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by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trans Alba - have we done this yet?
Replies: 15
Views: 1371

Re: Trans Alba - have we done this yet?

What does rule 2 mean? "NO THIRD PARTY SUPPORT, RESUPPLY OR LODGINGS" Do riders have to start with all their supplies, and not stay in accommodation? Surely the issue is second party support (riders buddies vice independent providers)? Not clear, but also irrelevant, as I am not paying £235 for a ca...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TMS (aka Exposure Diablo weirdness)
Replies: 13
Views: 1144

Re: TMS (aka Exposure Diablo weirdness)

Had very similar problems with my Diablo Mk6 over the last couple of years, and it's now completely unreliable, despite not many charge cycles. Hopefully Exposure will fix it (still waiting for them to reply to my email), otherwise it goes in the bin.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - speedplay cleats
Replies: 7
Views: 738

Re: WTD - speedplay cleats

Is it the really old 1st gen Zeros with no float limit? If so I have a pair of cleats as my original pedals got trashed on a bad crash a while back. My new Speedplay cleats failed yesterday; crack in the ring-spring part. Cheapest replacements I could find where £50. Nice pedals for the road and loa...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: There is no new black ...
Replies: 59
Views: 2774

Re: There is no new black ...

I've booked into the Star for Sunday night. No way in hell I'll be able to drive home without a proper rest. I think this is vital. Getting into a nice warm car, for a long drive, in the dark, after such a long exertion would be f****** stupid. People’s susceptibility to fatigue is not uniform, but...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Terra Nova Jupiter
Replies: 18
Views: 1103

Re: Terra Nova Jupiter

Dave, I have an ULW Cuben Hexamid tarp thing from Z Packs, and it can be a bit daffy, but for the one night that I needed it on the CT, it was worth carrying, because the only alternative was plodding into the night for several hours, in a bustard of a storm, waiting for the torrent to stop before I...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikes leaning against random stuff thread.
Replies: 83
Views: 6985

Re: Bikes leaning against random stuff thread.

2018 Had two great trips.

As the signpost says...
ImageIMG_2572 by Joe Blow, on Flickr

Assietta Gravel on the TNR
ImageIMG_2663 by Joe Blow, on Flickr
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Sep 27, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Get yourself seen
Replies: 66
Views: 3861

Re: Get yourself seen

3M reflective tape on shoes, wheels, helmet, bike, etc! Doesn’t stick well on fabric and degraded quite quickly, so needs replacing every 6-12 months. Conspicuity is important, but riding defensively is probably the best strategy. I have also pretty much given up on commuting on anything but trails ...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your wardrobe?
Replies: 11
Views: 833

Re: Your wardrobe?

My wardrobe looks like the result of a crash between Cotswold Outdoor and Wiggle delivery vans...!

The only ‘fashion’ clothing I have bought in the last few years is some stuff I found cheap at the local Expensive hipster brand outlet.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Get yourself seen
Replies: 66
Views: 3861

Re: Get yourself seen

techno mail wrote:The cateye ilinked will angle down well enough for most seatstay angles I should think
Excellent - does it come with that mounting bracket?
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mike Hall's inquest - Guardian report
Replies: 48
Views: 2615

Re: Mike Hall's inquest - Guardian report

I do understand the focus on apportioning blame within many of the comments here, but that isn't going to bring Mike back, and unlikely to prevent a similar event from happening again, which should be the principal aim of any accident investigation. Human beings will make unintentional errors. Fact....
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Get yourself seen
Replies: 66
Views: 3861

Re: Get yourself seen

Thanks for the ideas. Being an awkward bstard, I'd prefer a seat stay light that was directed to the rear, rather than the sky, so a more complicated mount would be required. I've tried the Alpkit blips and found them to be pretty useless! Thinking a Topeak Lux might be a good helmet option - there ...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Get yourself seen
Replies: 66
Views: 3861

Re: Get yourself seen

Most bike rear lights are designed to mount on the seat post; not much use if you have a bag there, and the worst place for gathering trail mud anyway. Does anybody have a suggestion for a seat stay mounted light? Oval section stays, so a round clamp not ideal. Same for helmet mounted-ideas?
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lael Wilcox Navad 1000
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Lael Wilcox Navad 1000

A short film about Lael's attempt on the record: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4g1gRIEFs8 Other than the ridiculous amount of climbing, one thing struck me - the amount of kit that the winner, and only person to beat Lael, Stepan Stransky was carrying - or total lack of it! Lael comments on this ...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Makes you sad and a little angry.
Replies: 12
Views: 1022

Re: Makes you sad and a little angry.

