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by lune ranger
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your tool kit?
Replies: 27
Views: 2184

Re: What's in your tool kit?

Looks like I have an average tool kit after all. Just bought a Tubolito which had lopped a whopping 220g from my total. 29+ tubes weigh a ton. A bit of a cull of some other stuff should help too. I'm toting a digi pressure gauge and a fairly massive Lezyne mini floor pump thing currently. Surely I ...
by lune ranger
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats in your first aid kit?
Replies: 18
Views: 1402

Re: Whats in your first aid kit?

Tick remover
Paracetamol/Brufen
Skin glue
Elastoplast tape
Crepe bandage/pin
WHISTLE
Iodene powder
20 years ICU experience....
by lune ranger
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your tool kit?
Replies: 27
Views: 2184

Re: What's in your tool kit?

Looks like I have an average tool kit after all. Just bought a Tubolito which had lopped a whopping 220g from my total. 29+ tubes weigh a ton. A bit of a cull of some other stuff should help too. I'm toting a digi pressure gauge and a fairly massive Lezyne mini floor pump thing currently. Surely I c...
by lune ranger
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your tool kit?
Replies: 27
Views: 2184

What's in your tool kit?

This is almost certainly a thread that has been bone before but... Having applied the principles of take less sh1t and spend more cash I have my kit down to a pretty light load. The only area that is available for serious weight and bulk loss is tools/spares. I reckon I carry more than average in th...
by lune ranger
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: SMD Serenity Net Tent
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: WTD: SMD Serenity Net Tent

If I'm spending the cash I guess I'd like the bathtub floor as well.
It'd make the setup better in wet weather as well as bug weather.
Never seen Ali express. Maybe it's time I did...
by lune ranger
Sun Jun 17, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: SMD Serenity Net Tent
Replies: 4
Views: 555

Re: WTD: SMD Serenity Net Tent

Interesting. Thanks for that. :-bd
by lune ranger
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: SMD Serenity Net Tent
Replies: 4
Views: 555

WTD: SMD Serenity Net Tent

Long shot I know but having just been eaten alive on a trip under a Deschutes Cape I'm after a Six Moon Designs Serenity net tent.
No one has UK stock that I can see
by lune ranger
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shifter repair/service
Replies: 6
Views: 743

Re: Shifter repair/service

I recently modified some Rival 22 shifters to use with a Rohbox. Apex innards are the same. The internals will come apart easily with simple/normal tools. Small posidrive and needle nose pliers. I bet getting things back in with the spring under tension is a royal faff. I have the internal parts I r...
by lune ranger
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about cargo cages...
Replies: 7
Views: 916

Re: Talk to me about cargo cages...

I got some cheap thick ones on eBay for a few quid.
They are a sort of PVC material like Ortleib panniers or old school caving dry bags.
I prefer them to light bags like the Alpkit ones because they are a bit more robust and abrasion resistant. Placed low on a fork the bags are quite vulnerable.
by lune ranger
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mapping Local Trails
Replies: 28
Views: 2023

Re: Mapping Local Trails

You can set OS grid reference as a data field on an Etrex 30 without much hassle. As I remember you need to select OS grid reference in the 'position format' setting , then add 'position' as a data field on the trip computer or dash board or both.
It's something like that anyhow
by lune ranger
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talk to me about cargo cages...
Replies: 7
Views: 916

Re: Talk to me about cargo cages...

I also use Blackburn with 5L dry bags.
Never use them without a bar bag though, just as extra capacity on winter trips.
They can catch a bit on gorse and stuff but are otherwise completely fine.
by lune ranger
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your most inventive bike fix...
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Re: Your most inventive bike fix...

