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by ChrisS
Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sonder Alpha wheels
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Sonder Alpha wheels

Looking at a Sonder Camino at the moment and thinking of upgrading to the Alpha 700 wheels as the Novas don't have the best rep. I can't find any reviews - anyone have any experience with them? Thanks :-bd
by ChrisS
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brand X Ascend dropper
Replies: 17
Views: 410

Re: Brand X Ascend dropper

Thanks @Jurassic and @Scotroutes.
by ChrisS
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brand X Ascend dropper
Replies: 17
Views: 410

Re: Brand X Ascend dropper

I have used one, no issues. With an Apidura dropper compatible frame pack. (light kit in it only for stability of the pack) on a 31,6 I used a valais on a 30.9 I used a piece of inner tube taped in place and just took care not to lower it into the seal. With the wildcat bag, which I also have, you'...
by ChrisS
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brand X Ascend dropper
Replies: 17
Views: 410

Re: Brand X Ascend dropper

I carried too much weight in my seatpack (cooking stuff etc) and it didn't wanna fully extend back up. I had as much air pressure (about 270psi I think) as my RS pump could squeeze in there after the service.... Yeah, I used to cram all sorts in my seat bag, but I can't stand the sway so try to kee...
by ChrisS
Wed Nov 04, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brand X Ascend dropper
Replies: 17
Views: 410

Re: Brand X Ascend dropper

Mines a 31.6, external routing. I didn't know they did and internal, but my frame's not drilled anyway. I like the way their cable is fixed at the base of the post and doesn't go up and down with the post, makes routing much easier. My seatbag is a myog, but most seatbags are a similar size/shape. ...
by ChrisS
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brand X Ascend dropper
Replies: 17
Views: 410

Re: Brand X Ascend dropper

Cheers Sean, good to know. I need the 30.9mm version, 125mm of drop and internally routed. If that's what you've got I could be interested if you're selling.

What seatbag have you got on there? MYOG?
by ChrisS
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brand X Ascend dropper
Replies: 17
Views: 410

Re: Brand X Ascend dropper

Cheers Sean, good to know. I need the 30.9mm version, 125mm of drop and internally routed. If that's what you've got I could be interested if you're selling.
by ChrisS
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brand X Ascend dropper
Replies: 17
Views: 410

Brand X Ascend dropper

Anyone used a Brand X Ascend dropper with a seatbag attached? Did it work ok? Looking at the one with 125mm of drop. Thanks :grin:
by ChrisS
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can you ID this bike?
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Can you ID this bike?

Owen wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:53 am I think its an Otso https://otsocycles.com/. They look pretty smart
Cheers, Owen - that looks right.

Very nice, and expensive!
by ChrisS
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can you ID this bike?
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Can you ID this bike?

Someone will know the answer to this, I'm sure. What's the bike pictured in this article on the Revelate Designs blog?

https://www.revelatedesigns.com/site/im ... g-to-quit/

I like the look of it, but can't work out what it is.

Thanks :-bd
by ChrisS
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Downtube bag for tools
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: Downtube bag for tools

I was going to offer you a Zefal Tool Bottle free plus postage but they are so cheap I probably couldn't post it for that. :roll: Thanks Mariner! I do have a couple of kegs - a Zefal which is great for day rides but too big when I'm using a frame bag, and a much smaller one which fits under the fra...
by ChrisS
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Downtube bag for tools
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: Downtube bag for tools

Bearbonesnorm wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 5:02 pm How about a nice Acepac tool roll? Very reasonable they are. :wink: Or one of those tool bottle case things.
Do you know, I'd not noticed that in the Bear Bones shop before, that might do the trick. Nice top tube bags too :-bd
by ChrisS
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Downtube bag for tools
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: Downtube bag for tools

Wolftooth B RAD bag and BRAD mini bag. Can be bought with or without the bottle cage plate. Just about exactly the same as that above. I have the mini. Fits tube (small light one), inflator, multi tool, levers and a outdoor provisions bar. I have one of these which I've used on various bikes (it's ...
by ChrisS
Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Downtube bag for tools
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Re: Downtube bag for tools

whitestone wrote: Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:41 pm Try Beerbabe - she makes bags out of old innertubes.

