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by Lazarus
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Presta and shock pump
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Presta and shock pump

i had one and it was poor at both options though it sort of worked for both ...just. I then carried a shock pump but I gave up carrying a it as I had not used it in 4 years. Currently I use a Lezyne pump that will do 120 psi so i can use it for the forks in an emergency I think you can still buy dua...
by Lazarus
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hydralight - power from salt water.
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: Hydralight - power from salt water.

cheers for the information
by Lazarus
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hydralight - power from salt water.
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: Hydralight - power from salt water.

me neither nor any sort of explanation of power or how many cycles you can get from it

yes you can wait 25 years but how many times can you dip it in water and it works?

does it need to be fresh or sat water?
by Lazarus
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight Pedal Spanners?
Replies: 28
Views: 2294

Re: Lightweight Pedal Spanners?

https://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/tools-c1 ... nner-p4228

park pedal spanner/ bottle opener/tyre lever - no weight mentioned on it though
by Lazarus
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Food for a 3 Day Trip
Replies: 21
Views: 1426

Re: Food for a 3 Day Trip

couscous
noodles
pot noodles
pasta dishes
instant mash
rice packets
mug shots
Powdered milk + Muesli- add water to soak overnight to make bircher muesli
all of those are just add water, available in supermarkets and fairly lighweight

you can also get a dehydrator and just dehydrate your own foods
by Lazarus
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can we have a new jersey yet?
Replies: 234
Views: 14489

Re: Can we have a new jersey yet?

please just go back to discussing colorways :smile:
by Lazarus
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lezyne Mega XL GPS - A Modern GPS For Bikepackers?
Replies: 29
Views: 1855

Re: Lezyne Mega XL GPS - A Modern GPS For Bikepackers?

I can’t see the benefit that a dedicated GPS has over my phone its waterproof so works in the rain, it runs for about 22 hours on batteries and i can replace them easily and they are cheaper than a good phone so less annoying if you break it A phone , with the screen on all the time, is going to be...
by Lazarus
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Resurrecting a Sawyer Mini water filter
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: Resurrecting a Sawyer Mini water filter

as it uses a mechanical method of filtering - ie an actual physical barrier- i cannot see how storage deteriorates it

I would imagine it is fine but i am no expert

you can contact them at the bottom of this page

https://sawyer.com/products/mini-filter/
by Lazarus
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: LOCK -strong and light [so probly not cheap]
Replies: 30
Views: 2442

Re: LOCK -strong and light [so probly not cheap]

couldn't be faffing with that! I have only done it twice but its preferable to the weight penalty of carrying a heavy lock for a month for the two times you might need it and more substantial than those cheap lightweight cable locks There is no ideal solution to this issue its just which compromise...
by Lazarus
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: LOCK -strong and light [so probly not cheap]
Replies: 30
Views: 2442

Re: LOCK -strong and light [so probly not cheap]

my solution is to remove the chain using the quick link and then use the chain as a lock securing the chain with a padlock Pluses are 1. this is cheap 2. looks strong 3. pretty long 4. hardly any weight penalty Negatives 1. You can only fit a small padlock so that will be the weak point 2. might be ...
by Lazarus
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Trans Cambrian Way ITT
Replies: 48
Views: 11066

Re: Trans Cambrian Way ITT

I just rode it W-E and thought it seemed easier than the reverse way - only way I have done it mind- from riding it Personally I would need some persuasion to ride the broken road upwards to the damn rather than the road the other side of the river. I may need to look at my stop being soft sticker f...
by Lazarus
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can we have a new jersey yet?
Replies: 234
Views: 14489

Re: Can we have a new jersey yet?

will a riding shirt come with a free fixie :smile:
by Lazarus
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: First cut of our nepal film
Replies: 20
Views: 1419

Re: First cut of our nepal film

liked that

captured the feel of the place, the epicness of the ride and a flavour of nepal
by Lazarus
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Trans Cambrian Way ITT
Replies: 48
Views: 11066

Re: Trans Cambrian Way ITT

If you are thinking of riding it, do it now Doing it next Tuesday The climbs on the Dovey to Knighton leg seem more brutal though (especially the Foel Fadian climb). Counting down the climbs was my main brain activity on the way back. And doing it that way considerably more gently paced than you Go...
by Lazarus
Thu Jul 19, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Planet X
Replies: 14
Views: 893

Re: Planet X

I'd scuppered my chances of having my email dealt with by sending a chasing email 2 days later (I feel such a fool). their interesting interpretation of customer relations never cease to amaze or amuse me I only ever us eof two conditions are met 1. Its dirt cheap 2. I am not in a rush for it Oh an...
by Lazarus
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD Turbo Trainer
Replies: 16
Views: 2066

Re: WTD Turbo Trainer

Ok two options 1. I can collect from shropshire if its near Knighton as i am doing the trans wales next week and then deliver to near the Gower as I am doing the ride there with my kids in very early august 2. i can do the same but provide a Tacx Flow and computer control unit [ unopened and unused]...
by Lazarus
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bit of storage and route ideas required
Replies: 21
Views: 1381

Re: A bit of storage and route ideas required

IMHO it depends on how hard you want it to be in the lakes going across from boot and then up walna scar road from seathwaite with a fully laden bike its definitely type 2 fun and bring some decent walking shoes. that said the other route [ you put up]seems to flirt with the lakes rather than embrac...
by Lazarus
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Massively OT: slow evolution to 27.5
Replies: 8
Views: 702

Re: Massively OT: slow evolution to 27.5

I have a santa cruz Blur original [ medium] that i have just replaced a the bearings and linkages [about £100] in medium if you want to be tempted to stay on 26ers as it aint dead I dont really need it tbh - its currently a full bike and you can have what you want with it- or use it that much and it...
by Lazarus
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: V brakes and flat bar levers
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Re: Wtd: V brakes and flat bar levers

I have some old deore ones if any use

Did i mention they were on my bike when i lived on a boat ?
Feel free to PM me any questions you have about boats !
by Lazarus
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Close encounters with the wild kind!
Replies: 40
Views: 3608

Re: Close encounters with the wild kind!

came round a corner to be faced with a buzzard on the road that had killed a rabbit

It then set off towards and they are a big bird six inches from your face wings at full spread and talons out
Ditched the bike to avoid that interface

That is all I have faced.
by Lazarus
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1st weekend in Sept in the Lakes
Replies: 4
Views: 425

Re: 1st weekend in Sept in the Lakes

Lakes one :wink:

Mr Munroes as i have paid for it but what is said above is very true - makes sense to ride over to the other one though as part of the gravel ride and might just do that - its not like either is prohibitively expensive
by Lazarus
Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lezyne Mega XL GPS - A Modern GPS For Bikepackers?
Replies: 29
Views: 1855

Re: Lezyne Mega XL GPS - A Modern GPS For Bikepackers?

does look good and i would prefer to have an option over garmin as three of mine have just died for no reason* on rides - thankfully never in a critical moment- so i dont rate the company/product that much- speaking to others it seems I am just very unlucky. I would like an alternative and looked at...
by Lazarus
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: DIY packraft
Replies: 34
Views: 1893

Re: DIY packraft

will tube sealant work in the case of leaks

i cannot decide if i am being silly or making a serious point with this comment.
by Lazarus
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: #southlakesbikefest
Replies: 43
Views: 4365

Re: #southlakesbikefest

any idea when the routes will be up ? I know the low level and nan bield etc but the bike packing ones and the gravel one