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by riderdown
Tue Apr 16, 2024 10:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 80
Views: 1702

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

Well that's immaterial, trouble with the UK cyclists is they the love to invent niche stuff and then have my tribe is better wars on the net This is actively encouraged by the cycling orientated media outlets and brands I have done a lots of things on various types of bikes none of which define me ...
by riderdown
Sat Apr 13, 2024 6:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 29+ wheels, tyres and 27.5 + tyres
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: 29+ wheels, tyres and 27.5 + tyres

Might be interested, did you find the Shimano freehub and which one is it?
by riderdown
Thu Apr 11, 2024 12:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The next Eclipse
Replies: 28
Views: 549

Re: The next Eclipse

Just me who thinks we've been beneath a full eclipse for the last two months?
Based on the met office app you've been basking in sunshine compared where I am
by riderdown
Mon Apr 08, 2024 9:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy 'International Beaver Day'
Replies: 29
Views: 533

Re: Happy 'International Beaver Day'

There are occasional reports of otters in the upper reaches of the irwell, when they reach the fishing lodges they are no longer sighted.....
by riderdown
Mon Apr 08, 2024 12:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aeroe rear rack thoughts
Replies: 29
Views: 766

Re: Aeroe rear rack thoughts

I could be wrong though?
Are on about tailfin or aeroe?

I have the aeroe pannier rack, the only difference to the spider is the top plate which works with panniers

The failure I am refering to is of carbon frames with aeroe racks fitted
by riderdown
Sun Apr 07, 2024 5:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy 'International Beaver Day'
Replies: 29
Views: 533

Re: Happy 'International Beaver Day'

having previously been here other than they were on the Mainland and 7000 years ago we were connected to the Mainland As you were connected to the mainland for 6000 years after the ice sheets retreated it may be a fair assumption that at the time of separation beavers were on the island, how long t...
by riderdown
Sun Apr 07, 2024 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy 'International Beaver Day'
Replies: 29
Views: 533

Re: Happy 'International Beaver Day'

I'll have to see what happened to the proposal to introduce them here.
There seems to be a well organised guerrilla group helping with reintroductions hence beavers being found in places where they haven't been officially reintroduced
by riderdown
Sun Apr 07, 2024 9:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy 'International Beaver Day'
Replies: 29
Views: 533

Re: Happy 'International Beaver Day'

Stu will be able to get Welsh beaver balls for his bowstring......
by riderdown
Sat Apr 06, 2024 1:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aeroe rear rack thoughts
Replies: 29
Views: 766

Re: Aeroe rear rack thoughts

One picture I have seen

https://images.app.goo.gl/nVSi19K6nvdB5Xwi8

I own one, happy to have it on my steel and alloy frames, won't be fitting it to the Cuthroat

Spider version discounted here https://winstanleysbikes.co.uk/aeroe-spider-rear-rack
by riderdown
Fri Apr 05, 2024 5:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aeroe rear rack thoughts
Replies: 29
Views: 766

Re: Aeroe rear rack thoughts

I put my seat bag on the top plate of my pannier version. Any robust dry bag will be fine, use long tpu straps to hold it in place.

Run it with a single pannier for commuting down that canal
by riderdown
Fri Apr 05, 2024 2:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aeroe rear rack thoughts
Replies: 29
Views: 766

Re: Aeroe rear rack thoughts

I have the pannier rack version

It's great for switching between frames but is heavy, it slipped once loaded asymmetrically but that could be down to not rechecking the tightness of the bolts

Some failures allegedly on carbon frames, I'm fine with it on my steel and alloy frames
by riderdown
Wed Apr 03, 2024 9:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 969
Views: 119710

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

Alpkit have an new 900g tent, the Ultra 1.
Looks the same as https://www.sportpursuit.com/catalog/pr ... id/2679553

But with carbon fibre poles
by riderdown
Sun Mar 24, 2024 11:42 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 27.5 plus wheelset on Hope Pro2 EVOs (Blue)
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: 27.5 plus wheelset on Hope Pro2 EVOs (Blue)

