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by dnrc
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 69
Views: 1912

Re: who rides Ti ?

I do. Have got a Genesis Croix De Fer Ti.

Also had a Van Nicholas Road bike up until a little while ago

Why - because there is nothing as good looking IMO

And it's light and rides well but these are secondary considerations to the aesthetic
by dnrc
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Like a Brooks C15 but not a C15
Replies: 19
Views: 723

Re: Like a Brooks C15 but not a C15

a charge spoon is almost exactly the same size as a c15

so much so that i switched spoon to c15 and didnt really notice
by dnrc
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newbie Norwich Norfolk
Replies: 13
Views: 668

Re: Newbie Norwich Norfolk

another off topic reply but I also live in Norwich. if wild camps are on the cards i would be up for tagging along. if they include beer so much the better.
by dnrc
Mon May 11, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What tents do you lot use
Replies: 58
Views: 2581

Re: What tents do you lot use

I did my first tour with a forclaz 2 man "ultralight" 2kg tent. was a good bit of kit but then i decided that 2kg was too heavy. So I got a Terra Nova laser competition 1 which was very lightweight, packed small and seemed durable....but when sleeping it felt like a coffin and after one week long to...
by dnrc
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted. Layback 27.2 , 50mm Stem & Fizik Gobi
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Wanted. Layback 27.2 , 50mm Stem & Fizik Gobi

i have a fizik gobi here

was going to put it up for sale but haven't got round to it yet
by dnrc
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2630

Re: Harness V Cradle help

i've used an anything cradle for a few years now where previously i had harnesses the anything cradle has never given me any concern at any point, it just does it's job strap faffery? they are a bit of a pain to put on but you only have to do that once when you first buy it, after that you just clip...
by dnrc
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Fs thomson 27.2 layback
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Fs brooks c15 and a thomson layback

not 100% sold on the colour but looks the job to try one out

does that price include postage? i'll have it if so.
by dnrc
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Fs thomson 27.2 layback
Replies: 6
Views: 519

Re: Fs brooks c15 and a thomson layback

interested in the brooks potentially

can i see pics please
by dnrc
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: [SOLD] Salsa Anything Cradle + front pouch
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Re: [SOLD] Salsa Anything Cradle + front pouch

arrived today (i missed postie the first time)

all good, thanks
by dnrc
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: [SOLD] Salsa Anything Cradle + front pouch
Replies: 6
Views: 773

Re: [FS] Salsa Anything Cradle + front pouch

you're probably not but if you were interested in splitting i'd like the pouch
by dnrc
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Icknield Way and ‘Greater Ridgeway’
Replies: 5
Views: 691

Re: Icknield Way and ‘Greater Ridgeway’

Yes It goes near lots of towns and villages but the route i took rarely went through them. Most of the time you are in countryside, i manged to stealth camp 2 nights, near Newmarket and Hitchin I found a great stealth camping spot just outside Hitchin, it was well hidden but at the top of a hill wit...
by dnrc
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cotic Escapde thoughts? Sonder Camino ?
Replies: 15
Views: 1613

Re: Cotic Escapde thoughts?

I had one for a few years

absolutely loved it.

Did road rides on it, Did BIkepacking on it, Even rode it round the Nurburgring

It rode great, was comfortable everywhere and good fun


Only reason I moved it on was I replaced it with a Titanium CDF because titanium...
by dnrc
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Icknield Way and ‘Greater Ridgeway’
Replies: 5
Views: 691

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 str...
by dnrc
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Komoot
Replies: 8
Views: 990

Re: Komoot

I have found that it will send you down some lovely trails you wouldn't otherwise find

But it also imagines trails that simply aren't there and aren't even passable
by dnrc
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your bike collection
Replies: 76
Views: 6692

Re: Your bike collection

My collection: Genesis Croix De Fer Ti (2018) I love titanium, i also love the Croix De Fer. this is my No 1 Bike, built it up with Sram Etap WiFli. On Mavic Open Pro wheels and Gravelkings. Do most of my riding on this, and my last 2 Bikepacking trips ALAN (1994) An absolute work of art - Glued and...
by dnrc
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Salsa Minimalist
Replies: 8
Views: 1137

Re: WTD: Salsa Minimalist

redefined_cycles wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:23 pm
So would these racks (Nitto R14 or the Salsa) fit something like them nano bags (Revelate Nano bikepacking bag thingies for example) aswell??

possibly, but they are more suitable for strapping things to the top i think

they don't have much that would support things down the sides
by dnrc
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Salsa Minimalist
Replies: 8
Views: 1137

Re: WTD: Salsa Minimalist

Look at the Nitto R14

I have one, it's pretty much the same thing as the salsa, except for the fact you can actually buy it
by dnrc
Tue May 14, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Custom Frame Bag
Replies: 17
Views: 2135

Re: Custom Frame Bag

Alpkit??? This is what I've decided on when my Wildcat gives up. The Stingray is made in the Peaks, has 2 pockets/openings on one side and one map pocket on other as standard. Theyre willing to work with you pn strapping options and everyone thats had pne has always spoken highly of it (AFAIK)... O...
by dnrc
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: In the shops next week I believe.
Replies: 51
Views: 5132

Re: In the shops next week I believe.

grabbed a copy yesterday (not had a chance to read it yet)

thanks for the heads up
by dnrc
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any of you using this set up?
Replies: 11
Views: 1691

Re: Any of you using this set up?

proper funny that
good lad
by dnrc
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel bike gearing
Replies: 46
Views: 5079

Re: Gravel bike gearing

when i built up my latest bike (a CDF TI) which is my main bike used for road and cross country general riding and also bikepacking I needed lower gears as my last bikepacking trip with a 50/34 compact really stressed my knee and resulted in too much pushing I wanted to otherwise keep my 2x setup so...
by dnrc
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Isn't 'Gravel' the same thing people used to moan about?
Replies: 24
Views: 2528

Re: Isn't 'Gravel' the same thing people used to moan about?

I think a lot of it depends on where you live, if you have good mountain biking near you, then the best job for mountain biking, is a mountain bike, 20 years of suspension and brake evolution was there for a purpose.... But, i find a lot of modern mountain bikes a bit sterile because of it, all the...
by dnrc
Sat Jun 09, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tomshoo Titanium??
Replies: 24
Views: 1985

Re: Tomshoo Titanium??

i got a tomshoo titanium stove a few days ago with the cross type stand and a 750ml mug/pot arrived in about a week and less than £30 for the lot it all looks good to me ran a test burn with la hacienda bio ethanol from b+q, will actually heat something up next time. Very much like the Evernew - th...
by dnrc
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tomshoo Titanium??
Replies: 24
Views: 1985

Re: Tomshoo Titanium??

i got a tomshoo titanium stove a few days ago with the cross type stand and a 750ml mug/pot

arrived in about a week and less than £30 for the lot

it all looks good to me

ran a test burn with la hacienda bio ethanol from b+q, will actually heat something up next time.
by dnrc
Wed May 02, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bar roll bracket ( instead of a harness)
Replies: 25
Views: 7568

Re: Bar roll bracket ( instead of a harness)

i did try similar to this a while back, bought one of the bar extender things you have with the intention of hanging my dry-bag from it but the one i bought (from china) was made of marzipan and stripped the thread straight away. but that's not the point of this post. i just ordered (it hasn't arriv...