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by composite
Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fancy racing in Israel?
Replies: 56
Views: 5085

Re: Fancy racing in Israel?

Wow this looks incredible. I was hoping to get an international trip in next year and as 2014 is the year of me really getting into racing this looks like the perfect trip. Would be great to go out there with a few other UK based guys.
by composite
Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The BB 200 Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 30430

Re: The BB 200 Thread

Caersws is the nearest.
Thanks.

Could I get a copy of the GPX as well please?
by composite
Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The BB 200 Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 30430

Re: The BB 200 Thread

No trouble at all.
Great!

Just got to hope I pass my driving test on 23rd September now otherwise getting there is going to be a bit tricky.

By the way where is the closest train station?
by composite
Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The BB 200 Thread
Replies: 337
Views: 30430

Re: The BB 200 Thread

I'll be planning to get it done in one go, although this will clearly entail getting back at some ungodly hour. Is it acceptable to stay somewhere else the night before (b&b/camp) and then put up a small one man tent (before the start) in the car park field to crawl into and die when I get back from...
by composite
Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB 200 - training or winging it?
Replies: 20
Views: 14824

Re: BB 200 - training or winging it?

I want to start doing endurance racing next season so I have been training a lot with that goal in mind. I'm in the Manx End to End at the start of Sept. so I have been training for that as I'm looking for a decent time. Got 3-4 100milers planned for between that and the bearbones so I guess you wou...
by composite
Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: alpkit stem holster
Replies: 16
Views: 1228

Re: alpkit stem holster

They are a fair bit bigger than I imagined... well they are bigger than the chalk bag I currently use. Does it move around much or is it quite secure?
by composite
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: cane creek bar ends?
Replies: 2
Views: 444

Re: cane creek bar ends?

I have super star grips with mine. The bit that the bar ends grip to is a bit long and there is a small gap which is has no bearing on use but is slightly annoying when you look at it. Planning to trim but not got round to it so can't be that annoying. http://www.composite-projects.co.uk/wp-content/...
by composite
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Pennine Bridleway Double - success (and failure)
Replies: 16
Views: 5691

Re: Pennine Bridleway Double - success (and failure)

Great effort fella well done.

Can you not pull the file off the GPS unit via the computer and upload it to Garmin connect/ride with GPS etc?
by composite
Tue Aug 06, 2013 2:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Not quite Knighton & Back
Replies: 1
Views: 1031

Not quite Knighton & Back

This is pretty much a copy and paste from my blog, so some of it may seem a bit odd in the context of it appearing in this forum. (http://www.composite-projects.co.uk/2013/07/not-quite-knighton-back-bikepacking-report/) Photos by myself and Yetiman. http://www.composite-projects.co.uk/wp-content/upl...
by composite
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar ends, aero bars and other stuff ...
Replies: 35
Views: 3309

Re: Bar ends, aero bars and other stuff ...

I got the Cane Creek Ergo bar ends and I really like them. As you may of guessed I have reviewed them too. :P http://www.composite-projects.co.uk/201 ... nd-review/

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by composite
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another shoes thread...
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: Another shoes thread...

I have a pair of Northwave Celsius for the winter which are vaguely exciting.
Review: http://www.composite-projects.co.uk/201 ... ts-review/

Currently looking at getting a pair of Northwave Sparta.
http://www.wiggle.co.uk/northwave-sparta-mtb-shoes/
by composite
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bloody saddles again - really, really sorry.
Replies: 44
Views: 5127

Re: Bloody saddles again - really, really sorry.

+1 for the SDG Bel Air. I just replace as required with that years model. Love 'em. :)
by composite
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New camping bike for 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 851

Re: New camping bike for 2014

Do you reckon you really need 50mm rims for those 2.7 tyres? I often run a 2.4 on my 30mm rims on my FS with no problems what so ever.
by composite
Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 1287

Re: Tarp advice please

Hard to tell from the pic but it looks like rain might pool on the 'roof'. Could use the saddle end instead. It would give a bit more height and would make a bit more of a ridge shape for the run off. Serious reply now; I found when I experimented with the Siltarp was that if you start by pegging o...
by composite
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Heresy I know but...
Replies: 14
Views: 944

Re: Heresy I know but...

I've not really found price to be the limiting the factor. Cheap £10 sports direct jobbies have lasted me as long as more expensive endura shorts. Current bang for buck I would suggest are the Dare2B Upshot bibs, I think maybe the new ones are the upshot 2. My review here: http://www.composite-proje...
by composite
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp advice please
Replies: 20
Views: 1287

Re: Tarp advice please

bicycle 7 here to. I'm not big chap at all but thought the extra cover would always be welcome. I'd welcome some feedback on this setup, any problems I'm likely to encounter in the wild etc. http://www.composite-projects.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/IMG_6745_resize.jpg http://www.composite-proje...
by composite
Sat Jul 20, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dynamos and powering stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 3345

Re: Dynamos and powering stuff

Thanks for that Mart, that's the info I was after. :D I remembered this morning that Mike Hall was using a plug 2 so looked at his kit list again for the TD and he mentions about his power setup, which is actually exactly what I want. Not sure how this went out of my head... :oops: http://normallyas...
by composite
Fri Jul 19, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dynamos and powering stuff
Replies: 33
Views: 3345

Dynamos and powering stuff

I'm currently specing a bike that I'm building for 12, 24 and unsupported bikepacking type racing/riding. I got a load of stuff already but I'm still planning some parts for it. I would like to go with a dynamo hub to power a light at night and a GPS in the day. Possibly other devices (phone) to but...
by composite
Tue Jul 16, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Food for a long ride
Replies: 17
Views: 1297

Re: Food for a long ride

This looks good, I might give this a go this weekend. Thanks. :)
by composite
Mon Jul 15, 2013 6:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Food for a long ride
Replies: 17
Views: 1297

Re: Food for a long ride

by composite
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Avoiding Betty Swallocks.
Replies: 19
Views: 1209

Re: Avoiding Betty Swallocks.

Oh yeah I think I have a pair of Animal Free style shorts which are very similar that have never been worn. I bought 2 pairs in a sale (was told they came up small, which they didn't) then I also promptly lost 20lbs training hard and so they are a bit big. I'll still wear the other pair for commutin...
by composite
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Avoiding Betty Swallocks.
Replies: 19
Views: 1209

Re: Avoiding Betty Swallocks.

I reviewed the Funkier MTB Baggy Shorts not so long ago. I think they probably fit the bill perfectly. http://www.composite-projects.co.uk/2013/05/funkier-mtb-baggy-shorts-clothing-review/ http://www.composite-projects.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/funkier_shorts.jpg Got that at CRC http://www.ch...
by composite
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hydraulic brakes bleed kit
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Hydraulic brakes bleed kit

If you do need to get a some tube then I would suggest going to an aquarium. You can get all sizes of tube for bugger all. :)
by composite
Fri Jul 12, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Food for a long ride
Replies: 17
Views: 1297

Re: Food for a long ride

@composite - gourmet endurance riding. A whole new Niche! I like it, they're getting my mouth watering in the office. Stu. The first time I took a load of these out I exclaimed to my ride buddies that I had cooked them all ride snacks. They all looked at each other uncomfortably for a bit. Then I b...