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by Cheeky Monkey
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel/Adventure/MTB in Southern Spain
Replies: 15
Views: 286

Re: Gravel/Adventure/MTB in Southern Spain

I'm not doing well at clarity here 🤣 My mention of "expense" was the cost to OP of the villa, rather than his pricing. Although I anticipate the two may well be linked to some degree to recoup costs (just thought of that). The couples thing hadn't occurred to me but it's a good point. Although here ...
by Cheeky Monkey
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel/Adventure/MTB in Southern Spain
Replies: 15
Views: 286

Re: Gravel/Adventure/MTB in Southern Spain

It's been a long day.

🤣🤣
by Cheeky Monkey
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel/Adventure/MTB in Southern Spain
Replies: 15
Views: 286

Re: Gravel/Adventure/MTB in Southern Spain

How right your are. Apologies to Piston. I am clearly to sh1t to read properly 🤪
by Cheeky Monkey
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel/Adventure/MTB in Southern Spain
Replies: 15
Views: 286

Re: Gravel/Adventure/MTB in Southern Spain

"Bike packing widows"

🤣🤣

[woke]Though if course the casual sexism in your statement appuals me [/woke]

😉
by Cheeky Monkey
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - MTB cable disc brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: WTD - MTB cable disc brakes

Ton - thank you but pass on the Deores.

Dr L, YGM.
by Cheeky Monkey
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel/Adventure/MTB in Southern Spain
Replies: 15
Views: 286

Re: Gravel/Adventure/MTB in Southern Spain

I'm struggling to reconcile a swish villa with trips that'll involve several nights away. Seems a lot of expensive,unused resource for the odd night or two.

That may just be me and my standards though 😉
by Cheeky Monkey
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8687
Views: 955518

Re: The post man's been ...

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Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:43 pm
Surprised not to see popes on that list, given papal toilet habits...
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by Cheeky Monkey
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: MYOG - Climashield quilt - 100gsm
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: MYOG - Climashield quilt - 100gsm

Bugger, that didn't occur to me at all. Thanks for the tip about shock cord rather than Dyneema. I will try to amend the order today It's probably not essential as you're considering using grosgrain :cool: FYI my Alpkit Cloudcover "quilt" has regular cord for drawstrings (not dyneema, something nyl...
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Battery powered light recommendations?
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: Battery powered light recommendations?

I used to ride with Fenix torches and lockblox years ago. Were good, took AA (x2) and kicked out enough light for middling riding. PD200? Alternatively a powerbank with a connector / converter to charge lights. Or Exposure stuff. Neither of these will work unless you've got access to a plug at some ...
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: MYOG - Climashield quilt - 100gsm
Replies: 8
Views: 139

Re: MYOG - Climashield quilt - 100gsm

Personally I would use shockcord / something with a bit of stretch rather than dyneema for draw cords. Little bit of give and less potentially abrasive. I'd also not bother with buckles or potentially even a sewn footbox. For the former just a touch more width on the quilt let's you tuck it round yo...
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - MTB cable disc brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: WTD - MTB cable disc brakes

Think they'll be lighter and nicer than a reet auld pair of Deores.
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8687
Views: 955518

Re: The post man's been ...

What size is it and how is the toe clearance, please? It’s custom geometry, but it fits like a large frame Camino although this is a bit taller all over than the Camino, a fair bit less stand over but still enough for me. Toe clearance is fine. I run my cleats far back, I’m a size 9.5 and theres pl...
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8687
Views: 955518

Re: The post man's been ...

What size is it and how is the toe clearance, please?
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8687
Views: 955518

Re: The post man's been ...

Muchos gracias señor.
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jones loops vs drop bars
Replies: 18
Views: 502

Re: Jones loops vs drop bars

It's all just dicking about on push irons and almost every choice is a compromise, sometimes just for the sheer shits and giggles. See rigid bikes, singlespeeds, fatbikes etc ad nauseum. A drop bar'd mtb is a perfectly decent tool with advantages (and disadv') for an *average* route. The number of 5...
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Down Quilts
Replies: 19
Views: 461

Re: Down Quilts

I believe, though happy to be corrected that Cumulus was the name of two separate firms, one English and the other Polish. Both making outdoor products, including down bags. Cumulus in the UK became Criterion. Cumulus in Poland stayed Cumulus. That's pretty much it. Criterion do have a quilt in the...
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - MTB cable disc brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: WTD - MTB cable disc brakes

Be interested to know.
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8687
Views: 955518

Re: The post man's been ...

It was a few days ago but got a Gatewood Cape sized pole from Stu last week in double-quick time, a little extender to allow me to discover, all for myself, that he was entirely correct and the original pole height is all I will ever need :wink: Excellent, generous and rapid service. Lovely bloke :c...
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone tried these Ritchey bars?
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Anyone tried these Ritchey bars?

Buggerit. Got some off ze Germanz and will find out for myself :ugeek:
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - MTB cable disc brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 333

Re: WTD - MTB cable disc brakes

Apologies for the bump, just wondering if anyone had anything suitable. Avid or whatever the TRP is that works with V-brake levers. Nice levers would also be considered though not essential as existing ones can be re-used. The bloody bike is sitting in my garage and gradually causing the floor to co...
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jones loops vs drop bars
Replies: 18
Views: 502

Re: Jones loops vs drop bars

The drops were positioned high as per drop bar MTB doctrine. Giving me a hand position a touch higher than the saddle when in the hooks. Higher than the saddle. Golly :o I've got mine high but that would be a bit too much, HYOH though :cool: I've tried a few drop bars but no alt ones. Woodchippers ...
by Cheeky Monkey
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD - Sonder Camino Al (medium)
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: SOLD - Sonder Camino Al (medium)

Sold.
by Cheeky Monkey
Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatewood Cape - Pole - Question for Stu
Replies: 42
Views: 654

Re: Gatewood Cape - Pole - Question for Stu

Stu mentions he didn't bother changing them in his review and it worked fine. Try it first and see? If you're desperate to save the weight then crack on :cool:
by Cheeky Monkey
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Down Quilts
Replies: 19
Views: 461

Re: Down Quilts

I thought he was listing Criterion, not Cumulus...? Criterion is the new Cumulus in the UK. Or Cumulus is the new Criterion. Or something. I don't understand. But it is. I think. As above, wait till you can find the thing you want. And for me, I'd go the Criterion/Cumulus route and in the grand tra...