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by numplumz
Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Metal rod bending - racks
Replies: 36
Views: 1396

Re: Metal rod bending - racks

Good post, keeping an eye on this.
Just made myself a basic front rack, but for speed just made the top surface out of sheet Ally, intending to make a tubed surface next winter.
Since I quit work I'm missing my endless supply of top grade stainless tubing though :roll:
by numplumz
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Show us your SQUARE (please).
Replies: 62
Views: 938

Re: Show us your SQUARE (please).

Image

My tentacles are heading for Stu Towers :grin:
by numplumz
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you ever count how much crap you have?
Replies: 25
Views: 602

Re: Do you ever count how much crap you have?

I still use the XTR960 triple daily, rings not easy to come by now Sadly its a set from a M970 crankset so wont fit My 960 is "jonesed " and used on the Single speed - not that easy to get the middle ring but not as hard as the rest Ah M970 got one of those too on a worthless 26" Ibis. I just sold ...
by numplumz
Sun Jul 19, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you ever count how much crap you have?
Replies: 25
Views: 602

Re: Do you ever count how much crap you have?

I do but most if it too good to throw out but not really of any use - 3 x9 speed XTR rings anyone? My worst bit is having a seperate wardrobe for cycling gear - it has way more clothes than my actual clothes. YES, I still use the XTR960 triple daily, rings not easy to come by now. Steve all that cr...
by numplumz
Wed Jul 15, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcamping toxic?
Replies: 58
Views: 1561

Re: Wildcamping toxic?

Saw this recently
over 50% are no campervans which some benefit.
https://nearlywildcamping.org/
by numplumz
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 679
Views: 57067

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Seen this new listing site, weekly updates to show the active "super hunters" :lol: https://rakietowa.org/maxsquare/
by numplumz
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 679
Views: 57067

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Looks like the number one slot in the BearBones all-time square tickers list is now firmly out of my grasp though, as Jack Peterson has come storming through in the last few weeks, and is rapidly heading towards the top of the UK chart Big jump PJ was at last getting a tricky one on a farm in the F...
by numplumz
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 679
Views: 57067

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Pete, not sure if it counts if you were on a tandem - I mean there's no evidence you did it under your own steam. Could have been the other rider doing all the work..... :lol: That's pretty impressive though, but I think we need a major lifestyle change to get anywhere near Jack P :grin: Time rich ...
by numplumz
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 679
Views: 57067

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Join Veloviewer and just import the KML directly into Basecamp. Works a treat.
by numplumz
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: 2 Volcano Sprint.
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: 2 Volcano Sprint.

weather looked a bitch last year :shock:
by numplumz
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is there a free, online route planner that allows multiple tracks?
Replies: 22
Views: 561

Re: Is there a free, online route planner that allows multiple tracks?

Ah Servalan, an early passion :o Still use Tracklogs a lot, so here's hoping you get that off the ground Dave. I have been using Brouter a lot lately. https://brouter.de/brouter-web/#map=8/52.357/-0.552/standard No OS maps, or online route storage but it's useful for uploading several tracks on top ...
by numplumz
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 679
Views: 57067

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Nice one Neil, your getting into the 100 mile ride to go anywhere new territory. Don't think I will expand mine into Brum in a hurry, so more interested in drawing pretty pictures with my cluster now. Hoping to link up to all those lovely Welsh off road bits come Jul 4th :grin: https://burlycross.fi...
by numplumz
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Some dots to follow, at last!
Replies: 18
Views: 657

Re: Some dots to follow, at last!

Jochen close to the finish on his borrowed clunker, great going. :grin:
by numplumz
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 679
Views: 57067

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

I looked at the VV leaderboard only yesterday (it is on your VV summary page) and saw that I am in 7th place for 2020 with 18x18. Just ahead of me on 19x19 are Jack Petersen and local rider to me Pete Johnson or PeeJay. Hope to catch them by the weekend although they may have pushed on further. I h...
by numplumz
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 679
Views: 57067

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

I got interviewed by a cycling weekly bod about this tile hunting lark on Friday, so it looks like there will be an article in the cycling comic about it in the future, not that I ever buy it :mrgreen:
by numplumz
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: QR v Thru Axles
Replies: 37
Views: 1877

Re: QR v Thru Axles

QR for a dynamo hub every time :grin: if that's a consideration for you
My QR dynamos just keep on going

Just had the bearings changed on a two year old SON hub with a six year warranty, had to go back to Germany. they might regret that warranty on such tiny bearings :mrgreen:
by numplumz
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: LeJOG audax-style anyone?
Replies: 34
Views: 1874

Re: LeJOG audax-style anyone?

Crackpot looks like a good alternative to the Mille Pennine. Do you know if there are overnight controls on this? The info seems sketchy about that. I'd go for the Mille Pennines it is a cracking tour of the lakes and dales and the one stop location for the three nights works well as you can arrive...
by numplumz
Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 3530

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

My Singular Pegasus
The introduction to the increased traction of 29" and a return to having fun being rigid and singlespeed.
Classy, light, it was too good to be true, as it turned out it was.
We did everything together then it broke my heart. :sad:
Cracking frame............in every respect.
by numplumz
Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: gypsies.com - the demise & alternatives
Replies: 19
Views: 1445

Re: gypsies.com - the demise & alternatives

Must explore what is changed. i found GPSies was brilliant for allowing you to add waypoints which then convert to Cue points in a TCX file for use on a Wahoo Element, the only other way i have seen to allow this is RWGPS if you pay the $80 a year fee. Also good at converting a GPX with embeded wayp...
by numplumz
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How Much !
Replies: 81
Views: 7518

Re: How Much !

A bit like poking a stick into a hornets nest but here goes. :geek: Yes I agree the amount you pay is crazy, more so for me now as I have no income for the foreseeable future. Isn't what you get from anything in life more than its monetary value. I was an "off-road biased scumbag" having done WRT, B...
by numplumz
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Good Luck Dave
Replies: 60
Views: 5030

Re: Good Luck Dave

well it should make for a ripper story, have fun. :grin:
by numplumz
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: LOCK -strong and light [so probly not cheap]
Replies: 30
Views: 3059

Re: LOCK -strong and light [so probly not cheap]

Interesting that there's now an Ottolock Version 2. I wonder what they changed. Edit - https://bikerumor.com/2017/12/04/ottolock-v2-updates-durable-lightweight-combination-cafe-bike-lock/ Had V1 kickstarter and it had a rubber tip that felt off pretty quickly, they replaced with V2 (and provided re...
by numplumz
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed
Replies: 33
Views: 5915

Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

Currently got the guys at raceware direct looking at a similar thing but putting a garmin quarter turn mount on the back. Opens up a raft of possibilities for mounts out front etc, and makes transfer between bikes way easier. now that would be brilliant, keep us posted on that possibility, unless D...
by numplumz
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?
Replies: 264
Views: 30555

Re: SPOT Tracker Renewal Fees - Being Gouged?

I got the dreaded renewal notice and luckily my credit card has expired, didn't stop then processing it though, despite my cancellation. Luckily the bank picked it up as fraudulent activity. :roll: I have started using bubbler on my phone instead with £9 for the app and Spotwalla tracking pages. wor...
by numplumz
Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed
Replies: 33
Views: 5915

Re: Garmin Dakota Mount - 3D Printed

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