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by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Doethie valley
Replies: 7
Views: 111

Re: Doethie valley

Im just going to put it out there and say, there are much better tracks / descents than that one.
Totally agree fella. Very overrated it is and yes, much better to be had.
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Shine Brighton you Crazy Diamond
Replies: 4
Views: 51

Re: Shine Brighton you Crazy Diamond

Oh yes, there is something very special about riding through the night and emerging on the other side - I've never not enjoyed it even when it's been sh1te :-bd
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel+???
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Gravel+???

Ah, it's a 2015 model, what'll I manage to shoe horn in there?
Mine's older than yours and I'm running 2" Maxxis Refuse front and back. Surpringly grippy for something with near zero tread - I'd not want them in the mud mind :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: AcePac large fuel bag. Blue / New.
Replies: 0
Views: 61

FS: AcePac large fuel bag. Blue / New.

I have a single AcePac large fuel bag in blue that I bought as a sample, 'tis brand new with tags etc. I don't intend to stock blue ones in the shop so this is a bit of a one-off. Should be £33 + postage but if anyone wants it, it can be had for £30 posted. Like this but blue: https://bearbonesbikep...
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bivibag
Replies: 34
Views: 587

Re: New Bivibag

Now to tap somebody up for some Cuben...
Given the price of cuben at the moment and the relatively small weight saving plus slightly larger packsize, I probably wouldn't bother.
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Large Saddle Pack
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Large Saddle Pack

I've just emailed them last night Neil to chase up my order - I'll keep you posted fella but I'm hoping the next few days.
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Large Saddle Pack
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: Large Saddle Pack

Yes, the AcePac ones are a good volume Neil. Very high quality kit, well thought out and made from recycled materials so even better. There's more due very shortly.
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel+???
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Gravel+???

Sorry, I never really did follow it up as by the time I'd fully decided that it was brilliant, the market had latched on and it had become much more mainstream. Let's just say that I've not reverted back to 700c but I would also say that tyre clearance appears to alter between different years or Ark...
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New 'boo.
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: New 'boo.

I think that's 'Egg plant' Simon. The others are 'Leaf green' and 'Charcoal' ... so I'm told.
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are gravel bikes ....
Replies: 20
Views: 348

Are gravel bikes ....

... changing the face of bikepacking? This isn't a veiled judgement, it's simply that while speaking to someone today, they said that they'd visited a few bike shops to inquire about buying a bike to use for bikepacking. Now, we all know that you can carry just about any bike but some do lend themse...
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New 'boo.
Replies: 14
Views: 244

New 'boo.

New bamboo T shirts / base layers should be available to order later this week. Following on from the previous thread, we've kept the print area smaller and added a subtle 'zombie bear' to the back. There'll be a choice of colours - visual representation below. They're being produced by the same com...
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats a minimal hydrostatic head
Replies: 14
Views: 207

Re: Whats a minimal hydrostatic head

Maybe higher density in winter so particles more tightly packed and don't 'fluid' through the pores of the material? :geek:
Wouldn't that then mean that you'd need a lower HH in winter.
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats a minimal hydrostatic head
Replies: 14
Views: 207

Re: Whats a minimal hydrostatic head

The minimum uk standard changes depending upon the season, think it was 1.5k for summer and 3 for winter
Odd, is water somehow wetter in winter? :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings
Replies: 11
Views: 171

Re: A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings

I'm I right in thinking a friction shifter will work with any mech at all thanks
Yep, should work with anything. My Dia-compe ones do.
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2019
Replies: 502
Views: 20921

Re: Highland Trail 2019

Has Shona ridden it SS or only on the tandem? My memory fails me.
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheeky Showers in the Lake District
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Cheeky Showers in the Lake District

What's up with you? Stanley Ghyll, bath and shower in one.

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by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings
Replies: 11
Views: 171

Re: A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings

The shifters should fit in the ends of the drops without any trouble - they may also fit in the end of the Crazy bar extensions - TT style?
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats a minimal hydrostatic head
Replies: 14
Views: 207

Re: Whats a minimal hydrostatic head

For a tent.
But also for a jacket?
For material, what someone chooses to make from it is nowt to do with me :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings
Replies: 11
Views: 171

Re: A bit of advice if you wouldn't mind bike/frame ramblings

I like cable operated discs and friction bar-end shifters because it means that (a) it's easy to change bars and (b) I can run any combination of gearing that I fancy without worrying whether mech A works with chain C if I'm using shifter Y.
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats a minimal hydrostatic head
Replies: 14
Views: 207

Re: Whats a minimal hydrostatic head

1500 as a minimum for a material to be considered 'waterproof'.
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Set up for 50/50?
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Set up for 50/50?

silly high tyre pressures (or the xc wheelset) for the road sections
what makes you think high tyre pressures will roll better / be faster?
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Set up for 50/50?
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Set up for 50/50?

I find most trips are a mixture of road / off-road, so the bikes I ride tend to be set up with that in mind. I dislike 'slow' tyres regardless which means something with minimal tread / grip will usually be fitted and a reasonable spread of gears. As Ben says, 50/50 miles could easily be 30/70 in te...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Jul 21, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's fueling the hate?
Replies: 40
Views: 624

Re: What's fueling the hate?

Incidentally regarding Stus original post blue badge holders can park on most waiting restrictions legally..... Yep, he was quite within his rights to park where he did but I believe the abuse didn't stop even after he'd wheeled himself to the door and shown them his badge ... sadly, bell-ends ride...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jay Petervary sacked
Replies: 63
Views: 1805

Re: Jay Petervary sacked

there seems to be no discussion of this Stateside.
Perhaps people are (a) scared of litigation (b) not wanting to nail their flag to a particular mast just yet or (c) waiting to see what JP comes back with?
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's fueling the hate?
Replies: 40
Views: 624

Re: What's fueling the hate?

All accidents can be avoided as stationary objects dont hit anything so something has to be moving. If we all park up all road accidents end,
No John, I'm talking in the broader sense and not just traffic.