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by ChrisS
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Made to lose' :???:
Replies: 29
Views: 711

Re: 'Made to lose' :???:

So what's the point in doing a massive press launch like this if no-one (in the UK at least) can buy your product? I've often thought that doing the press launch too early reduces sales. You see a video and think, I'd like one of them, have a look around and the bike's not available for months. But...
by ChrisS
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Made to lose' :???:
Replies: 29
Views: 711

Re: 'Made to lose' :???:

Leaving aside the marketing video, I was quite interested in the bike so naturally tried to see if there was anyone in the UK selling them. Short answer: no. I think I found somewhere which said perhaps April. So what's the point in doing a massive press launch like this if no-one (in the UK at leas...
by ChrisS
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Camino-ish
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: Camino-ish

sean_iow wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:08 am
And there's an advert for a dating app on the wheels as well :wink:
:lol: :lol:
by ChrisS
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Camino-ish
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: Camino-ish

faustus wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:01 am
Leftfield choice from Europe so it might not actually be deliverable unless smuggled on to a trawler, but similar to a camino...

https://www.finnacycles.com/en/content/ ... inium-2020
Worth it just to say I have a bike that had to be smuggled in on a trawler :grin:
by ChrisS
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Camino-ish
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: Camino-ish

FLV wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:56 pm
Topstone?

https://www.westbrookcycles.co.uk/canno ... 21-p353693
stretches the -ish in £1.5k-ish but nice! Will have a look.
by ChrisS
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Camino-ish
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: Camino-ish

I had a (too small) Camino and bought a PX Goldrush. Unfortunately I don't think it meets a few of your requirements but it is a lovely bike :grin: I'd imagine there's a alu or plastic equivalent in their range though. Think they have stopped taking C2W at mo'. Thanks, it looks like the Goldrush is...
by ChrisS
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Camino-ish
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Camino-ish

Was about to push the button on a Sonder Camino but they're now sold out on the options I want with no prospect of imminent restock, so I'm looking for an alternative. The criteria... - In stock or available by mid-March at latest - Around £1,500 - GRX 2x or would consider 1x - The Camino has cleara...
by ChrisS
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sonder Alpha wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Sonder Alpha wheels

Cheers Andre, have to confess I didn't even know that asymmetric rims were a thing :???:
by ChrisS
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sonder Alpha wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Sonder Alpha wheels

Looking at a Sonder Camino at the moment and thinking of upgrading to the Alpha 700 wheels as the Novas don't have the best rep. I can't find any reviews - anyone have any experience with them? Thanks :-bd
by ChrisS
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brand X Ascend dropper
Replies: 17
Views: 202

Re: Brand X Ascend dropper

Thanks @Jurassic and @Scotroutes.
by ChrisS
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brand X Ascend dropper
Replies: 17
Views: 202

Re: Brand X Ascend dropper

I have used one, no issues. With an Apidura dropper compatible frame pack. (light kit in it only for stability of the pack) on a 31,6 I used a valais on a 30.9 I used a piece of inner tube taped in place and just took care not to lower it into the seal. With the wildcat bag, which I also have, you'...
by ChrisS
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brand X Ascend dropper
Replies: 17
Views: 202

Re: Brand X Ascend dropper

I carried too much weight in my seatpack (cooking stuff etc) and it didn't wanna fully extend back up. I had as much air pressure (about 270psi I think) as my RS pump could squeeze in there after the service.... Yeah, I used to cram all sorts in my seat bag, but I can't stand the sway so try to kee...
by ChrisS
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brand X Ascend dropper
Replies: 17
Views: 202

Re: Brand X Ascend dropper

Mines a 31.6, external routing. I didn't know they did and internal, but my frame's not drilled anyway. I like the way their cable is fixed at the base of the post and doesn't go up and down with the post, makes routing much easier. My seatbag is a myog, but most seatbags are a similar size/shape. ...
by ChrisS
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brand X Ascend dropper
Replies: 17
Views: 202

Re: Brand X Ascend dropper

Cheers Sean, good to know. I need the 30.9mm version, 125mm of drop and internally routed. If that's what you've got I could be interested if you're selling.

What seatbag have you got on there? MYOG?
by ChrisS
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brand X Ascend dropper
Replies: 17
Views: 202

Re: Brand X Ascend dropper

Cheers Sean, good to know. I need the 30.9mm version, 125mm of drop and internally routed. If that's what you've got I could be interested if you're selling.
by ChrisS
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brand X Ascend dropper
Replies: 17
Views: 202

Brand X Ascend dropper

Anyone used a Brand X Ascend dropper with a seatbag attached? Did it work ok? Looking at the one with 125mm of drop. Thanks :grin:
by ChrisS
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can you ID this bike?
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Can you ID this bike?

Owen wrote:
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:53 am
I think its an Otso https://otsocycles.com/. They look pretty smart
Cheers, Owen - that looks right.

Very nice, and expensive!
by ChrisS
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can you ID this bike?
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Can you ID this bike?

Someone will know the answer to this, I'm sure. What's the bike pictured in this article on the Revelate Designs blog?

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/site/im ... g-to-quit/

I like the look of it, but can't work out what it is.

Thanks :-bd
by ChrisS
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Downtube bag for tools
Replies: 14
Views: 325

Re: Downtube bag for tools

I was going to offer you a Zefal Tool Bottle free plus postage but they are so cheap I probably couldn't post it for that. :roll: Thanks Mariner! I do have a couple of kegs - a Zefal which is great for day rides but too big when I'm using a frame bag, and a much smaller one which fits under the fra...
by ChrisS
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Downtube bag for tools
Replies: 14
Views: 325

Re: Downtube bag for tools

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:02 pm
How about a nice Acepac tool roll? Very reasonable they are. :wink: Or one of those tool bottle case things.
Do you know, I'd not noticed that in the Bear Bones shop before, that might do the trick. Nice top tube bags too :-bd
by ChrisS
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Downtube bag for tools
Replies: 14
Views: 325

Re: Downtube bag for tools

Wolftooth B RAD bag and BRAD mini bag. Can be bought with or without the bottle cage plate. Just about exactly the same as that above. I have the mini. Fits tube (small light one), inflator, multi tool, levers and a outdoor provisions bar. I have one of these which I've used on various bikes (it's ...
by ChrisS
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Downtube bag for tools
Replies: 14
Views: 325

Re: Downtube bag for tools

whitestone wrote:
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:41 pm
Try Beerbabe - she makes bags out of old innertubes.

Alternatively just use a top tube bag inside the triangle.

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Beerbabe looks good, thanks - I see she'll make custom too. Hadn't thought about putting a top tube bag in the frame!
by ChrisS
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Downtube bag for tools
Replies: 14
Views: 325

Downtube bag for tools

I'm looking for a bag like this from Bedrock: https://www.bedrockbags.com/gear/sinbad-stash-pack It's to carry tools on the downtube (inside the triangle, rather than underneath). The Bedrock bag seems quite reasonably priced, but postage from US + import charges pushes it up way too much. Anyone kn...
by ChrisS
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Night of the roaring stags
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Night of the roaring stags

ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:22 pm
Nice photos and a reminder that I'd best get an October bivvy in very soon before the Circuit Breaker is announced.
I'm sure something's coming and I could live with a five-mile limit for a couple of weeks, but I really hope we don't go back to the no staying out overnight thing.
by ChrisS
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Night of the roaring stags
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Night of the roaring stags

Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:10 pm
They're some lovely sunset shots :-bd

You must have been gutted when you realised you'd forgotten the cheese to go with the cake and booze / tea :wink:
Mmmm cheese and fruit cake!