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by u02sgb
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: lunar solo top vent
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: lunar solo top vent

Interesting, I'll give that a go too and see what I prefer. Thanks.
by u02sgb
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: lunar solo top vent
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

Re: lunar solo top vent

Ta, will give it a go
by u02sgb
Tue Dec 18, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: lunar solo top vent
Replies: 8
Views: 1261

lunar solo top vent

Not had my new Lunar Solo out in the wild yet but the garden pitch didn't leave the top vent very open.

Is there a trick to keeping the vent open or do I have to use a stick/fashion something to keep it venting?

Stu.
by u02sgb
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: 6MD LS pole length?
Replies: 6
Views: 1282

Re: 6MD LS pole length?

Errr, how important is 49" for the new one over 48? ...
by u02sgb
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looks interesting, maybe cheaper cassettes on the horizon?
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Re: Looks interesting, maybe cheaper cassettes on the horizo

Think they're saying the steel can be stamped though so in theory made relatively cheaply.

Hope could do a new freehub that included the alu carrier. Suspect there will be the usual manufacturing issues though, likely 3+years away from mainstream.
by u02sgb
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looks interesting, maybe cheaper cassettes on the horizon?
Replies: 4
Views: 867

Looks interesting, maybe cheaper cassettes on the horizon?

Google suggested this to me today. Looks really interesting if they can get it manufactured. Would be great to get cheaper cassette replacement and I'm sure some will really like being able to tune the jumps between gears. https://www.bikeradar.com/gear/article/zuma-innovation-cassette-patent-53139/
by u02sgb
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcat Lion - Additional Drybag Stability?
Replies: 29
Views: 1678

Re: Wildcat Lion - Additional Drybag Stability?

Another option:
Lioness front bag means you've got two additional straps round the bag and makes it a bit more stable too
by u02sgb
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking on the actual telly.
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

Re: Bikepacking on the actual telly.

Cool. Silk road looks difficult to pack for with that temperature variation.
by u02sgb
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bamboo shirts update.
Replies: 66
Views: 4574

Re: Bamboo shirts update.

Me too, medium please.
by u02sgb
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: FYI Tubolito repair kit
Replies: 6
Views: 818

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: 57370

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: 783

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: 3159

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: 2530

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: 1084

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: 1084

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: 3592

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: 1349

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: 627

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: 1578

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: 699

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: 699

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: 2431

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: 1073

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: 24638

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...