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by johnnystorm
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shoe dryers?
Replies: 8
Views: 114

Re: Shoe dryers?

I've got one that cost about £7 from amazon. It does look sketchy it hasn't burnt my house down yet. I do however have it on a timer plug so it isn't on when unattended. Works brilliantly and has a pair of blue leds in it to fool me into thinking its cleaning my shoes with UV. :lol:
by johnnystorm
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Land's End to John o' Groats Bikepacking Routes?
Replies: 12
Views: 886

Re: Land's End to John o' Groats Bikepacking Routes?

Andy Chicken Legs and Sweary Dave Barter did a CX/Gravel Lejog iirc?
by johnnystorm
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 141
Views: 1512

Re: What are you listening to now?

Robster wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:39 pm
Idles... Nicely loud & shouty.
If you haven't already, and live music happens again, do go and see them! :-bd

I've just got 6 months free Spotify premium with my new phone. Despite having the ability to listen to almost anything at will I still listen to a lot of 90s Grunge Rock! :lol:
by johnnystorm
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: How to glue this, to this?
Replies: 25
Views: 186

Re: How to glue this, to this?

Others have said it, but just for the avoidance of doubt you want to keep your electrical kit dry and also to attach it to the frame with very strong magnets? :o
by johnnystorm
Sat Jul 04, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I need an Exposure (6 pack Race or Diablo)
Replies: 20
Views: 346

Re: Do I need an Exposure (6 pack Race or Diablo)

My Mk2 Sixpack is still going strong, its only let me down once (inaugural BB300 in Storm Calum when everything electrical went haywire). Compared to the new ones it is "only" 1850 lumens, but for the BB style events I only ever run it on "low" which is 800 lumens. Should I need to replace it I'd pr...
by johnnystorm
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reg 's Crazy World of Lockdown - House of The Rising Sun
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Reg 's Crazy World of Lockdown - House of The Rising Sun

Tenuous link....

https://www.lowestoftjournal.co.uk/news ... -1-4510727

My Grandad took the bar and pumps away when the Rising Sun was demolished and my Mum now has it.
by johnnystorm
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Blown xt piston
Replies: 20
Views: 294

Re: Blown xt piston

I cracked an slx one a few years back, was about £20 for a new caliper so didn't seem worth faffing about repairing it.
by johnnystorm
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a Fargo unique?
Replies: 44
Views: 1186

Re: Is a Fargo unique?

Having owned one of the early Fargo, now have a Singular Gryphon, much nicer for me, higher quality steel and much nicer comfy feel to ride, plus EBB if you did one to singlespeed it. Only issue is no mounts on forks. Seems to be a few Singular frames knocking about, or you can do similar with the ...
by johnnystorm
Sat Jun 27, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Black Gore Shakedry Alternative
Replies: 30
Views: 682

Re: Black Gore Shakedry Alternative

Ha! :lol:
by johnnystorm
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Black Gore Shakedry Alternative
Replies: 30
Views: 682

Re: Black Gore Shakedry Alternative

Ràpha Core rain jacket is really good, feels like a wind proof but keeps the rain out. It comes in bright orange.
by johnnystorm
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3215
Views: 545823

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Polycarbonate is naturally blocks UV so I wouldn't worry about that.

As long as there aren't any sharp edges and they're the right shape for your head you can't go wrong for a quid.
by johnnystorm
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3215
Views: 545823

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

On One Bootzipper framesets, currently on offer at £349.99 https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FTOOBZ29/ ... 5cde309e90 Isn't that double the price they were a few weeks ago? The pricing structure really is something special. :wink: Really; Framesets for £175?? I missed that. :shock: Still think £350 for...
by johnnystorm
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: On One Fatty Small (finally made it to its rightful owner to be cherished for the rest of its days!)
Replies: 39
Views: 826

Re: On One Fatty Small

Escape Goat wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 10:27 pm
I wish it was a large!!
It used to be a large, I still have the large frame in the garage, I swapped all the parts onto a small frame when I bought my Moonlander.

(Double stealth advert, who wants a moonlander?) :wink:
by johnnystorm
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Paisley Freight
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Paisley Freight

Not quite the same but I once packaged up a frame and got it under the Hermes limit in all dimensions. The drop-off shop however refused it as he didn't have enough space in his storeroom. :roll:
by johnnystorm
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not your usual bikepacking video.
Replies: 38
Views: 873

Re: Not your usual bikepacking video.

Yeah that was brilliant, no Mumford and sons soundtrack, crying, or wistful guff.
by johnnystorm
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: On one Fat wheelset
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: On one Fat wheelset

:lol:
by johnnystorm
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: On one Fat wheelset
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: On one Fat wheelset

Sorry to hear it's not been well received. :sad:

The 29er wheels (this is my old bike) are On-One reetard rims on their mk2 fattyhubs, 135 front and 170 rear, both QR. They have been used for one 20km road ride around Loughborough from new!
by johnnystorm
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: All road, warroad, endurance help.
Replies: 20
Views: 497

Re: All road, warroad, endurance help.

If you can stomach the price the Warroad is very, very good. It's a blast on tarmac and is happy being bashed down rough Welsh trails.

For something out of the ordinary but more affordable the Surly Midnight Special and Bombtrack Audax are also worth a look.
by johnnystorm
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tumbleweed Prospector XL
Replies: 11
Views: 430

Re: Tumbleweed Prospector XL

BikeMedic wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:57 am
Oldboybob wrote:
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:35 am
How much is this please?
I'm open to offers
I'm not going to let it go for less than I paid.
There's an element of guesswork involved...
by johnnystorm
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What compressor
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: What compressor

Do you really need a compressor? I bought a Bontrager Flash Charger a couple of years ago and its done me proud - Lezyne do a similar pump. Honest the best money I've spent on bike bits for a good while - setting up tubless is an absolute breeze with it. I bought my flash charger when they first ca...
by johnnystorm
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newbie Norwich Norfolk
Replies: 13
Views: 516

Re: Newbie Norwich Norfolk

I don't personally own a fat bike nor have I ever ridden one, but do you really need a suspension fork up front with the tyres ?? I'm guessing its all about the terrian your riding right I find that fat bike tyres are peerless when it comes to ironing out "ripples", "stutters" and small pebbley bum...
by johnnystorm
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: You get what you pay for...
Replies: 39
Views: 1263

Re: You get what you pay for...

I suppose shoddy but overpriced workmanship isn't country specific but Italy does have a lot of it. I think you should qualify such sweeping generalisations Shafiq. Personally I wouldn't consider engineering companies such as Ducati, Ferrari, Campagnolo, Sarto, Magneti Marelli and Riva Yachts as sh...
by johnnystorm
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newbie Norwich Norfolk
Replies: 13
Views: 516

Re: Newbie Norwich Norfolk

There's a facebook group "Norfolk MicroAdventures" which can be useful for seeing where people are using for trips around our fine city. I've done Winterton dunes as an overnighter, Burnham Overy seems to be a favourite in the group that I'll hopefully get in later in the year. Err, you aren't Matt...
by johnnystorm
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newbie Norwich Norfolk
Replies: 13
Views: 516

Re: Newbie Norwich Norfolk

There's a facebook group "Norfolk MicroAdventures" which can be useful for seeing where people are using for trips around our fine city. I've done Winterton dunes as an overnighter, Burnham Overy seems to be a favourite in the group that I'll hopefully get in later in the year. Err, you aren't Matt...
by johnnystorm
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3215
Views: 545823

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I hope that this is a rebadge of the 15mm axle version of the Shutter Precision hub. My QR Exposure hub certainly was ... knowing so came in handy after it self destructed after 500 miles and Exposure wanted nowt to do with it. SP were very good though. I'm not sure how encouraged I should be by th...