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by Cheeky Monkey
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1692
Views: 151538

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

It’s a sad cheery Friday for me as we complete on the sale of Mums house. Very sad to say goodbye to my parents and their little house but on the plus side I can spend some of the inheritance on all the things my Dad wouldn’t buy me as a kid...like Flight Deck. Been there and done that Dave, it's a...
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So It Looks Like I've Been Rubbed Up The Wrong Way....
Replies: 48
Views: 844

Re: So It Looks Like I've Been Rubbed Up The Wrong Way....

Least Surprising news. Ever.

Sorry for your loss.

:cool:
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9721
Views: 1115975

Re: The post man's been ...

Wearing stuff under a wetsuit - weird :wink: Commando is the answer :lol:

Postie - a fixed carbon joystick (carbon sleeve and metal parts had unbonded). Secondhand to me so not warrantied but only cost £14 which seemed OK. Suspect they've also given it a once over and re-charged.
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed Apr 21, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has anyone actually managed to buy a bike this year?
Replies: 33
Views: 482

Re: Has anyone actually managed to buy a bike this year?

benp1 wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:55 am
That's not this year though :???: :shock: :lol:
Oh, my bad, if only I'd been specific about the dates :roll: :lol:
by Cheeky Monkey
Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has anyone actually managed to buy a bike this year?
Replies: 33
Views: 482

Re: Has anyone actually managed to buy a bike this year?

I got a PX Goldrush late last year (odered in Black Friday offer, delivered December-ish IIRC).

Serendipitously it's a large gravel wanger.

No. you can't have it.
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9721
Views: 1115975

Re: The post man's been ...

A BLackburn airstick SL because I wanted something teeny that'd fit in a wee saddlebag (earlier thread). I dread to think how much effort it'd take to get a tyre up to a rideable pressure but in theory I guess it would be able to :lol:
by Cheeky Monkey
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommend a softshell
Replies: 18
Views: 347

Re: Recommend a softshell

Not sure if fits what you mean as a "softshell" but if light, windproof and a bit of shower protection are required a Howies Doyle isn't bad: https://howies.co.uk/products/mens-doyle-waterproof-jacket Sadly they only seem to be doing black at the moment (daft colour IMO) and at SRP it's over-priced ...
by Cheeky Monkey
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Benefits of exercise vs negatives of diet
Replies: 22
Views: 577

Re: Benefits of exercise vs negatives of diet

I'm not going to agree or not, I haven't read enough of the original material to do so, but I'm enjoying the discussion.

Keep it up :cool:
by Cheeky Monkey
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Going tubeless...
Replies: 76
Views: 1236

Re: Going tubeless...

I've done several ghetto-tubeless set-ups with the black / "wrong" tape - unsurprisingly they've all been fine :wink:
by Cheeky Monkey
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats better than a Hunka but not?
Replies: 24
Views: 541

Re: Whats better than a Hunka (crappy AK) but not?

I had a falling out with Alpkit over the original Gamma headtorch. I had three fail in exactly the same way (the clips on the battery compartment lid snapped off). I commented about this issue because I thought it was a good product spoiled by a small design fault and that a headtorch is potentiall...
by Cheeky Monkey
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9721
Views: 1115975

Re: The post man's been ...

Bato saddle bag from AK (plus compass and whistle for the hill bag). Seems alright though the zip seem to need a "knack". Early days :wink:
by Cheeky Monkey
Fri Apr 16, 2021 3:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Weekend poll
Replies: 16
Views: 463

Re: Weekend poll

If I try to picture Ton as an "angel" my mind does funny things and starts picturing him as one of those bumblebees where the physics dictate it is impossible they can fly :wink: :lol:

No offence like :cool:
by Cheeky Monkey
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Weekend poll
Replies: 16
Views: 463

Re: Weekend poll

Oh no, he's definitely a prick :lol:
by Cheeky Monkey
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Weekend poll
Replies: 16
Views: 463

Re: Weekend poll

Jesus. H. Christ.

:roll:

:lol:
by Cheeky Monkey
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Borah bivy or mesh inner for a Gatewood.
Replies: 34
Views: 625

Re: Borah bivy or mesh inner for a Gatewood.

Direct:

https://borahgear.com/products.html

Duties etc are same as usual (as it's US rather than EU).
by Cheeky Monkey
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommend me a diddy saddle bag please
Replies: 16
Views: 344

Re: Recommend me a diddy saddle bag please

Oh aye. More concerned it might not really have been Tredz though in reality expect it was all legit. Just enough faff in this instance to tip me towards the global-evil that is Alpkit (sorry Shaf :lol:)
by Cheeky Monkey
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet another light 1p shelter thread
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Yet another light 1p shelter thread

This is approaching an amount of faff that's beyond what I want. I mean, a tarp + bivvy + bug net? Isn't it better to just get a tent? Or a tarp + bivvy with integrated bug net. Indeed. Only mentioned as an option *if it might work for you* :wink: Secondhand Trailstars come up now and then plus the...
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 3/4 length sleeping mats
Replies: 17
Views: 218

Re: 3/4 length sleeping mats

Whilst it might not be the determining factor, what is the weight saving between full > 3/4? UberLite small 158g UberLite regular 264g My normal Neoair Xlite is 354g So if I stuck with a full length mat I'd only save 90g but switching to the small I'd save 196g which 'might' be worth the outlay. Th...
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD - Garmin Edge 200
Replies: 1
Views: 100

SOLD - Garmin Edge 200

Bought it, used it a couple of times, lost it, found it in recent house move (sadly I'd bought other GPS in intervening period).

Good condition. Includes cable, mounts, rubber bands and head unit.

£50 posted or open to offers. PM, post here or email (timsellors@googlemail.com)
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 3/4 length sleeping mats
Replies: 17
Views: 218

Re: 3/4 length sleeping mats

Cold feet keep me awake, consequently I've always accepted the (small) weight penalty of a full length mat. HYOH :cool: This has always been my approach true. Have never tried a 3/4 length mat, so is based purely on theory, however. It's always struck me as a slightly odd way to save weight. You wo...
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet another light 1p shelter thread
Replies: 27
Views: 579

Re: Yet another light 1p shelter thread

There's always the legendary MLD Trailstar .....
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9721
Views: 1115975

Re: The post man's been ...

Nice bike :cool:

A Garmin HRM Dual because it seems I'm such a sweaty git the optical wrist sensor on the watch gets overwhelmed at times (particularly on the rower / sufferfest).

Why I want to know I'm about to explode I'm not sure :lol:
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Clothing cockup
Replies: 29
Views: 642

Re: Clothing cockup

I run pretty hot and am a sweaty beggar. I can be comfy in quite low temps in a T and shorts (though I'm no Geordie-lass :wink:). Anyhow, this is a crappy characteristic when pedaling or yomping hard and then stopping for a breather, particularly if exposed or in windy conditions. I guess the only p...
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 3/4 length sleeping mats
Replies: 17
Views: 218

Re: 3/4 length sleeping mats

Cold feet keep me awake, consequently I've always accepted the (small) weight penalty of a full length mat.

HYOH :cool:
by Cheeky Monkey
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommend me a diddy saddle bag please
Replies: 16
Views: 344

Re: Recommend me a diddy saddle bag please

Cheers all. Ordered the AK one (Shaf will be gutted :lol:). Already have a Topeak Aero Wedge on another bike and was going to try another but Tredz did something funny with my order and immediately emailed me saying the payment hadn't gone thru and please ring to arrange payment. All looked legit bu...