Had to google ‘yahoo’ - didn’t think it was a real word...

Strange that they couldn’t even be arsed carrying their kit out - have they checked for a body in the bogs?!
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure Lights
Replies: 14
Views: 703

Re: Exposure Lights

My Diablo has been problematic for a long time now - completely unreliable, to the point where it needs to have a full charge within 24 hours of use if I am to get anything worthwhile from it. About 4 years old now, and has had very little use - probably 5-10 times a year on average, but not spread ...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: it seems XTR 10-51 can match 2x chainset range ...surprised
Replies: 5
Views: 531

Re: it seems XTR 10-51 can match 2x chainset range ...surpri

It's only taken them 2 years to catch up with SRAM! That's a really high gear range you are using; 44 chainring - I assume you are riding on-road? I was using a 36/10-42 (11 speed) for TNR with no complaints, even on the long road descents, and used the bottom gear a lot. Replaced my 32 with a 30 on...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Garmin ?
Replies: 18
Views: 1864

Re: What Garmin ?

Is your Edge 800 still working? You may find the upgrade is at best a sideways move, depending what gadget gimmicks you prioritise. I 'downgraded' my Edge 800 for an 820 18 months ago, simply because I had been using the 800 for years and assumed the tech had moved on and the latest model would offe...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7547
Views: 777605

Re: The post man's been ...

whitestone wrote:A couple of Absolute Black oval chainrings turned up yesterday - 30T for the Solaris and 26T for the fat bike.
Also bought two of these recently, for the Spearfish and UP; both smaller than the previous ring! Never get back from a trip wishing I had a higher gear...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Cutthroat.
Replies: 12
Views: 912

Re: New Cutthroat.

The original looked so nice, who would pay top dollar for such a bland looking bike? There’s not many bikes that look better with a Lauf fork, but in this case it just makes sense.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bamboo shirts update.
Replies: 66
Views: 3335

Re: Bamboo shirts update.

I'll have a small please.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Torino nice who's doing it this yr
Replies: 367
Views: 24398

Re: Torino nice who's doing it this yr

The only major congestion I heard about was when 30 or more turned up at the Gardetta on the third night, a Spanish friend watsapped me a photo of a long line of bikes parked outside. I got there early on afternoon 3 and as they had plenty of beds, decided to stay the night. Quite a few riders pass...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Torino nice who's doing it this yr
Replies: 367
Views: 24398

Re: Torino nice who's doing it this yr

James, I don’t think the Hipster comments are meant as any sort of slight on the people identified by this tag; it’s pretty obvious who has self-selected themselves as part of this tribe, rather than pigeon-holing by observers! So what? It’s just a fashion and not something to get divisive about. I ...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Torino nice who's doing it this yr
Replies: 367
Views: 24398

Re: Torino nice who's doing it this yr

The facebook group seems to be a constant stream of people posting to say they have dropped stuff, left kit places and similar. Makes me wonder if folk are all carrying things in Stuarts favourite dangling style. Different feel to the first year - much bigger and more boutique crowd, with less BP e...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Get ready for adventure with cycling weekly.
Replies: 12
Views: 1204

Re: Get ready for adventure with cycling weekly.

Was amazed at the quantity of stuff that most TNR riders where carrying this year, especially given the amount of climbing. Probably shouldn’t be surprised then at the trail of kit left behind at various stop-overs; could fill a large shopping trolley with just the lost & found posted on FB!
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin etrex
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Re: Garmin etrex

Need to replace my 8 year old MacBook, but concerned by Apple’s decision to impose USB C onto us; clearly nobody is allowed to own legacy standard USB equipment any more! I know there are adapters to work round this, but pisses me right off that I need to resource a solution to a problem those Cuper...