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by u02sgb
Fri May 24, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Acepac - for them that were asking.
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Acepac - for them that were asking.

Apologies in advance as I'm sure this is going to be annoying! Are you going to do the small under saddle top tube pack you can see in the saddle bag pic too? Been thinking about one of them for a while. Also, what's the width and length of the top tube back (1.2 litre). Thanks Stu, they all look go...
by u02sgb
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rockshox Rebound Adjuster
Replies: 3
Views: 547

Re: Rockshox Rebound Adjuster

Mine is left in. There's an o ring and a metal clip around the bit it attaches to. Seems to keep it secure.
by u02sgb
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Merino, or other base layers?
Replies: 21
Views: 2183

Re: Merino, or other base layers?

Not sure I'd avoid Merino. Great for smell over long trips. It does get quite sweaty when you're pushing hard though. Been experimenting with more synthetic recently and it's great if you're not out for more than a day.

Still not decided on bamboo.
by u02sgb
Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Geometry Geeks
Replies: 4
Views: 791

Re: Geometry Geeks

Useful for me too! Been wondering if the new Trance 29er is much different to my 2013 one which giant discontinued.

Sadly it does look quite different, was trying to feel smug about my old bike :???: .

Thanks.
by u02sgb
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The wood fire stove thread
Replies: 29
Views: 2552

Re: The wood fire stove thread

Interesting thanks Stu. The DIY one looks like it might be a project if I can get some free time. Kids might quite like lunch made over that one day.

How do you feel about using these, given the LNT ideal? I'd expect you can probably clear a small area of dirt and cover it up afterwards?
by u02sgb
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The colour of luggage?
Replies: 37
Views: 2895

Re: The colour of luggage?

I got a Tweety yellow one for my wildcat saddlebag harness as I thought it'd be more visible for cars. Used to have a red alpkit one in the front for similar reasons but went to a Lomo one which was only available in black. So generally if try to get something hi-viz if available, as long as it does...
by u02sgb
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Potential April GPS issues for older units
Replies: 25
Views: 1727

Re: Potential April GPS issues for older units

Sorry Greg, was more meaning for the extra work! Don't think you'd have got into basic training relying purely on a GPS.
by u02sgb
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Potential April GPS issues for older units
Replies: 25
Views: 1727

Potential April GPS issues for older units

https://www.theregister.co.uk/AMP/2019/02/12/current_gps_epoch_ends/ Like the Y2k issue but for GPS. Might be worth contacting your manufacturer to see if yours is affected. My Garmin watch got an update yesterday which says it was for GPS wonder of it's related. Hope Mountain Rescue aren't busy in...
by u02sgb
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 1413

Re: Bike insurance

Adding with house contents insurance is almost always the cheapest way. You usually need to specify the bikes (amount, make and model etc). Pedalcover used to get a good rep (insuring with AXA) but they couldn't get a great price for me. I've also been with direct line and Aviva who seem to have goo...
by u02sgb
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Grey or green tent?
Replies: 15
Views: 1172

Re: Grey or green tent?

I've got the new one in green. It's actually quite a light green so it might not have been what you were looking for anyway. Looks good but think I'd have been happy with either.
by u02sgb
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looks like another loop bar coming
Replies: 75
Views: 7520

Re: Looks like another loop bar coming

Wonder how much/how heavy a carbon "chewy" one like their knuckleball bar would be? Have looked at a Jones carbon but the price is frankly ridiculous, even for a Jones bar.
by u02sgb
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: lunar solo top vent
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

Re: lunar solo top vent

Those pics are useful thanks. I wonder if having the line Lok outside in the rain is an issue. Having said that my trail star has chunkier ones than that exposed.
by u02sgb
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: lunar solo top vent
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

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: 1479

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: 1479

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: 1486

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: 997

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: 997

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: 2026

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: 1284

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: 5443

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: 960

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: 62611

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: 917

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: 3427

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...