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by u02sgb
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New rear tyre
Replies: 6
Views: 1202

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: 3853

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: 1473

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: 802

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: 1719

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: 754

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: 754

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: 2611

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: 1181

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: 27121

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: 894

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: 2954

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: 746

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: 1577

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: 1577

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: 2617

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: 3241

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: 1254

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: 2983

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: 2652

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: 734

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: 77202

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: 2916

Re: Hello Lily

by u02sgb
Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: lightest water proof Bivy bag
Replies: 34
Views: 12343

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: 2530

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...