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by Dyffers
Wed Jul 10, 2024 1:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding Bikes - Experiences..
Replies: 17
Views: 1060

Re: Folding Bikes - Experiences..

With a bit of fettling that will make a great car boot bike as it will fold in half and ride pretty well. You can usually retrofit 650b gravel width wheels/tyres to 26" bikes if that's your thing. For suitcase packing I've tried a 26" wheeled Ibis T26 (formally called something less pleasa...
by Dyffers
Tue Jul 09, 2024 7:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 5007
Views: 1297672

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

PaulB2 wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 5:33 pm Not gravel enough?
https://www.bananaindustries.co.uk/prod ... ab03&_ss=r
My size but not cheap enough for an impulse buy. Phew.
by Dyffers
Tue Jul 09, 2024 4:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 5007
Views: 1297672

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Lazarus wrote: Tue Jul 09, 2024 2:36 pm Relieved or annoyed there is no OLSEN gravel frame ...not sure which i am
Ditto. Relieved I think.
by Dyffers
Mon Jul 01, 2024 7:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 5007
Views: 1297672

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Dyffers wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 8:45 pm Not necessarily a bargain yet, but a Moloko bars cockpit setup on eBay (nothing to do with me):
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/126551823875
Flipping heck! Not a bargain at all. :shock:
by Dyffers
Mon Jul 01, 2024 9:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultralightweight 2season sleeping bag?
Replies: 24
Views: 615

Re: Ultralightweight 2season sleeping bag?

...£50 500gr Highlander summer bag... No experience or advice about the bags you're looking at other than to say I have one of these Highlander bags, for which I paid about £25. I removed about 50g off the weight by chopping off all extraneous covers and fittings and I doubt I have spent more than ...
by Dyffers
Mon Jul 01, 2024 9:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BeSpoked 2024 - Manchester
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Re: BeSpoked 2024 - Manchester

https://theradavist.com/2024-bespoked-uk-handmade-bicycle-show-part-01/ https://theradavist.com/2024-bespoked-uk-handmade-bicycle-show-part-02/ Hadn't realised it was at Victoria Baths! My mates had a flat directly opposite that in about 1997 when I was at Uni in Manchester and the Baths were just a...
by Dyffers
Sun Jun 30, 2024 10:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 5007
Views: 1297672

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Nah, I have a search for Revelate stuff hence why I spotted it but I already have enough Jones bars, don't need Molokos as well.
by Dyffers
Sun Jun 30, 2024 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 5007
Views: 1297672

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Not necessarily a bargain yet, but a Moloko bars cockpit setup on eBay (nothing to do with me):
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/126551823875
by Dyffers
Thu Jun 27, 2024 5:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD Velo Solo chainring 36t, unused
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: FS Velo Solo chainring 36t, unused

Yes please. PM incoming.
by Dyffers
Wed Jun 19, 2024 9:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Woods Rat Run
Replies: 36
Views: 1955

Re: Woods Rat Run

Forecast is improving :-bd I'm tempted to embrace my inner Reg and ride in (fairly closed in ) sandals ... I'd be taking them with me anyway and it's save carrying a pair of cycling shoe/ boots .. I ride with flats now so Sandals with optional waterproof socks should be fine. I'm all of a quandary ...
by Dyffers
Sun Jun 16, 2024 6:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin 830 and rain.
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Garmin 830 and rain.

I've got a 530 and a couple of Garmin remotes on bikes after I saw Luke mention them a few years ago on here. They work great, I especially like that you can set a button to bring you back to the map screen with one press from any other screen / menu. If you're not in a hurry they come up on eBay fo...
by Dyffers
Fri Jun 07, 2024 3:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Technical Descending
Replies: 37
Views: 1279

Re: Technical Descending

I thought I'd post a reply as I am a roadie by nature but decided in about 2010 I fancied this mountain biking thing. I went all trails and drops for a few years, entirely on hardtails, never owned a full suss. After about two or three years of just riding stuff until I got better I was a reasonably...
by Dyffers
Fri May 31, 2024 9:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: how to convert 142mm x 15mm DT Swiss 350 rear 6 bolt hub to boost standard!?
Replies: 32
Views: 1755

Re: how to convert 142mm x 15mm DT Swiss 350 rear 6 bolt hub to boost standard!?

