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by The Cumbrian
Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike specs?
Replies: 14
Views: 374

Re: New bike specs?

Halfords have got the Voodoo Bizango for a little more than that (£675) at the moment, but they're low on stock. I've been chucking mine down mountains with a high volume human attached for a year now and it's survived unscathed.
by The Cumbrian
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you still cycle tour "traditionally"?
Replies: 31
Views: 641

Re: Do you still cycle tour "traditionally"?

If you're in north Manchester there's a lot of good cycling in between Frodsham and Winsford in Cheshire, with lots of easy off road (bridleways and towpaths), cycle paths and nice country lanes.
by The Cumbrian
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Ireland - south/west - suggestions?
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Ireland - south/west - suggestions?

I stayed on the Dingle Peninsula years ago, and it's beautiful. I camped on Inch Beach, and on the campsite next to it. Just down the road at Anascaul is the South Pole Inn, which was opened by Tom Crean after his years in Antarctica with Scott and Shackleton. He was one of the men who sailed from E...
by The Cumbrian
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: The Slippery Peak of the Witch (VIDEO)
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: The Slippery Peak of the Witch (VIDEO)

Brilliant, nice to know how it's pronounced too. I nicknamed it the Witch's Tit.
by The Cumbrian
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 65
Views: 1598

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

[ Eigiau is my stomping ground, love it there. Yep the road is a tough climb especially near the bottom. Any pics of said trip? [/quote] Hundreds.... I'll post some up when I get the chance, and also watch your video from Pen Llithrig y Wrach. That was my final peak. I started up Pen y Castell, foll...
by The Cumbrian
Mon Sep 28, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: First Motor
Replies: 17
Views: 417

Re: First Motor

Have you thought about a small van? You should be able to get a bike or two in the back as well.
by The Cumbrian
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 65
Views: 1598

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

I was backpacking in the Carneddau at the weekend, and I parked near Llyn Eigiau. I drove up the Tal y Bont road up to Llyn Eigiau and vowed to myself never to go near it on my bike. I probably will at some point though.
by The Cumbrian
Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WTB Quality Issues.
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: WTB Quality Issues.

The WTB Nano was the cheapest I found after a quick Google search, but not shockingly cheap. You've got me wondering now though Shaf. I've got a couple of Conti Mountain Kings in reserve (that I got for very good price last year) for when the Maxxis Ardents on my mountain bike wear out. Fortunately ...
by The Cumbrian
Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WTB Quality Issues.
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: WTB Quality Issues.

I didn't get the seated bang, but it was holding air. I did unseat the tyre and try again with the same result though. Even with the previous tyre (Maxxis Rambler) I didn't get the bang. I put that down to the tyres being mounted on old rims that were made long before tubeless was a thing.
by The Cumbrian
Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WTB Quality Issues.
Replies: 6
Views: 219

WTB Quality Issues.

I've just fitted a new WTB Nano 700C x 40, and there were a couple of issues, one minor, one major. The side wall had a pin prick hole in it, which I guessed correctly would be easily sorted out by the sealant. This issue unfortunately took my attention away from the bigger picture, and after I'd ad...
by The Cumbrian
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 65
Views: 1598

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

If anything's steeper than Hardknott Pass, then to be honest, I won't be going anywhere near it. I cycled over it years ago when I thought I was fit and didn't like it. I then made the mistake of going over Wrynose pass before heading home to Workington through the Lakes, when all I was good for rea...
by The Cumbrian
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Montane Primaloft Jacket - Reduced
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Montane Primaloft Jacket - Reduced

It's been so long since I've worn it that I can't remember. I'll do a pit to pit measurement when I get home which should give a good indication of fit.
by The Cumbrian
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Montane Primaloft Jacket - Reduced
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Montane Primaloft Jacket - Reduced

Reduced..........
by The Cumbrian
Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: loosing you offroad mojo ?
Replies: 19
Views: 559

Re: loosing you offroad mojo ?

