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by Pirahna
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: money belt
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: money belt

Get something like a Revolut card, there's a few choices so pick one that suits. Foreign exchange is done at the "bank rate" (I think that's what it's called), so the rate the banks get for currency exchange, not the rate you get as a consumer. Use it as a cash point and/or payment card, the exchang...
by Pirahna
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trees!
Replies: 7
Views: 333

Re: Trees!

There's an old Yew just down the road from me, the map shows it about 10 miles away.
by Pirahna
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Distance between top bearing and the stem
Replies: 18
Views: 326

Re: Distance between top bearing and the stem

I ran a carbon steerer with about 40mm of spacers on the Spanish C2C and didn't die Mike. Don't even think I fell off. :cool: https://i.imgur.com/SNbqNQR.png?1 edit: I did fall off thinkiing about it - I went otb about 2 minutes after we set off from the airport. :cool: The problem I have with that...
by Pirahna
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Changin a rockshox fork from 120mm to 100mm
Replies: 9
Views: 268

Re: Changin a rockshox fork from 120mm to 100mm

I know bugger all about the Pike fork, but, there should be printed measurement scale thing on the top of one of the fork tubes. If it's got 100mm on it then you should be good to reduce the height. To answer your other question, reducing the fork from 120mm to 100mm will lower the front of the bike.
by Pirahna
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SMD Gatewood. Low pitch for windy weather.
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: SMD Gatewood. Low pitch for windy weather.

If you angle the pole too far off vertical you risk bending an alloy one and snapping a carbon. You don't need to drop it much, a couple of inches at most, In the past I've used an adjustable walking pole, not cheap for lightweight one. Something like the Exped adjustable tarp pole would work well, ...
by Pirahna
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: (sorted thanks all) Large cheap frame and maybe forks WTD
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Large cheap frame and maybe forks WTD

Hanging around in the loft I've got a large Ridley crosser that needs a wheels, a large Ridley road frame that needs most things, a large steel road frame, a large Specialized Crux with cantis not discs that's complete and large Dacordi SLX road bike with 7 speed Campag and delta brakes and no front...
by Pirahna
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: (sorted thanks all) Large cheap frame and maybe forks WTD
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Large cheap frame and maybe forks WTD

Road, mountain bike, CX?
by Pirahna
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spares/Tools - noob question
Replies: 17
Views: 414

Re: Spares/Tools - noob question

Here's my thoughts, what I take depends on how far I'm going, a 20 mile loop from home or a multi-day tour. Something to fix a puncture. Could be a spare tube, or spare sealant, or a noodle to fix a cut in a tubeless tyre. Something to fix a cut tyre. Could be a tyre boot or maybe a piece of old roa...
by Pirahna
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?
Replies: 37
Views: 1153

Re: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?

As a user of both padded lycra shorts and conventional underwear, I've given this topic some thought. The answer is, it's all about matching the right clothing for you with the right saddle. Examples from my experience of multi-day rides: With padded shorts I've never found the soggy nappy thing app...
by Pirahna
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Single speed commuter....
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: Single speed commuter....

You should have said, I've got a matt black Langster that needs to go.
by Pirahna
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WTD: Woman
Replies: 73
Views: 2308

Re: WTD: Woman

My neighbour has just just left her husband for a woman.
by Pirahna
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A different sort of bikepacking challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 652

Re: A different sort of bikepacking challenge

Brilliant, and you're lucky to have your dad fit enough to even think about doing this at 81.

I Google'd a 1949 Raleigh Sport, it doesn't look very sporty. Can you fit a larger sprocket on the back?
by Pirahna
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Charge Cooker 0
Replies: 1
Views: 290

Charge Cooker 0

Wifey has decided to sell her Charge Cooker 0. It's a 2016 and has the latest 27'5 plus wheels and tyres. Size is medium, she's looking for £250. The bike is in the Bishop's Stortford area and test rides are allowed.

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by Pirahna
Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full Mudgaurds?
Replies: 42
Views: 1611

Re: Full Mudgaurds?

On the mountain bike I use Crud guards. Not the best but it's thick, sticky clay where I live and they're the only thing I've found that doesn't get either clogged or ripped off.
by Pirahna
Mon Sep 23, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I 'need' a fat bike?
Replies: 37
Views: 1278

Re: Do I 'need' a fat bike?

What I need is a 29er singlespeed fat bike running 1.5 tyres for the winter mud clearance where I live.
by Pirahna
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Insurance on trips
Replies: 7
Views: 316

Re: Insurance on trips

Forget the EHIC card. It means you're entitled to state healthcare in EU countries at reduced cost, depending on where you are this may be free. It'll be worthless after October 31st.

Get proper travel insurance.
by Pirahna
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fed up with Garmin. Alternatives?
Replies: 35
Views: 1082

Re: Fed up with Garmin. Alternatives?

I've never had any problems with my Garmins. There's a 500, 810, etrex 20x and 30x on regular use, all have been faultless.
by Pirahna
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Coldest winter in 30 years.
Replies: 19
Views: 1045

Re: Coldest winter in 30 years.

They find some barmy meteorologist I'm fairly sure a lot of it comes from Piers Corbyn (Jeremys brother). He runs a thing called Weather Action which apparently has some success in long range forecasting. I could be wrong but I think councils use him for predicting winter salt stocks, newspapers us...
by Pirahna
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bonkers time triallists
Replies: 57
Views: 2010

Re: Bonkers time triallists

With stories of people riding into things with their head down, one of the older riders I know was riding a time trial in Essex in the 70's. He reckons he'd got a fair bit of speed up riding down a slip road onto some dual carriageway, head not looking where he was going and rode into the back of an...
by Pirahna
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bonkers time triallists
Replies: 57
Views: 2010

Re: Bonkers time triallists

Apparently the vehicles speeding past suck you along a bit, so faster times on a dual carriageway.
by Pirahna
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ireland - any long-distance off-road options?
Replies: 16
Views: 606

Re: Ireland - any long-distance off-road options?

My parents live in the midlands area of Ireland. I've never come across any off road cycle access, it's the last place I'd be looking to take a mountain bike. I don't even bother keeping a bike over there.
by Pirahna
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?
Replies: 58
Views: 2109

Re: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:13 pm
I do sometimes wonder whether there's actually much of a call for long distance cycle trails?
The Divide?

I think that once a trail is published then people will ride it. One or two will post about it on here or a Facebook group, the vast majority of riders won't.
by Pirahna
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?
Replies: 58
Views: 2109

Re: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?

Relying on signage is similar to relying on a GPS and not taking a map out with you (or taking one and leaving it in your bag). All fine and dandy until it goes wrong and you haven't a clue where you are. A rough count says you'd need to start out with about 35 OS Explorer maps for that route. I th...
by Pirahna
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproof shorts & trousers?
Replies: 20
Views: 626

Re: Waterproof shorts & trousers?

I've got Endura and Gore waterproof shorts. Endura if it's really shitty but only to avoid destroying the Gore shorts. If I had to choose between the two it would be Gore every time. They're nicer to wear, a lot less sweaty and pack a lot smaller.