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by ballibeg
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Bit of a clear out.......
Replies: 13
Views: 2838

Re: FS: Bit of a clear out.......

Please could I go for camera? I'll PM. Thank you.

Dave
by ballibeg
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2019 - what you got planned?
Replies: 86
Views: 9597

Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

I'm like you, it'll be more highest terrain rather than slack lining to my bed!
by ballibeg
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2019 - what you got planned?
Replies: 86
Views: 9597

Re: 2019 - what you got planned?

It's the YOTHH for me. Crap year, seen too much death so going to rebalance things with more hammocking. The Year Of The High Hammock will be me trying to find the highest natural hangs for a night. First on my place, then Argyll, then a days ride from the house, then maybe Mull, Islay and the Alps ...
by ballibeg
Thu May 31, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Creaky spokes
Replies: 2
Views: 631

Creaky spokes

After the Gravel Dash there a creaking noise from my front wheel. Inspection reveals where the spokes cross there's wear. I think the noise is from them rubbing. Maybe a drop of oil will do. Is this common?

Ta
Dave
by ballibeg
Sat May 19, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: West coast midge report?
Replies: 12
Views: 1746

Re: West coast midge report?

I think upto 6m is same price as car, £13 + £4 driver, one way Oban-Craignure.
by ballibeg
Thu May 17, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Charlie's Dorset Gravel Dash - suitable for a first timer?
Replies: 13
Views: 2232

Re: Charlie's Dorset Gravel Dash - suitable for a first time

Yup, 2 of us heading south from Argyll, talk as well. Ideally I'd like to hammock but doubt I'll be quick enough to bag a hang.

Weather looks ok, dry but windy.
by ballibeg
Mon May 14, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel bike in Scotland?
Replies: 28
Views: 4228

Re: Gravel bike in Scotland?

I find my ToughRoad perfect for forestry roads which I'm surrounded by. Not sure it's the best choice for bridleways etc.

Dave
by ballibeg
Sun May 06, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Last day on GR247
Replies: 0
Views: 666

Last day on GR247

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Vulture landed on rock above me, I must look terrible! Stunning place.

Dave
by ballibeg
Tue May 01, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Buying gas labor Day Spain
Replies: 6
Views: 869

Buying gas labor Day Spain

Well.....I didn't expect the 1st to be a massive back holiday here in Spain. I need gas, had planned a Decathlon stop on way to hills to get gas and bidond but that is scuppered. Know there's a few folk who know Spain well so should I stop at every petrol station between Malaga and the hills looking...
by ballibeg
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Spain GR247
Replies: 7
Views: 2053

Re: Spain GR247

I'm on my last nightshift after a particularly rough week at work but tomorrow I fly! Should be turning the pedals just after lunch Tuesday. :grin:

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by ballibeg
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1933
Views: 168741

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Covering an area with no Ambulance station so working from a hotel all weekend. I've the tunes on, the GR247 route info on the Chromebook and I'm annotating a map.

Happy day not in an office!!!
by ballibeg
Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Spain GR247
Replies: 7
Views: 2053

Re: Spain GR247

Tempting.,... Long drive from Malaga airport though!!!!!
by ballibeg
Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Spain GR247
Replies: 7
Views: 2053

Re: Spain GR247

Looking a bit muddy just now...... This pic shared from bikepacking.com from a few days ago.....


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by ballibeg
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are my options?
Replies: 13
Views: 2026

Re: What are my options?

Just found this reply in email so going further afield to purchase necessary.

Hi David,

That cassette is not in our European program due to limited rear derailleur compatibility.

Kind regards,

Sturmey-Archer Europa NV | SunRace Europe
by ballibeg
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are my options?
Replies: 13
Views: 2026

Re: What are my options?

I decided to risk that early today. Be nice if it was here for Dorset!!
by ballibeg
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are my options?
Replies: 13
Views: 2026

Re: What are my options?

Many thanks!
by ballibeg
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are my options?
Replies: 13
Views: 2026

Re: What are my options?

I've not found a UK supplier for the CSM680 11-40t 8spd cassette. I've emailed the manufacturer and tried an Irish seller who won't post to Highlands. Has anyone spotted a seller?

Ta.
by ballibeg
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are my options?
Replies: 13
Views: 2026

Re: What are my options?

Thanks folks. The cassette ticks the boxes! The inner ring is riveted on, no ready swap.

I'm tracking down a supplier now that will post to Scotland.

Cheers.
by ballibeg
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are my options?
Replies: 13
Views: 2026

What are my options?

This is my bike, https://www.cyclesolutions.co.uk/p113727/giant-toughroad-slr-gx-3-2018-road-bike And I love it. It just fits and it's comfy. The gearing is ok....I can spin up most things but I know it's going to be hard on longer rougher climbs. On my road bike I've changed the cassette to give me...
by ballibeg
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spot anyone?
Replies: 24
Views: 2455

Re: Spot anyone?

When do you need it? I'll be using it first week in May next.
by ballibeg
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 329
Views: 21757

Re: Wildlife

There's something about barn owls and blue lights at night. I killed another last night on a fast run. Nothing I could do, it swung across me and you can't lock up when the back is full of unsecured Drs working on a patient.

It's such a shame and quite upsetting.
by ballibeg
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone have a Garmin VIRB Ultra 30? What do you think?
Replies: 3
Views: 644

Re: Anyone have a Garmin VIRB Ultra 30? What do you think?

Think there's a new GoPro at £199. Maybe another option.
by ballibeg
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Those bottle mount extender things
Replies: 13
Views: 1417

Re: Those bottle mount extender things

These work. http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/shimano-ba01-di2-battery-mount-adaptor/rp-prod34650?gs=1&pgrid=36293716026&ptaid=pla-187864591756&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Chain+Reaction-UK-PLA-PLA-All-MB-SE-Shopping+QLB+Generic+Mobile&utm_medium=base&utm_content=mkwid|sqwjDadhI...
by ballibeg
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: cramp in shoulder blade, not had that before
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

Re: cramp in shoulder blade, not had that before

Wonder if this useful?

https://youtu.be/uBtpymfE1NA

I like the guy's bike fitting advice. Helped me a lot.
by ballibeg
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: MYOG Underquilt for DD hammock
Replies: 0
Views: 962

MYOG Underquilt for DD hammock

It's been a lucky day. I blatantly copied another forum user who used an Alpkit Cloud Cover quilt to go under his DD hammock. With a bit of reading I decided to start off sewing channels on both sides and added elastic cord. The quilt fits perfectly between the hoop attachments and by drawing the en...