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by lune ranger
Sat May 05, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Big flat route ideas?
Replies: 8
Views: 697

Re: Big flat route ideas?

It's not usually very hot but Iceland has a ring road of about 1000km that is pretty flat over about 3/4 of it's length.
The flight is 2 hours.
Camping is unrestricted.
It's exotic (in the same way that Mordor is exotic) and has trolls ...
by lune ranger
Sat May 05, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seized again.
Replies: 13
Views: 882

Re: Seized again.

I have a Royce square taper BB coupled with a 5 arm ATB pattern (110bsd) Middleburn crankset that is approaching its 15th birthday. >30,000km ridden and fitted to its 3rd bike.
Don't make 'em like they used to anymore...
by lune ranger
Sat May 05, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's your recommendation for a tarp/bivy combo?
Replies: 14
Views: 1097

Re: What's your recommendation for a tarp/bivy combo?

The Gatewood is great. I use mine with a sleeping bag cover style minimal bivi in winter or when it's really wet as the size of the Gatewood means it's hard to avoid touching the sides in your sleep. It's got no bug protection per se but you can buy a net inner... costs start ramping up at this point.
by lune ranger
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ridgeway bivi spot
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: Ridgeway bivi spot

^^^^^ That one sounds good :-bd
by lune ranger
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ridgeway bivi spot
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Ridgeway bivi spot

Does anyone have a suggestion for a bivi spot on or near the west end of the Ridgeway between Chiseldon and Avebury. Could also be around West Kennet, Overton Hill, Milk Hill,Tan Hill or West Woods.
Cheers
by lune ranger
Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Etrex 30x
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: Garmin Etrex 30x

My only complaint with the etrex 30x is the screen is pretty small. I bought an Oregon 650 a couple of years ago but battery life- or lack of it put me off. The touch screen did not like the rain either.
by lune ranger
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Ennerdale/Buttermere Loop
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Re: Ennerdale/Buttermere Loop

Scarth gap rides pretty well down hill on either side IMO and Floutern from Ennerdale to Buttermere is good too though probably quite claggy just now. Makes a nice shortish ride that. Enjoy
by lune ranger
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7302
Views: 736014

Re: The post man's been ...

Gebla Rohbox and some Rival 22 shifters to get my second Rohloff working on a drop bar bike. Can't wait :-bd
by lune ranger
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: More handlebar talk
Replies: 22
Views: 1370

Re: More handlebar talk

Midges currently flying back to Planet X HQ. Couldn't bring myself to fit them. Have some Ritchey Venture Max on the way.
by lune ranger
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: full frame bag and bladder OR half frame bag and bottles
Replies: 22
Views: 1610

Re: full frame bag and bladder OR half frame bag and bottles

I like to use a full frame bag for kit and have bottles under the downtube (1L with screw top) and mounted on the stem (500ml for drinking from) If you have a horizontal divider in the frame bag heavy stuff can go low, tools, tubes, fuels etc and the top section can be used for lighter things you wa...
by lune ranger
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bugger off?
Replies: 44
Views: 2492

Re: Bugger off?

Can't do that anymore... no more Lerwick to Torshavn ferry. Shame
by lune ranger
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bugger off?
Replies: 44
Views: 2492

Re: Bugger off?

Straight up to Scotland and ferry to Iceland via Shetland and Faroes.
Quick loop around the ring road back on the ferry to Denmark-Germany-Belgium-home.
That's probably more than a few weeks though
by lune ranger
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: More handlebar talk
Replies: 22
Views: 1370

Re: More handlebar talk

True. I'm plenty used to ugly bikes. I have Krampus with Love Mud Confusious bars. Also a Thorn tourer that looks like an anorexic giraffe and not to mention clip on aerobars on a road bike. When I said 'look awful' I was thinking form=function. Reading plenty is leading me towards sending the Midge...
by lune ranger
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: More handlebar talk
Replies: 22
Views: 1370

Re: More handlebar talk

Positive again. Think I'll give them a whirl.
Cheers
by lune ranger
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: More handlebar talk
Replies: 22
Views: 1370

Re: More handlebar talk

Thanks Si
That's quite encouraging. One of the things I'm concerned about is getting a balance between the hand positions on the hoods and the drops as I tend to use both equally on standard compact drops.
How do you find that?
Can you hold the hooks directly under the levers?
by lune ranger
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: More handlebar talk
Replies: 22
Views: 1370

Re: More handlebar talk

Not tried them. They Look awful as in the drop is tiny and the hook is very tight. More like an upside down ski bend bar end than a drop.
I've seen the bars on a Fargo and they are very different.
I don't want to go waste time and money fitting the Midges if they work like they look is all
by lune ranger
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: More handlebar talk
Replies: 22
Views: 1370

Re: More handlebar talk

I'm thinking £30 or thereabouts so Salsa out, thanks though.
by lune ranger
Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: More handlebar talk
Replies: 22
Views: 1370

More handlebar talk

I want to stick some flares drops on my CX bike with some max width tyres in order to increase its off road capabilities. I ordered some OnOne Midge bars which arrived the other day and they look awful. I use the bike for commuting mainly and also some audax. The Midges don't look good for that at a...
by lune ranger
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit LoveMud Confucius bars
Replies: 21
Views: 2306

Re: Alpkit LoveMud Confucius bars

I use them on a Krampus. Lots of room for kit and plenty left for different hand positions. I use Ergon grips on mine and mostly use the bar ends or position my hands where the loop meets the main bar. I can also lean forward and grap the sides of the loop aero bar style. I have my light and GPS on ...
by lune ranger
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: All terrain 700c tyre
Replies: 23
Views: 1180

Re: All terrain 700c tyre

Yep. The chalk is the problem.
I've spotted Schwalbe Smart Sam TL Ready in 700x35 for less than £20.
Not ideal for the road but would give some grip of it's gloopy.
I've paired one as a front tyre with a Marathon XR on a 26er for the Carretera Austral in the past and it worked fine.
by lune ranger
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: All terrain 700c tyre
Replies: 23
Views: 1180

All terrain 700c tyre

Recommend me a tyre for a trip:
April in the UK
Two 200km road days
One 100km chalk bridleway day
One 100km road/tow path
Light bikepacking load.
Frame/fork clearance for maybe 700x38c max.
Tubeless preferred.
Thanks.
by lune ranger
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: First Dynamo wheel build help!
Replies: 60
Views: 2973

Re: First Dynamo wheel build help!

If money is no object go for SON 28. I've had one for 10years and it still works fine and runs smooth (for a dyno hub) I also have a Love Mud Juice and it's Ok. Make sure it is tight in the QR as mine wants to rotate in the dropout and strains the connecting wires. Also I had a bit of a brake compat...
by lune ranger
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Southwest routes
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

Re: Southwest routes

Just recently did a two nighter from Taunton up through the Quantocks. Then headed due west across Exemoor to Barnstaple. From there I picked up the Tarka trail and NR 27 to drop down to Oakhampton and Dartmoor. I didn't go south to Plymouth but went south east along the Upper Teign valley towards E...
by lune ranger
Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Is the Southern Upland Way rideable?
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: Is the Southern Upland Way rideable?

Thanks.
Probably give it a miss. I just spent 3 days porridge surfing in the Quantocks, Exmoor and Dartmoor and am hankering for some firm smooth riding trails.
by lune ranger
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Is the Southern Upland Way rideable?
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Is the Southern Upland Way rideable?

Is the long distance path across the bottom Scotland rideable as a bikepacking route?
Wanting some ideas for a spring trip.
I'm not averse to knee deep clag or long distance pushing if it buys a good journey overall
Ta