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by yourguitarhero
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Edinburgh to Orkney up the East Coast
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Edinburgh to Orkney up the East Coast

Excellent info guys!

I've put together a wee GPS route from Alness to Dunscaby Point following you guys' advice:
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/33477382
by yourguitarhero
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Edinburgh to Orkney up the East Coast
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Edinburgh to Orkney up the East Coast

Heading off on my longest bikepacking trip so far tomorrow. A friend and I are cycling from Edinburgh to Orkney up the east coast of Scotland. All packed up: https://i.postimg.cc/15sws9qq/IMG-20200722-135646.jpg Was wondering if anyone had tips on routes or nice camping spots. We're aiming to ride o...
by yourguitarhero
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: FlexStrap as voile nano alternative
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: FlexStrap as voile nano alternative

Had a look at Softtie - but 20 Euros shipping!
by yourguitarhero
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD Carbon 29er rigid fork
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: WTD Carbon 29er rigid fork

Hi Rich3rd - had a look and the steerer will be too short for my bike.
Thanks though!
by yourguitarhero
Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3334
Views: 564928

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I was in Decathlon in Edinburgh yesterday and they had some Giro Herraduro and Shimano (can't remember model, but mid range) SPD shoes for around £40 in the sale
by yourguitarhero
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Further to my bag question, what's too much weight on the front end
Replies: 17
Views: 456

Re: Further to my bag question, what's too much weight on the front end

On my town/shopping bike, anything over about 4.5kg in the basket on the front starts to mess with the steering.
For off-road, I'd say try to keep it to 2kg-ish
by yourguitarhero
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Anyone got a spesh pizza rack or similar lying around they no longer use
Replies: 28
Views: 778

Re: Anyone got a spesh pizza rack or similar lying around they no longer use

Hmm, must be a google image embed thing. Click these? https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/5j2BHbUKUco9d2uq73GFDIXX2eoqMrH0Om1K-Fqt-1c42doBmIq9jpWZ1wI93RzFprHYCRZRpoF6bA4a5m-fKIEq2546Z0X_6EbGpiTR_AQKmCegBy4Oe0xvmRkRzv3k_YuuEwpxxhbq0k8zhoCOnM17AxuEus-Ez-lyArDVWcW1Tc3UCgueW2wquegAfDi67ajySK2w85Jo-O1Jdbj4...
by yourguitarhero
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Anyone got a spesh pizza rack or similar lying around they no longer use
Replies: 28
Views: 778

Re: Anyone got a spesh pizza rack or similar lying around they no longer use

Here is the Racktime rack on my bike: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/5j2BHbUKUco9d2uq73GFDIXX2eoqMrH0Om1K-Fqt-1c42doBmIq9jpWZ1wI93RzFprHYCRZRpoF6bA4a5m-fKIEq2546Z0X_6EbGpiTR_AQKmCegBy4Oe0xvmRkRzv3k_YuuEwpxxhbq0k8zhoCOnM17AxuEus-Ez-lyArDVWcW1Tc3UCgueW2wquegAfDi67ajySK2w85Jo-O1Jdbj4PMdAvGl-jJhqvdRo...
by yourguitarhero
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Anyone got a spesh pizza rack or similar lying around they no longer use
Replies: 28
Views: 778

Re: Anyone got a spesh pizza rack or similar lying around they no longer use

Looking at my emails, I got the Racktime TopIt for £29 posted from Bikester about this time last year.
Seems good quality, fixings were good too and easy to fit and nothing has rattled loose.
by yourguitarhero
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD Carbon 29er rigid fork
Replies: 7
Views: 358

Re: WTD Carbon 29er rigid fork

Rich - how much you looking for for the Chinese carbon ones?
Cycling to Orkney soon and don't think I'll need the Pikes on my hardtail for Sustrans routes....
by yourguitarhero
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Anyone got a spesh pizza rack or similar lying around they no longer use
Replies: 28
Views: 778

Re: Anyone got a spesh pizza rack or similar lying around they no longer use

I have one of these on my CX bike: https://www.racktime.com/produkte/syste ... /topit-evo
Mounts to some eyelets halfway down my fork.

