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by AndyTheBikeGuy
Sun Jan 17, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Buffalo teclite, windshirts. DP hood Rab windproof.
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: Buffalo teclite, windshirts. DP hood Rab windproof.

Could I take the Windshirt please? PM incoming
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Flat pedal shoe recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: Flat pedal shoe recommendations

I have a pair of 5Ten Freerider EPS which have primaloft and seem to be pretty waterproof other than over the ankle obviously. I've found that when water does get it, it warms up pretty quick and stays warms like in a wetsuit. The grip is the stealth sole which is great on the pedals and I haven't r...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite kit from 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1125

Re: Favourite kit from 2020

Custom Sonder titanium advnmnstrgrvlwnkr drop bar bike, love the versatility. Polaris Fixie straps - so simple, they don't come apart in use and torque down really tight, and I've used them for everything andincluding holding the swingarm to the car as I limped it to the scrappy. Impact driver - not...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sonder Alpha wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: Sonder Alpha wheels

I’ve got a set on my drop bar mtb and I’ve smashed it down some Lakeland rocky bw’s and they’ve held up find. Checked the hubs the other day and the bearings seem to be holding up well.
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Runners input please
Replies: 22
Views: 372

Re: Runners input please

I’ve flittered between Salomon, Adidas and Inov8 for the last few years and have a wide forefoot and have settled on Inov8s suiting me best. I have a pair of Mudclaws for the really muddy stuff and then a pair of Terraultras for rock and forest trail and I used them for scrambles through the summer ...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: All rounder bike for a friend
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: All rounder bike for a friend

Cheddar Man wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:42 pm
Does he definitely want a hardtail?

I am selling a Jamis full-sus bike that hasn't had much use, it will be well under his budget too, I am 6' tall
He may be tempted away from HT, I think it was a bang for buck but also the weight. What model do you have and how much would you be looking for?
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS Tracker Thread - Spot Content and In reach
Replies: 31
Views: 621

Re: GPS Tracker Thread - Spot Content and In reach

Wahoo also has live tracking but needs a phone signal and the app active too.
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: All rounder bike for a friend
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: All rounder bike for a friend

Thanks Ton, I hadn’t spied the 141 hub. Funny really as he cancelled his order of an MK1 frontier frame as that was the same spacing, really should have checked. Will do some more digging on decent XC bikes
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: All rounder bike for a friend
Replies: 6
Views: 267

All rounder bike for a friend

A friend is looking to get a hardtail for red routes, gravel riding and the occasional bikepacking trip. I think he's leaning towards an XC bike as there will be likely be more gravel riding and road riding to trails than there will be big gravity days. Budget is up to £1300 but ideally around the £...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ramin 3+ to Fronter (V1) parts swap
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Ramin 3+ to Fronter (V1) parts swap

It was a V1 frame and fork he was getting which is on at £199 at the mo. I think that's what he'll probably end up doing. Not sure a used Ramin 3+ would be worth that much would it?
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Tue Nov 17, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ramin 3+ to Fronter (V1) parts swap
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Ramin 3+ to Fronter (V1) parts swap

jameso wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:29 pm
Boost 141. That'll be a PITA then
That's the conclusion I came to, friend cancelled the Frontier frame order to save on the hassle. Back to hunting for a cheap XL bike for him.

Cheers for the info, saved faffing with it.
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ramin 3+ to Fronter (V1) parts swap
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Ramin 3+ to Fronter (V1) parts swap

Hi all, I'm going to move the components over from a Ramin 3+ to a Frontier Rigid (v1) for a friend. (Pinnacle is a M, he's an XL, loves Rigid, just bike is too small). Just hoping I can get some advice from the hive mind on anything I'm missing. I notice the Frontier has 141 QR rear spacing. What's...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lockdown creations
Replies: 11
Views: 802

Re: Lockdown creations

I have LDPE sheet, which is 1.5mm, it is, a softer plastic so unlike 1.0 mm HDPE, which is more rigid. So does Not drum when a loose item rattles inside. I converted an old Karrimor barbag this way.. pm me if you want add some... L ow D ensity P oly E thylene. H igh D ensity P oly E thylene. Thanks...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Merino tee shirt base layers
Replies: 18
Views: 358

Re: Merino tee shirt base layers

I've used the DHB ones for years and they've lasted well. They're warm, non-itchy and have been washed a thousand times.
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproof glove to try
Replies: 27
Views: 607

Re: Waterproof glove to try

What neoprene cycling glove do people recommend? I used a set of the Aldi ones for ages but I wore through the palm after a winter of heavy use. Since then I got a pair of Enduras and they’ve lasted really well. The only problem I’ve ever found with them is if you have to take them off (like to go ...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9295
Views: 1052577

Re: The post man's been ...

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Not quite the postman but a van was acquired. Time to gut it and convert it. Anyone put a bike garage in the back of a SWB van and have advice on bed layout?
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 178
Views: 8597

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

They look interesting. Would the large magnet which looks like it would be in contact with the ground not be really slippy walking on rock? I wonder how it all works covered in a good layer of winter slop. I think the magnet is in the pedal and the clear is just a metal plate. I imagine it would be...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 178
Views: 8597

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

https://gearjunkie.com/hustle-bike-labs ... dal-review

I've always wondered if having a wider "cleat" might make HAB easier, but appreciate this might just be extra slippery.

I'd be interested to see how these work and pricing, might be a fun novelty to try when they're released.
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?
Replies: 13
Views: 386

Re: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?

Might be worth getting in touch with Neil at Alpkit and ask him about their new carbon forks, they provided one with my custom build that I presume they'll start selling at some point soon.
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats the go to insulated jacket?
Replies: 21
Views: 871

Re: Whats the go to insulated jacket?

ScotRoutes wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:01 pm
Montane Prism has long been my go-to.
I’m going into my second winter with the Prism and I’ve used it for everything from mountaineering to bikepacking to shivering in, post winter swim and it’s not shown any hints of wear and packs down acceptably small to always be in my bar bag/pack
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel
Replies: 30
Views: 1040

Re: Winter gravel

I'm currently running Terrano XC in 29x2.25 variety on the new monstergravelwnkr and haven't had any issues, they've taken a beating on techy stuff and I assume that they will share some of the same properties with the gravel versions. Cursed myself, going a bit too fast down past Wainhope bothy an...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Reiver Coast to Coast Off Road
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Reiver Coast to Coast Off Road

That's brill, cheers!
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Reiver Coast to Coast Off Road
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Reiver Coast to Coast Off Road

Hi all,

Does anyone have a GPX for the Reiver offroad (and onroad if you've got it sitting around) c2c routes? I can find maps etc but no GPX. I know they're signposted but I want to check what's nearby etc.

Cheers,

Andy
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel
Replies: 30
Views: 1040

Re: Winter gravel

Just my two pence worth, I ran the Rock n' Road in tanwall 650b variety on my old Rose and they were great, set up tubeless and I didn't have a single puncture in 6 months of riding until I tore the sidewall on a rock slide what was quite honestly silly terrain to be riding them/the bike on. Kept th...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9295
Views: 1052577

Re: The post man's been ...

Err no. When it comes to seam sealing, less is more as more can pull away from the fabric. A very thin (often diluted) layer is usually much better. Thanks for that, having looked at it dried, it looks much better than expected and there doesn’t seem to be an issue with it when you pull the seams t...