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by sean_iow
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 37
Views: 891

Re: When?????

lune ranger wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:15 pm

F’ing brilliant that Sean!
I’m calling my boss now.....! :-bd

....hang on a minute... ‘just cause’ ....b0ll0x....
I’ll be going to work after all :roll:
When has going to work been reasonable, I think it's rather unreasonable I'm still having to work :smile:
by sean_iow
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 37
Views: 891

Re: When?????

Whist we're sort of on the topic, it was revealed today that the MP for the Isle of Wight went to a bbq where the brexit party leader and his wife were plus others, this was several weeks ago. Several attendees were staying at their second homes on the Island. So regarding staying out overnight you ...
by sean_iow
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 37
Views: 891

Re: When?????

I assume there must be more wording somewhere, otherwise being a nurse on night shift will be tricky :wink:
by sean_iow
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jersey orders UPDATE
Replies: 39
Views: 1003

Re: Jersey orders UPDATE

I was assuming he was OK, so no reason why you shouldn't get out. It must be perfect ground conditions for the Big Bear at the moment so you could head out and set a new record? All above board as long as you start from home and don't stop on the way round :wink:
by sean_iow
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jersey orders UPDATE
Replies: 39
Views: 1003

Re: Jersey orders UPDATE

Here's hoping. This 5 miles from home stuff is really starting to get on my tits, especially knowing / seeing people out across the border. I was reading about that earlier, doesn't the 5 miles only apply to car journeys? I read for exercising the distance is unlimited provided you start the exerci...
by sean_iow
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Frame bag in the washing machine?
Replies: 10
Views: 161

Re: Frame bag in the washing machine?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:36 pm
Yep.
And the outcome was?

I've often thought about washing my luggage but usually just end up hosing it down and scrubbing off with the bike cleaning brush.
by sean_iow
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Top Tube Bags (again)
Replies: 23
Views: 334

Re: Top Tube Bags (again)

Mine's home made so no help on recommending a bag but the key to stopping it moving is a drj0n dewidget.

Until I got one the bag would always move a bit no matter how it was attached.
by sean_iow
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Anyone able to review/comment on my NorthPeaks100 loop
Replies: 21
Views: 265

Re: Hands up if you live North Peaks (ish)

Anyone who's got an interest in the 'cycling on footpaths' debate should have a read of this https://www.cyclinguk.org/article/campaigns-guide/cycling-on-footpath-trespass It's from 2014 but I think it's still relevant, after all the laws are older than that. It's a look at the legal aspects of what...
by sean_iow
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: (Reg's) 'Quarries, Shafts & Killer Cows' Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 758

Re: (Reg's) 'Quarries, Shafts & Killer Cows' Thread

Went out for a spin and to meet Jane on her way riding home from work. I was ahead of schedule for our meetup so added in an extra hill to use up some time. As this was close to town it brought the added bonus of:- scaring a group of teenage girls* sat on the trail, I assume the screams were the sho...
by sean_iow
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: You get what you pay for...
Replies: 34
Views: 808

Re: You get what you pay for...

I'm struggling with a bluetooth enabled bicycle pump - what is the point? You could have an app where when you use the pump you scroll through your list of bikes, select which wheel and then when the pressure reaches the level you have set for that wheel the phone beeps to let you know. The are 5 b...
by sean_iow
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: You get what you pay for...
Replies: 34
Views: 808

Re: You get what you pay for...

A bluetooth pump shouldn't be very hard to produce these days, none of the technology is new. The cheap bluetooth shutter button I use with my phone has a reliable range of 20m or more and most new cars have a remote pressure sensor in each wheel, mix it together with a tried and tested track pump a...
by sean_iow
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nice little vid from Cameron McNeish
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Re: Nice little vid from Cameron McNeish

I like Cameron and I've seen his programs on BBC Scotland. I'd question the wisdom of relying on just the seat pack to keep the sleeping bag dry* and stuffing the tent in after it also assumes the tent is dry when it goes in? * Up until last May I'd have said this was ok as the two previous times I'...
by sean_iow
Sat May 30, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1771
Views: 249373

Re: Todays ride

Having done several rides tracking down post boxes I was going to switch to quarries, there are loads all over the Island, but it turns out there aren't. There have been probably hundreds of excavations across the Island but here they are to extract either chalk, sand, gravel or clay which means the...
by sean_iow
Fri May 29, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 992
Views: 103568

