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by ripio
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Troubleshooting (Rohloff) help needed
Replies: 27
Views: 629

Re: Troubleshooting (Rohloff) help needed

The sprocket and carrier arrived this morning and have now been fitted - no roughness/no rumble :-bd Apologies for the sh*te photo but you can see that the old one was really bad and had gone (I think) beyond the point where spinning is around was going to work. Note to self... change the chain and...
by ripio
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Troubleshooting (Rohloff) help needed
Replies: 27
Views: 629

Re: Troubleshooting (Rohloff) help needed

The chainring is new but I don't think reversing the sprocket is an option if it's too worn. Can't seem to find screw on ones anymore as they all seem to be splined which requires a special/expensive carrier. If I have to order one of these it'll be next week before I get it. SJSC sell their own br...
by ripio
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 216
Views: 5880

Re: When?????

Well, this bloke https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-53129414 has just restarted his long distance walk around the UK, after 3 months hiatus living in isolation on an island in Shetland. I haven't heard any notification that we are now allowed to go on long distance wal...
by ripio
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Smallest usable tarp
Replies: 16
Views: 431

Re: Smallest usable tarp

by ripio
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 62
Views: 2297

Re: Self Isolation

I see no reason why someone who is self-isolating at home shouldn't be able to go out for a bike ride on their own, providing no cafe stops, etc. are taken.
by ripio
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Face Masks.
Replies: 58
Views: 2126

Re: Face Masks.

You'll need goggles too, the virus can enter through the eyes.
by ripio
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hang On, There's ADDERS In Kielder?!
Replies: 27
Views: 1211

Re: Hang On, There's ADDERS In Kielder?!

A Cairngorms Adder, probably about 18 inches long and about 1 inch in diameter.

Image
by ripio
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glasgow bikepacking shops?
Replies: 35
Views: 1882

Re: Glasgow bikepacking shops?

I have the Blackburn Outpost seatpack, and have found it to be pretty good.
I got mine on ebay though, so didn't pay full price.
by ripio
Tue Dec 24, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Washing goretex techniques
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Washing goretex techniques

All Goretex waterproof fabrics are of a laminate construction. I presume he meant the distinction between the 2/2.5/3 layer membrane waterproof fabrics which have a breathable PTFE membrane on a woven outet (and maybe/not an inner layer). And the DWR treated fabrics? Yeah, 2/2.5/3 layer laminates, ...
by ripio
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glasgow bikepacking shops?
Replies: 35
Views: 1882

Re: Glasgow bikepacking shops?

Dales in Dobbies Loan sell some of the Specialized and Blackburn bags, not sure of current stock of course.
by ripio
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Washing goretex techniques
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Washing goretex techniques

https://www.gore-tex.co.uk/gore-tex-wash-instructions https://www.gore-tex.co.uk/restoring-water-repellency Seems Gore are happy to recommend wash-in DWR retreatment so I'd be happy to believe them rather than some geyser working in an outdoors shop (who are as notorious for talking nonsense as peop...
by ripio
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Washing goretex techniques
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Washing goretex techniques

All Goretex waterproof fabrics are of a laminate construction.
by ripio
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: File under misc.
Replies: 7
Views: 618

Re: File under misc.

Saw it at the cinema a few months ago, good film.
by ripio
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bendable plastic for making a harness
Replies: 11
Views: 1203

Re: Bendable plastic for making a harness

Maybe one of those large floppy plastic buckets would be a suitable source to cut the pattern out of?
e.g. https://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Soft-Bl ... L/p/160179
by ripio
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fiberfix kevlar emergency spokes
Replies: 15
Views: 999

Re: Fiberfix kevlar emergency spokes

Here is a neat looking method for emergency spoke repair.
https://www.instructables.com/id/Emerge ... epair-Kit/
by ripio
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: RSF Iceland Crossing
Replies: 11
Views: 1535

Re: RSF Iceland Crossing

Only seem to be able to put one photo in a post, so here's another.
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by ripio
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: RSF Iceland Crossing
Replies: 11
Views: 1535

Re: RSF Iceland Crossing

I cycled across the interior (Sprengisandur route) 30 years ago, great place, amazing scenery.
Also cycled the ring road from Hofn back to Reykjavik, it was nearly all still gravel back then.
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by ripio
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: MULL
Replies: 3
Views: 643

Re: MULL

Track into Tomsleibhe bothy for a night. Cycle trail track from Aros along northeast shore of Loch Frisa, then continues on to Glengorm Castle (tearoom) and contiues around headland to Tobermory. Track crossing Ulva and Gometra. Track up Glen Cannel along southwest shore of Loch Ba. Track along sout...
by ripio
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Laminating printed maps
Replies: 34
Views: 2143

Re: Laminating printed maps

I use my Fugawi software 1:50,000 OS mapping and print out at 1:100,000, to get more coverage on each A4 sheet.
Not sure if that's possible with the OS own mapping software?
by ripio
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Laminating printed maps
Replies: 34
Views: 2143

Re: Laminating printed maps

I used to laminate maps, have done both methods with a proper laminator and also the Blue Peter way with sticky backed plastic. Both work ok.

Nowadays I tend to print my own on Toughprint waterproof paper, https://www.memory-map.co.uk/accessorie ... roof-paper
by ripio
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Packable Rucksack
Replies: 13
Views: 2025

Re: Packable Rucksack

Good copy of Alpkit Gourdon, although smaller volume.
https://www.alpkit.com/products/gourdon-20#features
by ripio
Thu May 02, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New style Decathlon bottle mounts.
Replies: 7
Views: 1107

Re: New style Decathlon bottle mounts.

On the UK version of their website https://www.decathlon.co.uk/bottle-cage ... 85631.html

But old strap version is still available too https://www.decathlon.co.uk/300-univers ... 39445.html
by ripio
Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag repair
Replies: 6
Views: 765

Re: Sleeping bag repair

Scottish Mountain Gear
£14 for new slider or £40 for complete new zip.
https://www.scottishmountaingear.com/re ... eping-bags