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by Landslide
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear light bracket mounting (bloomin) woes!
Replies: 4
Views: 48

Re: Rear light bracket mounting (bloomin) woes!

I just strap my light to the drive-side seatstay.
Depending on your light(s)/angle of your stays, you might want some sort of additional bracket which can probably be expertly bodged from some spare reflector mounts or similar.
by Landslide
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB gear for Cannondale Trail 7
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: WTB gear for Cannondale Trail 7

Why do you want the bike in the tent? To protect it from rain, security, both, something else?
by Landslide
Thu Aug 13, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 525
Views: 31096

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

1. I can confirm the empty beer cans did come home with me. Along with a giant Doritos bag, a Foster's can, a plastic spoon, and a Lucozade bottle, all courtesy of assorted arseholes who managed to pack the stuff in, but not out. 2. No comment. 3. We sat down for a brew, they swam and waddled over, ...
by Landslide
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 525
Views: 31096

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

It wasn't all bad planning. It did mean I got a big plate of pasta and some fresh plums. Riding over Cut Gate in the dark on the gradventourer was challenging. Tiredness was setting in, I wasn't doing a good job of picking lines, and severe underbiking didn't help. My tyres hate me. I now have a new...
by Landslide
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: 2nd City Divide
Replies: 17
Views: 878

Re: 2nd City Divide

Escape Goat wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:41 pm
Has anyone got any links to this on YouTube? I can only find two videos...
Have you seen this one?
https://bikepacking.com/plog/second-city-divide-film/
by Landslide
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1975
Views: 267944

Re: Todays ride

:lol:
That last picture!
by Landslide
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coffee bags or other options
Replies: 33
Views: 749

Re: Coffee bags or other options

Got a couple of free samples of the new Nescafé Azeera bags. They're predictably sub-par.
by Landslide
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 42
Views: 931

Re: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

Anyone else remember the days when all Shimano mechs had the same actuation ratio and all you needed was to match the shifters to the cassette?
by Landslide
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Carbon 29er frame, big, £45
Replies: 0
Views: 110

Carbon 29er frame, big, £45

For sale. A big unbranded 29er frame. Please note. The previous owner had a "brake lever meets top tube" incident. They had the carbon fiber repaired by way of wrapping round the tube and rode it for a bit. I've also ridden it a bit. Catastrophic failure has not occurred. But caveat emptor and all t...
by Landslide
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1133
Views: 113594

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Also, yesterday was a very cheery Friday, as Rich from Cotic popped round with something green and steely...
by Landslide
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1133
Views: 113594

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

I'm playing catch up here, but is the gist we all need to head to Whitestone's for pizza this evening?
by Landslide
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 642
Views: 42820

Re: What you done t' your bike today

That seems like a good amount of time/distance you've had out of them.
I find it depends a lot on riding type and conditions - I've worn a set out in a day in wet, gritty winter conditions.
by Landslide
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ... and so it continues.
Replies: 51
Views: 1406

Re: ... and so it continues.

Pretty sure that'll rely on crowd sourced input. No chance it'll get filled up with spurious misinformation.
by Landslide
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am
Replies: 82
Views: 2085

Re: GBDuro Starts Tomorrow 1st August 8am

Roadkill and scrumping.
by Landslide
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - Lightweight Stove Solutions
Replies: 21
Views: 467

Re: WTD - Lightweight Stove Solutions

Hmm, bacon and eggs...

Stu, would one of your 22g stoves be capable of a fry-up?
by Landslide
Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8543
Views: 916263

Re: The post man's been ...

Ooh! Flat pack?
by Landslide
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: wtd, Restrap seat pack/holster
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: wtd, Restrap seat pack/holster

I've got one with an Alpkit tapered drybag (red). Any good?
by Landslide
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaky shaky alternaty
Replies: 26
Views: 801

Re: Shaky shaky alternaty

I had a Keela Saxon. I don't think it ever kept me dry. It also resisted all my attempts to reproof it. Outdry continues to prove its worth as a waterproof, but it is heavy and not especially breathable. Shakedry is amazing, both for waterproofness and breathability. It's so light I'll pack it as a ...
by Landslide
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 42
Views: 931

Re: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

I got to spend 5 days riding a bike with Ultegra hydros. The extra power and modulation was a different class, way better than anything I've managed to get from Spyres.
by Landslide
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gas stoves, windshields and... explosions?
Replies: 19
Views: 605

Re: Gas stoves, windshields and... explosions?

Given I've already passed my genes on to the next generation, I don't qualify. ;)
by Landslide
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Replacing a Bar Bag and Harness
Replies: 14
Views: 311

Re: Replacing a Bar Bag and Harness

...it's the sleeping bag that's the main bulk. Something I've found helps me with packing is to not use the sleeping bag's stuff sack. I pack my saddle bag with mat, bivvy bag, tarp, pillow and pole, then stuff the sleeping bag into the remaining space. The flexible shape (rather than a big cylinde...
by Landslide
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gas stoves, windshields and... explosions?
Replies: 19
Views: 605

Re: Gas stoves, windshields and... explosions?

P.s.: does any one have a photo of the discussed wind screen? Had a quick look through the BB shop but couldn't figure which one was meant. Here's mine in action. https://www.instagram.com/p/CDMRwc8FbhO/ Thanks for all the comments. As I'm only using it to boil small quantities of water, I'm not hi...
by Landslide
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gas stoves, windshields and... explosions?
Replies: 19
Views: 605

Gas stoves, windshields and... explosions?

So, I have an Alpkit Kraku stove, and one of Stu's magnetic windshields, and I put a little video of it on my Instagram profile. Someone commented: With that much gap you're most likely safe. But the thermodynamicist in me cringes at full windscreen around the gas canister. When I asked for a little...
by Landslide
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Possibly a catastrophe. Advice needed please.
Replies: 14
Views: 371

Re: Possibly a catastrophe. Advice needed please.

(I am not a qualified engineer, but...) There's nothing there that would worry me about the frame. The mech hanger snapping will have been where most of the force will have gone. If there is any damage to the frame (IMO unlikely), it's not in a place that would fill me with horror (as opposed to e.g...