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by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Jun 15, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You get what you pay for...
Replies: 39
Views: 1279

Re: You get what you pay for...

On the other hand... Assos have been absolutely outstanding. I still have shorts from 20 years ago that are used every week (indoors now) and are still in decent condition. When I had a crash they repaired both the jersey and bib tights for free, even though they where over 2 years old. I recently b...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: 10/11 Speed Groupset *Found*
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: WTD: 10/11 Speed Groupset

Might be selling my SRAM XX gears. Loads of life left in them as they were only used for two summers on my precious race bike from the olden days! Not been ridden since 2014 and stored inside.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: DeWidget Strapdeck
Replies: 22
Views: 616

Re: DeWidget Strapdeck

Can’t wait to try mine, but the project is not quite complete. A conventional harness, like my Wildcat, doesn’t work with a Lefty. This should, and only needs to hold a 5L, sub 1kg roll with my bivi & sleep bag/vest/booties. Will update once the build is done; hope to use it for the rescheduled Tusc...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not your usual bikepacking video.
Replies: 38
Views: 934

Re: Not your usual bikepacking video.

Thanks for sharing, Stu. Can't remember the last time I watched something as entertaining as this! Hipsters with a sense of humour - who even knew that existed?! Slovenia is a great place for bike touring, and I'd go back in a heartbeat. I'm sure I was being watched by the bears in some of those for...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: F10 Project Hydrogen Tent - tempted?
Replies: 20
Views: 797

Re: F10 Project Hydrogen Tent - tempted?

I am tempted, but not camping enough at the moment to justify it! The older I get, the more I like a nice bed in the evening...! Price aside this thing looks OK but will suffer from the same faults as my pro carbon helium - really bad for condensation and impossible to get into in the rain without t...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Jun 09, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bottle cage for wider bottles
Replies: 14
Views: 259

Re: Bottle cage for wider bottles

Arundel Loony Bin

https://r2-bike.com/ARUNDEL-Trinkflasch ... Mandible_3

I've not got one, but seen some decent reviews on an Ozzy YouTube channel.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack
Replies: 77
Views: 2822

Re: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack

Has anyone ever managed to buy one of these from Cycle Republic, or found one at a reasonable price elsewhere?
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Drop Bar MTB Conversion
Replies: 8
Views: 549

Re: Drop Bar MTB Conversion

Still trying to progress this silly idea... I have some surplus SRAM Force 11 speed Hydro levers and some old calipers (Magura and Formula) - I think I have seen people use these levers with non-SRAM callipers, but concerned there may be an issue with mineral Vs Synthetic fluid that will impact comp...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You get what you pay for...
Replies: 39
Views: 1279

Re: You get what you pay for...

Surely the correct pressure is: " hmmm? Yeah, be reet " A bit like the correct torque setting is either: umph!, gnnn! or "come loose now you bastard!" That's why I also have a torque wrench, Bob! Honestly, I don't mind paying a fair price for a gadget that enhances the riding experience. I know a l...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You get what you pay for...
Replies: 39
Views: 1279

Re: You get what you pay for...

A pump that connects to your phone ... let's be honest, that has 'shattering disappointment' written all over it right from the start didn't it? We know that 'NEW' doesn't usually mean better it just means different from before and I had you down as cynical enough to know better Craig. :wink: BTW, ...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: You get what you pay for...
Replies: 39
Views: 1279

You get what you pay for...

...except when you don't. The premier brands love to push that BS down our throats to justify their stupid pricing. And I'm not claiming cheap is always best - I'm sure we have all fallen foul of the 'bargain' that turned out to be a lemon. But I may have found a brand that is top trumps for taking ...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 192
Views: 6581

Re: Fatfighters 2020

As you are all aware, the internet is awash with BS on diet, nutrition, etc. It must be one of the few areas with more crap science than cycling websites! But this guy seems to make sense, and offers some balanced analysis of credible peer reviewed scientific papers. https://www.youtube.com/channel/...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Trans Cambrian Way?
Replies: 50
Views: 7101

Re: Trans Cambrian Way?

A new record for the TCW East to West? I don't recall the first 5km being on roads, but then it was a long time ago.

Good effort doing it on a 'gravel bike' - although he acknowledges it wasn't the best idea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ncg4dLO190&t=4s
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stupid ideas you can't shake.
Replies: 54
Views: 1637

Re: Stupid ideas you can't shake.

Do you ever get an idea in your head to do something but a week or two later it's past and you're thinking about something else instead? Do you ever get those that simply refuse to go away? They might not be right at the top of your thinking pile but a little nudge has them skipping to the top and ...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3229
Views: 548957

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Mike wrote:
Sun May 31, 2020 9:48 am
Can we not keep this covid bollox out of at least one thread
:lol: :-bd
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun May 31, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient
Replies: 54
Views: 1429

Re: GBDURO goes from self-supported to self-sufficient

:shock:
:o
:lol:
An exercise in desperation.
Good luck to them...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed May 27, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3229
Views: 548957

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Sorry if this is mega necky, but does anybody have a discount code for Merlin? Just about to pull the trigger on a big order...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu May 14, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 1853

Re: Harness V Cradle help

Apologies for the dull question; I've not used Voile straps before for securing bags on the bike. What size/length do I need to use with a strap-deck cradle to secure 5 and 8 litre size dry-bags? I think 20" works well or 25" if you want the added security wrapping round the bars too. Longer is bet...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed May 13, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel Gearing....again
Replies: 67
Views: 1804

Re: Gravel Gearing....again

Amazes me that with all the hype around Shimano Gravel and GRX, they still haven't got a 26-40 range or 28-42 chainset. I really rate Shimano's kit but they're still too far off the mark in this area. Same / similar to Stuart here, XT 28-40 MTB 10s chainset and 11-32 or 11-36 rear (650B wheels). No...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed May 13, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 1853

Re: Harness V Cradle help

Apologies for the dull question; I've not used Voile straps before for securing bags on the bike.

What size/length do I need to use with a strap-deck cradle to secure 5 and 8 litre size dry-bags?
by ZeroDarkBivi
Fri May 08, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mavic
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: Mavic

That said, they lost a lot of the wheel market when everyone went tubeless and never really seemed to come back, despite still making good rims (there shoes were crap though....) I thought Mavic were market leaders with tubeless - my first tubeless wheels where Mavic UST, in 2011, and served me wel...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Fri May 01, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 1853

Re: Harness V Cradle help

I've not managed to work out how to do a bundle in an easy way using our store so I've added a temporary discount code 'FUNKBUNDLE' that'll give you 15% off any purchase with at least 3 items in your basket. Good shout Steve - any idea when the large strap deck will be back in stock? How do the nan...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun Apr 12, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3229
Views: 548957

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

ScotRoutes wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:23 pm
25% off at Adidas. Includes the Terrex Trail Cross boots which I've been eyeing up for bikepacking.
Do you have a link?
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 45
Views: 2578

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

Just need to wait and see what EJ (and airport parking) do with my original bookings. Still not heard anything about flights booked to France for the end of this month.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?
Replies: 264
Views: 30077

Re: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?

Sounds like you are having more joy than me. I just tried to suspend my annual subscription until the pandemic situation was resolved, and got a moronic email back that only indicated they had not read my simple request... are you using the standard customerservice@findmespot email address? Almost a...