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by lune ranger
Fri May 31, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 123
Views: 3987

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Fitted X-Fusion Slide RL2 forks to my Fargo.
9 years since I last had suspension. Fugly
by lune ranger
Fri May 31, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 389
Views: 12553

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

78.2kg: 24.5.19
77.8kg: 31.5.19

4 weeks left to go and 2.8kg to loose. 700g/week doable but need to apply myself a bit more to the task in hand.
by lune ranger
Thu May 30, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about ‘suspension corrected’ frames
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Tell me about ‘suspension corrected’ frames

Doubt it’ll be cut at all. I’ve an XL Fargo. It’s as tall as a horse and the head tube is at least 200mm.
by lune ranger
Wed May 29, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I'll leave this here for Stu.
Replies: 62
Views: 1597

Re: I'll leave this here for Stu.

jameso wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 11:02 am
Photographer is on here sometimes - may be able to clarify if it's on private land?
Fair point but they are portraying an image and most other folk will not have landowner permission
by lune ranger
Wed May 29, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about ‘suspension corrected’ frames
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Tell me about ‘suspension corrected’ frames

Cheers fellas. I think i’ll ‘suck it and see ‘
by lune ranger
Wed May 29, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I'll leave this here for Stu.
Replies: 62
Views: 1597

Re: I'll leave this here for Stu.

Maybe they could rub their two brain cells together to start the bloody fire...
by lune ranger
Wed May 29, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about ‘suspension corrected’ frames
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Tell me about ‘suspension corrected’ frames

What exactly is suspension correction? My Fargo is corrected for a 100mm fork. Does this just mean the rigid fork is the equivalent length of a 100mm sus fork? Or is it more complex? I ask because I just got an XFusion fork for the Fargo. It’s 120mm but can be adjusted to 100mm or 80mm. It has a dro...
by lune ranger
Sun May 26, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: BOB trailer rear wheel QR axle - sorted!
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Wtd BOB trailer rear wheel QR axle

Holy sh1tballs! I just saw how much SJS want for them these days no wonder you want one second hand!
I have one (3 actually!) in good order and I think uncut.
£20 posted (second class) sounds fair to me.
PM me if you think it sounds fair to you.
by lune ranger
Sat May 25, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: BOB trailer rear wheel QR axle - sorted!
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Wtd BOB trailer rear wheel QR axle

It’s quite possible that I have one in the shed.
Will have a gander tomorrow and let you know.
by lune ranger
Mon May 20, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Measuring stem bag!?
Replies: 19
Views: 315

Re: Measuring stem bag!?

My experience is that I can get away with a larger stem cell bag on a straight bar bike than on a drop bar bike as the top tube tends to be longer. I can get away with an XL Alpkit on my Krampus no bother but find I have to go a bit bow legged to get my knees round standard stem cells on my Fargo. I...
by lune ranger
Mon May 20, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2.2 OR 2.35 29er tyres?
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: 2.2 OR 2.35 29er tyres?

I’ve asked a bunch of questions like this on here before and tried many rim/tyre combos. My conclusion is that I have never regretted having more volume in my tyres (within reason) When running narrower tyres I have i often wished for either more (some) suspension, bigger tyres or smoother trails. I...
by lune ranger
Sun May 19, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hybrid Bike... Gearing Identification
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: Hybrid Bike... Gearing Identification

Guess that makes sense. Just get the biggest gearing you can then but as you say an off the peg hybrid is unlikely to provide what you want.
by lune ranger
Sat May 18, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hybrid Bike... Gearing Identification
Replies: 8
Views: 233

Re: Hybrid Bike... Gearing Identification

Not sure if i’m misunderstanding something here. Surely you can identify if the bike is equipped with road or mtb gearing by a) the name of the group set and b) the size of the gearing. BB size as far as i’m aware is not set. I have had mtb’s with both 68mm and 73mm BB, the same for road bikes too. ...
by lune ranger
Sat May 18, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lost my Trailshot primary filter
Replies: 12
Views: 399

Re: Lost my Trailshot primary filter

My Trailshot was well maintained, it’s the pump action I had trouble with. This was especially true deep into a long ride but like I say I do have girly small hands.

Edit: My Sawyer is a Micro, not a Mini and according to the blurb has an improved flow rate over the Mini.
by lune ranger
Sat May 18, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Magnetic Charging Cables
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: Magnetic Charging Cables

Do they handle data as well as charge? Wouldn’t want to attach one permanently if not.
by lune ranger
Sat May 18, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lost my Trailshot primary filter
Replies: 12
Views: 399

Re: Lost my Trailshot primary filter

I lost one of the rubber valve parts behind the water tank in the airing cupboard drying my Trailshot a while back. £25-30 for the filter kit really is the only way to get spares. Subsequently I switched to a Sawyer Mini. The whole thing was £26 on eBay. I don’t regret the switch at all. You get bet...
by lune ranger
Sat May 18, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Magnetic Charging Cables
Replies: 10
Views: 353

Re: Magnetic Charging Cables

I used Sugru to attach a cable permanently into my old Edge 800.
by lune ranger
Fri May 17, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 389
Views: 12553

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

1.5.19: 80.7kg
17.5.19: 78.8kg

Have been back on the wagon for a couple of weeks and am the right side of 89kg again.
Next target is end of June for a rematch at the B159 ITT. 75kg would be ideal.
by lune ranger
Thu May 16, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Great British Divide.
Replies: 13
Views: 589

Re: Great British Divide.

Do we think this will be an ITT style or a £2000 and get yer ar5e wiped by virgins at the pre made glampsite kind of thing?
by lune ranger
Wed May 15, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ladies and gents, I give you the On-One packraft.
Replies: 17
Views: 913

Re: Ladies and gents, I give you the On-One packraft.

middleagedmadness wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 12:55 pm
a 2 daybike trip would easily turn to 4-5 with a raft which would then turn to divorce :lol:
Sounds familiar, not to mention admitting to spending £700 on an adult pool toy!
by lune ranger
Wed May 15, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does Tyre Sealant Go Off?
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: Does Tyre Sealant Go Off?

If it goes off it goes hard :???:
If it’s still liquid give a good shake to get the bits mixed in again and away you go.
by lune ranger
Wed May 15, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thin Tyres On Wide Rims?
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: Thin Tyres On Wide Rims?

Absolutely. Never even thought anyone would run plus with tubes. If it’s 29+ a standard tube can be as much as 400g.
by lune ranger
Tue May 14, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thin Tyres On Wide Rims?
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: Thin Tyres On Wide Rims?

You will probably only get to a 2.3 or 2.4 tyre before things get impractical. What weight saving would that get you? Maybe 200- 300g. Even if it’s more think about what you will loose in comfort. Having swapped from exclusively riding 29+ to a choice including standard 29er recently I am certainly ...
by lune ranger
Tue May 14, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7302
Views: 736013

Re: The post man's been ...

And brought me Time ATAC MX8 pedals and Suplest Suptraction Trail shoes....
First new MTB pedals in 12years and the shoes are oh so comfy with an ace sole for walking.
Combo is great in testing. Looking forward to getting it all dirty soon.