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by sean_iow
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 340
Views: 19431

Re: What you done t' your bike today

htrider wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:57 pm
Started with this:-
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Ended with this:-
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Nice :-bd the perspective of the picture makes the chainring and cog look like they're the same size :grin:
by sean_iow
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: King Alfreds Way.
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: King Alfreds Way.

Dave Barter wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:43 pm
Given the Ridgeway makes sense
I'd forgotten about the Ridgeway, I must go back and finish that, my last attempt was Easter 2018 when you told me it would be too wet. I abandoned as I couldn't take the rain, cold and mud anymore... it made the 2019 BB300 seem pleasant by comparison :smile:
by sean_iow
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: King Alfreds Way.
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: King Alfreds Way.

That looks interesting, but not realising the gpx until summer :sad:

At 220 miles it will make a nice day out :wink:
by sean_iow
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: are there different sizes of presta core?
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: are there different sizes of presta core?

I'd just top up the sealant, you wouldn't have cleaned out the old if the valve core came out and it's quite a messy job.

Just pop the bead off in one location just enough to get some sealant in and then pump up and reseat.
by sean_iow
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: are there different sizes of presta core?
Replies: 8
Views: 108

Re: are there different sizes of presta core?

If it is a removable core and has the flats on it you can use needle nose pliers to unscrew it which solves the immediate problem.
by sean_iow
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7776
Views: 811492

Re: The post man's been ...

Cyclepeasant wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:33 pm
Re project death trap.
Doesn't look tubeless ready to me stu! :shock:
Are they only 2 cross wheels? I guess with spokes like pencils flexing them under the third spoke when lacing would be a bit tricky :lol: And a drum brake for added danger :-bd
by sean_iow
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: nice rigid ( carbon??) fork to replace a crap sus one.
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: nice rigid ( carbon??) fork to replace a crap sus one.

Just checked and they only do the boost version now, but 2 year guarantee and no weight limit.

https://www.traversbikes.com/store.html ... y=15761046
by sean_iow
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: nice rigid ( carbon??) fork to replace a crap sus one.
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: nice rigid ( carbon??) fork to replace a crap sus one.

Is it boost or non-boost?

I've got a Travers Prong and I've been really impressed with it and it's not had an easy time. I don't know if they still make the non-boost version though.
by sean_iow
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Going from 29plus to 650b plus?
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: Going from 29plus to 650b plus?

Can't help with the tyre question, but if the problem is your's and your wife's collection is getting out of hand then surley the best thing is to get rid of some of her bikes not one of yours :wink:
by sean_iow
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You’re bunch of criminals...
Replies: 20
Views: 471

Re: You’re bunch of criminals...

As much as I'm opposed to this I can't see it being an issue where I am, I assume other areas will be the same. As a local example... A few years ago a bike was left in the road behind my house, I called the police to say a bike was abandoned in the road and maybe they'd care to look into it in case...
by sean_iow
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Swap - Exposure 35mm bar mount for 31.8mm
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Swap - Exposure 35mm bar mount for 31.8mm

Shaf, that the one. As I was riding to work this morning I had a sudden flash of inspiration, I'll get the lads in my local bike shop on the case. They will know which of the locals next buys a bike with 35mm bars and see if they need the bigger mount and I can swap with them.
by sean_iow
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Swap - Exposure 35mm bar mount for 31.8mm
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Re: Swap - Exposure 35mm bar mount for 31.8mm

Hi Mart I've got the shims as well, I've got them on one bike. They go from the size of the loop to 31.8. The shims I've got don't fit inside the shims needed to go from 35 to 31.8 though, hence needing the smaller mount, unless the shims you have go from loop size to 35? In which case I'll have a s...
by sean_iow
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Swap - Exposure 35mm bar mount for 31.8mm
Replies: 7
Views: 118

Swap - Exposure 35mm bar mount for 31.8mm

I've got a brand new 35mm bar mount for Exposure lights, complete with the shims for a 31.8mm bar.

I'm after a 31.8mm version which I can then shim down to use on the loop of my Jones bar.

Anyone got a 31.8mm one and wished they had a 35? Fancy a swap?
by sean_iow
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7776
Views: 811492

Re: The post man's been ...

You answered a music related question, you didn't win the 'kin Nobel prize for peace. :wink: To be fair to me, I assume that Dave's prize for the month before had been especially commissioned? I do like a nice cap though so still a great prize :-bd Plus it has the zombie bear on it. If only there w...
by sean_iow
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7776
Views: 811492

Re: The post man's been ...

I got a nice cap ;-) I also had a nice cap arrive on Saturday, it's my newsletter 'guess the lyric' prize. At first I thought it had been especially commissioned for me.. then I saw peoples Dam Busters pictures :lol: Still a great cap though. The postman has also been delivering all sorts of bits f...
by sean_iow
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glasgow bikepacking shops?
Replies: 31
Views: 852

Re: Glasgow bikepacking shops?

I've actually sewn mine onto my toptube bag for the ultimate in stability :smile:

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by sean_iow
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope pro 4 bearings
Replies: 31
Views: 358

Re: Hope pro 4 bearings

I was slightly disappointed in the ceramic jobs though, still only 2000miles, a suppose the super hard balls just eat the race :roll: I had some ceramic bb bearings, I don't think they lasted any longer than normal ones so don't bother with the extra expense now. I think ceramic are meant to have l...
by sean_iow
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope pro 4 bearings
Replies: 31
Views: 358

Re: Hope pro 4 bearings

I will just add that I see no problems wirh the way you fitted them Steve, standard engineering practice really. I've also fitted loads of bearings this way but never with seals on them. The ones I've fitted are buried deep inside gearboxes and machinery and would have been back up to normal temper...
by sean_iow
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope pro 4 bearings
Replies: 31
Views: 358

Re: Hope pro 4 bearings

What sort of conditions and mileage are you getting from them. I don't keep detailed records but the pot of old bearings on my bench shows how often I have to replace them. I cover between 5000 and 6000 miles a year in all weathers and with plenty of mud. If you get the Hope tools, which aren't expe...
by sean_iow
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1134
Views: 72891

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

MuddyPete, how far's our cheeky woodshed? Can't be much more'n a mile. That's quite some way, I have managed 0.6 of a mile as the crow flies :smile: https://www.strava.com/activities/2168413727 I did recently check out a spot that's only 0.2 of a mile from my house, at a sports field. It would prob...
by sean_iow
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 48
Views: 1187

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Raggedstone wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:17 pm
That sounds good Sean how much water is required for this culinary cocktail ?
400ml according to the packets. You can go over this and it just makes it runnier. If you use less the cous cous absorbs more than the noodles and they come out crunchy. Fortunately 400ml is a ti mug full :smile:
by sean_iow
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 1200

Re: What's in your hip flask?

slarge wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:45 pm
Nice one Mike, good too see you're using it! :-bd
In Mike's case it's what's on the outside of his hip flask that's important :wink:
by sean_iow
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1134
Views: 72891

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Thanks for keeping the scores Zippy. It's taken me a year to realise you list them alphabetically, I wondered why my name always came near the bottom of the list #-O
by sean_iow
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 48
Views: 1187

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

That sounds good Sean how much water is required for this culinary cocktail ? I can't remember off hand, but I can look it up. I get the details off the packets and write the amount of water on the bag I cook it in. I should have an old bag in the shed as it's been washed up and recycled - it has t...
by sean_iow
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 48
Views: 1187

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

My favorite dinner is:- Ainsley Harriott Cous Cous, Spice Sensation, 356 kcal per pack Super noodles (smashed up and without the sauce sachet) 498 kcal per pack Ainsley Harriott Cup Soup, Szechuan Hot & Sour, 70 kcal The whole lot is mixed up in a suitable bag (pour and store or similar) and I just ...