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by Landslide
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 588164

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

^ Aqua shoes too, seem to come up regularly when folk ask "What off bike shoes?"
by Landslide
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2018
Replies: 518
Views: 61422

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2018

Mart wrote:... the best Macaroni pie i've ever tasted.
I always appreciate ride reports that focus on the really important things.

Glad to hear you enjoyed it, hope you've dried out now.
by Landslide
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet again - Leave No Trace.
Replies: 133
Views: 10025

Re: Yet again - Leave No Trace.

NorwayCalling wrote:So where can these people go to do this...that is the real question?
I nominate Swindon.
by Landslide
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Peak Practice, June Fri 22 - Sun 24
Replies: 30
Views: 4077

Re: Peak Practice, June Fri 22 - Sun 24

6:30 is fine by me, I may take the more scenic route out to join you.
Excellent contingency plans for any early arrivals too.
:-bd
by Landslide
Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Sustrans Reivers route c2c
Replies: 9
Views: 2404

Re: Austrians Drivers route c2c

Should that read Sustrans Reivers?
by Landslide
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sorry to ask - what pedals?
Replies: 23
Views: 2051

Re: Sorry to ask - what pedals?

DMR V6 on the gravel/adventure bike. Despite "only" having plastic pins, I've never found myself needing more grip when riding in my usual 5-10s.
Nukeproof electrons on the MTB. The extra grip definitely kicks in on the kind of terrain that would stop the gravel bike being fun.
by Landslide
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Peak Practice, June Fri 22 - Sun 24
Replies: 30
Views: 4077

Re: Peak Practice, June Fri 22 - Sun 24

I can make the Saturday night Cheshire Cheese/bivvy/home on Sunday morning thing if you're happy to have me?
by Landslide
Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TDR 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 6143

Re: TDR 2018

Slightly OT, but do carbon Jones loops absorb more vibration than the ali ones? Is there a benefit other that the weight saving? Very OT, and possibly snake oil, but in an effort to emulate Spank's Vibrocore technology, a friend of mine filled his bars with expanding foam. He reckons it works a tre...
by Landslide
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Packing - what where, conventions?
Replies: 39
Views: 3043

Re: Packing - what where, conventions?

SteveM wrote:Front pocket contains… …drugs
Wilkyboy wrote:Pills.
You know the police have to arrest you before they can search your underwear, yes?
restlessnative wrote:500ml meths, 750ml rum…
Bold cocktail choice!
by Landslide
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Scott frame warranty
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

Re: Scott frame warranty

My mistake, wasn't a Crudguard, it was a Zefal Swan.

Anyway, plastic clamped round carbon, ended badly. A bit odd, when you consider that carbon seatposts are pretty much always clamped into a tube of some sort. Odd that it cracked at the mudguard rather than the seatclamp...
by Landslide
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Scott frame warranty
Replies: 10
Views: 1075

Re: Scott frame warranty

NorwayCalling wrote:Carbon doesn't like "point loading"...
To echo this, here's a pic of what happened to my seatpost when I had a Crudguard clamped to it.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BVO1ufMFNID ... flfmghds50
by Landslide
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: TDR 2018
Replies: 69
Views: 6143

Re: TDR 2018

GregMay wrote:I am a reformed triathlete though.
You've discovered sleeves?
by Landslide
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike time
Replies: 26
Views: 2916

Re: New bike time

The Claris shifters and mechs I got with my CdA are still working fine. My original plan had been to run them into the ground, then upgrade, but no excuse for shiny new bits yet...
by Landslide
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I can't find the f@#&ing hole!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1488

I can't find the f@#&ing hole!!!

In my sleeping mat that is, stop sniggering at the back... Alpkit Numo mat, it deflates just past the point of not supporting my weight over about 3 hours or so. I did find one tiny hole (barely any bubbling under water), and seem to have successfully patched it, but the mat still deflates. I've che...
by Landslide
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike time
Replies: 26
Views: 2916

Re: New bike time

middleagedmadness wrote:... not sure about 1x gear trains you know I like spinning up them Welsh hills
Alpkit do double chainset options for the Colibri, might be worth asking if they could sort out a double Camino?
by Landslide
Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike time
Replies: 26
Views: 2916

Re: New bike time

I had a CdA, 2015 model I think. Good bike, really opened up my riding options compared to the 23c Bob Jackson it replaced. I've since replaced it with a Cotic Escapade, and (without wishing to sound like a 'steel is real' zealot) I much prefer the ride feel of the steel frame. I know older CdF fram...
by Landslide
Mon May 28, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2018
Replies: 518
Views: 61422

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2018

Ta.
by Landslide
Mon May 28, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2018
Replies: 518
Views: 61422

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2018

Please can someone explain what it means when a rider's dot is transparent?
by Landslide
Wed May 23, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seatpost bag, differences
Replies: 31
Views: 2957

Re: Seatpost bag, differences

ootini wrote:Epidural half frame bag.
Less back pain than a rucksack?
by Landslide
Mon May 21, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 634
Views: 84903

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Another evening pootle into the Peak for me. The plan was to meet a couple of friends at the pub. In the event, only one turned up, the other citing summat about too much work, and too much beer, and too many hills... https://www.instagram.com/p/BjAqekXnOqh/ So, two of us headed up the road, down a ...
by Landslide
Sat May 19, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking dogs are a new niche
Replies: 5
Views: 735

Re: Bikepacking dogs are a new niche

Pretty sure dogs aren't compatible with TLS.
by Landslide
Thu May 17, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Footpaths
Replies: 46
Views: 2979

Re: Footpaths

DiscoStu wrote:I would definitely think twice about using footpaths in the Lakes or Peaks at lunchtime on a blazing bank hol weekend...
Or indeed bridleways...
by Landslide
Wed May 16, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Footpaths
Replies: 46
Views: 2979

Re: Footpaths

I ride in the Peak District, usually out of peak (ha!) times.
I ride paths, footpaths, bridleways, roads.
I always try to be friendly and considerate to all other people. This has included walkers, rangers, other cyclists, horse riders.
I've never found myself in any conflict with others.
by Landslide
Wed May 16, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WNTD Drop Bars and Shifters
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: WNTD Drop Bars and Shifters

You have an interesting definition of low budget!
by Landslide
Wed May 16, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: a tour of lochs and glens?
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

Re: a tour of lochs and glens?

Badger Divide?
200 miles from Inverness to Glasgow. Mostly off road. Not super technical riding. Heading east down the Corrieyairack Pass was the roughest bit, we were on 'adventure' bikes and handled it fine.