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by Mbnut
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter boots
Replies: 15
Views: 1365

Re: Winter boots

I have just inherited a set of Gaerne winter boot things. They are nicely oversized so I wear a summer merino sock then a thicker sock. In the cold they have been great, before this i wore Shimano Am jobbies so these are a big improvement. The issue I have is with water getting in the top. I was jus...
by Mbnut
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB Charging on tour
Replies: 102
Views: 10835

Re: USB Charging on tour

I'm up for one of those Mu units.

I'm not up for one of those B&M hobbies, shakes head.
by Mbnut
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB Charging on tour
Replies: 102
Views: 10835

Re: USB Charging on tour

Where are you going? I have been very happy with my Anker solar panel. I also have their power banks, headphones and speaker. Can't fault their gear for the cost.... I'm rarely a fanboy of any brand but as of yet Anker gear has proved to be excellent. That said the Zendure power packs look good, the...
by Mbnut
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Grab a cuppa and enjoy
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Re: Grab a cuppa and enjoy

I liked the folksy wailing, looked the guy up and was disappointed to find his stuff is a rap type crossover, left me cold.

Snowed on my ride yesterday, not enough to cover the top of my lofty local hill at 300ft... damn it.
by Mbnut
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Grab a cuppa and enjoy
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Re: Grab a cuppa and enjoy

Makes an important point regarding greater access requires greater responsibility. I wrote a bit about it when the greater access in England and Wales thing was doing the rounds. So much litter in popular riding spots, a sense of entitlement when digging and riding in inappropriate places and a lack...
by Mbnut
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: decathlon tents
Replies: 7
Views: 1841

Re: decathlon tents

I have a ultralight1 which is actually a pretty good tent.

My lad uses it if we have a night out and he loves it.

For the money it is a sensible weight, easy to pitch and has taken some rough weather in its stride.
by Mbnut
Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Christmas / present / ideas ... sorry.
Replies: 15
Views: 2611

Re: Christmas / present / ideas ... sorry.

Alexa thingy for my Mum this year plus as Reg mentions, make a little effort to spend sometime together.
by Mbnut
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Musings on May 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2448

Re: Musings on May 2018

It is a great trip.

One I may revisit one day but a March trip to slightly less sunny climes means it won't be next year.
by Mbnut
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stem cells and the like...
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Re: Stem cells and the like...

I have a couple of Alpkit ones, love them but... you need two hands to open/close them. The Revelate ones are singlehanded, so I'll be getting a pair at some point but they are pricey and I have lots of other stuff to throw my hard-earned at first. If I had none I'd go straight for the Revelate ones.
by Mbnut
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Entries open on the... some time in November.
Replies: 105
Views: 9921

Re: Entries open on the... some time in November.

Are you coming Scott... due a beer together.
by Mbnut
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Entries open on the... some time in November.
Replies: 105
Views: 9921

Re: Entries open on the... some time in November.

Oh yeah... I'm not embarking on anything like this without a skin full.

Baptism by fire... sounds nice and warm.
by Mbnut
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Entries open on the... some time in November.
Replies: 105
Views: 9921

Re: Entries open on the... some time in November.

At last... I have managed to enter a BB event.

Time will tell if that is something I'll regret.

:-l
by Mbnut
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Surly update Krampus & Karate Monkey
Replies: 18
Views: 2431

Re: Surly update Krampus & Karate Monkey

Surly site seems to say that the new Krampus can only take a 30T chainring.... seems a bit restricting to me.

A 29+ is in my future, probably next year but if that is right then it is not going to be a Krampus.
by Mbnut
Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: So.. whats the best rigid fork you've ridden??
Replies: 29
Views: 6606

Re: So.. whats the best rigid fork you've ridden??

I am unable to compare forks as I have only ridden one, the Niner RDO. What I would say about it is that it steers well and provides what I would call 'rich' levels of feedback, I find it quite addictive. There is a degree of spring and damping which can be felt yet they do not twist. Overall, I lov...
by Mbnut
Wed Oct 04, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: From mountains to monasteries, bikepacking the Himalayas
Replies: 24
Views: 2923

Re: From mountains to monasteries, bikepacking the Himalayas

Scottie I have an array of full susser, any or all of which are at your disposal mate.

I may have several sets of forks kicking around too...

I guess I'd better watch the film.
by Mbnut
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2012 Spearfish, Orange, M.
Replies: 12
Views: 3819

Re: FS: 2012 Spearfish, Orange, M.

Cool, cheers.
by Mbnut
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2012 Spearfish, Orange, M.
Replies: 12
Views: 3819

Re: FS: 2012 Spearfish, Orange, M.

No worries. I do a lot of prevaricating too. It would be the spring by the time I get the Bandit sorted, stuck main pivot axle at the moment, well the last 2 years actually. So at least this has me back on it, shall have a stab at it next week. Then I think I'll get a bag made, reckon it'll make a t...
by Mbnut
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The price of stuff.
Replies: 60
Views: 5175

Re: The price of stuff.

The thing about the HB.160 isn't about what type of riding requires £7500, it's about owning something special. My Mum just had some crappy windows fitted for that kind of money. Cheap mass produced plastic put together by kids on minimum wage and thrown in by 'do as little as possible' sub contract...
by Mbnut
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The price of stuff.
Replies: 60
Views: 5175

Re: The price of stuff.

I have had a couple of plays on the HB.160, the truth is it rides well but not amazingly well. But that is not what that particular bike is all about. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-WgGxwoP78 That is what the HB.160 is all about and quite frankly the price is pretty damn reasonable in this instan...
by Mbnut
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2012 Spearfish, Orange, M.
Replies: 12
Views: 3819

Re: FS: 2012 Spearfish, Orange, M.

A bit late to the party.... if you didn't need the frame bag Bob i'd be interested, looks like it would fit perfectly into my old Transition Bandit frame.
by Mbnut
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Getting better a bikepacking/bikepack racing?
Replies: 19
Views: 1875

Re: Getting better a bikepacking/bikepack racing?

Hi Matt Firstly, Ian's hint at the coach you are looking for may have been a little too subtle, it's Stuart, the man responsible for this place. I've no experience of his coaching or nowt else but as a one stop shop for learning a bit about all aspects of biking and bike packing I'd think he might b...
by Mbnut
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop - Sept Start
Replies: 126
Views: 33506

Re: Cairngorms Loop - Sept Start

Bum, bugger and blast... as my Grandad used to say.

I am out before it has even began.

Timing just hasn't panned out for me so I shall be putting this one on the back burner for another time.

Enjoy.
by Mbnut
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:32 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Kinesis FF29
Replies: 10
Views: 3213

Re: Kinesis FF29

I am on a medium FF29. It is about spot on for me at 5'10'' with a 31'' inside leg. I run a 70mm stem and have approx 270mm of seat post showing. The seat tube angle on these is 74 degrees so having a fair bit of seat post showing doesn't throw the seated position back too far. For £450 that is a ba...
by Mbnut
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: This Is Not A Tour - new Audax events in memory of Mike Hall
Replies: 269
Views: 48946

Re: This Is Not A Tour - new Audax events in memory of Mike

400 populaire is the one I'd be looking at, sounds a bit hilly!
by Mbnut
Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Mini Clearout
Replies: 1
Views: 774

Re: Mini Clearout

The CS100 Speedo might do a job.

I'll pop you a PM.