I have a nice North Face Summit Series down jacket and the body of it is a little loose for my liking. I’m wanting to get it altered to make it smaller. Does anyone have any recommendations for companies that specialise in outdoor gear alterations?
bgascoyne replied to the topic Any special tricks for removing broken spoke end from nipple while in rim? in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago
Unfortunately no spoke sticking out of the nipple…..I think I’m stuck with the painful method of retaping!
bgascoyne started the topic Any special tricks for removing broken spoke end from nipple while in rim? in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago
Spoke snapped the other week and left most of the threaded end in the nipple. Running tubeless so would love to avoid the hassle with the sealant/rim tape etc. Anyone got any special tricks I could try to remove the end of the broken spoke from inside the nipple?
Pretty sure I’ll have to do the whole rim tape thing again but worth a try to ask…[Read more]
bgascoyne replied to the topic Hydration Pack With IntegratedBack Protector or Back Protector + Hydration Pack? in the forum Bike Forum 2 months ago
going from the topic title my two pence worth is that a pack with integrated back protector is more comfy. While in the Alps I used to wear a hard shell Back Protector and a hydration pack. It was ok and not overly uncomfortable. However I have recently bought a Endura MT500 bag with built in back protection and it is way more comfy – and less…[Read more]
Having spent time around that area for the last two summers I would tend to agree with some of the others that it might be better to have base camp in Bourg St Maurice. This year I spent two weeks out there – 7 days on my own and 7 on a guided trip. I spent 3 days over in Aosta valley and 4 in Bourg while on my own. The year before was just a week…[Read more]
bgascoyne replied to the topic Torque Wrench – Park Tool, X-Tools, Norbar or other…? in the forum Bike Forum 2 months ago
I have a Norbar 0-23nm (I think it’s 23nm) and it’s been great for the last few years. Can’t comment on the other cheaper ones as I have not used them. It’s a great piece of kit that gets used more than I thought it would – especially good for carbon. It was twice the price of the cheaper ones however.