Yes, chainring will have to give the right chainline. This (what type of chainring) depends on your frame and crank (at least with my frames, cranks and rings). I don't know how often you need to back pedal or pedal kick, but if you do it (regularly) you want to make sure the chainline is spot on. ...
by Dyffers
Fri May 10, 2024 8:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding Bikes - Experiences..
Replies: 17
Views: 1060

Re: Folding Bikes - Experiences..

thenorthwind wrote: Fri May 10, 2024 7:51 am Worth pointing out that not all Bike Fridays are 451 though - mine's 406.
Indeed. I think in general if a Bike Friday has V brakes it'll be a New World Tourist and 406 wheels, if road calipers probably a Pocket Rocket and 451.
by Dyffers
Thu May 09, 2024 10:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding Bikes - Experiences..
Replies: 17
Views: 1060

Re: Folding Bikes - Experiences..

1000008595-01.jpeg Here's my current suitcase bike, a custom-beyond-recognition Dahon, singlespeed in this pic but I also have mech hanger for it and run 8 sprockets of an 11spd cassette and a Di2 barend shifter; Di2 is brilliant for travel bikes because you can just unplug it and remove the mech. ...
by Dyffers
Thu Apr 04, 2024 11:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: packable fleece?
Replies: 27
Views: 2391

Re: packable fleece?

My Core Hoodies are half the weight and volume of classic fleeces offering comparable warmth. So always need an outer layer or wind blows the heat away so I'm not quite sure of the point? Obv happy to hear of realworld experience :smile: . No real world experience, but this just sounds like a super...
by Dyffers
Wed Apr 03, 2024 10:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is this 'bikepacking'?
Replies: 84
Views: 10642

Re: Is this 'bikepacking'?

If I am following a single day pre-designated route but carrying my sleeping kit is it bikepacking? If I'm following a multi-day pre-designated route but intend riding through the night(s) so have no sleeping kit, am I bikepacking? If I'm making it up as I go along but stay in a hotel every couple o...
by Dyffers
Tue Mar 26, 2024 11:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarmacs Route Planner?
Replies: 13
Views: 2401

Re: Tarmacs Route Planner?

I've been using free site gpx.studio for two or three years for tarmac-related routes. You can choose 'motorbike' for do-not-leave-tarmac options, or 'MTB' for bridleways and 'run/hike' to include footpaths. And it has an undo button. :-bd
by Dyffers
Sat Mar 23, 2024 12:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: This chap has turned up at our local gravel ride
Replies: 15
Views: 1960

Re: This chap has turned up at our local gravel ride

voodoo_simon wrote: Sat Mar 23, 2024 11:57 am Ermmm, don’t want to be that guy but I’m not great with faces nor names… :oops:
Sean Yates
by Dyffers
Mon Feb 05, 2024 6:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BeSpoked 2024 - Manchester
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Re: BeSpoked 2024 - Manchester

I went a couple of times when it was at Bristol Temple Meads and it was great. At one point someone local who we used to ride with (read try and keep up with) who started building frames was exhibiting, which was a bonus. Well worth an afternoon if you're into the details of bike building. Usually s...
by Dyffers
Sun Feb 04, 2024 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Woods Rat Run
Replies: 36
Views: 1955

Re: Woods Rat Run

Loads of options on the route during more social hours after your dawn ferry: corfe castle probably has a bakery, supermarket and bakery in Wareham, lots of options in Blandford and pubs in most villages (I'd avoid the one in Tollard Royal though as it's a bit posh :roll: ).
by Dyffers
Thu Feb 01, 2024 2:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: 21T SS cog
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: Wtd: 21T SS cog

Hi I have looked and it's a 20t if that's any good https://photos.app.goo.gl/ntPwdbXsbjGxkjNe8 😄🚲🚲👍 I'm running a 19T already and wanted to go twiddly so I reckon I'm going to buy an Andel 21T one from velosolo, but if your 20T is cheap I might take it off your hands as well. PM me a price. :-bd
by Dyffers
Tue Jan 30, 2024 11:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: 21T SS cog
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Re: Wtd: 21T SS cog

Good info, thanks.
by Dyffers
Tue Jan 30, 2024 7:57 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: 21T SS cog
Replies: 5
Views: 439

Wtd: 21T SS cog

Before I buy a Surly one, does anyone have a 21T single speed cog to fit an HG cassette languishing in their parts box that they want to sell or trade? Condition not that important, it's not going to do big mileage.
by Dyffers
Mon Jan 22, 2024 4:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ultralightweight saddlebag harness - dropper post compatible
Replies: 12
Views: 739

Re: Ultralightweight saddlebag harness - dropper post compatible

If you care about weight savings, this harness saves you about 300gr over traditional saddlebag solutions. I've scanned your text twice and I can't see an actual weight for what you have created? My Wildcat harnesses and basic Alpkit drybags save over 300g over a "traditional saddlebag" i...