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by Lazarus
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mechanical Hydraulic Brakes...
Replies: 32
Views: 743

Re: Mechanical Hydraulic Brakes...

this mix indeed seems like the worst of both worlds
so everyone who does not use them keeps saying
In use its just a brake that is better than a non hydraulic cable pull disc brake that has never let me down in operation.
by Lazarus
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mechanical Hydraulic Brakes...
Replies: 32
Views: 743

Re: Mechanical Hydraulic Brakes...

Mine have been fine on my bike and never had any issues with them - HyRd used for about 15,000 miles with at least one fluid change in that time. Its much more powerful than the mechanical discs brakes it replaced never had brake fade on them - I have done the odd lakeland descent but i dont think i...
by Lazarus
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: selling a bike, then regrets and buying another
Replies: 16
Views: 591

Re: selling a bike, then regrets and buying another

I dont sell my bikes I just ride them till they are unfixable/obsolete. I sell parts but have only twice sold whole bikes and they were both for mates . I do miss how well my Orange 5 descended I dont miss riding it uphill though which is why I got something different. that i snt uite as good downhi...
by Lazarus
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 150
Views: 5523

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

I absolutely agree it's only one night, but could you count it as February instead of January? My thinking was i had to be in the bivy before it became febuary as not really sure how it could count if i ditched after midnight. i was not going to achieve this if i sought lower ground/shelter I guess...
by Lazarus
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Better get some more BaM badges sorted Stu....
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: Better get some more BaM badges sorted Stu....

"What single thing would most improve matters for UK cyclists?" - answer: "dedicated infrastructure". Quite dispiriting I'm afraid Most cyclits dontdo what we doand the greatest deterent to cycling ,for those hwo dont or do infrequently, is the cars on the roads if we had cycling infrastructure lik...
by Lazarus
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 150
Views: 5523

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

The "rules" are clear. Last night only counts as January.
My bad i though overnighters on the cusp could be claimed for both -if say i had aready done one in jan could i claim it as febs?

It was indeed charchter building and better than having just another night sat at home
by Lazarus
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: It reads a bit like an advert but ...
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: It reads a bit like an advert but ...

you can get cheap and decent - though i doubt longevity is brilliant - tents from aliepress etc -my first one was less than £50 and still well under a kg-I have used it perhaps 20 times and certainly waterproof. IMHO its air beds and bags where you dont really have cheap decent alternatives* - unles...
by Lazarus
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 150
Views: 5523

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

well this fool took a tent and forgot all his tent pegs :oops: - though i was in a diffferent area fromyou I improvised for it was the only way to get BAM in as it was 11 when i stopped. Tied the back to my bars and then used the two poles that go together to peg out the front - thanks to all the ra...
by Lazarus
Fri Jan 31, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It reads a bit like an advert but ...
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: It reads a bit like an advert but ...

generally speaking, a bikepacking tent should weigh less than 2.5kg
Yes it really should weigh less than that
by Lazarus
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted (kinda) 700c rear wheel
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Wanted (kinda) 700c rear wheel

Yes I am and true.
However what I lack in proximity i make up for in my pricing policy of free :wink:

Not likely to be down that way in the near future and getting it to leeds is the best I can do -not even sure that is any closer tbh.
by Lazarus
Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted (kinda) 700c rear wheel
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Wanted (kinda) 700c rear wheel

I have an old one BUT the freehweel has some movement [ few mm not unusable] , its not noticeable when actually using it but obviously its sub optimal
by Lazarus
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bright Ideas?
Replies: 25
Views: 774

Re: Bright Ideas?

as above exposure and a MTB battery pack - good management and its lasting days of usable light. It is also simple and reliable and if i only have one light i want it on my head. The real answer is of course a dynamo hub using a beacon headlight and a usb battery pack . I dont think you could ever r...
by Lazarus
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Going back to 10
Replies: 23
Views: 562

Re: Going back to 10

Dont think i would swap out if a bike came with it but i dont think i would try and do it on any of my bkes either This sums up my opinion of 1 x 11 as the two easiest gears always sound noisy -notterrible just sub optimal. I am not a fan of the angles the rear mech is working through, the slightest...
by Lazarus
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What axle do I need ?
Replies: 20
Views: 466

Re: What axle do I need ?

