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by psling
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thinking SS...
Replies: 22
Views: 246

Re: Thinking SS...

Well, firstly I always assumed that you'd want sliding dropouts for a decent tight chained SS setup. Chain tension and chainline are probably the most important things about a ss bike. Sliding dropouts or eccentric bottom bracket are frame options, a chain tensioner at rear is simplest conversion f...
by psling
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the weekend got in store?
Replies: 45
Views: 412

Re: What's the weekend got in store?

I've being putting it off for some time... We're talking a number of years, yeah? :lol: Me, I'm dog sitting whilst youngest daughter goes to the seaside. He's an old boy now so can only manage walks of a couple of miles at a gentle pace. So, local blasts on the bike for me whilst he sleeps between ...
by psling
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: SRAM mech compatability
Replies: 15
Views: 171

Re: SRAM mech compatability

I'm with jamiep on this one! Assuming that the existing rear mech and existing rear shifter have not been touched then all should be well at the rear. I see you've put in new cable inner - as suggested above, check cable routing. Is the outer in all the stops? If the only change to the rear gearing ...
by psling
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sorting out a multiday bikepacking trip.
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Sorting out a multiday bikepacking trip.

One thing I find on multi-day trips, especially if on your own, is the amount of time you've actually got each day for riding. At this time of year, assuming bivvying, you generally get an early start and can then ride until well into the evening - that can be 12 hours plus. Averaging just 5 miles/h...
by psling
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 26 isn’t dead....is it?
Replies: 54
Views: 1127

Re: 26 isn’t dead....is it?

If it's where I think it is its Welsh but only just and having a twin engined bicycle is a very good choice to get up out of there . It's not Patrishaw Kevin if that's what you're thinking - although that is indeed a lovely little church on a b@st@rd of a climb :-bd And that graveyard is a corker a...
by psling
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 26 isn’t dead....is it?
Replies: 54
Views: 1127

Re: 26 isn’t dead....is it?

26" Wheels made for sharing: https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/535917_476272432422461_1028221202_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_oc=AQnUOOxpoiL33CSFqzZ1J5fckx-rvA50CHHWcI06sF8t_kHD6zJaV4ix-MOeMfmQBRk&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&oh=ba458fe7be01cf5776ab3628105fdedc&oe=5DE4189F 26" Wheels still in use ...
by psling
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: These gps find your keys tracker things.
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: These gps find your keys tracker things.

The thing is Stu, if your cousin has one are they more likely to be losing their keys in the knowledge that they have the tracker to get them out of a situation? They may be more careless knowing that all they need do is press a button and assistance will be forthcoming... :wink: :wink: p.s. sorry, ...
by psling
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 26 isn’t dead....is it?
Replies: 54
Views: 1127

Re: 26 isn’t dead....is it?

I also have a Solitude singlespeed which gets less use these days but great if I want a couple of hours locally or occasional outing to Cannock. With Pace RC31 forks, Middleburn cranks, Spot hubs and White Industries freewheel it is really light. I tried to flog it on here about 3 years ago and no ...
by psling
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: strava. yay or nay?
Replies: 61
Views: 1054

Re: strava. yay or nay?

A colleague at work uses strava for running. At the weekend he painted out the lines of a football pitch and had his strava on - the resultant map is identifiably a football pitch but I hope the lines on the field are straighter than the lines on the mapping!!
by psling
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: strava. yay or nay?
Replies: 61
Views: 1054

Re: strava. yay or nay?

