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Readers Rides: The bikes of Bearbones2/300 2021

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Make of it what you will. Hopefully sharing your monstrosities and kit. Afterall we'd never make it into the realms of DotWatcherCC :grin:

If anyone doesn't know how to upload pics or can't be bothered then feel free to email it me with a blurb (if you like... and as long as Stu doesn't disagree) and I shall pop it up here.

Bikes of these silly/amazing time trials I gind amazing as well as the story behind em :smile: (boring me)...
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Bit worried about the 'XXX' part. My bikes are all 'PG' rated so I don't think I'll be able to enter :sad: .
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I'm particularly interested in the MYOG aspect. Is Stu going to be confiscating everyone's bikes then setting some sort of Scrapheap Challenge?
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Bearlegged wrote: Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:47 pm I'm particularly interested in the MYOG aspect. Is Stu going to be confiscating everyone's bikes then setting some sort of Scrapheap Challenge?
:lol: it's all v random. Mine is still being made. Missus and kids thought I'm obviously wasting their time building it up so have had to come for a walk in the Peaks with em...

Reg... 200 or 300 = xxx :-bd
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The skeleton of a Bear Bones bike. Baggage to come.
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Just about managed to finish mine. The disc rotors are a bit mismatched and the saddle is painful if a DH is misjudged. Tires being Rocket Rons all round and skewers, the next best thing after XTR.. Dura Ace :o Hope they can hack it.

Poor bike, it'll be his first outing to Wales. Doesnt realise what he's let himself into. Oh, the bottom bracket creak Luke had to put up with down in the South West, hopefully I've sorted it. Bags to pack and go on and...
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Shaf - I'm wondering about the red tape and white tape on your spokes - are you trying to replicate a motorbike noise or just drown out the bottom bracket?
Or is it so you don't get front and rear wheels confused?
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slarge wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:10 am Shaf - I'm wondering about the red tape and white tape on your spokes - are you trying to replicate a motorbike noise or just drown out the bottom bracket?
Or is it so you don't get front and rear wheels confused?
:lol: soz about that. Needs pulling off. Them spokes are the lightest that Sapim do and not recommended for mtb use. They twist easily so needed to add some reference points for when the build was taking place (to ensure spoke twist was accounted for*).

*I know you know that but for benefit of anyone that wouldn't get it without complete info :smile:
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redefined_cycles wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:15 am
slarge wrote: Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:10 am Shaf - I'm wondering about the red tape and white tape on your spokes - are you trying to replicate a motorbike noise or just drown out the bottom bracket?
Or is it so you don't get front and rear wheels confused?
:lol: soz about that. Needs pulling off. Them spokes are the lightest that Sapim do and not recommended for mtb use. They teist easily so needed yo add some reference points for when the build was taking place (to ensure spoke twist was accounted for*).

*I know you know that but for benefit of anyone that wouldn't get it without complete info :smile:
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Dragging out the old steel gate again :wink:
This is based on the current forecast and temps. I'm going with a variation of my YD300 bivvy (added my quilt) which will rely on finding a suitable tree to hide under if its damp but may chuck the tarp in if its going to be very wet. Frame bag currently emptyish but will be stuffed full of food and drink come the day. Still ruminating on lights but thinking probably the 'sposure race rather than the maxx d (aka tin of beans). Feeling cautiously optimistic :???:

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Lukes bike (Lune Ranger)
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redefined_cycles wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:15 pm Image
Lukes bike (Lune Ranger)
Thanks Shaf.
Last minute technical problems have forced a switch to the Fargo but maybe course and weather this year mean it’s a good swap from a Krampus.

Rohloff running gear. Schwalbe 2.35/2.25 Nobby Nics.
Red Shift cockpit and USE suspension post for comfort.

I will be using a Sawyer filter bottle so I can just fill and go from any stream. I used on the Dartmoor 200 for the first time. It’s a fair bit harder to drink from than a standard bottle but it more than makes up for that in convenience.

Bivi gear is the minimum according to the rules.
Rab survival bivi and blizzard pack sleeping bag.

Any weight saving in sleeping gear is more than made up for in an oversized first aid kit which my training and conscience never lets me leave at home.

This year I’m opting for light weight waterproofs rather than Paramo (though I’ll have it in Wales in case things change).

Bring it on.
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lune ranger wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:35 pm This year I’m opting for light weight waterproofs rather than Paramo (though I’ll have it in Wales in case things change).
Saturday night is starting to look a bit tasty rain wise...
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Maybe. But my mate who is an RAF meteorologist up at Valley and does the weather reporting for the Mach Loop thinks it PROBABLY won’t amount to much more than light showers…
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Boab wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:27 pm Saturday night is starting to look a bit tasty rain wise...
A bit of light rain maybe, not starting until Saturday evening. That's a win for Mid Wales in Mid October.
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Whatever happens, it can't be an worse than the 10 hour deluge I had the other weekend on The Icknield Way... Absolutely drookit.
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Boab wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:53 pm Whatever happens, it can't be an worse than the 10 hour deluge I had the other weekend on The Icknield Way... Absolutely drookit.
2018 - 20 hours of rain, flooding half a metre deep (on the tarmac bits) and 80 mph winds :lol:
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sean_iow wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:39 pm
Boab wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 1:53 pm Whatever happens, it can't be an worse than the 10 hour deluge I had the other weekend on The Icknield Way... Absolutely drookit.
2018 - 20 hours of rain, flooding half a metre deep (on the tarmac bits) and 80 mph winds :lol:
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Required survival kit and my camp kit in the seatpack. Puncture kit in the gerrycan. Lots of food (about 6000 cals) in front bags. Water, electronics, gloves, waterproof jacket in backpack. And possibly cold pizza.
sean_iow wrote: Thu Oct 14, 2021 2:39 pm 2018 - 20 hours of rain, flooding half a metre deep (on the tarmac bits) and 80 mph winds :lol:
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Not riding myself, but getting plenty of vicarious enjoyment seeing the setups. Good luck everyone :-bd
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2.5L zamzam water (works for me).

A bit over 1 pizza. Tool kit and 2 inner tubes, quilt and mat with a SOL bivy

Waterproof jacket and pants and some gloves n hat...

Ready? Not really
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SOL bivy (that means what!? :o )!
Staying out late
Shivering outside, luv
sub standard Outta Luck
Stridently Orange Lay-down
Save Our Loaves #bakepacking
Stinky Orienteering Loafers...
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Shaf's orange lair.
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Bearlegged wrote: Fri Oct 15, 2021 6:31 pm Shaf's orange lair.
:lol:

That the trekkertent felt too hefty, the gatewood was unavailable and the something something something... :smile:
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