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by Lazarus
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2749
Views: 478516

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I have the japanthers and they are fine for this country and not had cold feet in mine its not that often[ perhaps in the north of scotland] that its consistently in the temp range -3 to -18 mine ar e one winter old and I remain unconvinced by the zip for muddy off road use but no issues so far Agre...
by Lazarus
Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Get yourself seen
Replies: 66
Views: 4253

Re: Get yourself seen

[quote]Any recommendations for something that could be relied on for a full nights riding?[/quote I never found any that were not very pricey and quite bulky - you will need branded stuff to get that IMHO Personally I just use my Lummicycle rear light of my battery back and have had all night of tha...
by Lazarus
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Get yourself seen
Replies: 66
Views: 4253

Re: Get yourself seen

as does ebay, and other purveyors of chinese stuff without the middle man, for £2
by Lazarus
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure 725
Replies: 51
Views: 5300

Re: Ribble Adventure 725

not sure if they have it in the shop but i can nip in [ Monday] and see of anyone has anything specific they want to know about it

As above have a Genesis so its not on my radar but looks nice enough
by Lazarus
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 39
Views: 2279

Re: Newbie

In the last year I think I've seen maybe a handful of fully loaded tourers and even fewer lighter weight bike packing setups.
I had never seen one locally [ though i have ridden right past someone bivvying once]then one ride i saw three of them
certainly getting more popular as is cycling
by Lazarus
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1 minute 50 seconds to waste?
Replies: 7
Views: 795

Re: 1 minute 50 seconds to waste?

disappointing lack of fire but apart from that good work

I would be terrified of the thing sinking and me drowning trying to save my bike
by Lazarus
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chain guide on 1x setup?
Replies: 9
Views: 544

Re: Chain guide on 1x setup?

use the pauls one as for some reason my 11 speed one on my FS [ clutch mech and narrow wide chainring] always drops the chain on rough stuff

Not needed on any of my other setups

they work IME but may not be needed
by Lazarus
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Noooooooooooooo............... zippy tyres
Replies: 5
Views: 617

Re: Noooooooooooooo............... zippy tyres

Is it tubless compatible or not? Either way punctures are going to be a pain to deal with the “centrifugal forces create a self-cleaning effect.” Ah that explains why there is never any dirt or mud on my tyres or rims after a ride and why they are always dry when it is wet Like others i think its in...
by Lazarus
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - speedplay cleats
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: WTD - speedplay cleats

time pedals have loads of float - you can actually slide your foot sideways in them
I have a dodgy left knee and shimano used to give me grief

Bit pricey though compared to shimano

If its temporary - ie for the winter- i can lend you a set to see if you get on with them
by Lazarus
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold : MSR Trailshot (new)
Replies: 6
Views: 842

Re: FS: MSR Trailshot (new)

I will pay that for it - I am not sure whether etiquette means we let the first person who bid have first chance to agree to that or not so i defer to you on that.
by Lazarus
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Get yourself seen
Replies: 66
Views: 4253

Re: Get yourself seen

Bright solid light a lummicycle one
One flashing one on the seat pack
one flashing half and half so front and rear for the helmet
Two lights for the front - usuay ony one on and the other as a back up.
reflective tape on the crank arms and on the wheels
by Lazarus
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mike Hall's inquest - Guardian report
Replies: 48
Views: 2707

Re: Mike Hall's inquest - Guardian report

That article was terrible as was the report as its nothing like hunger games. Looks pretty good really. Agreed you can see his front light lighting up the road never mind his back one so even if it was covered he should still have seen the front one. I agree john we have all had things happen but I ...
by Lazarus
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this bike any good for bikepacking?
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Re: Is this bike any good for bikepacking?

its ok but you will get more bang for your bucks with second hand personally i dont like coil forks and especially so for bikepacking [ i put more air pressure in when i am loaded up and spring lacks the tuneability] though most use a rigid fork. IMHO pretty much any bike will do for bikepacking tho...
by Lazarus
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Trans Cambrian Way
Replies: 5
Views: 1089

Re: Trans Cambrian Way

Which way you going ? west to east [ dovey to knighton] east to west [ knighton to dovey] Not that many shops before/after Rhayader Water at the toilets at Elan Village and the campsite in cwmystwyth and you pass both. Bothy at Nant Rhys Personally if was doing it east to west i dont think i would d...
by Lazarus
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Budget bikepacking bike required!
Replies: 16
Views: 1524

Re: Budget bikepacking bike required!

They are basically unmarked except for where the brakes and shifters went

OS fitting so should be fine for any new bike and most bikes that are say 5 years old or newer - its pretty hard to find anything with the old standard size stem
by Lazarus
Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Budget bikepacking bike required!
Replies: 16
Views: 1524

Re: Budget bikepacking bike required!

i have a set of the alpkit bars that i will sell for half the new price
https://www.alpkit.com/products/love-mud-confucius

as you are skint you can pay me when you can afford it - north west based as well for collection
by Lazarus
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which bike to use?
Replies: 20
Views: 1510

Re: Which bike to use?

Either pick a route and then the best bike for that route or pick the bike and pick a route to suit the bike.
by Lazarus
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Solar Charging
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Solar Charging

what charger FREELOADER - how heavy is the kit?- NOT VERY NEVER WEIGHED IT - Where do you have it when cycling along?- SOMEWHERE FACING THE SUN TOP OF BARS/CROSSBAR OR SADDLE BAG - Does it work in marginal, cloudy conditions? YES BUT TO BE FAIR IT WORKS MARGINALLY IN BRIGHT SUNLIGHT :wink: - what so...
by Lazarus
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trespassers will be persecuted
Replies: 46
Views: 3181

Re: Trespassers will be persecuted

this is one of the factors that puts me off riding south of the border.
every cloud eh :wink:
by Lazarus
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trespassers will be persecuted
Replies: 46
Views: 3181

Re: Trespassers will be persecuted

as my post is above yours it really not necessary to quote it all to reply From what i can tell the change is from trespass may be an offence to is an offence. It would have been better to use other words in my statement- to my knowledge a bike packer has never been done currently so it is criminali...
by Lazarus
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trespassers will be persecuted
Replies: 46
Views: 3181

Re: Trespassers will be persecuted

The law, if in acted, may just be for motorised vehicle's. This also maybe used against the off roaders who destroy bridle paths etc. Or it may just used against everyone and target us for the damage we do to footpaths and on private land when we camp. I am not sure why you think they wont use a br...
by Lazarus
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear 'battery' powered lights with the longest run time?
Replies: 34
Views: 3970

Re: Rear 'battery' powered lights with the longest run time?

If these are the same as the last lot I bought they have an extremely weird flashing mode
it is indeed a weird flashing mode and weird enough I dont want to use it

Bright though I will give it that
by Lazarus
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are there any pagans here...?
Replies: 15
Views: 1210

Re: Are there any pagans here...?

done with respect I cannot see a problem

there is one at work [ who even does services - dont know what never asked] I will ask them on Monday what they think
by Lazarus
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trespassers will be persecuted
Replies: 46
Views: 3181

Re: Trespassers will be persecuted

most of us here would prefer Scottish type access rules and it is worrying that simply riding a bike or camping somewhere can lead to a criminal conviction. perhaps we can get them to specify with motorised vehicles or caravans or some such seeing as they wish to target the travelling community As n...
by Lazarus
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jersey / gilet orders open
Replies: 69
Views: 9966

Re: Jersey / gilet orders open

what he said