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by Piemonster
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 34
Views: 737

Re: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

Having adjusted my TRPs yet again today I’m definitely ditching mechanicals.

That sounds like a close call Jurassic! Just skid marks on the road hopefully!
by Piemonster
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 34
Views: 737

Re: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

Do you still have your BB7s?

The adjustment on those is by hand isn’t it?
by Piemonster
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 34
Views: 737

Re: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

I am already running a GRX rear derailleur and have been very impressed.

Although that was coming from a 105 mech on a road link.

So long as it costs less than what I was paying ScotRail each month it’s affordable.
by Piemonster
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?
Replies: 34
Views: 737

What Gravel ****** brakes - GRX worth the dosh?

Morning, Bit of a first world problem as I have a fully functioning set of brakes, but I’m looking to eliminate as much faff as possible from my winter training and the all too frequent adjustments on my #GW brakes is one of those items of faff. The daily time slot I have for getting out on the bike...
by Piemonster
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 638
Views: 41773

Re: What you done t' your bike today

I fitted a rear mech that doesn’t fit
by Piemonster
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Talkytoaster - thumbs up
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Talkytoaster - thumbs up

by Piemonster
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigid 29er (+?) under a grand?
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Rigid 29er (+?) under a grand?

I was going to suggest a Sonder Frontier but the sub £1k options are out of stock, £1099 for the next option.

No idea what they’re like mind you.
by Piemonster
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent
Replies: 39
Views: 947

Re: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent

Oh my, the warm glow of consumerism is strong today

Although I’m expertly installing (see bodging) a new drivetrain on at the minute so dare not touch it!
by Piemonster
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8532
Views: 908782

Re: The post man's been ...

Ooh boxes
None of which contain a chain :oops:
by Piemonster
Wed Jul 29, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8532
Views: 908782

Re: The post man's been ...

Ooh boxes
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Not commuting by train pays again!
by Piemonster
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatherings?
Replies: 48
Views: 878

Re: Gatherings?

I think I’d be taking a good look at not just how to do it safely, but by organising any gathering what liabilities would I risk by doing anything at all. To be honest, our household does a lot of event work, it’s a total cluster**** and I’ve not really paid any attention as to whether you have any ...
by Piemonster
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1x Shimano 105 left shifter rattle
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: 1x Shimano 105 left shifter rattle

105 shifters, the rattle is a design feature :wink:

Also, I managed to get an autocorrect typing the above that came up with “Pithecanthropus“
by Piemonster
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you ever count how much crap you have?
Replies: 25
Views: 616

Re: Do you ever count how much crap you have?

As I’ve just found out, now is a good time to get rid of stuff. Seems to be a sellers market out there.
by Piemonster
Sun Jul 19, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you ever count how much crap you have?
Replies: 25
Views: 616

Re: Do you ever count how much crap you have?

More will follow soon
Yes, do hurry up with that ... :grin:
by Piemonster
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nasty Little Buggers
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Nasty Little Buggers

I’m not sure I ever really stop checking
by Piemonster
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wrist bands
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: Wrist bands

Yeh, I’ve just ordered some of those. Look just the ticket!
by Piemonster
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: E-Bikepacking
Replies: 45
Views: 747

Re: E-Bikepacking

Surely so long as you stay within range then it’s as suitable as any bike without motor assistance?
by Piemonster
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: E-Bikepacking
Replies: 45
Views: 747

Re: E-Bikepacking

I get the worrying about 50mph uphill etc, but certainly on the flat there are probably lots of folks on here that could actually ride through town breaking the speed limit on a normal bike:) On a bicycle? Item 4 https://www.cyclescheme.co.uk/community/featured/cycling-and-the-law I’d like to think...
by Piemonster
Sat Jul 11, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent
Replies: 39
Views: 947

Re: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent

I was going to take some bottles in my old lady's trolley to the bottle bank, but fiddling with sleeping bags is much more fun.... hang on.....back in a sec.... :lol: I’ve gone for the Hispar 300 with a full length zip. The custom versions I looked at came in heavier and more expensive somehow. So ...
by Piemonster
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 201
Views: 7317

Re: Fatfighters 2020

Any rules against joining half way through a year? I lost a stone early on then stalled. Could probably do with a nudge in the right direction.
by Piemonster
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent
Replies: 39
Views: 947

Re: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent

Finding it very hard to look past this https://www.phdesigns.co.uk/hispar-300- ... g-bag-2020

About the only concern I have (assuming I can get a full length zip) is the pack size.
by Piemonster
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent
Replies: 39
Views: 947

Re: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent

True But that’s hard to measure What I do know is the EN rating on my current bag and that bag has generally been about right albeit I’d like a little more insulation. So as long as I end up with something about there, it’ll be warm enough. That’s an issue if I buy from someone that uses their own r...
by Piemonster
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent
Replies: 39
Views: 947

Re: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent

The existing bag that does all this weighs 1.2kg and I’d rather it didn’t and can be retired to van camping where it can last a lifetime with care.
Correction, my current bag weighs 1.61kg

Does anyone have a good guide to sleeping bag ratings. I believe my existing bag is using the EN system.
by Piemonster
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent
Replies: 39
Views: 947

Re: Sleeping Bag Rated to -6 and a tent 3 edging into 4 season tent

Sooo, I think the sleeping bag is going to be custom. Helped along by an impending birthday.

I have PHD Designs and possibly Cumulus on the radar. Anyone else I should consider?
by Piemonster
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8532
Views: 908782

Re: The post man's been ...

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