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by jam bo
Wed May 09, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bar roll bracket ( instead of a harness)
Replies: 25
Views: 7678

Re: Bar roll bracket ( instead of a harness)

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/829/41956839662_0fda39225e.jpg Seem pretty solid and lifts my sweetroll up from the front wheel (which I used to buzz a lot) and away from the head tube. (Which used to buzz a lot) Salsa anything harness looks a much better solution but at 4x the price. Will test over...
by jam bo
Wed May 09, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sunglasses
Replies: 11
Views: 847

Re: Sunglasses

never found a pair of glasses that work for me offroad.

decent front mudguard (mudhugger FR with extension) is far more effective.
by jam bo
Wed May 09, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stuck bolts in rear hub Ahhhhhh
Replies: 7
Views: 857

Re: Stuck bolts in rear hub Ahhhhhh

clamp a drill chuck onto what's left. (its better when there is something left....)
by jam bo
Fri May 04, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Training for the CTR
Replies: 47
Views: 4024

Re: Training for the CTR

pretty sure you can click on UNKNOWN. at least last time I updated mine you could.
by jam bo
Fri May 04, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Training for the CTR
Replies: 47
Views: 4024

Re: Training for the CTR

Finally taken the plunge and booked tickets to Denver for July. However, things have changed a bit since my last trip to the USA, 6 years ago, and apparently I now need to apply for an ETSA from US Customs, even a UK citizen from birth. That means I need a US POC - name and address - which is chall...
by jam bo
Thu May 03, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Garmin inReach mini
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: New Garmin inReach mini

In depth review by dc rainmaker here:

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2018/05/gar ... eview.html
by jam bo
Wed May 02, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bar roll bracket ( instead of a harness)
Replies: 25
Views: 7678

Re: Bar roll bracket ( instead of a harness)

I might buy some for a punt. I've never liked the way my relevate sweetroll attaches to the bars and headtube.

I guess my only concern would be whether they would rotate downwards over rough ground. I'm not using carbon bars so they can be clamped a bit harder though.
by jam bo
Tue May 01, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bar roll bracket ( instead of a harness)
Replies: 25
Views: 7678

Re: Bar roll bracket ( instead of a harness)

Nice. I like that. Are they easy enough to take on/off?
by jam bo
Tue May 01, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9002
Views: 1011106

Re: The post man's been ...

I’ve got one of them. It’s a lovely bit of kit.
by jam bo
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dartmoor 28/4
Replies: 8
Views: 1637

Re: Dartmoor 28/4

i saw les & his merry tribe at the fox tor cafe on sunday

sundown by the 4th is at 20.41. last light won't be until about 21.30 if its a clear night.

takes about 45 mins to climb the old railway from burrator to foggintor

fox tor cafe opens 7.30am on a weekend.
by jam bo
Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Helmet lights with long life
Replies: 17
Views: 1766

Re: Helmet lights with long life

the joystick, axis and diablo all have the same size battery in. the max power goes up and the burn time comes down. if you are happy running them on low most of the time and turning them up for the faster/trickier bits I can eek a good three hour ride out of my axis. for me the low power setting is...
by jam bo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dartmoor 28/4
Replies: 8
Views: 1637

Re: Dartmoor 28/4

That was way up on the north moors. It’s out now and rain forecast for tomorrow will damp things down again.
by jam bo
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dartmoor 28/4
Replies: 8
Views: 1637

Re: Dartmoor 28/4

mile 15-18 ish, is not really a diversion worth taking. I'd stick on the main nuns-cross track. you can take quite a nice diversion just before mile 14, as you get to the end of the tarmac there is a track that takes you off to Ditsworthy warren and the abandoned farmhouse that was in warhorse. the ...
by jam bo
Mon Apr 02, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pipedream sleeping bag anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 2494

Re: Pipedream sleeping bag anyone?

There used to be a pipedream 300. I have one.

Good bag but I don’t much like the central zip.
by jam bo
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glen Tilt conditions
Replies: 10
Views: 1392

Re: Glen Tilt conditions

It's really hard to find on their site but the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has a page for river water levels http://apps.sepa.org.uk/waterlevels/ and the Tilt is one of those monitored. http://apps.sepa.org.uk/waterlevels/default.aspx?sd=t&lc=14959 Looks like there's a bit of melt...
by jam bo
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Phone advice ;)
Replies: 14
Views: 1327

Re: Phone advice ;)

6s should be eligible for a battery replacement for £29 from Apple. Well worth it if it has already been done. 6s isn’t waterproof, 7 onwards is. I’ve found iPhones pretty robust, I don’t treat mine carefully and they’ve been fine. I get a new one from work every two years and pass the old one on to...
by jam bo
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: St Ives area
Replies: 12
Views: 2211

Re: St Ives area

rufus748 wrote: I've not found it but there's a 'hidden' red climb on the way around that's a real lung buster by all accounts (if you can get up it) and likewise with the subsequent descent.
its signposted....

climb is a bit of a bastard but the descent is fun.
by jam bo
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Riding in the US? New app.
Replies: 2
Views: 561

Re: Riding in the US? New app.

you can see the data in a browser here:

https://www.adventurecycling.org/routes ... twork-map/
by jam bo
Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: one handed pull cord tightener
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: one handed pull cord tightener

All my jackets have them.

By making the lock on captive, pulling the cord overcomes the friction it creates. When you stop pulling it stays there.
by jam bo
Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Garmins
Replies: 23
Views: 2696

Re: Garmins

With a bit of consideration, I’ll pass. Too much else on this month. Sorry.
by jam bo
Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Garmins
Replies: 23
Views: 2696

Re: Garmins

price?
by jam bo
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ascent... by GPS (Edge 800)
Replies: 17
Views: 1146

Re: Ascent... by GPS (Edge 800)

If you made the assumption that it was a linear change over the time and you had the raw elevation record then it would be fairly easy to apply a time based correction to each value and then recalculate the total climb.

Seems a lot of hassle though.
by jam bo
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So what is the weather like in Wales in early May then ...
Replies: 8
Views: 823

Re: So what is the weather like in Wales in early May then .

voodoo_simon wrote:Cold
Hot
Dry
Wet
Heat wave
Snow
Storms
Windy
And that’s just by lunchtime.
by jam bo
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: St Ives area
Replies: 12
Views: 2211

Re: St Ives area

Nice road riding south of st ives.

Some cheeky mtb on the coast path but pretty exposed in places.
by jam bo
Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Patagonia Down Sweater Vest
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Re: Patagonia Down Sweater Vest

Is it a small small, or an American small?