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by composite
Sun Feb 02, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Easy wild camp inspiration films please
Replies: 3
Views: 363

Re: Easy wild camp inspiration films please

Here's a list of some of my old videos that somewhat fit that billing. Riding the currents - https://vimeo.com/89870165 In to the Wind - https://vimeo.com/komposite/intothewind Tour de Yorkshire - https://vimeo.com/108068477 A 5-9 Adventure - https://vimeo.com/108068477 Gravel Grinding - https://vim...
by composite
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sonder Camino - toe overlap
Replies: 29
Views: 1218

Re: Sonder Camino - toe overlap

When I first test rode the Kite that I subsequently bought from Ian I immediately noticed toe overlap and it was the first time I had experienced it. I was slightly concerned at the time but I liked everything else about the bike so bought it. Within 3-4 rides I was unconsciously riding "correctly" ...
by composite
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted (kinda) 700c rear wheel
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Wanted (kinda) 700c rear wheel

I'm semi looking for a 700c QR rear wheel, with Shimano 8 or 9 speed hub. I only want it for using on the turbo so real cheap is the order of the day. I guess also locial-ish to Birmingham, or maybe Cardiff as I'll be there in a few weeks... or anywhere on route in between, I suppose. Would rather ...
by composite
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted (kinda) 700c rear wheel
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Wanted (kinda) 700c rear wheel

I'm semi looking for a 700c QR rear wheel, with Shimano 8 or 9 speed hub. I only want it for using on the turbo so real cheap is the order of the day. I guess also locial-ish to Birmingham, or maybe Cardiff as I'll be there in a few weeks... or anywhere on route in between, I suppose. Would rather p...
by composite
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1044
Views: 204055

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

So not a new ones at all, but I was reading through an old ride report of mine from 2014 and I just like these from the trip and wanted to share. :) https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/IMG_2597.jpg https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/IMG_2639.j...
by composite
Wed Jan 29, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bright Ideas?
Replies: 25
Views: 1136

Re: Bright Ideas?

Exposure Revo on the bars, Exposure Diablo on the helmet.
by composite
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: How much of a ballache is ...
Replies: 33
Views: 1164

Re: How much of a ballache is ...

Typical answer... it depends... If driving to the start then I want to know it's not going to be a massive pita to get the trains back to the start or visa versa. Are the 2 locations on the same line or am I'm going to have to go out of my way to change to come back? If it's at least a convenient tr...
by composite
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag
Replies: 37
Views: 1756

Re: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag

Check that each option will be big enough. Not sure how tall you are, or if you want the mat inside (I'm guessing so). The Sol one's are quite small I think. The SOL Escape is pretty much the same size as a Hunka, whereas the Ion is only slightly smaller than the HunkaXL. One thing I like about the...
by composite
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag
Replies: 37
Views: 1756

Re: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag

By the way I feel like the SOL Escape is the best bet so far. Ticks the boxes plus cheap. :-bd
by composite
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag
Replies: 37
Views: 1756

Re: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag

I haven't really stated what I'm after. Something lightweight... I think it needs to be at least half the weight of the HunkaXL to make it worth it so around the 250g mark. Waterproof - I don't want to be worried about settling down for a few hours on wet ground or be too concerned about showers. Pr...
by composite
Tue Jan 28, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag
Replies: 37
Views: 1756

Re: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag

You might be as well off with something like this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Emergency-Su ... 3779411441 You're going to wake up p1ss wet through. Might as well not bother with a bag at all. It's England, I'll likely be wet regardless :grin: It's probably 10 degrees warmer than no bag at all thoug...
by composite
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag
Replies: 37
Views: 1756

Re: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag

I used a SOL Escape during my CL300 in September. It was only for a couple if hours and I didn't even bother unpacking my quilt, just inflated the mat, laid out the SOL and crawled in fully clothed. Air temp was around 4C but I slept really well until the moon broke through the tree cover and woke ...
by composite
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag
Replies: 37
Views: 1756

Re: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag

ScotRoutes wrote:
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:02 am
SOL Escape might be an alternative for that scenario.

