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by rufus748
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off topic - loading a kayak on a car
Replies: 23
Views: 280

Re: Off topic - loading a kayak on a car

Have you seen the rear loaders? Basically stick onto the roof/rear windscreen and you roll it up and over. That way you only have to lift one end up onto the roller with the other end on the ground then just push it up. There lot's of DIY versions around as well. Alternatively a rear roller from a v...
by rufus748
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A favour from the parents of secondary school kids.
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: A favour from the parents of secondary school kids.

yup, no problem, I'll get Dan on it today
by rufus748
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Be careful out there
Replies: 26
Views: 728

Re: Be careful out there

Hux, that sucks. Maybe use paper plates? :wink:
by rufus748
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bottom Bracket tool
Replies: 2
Views: 159

Re: Bottom Bracket tool

I bought one of those for my DUB and it nearly ruined it, flexible and kept slipping. In the end I bought one of these: https://www.merlincycles.com/icetoolz-12-tooth-external-bottom-bracket-tool-121875.html?utm_source=PHG&utm_medium=AffiliateMarketing&utm_campaign=phg-GB&ucpo=56172&source=PHG So mu...
by rufus748
Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pad-less Bib Longs
Replies: 12
Views: 284

Re: Pad-less Bib Longs

Planet X have some in their (never-ending) sale C £25 alternatively Galibier.
by rufus748
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 515
Views: 19793

Re: What are you listening to now?

Thanks to Romesh Ranganathan and his "Christmas special" I'm now partial to a bit of "Peat and Diesel" from Stornoway https://www.peatanddiesel.band/videos I recon that Peat and Diesel are bloody brilliant too. To be fair to Rom, that wasn't a bad programme either. I think he was quite insightful i...
by rufus748
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 515
Views: 19793

Re: What are you listening to now?

Thanks to Romesh Ranganathan and his "Christmas special" I'm now partial to a bit of "Peat and Diesel" from Stornoway

https://www.peatanddiesel.band/videos
by rufus748
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy Birthday Taylor!
Replies: 16
Views: 369

Re: Happy Birthday Taylor!

Hey, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Did you get a waterproof, with a hood?...... :wink:
by rufus748
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wattbike Atom
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Wattbike Atom

I've got one. Picked it up at the start of the first lockdown second hand (not at the crazy second hand prices that are around at the moment). I really like it, I use it with zwift rather than the wattbike hub. The V1 has a slight lag when powering up or down on Watts (a couple of seconds) which onl...
by rufus748
Tue Nov 03, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The ultimate bikepacking shoe?
Replies: 10
Views: 435

Re: The ultimate bikepacking shoe?

I recall hearing of a guy who cycled around the world in crocs. Didn't need to carry other shoes, cool in summer, water runs out in winter, cheap and easily replaceable.
by rufus748
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike stand recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 627

Re: Bike stand recommendation

Dave, if I remember correctly your sex dungeon (sorry, basement..... ) opens out onto the road Cant you put a mount/bracket on the top of the doorframe (inside) and insert a pole into it, then hang the bike over it from the saddle? Easy and quick to remove and far enough away that you don't flood th...
by rufus748
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - Lanshan 2 or similar
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: WTD - Lanshan 2 or similar

I saw one earlier on facebook "outdoor kit exchange" in exeter. Guy called Olly Goodwin. Nice one thanks - I am on that group. I will take a look. Edit - found it - that was actually a teepee which won't work unfortunately. Not enough space from the sidewall to the central pole for two to sleep tog...
by rufus748
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - Lanshan 2 or similar
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: WTD - Lanshan 2 or similar

I saw one earlier on facebook "outdoor kit exchange" in exeter. Guy called Olly Goodwin.
by rufus748
Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling glasses... getting old
Replies: 32
Views: 1470

Re: Cycling glasses... getting old

Dave, I fancy getting mine done again, you do yours first and let me know how it goes..
by rufus748
Mon Aug 24, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling glasses... getting old
Replies: 32
Views: 1470

Re: Cycling glasses... getting old

Problem with laser treatment is that it’s a one off correction of a (in most cases) dynamic change in visual acuity. It will stop working at some point and you will need glasses again. I'd pay that price for 10 years without them Dave, that's what swayed me albeit I paid £1200 in total. Optimax in ...
by rufus748
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling glasses... getting old
Replies: 32
Views: 1470

Re: Cycling glasses... getting old

Dave Barter wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:02 pm
I'm so fed up with glasses that I've been looking into Lasik, but may be too old
Had mine done 13 years ago. Bought it on eBay... (true), brilliant except for the smell of burning flesh. Lasted 10 years now just as bad as before.
TBH though Dave, 10 years would see you out :lol:
by rufus748
Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3543
Views: 644480

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Garmin etrex 30x £129.99 on Sport Pursuit this morning.
by rufus748
Tue Jul 28, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT update.
Replies: 6
Views: 434

Re: WRT update.

Stu, I think I had an entry? I'll reluctantly have to drop out, its my sons birthday the 31st so getting a weekend pass from him is most unlikely. :sad:

Put the money in 'feed the bear'
by rufus748
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chain pliers, needed?
Replies: 41
Views: 1436

Re: Chain pliers, needed?

Great timing! My chain snapped on Monday (less than 300 miles old) just before the quick link. No way I could open the quick link by the roadside (Stu must have fingers of steel!). I have been looking for a tool to carry with me so that ones just been ordered :-bd
by rufus748
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: E-Bikepacking
Replies: 45
Views: 1736

Re: E-Bikepacking

I think it was last year when we did the Tuscany Trail there was a guy using one. He was towing a Bob trailer with 3 (?) Spare batteries in it. Didn't help him too much when the Bob got a puncture though.. I don't think it was as you didn't ride it last year! :ugeek: Year before? Maybe.. thought I ...
by rufus748
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: E-Bikepacking
Replies: 45
Views: 1736

Re: E-Bikepacking

I think it was last year when we did the Tuscany Trail there was a guy using one. He was towing a Bob trailer with 3 (?) Spare batteries in it. Didn't help him too much when the Bob got a puncture though..
by rufus748
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dangerous dogs
Replies: 25
Views: 1287

Re: Dangerous dogs

In Reverse wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:46 am
Police dogs are usually fine tbf.

It's the police dog handlers you need to keep an eye out for - absolute wrong 'uns. :???:
Hmmm......
by rufus748
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dangerous dogs
Replies: 25
Views: 1287

Re: Dangerous dogs

In Reverse wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:46 am
Police dogs are usually fine tbf.

It's the police dog handlers you need to keep an eye out for - absolute wrong 'uns. :???:
Oi
by rufus748
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ulterior Motive for the BB200?
Replies: 11
Views: 750

Re: Ulterior Motive for the BB200?

Dave Barter wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:17 am
rufus748 wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:32 pm
Ah, operation Julie. Close family ties to that...
I read a great book on that a few years back. We’re you in it?
Bloody cheek, I'd have been 5..... no, my god father (who happens to be a bloody good cyclist as was his son who went pro for a while)
by rufus748
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ulterior Motive for the BB200?
Replies: 11
Views: 750

Re: Ulterior Motive for the BB200?

Ah, operation Julie. Close family ties to that...