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by Zippy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6826

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Crums, there's people everywhere, supermarkets busier than normal. I tend to try to avoid people/crowds in my normal life.... well what would be normally really quiet roads or a quiet time at a supermarket is all busy :roll:
by Zippy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: First tick of 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: First tick of 2020

Yep, down here in Essex the other week, my dad had to remove a few from the house (on his clothes, not attached)... They're definitely more prevalent than they used to be - I've lived in Essex most of my life, as had my dad, and it's only the past few things we've even seen the things. I've got seve...
by Zippy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6826

Re: If we close up for a bit...

At least I'm here and able to see my mum whilst I can, it would be even worse being stuck at home and not able to see my mum before she did pop her clogs....(although I could probably swing it if I did get stopped for whatever reason under the care reason...) Other than that, only real problem (not ...
by Zippy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6826

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Or, one hour late at night and then another early in the morning (but forgetting to return home between times :wink: ) That immediately crossed my mind however you'd be at the mercy of nosy neighbours, my guilty conscience and the thought police. I'd probably not sleep a wink with worry in any case...
by Zippy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7991
Views: 836790

Re: The post man's been ...

sean_iow wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:18 pm
. When I put the hose on the valve I just spin it on by holding the rubber bit between finger and thumb.
Thing is the air pressure can make the pipe quite quite tight on the core in some circumstances, so that helps with the unscrewing affect.
by Zippy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7991
Views: 836790

Re: The post man's been ...

sean_iow wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:21 am
I've never had it happen but I have heard that this can happen to the inept and those with limit manual dexterity :wink:
:oops:

I've never had it happen after using loctite on the valve core - which is what I do now....
by Zippy
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS chains
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: SS chains

It's been a good few years since I ran singlespeed, but I found using 1/8" track chain worked best (with matching 1/8" front ring and sprocket...which I could make wolftooth fit a shimano freehub with a bit of light fettling...then the shimano freehubs were the weakpoint...) Anyway, longevity was gr...
by Zippy
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: G-one tires
Replies: 24
Views: 666

Re: G-one tires

I think they're good, only downside though is that they wear really quickly - too quickly for me to justify using on my commuter bike. And once they're worn, they pick up punctures easily.
by Zippy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone tried putoline chain wax ?
Replies: 20
Views: 558

Re: Anyone tried putoline chain wax ?

I've been doing a bit more reading on the subject, trying to find out what I can. The MSDS for putoline wax is distinctly unavailable, but from what I understand through internet hearsay is that it contains graphite, and possibly some PTFE or maybe moly sulphide. I think I may buy some powdered grap...
by Zippy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone tried putoline chain wax ?
Replies: 20
Views: 558

Re: Anyone tried putoline chain wax ?

I’ve got an ultrasonic cleaner which makes chain and component cleaning a breeze. My commuter bike is a good test subject for trying stuff out, enough to give it a work out, but I’m not too previous about it, and longevity is the name of the game. I’ve been trying paraffin wax (kerrawax iirc) and it...
by Zippy
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike Pressure Washers
Replies: 11
Views: 378

Re: Bike Pressure Washers

If you want to save a fair bit of dosh and not bother with all the fancy plastic mouldings, you can get something like this for £20. Just add a bucket.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable-12V ... 3612402919
by Zippy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7991
Views: 836790

Re: The post man's been ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:04 am
While out running some errands yesterday, I just happened to take a detour and found myself at Lidl. I left with a new Plasma cutter.
I didn't know that lidl did them until just now. I'm now very tempted by it!!
by Zippy
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: As New Rockshox Recon, boost
Replies: 0
Views: 151

FS: As New Rockshox Recon, boost

RockShox Recon Gold, Motion Control damper, remote lockout, tapered steerer, 42 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 100 mm travel. These are the OE fork from my trek procaliber, I used them for one weekend only, they're pretty much as new. They have 165mm steerer (factory cut) and they're read...
by Zippy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS Genesis Croix de Fer
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: FS Genesis Croix de Fer

So I now have this in my possession (and swapped all the bits over from my kinesis onto it!). I cannot rate this bike highly enough. it is heavy, yes but beautiful. Crums, yes it is heavy! I've gone from a 1.5kg frame and a 500ish grams fork, to a 2.5kg frame and 830gram fork! It's noticeable! oooh....
by Zippy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dual use bicycle bits.
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Dual use bicycle bits.

I've got an old cassette broken down into individual sprockets, through the ultrasonic cleaner and then hanging on the christmas tree as decorations. :-bd

That's not really multi use, more 'up-cycling' I think is the on trend word...
by Zippy
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS - TRP HY/RD, Tiagra STI, Shimano SPD, Genesis Seatpost
Replies: 3
Views: 302

FS - TRP HY/RD, Tiagra STI, Shimano SPD, Genesis Seatpost

Just swapped all the bits from my cracked kinesis crosslight (yes, again!) onto a Gensis croix de fer, so have some surplus parts now. All prices ono, p&p excluded. Payment via bank transfer of paypal friends/family TRP HY/RD's, £60 (Sold) Including brand new cableset with new pads. https://i.imgur....
by Zippy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 81683

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

23? Not bad. Yup, 23. Actually, there’s nobody else eligible (according to my records/reports on this thread) for 12/12 for 2020. So well done to the 23 who went all the way through, we had 48 recorded Bivvies’ in January! We actually had 24 bivvies reported on this thread in December, but only 23 ...
by Zippy
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 81683

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Did we get a final scores-on-the-doors for compleations? I updated the spreadsheet first day back in the office :lol: but was going to leave it until say the 14th for any late stragglers of reports. :-bd I currently have the following down for the 12/12 of 2019. Asposium BigdummySteve Borderer Bord...
by Zippy
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2954
Views: 509457

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

techno mail wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:23 pm
frames and completes reduced: https://www.brothercycles.com/
Never heard of them, are they any good?
by Zippy
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: drj0n bagworks
Replies: 47
Views: 4433

Re: drj0n bagworks

That is a real life version of what's been floating around in my head for years. Nice work! :-bd I mean, I was gonna mount the clamp off the bars rather than the stem, but otherwise that's basically my imagination in reality :cool:

Nice work!
by Zippy
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS tracking accuracy blog
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: GPS tracking accuracy blog

In Reverse wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:35 pm
I have not kept pace with the pointy end of the industry.
The majority of the industry is very much not at the pointy end :lol:
by Zippy
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 81683

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

And some quick 'analysis'. 51 users pledges. 48 Reported bivvies in January 24 Reported bivvies in November The following have 12/12 for 2019: BigdummySteve Borderer Escape Goat JimmyG Landslide metalheart MuddyPete RIP sean_iow whitestone Zippy The following are on 11/11 for 2019, so if they undert...
by Zippy
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 81683

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Boom, 12/12 for 2019 As per: https://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=16026&p=200616 and Bob’s photo: Full report in the Yorkshire Winter Bivy thread but here's the bivy https://i.imgur.com/ff3a8EX.jpg Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/2939607303 Nice to have the shelte...
by Zippy
Wed Dec 18, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Yorkshire Winter Bivy 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 630

Re: Yorkshire Winter Bivy 2019

Hi All, I had a really good weekend away, nice to catch up with Bob and Cath, nice to meet you Eric. I’ve not really got anything to add to everyone else’s words. I took a few photos which I hope to have uploaded over Christmas time (I have a backlog!). Strava here: https://www.strava.com/activities...