Axle spacing?
by riderdown
Thu Mar 21, 2024 8:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD - Campervan Beethoven
Replies: 4
Views: 363

Re: Campervan Beethoven For Sale

Only thing not pictured is the bike storage
by riderdown
Sun Mar 17, 2024 9:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1206641

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Fair enough, but just thought I'd add some balance. I've met Mark and Chipps and they were at neither end of the knobhead>>legend continuum. In my experience one comes across as disengaged and the other definitely occupies one end of that spectrum, he's probably offered to fight as seems his style
by riderdown
Thu Mar 14, 2024 10:19 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: XL gravel/tourer/commuter bike - preferably steel
Replies: 5
Views: 283

Re: Wtd: XL gravel/tourer/commuter bike - preferably steel

cheap
I have something very cheap, XL frame, steel frame and forks, brazings for cable discs, QR, very tatty
by riderdown
Thu Mar 14, 2024 10:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: So this is who lights fires ...
Replies: 150
Views: 14725

Re: So this is who lights fires ...

and then there’s people defending the group in the comments
Because they do the same
by riderdown
Sun Mar 03, 2024 10:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proposed Wind Farm near Glaslyn
Replies: 101
Views: 2819

Re: Proposed Wind Farm near Glaslyn

If that means putting wind farms on top of every hill in the country then that's what we have to do. I cycled through what was at the time of construction the largest land based windfarm in England today and it wasn't turning nor were all the other wind farms I saw on the skyline Wind isn't reliabl...
by riderdown
Sun Mar 03, 2024 12:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proposed Wind Farm near Glaslyn
Replies: 101
Views: 2819

Re: Proposed Wind Farm near Glaslyn

The biomass/wood power stations are particularly bad, as I think they rely heavily on imported fuel from North America. One in Cumbria I am aware of from a few years ago was trying to be reliant on their waste and local short rotation coppiced willow, the willow having significant positive side eff...
by riderdown
Sat Mar 02, 2024 12:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proposed Wind Farm near Glaslyn
Replies: 101
Views: 2819

Re: Proposed Wind Farm near Glaslyn

I forget exactly but I'm sure it's something like 8000 tonnes of concrete per base.
At 2.4 tonnes per M3 that's a lot of concrete
by riderdown
Fri Mar 01, 2024 5:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proposed Wind Farm near Glaslyn
Replies: 101
Views: 2819

Re: Proposed Wind Farm near Glaslyn

due to capitalism we want everything cheap Pretty certain the average person in a communist country wants everything cheap as well It's a sad reality that infrastructure projects like wind farms, reservoirs, incinerators, nuclear power stations etc do little for the people who live in the areas tha...
by riderdown
Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4931
Views: 1206641

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Just saw this as well. Wonder if Alpkit are struggling? They did seem to go all in with Sonder, I wonder if they've been caught out by the great bicycle bubble burst?
Possibly clearing stock and managing cash flow to fund egravel bike stock? It's the mtb's that are on SP
by riderdown
Mon Feb 26, 2024 9:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: fs, Albion trail hunter cap.
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: fs, Albion trail hunter cap.

Go on, I'll have it

Let me know how to pay
by riderdown
Sun Feb 25, 2024 12:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone own one of these stove/pot setups!?
Replies: 9
Views: 424

Re: Anyone own one of these stove/pot setups!?

Old school hexamine solid fuel is quite good and performs well

However it covers the pan in soot (wipe off with a tea bag) and is toxic indoors

The modern solid fuel used by esbit etc doesn't really compare
by riderdown
Sat Feb 24, 2024 11:28 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Jennride
Replies: 59
Views: 7794

Re: Winter Jennride

I was yo-yoing with them on a lot of it, the Dads made some smart decisions on later sections of day one to cut out some of the more "interesting" bits in the woods etc

Good effort and glad to see they did it fund raising for their rugby club