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by K1100T
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shiman GRX Dual Control Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Re: Shiman GRX Dual Control Issue

It's been reliable up to this point. I had a similar issue when I first built the bike, but it just started working and has worked ever since. I'm just struggling to see how removing and then fitting the rear wheel, would stop the shifter from working. I was supposed to be doing 100 miles tomorrow, ...
by K1100T
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shiman GRX Dual Control Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 305

Shiman GRX Dual Control Issue

After completing the Festive 500 I decided to give the bike a bit of TLC. So yesterday I took the wheels off and gave everything a scrub. When I put the wheels back on, the Shimano GRX ST-RX810-R dual control lever wouldn’t shift back up the cassette to an easier gear. It was getting dark, so it wen...
by K1100T
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ethical and Environmental Options
Replies: 32
Views: 2166

Re: Ethical and Environmental Options

Straight Cut have got back to me too:
Currently, we do not have plans in the foreseeable future to be offering the Eco range from Corudra.

Our saddlebags are currently in re-development over the festive season and should be available soon.
by K1100T
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ethical and Environmental Options
Replies: 32
Views: 2166

Re: Ethical and Environmental Options

So Restrap got back to me:
Unfortunately we have no plans at this moment in time to use Cordura Eco at the moment. We are always in the process of experimenting with and trying new materials, so keep an eye out over the year as we do experiment with new materials and processes with our products.
by K1100T
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8876
Views: 989469

Re: The post man's been ...

Not the postman as such, but I visited a LBS and bought a Wahoo Elemnt bundle, my first bicycle GPS. If only picking bikepacking bags and cycling clothing was as easy... :roll:
by K1100T
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stats for the year (that was)
Replies: 28
Views: 2149

Re: Stats for the year (that was)

You can clearly see when I cracked my fat bike frame and stopped ridding, and when I started riding my new gravel bike. Lots of swimming in between...
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by K1100T
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Apidura Bikepacking Bags
Replies: 11
Views: 1483

Re: Apidura Bikepacking Bags

Do you have any photos of the bags...?
by K1100T
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2059
Views: 288789

Re: Todays ride

Nice one! It’s a special moment that first century :-bd It's been a long time coming, so I was pleased that I managed it. So pleased, that I thought I'd do another ! Went out at sunrise: http://media.bobarnott.com/gravel/2019-12-30-sunrise.jpeg Got back at sunset (wasn't planned): http://media.boba...
by K1100T
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 687
Views: 51570

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Put my old Look Keo pedals onto the gravel bike, so I could use the Lake CX 237 shoes I've had sitting in a cupboard for two years. Ask me after tomorrows ride if this was a good idea or not, as I'm pretty sure the pedals are pretty much worn out.
by K1100T
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2059
Views: 288789

Re: Todays ride

My ride today was a bit of a milestone, first time I've managed to nail 100 miles. 171.47km distance; 7:16:02 moving time; 1,508m elevation , the furthest and longest I have every ridden, ever. My knees are quite tired, so off for a hot soak in the bath, with a beer. Out early, 06:41, it was dark an...
by K1100T
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ethical and Environmental Options
Replies: 32
Views: 2166

Re: Ethical and Environmental Options

Thanks for all the replies, plenty to think about. I'm assuming it's Restrap , not Repack that I should look into...? I'd not heard of Restap before, I like the look of their stuff. I have sent a few emails to folks, so shall wait to see what replies I get. In the meantime, I'm sure my first BAM can...
by K1100T
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My Big Camera And Its Future
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Big Camera And Its Future

I'm currently sorting though one of my four boxes of camera equipment; I've found black and white fibre paper so old it's discoloured in the lightproof storage box. :shock: I decided that I couldn't be arsed to lug a large 35mm film camera and all the trimmings around on a bike, so bought a compact ...
by K1100T
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ethical and Environmental Options
Replies: 32
Views: 2166

