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by restlessshawn
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are gravel bikes ....
Replies: 48
Views: 3089

Re: Are gravel bikes ....

ScotRoutes wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:15 pm
Nah. I have no problems with naming niches. At least we no longer have folk having to buy a "cyclo cross bike" for commuting when they just wanted a comfy road bike.
I still ride a cyclo cross bike, none of this rack and mudguard mount nonsense they have nowdays :roll:
by restlessshawn
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wtb riddlers
Replies: 19
Views: 1146

Re: Wtb riddlers

I tried a Riddler 37 on the rear and found it wore pretty fast on 50:50 type terrain. Went back to a Nano which I find wears better and I just prefer. In fact I've never worn a Nano right down as I have ripped the sidewall first (3 tyres gone this way) when they were getting worn...actually that is ...
by restlessshawn
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Capital Trail?
Replies: 26
Views: 2948

Re: Capital Trail?

survivor wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:04 pm
For a traditional start I suppose I could park up at Galashiels and get the train in from their on the fancy new (ish) line... Quite like the idea of that as well. Train to begin the adventure.

If you are doing that park at Tweedbank (free) not Gala
by restlessshawn
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What does your perfect event look like?
Replies: 110
Views: 6605

Re: What does your perfect event look like?

ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:29 pm
If I have to "go" outdoors
I'll never look at that shop the same again
by restlessshawn
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: More Bothy bother
Replies: 25
Views: 1930

Re: More Bothy bother

Dryfehead has a long drop just up the track now apparently. Definetly quieter as more of a hike in.
by restlessshawn
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: More Bothy bother
Replies: 25
Views: 1930

Re: More Bothy bother

The current open access model is doomed You may well be right but whats the answer? Locking them isn't going to be practical and even if you did the party goers would just break in. Reading bothy log books has become depressing with the maintenance officer making ever more desperate pleas for peopl...
by restlessshawn
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: More Bothy bother
Replies: 25
Views: 1930

Re: More Bothy bother

Sadly they have become the destination rather than part of the journey. I've only had one actual bad experience at a bothy but had to clean up after a few more. Sadly I find it's putting me off using one now just in case...though I am in a massive bikepacking lack of mojo anyway :???: I ended up lea...
by restlessshawn
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tomorrows Ride...
Replies: 20
Views: 2520

Re: Tomorrows Ride (which I won't chicken out of)

Ray Young wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:06 pm
pushbikemike wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:00 am
Where are you heading to Ray?
Not sure yet Mike, thinking Over Phawhope Tuesday then meander back over the top of Glentress and through The Pentlands. Going to look at bikehike tonight.
I stay in Ettrickbridge now. I'll keep an eye out for you in the valley!
by restlessshawn
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water in bottom bracket area?
Replies: 21
Views: 1886

Re: Water in bottom bracket area?

I wouldn't that is there to let the inevitable water ingress out

Personally never found it a bother on my mtb though I have a proper bottom bracket (un53) which laughs at water
by restlessshawn
Wed May 29, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I'll leave this here for Stu.
Replies: 62
Views: 4442

Re: I'll leave this here for Stu.

I saw that but couldn't manage a sensible reply without swearing which didn't seem helpful. Glad some grown ups have replied. I'll often stop to break up fire rings and try and cover things up a bit and tidy up in the hope it won't encourage people, my wife thinks this is odd. If it's cold and I fan...
by restlessshawn
Tue May 28, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Really?
Replies: 54
Views: 3518

Re: Really?

So "One of the UK's toughest adventure rides that is an actual event"...it's less catchy isn't it :wink:
by restlessshawn
Mon May 27, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear Rack a Retrograde Step?
Replies: 20
Views: 1681

Re: Rear Rack a Retrograde Step?

Ray Young wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 8:52 am
restlessshawn wrote:
Mon May 27, 2019 8:18 am
I could not cope with jubilee clips and zip ties to mount a rack though!
That your OCD Shawn? :wink:
Basically yeah!

The bindle looks quite different as you still have to faff strapping things round the saddle rails
by restlessshawn
Mon May 27, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear Rack a Retrograde Step?
Replies: 20
Views: 1681

Re: Rear Rack a Retrograde Step?

