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by hoppy58
20 Jan 2020, 2:56pm
Forum: For Sale - Complete bikes ONLY - state FRAME SIZE in title
Topic: 16” retro cromo mtb - £75.00 - ideal tourer/hack or p/ex 14/15” similar
Replies: 0
Views: 156

16” retro cromo mtb - £75.00 - ideal tourer/hack or p/ex 14/15” similar

I bought this for my Daughter but the reach is too long for her. 16” centre of bottom bracket to top of seat tube. True temper cromo main tubes and fork. Paintwork very good with just a few chips and scuffs. Mudguard eyelets to forks and rear dropouts. Very original and has had little use. Very litt...
by hoppy58
25 Nov 2019, 6:45pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: I might go back to an aluminium frame (from carbon)
Replies: 46
Views: 2133

Re: I might go back to an aluminium frame (from carbon)

Something that hasn’t been mentioned is that, as I understand it, Alu and steel frames can be recycled at the end of their life, whereas cf frames can’t and will end up in landfill. Personally I like steel, but my last road bike was a kinesis alu, which was really comfortable!
by hoppy58
5 Oct 2019, 11:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike built from bits
Replies: 29
Views: 932

Re: Bike built from bits

Thanks..that’s the problem. It looks too nice for a university bike!! Hopefully any potential thieves will pass over it in favour of something a bit more up-to-date!!
by hoppy58
5 Oct 2019, 10:40am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Bike built from bits
Replies: 29
Views: 932

Re: Bike built from bits

I’ve built a few mtb-all purpose bikes, most recently for my daughter to use at University. It’s based upon a true-temper cromo steel Diamondback of 1991 vintage, which was in fantastic condition and cost £50. Like you, I bought some Vittoria hypers at £8 each from Planet X. I also bought a new chai...
by hoppy58
19 Aug 2019, 10:17am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing gearing setup for mtbs for bikepacking
Replies: 35
Views: 1088

Re: Changing gearing setup for mtbs for bikepacking

whoof - I agree it’s not worthwhile converting the existing bike as it wouldn’t be cost-effective..I was building my Longitude from fresh anyway and had the chance of a 1 x 10 set up at a knock down price so I thought I’d give it a go!!
by hoppy58
19 Aug 2019, 10:00am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing gearing setup for mtbs for bikepacking
Replies: 35
Views: 1088

Re: Changing gearing setup for mtbs for bikepacking

Paulatic... but the placement of the front chainring is central, ie. the same as the middle ring of a triple which is also used for the whole rear gear range, so I don’t think the extreme chain lines are as great as you make out..certainly I haven’t found this to be the case!
by hoppy58
19 Aug 2019, 9:24am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing gearing setup for mtbs for bikepacking
Replies: 35
Views: 1088

Re: Changing gearing setup for mtbs for bikepacking

Ha ha, well that got a good response! All I can say is that having set my bike up as a 1x, I wouldn’t want to change it as it runs so reliably and with minimum maintenance. It works for me. I usually cycle to my off road trails from the doorstep and yes, there are hills where you spin out in top, bu...
by hoppy58
19 Aug 2019, 12:09am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Changing gearing setup for mtbs for bikepacking
Replies: 35
Views: 1088

Re: Changing gearing setup for mtbs for bikepacking

I recently built up a genesis longitude with a 1 x 10 gearing, lowest gear being 30 x 42, high gear 30 x 11. ...and I really like the set up, especially off road where a higher gear isn’t so necessary. The advantage is the simplicity and reliability of the set up, not a weight advantage. I don’t thi...
by hoppy58
10 Jul 2019, 7:38pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tent and sleeping bag
Replies: 24
Views: 1277

Re: Tent and sleeping bag

Have a look at the msr elixir 1 (see the review https://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/gear/msr_elixir_1_tent-695250 ) I have the elixir 2 which is bigger ( it’s a true 2 person tent), the quality is fantastic and it can be freestanding, if ground conditions are poor. Although not ultra lightweight, it i...
by hoppy58
24 Jun 2019, 7:26pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: MSR Windburner/Jetboil/ *edit - Alpkit Brukit*
Replies: 35
Views: 2235

Re: MSR Windburner/Jetboil

We went (car) camping for 2 nights at the weekend and took our new Alpkit Brukit as our only cooker, so this is the feedback! It boils a mug full of water (approx 0.25 litre) very fast - although I didn't time it! ..probably 2 minutes or just under. Very fast and efficient although there was no wind...
by hoppy58
7 Jun 2019, 10:16pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: MSR Windburner/Jetboil/ *edit - Alpkit Brukit*
Replies: 35
Views: 2235

Re: MSR Windburner/Jetboil

Have ordered the Alpkit Brukit and will report back when I've tested it! The latest version has a pot stand which you can lock in place instead of the brew pot and also a canister stand to make the whole assembly more stable on rough ground.
by hoppy58
6 Jun 2019, 2:40pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Campsites Pembrokeshire/Gower
Replies: 6
Views: 548

Re: Campsites Pembrokeshire/Gower

West hook farm, near Marloes is lovely although I haven't been there for a few years. I should think it will be quiet before the summer holidays. Marloes beach is amazing and there are great views of Skomer. Our favourite is a bit further north just across the border into Cardigan - Nant y Croi, Mwn...
by hoppy58
4 Jun 2019, 10:37am
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: MSR Windburner/Jetboil/ *edit - Alpkit Brukit*
Replies: 35
Views: 2235

MSR Windburner/Jetboil/ *edit - Alpkit Brukit*

Does anybody have experience of these..or similar jetboil cookers. for simple meals and making a brew they seem quite efficient and a lot less hassle than other stoves, particularly when its a windy day!
by hoppy58
31 May 2019, 4:07pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Bike trailers (for little ones) advice
Replies: 16
Views: 838

Re: Bike trailers (for little ones) advice

Danny Macaskill's got one for sale, now he's finished with this one!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj0CmnxuTaQ
by hoppy58
27 May 2019, 7:56pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Vango spirit 200+ 2 person tent.
Replies: 0
Views: 230

Vango spirit 200+ 2 person tent.

...for sale - see classifieds

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