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by composite
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Adventure Travel Film Festival: I don't want to go but ...
Replies: 4
Views: 307

Re: Adventure Travel Film Festival: I don't want to go but ...

I haven't been to this event specifically, but I did volunteer for the Banff Mountain Film Festival a few years ago when it came through Birmingham. I suspect it would be quite similar and I enjoyed it a lot more than I was expecting honestly. I seem to remember thinking that I would have been happy...
by composite
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A question that might be hard to answer - Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 1284

Re: A question that might be hard to answer - Scotland

I had never even heard of cleggs before. I'm wondering now if I have mistaken the cleg fly for a horse fly in the past.
by composite
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A question that might be hard to answer - Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 1284

Re: A question that might be hard to answer - Scotland

ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:03 pm
There's been a lot of chat about Vitamin B helping as a repellent. I think it was maybe started by the makers of Marmite.
Covering yourself in a veneer of Marmite should lead to 50% fewer bites right?
by composite
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bear Bones bothy?
Replies: 17
Views: 702

Re: Bear Bones bothy?

That Energy rating chart tho!

"It's all about the potential!" :lol: :lol:
by composite
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A question that might be hard to answer - Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 1284

Re: A question that might be hard to answer - Scotland

Is this scenario and precautuon specific to the west coast and being off road... Me and Composite will be riding to East side (Lejog arriving at JoG at last days of June I think). Do we need to carry repellant/precaution/midge jackets!! Its all road I was going to put some repellant and my head net...
by composite
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure redeye extension
Replies: 31
Views: 886

Re: Exposure redeye extension

ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:45 am
(you do mean cm of course....)
Yeah, that too. :wink:
by composite
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure redeye extension
Replies: 31
Views: 886

Re: Exposure redeye extension

The 15mm one turned up and I can confirm that it technically works. I just plugged it inline from the dynamo to the Revo and the light came on as expected. Honestly, 15mm is sort of shorter than I expected... LOL :grin: which is a stupid statement to write but here we are. I'm not sure it's actually...
by composite
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 64
Views: 5326

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

No video this time cause I'm an idiot, so its a written ride report instead. :) https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/yoyo2020_brevetcard.jpg This was the recent Up and Down Like a Yo-Yo 200km AAA event in Devon. https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/2020/02/up-and-down-like...
by composite
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure redeye extension
Replies: 31
Views: 886

Re: Exposure redeye extension

Just silicone seal one of these over the end.
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by composite
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure redeye extension
Replies: 31
Views: 886

Re: Exposure redeye extension

I have just ordered one of the 15mm right angle extensions from Ebay. I'll report back with how it goes.
by composite
Tue Feb 25, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a jerket
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Re: Suggest a jerket

I recently bought a Galibier Vu Winter Jacket and it become my favourite ever. If you want more/different protection, then they do other jackets that are waterproof, or windproof etc. It fits really well, I could easily get a short sleeve jersey under it, although it's not particularly packable or ...
by composite
Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure redeye extension
Replies: 31
Views: 886

Re: Exposure redeye extension

ScotRoutes wrote:
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:33 pm
Ah well, if that's the plug size, then this cable might do the job (if a bit long).

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/323693027189?


Edit: 50cm with a 90deg plug..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/323926613853?var=512962643010
The 15mm right-angle one might be long enough for my use, thanks for the link.
by composite
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure redeye extension
Replies: 31
Views: 886

Re: Exposure redeye extension

Would be very interested in this as well. When I put the saddlebag on the bike the wire isn't long enough to get to the loop at the end of the bag. I end up putting the red-eye on the right-hand seat stay which is not ideal. I have soldered a female connector on to my sinewave so I could use one cab...
by composite
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a jerket
Replies: 4
Views: 452

Suggest a jerket

I'm looking for a new long sleeve top and tried out a Castelli Perfetto jersey/jacket. It was exactly what I was looking for... is it a jersey? Is it a jacket? It's sorta a bit of both. The only problem was the fit. It was a nice slim fit around the body and chest but too tight in the shoulders and ...
by composite
Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: DT Swiss Dropper Post
Replies: 25
Views: 687

