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by lune ranger
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nano 2.1 - how grippy?
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: Nano 2.1 - how grippy?

Cool. I'll beat that in mind. It was wet yesterday and all was good really. No long grassy climbs though.
Can't see many (any?) big grassy climbs on the B150 route 2017 version. Maybe some of the stuff as you head towards Simondsbath. Sure it will be dry anyway :roll:
by lune ranger
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Insulated Gilet - Primaloft or similar
Replies: 16
Views: 637

Re: Insulated Gilet - Primaloft or similar

I have a Berghaus Extrem Primaloft gillet. It's an amazing bit of kit and is pretty much always in my bags on a BP trip and gets a lot of use at camp.
I couldn't ride in it except in very cold weather though. I seem to generate a lot of heat when riding and need to loose layers rather than layer up.
by lune ranger
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nano 2.1 - how grippy?
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: Nano 2.1 - how grippy?

Answer = pretty grippy. Didn't have very high expectations but have come away impressed after a 100km loaded test ride through East Devon today. The last time I used a 2.1 tyre was on my 26er and I probably had at least 40 if not 50psi in it as was my old habit. So it's no surprise I was expecting t...
by lune ranger
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: SOLD.
Replies: 15
Views: 557

Re: FS: ORTLIEB Handlebar pack 15l

Put it on eBay.
I sold a bunch of bags on there a month or so ago and got £77 for my Ortleib bar bag. Even accounting for seller fees and whatnot it was a good payday!
by lune ranger
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Packed bike weighIn Thread
Replies: 120
Views: 3798

Re: Packed bike weighIn Thread

Just done an extreme honesty weigh in and I'm a little shocked. So this set up is for B150 next month and a test run tomorrow. This includes absolutely everything I think will start on my bike. IncludesGPS and spare batts, all food I'll start with, water, tools, lights, waterproofs, spare warm gear,...
by lune ranger
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water Filtration Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Water Filtration Advice

Well human cr&p isn't exactly stuff to go bathing in. Point is in an upland stream you don't (often) get human sewerage in any sort of volume. Most of the stuff in the article about surfing is bacterial in origin with the exception of Hepatitis A, but to get that you need to be unlucky enough to suc...
by lune ranger
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water Filtration Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Water Filtration Advice

NorwayCalling wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:25 pm
Personally, I have contracted a few water born virus in the UK....



from surfing in the sea, raw sewage... yum.
Virus's?
by lune ranger
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water Filtration Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Water Filtration Advice

Trail Shot = perfect for the UK
by lune ranger
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water Filtration Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Water Filtration Advice

I brought up the not filtering viruses thing and I was mostly being pedantic about a comment on here about filtering water with turds in :-bd Water borne viral disease is very uncommon in the UK (Europe or anywhere outside the tropics) I can't quote any numbers but the chance of getting a virus from...
by lune ranger
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Prescription cycling glasses for the older and very short sighted
Replies: 5
Views: 274

Re: Prescription cycling glasses for the older and very short sighted

I use a clip in system by Rudy Project. A number of RP glasses (I use Rydon) have the facility to sit a separate frame for holding prescription lenses behind the main lenses. The system is far from ideal but has enough advantages that I've stuck with it for what is probably 13or 14 years. Advantages...
by lune ranger
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What bouncy fork for a Fargo?
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: What bouncy fork for a Fargo?

