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by sean_iow
Mon Jul 18, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Red Bull
Replies: 12
Views: 1316

Re: Red Bull

The well known area of remote wilderness the Isle of Wight came second on the list, although the section of forest they recommend is surrounded by areas used for game shoots in the winter and that includes parts of the woodland in the book, which is privately owned. The game keeper is not the friend...
by sean_iow
Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Red Bull
Replies: 12
Views: 1316

Re: Red Bull

It never ceases to amaze me that the 'youths' I see in town drinking energy drinks (usually the brands that come in the massive cans) seem to barely have the energy to lift the cans up, or even pull their trousers up properly :lol:
by sean_iow
Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Red Bull
Replies: 12
Views: 1316

Red Bull

This popped up on my local MTB facebook page http://www.redbull.com/uk/en/adventure/stories/1331803837045/bikepacking-uk-locations?wtk=shared.United%20Kingdom.Sports.RedBullcom%20Adventure.FBPAGE.15720.No.513691614&linkId=26426197 I assume that bikepaking redbull style requires not just lighting...
by sean_iow
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide Musings
Replies: 78
Views: 7538

Re: Tour Divide Musings

That's the best answer I could hear :smile: I've thought the stretches might not do anything but have just done them as I always have after runs. But I don't after rides and my legs don't seem to be any better/worse the next day than after a big run, so I can stop stretching.
by sean_iow
Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide Musings
Replies: 78
Views: 7538

Re: Tour Divide Musings

Do any of you do any post ride stretches etc. at the end of each days riding? When I go for a run, even for just 30 mins, I always do my set of stretches, I don't know if they do any good but it's just habit now. But when I go for a ride, even what I would call a big ride, 60 miles with 6000 ft clim...
by sean_iow
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide Musings
Replies: 78
Views: 7538

Re: Tour Divide Musings

Thanks for the advice, that's calmed my nerves :smile: We actually went there for the session earlier in the year but it was cancelled at the last minute as condensation from the roof had dripped on the track overnight and made it too dangerous to ride. The instructor said that with beginners if som...
by sean_iow
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide Musings
Replies: 78
Views: 7538

Re: Tour Divide Musings

I have ruled it out as being any use for me, it's more just out of interest to see if it works. I might still drill and old cog to try it. I've never ridden a fixed wheel before but I'm booked in latter in the year for a session at Calshot Velodrome so some experience of fixed wheel riding might be ...
by sean_iow
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide Musings
Replies: 78
Views: 7538

Re: Tour Divide Musings

I had a new brake disc to fit to the bike last night so I took the opportunity to try the wheel in the wrong way round. With the disc removed and the wheel back in the chain line, on this bike anyway, would seem to be ok if a cog was bolted where the disc used to be. This would depend upon what cran...
by sean_iow
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide Musings
Replies: 78
Views: 7538

Re: Tour Divide Musings

It took me a while to get my head round it when I started building wheels. For the first few when I was correcting the dish to centre the rim I managed to tension the spokes on the wrong side and made it worse :oops: I still have to stop and think which set to tension, then check in my mind, then ag...
by sean_iow
Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide Musings
Replies: 78
Views: 7538

Re: Tour Divide Musings

Isn't the rim centred over the axle? On all the wheels I've built I'm sure they are as I don't measure the 'dish' just use a gauge to check it's the same both sides. I've never broken a spoke (yet) but I don't normally carry spares anyway so if I did I'd just tape, cable tie the bit stuck in the hub...
by sean_iow
Tue Jul 12, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide Musings
Replies: 78
Views: 7538

Re: Tour Divide Musings

that bolt on cog is a great idea! Can't picture how chainline would work, and would you have to remove the brake calliper so the cassette doesn't hit that (or you'd need spacers if you're taking the cassette off) I'd never thought about the details, just saw a shiney cog and thought 'I want one of ...
by sean_iow
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide Musings
Replies: 78
Views: 7538

Re: Tour Divide Musings

If you don't wear a pack of any type then I guess there is only the bike to mount it on. When I go out running, for anything under about 15 miles I don't take anything with me at all, no pack or phone and I also ride without a pack when I can (tools and spares on the bike and food in the jersey pock...
by sean_iow
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: bivi bug net?
Replies: 11
Views: 6073

Re: bivi bug net?

