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by trob6
Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dales Divide: My Plan
Replies: 34
Views: 742

Re: Dales Divide: My Plan

I did it last year and will be doing it again this year, I will be taking two 1 litre bottles with probably just one full and the other for evenings. I had One 20000mah Anker battery pack last year and it lasted 3 days, I charged my phone, Garmin watch which i recorded on so charged it every day and...
by trob6
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sonder Broken Road Owners - Whatcha Reckon?
Replies: 17
Views: 519

Re: Sonder Broken Road Owners - Whatcha Reckon?

Hello Micheal I tested one from Alpkit in Hathersage and had both sets of wheels, 650b plus and 29er, tried both on the same loop and found the 650b to roll better and be more comfortable. They built me one with forks I supplied (Travers Prong), brakes, seatpost (carbon) and saddle, they just take t...
by trob6
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Like a Brooks C15 but not a C15
Replies: 19
Views: 495

Re: Like a Brooks C15 but not a C15

Hello Sean I have a c17 carved and mine is doing the same but I can live with it, I also have a b17 which is so much more comfortable for as far as I can ride, just keep on top of the proof hide and all is well. I thought I read somewhere they have changed the design of the nose on the cambium saddl...
by trob6
Tue May 26, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient
Replies: 54
Views: 1430

Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

If you're meant to be completely self-sufficient does that mean they want you to carry all the water for entire trip too? Maybe you could use something like a traffic cone strapped to your back as a water collection device? I'm not rising to the bait :wink: . You've no idea how difficult that is th...
by trob6
Fri May 22, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "trail centre" vocabulary
Replies: 64
Views: 2473

Re: "trail centre" vocabulary

Reg you have to talk about having your suspension tuned which makes it very supple and ramps up at the end of the stroke but you are running one token.
They will look at you in high regard then.
Tim.
by trob6
Thu May 21, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 84
Views: 1725

Re: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?

Going to Wales and riding all those lovely trails and I want to do the Trans Cambrian way again also I've made a Scottish c2c that I would love to do but if I cant I'm sure in will be there next year. All the events I was going to do have been cancelled bar one that's postponed for now but I'm not h...
by trob6
Wed May 20, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8419
Views: 891099

Re: The post man's been ...

and brought a cheapo copy bar mount for my garmin etrex, ordered before i seen someone on here say don't bother with the cheap copies and pay the extra for the real mccoy. havent had it out for a spin yet but it does seem a bit sh!t as the stopper bit at the bottom doesnt actually click in place pr...
by trob6
Mon May 18, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My boring first ever "how to" film
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: My boring first ever "how to" film

Very good John, I know for sure I will never pack raft but I watched it anyway out of curiosity and wont be asking for my 12 minutes back.
by trob6
Mon May 18, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Most accurate wrist HRM?
Replies: 29
Views: 526

Re: Most accurate wrist HRM?

I have a Garmin Fenix 3 hr Sapphire and it does all the things you want, you get the Garmin connect app on your phone which you pair the watch to and after an activity you save it on the watch and its goes to the phone also it can be paired ti Strava if that's your thing. The Hr monitor is good I've...
by trob6
Sun May 17, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hello, and help me choose luggage!
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: Hello, and help me choose luggage!

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Just testing I've done it right before a add a few more pictures?
by trob6
Sat May 16, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hello, and help me choose luggage!
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: Hello, and help me choose luggage!

Hello Dave I also am not familiar with that luggage but a friend of mine who is a sail maker in Portland has started making bike bags, all of mine are from him and they are excellent, his name is Steven Moatt of Moatt Sails, the bike bag web site is not quite up and running yet but he is on instagr...
by trob6
Sat May 16, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hello, and help me choose luggage!
Replies: 14
Views: 563

Re: Hello, and help me choose luggage!

