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by rufus748
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: sub standard rant time
Replies: 59
Views: 1094

Re: sub standard rant time

Sunday morning we went out for our weekly coffee and cake run, usually to a local beach. On this sunny day we (2 of us) headed to Exmouth. Now I'm not naive enough to think it was going to be like a deserted island BUT it was absolutely rammed. Loads of people clearly on "holiday" from London and 'u...
by rufus748
Mon Apr 05, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Going tubeless...
Replies: 71
Views: 995

Re: Going tubeless...

Pressures- been using this recently.
https://axs.sram.com/guides/tyre/pressure
Only major changes across my bikes were my road pressures, now running 73/75 down from late 80's. Roll just as fast and way more comfortable (albeit all the wheels are now running slightly lower pressures).
by rufus748
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone got either the Salsa cradle/harness or Specialized Burra Burra?
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: anyone got either the Salsa cradle/harness or Specialized Burra Burra?

Thanks all :-bd I've spent the afternoon tinkering and actually found an accessory mount in one of the spares boxes. It sits the harness far enough away from the bars to let me attach the harness clearing the cables. "Dirty Teeth" - hadn't considered that, worth a try just for weight saving alone! S...
by rufus748
Sat Apr 03, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone got either the Salsa cradle/harness or Specialized Burra Burra?
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: anyone got either the Salsa cradle/harness or Specialized Burra Burra?

Why not add the Acepac harness to the mix :-bd allen (escape goat) should be able to measure up and Stu should have stock for april I've currently got the Alpmayo which appears to be very similar to the Acepac. I need to move it further away from the bars although I'm now wondering if I can use the...
by rufus748
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone got either the Salsa cradle/harness or Specialized Burra Burra?
Replies: 12
Views: 185

anyone got either the Salsa cradle/harness or Specialized Burra Burra?

Due to a new bike/bar set up I'm struggling to get my current bar harness to fit properly. Options have thrown up the Salsa Cradle and Spesh Burra Burra as having quite a decent stand off.
I'm trying to find the spacing between the two bar fixings if anyone can oblige?
by rufus748
Thu Mar 25, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT question for the over 50's.
Replies: 59
Views: 932

Re: OT question for the over 50's.

Dave Barter wrote:
Thu Mar 25, 2021 2:46 pm
I feel a massive clock ticking away.
read that too fast :shock:
by rufus748
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat grips
Replies: 19
Views: 992

Re: Fat grips

In Reverse wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:04 am
I haven't yet Andy. I'm out on the full sus on Friday so I'll chuck them on that and report back with photos and a detailed analysis.

Cheers :-bd
by rufus748
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat grips
Replies: 19
Views: 992

Re: Fat grips

Haven't put them on bars yet, but the 55s are HUGE. https://i.ibb.co/yp0KbdX/20210218-133413.jpg 45s look the business though. Really good surface texture too. Miles better than ESI. https://i.ibb.co/0nmrfgG/20210218-133431.jpg Andy, have you fitted these yet? My ESI's are shot and need replacing. ...
by rufus748
Sat Mar 20, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mobi V17 - anybody got one?..
Replies: 0
Views: 118

Mobi V17 - anybody got one?..

Just picked up a Mobi V17 to get most of the muck of the bikes before they go in the van. Its missing the battery as the previous owner threw it out when it went flat and he just used it as a 12v system. Anybody know what the battery spec's are? I've searched online but have can't locate it. cheers.
by rufus748
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off topic - loading a kayak on a car
Replies: 23
Views: 332

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: 323

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: 748

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: 162

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: 293

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: 539
Views: 21606

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: 539
Views: 21606

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: 378

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: 532

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: 446

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: 635

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: 350

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: 350

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: 1554

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: 1554

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: 1554

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: