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by yourguitarhero
Sat Apr 20, 2024 10:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11447
Views: 1922804

Re: The post man's been ...

a Sea to Summit Cinder Down Quilt from their sale. I'd tried the Alpkit quilt before and found it too cold (seems it is generally poorly reviewed) so hopefully this is one works better for when I don't want to take my sleeping bag. The bags and info leaflets it comes with are quite nice :) @yourgui...
by yourguitarhero
Sun Apr 07, 2024 7:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 1543
Views: 255500

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Today's job was to replace the Magura Mt master cylinder that I broke in a crash. Went Ok apart from a) not realising there was an olive already in the replacement master cylinder which I crushed and then slightly damaged the threads fro the hose entry while levering it out. Ended up having to retap...
by yourguitarhero
Fri Apr 05, 2024 5:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11447
Views: 1922804

Re: The post man's been ...

a Sea to Summit Cinder Down Quilt from their sale.

I'd tried the Alpkit quilt before and found it too cold (seems it is generally poorly reviewed) so hopefully this is one works better for when I don't want to take my sleeping bag.

The bags and info leaflets it comes with are quite nice :)
by yourguitarhero
Sun Mar 31, 2024 9:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Packraft for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: Packraft for sale

Now sold
by yourguitarhero
Sat Mar 30, 2024 7:45 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Cheap 34.9mm seatpost to cut down
Replies: 1
Views: 97

Re: WTD: Cheap 34.9mm seatpost to cut down

Alternatively, I could go with a dropper with an underseat lever, not fussed about diameter as happy to shim it
by yourguitarhero
Thu Mar 28, 2024 2:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1209877

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Sea to Summit quilts and bags with muchos dineros off

https://seatosummit.co.uk/collections/outlet-clearance
by yourguitarhero
Tue Mar 26, 2024 2:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Cheap 34.9mm seatpost to cut down
Replies: 1
Views: 97

WTD: Cheap 34.9mm seatpost to cut down

Anyone got anything?
Seem thin on the ground.out there.
Not looking to shim a smaller one
by yourguitarhero
Tue Mar 26, 2024 12:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wild Country Zephyros Compact 2 Tent Opinions Please
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: Wild Country Zephyros Compact 2 Tent Opinions Please

I had the 2 man XL lite version.
Great tent. Easy to pitch well, well designed and robust. Lives in it for 3 weeks in a row.

I only sold it as I only ever camped alone (thought my girlfriend might come along but nah) so went for something smaller.
by yourguitarhero
Sun Mar 24, 2024 10:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I am weak
Replies: 8
Views: 793

Re: I am weak

Update In the end I got a 42t Microshift cassette and a Shimano GRX 2x111 (RX810) derailleur off of the CRC close down sale. Fitted them today and shifting is nice and smooth. Although the maximum cassette for that mech is meant to be up to 40t, the 42t is no problem and didn't require a goatlink o...
by yourguitarhero
Fri Mar 22, 2024 6:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Packraft for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Packraft for sale

I'm selling my Nortik Trekraft. I actually think I bought it off someone on here? It has done good service - multi day camping trips down the Tay and Spey, day trips and bikerafting over Loch Broom and Little Loch Broom. https://i.postimg.cc/gJH9GQZq/PXL-20240322-100705678.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/X...
by yourguitarhero
Thu Mar 21, 2024 5:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Crashing....
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Crashing....

I was out for a very easy ride (with a pal who doesn't really MTB) at a mini trail centre in some woods near the back of Falkirk. Pretty family friendly stuff, green/blue grade stuff. Not even any drop offs. Apart from one track which has an unsigned gap jump on it! I almost made it, but now have pe...
by yourguitarhero
Sun Mar 10, 2024 5:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: Camper van European route planning showing elevation
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: OT: Camper van European route planning showing elevation

I have a Garmin Campervan satnav I used for a trip to Europe.
It shows you the elevation and steep gradients:

https://support.garmin.com/en-GB/?faq=R ... lGO7iOhTQ8
by yourguitarhero
Fri Mar 08, 2024 6:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 1543
Views: 255500

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Much manoeuvring for me Bought this electric town bike v. cheap from Evans: https://i.postimg.cc/vBvzhzch/PXL-20240218-125230067.jpg My girlfriend and I share it for doing errands and commuting. I changed the saddle to a Fabric one that suits my butt. Need to buy another 34.9mm seatpost that I can c...
by yourguitarhero
Thu Feb 22, 2024 12:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: High mount bottle cage?
Replies: 10
Views: 316

Re: High mount bottle cage?

