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by psling
Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bolt alternative for surly lht cantilever break
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: bolt alternative for surly lht cantilever break

Try sjs cycles, they may be able to help. For example:. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brakes/dia-compe-dc70-anchor-bolt-unit-each/ £1.49 each or only £18.99 if you buy a bag of 10... :lol: :lol: Ha ha! Yeah, but have you seen the quality of the bag :lol: Got to admit, I didn't look at the price; it's...
by psling
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bolt alternative for surly lht cantilever break
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: bolt alternative for surly lht cantilever break

Try sjs cycles, they may be able to help. For example:. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brakes/dia- ... unit-each/
by psling
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exposure blaze mount?
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Exposure blaze mount?

Exposure do a saddle-rail light mount, would that work?
by psling
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 990

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

As with a lot of things, the majority of people (and that probably includes most of 'us') will know that it's always someone else's fault.... Nope, I've lived with Dee long enough to know, it's always my fault ... whatever it is. :lol: but then we've suspected for a long time that you're not "the m...
by psling
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 990

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

If I was wearing my cynical hat, I’d ponder on the fact that by deliberately ensuring that the guidance is vague you can convince the majority of people to blame individual members of the public rather than the government for the current transmission rates As with a lot of things, the majority of p...
by psling
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: winter gloves.
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: winter gloves.

If you'd be happy with mitts then Buffalo are hard to beat. Plus they do a decent 'xx-large' size which, if you've got shovels like me, is a plus :-bd
by psling
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Made to lose' :???:
Replies: 29
Views: 687

Re: 'Made to lose' :???:

PS. I'm a bikepacker and I do wheelies.... I'm a bikepacker and like to try doing unsuccessful wheelies :lol: Probably the single most important reason for balancing the weight correctly between bar-harness and saddle-pack; too much weight up front = no wheelie, too much weight out back = oops, I'm...
by psling
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatewood cape question
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Re: Gatewood cape question

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:49 am

Pole height - 114cm / 115cm but you can go a little higher if you like.
Stu is being a little shy but poles are available from bearbones shop https://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/shop ... lter-sleep if you weren't already aware :-bd
by psling
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 933

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

I fully understand why the media portray gravel bikes, so we probably don't need to discuss that but for those who own both styles of bike - is it simply a matter of picking one based on the likely terrain or do you have a bike that you consider your 'bikepacking bike' and use that regardless? I cu...
by psling
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Made to lose' :???:
Replies: 29
Views: 687

Re: 'Made to lose' :???:

Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:04 pm
Narration just odd or maybe an example of the purest wibble :???:
I think that's what the youngsters call 'rap' up there north of the border.... :cool: :wink:
by psling
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 990

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

Bracelets, that's the answer. Like the ones worn in Transporter 3. As modelled here by Natalya Rudakova

Image

:cool:
by psling
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Virtual Winter Event 2021
Replies: 35
Views: 594

Re: Virtual Winter Event 2021

Verena wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:44 pm
by the way do any of you ever sleep in such church porches?
Yes, on occasion (including one in the Black Mountains) but never on a weekend; I always worry about early services on the Sunday morning when someone might rock up at 05.30 to put out the hymn books for a 6.00am service :o :grin:
by psling
Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Virtual Virtual Winter Event 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 192

Re: Virtual Virtual Winter Event 2021

Excellent, a genuine micro-adventure :wink: You put Mr Humphries' efforts to shame.
Some tight single-track to negotiate too, excellent bike skills :-bd
by psling
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots
Replies: 80
Views: 1348

Re: Simplest/cheapest way to increase the 'cold-temp' of spd boots

jameso wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:31 am
I begged a couple of dog poo bags from a walker once on a ride that almost had me howling in pain from the cold-wet : )
Used, for extra warmth? :shock: :lol: :lol:
by psling
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1389
Views: 137075

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Will have a look at that, their TV fishing stuff is 'comfortable' viewing!

Were you hit by snow after?
by psling
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite kit from 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1093

Re: Favourite kit from 2020

Black Diamond ION headlamp. It's only 100 lumen and takes 2 AAA batteries. I bought it for less than a tenner in a sale as it's now been replaced in the range by a new version. Turns out it's bright enough for running off road, has a variable brightness, it can be locked to stop it coming on in a b...
by psling
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Get-me-home advice - stripped crank
Replies: 28
Views: 441

Re: Get-me-home advice - stripped crank

This is one of those things that's hard to get your head around! (well, for me, anyway!). htrider and myself have said exactly the same thing using different words (as Sean & Colin did earlier). I think the critical point is to remember that the pedal platform rotates around an axle which is itself ...
by psling
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9255
Views: 1048155

Re: The post man's been ...

Verena wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:26 pm
Now don't go all PC on me now please... if you want to call him a Big Girls Blouse, do so :-bd
A German Shepherd called Bruce? The only thing I'd want to call him is "good boy, nice boy..."
by psling
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9255
Views: 1048155

Re: The post man's been ...

'tis One Man's Wilderness by Sam Keith / Richard Proenneke.... I can see a certain irony in that ^^ :wink: Not quite as wild as it was before he turned up :wink: . That too! I was thinking more along the lines of before they turned up, there being two authors! :grin: An interesting book though I sh...
by psling
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9255
Views: 1048155

Re: The post man's been ...

RIP wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 1:14 pm
'tis One Man's Wilderness by Sam Keith / Richard Proenneke....
I can see a certain irony in that ^^ :wink:
by psling
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite kit from 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1093

Re: Favourite kit from 2020

I think the only bit of kit I bought was the Cumulus underquilt so that. Also confirmed as the best bit of kit by the cat :-bd That's close to £400 of down loveliness he's wrapped himself up in! :lol: And I just love the way cats claw at things to plump them up and make them comfortable to lie on ....
by psling
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite kit from 2020
Replies: 54
Views: 1093

Re: Favourite kit from 2020

I think the only bit of kit I bought was the Cumulus underquilt so that. Also confirmed as the best bit of kit by the cat :-bd That's close to £400 of down loveliness he's wrapped himself up in! :lol: And I just love the way cats claw at things to plump them up and make them comfortable to lie on ....
by psling
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Get-me-home advice - stripped crank
Replies: 28
Views: 441

Re: Get-me-home advice - stripped crank

Pedalling tightens it up. That's why it is designed like that with a reverse thread on the left - otherwise you would undo it as you rode. Except when, as others have posted above ^^ the pedal axle itself is seized or sticking in which case the effect is reversed. Workshop tip - You can wind pedals...
by psling
Thu Jan 07, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3470
Views: 626930

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Interested in getting one of these flasks for non faff overnighters but I'm a very long way from a Morrison's, is there any maker's info on the packaging ? I'd imagine it's sourced from the far east but it'd be handy if Amazon stocked it. Thanks Similar? https://www.amazon.co.uk/Zonfer-Thermo-Stain...
by psling
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hate to bring it up again but ...
Replies: 108
Views: 2198

Re: Hate to bring it up again but ...

Dave Barter wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:45 pm
There was an old bugg3r called Stu
Who sat in a ditch for a poo
Disturbed by a farmer
He escaped on a lama
His whippet consigned to a zoo
Ooops! I read that last line as 'His Mr Whippy consigned to the loo'