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by johnnystorm
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bolt alternative for surly lht cantilever break
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: bolt alternative for surly lht cantilever break

psling wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:49 pm
Try sjs cycles, they may be able to help. For example:. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brakes/dia- ... unit-each/
£1.49 each or only £18.99 if you buy a bag of 10... :lol:
by johnnystorm
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active
Replies: 48
Views: 957

Re: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active

ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:11 pm
Image

Obligatory mug on the floor. Are they trolling us?
Who said the Germans didn't have a sense of humour! :lol:
by johnnystorm
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active
Replies: 48
Views: 957

Re: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active

Symmetrical MTB rucksacks ? I think you have a burgeoning career in marketing ahead of you. The XTR cranks and that Ti frame are still going strong. https://i.postimg.cc/7YvLktLQ/1060341.jpg Thanks Colin. I've refined it. Final answer... are they 'gravelsacks', 'made to gravelit', 'engineered to ma...
by johnnystorm
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: winter gloves.
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: winter gloves.

Galibier Barriers are very good, especially given how little they cost. I've also got some of those overmitts from Decathlon as linked above, not had a chance to try them yet.
by johnnystorm
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active
Replies: 48
Views: 957

Re: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active

https://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/hill_talk/viewranger_or_os_maps_is_there_a_difference-729203 Last post on that thread sums it up. I just spent another £12 about 3 weeks ago too. Think I have at least 2/3 of England and about half of Wales in my Viewranger.. Oh well, at least we know now not to sp...
by johnnystorm
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wahoo element roam. please explain....
Replies: 14
Views: 325

Re: Wahoo element roam. please explain....

It mostly does what a Garmin edge does. The roam adds rerouting and a coloured screen Garmin Edge 530 and all upwards from there do rerouting and have been doing that probably before Wahoo was a thing. Same with many other claims (on Bikepacking.com for example), "like RWGPS only runs with Wahoo." ...
by johnnystorm
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: Recommend me a good C25K app
Replies: 13
Views: 149

Re: OT: Recommend me a good C25K app

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:52 pm
What? Is Dave's post a curve ball or do you plug those shoes in?
Also, what’s a good mud running shoe. I’ve got plenty of slop round here.
:grin:
by johnnystorm
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Made to lose' :???:
Replies: 29
Views: 687

Re: 'Made to lose' :???:

woodsmith wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:24 pm
So embarassingly bad I almost had to hide behind the sofa.
Oh my. Now I really want to see it, but I also don't... :lol:
by johnnystorm
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wahoo element roam. please explain....
Replies: 14
Views: 325

Re: Wahoo element roam. please explain....

I don't have a roam, but I have got the original elemnt. It mostly does what a Garmin edge does. The roam adds rerouting and a coloured screen. If you have a smartphone (pretty much essential) then the Wahoos are a breeze to set up and customise.
by johnnystorm
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 990

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

It's another dead cat.

While the country argues over whether 7 miles is OK, a marathon distance, nothing special, normal in countries with decent infrastructure, etc you're distracted from the Free School Meals disgrace, etc.
by johnnystorm
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Flat pedal shoe recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 355

Re: Flat pedal shoe recommendations

I've got Shimano GR7s and my missus wears GR5s. I personally wouldn't worry about waterproofing as they always seem to get wet any way and take longer to dry out. A pair of knee length sealskins or similar is the best I've found for keeping warm ann dry.
by johnnystorm
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bloody brexit!!
Replies: 24
Views: 585

Re: Bloody brexit!!

GregMay wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:51 pm
johnnystorm wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:14 pm
GregMay wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:36 pm
Anyone got their blue passport yet?
I'm getting a burgundy cover from amazon when the time comes. :lol:
Already have one, called staying European ;)
The best sort. Alas, I only have great grandma from Ireland, and I'm no good at football!
by johnnystorm
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bloody brexit!!
Replies: 24
Views: 585

Re: Bloody brexit!!

Anyone got their blue passport yet? I'm getting a burgundy cover from amazon when the time comes. :lol: You got a link to those? https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NXY7CAG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_6W48FbNCZGZHQ Worth it for a couple of quid. Just check it's not coming from abroad else the import dutie...
by johnnystorm
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bloody brexit!!
Replies: 24
Views: 585

Re: Bloody brexit!!

GregMay wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:36 pm
Anyone got their blue passport yet?
I'm getting a burgundy cover from amazon when the time comes. :lol:
by johnnystorm
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bloody brexit!!
Replies: 24
Views: 585

Re: Bloody brexit!!

The EU were also going to introduce a similar scheme, I suspect the HMRC scheme is just our implementation of that, but have delayed it for six months. That EU scheme was obviously aimed at non EU countries (now including us) the idea being to stop/reduce low value imports avoiding VAT. If we'd rem...
by johnnystorm
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3470
Views: 626928

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

PaulB2 wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:02 pm
techno wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 11:26 am
discounts on sunrace cassettes: https://www.bike-discount.de/en/search/ ... q=cassette
Are they one of the few still shipping to the UK?
Good news, yes they are...

Bad news, read this:
https://www.bike-discount.de/en/info/in ... tomers-327
by johnnystorm
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear light?
Replies: 21
Views: 573

Re: Rear light?

After my Aldi sourced-Moon copy (bb200 standard fit one year!) popped off somewhere in Morocco I bought a pair of these from Amazon. They are available under all sorts of brand names but this seems the best value option from a quick glance (1 is £6.99!) https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08JLRNMVY/ref=c...
by johnnystorm
Mon Jan 04, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bloody brexit!!
Replies: 24
Views: 585

Re: Bloody brexit!!

Project fear, we hold all the cards, etc.
by johnnystorm
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Overseas purchases and imports
Replies: 44
Views: 995

Re: Overseas purchases and imports

I doubt test purchases will be necessary, they'll just flag up a "no ta" message when you try and put UK as a delivery address or not as the case may be. I expect it'll get sorted out eventually but with fewer options as small firms find it isn't worth the hassle or the price with taxes means we don...
by johnnystorm
Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: winter cycling trousers ?
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: winter cycling trousers ?

I've not tried any yet ton, but I'm interested in what you find out. I'd like to try some to start to free myself of the chamois :grin: I recall reading something about some decathlon ones being good, I'll try to find it The decathlon ones have been out of stock for ages. :sad: I did try some of th...
by johnnystorm
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pad-less Bib Longs
Replies: 12
Views: 236

Re: Pad-less Bib Longs

I've got a set of Ràpha Padless bibs that are from the Core (least stupidly priced) range. They do the job for me.
by johnnystorm
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Interesting? Luggage content.
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Interesting? Luggage content.

BigdummySteve wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:51 am
johnnystorm wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:46 am
Rando bags are really handy, but there seems to be a lot of potential for rubbing off pain.
:shock:
:lol:
While I meant paint seeing a ruined frame does cause me pain!
by johnnystorm
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Interesting? Luggage content.
Replies: 12
Views: 348

Re: Interesting? Luggage content.

Looks cool and Rando bags are really handy, but there seems to be a lot of potential for rubbing off pain.

I'm also happy someone corrected him about "toad in the hole". :lol:
by johnnystorm
Wed Dec 30, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Crikey, how much 500 failure.
Replies: 13
Views: 508

Re: Crikey, how much 500 failure.

Argh, nightmare! Is there a second bike shop you can grab anything from to do the last few miles? Maybe they'd hire you one?