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by Gummikuh
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Daventry area Nov 9th/10th...
Replies: 30
Views: 2445

Re: Daventry area Nov 9th/10th...

Hi Reg et al.

I am in Milton Keynes, well Cranfield, I don't remember any traffic cones, so can't be me!

What sort of distance were you thinking? I would avoid the Grand Union as it's a puncture fest.

Pete
by Gummikuh
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Autumn Chiltern Thing, new date 9th Nov ???
Replies: 16
Views: 1924

Re: Autumn Chiltern Thing, 26th Oct ???

I'd love too, but unfortunately I am going out Saturday evening. What about another weekend?
by Gummikuh
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water bottle cages
Replies: 12
Views: 1053

Re: Water bottle cages

Don't worry all.

In true cheapskate fashion, I have made some rubber bands out of an old inner tube and these simply attach to the cage and stretch over the neck.

I have picked the bike up by the bottle so looks to be OK.

But thanks for all your ideas.

Pete
by Gummikuh
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water bottle cages
Replies: 12
Views: 1053

Re: Water bottle cages

Thanks for all the suggestions Maybe I should mention I have a rigid bike. I have Lezyne ones at present and they are pretty rubbish. I was thinking of making a rubber figure of 8 band or something to slip over the neck. I even had one shoot straight out of a stem cell on a sharp drop down, admitted...
by Gummikuh
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water bottle cages
Replies: 12
Views: 1053

Water bottle cages

Hi

After just doing the Jennride and losing another water bottle, what is the most secure method of carrying water over bumpy terrain? I don't need to access it all the time as I can transfer it to the stem cell when needed.

I have a camelback, but hate a sweaty back.

Any suggestions?

Pete
by Gummikuh
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rough Sleeping
Replies: 16
Views: 1609

Rough Sleeping

Just read this https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/mar/07/rising-number-of-councils-issuing-fines-for-rough-sleeping , and as sad as it is, I couldn't help wondering about the phrase: and “using a tent in a manner likely to create a health and safety risk” liable to a £100 spot fine. I know som...
by Gummikuh
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stans in very wet conditions.
Replies: 8
Views: 1106

Re: Stans in very wet conditions.

It may have been a case of not enough, but it was topped up before the event.
Its sorted now, once the bike was dry it sealed no problem.

Just wanted to know if any others have tried something different?
by Gummikuh
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stans in very wet conditions.
Replies: 8
Views: 1106

Stans in very wet conditions.

Hi All. OK, after completing this years BB200, I've finally recovered enough to have a thought about what worked and what didn't. I suffered with a constantly flat back tyre, tubeless Schwalbe on DT Swiss rim, I think the sealant was just constantly being washed away or unable to congeal, I was havi...
by Gummikuh
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Steel 29er choices
Replies: 50
Views: 4979

Re: Steel 29er choices

I do like the look of the new MasonBikes-InSearchOf, daft name but looks to be about perfect, although be prepared for the volume of the green colour, the grey one looks more sensible. https://masoncycles.cc/products/insearchof-frameset At the moment this will be available around December, not a lot...
by Gummikuh
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 planning
Replies: 164
Views: 11414

Re: BB200 planning

I wonder how everyone feels this morning? I drove home after the 200 yesterday afternoon and tried to get out of the car at Telford services feeling as stiff as a board, must have looked odd walking like a 100year old man! All this talk of easy makes me think back to school and those students who cl...
by Gummikuh
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: long grips
Replies: 19
Views: 1732

Re: long grips

I have the ESI xtra chunky XL grips on my Jones, however I have wrapped the inner loop part with Cinelli chunky or something. The ESI grips are rubbish against brambles and are ripped to shreds. I have those foam grips on another bike and stick them on with hairspray they are much better and half th...
by Gummikuh
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure revo
Replies: 14
Views: 905

Re: Exposure revo

Hi Stu,

I suspect you mean something like this? https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/shimano-dh- ... ze=32+hole

Is the XT worth the extra or do you find this sort OK? I don't want to keep building wheels every few months.
by Gummikuh
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure revo
Replies: 14
Views: 905

Re: Exposure revo

Lots of conflicting advice! I don't want to go down the centrelock route if I can avoid it, so that rules out the XT hub, the SON looks to be my best option with the revo lamp unit. Its a shame Maplins no longer exists! Has anyone got any clever ways to mount a red eye unit to the tail of a bike wit...
by Gummikuh
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure revo
Replies: 14
Views: 905

Exposure revo

Hi does anyone have any experience of using one, along with the exposure hub?

