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by garibeet
4 Feb 2017, 10:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 1x 11 Sram NX
Replies: 7
Views: 1042

Re: 1x 11 Sram NX

I have just put Rival 1x11 on my drop bar tourer, really impressed with the "double tap" shifting. PG1130 here too, no issues with chainline or fitting cassette etc.
Happy-happy.
by garibeet
4 Jan 2017, 9:11pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Off Road Touring & Frame Bags: Marmite?
Replies: 17
Views: 15290

Re: Off Road Touring & Frame Bags: Marmite?

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You could try a half frame bag. I get what your saying about rubbing your legs, I figured it would drive me mad too, but I don't really notice it anymore to be honest. Not much of a rub mind.
by garibeet
1 Jan 2017, 6:01pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Off Road Touring & Frame Bags: Marmite?
Replies: 17
Views: 15290

Re: Off Road Touring & Frame Bags: Marmite?

I to love the aesthetics of a nice frame, but not as much as having no rucksack on my back. I have got used to having a frame bag on my bikes now, in fact I find that they look a little "naked" without them these days :D
by garibeet
1 Nov 2016, 9:27pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tyres for Camino
Replies: 16
Views: 2288

Re: Tyres for Camino

Thanks for the info, did a search on amazon, £164!!!? I ordered the £15 version, not sure what the £164 copy was all about :roll: If it looks like enough of the Refugios may be open I am tempted to try a trip in Jan. I still have 3 weeks leave to use up before end of Jan! Not worried about the cold ...
by garibeet
31 Oct 2016, 7:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: bb30 in old frame
Replies: 8
Views: 1195

Re: bb30 in old frame

Hope do an external bottom bracket that will fit and is available as a 30mm axle diameter, which means a bb30 chainset will work with it.
I have one on a bike, works as a standard external BB(24mm) would.
by garibeet
31 Oct 2016, 7:40pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tyres for Camino
Replies: 16
Views: 2288

Re: Tyres for Camino

How was it? I am planning to do it later next year, October maybe. Fancied it for maybe January but couldn't find enough info about the Hoatel opening during winter. Looks a great route. Nothing wrong with the Mondials, I have a set and they are very robust for touring.
by garibeet
26 Aug 2016, 6:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB30
Replies: 11
Views: 604

Re: BB30

Hope do a standard ext BB that takes a 30mm axle, I imagine you can space it if the axle is a little longer. They are well made and would last as long as most square taper BBs, in my experience at least.
by garibeet
27 Jul 2016, 5:41pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: luggage quandary
Replies: 13
Views: 800

Re: luggage quandary

Wow, skip buster?! and here was me thinking you were after helpful responses. If heli tape is ok for multi million pound helicopters and aircraft I imagine it's fine for a bike, regardless of value. And to be honest, adding racks would be far more of a risk than a little clear tape etc. Good luck wi...
by garibeet
26 Jul 2016, 9:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Diamond Back Haanjo - Carbon Touring Bike
Replies: 21
Views: 1720

Re: Diamond Back Haanjo - Carbon Touring Bike

12mm bolt through would be the rear. Looking at it, it looks 15mm axle at the front to me. Edit, having just had a look on their site it appears that 12mm is the new road "thru" axle standard. Something of an oxymoron I feel. Anyway, that alone would put me off as I don't have any front wh...
by garibeet
26 Jul 2016, 5:44pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Diamond Back Haanjo - Carbon Touring Bike
Replies: 21
Views: 1720

Re: Diamond Back Haanjo - Carbon Touring Bike

Actually Spyres work fine with modern STIs, I use 105 levers on 2 of my bikes with the spyres, 10 spd in both cases but I imagine a newer 11 spd would be fine, they were designed to work with modern drop bar levers/shifters. A lot of tourers, on and off road, still prefer bar end shifters for the re...
by garibeet
26 Jul 2016, 5:25pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: luggage quandary
Replies: 13
Views: 800

Re: luggage quandary

https://www.alpkit.com/bike-luggage Not a brand recommendation per say, though it is good gear, more an illustration of other options available to the modern (off road) tourer. Works well, and if you heli-tape the frame where it matters/meets is fine with carbon bikes. Plenty of makers, both domesti...
by garibeet
22 Jun 2016, 1:21pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Gravel/adventure bike or MTB?
Replies: 127
Views: 46146

Re: Gravel/adventure bike or MTB?

Well, for context, they're your limitations not mine. I don't want rack mounts or mudguard mounts, so wheres the limitation from my point of view?
by garibeet
22 Jun 2016, 12:51pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Smartphone GPS Tracking
Replies: 25
Views: 1170

Re: Smartphone GPS Tracking

There's oruxmaps too. Most mapping software will track to be honest, usually saving it as a gpx file in the folder of your choosing.
by garibeet
22 Jun 2016, 12:49pm
Forum: Off-road Cycling.
Topic: Gravel/adventure bike or MTB?
Replies: 127
Views: 46146

Re: Gravel/adventure bike or MTB?

Not everyone wants mudguards(I know, right!) and as for racks, it's not made for riding on terrain that racks would be best suited, soft luggage and all that..... :roll:
by garibeet
21 Jun 2016, 5:46pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating
Replies: 26
Views: 1720

Re: Android tablet and gpx file - navigating

I use a motorola phone running android, with oruxmaps. You can import OSM mapping from sites such as openfiets etc to use offline. I had a touring edge for a while and found it far to fiddly, small screen too. did nothing my phone can't do, and the phone does it better imo.