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by metalheart
Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about B+
Replies: 96
Views: 10855

Re: Talk to me about B+

Kind of finalised my build with Dan @Stanton:

Next gen Sherpa (L in that green)
Scraper rims on Pro2 evos with 3" Bridger/Trail Boss combo.
Reba solo air 120mm boost forks
2x11 SLX & matching brakes.

Still at least a couple weeks off shipping yet though....
by metalheart
Sat Aug 06, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarpologists - what do I need?
Replies: 24
Views: 3297

Re: Tarpologists - what do I need?

Absolutely, that's my intention. :-bd

Nothing worse than having to do it for the first time in the gloom and pishing rain (this is Scotland after all).
by metalheart
Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarpologists - what do I need?
Replies: 24
Views: 3297

Re: Tarpologists - what do I need?

Picked up my poles and guy line stuff from the PO this morning. Nice and prompt from Stu.

Excuses now running out. Just need for it to be dry enough to cut the grass and I can get tarping :grin:
by metalheart
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8543
Views: 916495

Re: The post man's been ...

Postman has been and left me a card.

Pole-a-bear carbon poles and guyline kit to pick up from the PO tomorrow...

Still waiting on the Ortlieb Seat & Accessory Packs to arrive (got the handlebar pack two weeks ago).
by metalheart
Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about B+
Replies: 96
Views: 10855

Re: Talk to me about B+

Placed order for my frame (Next gen Sherpa). It's on backorder until later this month. Will be getting Scrapers on Pro2 evo with Bridger/Trail Boss combo and Reba 120mm Solo Air Boost forks from Stanton as well. Will probably build up 2x10 XT for a start. Man, it's going to be a loooong month.... :m...
by metalheart
Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarpologists - what do I need?
Replies: 24
Views: 3297

Re: Tarpologists - what do I need?

Thanks, will get this ordered up when I get the chance/time.p
by metalheart
Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarpologists - what do I need?
Replies: 24
Views: 3297

Re: Tarpologists - what do I need?

Most economic length is 100cm (for the carbon), are a couple these going to cover most things?

Probably opt for the 2 pole mid tarp configuration...
by metalheart
Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarpologists - what do I need?
Replies: 24
Views: 3297

Re: Tarpologists - what do I need?

Had a chance to check out the links , thanks for that. Much appreciated.

What's the main differences between carbon and DAC, other than (obviously) cost?

And what's best, a 120cm and a 100cm?
by metalheart
Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarpologists - what do I need?
Replies: 24
Views: 3297

Re: Tarpologists - what do I need?

Yeah, I know Stu sells poles. I was hoping for some pointers referenced to the shop would be helpful :-)

Also I've none of them toggle things to tension so will be throwing in a set of them.

I'll check out that review section though as you seem to think it might help... :oops:
by metalheart
Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarpologists - what do I need?
Replies: 24
Views: 3297

Re: Tarpologists - what do I need?

Sorry, just 'subscribing' to thread.... Bloody noobs!
by metalheart
Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarpologists - what do I need?
Replies: 24
Views: 3297

Tarpologists - what do I need?

Ok, just imagine that I'm a complete numpty and haven't a clue what I'm doing. I have a bicycle 7, some random guylines, pegs plus a paracord ridgeline which I bought 7 or 8 years ago but never quite got around to using. What do I need to make this proper workable? I'm assuming that you kind of need...
by metalheart
Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about B+
Replies: 96
Views: 10855

Re: Talk to me about B+

Yeah SR, I'd like something faster rolling on rear (clime my HR/Ardent 29er set up). You happy with the Reba too?

Definitely all ears for after the weekend on the Bridger!
by metalheart
Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about B+
Replies: 96
Views: 10855

Re: Talk to me about B+

Plans are beginning to take shape.

Anybody care to recommend a 3.0" tyre combo?

Thinking Nobby Nic up front and either that or Fat Albert on the back.

Anybody tried the Bridger or the new one (Ranger?) yet.

(Probably on a Reba Boost 120 fork)
by metalheart
Sun Jul 03, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2016 Highland Trail (group start)
Replies: 517
Views: 46520

Re: 2016 Highland Trail (group start)

Thanks for linking Lee's blog, that was well worth the reading (bummer about the missing 8km). Cheers!
by metalheart
Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about B+
Replies: 96
Views: 10855

Re: Talk to me about B+

Good write up SR, well, I enjoyed it....

And it's good to know that it wasn't my mind playing tricks over the name (not being able to find it on Pact),

Didn't realise the forks were Reba's, I kinda assumed they were Revs....
by metalheart
Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about B+
Replies: 96
Views: 10855

Re: Talk to me about B+

Thank SR.

A quick google and it would appear that the spacer goes on the non disc side (which means no caliper spacer) butwhich means a re-jig (re-build?) of the rim to centre it in the fork.... It's getting complicated and adding expense.

I fear I'm going to have to email you again... :oops:
by metalheart
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about B+
Replies: 96
Views: 10855

Re: Talk to me about B+

Firstly a Hello (this is my first post....). Some of you might be aware of me from 'over there' from whence whitestone directed me to here in the first place. I'm currently running a (med Mk I) Solaris and have recently acquired a Cotic 650B+ Wheelset (evo II w/ WTB ASYMi35(F)/i29(R) rims). I'm liki...