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by Alexinthepeaks
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kinesis tripster v3 ti or an alternative?
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: Kinesis tripster v3 ti or an alternative?

I run a Ribble CGR TI with 45mm Raddler on 28mmID XC rims so they come up large.

No mud clearance issues yet, and believe me, ive been though lots of mud.

Even if it does clog its not gonna strip the paint on a ti bike or worse eat the carbon :)
by Alexinthepeaks
Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 18093

Re: BB200 2020

by Alexinthepeaks
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9027
Views: 1013515

Re: The post man's been ...

Hope RX4 Calipers for my GRX Gravel Bike :)

Image20201019_141819 by alexberry1, on Flickr

Image20201019_141809 by alexberry1, on Flickr
by Alexinthepeaks
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 18093

Re: BB200 2020

ChrisE wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:48 am
Ah.... I got home at 345am today. 72km in 6.5hrs was on for <24hr but then crashed and snapped my bars off. 85km road ride back to car with no RHS brake, no gears & LHS bar only to hold on to. More adventure than I bargained for!!

There's a thread just for this!!!
by Alexinthepeaks
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 18093

Re: BB200 2020

sean_iow wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:53 am
I had to read that twice to make sure I wasn't seeing things, chapeau Liam, that's an unbelievable time. It just goes to prove that singlespeed is faster than gears.... but I'm still taking gears for my ride :grin:
Wow.... Just wow!
by Alexinthepeaks
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4484

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Looking forward to see how Juliet Elliott got on....seems like she will put a YouTube video out on Tuesday. Can't wait to relive the pain!
by Alexinthepeaks
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What gear did you break on the BB200/300
Replies: 33
Views: 888

Re: What gear did you break on the BB200/300

Yeah turns out the squeeling was my disc eating the pistons!

I think the hope RX4 caliper offers a bit more clearance too which will help clear the grinding paste out of the pads better? Plus the ultimate bonus is they come in purple!
by Alexinthepeaks
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What gear did you break on the BB200/300
Replies: 33
Views: 888

Re: What gear did you break on the BB200/300

Just counting my tally... 1.) GRX 812 rear mech £85 2.) GRX 1 x RH Shifter, shift mecanism shot to bits £186 3.) Chain £15 4.) Brake Pads front and rear (brand new on)£30 5.) Cables £10 6.) Exposure 8.7amp Support Cell £80 7.) Bar Tape £30 Total - £436! I am hoping to get the items in Bold covered ...
by Alexinthepeaks
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 18093

Re: BB200 2020

I just put a tablet in the water, didnt bother filtering it. It was very clean with no debris.
by Alexinthepeaks
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4484

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

larsmars wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:41 pm
http://www.tourintune.com/bear-bones-30 ... n-edition/

My write up of the BB300 with photos ^^ :-bd
Great write up...and love a good spreadsheet. Got a cracking vid of the motorcross lads riding up the HAB forest section, one even fell off twice it was that tough!
by Alexinthepeaks
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What gear did you break on the BB200/300
Replies: 33
Views: 888

Re: What gear did you break on the BB200/300

Just counting my tally... 1.) GRX 812 rear mech £85 2.) GRX 1 x RH Shifter, shift mecanism shot to bits £186 3.) Chain £15 4.) Brake Pads front and rear (brand new on)£30 5.) Cables £10 6.) Exposure 8.7amp Support Cell £80 7.) Bar Tape £30 Total - £436! I am hoping to get the items in Bold covered ...
by Alexinthepeaks
Mon Oct 12, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What gear did you break on the BB200/300
Replies: 33
Views: 888

Re: What gear did you break on the BB200/300

:shock: how did u manage to break so much on one ride?? I think the clue is in the last item, bar tape (and the GRX shifter). Looks like an mtb is the tool du jour for this years event from the reports so far.... :shock: It could have happened on a Mtb too...freak accident, and got unlucky. The bik...
by Alexinthepeaks
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4484

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Honestly, i was loving it! The gravel bike i have got is set up with 28mm ID carbon wheels with cushcores, running 30PSI on WTB Resolutes. The set up was banging...it just ripped though everything, even the thick mud. Those skinny 42mm tyres are amazing! I did get off on a couple of the really rocky...
by Alexinthepeaks
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What gear did you break on the BB200/300
Replies: 33
Views: 888

What gear did you break on the BB200/300

Just counting my tally... 1.) GRX 812 rear mech £85 2.) GRX 1 x RH Shifter, shift mecanism shot to bits £186 3.) Chain £15 4.) Brake Pads front and rear (brand new on)£30 5.) Cables £10 6.) Exposure 8.7amp Support Cell £80 7.) Bar Tape £30 Total - £436! I am hoping to get the items in Bold covered b...
by Alexinthepeaks
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4484

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

In Reverse wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:23 pm
Just got back to the car at the Fforest. Pretty ruined :lol:

28:01. My sixth BB200 and it might have been the toughest of the lot.

Good effort!!
by Alexinthepeaks
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4484

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Bollocks bollocks bollocks! Set off from the Fforest Inn at 6 this morning. Was making great progress for 120km at 15km/h average. It was tough but very enjoyable. On the descent just before the Gap i got a log caught in my rear wheel and it bent the mech. But it was just too bad. I had to bail and...
by Alexinthepeaks
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 18093

Re: BB200 2020

Another bailer here...Update on other thread...

It was hard and i swore alot.
by Alexinthepeaks
Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4484

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

Bollocks bollocks bollocks! Set off from the Fforest Inn at 6 this morning. Was making great progress for 120km at 15km/h average. It was tough but very enjoyable. On the descent just before the Gap i got a log caught in my rear wheel and it bent the mech. But it was just too bad. I had to bail and ...
by Alexinthepeaks
Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 18093

Re: BB200 2020

I don't want to put the kibosh on it but the forecast for this coming weekend looks quite good (light rain, sunny intervals, & gentle breeze) plus the water levels in streams drop off quite quickly in the area :cool: Well that was the kiss of death.....rain showers all day on sat with moderate bree...
by Alexinthepeaks
Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 18093

Re: BB200 2020

I have some unexpected time off from work over the next few days, not back until next Tuesday. I would really like to do this, but my problem is that I don't have a GPS nav thing, as I didn't end up getting one a couple of months back. Is there an Old Skool version of being able to do this with gri...
by Alexinthepeaks
Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 18093

Re: BB200 2020

Is anyone mad enough to try this years BB200 on a gravel bike? I am tempted, but having looked at the Komoot stats of this yr vs last year, i think there is more off road this year than last year, and last year would have been tough on a gravel bike..... The other thing that putting me off is how w...
by Alexinthepeaks
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 18093

Re: BB200 2020

Is anyone mad enough to try this years BB200 on a gravel bike? I am tempted, but having looked at the Komoot stats of this yr vs last year, i think there is more off road this year than last year, and last year would have been tough on a gravel bike..... The other thing that putting me off is how we...
by Alexinthepeaks
Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel
Replies: 30
Views: 931

Re: Winter gravel

I have been using the WTB Raddlers in a 44mm, on a mix of terrain from flat toe path to the roughtest trail the Peak District has. Only had one puncture since Jan to a side wall but was plgged with a stans dart easy enough. I also run Cush Cores which have been fantastic at protecting my carbon rims...
by Alexinthepeaks
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 18093

Re: BB200 2020

There are some pretty chunky rock sections in places. Depends how much of a battering gravel bike wheels can take. Thanks - should be ok, im running cush cores. No issue with descending Jacobs Ladder and stuff like that, think im gonna risk it for a biscuit. Boggy sections are the hardest after a r...