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by Lazarus
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: are there different sizes of presta core?
Replies: 8
Views: 110

Re: are there different sizes of presta core?

Seems odd that a tubeless valve doesn't have a removeable core. What a really bad idea. Just wiait till its gummed up on you then you discover you cannot undo it[ to put moreairin after it sealsthe puncture] and then discover you have to remove the tyre to get the whole rim strip out and then ride ...
by Lazarus
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: are there different sizes of presta core?
Replies: 8
Views: 110

Re: are there different sizes of presta core?

EDIT : what they said, whilst i was typing, with more words and details I have the same tool and have at least 5 different variety of tubeless valves . I have yet to find one it does not fit - and i replace all the gunked up ones with cheapo ones from ebay The most likely reason is its not a removab...
by Lazarus
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wide Range Gearing Question
Replies: 26
Views: 385

Re: Wide Range Gearing Question

As noted above you will need MTB cranks for those sort of ratios and probably mechs but yes it dooable Not really sure i see the point of a drop bar mtb - its just a more uncomfortable way of propelling yourself no faster than a MTB If my cross bike is not faster it is not getting used for that or a...
by Lazarus
Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Cable Disc Calipers WTD
Replies: 13
Views: 250

Re: Cable Disc Calipers WTD

I have a set of Avid BB4s if any use
by Lazarus
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 48
Views: 1190

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

I should maybe add it to my bucket list
Top Tip - Its better to do this in summer than winter :-bd

there is not much calories in cous cous and its only useful feature is that you can still " cook" it with cold water - though it takes a while to not be crunchy.
by Lazarus
Mon Jan 06, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: JENNRIDE 20
Replies: 35
Views: 946

Re: JENNRIDE 20

and it has a river there so you can paddle there - no one tell him its the river kent and therefore the second fastest flowing river* in the uk and he is heading upstream




* so claim locals though I have never checked this claim.
by Lazarus
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivvy a month for prizes !
Replies: 9
Views: 277

Re: Bivvy a month for prizes !

Where you lead others will follow all be it late reluctantly and without giving you or here the due credit

Offer one of your badges for the december prize :wink:
sharing their adventures in Twitter or Instagram
I dont have eiether so i guess i am out of the running.
by Lazarus
Thu Jan 02, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any interest in some new 'boo?
Replies: 41
Views: 1078

Re: Any interest in some new 'boo?

tshirt or proper cycling top?
by Lazarus
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bell + drop bars + bags
Replies: 30
Views: 702

Re: Bell + drop bars + bags

£50 for a bell :shock: Most modern bells are tha same size as that I tend to mount mine on the bars and on the stem if it gets in the way of bags Its further to reach but its rarely a surprise when you need to use your bell and I then default to vocal chords IME people ,in general not all, respond b...
by Lazarus
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Extreme road rage
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Extreme road rage

its because they are dicks they do this - this was a grown man in his car with his kids behaving like this - you dont need anyone to tell you he is an areshole. Sorry to hear about your exprince but i dount anything like this will ever happen again so dont stay off the road its letting the arseholes...
by Lazarus
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hub/axle question
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Hub/axle question

If its cup and cone then no

I am not sure if any Shimano hubs convert, but I dont use them that much, so the newer ones might.
by Lazarus
Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.
Replies: 22
Views: 582

Re: Tell me about budget turbo trainers.

My advice is try one first I doubt I have used mine more than 4 times
They are not for everyone as it is teribly dull IME and you need to want to excercise as its not a bike ride.
I would also rather go running and I hate running.
by Lazarus
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Second city divide gpx
Replies: 19
Views: 557

Re: Second city divide gpx

Well, Edinburgh is probably the second city of Scotland..
Certainly in terms of football but capital cities rarely fall to the status of " second city"
by Lazarus
Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Interesting idea, but
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: Interesting idea, but

Given the sloshing i am not even sure its that much use on the desert Uk i use one water bottle plus another 1 litre one i use at the end of the day /last stop to get through the night - i like a lot of water when i wake up If I have a bladder I take a 2 litre one but only fill to top last thing MSR...
by Lazarus
Sun Dec 15, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: On One Whippet
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: On One Whippet

Personally I would not want to be one of the first owners and would prefer to wait to read on QG issues

Its very variable from on one IME.An original Whippet is still used though.
by Lazarus
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 1933

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

Supergoose Mongoose - first bike I built up myself from a frame only - 13 or 14 I guess. My stepdad skippedit when I went to Uni. Even now I would still go ape if we brought this up some 30 years later - skyway sealed hubs and everything It gave memy love of cycling Robert Millar King of the Mountai...
by Lazarus
Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: Camelbak Bumbag Repack LR

PM sent asking for pictues
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by Lazarus
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart
Replies: 16
Views: 555

Re: Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart

still a shame they dont fix an obvious and know problem that is very easily fixable. Its not like having two diiferent connetors is a massive difficulty to do , you could even pre wire the light so you only have one port. Dont get me wrongits great that they fix it, and yet they could/should realy f...
by Lazarus
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter boots
Replies: 28
Views: 1119

Re: Winter boots

My experience is the more you spend the longer you will be dry I have had Lakes and now use Japanther - both pretty good but the japanther are better.[ they are newer dsoperhaps latest lakes are as good no idea] The only sure firewire way to stay dry is waterproof trousres and then gaitors or some s...
by Lazarus
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Spring* cleaning
Replies: 16
Views: 874

Re: FS: Spring* cleaning

Diablo please will sort out tonight when i get in
by Lazarus
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart
Replies: 16
Views: 555

Re: Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart

better to have something you can feel[ zip tie on one and not the other for example] as you need to be able to do this in the dark
by Lazarus
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart
Replies: 16
Views: 555

Re: Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart

Bit strange that exposure have not changed the design as they must realise how often it happens - Not bashing them as I rate their stuff.
by Lazarus
Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Foreseeable problems,
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Foreseeable problems,

Assuming you have not changed speed and stayed with the same manufacturer* you will be fine with the shifter You are going to need a longer chain to accomodate the extra gears You may need a mech adapter and a longer B screw depending as the maximum rear cog is 46 but it also confusingly says it can...
by Lazarus
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: PSA Apidura free repairs & repair guide
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: PSA Apidura free repairs & repair guide

I would have gone for slightly less grumpy :wink:

Mine shows no signs of wear I will lead you to decide if that is due to their excellent workmanship or my infrequent riding [bit of both but must have seen 150 days use by now]
by Lazarus
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart
Replies: 16
Views: 555

Re: Revo/Redeye input/output brain fart

a dynamo tends to only be able to do 3 watts [ and the front is taking the majority] so not that surprising it is brighter on a battery,