Hello Dave I also am not familiar with that luggage but a friend of mine who is a sail maker in Portland has started making bike bags, all of mine are from him and they are excellent, his name is Steven Moatt of Moatt Sails, the bike bag web site is not quite up and running yet but he is on instagra...
by trob6
Thu May 14, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off Topic Help Please
Replies: 17
Views: 661

Re: Off Topic Help Please

Hello Sean
Its a bit tenuous, but you did tell me about her when we rode together on the Dales Divide last year so I feel I know her well enough to sent a card :-bd and its my sisters birthday the same day so I shouldn't forget. Send me the address.
by trob6
Thu May 14, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?
Replies: 27
Views: 937

Re: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?

I have a Briken Road with prong forks, I just spaced it that way, I bought the forks and took them up on build day. It rides excellently and is comfy for the long haul, I've only had it since September but have done a few trips on it. I tested one from Hatersage, costs £40 but they take it off the ...
by trob6
Thu May 14, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?
Replies: 27
Views: 937

Re: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?

I have a Broken Road with prong forks, I just spaced it that way, I bought the forks and took them up on build day. It rides excellently and is comfy for the long haul, I've only had it since September but have done a few trips on it. I tested one from Hatersage, costs £40 but they take it off the p...
by trob6
Thu May 07, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New jerseys.
Replies: 63
Views: 2088

Re: New jerseys.

They look great , I shall be getting one of each.
by trob6
Mon May 04, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TDR bike suitability
Replies: 33
Views: 1415

Re: TDR bike suitability

I did it last year and had suspension forks, no numb hands, I have the urge to do it again and next time carbon forks and 650b plus tyres, I can highly recommend a carbon seatpost and a leather Brooks saddle, I met quite a few people with saddle sores and they where miserable. Personally I would not...
by trob6
Sat May 02, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alternative to Sram Dub bottom bracket?
Replies: 21
Views: 435

Re: Alternative to Sram Dub bottom bracket?

Checked the bearing and cup with another set of calipers and its still the size i said.
by trob6
Sat May 02, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alternative to Sram Dub bottom bracket?
Replies: 21
Views: 435

Re: Alternative to Sram Dub bottom bracket?

https://nsmb.com/articles/why-so-angry-about-sram-dub/
Scroll down a bit and they ask Roberts Graudins about bearing size to which he replies it isnt an off the shelf bearing!
Hurrah I'm not going mad :-bd
by trob6
Sat May 02, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alternative to Sram Dub bottom bracket?
Replies: 21
Views: 435

Re: Alternative to Sram Dub bottom bracket?

I'm going to pop down to my work shortly and pick up my other set of calipers and check again, I shall report back.
by trob6
Sat May 02, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WTB Ranger woes
Replies: 18
Views: 486

Re: WTB Ranger woes

My Broken Road came with the same tyres and wheels and getting them off the first time to go tubeless was hard, really hard. They came with tubes so I did it the day they arrived, if they wont bead ( not trying to teach my gran to suck eggs )but have you tried taking the valve core out and using you...
by trob6
Sat May 02, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alternative to Sram Dub bottom bracket?
Replies: 21
Views: 435

Re: Alternative to Sram Dub bottom bracket?

If the bearing is marked 6806 that's a 42x30x7. Without wanting to sound patronising could you have mis-measured it? Or misread the code on it? Bearings always conform to the dimensions of the code (in my experience) as that's the point of putting the code on. Back to the original problem, are ther...
by trob6
Sat May 02, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alternative to Sram Dub bottom bracket?
Replies: 21
Views: 435

Re: Alternative to Sram Dub bottom bracket?

Are the DUB bearings I linked to not the easiest and cheapest solution? Knock the knackered bearings out and replace, 10min job. I have just knocked the bearing out of my friends knackered dub bb ( he left it at my garage when we changed it before lockdown ) and the bearing is a 6806 but measures 4...
by trob6
Sat May 02, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alternative to Sram Dub bottom bracket?
Replies: 21
Views: 435

Re: Alternative to Sram Dub bottom bracket?

First, what's dub? Second, is the BB faced and everything aligned and true? Dub is the new crank size that sram have invented it 28.99mm or something like that, I just spoke to my local bike shop and they asked the same thing and said to take in in when I get a new bb and they will face it off for ...