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by sean_iow
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: GB Divide Inaugural (steeds of)
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: GB Divide Inaugural (steeds of)

Bearbonesnorm wrote: Sun Aug 01, 2021 7:01 pm if it does, do we honestly notice?
I was thinking about this in the Gower, I think mine sways about but can't say I've noticed it when riding or that it affected the handling of the bike.
by sean_iow
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spotted in Smiths today ...
Replies: 43
Views: 973

Re: Spotted in Smiths today ...

ton wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:10 pm i bought it yesterday. i always buy 1 magazine a month. for toilet reading. :-bd
Is it any good? I know when a book is good as when I stand up my legs have gone dead and I can't walk property, it's the hard seat :lol:
by sean_iow
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spotted in Smiths today ...
Replies: 43
Views: 973

Re: Spotted in Smiths today ...

Just seen this, I also had a quick look, saw a bloke with a pile of wood which I assume will become a fire. What offended me most was the fact it's £9.99 :o for a magazine! Didn't buy it, I'm priced out of the market now if that's what magazines cost. Last weekend I got a chocolate pudding and a pin...
by sean_iow
Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Slate, UNESCO
Replies: 35
Views: 466

Re: Slate, UNESCO

This is the story that I always think about when lighthouses are mentioned Smalls Lighthouse Tragedy The old lighthouse brought about a change in lighthouse policy in 1801 after a gruesome episode, sometimes called the Smalls Lighthouse Tragedy. Thomas Howell and Thomas Griffith, the two-person team...
by sean_iow
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The next big thing in bike packing.
Replies: 18
Views: 536

Re: The next big thing in bike packing.

If we ever see one in real life a quick swap of the cables would reverse the steering :lol:
by sean_iow
Fri Jul 30, 2021 10:30 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: YD300 2021
Replies: 137
Views: 4176

Re: YD300 2021

Isn't the climb out of/after Bainbridge Cam High Road? The one that goes on for ages? So Cam Head would be up there somewhere? But best to check with Bob as I'm only guessing :lol: On that climb the tarmac bit straight out of the village is the hardest bit, once on the track it's a steady gradient, ...
by sean_iow
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Slate, UNESCO
Replies: 35
Views: 466

Re: Slate, UNESCO

RIP wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:06 am I believe the light, sorry beacon, itself doesn't rotate, only the reflector/obscurer around it.
That way the electrical connections for the bulb don't have to rotate or have slip rings. Isn't it the same for lighthouses? Only the lens bit rotates and the bulb remains stationary?
by sean_iow
Fri Jul 30, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The next big thing in bike packing.
Replies: 18
Views: 536

Re: The next big thing in bike packing.

I’m intrigued by that picture. Are the handlebars connected to the front wheel? They look like they’re pointing in different directions. And wtf is that person wearing? Sort of pantaloons or something? On the animation the bars rotate round from being inside the hoop to on the top. I think the bars...
by sean_iow
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10005
Views: 1219709

Re: The post man's been ...

Just tried mine in the shed, perfect for my Evernew 450 pot which is wide and shallow. The flame pattern is the exact same diameter as the bottom of the pot :-bd I need to modify my windshield as where it's not as tall as the 22g the windshield needs a cutout for the handles. Just come back in to se...
by sean_iow
Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3730
Views: 712499

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Not mine, Charlie the Bikemonger has an El Mar frame and fork on eBay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/255069832195 ... Sw5XFhAZWm
by sean_iow
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10005
Views: 1219709

Re: The post man's been ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote: Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:23 pm Hopefully it's the right length. I wasn't too sure what tarp he was using now.
He's using his Deschutes still*. It might be a monkeys elbow too long but I'm sure he can shorten it :smile:

*Went with just the bivi bag at the weekend as the forecast was so good.
by sean_iow
Wed Jul 28, 2021 7:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 320
Views: 13439

Re: Today's Run

Bunked off Monday's run as I was feeling tired after the weekends riding, or maybe the talking wore me out. Thought I'd make up for it by running to work and back. On my way in this morning I was flagged down by a cyclist going the other way on the cycle path who asked if it was possible to get to A...
by sean_iow
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10005
Views: 1219709

Re: The post man's been ...

