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by restlessshawn
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Canyon Ultimate carbon frameset(m): Now gone to auction... on here!
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: Fundraiser: CF SL medium price slashed/frameset only

Always like your posts Shaf even though I suspect I only understand 50% of them and that wall paper always takes me by surprise :smile:

Good to see some pictures of my red tangle bag on it's previous adventures
by restlessshawn
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaf's respirator appeal.
Replies: 99
Views: 1448

Re: Shaf's respirator appeal.

Sent you something over though being an atheist not expecting any rewards in the afterlife :wink: Hope it helps
by restlessshawn
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone ever used a US reshipper?
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Anyone ever used a US reshipper?

Well they left Ohio and resurfaced in Florida, MyUS then charged me $33 to Fedex priority them on (there was a cheaper option but Fedex seemed a good idea)… they are now somewhere in Memphis trying to get on a Fedex plane :-bd
by restlessshawn
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone ever used a US reshipper?
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Anyone ever used a US reshipper?

Cyclepeasant wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:57 pm
Look a bit like ace bars....if you're a biker! :wink:
Yep I remember my brother having a pair like this on his gp100 in the 80s! At one point I did seriously consider putting jota bars on the inbred ;)
by restlessshawn
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone ever used a US reshipper?
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Re: Anyone ever used a US reshipper?

I hope so, it's taken me about 6 years to find a pair of these
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by restlessshawn
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone ever used a US reshipper?
Replies: 7
Views: 400

Anyone ever used a US reshipper?

Ordered something US that they wouldn't ship here so having it shipped to MyUS.com to reship on...am I ever likely to see it 8-|

On reflection attempting this in the middle of a pandemic may not have been the best idea
by restlessshawn
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ragley Luxy bars
Replies: 13
Views: 468

Re: Ragley Luxy bars

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:37 am
On a slightly related note - I rooted out my WTB Dirt drops the other day with the intention of getting rid but upon seeing them, put them back in the box :wink:
Originals? Shame to leave them hiding in a box!
by restlessshawn
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: On One Geoff Bars
Replies: 6
Views: 276

Re: Wanted: On One Geoff Bars

They reckon they will be back in stock May 15th. I asked as I thought about playing with a set.
by restlessshawn
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick/easy access bikepacking style luggage
Replies: 22
Views: 763

Re: Quick/easy access bikepacking style luggage

I'm not a fan of the saddle pack really, always find it a faff to pack or get one thing out of without emptying the contents over the floor. Would like to try one of these but rather spendy...especially since I've not been out camping on the bike since moving house in May :oops: https://builtbyswift...
by restlessshawn
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: International book day
Replies: 51
Views: 1029

Re: International book day

Almost halfway of past through The Cyclist that Went out in the Cold bt Tim Moore. Bout how he takes a shopper bike and tries to ride the long distance route of the Iron Curtain (or whatever its called) ling distance route through the ex USSR and surrounding areas. Interesting a nice but I obviousl...
by restlessshawn
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: International book day
Replies: 51
Views: 1029

Re: International book day

Erebus, The Story of a Ship - Michael Palin

think that is all I have on the go just now
by restlessshawn
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.
Replies: 42
Views: 1305

Re: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.

Would be worried about heat transfer to the canister?
by restlessshawn
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 3196

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

See I just knew y'all would get that

I've often been tempted to buy a GP100 and terrorise the countryside
by restlessshawn
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 3196

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

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+ my actual name Shawn
by restlessshawn
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Old school tourer -> gravel
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Old school tourer -> gravel

What I'm trying to say is maybe a retro rigid MTB from that era might be an option too? it's a possibility if I could get drops to work ok on it How about going retro? yeah i'm thinking 70s-80s tourer that Mercia is lovely! I do have a 1960s Mercian but it's only got 2 gears and it's very flexy so ...
by restlessshawn
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Old school tourer -> gravel
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Re: Old school tourer -> gravel

Yeah was looking at them , I’m not exactly tall :grin:

I do sort of hate cantis but think I could live with them for this
by restlessshawn
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Old school tourer -> gravel
Replies: 7
Views: 237

Old school tourer -> gravel

Have a gravel tour planned in October and a week off... Can't face long gravel and B road days on the MTB with flat bars Have a perfectly good CX bike but it's a bit racey and only 1x9 so found it hard work loaded up before Was thinking of picking up an old touring bike, strip it down a bit, better ...
by restlessshawn
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wow... how mainstream are we? (Lidl Bikepacking Bags!)
Replies: 9
Views: 555

Re: Wow... how mainstream are we? (Lidl Bikepacking Bags!)

"Instagram-friendly form of cycle touring"

This is probably best definition of bikepacking I've read :wink:
by restlessshawn
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I want a Geared Hub?
Replies: 21
Views: 486

Re: Do I want a Geared Hub?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:46 pm
I'm surprised that you still can't get the disc version over here. I got mine from the US and at the time SA Europe didn't believe that it existed when I inquired ... maybe they still don't? :wink:
According to the SA website even my non coaster brake non disc version doesn't exist!
by restlessshawn
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I want a Geared Hub?
Replies: 21
Views: 486

Re: Do I want a Geared Hub?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:25 pm
Get yourself a nice Sturmy 3spd :-bd
Do you still have the duomatic Stu? I have one on a bike and like it.

Also got a 5 speed srf5w sat in a box that I used for while after a knee injury, must dig that out and ebay it.
by restlessshawn
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?

I know this is really bonkers and sadly this is how my mind works but if I don't have mudguard eyes and rack mounts on the frame I can't have them on the fork :oops: :roll: I can't help it though

I can see this escalating in to a whole new bike (in addition to the other 3) :wink:
by restlessshawn
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?

That would be pretty much perfect without the rack mounts. How come they are now heavier?
by restlessshawn
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?

Yep lots of close but none quite there :smile: and none of them quote a weight

I did pick up a kona p2 disc fork without realising that there were much heavier versions as the one I got was well over 1000g, maybe I should just watch ebay and hope for a butted version to appear one day!
by restlessshawn
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Re: Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?

Sorry disc , post mount ideally
Something substantially sub 1kg must be possible?
by restlessshawn
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?
Replies: 14
Views: 380

Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?

400mm ish axle to crown
45mm ish offset

Skinny steel, unicrown, straight leg
Light and comfortable, 800g ish ?
Not overbuilt with rack mounts , bosses , mudguard mounts, nine of that shenanigans.

Straight steerer
QR
Post mount would be ideal
Good clearance for 42mm tyre