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

whitestone wrote: Aluminium, carbon or titanium? :wink:
Probably the aluminium but the butted version not the straight gauge :smile:

But for someone who happily eats custard out of the pot on the pavement outside a spar it was quite a spend :lol:
by sean_iow
Fri May 29, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 992
Views: 103568

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

We've had take-a-way for jane's birthday, yes I know that was yesterday but the restaurant only does it on Fridays and Saturdays. It's from Nomad which is one of the hip places the cool kids go. It's the 'shut up and feed me' menu where in the restaurant you get 5 dishes and you don't know what they...
by sean_iow
Fri May 29, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19817

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

Its a week on Sat so into June. I'll report back but i'm going to go. Cheers From the list of justifications to be out of your house (l)to move house where reasonably necessary; So it seems justifiable, it's the fact it's over the border which complicates it. Just say you were testing your vision :...
by sean_iow
Fri May 29, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help please (before I get the big file out!)
Replies: 38
Views: 543

Re: Help please (before I get the big file out!)

Having tidied the shed as one of my lock-down projects I knew exactly where the X2 I took off the front was. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49948742071_55423f7334_b.jpg You can see I didn't have to elongate the hole by much and looking at it it appears that one end was further out than the othe...
by sean_iow
Fri May 29, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help please (before I get the big file out!)
Replies: 38
Views: 543

Re: Help please (before I get the big file out!)

That’s interesting Sean - so you think the callipers could be the issue? I assume from what you said the e4 didn’t cause the same problems? It think it's probably just bad luck on how the tolerances stack up. It also was no better with a Hope hub than with the SP dyno hub. I didn't have the problem...
by sean_iow
Fri May 29, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19817

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

what's the situ with the IoW tracing application Sean? I've don't know of anyone who's been alerted that they've been in close contact with anyone who's subsequently tested positive, but it was unlikely anyone would. If we take the population of the Island.... then deduct everyone who's phone has t...
by sean_iow
Fri May 29, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help please (before I get the big file out!)
Replies: 38
Views: 543

Re: Help please (before I get the big file out!)

I had exactly the same issue with my x2 caliper on a prong fork. I had to file the slot slightly in the caliper. Your's looks slightly further out than mine was. I use an E4 caliper now. The x2 also has the casting for the bleed nipple in a position that clashes with the frame on the salsa alternato...
by sean_iow
Thu May 28, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: And I thought women were ba(g)d...
Replies: 16
Views: 338

Re: And I thought women were ba(g)d...

Escape Goat wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 1:33 pm
Who here owns either more bags than bikes, or more set ups than is needed
The problem you have is not too many bags but not owning enough bikes :grin:

I do have a good collection of luggage/equipment but most of it still gets regular use, I select the bag depending upon the trip.
by sean_iow
Thu May 28, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off Topic Help Please
Replies: 17
Views: 566

Re: Off Topic Help Please

Jane has asked me to pass on her thanks for all the cards etc. she was made up with them, if a little confused until I explained :???: As there's not much we can do today the obvious thing was a bike ride. We rode over to her mum's and sat in the garden. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/499452526...
by sean_iow
Thu May 28, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bivi bag seams
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: Bivi bag seams

I just used normal seams on mine and it's been fine. The flat felled seam done in two passes is probably no stronger than a normal seam due to the way it's sewn. I assume that there is a special machine that does the folding and sews two rows of stitches all at once that the commercial text manufact...
by sean_iow
Wed May 27, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stupid BB/Tool sizes
Replies: 25
Views: 362

Re: Stupid BB/Tool sizes

Now I've built a pair of wheels for it using my old Hope rear hub. I knew the old freehub would be an issue, but didn't really look into it till it was too late.Turns out since only 11 speed mountain bike cassettes will fit on 8/9/10 speed freehubs Which hope hub is it? I've put a road 11 speed com...
by sean_iow
Wed May 27, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: (Reg's) 'Quarries, Shafts & Killer Cows' Thread
Replies: 46
Views: 758

Re: (Reg's) The Quarry Thread

RIP wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 4:44 pm
I have a tiny smidgen of suspicion Shaf, just intuition that's all, and I could be wrong, that this may turn out to be a somewhat, how shall we say, niche thread on a niche forum :smile: .
I'm always looking for ride ideas, quarry hunting is a good one :-bd