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by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 45
Views: 2120

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

Anybody else concerned that the dreaded Coronavirus might impact these events?
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Prong > Lauf
Replies: 36
Views: 1227

Re: Prong > Lauf

At £700 they are comparable in cost to a medium level Rockshox SID. There is also no onward servicing costs? A basic service will cost £100 including postage if you send it off to TF Tuned or similar. A SID RL is about £500 on special offer at the moment so after 5 years that will be £1000 investme...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Prong > Lauf
Replies: 36
Views: 1227

Re: Prong > Lauf

I think you’ll get two different perspectives on Lauf. 1. Suspicion or derision, mostly based on the aesthetic, from the spectators. 2. Complete satisfaction from those who have used them. I’m in the second group, and would also never go back to rigid on anything <2.8” rubber. They have their issues...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: 2x10 drop bar shifters
Replies: 0
Views: 172

WTD: 2x10 drop bar shifters

Ideally SRAM S700 2 x 10 drop bar shifters, hydraulic disc compatible (don’t need the callipers), for use with SRAM XX MTB derailleurs.

Other compatible solutions considered, but not bar-end shifters.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 45
Views: 2120

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

Thanks all for the advice. I think I’ll try to take the bike as hold luggage and test the system. If I have to stump up more at the airport then that will just be taken as a lesson in being cheap! Might book a B&B in Pisa or Massa for the night before my flight home and see if they will store the ba...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 45
Views: 2120

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

Just booked return flights to Pisa, and some more Qs for those in the know: - What’s the best way to get around with a bike - public transport, to the start (Massa) from the airport, and back to the start from the finish? - Where can I store my bike bag near the start? I’m not dicking around with ca...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 45
Views: 2120

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

In Reverse wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:45 am
Get Dr Gairy to sign you off as fit.

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I like it!
Don’t expect anybody will check, just wonder if it could invalidate my travel / medical insurance, but can’t think why it would.

Have you used this form yourself?
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 45
Views: 2120

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

OK, just tried entering Tuscany Trail, and fallen at the first hurdle - medical certificate.

What have folks from the UK done about this in the past?

Thanks in advance.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 45
Views: 2120

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

Both of these look fantastic options; I’m guessing TT is more gravel bike, VT more MTB?

Can’t beat Italian hospitality 🍕🍷
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Shimano R8020 2x11 monster group
Replies: 1
Views: 301

Re: Shimano R8020 2x11 monster group

Interested, but unfamiliar with the WT Tanpan thingy - can you explain what this is about? Don’t really want to use something if it’s a bodge!
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun Jan 26, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Drop Bar MTB Conversion
Replies: 0
Views: 247

Drop Bar MTB Conversion

I have an old 26" Cannondale Scalpel that doesn't get used much, and thinking about converting it to a drop bar Frankenbike. What could be more on trend than something with snoopy-bars and suspension, as the gravelwankers continue to re-invent MTBs from the olden days, with drop bars...? I don't wan...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Jan 13, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Devon bikepacking/wild camp
Replies: 28
Views: 1958

Re: Devon bikepacking/wild camp

Interested; any suggestions for safe parking?
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Grand Rando - New Forest - 4/5 July
Replies: 8
Views: 719

Re: Grand Rando - New Forest - 4/5 July

How did you find out about this? I can only find scant details online about the 2019 event. Might be interested as it’s a lot easier to get to then the Lakes for me.
by ZeroDarkBivi
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3122
Views: 530622

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Kinda - buy an 8g stove before Nov 20th and I'll throw in a tapered windshield and an additional 50ml fuel bottle - just add the obligatory Ti mug and prepare to enjoy Nescafe 3 in 1 like never before. https://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/shop/?product=ultra-ultralight-8g-meths-stove-2 https://1.bp.b...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?
Replies: 80
Views: 4685

Re: South West Winter Bivi - Dartmoor Area?

Thanks for making the effort to pull this together. Also interested, but I’d have to swap a weekend work commitment first, if possible.

Bunkhouse does sound preferable to Fogin Tor; mixed memories of that place...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the best rear red light please
Replies: 27
Views: 1411

Re: What's the best rear red light please

Another exposure user, however, with both my white & red lights, the batteries are crack are retaining charge! OK if you fully charge them immediately prior to riding, but useless if they have been charged more than a week before. My old Ay-Up lights have been amazing in this respect, holding approx...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: PHD, Ghost Whisperer, Down Jackets, OT Huawei Tablet
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: PHD, Ghost Whisperer, Down Jackets, OT Huawei Tablet

Thanks Rich. I just thought the MH 'small' was more like a European 'medium', and was wondering if the PHD was similar.

Do you have any photos of it on?

I'm going to have to wait until next month anyway before I can buy any more 'luxuries'!

Cheers,

Craig
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: PHD, Ghost Whisperer, Down Jackets, OT Huawei Tablet
Replies: 3
Views: 560

Re: PHD, Ghost Whisperer, Down Jackets, OT Huawei Tablet

Hi Rich,

Interested in the PHD Jacket - how does the sizing compare with the Ghost Whisperer? I ordered one of these last year, but found the small a bit too baggy for me.

Cheers,

Craig
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Highland fling 1000
Replies: 6
Views: 1146

Re: Highland fling 1000

Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

Couldn’t resist entering...
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Powerbank tip
Replies: 13
Views: 1330

Re: Powerbank tip

Why is there a 1A port if it is so lame?
by ZeroDarkBivi
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 64
Views: 5346

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

I find the rules and points system of Audax incredibly confusing.

How is randonee different?
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Usa
Replies: 12
Views: 1071

Re: Usa

Very fond of many places in the USA, especially Colorado, but extremely unlikely to visit until the currency exchange rate returns to what I would consider a reasonable level!
by ZeroDarkBivi
Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcat are back!
Replies: 27
Views: 2616

Re: Wildcat are back!

Hurrah!

Proper custom bags are bag, so no need to order any more Alpkit crap!
by ZeroDarkBivi
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Slovenia / Croatia intel
Replies: 10
Views: 934

Re: Slovenia / Croatia intel

Watching as I also hope to do a similar thing in early September. Dolomites / Slovenia; currently in Austria, but on the wrong route!
by ZeroDarkBivi
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tri-bar curious
Replies: 20
Views: 1292

Re: Tri-bar curious

I have a set of USE Boost Bars but found the rests can slip a bit if used on really bumpy ground. I have the same bars on my gravel bike; super-light, great (when they work) on road, but I wouldn’t use them on trails. Don’t fit them all the time; for example, TNR didn’t have enough flat to make the...