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by rufus748
Sat Jun 18, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spacer between headtube and bar bag?
Replies: 24
Views: 549

Re: Spacer between headtube and bar bag?

I've got the same problem. After looking at lots of options ended up with the Salsa Anything Cradle.
by rufus748
Wed Jun 08, 2022 10:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How long have you gone in the same clothes?
Replies: 14
Views: 391

Re: How long have you gone in the same clothes?

I've worn the same suit for the last 56 years. No real signs of wear yet albeit it's been sewn up in a few places.
by rufus748
Wed Jun 08, 2022 8:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Solar
Replies: 36
Views: 833

Re: Garmin Solar

Dave Barter wrote: Wed Jun 08, 2022 5:31 pm https://www.garmin.com/en-GB/p/731136

What do we think about this? I’m wondering if it works with the battery pack added. Could be very tempted if the price wasn’t so high.
Surely you'd only need that if you were racing........ :wink:
by rufus748
Sat Jun 04, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Alpkit Kloke bivy. New SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Alpkit Kloke bivy. New SOLD

Bought this and it's been unused ever since. Dry run yesterday and decided it's not for me.
It's a big bag, loads of room yet weighs only 280g. Comfortably takes a long Thermatest. It's the lighter colour green. I have somehow lost the stuff stack :roll:
£100 posted UK mainland
by rufus748
Sun May 29, 2022 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1x12 set up help. SRAM AXS content.
Replies: 22
Views: 383

Re: 1x12 set up help. SRAM AXS content.

You know when you volunteer to do some thing and end up regretting it? This is currently me. ‘For a friend’ I’m building a Stooge Scrambler with SRAM 1x12 AXS electronic wizardry. It’s not working out so we’ll. It really doesn’t like shifting between gears 12 and 11 or 11 and 12, ie the problem is ...
by rufus748
Tue May 17, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone seen Bob's Torque Wrench?
Replies: 11
Views: 306

Re: Anyone seen Bob's Torque Wrench?

Couldn't resist the title I am in the market for a decent(ish) torque wrench like the Park ATD-1 for bike fettling but they are all out of stock everywhere. Can someone recommend me something in the £50 range or is this not spendy enough? PlanetX have this https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TOJWMTWSV2/j...
by rufus748
Fri Apr 22, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4085
Views: 851328

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Wotsits wrote: Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:59 am Collapsible S2S Pots, Plates & Cups on offer at Rock & Run-

https://rockrun.com/pages/search-result ... o+summit+x

The Pots look good, although never used one!
Hardly underfloor heating is it?...... :-bd
by rufus748
Mon Feb 28, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: eBikes for the ladies?
Replies: 18
Views: 867

Re: eBikes for the ladies?

Your not wrong. They are a lot around second hand and normally some good discounts on last year's or year before models. Mainly just a difference in paint colours Vado's the flat bar version and cheaper. Just double check geometry, they come up small so probably want a larger size than you'd normall...
by rufus748
Mon Feb 28, 2022 5:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: eBikes for the ladies?
Replies: 18
Views: 867

Re: eBikes for the ladies?

Dave, take a look at the Specialized Creo. They do both alloy and carbon versions in a road and 'evo' configuration. 'Evo' has a dropper post and wider tyres, that's the only difference. Both the frame's (road/evo) are the same and will easily take 47mm tyres. My understanding is that once you go pa...
by rufus748
Sun Feb 06, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Insonia cures?
Replies: 26
Views: 1164

Re: Insonia cures?

Like many others here I don't have what I would call real insomnia however 30 years of shift work destroyed my body clock to such a point the only way to get more than two hours sleep was to "drop a zop" particularly when having finished a night shift. This was very much a last resort for ...
by rufus748
Sun Jan 23, 2022 5:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carrying a fatbike
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Carrying a fatbike

These?? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thule-Fat-Tire ... RNNHC?th=1

or I've seen people use a section of gutter
by rufus748
Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted Fatbike forks
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Wanted Fatbike forks

No.
by rufus748
Sat Nov 06, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: carbon or ti alt bar ?
Replies: 11
Views: 760

Re: carbon or ti alt bar ?

