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by Lazarus
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Canister refill adapters.
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: Canister refill adapters.

IME of living on a boat it is possible to freeze the Butane and once it gets cold the flow is restricted long before it fully freezes anyway- its takes a few days of cold snap for you to actually notice this though rather than its noticeable after a few hours of sub zero temps Its also worth noting ...
by Lazarus
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Canister refill adapters.
Replies: 15
Views: 331

Re: Canister refill adapters.

my question is what do you buy to use to refill the (MSR) canister I buy a 1 kg one* as its cheaper per 100g the more you buy- coleman type threaded valve forget the bactual brand name on the big cannister i buy it from the calor gas place - think its was about £8 * also used for car camping with t...
by Lazarus
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Maxxis Chronicle
Replies: 10
Views: 190

Re: Maxxis Chronicle

My theory is the EU and he US are more gullible and easily forced into buying 29 + stuff :wink:
by Lazarus
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Forestry operations on rights of way
Replies: 15
Views: 371

Re: Forestry operations on rights of way

Agree withthe aboive Whilst they do need paperwork and to have requested it to block one once you are there there i little is to be gained form excercising your rights when heavy machinery is operating. All that is required is they allow you to pass in a timely and safe manner so a little bit of hum...
by Lazarus
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Made me smile, plus EBB and Chain question
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: Made me smile, plus EBB and Chain question

i dont ever take mine apart but i do make sure it can rotate
by Lazarus
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why Don't Sleeping Mats Have A Pillow?
Replies: 23
Views: 600

Re: Why Don't Sleeping Mats Have A Pillow?

I have a selfinflating cheapo mattress with one and its really crap
not big enough on its own too big/wrong angle if you if you use a pillow
by Lazarus
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp Fabric
Replies: 13
Views: 172

Re: Tarp Fabric

does the fabric for a tarp have to be waterproof?
depends on whether you want to be dry :wink:

I suspect it will do ok for light rain but nothing more I assume ts fairly easy to turn it into waterproof with an appropriate silicone coating.
How waterproof this is in reality who knows.
by Lazarus
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active
Replies: 49
Views: 1033

Re: Viewranger discontinued, replaced with Outdoor Active

I can't comment on everyone else's devices
My garmin broke on the commute - just went off and would not switch on again
etrex 20 perhaps three years old with pretty minimal use
by Lazarus
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 934

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

Re the discussion on gravel living roughly the same area as John i concur there is no gravel anywhere near here - old cobbled/metalized roads yes but gravel no. You can cobble together a ride [if i skip the gnar] but when I look at strava its no faster than MTB -it is faster up and slower down . Thi...
by Lazarus
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatewood cape question
Replies: 10
Views: 212

Re: Gatewood cape question

I think most of use his poles and they are both lighweight,customisable and excellent in use
by Lazarus
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 934

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

I do own one[ and no longer a road drop bar bike] but i reckon it gets perhaps 5 proper off road rides a year and most of the other times its commuting. Even when it does get used off road i have selected a route for it .It would never be my go to bike and I have never bike packed on it - not ruling...
by Lazarus
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Made to lose' :???:
Replies: 29
Views: 692

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

Any particular incoherent cliche you liked best Colin
Applause
I zoned out totally and just looked at the pretty pictures god I miss proper bikes rides
by Lazarus
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted - Road Disc Brake Caliper
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Wanted - Road Disc Brake Caliper

well its not amongst my usual spares so i will have a think where it could be
I will have a proper look tomorrow but i dont think i got rid of it
by Lazarus
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravelwanger - what chainring do you use?
Replies: 12
Views: 175

Re: Gravelwanger - what chainring do you use?

34/43

reason being locally I ride all the hills on 43 but once steeper I need the 34 to get to my 20gear "

I dont have a front mech so this minimises how often I have to change
The 43 is tolerable for flat and general road use
by Lazarus
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Punctures and brakes
Replies: 26
Views: 377

Re: Punctures and brakes

I Just chuck more in I have heard reports of folk claiming it goes hard and forms a golf ball inside but never found this to be the case when removing wheels I dont clean the tyres unless there is some serious issue with the bead area My lazy approach is to 1. Top up when the tyre starts going flat ...
by Lazarus
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Punctures and brakes
Replies: 26
Views: 377

Re: Punctures and brakes

My worst was a commute home - i must have had something tiny sticking though the tyre but I could not find it 7 punctures in three miles was repairing tubes as well when finally the piump came apart in my hands pumpiing up another repair - I had a full on John Cleese meltdown moment at this point :o...
by Lazarus
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted - Road Disc Brake Caliper
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Wanted - Road Disc Brake Caliper

I think I have a spyre somewhere - will lok when I get home
by Lazarus
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: 26" Wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: WTD: 26" Wheels

If you want cheap I have a shimano Hub and Mavic rim - must be rim brake compatable as it has no disc mounts but no idea what the surface looks like as I used it on the turbo

If interested PM with your email an I willd o pics and detia;ls later today
by Lazarus
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Punctures and brakes
Replies: 26
Views: 377

Re: Punctures and brakes

Tubeless* is the only solution to punctures as they are largely just bad luck - even tubeless does not prevent them it just repairs them for you . Nothing you do will stop thorns puncturing tyres - well I am sure you can get some insanely heavy tyre that is to hard for them to get through but it won...
by Lazarus
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 1017

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

the answer is to do what you think is reasonable without pushing the boundaries. No as that gives 100 answers the answer is to have some actual guidlines that are so clear we can all follow them* Currently we do not know when a breach is a breach and it seems neither do the government or plod as th...
by Lazarus
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 1017

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

well today the govt is attempting to clarify what local means and we get this gem What we are asking people to do is when they exercise to stay local. Now, local is, obviously, open to interpretation, but people broadly know what local means. If you can get there under your own steam and you are not...
by Lazarus
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 1017

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

Technically those protecting him were at work so exempt.
by Lazarus
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 1017

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

That this is even a discussion shows how little "exercise" the average UK punter takes.
This and the fact he is a complete [ insert strongest swear word allowed ]
by Lazarus
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WESM comp voting (now closed)
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: WESM comp voting

three courses, actually at altitude there should only be one winner

As for JC and his bloody chair there is such an absence of TYPE 2 that is shoudl not even be on the list GRUMPY emoticon goes here
by Lazarus
Mon Jan 11, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any Inverness dwellers past or present
Replies: 9
Views: 442

Re: Any Inverness dwellers past or present

My Parents (and I got married) in Nairn
IMHO never move to a place where people marry their parents