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by slarge
Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where you at ?
Replies: 53
Views: 814

Re: Where you at ?

Warwick. Lovely place but the off road riding is a bit limited. Easy to get to anywhere else though, the only downside is you have to drive to get anywhere decent.
by slarge
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Building my Pinnacle Ramin: What you got to offer
Replies: 17
Views: 337

Re: Building my Pinnacle Ramin: What you got to offer

See my post down there for saddles and seatposts.

The Specialized seatpost with Phenom saddle is good (and new looking). Seatpost is 30.9mm diameter
by slarge
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: tires with more grip?
Replies: 17
Views: 515

Re: tires with more grip?

I've got some Specialized Control or something tyres - you're welcome to borrow them. Or I have a couple of spare Schwalbe Nobby Nics - they're quite good in the mud
by slarge
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: QR v Thru Axles
Replies: 37
Views: 1011

Re: QR v Thru Axles

Just to clarify Jameso's post - Thru axles are safer than QR. QR can (if not done up correctly, or if the spindle snapped (can happen but V. rare) allow the front wheel to come out of the dropouts, normally under braking as the brake caliper acts as a sort of pivot. Thru axle eliminates this risk (o...
by slarge
Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS - Bar Harness, Cranks, Saddles, Seatposts
Replies: 1
Views: 193

FS - Bar Harness, Cranks, Saddles, Seatposts

Hi all, having a clearout, and have the following items for sale. If you feel prices are unrealistic please make an offer as it all has to go. Triglav bar harness. SOLD This is a really well made piece of kit. It is 3 point fixing (2 x bars and 1 x steerer), and has a couple of natty little mesh poc...
by slarge
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Soar-y-Mynydd Chapel to Tyncornel track
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Soar-y-Mynydd Chapel to Tyncornel track

Yes, rode it last year and it's back to "normal". All repaired, and if anything a bit looser than before, but fully rideable.

What've you got planned?
by slarge
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You’re bunch of criminals...
Replies: 20
Views: 553

Re: You’re bunch of criminals...

Luckily a consultation isnt law, but it is a step towards it. Looks like we really did get the government we deserve this time round. Hopefully a firing squad for the top layer, followed by a humanisation traing for the remainder. Might solve a lot of our problems ( sorry, always said I'd never get ...
by slarge
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reading glasses - a revelation!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Reading glasses - a revelation!!!!

After a few months of having to push the laptop or phone further and further away to read them, I tried some reading glasses - I can see the crisp outline of text and can see pictures and words and everything! For the middle aged bikepacker don't hold off - just steal a set of the other half when sh...
by slarge
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 1425

Re: What's in your hip flask?

Stu, i've been completely alcohol and caffeine and meat free since new year. Feel absolutely horrible Death sounds more appealing. Got the flu mate. Wiped out since 2nd Jan. On water, rice and stewed apple, now moving to peppermint tea and yoghurt. I'm sure normal (improved ) service will be resumed
by slarge
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 1425

Re: What's in your hip flask?

Nice one Mike, good too see you're using it! :-bd
by slarge
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 1425

Re: What's in your hip flask?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:31 pm
Anyone else not drink or am I alone in a sea of p1ssheads? :wink:
Stu, i've been completely alcohol and caffeine and meat free since new year. Feel absolutely horrible
by slarge
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike rack for a VW T5
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Bike rack for a VW T5

Different rack, as mine is for a barn door not a tailgate, but the Fiamma ones are good. Just make sure you helitape the tailgate where the rack brackets touch the paintwork or they will wear through the paint.

You got a new T5? (I thought you had a rack on your existing van)
by slarge
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stats for the year (that was)
Replies: 28
Views: 889

Stats for the year (that was)

Hi all, go on then, what were your stats for 2019? Mine: 10,517 km total distance 120,620m climbing 6 bivvies (considering I aimed for a bivvy a month it's pretty poor) Biggest and bestest ride: Big Bear 530 Lot's of home stuff going on prevented further play (building work, children's houses, etc e...
by slarge
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: handlebar question
Replies: 10
Views: 428

Re: handlebar question

Some of my older bars are 540mm wide, and riding with them feels odd - not enough leverage to keep the front wheel on track (or so it feels). Wider bars help with control, and on my SS (which I don't use enough) the bars are about 720 wide, but the theory with SS is that you need the leverage for pe...
by slarge
Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Extreme road rage
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Re: Extreme road rage

To balance it out I did a club ride today and there were some very patient drivers behind the group waiting to get past. Sometimes over cautious in my opinion, but it's nice to see. Some people are dicks, unfortunately they also mostly drive cars/trucks/vans etc - you'll never change that but if you...
by slarge
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.

I bought a Tacx Satori (dumb trainer) 10 years ago to help me back to recovery after breaking my leg. It did get used for a winter, then as it sat in the garage and became a chore I stopped using it. Now the last child has left home we've converted their old room to a gym, and I've set it back up wi...
by slarge
Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Google map routes??
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Google map routes??

Google knows best!! "You can't. Maps will always try to route you. It does not matter if there is a bridge you can't go on, a roadway that is actually closed or damaged, or a roadway that is there but it's not maintained. It does not matter if you have driven a particular route 1000 times and ignore...
by slarge
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you doing next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 2339

Re: What you doing next year?

Ian, I've been looking at a WC2C2C - Cambrian Trail North to South, then one of the many other variations back up. Makes the transport logistics easier for one thing. Not sure which of several plans will come off next year........
by slarge
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favour from a SPOT owner
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: Favour from a SPOT owner

I'll send mine over tonight Dave. I think it's still working
by slarge
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TLS Tow less S**t
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: TLS Tow less S**t

how to take the fun out of biking, bikepacking and camping in one go.......
by slarge
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 1990

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

jameso wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:44 am
^ pics needed.... That's all I'd swap mine for, an older Master Olympic.
ImageColnago Master by Steve Large,

You have to zoom in to see the detail - it's beautiful!!
by slarge
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?
Replies: 29
Views: 1234

Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

I've expressed my interest (I think that's as far as "entering" goes). Looking forward to it as I didn't make it last year
by slarge
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Unsuitable bike for bike packing
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Re: Unsuitable bike for bike packing

I've never seen a yellow 3 speed shopper out bikepacking. It would be a showcase event for something like that :-bd
by slarge
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 1990

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

early 1980's period red Colnago with Columbus SL tubes and Campagnolo Croce D'Aune groupset. :| I'll get my coat .... No, that's fine Philip. After all, we should all try and remember that roadies are people too. :grin: I have a ~6 year old s/h Master frameset I built up recently with Athena 11, ra...
by slarge
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 1990

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

The bike that started it all and I still think of fondly was a 1980 or so Dawes Fox racing bike, with 5 gears, bought with paper round money. It was the bike that opened up travelling as I had a few good youth hostel trips with mates when I was about 14. I used it for years until I got a car......th...