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by jameso
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sidetracked Magazine Issue 20 Cover
Replies: 61
Views: 1210

Re: Sidetracked Magazine Issue 20 Cover

^ Ha, was waiting for something like that :grin: Perhaps Sidetracked packaging up adventure and adventurers presenting their experiences on a premium stage like this is about ego or expression of the who we think we are in the same way that fashion can be. Sidetracked is one of the adventurer's catw...
by jameso
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sidetracked Magazine Issue 20 Cover
Replies: 61
Views: 1210

Re: Sidetracked Magazine Issue 20 Cover

Was a subscriber for a couple of years but not recently. Saw this, got me thinking. Is a brand promoting luxury fashion worse for the environment that a brand inspiring leisure travel? Don't know. Is a luxury fashion brand somehow counted out of outdoor activities? I don't think so. Is the outdoor w...
by jameso
Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MoJo
Replies: 39
Views: 746

Re: MoJo

Trails are a mess, always are in winter but added walkers has made getting out to the other stuff a slog. Weather's dull. Routine is dull. Been running 2x a week and doing more short, fast rides on road, not done that this time of year for ages. Less time out, feeling fitter. Finding it's leaving me...
by jameso
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pinnacle Ramin 3+: tell me everything
Replies: 31
Views: 594

Re: Pinnacle Ramin 3+: tell me everything

Is this some 29er wheels James. Looks nice and fast in that guise. Yes, The 3Plus bike on WTB 29er wheels. I'm just happy on and well used to 29ers. In B+ format it was easier-rolling over rocky or hard-baked byways, just felt softer and a bit less accurate/agile than a 29er. It had me looking at m...
by jameso
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pinnacle Ramin 3+: tell me everything
Replies: 31
Views: 594

Re: Pinnacle Ramin 3+: tell me everything

Landslide wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:37 pm
It's been upgraded with the Sharpie work of Nepalese kids
Love this bit!
The dog by Pasang is a highlight : )
Wondered if we'd started a fun game for the kids there - people in future would park bikes or leave rucksacks outside a teahouse and come back to find them covered in drawings :grin:
by jameso
Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pinnacle Ramin 3+: tell me everything
Replies: 31
Views: 594

Re: Pinnacle Ramin 3+: tell me everything

Donald, ha... :grin: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0202/9884/files/bike3_grande.jpg?v=1490833591 https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0202/9884/files/bike4_grande.jpg?v=1490833607 Here's mine. Ramin 3+ in blue. It's been upgraded with the Sharpie work of Nepalese kids and it's a keeper. If I go bac...
by jameso
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: K2 without O2...
Replies: 34
Views: 909

Re: K2 without O2...

redefined_cycles wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:09 pm
@jameso you got a link please?? Being lazy to simply google that reference you provided :smile:
It's on Amazon Prime, dunno about Youtube sorry!
by jameso
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: K2 without O2...
Replies: 34
Views: 909

Re: K2 without O2...

I watched another documentary on K2 last night, 'Two on K2' about a husband and wife making their way to climb it together. Started about them, then they start climbing. Unrolling a spool of line for fixed rope. No sherpas, just a team of 5. Camp 3 or 4, no sign of O2 bottles going up. Getting inter...
by jameso
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit reaches B-corp status.
Replies: 1
Views: 379

Re: Alpkit reaches B-corp status.

It's good isn't it? Alpkit are a company full of good people and this is a reflection of that I think.
by jameso
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: jones advice
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: jones advice

i must resist..................... :lol: Don't - the inevitable positives from owners needs balance? OP, if it's the older QR frame they will take 2.4" Ardents at the rear with mud room, maybe a 2.5 in summer. The unicrown fork will take fat fronts up to 4" I think but not 100% sure. The guy who wa...
by jameso
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 1139

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

In my mind, Monster Cross always seemed a term applied to a 'conversion' of a mountain bike rather than something designed to be that way? The rules on that seemed strict on MTBR a while back. Bans issued for posting a CX bike with a bigger tyre for sure (probably). Lots of rep for taking any rigid...
by jameso
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 1139

