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by jameso
Thu May 30, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail Race - Good Luck
Replies: 85
Views: 9809

Re: Highland Trail Race - Good Luck

I was watching this over the last few days, pretty amazed at the pace and hours put in. Riding long days for a week or so is one thing, but these 24hr+ stints are hard to appreciate. A very humbling thing to see unfolding.
by jameso
Fri May 24, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail Race - Good Luck
Replies: 85
Views: 9809

Re: Highland Trail Race - Good Luck

Good luck indeed. Hope they all have a good ride and the weather's fair. Looks like a great route.
by jameso
Fri May 24, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spring Photo Comp - we have a winner!
Replies: 23
Views: 2894

Re: Spring Photo Comp.

Great pic Nick, I had that same bike, same year with those bars, pads etc!
by jameso
Wed May 22, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9503
Views: 1075748

Re: The post man's been ...

http://www.alpkit.com/shop/images/pi_16536.jpeg - some of these Alpkit Ti pegs, very nice. Should compliment my chunkier Al pegs well and at 6.5g each for 6" pegs they're impressive. Would even make a nice pair of chopsticks for next time I forget / melt my spork. Unless my packets of noodles get c...
by jameso
Tue May 21, 2013 4:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about Velocity P35 rims.
Replies: 21
Views: 2510

Re: Talk to me about Velocity P35 rims.

I missed that ) 600g is what my 29er P35s were, approx
by jameso
Tue May 21, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about Velocity P35 rims.
Replies: 21
Views: 2510

Re: Talk to me about Velocity P35 rims.

Velocity P35 (35mm narrow, 535g,£66, fragile?) When I say dinged relatively easily, to be fair that's usually from a mis-timed hop/jump over rooty sections with about 18psi in a 2.4 Ardent, I'm 11.5-12st and not especially smooth. If I'm riding loaded or anywhere rocky I add PSI. They seem to have ...
by jameso
Mon May 20, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about Velocity P35 rims.
Replies: 21
Views: 2510

Re: Talk to me about Velocity P35 rims.

the new Jones long ranger.
Would love to see one of those up close.

Singular Sam had a P35/Knard front combo on a Gryphon at the Spin show the other week, he said it works well enough. I'm tempted to try the tyre anyway and go for a rim / front wheel later.
by jameso
Mon May 20, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MYOG bar harnesses and bar bags with Jones Loops
Replies: 6
Views: 862

Re: MYOG bar harnesses and bar bags with Jones Loops

I've used both a MYOG strap system (webbing sewn onto a ladder-H shape with pull clips fitted) and an older Revelate bar strap on Hs and loops. Both work well as long as you keep the roll fairly narrow, but I have truss forks that keep the roll off the head tube - as suggested above a simple tension...
by jameso
Sun May 19, 2013 10:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rate my tarp
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Re: Rate my tarp

Anthony, that's good - looks like a better way to have both stability and leg room with a smaller tarp. I like the bike at the head-end as the frame bag's easily accessed so hadn't tried that one.
by jameso
Sun May 19, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rate my tarp
Replies: 5
Views: 788

Rate my tarp

Been trying a few 'standard pitches' since giving up on the Ray Mears just-chuck-it-up-anywhere approach and looking for something that works independently of trees, fences etc. Used a wheel-tunnel as my standard bivi cover on a trip last year for a week plus and it was great. Trying out a similar s...
by jameso
Sun May 19, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about Velocity P35 rims.
Replies: 21
Views: 2510

Re: Talk to me about Velocity P35 rims.

I don't think P35s are good vfm, the finish quality isn't that durable (my bike does get a fair amount of use tho) and they can be dinged relatively easily if you pinch the tyre, but what they do to tyre profile and pressures you can get away with makes them well worth it. I like them overall but wo...
by jameso
Sat May 18, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Buffalo bags.
Replies: 6
Views: 937

Re: Buffalo bags.

