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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.
by lune ranger
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 123
Views: 3988

Re: What you done t' your bike today

A whole lot of faffing with the Fargo. On went the 27+ wheels. Off they came. On went the 29x2.1’s. Off came the aero bars. Back went the aero bars. All the bags and bottle positions were changed this way and that. Stuff was weighed - physically and philosophically. Final B150 mode now reached altho...
by lune ranger
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another first world problem!
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Another first world problem!

Rigid.
Currently flip flopping towards 29x2.1.
I think it's worth a try just to see how it feels. It's not like I'm going to be troubling the scorers but might help on my sub 24hr quest.
by lune ranger
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the hiding-from-WRT-we*r-speculation thread
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: the hiding-from-WRT-we*r-speculation thread

The fact that the DD600 was hot and sunny means that WRT weekend must be wet/cold/windy. That's a scientific fact that is :roll:
by lune ranger
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another first world problem!
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Another first world problem!

The only MTB I've had for a few years until recently was a 29+ They take a bit of getting used to on road but ride fine. For my purposes anyway. I don't intend to take any risks on the road anyway. Haven't been able to get a suss fork for the Fargo yet. I rode 100km with the 2.1's last week and foun...
by lune ranger
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another first world problem!
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Another first world problem!

Same bike. Fargo. No suss.
by lune ranger
Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another first world problem!
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Another first world problem!

Hypothetically :geek: If you had a choice of riding the same bike on an ITT with a choice of either 27+ or 29er with a 2.1 what would you do?
The ITT in question is the upcoming Braunton 150. There is only a negligible weight penalty to go plus.
by lune ranger
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: recommendations for a bikepacking mountain bike
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: recommendations for a bikepacking mountain bike

You are stumping me with the Di2 thing, I'm a long term Rohloff bore. Having recently got a second hand Fargo I can heartily recommend it. A 2019 version would take loads of different wheels for a different feel/use. Money no object. Get a frame builder to make one with the routing you desire. For r...
by lune ranger
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Long term lights: real world reviews
Replies: 39
Views: 1677

Re: Long term lights: real world reviews

Supernova E3 Triple 2. Dynamo powered 500 lumen 3 led with full output reached at 20km/h. Used on my Fargo for all night, night riding. Unlike other German dyno lights this is not (German) road legal with TuV beam shape. Good round off-road beam. 500 lumens is a little less than its better known com...
by lune ranger
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What base layer?
Replies: 5
Views: 251

Re: What base layer?

metalheart wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:56 am
I'm Aberdonian so don't come on here with yer fancy expensive nonsense either... :grin: I don't mind paying for something that's decent but you ahve to draw the line somewhere...
Gotta be a string vest ... :lol:
by lune ranger
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide.
Replies: 153
Views: 5287

Re: Dales Divide.

I've been dot watching whilst tending the garden...
vaguely exciting :cool:
by lune ranger
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mains battery charger
Replies: 1
Views: 117

Mains battery charger

Little bit on the dull side but can anyone recommend a mains battery charger for AA/AAA/9v batteries.
Had one for years that went belly up after Mrs Ranger 'recharged' some single use alkali jobbies :oops: :roll:
by lune ranger
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hello! First time bikepacker - probably stupid questions ahead
Replies: 13
Views: 806

Re: Hello! First time bikepacker - probably stupid questions ahead

^^ What they said... unless your liner is very thick or you are massively hard :lol:
by lune ranger
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread
Replies: 389
Views: 12554

Re: Fatfighters 2019 Weigh-in Thread

20.4.19: 80.6kg

Steady for a while now without much trying.
by lune ranger
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 123
Views: 3988

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Very honourable :grin:
You wouldn't want to see how I put sealant in my tyres then... :o
by lune ranger
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 123
Views: 3988

Re: What you done t' your bike today

S https://i.imgur.com/uqSJSi0.jpg Looks like you've been liberating bits and bobs from work there Shaf.... tut, tut :lol: Today I made a new wire to connect my dyno hub to the Igaro switch after the old one mysteriously parted on my ride on Monday. Now have return of full lighting and charging faci...
by lune ranger
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Daftest thing you’ve ever carried...?
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: Daftest thing you’ve ever carried...?

If we're straying into work bike territory here then I've towed (Bikes At Work trailer) a Welsh dresser, arm chair, 20 paving slabs, 15foot skirting boards and enough wool loft insulation for an entire house. Not all simultaneously you understand.
by lune ranger
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Packed bike weighIn Thread
Replies: 120
Views: 3799

Re: Packed bike weighIn Thread

It's still not alot of gear though is it?
Most DofE kids carry that on their back and they don't even have a bike!
Being picky but did you weigh in with the bottles full? Because they look empty in your pic :geek: Full, they'd be 1.5kg and that's about 8% of your weight right there.
by lune ranger
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bladder in frame bag
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Bladder in frame bag

I've done it in the past and it worked fine. I used a MSR Dromedary bag with a Camelbak connector on the hose to allow direct filling from a pump water filter - I used a Katadyn. Neat solution to filling on the go. I was able to fill to about 3L in my set up. I don't do this anymore. As all of my ri...
by lune ranger
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Daftest thing you’ve ever carried...?
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: Daftest thing you’ve ever carried...?

A bag of recycling over the Alps from Slovenia to Austria.
by lune ranger
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who's got a first aid kit?
Replies: 25
Views: 451

Re: Who's got a first aid kit?

redefined_cycles wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:24 am

Thanks for the mention of the REC and BASP courses. I might get myself onto one lf them at some point soon... :-bd
Knowledge packs pretty small and doesn't weigh much and is a lot more use than a couple of manky plasters and a tube of dubious ointment :grin:
by lune ranger
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suspension gravel bike anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 674

Re: Full suspension gravel bike anyone?

Isn't this just a gravel bike evolving to be a mountain bike again? I read a tongue in cheek article about how MTB's started as basically burly road bikes with s few tweets like flat bars and different wheel size. They've evolved over 30 years to be today's vaguely exciting long travel trail bikes. ...
by lune ranger
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who's got a first aid kit?
Replies: 25
Views: 451

Who's got a first aid kit?

Among the things I can't ditch no matter how TLS I get is a relatively substantial first aid kit. On an ITT or weekend away I'm not even really carrying it for me. I'm under no illusion that if I should properly crash that I'll be much able to fix myself but I guess I'd try. The kit revolves around ...
by lune ranger
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless repair on ITTs
Replies: 22
Views: 522

Re: Tubeless repair on ITTs

PaulB2 wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Do people take a small bottle of sealant too or not bother?

Not for a 24hr effort ITT but yes if I'm riding for more than one night.
I have 50ml of sealant in a dinky bottle.
by lune ranger
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless repair on ITTs
Replies: 22
Views: 522

Re: Tubeless repair on ITTs

I can never get away from the belt and braces approach to bike and puncture repair whenever I ride. A short ride can turn into a long walk. I spend an overly long time obsessing about and achieving the most reliable bikes I can. Then I equip myself to repair a disaster in the field. I go with full t...