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by faustus
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2259
Views: 309508

Re: Todays ride

Despite a dank looking picture below, it was a decent mixed terrain ride. It was drizzly but the terrain varied lots and i was comfy and fairly dry on the camino because of full 'guards...

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by faustus
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I broke my sunrace mech extender... What replacement options...???
Replies: 11
Views: 360

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

Yeah, I think it's a decent mech and a big saving over the grx812 mech, and as you say a blessed relief to have a quieter drivetrain like the mtbs
by faustus
Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MoJo
Replies: 39
Views: 586

Re: MoJo

To coin a microsoft analogy: My mojo is currently operating in safe mode. :|
by faustus
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 103
Views: 6186

Re: Gravel porn

As pi$$-takes go this is a good one, and excellent attention to detail with the crocs pedal straps!. Got to like 'Bicycle Pubes' humour. And yes, that is a baguette on the fork leg, and bananas on the front :-bd EDIT - and a dangling testicle rear light under the saddle :grin: https://theradavist.co...
by faustus
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I broke my sunrace mech extender... What replacement options...???
Replies: 11
Views: 360

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: 49
Views: 1055

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: 49
Views: 1055

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: 937

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: 175

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: 304

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: 11
Views: 360

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: 304

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: 9277
Views: 1051659

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: 1114

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: 9277
Views: 1051659

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: 279

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: 583

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: 953

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: 9277
Views: 1051659

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: 285

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: 285

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: 983

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: 1707

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: 444

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: 421

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: