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by slarge
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active
Replies: 48
Views: 957

Re: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active

Memory-Map is good for me so far, and the whole of the UK at 1:50k cost me £38 or so.
Will work on up to 5 devices as well
by slarge
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9254
Views: 1048131

Re: The post man's been ...

Dave Barter wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:24 pm
I sent my TraceR back to Exposure as water had got into circuit board. It was returned to today with new board in it, no charge. Great service as always
Balls - cost me £18 to get mine fixed. I'm going to have to slag them off on Facebook :roll: :roll:
by slarge
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 20
Views: 446

Re: Today's Run

Ran from my house over to Kenilworth castle on Sunday late afternoon. Went the off road way to soften the shock on my ankle - it was soft all right. With all the lockdown walking going on (and these are popular paths from Kenilworth out into the countryside) it was a quagmire for 2.5 miles out and 2...
by slarge
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 932

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

I think a lot of the gravelbike market attracts newcomers (who like the image) and roadies (who may want to cover more miles). Both are going to tend towards less technical riding - fire roads, tracks and local bridleways, so maybe a gravel bike is the best tool for the job. On a Facebook group for ...
by slarge
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9254
Views: 1048131

Re: The post man's been ...

A chain and cassette for the Epic - KMC x11SL chain and a XX1 10-42 11 speed cassette. Not cheap but I figure that the number of times I use the bike it should last some years......
by slarge
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 990

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

But if you ask 100 people what they think is "reasonable" you'll get 100 different answers, so the answer is to do what you think is reasonable without pushing the boundaries. And then choose how many people you tell (via Strava etc etc). And I think the Boris debacle is someone on a high horse / wi...
by slarge
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 101
Views: 5205

Re: Lock-down projects

Impressed with the tidy sheds going on here, but where do people keep all the pieces of wood, useful steel, boxes of electrics, boxes of plumbing, ladders, and everything else? I have a double garage that is pretty full, and no end of replanning the layout in my head gets to a tidy solution. For tho...
by slarge
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thin leather for recovering a saddle
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Thin leather for recovering a saddle

Nice one, thanks Stu
by slarge
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thin leather for recovering a saddle
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Thin leather for recovering a saddle

Morning - I have a saddle that has sat in the spares box as it’s really tatty, but it fits my bum like a fresh nappy and I’d like to recover it in thin black leather. All the easy to find sources on google are thick leather off cuts but I’m after really thin leather (0.5mm or so). Anyone got any sou...
by slarge
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1389
Views: 137073

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

I've got through a whole week of work. With very little alcohol.

Mission accomplished!! Off now to celebrate with a microwave meal and tin of Guinness
by slarge
Fri Jan 08, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite kit from 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1093

Re: Favourite kit from 2020

A Falcon San Remo road bike from 1963 - quite tatty but has given me the opportunity to do a quality respray and new decals etc (now looks like a new frame). Also been collecting period Campag bits and will be rebuilding the wheels on my new wheel building jig. It's been the main background task thi...
by slarge
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9254
Views: 1048131

Re: The post man's been ...

An SP Dynamo hub from Mr Barter - thanks chap
by slarge
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: ZPacks Altaplex nearly new!
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: ZPacks Altaplex nearly new!

I wish........

Good luck with the sale Steve
by slarge
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: This weekends Virtual Winter Event - postponed
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Re: This weekends Virtual Winter Event - postponed

As others have suggested, the main thing is about reducing the risk of stretching the NHS beyond where it is now. Falling off of a bike on a bridleway 5 miles from a road will potentially involve all sorts of services, probably not ideal right now. I know that nothing is completely risk free, but a...
by slarge
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sp Dynamo hub wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Sp Dynamo hub wanted

That might be brilliant Dave - I'll check the QR adaptor situation also.

Thanks fella! :-bd
by slarge
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sp Dynamo hub wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Sp Dynamo hub wanted

Hi all, does anyone have a Dynamo hub (SP) that they don’t want? 32 hole and QR hub, not fussed whether disc or not or whether the bearings are shot. Will be replacing a non working hub in an existing wheel.

Ideally something you’ve given up on and want to offload..... therefore cheap!

Thanks
by slarge
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your top 3 ITT tips.
Replies: 32
Views: 972

Re: Your top 3 ITT tips.

Don’t leave home on a bad vibe - funny how a disagreement before a ride can ruin a decent ride

Minimise stoppage time

Keep eating, drinking and spinning
by slarge
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USE Tracer Alternative
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: USE Tracer Alternative

Cost me £18 to get mine fixed by exposure. Well worth it.

Just be sure to seat that rubber ring really well and it should be fine.

And consider moving it off the seat post or use mudguards?
by slarge
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9254
Views: 1048131

Re: The post man's been ...

A Salsa Anything front cradle from Germany - just in before Brexit madness kicks in. To replace my Wildcat harness that had a strap break a couple of weeks ago, This one is sturdy and quite weighty- will fit it later to all the bikes to make sure it works for me
by slarge
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12334

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:44 pm
I've just marked all my GR on a 1:175,000 map ... I find it doesn't look quite so bad that way :-bd
That shopper needs an outing Stu - and we're gonna need pics!
by slarge
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 744
Views: 59549

Re: What you done t' your bike today

redefined_cycles wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:52 pm
ledburner wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:33 am

An Interesting day. Faff, fiddle & fun... Hmm.
I'm running out of excuse not to get up those hills!
Can't wait... We have 73 chevrons to get through. Tel me when. Bring your baggies :grin:
You might want to fit a saddle unless you're planning some standing only climbs........
by slarge
Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Well done Mr Page.
Replies: 6
Views: 420

Re: Well done Mr Page.

He is quite quick isn’t he? Well done that man ! Well impressed
by slarge
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Merry Xmas all
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: Merry Xmas all

Yes, late as ever but merry Christmas
by slarge
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 12,500km Trans-Canada.
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: 12,500km Trans-Canada.

That really appeals, but the roads out there are long and straight - might not be the most demanding of roads but the climbing would be tough. I’ll see what the reception is at home if I talk about this one.....
by slarge
Sun Dec 20, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How often do you rebuild/change?
Replies: 17
Views: 298

Re: How often do you rebuild/change?

I have a few bikes, and I hate any of them not running right (squeaks, rattles, poor shifting etc) so they all get fettled (I have a white board in the garage on which I write the niggles when I get back from a ride, so then when I get round to some maintenance I don't forget anything. Last year I s...