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by freddy_tanner
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone ridden the Reiver Raid route? Any good?
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Anyone ridden the Reiver Raid route? Any good?

I stay in Gala and have done it a couple of times. Yeah it's definitely tame and a bit convoluted with doubling back on itself. But also shows me some great wee spots to ride without my head just saying "tweed valley" or similar. I'd say it's worth a ride just to find some of the great wee bits it f...
by freddy_tanner
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: fs, Ritchey kyote bars + grab on foam grips. SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 550

Re: fs, Ritchey kyote bars + grab on foam grips. 1 ride old

Hi,

Are the bars still available?
by freddy_tanner
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If you go down in the woods today....
Replies: 10
Views: 1205

Re: If you go down in the woods today....

I've been on a couple of yoga + trail running holidays around there. One of the locals told me that on certain hills you could see "suspicious looking spots" in the forest :lol: . From discussion it sounded like a pretty open secret among the residents.
by freddy_tanner
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bendable plastic for making a harness
Replies: 11
Views: 1493

Re: Bendable plastic for making a harness

Hmmmm.... potential to double up use for food preparation! Never again will I be struggling to find a place to cut up a sausage while camping. :grin:
by freddy_tanner
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bendable plastic for making a harness
Replies: 11
Views: 1493

Re: Bendable plastic for making a harness

Wow, love the ingenuity on the big bucket and the duct tape plan! That's some proper Macgyver stuff.

Going to hit up one of the local craft shops to see what they have in store before I try either of those out though.

Cheers!
by freddy_tanner
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bendable plastic for making a harness
Replies: 11
Views: 1493

Re: Bendable plastic for making a harness

Cheers Javatime,

How did you find that harness in terms of rigidness and wear and tear? I was thinking about trying that but was a little worried that it would bend far too much and then wear through pretty quickly.
by freddy_tanner
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bendable plastic for making a harness
Replies: 11
Views: 1493

Bendable plastic for making a harness

Hi guys So I recently (ie today, a few minutes ago) came across this https://bikepacking.com/gear/wayward-riders-louise-dropper-post-harness-review/ Its a really great, simple design. So I went to look to purchase one. Problem number 1 - made and sold in New Zealand, had a look around and could find...
by freddy_tanner
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigid carbon forks
Replies: 20
Views: 1689

Re: Rigid carbon forks

I'm on a kenisis maxlight.

Was a bit worried it might be a bit harsh, what with it being marketed as a race-y fork. Shouldn't have worried, its really quite comfy.
by freddy_tanner
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thru Axel not playing nice
Replies: 14
Views: 1121

Re: Thru Axel not playing nice

Thanks for making me feel really manly there guys! Had a moment where it was touch and go but I'm still alive! Had a ride this morn and it was grand, I think the drop outs were maybe slightly out of line which could have meant it was moving about a touch. Gonna point out, was tightening it with a ti...
by freddy_tanner
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thru Axel not playing nice
Replies: 14
Views: 1121

Re: Thru Axel not playing nice

Just gave it a shot with the torque wrench. Looks like the calibration in my arm is a little low, 12nm feels hella tight! :o
by freddy_tanner
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thru Axel not playing nice
Replies: 14
Views: 1121

Re: Thru Axel not playing nice

That's quite a bit of torque! Cool, I'll find how that feels on a torque wrench. :)
by freddy_tanner
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thru Axel not playing nice
Replies: 14
Views: 1121

Re: Thru Axel not playing nice

Its not got a torque figure on it. And I'm pretty sure its steel holding it. It came with the frame.

I guess I'm just so used to the idea of not over tightening anything on a bike so probably being a bit wussy with it
by freddy_tanner
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thru Axel not playing nice
Replies: 14
Views: 1121

Thru Axel not playing nice

I've just built up a really great sonder broken road. Rides really well and I'm a big fan. However, on today's ride I had the through Axel on the rear come loose a couple of times, which I found pretty scary. Its the style of Axel which has an external nut you screw on, instead of the thread being b...
by freddy_tanner
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can you bend bars?
Replies: 7
Views: 859

Re: Can you bend bars?

Pretty sure I've read about folks back in the good ol' days bending drop bars, cold setting without heat, out in order to add a flare. Think I remember them being filled with sand too

No idea of bar material though. Steel I can imagine.
by freddy_tanner
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: That Might Explain it ...
Replies: 22
Views: 1890

Re: That Might Explain it ...

Just had the same thing matey. Its possibly been compounded by some other stresses in my life but I was feeling really un-rested and fatigued for a good couple of months. Saw the doc and found the same as you. Tried the natural way first, but after a few weeks got impatient. After a week and a bit o...
by freddy_tanner
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Travers Prong 29er/650b Boost rigid forks
Replies: 15
Views: 1405

Re: Travers Prong 29er/650b Boost rigid forks

Dang, gonna need to bow out of this one.
All yours Mr Goat
by freddy_tanner
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Travers Prong 29er/650b Boost rigid forks
Replies: 15
Views: 1405

Re: Travers Prong 29er/650b Boost rigid forks

Hey redefined!
How long is the steerer on those?
Cheers!
by freddy_tanner
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trek 1120 Forks
Replies: 9
Views: 1052

Re: Trek 1120 Forks

Cheers for the comments guys.

Just asked Trek about weights and they are quoting 786+/- 24 gs for the fork
by freddy_tanner
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trek 1120 Forks
Replies: 9
Views: 1052

Re: Trek 1120 Forks

You're very right scot routes.

Often the TLS mentality doesn't get covered in the bike build stage though. Is there an acronym for over think every possible option?
by freddy_tanner
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trek 1120 Forks
Replies: 9
Views: 1052

Re: Trek 1120 Forks

To be fair I have managed the last 4 years of my bikepacking life, and a good few years touring, without fork leg mounts.

I do however hate to think that one day I will suddenly have an urge to use them and they aren't on my forks legs.
by freddy_tanner
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trek 1120 Forks
Replies: 9
Views: 1052

Trek 1120 Forks

So I've just acquired a nice titanium frame. Well, its not actually in my possession yet but at some point the postie will pop it through the letter box. Obviously I'm getting pretty excited about putting it together and I am wanting a pretty carbon fork for it. I've read all the forum topics you ca...
by freddy_tanner
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?
Replies: 37
Views: 2672

Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

Pretty sure the legs have sewn in booties?

10/10, would pee again
by freddy_tanner
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Gravel/cc frame, wheels, drivetrain, brakes
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

Re: Garage clearout continues

I'll take the gravel kings!

I'll PM you
by freddy_tanner
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Like a Carradice but lighter?
Replies: 20
Views: 1842

Re: Like a Carradice but lighter?

If you can find one of the older carradice overlanders they are lighter. They can sometimes be found cheap on ebay.

Ive got one that's been going very well for a few years.
by freddy_tanner
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Alpkit Hunka Bivi bag red normal size
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

Re: Alpkit Hunka Bivi bag red normal size

Donation made and message sent :geek: