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by jam bo
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3615
Views: 671669

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Gloworm lights have some fairly hefty discounts

https://gloworm-europe.com
by jam bo
Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Short travel full sus
Replies: 35
Views: 3410

Re: Short travel full sus

I use my transition bandit 29r for everything. It’s bikepacked, long rides, short rides, raced DH, raced XC, raced enduro.
by jam bo
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3615
Views: 671669

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Just bought one, loads in Tavistock Lidl. 501g with stuffsack.
by jam bo
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lost and Found
Replies: 9
Views: 1061

Re: Lost and Found

the charger and battery pack for my lights. wife denied all knowledge of having seen them. finally bought some new lights as a new light was only marginally more than a new battery. shortly after, changed some lightbulbs. found the battery and charger in the box of lightbulbs....the obvious place to...
by jam bo
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Crossing Devon
Replies: 8
Views: 1281

Re: Crossing Devon

If your gonna do it, do it soon. The moors is bone dry and monsoon season will be here soon.
by jam bo
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New member questions - how do you pick your camping spots?
Replies: 11
Views: 1288

Re: New member questions - how do you pick your camping spot

I thought the standard approach was to ride past all the good spots because it too early/windy/exposed etc etc and then finally end up in a midge infested ditch because going back would be stupid?

Only to ride past the perfect spot 100yds further on after packing up in the morning.
by jam bo
Sat May 26, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2018
Replies: 518
Views: 69194

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2018

Yep, agreed, a pisstake. Those two will be overtaken by many of the field, especially if Ben Alder Cottage is a first night stop for one, so will be contending for the already limited resources
Didn’t realise it was closed course racing.
by jam bo
Fri May 18, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3615
Views: 671669

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00TTBS5E4/ ... .AbMEYZ1NM

5 sets of shimano pads for £20 posted (or £4 a set as an amazon add on)
by jam bo
Wed May 16, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Footpaths
Replies: 46
Views: 3551

Re: Footpaths

Ride them whenever I feel like it. Rarely challenged. If I am, standard response to ‘your not allowed to ride bikes here’ is ‘I know, silly isn’t it’.
by jam bo
Fri May 11, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A Murder of Crows
Replies: 20
Views: 1413

Re: A Murder of Crows

a waft
by jam bo
Wed May 09, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bar roll bracket ( instead of a harness)
Replies: 25
Views: 8237

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: 950

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: 1005

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: 4480

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: 4480

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: 612

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: 8237

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: 8237

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: 9766
Views: 1138728

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: 1807

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: 1909

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: 1807

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: 1807

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: 2717

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.