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by The Cumbrian
Sun May 24, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel Gearing....again
Replies: 67
Views: 2547

Re: Gravel Gearing....again

This fella's done an interesting experiment with GRX:

https://youtu.be/sRgLG1uP_uo
by The Cumbrian
Mon May 18, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel Gearing....again
Replies: 67
Views: 2547

Re: Gravel Gearing....again

My lowest is a 30/40 combo front/back....yes you spin. But If you can get a fully loaded bike up the hills where I live (Asturias, northern Spain, think Cornwall x snowdonia) you deserve some kind of meddle and probably a knee operation. Yes you could walk, but spinning is more energy efficient and...
by The Cumbrian
Mon May 18, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ordnance Survey Newsletter
Replies: 16
Views: 769

Re: Ordnance Survey Newsletter

From the OS website: Open access land (England & Wales) On our 1:25000 maps for England and Wales, some areas are shaded in yellow. This is open access land and within this area, you are free to roam. On 1:50000 Landranger mapping this is shown with a purple banding which includes symbols to differe...
by The Cumbrian
Mon May 18, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ordnance Survey Newsletter
Replies: 16
Views: 769

Re: Ordnance Survey Newsletter

I thought that something odd had happened when I (with hindsight) realised that I'd linked some bridleways with a recreational route on a bike ride that I plotted on the app. It never used to be allowed to plot a bike ride on what is ostensibly a footpath, but I'll check this later.
by The Cumbrian
Sun May 17, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Specialised Hover Aluminium bars, 44cm - SOLD
Replies: 0
Views: 218

Specialised Hover Aluminium bars, 44cm - SOLD

Pics available via email or Whatsapp.

Specialised Hover Aluminium bars, 44cm wide at the hoods. 15mm rise with a slight flare. Light scratches where the levers were, otherwise excellent condition. SOLD
by The Cumbrian
Fri May 15, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?
Replies: 27
Views: 1318

Re: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?

[/quote] Just read your Q&A Stu - thanks for that... looks like a really interesting frame and I like the beefy gravel bike potential here... so more offroad than road focus and I'd run it 2x XT with Jones Bars off the old 29er. Not seen their Jones copies before either. [/quote] That's exactly what...
by The Cumbrian
Fri May 15, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?
Replies: 27
Views: 1318

Re: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?

I really think that Ribble are missing a trick here by not sending you a bike for review. I'm sure that I'm not the only one who's reticent about spending a wedge of cash based on a ride around the car park outside their showroom.
by The Cumbrian
Thu May 14, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is There Such a Thing as a Decent, Lightweight Combination Lock?
Replies: 19
Views: 1078

Re: Is There Such a Thing ar a Decent, Lightweight Combination Lock?

Ha ha, I thought not.

I should have been a little more specific. Which of the easily cuttable cable locks is the least bad?
by The Cumbrian
Thu May 14, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is There Such a Thing as a Decent, Lightweight Combination Lock?
Replies: 19
Views: 1078

Is There Such a Thing as a Decent, Lightweight Combination Lock?

As per the title really. Is there such a thing as a relatively secure coil type combination lock, or are the expensive ones not much better than the cheapos?
by The Cumbrian
Thu May 14, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?
Replies: 27
Views: 1318

Re: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?

Thanks for that. I still have a preference for 29ers, but write ups like that are the kind of thing that makes me think of alternatives.

Cheers, Michael.
by The Cumbrian
Thu May 14, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?
Replies: 27
Views: 1318

Re: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?

I have a Briken Road with prong forks, I just spaced it that way, I bought the forks and took them up on build day. It rides excellently and is comfy for the long haul, I've only had it since September but have done a few trips on it. I tested one from Hatersage, costs £40 but they take it off the ...
by The Cumbrian
Thu May 14, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?
Replies: 27
Views: 1318

Re: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?

