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by Dyffers
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another Bar tape Q
Replies: 16
Views: 182

Re: Another Bar tape Q

Cinelli gel tape is the OneTrueBarTape. No adhesive strip, just a silicon-gripper style backing. As Sean says, get it started and it grips under tension, then use a wrap of electrical tape to finish off. Start end should hold itself without tape. I've used it for at least 15 years - road bikes, CX ...
by Dyffers
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 9587

Re: If we close up for a bit...

frogatthefarriers wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:54 am
I’m resigned to bivvying in a corner of one of my fields
Wish I had one field, let alone a choice.
by Dyffers
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 9587

Re: If we close up for a bit...

The only outdoor riding I'm doing is to get to my deserted office out in the countryside (90% of my work can't be done from home, been told I'm a key worker, we'll see if I ever get a letter). Even that puts me on edge, but I'd have to drive it if I don't ride and I'll take a bet there's fuel shorta...
by Dyffers
Fri Mar 27, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Battling the evil turbo
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: Battling the evil turbo

A bit like trying to stay dry in the rain then being miserable when your jacket inevitably lets water in, I've found the way to be happy(er) on the turbo is not to expect it to be like an outdoor ride.

Or you could try the Peloton personal-trainer-shouting-at-you approach? :grin:
by Dyffers
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 9587

Re: If we close up for a bit...

I've just done something that I said I'd never do, bought a new turbo trainer! ... Having used these infernal devices in the past and hated them ... disappearing in a pool of sweat and boredom. If you've bought a smart one and remember the good ole bad ole days, you're in for a surprise; some of th...
by Dyffers
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtf: woodchippers, 34t chainring and Shimano road shifters
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: Wtf: woodchippers, 34t chainring and Shimano road shifters

Possibly after some shimano 11 speed road shifters depending on price. Hydro or cable considered. I'm stripping the 105 5800 groupset off my road bike as I have amassed enough Di2 parts to swap out. The drivetrain is probably heading for my TT bike (now all TTs for 2020 have been cancelled :roll: )...
by Dyffers
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me three things that...
Replies: 42
Views: 959

Re: Tell me three things that...

This week: 1) My 7yr old lads immediate addiction to Zwift when I put his bike on my direct-drive turbo to prove to him that isolation wouldn't be as bad as he thinks; 2) Buying a load of packets of veg seeds then realising what that must look like at the supermarket till (the missus just suggested ...
by Dyffers
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Camera Phones (Sorry)
Replies: 29
Views: 784

Re: Camera Phones (Sorry)

For those in the know because never having had a phone, I know nowt - if I wanted something to take pictures with would a refurb pixel 2 for around £110 be a worthwhile purchase? Really not bothered about the phone side of things. Yes. The phone side of a Pixel 2 isn't too bad either. Hang around e...
by Dyffers
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ragley Luxy bars
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Re: Ragley Luxy bars

Also why I kept hold of my Luxys for 12 months longer than I should. It's nice to have nice things. Like a personal museum.
by Dyffers
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Camera Phones (Sorry)
Replies: 29
Views: 784

Re: Camera Phones (Sorry)

Got sick of paying big money for crap phones, so last year I took a punt on a second hand Pixel 2 for £100. Best phone pictures I've ever taken and best £300 I've ever saved (spent it on bike parts natch).
by Dyffers
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ragley Luxy bars
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Re: Ragley Luxy bars

They sold in 10 minutes, I was just busy at work :smile:
by Dyffers
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ragley Luxy bars
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Re: Ragley Luxy bars

Sold. :-bd
by Dyffers
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ragley Luxy bars
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Ragley Luxy bars

Reckon it's time to let my Ragley Luxy bars go. On one hand I didn't get on with them so they didn't get used a great deal, on the other hand I've held onto them for 12 months since they were removed from my Gryphon because it's impossible to find a pair for sale... ...and yet here is your rare oppo...
by Dyffers
Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Full carbon disc brake CX frameset
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Full carbon disc brake CX frameset

Sold
by Dyffers
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Full carbon disc brake CX frameset
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Full carbon disc brake CX frameset

30mm tyres:
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by Dyffers
Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Full carbon disc brake CX frameset
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Full carbon disc brake CX frameset

Sorry for delay in replying...It will easily clear a 700x32 slick with mudguards, and for the TINAT audax in 2018 I had a pair of 37mm Schwalbe G-Ones (no 'guards) that fit with plenty of room to spare.

Pics I have to hand coming up...

Rear with a 28mm tyre:
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by Dyffers
Sat Mar 07, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Full carbon disc brake CX frameset
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Full carbon disc brake CX frameset

Flyxii FR602 Full carbon disc brake CX frameset with mudguard mounts Used exclusively as an audax bike with mudguards Comes with SRAM Red cranks and ceramic GXP bottom bracket Size 570 (see geometry diagram below) A few marks from use, the worst of which I've included a photo below Post mount disc b...
by Dyffers
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BIKE LUST
Replies: 15
Views: 482

Re: BIKE LUST

3" tyres and drop bars? *sigh*

Lost, not lust for me.
by Dyffers
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Smallest frame bag?
Replies: 31
Views: 673

Re: Smallest frame bag?

The old Jandd framebag might be the sort of thing you want, although they were always hard to find as I'm not sure they were ever sold in the UK? I borrowed this one off my mate for the BB200 in 2015 (the rolled up strapping isn't part of it, that was my hikeabike solution):
Yelli at BB200 2015.jpg
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by Dyffers
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A question that might be hard to answer - Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 1026

Re: A question that might be hard to answer - Scotland

Generally they don't like wind, heavy rain or bright light. Apparently the summer of 2018 was so hot that they were trapped several metres above the ground due to the thermals! Regularly work on the west coast of Scotland...both Argyll and Skye areas. My experience of summer 2018 was consistent lat...
by Dyffers
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: All Sorted now.
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: WTD: hydraulic disk brakes. Hope etc.

I have a pair of Shimano SLX from (I reckon they are M665 but would have to check) that worked perfectly but got replaced by some XT ones a few years ago and have sat in my spares box ever since. I expect they would need a bleed, but otherwise ok. Drop me a PM if you're interested.
by Dyffers
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: 26” wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: WTD: 26” wheels

I have a pair of Hope Pro3 SP-XC3 wheels that might fit the bill. PM incoming.
by Dyffers
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: LeJOG audax-style anyone?
Replies: 34
Views: 1316

Re: LeJOG audax-style anyone?

https://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/20-998/ 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. Also, it seems that this isn't AAA although it looks like it has enough climbing to be... I wonder if it ...
by Dyffers
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: LeJOG audax-style anyone?
Replies: 34
Views: 1316

Re: LeJOG audax-style anyone?

Actually just thinking of just planning a ride in the SW instead, Lost Lanes and sea side towns etc. https://www.aukweb.net/events/detail/20-998/ Tailor-made alternative. The opposite of the Audax LEJOG, a considerable chunk of the route will be on lanes that haven't seen a car yet this year. That ...
by Dyffers
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: I could get one made, but... steel Audax/fast tourer frame/set wanted, ~57-58
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: I could get one made, but... steel Audax/fast tourer frame/set wanted, ~57-58

Built for 28s with mudguards. Would probably get 32s without 'guards but remember the limiting factor will be the brake calipers unlike 2020 disc brake framesets.