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by faustus
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full Mudgaurds?
Replies: 47
Views: 3650

Re: Full Mudgaurds?

Well the VO 'guards are very nice if they do fit - good luck! :-bd
by faustus
Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigid 29er (+?) under a grand?
Replies: 13
Views: 628

Re: Rigid 29er (+?) under a grand?

Good going! The 2020/21 Unit X looks really good, and lots of good features. I have a 2018 Unit and it ticks many boxes for me, and very versatile to build up how you want. In terms of a fork, i've been using a surly Krampus fork (not boutique!) because they're good and solid, and also trying out a ...
by faustus
Thu Sep 24, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full Mudgaurds?
Replies: 47
Views: 3650

Re: Full Mudgaurds?

SKS do a 75mm guard that looks to cover wide mtb tyres up to at least 2.5inch, and nice fittings if not the longest blades. Quite heavy but worth a look. I'm contemplating some for my Unit over winter... EDIT - and way cheaper than Honjo! :grin: https://www.merlincycles.com/sks-bluemels-u-stay-mtb-m...
by faustus
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Need and want.
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Need and want.

Someone our way has something very similar except it looks like it's made from girders, I think it's an fat tyred ebike - It reminds me of a Brompton crossed with the Incredible Hulk. Actually, I don't think it has a triangle, so, in fact, it only looks like this one superficially. I've seen one ar...
by faustus
Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Rockshox 29er 100mm 35's Boost & A Few Bits & Bobs
Replies: 2
Views: 215

Re: Rockshox 100mm 35's Boost & A Few Bits & Bobs

Are these 29er forks? Can the travel be adjusted internally? Ta.
by faustus
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking bike buyers guide
Replies: 26
Views: 630

Re: Bikepacking bike buyers guide

My tuppence: - They all look capable of off-roading to me, just a list of gravel bikes of varying prices. Glad it included the Camino, which is very capable, and great off-road! :-bd - Another bag rubber here, especially on road crank Q-factor, baggy shorts swish on bags fairly often. - Capabilities...
by faustus
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel tyre - Resolute v Ravager
Replies: 8
Views: 264

Re: Winter gravel tyre - Resolute v Ravager

I'm in a similar position, but tend to just ride more roads/lanes in the winter as i'm no fan of real slop. Purely judging by pictures, i'm not sure the Ravager is much of an improvement over the Riddler, they both have a similar tread down the middle, the Ravager just has bigger side knobs - which ...
by faustus
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New to bike packing with a child
Replies: 18
Views: 522

Re: New to bike packing with a child

Cracking picture! :-bd
by faustus
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New to bike packing with a child
Replies: 18
Views: 522

Re: New to bike packing with a child

Good tips to know for the future. Mine are too young yet, but i plan to start off with picnic and play somewhere different on the bike, hopefully getting to the point of staying overnight later on. And yeah, taking a teddy is a given :cool:
by faustus
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 4123

Re: BB200 2020

Ditto, having spent a great deal of time in and around Lampeter, I love the southern Cambrians.
by faustus
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 4123

Re: BB200 2020

Great idea. Hoping I might be able to do this, even though freedom passes are very hard to come by at the moment! :-bd
by faustus
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Book suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 449

Re: Book suggestions?

not bikey at all, but edward abbey - desert solitaire. first published in 1968 it documents his time as a park ranger in utah. that makes it sound sh!t but his descriptions, and thoughts on and connections with nature are brilliant. there was a before having read this and an after having read this ...
by faustus
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29 plus carbon fork options
Replies: 22
Views: 451

Re: 29 plus carbon fork options

Exotic carbon forks would do if you can find any, I recently got a 2nd hand monocoque version and there's room for 3inch tyres. Sensible A-C options too.
by faustus
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Book suggestions?
Replies: 19
Views: 449

Re: Book suggestions?

I enjoyed John Metcalfe's Dividing the Great:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dividing-Great ... B005U0OHTA
by faustus
Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2040
Views: 281626

Re: Todays ride

A short, murky and somewhat surprising bimble around central Dorset. I departed the large free car park on Bulbarrow Hill, sped down the road past the new pop-up ice-cream shop (Tiny Tim's) :-bd and along the Wessex Ridgeway past a rather foggy and forlorn Okeford Hill bike park. Taking a sharp rig...
by faustus
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Come back 2x, all is forgiven!
Replies: 39
Views: 861

Re: Come back 2x, all is forgiven!

As has been put succinctly above, it's a lot about (personal) choice of compromises for the type of riding you do. I've got used to 1 x on all my bikes, and part of it is adjusting to a particular set-up. The gravel bike will be used more on the road in the winter, so may well revert back to 2x11......
by faustus
Tue Aug 18, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Come back 2x, all is forgiven!
Replies: 39
Views: 861

Re: Come back 2x, all is forgiven!

Common Toad. Definitely best left in Wales!
by faustus
Fri Aug 14, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved
Replies: 37
Views: 913

Re: Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved

Some could argue that for sure. But on the spectrum of human influence on the landscape and the extent to which nature is free to impose itself, there aren't any areas in the UK that could be said to fit even a loose definition of wilderness. There's a common trait for culture to use the term freely...
by faustus
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved
Replies: 37
Views: 913

Re: Cambrian Eagle Mystery Solved

Good stuff, never knew that! I'll watch the programme at some point, but the title does the classic thing of using 'wild' or 'wilderness' to sell a programme in the listings. It's a particular beef I have with the misuse of this word; and the Cambrians are many wonderful things, but it ain't wildern...
by faustus
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 276
Views: 8005

Re: What are you listening to now?

To add a light seasoning to a feeling of listlessness today, listening to Hammock's album 'Kenotic'. It's apologetically ambient :geek:
by faustus
Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: A Lost Lanes, TINAT-revisit meander through Wales, South to North and South again
Replies: 30
Views: 1065

Re: A Lost Lanes, TINAT-revisit meander through Wales, South to North and South again

Great ride and write up, enjoyed that a lot! I have a much, much shorter but similarly inspired ride planned for whenever I can get out. I like the vibe of the touring and riding, not primarily about gear and distance and effort (though i'm sure there was plenty and interest in each!), but the exper...
by faustus
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hot ... innit?
Replies: 21
Views: 645

Re: Hot ... innit?

Doing office work from home like many people, and I hate the constant discomfort of this heat, and riding is unpleasant after about 9am. It's been 32'C or more every day since friday here and no break until Thursday by the looks of it, hardly dipped below 20 at night outside and i think the house ha...
by faustus
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2040
Views: 281626

Re: Todays ride

Thought i'd beat the heat and got out for a bit this morning on the Camino. Still sweated lots, but it was a beautiful ride up to the Wayfarer's Way via back lanes and byways and back again.
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by faustus
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coffee bags or other options
Replies: 33
Views: 1050

Re: Coffee bags or other options

Usually instant in a ziplock bag for me mostly, as i'm happy enough with any old hot drink with caffeine when camping. As borderer says, happy to wait for a stop or home for a nice coffee. Go Full Pannier.cc and take a Moka pot :grin: