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by benp1
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Chilterns route advice
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: Chilterns route advice

Quite a big area (more like narrowish strip), can you be more specific?

There are a few members who are local that can help

Check out the ridgeway as well
by benp1
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thinking SS...
Replies: 22
Views: 250

Re: Thinking SS...

The two bikes that I no longer have are a SS MTB and a road bike that I put flat bars on and made SS Currently no SS bikes in my collection. SS road bike was my commuter (32 mile round trip) and my SS MTB was my bike for taking the dog out SS MTB was great for local stuff but no space for any more b...
by benp1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aah bollocks.
Replies: 30
Views: 1333

Re: Aah bollocks.

Thats excellent news Pickers!
by benp1
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproof coat with logos printed on it
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Re: Waterproof coat with logos printed on it

Result stuff seems pretty cheap and cheerful
by benp1
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ride the Sweary Dave-ide
Replies: 28
Views: 649

Re: Ride the Sweary Dave-ide

I clicked on the link thinking it would be a short video, not a feature length special. Good job, will come back another time to watch that
by benp1
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheap eBay carbon - real world experience
Replies: 15
Views: 310

Re: Cheap eBay carbon - real world experience

Phew, flag you have a weight with an axle

My prongs are 768g, I was wondering why they were so heavy but must be the axle! I wouldn't have taken it off to weigh it
by benp1
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mounting an Etrex
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Re: Mounting an Etrex

ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:42 pm
I had an OTB once and looked to see that my Oregon had disappeared - as had the mount. I started looking in the heather for it then noticed that it was still dangling from my bars, attached to the lanyard. :lol:
What happened? Did the cable ties break?
by benp1
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mounting an Etrex
Replies: 15
Views: 343

Re: Mounting an Etrex

My oregon has never ejected itself, but I always use the lanyard just in case. I use the normal cable tie mount but I've wrapped a load of inner tube around my stem to raise it up a bit I have a ram mount for my oregon so I can put it on my motorbike, haven't seen the one above. my one is more of a ...
by benp1
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bottle cage mount repositioners
Replies: 23
Views: 531

Re: Bottle cage mount repositioners

I have some elite cage strap type things on my Solaris to put a second cage on, only comes with one as standard I've used the same plastic straps for years now, have survived everything. The straps were about £3. Quite amazing how well they've worked really, and they've let me put the bottle in the ...
by benp1
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 526

Re: New bike!!!

Fence needs painting. Whoops. Wrong forum :grin:

Lovely bike. My arkose is my most ridden bike as it's my commuter

Your light is going to have a hard life on the seat post, unless you're fitting mudguards. The seat stay is a very protected position
by benp1
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop
Replies: 24
Views: 562

Re: First ITT attempt: Cairngorms Loop

Good write up that, thanks for taking the time
by benp1
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Bikes, beers and bivvy - Salop bivvy early Oct
Replies: 27
Views: 531

Re: Bikes, beers and bivvy - Salop bivvy early Oct.

Scattamah wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:09 am
I can be, Dave. Mike will be back to. Adjusting this to early Oct then.

Greetz

S.
Even if I was somehow able to manage a pass, which would have been really unlikely, I'll be in Australia. I'll wave as we fly past each other
by benp1
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What suss fork for a Ramin 3+
Replies: 20
Views: 375

Re: What suss fork for a Ramin 3+

AndyTheBikeGuy wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:02 pm
In Reverse wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:34 am
:lol: Textbook.

When "I'm going to get a new fork" becomes "I'm going to get a new bike" in less than one page. :-bd
I just want my choice to be validated...please validate my choice!
Newspaper headline shocker - "Bike addict asks fellow bike addict if more bikes are ok"
by benp1
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubolito Tubes
Replies: 37
Views: 1125

Re: Tubolito Tubes

Do you think that the tubolite tube is maybe thinner than a normal inner tube so is more susceptible to puncture in that way?
by benp1
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I want a...
Replies: 58
Views: 1027

Re: Do I want a...

ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:24 pm
It's very, very seldom that the measure of a good ride, for me, is how fast I went.
Isn't that what the slow people (like me) say? :lol:
by benp1
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road and Off Road light options
Replies: 11
Views: 218

Re: Road and Off Road light options

Like Dave I also use a Mk6 Strada (3hr/1000 lumen) for all my riding. I toy with the idea of getting something like a Toro but unless I find one really cheap it's hard to justify. I was using a separate offroad light but it died a while back so starting using my commuting light (Strada) offroad. It ...
by benp1
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Flying from Heathrow with bike, parking options /opinions
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Flying from Heathrow with bike, parking options /opinions

For short stay, yes, but you might have to go and fetch one

Meet and greet is an excellent service, I would definitely go for that. Less hassle and often cheaper
by benp1
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I want a...
Replies: 58
Views: 1027

Re: Do I want a...

If you have the money, time and the space for it then go for it. You'll forget the cost and remember the memories

I'd say the same for all bikes. They're fun so why not?

I have no use for one where I am, but I rented an e-fatbike when I was in Lapland for xmas, it was excellent fun!
by benp1
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping clothes/ PJ's?
Replies: 17
Views: 379

Re: Sleeping clothes/ PJ's?

Under armour base layer top and leggings for me. Light, comfy, dry quick if needed
by benp1
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What nests inside a Snow Peak 450?
Replies: 14
Views: 266

Re: What nests inside a Snow Peak 450?

Really helpful pic, thanks Sean

The problem now is I can't find the small seal and go, only the medium one

I suppose the medium one would let me make a meal or something in the mug while I get the stove back on
by benp1
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What nests inside a Snow Peak 450?
Replies: 14
Views: 266

Re: What nests inside a Snow Peak 450?

The only sparrows that would be able to get inside the mug is the lesser spotted ninja sparrow, it's pretty well put away! Two reasons for the mug - if I want to drink and boil water at the same time - if i want to make a proper coffee using the GSI ultralight java drip. I usually use instant as it ...
by benp1
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What nests inside a Snow Peak 450?
Replies: 14
Views: 266

What nests inside a Snow Peak 450?

I'd like to find a mug/cup that nests inside the Snow Peak 450 as neatly as possible. I stow stuff inside so want the neatest fit possible to give me room to stow stove, windshield and coffee.. The windshield is conical so I can't really slip it between the outer and inner cup Don't want to go bigge...
by benp1
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Kona 'Unit X' looks very BP friendly :)
Replies: 12
Views: 446

Re: New Kona 'Unit X' looks very BP friendly :)

Looks nice, although don't like the relative sizing/look of the headtube vs fork ie one being thick and one being thin
by benp1
Thu Aug 08, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: exposure lights
Replies: 15
Views: 436

Re: exposure lights

Actually, I've just realised that I keep my micro red eye permanently attached to my joystick, and on my lid which is currently next to me as I cycled into work, so don't need the rubber port. Will pop that onto my strada, not that it really needs the cover anyway I suppose
by benp1
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: exposure lights
Replies: 15
Views: 436

Re: exposure lights

Are you wearing gloves doing it?

I have a joystick, diablo and strada. I've honestly never had a problem with them, although I broke my cap on my strada annoyingly, so when I take it off there's a high chance I'll lose it

If you don't like yours send it to me :-bd