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by benp1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Aero bars repair-of-sorts help
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Aero bars repair-of-sorts help

How about double sided tape?

That or spray mount

Your weight will be holding the foam on
by benp1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your bike collection
Replies: 72
Views: 2037

Re: Your bike collection

Just had a reread through this, great collections of bikes here. So interesting seeing what people have Slight bias to off road bikes but I suppose that's no surprise given the forum Disappointly my MTB hasn't been ridden since the WRT. Have been on my commuter this week, rode my Big Dummy today to ...
by benp1
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tick Tweezers
Replies: 23
Views: 458

Re: Tick Tweezers

I've found tick-twisters ok for larger ticks, but nigh-on useless for the teenie-weenie ones.. Google 'curved eyelash tweezers', these will do any size tick & can be had for as little as £2.. https://www.amazon.co.uk/England-Eyelash-Extensions-Tweezers-Individual/dp/B00XLVSHI2/ref=sr_1_10?crid=1P29...
by benp1
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2619
Views: 442335

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

£10 halfords voucher if you do 5 30 min rides on strava
by benp1
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A question of shoes (mid/boots actually)
Replies: 16
Views: 315

Re: A question of shoes (mid/boots actually)

Size up for adidas terrex

I have walking shoes and mtb shoes from them

But my winter mtb boots are merrell fabric waterproof walking boots. Comfy and good for hike a bike
by benp1
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Prescription Glasses
Replies: 14
Views: 269

Re: Prescription Glasses

You're now a tour divide vet Dave, you need to look the part

Can't you just get new lenses did your Oakley?
by benp1
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dilemma
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: Dilemma

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:33 am
I'm very much of the opinion that such a thing doesn't exist.
Apart from a rigid 29er right? :grin:
by benp1
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Carbon handlebar thumb rest (Like a TOGS) £9 - SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Carbon handlebar thumb rest (Like a TOGS) £9

Take them James. I have a third child now and haven't used my MTB since the WRT!

Better they see some real use! I ride my cargo bike now instead of my MTB!
by benp1
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dilemma
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: Dilemma

That procaliber will be fine

Chris/Zippy of this parish has one and does just fine on it
by benp1
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: My rim keeps blowing
Replies: 18
Views: 305

Re: My rim keeps blowing

That really doesn't sound right

You could try another wrap of tape to see if that makes a difference?
by benp1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Carbon handlebar thumb rest (Like a TOGS) £9 - SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Carbon handlebar thumb rest (Like a TOGS) £9

You make it sound so simple! I didn't fit my grips, they were fitted in 2014 by the shop when I bought the bike and work great as they are, I daren't risk taking them off because I'm sure I'll just make it worse!
by benp1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Carbon handlebar thumb rest (Like a TOGS) £9 - SOLD
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Carbon handlebar thumb rest (Like a TOGS) £9

Not seen TOGS copies before, much better price wise. If they opened up properly I'd have had them off you but I have ESI grips and don't fancy trying to get those off!
by benp1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 634
Views: 64190

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Wrong year! :grin:
by benp1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What does your perfect event look like?
Replies: 100
Views: 1686

Re: What does your perfect event look like?

Problem is that you'd have people taking their worst bikes (for humour and trust!) and then piling loads of stuff on that they don't need just to weigh it down!

Plus I'm tall, so none of their kit would fit me! incl the bike
by benp1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Breakfast stove.
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Breakfast stove.

68mm OD and 55mm high Bob. I could reduce the height a bit without reducing capacity but it's just how it worked out. Nice thing when compared to a pop can stove is you can actually stand on these ..... not saying you'd want to but it does show that they're quite robust :wink: Did you ever do the s...
by benp1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Charge Spoon Ti query
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: Charge Spoon Ti query

Try the madison flux. It's a charge spoon with a heavier duty cover
by benp1
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dropper Post Curious...
Replies: 14
Views: 406

Re: Dropper Post Curious...

I've used my dropper with my revelate pack fine. I use pipe lagging to protect the post

Don't get to drop it with like that though,at e 30-40mm, but it definitely helps
by benp1
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: 6 Days in Southern California
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: 6 Days in Southern California

Great write up, thanks for sharing
by benp1
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: new 2/3 person lightweight tent idea's
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: new 2/3 person lightweight tent idea's

As you're tall, your options are very limited compared with many

Tarptent is good for that. My Scarp 1 has loads of room and i'm 6'3

I'm sure there are others like that though! (XL size wild country tents might work too)
by benp1
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BBQ Pizza Stone
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: BBQ Pizza Stone

Interesting. My phone blooming autocorrected my text above. I meant the lid of my dutch oven, rather than all dutch oven! Flat with a lip would probably be more useful as a skillet than the dished one I have, which is apparently also usable as a frying pan Having used my dutch oven on a fire for age...
by benp1
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: new 2/3 person lightweight tent idea's
Replies: 8
Views: 237

Re: new 2/3 person lightweight tent idea's

Tarptent scarp
by benp1
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BBQ Pizza Stone
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: BBQ Pizza Stone

The kids on Dutch oven is dished, it's yours completely flat?

I have an uuni so can't help here I'm afraid, I do recommend it though
by benp1
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike on train
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: Bike on train

I've done two return trips to the lakes from London

Bike space booked on the phone
Ticket booked online

Pick up both sets of tickets from any big London train station.

So far so good
by benp1
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What does your perfect event look like?
Replies: 100
Views: 1686

Re: What does your perfect event look like?

Bearstock was excellent!

Or maybe WRT-like event with a few routes that cross over each other. The popularity of the LHC is testimony to how much people like someone to lead/set things up

I too like the social aspect. I like riding with others at a slower pace and bumping into folks along the way
by benp1
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bit of bivvy related input required.
Replies: 34
Views: 692

Re: A bit of bivvy related input required.

That's a genius little bit of design there Sean (with the appropriate tweak so you don't get smacked in the face)

You could attach the other end to the tarp with a magnet combo if your tarp doesn't have the right sewn-in-loop too I suppose