I'd love to give you an opinion but after 12 months, I'm still waiting for one to test / review but I will say that having seen the same pictures as everyone else ... they look pretty :wink: I'm waiting almost as impatiently as you, I wish they'd get their fingers out and just send you a bike. I'd ...
by The Cumbrian
Thu May 14, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?
Replies: 27
Views: 1318

Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?

Has anyone on here got a Ribble Adventure, either the 725 or Ti Version? I'm seriously thinking about getting a shiny new bike, and I've got my eye on either the Ribble Adventure or a Sonder Broken Road. There's lots of information and reviews on the Broken Road, which everyone seems to love, but th...
by The Cumbrian
Thu May 14, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New shelter time!
Replies: 28
Views: 1139

Re: New shelter time!

They're great shelters, I love mine. Mine's the light green version though, the camo looks much better imho. It might be a bit darker inside too, I have to put something over my eyes because I don't like being woken up too early by daylight.
by The Cumbrian
Thu May 14, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Quality Items for Sale - sold
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Quality Items for Sale - Reduced

Bump......
by The Cumbrian
Wed May 13, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock underquilt advise please
Replies: 42
Views: 1234

Re: Hammock underquilt advise please

A mat will be fine to get you started, but use as wide a mat as possible, or extend it with ''wings'' cut off another CCF mat. I've used underquilts for years now, but I started off using a mat. The only problems I found was that you're more likely to get a cold spot under you or on your side due to...
by The Cumbrian
Mon May 11, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Quality Items for Sale - sold
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Re: Quality Items for Sale

Well spotted there, it is indeed a Deuter ACT 60+10.

I've never had a Vau De pack, so I have no idea where that came from...
by The Cumbrian
Mon May 11, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Quality Items for Sale - sold
Replies: 4
Views: 525

Quality Items for Sale - sold

Quality Items for sale, pics available via email or Whatsapp, or over at Trek Lite: https://www.trek-lite.com/index.php?threads/quality-items-further-reductions.7776/ Soto Windmaster with Triflex and Fourflex pan supports, unused. £50, was £45, now £40 including PayPal and postage. For those who som...
by The Cumbrian
Mon May 11, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless rim tape
Replies: 5
Views: 265

Re: Tubeless rim tape

I used 25mm Gorilla tape on my non tubeless 7ooC rims last week. I had to mess about a bit because the rims and tyres weren't a very good match, but I don't think that it was anything to do with the tape.
by The Cumbrian
Fri May 08, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless Woes Followed by Tubeless Success
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: Tubeless Woes Followed by Tubeless Success

I tried fitting a tube last night, but didn't leave it very long. I've just fitted the wheels to the bike, and being lazy I deflated the tyre rather than removing a brake pad from the rear V brake. This broke the seal, so I had to go through the process again with the tyre lever. It looks like I'll ...
by The Cumbrian
Fri May 08, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless Woes Followed by Tubeless Success
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Tubeless Woes Followed by Tubeless Success

Over the last few weeks I've been adapting my old hybrid into something a little beefier and more comfortable. I've changed the stem and added Jones bars, changed all the cables, brake levers and rear shifter and fitted 40mm Schwalbe Land Cruisers. After a couple of rides i changed the SPDs for flat...
by The Cumbrian
Fri May 08, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What do you ride in?
Replies: 23
Views: 1003

Re: What do you ride in?

I use the standard length Endura Humvee shorts. I like the liner, apart from the latex grip strip on the thighs, but it sounds like the pad will be too thick for you. The pockets are really good though, I like to keep my wallet and house key on my person.
by The Cumbrian
Tue May 05, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New jerseys.
Replies: 63
Views: 2875

Re: New jerseys.

Very nice. Will they come in FB sizes, or will I have to buy two and have them stitched together?
by The Cumbrian
Tue May 05, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A serious question
Replies: 26
Views: 1344

Re: A serious question

People like you make me sick. I've been cycling a lot more lately too, and all it does is make me hungrier. If I got one of the more serious diseases I'd probably get the type where you put on weight. I'll have no volunteers to be a pall bearer at my funeral. It sounds like a perfect excuse to hit t...