Again, there is no such size as 20 x 100 and again I have a set that are 100 x 20 mm so clearly they do exist - Hope did 20 mm adapters long before they did boost hubs There was a large travel Bomber fork as well as my mate had them-this was before i had pikes mind early 2000's. I bough tthem of TO...
by Lazarus
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where you at ?
Replies: 60
Views: 1450

Re: Where you at ?

can I suggest that any such map only approximates location Most of us are only sayintowns but its not like folk wont realise we have lots of bkes in our houses so I think the town is good enough I assume thepoint is to ask a local for advice if you are likely to be in their area- I think some ofyou...
by Lazarus
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where you at ?
Replies: 60
Views: 1450

Re: Where you at ?

Just North of Manchester

West Penine Moors being my local playground
I would not travel far for its joys but it is a delight to have on my doorstep given what is on offer round here
by Lazarus
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: More WTF
Replies: 55
Views: 1296

Re: More WTF

well who could deny they had managed to combine style and safety as was their aim.

The only advanatge i can see for that helmet is that when they were young and my youngest objected to helmets i could have pretended he was dressing up as a fireman
by Lazarus
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Decent R value sleeping mat?
Replies: 7
Views: 348

Re: Decent R value sleeping mat?

sea to summit confort light - though 700 g might not be what you call light ! I think for iceland i would be taking a foam mat as well as whilst bulky they are not heavy YMMV eg https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk/equipment-c3/sleeping-mats-c58/closed-cell-foam-mats-c137/z-lite-regular-closed-ce...
by Lazarus
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What axle do I need ?
Replies: 20
Views: 466

Re: What axle do I need ?

There is a link above you to a 20x 110 non boost axle so 20 mm x 110mmm may or may not be boost and i have some 20mm forks that are 100mm axle size and 100 mm hub. Secondly hub width wont tell you if it boost or not -though that the length does not say for certain is news to me I dont think we have ...
by Lazarus
Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What axle do I need ?
Replies: 20
Views: 466

Re: What axle do I need ?

same pikes still working on my kids bike and it is not Boost. Boost was not a thing in 2004 Of the 15mm I have two sets that are not boost and two that are boost I think 15 mm is the new standard and the boost thing is not related to axle size [ though at some point it may have been ] and a 15 mm no...
by Lazarus
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What axle do I need ?
Replies: 20
Views: 466

Re: What axle do I need ?

All my boost forks[ 2 suspension and one rigid] are 15 mm and only my old 26" pikes are 20mm Is it really a Boost thing? as stu said i thought it was from DH days and the first nonQR forks were 20mm but 15mm quickly became the new standard You can convert any 20 mm hub [boost and non boost] as long ...
by Lazarus
Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What axle do I need ?
Replies: 20
Views: 466

Re: What axle do I need ?

what he said However you can get 20- 15 mm adpters on ebay and 15 mm to QR about £5 depending on which you want https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20mm-to-15mm-Thru-Axle-Hub-Conversion-Adapter-FOR-Hope-Mavic-DT-Swiss-Shimano/302421830957?hash=item4669beed2d:g:brUAAOSwd3pdZeMT 20-15 QR https://www.ebay.co.uk...
by Lazarus
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: QR v Thru Axles
Replies: 37
Views: 1205

Re: QR v Thru Axles

closer gearing what like say a smaller rear casette and a double chainring :wink: People will buy anything if the industry can persuade them they need it [or stop selling the alternatives] and most of us just like spending on our bikes so we end up with all the new standards whether we want them or ...
by Lazarus
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: QR v Thru Axles
Replies: 37
Views: 1205

Re: QR v Thru Axles

its one of thise where lab test can show an incease in strength etc but in reality its imperceptible I have QR and bolt through on bth suspension and rigid forks Its not something i even consider when getting a bike unless I have a QR only wheel to use on the fork. Any 15 mm wheel can be converted t...
by Lazarus
Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ergon GS3
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: Ergon GS3

I dont think they do change the angle [and none of their blurb claims it does but i assume you knew this] as the forward facing part is just a straight line . However the rear palm bit is a different angle so i think they change the wrist position/hand position but whether this would be enough for y...