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by Lazarus
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How Ethical is Aldi Merino...?
Replies: 11
Views: 322

Re: How Ethical is Aldi Merino...?

I would very much doubt that the Aldi business model of sell cheap is going to work with ethical which is always going to be more expensive.

I dont know for sure but i would be amazed if it was ethical and far more likely to to be a job lot from China
by Lazarus
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Headsets and standards
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Headsets and standards

Cheers i very much appreciate your help and I shall get the Hope one - i was assuming you were the one with the knowledge so cheets for your time,expertise and help. Its a seperate part to enable the standard crown race @ 1 .5 to fit the fork - so handy when the fork gets upgraded probably adds a fe...
by Lazarus
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Headsets and standards
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Headsets and standards

Not sure hence asking The top one is a 45/45 - does this suggest its just the crown race that is different as i cannot see why the top cup and bottom are different angles the bearing for the headest they recommend is 1.1/2” Lower Bearing 36/45, 51.8 OD, 40 ID. But no adapters for 1 1/8 forks Hope is...
by Lazarus
Thu Sep 24, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Headsets and standards
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Headsets and standards

I miss 1/18 and everything being the same Short version I need to fit some 1 1/8 forks to an integrated - 52 mm internal headest Kinesis- all new to me in building terms. Kinesis recommend a bearing that is 35/45 for angles [dont do one for 1/1/8] but only hope seem to do an adapter for 1 1/8 forks ...
by Lazarus
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 54
Views: 914

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

Haven’t found anything I’d say was truely hard on the road in the uk. Hardknott is hard especially at the end of a long day its certainly over 20% in places and I assume everyone finds that hard even if they can get through it/over it. Obv nothing on the road is as hard as the worst off road stuff ...
by Lazarus
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For those who like EVEN CLEANER bits - PSA
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: For those who like EVEN CLEANER bits - PSA

Dont google this unless you want Underground festish in your search history! Use it before or after sex, when you are going to the gym or at any time when your penis can use a refreshing boost. How to use it: apply some spray to your penis and use your hands to spread it out. Can I start a survey to...
by Lazarus
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless - An idiots guide
Replies: 22
Views: 241

Re: Tubeless - An idiots guide

I think it depends where you ride re punctures i used to get about 1 every 3 months on my commute - got one monday [ saw it leaking as it was the front stopped to look and it had sealed] i dont know anyone who has gone tubeless and then gone back to tubes. I could not say if ride lower pressures or ...
by Lazarus
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless - An idiots guide
Replies: 22
Views: 241

Re: Tubeless - An idiots guide

:grin:
by Lazarus
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless - An idiots guide
Replies: 22
Views: 241

Re: Tubeless - An idiots guide

Yes you need valves , tubeless tape - the correct width for your tyre will be easier, sealant and a method of inflation. I use ebay for tape [ TESSA tape] and valves but delivery of valves can be slow as its from China. Watch some you tube videos on it and I advise inflating without fluid as you wil...
by Lazarus
Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless Repair Kit
Replies: 14
Views: 319

Re: Tubeless Repair Kit

I like the lookof the ones you just poke everything in the two most obvious choices being The stans one - I have bought this for the commuter but not needed /used it yet. Claims no trimming needed as it wears away . https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/maintenance/tools-kits-and-boxes/puncture-repair-k...
by Lazarus
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cassette
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Cassette

if just the biggest one is it a seperate cog and missing a spacer?
by Lazarus
Sun Sep 20, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cassette
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Cassette

is the play in the cassette [rattly/loose]or the freewheel[ whole casette moves as one not just individual rings] ? Either way there should be none - how much you are willing to tolerate is your choice but something is not as it should be the later i could live with some play[ till i fixed it ] the ...
by Lazarus
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel/Adventure/MTB in Southern Spain
Replies: 15
Views: 292

Re: Gravel/Adventure/MTB in Southern Spain

Widowers were mentioned too
[Ultra woke] God we are very very binary on here today lads *[ ultra woke]
:cool:

* Intentional and true !
by Lazarus
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: First timer’s packing list
Replies: 28
Views: 502

Re: First timer’s packing list

I would also add if you go local and you are only say an hour from home the worst that happens is you pack up and head home and learn from the experience
Everyone made mistakes the first few times - almost certainly how much stuff you took

Have a great time.
by Lazarus
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: First timer’s packing list
Replies: 28
Views: 502

Re: First timer’s packing list

I take them to commerical campsites due to the noise or festivals but a solo bikepacking trip - i can see no reason for this decison - on the plus side there is barely a weight penalty.
by Lazarus
Fri Sep 18, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear Light recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 295

Re: Rear Light recommendations

The only time one should ever use them :-bd
by Lazarus
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear Light recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 295

Re: Rear Light recommendations

Widely available for £3-5 on ebay with free posting and the same level of customer support :lol:
by Lazarus
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear Light recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 295

Re: Rear Light recommendations

I tend to just buy ones from ebay/China* as you get similar to what is linked here for under fiver I think it depends on what you want the light for - to be seen at night of road or road or to give daylight flash in low light or last for 4 days etc I have a number of different types for differnt sce...
by Lazarus
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 178
Views: 4131

Re: BB200 2020

Nah it will be a card reader lockdown whereby you cannot see anyone unless you are paying someone some money to be there in which case we will all be fine
by Lazarus
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 27.5+ front / 29 rear combo - thoughts?
Replies: 11
Views: 424

Re: 27.5+ front / 29 rear combo - thoughts?

i often ride mine in 29 er guise - same bike
I am now going to try mixing and matching both ways round to see what i think
Full 29 er does seem faster but i have to ride 5 ish miles of country lanes to get to the trails
by Lazarus
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: New Edit; The Badger Devide Out Now
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: New Edit; The Badger Devide Out Now

I enjoyed that I must get round to doing it .
by Lazarus
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyvek for groundsheet
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Tyvek for groundsheet

its 142 per square m where as tevek is 90 g but yes its water proof so will work I advise ,if its slippy, some silicone dots for your mat to not slide off You can put themon the mat - I dont do this but think its fine iirc- or on the groundsheet which i prefer as its cheaper if it goes wrong - which...
by Lazarus
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: MYOG - Climashield quilt - 100gsm
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: MYOG - Climashield quilt - 100gsm

I will look again if i find anything I will let you know

Seems its just a sewn hole with a drawstring - I know nothing about sewing so cannot say how easy or hard this is - more worrying not exactly sure where to put the hole!
by Lazarus
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Badlands 2020 Racing in a time of Covid
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Badlands 2020 Racing in a time of Covid

Nice write and Dave is correct you are hero and you beat Lachlan - at least that is how i would tll the story

Chapeau Sir, Chapeau.
by Lazarus
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: MYOG - Climashield quilt - 100gsm
Replies: 12
Views: 235

Re: MYOG - Climashield quilt - 100gsm

Did you find any guidelines on making a poncho quilt? like say the
Sestrals Poncho ?


Also subletting the actual sewing bits