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by u02sgb
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: FYI Tubolito repair kit
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: FYI Tubolito repair kit

That's very useful because I forgot to order one and have the tape. Thanks!
by u02sgb
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2018
Replies: 518
Views: 54799

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2018

Thanks Bob, was good to read if not to experience. I've stayed at Corrour station too, really liked it and very friendly people running it.
by u02sgb
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sunrace 12spd drivetrain
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: Sunrace 12spd drivetrain

Was hoping for an 11 speed with a bigger range to fit an XD driver but no one seems to be doing them yet. Could do with a lower gear than SRAM make and already on a 30t up front.
by u02sgb
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Silk bag liner?
Replies: 23
Views: 2992

Re: Silk bag liner?

While that's true from a warmth perspective, I think they're useful if you're manky and don't want to get your expensive new down bag the same. Saves having to wash your sleeping bag as often (which helps it last). <Edit> would need to be pretty warm in the summer for the liner to work on its own. M...
by u02sgb
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spot Gen 3 USB port Cover
Replies: 14
Views: 2433

Re: Spot Gen 3 USB port Cover

Not sure about the Spot but Garmin say their ports are waterproof. The cover is just to keep the clag out.
by u02sgb
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New rear tyre
Replies: 6
Views: 1000

Re: New rear tyre

Hi, sorry been travelling or I'd have replied sooner. I've found Contis to be a bit problematic for Tubeless so I've been staying away from them. I've got an Ardent for the back of my full sus, although it's a 2.4. It's noticeably slower than the Trail boss, although that's 2.4 exo Ardent vs 2.25 li...
by u02sgb
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New rear tyre
Replies: 6
Views: 1000

New rear tyre

So I was surprised how much I like the WTB trail boss tyres that came with my Maccatuskil. They're the lightweight ones though and am planning some Cairngorm granite rides soon and want something tougher for the rear. Comments on the current candidates please. Particularly if you've tried more than ...
by u02sgb
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Haute Route, Chamonix - Zermatt
Replies: 26
Views: 3438

Re: Haute Route, Chamonix - Zermatt

Did it ski touring in March for my Brother's 40th. I remember thinking a bike would be a bit of a liability in places (that video hasn't changed my mind!). There are a few "Haute route" variations though. I'd try and get advice on a route from someone who did it by bike. The Wikipedia page was handy...
by u02sgb
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bear Bones News.
Replies: 11
Views: 1295

Re: Bear Bones News.

I agree it's worth reading, it reminds me you do the blog every time I get it!
by u02sgb
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure light mount on Jones bars
Replies: 12
Views: 532

Re: Exposure light mount on Jones bars

Alternative is, exposure do a mount that attaches with zip ties
by u02sgb
Fri Jun 09, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lee Craigie TedxGlasgow
Replies: 8
Views: 1488

Re: Lee Craigie TedxGlasgow

Liked that, thanks.
by u02sgb
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcat 13 litre dry bag
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Re: Wildcat 13 litre dry bag

Thanks, might just try that. Significantly cheaper than the wildcat, although will need to put another bag inside if I want to get the extra waterproofing.
by u02sgb
Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcat 13 litre dry bag
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Wildcat 13 litre dry bag

Anyone got measurements for the double ended wildcat 13 litre dry bag? Both flat with nothing in it and when packed, if you can. I've got a single sided Alpkit 13 litre one and am hoping it's wider across the bars and might reduce the distance between bars and tyre. I have to really crank an extra s...
by u02sgb
Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I've been dreading this
Replies: 23
Views: 2355

Re: I've been dreading this

As long as it stays to the areas around Loch Lomond that were being abused I've not got a problem with it. Aware it may be the "thin end of the wedge" though.
by u02sgb
Thu May 05, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Accessing BB forum on mobiles
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: Accessing BB forum on mobiles

Yeah tapatalk spam is irritating. I believe there's a way to turn it off if you configure it. If you're going to install it please turn of the "notification/spam".
by u02sgb
Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cairngorm loop grp depart 2016
Replies: 252
Views: 23548

Re: Cairngorm loop grp depart 2016

In the spirit of helpfulness went up and down the burn of brown yesterday. https://www.strava.com/activities/538217375 North side on the way down was easy access (cycled through both rivers) then lots of hike a bike, quite marshy. Managed to get back across at the bottom with dry feet due to goretex...
by u02sgb
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy birthday......
Replies: 19
Views: 562

Re: Happy birthday......

Happy birthday, chief!
by u02sgb
Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: TN Laser end poles.
Replies: 8
Views: 2699

Re: TN Laser end poles.

Weight? If you're buying a laser, surely that's v important?
by u02sgb
Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: hope front wheel 29er
Replies: 6
Views: 527

Re: hope front wheel 29er

Paramart, you have PM!
by u02sgb
Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cuben Fibre and Bikepacking
Replies: 17
Views: 1316

Re: Cuben Fibre and Bikepacking

Re: Cuben in the base - is it less or more slippy than Silnylon? I've got a Borah bag with a Silnylon base and it's slippy!
by u02sgb
Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cuben Fibre and Bikepacking
Replies: 17
Views: 1316

Re: Cuben Fibre and Bikepacking

I've seen a few people saying they use it for a bivvy bag - I didn't think it was breathable?

I sometimes get condensation inside an eVent bag so interested how you cope with a down sleeping bag.
by u02sgb
Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Joystick or Diablo?
Replies: 24
Views: 2259

Re: Joystick or Diablo?

Joystick mk9 on have a wider beam. Not used mine all that much as a helmet light yet though. Mainly commuting in the pulse mode.
by u02sgb
Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommend a carbon 29er frame
Replies: 39
Views: 2480

Re: Recommend a carbon 29er frame

I'll admit to having looked in this area recently. I'm spending a bit of time on a forum dedicated to getting one yourself from China: http://chinertown.com/index.php/board,8.0.html Not sure though. I've had good experience buying Light Bicycle carbon rims for my 29er direct from China. Still mullin...
by u02sgb
Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bontrager OMW boots
Replies: 11
Views: 1072

Re: Bontrager OMW boots

Wasn't me but in the spirit of helpfulness :) http://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB ... 400#p74459

Size 2 up was the suggestion...
by u02sgb
Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar harness on rigid forks
Replies: 23
Views: 2770

Re: Bar harness on rigid forks

Not got the revelate, but do have the Alpkit. The struts do fix the problem your talking about. They also raise it up above bar height making fitting a light to the bars a challenge. Just got a joystick for my helmet to deal with this. Other than that the Alpkit is great, although I've made my own s...