Alternatively just use a top tube bag inside the triangle.

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Beerbabe looks good, thanks - I see she'll make custom too. Hadn't thought about putting a top tube bag in the frame!
by ChrisS
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Downtube bag for tools
Replies: 14
Views: 536

Downtube bag for tools

I'm looking for a bag like this from Bedrock: https://www.bedrockbags.com/gear/sinbad-stash-pack It's to carry tools on the downtube (inside the triangle, rather than underneath). The Bedrock bag seems quite reasonably priced, but postage from US + import charges pushes it up way too much. Anyone kn...
by ChrisS
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Night of the roaring stags
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Night of the roaring stags

ScotRoutes wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:22 pm Nice photos and a reminder that I'd best get an October bivvy in very soon before the Circuit Breaker is announced.
I'm sure something's coming and I could live with a five-mile limit for a couple of weeks, but I really hope we don't go back to the no staying out overnight thing.
by ChrisS
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Night of the roaring stags
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Night of the roaring stags

Cheeky Monkey wrote: Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:10 pm They're some lovely sunset shots :-bd

You must have been gutted when you realised you'd forgotten the cheese to go with the cake and booze / tea :wink:
Mmmm cheese and fruit cake!
by ChrisS
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Night of the roaring stags
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Night of the roaring stags

This trip was supposed to be a much bigger weekend loop with a couple of friends, but new Covid regulations in Scotland, a terrible forecast and last minute calendar clashes put paid to that. I still had an overnight pass though, so I decided to head out on my own after dinner on Friday evening and ...
by ChrisS
Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Lomond Trossachs Loop
Replies: 7
Views: 476

Re: Lomond Trossachs Loop

Great write-up Sean, it's strange but quite satisfying to read someone else's account of a route you put together. Glad that it seemed to hang together as a coherent route. Still impressed at your motivation to take this on after completing the CL so quickly in sub-optimal conditions!
by ChrisS
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Cairngorms loop 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 1212

Re: Cairngorms loop 2020

Great write-up, enjoyed that! :-bd
by ChrisS
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 253
Views: 17108

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

Brilliant effort Sean, especially in the conditions. Are you following it up with the Lomond Trossachs Loop or have you had enough? :smile: Apart from my chafed and grazed groin, brused toes, blistered ankles, maybe a slight achilles tweak, the start of trench foot (pale and stating to shrivel) and...
by ChrisS
Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?
Replies: 253
Views: 17108

Re: Cairngorms Loop 300 - September Group Start?

I finished at 16:37 missed out on my 30 hour target. Mind you, when I was looking across at the good track from the Fealar climb little did I know the headwind would be so vicious that I'd look back on the climb as the easy bit :lol: Brilliant effort Sean, especially in the conditions. Are you foll...
by ChrisS
Fri Aug 21, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: It’s my party and I’ll race if I want to
Replies: 26
Views: 1926

Re: It’s my party and I’ll race if I want to

Now you're going to collate times I'm going to have to resist the urge to race it... I'll might take the gopro and make a film of it as an excuse for the time it takes me :wink: I can always create a Cairngorms Loop/LT Loop back-to-back category :grin: Whether you race it or not, it'll be really in...
by ChrisS
Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: It’s my party and I’ll race if I want to
Replies: 26
Views: 1926

Re: It’s my party and I’ll race if I want to

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by ChrisS
Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: It’s my party and I’ll race if I want to
Replies: 26
Views: 1926

Re: It’s my party and I’ll race if I want to

Thanks for all the comments! Hopefully everyone who asked for a GPX file has received one. There seemed enough interest to set up a simple website: https://lomondtrossachsloop.tumblr.com/. You can download the GPX from there as well :-bd