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by wriggles
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken road riders, assistance please
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Re: Broken road riders, assistance please

FLV wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:56 am
My USE one is aluminium, with a Aluminium raceface seatpost, thats the worst slip of all.
Odd then. Mine is Thomson post and Salsa liplock clamp, which I use on all bikes. No issues at all in 18 months. I am 95kgs as well so by no means light!
by wriggles
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken road riders, assistance please
Replies: 18
Views: 416

Re: Broken road riders, assistance please

I use a 27.2 seatpost and aluminium cane creek shim (31.6 - 27.2) on my BR. No issues and the thinner post adds to comfort.

On shims, I tried the USE plastic ones in the past found they allowed too much flex between post and seattube.
by wriggles
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 9353

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Joe Public and the Police wont be able to distinguish between a bike loaded up for a quick well isolated overnighter and someone off on a two week bike tour. Both are now illegal but everytime cyclists are perceived to be breaking the new laws, a total ban comes closer. I think it will be innevitabl...
by wriggles
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Moors One Hundred 2020
Replies: 43
Views: 2961

Re: Moors One Hundred 2020

Likewise, looking forward to this but very happy to wait. Also if have to cancel then please do keep the money and distribute as needed.
by wriggles
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2957
Views: 510428

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

If you are utterly desperate and bored in self isolation I've made my first e-book free (I can't do the others as Vertebrate publish them). Amazon only seem to let me do this for one week. Link https://www.amazon.co.uk/Obsessive-Compulsive-Cycling-Disorder-Barter-ebook/dp/B007B1WO8C/ref=sr_1_2?keyw...
by wriggles
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 9353

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Situation this morning in Thames Valley.... I checked in with my old 7.30 dog walking crew and as a result dropped off my 2 bottles of garage Isopropyl to one who's wife is a nurse, who's hospital is rationing hand wash because the punters have been filling bottles up with the stuff, so she can make...
by wriggles
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 9353

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Unfortunately it looks like this will be for the long haul - https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdf - short (three month) lock downs only delay the spread, we may have this for two years. In 6 months ...
by wriggles
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 9353

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Today in my local area seemed akin to a bank holiday except very little traffic..every man and and his dog seemed to on a bike ride/hike. It's time like these I'm thankful/appreciate my luck that I can make some kind of income from my own endeavours.. 4 people have asked me about cash in hand work ...
by wriggles
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 9353

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Escape Goat wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:41 am
wriggles wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:19 am
Jamesh wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:38 am
Also I wonder if horse riders are having these discussions!? :wink:
I bet there are a lot of long faces at the moment in that bunch :|
Oh... No....
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Here all week etc etc
by wriggles
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 9353

Re: If we close up for a bit...

whitestone » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:28 am

Except the Home Secretary was being interviewed this morning and was asked that very question. His response
Blimey is Pritti Patel a bloke :shock:
by wriggles
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 9353

Re: If we close up for a bit...

....... I really wish the Gov would move away from advice/recommendations/grey areas and just state what is absolutely necessary. Perhaps this isn't so clear or just coming over the horizon (ie next week) Most of my friends run hospitality shaped business so feel for them a lot UK Govt have taken a...
by wriggles
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 9353

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Jamesh wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:38 am
Also I wonder if horse riders are having these discussions!? :wink:
I bet there are a lot of long faces at the moment in that bunch :|
by wriggles
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 9353

Re: If we close up for a bit...

things like Deliveroo are allowed.
Wotsits will be fine then. Able to ride where ever he wants :-bd
by wriggles
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa go SS Gravel.
Replies: 60
Views: 1507

Re: Salsa go SS Gravel.

What was the deal a few years ago that Salsa offered? Didn't they give you a full sus fat bike with every gravel bike purchased or something like that? Edit : Trek Chekpoint at £800 - although it does mean you own a Trek :shock: That Trek probably doesnt ride as nice as the "Stormchaser" (We need a...
by wriggles
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: designing a new part - let me hear your voice.
Replies: 11
Views: 596

Re: designing a new part - let me hear your voice.

So a bit like the DMR hinged clamp but a bit more flexible where it could be fitted?
by wriggles
Sun Mar 15, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa go SS Gravel.
Replies: 60
Views: 1507

Re: Salsa go SS Gravel.

Jamesh wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:58 pm

Still as a concept I like it, but have an old AC nature boy for these kind of activities
You have a nature boy as well?? :shock: :lol:
by wriggles
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Italy Divide ...not refunding entry fee am I allowed to be miffed!
Replies: 15
Views: 549

Re: Italy Divide ...not refunding entry fee am I allowed to be miffed!

Have the organisers not cancelled the event due to the C-19 lockdown? I can't imagine the Italian authorities would be happy if they get wind of it. ..... Yes they have. Rich's complaint is that they have rescheduled to when he cant do and wont refund. Im trying to see both sides here. Things in It...
by wriggles
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa go SS Gravel.
Replies: 60
Views: 1507

Re: Salsa go SS Gravel.

Good review as always from Guitar Ted Now I think many people will be a bit let down that this wasn’t a steel frame. It would appear that steel is not compatible with the Class 5 VRS System. It may have made this frame heavier had it been rendered in steel. You also may be thinking titanium, but kee...
by wriggles
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS chains
Replies: 15
Views: 436

Re: SS chains

Sorry not checked the price as bought my stash years ago! Are they expensive?

Edit £12 for an 808 isnt too bad for a chain thats lasts 'kin ages!!
by wriggles
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS chains
Replies: 15
Views: 436

Re: SS chains

Connex wipperman have always lasted years for me.
by wriggles
Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa go SS Gravel.
Replies: 60
Views: 1507

Re: Salsa go SS Gravel.

Sh!t the bed £1200 for an alu frame is bonkers!

I am a big Salsa fan having owned a Mukluk, el mariachi, Fargo in the past. My 2016 Fargo frame and carbon fork was £700 new and I thought that expensive, but their prices now are just silly.
by wriggles
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.
Replies: 44
Views: 1044

Re: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.

Have one of these in the van for when I need to dig trenches and er... stuff like that :-bd . Dates from about 1930. Not taken it on a bikepacking weekend yet though

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Otherwise various bits of kit still going from 1980s
by wriggles
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You already know this, but.....
Replies: 19
Views: 777

Re: You already know this, but.....

Worth a read

https://singletrackworld.com/2020/02/ar ... the-worst/

One of the STW journalists ended up waiting over 4 hours for an ambulance to attend an accident in Leeds.
by wriggles
Thu Mar 05, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BIKE LUST
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Re: BIKE LUST

Its a long hardtail with drop bars. Nice frame though

Picture of type of rider aimed at..... :-bd


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by wriggles
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Total brake failure
Replies: 19
Views: 577

Re: Total brake failure

It would be interesting to get Hopes opinion on this. Not something I have ever seen before.