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by lune ranger
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MTB to Adventure bike
Replies: 17
Views: 600

Re: MTB to Adventure bike

I’d not alter much from that except maybe tyres and bar ends.
I did amazing things on a 26er hardtail when that was the only bike I owned. I’d still be doing them now (probably) if my P7 frame didn’t snap.
by lune ranger
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brooks saddles
Replies: 20
Views: 610

Re: Brooks saddles

I like a B17 but I have heard a few horror storied about getting the underside wet. I use a C17 on bikes without mudgards find it just as comfy. A few people I know use Selle Italia saddles like the Regal they are about £35 from On One Cheers Peter What’s the horror? My B17 and Swift have been gett...
by lune ranger
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?
Replies: 58
Views: 1777

Re: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?

No Pandas needed but I don’t buy the argument that signage encourages numpties to get in the trouble in the hills. Numpties will carry on getting themselves in trouble by whatever means they have, be that signs, maps, gps or phones. That won’t change. When I talked about signage I mean the NCN and c...
by lune ranger
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?
Replies: 58
Views: 1777

Re: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?

There is also an argument that, if you have to follow some signs instead of reading a map, you shouldn't be there. This is particularly true of some of the more remote off-road sections. Ah this old chestnut. It’s not having to follow its wanting to follow. Very different things. Quite. It’s not li...
by lune ranger
Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: A tent you've never heard of. SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: FS: A tent you've never heard of.

Yes please. If it’s still available that is.
PM sent.
by lune ranger
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Riding through the night
Replies: 15
Views: 615

Re: Riding through the night

As i’ve been prodded by Shaf to give an answer I will.
It’s a little less complicated than his answer but much the same in spirit...
Night before = sleep as usual, up as usual. I then have an hour or two of sleep after lunch. This usually does the trick.
I do love an afternoon nap!
by lune ranger
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPDs or flats?
Replies: 19
Views: 457

Re: SPDs or flats?

SPD type pedals all the time on all bikes. A combination of Time Atac and Crank Bros. Have just sold a pair of DMR flatties that i gave a half hearted try out. They just felt wrong and I quickly decided I didn’t want to go the effort of making them feel right. I’ve been riding bikes with my feet att...
by lune ranger
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brooks saddles
Replies: 20
Views: 610

Re: Brooks saddles

Ti B17 on my Krampus and Ti Swift on my Fargo. They get covered in mud and water no problems. They do need a bit of looking after with Proofride but are still looking good and working fine.
by lune ranger
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: DMR V12 magnesium flat pedals
Replies: 1
Views: 159

FS: DMR V12 magnesium flat pedals

Almost brand new. Black V12 magnesium pedals with box.
Used approx 30km only.
Bought to see if flat pedals would suit me... they don’t :wink:
VGC

£35 posted. PayPal friends/family only.

PM me if interested.
by lune ranger
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheap eBay carbon - real world experience
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: Cheap eBay carbon - real world experience

https://www.wiggle.co.uk/ritchey-wcs-carbon-mtb-disc-fork-29/?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=101768359&kpid=101768359&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Shopping+-+All+Products&utm_medium=base&utm_content=mckv|smQQX8Iy4_dm|mcrid|295292317327|mkw||mmt||mrd|101768359uk|mslid||&mkwid=smQQX8Iy4_dm&p...
by lune ranger
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheap eBay carbon - real world experience
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Re: Cheap eBay carbon - real world experience

Damn, was hoping to get a massive stream of go for it type replies. You know, what can go wrong with a £50 full carbon 500g mtb fork :-bd This is just confirming what i’m thinking really. There are some Carver forks - carbon with Ali steerer/crown in USA for about £180 inc. postage. If I don’t get d...
by lune ranger
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheap eBay carbon - real world experience
Replies: 15
Views: 492

Cheap eBay carbon - real world experience

I’d like to get some carbon forks for my Fargo and have been perusing the less expensive Chinese stuff on eBay. I’ve read a bunch of posts in various places about the inherent risks of poor quality control etc but a lot of what i’m reading seems like guess work and assumption. Does anyone have real ...
by lune ranger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: PSA Igaro D2 pre-order open
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: PSA Igaro D2 pre-order open

