I want to fill the whole triangle.
Full frame bags come as a standard shape which might fit your frame or custom which are expensive.
Half frame bags can often give you very close to the capacity of a full frame bag but still let you use the bottle cages or shove your arm through the frame to lift/carry the bike for whatever reason.
I’ve a…[Read more]
Does depend on how much stuff you want to put in the bag. I can get all tools and spares (plus a bit more) in an Alpkit top tube bag that I mount inside the frame.
Pump is mounted to the frame BTW.
The other option is the so-called “jerry can” type bag that fits in front of the seat post.
That bag is a Wildcat Cheetah but is similar to…[Read more]
whitestone replied to the topic 29'er FS frame. Like early Salsa Spearfish. What alternatives? in the forum Bike Forum 1 hour ago
This is what the earlier Spearfishes looked like along with geometry – https://geometrygeeks.bike/bike/salsa-spearfish-2015/
We’ve the CRC version and can get our fat bikes into them – my wife has 4.3″ tyres on her bike so can certainly fit up to those. We had to make our own drop-out protector tubes for the fat bike width as the supplied ones don’t go that wide.
Biggest problem is that the bags can be a bit top heavy, the towing handle could do with being maybe 15cm…[Read more]
I’m with Colin here – even the crap that are Raceface and SRAM GXP last longer than two months. I’ve Hope BBs on three bikes and lifetime is in years, in one case six years. That’s with dealing with pretty yuck conditions and fairly frequent dunkings.
Maintenance is a biannual removal and subsequent cleaning of threads on BB cups and BB shell.…[Read more]
Camping and Survival Sportives are getting expensive these days ; )
Very true. I had most of the kit from my climbing days. What I didn’t have was a fat bike – slight problem given that it’s a fat bike race 😂 Ended up buying Ian Barrington’s Puffin. Then my wife decided she wanted go as well so that was another bike to buy.
Looking around I…[Read more]
@eskay – it’s good fun. It’s in no way technical, the hardest bits would be a blue at a trail centre, and there’s maybe 3km of that. Snow conditions make the most difference. In 2017 I finished in 13hrs, last year I finished in 20hrs despite knowing more about how to ride in snow.
You can enter the 66km with no winter experience but for the 150km…[Read more]
Who dat den?
I know a few of the riders on the 300. Ian Barrington and Will Robertson among the Brits plus a few continentals. Looks like it’s a very fast course this year, similar to or a bit faster than 2017 when apart from the bits named as “Pain in the ass” 1 & 2, it was all rideable. Ian’s just arrived at CP6 in a little over 6hrs – I took…[Read more]
Fed up with yet another storm? The first of this year’s dot watching events could hardly be more different:
The Atlas Mountain Race – https://amr2020.maprogress.com/
Rovaniemi 300 – http://trackleaders.com/rovaniemi20f.php
Quite a few Brits in both.
Well given that many bridleways on OS maps don’t follow the actual line of the track/path on the ground I’d say you are applying the correct legal status to the correct delineation of the route 😉 More verifying information than copying.
Ooh, wait a minute …
Taking a photo at immigration is expressly forbidden.
Read some of the comments here https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/schiphol-airport-amsterdam-tweet-1-6514898
I find it useful to have something like streetmap.co.uk which uses Ordnance Survey mapping open in another tab then I can cross reference whether something really is a footpath, BW, permissive BW, etc.
If you get stuck, ask back here and between us all we should be able to muddle it out.
Following on from the Fatmap thread and given that a lot of folk on here use OSM maps in some form or other this thread is about editing the core OSM data.
One way of looking at it is like Wikipedia for maps: anyone can edit the data and the next time Garmin, Komoot or whoever pull the data and rebuild their maps then those changes will appear.…[Read more]
We should start a thread on this as there’s definitely stuff missing from my Garmin.
There’s two sides to this: inputting the data and updating the base/core map; Garmin (or any of the other “mapping” programs/companies) pulling the new data and generating their maps again.
Editing the core map isn’t hard, the tricky bit is know which of t…[Read more]
@fudge9202 – Not sure TBH. It’s a sort of halfway house between harness and bag and the all-in-one roll top type bags such as Revelate (though Revelate have now moved to separate harness and bag).
Potentially less fiddly and cheaper to produce than the old style though there’s still a strap going from bottom to top of the harness. I can see it…[Read more]
Did test #15 and got 15/24. Basically got all the history ones wrong, then again just why do I need to know when Britain recognised the nascent USA or when Punch was first published?
Where do I want to be sent? Scandinavia would be my first choice but anywhere, just anywhere!!!!!
We’ve Wildcat harnesses but the Revelate look to be one of the few other makes that significantly reduce sway. Though the biggest factors there are how much you put in the bag and how you pack it.
That Tiger harness in the image above looks different to the old models using the dry bag closure as part of the retaining mechanism.
whitestone replied to the topic In France and need a PF BB replacing…what do I ask for? in the forum Bike Forum 4 days ago
“Un morceau de merde” is the correct technical term.
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