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by restlessshawn
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel bike gearing
Replies: 17
Views: 389

Re: Gravel bike gearing

I have a pair of them Sjs thumbie brackets in my spares . In use I actually preferred the position to Paul’s , but yeah 22.2

Actually have a set of gevenalle / retroshift with 9 speed dura ace levers for the project that has never happened!

I also did not get on with bar ends , have tried twice
by restlessshawn
Thu Dec 31, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS road bikes for touring
Replies: 24
Views: 557

Re: SS road bikes for touring

I think the first thing is to fully accept that you will be compromised 50% of the time. After accepting that fact, go and buy a SA kickback two speed hub ... it's almost like having gears but there's no shifters or cables, so no one will know :-bd This is exactly what I have on my ‘single speed’ r...
by restlessshawn
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ..... Tubeless ready road spike/ice tires?
Replies: 15
Views: 290

Re: Experience of spiked road tires anyone?

Have a pair of schwalbe snow stud 700x38 in the loft, used them once then decided could never be arsed fitting them again, if it’s Ivey or snowy I’ll go for a trail run instead. It’s just the odd day not months on end
by restlessshawn
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wolf tooth drop stop 40t chainring
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Wolf tooth drop stop 40t chainring

110bcd 5 bolt round
Low miles as I swapped to a 38 and stuck with that

£30 posted
by restlessshawn
Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold : Exposure Joystick mk12
Replies: 0
Views: 240

Sold : Exposure Joystick mk12

Literally used twice (I just don’t like riding at night!)

Mk12 1000lm joystick +
Case, lanyard, usb cable,,mains charger, bar mount, helmet mount, stickers and a micro red eye

£110 posted

Can emails pics
by restlessshawn
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: Brooks Cambium C15 carved
Replies: 1
Views: 127

SOLD: Brooks Cambium C15 carved

Original version with the metal bits not the all weather one. Black...though they look dark grey. Good condition. £50 posted, can email pics
by restlessshawn
Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: xmas gifts for a cycling wife............ help!
Replies: 25
Views: 611

Re: xmas gifts for a cycling wife............ help!

Cheddar Man wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:42 pm
Or scrap the cycling theme and give her a lovely pearl necklace instead?
My wife has an etsy shop selling vintage costume jewellery, good quality faux pearl necklaces are at least 80% of her sales!

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PurpleLilyVintage
by restlessshawn
Fri Dec 04, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Edinburgh
Replies: 16
Views: 651

Re: Alpkit Edinburgh

I never managed to visit the planet x store because whenever I was near it I could never park anywhere, so for me it was a stupid location. Hopefully the Alpkit store will be easier to visit as being able to see the bikes would be good.
by restlessshawn
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8
Replies: 102
Views: 2198

Re: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8

Making me quite jealous , not had a bike to build for about 3 years now

Got a pretty light road frame and forks in the loft but last time I built it and road it I had a pretty decent crash so will probably leave it there
by restlessshawn
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8
Replies: 102
Views: 2198

Re: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8

redefined_cycles wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:19 am
Image
A Boardman and a 'thought up in UK' removed. 0.2g lost. Happy days
Plenty of decals to peel off them rims!

Love that saddle, I was excited till I got to the price :ugeek:
by restlessshawn
Tue Nov 03, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Todays quiz Q.
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Todays quiz Q.

Not controversial at all...Dylan’s songs are better sung by anyone other than Dylan 😉

Also Disturbed’s cover of Sound of Silence is better than the original, though that was obviously a red herring lryric
by restlessshawn
Sun Nov 01, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Revelate Tangle Frame bag Medium
Replies: 1
Views: 150

FS: Revelate Tangle Frame bag Medium

Medium Revelate Tangle Fashionable red Straps trimmed a wee bit so they weren't silly on my steel frame Revelate badge has been removed* see pic 500mm long stretched out Good condition just the odd usage mark £43 posted *Badges, we don't need no stinkin' badges https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50...
by restlessshawn
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Avid SD Levers + BB7 calipers + discs
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: FS: Avid SD Levers + BB7 calipers + discs

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50549624488_16bb9b18b9_k.jpg ssss by Shawn McFarlane , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50550485232_0908e8ba45_k.jpg sss by Shawn McFarlane , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50550357726_b350cc5094_k.jpg ss by Shawn McFarlane , on Flickr
by restlessshawn
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Avid SD Levers + BB7 calipers + discs
Replies: 2
Views: 127

FS: Avid SD Levers + BB7 calipers + discs

Avid SD levers, gunmetal
BB7 calipers, gunmetal, good pads left, post mount, have mounting bolts and washers
160mm discs with bolts

Can leave cables attached if required (off a 16" Inbred)

All in good condition

£55 posted
by restlessshawn
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the self employed. URGENT
Replies: 7
Views: 434

Re: For the self employed. URGENT

Thanks for the reminder, hadn’t realised the date on it as it’s my wife that’s self employed not me. Didn’t claim the first one as seemed ok then but not so good now. Cheers
by restlessshawn
Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: 27.5 winter tyres, spikey please
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: WTD: 27.5 winter tyres, spikey please

Got a minion dhf 2.5 wt, pretty mint, never had sealant in, that the sort of thing? Ran it upfront for a while but now use a 2.6 forekaster instead.
by restlessshawn
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Lots of bike bits
Replies: 10
Views: 699

Re: Lots of bike bits

Got any pics and prices for the brakes please, and current hose lengths? smcfarlane at gmail dot com
by restlessshawn
Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Before I buy a Lunar Solo...
Replies: 51
Views: 1855

Re: Before I buy a Lunar Solo...

Often see people slag off the pole but in actual use mine has been fine, it’s a little flexible if you stand there flexing it which I don’t . After it survived the worst weather I’ve ever camped in for a night on Rum I don’t worry about it. How would a stiffer pole help?
by restlessshawn
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Hayfield tp Cape Wrath (and back)
Replies: 13
Views: 1270

Re: Hayfield tp Cape Wrath (and back)

Good work :)
by restlessshawn
Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Hayfield tp Cape Wrath (and back)
Replies: 13
Views: 1270

Re: Hayfield tp Cape Wrath (and back)

Nice to meet you in Bowhill today. Hope you had some luck at the tea room !
by restlessshawn
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: ‘Gravel’ bikes?
Replies: 13
Views: 611

Re: ‘Gravel’ bikes?

My steel (+ carbon forks) CX/Gravel bike weighs in about 20.75 lbs, I'd be surprised if a Fargo could get anywhere near that? It doesn't make me faster in any way but a nice lightish bike just feels nice to ride in some ways, lively. If I already had a Fargo I liked I would probably just use that th...
by restlessshawn
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcamping toxic?
Replies: 58
Views: 2466

Re: Wildcamping toxic?

I wrote this very nearly 5 years a go to the day. At the time some people threw the word elitest about, oddly, I think I was right You say elitist like that’s a bad thing :wink: I certainly won’t be wild camping if anyone asks , in fact I will probably be cycle touring as that still sounds quite re...
by restlessshawn
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone ridden the Reiver Raid route? Any good?
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Re: Anyone ridden the Reiver Raid route? Any good?

Convoluted about sums it up when I looked at the route. I live there about and I’ve probably ridden most of it but not as a route. The way it goes through my village was nuts when I looked.