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by sean_iow
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken road riders, assistance please
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: Broken road riders, assistance please

Is the post marked as 31.4 or did you measure it as that?

If it's a 31.4 post then it the wrong size for the frame.

The almost endless sizes of posts available is one of the more annoying things of bike standards. I think my Identiti frame has a size that only Identiti make :roll:
by sean_iow
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6827

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

I've been in the shed tinkering for a bit and I've got the radio on a local station. I know advertising is paid for way in advance but you think they'd change it to help with the message, we've had Ref Funnel, advertising holidays on the Island this Easter A small festival over here in June Garden c...
by sean_iow
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6827

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

I also looked at all the shops that are closed and I'd estimate that maybe only half will be able to ride this out and re-open. I've been to my office this morning to collect some books I need to continue working from home and I had the same thoughts about the shops in town. I'd also had the same t...
by sean_iow
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6827

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

The police on the Island are stopping people who are out driving at night. As you are only meant to leave home to eirher Going to work Shopping for essential supplies Visiting those who are in isolation Exercising You have to justify why you are out in your car at 11pm. I assume they'll do the same ...
by sean_iow
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What mini pump?
Replies: 7
Views: 84

Re: What mini pump?

Lezyne have brought out a new pump recently, the Pocket Drive. There's a pic of mine in the Postman's Been thread.

It is tiny, and I tested it by inflating a 29 x 2.35 tyre as a test. It obviously takes longer than a bigger pump but not too bad.
by sean_iow
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: that silly video i made ... now more relevant than ever haha
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: that silly video i made ... now more relevant than ever haha

What ratio for rollers in the Kitchen? :grin:

That's cheered me up, good work George :-bd
by sean_iow
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6827

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

Quite what they are training for I've no idea Just for the sake of it I guess. TBH I ride for fitness as well as (more importantly) simply enjoying it. I do put some element of training effort into my riding but I don't train for anything in particular, I don't race. I just like feeling quick relat...
by sean_iow
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6827

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

For the 'average' person the only exercise they would normally get is walking across town in their lunch break to buy a sandwich or walking from the car park to the office. I interpret the advice for daily exercise as doing just enough so as not to be completely sedentary now you are required to sta...
by sean_iow
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 33
Views: 762

Re: Films to watch while isolating

This was posted in a facebook group I'm in for local singlespeeders I watched it last night and it was a pleasant change of viewing. Be warned, if an hour of fixie riders tearing round San Francisco mainly without helmets and cutting through traffic to a soundtrack of cool music isn't your thing the...
by sean_iow
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 2950

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

My nick was yelled at me one night by a drunk...it stuck. Years later when the int0rwebs went mainstream I used it as a handle. Don't recall seeing another Scattamah in the wild. Greetz S. I've always wondered were it came from. Where in the world was this drunk? So in my head when I read your foru...
by sean_iow
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suspender riders...
Replies: 50
Views: 617

Re: Full suspender riders...

In Reverse wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:59 pm
sean_iow wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:43 pm
Patio needs weeding, valves not correctly aligned with tyre logos, cranks not level and miss-matched tyres... 5/10 :wink:
Harsh. :cry:
Couldn't stop myself, it's working from home, this is my only contact with the outside world. Nice bike though :-bd
by sean_iow
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suspender riders...
Replies: 50
Views: 617

Re: Full suspender riders...

Patio needs weeding, valves not correctly aligned with tyre logos, cranks not level and miss-matched tyres... 5/10 :wink:
by sean_iow
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suspender riders...
Replies: 50
Views: 617

Re: Full suspender riders...

- "old" Sram X01 carbon crank from a former bike - waiting for it to crack... but no... still going strong whilst looking poor show I have Sram X0 on both my mountain bikes. I've got silicon boots on the ends. To protect the arms I have these https://www.slikgraphics.com/collections/protective-deca...
by sean_iow
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suspender riders...
Replies: 50
Views: 617

Re: Full suspender riders...

somehow feel like I'm pedalling through treacle. I last rode my rigid singlespeed on a wednesday* and the saturday (3 days of sunshine later) I rode the Spearfish for the first time. The trails had dried out so it was the first time in months that I wasn't riding through treacle which may have adde...
by sean_iow
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suspender riders...
Replies: 50
Views: 617

Re: Full suspender riders...

Weight obviously makes a difference but it's geometry and how much/how little your shock will lock out that really affects climbing, imo. My Spearfish has old school geometry which helps and the shock and fork both lock out solid so it feels like a fully rigid bike if wanted for road climbs. Whist ...
by sean_iow
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Zendure thru charging batteries Q.
Replies: 8
Views: 125

Re: Zendure thru charging batteries Q.

I've not tried through charging with mine but interesting that it would power your Oregons. When I tried to use mine to power an Etrex 30 it would turn off as the Etrex draws less power than the minimum for the Zendure to stay on. My understanding is that the Zendure has a circuit to detect the curr...
by sean_iow
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suspender riders...
Replies: 50
Views: 617

Re: Full suspender riders...

Is the Santa Cruz a 120mm travel? Which is 50% more than my Spearfish. Also, I'm still in the new bike honeymoon period so it's bound to feel fast :smile:
by sean_iow
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suspender riders...
Replies: 50
Views: 617

Re: Full suspender riders...

I've got a Salsa Spearfish, a 2012 model, so short travel, 80mm rear and 100mm front. It weighs 12.5kg. It has the potential to be very quick and it climbs really well :smile: It's probably also rapid downhill but I've only ridden it 3 times and they have all been post virus :sad: so I took it very ...
by sean_iow
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 39
Views: 719

Re: Gravel porn

Landslide wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:05 pm
[on-one]
[Neon]
*Scratching my eyes out*
If the sun's out tomorrow I'll get my lime green Planet X out of the shed and photograph if for you :wink:
by sean_iow
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 270
Views: 10498

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

That's epic Reg, I didn't twig at all, like a scandi crime drama, when it gets to the end and it's a complete surprise who did it :-bd
by sean_iow
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 1001

Re: Project Virus

shirt and tie on :-bd It might be the end of the world as we know it but there are standards to maintain :grin: Jane calls me Mr Ben as I have to wear the correct outfit for whatever I'm doing, fixing the bike = workshop clothes, riding = cycling kit, watching telly = lounging clorhes :smile: Also,...
by sean_iow
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 1001

Re: Project Virus

I am, first day of working from home today. I even put my shirt and tie on so it seemed like proper work. I did the full 7.5 hours as well. I've probably got enough work to keep me going for a week (designing pipework and process plant for a water supply works) but after that I've no idea what will ...
by sean_iow
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 1001

Re: Project Virus

I just said to Jane that I'm looking for a new indoor hobby for the foreseeable future, I'm thinking home brewing? She's not convinced that is really a good idea :lol: I suppose apart from some work at the start and then moving to the barrel after fermentation it's not going to keep me busy...well n...
by sean_iow
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GoPro Hero 2 Wont Turn On
Replies: 0
Views: 42

GoPro Hero 2 Wont Turn On

I have a Hero 2 that I've not used in a while, maybe 2 years. When I went to use it the other day it wouldn't turn on. I've charged a battery up using the battery backpack but still nothing. It was working last time it was used, obviously, and then put back in a storage case so it's not been dropped...
by sean_iow
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 413
Views: 6827

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

As we're only allowed to do one form of exercise a day, walking, running or cycling, is this is official government confirmation that triathlons are not proper exercise :wink: