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by Ian
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: MLD Cuben Trailstar
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

SOLD: MLD Cuben Trailstar

Mountain Laurel Designs Trailstar in Cuben fibre 350g. Includes: - Carbon centre pole 124cm by 12mm diameter 114g - DAC pole for the doorway - MLD Stuff sack. It's not had an enormous amount of use - probably less than 10 nights in total. Typical bomb-proof Trailstar performance, and a roomy shelter...
by Ian
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Trans Cambrian Way ITT
Replies: 48
Views: 12448

Re: Trans Cambrian Way ITT

Well done Steve, and a great time knocking a fair bit off my time. I was sure it’d be beaten and pleased to see the title go to you :-bd

By way of a possible consolation for me, we’re you geared or singlespeed?
by Ian
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Driver psychology, 1 answer to road space? (MYOG content)
Replies: 28
Views: 2580

Re: Driver psychology, 1 answer to road space? (MYOG content

Interesting stuff James. Got a picture? I’ve started riding to work more, and though I can do most of it off road, the bit through town can be challenging in heavy traffic. I bought some bright yellow shorts in the CRC clearance a few week ago and noticed a greater sense of space in people passing m...
by Ian
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: psi/ boost wheels
Replies: 13
Views: 897

Re: psi/ boost wheels

On the subject of pressure gauges, does anyone have any experience of this chap: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B074TXK84M (or can recommend something of a similar type) The display on my digital Topeak is missing bits of numbers so it's almost impossible to read. A good old analogue version ap...
by Ian
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bit of storage and route ideas required
Replies: 21
Views: 2048

Re: A bit of storage and route ideas required

You can buy the ticket in NZ and pick it up automatically with your credit card from any ticket machine at any UK station you specify. You can't do this for your bike though. Bikes can only be booked when you have a physical ticket at a physical station. You can book bikes over the phone with train...
by Ian
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bit of storage and route ideas required
Replies: 21
Views: 2048

Re: A bit of storage and route ideas required

Trains: regional train companies usually use a smaller number of carriages where bike storage can be an issue. Traveling with a bike on a national train company, eg Virgin Trains, is easier as they’re typically 9+ carriages with a guards van and loads of space. Bikes still need to be booked, but it ...
by Ian
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Close encounters with the wild kind!
Replies: 40
Views: 4846

Re: Close encounters with the wild kind!

On the WRT this year I forgot to bring my ear plugs. I went to sleep early, and then awoke unexpectedly at around midnight. I could hear a rustling really close to my bivvy bag, so popped on my light in the direction of the sound. Nothing. Light off. Rustle rustle. Light on. Nothing. Light off. Rust...
by Ian
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Middleburn cranks
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Re: WTD: Middleburn cranks

All sorted - thanks Mark :-bd
by Ian
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TCW water stops - remind me?
Replies: 7
Views: 845

Re: TCW water stops - remind me?

After Cwmystwyth campsite, it’s mostly streams from what I can recall.
Some of the ride will be after dark
The Double? :wink:
by Ian
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where can I find one of these?
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Re: Where can I find one of these?

Cheers James, that’s kind of you. I shopped around a bit online and got a pair on eBay coming from Spain for just over a fiver.
by Ian
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where can I find one of these?
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Re: Where can I find one of these?

Smashing, thanks :-bd
I did search on SJS but didn’t get anything. The way they’ve titled the item doesn’t make it especially search friendly :???:
by Ian
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where can I find one of these?
Replies: 5
Views: 801

Where can I find one of these?

For fitting hydraulic hose to bike frames with old style cable guides:

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I had two, but one has gone awol. Looking for one of the same type preferably. Someone must do them, but who...?
by Ian
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Middleburn cranks
Replies: 2
Views: 663

WTD: Middleburn cranks

I’m rebuilding Beth’s old Santa Cruz Juliana Cushtail with early to mid-noughties parts as close to the original build as I can reasonably get. I’ve nearly finished the build, except for the cranks. Does anyone have any square taper Middleburn RS3 or early RS7 cranks (and chainrings from the same er...
by Ian
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hooped Bivis (That don't weigh a ton)...
Replies: 29
Views: 3015

Re: Hooped Bivis (That don't weigh a ton)...

While I was planning the Rovaniemi 300 a couple of years ago (which I never did in the end), I found a good hooped Bivvy that was roomy enough to take a full expedition winter bag and looked ok to put up in the snow. Wish I could remember what make it was :roll: :oops:
by Ian
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hooped Bivis (That don't weigh a ton)...
Replies: 29
Views: 3015

Re: Hooped Bivis (That don't weigh a ton)...

Richard G wrote:I like that. Definitely fits my "use with a tarp" option.

Edit - Though I might have to get a friend to ship it over for me.
If you’re using one with tarp, a Rota Locura Wasatch Bivvy and a modelling balloon might be your lightest option :lol:
by Ian
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8861
Views: 985785

Re: The post man's been ...

A lovely red Spokey spoke key. Next delivery should be spokes and nipples, since I wrote myself a little spreadsheet for calculating spoke length using Roger Musson’s formula (which saves me having to use web-based calculators). Just need to decide if I’m going to build my own wheel building jig or ...
by Ian
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Penny farthing
Replies: 43
Views: 6940

Re: Penny farthing

Fun to get an idea of how the riding, just the pure sensation of it, must have been some 130 years ago. Not only that, but for those early pioneers, learning to ride a bike for the first time as well. I recall riding rollers for the first time, and it was a weird feeling of having to learn to ride ...
by Ian
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8861
Views: 985785

Re: The post man's been ...

Hope it's all intact. You'll need to rummage in the bottom of the box for a jiffy bag of all the bits I had to take off to get it in the box...
It was fully insured, so if anything is bent/ broken, let me know!
by Ian
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Penny farthing
Replies: 43
Views: 6940

Re: Penny farthing

Love the contrast between those two bikes, Gian :-bd

The evolution of the bicycle as shown there is quite remarkable.
by Ian
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8861
Views: 985785

Re: The post man's been ...

An Alpkit woodsmoke shirt. My wife suggested that wearing a shirt like that cycling is the kind of thing my dad would do and she was a bit worried. £60 for a bludy check shirt :shock: Does it include a free beard :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: Perhaps includes some sort of royalty payment to Sa...
by Ian
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8861
Views: 985785

Re: The post man's been ...

An Alpkit woodsmoke shirt. My wife suggested that wearing a shirt like that cycling is the kind of thing my dad would do and she was a bit worried. I've taken to wearing shirts recently when cycling. Maybe a sign of age but I find them practical. I've been looking for an affordable merino one. This...
by Ian
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold: Islabike Beinn 20 small with Wildcat framebag
Replies: 2
Views: 524

Sold: Islabike Beinn 20 small with Wildcat framebag

As per title, Islabike Beinn 20 Small. A few years old now with numerous cosmetic marks, but still in great working order. It has served our two kids really well. Fitted with 1.5" Kenda Small Block Eight's. Wildcat Leopard Kitten frame bag, in blue VX21 with full wrap straps, single zip on non-drive...
by Ian
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Thomson XC4 stem, black, 100mm, zero degrees
Replies: 0
Views: 361

FS: Thomson XC4 stem, black, 100mm, zero degrees

As per title

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Excellent condition all over - no obvious marks or scratches.
£39 posted
by Ian
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Packraft thinking
Replies: 22
Views: 1509

Re: Packraft thinking

Outside of my current area of expertise, John, but I’ve heard Knoydart would be worth a look.
by Ian
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Packraft thinking
Replies: 22
Views: 1509

Re: Packraft thinking

Scotland :wink: