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by Moder-dye
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.
Replies: 22
Views: 2176

Re: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.

Tacx satori dumbo here with speed /cadence sensor and zwift in the shed with Spotify and I love it. Though I would love a direct drive & smart one but £££. Started years back with an amazon £40 one, head torch and mp3 player in the shed so the above is luxury! Without it I'd get far less exercise an...
by Moder-dye
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you doing next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 5984

Re: What you doing next year?

Well after two crap years health wise next years my 50th and I'm trying to get back on track for it... Turra coo 300km audax, probably make it a double century. NE 250 around Aberdeenshire Ht550 variant to link in with Aberdeen and Scrabster Everesting attempt. Swim in 50 lochs 50km charity walk if ...
by Moder-dye
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The "not at the BB200" thread
Replies: 18
Views: 1843

Re: The "not at the BB200" thread

8c, no wind, bright and a great sunset in Shetland :-bd
by Moder-dye
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 848
Views: 69375

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Fitted a redshift shock stop stem (30degree one) to my genesis vapour in an attempt to manage my poor old wrists (osteoarthritis). 38mm gravel kings and new pads too.

Felt pretty good on a quick spin around the village and bits of rough track. Time will tell...
by Moder-dye
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Whats the most dangerous (legal UK) Rd you've ridden?
Replies: 33
Views: 4280

Re: Whats the most dangerous (legal UK) Rd you've ridden?

Cycled the Holy Island causeway there and back (odd that) with the family it was a bit of a PITA with traffic as we against the flow on the way back, but I wouldn't say dangerous. A9 north of Inverness is definitely in a different league in terms of anxiety, especially in poorer weather, but no actu...
by Moder-dye
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding bikes
Replies: 44
Views: 4047

Re: Folding bikes

by Moder-dye
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bonkers time triallists
Replies: 57
Views: 4996

Re: Bonkers time triallists

Yeah, they often get as close to the line as possible for most drafting from passing vehicles. Each pass is worth a few seconds (can't remember exactly how much). A guy had his record time disqualified not so long ago if i remember right for being right on the right hand edge of the inside lane rath...
by Moder-dye
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding bikes
Replies: 44
Views: 4047

Re: Folding bikes

Anything (non-brompton due to cost ) that you can 'backpack' sensibly? I've been thinking of getting work to buy one. I ask as for work I have some long linear walks that I need to inspect from time to time. Sometimes I've took my standard bike and driven to leave it at the end then drove back to th...
by Moder-dye
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hot and bothered
Replies: 22
Views: 2285

Re: Hot and bothered

I sweat like buggery and suffer badly in anything over mid teens degrees c. I drink loads and take electrolyte tabs and if possible do rides either early or late. Obviously no use on a trip. Living in Shetland suits me! Had a ride this am, but was getting too hot by the time I got home and swelterin...
by Moder-dye
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: strava. yay or nay?
Replies: 61
Views: 4593

Re: strava. yay or nay?

I use it all the time to track activities for my own interest and see others stuff for some inspiration and motivation to explore and get out at times. Another major use when planning trips is the route builder and heat maps. I really have no interest in segments or KOM, largely as I'm not fast enou...
by Moder-dye
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyre wear issues?
Replies: 6
Views: 987

Re: Tyre wear issues?

Low pressure with wider tyres on narrower rims and my lump sat on top has got those checkered patterns for me, but not tears like that. Took a while though.
by Moder-dye
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Saddles; Any Brooks users?
Replies: 23
Views: 2362

Re: Saddles; Any Brooks users?

Brooks C17 carved all weather fan here and the road and gravel bike. Before that I had a specialized romin 155mm saddle that was great. Done mixed terrain up to 100mile days with it with no issues

I have a wtb rocket on the MTB, but will be getting another c17 all weather carved when funds allow.
by Moder-dye
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GBDURO... anyone onboard?
Replies: 13
Views: 1916

Re: GBDURO... anyone onboard?

Well done, saw the fatty, so you too I assume, on a Francis Cade video of the event. He only made it into the second day.

