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by u02sgb
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy birthday......
Replies: 19
Views: 717

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: 2852

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: 648

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: 1426

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: 1426

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: 2456

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: 2883

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: 1144

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: 2874

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...
by u02sgb
Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Show me your cook kit!
Replies: 20
Views: 2483

Re: Show me your cook kit!

No pics of mine but it's MyTiMug based and I carry it in an Alpkit stem cell. The newer stem cells (i.e. not the first batch of them) are designed for it I think.
by u02sgb
Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: front mechs, advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 646

Re: front mechs, advice please

I've no experience with road stuff but to throw something in from left field - I've used front grip shift with good results mixing triple, double and 8,9,10 speed front mtb. The grip shift has small steps so lets you trim and might fit on the drops. Also, cheap off eBay, little to go wrong with them...
by u02sgb
Mon May 25, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 2015
Replies: 738
Views: 72583

Re: Highland Trail 2015

I'm enjoying the updates and commentary so keep it up guys (interesting to hear your insights into the route Ian).
by u02sgb
Mon May 18, 2015 10:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hello Lily
Replies: 25
Views: 2725

Re: Hello Lily

by u02sgb
Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: lightest water proof Bivy bag
Replies: 34
Views: 12131

Re: lightest water proof Bivy bag

My Oookworks inner for my Trailstar has a Chikara floor and I can vouch for it's effectiveness. Pretty tough and not slidey like Silnylon.
by u02sgb
Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Multiday Bikepacking Menus
Replies: 31
Views: 2210

Re: Multiday Bikepacking Menus

If the bags have a decent seal I always close the top, put them inside my hat and pop it zipped inside my jacket while they rehydrate.

Like a wee hot water bottle. Been lucky enough to not be covered in dinner so far...
by u02sgb
Sat Feb 28, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Storing down
Replies: 0
Views: 547

Storing down

I know you're meant to store down somewhere warm to let it dry after you've used it. Any ideas if it's a problem to store it in a warmer cupboard long term? I store my down sleeping bag in the cupboard with the boiler. It's pretty warm in there and I'm worried there's some kind of oil in the spines ...
by u02sgb
Mon Feb 16, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: X-Kings - Pay the extra for the protection tyres?
Replies: 13
Views: 959

Re: X-Kings - Pay the extra for the protection tyres?

A liberal application of IPA (7 or 8 bottles) should help with that too.







...
I should add for anyone that doesn't know, I was originally talking about Isopropyl Alcohol but was typing on a phone and didn't want to write it in full!
by u02sgb
Sun Feb 15, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: X-Kings - Pay the extra for the protection tyres?
Replies: 13
Views: 959

Re: X-Kings - Pay the extra for the protection tyres?

I heard the 'mould release' stuff was bad for setting up tubeless and you should wipe the inside round with IPA to clean them up. No idea if it was necessary but after doing that my mountain kings went up very easily. Little bit of bubbling but only a couple of spots. They were the protection ones t...
by u02sgb
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stabilising the Alpkit Fuel Pod (or other top tube bag)
Replies: 25
Views: 3004

Re: Stabilising the Alpkit Fuel Pod (or other top tube bag)

I've got one from nologo Bikepacking and it has two straps on the face that touches the steerer tube/stem. One goes below the stem and one goes above (granted I've left just over a centimetre above the stem for "future faffing"). Don't have any problems with stability.
by u02sgb
Thu Jan 29, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater
Replies: 132
Views: 14971

Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

Pleased to see you've got yours MountainBaker, that means mine must be imminent too!

Do the oval rails look like they'll fit in a normal seatpost ok? I've got a Morgaw seapost too but I might want to put it on other bikes/posts.
by u02sgb
Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: T/T ring? What chain are you using?
Replies: 13
Views: 784

Re: T/T ring? What chain are you using?

Thanks PaulB, will maybe get one if I do go 1 by 10.
by u02sgb
Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: T/T ring? What chain are you using?
Replies: 13
Views: 784

Re: T/T ring? What chain are you using?

I've just been browsing on STW so i thought I'd come in with a typically uninformed "I've read this but no experience" reply :grin: http://www.wolftoothcycling.com/pages/asymmetric-tooth-profile This looks interesting to me, they seem to really have thought about the tooth profile, designing it to c...
by u02sgb
Wed Dec 24, 2014 2:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Next year, I will ....
Replies: 60
Views: 7629

Re: Next year, I will ....

With a new baby in the house I'm looking more at ride 1000km and get two bivvy trips in. Good to have something to hope for :).
by u02sgb
Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater
Replies: 132
Views: 14971

Re: Singular Rooster 29+ Kickstater

I backed a new saddle on Indiegogo (like Kickstarter)
Mountainbaker - not a MORGAW by any chance? Still waiting myself, although I did get my seatpost which I ordered at the same time.
by u02sgb
Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Velocity Blunt 35 rims
Replies: 33
Views: 3254

Re: Velocity Blunt 35 rims

Hi Ian, i got the hookless ones and set them up tubeless easily enough (30mm width). One of them has a wrap of gorilla tape (tyre a much tighter fit) and one just has yellow Stans tape. The Gorilla tape one went up with just a track pump, not noticed much difference between them in use though. Stu.