replies: 83
Views: 1440

Re: Rigs (NOT bikes) of the tour divide

I’ve always admired the open door inclusivity of the TD as opposed to the HT550. Dunno, I always admired Alan's stance to make sure that those wanting to take part weren't getting in above their heads. It's good for those riding and for the reputation of the HT and other ITT. I’m sure there are lot...
by lune ranger
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Very off topic - pins and needles following AZ jabs
Replies: 18
Views: 410

Re: Very off topic - pins and needles following AZ jabs

That’s the beauty of buying British :???:
by lune ranger
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigs (NOT bikes) of the tour divide
Replies: 83
Views: 1440

Re: Rigs (NOT bikes) of the tour divide

I’ve always admired the open door inclusivity of the TD as opposed to the HT550. The fact that all are welcome at the GD is great.
by lune ranger
Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Moosetreks Frame Bag ?
Replies: 9
Views: 253

Re: Moosetreks Frame Bag ?

I did a lot of research on those bags this week. There are quite a few in depth reviews online by people who have done many thousands of rough miles with them. Colorado Trail and Baja Divide included. They appear to be well made and suitable for proper bikepacking use/abuse. Lots of reports of peopl...
by lune ranger
Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: B150
Replies: 23
Views: 436

Re: B150

Horner wood start? Still anti- clockwise and including Braunton? That would really shake things up.
I really hated the Horner section in the depths of the night.
I’m however out. Can’t make that weekend. Good luck, hope it goes well.
by lune ranger
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Specialized Pizza Rack dimensions
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Specialized Pizza Rack dimensions

Any chance that a Specialized Pizza Rack owner can be bothered to measure the platform dimensions for me?
This information is lacking on the interweb as far as I can tell.
Thanks
by lune ranger
Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MSR Trailshot
Replies: 20
Views: 351

Re: MSR Trailshot

Not unless you’re too close to HMNB Clyde :lol:
by lune ranger
Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: MSR Trailshot
Replies: 20
Views: 351

Re: MSR Trailshot

Pump some water containing Milton or Puritabs through before and after long periods of storage.
by lune ranger
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Paramo velez sizing
Replies: 26
Views: 689

Re: Paramo velez sizing

I’m expecting a Brynje string base layer to turn up this week and hope it will extend the use of the Velez into the warmer months to come. Where did you buy that from? I too have been fancying trying one of these under my Paramos after reading about them on this forum. I can't find anywhere that is...
by lune ranger
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MSR Trailshot
Replies: 20
Views: 351

Re: MSR Trailshot

If you want Dave you could borrow mine for a while to see what you think. I’d be happy to pop it in the post or meet for a day ride sometime soon.
by lune ranger
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MSR Trailshot
Replies: 20
Views: 351

Re: MSR Trailshot

I have both Dave. Each is good at times and a PITA at others. Trailshot is most definitely better for smaller trickles of water when filling the bloody bag through a tiny hole won’t work. Both systems can clog fairly easily. The Sawyer is way easier to get back to speed with the syringe but I never ...
by lune ranger
Wed Jun 09, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: B150
Replies: 23
Views: 436

Re: B150

2019 (or 2018 don’t quite remember) group start I got a DNF. My pedal fell apart terminally at around 70km. Managed the road ride home to Exeter but didn’t want to contemplate another 170km of off road. Went back about a month or so later and did a solo start and managed 25.5 hours give or take. It’...
by lune ranger
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: B150
Replies: 23
Views: 436

Re: B150

Dave Barter wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:37 pm
Yes please if September does that count as summer (less grockles)

September is good. Middle weekend?
by lune ranger
Wed Jun 09, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: B150
Replies: 23
Views: 436

Re: B150

Could well be. I guess any date is as good as another for me.I’d like to sneak under 24hrs this time - and not break any pedals.