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by lune ranger
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trail conditions near BB Towers
Replies: 14
Views: 954

Re: Trail conditions near BB Towers

Bearbonesnorm wrote:My advice is always to favour speed and low resistance over outright grip.
I'll stick with the Dirt Wizards then :-bd
by lune ranger
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trail conditions near BB Towers
Replies: 14
Views: 954

Trail conditions near BB Towers

Pondering tyres for the BB200, and having tubeless 29+ wheels tyre changes are a big fat pita. So I need to work up an appetite for changes. I know the route is not published and conditions could change dramatically in 2 weeks but what's it like underfoot (tyre) generally just now. For example Dartm...
by lune ranger
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dyno Hub Rotating In Forks
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: Dyno Hub Rotating In Forks

I think mine went both ways ( :lol: )
No amount of cranking the QR down hard etc helped. I just had to keep an eye on it when riding.
I guess it's possible that all hubs may shift around a bit but you only notice it with dyno's
by lune ranger
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dyno Hub Rotating In Forks
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: Dyno Hub Rotating In Forks

Had that problem with a Love Mud Juice. It wrecked 2 sets of cables/connectors. In the end I got a refund from Alpkit because I couldn't stop it happening. Is that a SON? I've had one SON for 10years (100mm QR) and it's never happened. I have another SON now and that appears fine thus far. Good luck...
by lune ranger
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I need a bigger one?
Replies: 21
Views: 983

Re: Do I need a bigger one?

BB7
by lune ranger
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I need a bigger one?
Replies: 21
Views: 983

Re: Do I need a bigger one?

Either way the brake appears to be better.
by lune ranger
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chain guide on 1x setup?
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Re: Chain guide on 1x setup?

I use something like that by Paul Components on a Rohloff bike that uses s chain tensioner rather than an adjustable system.
I used to drop the chain a few times a year. Now I don't. They're cheap and light and work.
by lune ranger
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I need a bigger one?
Replies: 21
Views: 983

Re: Do I need a bigger one?

I'd be happy to read about your experience if you up the size. Sized up from 160 to 185mm rotor. Have ridden the Krampus with the new rotor quite a bit now including a decent 100km ride across Dartmoor with my BB200 kit strapped on. The power and modulation on the rear is noticeably better than pre...
by lune ranger
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Son28 hub spoke issues
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Son28 hub spoke issues

Yes they do. No problems on my road bike. BB5 and Spyre caliper worked on a Kinesis carbon fork with 160mm rotor. On my Krampus the angle is tight but a BB7 fits - just with either 180 or 203mm rotor. Problem is compounded by very off centre spoke holes on a Fatlab 55 rim. With a Love Mud Juice on t...
by lune ranger
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200/300 Minimum kit
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: BB200/300 Minimum kit

Hoping too carry the minimum for rules and safety. My usual inclination is to chuck in the kitchen sink. I'm forever hauling stuff on the off chance it may get used. My current plan is: Thermarest Prolight 3/4, EE Enigma 30deg quilt, Terra Nova Survival bivi. I could swap out the bivi for a Gatewood...
by lune ranger
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200/300 Minimum kit
Replies: 10
Views: 646

Re: BB200/300 Minimum kit

Happy to take a bag and bivi.
Thanks
by lune ranger
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200/300 Minimum kit
Replies: 10
Views: 646

BB200/300 Minimum kit

I know this territory has been covered before so please humour me here.... The event info says: There are a number of items that must be carried by all riders (sleeping bag, shelter, lights and phone) and a few others that while not compulsory should find their way into your kit (first aid, tools, s...
by lune ranger
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Two Fish Quick Cage Adapters
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: Two Fish Quick Cage Adapters

No, but I do use King Cage USB brackets to do the same on a Krampus fork. Pretty expensive but solid and strong.
by lune ranger
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sinevave revolution, Igaro or k-lite usb?
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Sinevave revolution, Igaro or k-lite usb?

Igaro is very good. I use one with the switch unit attached to a Revo and SON dyno. I've done a bunch of tinkering with mine. Cutting off some of the connectors from the switch to directly wire the dyno and Revo to the switch. The charger body zip ties onto the top tube and the USB port tucks into a...
by lune ranger
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Neoprene Gloves
Replies: 18
Views: 1479

Re: Neoprene Gloves

I use Castelli Diluvio neoprene gloves on cold wet days. I personally like them a lot but... they stink and your hands are wet from sweat if not the rain as well.
I don't have any problems with dexterity compared with other cold weather gloves
by lune ranger
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Solar Charging
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: Solar Charging

Consider an Igaro USB charger if you go down the solar + dynamo route. It has the option of wiring in the solar panel to an accessory port in addition to dynamo input. It takes power preferentially from the solar panel which they claim reduces dynamo drag. I have used a solar panel in the past > 10 ...
by lune ranger
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Flared road bars
Replies: 8
Views: 534

Re: Flared road bars

Very happy with Ritchey Veture Max.
The flare is pretty wide but not so radical as Midge bars.
by lune ranger
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: pannier rack
Replies: 50
Views: 1593

Re: pannier rack

As above. Look at ways of reducing the bulk of your gear and getting the largest set of bikepacking bags you can fit. It needn't mean spending ridiculous amounts of money. Racks are harder and harder to mount now on bikes with no eyelets or canti bosses. I have no experience of it myself but I've se...
by lune ranger
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear 'battery' powered lights with the longest run time?
Replies: 34
Views: 3771

Re: Rear 'battery' powered lights with the longest run time?

[/quote] That's an interesting and yet another excuse for running into cyclist's. Total bollocks, it is just another pathetic excuse for sh1te driving. I have both flashing and non flashing lights, didn't stop a motor cyclists running into me. OR if it ever gets sorted (2.5 years so far) me, filling...
by lune ranger
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear 'battery' powered lights with the longest run time?
Replies: 34
Views: 3771

Re: Rear 'battery' powered lights with the longest run time?

In my experience pretty much any rear light that takes AA batteries lasts so long as to not need to think about it. A whole season of short commutes or multiple whole night rides. Interesting brightness is not so important as size of rear light in term of being seen. This comes from the same German ...
by lune ranger
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are there any pagans here...?
Replies: 15
Views: 1182

Re: Are there any pagans here...?

Not sure about sacrilege but on a practical side you may end up getting disturbed by folk in the night. Especially during 'shroom season...
by lune ranger
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: MYOF....
Replies: 12
Views: 1793

Re: MYOF....

Tips would be: Weigh before and after - this is hove much boiling water you'll need to That's great. Obvious when you think about it. I've played around with a couple of things but the dehydrator is running constantly with the harvest at present. Pretty excited though. Do you use a pot cozy for coo...
by lune ranger
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: MYOF....
Replies: 12
Views: 1793

MYOF....

It's harvest time here on the ranch and we're busy preserving our bounty. This year Mrs Ranger has invested in a dehydrator and this has got me thinking about making my own dehydrated meals for bikepacking trips. A quick internet trawl has thrown up a load of resources and I've got some mash in the ...
by lune ranger
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure smart port connector
Replies: 8
Views: 1001

Re: Exposure smart port connector

I just made a pair of connectors for my Revo using 4mm external x 1.7mm internal barrel jacks available on eBay for a couple of quid. As far as I'm aware all Exposure lights use the same ports... ... Just tested it, the port on my Diablo is the same spec. This is the connector I used: https://rover....
by lune ranger
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Single Skin Tents
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: Single Skin Tents

With synthetic sleeping bags the sort of wet you get from tent condensation is no bother at all.