Re: DT Swiss Dropper Post

I have a Gravity Dropper on my Five. It was the only 27.2mm one around at the time. I really like it for the simplicity and it was great until I bought a Reverb for my lurcher and then realised just how much better the control is on the handlebar. I haven't replaced the Gravity dropper though and un...
by composite
Sat Feb 22, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 64
Views: 5326

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Brevet 12 DIARY OF A RANDONNEUR – EPISODE 7 – BROADWAY DELI 200 Ride Report and VLOG from a 200km round trip to get a sandwich. https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/episode7-video_thumbnail.png https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/2020/02/diary-of-a-rando…roadway-deli-200/
by composite
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: non cyclist cycling clothing
Replies: 13
Views: 693

Re: non cyclist cycling clothing

Whatever you do, do not commit the crime that is a plaid shirt and Lycra shorts. :o I have a mock plaid shirt that is actually just a print on a normal cycle top that was a little joke to myself, but I don't think anyone gets it and they think I'm just a #gravelwanker... or more likely just a Taylo...
by composite
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Saddle sores
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Saddle sores

For road riding I have been using Assos chamois cream and its worked out pretty well for me. Anything up to about 200km and one application is enough. Anything longer than that I find a quick wipe off with a wet wipe and then reapply every 150km or so works out well. Never needed it for off-road rid...
by composite
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone looking for a Columbia Outdry?
Replies: 22
Views: 882

Re: Anyone looking for a Columbia Outdry?

Would that be the Reign jacket? Why do I bother? :lol: That joke was done last time there was a thread about these coats. I wasn't entertaining it a second time :-P How do these size up? I'm usually borderline medium/large..... I was about to say that unless you have got bigger since we last rode t...
by composite
Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jay Petervary : Bikepacking's Bad Boy or Ambassador ?
Replies: 36
Views: 1871

Re: Jay Petervary : Bikepacking's Bad Boy or Ambassador ?

He's coming from an ultra background so in that you wouldn't know where your competitors were unless they were in sight which is how I interpreted it. It does change the dynamic and the way you would race. In ultra running races they will turn their headlights off at night if there's someone catchi...
by composite
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jay Petervary : Bikepacking's Bad Boy or Ambassador ?
Replies: 36
Views: 1871

Re: Jay Petervary : Bikepacking's Bad Boy or Ambassador ?

At the danger of rehashing discussions from last summer that no doubt went on during the TD when I was wasn't around, I'm going to bite. For someone who has a number of accusations of cheating against him, to say that winning is just not important to him beggars belief. When he was talking about the...
by composite
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone looking for a Columbia Outdry?
Replies: 22
Views: 882

Re: Anyone looking for a Columbia Outdry?

ScotRoutes wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:57 pm
Would that be the Reign jacket?
Full name of the one I have is "Columbia OutDry Ex Reign Jacket". I have the "desert sun heather" version... you and I know it as orange. :wink:
by composite
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone looking for a Columbia Outdry?
Replies: 22
Views: 882

Re: Anyone looking for a Columbia Outdry?

This one doesn't have the pit zips, so ah'm oot. Which model does? I have the Reign and it has the pit zips. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Columbia-OutDry-Reign-Jacket-Jasper/dp/B07XBYTHX5/ref=asc_df_B07XF5DL5B/?tag=&linkCode=df0&hvadid=411297911510&hvpos=1o2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=12544434589280524437&hvpone=...
by composite
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full frame bag users, water ?
Replies: 25
Views: 1049

Re: Full frame bag users, water ?

Bladder in the frame bag. Its quite flexible that way. If you want all the frame bag space 'back' you can use your bladder in a hydration pack. If you want half of it back just half fill the bladder. My frame bag had a hose slot and my bladder a quick-release thing so it was easy to take the bag out...
by composite
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone looking for a Columbia Outdry?
Replies: 22
Views: 882

Re: Anyone looking for a Columbia Outdry?

I'll have a second one at that price! :shock: