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by 99percentchimp
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikehike alternative?
Replies: 34
Views: 1118

Re: Bikehike alternative?

This seems not dissimilar to bikehike… http://www.hillmap.com/ Topo and Google Sat imagery next to each other and you can add a track - not as easy to use as bikehike but not bad.... will likely open in the US (California) but can be scrolled to UK and seems to be OK. Options to add layers and paths...
by 99percentchimp
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hello
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Hello

Hello, I'm new to the forum. My 1st issue is finding a lightweight tent that I'll fit in as I'm 6'3" tall. I've googled tents for tall people but has anyone got any recommendations? I've £300 to spend. Thank you gelf Welcome to the group Gelf. I'm 6'3" too - I use a Lunar Solo (some think this is t...
by 99percentchimp
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carrying Cham Cream
Replies: 21
Views: 727

Re: Carrying Cham Cream

And single use chamois cream!!!!!! This is undoubtedly a good thing :grin: Little stubby Nalgene pot for mine https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nalgene-3406-PCCJ-PC-Clear-Jar/dp/B002PLUHS2/ref=pd_aw_sbs_200_7?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B002PLUHS2&pd_rd_r=b182dae1-0bed-493a-8afb-94719aa18d40&pd_rd_w=RpC23&pd_rd_...
by 99percentchimp
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Will I die
Replies: 31
Views: 1048

Re: Will I die

Everyone else - I fitted a bottle cage extender to the downtube of my Burls Ti. I stupidly used the old bolt to attach the cage and did not think about it's length. It has pressed into the frame when I tightened it. Oh god I'd have cried too :sad: I commend your open honesty :-bd Maybe get it drill...
by 99percentchimp
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Brompton 6 speed
Replies: 11
Views: 446

Re: WTD: Brompton 6 speed

It’s the black ml3 which I brought along to the pack rafting weekend, with new bar ends and grips brooks b17 and a new Brompton T bag. Wifey caught up with you already Steve ? If so it obviously dosent fold that small :wink: Not my motivations at all.... Oh no... I'm not trying to conceal bike purc...
by 99percentchimp
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Brompton 6 speed
Replies: 11
Views: 446

Re: WTD: Brompton 6 speed

Steve and Rich, Many thanks for the replies - will consider but very keen on a 6 speed and the longer post works too, so likely will take your mate up on that Rich.... PM inbound ASAP.
by 99percentchimp
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alternative Front Rack/Support from Radical
Replies: 13
Views: 446

Re: Alternative Front Rack/Support from Radical

I can't really tell from the video but has it got some sort of support at the front? I'm kinda struggling to see what's to stop the whole thing slipping down otherwise? If it's simply relying on friction between the material and the forks, I can see it moving once you add water and rocks. Seems to ...
by 99percentchimp
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alternative Front Rack/Support from Radical
Replies: 13
Views: 446

Re: Alternative Front Rack/Support from Radical

I liked the attachment to a suspension fork... looked neat.

I'd agree with you on the weight up front... I thought bulk not weight would be good there. Not keen on their loading either, all front loaded but something more minimal as part of a system??
by 99percentchimp
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alternative Front Rack/Support from Radical
Replies: 13
Views: 446

Alternative Front Rack/Support from Radical

Have we done this bit of kit? Bit different and some nice ideas in here... I could see this working well on a winter bike with big dry bags for winter kit (light but bulky stuff... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuVRmrJ6Qoc Not cheap mind :shock: https://www.radicaldesign.com/bikepacking-front-rack...
by 99percentchimp
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Brompton 6 speed
Replies: 11
Views: 446

Re: WTD: Brompton 6 speed

Cheers BDS.... what you got (model, bars? rack? dare I say it, colour)? Was after 6 speed for hilly stuff... might be able to adapt?
It’s to stuff in the campervan? Sadly nothing folding to trade...... hard cash do you?
PM me please if you’ve any photos?
:-bd
by 99percentchimp
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cracking film iv just watched!!
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Cracking film iv just watched!!

Dave Barter wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:09 pm
Great film but every time I hear "rowte" I want to punch the speaker
Same reaction here when I here 'boowy" for bouy….

Not what I was expecting either and a trawl around their Utoob channel yields other gems :-bd
by 99percentchimp
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Brompton 6 speed
Replies: 11
Views: 446

Re: WTD: Brompton 6 speed

Cheers - didn't think to look there... :-bd
A few on eBay but I wanted to try the trusted route here first.... :smile:
by 99percentchimp
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)
Replies: 30
Views: 1279

Re: Tent Recommendations (sorry...)

Funnily enough I've just written (or nearly) a review of an Exped Vela Extreme (there is a UL version) and it's brilliant. Plenty of room inc head and porch. Pitches very quickly and only requires 4 pegs. The whole front opens up for those nice nights. Pitches together or outer only or even inner o...
by 99percentchimp
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cracking film iv just watched!!
Replies: 14
Views: 685

Re: Cracking film iv just watched!!

Nice.... ta :-bd :-bd
by 99percentchimp
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Careful out there people.
Replies: 7
Views: 503

Re: Careful out there people.

Helmet and Garmin in reach mini suggests forethought and planning. Second opinion on the ankle fractures seem to have saved further issues from restricted blood flow.
Lucky guy judging by the look of the gully he fell into....
stay safe out there folks!
by 99percentchimp
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pack rafting TLS
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: Pack rafting TLS

I think you should sell me that paddle for a tenner ... otherwise I'll be forced to try and make a lighter one :wink: Here’s some inspiration for your carbon fibre bodging Stu..... how easy is it cutting the tubes? Really fine tooth saw? I ask as I’m tempted to have a go. :-bd https://www.diypackra...
by 99percentchimp
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Brompton 6 speed
Replies: 11
Views: 446

WTD: Brompton 6 speed

Anything under the stairs/in a shed anyone wants to get rid of? Open to ideas? Cheers, Mark
by 99percentchimp
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere
Replies: 62
Views: 2115

Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

RIP wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:28 am
What's the exact most westerly point of Wales? (no not the Welsh embassy in London :wink: ).
<pedant> most westerly would be ? Ramsey Island, Pembrokeshire surely </pedant>

Easterly just north of Symonds Yat?

:geek: :grin:
by 99percentchimp
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pack rafting Sept 20/21/22 in North Wales - 5 ranges of pack rafts to test for free
Replies: 97
Views: 4544

Re: Pack rafting Sept 20/21/22 in North Wales - 5 ranges of pack rafts to test for free

Cheers. Great to meet new faces and catch up with others. Great weekend... well done John.... and echo Stu’s comments about community and light touch commercial.
Learnt loads today too.
by 99percentchimp
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coldest winter in 30 years.
Replies: 19
Views: 1115

Re: Coldest winter in 30 years.

Dave Barter wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:58 am
They have heard about my December plan to ride the HT550
Are you going to have another go Dave? Love to see you get that done around the shortest days (like the original winter BGR) :-bd
by 99percentchimp
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bonkers time triallists
Replies: 57
Views: 2135

Re: Bonkers time triallists

Apparently the vehicles speeding past suck you along a bit, so faster times on a dual carriageway. I understand that as well from conversations with locals who do this but it seems anachronistic when there are current complaints about camera bikes and drafting in the Grand Tours... surely a TT is a...
by 99percentchimp
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bonkers time triallists
Replies: 57
Views: 2135

Re: Bonkers time triallists

They do one or two of the local ones on the A55 dual carriageway.... trucks on their way to Eire and loads of tourists not concentrating....... I can’t for the life of me understand what possesses anyone to do these types of rides.... surely not worth a fast time???
Each to their own ;-)