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by pistonbroke
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge 520 plus? advice sought
Replies: 4
Views: 38

Re: Garmin Edge 520 plus? advice sought

If you want to focus on navigation then the Edge Explore is a better bet, shopping around will get you one for not much more. I bought one for £125 mid last year. It's got a bigger screeen, works wirelessly to transfer routes from a smart phone via Komoot, Wikiloc and Strava and has a decent battery...
by pistonbroke
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off topic: salmon or mackerel?
Replies: 29
Views: 429

Re: Off topic: salmon or mackerel?

I'm with wee Nicola, anything but Salmon.
by pistonbroke
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Congrats Stu on 20,000 posts!
Replies: 18
Views: 299

Re: Congrats Stu on 20,000 posts!

I was sat in a bar in the west of Ireland, best part of 40 years ago. The only other customers were 2 old blokes sat nursing pints and arguing fiercely. I asked the barman what was the problem. He said "ignore them, they come in every day for a good row, today they're arguing about the number of hay...
by pistonbroke
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Clunky fork
Replies: 7
Views: 132

Re: Clunky fork

Be careful after you've tightened everything down, you need to make sure that the steering is smooth. Lift the front end and turn the bars, if it feels notchy, the balls in the bearing have slumped into the races and it's new headset time. Riding with this problem is potentially dangerous as the bik...
by pistonbroke
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What would you do...
Replies: 44
Views: 723

Re: What would you do...

The best comparison would be a Santa Cruz Chameleon Carbon frame which is 1299 RRP.
I was thinking that the Highball at 1140g was closer and retails for $1899.
by pistonbroke
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What would you do...
Replies: 44
Views: 723

Re: What would you do...

Firstly, bad luck on your broken frame Shaf, you know it could possibly be mended? Secondly, this whole subject is a difficult one. Having worked alongside Neil for 21/2 years, I class him as one of the good guys, he wouldn't try to screw you over. Interesting to see that out of the 16 Sonder frames...
by pistonbroke
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What is 'Gravel?'.
Replies: 18
Views: 375

Re: What is 'Gravel?'.

For a definitive answer,
https://youtu.be/2jn1WW_i9wg
by pistonbroke
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Congrats Stu on 20,000 posts!
Replies: 18
Views: 299

Re: Congrats Stu on 20,000 posts!

Well someone had to claim the 250,000th post, might as well be an overseas early bird. Yay!
by pistonbroke
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Congrats Stu on 20,000 posts!
Replies: 18
Views: 299

Re: Congrats Stu on 20,000 posts!

Rapidly approaching a quarter of a million posts in total as well which is some achievement.
by pistonbroke
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Congrats Stu on 20,000 posts!
Replies: 18
Views: 299

Re: Congrats Stu on 20,000 posts!

Just been looking at the posts per day average, that tells a different story as well apart from Stu being double the rest. I think he's on a piece rate. :wink:
by pistonbroke
Sun Feb 28, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Congrats Stu on 20,000 posts!
Replies: 18
Views: 299

Re: Congrats Stu on 20,000 posts!

What, Ain't No Pleasing You?
by pistonbroke
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Come on Wales !!!
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Come on Wales !!!

Worst refereeing performance of all time, quelle suprise!
by pistonbroke
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Advance notice of being soft!
Replies: 10
Views: 161

Re: Advance notice of being soft!

I'm currently pitched by a wee loch
Each to their own, I think the smell would put me off. :smile:
by pistonbroke
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TPT Bivvy Spots Between Glossop & Barnsley
Replies: 15
Views: 224

Re: TPT Bivvy Spots Between Glossop & Barnsley

Re Andy, he's a fell runner and MRT legend, tell me when you're planning to be down that way and I'll contact him. He lives in Penistone, I lived in Millhouse Green for 10 years prior to moving to Spain.
by pistonbroke
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TPT Bivvy Spots Between Glossop & Barnsley
Replies: 15
Views: 224

Re: TPT Bivvy Spots Between Glossop & Barnsley

Theres a little nature reserve just past Dunford Bridge heading towards Penistone on the left. I'd recommend going a bit further into Thurlstone and after a few pints in the Huntsman, you'll sleep anywhere, tell them Duncan sent you and you'll get a warm welcome from Sam the landlady. If Andy Plumme...
by pistonbroke
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whilst out today I found this....
Replies: 26
Views: 938

Re: Whilst out today I found this....

Not all riding around here is mountainous, today's adventure was exploring the hundreds of km of pan flat gravel tracks on the delta of the river Ebro about 20km away. One track led down to the a lagoon where I found this beauty. They are used for driving across the rice fields which are flooded in ...
by pistonbroke
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: European travel planning ?
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: European travel planning ?

Boxelder, yes I was a Trailquest regular mid 90's to 2000's. We live 50km South West of Tarragona/Reus, I can help with logistics for the Montañasvacias. When 5 of us from on here did it in 2019, I picked Chew up from Reus and the rest from Castellon which is the closest airport to Teruel but the on...
by pistonbroke
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: O.T.Does anyone here grow their own veg?
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: O.T.Does anyone here grow their own veg?

I'm hopefully getting a trailer load of kaka next week, the plot is adjacent to where our water supply comes to the house, it's agricultural water so untreated , we only use it for washing and flushing. I must have moved 5 tonnes of soil in the last week and not seen a single worm. Most veg seems ok...
by pistonbroke
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone run a Gates belt drive on their rohloff ?
Replies: 22
Views: 412

Re: anyone run a Gates belt drive on their rohloff ?

That's absolutely fine, just check it's like that all the way round a rotation of the crank.
by pistonbroke
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone run a Gates belt drive on their rohloff ?
Replies: 22
Views: 412

Re: anyone run a Gates belt drive on their rohloff ?

Have you tried the chain tension at various positions on the cranks, the chainring may appear circular but I've found there are slack and tight spots at various points. As long as it's not hamstring tight, you should be ok.
by pistonbroke
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: O.T.Does anyone here grow their own veg?
Replies: 6
Views: 133

O.T.Does anyone here grow their own veg?

Following our neighbour bombarding us with veg last year when we donated him a bit of redundant land, we've decided to have a go ourselves. We have a strange rectangular depression alongside our house which is bounded by a low dry stone wall and is about 3 metres wide by 12 metres long. I did some p...
by pistonbroke
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 212
Views: 15130

Re: Wildlife

Appropriate given where you're based. :lol:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gnomes_of_Z%C3%BCrich
by pistonbroke
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spare derailleur hanger
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Spare derailleur hanger

:roll: you and your informed comment.
Maybe it's a Ti frame or the thru axle version but you're right the Qr frame doesn't have a replacable dropout.
by pistonbroke
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: European travel planning ?
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: European travel planning ?

Clearly not suitable for Italy or landlocked countries like Switzerland but the ferry to Nothern Spain is a relaxed and relatively quick way of getting to somewhere sunnier in about 24 hours from the UK, they take cycle tourists but you can't book online for some unknown reason. A 2 week trip that w...
by pistonbroke
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spare derailleur hanger
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Spare derailleur hanger

You could try sending them 67 emails. :shock:
viewtopic.php?t=19255
Seriouly, have you tried contacting Genesis? Seems odd for a big selling bike like the CdF.