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by JohnClimber
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 232
Views: 5186

Re: BB200 2020

A 30 day window to cherry pick a dry spell and I could still be on furlough.... Until Nov 1st
Maybe I might even have a go this year
by JohnClimber
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 3278

Re: WRT

RIP wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 8:13 pm
JohnClimber wrote:
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:34 pm
Isn't it time for the John Climber posts up the (belated) WRT weather forecast way too early thread yet?
Way too early :wink: . If you feel yourself wavering, click on this quickly: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=17998
I missed that post :grin:
by JohnClimber
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 3278

Re: WRT

Isn't it time for the John Climber posts up the (belated) WRT weather forecast way too early thread yet?
by JohnClimber
Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Guiding on the Slate trails (Video)
Replies: 24
Views: 644

Re: Guiding on the Slate trails (Video)

*waits for JC's reply..... :roll: :roll: :roll: actually the tussocks were great fun on the fat bike :-bd My phone died in the water on this ride, but here's some flattened shots from my 360 camera which survived the trip (just) https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50255728531_e16ecc386d_3k.jpg http...
by JohnClimber
Sat Aug 22, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: List of Bike Bag Manufacturers.
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: List of Bike Bag Manufacturers.

This the the website where I found out about my new mates at Custom Merit Gear.
Their frame bags are on their way to me right this minute
by JohnClimber
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Before I send it back- Columbia OutDry Jacket
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Before I send it back- Columbia OutDry Jacket

Outdry sizes are weird
I'm a Laege top and at the moment with my weight loss I'm a medium tee shirt, but large size tee shirts feel nicer on me.... If you know what I mean..

My Outdry is a medium, its big on me and I can wear is over 2 layers with ease Ilin winter too
by JohnClimber
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling glasses... getting old
Replies: 28
Views: 724

Cycling glasses... getting old

I need distance glasses to bring trees on the horizon back in to focus and clear as HD, And close up different ones for reading. In between I''ve perfect vision. So long distance one's means I cant see my GPS clearly and I've never tried my reading ones for riding... I will crash... So which glasses...
by JohnClimber
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29 plus carbon fork options
Replies: 22
Views: 455

Re: 29 plus carbon fork options

robbie wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:37 pm
Thanks all
Like the look of the travers ones are 485A2C
How will that compare to the suspension fork currently fitted?
Micheal Travers can't log on but asks

"I need to know the current crown to dropout length please"

Please let him/us know this and he'll sort it out for you
by JohnClimber
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29 plus carbon fork options
Replies: 22
Views: 455

Re: 29 plus carbon fork options

robbie wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:37 pm
Thanks all
Like the look of the travers ones are 485A2C
How will that compare to the suspension fork currently fitted?
I've asked Micheal Travers to come on here to answer your question about the Prong fork, when he see's my message I'm sure he'll be along
by JohnClimber
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29 plus carbon fork options
Replies: 22
Views: 455

Re: 29 plus carbon fork options

Not much choice on 29er+ specific forks. Travers Prong forks £359 https://www.traversbikes.com/store.html#!/Travers-XC-Prong-Boost-Carbon/p/73904492/category=15761046 Or Lauf Carbonara https://www.laufcycling.com/product/lauf-carbonara A lot more pricier and no fork bolts but lots more comfort Eithe...
by JohnClimber
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8735
Views: 963578

Re: The post man's been ...

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Free wheels to replace the clicking and paint peeling 6 spoke wheels that came with the bike 10 months ago.
by JohnClimber
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seat pack with Thud Buster
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: Seat pack with Thud Buster

Cheers, I'll try lifting my Drover to wrap around higher up like some of those shots :-bd
by JohnClimber
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seat pack with Thud Buster
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Seat pack with Thud Buster

I'm getting old........ like most on here..... :wink: I've fallen in love with riding my Fat bike and 29er+ with their Thud Buster ST seat posts....... So much comfort, so nice.... Anyway, this weekend my Wildcat Drover seat pack front velcro strap kept on coming un-done over each and every big bump...
by JohnClimber
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Guiding on the Slate trails (Video)
Replies: 24
Views: 644

