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jackbepablo

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Aug 2020

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  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Until I picked up some 650b wheels, I was riding all the bridleways and SDW bits between Amberley and Brighton on 700x38 G-Ones, during all that dry weather at the start of lockdown it was no problem at all with lower pressures (tubeless ofc). Now that I've tried 650s and v light mtb tyres though, i've been leaning towards those just because there's almost no compromise on tarmac

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    That's good to know - likewise @Colm89. Both of us have a lot of large Adobe files going back and forth for work, so slow internet would make things pretty painful. Realistically there's a couple of years before this will be a thing for us anyway, unless we get pushed by other factors

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    Super jealous, this prompted another daydreaming property search from me. I'm hoping that the rural broadband gets a nationwide upgrade by the time me and OH could work entirely remotely

  • in Brighton
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    Anybody got a set of 29er tyres sitting about, stock ones that immediately got swapped or something? Looking for something a little better/wider than the 1.9s on my little brothers entry level trek but also don't want to fork out for new tubeless race boots

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    The trouble with the looser ones of those is the amount of swing you get from putting stuff in the pockets

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    The bit at the beginning (i didnt get that far in) where he was basically just saying "it's just a bike, call it a bike' I agree with well enough. But surely the machines marketed as gravel bikes are really just practical road bikes that suit normal people's purposes. Comfortable, fine to ride down a towpath/farm road, options with more nimble geometry if you want it, etc. All the reasons that anytime someone who isn't really a cyclist round my way (Sussex) asked advice on a road bike, I tell them to buy a Croix De Fer. [pre geometry change]

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    Anybody here a member of the Nearly Wild Camping Club? Just had an advert pop up on IG, had a look and it seems like it might be a good way of avoiding the fear of getting booted off a farmers field at the end of a shotgun, but also all the locations might be shit and you don’t know until you’re a member

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    I've been so happy with my 4-man BA tent I'm v likely to go for one of those when I replace my shitty Berghaus one-man thing. Still cheaper than the Terra Nova one I've played around with, though nowhere near as light

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    if they use a third party fulfilment centre to ship most of their stock out, it's probably just delayed there. There's been another demand spike so a lot of places are taking ages to pack and ship, especially for their smaller clients

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Interestingly I have that frameset, and chose it for being not too far removed from a road bike. That said, the 'road bike' was a 2015 croix de fer (pre long tt short stem geo change) but so far it's been exactly what I was looking for. Nimble enough on the road, winds up to speed well for my tarmac commute. Swap to 650x2.2 for the gvnarvel on the weekend, two-wheel drift past people on full-sussers while laughing my head off. In anti-gravel stylings I run 50/36 chainrings

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