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by Pirahna
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bloody brexit!!
Replies: 24
Views: 591

Re: Bloody brexit!!

Mactheknife68 wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:51 pm
@bearbonesnorm cheers for those links. 👍. Got to the checkout €28 to ship a spork bloody rip off. Surely there’s someone in south of Ireland on this forum can help
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Snow-Peak-SCT- ... 047&sr=8-4
by Pirahna
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hate to bring it up again but ...
Replies: 108
Views: 2232

Re: Hate to bring it up again but ...

I've got a part time job delivering shopping for Tesco. One example of the stupidity of people happened a couple of weeks ago. A woman opened the door to me, she had a bit of a cough. Her husband had a positive covid test, she hadn't been tested and in her mind couldn't possibly have it because she ...
by Pirahna
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone seen a nice SS frame lately?
Replies: 31
Views: 597

Re: Anyone seen a nice SS frame lately?

If you know exactly what you want in Ti but it doesn't exist then how about design it yourself and get it made. It's dead simple to do and cheap. I've done a few road bikes that work out around £500 a frame, a mountain bike will be similar. First off design it using bikecad: https://www.bikecad.ca/ ...
by Pirahna
Sun Dec 27, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are your feelings about next year?
Replies: 40
Views: 920

Re: What are your feelings about next year?

The history lesson from the Spanish Flu says two years, I can't see this being any different. It'll take most of the year to vaccinate those that want it. I'm 57 and won't get it until June at the earliest Meanwhilee people will continue to spread it around, clog the hospitals and generally be thick...
by Pirahna
Mon Nov 30, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cutthroat - worth the hype?
Replies: 18
Views: 472

Re: Cutthroat - worth the hype?

I rode my Jones down the Divide, if I were to do it again I'd still take the Jones.
by Pirahna
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Single speeding a Campy hub?
Replies: 16
Views: 260

Re: Single speeding a Campy hub?

I've never understood why anyone would ride singlespeed on the road. Fixed yes, but not singlespeed.
by Pirahna
Thu Oct 29, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ever wish you were strong enough to ride single speed ?
Replies: 62
Views: 1485

Re: ever wish you were strong enough to ride single speed ?

I always ride singlespeed in the winter, freewheel off road and fixed on road. Why? Because I'm as hard as nails (not)! Off road here is thick sticky clay and singlespeed makes a lot of sense. The chain line is outside the frame tubes so I'm not using the chain as a mud cleaner if that makes sense. ...
by Pirahna
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is next year a write off already?
Replies: 63
Views: 1323

Re: Is next year a write off already?

The history lesson from Spanish Flu is that it lasted for 2 years and places that locked down hard and fast had fewer deaths and recovered economically a lot faster. Given that pandemic planning seems to be whatever Dominic Cummings dreams up on a weekly basis I would expect next year to be write off.
by Pirahna
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Know of a tool to visualise my ride & kit list?
Replies: 27
Views: 521

Re: Know of a tool to visualise my ride & kit list?

Put pictures into a Google sheet or doc. You can both work on it at the same time.
by Pirahna
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stans Arch & Crest
Replies: 13
Views: 330

Re: Stans Arch & Crest

I've got a pair of Arch MK3's that I built in 2016 and are going strong. Another pair built in 2017 by a shop developed cracks on the rear within 6 six months. I got the replacement rim and built it myself, it's been fine ever since. I always build using a tension meter.
by Pirahna
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3470
Views: 627467

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Jurassic pusher wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:49 am

its a deal too good to pass up, I thought I was being extravagant buying 2!
There's 2 Jones in the house, one with a 29er front and one with a plus front. I have plans for all 3 hubs.
by Pirahna
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3470
Views: 627467

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Jurassic pusher wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:57 am
Jones specific 135/142 front hubs (Suit the earlier models) 30 euros each from Justpedal NL the last one I bought from Charlie blkemonger was over £150. Only any good if you have a Jones though!!
Thank you. I've just bought the 3 black ones they had in stock.
by Pirahna
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Durability of BOA Laces
Replies: 10
Views: 477

Re: Durability of BOA Laces

I've got a pair of Fizik shoes with boa laces. Bought them in 2015, they've been in regular use since. They've done one Divide, several 2/3 week tours and too many day rides to mention. No problems at all.
by Pirahna
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wtb pure saddles
Replies: 11
Views: 469

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: 45
Views: 1851

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: 2290

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: 986

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: 3470
Views: 627467

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: 878

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: 1789

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: 1144

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: 905

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: 36
Views: 1433

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: 617

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: 1300

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...