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by ripio
Sun Aug 23, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fork leg storage
Replies: 18
Views: 427

Re: Fork leg storage

To me, one of the advantages of bikepacking gear is that is kept well clear of the wheels and the potential to snag on vegetation on rough narrow tracks, so putting stuff on the fork legs seems to be a bad idea (might as well use panniers).
by ripio
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tent repair tape or patches
Replies: 7
Views: 215

Re: Tent repair tape or patches

Spinnaker repair tape?
Not used it on tents but works well on clothes like pertex, etc, and air mats with a layer of seamgrip smeared over it to seal it.
by ripio
Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rohloff mated to drop bars...
Replies: 11
Views: 327

Re: Rohloff mated to drop bars...

Not a bar end shifter per se, but you can fit the standard Rohloff twist shifter to a bar end using a Hubbub adapter or a similar homemade adapter. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/gear-spares/hubbub-drop-bar-adaptor-mount-for-twistgrip-73-mm/ I've had the Hubbub adapter on my touring bike with Rohloff f...
by ripio
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who makes......
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: Who makes......

by ripio
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Powdered Drink Mix
Replies: 40
Views: 614

Re: Powdered Drink Mix

I see the Sanza online shop sells Raro which is a powdered juice drink from New Zealand, used to buy it when I lived out there.

https://www.sanza.co.uk/New_Zealand_Cordial.asp
by ripio
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Powdered Drink Mix
Replies: 40
Views: 614

Re: Powdered Drink Mix

Creamola Foam?
Now available as Krakatoa Foam https://www.scottishretrosweets.com/swe ... mola-foam/

Not really any cheaper than some of the budget sports isotonic drink tablets though.
e.g. https://www.decathlon.co.uk/electrolyte ... 86782.html
by ripio
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Troubleshooting (Rohloff) help needed
Replies: 28
Views: 978

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: 28
Views: 978

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: 228
Views: 8687

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: 556

Re: Smallest usable tarp

by ripio
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 62
Views: 2977

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: 2769

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: 1536

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

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

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by ripio
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glasgow bikepacking shops?
Replies: 35
Views: 2223

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: 633

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: 2223

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: 633

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: 633

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: 702

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: 1448

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: 1286

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: 1697

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: 1697

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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