You could drill your own hole in the correct place, as long as there is some material to drill through?
by yourguitarhero
Thu Feb 22, 2024 11:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: An interesting bikerafting route up in the Highlands
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: An interesting bikerafting route up in the Highlands

Your shoe size number is related to the size of an ear of Barley.
The standardisation of bolt threads (via the Whitworth thread) is said to have played an important part in Britain winning the Crimean War through helping gunboat production. I guess that brings it a little closer to the topic...
by yourguitarhero
Thu Feb 22, 2024 10:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: An interesting bikerafting route up in the Highlands
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: An interesting bikerafting route up in the Highlands

At danger of being called a metric using whippersnapper, I'm seeing it as

2389 metres of elevation in 185km of distance which equals just shy of 13 metres (12.91) of elevation per KM of distance.
Though obviously it won't be distributed evenly!
by yourguitarhero
Thu Feb 22, 2024 6:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: An interesting bikerafting route up in the Highlands
Replies: 11
Views: 308

An interesting bikerafting route up in the Highlands

Saw this on bikepacking.com: https://bikepacking.com/routes/glenha-bikerafting-loop/ Looks quite interesting, not overly challenging and seems to be quite a good use of the raft to allow you to follow a route you couldn't do without one. The figure of 8 route means you could do it in smaller chunks ...
by yourguitarhero
Wed Feb 21, 2024 4:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1209877

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Specialized Tactic 4 from Tredz at £41.99 down from £80 plus best ranking mtb/emtb helmet and 3rd overall regardless of price as tested by Virginia Tech https://www.helmet.beam.vt.edu/bicycle-helmet-ratings.html They seem to be £40 at a lot of online shops, so handy if you are buying something else...
by yourguitarhero
Mon Feb 19, 2024 5:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike Abuse, Am I bad?
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Bike Abuse, Am I bad?

Two semi-conflicting themes for me. 1) A bike that is left in the back of the shed or somewhere for months will generally be good to go with just a wee spot of air in the tyres and potentially some chain lube. 2) Spending time cleaning a bike normally means I find lots of little bits on it to tidy u...
by yourguitarhero
Thu Feb 08, 2024 5:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: Morocco - hillwalking?
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: OT: Morocco - hillwalking?

Hello, am back from my holiday. In the end, we didn't camp at all. Rooms in nice (if basic) Riads/hotels were about £20 a night between the two of us... We also didn't do much hiking in the end, a couple of 2 or 3 hour ones. We were travelling to different towns each day. Can definitely see the appe...
by yourguitarhero
Thu Feb 08, 2024 5:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: All day comfortable, do-it-all waterproof trousers?
Replies: 13
Views: 1005

Re: All day comfortable, do-it-all waterproof trousers?

So, after mulling this over for a while, I have just received a pair of second hand Paramo Velez trousers in the post. They seem closest to what I'm looking for and if they don't do the job I can sell them on for no/low cost. Will test them out by riding to work (20 miles) in the rain. And while, sa...
by yourguitarhero
Thu Feb 08, 2024 4:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight touring rack | Tailfin? Other alternatives?
Replies: 13
Views: 405

Re: Lightweight touring rack | Tailfin? Other alternatives?

Tortec ultra lite works well for me. Easy to fit, robust enough for anything my bike can do off road (with 38mm tyres). Can take panniers and the platform is big enough to put bags on top. They're less than £30, so not a big expenditure to try it out. Would recommend Ortlieb gravel panniers too. The...
by yourguitarhero
Fri Jan 19, 2024 11:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A wee whisky appreciation thread.
Replies: 38
Views: 1618

Re: A wee whisky appreciation thread.

Is there an 'optimum' age for a whisky? Is there a point of diminishing return? Chemically, almost all of the maturation flavouring happens in the first 18 months. The 3 year minimum maturation law is arbitrary. Was put in during the 1920s as a semi-prohibition measure to slow down production. Olde...
by yourguitarhero
Thu Jan 18, 2024 10:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A wee whisky appreciation thread.
Replies: 38
Views: 1618

Re: A wee whisky appreciation thread.

I have a masters degree in whisky distillation and maturation.
Feel free to ask anything you like.
by yourguitarhero
Thu Jan 18, 2024 7:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: Morocco - hillwalking?
Replies: 7
Views: 402

Re: OT: Morocco - hillwalking?

Thanks for the info, and enjoyed reading about people's trips there.
Have starred a few places in Google Maps to visit.