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by Pirahna
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike Pressure Washers
Replies: 11
Views: 249

Re: Bike Pressure Washers

Another Works Hydroshot owner. :grin:
by Pirahna
Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full frame bag users, water ?
Replies: 25
Views: 618

Re: Full frame bag users, water ?

I first tried using a hose from the bladder in the frame bag but gave up, difficult to drink from and impossible to keep a check on how much was left (and the Camelbak QR's I was using became difficult to operate). I kept the water in the frame bag but used it to top up a bottle in a stem cell, easy...
by Pirahna
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar Ends, on the Inside
Replies: 31
Views: 634

Re: Bar Ends, on the Inside

I tried running bar ends in the middle of the bars, which brings me to one of big gripes about modern bikes, they're too low at the front. Any comfort you've managed to achieve by using riser bars will be eliminated by having a hand position that's on the same level as the stem. I'm 6ft tall and hav...
by Pirahna
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: How much of a ballache is ...
Replies: 33
Views: 786

Re: How much of a ballache is ...

It's the train at the end an easy journey back to the start?
by Pirahna
Sat Jan 25, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where you at ?
Replies: 60
Views: 1450

Re: Where you at ?

Having lunch at the Midland Gliding Club on the Long Mynd. Pie and chips. 😁
by Pirahna
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: tires with more grip?
Replies: 17
Views: 585

Re: tires with more grip?

I run Ardents year round which have the same tread pattern as Ikons, only more of it. IMO they're a good all round tyre. If it's messy out I use singlespeed which has NICs, they seem to roll well enough and are more suited to mud than the Ardents. It's heavy, sticky clay where I live and most tyres ...
by Pirahna
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: QR v Thru Axles
Replies: 37
Views: 1205

Re: QR v Thru Axles

One of the people I was riding with at the weekend hadn't tightened the QR lever on her through axle. I spotted it when the axle was a couple of inches out of the fork. She said she wondered why the front wheel was making a knocking noise.
by Pirahna
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Undercrackers
Replies: 16
Views: 743

Re: Undercrackers

Another vote for Under Armour.
by Pirahna
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Crank Bros loose
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Crank Bros loose

I used to use Crank Bros pedals. One of the problems with them is the metal bars eat away at the bottom of your shoes, Crank Bros sell a metal plate to put between the sole and cleat, I think they're called Shoe Shields. I'll have a look in the parts bin tomorrow, I'm fairly sure I've got some (poss...
by Pirahna
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 1485

Re: What's in your hip flask?

Anyone else not drink or am I alone in a sea of p1ssheads? :wink: I can't abide spirits but will drink an occasional G&T. I'll drink a bit of red wine and port but mostly prefer beer. There's no way I'm carrying sufficient beer for a piss up on a bivy so camping is a strictly dry affair for me. Bei...
by Pirahna
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ethical and Environmental Options
Replies: 32
Views: 971

Re: Ethical and Environmental Options

Whilst I like the idea of supporting small manufacturers I'll give you two examples why I avoid them. A custom made frame bag with the hose port sewn in backwards, I was told to burn a hole in it with a soldering iron. A more expensive one was a very nice fillet brazed road frame a few years ago wit...
by Pirahna
Sun Dec 22, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Have we done these bars?
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Have we done these bars?

I was hoping for a thread on bars. Not handlefingbars. :cry:
by Pirahna
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Second city divide gpx
Replies: 26
Views: 976

Re: Second city divide gpx

All the route options are available on the website

https://www.secondcitydivide.cc/
by Pirahna
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: TLS Tow less S**t
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: TLS Tow less S**t

These were posted on a Facebook group last year, how to keep batteries charged on an ebike when touring.

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by Pirahna
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Little Brittany
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Little Brittany

I've spent two, two week holidays riding in Brittany, both around that same time of summer. One was spent mostly hiding in bus stops the weather was so bad, the other was trying to find shade. A fantastic part of France and easy to get to, do you have the gpx for the route? :grin:
by Pirahna
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One for the HT550 connoisseur.
Replies: 63
Views: 2834

Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:05 pm
Or - train to FW, eat, train back south. Warmer than hanging around Rannoch for a few hours.
Good thinking.
by Pirahna
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One for the HT550 connoisseur.
Replies: 63
Views: 2834

Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Just looked at the train times. Next one from Rannoch is 18.38, he's got a few hours to kill.
by Pirahna
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One for the HT550 connoisseur.
Replies: 63
Views: 2834

Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:56 pm
The dot is heading to Rannoch Station
Just looking now. I wonder if he hurt himself yesterday?
by Pirahna
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One for the HT550 connoisseur.
Replies: 63
Views: 2834

Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

Just looked and his spot is now live.
by Pirahna
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: One for the HT550 connoisseur.
Replies: 63
Views: 2834

Re: One for the HT550 connoisseur.

He's probably waiting for sunrise before setting off. 😁
by Pirahna
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Womens Endura MT500 Shorts S New With Tags
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Womens Endura MT500 Shorts S New With Tags

I've no idea how these got into wifey's bike kit drawer as she's a medium. Anyway, a brand new pair of womens MT500 shorts in size small. Never worn, tags attached. £30 posted. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49151388017_e837cf4148_o.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49151387812_f32c3dd333...
by Pirahna
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carbon Hardtail, bike packing capable
Replies: 30
Views: 1597

Re: Carbon Hardtail, bike packing capable

My Stumpjumper does quite well.

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by Pirahna
Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 3529

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2020

The new plan is to start going longer next year and start BAM too. The Icknield Way I can link it with The Peddars Way and The Ridgeway to get a bit more distance. I'd happily do this with you - ive done the ridgeway but always thought of linking these up to make longer Once you've reached the Wilt...
by Pirahna
Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Highland Trail 550 - 2020
Replies: 61
Views: 3529

Re: Highland Trail 550 - 2020

To be honest, you don't need to be that fit to ride anything if you're just touring. All you need to do it sit on the saddle for a couple of hours each day, it's being able to to do it on consecutive days that's important. If it all gets too hard you can always walk for a while. That's my theory any...
by Pirahna
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: That film is available
Replies: 35
Views: 2022

Re: That film is available

I thought it was a bit meh. Jumped around the scenery a lot and was mainly a vehicle to get off her chest how pissed off she was with the Facebook group. Fair enough, there were a lot of haters crawling out the woodwork but then a fair number of people who told them to wind their necks in, myself in...