What about the Answer Pro Taper 20/20 ? I've got a pair on my fat bike and really like them, less sweep than the Jones and a slight rise
by rufus748
Tue Oct 19, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo and carbon pole SOLD
Replies: 3
Views: 1555

Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo and carbon pole SOLD

SMD Solo in green and Barebones carbon pole.

Used three times however at 6'2" I need just a tad more length.

It's been seam sealed and as you'd expect is in fantastic condition. The pole is 6 section and folds to just 23.5cm

£180 posted.
by rufus748
Fri Oct 01, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wst Kernow Way complete.
Replies: 46
Views: 3366

Re: Wst Kernow Way complete.

I rode this starting on the monday evening after the publication date and met a couple at Marazion who'd already completed it , though they had cut a chunk off to catch a train. I wanted to like this route having lived in Falmouth 15 years ago but honestley its poor show. Far too high a % of road w...
by rufus748
Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TAX on bikes from abroad
Replies: 5
Views: 621

TAX on bikes from abroad

If I found myself in Germany, walked into a bike shop and bought one, do I pay the German equivalent of VAT or is it exempt working on the theory I'd get picked up for VAT on returning home?
by rufus748
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wst Kernow Way complete.
Replies: 46
Views: 3366

Re: Wst Kernow Way complete.

Just ridden the WKK (most of it) over the past two days. There are some stunning views and trails along parts of it. A lot of the ride follows the Tiners Way and also the Cornish Way. Food/refreshment can be an issue (bad news Mike😉) so it's a case of grab what you can when you can. Tbh huge amount ...
by rufus748
Sat Sep 04, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Show Me Your 6 Pack
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Re: Show Me Your 6 Pack

minoura space grip bar extension [edit :sgs-400-os https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Minoura-Space-Mount-SGS-400-Short-Extension_63947.htm ] , then a spacer for the mini bar to take it back to 31.8mm dia. Funny enough I went into my lbs this morning and picked up one of those and it fits a treat. Problem so...
by rufus748
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Show Me Your 6 Pack
Replies: 15
Views: 1062

Re: Show Me Your 6 Pack

Having similar problems since the change of bike and bars. I've flipped my Garmin 'out front' mount so it now points towards me (more of an 'out back' now) this lets me use my Garmin battery pack but still struggling to get enough height on the light. I've got a 31.8 bar mount (the double accessory ...
by rufus748
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD Jones tomcat bag
Replies: 3
Views: 342

Re: Jones tomcat bag

Straps are uncut and with the exception of a very small hole at the front of the bag near the port for the dynamo/charger cables it's very good (couple of mm. I'd actually forgotten about it until I checked just now. It's been taped internally and never been an issue. I think it rubbed on one of my ...
by rufus748
Fri Sep 03, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wst Kernow Way complete.
Replies: 46
Views: 3366

Re: Wst Kernow Way complete.

I looked at that this morning and downloaded it to komoot (keeping it to the original track). Says 77 miles of road. Seems a very high percentage?
by rufus748
Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD Jones tomcat bag
Replies: 3
Views: 342

SOLD Jones tomcat bag

No longer required as I changed bars. This is the black one, £35 posted?
by rufus748
Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: still looking Wtd stooge frame
Replies: 29
Views: 1769

Re: Wtd stooge frame

yes, sold. just FYI ebay number 393470698379
by rufus748
Tue Aug 10, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Van recommendations
Replies: 62
Views: 3533

Re: Van recommendations

Taylor wrote: Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:27 pm Both trafics that I've owned have been brilliant(until I sold the first and it lunched itself the following day, buyer was a bit of a knob :grin: )
I've heard that as well.
by rufus748
Wed May 26, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: n + 1
Replies: 13
Views: 1094

Re: n + 1

ScotRoutes wrote: Wed May 26, 2021 3:38 pm Trek Supercaliber
loving mine :-bd