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by Cheeky Monkey
Fri May 14, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Damage to carbon frame
Replies: 19
Views: 200

Re: Damage to carbon frame

If you look through my history Chris you'll notice that I took a hammer and dremel to mine and a couple of carbon blades... Couldn't actually break it properly (Sonder Transmitter carbon which was at about 1100g for the frame) and ended up giving up. You'd be surprised how strong these things are I...
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu May 13, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pumps
Replies: 23
Views: 324

Re: Pumps

I got some of those valve caps that also have a slot to tighten cores. One on each bike. That and a pump that's not Lezyne have worked well for me.

It's a shame because the Lezynes are lovely bits of kit, well built, light, durable etc etc but just lost faith. Shame :|
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu May 13, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats todays Arkose?
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: Whats todays Arkose?

Camino?

<sit down Shaf>
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu May 13, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Man's best friend
Replies: 53
Views: 2072

Re: Man's best friend

A friend has a 7 month old Mastiff which is 70lbs :shock:
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed May 12, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: All frame bags now sold. Thanks
Replies: 6
Views: 214

Re: 3 in frame bags for sale

Big ocelot pls. Will DM.

Edit - big as in long 😇
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed May 12, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Man's best friend
Replies: 53
Views: 2072

Re: Man's best friend

:-bd
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed May 12, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: And here's another for you.
Replies: 55
Views: 981

Re: And here's another for you.

....... already scorched ground, which was clearly widely used for 'gatherings' as there was a large amount of litter and beer cans etc around. It didn't feel like an irresponsible act.......................... If Rob didn't think that as "irresponsible", he's just as bad as the ones leaving " the ...
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed May 12, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pumps
Replies: 23
Views: 324

Re: Pumps

Experienced the tedious bollox of Lezyne and its inability to inflate myself.

Jameso recommend an Evans own brand FWE pump (sorry, vague). It's small and effective so :-bd
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed May 12, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: And here's another for you.
Replies: 55
Views: 981

Re: And here's another for you.

Aye. :hand up:

It's been an education this place and I'm grateful for it. Fires in particular have been a revelation.

But if you're going to give up because you cant convince the dumb-arses that can't be convinced then you're not the man I know and love 😎
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed May 12, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I give up.
Replies: 26
Views: 993

Re: I give up.

I'm always a bit surprised at ebikes for overnighters, simply because I thought they had a limited range, would be a heavy pig when "dead" and the general shortage of plug sockets for charging in the "great outdoors". I was told this a few weeks ago by a shop owner and it makes you reconsider and e...
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed May 12, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I give up.
Replies: 26
Views: 993

Re: I give up.

Slightly aside, isn't it in the Bothy Code or just general best practice not to camp at bothies? I'm always a bit surprised at ebikes for overnighters, simply because I thought they had a limited range, would be a heavy pig when "dead" and the general shortage of plug sockets for charging in the "gr...
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue May 11, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Was it fun?
Replies: 29
Views: 653

Re: Was it fun?

:lol:
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue May 11, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jones loops vs drop bars
Replies: 27
Views: 1350

Re: Jones loops vs drop bars

VenureMax XL :-bd
by Cheeky Monkey
Sun May 09, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bluetooth headphones
Replies: 17
Views: 416

Re: Bluetooth headphones

Unless you have apple shaped ears (fnar!) I'm not surprised the fit was less than stellar. Most Taotronics come with hooks and fins and so long as you are not a completely over sensitive weirdo you can usually get a good, locked in and comfy fit. Plus a lot of TT ones are two buds linked by a cable....
by Cheeky Monkey
Sun May 09, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wet Gear Query
Replies: 57
Views: 1366

Re: Wet Gear Query

I'm an XL in pretty much everything. All of my outdry are L.

Various models spread over a few years.
by Cheeky Monkey
Fri May 07, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bluetooth headphones
Replies: 17
Views: 416

Re: Bluetooth headphones

Branded - Powerbeats (earphones connected to each other by a wire round the back of the neck) or the Pro versions (each ear is a separate bud and can be used individually or as a pair). Only downside is a big-ass case but it also doubles as a battery and you can get many hours playback out of them. ...
by Cheeky Monkey
Fri May 07, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9780
Views: 1142521

Re: The post man's been ...

A lovely Thomson layback from the IoW / Sean.

What a shame I am an absolute donkey and have got my seatpost sizes confused :oops: Fireline takes 31.6 whilst the post is 30.9 (as advertised, of course).

Somebody in this transaction is a right plonka, and it's not Sean :cool: :roll: :lol: .
by Cheeky Monkey
Fri May 07, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Budget Tour of the Montañasvacias
Replies: 18
Views: 301

Re: Budget Tour of the Montañasvacias

... we need people to do that ... Do *we*? I'm not quite sure who we is, either. Up to others how they spend their cash and I'm not frowning at anybody (not in a serious, Paddington Bear kinda way anyway). I will admit to finding the idea behind and some of the heavy-schtick outdoorsy marketing of ...
by Cheeky Monkey
Fri May 07, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Overnight laundry service
Replies: 33
Views: 733

Re: Overnight laundry service

Is that bloke behind the Fyre Festival diversifying?
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu May 06, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Budget Tour of the Montañasvacias
Replies: 18
Views: 301

Re: Budget Tour of the Montañasvacias

She's doing fine, acts like she's on springs. I posted a little Gif on here that I did the other day of her running with the bike. Only been to the end of the drive so far but she seems keen to follow me when riding. It's warming up here now so careful not to overdo it. Balmy 25° today :-bd It hail...
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu May 06, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Budget Tour of the Montañasvacias
Replies: 18
Views: 301

Re: Budget Tour of the Montañasvacias

but still I fail to grasp how they can justify the cost
Because "price" does not equal "value" :wink:

How's the puppy anyway?
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed May 05, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Destroying parts!
Replies: 17
Views: 314

Re: Destroying parts!

Broken a few things riding and have had other things manifest as broken due to my workshop efforts :oops: Occasionally I just hamfist it in the garage :oops: :oops: All are becoming rarer as I get older and probably ride more sedately :roll: Sod's Law dictates I will now break everything, including ...
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed May 05, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wet Gear Query
Replies: 57
Views: 1366

Re: Wet Gear Query

ton wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 8:52 am
best thing about outdry is that the xxxl size is a proper xxxl size. :-bd
Sized for the American market. And Ton :cool:
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed May 05, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wet Gear Query
Replies: 57
Views: 1366

Re: Wet Gear Query

Should we start a campaign to force them to make us one that covers our bums?

:grin:
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed May 05, 2021 8:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wet Gear Query
Replies: 57
Views: 1366

Re: Wet Gear Query

Outdry here too. They're not a cycling cut, unfortunately, but I can live with it as do others. Go for a model with pit zips if you fear overheating and are a sweaty beast. The breathability "flaw" of the fabrics is more than made up for by its durability and not needing to maintain a DWR. I seem to...