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by Dave Barter
Sat Oct 31, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ever built a no expense spared bike?
Replies: 24
Views: 237

Re: Ever built a no expense spared bike?

Years ago I had a custom built Omega road bike made for me by Mark Reilly. This was specced with top end Campag kit. It was perfect in every way and I loved riding that bike as it reminded me of all the hard work I’d put into my business to pay for it. Still have it. It’s awaiting a rebuild once Hel...
by Dave Barter
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike stand recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 435

Re: Bike stand recommendation

Lidl/Aldi bike stand would do exactly what you need, here's one exactly like mine: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Adjustable-Bicycle-Bike-Repair-Stand-Folding-Mechanic-Maintenance-Workstand-Rack/363154830489?hash=item548db6f499:g:Z-YAAOSw-IRflmfx Solid and folds up pretty flat, the legs actually extend...
by Dave Barter
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 88
Views: 1410

Re: What are you drinking now?

My bank balance is getting shattered by Keith Tulloch wines. A local wine shop opening has caused havoc in our house.
by Dave Barter
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your favourite moments?
Replies: 46
Views: 550

Re: Your favourite moments?

The p155 that has been held in too long and the bush that allows it freedom. Whacking down Baby bells by the handful and not caring. Same for chocolate, jelly babies and pork pies. Riding through valleys. Never tyre of them. Autumn and spring light Being ready before chickenlegs (has never happened)
by Dave Barter
Thu Oct 29, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike stand recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 435

Re: Bike stand recommendation

Dave, if I remember correctly your sex dungeon (sorry, basement..... ) opens out onto the road Cant you put a mount/bracket on the top of the doorframe (inside) and insert a pole into it, then hang the bike over it from the saddle? Easy and quick to remove and far enough away that you don't flood t...
by Dave Barter
Thu Oct 29, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike stand recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 435

Re: Bike stand recommendation

What goes around comes around....one of these on each bike :-bd :lol: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cutogain-Adjustable-Bicycle-Mountain-Kickstand/dp/B07H97TRGJ/ref=asc_df_B07H97TRGJ/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=427909170859&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7047858847249083907&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvd...
by Dave Barter
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is next year a write off already?
Replies: 54
Views: 915

Re: Is next year a write off already?

I was going watching a band this summer but it was cancelled and rescheduled for next June. Today I received an email telling me that due to the ongoing covid situation, it's now cancelled again and penciled in for Nov 2021. Can't help but think next year is already written off before it's begun. T...
by Dave Barter
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike stand recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 435

Re: Bike stand recommendation

This forum is worse than STW etc....
by Dave Barter
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Issue 4 of GravelWanker magazine
Replies: 68
Views: 966

Re: Issue 4 of GravelWanker magazine

Salsa Cutthroat Uhm but now you're into needing to define 'gravel bike'. a Cutthroat generally has much larger tyres than your average GW - up to 2.4" I think? Aha... I'd call that monstercross/mtb. Thanks and makes sense why/how he made very light work of it all (6 minutes stopped time in 7 hours ...
by Dave Barter
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike stand recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 435

Re: Bike stand recommendation

Is there a wall near your hoseing point? If so I'd bolt something like this https://www.pedalpro.com/pedalpro-wall-mounted-bicycle-repair-stand.html Which, with a liberal coating of grease on the clamp, could hold your seatpost or top tube. Also doubles a a weapon to beat those pesky tourists. Sadl...
by Dave Barter
Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike stand recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 435

Re: Bike stand recommendation

The flash stand might do the job and I know Dan Joyce.
by Dave Barter
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike stand recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 435

Re: Bike stand recommendation

I have a workstand stu.

And I used to have one of those Greg but hated it. Didn't find it very stable.
by Dave Barter
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike stand recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 435

Bike stand recommendation

I live on a very narrow dead end road and have to clean my bike outside of the front of the house. I need a bike stand to hold both mountain and road bikes whilst giving them a hose down. Has to be easily moveable with bike on as annoying tourists get lost and come down here despite a multitude of d...
by Dave Barter
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Issue 4 of GravelWanker magazine
Replies: 68
Views: 966

Re: Issue 4 of GravelWanker magazine

jobro wrote:
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:33 am
Your comments are comical. This place is like Singletrack World for old men.
Bloody hell you'd have to be old to out "old" those on STW who must have an average age in the fifties.
by Dave Barter
Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Festive 500 in a oner?
Replies: 40
Views: 925

Re: Festive 500 in a oner?

I’ve used Zwift in the past, I think you’re looking at 13-15hrs riding to cover 500km The weathers and roads are perfect every day, and there’s usually someone to draft even if you don’t join a group ride. No 'winter lanes' setting? No gritty brakes, potholes hidden by puddles and a grey dark feel ...
by Dave Barter
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1217
Views: 126127

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

benconnolli wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:02 pm
JohnClimber wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 4:51 pm
Dave Barter wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:14 pm
It's my birthday. Where's all my cards?
It's mine too today
SNAP!

Same same.
High five on the cusp lads
by Dave Barter
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 308
Views: 10587

Re: What are you listening to now?

Hold music BT Openreach - interspersed with swearing
by Dave Barter
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1217
Views: 126127

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

psling wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:10 pm
Yes, Happy Birthday Dave. I hope the next 12 months prove better than your last 12 all in all.
Thank you Pete much appreciated.
by Dave Barter
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1217
Views: 126127

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

It's my birthday. Where's all my cards?

So what random present should I treat myself to.
by Dave Barter
Wed Oct 21, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

What made it for me was knowing she had left her partner at home with a young kid/baby that was clearly playing up or being ill. I can see why she didn't bale ;-)
by Dave Barter
Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

Maybe I should study the stats more but I live in a tourist area where we have had a huge influx of people from country wide all summer long. It's been rammed. We are still very low on infection rate. Schools/universities go back and it starts to go through the roof. These are the two environments w...
by Dave Barter
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

The millennium bug non event was because people made a vast amount of effort to ensure it was a non-event. This was mostly done well in advance due to the doom and gloom message so by the time it happened the general public wondered what the fuss was all about. Just like now, some people made a min...
by Dave Barter
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 838
Views: 17339

Re: BB200 2020

My daughter is in Swansea doing her masters via online teaching from her flat. This has potentially incentivised her to leave Wales before Friday and come here for 2 weeks where she will have more freedom. I suspect there will now be a mass exodus of students and it will make the problem worse. Ther...
by Dave Barter
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4378

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

ChrisE wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:25 pm
Dave Barter wrote:
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:01 pm
I was thinking of taking my Cutty. Which bars did you break?

They are, or rather were, :roll: :roll: :roll: carbon woodchippers
Gulp
by Dave Barter
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 174
Views: 4378

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

I was thinking of taking my Cutty. Which bars did you break?