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by Wotsits
Thu May 28, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help please (before I get the big file out!)
Replies: 38
Views: 543

Re: Help please (before I get the big file out!)

Are the brake mount & disc also Hope? Sometimes different makes don't play well together.

Worth checking the adapter isn't a rear one, some (e.g. shimano) can be front/rear specific.

Had a similar problem with a rear brake a few years ago, someone had butchered a front adapter to make it fit.
by Wotsits
Mon May 25, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Frame bags and Carbon bikes
Replies: 4
Views: 120

Re: Frame bags and Carbon bikes

+1 What Colin said- don't forget to tape places like the front of the head tube if your bar bag is going to be anywhere near. Bags can also effect cable routing in this area.
Even electrical tape will do for short rides.
by Wotsits
Wed May 06, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Metal rod bending - racks
Replies: 23
Views: 454

Re: Metal rod bending - racks

Stu is da' man :ugeek:
by Wotsits
Wed May 06, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Metal rod bending - racks
Replies: 23
Views: 454

Re: Metal rod bending - racks

This sort of thing should do as long as the radius isn't too small- https://www.eurocarparts.com/p/am-tech-3in1-pipe-bender-553991790?type=shopping&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIs9jZlOKe6QIVQu7tCh0jAQHvEAQYBCABEgJc4vD_BwE They usually have markings on them to get the centres right & the one above will do up to ...
by Wotsits
Tue May 05, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Metal rod bending - racks
Replies: 23
Views: 454

Re: Metal rod bending - racks

Try to find a tube with the same radius as you're trying to bend as a former, there will be a min radius though, i think it might be roughly 7x the diameter..
Something like a short length of scaffolding pole should work great for 4-6mm tube/rod, it'll also give you repeatability..
by Wotsits
Mon May 04, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are Carbon bars worth the ££?
Replies: 29
Views: 829

Re: Are Carbon bars worth the ££?

I work as a lead engineer in NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) for a fairly well known car manufacturer, I'm really tempted to take an objective measure of carbon versus ally handle bars for curiositys sake. Vibration comfort is basically my day job! Any particular bars people are interested in?...
by Wotsits
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin offline route creation
Replies: 20
Views: 351

Re: Garmin offline route creation

I've transfered routes offline on my i-phone via Kamoot App-Garmin Connect App-Garmin Steve.. I think once the route file is in the i-phone app it's just a matter transfer/sync via bluetooth, which i think is what you're saying above.. No idea if you can create routes off-line with Kamoot or Garmin ...
by Wotsits
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Maxle stealth axle help
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Maxle stealth axle help

Not a Stealth, but got something similar on my Pivot pal & yes, i'd say there should be a washer in there.
Mine has gone walk-a-bout, & like you say, it binds when tightened up. Prob is that its a thin, i'd say non-standard washer. I still need to have a look for a replacement..
by Wotsits
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: man cave build help
Replies: 35
Views: 1033

Re: man cave build help

Can't believe a kettle hasn't had a mention yet :roll:

Tea makes everything easier to fettle :-bd
by Wotsits
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Elan
Replies: 59
Views: 2219

Re: Alpkit Elan

I've got a TN Jupiter, i actually quite like it :-bd
by Wotsits
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the ravers
Replies: 13
Views: 595

Re: For the ravers

Nother long-timer here, started with the Blacburn Raves, Sett End, Thursday nights at Park Hall.. The Quad, Club Four, Cream, Hacienda, Moneypennies & Wobble in Brum to name a few.. Still hanging on by my fingernails & manage to get out a couple of times a year, even managed a trip to Ibiza the year...
by Wotsits
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 35
Views: 724

Re: Birthdays

Happy Birthday Stu! Hope you have a great day :YMPARTY:
by Wotsits
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Can anyone tell me ...
Replies: 17
Views: 893

Re: Can anyone tell me ...

Sounds like the Rona self Iso is getting to peeps already :grin:
by Wotsits
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: 3x buckle clips
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Wanted: 3x buckle clips

Have 2x 1” ones from z-packs if that’s any good?
by Wotsits
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Pennine bridleway?
Replies: 8
Views: 625

Re: Pennine bridleway?

The Pennine Bridleway would be a right slog in parts.. Have a look at the Cairngorm Loop, a mixtures of the outer loop plus the western section of the inner loop is a brilliant ride- http://www.cairngormsloop.net/ https://bikepacking.com/routes/cairngorms-loop/ Or the Dales Divide- https://bikepacki...
by Wotsits
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Lakeland 300
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: Lakeland 300

Fair play for having a go this time of year :-bd
Enjoyed trying to pick the places out in the vid..

Hopefully having a bash at this sometime over summer.,
by Wotsits
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: helicopter tape, where recommended to buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: helicopter tape, where recommended to buy?

Viking tapes used to be one of the best suppliers, poss only selling full rolls now though..

https://www.vikingtapes.co.uk/
by Wotsits
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone bother with a lock when out?
Replies: 15
Views: 580

Re: Anyone bother with a lock when out?

Taking your front axle out will prevent anyone riding off on it & create a noise if they attempt to move it..

You can also get small personal attack type alarms with a motion sensor. Or use a pin-pull type with some fishing line..
by Wotsits
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: G-one tires
Replies: 24
Views: 950

Re: G-one tires

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:55 pm
I have these in 2" fitted to my Arkose - I like 'em.
They seem like a tough ‘ol tyre Stu, I hope they live up to their name & Re-fuse to puncture!! :grin:
by Wotsits
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: G-one tires
Replies: 24
Views: 950

Re: G-one tires

Got the 30mm speed variety set up tubeless on my Tripster. Found them good on road & better than expected on light-ish off road.. Had one puncture on the rear that I think was caused by glass, took a while, but did eventually seal.. Used a couple of 40mm-ish Maxxis on my pivot for the TNR. One is a ...
by Wotsits
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 62
Views: 1939

Re: Self Isolation

lune ranger wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:26 pm
Covid19 May pose no real threat to you personally but flapping around if you are symptomatic puts others at risk.
^This

Some may exhibit no or mild symptoms, to others it could be deadly..
by Wotsits
Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommend me some gloves
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Recommend me some gloves

Always found Specialized gloves to be good, some offers on atm too-

https://www.specialized.com/gb/en/shop/ ... /glovesmen
by Wotsits
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.
Replies: 54
Views: 2337

Re: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.

Me too please Stu :-bd
by Wotsits
Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8248
Views: 865005

Re: The post man's been ...

Mmmmm, some Z-Packs bits for a trip later this month :ugeek:
by Wotsits
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 159
Views: 4374

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

middleagedmadness wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:07 pm
It’s still bugging me the name of that club in Manchester I’m sure for the life of me it was kollision.
Konspiracy :wink:

JT Company- Don’t Deal With Us always reminds me of that place!
Don’t think it was open that long..