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Pmccee

Member since Feb 2017 • Last active Sep 2020
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Managed to get a sidewall hole on my new wtb raddler. Chunky worm insert held but kept slipping out and required attention and nursing to get me home.

    Pal in a shop tried to boot it- is it even possible to boot a tyre and set it back up tubeless?v

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Took loads but I'm a terrible philistine phone snapper so apologies for the quality. Think this was on beginning of corrieyarick. Will upload more when I'm not on my phone as it's only letting me do one at a time.

    We got lucky with the weather, first day I even put on some suncream. Only got a thorough drenching twice and the midges were bearable.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Cannot recommend enough. Tough 3 days and that was with ok weather.

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    Doing badger divide tomorrow and planning to stop near killin. I remember someone mentioning on this forum some.good camp spots, hoping someone has suggestions as was just going to go south side of loch tay and hope for the best.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Moar is always better, so want bigger cassette on gravel chariot. I've given up / not entirely bothered about bike aesthetic as my peers will attest to.

    Should I be ok to run this mtb slx cassette without too much swearing? Using 105 (7000?) shifters & ultegra rx derailleur avec clutch.

    ps. looking for cowchippers to replace my woodchippers if anyone has some burning a hole in the parts box or wants a swap?

  • in Rides & Races
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    "Gravel" ride with @Netakure and pals. Almost all off road.

    https://www.komoot.com/tour/239616318?re­f=wtd

    Amazing gravel accompanied with some mountain biking down Rooley Moor, fucking big square cobbles. First time up to Peel Tower and another way to cross Scout Moor to visit the wind turbines.

    Praise be to tubeless and bacon strips.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Ideally I'd like to mount stuff on the forks but unable to. It is rather heavy on the front end, I've had all of this stuff on the front before just not compressed together so sure it wont handle too differently.

    I'm sure i'll feel much less inclined to pack it all together when it's pissing down. Will try and wrap pad and quilt together as you suggest and keep separate.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Doing a little prep for badger / second city divide trip next month.

    Managed to get 2man tent, pad and quilt into front holster for the first time. Usually I would pack them all up separately and end up in varying places around the bike.

    Rolled them up with the tent and compressed together. Not sure how realistic a solution this would be this would be outside the confines of my garden and perfect weather were having atm.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    No grav in Lancashire either.

    Finally managed to try Salter Fell. Only great things to say about this Arkose - it's been abused this last year. Only thing it needs is a fork with mid mounts and it'd be perfect.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    One lanky man tent suggestion? Think I'm 6'2"

    Used my Hubba Hubba on a previous solo trip which was palatial in terms of space but struggled to get poles within the front bar bag holster . Ended up strapping poles to the very front to avoid the shifters which is risky if stacked it. A smaller volume would also have been welcome.

    Edit. Should have probably added looking to use for bikepacking and to be inexpensive compared to the Hubba.

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