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by benp1
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8394
Views: 884702

Re: The post man's been ...

Post up pics if you can please James, I've heard good things about those mudguards. I'm running SKS guards with my 35/32mm Marathon plus tyres, but they fitted with 40c nanos as well
by benp1
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Puking gnome in close up action
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: Puking gnome in close up action

Nice little vid that John, shows them working well
by benp1
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?
Replies: 16
Views: 244

Re: Anyone around Herts/ northern Chilterns?

Ahem, we still managed two beer stops, three if you count the last one in the woods. Not bad considering the pubs were shut!
by benp1
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 598
Views: 37952

Re: What you done t' your bike today

FItted some loop bars to my Cotic Solaris. Can't believe I've not done this before now. Still undesided as to whether to change the grips to something longer? I do love the Rental grips, but they limit the posible hand positions. Solaris 01.jpg Was browsing the thread and saw this. I have this Sola...
by benp1
Mon Jul 06, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1880
Views: 257306

Re: Todays ride

Nice one Andy, that looks absolutely ace. I spent a two year period doing a lot of trips and work in Africa, what a fantastic continent it is. I'd love to do some riding there, great looking trip
by benp1
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.
Replies: 32
Views: 922

Re: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.

Went past the 'cheaper' chippy nearish me. £2 for a regular, large is £3. Dread to even check the one in my town, will defo be more!
by benp1
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I need an Exposure (6 pack Race or Diablo)
Replies: 20
Views: 339

Re: Do I need an Exposure (6 pack Race or Diablo)

Shaf, be aware that these lights are really not so good on the road. The beam is very flood and you'll blind car drivers. They're great off road but I think you might be planning on doing road riding with them You can angle down and to the kerb but still not great and faff for when you do ride off r...
by benp1
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.
Replies: 32
Views: 922

Re: The Acepac luggage I mentioned.

Bloody hell, I'm more impressed that a large chips is £1.50.

A small portion round here is more than that!!
by benp1
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: hydro drop bar brake levers, without a gear shifter?
Replies: 10
Views: 189

Re: hydro drop bar brake levers, without a gear shifter?

My Hylex are absolutely excellent. Have put thousands of miles on them and they've been trouble free.

Had to redo the fluid when I let the pads get so worn that the pistons were pushed out, entirely my fault. They're very good brakes, the levers feel nice, and they're blooming reliable
by benp1
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 163
Views: 7748

Re: Wildlife

So, up there in Shafs pics is a yellow bird. It's not a yellowhammer, and it doesn't look like a wagtail. What is it? Golden Oriole is extremely rare so I doubt it, but it's been bugging me for a few weeks. I thought I knew a lot of birds but I don't recognise this one (and it's not a baby robin be...
by benp1
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi boots
Replies: 30
Views: 605

Re: Bivi boots

Subway bags are also good as waterproof socks!
by benp1
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 163
Views: 7748

Re: Wildlife

Heard, and then saw, a couple of Lapwing in the fields near me. Flew over head from one field to another, seemed like a courting/mating ritual going on

Not seen them near me before, it's on a nice little track, was a pleasant few minutes just watching and listening
by benp1
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8394
Views: 884702

Re: The post man's been ...

Nice one Reg

A fleece is dead, long live the fleece!
by benp1
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi boots
Replies: 30
Views: 605

Re: Bivi boots

I guess what we really want are socks that are like the warm insulated cheap gloves you can get screwfix

That coating is very robust and very water resistant
by benp1
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: No expense spared kit wish list
Replies: 37
Views: 940

Re: No expense spared kit wish list

Some nice bits for the van Electric motor for my cargo bike Nice new group set for my MTB Tarptent Aeon Li shelter Thermarest uberlite mat Fancy gravel bike Bigger garage Some B2 boots I need none of that stuff, would be happy it if just appeared. Might end up getting the last item for a trip, but t...
by benp1
Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1880
Views: 257306

Re: Todays ride

Absolutely top drawer ride with top drawer chaps. Reg, you’ve done a wonderful job of writing up our trip, thank you sir To be honest there’s not much I can add. Lots and lots of off road tracks with very little road sections. And nearly all of it new to me. Beautiful area. Lost the bag from my fro...
by benp1
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Draining or quick drying footwear
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Draining or quick drying footwear

This thread has given my eyes an allergic reaction
by benp1
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD Folding foam mat SORTED
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: WTD Folding foam mat

Have a look on ali express if one doesn't turn up here, really good value and quality is good
by benp1
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1880
Views: 257306

Re: Todays ride

RIP wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:04 pm
Or the opposite of deja vu. Pas encore vu?
"jamais vu" :-bd
by benp1
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8394
Views: 884702

Re: The post man's been ...

Set of Jones Loops in carbon flavour. Have a set of original loops and VO crazy casey bars but haven't got round to fitting then to my solaris yet. The carbon ones took my fancy though and are replacing some Thomson carbon bars that I've used for over five years now Put them on earlier and wrapped t...
by benp1
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shirts for the discerning gentleman
Replies: 26
Views: 825

Re: Shirts of the discerning gentleman

I like my alpkit woodsmoke but it's way too hot for summer have a berghaus fast hike short that I like. Proper long sleeves, stretch panel and really fast drying
by benp1
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Strategies for Horse-crete/Horsecobbles/dried hoof prints
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Re: Strategies for Horse-crete/Horsecobbles/dried hoof prints

There are a few sections like this near me. I live in a bit of North London with lots of green belt land. Lots of people here and quite a few stables in the area, so lots of horses actually use the bridleway when they exist, which means in these conditions they're ridiculously bumpy. I usually just ...
by benp1
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What GPS unit to get?
Replies: 32
Views: 730

Re: What GPS unit to get?

Oregon and Dakota tend to be the recommendation. I'm using a very old model of the former
by benp1
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration
Replies: 51
Views: 1022

Re: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration

I had a big one near me, and have been in plenty of others

You never know, it might be an opportunity to refinance and clean themselves up.

They sell some really nice bits of kit but also a lot of tat. I quite liked their price match approach and have used that quite a few times