Especially the charge port cable to charge USB stuff?

Pete
by Gummikuh
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 entry
Replies: 93
Views: 8668

Re: BB200 entry

Me too!
by Gummikuh
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the bikepacking connoisseurs rim of choice?
Replies: 22
Views: 1891

Re: What's the bikepacking connoisseurs rim of choice?

Hi, I used to always use mavic rims, however most of my bikes are now DT Swiss as they just seem to be indestructable. I have EX471's on my fun bike and if Gwin can do this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YrEvtLpXoY then I am fairly confident I won't break them. I have XM521's on my longitude and t...
by Gummikuh
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aero bars/clip ons?
Replies: 18
Views: 1461

Re: Aero bars/clip ons?

40c is very close, Schwalbe smart sams, as long as it's not sticky mud they are OK. Roll OK on the road as well. Tyre pressure is around 38psi so is reasonably soft without being a cornering nightmare. Bars are decent height, I can still look around at my surroundings! I am going to double wrap and ...
by Gummikuh
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aero bars/clip ons?
Replies: 18
Views: 1461

Re: Aero bars/clip ons?

Hi BrenininBeemer, Exactly, I do find it a stiff bike, and on the road I do like that, off road or anything bumpy can be........fun! I am running 42c up front and a 40c in the rear and even they struggle to damp the bike over even speed humps. I will try the double wrap to begin with, I was just won...
by Gummikuh
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aero bars/clip ons?
Replies: 18
Views: 1461

Re: Aero bars/clip ons?

Hi All, Thanks for the replies. Are you suggesting double wrapping the hoods? I would be worried the tape would interfere with the brake lever. The bike is a Genesis datum, and I suspect the carbon forks are the root cause. I do use the drops and the top bar from time to time, but on longer journeys...
by Gummikuh
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aero bars/clip ons?
Replies: 18
Views: 1461

Aero bars/clip ons?

Hi, I am using my drop bar bike more and more now and love the fact it seems to eat the road sections really easily, and I can still pick my way through the dirt OK'ish as long as I don't barrel through the rough stuff. However I am really suffering from numb hands when on the hoods after about an h...
by Gummikuh
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sorry to ask - what pedals?
Replies: 23
Views: 2053

Re: Sorry to ask - what pedals?

Deore XT trekking, half and half, one side SPD one side flat, so I can wear sandals if it is really hot and not worry about cleats.
by Gummikuh
Thu May 31, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alternatives to Shimano XM9
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: Alternatives to Shimano XM9

I have XM9's and for the majority of what we do they are near perfect. I can't see an alternative that would be any where near as good.

Echo the sizing the XM9's at least are true sizing, I went up a half size to accomodate thicker socks, but would have got away with the normal size.
by Gummikuh
Wed May 30, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling in Ireland
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: Cycling in Ireland

Thanks You may be right, the book does have a number of routes of all variety's and makes mention of different terrains, there is not a lot for mountain bikes apart from the trail centres and the Coillte approved tracks. However it does look as though there is a lot for a gravel bike with forgotten ...
by Gummikuh
Tue May 29, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling in Ireland
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: Cycling in Ireland

Do you know if there is anything along the lines of the OS maps?
I know they have an Ordnance Survey in Ireland, a legacy of the occupation.

I can buy detailed OS paper maps, but can't seem to find any on an SD card.

Pete
by Gummikuh
Tue May 29, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling in Ireland
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Cycling in Ireland

Hi All, Just bought this book: http://threerockbooks.com/index.php/cycling-ireland/ It has a number of interesting routes and even mentions bikepacking, so seriously considering taking a train to Dublin via Holyhead and then down to Tralee. Looks like Wales with less cars! Which comes to my question...