Re: Guiding on the Slate trails

Looks cracking that does Jeff. I'm sure John'll be glad to get back to work after that :wink: Nah, if I've still got a job it can wait until October the 1st I had a fantastic trip but a nightmare too trip to join the lads in Wales. Good bits - the ride and bivi was vaguely exciting, it even stopped...
by JohnClimber
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 3278

Re: WRT

Chris n and I have a socially disengaged plan that involves dropping into civilisation once a day for Spar supplies. If the weather is good we'll sit out a pub or two for an energy drink. Otherwise we'll be ghosts in the countryside. :grin: Mike and I will be doing the same on a Fat Bike beach rout...
by JohnClimber
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 647
Views: 38621

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

8/8 In and around this slate quarry building last night with 2 from Jeff and Allen from on here in Snowdonia

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by JohnClimber
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's like a small carabiner but not...
Replies: 20
Views: 431

Re: What's like a small carabiner but not...

Cheers all, I think I'll be going for those sea to summit field repair buckles.
by JohnClimber
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's like a small carabiner but not...
Replies: 20
Views: 431

Re: What's like a small carabiner but not...

I wonder if these will do the trick? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tactical-FineGood-Lightweight-Multipurpose-Carabiners/dp/B0784SSNFK/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?crid=D4EPDQR3F097&dchild=1&keywords=webbing+carabiner&qid=1597529373&sprefix=webbing+ca%2Caps%2C151&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyQk...
by JohnClimber
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's like a small carabiner but not...
Replies: 20
Views: 431

Re: What's like a small carabiner but not...

John, would a plastic buckle do? Sea to summit do some replacement buckles which attach with a screw https://www.countryside.co.uk/sea-summit/field-repair-2-pin-side-release-buckle-25mm?gclid=CjwKCAjwj975BRBUEiwA4whRByC-aWcmaIuEQL7mbGz0pocg9zs_UR0YrhWqtbcRZrMLHSExpVm64hoC_joQAvD_BwE If your talking...
by JohnClimber
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's like a small carabiner but not...
Replies: 20
Views: 431

Re: What's like a small carabiner but not...

Moff wrote:
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:15 pm
How about something like this:
https://www.extremtextil.de/g-buckle-gu ... -25mm.html
Almost but not quite, I need to lock them in place and not un-hook
by JohnClimber
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's like a small carabiner but not...
Replies: 20
Views: 431

What's like a small carabiner but not...

I'm after a small carabiner type thing but can't find exactly what I'm after. It's for 25mm webbing (on my pack raft) to fasten two loops together but to be able to remove them from each other. I want to comment 25mm webbing two loops together with a thing similar to a carabiner like these shots bel...
by JohnClimber
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A new(ish) frame bag company to consider
Replies: 13
Views: 925

Re: A new(ish) frame bag company to consider

The finishing touches are been made this weekend https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50229353273_09465cdaf6_h.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50229997991_0ed8ad19af_h.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50229997851_55261e2d2f_h.jpg I hope to get the bags late next week. Fingers crossed t...
by JohnClimber
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Very minimal tarp tents
Replies: 26
Views: 643

Re: Very minimal tarp tents

Another vote for the Lunar Solo, midge net and sewn in bathtub base, crushes down small. The extra weight is for these added 2 luxuries. Or I've just take my bivi bag or Cuban tarp....... I don't want a Gatewood Cape, I don't want a Gatewood Cape, I don't want a Gatewood Cape, I don't want a Gatewoo...
by JohnClimber
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2043
Views: 282367

Re: Todays ride

Not today - But yesterday
Not a ride - But a float

But Alec of here is on the water with me.
Here's one of yesterdays 3 drop run in Packrafts at Llangollen's Mile End Mill's play area
https://youtu.be/Ob2RqImw8Wc?t=22
by JohnClimber
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 69
Views: 1670

Re: who rides Ti ?

Three. And I've sold two others. I like the feel. I like the weight. I like the bare metal look. I like the fact that I can mistreat the frame by strapping bags to it and it comes up like new. I like the fact that I can buy custom Ti frames for much less than alloy and steel frames from some of the...