Photos below of my modded Hunka XL. Yet again my g/f has been doing the sewing so I won't actually get it in my hands until next Thursday. Really looking forward to testing how much it impedes getting in/out of the bag and whether it works in practice. There's some mesh here honest. http://punkrock...
by sean_iow
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide Musings
Replies: 78
Views: 7538

Tour Divide Musings

Firstly, well done to all who have finished the Tour Divide, it's worn me out just watching the dots at times so how you have the drive to get up day after day and get back on the bike is truly inspiring. As I've been following the Tour Divide and reading the thread here and other discussions I've b...
by sean_iow
Mon Jul 11, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Closed
Replies: 51
Views: 9079

Re: Moving house = clearing everything out!

I'll take the Thomson stem if you still have it please. I'll PM re payment.

Sean
by sean_iow
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bolt through axles
Replies: 5
Views: 1026

Re: Bolt through axles

They are also usually specific to the frame so be careful not to loose it as some replacements are very expensive! My advice is as soon as you've taken the wheel out to put the axle back in so you know where it is. A friend and myself nearly drove off after loading up a demo bike from a local shop w...
by sean_iow
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Highland Trail race 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 3605

Re: Highland Trail race 2016

That was a great read Javi and a great result, congratulations again.

Who would of thought that the Braunton 150 would be torrential rain and the HT550 would be (mostly) sunshine :smile:

Sean
by sean_iow
Fri Jun 24, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2016
Replies: 801
Views: 100052

Re: Tour Divide 2016

Mike Hall is now 45 miles from the finish with only 4 hours and 5 mins to finish under 14 days, looks like I'm not going to be doing much work over the next 4 hours :smile:
by sean_iow
Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pumps
Replies: 17
Views: 1096

Re: Pumps

I've got the lezyne as well, the double ended flexi connector is the best I've used. Only had to use it on my bike once since going tubeless 5 years ago but often have to get it out on group rides when I can't watch someone struggling with their cheap pump any longer.
by sean_iow
Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2016
Replies: 801
Views: 100052

Re: Tour Divide 2016

Oh and Sean, if that frame snapped then it was another Nigel. :wink: Thought I'd better reply, wouldn't want it playing on your mind over the ride :wink: The frame is fine, it was 2 years before I rode it anyway so guarantee would of run out by then :lol: I've got a friend who's a RNLI composite te...
by sean_iow
Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2016
Replies: 801
Views: 100052

Re: Tour Divide 2016

I wondered where Guy was, then thought he might not want his spot to be used by stalkers to know where he was as endless fans at every town would spoil the experience? so did think he might not be racing under his real name, but can't work out who he's listed as? But then if it was that obvious the ...
by sean_iow
Sat Jun 04, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2016
Replies: 801
Views: 100052

Re: Tour Divide 2016

Bit of an odd question and I'll understand why if noone answers, but is johnnystorm's real name Nigel? As there's not a johnnystorm on the start list. I don't know him in person and that's not just a random guess, but I did buy a frame off the johnnystorm from singletrackworld some years ago and he ...
by sean_iow
Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Them over there
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Re: Them over there

When I got my copy of 'that' new book on bikepacking I straight away flicked through to the route in my area to see where he went and where he had his bivi. It was in the woods were all our local trails are, which is privately owned but the trails are tolerated. As soon as I read he 'got the fire go...
by sean_iow
Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2016 Highland Trail (group start)
Replies: 517
Views: 60374

Re: 2016 Highland Trail (group start)

It looks like Marshal is on the home stretch :-bd he's come a long way to ride the HT550 so he should be pleased with that result though I fear from the pictures I've seen of the conditions he may have got the wrong impression about the normal weather conditions in Scotland :grin:
by sean_iow
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Inbred 29er Owners. Happy with your lot?
Replies: 39
Views: 4960

Re: Inbred 29er Owners. Happy with your lot?

Not inbred related, but I think you'll still need a spacer with a 73mm bb, just one on the drive side? The spacers are 2.5mm each so the missing 2 will be the 5mm difference. If anyone has fitted a hope bb the spacers are ally and you get 3 so other 73mm shells will only use one. Afraid I've used al...