Similar weight, potentially warmer.
Also half the price, thanks that looks like a good shout.
by composite
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I've Got A Pass
Replies: 4
Views: 320

Re: I've Got A Pass

This is why I always used to have a number of routes planned and on the shelf waiting.

Got about 3 different Audax DIYs of different lengths ready to go at the moment... just in case! :grin:
by composite
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag
Replies: 37
Views: 1756

Alpkit Kloke bivvy bag

https://www.alpkit.com/products/kloke?utm_campaign=236238_Espresso%2012th%20Jan%202019&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Alpkit%20Ltd&dm_i=57MB,52A6,1EBLDZ,I66Q,1#product-reviews So I'm semi-interested in this bag as it's half the weight of my hunka, and no doubt packs down smaller. Let's say I'm looking ...
by composite
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Route Info Wanted: Doethie Valley Singletrack
Replies: 15
Views: 1100

Re: Route Info Wanted: Doethie Valley Singletrack

I rode it for the first time almost 10 years ago on a very hot sunny day, after a dry spell and it was ace. I think everything just fell into place that day for it to be fun and memorable. I have ridden twice since as just a section of a much longer bikepacking route and it was totally forgettable i...
by composite
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: OT audax touring: Riding the limits rollercoaster
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: OT audax touring: Riding the limits rollercoaster

I feel so lucky to have realised cycling for transport. My world grows as my mental restrictions are slowly stripped away and my limits flex. Yes cars are four times faster, yes you do not get wet in a box, but it is soulless transport. That entire half hour journey from A to B is dead time. Your w...
by composite
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 64
Views: 5326

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Brevet 11 DIARY OF A RANDONNEUR – EPISODE 6 – THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE Ride Report and VLOG from a recent very windy and hilly 210km DIY Audax. https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/episode6_video_thumbnail.jpg https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/2020/01/di...
by composite
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Holy Seatpack Batman!
Replies: 17
Views: 1154

Re: Holy Seatpack Batman!

Not quite so crazy but still somewhat up there on the WTF saddle pack scale.

Image

This is Josh Ibbets setup from last years TD! :shock:
by composite
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New wheels and handlebar bag needed
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: New wheels and handlebar bag needed

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:58 pm
When do you think they will be back in stock?
I'm hoping 10 days Neil. They're back up to full production capacity so it should be easier / quicker to keep stock levels up.
I'll wait. :smile:

EDIT: are you getting any colours other than black?
by composite
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where you at ?
Replies: 60
Views: 2269

Re: Where you at ?

Birmingham
by composite
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: More WTF
Replies: 55
Views: 1923

Re: More WTF

https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QpNNhNSDHws/XNVIyDkdWvI/AAAAAAAAHBE/B80e1akV0eUm0_pOFL8EksGOKVPmiAuaACLcBGAs/s1600/bike.jpg I have no idea about motorbikes at all so this might be total bobbins for those that know, but that bike is really pleasing to the eye. Great colour green, unfussy, and functional ...
by composite
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New wheels and handlebar bag needed
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: New wheels and handlebar bag needed

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:38 pm
Can they be used as stand-alone bags without the harness?
Yes they can Neil. You can even clip on the supplied strap and use it as a man-bag if you like :-bd
When do you think they will be back in stock?
by composite
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New wheels and handlebar bag needed
Replies: 10
Views: 559

Re: New wheels and handlebar bag needed

If you were considering just a small bag for the front, my slightly biased opinion is that these are brilliant. More stock on the way. https://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/shop/?product=bar-bag I had been meaning to message you to ask about those bags. Can they be used as stand-alone bags without the...
by composite
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Ribble Adventure

I can't help with a user review Rich, but I was in the shop last week and they look mighty nice. I went to look at the CGR, but after seeing the Adventure I had to remind myself that I'm looking for a bike for 75% road / 25% off road, not the other way around. I was very tempted by the Adventure bu...