A 12g stove and fuel bottle from that nice man in Wales and more excitingly, a carbon pole for Ralph's tarp :-bd he's well excited :grin:
by sean_iow
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: First long ride on drops and my hands are screwed...
Replies: 21
Views: 361

Re: First long ride on drops and my hands are screwed...

Only joking, it looks nice with a splash of colour. I've got some gel pads under my bar tape but couldn't say how much they help, my hands can go numb after just 10 minutes riding sometimes regardless of the bar type.
by sean_iow
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: First long ride on drops and my hands are screwed...
Replies: 21
Views: 361

Re: First long ride on drops and my hands are screwed...

Just been on Strava and I see the problem.... orange bar tape on a blue bike :lol:
by sean_iow
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: First long ride on drops and my hands are screwed...
Replies: 21
Views: 361

Re: First long ride on drops and my hands are screwed...

I think moving the saddle back takes the weight off your hands not forward. Your feet are in a fixed position so when you move the saddle forward your not moving your whole body forward, just your torso. To demonstrate, sit on a chair with your legs out in front and off the ground and reach forward ...
by sean_iow
Wed Jul 28, 2021 10:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: How unfit am I?
Replies: 29
Views: 535

Re: How unfit am I?

When I was 'training' I used to just ride more and do the odd run. I'd aim for about 12 to 15 hrs riding/running a week which included my commutes. If I was tired I'd go the flat way straight home from work and call it a recovery ride, if the weather was good I'd head out for 3 hrs on the way home f...
by sean_iow
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Apidura water bladder
Replies: 27
Views: 470

Re: Apidura water bladder

JohnClimber wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:57 pm I like how they give you a template to cut out and try against your frame bag before you press buy
How did I not spot that, job for work tomorrow to print one of them.
by sean_iow
Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Instagram
Replies: 4
Views: 124

Re: Instagram

Verena wrote: Tue Jul 27, 2021 8:00 pm attractive, blonde, scantily clad young ladies I don't know. WTF???
Pictures or it didn't happen :wink: I thought they genuinely wanted to get to know me, feeling used now
by sean_iow
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Etrex 30x replacement screen / spares unit
Replies: 8
Views: 88

Re: WTD: Etrex 30x replacement screen / spares unit

Still worth following on Instagram, even for anyone not sending him a parcel :smile:
by sean_iow
Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Etrex 30x replacement screen / spares unit
Replies: 8
Views: 88

Re: WTD: Etrex 30x replacement screen / spares unit

Liamg is Liam Glen

He's liamtglen on Instagram so you could search and message him that way.
by sean_iow
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Apidura water bladder
Replies: 27
Views: 470

Re: Apidura water bladder

That does look interesting. I stopped using my full frame bag as it meant relocating the bottles. I can get 2 x 500ml bottles in under my half frame bag. I think I could get 1.5L in that bladder AND more capacity above it in the rest of the full bag. I'll have to dig out the full bag and have a meas...
by sean_iow
Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tom! Pidcock!
Replies: 64
Views: 1020

Re: Tom! Pidcock!

Seems to be the perfect storm of the organisers messing up and MVDP not knowing/paying enough attention when being/not being told. As you say, the course shouldn't change. It's hardly 'practice' if they alter the course between the practice and the race. Might as well ride anywhere and then issue a ...
by sean_iow
Tue Jul 27, 2021 1:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How unfit am I?
Replies: 29
Views: 535

Re: How unfit am I?

Bit difficult to tell form just the info you provided, how much of the 24hrs was riding time? How much did the bike weigh? What bike? Conditions? Most importantly, did you have fun? On the Gower weekend we did 85 km in 27 hrs but had a great time. Unless it's a race what does it matter as long as yo...
by sean_iow
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:32 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2672
Views: 360140

Re: Todays ride

Today's ride was just my commute. After 2 sunny days riding the rocky hills of the Gower on a rigid singlespeed the obvious choice for 7 miles of flat road/cycle path was the full sus. I'm lending a tarp to a friend who happens to be the one who sprayed the Spearfish frame and he's never seen the fi...