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by Ian
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?
Replies: 54
Views: 2526

Re: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?

Ian- didn’t mean to be short in my response to you, it’s just all this happened last May, so whilst interesting (and we’d all love to know whodunnit) it’s hasn’t really been talked about for getting on for a year. By the way, I had dropped out by day 2, so it wasn’t me!😃 No offense taken, Steve - d...
by Ian
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?
Replies: 54
Views: 2526

Re: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?

I’m certainly not criticising Alan for the call he made. Was just looking at it with some objectively (which I’m sure Alan also did, so it was a tough call to make). Asking someone to come forward presumes one of the riders was guilty, which might not be the case. As it is, everyone is guilty until ...
by Ian
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?
Replies: 54
Views: 2526

Re: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?

in a place where only riders would have been That's an interesting assertion. I'm guessing that the condition of the packet/contents was such that it hadn't been lying out long but the HT550 route is on established paths and tracks. Indeed. Maybe no-one admitted it, because it wasn't a rider that d...
by Ian
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: designing a new part - let me hear your voice.
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: designing a new part - let me hear your voice.

I don’t know what astroturfing is, so unlikely :???:
Even I haven’t seen any in the plastic yet. Just telling how I see it :wink:
by Ian
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: designing a new part - let me hear your voice.
Replies: 11
Views: 700

Re: designing a new part - let me hear your voice.

Those are pretty nifty. Would definitely have been useful for Rovaniemi. I had something that did a similar thing, but much more bulky, for strapping my fuel bottle to the front of my seat post. This would have been much neater.
by Ian
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag
Replies: 15
Views: 830

Re: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:50 am
And so you should Ian.
FLV wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:40 am
Anyway, those that know...know.
:wink: :-bd
by Ian
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8235
Views: 864152

Re: The post man's been ...

... with a nice vintage, but still 100% functional, stonemason's hammer.
Looks like 2020 will be a good year for doing the landscaping work in garden.
by Ian
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me three things that...
Replies: 42
Views: 1270

Re: Tell me three things that...

Today,

1. A pair of treecreepers. Normally only ever see one, so a pair somewhat unusual (though it is that time of year)
2. Milk in glass bottles from the milkman.
3. Eggs from our own hens.
by Ian
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag
Replies: 15
Views: 830

Re: Revelate Spinelock Seat Bag

As an aside; Perhaps the most pivotal milestone was in 2013 when Revelate Designs launched the Terrapin, the first waterproof saddle bag to use a modular holster system for quickly detachable, off-bike packing and unpacking. Wildcat launched the Tiger in 2012, also a waterproof saddle bag to use a m...
by Ian
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Stooge Ti Fatbike | XTR | DT Swiss | Middleburn
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: FS: Stooge Ti Fatbike | XTR | DT Swiss | Middleburn

Hi Phil,

Rear hub spacing is 170mm (100mm bb shell)
Clearance at chainstay is 120mm, so lots of clearance for 4” tyres.

BB to seat clamp is 460mm
BB to where seat stays and top tube meet seat tube is 335mm.

HTH

Give me a shout if you’d like to swing a leg over it.

Ian
by Ian
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Niner RKT 9 rolling chassis
Replies: 0
Views: 283

FS: Niner RKT 9 rolling chassis

I'm likely to regret parting with this too, but bought originally as a tool for fast ITT's, but I haven't had time or money to complete this project. Selling as a rolling chassis, as it's all Boost sizing, so the parts complement each other and only require a groupset and cockpit components to compl...
by Ian
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Stooge Ti Fatbike | XTR | DT Swiss | Middleburn
Replies: 4
Views: 468

FS: Stooge Ti Fatbike | XTR | DT Swiss | Middleburn

I might regret selling this, but here goes: One of a kind Stooge Ti Fatbike. One of only three made, and the only one with a single toptube. Fantastic geometry, great fun on trail and snow alike. Spec as follows: Stooge Ti Fat - one size, comparable with any other Stooge frame and fits me to a tee a...
by Ian
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: helicopter tape, where recommended to buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: helicopter tape, where recommended to buy?

Wildcat used to do the genuine 3M copter tape. But they changed the price (it trebled) and the minimum order quantity (10 fold increase, iirc). At the time, we couldn't quite justify sinking £1500+ into sticky tape that we didn't sell all that often :???: However, try some of this: https://www.amazo...
by Ian
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ragley Luxy bars
Replies: 13
Views: 642

Re: Ragley Luxy bars

jameso wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:49 pm
Great bars...
3) sort of regret selling mine but happily my preferred bar shape is marginally less rare :grin: they're better used and appreciated :-bd
Are those the one and same pair that are on my Shand Stooshie?

Can’t entirely recall where I got mine from :oops: but they were second hand.
by Ian
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 549
Views: 33692

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Prepped* two bikes ready for sale. Coming to a classifieds forum near you soon. One fat one, one bouncy one.

* correct use of the term, yes?
by Ian
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS chains
Replies: 16
Views: 633

Re: SS chains

SRAM used to make the PC7X chain which was brilliant. When they stopped making them several years ago, they quickly became like hens teeth. I managed to find 5 on Amazon at a reasonable price, so bought them. I’m on my last one now...
by Ian
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8235
Views: 864152

Re: The post man's been ...

I’ll get some pics sorted when I get the bike fully together later today, but in essence, slimming the sleeping system down for races where I might be on a minimal strategy of 2-4 hours sleep. I’d like to experiment with a half bag and down jacket combo, which coupled with a goretex bivvy and klymit...
by Ian
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa go SS Gravel.
Replies: 69
Views: 2228

Re: Salsa go SS Gravel.

Underwhelmed. What’s so special about it, apart from the gold plate? I built my first singlespeed for £300, iirc, using second hand parts, based on a Singular Swift. Granted, I have a much more expensive SS now, but those where the days :-bd That said, there must be a cheaper option in the UK via Si...
by Ian
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 549
Views: 33692

Re: What you done t' your bike today

After many years on Shimano, I’ve gone back to Hope X2
by Ian
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3146
Views: 532802

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

PHD Spring sale is on.

Quite fancy one of their half bags and a down jacket for some fast / light challenges.
by Ian
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 549
Views: 33692

Re: What you done t' your bike today

New brakes onto the Bahookie, plus new Syntace stem with the twinfix mounts to take the drj0n strap deck. Looks interesting little piece of kit which should see some fun soon while I ”self-isolate” for a few days in the hills.
by Ian
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.
Replies: 44
Views: 1447

Re: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.

MSR XGK Stove, 1991/2. That was the year I got into mountaineering and cycle touring (as it was known back then). Used it last month for the Rovaniemi 300.

Does my Dad’s 1949 Raleigh Sports count?
by Ian
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - Thomson 100mm 0deg, silver
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: WTD - Thomson 100mm 0deg, silver

Got a black one and some tin foil :-bd
by Ian
Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why On Earth Can't I Eject My GPS 64 From Mac?
Replies: 12
Views: 493

Re: Why On Earth Can't I Eject My GPS 64 From Mac?

Had an instance of this earlier this evening; wouldn’t eject disc as it was “in use”. All apps were closed, but I opened up Activity Monitor and found Preview was running in the background. Quit that process, and bingo - disc ejected.
by Ian
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Thule Thruride 565 bike carriers x3
Replies: 0
Views: 208

Thule Thruride 565 bike carriers x3

I’ve got three of these roof bar mounted racks for sale: https://www.thule.com/en-gb/bike-rack/roof-bike-racks/thule-thruride-_-565000 “Fork-mount bike rack designed to fit thru-axles without extra adapters.” 2 are brand new, unused but no longer in original packaging. £100 each + Hermes carriage at...