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by Bearbonesnorm
Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS. Gear for the flats or hills?
Replies: 13
Views: 177

Re: SS. Gear for the flats or hills?

In my SS days, I generally ran 32 / 19 loaded on a 29er. If I felt crapper than usual I'd throw a 20t on there :-bd
by Bearbonesnorm
Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: With the demise of The Star...
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: With the demise of The Star...

Is there a campsite nearby...?
Cringoed is just up the road. https://www.pitchup.com/campsites/Wales ... lsrc=aw.ds
by Bearbonesnorm
Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:18 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Where Can I Buy a Sew-On Hydration Port?
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Where Can I Buy a Sew-On Hydration Port?

Could you perhaps cut one from an old bag? Plenty of cheap rucksacks and things have them fitted.
by Bearbonesnorm
Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10154
Views: 1247473

Re: The post man's been ...

I think its worth more than a Zee shifter
I doubt it. I was given a selection of NOS shirts to do with as I saw fit ... I saw fit :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10154
Views: 1247473

Re: The post man's been ...

:-bd
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Where Can I Buy a Sew-On Hydration Port?
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Where Can I Buy a Sew-On Hydration Port?

I've never seen such a thing but fabbing something from a piece of Hypalon shouldn't be too difficult ... reckon I'd start by cutting a small cross in the centre of a piece and passing the tube through the resulting 'cat's bum' :-bd
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS. Gear for the flats or hills?
Replies: 13
Views: 177

Re: SS. Gear for the flats or hills?

I think it kind of depends where in the UK you're riding. I recall Sean having a 'special' mid-Wales ratio :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Sep 21, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: With the demise of The Star...
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: With the demise of The Star...

Penrhos Arms at Cemmas might be another option: https://www.penrhosarms.com/
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: With the demise of The Star...
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: With the demise of The Star...

White Lion in Mach' might be worth trying. Perhaps the liveliest pub in Mach and does B&B.
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Sep 21, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Shropshire and the Elan Valley - any recommendations?
Replies: 2
Views: 53

Re: Shropshire and the Elan Valley - any recommendations?

That looks alright generally. Certainly nothing 'nasty' in there.

Food wise, stock up when and where you can - you'll hit very little between towns.
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: With the demise of The Star...
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: With the demise of The Star...

Wondered whether it could be a BYO and BBQ affair :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Sep 21, 2021 4:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: With the demise of The Star...
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: With the demise of The Star...

There's Hafren Forest bunkhouse Andy but I did hear they were booked up 6 months in advance. https://hafrenforestbunkhouse.com/
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Sep 21, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Duece trowels
Replies: 27
Views: 766

Re: Duece trowels

Bob, let me have your address and I'll send you a nice foldable stainless one ... saves me inflicting injury by throwing them into the crowd at the WRT. :-bd
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD - Travers Ti 29er, with Lauf Boost fork
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: SOLD - Travers Ti 29er, with Lauf Boost fork

and what is this new bike you speak of John?
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Sep 20, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Big Shakeout Routes?
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: Big Shakeout Routes?

I'll be there doing talks / workshops. The venue is bang on the side of the Monsal trail which while not exciting in itself is a reasonable corridor from which to explore.
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quite 'lumpy'.
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: Quite 'lumpy'.

Any good for gravel bikes?
I'm sure there's some bits that'd be well suited but the BB200 / 300 is never a 'gravel' route.
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ideal Spoke Count
Replies: 15
Views: 207

Re: Ideal Spoke Count

both at the nipple,
Are your spokes black? I know many dismiss it but I've only ever broken black spokes despite silver spokes outnumbering black by some considerable margin.

32 BTW and you won't be looking at your wheels while riding so you can discount the aesthetics.
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quite 'lumpy'.
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: Quite 'lumpy'.

Weird - OS mapping reckons it'll only take 16 hours to ride :-bd
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quite 'lumpy'.
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Re: Quite 'lumpy'.

Quite probably Bob :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quite 'lumpy'.
Replies: 14
Views: 292

Quite 'lumpy'.

Obviously the BB200 always tends to include quite a bit of climbing but no matter what, it won't be as bad as this ... because this is the 2021 BB300. :-bd

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by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Sep 19, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: A Bog Too Far - Dartmoor 200
Replies: 13
Views: 177

Re: A Bog Too Far - Dartmoor 200

Good work all :-bd
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trail Gaiters
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: Trail Gaiters

Having just looked at the Alpkit ones, I'd say they would likely perform better than mine as they're noticeably higher.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Sep 19, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trail Gaiters
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: Trail Gaiters

That's disappointing. I was hoping these would be some sort of silver bullet, highly breathable, totally waterproof and stop everything...
Mine are more of a softshell material with a knitted cuff, so quite breathable but far from totally waterproof.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trail Gaiters
Replies: 12
Views: 257

Re: Trail Gaiters

I've got some Innov8 ones but I find that they don't really do that much good - somehow stuff still finds its way inside.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Sep 18, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Some interesting touches.
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Some interesting touches.

Not exactly pretty but some good ideas perhaps? https://bikerumor.com/2021/09/14/found-the-wild-loris-klin-concept-bike-hints-at-a-fully-integrated-bikepacking-future/?fbclid=IwAR10OUGDa4hOssVXOrWWumUvJ9yT9VCsyitG5PVR--knA2J6Cj31EOqOfVA https://s3.amazonaws.com/www.bikerumor.com/wp-content/uploads/2...