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by Charliecres
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where you at ?
Replies: 53
Views: 815

Re: Where you at ?

Dorking, in the Surrey Hills.
by Charliecres
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: OT audax touring: Riding the limits rollercoaster
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Re: OT audax touring: Riding the limits rollercoaster

Terrific! You really capture those special moments outside the beige box of day-today existence
by Charliecres
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wide Range Gearing Question
Replies: 26
Views: 553

Re: Wide Range Gearing Question

My two penn’orth- I asked all these questions on here before buying my Pickenflick (2x11 50/34 and 11/32). I decided I’d need to run an MTB chainset and bought one to swap in for the original. Well, I’ve had the Pickenflick for a year now and ridden it loaded down the Ridgeway and all over the South...
by Charliecres
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7801
Views: 814516

Re: The post man's been ...

Garmin Edge Explore, as mentioned on the Bargain alert thread and some waterproof shorts (another bargain - Endura MTR, £50 from Evans)
by Charliecres
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2887
Views: 495018

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I ordered one of those Garmin from there at the weekend. Should get it this week
by Charliecres
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quad lock vs SP connect
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: Quad lock vs SP connect

I’ve just bought an adhesive Garmin mount and a spare case for my phone. Seems a pretty good (cheap) solution, although my iPhone XR is a big lump and it does leave me slightly nervous over sustained big bumps.

I’m only going to use this as emergency back-up for a Garmin.
by Charliecres
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: You’re bunch of criminals...
Replies: 20
Views: 553

Re: You’re bunch of criminals...

No but still ... x(
by Charliecres
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can we do wood burning stoves again please??
Replies: 18
Views: 508

Re: Can we do wood burning stoves again please??

Wow! That guy in jaminb’s video takes his home comforts seriously. Seems like a *lot* of faff for a single night. But each to their own.

And the stove is certainly a neat bit of kit.
by Charliecres
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: You’re bunch of criminals...
Replies: 20
Views: 553

Re: You’re bunch of criminals...

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by Charliecres
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Don't think we've done this yet - the cross cartel.
Replies: 13
Views: 509

Re: Don't think we've done this yet - the cross cartel.

Looks interesting. Added to my list of things to squeeze in during 2020
by Charliecres
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2887
Views: 495018

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Yes, I also just ordered a bargain nano net. Ta for the tip!
by Charliecres
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted - 31.6mm - 300mm+ titanium seat post
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Wanted - 31.6mm - 300mm+ titanium seat post

I don’t have one for sale but I bought a J&L Ti post for about £50 on eBay a year ago and have been impressed with it. Cheap and good IME.
by Charliecres
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2887
Views: 495018

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Gore Shakedry C7 jacket £150 at Blacks https://www.blacks.co.uk/mens/050973-go ... grey.html/

£120 for the women’s version
by Charliecres
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go on then, what did you get?
Replies: 29
Views: 684

Re: Go on then, what did you get?

I love getting socks. Mmm ... new socks. No, really.

Aside from socks, I got a really nice Castelli Perfetto jersey. Unfortunately, I’ll need to lose a few pounds of winter plumage before I can wear it without it feeling and looking like a corset. :oops:
by Charliecres
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Calling all Pinnacle Ramin 3+ owners
Replies: 28
Views: 1302

Re: Calling all Pinnacle Ramin 3+ owners

Can’t see a size on your ad ...
by Charliecres
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Paint stripper.
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Paint stripper.

I brought a bottle of raki back from a holiday in Turkey years ago. Drank it with friends and ended up attacking the television with a frying pan. Didn’t try using it as paint stripper but I’m confident it would be effective.
by Charliecres
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2 wheeled adventure of a different kind.
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: 2 wheeled adventure of a different kind.

BB200 2014 route on a Puch Maxi anyone?
by Charliecres
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 1990

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

From the past, my On-One 456. It was one of the original batch in “that blue”. It marked a turning point from XC-focused hardtails to something with a rowdier intent. It was heavy, the paint was a bit soft and the welds a bit ugly but it looked purposeful and rode really well. But the two current bi...
by Charliecres
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What sussys?
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: What sussys?

Pretty much, although I’ve never serviced any of those myself. (Except a lowers service on a Fox 34, which is easy).
by Charliecres
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So, those cheap On-One helmets
Replies: 13
Views: 540

Re: So, those cheap On-One helmets

I have a couple of Carnac (Planet X) road helmets. Basic but comfy and as I’m confident they’re as safe as anything similar if you adjust and wear them properly.
by Charliecres
Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What sussys?
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: What sussys?

I take it this is a later version? Mine has a straight steerer tube, which would limit your options somewhat. Assuming you can fit a tapered steerer, you probably want a boost Fox 34 or a Pike/Rev.
by Charliecres
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Some proper wide drops anyone?
Replies: 12
Views: 610

Re: Some proper wide drops anyone?

Blimey! They’re wide. Not sure I buy that.

My Genetic Digests already feel like they’re pushing the boundaries of what a drop bar should be. But ... hmmmm
by Charliecres
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter boots
Replies: 28
Views: 1153

Re: Winter boots

Boots or shoes, water gets in the top. Waterproof boots are excellent at keeping the water in once it’s in. Your best hope of dry feet IME is knee-length Sealskinz socks and past-the-knee waterproof shorts, or just full-length waterproof trousers. But eventually you’ll get wet feet. The Northwave co...
by Charliecres
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 48
Views: 3288

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

Enjoying the updates. Thanks!