Search found 489 matches

by jam bo
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1191
Views: 254535

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you lik

Image

last month heading up the north shore of Loch Etive.
by jam bo
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glove 'system' advice sought
Replies: 22
Views: 3495

Re: Glove 'system' advice sought

Montane minimus mitt is another option, pack down tiny. Fully waterproof.

They are a mitt though so less control. I found it fine on shimano shifter as you can thumbshift down as well as up now.
by jam bo
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: convert to 11 speed
Replies: 13
Views: 2262

Re: convert to 11 speed

ScotRoutes wrote:If you are already on 10 speed and want to ditch your front mech but retain a large range then the new Deore cassette might be enough for you. It goes up to 46T
I believe sunrace do one too.
by jam bo
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wildcat tiger & alpkit tapered drybag
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Wildcat tiger & alpkit tapered drybag

it the original tiger which I think is equivalent the the drover now. Used for one ten day trip to iceland and sat in a cupboard since.

plus a yellow alpkit tapered drybag.

£50 posted.
by jam bo
Tue Oct 17, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New saddlebag time...
Replies: 18
Views: 4442

Re: New saddlebag time...

not sure. they only made the one model when I bought it.

used for a 10 day trip to iceland and then sat in a draw since. Got a alpkit tapered drybag to go with it as well.
by jam bo
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New saddlebag time...
Replies: 18
Views: 4442

Re: New saddlebag time...

I've got a wildcat tiger i was planning on selling soon.
by jam bo
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3724
Views: 710271

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Somebody needs to learn how to spell 'design'.
To be fair, I wouldn't know where to begin trying to spell 'design' in Chinese :wink:
try starting with the word for copy...
by jam bo
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubolito, ultra lightweight tubes
Replies: 19
Views: 4957

Re: Tubolito, ultra lightweight tubes

As it happens I had to slap one into my bike a couple of weeks ago after the front tyre parted company with the rest of the bike in the middle of nowhere. There didn't seem to be any adverse effects from the sealant for the next 2-3 days, after which I stripped the wheel down anyway when I got home...
by jam bo
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Scottish Loop
Replies: 15
Views: 4115

Re: Scottish Loop

5 days later and I don't appear to have come out in any super itchy bites so I'm guessing I didn't actually get bitten. but they seemed to enjoy flying into my eyes, jettisoning their wings and hanging on for dear life. given the amount of rain that morning I think they would have been under 6"...
by jam bo
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Scottish Loop
Replies: 15
Views: 4115

Re: Scottish Loop

makes us sound way cooler than we were.... . :-bd
by jam bo
Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2018
Replies: 518
Views: 72736

Re: HIghland Trail 550 - 2018

ScotRoutes wrote: As mentioned in a rather light-hearted manner previously, maybe there is a place for a non-competitive group start using the same route and at a different time of year.

the Highland trail sportive? will there be feed stations and route markers?
by jam bo
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1191
Views: 254535

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you lik

GregMay wrote:One of those "oh dear, I'm going to get soaked" moments.
again.
by jam bo
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fully rigid bike
Replies: 41
Views: 10208

Re: Fully rigid bike

did I mention the emotional pain of getting dropped on every fireroad and road section... ;-)
by jam bo
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fully rigid bike
Replies: 41
Views: 10208

Re: Fully rigid bike

ScotRoutes wrote:
Catbaiter wrote:
* notable exception being the coffin path down to Strontian, here "making it down" included unexpectedly leaving my bike upright in a bog and sliding down a wet hillside on my back.
I did tell you I'd only "ridden" it in the other direction :lol:
when you say ridden...
by jam bo
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fully rigid bike
Replies: 41
Views: 10208

Re: Fully rigid bike

Bearbonesnorm wrote:I believe now is an approprite time to play this card :wink:

Image

what he said ;-)
by jam bo
Mon Oct 02, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1191
Views: 254535

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you lik

ImageUntitled by jim gardiner, on Flickr

iphone 7, hastily grabbed before I got blasted by that squall. Loch Sheil.
by jam bo
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: 2012 Spearfish, Orange, M.
Replies: 12
Views: 4218

Re: FS: 2012 Spearfish, Orange, M.

No worries. I do a lot of prevaricating too. It would be the spring by the time I get the Bandit sorted, stuck main pivot axle at the moment, well the last 2 years actually. So at least this has me back on it, shall have a stab at it next week. Then I think I'll get a bag made, reckon it'll make a ...
by jam bo
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bursitis elbow
Replies: 3
Views: 1071

Re: Bursitis elbow

i had this for a couple of months after cracking my elbow in just the wrong place on a rock whilst kayaking.

worst part was not being able to put my elbow on desk.

ended up wearing a mtb elbow pad (race face charge) quite a lot to protect it until it got better.
by jam bo
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Packing paralysis.
Replies: 15
Views: 4074

Re: Packing paralysis.

I’ll pack earplugs.
by jam bo
Tue Sep 26, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Packing paralysis.
Replies: 15
Views: 4074

Re: Packing paralysis.

Catbaiter wrote:You're overthinking it. Just pack some sh*t into some bags, strap them to your bike and accept that the weather looks like utter toilet and you're going to basically die of exposure.

Jeez.
So I don’t need sunglasses?
by jam bo
Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sort of a photo thread - the basics and getting better tips
Replies: 56
Views: 7112

Re: Sort of a photo thread - the basics and getting better t

i used to spend ages trying to take good photos. now I really can't be arsed. realised that right place, right time with a camera (any camera) in hand is far more important. I leave my rx100 on P mode most of the time and let the camera work it out. In fact most of the time I only take my phone whic...
by jam bo
Mon Sep 25, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Packing paralysis.
Replies: 15
Views: 4074

Packing paralysis.

First multi-day trip out in a while on Wednesday and I can’t seem to sort my sub standard out to the point I’m now doing unrelated stuff.

Anyone else suffer from this?
by jam bo
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: 200km West Highland Yomp
Replies: 8
Views: 2839

Re: 200km West Highland Yomp

good job you're taking a bomber tent then eh...
by jam bo
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: 200km West Highland Yomp
Replies: 8
Views: 2839

Re: 200km West Highland Yomp

cold. the word you are looking for is cold.
by jam bo
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: 200km West Highland Yomp
Replies: 8
Views: 2839

Re: 200km West Highland Yomp

ScotRoutes wrote:
Also be aware that there will be lots of water. Polloch has had over 160mm of rain this month.
orders new set of 29r mudhuggers...