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by u02sgb
Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: new pump??
Replies: 17
Views: 882

Re: new pump??

Another Lezyne Alloy drive mini pump here. Best mini pump for MTB tyres I've used. One tip though, if you've got removable valve cores, make sure they're on tight and don't crank the lezyne hose up really tight. I've seen a couple of people unscrew their valve cores with them now. Easily avoided if ...
by u02sgb
Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland trail 550!!
Replies: 391
Views: 25882

Re: Highland trail 550!!

Thanks, really enjoyed the vid. Beautiful scenery. We were out doing a 4 day trip about a day behind you up to the Devils Staircase. Descent down to Kinlochleven raised a smile from familiar grin inducing terrain. Sounds like the prep for next year is starting already!

Stu.
by u02sgb
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Freak failures
Replies: 48
Views: 2386

Re: Freak failures

About to start a huge loop in the Cairngorms, getting the train from Blair Atholl to Aviemore with fully loaded bikes. We noticed my mates seatpost was bit bent, "good job we noticed that before we got into the middle of nowhere". 5 minutes later the tyre went bang, seems the sidewall had gone and t...
by u02sgb
Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the singlespeeders.
Replies: 11
Views: 1075

Re: For the singlespeeders.

Would go quite well with one of these

http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/CROOTHTH/on ... -chainring

Seem pretty good for the price (no actual experience of them though).
by u02sgb
Sun Feb 09, 2014 11:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Outers - continuous or not?
Replies: 7
Views: 494

Re: Outers - continuous or not?

Full outers every time. I drilled out the stops on my C456 so I could run full outers on it. Miss my Gore cables, they don't seem to do them any more (although they were pretty pricy). That was in the days when I had disposable income... ho hum... :???: .
by u02sgb
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: In hospital with Wifi
Replies: 13
Views: 883

Re: In hospital with Wifi

Some nice pics and good trip reports at:
http://mcalisterium.wordpress.com/

Lots of good stuff here:
http://drj0nswanderings.wordpress.com/
by u02sgb
Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fabric Suppliers for MYOG
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: Fabric Suppliers for MYOG

I got some Silnylon from the guy behind Oookworks on eBay.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111228301629
by u02sgb
Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit
Replies: 43
Views: 3124

Re: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit

Any news on when the Kanga will be in?
by u02sgb
Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8380
Views: 882153

Re: The post man's been ...

Yes. Bit odd with No logo, having a logo. I've got one of Graham's bags too though and have been really impressed with it. Quite reasonably priced too, although I got mine a couple of years ago so they may be more expensive now.
by u02sgb
Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking on pinkbike!
Replies: 8
Views: 531

Re: Bikepacking on pinkbike!

I think that's the same area the article on bike packing in the new Singletrack is from. Oddly, it looks like a different three guys but they made the same choice of MASSIVE rucksacks.
by u02sgb
Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter (riding) Gloves
Replies: 21
Views: 1764

Re: Winter (riding) Gloves

I got a pair of the http://www.specialized.com/gb/gb/ftr/gl ... s/sub-zero for properly cold conditions. Only been out in around -1 in them so just used the outers. The inner lets you use your phone.
by u02sgb
Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit
Replies: 43
Views: 3124

Re: PSA: New luggage at AlpKit

@alpnick - Any updates on when you think the Kanga/Y Fronts might be online? I'm thinking of this for Xmas but will probably buy one myself next year if they're not going to be available.

Cheers,
Stuart.
by u02sgb
Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the 1 x 10 weak of leg.
Replies: 23
Views: 998

Re: For the 1 x 10 weak of leg.

Which sprocket do they recommend removing, couldn't find it on their site?
by u02sgb
Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Snow - anyone else?
Replies: 31
Views: 2798

Re: Snow - anyone else?

Well an eventful night on Friday, started off on the path up to Meall Tionall bothy with my lights. The path was pretty much frozen solid though as the Landrovers must have packed the snow down on them. Got to a bridge with no guard rails that was totally frozen over with slick ice and though better...
by u02sgb
Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Snow - anyone else?
Replies: 31
Views: 2798

Re: Snow - anyone else?

Thanks Gents, sounds like it's a goer.

Stu.
by u02sgb
Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Snow - anyone else?
Replies: 31
Views: 2798

Re: Snow - anyone else?

Scotroutes, how are things looking today?

Weather forecast looks ok, cold - but low winds and low likelihood of rain/snow. Do you know how high the snowline is around Minigaig, Glen Feshie, Glen Tilt?

Ta,
Stu.
by u02sgb
Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Snow - anyone else?
Replies: 31
Views: 2798

Re: Snow - anyone else?

Scotroutes - thanks! Haven't read anything from him in ages, good to see he's still out on the bike. He's pretty much planned the same route as me. Would be interesting to see quite how far he got, I've got decent winter gear but it's never too much fun if you're wet. Aviemore Forecast tomorrow woul...
by u02sgb
Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Snow - anyone else?
Replies: 31
Views: 2798

Re: Snow - anyone else?

Thinking of heading North from Blair Atholl through Minigaig at the weekend. Anyone up that way tell me if this is foolish or not?

I''ve been through before in the summer so know the way, forecast is for minimal wind, although it looks chilly!
by u02sgb
Sat Nov 16, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2 Speed Hub
Replies: 14
Views: 970

Re: 2 Speed Hub

Ta, would be good to see a review once you get it.
by u02sgb
Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2 Speed Hub
Replies: 14
Views: 970

Re: 2 Speed Hub

Stu, where did you get it from and how much? This might be what I need to single speed in Scotland (Ian, I know you did the HTR, but I'm a wimp!)
by u02sgb
Thu Nov 07, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: As promised - blog content.
Replies: 5
Views: 645

Re: As promised - blog content.

Good read, thanks Stu.
by u02sgb
Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Swithering over a PHD minimus in the last day of their sale
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Swithering over a PHD minimus in the last day of their s

You'll all be pleased to hear you talked me into it :).

Thanks for the info, can't wait 22 days for delivery!
by u02sgb
Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Swithering over a PHD minimus in the last day of their sale
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Swithering over a PHD minimus in the last day of their sale

Not sure, got some overtime the other half said to spend on something nice. I'm very tempted by the Minim 250 (@ 3 degrees C) with the lightweight outer. At £171 it's over 60 quid cheaper than normal and I've heard so many good things about PHD stuff. http://www.phdesigns.co.uk/product_info.php?cat=...
by u02sgb
Thu Sep 19, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit frame bag document pocket
Replies: 5
Views: 505

Re: Alpkit frame bag document pocket

Would also recommend nologo bikepacking (where the picture came from). I got a frame bag from Graham and he was great to deal with and very reasonably priced. Bag has stood up to quite a few trips with no ill effects.
by u02sgb
Thu Sep 05, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fulcrum Red Power XL Wheels?
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: Fulcrum Red Power XL Wheels?

I've got a mate with a brand new (taken off his new bike) pair of Mavic Crossride 29er wheels if you're interested.

Sorry, no experience or knowledge of the Fulcrums.