Got to say I did think 'On a fatty?', but you showed, yes, on a fatty :-bd
by Moder-dye
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GB Divide
Replies: 45
Views: 4805

Re: GB Divide

Looks pretty good from Lachlan's footage...
https://youtu.be/e74xncSCoqw

I might try to persuade my mate to do it with me for a joint 50th trip, though at a slightly more leisurely pace :lol:
And we'd finish it properly in Shetland :-bd
by Moder-dye
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A question of shoes (mid/boots actually)
Replies: 16
Views: 1873

Re: A question of shoes (mid/boots actually)

I generally wear trail shoes for MTB (Salomon suit my feet) and have some 5.10 kestrels (got a sale bargain) for road/gravel bike which I really like. The kestrels are fine for not too extreme HAB. Just got some goretex Salomon mids for work and I think they'll be great for the MTB too. I'll wear go...
by Moder-dye
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Long time no read
Replies: 22
Views: 2508

Re: Long time no read

Good to hear you've got on top of your troubles and are back at it. A bit of inspiration there for me. :-bd A new knee last summer and then still unclear heart issues, heart medication side effects(and accompanying exercise ban) has taken its physical and mental toll on me. I'm trying to get going a...
by Moder-dye
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What gear options?
Replies: 19
Views: 2805

Re: What gear options?

I have a 10 speed 105 compact and a 12(?)-42t cassette on the back. all I needed to do was put a 9 speed mtb deore shadow derailleur on the back and a longer chain. You'll also need a barrel gear cable adjuster for the derailleur end if you can adjust at the shifter end
by Moder-dye
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)
Replies: 109
Views: 11121

Re: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)

Ooft! That seemed like a pretty grim trial :shock:

All the best with the recovery and hope its a smooth one.
by Moder-dye
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Those SOL bivvy bag things
Replies: 51
Views: 4786

Re: Those SOL bivvy bag things

I have the Sol escape and I've put a zip in it so it can be used as a blanket under or over a summer bag as well as its intended emergency use. I'd say its good for up-rating a bag as a blanket, but not if you're wet and sweaty when you get in, or you'll wake up colder and wetter like I did once :cr...
by Moder-dye
Sat May 18, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wanted - but not yet (Stooge content)
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: Wanted - but not yet (Stooge content)

Oops! Seems I'm getting a bit hard of reading/understanding in my old age. Ignore my ramblings :lol:
by Moder-dye
Fri May 17, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wanted - but not yet (Stooge content)
Replies: 5
Views: 1005

Re: Not Wanted Yet (Stooge content)

Not sure from write ups, but does that have a tapered steerer? One write up does, another seems to suggest it doesn't. Similarly I think in saw an article about it being used drop bar, but now can't find it or pics. Edit: found pic of it drop bar. See my thread on an alternative to a vagabond frame ...
by Moder-dye
Mon May 13, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?
Replies: 15
Views: 1980

Re: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?

Cheers Jameso.

Can only find S or XS older Fargo so far. Can get a Ti gryphon made, sadly I don't have £2k for a frame, lovely though it would be. Not sure I'll ever have £2k for a frame :lol:

Away for a week now so, will think again when I'm home....
by Moder-dye
Sun May 12, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?
Replies: 15
Views: 1980

Re: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?

I don't know, that's another reason I was asking for alternatives
by Moder-dye
Sun May 12, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?
Replies: 15
Views: 1980

Re: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?

Ooooo! I knew you could get an adapter to put a straight into a tapered head, but not the other way around.

I don't have the frame, but an additional £32 wouldn't break the bank :-bd
by Moder-dye
Sun May 12, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?
Replies: 15
Views: 1980

Re: Suggest a drop bar MTB frame?

Specialist Hoprocker wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 3:10 pm
Where are you based? I'm Surrey/Hampshire.
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The Shetland isles! :lol: Cheers for the info :-bd

Cheer's for the Fargo info. TBH I'd be more interested in a Fargo.