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by Pirahna
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 1288

Re: Project Virus

A club mate has been posting on our Whatsapp group. He works doing road stuff and has spent the last couple of weeks building hard standings for refrigerated artic trailers.

Stay safe peeps.
by Pirahna
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Feckin Lezyne Pumps
Replies: 19
Views: 448

Re: Feckin Lezyne Pumps

A few years ago I left my track pump and a bag with mini pumps at a B&B in Wales. The following weekend wifey and I were off to France to ride the Ardechoise so I hastily ordered a Lezyne track pump and a couple of mini's. First test of the track pump was at a campsite in France, followed by testing...
by Pirahna
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 1288

Re: Project Virus

Out of interest, who is actually and actively working from home and who's just at home? Wifey is the main bread winner and has been working from home for a couple of weeks, she is genuinely busy. My gardening business has stopped, people either don't want you round or now have the time to do their ...
by Pirahna
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: so, this virus ?
Replies: 35
Views: 926

Re: so, this virus ?

A bloke on another forum I use was a confirmed case (health worker). Dry cough, fever, no sense of smell, reckons it was pretty nasty. He's now back at work after 2 weeks. A mate with 60th birthday drinks organised for next month is now on a ventilator in St Thomas hospital London. A girl I know (he...
by Pirahna
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Helmets.
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: Helmets.

I used to only wear a helmet in the winter to keep my head warm. One big crash later that split the helmet in half and I've worn them every ride since. Since that one (around 1990) I've written off another two. I'm a fan of crash helmets. No two heads are the same. I'd recommend visiting as many sho...
by Pirahna
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tow bar bike racks?
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Tow bar bike racks?

Bike racks were the reason I bought a van. I've used Pendle and Thule racks. The Pendle was better for avoiding bike rub and can be adjusted to suite the wheelbase of different bikes. Keep the sliding bits well greased if you get one. The Thule was OK, I got a 3 bike one for 2 bikes to stop them rub...
by Pirahna
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Self Isolation
Replies: 62
Views: 1566

Re: Self Isolation

My parents are in their mid 80's. They live in the west of Ireland and there's no confirmed cases there yet. The virus is already spreading through untraceable contact, so in effect it's already out of control. It's now a matter of when, not if.

The whole thing is very bad news.
by Pirahna
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does this work or not?
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Re: Does this work or not?

Tape the cages on with electrical tape.
by Pirahna
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike Pressure Washers
Replies: 11
Views: 385

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: 806

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: 859

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: 927

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: 1784

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: 699

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: 1387

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: 848

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: 265

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: 1833

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: 1099

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: 543

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: 1147

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: 476

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: 270

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: 3144

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: 3144

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.