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by pistonbroke
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trenching anyone ?
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Trenching anyone ?

Maybe Dave could do a local challenge of visiting small thatched houses in Devon and Cornwall, Cott...... :smile:
by pistonbroke
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trenching anyone ?
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Trenching anyone ?

I've got an idea that involves riding a distance equivalent to that around the edge of the Grand Canyon. Thought of a catchy name too Rimm.....(oh wait a minute) :oops:
by pistonbroke
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 174
Views: 9345

Re: Films to watch while isolating

If this guy's antics haven't appeared on here, they certainly should have. Alaska to Patagonia largely on a fatbike through some of the remotest areas on Earth, all with a cheery attitude.
http://www.bikewanderer.com/
The Argentina bits are amazing in a type 2 way.
by pistonbroke
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheapest/lightest option to add warmth
Replies: 20
Views: 370

Re: Cheapest/lightest option to add warmth

Close friend?
by pistonbroke
Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 170
Views: 7544

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

Just being a bit mischievous James, it looked a similar colour and concept to the Stooge. Further musing though, I doubt many would choose the Pinnacle for a multi day backpacking epic where a Stooge is de-rigueur. Arguably the Pinnacle is better thought out what with it's fork mounts and double cha...
by pistonbroke
Sun Nov 29, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 170
Views: 7544

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

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Hmmm?
by pistonbroke
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: The B.O.U.N.C.E
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: The B.O.U.N.C.E

The area is one of 7 that the motor cyclist Austin Vince uses for his events. He is providing some of the "local knowledge". Ooh, I'll have to ask him to sign my copy of Mondo Enduro, it's one of a very short list of books that made the trip from Sheffield 5 years ago. It's a bit dog eared as I've ...
by pistonbroke
Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9027
Views: 1013512

Re: The post man's been ...

Nice paintjob Stu, not so much Troy Lee Design as Niki Lauda Design (too soon?) :oops:
by pistonbroke
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: The B.O.U.N.C.E
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: The B.O.U.N.C.E

Ok Rich, I've contacted Pete via the website, I wasn't sure if he knew of me. You'll possibly recall us meeting briefly in the AK Hathersage shop last Christmas. I'm really intrigued why you chose Valderrobres? I can see the attraction as I'm local and think it's one of the best areas for this type ...
by pistonbroke
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A Bike for all reasons
Replies: 7
Views: 345

A Bike for all reasons

I'll just leave this here, got to be a contender for peak 'Boner
https://www.lafieldguide.com/archive/fi ... 2021-mtbgb
by pistonbroke
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: The B.O.U.N.C.E
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: The B.O.U.N.C.E

Might have to put my hand up for this seeing as Valderrobres is about 50km from home. It's about 10km from here https://i.imgur.com/oSTLtyo.jpg Which some might recognise as the canyon on the second day of the Spanish C2C. Anyone looking to team up with an old codger with a bit of local knowledge an...
by pistonbroke
Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?
Replies: 47
Views: 723

Re: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?

Ha ha, on reflection I thought I was being a bit cryptic. However his "signature dish" is fag paper tyre clearance and making the chainstays too short. I spent many happy hours grinding lumps off front mechs to make them fit :roll:
by pistonbroke
Wed Nov 25, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?
Replies: 47
Views: 723

Re: is a plus bike designed from the tyres up ?

They are not, and they're very highly thought of by several people on here which is why they picked up this particular bit of hypothetical custom
Purely conjecture Andy but did the designer make any reference to your frame having turnups and a button fly? :wink:
by pistonbroke
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New GPS recommendation please
Replies: 17
Views: 526

Re: New GPS recommendation please

Garmin Edge Explore will connect wirelessly to a smartphone and you can load the Komoot app onto the head unit with the IQ widget. They were recently selling for a bargain £129 from Halfords and Amazon, screen size and brightness is good, battery life is about 8-9 hours when following a route but I ...
by pistonbroke
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa EXP Cradle
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Salsa EXP Cradle

Of all of the various designs of accessory bar bag, the Salsa one most reminds me of a Gentleman's Sponge Bag from the 1970s. I half expect opening it to find a wet shave kit complete with horsehair brush, mirror, comb, sewing and shoe polish kit. Suits you sir! :smile:
by pistonbroke
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Base layer choices.
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: Base layer choices.

Bit like David Beckham's Thermos?
by pistonbroke
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: First bikepacking trip
Replies: 13
Views: 541

Re: First bikepacking trip

I'm in Billericay
Seems you chose the wrong forum name then :grin:
https://youtu.be/0jrkWygIqt0
by pistonbroke
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 726
Views: 55605

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Shaf, it's another of Fidlock's products, a 600ml bottle which attaches to a magnetic mount. You twist it to detatch and just place the bottle by the magnets to re-attach, works perfectly. I didn't want a cage in a position where I was likely to disembowel myself if I had to get off in a hurry. I ha...
by pistonbroke
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 87
Views: 2707

Re: who rides Ti ?

I imagine that they wouldn't sell many steel Croix de Fers at c: £2,000 if the Ti was half the price. My theory fwiw is that the pricing of Ti bikes and frames is more a "finger in the wind" exercise more based on perceived quality than actual bulk manufacturing cost. There's also the whole life cos...
by pistonbroke
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 726
Views: 55605

Re: What you done t' your bike today

For some time I've been looking for an elegant solution to mounting my cooking kit. Plan A was to use a Blackburn cage mounted to my forks and strap it to that. The carbon forks on my Van Nicholas Zion are shaped like a gently tapering Toblerone packet and don't have any proper mounting hardware so ...
by pistonbroke
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My biggest worry about doing a French stage race.
Replies: 23
Views: 413

Re: My biggest worry about doing a French stage race.

It's not a language barrier, it's a language opportunity. 6-7 months is plenty of time to learn the basics if you really want to, and why wouldn't you? Of course the gallic shrug takes years to perfect but if you're prepared to give speaking a try, you will find people will meet you more than half w...
by pistonbroke
Sat Nov 07, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: just keep on going.
Replies: 26
Views: 764

Re: just keep on going.

i wish i fucking could. :-(
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by pistonbroke
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Postage to Spain & Switzerland? Best options
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: Postage to Spain & Switzerland? Best options

Are you aware that Las Palmas is not in mainland Spain it is the capital of Gran Canaria which is in the middle of the Atlantic(ok, I'm exaggerating but it's a long way from here!) It all sounds too much hassle for a relatively low priced item unless the buyer is picking up the shipping cost. I'd ru...
by pistonbroke
Tue Nov 03, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are there 2 "lyrics in the newsletter" prizes this month?
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Are there 2 "lyrics in the newsletter" prizes this month?

Spotted (not that it was very hard) lines from very contrasting songs in the newsletter.

Edit, doh, forgot it was an email jobbie, sorry to spoil the fun briefly.
by pistonbroke
Sat Oct 31, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Halo Wheels, Stans Rim, Power Tap, Cannondale MTB + Lefty Stems
Replies: 11
Views: 270

Re: Halo Wheels, Stans Rim, Power Tap, Cannondale MTB + Lefty Stems

Halo carbon plus wheel sold (to me :-bd ) parent sent
Which one did you use mum or dad?