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by ChrisF
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whilst out today I found this....
Replies: 25
Views: 857

Re: Whilst out today I found this....

Yesterday morning. Ocado van heading up a track it would never get through, ice covered puddle gave way. Driver looking slightly embarrassed... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50943296083_d500b87de8_z.jpg Untitled by Chris Farley , on Flickr I'm guessing someone was missing their artisan sourdou...
by ChrisF
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Runners input please
Replies: 22
Views: 463

Re: Runners input please

I like my Altra Lone Peaks. They have a very wide toe box that lets your foot spread out. Also zero drop so encourage a more ‘natural’ running style.
by ChrisF
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone recognise this beauty?
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Anyone recognise this beauty?

Have had a look in it a few times but decided against it. It is near the Parsley Hay car park and right on the trail so you might get someone passing/disturbance potentially. Both times I have just popped into a nearby field and camped/bivvied out of sight. I can’t relax in those situations so prefe...
by ChrisF
Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 14028

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

I have dropped a message to Moguy but nothing back yet.
ChrisF
by ChrisF
Wed Dec 02, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Magazine fans.
Replies: 43
Views: 1342

Re: Magazine fans.

That looks great. Ordered. 👍
by ChrisF
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 14028

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

...am I too late? If not put me down for it please.
ChrisF, New Mills, Peak District.
It’ll get my lazy arse back out in the hills.
by ChrisF
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: ever wish you were strong enough to ride single speed ?
Replies: 62
Views: 1611

Re: ever wish you were strong enough to ride single speed ?

No why? Beyond knob waving I really can’t see why you’d want to put yourself at that disadvantage The why is always a tricky one. Simplicity is a plus point. Lack of maintenance, I’m a lazy bike cleaner so yep to that. I think advantage/disadvantage misses the point a bit, it isn’t all about effici...
by ChrisF
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ever wish you were strong enough to ride single speed ?
Replies: 62
Views: 1611

Re: ever wish you were strong enough to ride single speed ?

Will SSing make them hurt more?
No.
I’ve had bad knee problems in the past including 3 cartilage ops. I reckon hilly SS riding has made my knees stronger. Occasionally get knee pain now but only after riding a geared bike.
by ChrisF
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ever wish you were strong enough to ride single speed ?
Replies: 62
Views: 1611

Re: ever wish you were strong enough to ride single speed ?

because i wish i bloody was. ... you are. It’s just a bike with one gear. (Well 3, going by the old adage - sit down, stand up, walk). After 20 odd years of single speeding, some of it fit-ish, some of it fat-ish, I reckon it’s mostly about having the right attitude. Definitely not a bike for flatl...
by ChrisF
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaky shaky alternaty
Replies: 26
Views: 1358

Re: Shaky shaky alternaty

Pace 3x3 Event jacket? I had one for a few years, basic design with just a back pocket but really good fabric and tough and they retail at about £100. I’m not sure what it weighs but would fit in a back pocket, maybe 300gms. I use an Alpkit Gravitas now, it is really light and works well, but the re...
by ChrisF
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone suffer from Hotfoot ?
Replies: 27
Views: 1460

Re: anyone suffer from Hotfoot ?

Sometimes, on longer rides, the two smallest ties on my right foot start to experience sharp pains. I now try to have a sit down and take my shoes off, every few hours. Not sure if this is the same as 'hotfoot' or even related, but maybe somebody can explain it. Have a google at Morton’s neuroma. I...
by ChrisF
Mon May 04, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TDR bike suitability
Replies: 33
Views: 2423

Re: TDR bike suitability

I’m sorry but those forks are gopping, and they’re on backwards too. :wink:
by ChrisF
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: DIY wheel building
Replies: 34
Views: 2040

Re: DIY wheel building

All good advice above. I’ve built plenty of wheels just using the guide on Sheldon Brown’s website. I’ve never had an issue with my home built wheels.
I’m not a big fan of bike fettling generally but wheel building is satisfying and therapeutic. Just what we need in these times 🙂
by ChrisF
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaf's respirator appeal.
Replies: 103
Views: 5689

Re: Shaf's respirator appeal.

Good work Shaf, donated.
by ChrisF
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 4295

Re: Project Virus

Full on WFH here. Quite a strange experience as I'm used to working as part of design teams where everyone collaborates all the time.
Microsoft Teams has turned out to be really useful! Trying to stick to working a 'normal' 7-5 day and get out for a run/ride with my once a day Boris pass.
by ChrisF
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What mini pump?
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: What mini pump?

I use a Lezyne Mini pump. It has a flexible hose and mounts under the bottle cage. Works well, takes a while to inflate like any mini pump. This one: https://www.wiggle.co.uk/lezyne-hv-drive-abs-pump/?lang=en&curr=GBP&dest=1&sku=286161&kpid=286161&utm_source=bing&utm_term=&utm_campaign=Shopping+-+Al...
by ChrisF
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS chains
Replies: 16
Views: 1376

Re: SS chains

I’ve used most brands over the years including SS specific, half link chains, BMX and regular 8 and 9 speed. I haven’t noticed any real benefit with the fancy chains and just go with SRam 8 speed and let the sprocket, chainring and chain grow old together 🙂. Change all of them when they are worn (no...
by ChrisF
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Arkose max tyre clearance?
Replies: 4
Views: 369

Re: Arkose max tyre clearance?

I recently bought a 2019 Arkose X in a sale. It’s got 47mm Byways on 650B wheels with plenty of clearance. The rims are quite wide too so that bumps up the actual tyre width. I reckon you’d get 50mm tyres in no problem with good mud clearance, 2.1” (53mm) probably OK too.
by ChrisF
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: valve core blocked
Replies: 9
Views: 822

Re: valve core blocked

Keep the valve at the top of the wheel, sealant will run to the bottom. Unscrew the core slowly, air should start to escape before it’s fully unscrewed. Once most of the pressure is gone you can remove the core.
by ChrisF
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: what defines a good nights bivi
Replies: 22
Views: 1702

Re: what defines a good nights bivi

Most of my bivvies have been fairly local to me and in areas that I already know very well. When you’ve ridden your local trails countless times you get to know twist and turn, every climb and descent, every view and how the place feels . But you get to know these places in a different way if you’ve...
by ChrisF
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravelw#nker mudguards
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

Re: Gravelw#nker mudguards

Thanks for the advice. I’ve used bluemels before, I wasn’t sure if they were up to the job. It looks like they are worth a try. PDW ones are a bit too spendy.
atk wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:41 pm
Not really sure what counts as really rough riding,
Pretty much what’s on your picture, lots of loose rocky stuff (I live in the Peak).
by ChrisF
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravelw#nker mudguards
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

Gravelw#nker mudguards

I’ve recently leapt on the gravel bandwagon and got myself a Pinnacle Arkose X. I’m enjoying commuting on it (road) and extending my commutes to include some off-road in the evening. Also using it a lot at weekends for doing stuff I’d normally do on an MTB. It’s got 47mm tyres and no mudguards. Wet ...
by ChrisF
Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A collective noun
Replies: 12
Views: 1174

Re: A collective noun

A kerfuffle of bikepackers.
Based loosely on my slightly disorganised approach to the activity.
by ChrisF
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9503
Views: 1075881

Re: The post man's been ...

A new Arkose X from Evans on special offer.
Not sure I’ll get on with the (very) flared bars though.
by ChrisF
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where you at ?
Replies: 60
Views: 4596

Re: Where you at ?

New Mills, Peak District.