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by Charliecres
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Err, drivetrains cost how much....
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: Err, drivetrains cost how much....

Sunrace and SLX 11-speed looks like the sensible option to me
by Charliecres
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 51
Views: 511

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

I’m definitely up for this. Although we have a streetlight in the alley next to our house so it’s like daylight 24 hours a day :cool:
by Charliecres
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rainspotting
Replies: 32
Views: 733

Re: Rainspotting

I had a real soft spot for those old trains. Even the Fawlty Towers approach to customer service was part of the 70s theme park experience
by Charliecres
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suspender riders...
Replies: 50
Views: 645

Re: Full suspender riders...

I have an alu Smuggler - 130 at the front and 110 at the back. Shortest travel full sus I’ve had but also perhaps the most confidence inspiring. If I’m honest though I’m a hard tail fan at heart and probably spend at least half my time riding rigid bikes these days. There’s something about simplicit...
by Charliecres
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravelywanger frame options?
Replies: 19
Views: 356

Re: Gravelywanger frame options?

Yup, I’d try a high-rise stem and some shallow drops.
by Charliecres
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me three things that...
Replies: 42
Views: 838

Re: Tell me three things that...

New socks
The Good Life
Melted cheese
by Charliecres
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar or Seat Bag vs Bar Holster
Replies: 11
Views: 305

Re: Bar or Seat Bag vs Bar Holster

Holster every time on the bars. I have both types of saddle system but effectively use both as a holster, with a dry bag inside.

Just easier.
by Charliecres
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: designing a new part - let me hear your voice.
Replies: 11
Views: 540

Re: designing a new part - let me hear your voice.

Brilliant! I need a few of those
by Charliecres
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.
Replies: 44
Views: 929

Re: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.

The entire sole fell off one of my otherwise perfectly serviceable and regularly used Karrimor KSBs last year, while out on the hills. Made me think back to when I bought them ... 34 years ago :shock:
by Charliecres
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HireSquire
Replies: 18
Views: 484

Re: HireSquire

Nice idea but I’m sceptical it’ll work. It seems to rely on people buying gear, agreeing to give it away, to be shared with others, and then paying £300 a year for the privilege. The upside is you get to share others’ gear as well. I see lots of people liking the idea of joining for a month to get a...
by Charliecres
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7993
Views: 837097

Re: The post man's been ...

A sheet of titanium foil. An impulse buy that may or may not be big enough to make a conical windshield for my MytiMug.
by Charliecres
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I wrote a book.
Replies: 14
Views: 455

Re: I wrote a book.

Can’t wait to read that! :-bd
by Charliecres
Sat Mar 07, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 280
Views: 10621

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Right, I’m joining in, with a March start, having been off the bike earlier this year due to a hernia op and knackered elbow. Joined my mate Toby on a jaunt out to a local scout camp spot. Not surprisingly, there were no scouts or open facilities at this time of year but there is a big concrete fire...
by Charliecres
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: International book day
Replies: 51
Views: 944

Re: International book day

I’m on The Way Home by Mark Boyle. It’s about him building a life free of modern technology in rural Ireland. Thought-provoking stuff
by Charliecres
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sausage shaped dry bags
Replies: 5
Views: 272

Re: Sausage shaped dry bags

Yup, I have a Lomo sausage. Much longer/thinner than the Alpkit equivalent. :-bd
by Charliecres
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 over 7 riding days
Replies: 26
Views: 996

Re: HT550 over 7 riding days

I did the lower two loops, with, the odd variation, in seven days a while back. I’d started out hoping I might do the whole thing but with a “let’s see what happens” attitude. I quickly decided to miss out the northern loop, relax and enjoy the trip. I still did long days but had time to see the sig...
by Charliecres
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 2954

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

Charlie = my first name
Cres = half my second name

I’m Cheezpleez on STW for no reason other than I quite like cheese
by Charliecres
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clearout
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Clearout

I’ll take the mech/chain/shifter/cassette please, if still available
by Charliecres
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest a jerket
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Suggest a jerket

Planet X do a similar thing to the Perfetto. Not tried it but seems to get good reviews an it’s cheap.

https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/CLPX365MG ... ble-jacket
by Charliecres
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bar Bag
Replies: 15
Views: 653

Re: Bar Bag

Good work! Is there a stiffener in the harness?
by Charliecres
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: King Alfreds Way.
Replies: 35
Views: 1391

Re: King Alfreds Way.

There’s a gpx of the route here: https://osmaps.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/rou ... s-Way-2020

But it seems you need an OS sub to download it
by Charliecres
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Prepping' What's that about?
Replies: 48
Views: 1683

Re: 'Prepping' What's that about?

New sticker needed: Meths Drinkin’ Badger Dazzler
by Charliecres
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wolf Tooth Components bag
Replies: 5
Views: 351

Re: Wolf Tooth Components bag

Arrived safely, thanks
by Charliecres
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Prepping' What's that about?
Replies: 48
Views: 1683

Re: 'Prepping' What's that about?

I’m concentrating on prepping to escape the nursing home. That’s the threat that worries me most
by Charliecres
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Front Roll Bag Holder Thing.
Replies: 15
Views: 761

Re: Front Roll Bag Holder Thing.

Interesting idea. Looks like polypropylene sheet can be bought easily and cheaply From here:
https://www.directplastics.co.uk/polypropylene-sheet

Don’t know if it’s exactly the same stuff, obviously.