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by Pirahna
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wtb pure saddles
Replies: 11
Views: 219

Re: Wtb pure saddles

I had one. I had no problems with it for a few hours but more than that it was torture. I swapped to a C17 carved, happy days.
by Pirahna
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone run any chris king stuff?
Replies: 35
Views: 705

Re: anyone run any chris king stuff?

I've got one headset and 4 bottom brackets on the go. The headset is a few years old and lives on my singlespeed. This is my winter bike and gets subjected to all sorts of abuse, neglect and power washing. It's been fine since I bought it. Bottom brackets are 2x24mm and 2xPF40. I have the grease too...
by Pirahna
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a Fargo unique?
Replies: 44
Views: 1237

Re: Is a Fargo unique?

Crust bikes do some unusual bikes if you're looking for ideas.
by Pirahna
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Would you 'concern' over this wee ding
Replies: 23
Views: 524

Re: Would you 'concern' over this wee ding

If the ding does crack, how easy is it to get a replacement rear assembly?
by Pirahna
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 550423

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

They're always cheap. It's just a question of how much they expect you to pay for one. I used to work near a bike shop that sold own brand carbon frames from Taiwan. Chatting to the owner, he'd asked the bloke that ran the frame factory about steel frames. Factory owner was "FFS, I'll have to teach...
by Pirahna
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Like a Brooks C15 but not a C15
Replies: 19
Views: 496

Re: Like a Brooks C15 but not a C15

I assume that's the one you bought from me, it had about 5 miles on it, so practically new. If there's something we can do with the warranty let me know.
by Pirahna
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not your usual bikepacking video.
Replies: 38
Views: 941

Re: Not your usual bikepacking video.

I liked it, but then I'll watch anything.
by Pirahna
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I wouldn't usually - a petition.
Replies: 22
Views: 733

Re: I wouldn't usually - a petition.

's'back again. Yep, ridiculous things they are. I'd put 'em on a par with patio heaters, leaf blowers, and driveway jet washers :wink: . Nothing better than a few beers with the chiminea alight to keep the evening chill at bay. Apart from the patio heater I also own a leaf blower (think of it as a ...
by Pirahna
Mon May 25, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Single Speed Help...
Replies: 19
Views: 488

Re: Single Speed Help...

Just to add, cassette sprockets are designed to let the chain fall off, if they weren't then you wouldn't be able to shift. A single cog from a cassette is narrow where it fits on the hub, the Surly ones recommended above are more than twice the width at the hub, this reduces the damage a narrow cog...
by Pirahna
Sun May 24, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It's vanished, gone into the garage black hole
Replies: 27
Views: 555

Re: It's vanished, gone into the garage black hole

It'll be in the last place you look.
by Pirahna
Sat May 23, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike
Replies: 10
Views: 397

Re: New bike

Here's a random idea. If you do Facebook get in touch with Bikeworx Bike Shop in Angeles City. It's my mate in the Philippines, they sell loads of bikes and all their customers are short. My mate is Jake but he has staff.
by Pirahna
Sun May 17, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is There Such a Thing as a Decent, Lightweight Combination Lock?
Replies: 19
Views: 808

Re: Is There Such a Thing as a Decent, Lightweight Combination Lock?

I found a combination lock earlier this year, posted on the local Facegroup but nobody claimed it so it's mine. It's a 4 digit thing from Halfords but how to open it? Five minutes watching the Lock Picking Lawyer on Youtube and I had the thing opened in under 30 seconds. I've got a small Abus combin...
by Pirahna
Sun May 17, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road orientated frame suggestions please
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Road orientated frame suggestions please

How about this for an off the wall suggestion: if it's purely for road work and nothing else there's no end of retro steel frames about. The only issue you might encounter swapping parts from a modern bike is the rims. Older frames like narrow rims, Mavic Open 4CD that sort of thing, wider stuff won...
by Pirahna
Tue May 12, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Madder than a mad thing
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: Madder than a mad thing

I've got a use for a stem like that if anyone knows of a cheap one.
by Pirahna
Sun May 10, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What tents do you lot use
Replies: 58
Views: 1858

Re: What tents do you lot use

Lunar Solo.
by Pirahna
Sat May 09, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB gilet question.
Replies: 13
Views: 471

Re: BB gilet question.

How about a half mesh back with a semi-windproof front, removable quilted lining with detachable sleeves, optional hood with quilted, windproof and waterproof variants. A zipped breast pocket is a must have too.
by Pirahna
Mon May 04, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TDR bike suitability
Replies: 33
Views: 1420

Re: TDR bike suitability

I used a Jones with 2.35 Ikon's. No hand problems at all on a rigid bike. Bear in mind the Divide is a very long, mostly gravel ride, with some horrendous washboard. Only a small amount of people race it, several hundred people a year potter along it on a variety of machinery, gravel, mountain, CX, ...
by Pirahna
Fri May 01, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help With A Book
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: Help With A Book

Brilliant, thanks.
by Pirahna
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help With A Book
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Help With A Book

Some years ago I bought a book, a thin paperback but can't find it. I think it was call "Around Scotland In A Plastic Bag" but can't be sure. It was a bloke Munro bagging who didn't have funds for a bivi bag so used a fertilizer sack instead.

Any help with the title and author would be appreciated.
by Pirahna
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Green Steel
Replies: 64
Views: 1980

Re: Green Steel

Here's my own green steel

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by Pirahna
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Before Cuben, carbon and Dyneema
Replies: 39
Views: 1263

Re: Before Cuben, carbon and Dyneema

Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:18 pm
North Face Bullfrog
The first decent tent I ever bought. I binned it a couple of years ago as the fabric was starting to fall apart.
by Pirahna
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin offline route creation
Replies: 20
Views: 441

Re: Garmin offline route creation

Save the gpx, plug the Garmin into the computer, put the gpx in the folder called "new files" on the Garmin.

The same folder structure will be on the Garmin and on the SD card if you're using one. Either will do.
by Pirahna
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off Road Issue 3.
Replies: 38
Views: 1540

Re: Off Road Issue 3.

Any campfires and craft beer?
by Pirahna
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 163
Views: 8021

Re: Wildlife

Just heard my first Cuckoo of the year. I'm excited now but in 2 months time after the others have joined in, they'll be doing my head in. :wink: Annoyingly, I can't hear them any more. My hearing is shot to pieces and I have tinnitus at a couple of different frequencies. Even with my hearing aids ...
by Pirahna
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB jerseys
Replies: 62
Views: 1959

Re: BB jerseys

Actually, I quite like those shirts in the link, though plaid wouldn't be my choice. Something in a more subdued colourway, a decent phone-sized pocket, long sleeves that could be rolled up. Something you can ride in, then wear in the pub without drawing attention. Earth colours or mid-dark greens....