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by lune ranger
Tue May 14, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Joytech RCC Rear Hub Longevity?
Replies: 12
Views: 288

Re: Joytech RCC Rear Hub Longevity?

If there is putting on the cup/cone then nothing you can do will make the hub run smooth.
If they are still ok then you are going to have to fill up with grease and service the hub after pretty much every set and muddy ride.
As Stu says I think in this circumstance any balls will do :o
by lune ranger
Sun May 12, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?
Replies: 15
Views: 496

Re: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?

Hope a Vagabond owner will join the conversation but looking at Genisis website makes me think the Vagabond is not suspension corrected. At least they don’t say so and usually companies like to shout about that stuff. It also says 1 1/8th headset so don’t think your forks would fit. Shame because it...
by lune ranger
Sun May 12, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?
Replies: 15
Views: 496

Re: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?

Isn’t that just a normal 1.5in bottom cup for a 44mm headtube?
If the Vagabond has a 1 1/8th headtube I don’t think that would work. Also is the Vagabond suspension corrected? I
by lune ranger
Sun May 12, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?
Replies: 15
Views: 496

Re: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?

An older Fargo - from before they went boost - think that was 2017/18 or something like that. It has old standard hub spacing and 44mm headtube that can go straight or tapered steerer’s. Large would do you fine I picked up a 2015 jobbie on eBay end of last year and am loving it. The newer Fargo can...
by lune ranger
Sat May 11, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?
Replies: 15
Views: 496

Re: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?

An older Fargo - from before they went boost - think that was 2017/18 or something like that. It has old standard hub spacing and 44mm headtube that can go straight or tapered steerer’s. Large would do you fine
I picked up a 2015 jobbie on eBay end of last year and am loving it.
by lune ranger
Sat May 11, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What harness
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: What harness

I got a Specialized Burabura harness recently and have to admit to liking it a lot. It uses a pair of aluminium brackets to hold the harness well clear of the bars. It accommodates a wide range of bags and is very well made. I’ve carried a 13l dry bag down to just a waterproof in it and it works equ...
by lune ranger
Sat May 11, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Silly question of the day
Replies: 17
Views: 590

Re: Silly question of the day

CO2 aside. What you will end up with in a closed bivi bag is condensation. A well hydrated person will exhale a considerable amount of water vapour during a nights kip. In cool conditions that’s gonna turn to liquid water all over your bag. Not ideal.
by lune ranger
Wed May 08, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200: Newcomer (to that)
Replies: 44
Views: 823

Re: BB200: Newcomer (to that)

1)Stoppage time is crucial. To give yourself the best chance don’t faff around. As Whitestone said. Try to have more than one reason to stop if you have to. Eg check map + take a piss or open gate + put on coat etc. 2)I like to have a few shot milestones in my mind like a food stop or passing a vill...
by lune ranger
Tue May 07, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest me a Kids bike 4 year old
Replies: 15
Views: 298

Re: Suggest me a Kids bike 4 year old

We’ve gone with Islabikes for our kids. Mostly bought second hand in good condition from eBay and sold on for more or less the same price when finished with. Very sturdy, very well made, nice thoughtful touches(presta tubes etc). Not very exciting though. More like a pair of cords than skinny jeans ...
by lune ranger
Sun May 05, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I want flat pedals?
Replies: 21
Views: 684

Re: Do I want flat pedals?

My worry is the opposite to ootini. I worry that my handling skills are too poor for flats. For example I can just about manage a puny bunny hop by yanking the bike up with my feet. Also I don’t fancy loosing my shins by slipping off the pedals when the going gets rough. I am however drawn to switch...
by lune ranger
Sat May 04, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I want flat pedals?
Replies: 21
Views: 684

Re: Do I want flat pedals?

I don’t think 12 years is bad for pedals just a shame they collapsed mid ITT
by lune ranger
Sat May 04, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I want flat pedals?
Replies: 21
Views: 684

Do I want flat pedals?

I had something of a pedal related disaster today on the B150. One of my venerable first generation Crank Bros Candy pedals puked out the bearings, then the body/spring assembly fell into an assortment of parts. Whilst I was limping home on the axle I was thinking if I should swap to flat pedals for...
by lune ranger
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Packable footwear
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Packable footwear

Same as ^^^^
On trips to hotter and/or less hygienic destinations the most I add is some flip flops.
by lune ranger
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Braunton 150 prep.
Replies: 17
Views: 684

Re: Braunton 150 prep.

Thanks guys, that confirms what I thought. Unsure as to how realistic 24hrs is for me but that’s what i’m shooting for.
by lune ranger
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Braunton 150 prep.
Replies: 17
Views: 684

Re: Braunton 150 prep.

Looking at re-supply options on route.
As far as I can make out on a 24hr pace you would be lucky to get food past Minehead on Saturday and will probably be too early for anywhere to be open on Sunday morning until the end.
Anyone know anything different?
by lune ranger
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: B150 gpx
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: B150 gpx

Bloody hell :oops:
Finally worked out that it's my wifi that has been stopping One Drive - and the wifi at work last night!
Just downloaded the route on my phone over 4G :-bd
by lune ranger
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: B150 gpx
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: B150 gpx

Fine.
I must be an idiot then but I can’t get to the OneDrive site :oops:
by lune ranger
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: B150 gpx
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: B150 gpx

Thanks Ben but things still aren’t working.
I don’t think it’s just me :???:
The whole OneDrive site appears to be having an outage of some description.
Is anybody else experiencing problems?
by lune ranger
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: B150 gpx
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: B150 gpx

Another try just now. Looks like the problem is with the OneDrive site itself. Hopefully it will be resolved before too long
by lune ranger
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Budget jacket
Replies: 15
Views: 592

Re: Budget jacket

Only size small at £50
by lune ranger
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trail toolkit and spares
Replies: 7
Views: 313

Re: Trail toolkit and spares

You could just try the trad military tool kit:
~Hammer (aka fine adjustment tool)
~Gaffer tape
by lune ranger
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: B150 gpx
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: B150 gpx

Hi Ben.
Just tried to open the link and it's not working.
Have tried with Safari and Firefox - 'unable to connect to server'
Cheers.
by lune ranger
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Frame bag faffing
Replies: 17
Views: 453

Re: Frame bag faffing

My experience of Apidura is that although they are well made they come up small compared to claimed capacity. They are noticeably thinner than my other bags eg. Alpkit and Wildcat. Best that in mind when choosing
by lune ranger
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: B150 gpx
Replies: 10
Views: 331

Re: B150 gpx

Cheers Ben.
Who’s coming? Any change from the List of names released in December?
See you next week.