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by u02sgb
Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking on pinkbike!
Replies: 8
Views: 665

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: 2049

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: 3819

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: 1318

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: 3359

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: 3359

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: 3359

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: 3359

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: 3359

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: 1270

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: 1270

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: 750

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: 509

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: 509

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: 662

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: 376

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.
by u02sgb
Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stove content ... I won't blame you if you don't look.
Replies: 19
Views: 2410

Re: Stove content ... I won't blame you if you don't look.

Ok, will try to improve on my patience :)
by u02sgb
Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stove content ... I won't blame you if you don't look.
Replies: 19
Views: 2410

Re: Stove content ... I won't blame you if you don't look.

Nice idea for a cheap introduction to warm food in a bivvy! Slightly offtopic but I still have problems with meths (and I'm sure it's me as others don't seem to). When the stove gets going and blooms properly, putting the pot with water in it regularly seems to put it out. I'd thought it's maybe to ...
by u02sgb
Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp poles ... an update
Replies: 34
Views: 12753

Re: Tarp poles ... an update

Looking forward to seeing the results!
by u02sgb
Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recipe thread
Replies: 19
Views: 2784

Re: Recipe thread

Ok, haven't got the quantities to hand so the weights are rough guesses: 70g cous cous 40g nuts (sunflower and pumpkin I usually use) 30g chopped apricots (sultanas also work ok) 1 spoon Swiss Bouillon stock powder (flavour and quantity, to taste) For the non-veggies a pepperami broken up (spicy is ...
by u02sgb
Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp poles ... an update
Replies: 34
Views: 12753

Re: Tarp poles ... an update

In the ones with the "beak" what do you use to protect the tarp from the pole? Is the silnylon strong enough to cope with the pole tip? I'm still wanting one of these for a trailstar middle pole, probably just two domed ends and I'll maybe drill a hole to put a loop through it. How much would it be ...
by u02sgb
Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Food for a long ride
Replies: 17
Views: 1779

Re: Food for a long ride

@composite - gourmet endurance riding. A whole new Niche!

I like it, they're getting my mouth watering in the office.

Stu.
by u02sgb
Fri Jun 14, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any blogs worth reading?
Replies: 7
Views: 855

Re: Any blogs worth reading?

I usually take a look at http://drj0nswanderings.wordpress.com/ every now and again.
by u02sgb
Wed May 01, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Some pictures from Scotland.
Replies: 5
Views: 2276

Re: Some pictures from Scotland.

Looks good fun. What was the (rough) route? I'm near Glasgow so would be good to know some more trails for loaded up off road.
by u02sgb
Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: PHD new 'Wafer' range....
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: PHD new 'Wafer' range....

Had a quick look but didn't find anything on what temp it's aimed at. I'm wondering if they're going for the slimmer Rab style, not as warm but aimed more as a mid layer. Roughly the same price as the ultra pullover too. Be interested how durable the fabric is.