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by Lazarus
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2020 Yorkshire Dales 300 & 200 event
Replies: 16
Views: 393

Re: The 2020 Yorkshire Dales 300 & 200 event

Website is currently down for me.
Either scotsroutes has crashed it by frantic refreshes looking for the date or its down to add the date due to helpful user feedback
by Lazarus
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?
Replies: 24
Views: 475

Re: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?

AFAIK I have never experienced this mythical "bonk". You have not, as there would be no doubt if you had, Why do you think its mythical to say that if you use calories at a high rate, without eating/replacing them, that you will eventually run out of energy ? All it shows is you fuel adequately.whe...
by Lazarus
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is leaving stuff up Ben Nevis funny?
Replies: 12
Views: 495

Re: Is leaving stuff up Ben Nevis funny?

take only memories leave only footprints was the way i learnt it as a kid

I dont leave a mark on the countryside it leaves a mark on me
by Lazarus
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Powerbank tip
Replies: 4
Views: 374

Re: Powerbank tip

I assume its because the batteries cannot cope with both outputs in use at the higher rating so you get one of each.

Guessing though
by Lazarus
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A different sort of bikepacking challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 509

Re: A different sort of bikepacking challenge

there's a sentimental attachment to the bike for both of us. He would like to ride it, and I would very much like to see it ridden. Could you view it as the two of you taking the bike there and you ride the harder stuff on it then you have both done your bit? Lovely story though, very heartwarming ...
by Lazarus
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycle mag
Replies: 14
Views: 572

Re: Cycle mag

Aye the guardian person with the panniers and the trailer really needs to be informed about TLS

Skim read the article and it was not that infomrative - I guess we are not th etarget audience though
by Lazarus
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Rims and tyre
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: Rims and tyre

Interested in the Stans rim - PM sent
by Lazarus
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 278
Views: 13017

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Commuter love - its had some abuse over the years New bar tape New dynamo hub - building wheel this weekend New dynamo light Replace entire drive chain - well chainrings and casette Replaced all gear and brake cables Fettled with mudguards to make them perfect- they were not rubbing anyway Fitted fr...
by Lazarus
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Going solo - Billy no mates
Replies: 36
Views: 1004

Re: Going solo - Billy no mates

Yes that above about if in doubt.

i think the main issue about solo is you set the speed at all times, the meal times,when you rest,where etc With others this is always a compromise. The speed one annoys me more than the others but a spare gate holder is a massive plus
by Lazarus
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Easy Tubeless
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: Easy Tubeless

I have a compressor so we can ignore that as a possible issue as I said it just depends some are easy some are a pain I failed to seat a continetal tubeless tyre on three different , and different makes, tubeless rims * even using an inner tube first and straps. I have managed to seat my non tubeles...
by Lazarus
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Going solo - Billy no mates
Replies: 36
Views: 1004

Re: Going solo - Billy no mates

"what happens if I can’t fix it" Ok my procedure is as follows - the times of each phase can vary 1) Swear 2) improvise 3) Swear some more 4) Improvise some more 5) Swear some more 6) accept it is a long walk Ok exhibit a scenario is pedal falls off stripping crank threads 2) was try to wedge a sti...
by Lazarus
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Easy Tubeless
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: Easy Tubeless

Someoen always says this on a tubeless thread - some even say they only ever use a track pump to pump them


You are very very very lucky

Dont get me wrong almost all happen as you describe but when it does not it can be a massivre time consuming pain
by Lazarus
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Saudi Arabia?
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Saudi Arabia?

I mean there is all that, but I do really like a pint when it's warm...
Chuckles
by Lazarus
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Easy Tubeless
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: Easy Tubeless

cant see hows it the body as i assume the tightening squashes the free wheel against the hub[ so its essentially fixed] so some spacer or some such is missing/poorly fitted

That was what happened with mine and i assume the freewheel spins when not in the frame
by Lazarus
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: I have a confession.......
Replies: 16
Views: 787

Re: I have a confession.......

you are all wrong it is obviously wind that is the wrong weather even the OP would have struggled on his raft if the wind was string enough
by Lazarus
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Easy Tubeless
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: Easy Tubeless

its very variable.I have had plus tyres just pop on and spent days setting others up[ to be fair a non tubeless tyre on a non tubeless rim but i got there eventually Oh and some combinations just wont work - Continental race kings ?? Not sure which are a massive massive pain and almost never set up ...
by Lazarus
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Saudi Arabia?
Replies: 14
Views: 569

Re: Saudi Arabia?

I like my foreign trips to include the drinking of copious amounts of booze though so I suppose I'll be waiting for a more liberal regime. I like my regimes to be liberal in terms of how they treat women, homosexuals, voteing , neighbouring countires and tend to not like the ones who assisinate jou...
by Lazarus
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: wtd, cheap seat pack.
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: wtd, cheap seat pack.

red alpkit airlok but free* and I probably have straps for it as well

If its for a tour or a week and then return i have a more substantial one you can borrow



* to you that is not a general offer [ and i need it back for a week in the summer!]
by Lazarus
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Drivetrain 'Grind'
Replies: 19
Views: 530

Re: Drivetrain 'Grind'

My 1 x 11 is noisy in the two easiest gears same set up as you- i always thought it was just an extreme chainline issue
by Lazarus
Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full Mudgaurds?
Replies: 42
Views: 1450

Re: Full Mudgaurds?

Commuter has mudguards SKS 38 mm ones iirc.
Also use a mud hugger on rear for SS and a front fork bung mounted front one

They are practical beyond words and making riding in sub standard weather much more pleasant as its the spray that soaks and is full of crud.
by Lazarus
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless sealant
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Tubeless sealant

I know i sealant goes off /wont last forever so requires replacing I am specifically asking why you go through the faff of unseating, removal, cleaning, reinstalling etc as i know of no ill effects from just adding some more sealant which takes about 2 minutes where as you approach is what an hour? ...
by Lazarus
Sat Sep 21, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless sealant
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Tubeless sealant

when my tyre does what your does or when i am about to do a few days trip and cannot remember when i last did it . Never stripped and re installed just top up through the valve with a syringe. - not really sure what the point is of that as i dont get punctures and i have never found lumps of sealant...
by Lazarus
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Tour Divide Part 2.........
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Tour Divide Part 2.........

i don think you are the weakest link, you are a team [lucky dad and son] and both pull each other through and on.

I doubt you would have ridden on in that health for anyone else not even yourself. see a team.
I have enjoyed both so far,
by Lazarus
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 1254

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

Pretty hard to refute that
As you are expelling the heat the only question is are you going to use it to warm you or the planet?

I have yet to be that cold.
by Lazarus
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Don't try this at home!
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Don't try this at home!

Some of that just sacred me watching it, Impressive
thanks for sharing