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by jameso
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: I could get one made, but... steel Audax/fast tourer frame/set wanted, ~57-58
Replies: 3
Views: 95

I could get one made, but... steel Audax/fast tourer frame/set wanted, ~57-58

Looking for a steel frameset for rim brakes, somewhere along the line between an Equilibrium 853 or an older lugged level top tube audax/light touring frameset. Can't bring myself to spend either the time sourcing one in Asia (unfair if it's a one-off and no orders following) or spend top £ on a new...
by jameso
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 1200

Re: What's in your hip flask?

A fave is Aberlour A'bunadh cask strength. Lovely stuff. Needs diluting a bit so more volume for weight than a normal dram too :-bd
by jameso
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: jones bars not working...........again
Replies: 30
Views: 684

Re: jones bars not working...........again

Ton, you tried them with a really high-rise stem? RE Jones bar angles, Jeff recommends they are st up as Scotroutes and Alpinum say, angled down a fair bit. I have mine very similar to that pic, 15, maybe 20 degrees downward tilt. The problem is that most bikes have a low front end and Jones bars wo...
by jameso
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bell + drop bars + bags
Replies: 30
Views: 702

Re: Bell + drop bars + bags

Crane ENE bells are good - ~£20 and loud with a loud, long tone. The note is lower too, more of a shop doorbell sound, seems to be heard by older folks more easily. I gave up on the spur copy as it just wasn't that effective, put it on the Brompton where it was a major upgrade over the tinkerbell it...
by jameso
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ethical and Environmental Options
Replies: 32
Views: 913

Re: Ethical and Environmental Options

TBH it's a rather impossible question: Seems almost that yes, hence my Q. There's plenty of info on cars/driving CO2 output but not so much on manufacturing of goods, 500lbs / 225kg for an average $250 FOB cost bike I think I read, so yes, very much between 75 and 500kg as TINAT says. Just wondered...
by jameso
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: handlebar question
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Re: handlebar question

From the quoted mailout by Cy at Cotic, The other conclusion from all of this is that there definitely seems to be a "Golden Area" for bar height and width where you bar position relative to the contact patch of the tyre means that when you lean the bike over you can properly load the front wheel. T...
by jameso
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.
Replies: 22
Views: 584

Re: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.

Are budget turbo trainers worth the money and if so can you recommend anything under £100. All it has to do is allow me to do a basic workout without falling apart and take a 29er wheel with a 1.5 road tyre fitted. Yes, I have a basic Elite hydroforce trainer and you can get similar for not much ov...
by jameso
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ethical and Environmental Options
Replies: 32
Views: 913

Re: Ethical and Environmental Options

Worth bearing in mind that the environmental impact of a bag made in china from petrochemicals, waste products washed into the watercourse and the bag shipped most of the way arround the world. Is dwarfed by say driving a car to Wales to ride a bike. The entire carbon footprint of a carbon fibre bi...
by jameso
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Washing goretex techniques
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: Washing goretex techniques

According to said chap, to reproof laminated goretex fabrics one needs to purchase the sprayOn stuff and a manequinn (he didn't say it in them terms but thats what he described but a 1D version). Then spray it on as it will keep the breathability from the inside intact. I've always hand-washed in s...
by jameso
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Have we done these bars?
Replies: 5
Views: 475

Re: Have we done these bars?

Potentially much stiffer bars. No real aero advantage to be had but could be useful for luggage. I've thought about an extension like that so a zipped / roll top pocket can hang off the front and a small kit roll goes behind it.
by jameso
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 1933

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

You have to zoom in to see the detail - it's beautiful!!
It is .. similar colour to mine which is AD10, but the Olympic era were the best looking Masters :-bd
by jameso
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Train ticket tips
Replies: 25
Views: 722

Re: Train ticket tips

Top tips here, hadn't seen ticketysplit before. the gym carpark down our road is frequently full. Why don't they all just bike energetically there, not go in, and just bike straight home again? Because people go to gyms for social or esteem reasons more than fitness, or simply don't like the cold? B...
by jameso
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does this bike / frame exist
Replies: 15
Views: 589

Re: Does this bike / frame exist

designed at a fork length of 470 which seemed a bit short to me. imo a good length to design to for a 100mm fork -the Ramin was also anyway- it won't rule out a 120mm if the STA and BB drop range is steeper + lower to start with (as most newer geometries are) 100mm REBA 650b plus which has an A-C o...
by jameso
Sat Dec 14, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 1933

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

^ pics needed.... That's all I'd swap mine for, an older Master Olympic.
by jameso
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 1933

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 jameso
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 1933

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

Jameso might like this:
:-bd
by jameso
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 1933

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

I've had two, then and now. A '98 Santa Cruz Chameleon in large, gloss black with orange Z1 Bombers, 60mm Azonic stem and big bars, single 34T ring, D521 rims and IRC Kujo tyres. If only droppers were available then (I had a hiterite but it was rubbish). It was a good XC bike that I took to the Cran...
by jameso
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you doing next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 2270

Re: What you doing next year?

Holy Land Trail
:-bd It's a great route. Tough but other-worldly in places and the singletracks are so good.
by jameso
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you doing next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 2270

Re: What you doing next year?

The idea was cobbled together quite literally on a beer mat in South Africa earlier this year whilst two of us were drinking. It will be chaos. But it'll be fine. This sounds excellent : ) I've signed up to another winter-motivator ride, London-Land's End-London 1000km audax in June I think. I will...
by jameso
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....
Replies: 64
Views: 2109

Re: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....

Stu - keep doing what you're doing - it's great. Yes, all well said :-bd I hope anything I'm saying isn't coming across as criticism- I'm even not sure it's got any value, just following a possibility if we're asking the general Q. My points on what's inclusive or alienating are all 'exaggerated fo...
by jameso
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....
Replies: 64
Views: 2109

Re: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....

Very possibly but if so, then I feel the actual problem or issue doesn't lie with this place :wink: Takes two, perhaps? Many of the posters on here know each other from the rides so it's far easier to 'get' the jokes or understand the Expensive hipster brand swear filter. Maybe it's a bit like when...
by jameso
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....
Replies: 64
Views: 2109

Re: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....

I do wonder if the mug-dangle r@pha hipster digs on here, or the ethics-stickler debates (er, guilty here), might come across in a way that alienates some. I realise the hipster stuff is tongue in cheek and comes from people who as far as I've met are all welcoming, friendly and easy going. But the ...
by jameso
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....
Replies: 64
Views: 2109

Re: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....

who'd want to be in an unventilated space with more than one 'Boner
"With that, case closed m'lud" :grin:
by jameso
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....
Replies: 64
Views: 2109

Re: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....

Is that not simply ignorance laced with a little fear and self doubt on others behalf? I think it's the ignorance that sometimes gets to me a little ... heritage appears quite important to cyclists in general, yet any interest in heritage appears to vanish when people talk / write about bikepacking...
by jameso
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....
Replies: 64
Views: 2109

Re: Not entirely unexpected.

the industry still views this place and those who frequent it with a degree of suspicion or unease. I don't think so, it's just not so well known generally? Alpkit had a fair bit on the WRT a while back didn't they? BB events and WRT have just stayed grass-roots for so long. That's a good thing, ri...