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

Can't remember what we called these bikes before gravel. All-road? Tourer? When I bought my Kona Sutra (around 2007/8) some were calling them Monstercross . Ha... yeah, tourers, I hope. When I had the Croix de Fer at sample stage it was still 'a CX bike the sales guys want' but it wasn't a CX bike ...
by jameso
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 1139

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

Can't remember what we called these bikes before gravel. All-road?
by jameso
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 1139

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

Stu, the main reason for the proliferation of gravel bikes in videos is marketing, these people are the Instagram generation, making a ‘lifestyle’ choice. A choice made because of how cool it looks on the various ‘social’ media sites. Social media presentation's no different to people parking an ex...
by jameso
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 1139

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

If you look at early CTC photos and RSF archive then the bike style of 'choice' is mainly drop bar. I would dare to suggest that tradition is on their side. :shock: The Japanese touring bike market of the 70s-80s had hints of ATB appearing with the 'pass hunters', trad rando bikes with flat swept b...
by jameso
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 1139

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

Re: Spesh Epic, doesn't lael wilcox ride a loaded up spesh epic?
Dunno tbh, a Spesh of some sort : )
Bad example then, if so.
Forget the detail of the point, was more of a general one about visibility of loaded rigid MTBs vs loaded gravel bikes in wider bike brand marketing : )
by jameso
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 1139

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

Another Q on these lines, about how the gravel bike that appears to be more presentable/acceptable than an MTB for bikepacking or adventure brand marketing. I think the answer is that a bikepacking MTB is a very niche product, Is there such a thing as a bikepacking MTB? 😳 I use a specialized epic C...
by jameso
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 1139

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

Interesting point (and valid title). RE what most groups of bikepackers will be using, I've been suprised how many gravel bikes I've seen among the 'racer's rigs' reports for AMR and SRMR. I expect that's partly trends and partly racers with a road riding background as others have said here. Also a ...
by jameso
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 1167

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

If we're following our "glorious" leader's example, travelling no more than 7 miles from home....a circular route allows 58 miles of riding :ugeek: . Could be worse... :wink: 44 miles, no? Or have I missed the devious trick in your plan.. Got to ride out to the circle and back? Oh yes, of course :g...
by jameso
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 1167

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

MuddyPete wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:21 pm
If we're following our "glorious" leader's example, travelling no more than 7 miles from home....a circular route allows 58 miles of riding :ugeek: .

Could be worse... :wink:
44 miles, no? Or have I missed the devious trick in your plan..
by jameso
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 1167

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

Kerrin Wilson, Assistant Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police, who said of one local rider going 50 to 60 miles: 'What you have to understand is if he falls off his bike and is so far away from home , how is he going to get help if he gets a puncture. Genuine WTF :lol: A puncture? Unreal. "Define...
by jameso
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots
Replies: 82
Views: 1819

Re: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots

So, being that waterproof (whatever the preferred term is) which don't have a hole from the cleat to the inside of the shoe, would still benefit from a glue-gun jobby over the excess recess around where the cleat is sat?? Is that what we're saying physics says? If so I might just get the gluegun ou...
by jameso
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots
Replies: 82
Views: 1819

Re: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots

Air, yes! I'd already glue-gunnned the holes there. Good place to start. In some shoes it's a hole through to the insole, in others the plate is almost sealed into the sole layers so the difference sealing the holes makes will vary. Had wondered about airflow effect, around the pedal may get the air...
by jameso
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots
Replies: 82
Views: 1819

Re: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots

I'm wondering if the cold spot being felt is more to do with pressure than actual temperature. I was thinking along those lines riding home today - started to feel cold at the ball of the foot area first and wondered if it was simply about reduced pressure and blood flow. The shoes fit well, I don'...
by jameso
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots
Replies: 82
Views: 1819

Re: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots

psling wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:33 pm
jameso wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:31 am
I begged a couple of dog poo bags from a walker once on a ride that almost had me howling in pain from the cold-wet : )
Used, for extra warmth? :shock: :lol: :lol:
Seriously, if they were full I'd have taken any warmth available that day :grin: