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by jam bo
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2017 Photo Comp. WINNERS
Replies: 62
Views: 7414

Re: 2017 Photo Comp.

That rain hurt...

ImageUntitled by jim gardiner, on Flickr
by jam bo
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheap ways to Scotland
Replies: 39
Views: 4205

Re: Cheap ways to Scotland

Go to the alps.its closer...
by jam bo
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What night riding lights are people recommending?
Replies: 36
Views: 3146

Re: What night riding lights are people recommending?

A very good point made was how many lumins do you actually need, far fewer than you most likely think, but terrain and other people change the numbers. Also do you want a bar light, lighting where the bike is going or do you also want to see where you are looking? a couple of hundred more than the ...
by jam bo
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What night riding lights are people recommending?
Replies: 36
Views: 3146

Re: What night riding lights are people recommending?

sigmasport have 30% off most exposure lights at the moment.
by jam bo
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Black Friday 2017
Replies: 35
Views: 5378

Re: Black Friday 2017

I'm with Stu on this. Wifi kettle - a solution looking for a problem to solve. Now, do I need to invent a Wifi toaster? An aside, but the internet’s first webcam was invented by researchers at Cambridge, to save themselves the disappointment of walking all the way to the coffee machine to find the ...
by jam bo
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9308
Views: 1054557

Re: The post man's been ...

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new light time...
by jam bo
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Don't know what to think really ...
Replies: 8
Views: 1035

Re: Don't know what to think really ...

art or revenge?
by jam bo
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike?? Spesh Epic
Replies: 7
Views: 1408

Re: New bike?? Spesh Epic

I borrowed my cousins in Canada this summer. Once I got my head around it, it was a wicked fast bike. If I could afford it I’d have one in the shed for those head down, flat out xc blasts.

The brain got a bit of getting used to, feels like something is loose at first.
by jam bo
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TLS and “spares” for multi day trip
Replies: 34
Views: 3097

Re: TLS and “spares” for multi day trip

How far from a bike shop are you likely to be?
by jam bo
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1135
Views: 232682

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you lik

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last month heading up the north shore of Loch Etive.
by jam bo
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glove 'system' advice sought
Replies: 22
Views: 3205

Re: Glove 'system' advice sought

Montane minimus mitt is another option, pack down tiny. Fully waterproof.

They are a mitt though so less control. I found it fine on shimano shifter as you can thumbshift down as well as up now.
by jam bo
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: convert to 11 speed
Replies: 13
Views: 2087

Re: convert to 11 speed

ScotRoutes wrote:If you are already on 10 speed and want to ditch your front mech but retain a large range then the new Deore cassette might be enough for you. It goes up to 46T
I believe sunrace do one too.
by jam bo
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wildcat tiger & alpkit tapered drybag
Replies: 2
Views: 760

Wildcat tiger & alpkit tapered drybag

it the original tiger which I think is equivalent the the drover now. Used for one ten day trip to iceland and sat in a cupboard since.

plus a yellow alpkit tapered drybag.

£50 posted.
by jam bo
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New saddlebag time...
Replies: 18
Views: 4143

Re: New saddlebag time...

not sure. they only made the one model when I bought it.

used for a 10 day trip to iceland and then sat in a draw since. Got a alpkit tapered drybag to go with it as well.
by jam bo
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New saddlebag time...
Replies: 18
Views: 4143

Re: New saddlebag time...

I've got a wildcat tiger i was planning on selling soon.
by jam bo
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3475
Views: 630118

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Somebody needs to learn how to spell 'design'.
To be fair, I wouldn't know where to begin trying to spell 'design' in Chinese :wink:
try starting with the word for copy...
by jam bo
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubolito, ultra lightweight tubes
Replies: 19
Views: 4633

Re: Tubolito, ultra lightweight tubes

As it happens I had to slap one into my bike a couple of weeks ago after the front tyre parted company with the rest of the bike in the middle of nowhere. There didn't seem to be any adverse effects from the sealant for the next 2-3 days, after which I stripped the wheel down anyway when I got home...
by jam bo
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Scottish Loop
Replies: 15
Views: 3700

Re: Scottish Loop

5 days later and I don't appear to have come out in any super itchy bites so I'm guessing I didn't actually get bitten. but they seemed to enjoy flying into my eyes, jettisoning their wings and hanging on for dear life. given the amount of rain that morning I think they would have been under 6" of w...
by jam bo
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Scottish Loop
Replies: 15
Views: 3700

Re: Scottish Loop

makes us sound way cooler than we were.... . :-bd
by jam bo
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2018
Replies: 518
Views: 65166

Re: HIghland Trail 550 - 2018

ScotRoutes wrote: As mentioned in a rather light-hearted manner previously, maybe there is a place for a non-competitive group start using the same route and at a different time of year.

the Highland trail sportive? will there be feed stations and route markers?
by jam bo
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1135
Views: 232682

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you lik

GregMay wrote:One of those "oh dear, I'm going to get soaked" moments.
again.
by jam bo
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fully rigid bike
Replies: 41
Views: 9507

Re: Fully rigid bike

did I mention the emotional pain of getting dropped on every fireroad and road section... ;-)
by jam bo
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fully rigid bike
Replies: 41
Views: 9507

Re: Fully rigid bike

ScotRoutes wrote:
Catbaiter wrote:
* notable exception being the coffin path down to Strontian, here "making it down" included unexpectedly leaving my bike upright in a bog and sliding down a wet hillside on my back.
I did tell you I'd only "ridden" it in the other direction :lol:
when you say ridden...
by jam bo
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fully rigid bike
Replies: 41
Views: 9507

Re: Fully rigid bike

Bearbonesnorm wrote:I believe now is an approprite time to play this card :wink:

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what he said ;-)