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by Dyffers
Wed Oct 14, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 815
Views: 16573

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: 815
Views: 16573

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: 815
Views: 16573

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: 815
Views: 16573

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: 467

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: 467

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: 815
Views: 16573

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: 585

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: 815
Views: 16573

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: 4784

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: 180

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.
by Dyffers
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 815
Views: 16573

Re: BB200 2020

mattpage wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:16 am
I am aiming for the first decent day in October, perhaps even 1st with the exception of weekends.
Same. Weekend days are irrelevant; weather forecast is the defining factor.
by Dyffers
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Hope end caps
Replies: 5
Views: 256

Re: Hope end caps

If you do decide to let go of them, I'll take a pair of used rear QR ones. Drop me an email to dyffers at Hotmail dot co dot uk.

Ta.
by Dyffers
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tailfin trunk rack
Replies: 12
Views: 491

Re: Tailfin trunk rack

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Not for off road riding certainly.
by Dyffers
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: 32 hole 26" tubeless rim
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Wanted: 32 hole 26" tubeless rim

Lazarus's rim not quite what I'm after so rim still wanted.
by Dyffers
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: 32 hole 26" tubeless rim
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Wanted: 32 hole 26" tubeless rim

I'm after a 32 hole 26" rim that'll go tubeless, something like a Crest or Arch would be perfect, but I'm interested in anything that'll fit the bill as long as it's not led a hard life.

I might be interested in a complete wheel but looking to spend £10s not £100s.

Whatcha got?
by Dyffers
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 706
Views: 65353

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Couldn't make the WRT in the end so I did my own QRT in the Quantocks, with a surprise bonus of going up to 32x32. :-bd
by Dyffers
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 3833

Re: WRT

I'm out. Car broken, plans gone to sub standard. Hopefully I can get my leadout man to pick up my t-shirt.
by Dyffers
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 815
Views: 16573

Re: BB200 2020

Great news, I'm well up for a solo run.

Plan A will be DNF the 300 early October, pay Stu another £15 and finish the 200. :roll:
by Dyffers
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: cassette spares
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: cassette spares

Unfortunately my cassette is 10sp and that's the 11sp version. I've not found the 10sp equivalent yet.... https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/sunrace-10-speed-sprocket-unit-11-13-15-891780 Or https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/sunrace-10-speed-sprocket-unit-11-13-15-891782 I haven't searched for i...
by Dyffers
Fri Aug 21, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: cassette spares
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: cassette spares

https://www.bike-discount.de/en/buy/sun ... -15-891778

One of the things I like about Sunrace cassettes is they will sell you the bottom few sprockets on their own, understanding they will be the ones you've worn out way before the 42/46/50 sprocket.
by Dyffers
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: It’s my party and I’ll race if I want to
Replies: 26
Views: 769

Re: It’s my party and I’ll race if I want to

Really enjoyed this write up and as I work in the Loch Goil - Loch Fyne area on a regular basis I've ridden many of your tracks before but never had the time to join them up. I too took a punt on the Abbsynia bothy trail and found it to be excellent, although the descent down to the A82 was a bit li...
by Dyffers
Mon Aug 17, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 3833

Re: WRT

JohnClimber wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:44 pm
...beach route ride...
I'm only going to Borth if it's lashing it down; I've never been on a Welsh beach when it's not raining and don't want to break the run. :grin:
by Dyffers
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Water wheels

Not unusual if you submerge a rim, although I can get away with a very wet (road) ride without water ingress if it's just failing from the sky not fording giant puddles.

Ditto, had to take valve out to get water out.
by Dyffers
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3416
Views: 597784

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Dyffers wrote:
Thu Aug 13, 2020 10:47 am
That is much appreciated, thanks. Measured my Medium Rab jacket which I just get away with the size and it's 72cm length but 63cm sleeve, so I think the small sleeve length is going to scupper a deal for me.
...and the small has now sold out making the decision even easier ha!