Re: Ethical and Environmental Options

Might also be worth considering the "re-use" option more too. I still have some gear from the mid-nineties when I worked at Tiso (Rose St., Edinburgh, full time for two years, then Aberdeen part-time for three), that's still going strong. I'd much rather start buying once, like I used to, than cont...
by K1100T
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ethical and Environmental Options
Replies: 32
Views: 2166

Re: Ethical and Environmental Options

It's a minefield full of cow pats :| [snipped...] Then you've where the materials are sourced from. For instance *all* cuben fibre (DCF) comes from one manufacturer so if you want to use that you've no options. Similarly where are silnylon, VX21, etc. made? Ultimately most of that will be manufactu...
by K1100T
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ethical and Environmental Options
Replies: 32
Views: 2166

Ethical and Environmental Options

As the New Year is nearly here, I'm looking to start collecting the gear I need to start getting out for some adventures. I made a decision early in the month, that I'd rather give my money to smaller, more ethically and environmentally focused companies, that, where possible, make their equipment i...
by K1100T
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go on then, what did you get?
Replies: 29
Views: 1958

Re: Go on then, what did you get?

A titanium mug, spork and lighter doodah. Evidently the stove I requested, was out of stock and has disappeared from the AlpKit website. Just need a mat, tarp and some bags to shove it all in now...
by K1100T
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Washing goretex techniques
Replies: 9
Views: 676

Re: Washing goretex techniques

Sounds plausible. I've only ever washed my waterproof clothing with the Nikwax soap, I've never used the wash-in re-proofing stuff. I used to iron my GoreTex,, as gentle heat evidently reactivated the water repellent coating. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
by K1100T
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2059
Views: 288789

Re: Todays ride

Had enough of trying to drag the gravel bike through the current slop, this was the state of a bridleway I ride last week: http://media.bobarnott.com/gravel/the-somme.jpeg So I've been out on a couple of road rides this week , which have involved less mud, less pushing, and fewer punctures, which ha...
by K1100T
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter boots
Replies: 28
Views: 2403

Re: Winter boots

I spent a lot of this mornings ride seriously considering buying some of the Spatz overshoes. However, at £85 or £100 a pair, I think I'd be frightened of using them just in case I knackered them... :roll:
by K1100T
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter boots
Replies: 28
Views: 2403

Re: Winter boots

I have been watching this thread with interest as I get very cold feet when it's around freezing point tried just about every conceivable combination of socks with Shimano MW91 boots sized up, have to get off and walk to get circulation going I am interested in the gaiter idea which ones are you fo...
by K1100T
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Unsuitable bike for bike packing
Replies: 12
Views: 1162

Re: Unsuitable bike for bike packing

Gummikuh wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 4:22 pm
Skyways for an end to broken wheels and knobbly tyres, what more could you want?
The ability to sit down and pedal, without my knees hitting my ears... :lol:
by K1100T
Mon Dec 16, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to insert pictures
Replies: 150
Views: 61701

Re: How to insert pictures

Image20190128_155403 by Nigel Garrood, on Flickr

You need to click on the share arrow down in the right corner and then select BBCode, then just paste in herte...
by K1100T
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3419
Views: 600248

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

A cheap fat bike I remember these getting good reviews Only £412 now https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/15901415/calibre-dune-fat-bike-15901415 The Dune is a great bike, and that's a bonkers price! Just be aware that it doesn't like a longer seatpost, as I found out to my cost when my frame cracked. Plus...
by K1100T
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So, those cheap On-One helmets
Replies: 13
Views: 1214

Re: So, those cheap On-One helmets

Tried one of the On-One helmets a while back and found the same thing. I have an oval shaped head, it didn't fit, way too tight front to back, and way too loose at the sides. So I bought a Smith MIPS helmet cheap in a sale, which I wouldn't buy again as it's on the heavy side.
by K1100T
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2059
Views: 288789

Re: Todays ride

First real non-fettling ride of the new bike. Took the bottom bracket off on Saturday and then used less torque to do it up again, the bike no longer rides like it has a dragging brake; which is nice. I also put bar tape on, badly as per normal, but the bike now looks complete. Time to get some seri...