I've found Manitou Markhor forks for sale brand new with a long steerer and 100mm x 9mm dropouts. The fork is a simple looking air fork. Heavy at 2.4kg though. Does anyone know this fork, is it cheap or just inexpensive at £185. The downside is they need to come from USA or somewhere as there is non...
by lune ranger
Sat Apr 13, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT 2019 observations
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: WRT 2019 observations

Absolutely. 9 times out of 10 or more in the British hills you'd probably get away drinking direct from the stream.
It's just that the other 1 is messy ... :mrgreen:
by lune ranger
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT 2019 observations
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: WRT 2019 observations

Filtering is filtering and as long as your filter is decent and working correctly, the water could have turds floating in it and you'd be fine. Not strictly true if your filter is a Trail Shot. MSR Trail Shot provides bacterial protection only, not viral or chemical, so turd floaty water is probabl...
by lune ranger
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Round the world cycle
Replies: 45
Views: 1213

Re: Round the world cycle

...also the places that have been described by people outside of the mainstream media as the most friendly and welcoming - Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan in particular. That said, I'd do some research before trying to freely ride across that part of the world, [/quote] I'd add Albania to that list a...
by lune ranger
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: B150 route
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: B150 route

Also. Thanks a lot for putting the time into organising the event Ben. :-bd
by lune ranger
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: B150 route
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: B150 route

Bridleway only please. Whatever people's personal views on E&W access and RoW law is, I think an 'event' should be keeping off footpaths. I realise that in itself is a bit of grey area as the law says no racing/timed riding/etc on bridleway. However there is only a few folk riding B150 and to the ou...
by lune ranger
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone still running v brakes?
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: anyone still running v brakes?

Just stopped using a CX/commuter that had vee's.
The braking was perfectly adequate unless it was cold and wet but I was going through a set of rims per year.
One of the things I love about disks is that wheels last a long, long time if they don't get crashed.
by lune ranger
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Round the world cycle
Replies: 45
Views: 1213

Re: Round the world cycle

Riding to SA I got my Israeli stamp on a loose leaf of paper added into my passport. This tactic relies on the good will of the border guard on duty when you roll up. That was just a side trip from Jordan and not an integral part of the journey. My intention was to turn back if the guards didn't wan...
by lune ranger
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nano 2.1 - how grippy?
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: Nano 2.1 - how grippy?

Got some anyway. Fitted and rode into work. Certainly feel fast on the road (or at least I've been conditioned to think they are) I'll get a good long day out next week to see how they behave off road. They do look hellish thin to my eyes that have got used to 3" plus tyres over the few years. Wonde...
by lune ranger
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Round the world cycle
Replies: 45
Views: 1213

Re: Round the world cycle

Don't know at the moment, it's been a while since i did a biggy. In general spending varies wildly from county to country, continent to continent, but you don't need me to tell you that. £500 a month for 2 sounds ok - £8 per person per day ave. If you wild camp as much as possible and cook frugally ...
by lune ranger
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Round the world cycle
Replies: 45
Views: 1213

Re: Round the world cycle

No, nothing is infallible. My experience of MSR stoves is good.
I never found myself 'looking' for petrol . It's just available. The OP is planning to visit Muslim countries in part, as I did going to India. Not sure asking around for alcohol there is advisable :sad:
by lune ranger
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Round the world cycle
Replies: 45
Views: 1213

Re: Round the world cycle

For me the stove needs to be a multi fuel for long tours. Alcohol may well be easy to get but petrol is absolutely ubiquitous the world over. I get the simplicity argument for an alcohol stove and that's strong. An MSR stove is however fully field serviceable and very reliable. My Dragonfly did 9mon...
by lune ranger
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Round the world cycle
Replies: 45
Views: 1213

Re: Round the world cycle

It might get the moderators onto us but what the hell :smile:
I like a bar bag for valuables and daily essentials. They're great for poncing around with off the bike, makes me feel like an air hostess carrying round my vanity case :wink:
by lune ranger
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Round the world cycle
Replies: 45
Views: 1213

Re: Round the world cycle

Interesting Seeing photos such as that do make me think a rear rack might be easier and less faff; would likely have a front rack. ...Almost as if wanting to avoid racks because bikepacking is “cool”... Planning is part of the fun :-bd Agreed. That set up is way complicated. On a long tour you will...
by lune ranger
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: One bike only?
Replies: 38
Views: 1015

Re: One bike only?

...and a very secure garage you'd hope :shock: