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by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What would you do...
Replies: 44
Views: 727

Re: What would you do...

I'd be looking for a replacement or refund. It's up to Sonder to prove it's your fault, check out your rights. Don't suppose you paid by credit card. If it's down to SOGA rights, it's the manufacturer to show it's not faulty up to 6 mths after purchase, after that point it's the owner's responsibil...
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Congrats Stu on 20,000 posts!
Replies: 18
Views: 301

Re: Congrats Stu on 20,000 posts!

RIP wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:09 pm
^ :lol:

My intentions are never to win merely to indulge in futile pub banter as above :-bd . Come to think of it, as a corollary of that I suppose you can never win either because I can never 'lose' :grin: .
Ach sorry, I'd missed out an "H".

:wink:
by Cheeky Monkey
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Congrats Stu on 20,000 posts!
Replies: 18
Views: 301

Re: Congrats Stu on 20,000 posts!

Oh I'm sure you'll end up winning in the end :wink:
by Cheeky Monkey
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Congrats Stu on 20,000 posts!
Replies: 18
Views: 301

Re: Congrats Stu on 20,000 posts!

RIP wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:45 pm
Yes, I must admit that many of my posts are indeed aimed at the more discerning reader :grin: .


:wink:
Get te feck :grin:
by Cheeky Monkey
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Congrats Stu on 20,000 posts!
Replies: 18
Views: 301

Re: Congrats Stu on 20,000 posts!

Well someone had to claim the 250,000th post, might as well be an overseas early bird. Yay! Ah jaysus, it's like bloody STW on here now :wink: Well done Stu, for a grumpy sod you've a lot to say about it :-bd This place is the only biking spot I can be bothered with, though I admit to occasionally ...
by Cheeky Monkey
Mon Mar 01, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wide range cassette
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Wide range cassette

I got this by Sunrace for £8 instead of the GoatLink which seemed rather pricey. Out of stock with Merlin but Google might help. https://www.merlincycles.com/sunrace-rear-derailleur-extender-link-134836.html Alternatively there seem to be loads of Chinese / Knock-off / Ebay / Amazon alternatives. Wh...
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road bike question.
Replies: 22
Views: 388

Re: Road bike question.

... If they designed out the overlap then there'd have to be a compromise somewhere else, either the fit or the handling at other speeds. ... I wonder whether that is just received wisdom. Bike design seems to be a mélange of compromises related to all sorts of factors and many are not about the "b...
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off topic - loading a kayak on a car
Replies: 23
Views: 281

Re: Off topic - loading a kayak on a car

I'd love to get / try a proper sea kayak but a) the expense and b) it strikes me that not having a bit more than basic knowledge could be a bit, like, potentially, y'know lethal :wink: Had big plans last year for some trips and courses up in Scotland but that all sadly got kyboshed. Mebe this year :...
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off topic - loading a kayak on a car
Replies: 23
Views: 281

Re: Off topic - loading a kayak on a car

... Tupperware kayak ...
*wonders whether to be offended*

Nah, never a truer word :lol:
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road bike question.
Replies: 22
Views: 388

Re: Road bike question.

Toe lap is rubbish. The Camino I had was horrid for it although it was probably significantly worsened by me being on a size too small. The subsequent Goldrush, broadly speaking a size up, is almost totally without it. It seems to be something people either tolerate or can't abide (guess which camp ...
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock/tent
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: Hammock/tent

Looks vaguely similar to some of DD Hammocks and I think Clarkes (sp) ones. Not read it in depth though to know, just looking at pics. Whilst the idea of something that can convert to do "everything" seems initially attractive I'm not sure it's worth it, personally. I can't remember needing to ever ...
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off topic - loading a kayak on a car
Replies: 23
Views: 281

Re: Off topic - loading a kayak on a car

Apparently J bars are good and help with the one-end-at-a-time approach. I say apparently as I still sling my Perception on myself and lash it to post-bars (or whatever they're called).

This post guaranteed I will spang myself next time :???:
by Cheeky Monkey
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommend a sleeping mat
Replies: 18
Views: 395

Re: Recommend a sleeping mat

Exped mats :-bd
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats been your favourite-est forks ever?
Replies: 43
Views: 443

Re: Whats been your favourite-est forks ever?