You are not alone, I've often thought a small rack and dry bag would be less faff...though I only have an old bikepack.eu saddlebag so I guess there are much better options out there now. I was always waiting for Salsa to re release the minimalist rack but they never have. I could not cope with jubi...
by restlessshawn
Wed May 15, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ladies and gents, I give you the On-One packraft.
Replies: 17
Views: 2029

Re: Ladies and gents, I give you the On-One packraft.

ELO20 already gets 20% off that which makes it more tempting
by restlessshawn
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike Packers cafe breakfast
Replies: 18
Views: 1393

Re: Bike Packers cafe breakfast

I must admit, I'm not likely to change my eating habits due to this announcement. Most of the causation factors of many cancers seem to be down to random (bad) luck i.e if your numbers up, your numbers up. The mental health benefits of a bacon roll of a morning outweigh other health risks in my rec...
by restlessshawn
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight shelter for dogpacking?
Replies: 11
Views: 1280

Re: Lightweight shelter for dogpacking?

benp1 wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:05 pm
restlessshawn wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:41 pm
My dog is a Spaniard and feels the cold
Maybe he's used to the Mediterranean climate? :grin:
He is as he is a little rescue street dog from Malaga :smile:
by restlessshawn
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Insulated Gilet - Primaloft or similar
Replies: 16
Views: 1767

Re: Insulated Gilet - Primaloft or similar

The decathlon one is great, and cheap
by restlessshawn
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight shelter for dogpacking?
Replies: 11
Views: 1280

Re: Lightweight shelter for dogpacking?

Bit OT but what are you doing about a sleeping bag for the dog? My dog is a Spaniard and feels the cold so I've not taken him camping so far. Luckily he is small and would fit under my SMD tarp.
by restlessshawn
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Reg's new pole.
Replies: 18
Views: 2411

Re: Reg's new pole.

The Easton Carbon one. I weighed it - 53g. My biggest issue with it is trying to get a decent tension in the Lunar Solo when it's a bit windy. Tighten everything up too much and the pole just bends. I guess that might actually be saving the tent and guying points from a bit of stress though. I've g...
by restlessshawn
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: One bike only?
Replies: 38
Views: 2866

Re: One bike only?

I have 3 CX - Ritchey Swiss Cross, wanted one for years before I got one. Will only take 40mm tyres max. This gets most of my attention MTB - Inbred - rigid, 67.5, 12 years old. Only really gets used when the Ritchey would be totally out of it's depth or if I go out with someone on an MTB Road bike ...
by restlessshawn
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Making things the old, slow way.
Replies: 32
Views: 3312

Re: Making things the old, slow way.

That's nice but...them spokes!!!! Ooh, it even fits. I did have to make a 4mm spacer to pull the disc out in order that the wider than standard caliper clears the spokes but that's not important is it? What's important is, there's much more satisfaction in doing things this way than there ever could...
by restlessshawn
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SixMoonsDes Deschutes DCF
Replies: 16
Views: 1024

Re: SixMoonsDes Deschutes DCF

I have an old SMD wild oasis, like a cape but with netting at the bottom. Not terribly relevant other than I think it's a great tarp, have had it for years with no plans to change. Actually I slept under it on Monday night :-bd Was also the first outing of your red tangle, fits my ritchey like a glo...
by restlessshawn
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your ideal handlebar?
Replies: 37
Views: 2332

Re: Your ideal handlebar?

Some alloy 'groovy luv cycles' please 720mm wide.25mm rise, 17 degree sweep and cut and shut construction rather than bends
by restlessshawn
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Double butted or straight gauge?
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: Double butted or straight gauge?

I had butted loops and could not discern any flex in them! I’d be interested to try jones with the cut loop and see if they are any better
by restlessshawn
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bag bag spacers
Replies: 25
Views: 2123

Re: Bag bag spacers

drjon wrote:facebook or instagram DM works well!
This is not how businesses run imho

I asked him about specs and prices, after 3 days he replied with "Yes, I will check. cheers Andy"

that was 14 days ago

I was considering a strap deck but now I'm only buying one if I can get it straight from you