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velosaurus

Member since Oct 2009 • Last active Oct 2019
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  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Mate just sold an XL, mint 2018 Fargo on ebay. If sale falls through will drop you a message.

    Edit; just checked - its gone sorry

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Anyone used the Racktime Topit front rack please? Looking for a narrower front rack than my current Spesh Pizza with mid fork mounts. The Topit looks good. My tyres are 29 x 2.2 so also unsure if need the newer Topit Evo or can use the older Topit, which is cheaper! Cheers

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I do think "Gravel drops" really come down to personal preference way more than any other handlebar. Whats works for one person... I have tried loads of them and Woodchippers were brilliant on Fargo with drops at same height as saddle, but prefer Cowchippers as the 24 deg flare, shorter reach and drop work really well for me on a gravel bike.
    I guess one advantage of wider bars is more space for bigger front luggage (if you need it)

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    New Cutthroat looks great. Its a bike designed for a 2600 mile route. 70% gravel 20% road 10% singletrack. For that I reckon it would be perfect.. I would take drops for 5 days riding gravel into a headwind with 2 hours of nadgery singletrack. Go to Victor ID, by JayP's place and every other bike is a Fargo/Cutthroat due to miles of varying grades of teh grav grav. My Fargo was great with a slacker HA cranking out the miles. It was just a bit heavy, which i think is where the Cutty wins. Only spec I havent seen on this version is whether its a threaded bb, like the other new version carbon Salsas. Anyway I'd love one.

    Integrated luggaged is a long time coming. Niner have already done it with the Sir9. I really think Alpkit missed a trick with the latest versions of their frames.

    I dont see the benefit of superwide drops. I switched from 46cm cowchippers back to 44cm as they felt more comfortable over longer distance, including a good mix of singletrack. Good flare seems better. Suspicious there is a bit of Ultrarom-instacrust cool aid at work, but will happily eat my narrow bars if people still using them in 2 years time.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Probably means someone has got there first. Blackthorn is very common in the hedges around here in Berkshire, and across the south east. I look for the easily recognised leaves. Otherwise you can just buy the fruit off ebay if needs.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Good call, thanks. Will use that for the next batch. One 2 litre jar of normal and one jar with a chilli in it :)

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    2kg picked yesterday, I was on a ride and passed a whole Blackthorn hedge, too good not to stop, so filled my water bottles, top tube bag, jersey pockets etc

    Where do people get their 40-43% gin from? Always used the cheapest I can find, but understand stronger gin is better as the Sloes reduce normal to 25% as they soak.

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Got some Mavic Aksiums, taken off a bike after one ride. £110. In Reading so collect or post. cheers

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Yeah I run PDWs with GravelKing 38s - fit fine

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