Fox Vanilla 32's c.2005 (iirc). My first every elastomer forks on a Trek 4500 were a revelation as my first front suspension, however, the Fox's were the first schmooth forks I ran. I had soem Pace RC36 before them but they were a bit of a PITA and rather firm / wooden / jarring. As others have said...
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9538
Views: 1085074

Re: The post man's been ...

... O and endless, unbearable smugness of course :wink: . Especially as this week we've also had a log burner put in. Feeling oh so very middle class now :ugeek: ... to be honest, we've been dreaming of one for seven years or so, and thanks to covid we've been able to spend a bit less over the last...
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where would you live in the UK...
Replies: 104
Views: 1689

Re: Where would you live in the UK...

Or when the Derwent road bridge gets washed away in the floods... The Cumbrian Coast line is far more interesting than the West Highland in my view... loads of power stations to look at.. nuclear waste dumps... old steelworks.... weatherbeaten industrial towns... strange groups of sea shanties... s...
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where would you live in the UK...
Replies: 104
Views: 1689

Re: Where would you live in the UK...

It's years since I've been on the West Coast line but in my experience you'd be quicker walking 😉
by Cheeky Monkey
Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone else only eat once a day?
Replies: 55
Views: 1012

Re: Anyone else only eat once a day?

I count what I'm eating, try to stay within the boundaries of whichever approach I'm currently using to shift some weight and then...after a shitty day or a mistake at work or the kids having driven me to the point of insanity or Boris saying literally anything etc... I'll sink a few choice beverag...
by Cheeky Monkey
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Monster or Gravel WKR - Probably Ti
Replies: 62
Views: 1131

Re: Monster or Gravel WKR - Probably Ti

I think that the limitations of the drops are about equal to the limitations of the 40mm tyres Couldn't agree more. Bars and tyres go together for me on the same sort of sliding scale - but Steve's bike says that's a personal preference not a rule. So.. what's the conclusion again? :smile: .... Oh ...
by Cheeky Monkey
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Monster or Gravel WKR - Probably Ti
Replies: 62
Views: 1131

Re: Monster or Gravel WKR - Probably Ti

I've got a regular steel Gryphon. A bike I really like. I tried a Camino Al and it was a very different ride, so much so I bought a PX Goldrush which is very nice so far, though it's been under-used. I didn't get a Ti Camino due to limited supply and fit worries. Monster is an MTB with drop bars, Gr...
by Cheeky Monkey
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone else only eat once a day?
Replies: 55
Views: 1012

Re: Anyone else only eat once a day?

Me, my Dad and my daughter apparently have genetics that means we are always hungry! I have to actively stop myself earing continuously. So basically you're admitting that at some point in your ancestry someone had it away with a labrador? It must be where you also get your adorable eyes :wink: No ...
by Cheeky Monkey
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has anyone ever ridden owt with 36" wheels?
Replies: 17
Views: 337

Re: Has anyone ever ridden owt with 36" wheels?

Is Gary Fisher advocating them? If not ... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/00Zv379CX4A9Yf_SgSUCUwGrj3V3TvFO1_0CfTh0rIwjRynUzzyqQkuNPRiv-K0GToM5K-Khlz3mFXWNlic0u4n2b6roFC9s1pqUBo9e83K8ZRRENz_oX_iqdJr3zSDUCI9WxR4x6zjfSxgNG60tX6R9EFjj3KcwMGc Nah, I'd love to try one though I wonder what initial...
by Cheeky Monkey
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you like giant cassettes?
Replies: 54
Views: 1116

Re: Do you like giant cassettes?

Might I ask, in the sweetest, least confrontational way, but have you been drinking?

:cool:
by Cheeky Monkey
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3544
Views: 646529

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I got some of the socks in their sale area. Toasty :-bd

Be interesting to see if they keep their lovely fluffy properties after a wash or two.
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu Feb 11, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A favour from the parents of secondary school kids.
Replies: 11
Views: 298

Re: A favour from the parents of secondary school kids.

I've sent mine the link. It's the best I can do :lol: