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by Dyffers
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear light?
Replies: 21
Views: 589

Re: Rear light?

Just put my Cateye Wearable X through the washing machine by accident and it still works, which is a pretty good recommendation. It's great for clipping onto seatpacks as it has a lip that makes it virtually impossible to just fall off. I often clip it upside down to the bottom of a jersey and it's ...
by Dyffers
Wed Dec 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted Velocity Blunt rim and lovely front silver hub
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: Wanted Velocity Blunt rim and lovely front silver hub

I have at least one possibly two black Velocity Blunt 29er rims, but they are well used. Cheap though if you want one! Can't help on the posh front hub.
by Dyffers
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Breakfast with a view.
Replies: 13
Views: 741

Re: Breakfast with a view.

Does brunch at the river count? :grin:
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by Dyffers
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike packing Christmas present ideas
Replies: 25
Views: 957

Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

TheBrownDog wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:15 pm
A week off on full pay? That'd be lovely/
I ask Santa for 'time' every year; since my kids were born I've never been a good enough boy to get what I want. :smile:
by Dyffers
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?

A bit further away, I'm in North Dorset, but I tend to ride east into the New Forest quite often as its way flatter and significantly less claggy than my other options. :lol: I've been riding on my own so much this year I've almost forgotten what group rides are like. I might even resurrect the SS K...
by Dyffers
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: TiGoat Kestrel bivvy bag
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: TiGoat Kestrel bivvy bag

Second dibs if Paul for some reason doesn't take it.
by Dyffers
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone any experience of 'non shocker' version of USE/Ultimate seatposts?
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Re: Anyone any experience of 'non shocker' version of USE/Ultimate seatposts?

I'd have thought a 27.2 post would be lighter than a 31.6, even with a shim. I always thought this but I remember being surprised my 31.6 Thomson post was lighter than the same model/length I had in 27.2, something to do with wall thickness and strength with a larger diameter? Wasn't much in it min...
by Dyffers
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone any experience of 'non shocker' version of USE/Ultimate seatposts?
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Re: Anyone any experience of 'non shocker' version of USE/Ultimate seatposts?

I have one of those in 27.2 diam, on a road bike. I previously had a version of the Canyon two-part leaf spring carbon post which I was underwhelmed by, and the USE carbon one with about 15cm out of the frame doesn't ride particularly harshly and is half the weight. I did get it on a bargain special...
by Dyffers
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chainring and gearing sizing advice
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: Chainring and gearing sizing advice

That was the word I was looking for 'Superstar'... how longs that chainring been going for please Dyffers :smile: Only a couple hundred miles in the last two years or so; it lives on my 'big' bike which only sees occasional use but did get moved across to the XC bike for the BB200 but I never made ...
by Dyffers
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chainring and gearing sizing advice
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: Chainring and gearing sizing advice

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:12 pm
I see they now also do a 30t 104 ring - uhm :geek:
My superstar 30t non-oval ring is spaced out from the spider to allow the chain to fit inbetween the ring and the arms. How oval is oval ie how much less diameter is the narrower width than a round ring? A mm or two probably still works. :geek:
by Dyffers
Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aerobar risers?
Replies: 2
Views: 144

Re: Aerobar risers?

If you haven't already bought the Pros, go for Zipp Vuka instead; the most adjustable clip-on aero bars and you can buy riser kits for 10mm, 25mm and 50mm.
by Dyffers
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: ultralight stem
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: Wtd: ultralight stem

https://r2-bike.com/DARIMO-CARBON-Stem-IX2-UD-matte-6

65g for the 80mm. No, I don't own one of these. :lol:
by Dyffers
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: ultralight stem
Replies: 15
Views: 232

Re: Wtd: ultralight stem

https://clee-cycles.co.uk/P933/product

£30. Claimed 103g in 70mm. I've run a 90mm on an XC bike for years without any issues.
by Dyffers
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19757

Re: BB200 2020

I'm pencilling in an attempt between Christmas and New Year.
by Dyffers
Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19757

Re: BB200 2020

Won't be partaking. Second tier. Not certain it's a good idea to travel down anway. Suspect Calderdale will be going 3rd tier in a few days anyway. Ditto. Dorset is in the south with a Tory fuckwit MP so we'll be in tier 1 for a while no doubt, but traipsing around the country for my own riding amu...
by Dyffers
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19757

Re: BB200 2020

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:34 pm
Is it just sticking to the road between Bwlch and Harbour past Cloggau?
Pretty much Paul. Just stick to the road and bypass the BW that joins the road via the farm.
Brill, ta. :-bd
by Dyffers
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19757

Re: BB200 2020

I shall email out a detour that bypasses the BW that runs through Dreavour Farm. Obviously, you are quite within your rights to be there but doing this helps keep the peace. Not sure what I've done but I can't get any of the mapping software sites I frequent to open the detour.gpx file that was sen...
by Dyffers
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure bar mount. Upside down?
Replies: 23
Views: 525

Re: Exposure bar mount. Upside down?

Here's the picture that greets me on this Exposure Strada page with just the comment "road specific lens to project a beam pattern combining spot and wide beams, tailored for tarmac" :???: https://exposurelights.com/pub/media/catalog/product/cache/e553aa1a98291c64f882346ff00b380f/s/t/strada_rs_.jpg ...
by Dyffers
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure bar mount. Upside down?
Replies: 23
Views: 525

Re: Exposure bar mount. Upside down?

Have run two versions of the Strada and a Mk7 Joystick fitted 'upside down' underneath bars for years, especially on the road bikes.

The display on the rear of the Strada flips so the text is the right way up, which tells me Exposure expect people to mount them either way.
by Dyffers
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19757

Re: BB200 2020

Had a brief debate with myself about starting at Hay to do the biggest climbs first but have decided I'll just go with the closest-to-me start at Crickhowell which means Builth Burger King at 90k :lol: then it's whether I can get to Hay at 150k before closing time... ...or whether I can get to Wales...
by Dyffers
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jones loops vs drop bars
Replies: 18
Views: 699

Re: Jones loops vs drop bars

The thing I found with drops was I wanted to use the widest part when off-road...but that's not where the brakes are. On luxys I found myself cruising along the road sections on the 660 wide drops, then having to go into superman stretched narrow position on anything you technical to cover the lever...
by Dyffers
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 19757

Re: BB200 2020

Been considering whether I could 69er my Tranny (oo-er) as a BB200 bike for a couple of years...usually whilst I'm pushing/dragging/lifting my heavyweight steel bike over or up something late at night on a BearBones event. Finally put it together using my mates Hope/Flow rear wheel (my old Hope/Cres...
by Dyffers
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: King Alfreds Way.
Replies: 99
Views: 5402

Re: King Alfreds Way.

In Reverse wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:30 am
Does anyone use XT Di2?
An XT Di2 rear mech (with Ultegra shifters) on a road bike on which I wanted a wider range cassette. I'll be damned if I'm submerging it in water and smashing it of rocks on a MTB!
by Dyffers
Wed Sep 09, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Removed: Revelate Ranger XL framebag
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: FS: Revelate Ranger XL framebag

Really fancied this but both my XL bikes are ~11-12" seat tubes bah! Good luck with the sale.