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by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Heading out of Tyndrum this Thursday............
Replies: 8
Views: 1327

Re: Heading out of Tyndrum this Thursday............

Not too late to head south instead - looking bright down here at the weekend!
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TINAT 2019 | 15th - 16th June
Replies: 3
Views: 693

Re: TINAT 2019 | 15th - 16th June

Unfinished business on the 400 after last year's light failure forcing an early retirement... Audax rules / points system / etc appear to be the most complicated thing in cycling, so I'm not even going to pretend I understood anything on the web page. I suppose endurance cycling is not a very cerebr...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin RAM mounts worth the extra £sass
Replies: 10
Views: 1225

Re: Garmin RAM mounts worth the extra £sass

That Ram thing looks ridiculous - could not put anything so clunky on my bike!

Fortunately no need as the standard Garmin Etrex mount works fine, although i much prefer the twist mounts on the Edge series devices.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: levarg goes main stream
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

Re: levarg goes main stream

Agreed; lightweight suspension is good for longer off-road tours (which basically means Lauf), but dropper - negative! If that’s needed then it is MTB terrain.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Unusual place on the Spanish C2C route
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: Unusual place on the Spanish C2C route

Good news on the licence. Starting a new job in January, so not sure how the holiday situation is going to work yet. Definitely keen for some more Iberian adventure!
by ZeroDarkBivi
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Unusual place on the Spanish C2C route
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Re: Unusual place on the Spanish C2C route

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - great name fo ran epic BP trip.

Got a date pencilled in for next years C2C yet?
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Romagna Bike Trail 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 954

Re: Romagna Bike Trail 2019

Route map?
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pro roadies do bikepacking
Replies: 32
Views: 3361

Re: Pro roadies do bikepacking

“The biggest advantage they have over most/all BP racers is they don't also have jobs so can train full time.“ To some extent, but the real differences are genetics; physiology and psychology. Many of the big name racers are already living cycling lifestyles. I expect this is not going to see pros d...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - speedplay cleats
Replies: 7
Views: 962

Re: WTD - speedplay cleats

Yes, but they will only work with Gen 1 Zeros.

Not sure how to tell the difference precisely, but if you send me a phot of your pedals I can see if they look more like the old or new version!
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trans Alba - have we done this yet?
Replies: 15
Views: 1592

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: 1297

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: 962

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: 3286

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: 1315

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: 8899

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: 5239

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: 1027

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 Crikey, how much outlet.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Get yourself seen
Replies: 66
Views: 5239

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: 3063

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: 5239

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: 5239

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: 596

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: 1147

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: 891

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: 761

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...