I'm a big fan of Buffalo tops and tried a loose fleece liner inside my bivi bag last Sept, a cool Autumn night and it was ok, not cosy but not a bad night's sleep. 450-500g for the liner I used, so 800g for a buffalo all in one isn't too bad.
by jameso
Tue May 14, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month for 2013
Replies: 373
Views: 96494

Re: Bivvy a month for 2013

4/5, or 5 in 5 if sneaking into an unlocked pump house near the dam in the Black Mountains counts as a bivi.. 'hobo living' maybe, bivi maybe not. But when it's that wet, found shelter trumps a tarp bivi! I got 5 days riding in by riding back to Swindon from home via the Ridgeway on thursday followe...
by jameso
Tue May 14, 2013 9:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - Rigid fork - 26er
Replies: 3
Views: 906

Re: WTD - Rigid fork - 26er

Hi - I have some black cr-mo rigids, same spec as a Genesis fortitude, 445mm long and 45mm rake ie 26" spec. 195-200mm steerer, black, £35 + postage? PM if interested.
by jameso
Tue May 07, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 26' Race Kings
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: 26' Race Kings

Used to have them on the back of my 26" SS. I liked them (have a few still in the garage looking for a home if you want to try them on the cheap, PM if so). Really fast but little cornering grip on anything damp or loose, to be expected really from a tread like that.
by jameso
Tue May 07, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hello. Bearbones newbie - saddlebag question
Replies: 8
Views: 1215

Re: Hello. Bearbones newbie - saddlebag question

Hello.. ) I wish I'd got a WC Tiger earlier, well recommended. Really good design, adaptable and more secure than the other std stuff-bag type I have. Maybe not the best for a huge load, but it's not the best place for a huge load either.
by jameso
Sun Apr 28, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coping with extended wet, cold conditions - hands and feet
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

Re: Coping with extended wet, cold conditions - hands and fe

Useful stuff.. thanks. I do have to get off and walk at times, either SS-defeated or to warm up the feet, it works. I think all the usual things like good base layers, eating well etc I do already (lessons learned from outdoor experience in general). I followed a few tips here and found buffalo / sh...
by jameso
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your favorite alpkit goodie?
Replies: 11
Views: 981

Re: Your favorite alpkit goodie?

My frame bag, one of their early / pre-production try-out versions that's looking fresh after around 2000 miles of use and stood up to ham-fistedness that's wrecked a few rucksacs. MyTiMug - one for all, that and a popcan stove is all I use on short trips now. Their drybags also seem to be totally t...
by jameso
Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coping with extended wet, cold conditions - hands and feet
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

Coping with extended wet, cold conditions - hands and feet

Wet, cold hands/feet can be crippling. I know how bad it can start to get and that nothing can keep you dry indefinitely, but after being particularly badly frozen for most of an 8hr ride this winter and getting a reminder of how fast it can happen when unprepared today, I wonder what good 'in case'...
by jameso
Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - Paul Comp hinged thumbie mounts or similar
Replies: 1
Views: 531

WTD - Paul Comp hinged thumbie mounts or similar

Need a split/hinged clamp barend shifter mount, single or pair, with or without shifter units, not too fussed. To buy or can swap / PX for some Forge-SJS thumbie mounts in black, BNIB.

Cheers
James.olsen.remote at hotmail.co.uk
by jameso
Thu Apr 25, 2013 9:33 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS. forks, framebag, fatbike tyres
Replies: 12
Views: 1692

Re: FS. forks, framebag, fatbike tyres

ygm!
by jameso
Wed Apr 24, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How much does your bike weigh?
Replies: 15
Views: 1405

Re: How much does your bike weigh?

Dunno what my steel Jones weighs.. it's 'reassuringly sturdy'. But the frame and forks aren't that heavy, 7.3lb. Spec varies and it weighs whatever the total is, I'm used to it and there's no pointless weight on it so I don't care / know. I guess 27lbs or so as a SS, 29lbs with gears at the back? My...