Pretty light and sturdy - decent for strapping a drybag or jacket to or something.
by yourguitarhero
Sun May 17, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3334
Views: 564928

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I got one of those Synmat 5s in the last sale they were in. Really good - no problems sleeping on it at around -2c and packs up pretty small.
by yourguitarhero
Mon May 04, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel King SK vs WTB Nano, which rolls better?
Replies: 16
Views: 590

Re: Gravel King SK vs WTB Nano, which rolls better?

I've had a set of tan wall 700cx38mm SKs on my bike for a while. I like them. The rear has worn out so I've ordered the slick version (38mm tan wall) to go on the back to see if it I get faster rolling. I normally ride on road, paved paths or fireroads and generally don't do too much trails stuff in...
by yourguitarhero
Fri May 01, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3334
Views: 564928

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

My Thermarest hammock form Rock n Run arrived - it's very nice. I might go try it out overnight in the woods near the house
by yourguitarhero
Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ti repair - Picture added :)
Replies: 26
Views: 1152

Re: Ti repair - Picture added :)

Gaffa tape and/or baling twine - sorted!
by yourguitarhero
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3334
Views: 564928

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Well, order was placed 10 days ago. I'll give 'em til end of the week and see if it shows up before giving them a shout
by yourguitarhero
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3334
Views: 564928

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Question about Rock n Run for folk who've bought off them before.
I bought a hammock in their Thermarest flash sale. When will it appear? That sale seems to be over now - well, all the hammocks have been bought.
by yourguitarhero
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Salsa Warbird, 55cm
Replies: 29
Views: 1831

Re: Salsa Warbird, 55cm

Is this still for sale?

if so, any interest in selling the frame and forks?
by yourguitarhero
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3334
Views: 564928

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I got one of those Exped Synmat lites. Nice quality mat, small and light and kept me bivvying under a bridge in sub-zero temps - woke up with beard iced up! Would recommend. Ordered myself a hammock from the link above. Have a lovely warm spot outside my flat for snoozing away lockdown mornings, but...
by yourguitarhero
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3334
Views: 564928

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Gortex Mavic trail shoes convertible between flat and SPD, for £45
£5 delivery but Quidco cashback available too

Sizes 9 and 11 left

https://www.triuk.com/Triathlon-Cycle-S ... ven/389951
by yourguitarhero
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1081
Views: 213339

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

From my packraft, an early morning on the Spey last week: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/r72tCevYUoctPI2YNCNTIuNhR1cF8smbeYkeEnL4gJRFsUXcv3xeMSDjHXvUpEJ-07l4ZOcYe2hGWTJ9YbdF8FMPKWxMRbBgFxLgAe14JPHMEWSyzXhxDDZXj9EqMrvrA5C23tJVQOLp_0s2lrXIDToAxxr5t8xXz0_cyUYgTmNxMJfQW2oL6WY-Q2nUJK18yujvGtaMnqNdoIPu...
by yourguitarhero
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3334
Views: 564928

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Thanks for the heads up on the Exped mat at Millets - still on sale.
Just ordered one as realised my mat will be useless if it's cold and I'm away off camping up north next week!
by yourguitarhero
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick/easy access bikepacking style luggage
Replies: 24
Views: 1319

Re: Quick/easy access bikepacking style luggage

The Blackburn saddle bag/harness is pretty easy to pull the drybag out of - much more so than an Alpkit one I have. Watched my friend with envy as he pulled his out - oo-er!

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/blackburn-outpost-seat-pack-1/
by yourguitarhero
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: G-one tires
Replies: 24
Views: 1262

Re: G-one tires

I've used a set of G-One Speed 29*2.35" on my hardtail in summer before when I was commuting on it.
Very fast on road and have taken them down some black level descents at a trail centre before without any problems such as crashing or making holes in the tyres. It was dry though!
by yourguitarhero
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproof shorts & trousers?
Replies: 20
Views: 1287

Re: Waterproof shorts & trousers?

Have a look at the Endura or Dirtlej onsies.
Wonderful things, though pricey as!