I'll stand with you Reg :-bd Never had an account, never going to. I do log my rides though... in a diary, handwritten :cool: I've seen beautiful twisting, winding, singletrack turned into straight line race tracks to log the best times on strava; I've seen delicate trails destroyed because of strav...
by psling
Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newport to Brecon - best route
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: Newport to Brecon - best route

Yes, couple of nice pubs in Talybont, The White Hart and (as you say) The Star. Plus the Coach & Horses at Llangynidr just a couple of miles before Talybont. There is a nice cafe at Goytre Warf about 15 miles out of Newport. Can't think of any other watering holes actually on the canal but there are...
by psling
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newport to Brecon - best route
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: Newport to Brecon - best route

I wonder if it's even more of an occasion if you omit the 'from', in a similar way that one just 'boards'? ...Don't start me on 'comprises of' either :wink: . Ha ha, I actually did omit 'from' when I first typed it but then, in a superior kind of way, I added it to make it easier for people to unde...
by psling
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options
Replies: 21
Views: 691

Re: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options

It's a shame Singular bikes are no longer readily available, they were designed around drop-bar 29"-wheeled off-road use and were lovely bikes.
by psling
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 26 isn’t dead....is it?
Replies: 54
Views: 1127

Re: 26 isn’t dead....is it?

My main and most ridden bikes are 26". Have always done the job, never seen the need to change them (they are nice bikes mind!). Have a couple of 700 shod bikes on the road. But... I do have a 650 bike too. Just the one. The only time I have dipped into the 29" wheel size is on the front of my root ...
by psling
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newport to Brecon - best route
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: Newport to Brecon - best route

... if it’s really tricky to get from the station to the Mon&Brec. It's been a number of years since I've alighted from a train at Newport but you head back from the station towards the River Usk (you will have just been over it on the train) and turn left (North) just before the river onto Cycle R...
by psling
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Newport to Brecon - best route
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: Newport to Brecon - best route

... I’m happy with route ideas from the Gap northwards but want to escape the south coast urban sprawl both quickly and by the most pleasant route possible. The funny thing is, there is probably more good off-road riding between Newport and Brecon than there is for several miles north of Brecon! Th...
by psling
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Memories are made of this ....
Replies: 26
Views: 873

Re: Memories are made of this ....

I like it when lost memories stored away in the deepest recesses of the mind are evoked by some sort of trigger. The obvious example of this is music, when a certain tune takes us to another place but more topical to this thread is when a place is revisited and lost memories are triggered from the d...
by psling
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 724
Views: 38985

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Raggedstone wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:42 pm
7/7
... a very civilised affair compared to most previous BAM's .
Oi ! I've been with you on a couple of those previous BAM's, what d'ya mean not civilised!!! :wink: :lol:
by psling
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 724
Views: 38985

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

MuddyPete wrote:
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:01 am
7/7, July done.
First outing on the "new-to-me" P7. It's good to be back on an MTB
:-bd
by psling
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TDF 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 919

Re: TDF 2019

... of course, there's always the weather to consider !!
by psling
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TDF 2019
Replies: 29
Views: 919

Re: TDF 2019

Agree, this year's is an enjoyable tour. Also agree with VoodooSimon, can't see the point of finishing 10km + over the top of a big mountain, kind of nullifies the attacks on the mountain. Mind you, the skill and speed on the descents is amazing. Today and tomorrow will sort it out though, probably ...
by psling
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Doethie valley
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Doethie valley

Im just going to put it out there and say, there are much better tracks / descents than that one. Totally agree fella. Very overrated it is and yes, much better to be had. There was a time that I would disagree with you guys but then, at that time you probably wouldn't be saying that! 15/20years ag...
by psling
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Doethie valley
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Doethie valley

Probably not a great deal of help but I rode down it about 2 years ago. Bracken will be high on the upper reaches at the moment. BUT, and for me it was a big but, the bridleway seemed to have been regularly ridden by pony-trekkers at that time and was (for my riding skills) a nightmare. I got the im...
by psling
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are gravel bikes ....
Replies: 48
Views: 1587

Re: Are gravel bikes ....

Obviously, that got me thinking and I did think, are gravel bikes changing the face of bikepacking? If so, does that mean that the industry rather than the riders are now steering the direction or at least altering the perception of those on the outside looking in? My thoughts: 1/ We on here have a...
by psling
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?
Replies: 37
Views: 936

Re: Dare I Ask; What Bike Are You Taking To The BB200?

I'll be stashing spare fully-charged batteries along the way and carrying a rechargeable chainsaw and some wire cutters in the panniers, fitting flotation tyres and a walk-assist mode.