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quest
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3603 posts since 11/7/11

30 Apr 2020 16:04
I use a Mammut alpine style mountaineering backpack for that sort of thing tbh, not too offensive looking as it’s black, and is also a quality pack for hiking/travelling.
roophees
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1750 posts since 18/12/10

30 Apr 2020 16:25
How many litres quest?
quest
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3603 posts since 11/7/11

posted 30 Apr 2020 16:34, edited 30 Apr 2020 16:34
edit. 38L

probably not as stylish as you're looking for, but the mountaineering brands make long lasting and waterproof gear
roophees
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1750 posts since 18/12/10

30 Apr 2020 17:00
cheers mate. The ortlieb is actually cheaper so will probably go for that. 39L sounds good if you're happy with 38L.
illwill
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4080 posts since 17/5/04

1 May 2020 11:29
Fläsket wrote:
illwill wrote: Trying to decide weather to swap my road Bianchi for a gravel/all-round bike or just get an MTB for the light XC I'd like to do.

People with gravel bikes, how rough can you actually go on them? The trails I'd be on are relatively gentle but they're definitely off-road and not just gravel paths.

Don't want to end up with something I don't use because it's too uncomfortable.
have a butcher's at this clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC_xFpg_UmA&feature;=emb_title

This is very true. I think I'm over complicating things. I don't remember complaining when I'd spend all day in the woods on my rigid steel Kona back in the day.

I think a titanium all surfaces bike with swappable wheel sets is the one.
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

1 May 2020 11:48
yeah I watched that clip and wanted to take those guys seriously but they got their junk fully on display in their fucken faggot tights and I was like nah, no thanks, close.
Goldie
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4754 posts since 17/10/07

1 May 2020 19:17
@illwill these are meant to be good for the money https://www.planetx.co.uk/c/q/bikes/gravel-adventure-bikes/tempest
RVP10
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220 posts since 3/4/12

1 May 2020 21:10
does this look ok for a commute/shopper? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Falcon-Hybrid-Handbuilt-Reynolds-500-20-inch-Cro-Mo-frame/143592356879?hash=item216ec57c0f:g:sgQAAOSwdTReqb32&autorefresh;=true

I'm 5'8
Trumps
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631 posts since 7/9/09

2 May 2020 14:54
You live somewhere that you’d need all those gears?
mtthrvy2
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1931 posts since 8/11/10

2 May 2020 14:59

looks like garbage
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

posted 5 May 2020 21:43, edited 5 May 2020 21:43
I want to buy a bike on ebay that's collection only in Southampton - in normal times I'd just go and bring it back but obviously not happening at the moment. I can organise collection & delivery but presumably I'm going to have to convince the seller to box it up etc right?

Any fukers in Southampton want to collect a bike for me if they say no? Laughing out loud
mikon_nikon
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161 posts since 10/12/16

5 May 2020 21:51
DuffMan wrote: I want to buy a bike on ebay that's collection only in Southampton - in normal times I'd just go and bring it back but obviously not happening at the moment. I can organise collection & delivery but presumably I'm going to have to convince the seller to box it up etc right?

Any fukers in Southampton want to collect a bike for me if they say no? Laughing out loud

loads of variables when sending a bike, but bike shops can be good for helping box up bikes (in my experience, anyway). obviously it's more difficult to do that at the moment, but might be worth asking the seller to explore if they need help in that department. I used Anyvan to get a bike delivered from the UK to NL a couple of years back and it was surprisingly hassle free.
swede
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9262 posts since 21/3/09

6 May 2020 07:39

Laughing out loud
sodomgomorra
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1603 posts since 24/3/14

7 May 2020 08:25
Mavic Aksiums any good as a cheap set of wheels for gravel duty? Bike is a bit lardy anyway so not too concerned about weight.
sodomgomorra
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1603 posts since 24/3/14

7 May 2020 08:26
swede wrote: used to have a hong-fu FM066 4 years ago. great bikes. know quite a few people who have had them - never had any problems, very popular on LFGSS. I think comments from people like RAMBO are hugely misinformed



Tempting

Did you import it yourself? Was it a hassle?
wembly
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558 posts since 15/1/13

7 May 2020 08:59
+1 for the hong-fu bikes
webfred
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58 posts since 28/3/15

posted 7 May 2020 15:48, edited 7 May 2020 15:48
sodomgomorra wrote: Mavic Aksiums any good as a cheap set of wheels for gravel duty? Bike is a bit lardy anyway so not too concerned about weight.

I've used them for two seasons - they came with my Cube Cross Race SL 2016 bike. I've been super happy with them, however my pair isn't tubeless ready and only accepts up to 33mm, so I just bought a pair of Hunt Gravel 4 Seasons. I don't know if the newer versions offers this.
RAMBO
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796 posts since 27/11/09

posted 7 May 2020 16:11, edited 7 May 2020 16:11
sodomgomorra wrote:
swede wrote: used to have a hong-fu FM066 4 years ago. great bikes. know quite a few people who have had them - never had any problems, very popular on LFGSS. I think comments from people like RAMBO are hugely misinformed



Tempting

Did you import it yourself? Was it a hassle?

From working in cycling I've seen a lot of data and a lot of images of fu fu bikes go very wrong.
sodomgomorra
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1603 posts since 24/3/14

7 May 2020 16:29
Oh, right. What kind of work do you do? Any particular experience with Hong-fu? I
swede
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9262 posts since 21/3/09

7 May 2020 18:51
in my experience of dwelling on cycling forums (:ubercoolSmiling I have seen countless canyons and cervelos cracked - not a single hong-fu

not to say all "orient express" frames are invincible. i am sure there are some shit ones. hong-fu are not in that category. same goes for light-bicycle rims