Fair enough but the D1 is great and any dealings i’ve had with the guys that make them have been equally good.
Standards would need to have totally belly flopped if the D2 is sub standard.
by lune ranger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: PSA Igaro D2 pre-order open
Replies: 2
Views: 189

PSA Igaro D2 pre-order open

Heads up for any interested parties. Igaro have opened pre order with a small discount on their next gen D2 USB converter.

https://www.igaro.com/
by lune ranger
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: That Might Explain it ...
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: That Might Explain it ...

Tick testing not (usually)available in uk through gp/nhs but you can participate in tick surveillance through this govt scheme:-

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tick-surveillance-scheme

Isn’t this an iron deficiency thread :grin:
by lune ranger
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: That Might Explain it ...
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: That Might Explain it ...

Lyme also crossed my mind after reading your post. The ring rash doesn't always happen so it can be easily missed. GPs are more aware of it now so should be able to offer advice - or put you straight on to a 3 week course of Doxy. Rash is in as little as 30% of cases. I was assuming the op has test...
by lune ranger
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Laff a sentence
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Re: Laff a sentence

Yep, as I said in the post Bob, once you start getting a route in the 10's of km / miles then the counting is surprisingly accurate. Certainly accurate enough when you're not taking ascent / descent into account. Then you’re getting into Naismith’s Rule territory... takes me right back to DofE expe...
by lune ranger
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Laff a sentence
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Re: Laff a sentence

whitestone wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:53 pm
When I were at school and doing map work in Geography we were told that as a rough approximation every time your route crossed an easting or northing line to add one to your route's distance.
One what?
by lune ranger
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bottle cage mount repositioners
Replies: 23
Views: 720

Re: Bottle cage mount repositioners

I have a couple of the longest Wolf Tooth ones and a bunch of the accessories that go with them.
They are imo really good, functional bits of kit and very versatile. Pretty expensive though.
by lune ranger
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: That Might Explain it ...
Replies: 22
Views: 784

Re: That Might Explain it ...

Go the natural route.
Plenty of iron rich veg like greens, plenty of high quality meat. Make sure to also eat lots of vitamin c containing fruit/veg as well as this is a key component aid to the absorption of iron.
by lune ranger
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are gravel bikes ....
Replies: 48
Views: 1757

Re: Are gravel bikes ....

In my youth I had a wheelset shod with 2” slicks and would go hunting roadies :-bd The method of assault would be a timed attack with a deftly executed turn off up a side road once the damage was done. Even with the slicks I just couldn’t hold the speed for long enough, for me a gravel bike would b...
by lune ranger
Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: light......er 29+ bike ?
Replies: 20
Views: 869

Re: light......er 29+ bike ?

The inertia of chunky 29+ alloy rims and a 29 x 3" tyre is huge. With that you can turn a light, nimble feeling frame into a dead horse. Throw on carbon rims and 2.6" tyres and frames like the Stache are playful, not a hand full. How often have I heared/read "with the heavy wheels I can tractor ove...
by lune ranger
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carrying food /supplies on a multi-day bikepacking /touring trip
Replies: 20
Views: 581

Re: Carrying food /supplies on a multi-day bikepacking /touring trip

Panniers would be my choice. You may only need to add a pair of front panniers onto a rear rack to boost your capacity. You could leave your other bags in place. In the past I did slot of hard off road with a two or four pannier set up. That includes Iceland and Nepal (Annapurna circuit). Contrary t...
by lune ranger
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats a minimal hydrostatic head
Replies: 14
Views: 466

Re: Whats a minimal hydrostatic head

In reality it’s all academic anyway. If you ride for more than a few hours in proper rain you will get wet. Water will hose in through all the holes your head arms and body stick out through. You will sweat yourself wet. Water will seep in through all the little thorn holes and scuffs. If it has put...