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by faustus
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I broke my sunrace mech extender... What replacement options...???
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: I broke my sunrace mech extender... What replacement options...???

Glad it worked :-bd

Also worth noting that if you go 11speed in the future the mech will still work as its the same cable pull, I use mine with 11 speed rs685 and works perfectly :cool:
by faustus
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active
Replies: 48
Views: 956

Re: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active

@sean_iow Although currently I don't actually need any maps as I know every footpath/bridleway on the Island and I'm not allowed to go anywhere else :sad:
Ditto for my local patch too! :-bd
by faustus
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active
Replies: 48
Views: 956

Re: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active

What a crap way to treat customers, but i'm not surprised. Consumer rights seem to barely register in the digital world, and not enforceable. I use the £25 premium subscription so I can get OS maps wherever I am, and I don't often use it to make tracks or save routes. Looking at it just now I don't ...
by faustus
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 932

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

Have a gravel bike as my most used bike and a couple of rigid 29ers. Usually decide which bike to use based on terrain/what kind of ride I want to do. And if I was bikepacking then also how long I was out and what i needed to carry, and what would be best for all that. As i've not done any bikepacki...
by faustus
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravelwanger - what chainring do you use?
Replies: 12
Views: 174

Re: Gravelwanger - what chainring do you use?

I've got 38t oval chainring with 11-40 cassette on mine (11 spd), Plenty of off road in drier times, less so winter. Live in the gently rolling terrain of the south and enough range for me both on and off road. Not often using the smallest 3 teeth, but i'm no road speed demon either...i'd go 36t if ...
by faustus
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Camino-ish
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Camino-ish

:lol: didn't spot that!
by faustus
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I broke my sunrace mech extender... What replacement options...???
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: I broke my sunrace mech extender... What replacement options...???

I've got the grx400 on a 40t cassette with no extender, and it works perfectly. It is on a 1x setup though...but should be fine on 2x as shimano are always conservative with range compatability and it's only a 4 tooth increase. Nice to have a clutch mech too.
by faustus
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Camino-ish
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Camino-ish

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
by faustus
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9253
Views: 1048115

Re: The post man's been ...

I wish books had been my lockdown saviour but I don't get time to do enough. I could spend many hours a day reading....what book is it Reg?
by faustus
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite kit from 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1093

Re: Favourite kit from 2020

Has to be the V3 camino frame and fork. It's done about 560 miles since building it up and it's been brilliant, really nice ride and very good off road. It's become my go-to bike.
by faustus
Thu Jan 07, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9253
Views: 1048115

Re: The post man's been ...

Got a Madison Isolar merino cap to go under the helmet as i'm freezing my head too much. Also some bitumin flashing tape to seal up the leaky shed roof...until it gets re-done with corrugated sheets at some point in the future!
by faustus
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: XTR kit and some bars
Replies: 2
Views: 276

Re: XTR kit and some bars

PM'd you about the rear mech...
by faustus
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear light?
Replies: 21
Views: 573

Re: Rear light?

These are seriously cool:
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But expensive and not very bright at all...nice to use a bolt on lug though and they unscrew for charging

EDIT: they are Koma Bluelug lights: https://www.tokyobike.co.uk/bluelug-koma-light.html
by faustus
Fri Dec 18, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yeah this really helps ...
Replies: 47
Views: 949

Re: Yeah this really helps ...

But they've made the effort to carry that log on their front roll (headline photo), so gotta burn it right!? :roll:
by faustus
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9253
Views: 1048115

Re: The post man's been ...

A good book and a cool tool, sent from a great friend
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by faustus
Wed Dec 09, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thin but warm glove recommendations please
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: Thin but warm glove recommendations please

Oooh, really good recommendations so far, particularly like the Galibier stuff
by faustus
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thin but warm glove recommendations please
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Thin but warm glove recommendations please

Bit boring, but I need a bike glove that is warm but quite thin, and probably a bit breathable too. My winter waterproof Endura gloves are too thick and a bit sweaty for lots of winter riding, the fingers aren't great for brifter shifting. Any suggestions welcome ta, but looking for a nice close fit...
by faustus
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you strava?
Replies: 70
Views: 978

Re: Do you strava?

Been using it since about 2013 I guess so have been through it's various pitfalls, now just used to log rides and see what other people are up to in purely a supportive way rather than feeling like I need to out do them at some point. I like to see friends/relatives out enjoying themselves on the bi...
by faustus
Tue Dec 08, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 71
Views: 1704

Re: Where is everyone?

i think i'm logged in most of the time and read plenty of threads, mainly because i'm a bit of a bike geek and there's plenty of interesting things to learn/read here. I get plenty of vicarious enjoyment from seeing other people's exploits and seeing pictures of rides in different places - though it...
by faustus
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the best for gravelw*nking - 700 or 650B
Replies: 15
Views: 443

Re: What's the best for gravelw*nking - 700 or 650B

I've been running 650b on my Camino since about March and I like the feel. Good off road, fine on road, very comfy and feel a bit nippier to accelerate (though probably not actually true). When trails are dry it handles all my local trails well, and for the winter it's on Hutchinson overrides for ma...
by faustus
Thu Dec 03, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can we talk about jockey wheels?
Replies: 19
Views: 419

Re: Can we talk about jockey wheels?

i'm always guilty of neglecting my jockey wheels until all the teeth are nice and pointy :oops:
by faustus
Thu Dec 03, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is the 100mm travel hardtail dead?
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Is the 100mm travel hardtail dead?

The Unit can take a 100mm fork, and the Sonder Frontier is designed for one too. Then there are still a fair few XC/race hardtails at 100mm, including the Orbea Alma, Vitus Rapide, Canyon Exceed, Chisel mentioned above etc. I agree above that rigid bikes are more available, there are lots of options...
by faustus
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9253
Views: 1048115

Re: The post man's been ...

Bought a Beto tubeless inflator as I needed it for a change of tyres that wasn't happening with a track pump. Worked pretty well!
by faustus
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Singular Peregrine
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: WTD: Singular Peregrine

Instagram comments from Sam seemed to suggest £1000 for F&F :shock: