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by stevenshand
Sun Oct 25, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar end plugs
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Bar end plugs

Ison Distribution used to do a workshop jar with about 50 plugs in them. IIRC cost (to trade) was about 30p each. Don't think they'll supply direct to consumer but if it's for Bikeability, it might be worth giving them a call.

edit: https://www.ison-distribution.com/engli ... t=HGFIBP1K
by stevenshand
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Canyon sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Canyon sizes

Just put my dimensions in and it's come up with a 'small'. I'm 176cm with a 83cm inseam and almost bang on a medium in most other brands I've looked at. However, looking at the dimensions for the Canyon 'small', it looks pretty bang on actually. I'm actually working on a basic fit advisor system rig...
by stevenshand
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29 plus carbon fork options
Replies: 23
Views: 657

Re: 29 plus carbon fork options

There's also the Salsa Firestarter?
by stevenshand
Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29 plus carbon fork options
Replies: 23
Views: 657

Re: 29 plus carbon fork options

Pretty sure the guys at Shand will sell you the 29+ fork that is used on the Bahookie.

https://www.shandcycles.com/shop/bikes/bahookie

Could have them any colour I think too. Boost, 528ATC, 51mm offset.
by stevenshand
Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rohloff mated to drop bars...
Replies: 11
Views: 421

Re: Rohloff mated to drop bars...

I've acquired some cheap old Apex and Rival 10sp shifters Note that not all shifters can be converted, you need the Zero Loss ones really. I don't think you can convert the Apex. I don't share lune ranger's experience of high levels of faff setting it up. In fact I don't find it any harder than the...
by stevenshand
Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cumulus vs Thermarest Recommendations
Replies: 8
Views: 314

Re: Cumulus vs Thermarest Recommendations

I have the Thermarest and love it. I like the footbox. I'm not sure I understand the footbox thing on the Cumulus but the idea of zips down there at my feet doesn't fill me with excitement.
by stevenshand
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GCN does bikepacking
Replies: 88
Views: 3022

Re: GCN does bikepacking

GCN have Manon Lloyd who is good on the road side and Katherine Moore on the off road side, Katherine does the Unpaved gravel/bikepacking podcast too, Katherine hasn't worked there for over a year. Emma Pooley didn't last long either. Both really added something to the channel. Just to add that Jen...
by stevenshand
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 89
Views: 4994

Re: Gravel porn

I quite like it. Can't get used to seeing bikes without a seatstay bridge though.
by stevenshand
Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: DeWidget Strapdeck
Replies: 22
Views: 970

Re: DeWidget Strapdeck

sweet! sounds just the ticket ;-)~ and Tuscany? i know they carry a bottle of wine well ! https://instagram.flhr4-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/s640x640/89462393_854694761622770_4615313599164086854_n.jpg?_nc_ht=instagram.flhr4-2.fna.fbcdn.net&_nc_cat=102&_nc_ohc=KvGrKdT5_a4AX_1IrXc&oh=f3...
by stevenshand
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: DeWidget Strapdeck
Replies: 22
Views: 970

Re: DeWidget Strapdeck

The brand spanking new, amazingly named, 'drj0n Bagworks Double Trouble Triple Strapdeck' is a bigger platform that's compatible with the GFunk (as well as regular triple and double cage mounts). 180mm x 53mm so quite a bit bigger than the 'large' Strapdeck. Doesn't really change the recommended max...
by stevenshand
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are all braze on clamp adapters equal??
Replies: 15
Views: 596

Re: Are all braze on clamp adapters equal??

But the front mech is hitting the crank. If you move the crank out by 2.5mm, the ring also goes out and so you'd need to move the front mech by the same amount so it'll still hit the crank. I read it as an issue when on the big ring (chain rub on smallest cogs).
by stevenshand
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are all braze on clamp adapters equal??
Replies: 15
Views: 596

Re: Are all braze on clamp adapters equal??

So do you think the adapter could be moving the mech too far out? If the mech is setup correctly (correct position relative to the chainring) then it's still going to be in that same position no matter the braze-on adapter you're using no? Changing the adapter (or fitting a BB spacer) won't change ...
by stevenshand
Fri May 29, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help please (before I get the big file out!)
Replies: 40
Views: 1318

Re: Help please (before I get the big file out!)

I had a similar issue and ended up turning down down of the endcaps which solved the problem. However when measuring the endcaps to decide what needed to be taken off I noticed that not all of them were coming up the same width. And in fact just swapping sides would have solved the problem. But as s...
by stevenshand
Wed May 27, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 89
Views: 4994

Re: Gravel porn

I like it (the non motorized one).
by stevenshand
Fri May 22, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dropper/Seatpack thingamy
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: Dropper/Seatpack thingamy

Karl has already done this https://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=15831 Yeah, I know. I commented on that post at the time as I was conscious I had a bunch of them an no harness to go with them.. I wasn't sure if that was a commercial thing or a stock product? Just after we d...
by stevenshand
Thu May 21, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dropper/Seatpack thingamy
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: Dropper/Seatpack thingamy

Mike wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 10:27 pm
How does that work then??
It bolts onto your dropper post and your strap wraps round this instead of the post so protects it from damage. Also provides a stop to prevent you dropping your post low enough to mangle your bag or harness on the rear tyre.
by stevenshand
Thu May 21, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dropper/Seatpack thingamy
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Dropper/Seatpack thingamy

I've seen a few people ask recently about fitting seatpacks to dropper posts. We (Wildcat) have a dropper sleeve that was originally designed to work with our new Tiger seat harness (which is still delayed :sad: ). It was originally designed specifically for our Tiger but if it seems like there's a ...
by stevenshand
Wed May 13, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2651

Re: Harness V Cradle help

Apologies for the dull question; I've not used Voile straps before for securing bags on the bike. What size/length do I need to use with a strap-deck cradle to secure 5 and 8 litre size dry-bags? I think 20" works well or 25" if you want the added security wrapping round the bars too. Longer is bet...
by stevenshand
Thu May 07, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bigger Valais?
Replies: 24
Views: 1856

Re: A bigger Valais?

Possibly the worst photo of a product ever but I have a few of these.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B9CMMfxlJOg/
by stevenshand
Fri May 01, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2651

Re: Harness V Cradle help

any idea when the large strap deck will be back in stock? On order, being made right now I think, so not too long hopefully. How do the nano straps compare with the regular ones? They're narrower and I find them probably a little more useful for general duties but regular ones probably better for u...
by stevenshand
Fri May 01, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2651

Re: Harness V Cradle help

GirlBikeVan wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:16 am
BTW are you the Steve Shand of Shand bikes? They're nice bikes!
Guilty as charged. Thank you. BTW, I think drj0n wants to use a quote you sent me in his marketing material. "it's easy as pish!"
by stevenshand
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2651

Re: Harness V Cradle help

Well i've received the Strapdeck and G-Funk bar clamps, attached to my bike with fully stuffed front roll and it's assembled perfectly. Far less faff than the Alpkit harness I have. Just waiting for the Voile straps now. all at a cost of £69 instead of £125 for the Salsa Anything cradle. Thanks Ste...
by stevenshand
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sonder Camino - toe overlap
Replies: 29
Views: 1889

Re: Sonder Camino - toe overlap

Cheers. Having checked mine they're 10.5 and 11 cm (different pairs, not different feet :roll:). Good to know that a large is most likely to fit. Just need to resist temptation to buy on line :oops: Their geo charts list the large as having a 22mm longer wheelbase so that's how much further forward...
by stevenshand
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sonder Camino - toe overlap
Replies: 29
Views: 1889

Re: Sonder Camino - toe overlap

Something doesn't look quite right there. Because I have much more boring things to do (VAT return), I quickly drew out a medium Camino based on the specs from the Alpkit website. I had to guess fork length but everything else seems ok. I can't get wheelbase to match what they list with all the othe...
by stevenshand
Mon Apr 20, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 2651

Re: Harness V Cradle help

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