Not quite the same, but I started mountain biking when I was 16, way too many years ago, and then stopped in my early twenties. I returned to it last year, and was disappointed to discover that I wasn't prepared to launch myself down things that I would have simple back then. As others have said abo...
by The Cumbrian
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD - Golite Eden 1 Tent
Replies: 0
Views: 169

SOLD - Golite Eden 1 Tent

Excellent condition, hard to find one person tent. Very stable and much roomier than most one person tents. SOLD including Paypal and postage. The only issue for bikepackers is that the poles are quite long when packed at approx. 50cm. Pics available. Review: https://www.livefortheoutdoors.com/gear-...
by The Cumbrian
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Montane Primaloft Jacket - Reduced
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Montane Primaloft Jacket - Reduced

Montane Primaloft jacket, excellent condition. No hood. Silver / Grey, XL.

Pics available.

£40, reduced to £30, including PayPal and postage.
by The Cumbrian
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD - Patagonia Down Hoody
Replies: 0
Views: 157

SOLD - Patagonia Down Hoody

Patagonia Down Hoody jacket for sale in a tasteful green, XXL. New without tags, never worn outside.

Pics available.

SOLD including postage and PayPal.
by The Cumbrian
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A question - everyone can play.
Replies: 40
Views: 841

Re: A question - everyone can play.

Stonethwaite campsite is one of my favourite places in the world, but it is very basic; it's only got cold water and drafty toilets. Before this year it only seemed to attract like minded people, but the farmer has had to close it after it was invaded by halfwits.
by The Cumbrian
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Topeak Turbo Morph G Mini Hand Pump With Gauge - A Load of Rubbish, or am I Doing Something Wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Topeak Turbo Morph G Mini Hand Pump With Gauge - A Load of Rubbish, or am I Doing Something Wrong?

If it’s the same as mountain morph you need to unscrew it and turn the internal rubber around , one side is for presta the other for Schader, hope this helps I had the internal rubber and the plastic insert in the correct configuration, it was just a massive pain in the arse to pump the tyre up. I'...
by The Cumbrian
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Topeak Turbo Morph G Mini Hand Pump With Gauge - A Load of Rubbish, or am I Doing Something Wrong?
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Topeak Turbo Morph G Mini Hand Pump With Gauge - A Load of Rubbish, or am I Doing Something Wrong?

I went for a spin on the bike this evening and suffered a catastrophic puncture that even Stan's couldn't seal. It's a cut about 8mm long in the middle of the tread of my Maxxis Ramblers. I decided against plugging it and thought that I'd patch it internally at the weekend, so put a tube in. I expec...
by The Cumbrian
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wild Country Hoolie 3 SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 122

Wild Country Hoolie 3 SOLD

Wild Country Hoolie 3 tent, immaculate condition, used once on a dry night. Can be collected in Liverpool, Derby or Cumbria, or postage can be arranged.
SOLD

Pics available on request.
by The Cumbrian
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: Cape Wrath Trail
Replies: 11
Views: 394

Re: OT: Cape Wrath Trail

Have you thought about going north from Ullapool? It'll probably make logistics more difficult, but it's absolutely stunning.
by The Cumbrian
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pimp my breakfast
Replies: 21
Views: 811

Re: Pimp my breakfast

I mix oats, dried milk and a packet of Complan together. I only add warm water in the winter, otherwise I eat it cold. If I'm feeling decadent (or when I remember to take them) I'll add some chocolate chips or buttons to it.
by The Cumbrian
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: would you use a 30 year old sleeping bag?
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: would you use a 30 year old sleeping bag?

Shake it out and see if it still lofts. If it does, happy days.
by The Cumbrian
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I have absolutely no idea what sleeping bag to buy...
Replies: 24
Views: 587

Re: I have absolutely no idea what sleeping bag to buy...

I've used one of these: https://www.amazon.co.uk/AEGISMAX-Urltra-Light-Sleeping-Three-Season-L180cmW78cm/dp/B075N8G9KY/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=aegismax+down+sleeping+bag&qid=1599123135&sr=8-6 to below freezing, backed up with base layers, thick socks and a fleece hoody. I noticed one of faceboo...