:-bd Genius
by lune ranger
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alternatives to Shimano XM9
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Re: Alternatives to Shimano XM9

Sizing advice top, thanks.
My last ones were a little tight with extra socks. Bought same size this time and they're perfect.
by lune ranger
Sun May 27, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alternatives to Shimano XM9
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Re: Alternatives to Shimano XM9

If it ain't broke don't fix it....
Just pressed the button on a pair of XM9 at the pretty attractive price of £128.
Nothing else looks as good for walking in and most rides I do involve at least a bit of pushing/carrying on rough ground.
by lune ranger
Sat May 26, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alternatives to Shimano XM9
Replies: 5
Views: 946

Alternatives to Shimano XM9

My ancient MTB boots are now knackered. They are Shimano something's, the previous model to XM9. I like them. They suit the riding I do, bikepacking, Lakeland HAB, Dartmoor mudplugging. I use them year round utilising proper gaiters to keep out the goo in winter. I'm shopping for boots now and wonde...
by lune ranger
Fri May 25, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS VeeTire Trax Fatty 29x3" tyres
Replies: 1
Views: 341

Re: FS VeeTire Trax Fatty 29x3" tyres

Still available.
Listening on eBay this weekend
by lune ranger
Sun May 20, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is there a better tyre for the money?
Replies: 5
Views: 920

Re: Is there a better tyre for the money?

You could do worse than a Maxxis Chroicle. On eBay for £47 in 27.5
I use the 29+ version for all but the sloppiest conditions
by lune ranger
Sat May 19, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your most inventive bike fix...
Replies: 8
Views: 1386

Your most inventive bike fix...

Spent sometime today recalling an MTB expedition to the Himalayas I did with a buddy a long time ago. I got talking about some of the jams we got into, crappy bridges, landslides and the like. Some of the things that I remember best were the ways we fixed my mates bike which had a habit of crapping ...
by lune ranger
Fri May 18, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Paul Components Chain Keeper, Vitoria Adventure Trail Tyres
Replies: 0
Views: 295

Paul Components Chain Keeper, Vitoria Adventure Trail Tyres

FS
As new Vittoria Adventure Trail tyres 700x 38. Tubeless ready. Selling because they are too big for my frame. Pair
£25 posted

Used Paul Components Chain Keeper. Black. 31.8 clamp.
Externally looks very good. Chain marks on inside as you would expect.
£40 posted

PM me for pictures.
by lune ranger
Thu May 17, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS VeeTire Trax Fatty 29x3" tyres
Replies: 1
Views: 341

FS VeeTire Trax Fatty 29x3" tyres

For sale: a pair of lightly used (100miles +/-) VeeTire Trax Fatty 29+ 3" tyres. Light for a plus tyre at 920g each (as quoted by Vee) These have quite a good coating of tyre sealant on them but are otherwise in great condition. Tubeless ready. Silica compound. 120tpi Great firm conditions tyre. Sol...
by lune ranger
Wed May 16, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dedicated bikepacking bike... to plus or not to plus?
Replies: 54
Views: 4445

Re: Dedicated bikepacking bike... to plus or not to plus?

There is always a lot of talk about the ride quality of certain frame materials. Alloy is harsh, steel is whippy etc. Are people not just quoting what they read in reviews? Surely the biggest difference in ride quality comes from the type of tyres you run and how much air you choose to put in them. ...
by lune ranger
Tue May 15, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Topeak saddle bag clip thing
Replies: 2
Views: 415

Re: WTD: Topeak saddle bag clip thing

That's quite possible.
It'd be Friday before I get a chance to rummage in the box o bits and check.
PM me on Thursday to remind me to look
by lune ranger
Sat May 12, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel Bike Rim Recommendations Please!
Replies: 12
Views: 1190

Re: Gravel Bike Rim Recommendations Please!

Just bought a Halo Evaura rim.
Cost about £50 and is quite wide. Sits very well with a 40mm tyre on my CX/gravel bike.
Did a trip last weekend with two long road days and two off road days fully loaded.
It's built a nice wheel.
Evaura is for rim brakes. The Devaura is a disk version.
by lune ranger
Fri May 11, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling solo in Morocco
Replies: 8
Views: 1114

Re: Cycling solo in Morocco

Having cycled solo in many dodgy countries with bad reputations I'd say go for it but don't be stupid. Pretty much always people in one country have bad things to say about 'them over there' most of which is totally baseless. Try to avoid cycling after dark. Try to avoid too many exciting looking th...