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by sean_iow
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ideal Spoke Count
Replies: 15
Views: 205

Re: Ideal Spoke Count

I've never seen a spoke fail at the J bend. I've seen them fail at the start of the nipple thread. The advantage of straight pull is that the spoke hole at the hub can have a slot to get a bladed aero spoke in. I've seen a straight pull hub fail at this point. You need a spoke holder to stop a spoke...
by sean_iow
Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Toast
Replies: 32
Views: 437

Re: Toast

Can't you make it before you go and just eat it cold? :grin: A slice of bread weighs the same and takes up as much space as a slice of toast so there's no weight/packing advantage to cooking it in the morning :wink:
by sean_iow
Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Not Quite The Lomond-Trossschs Loop
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Not Quite The Lomond-Trossschs Loop

Nice trip :-bd It will be a year to the day this Thursday that I was pushing across the trackless bit. At the time the heat made it hard work but imaging how much fun it would be in the dark and rain with no visibility :lol: I was also pleased to spot the start of the next track :grin:
by sean_iow
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 206
Views: 14028

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

The size limit is the key, so you'll need to use an editor to reduce it. That's why I have Ralph, he's only 150 pixels tall in real life so didn't need much shrinking :lol:
by sean_iow
Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 702
Views: 27745

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

That figure doesn't really tell the story of the hills. The middle section was much flatter. In the heat I was considering cutting across to shorten it but Andy kept me going. The Bath end and the western side is much steeper than the eastern side.
by sean_iow
Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 702
Views: 27745

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

After a long write up last month for a short trip... I give you a short write up this month for a longer trip.... Tour of the Cotswolds with In Reverse, started Sunday lunchtime and finished Wednesday lunchtime, 266 miles, over 21,000 feet and I lost count of the pub stops :lol: https://live.staticf...
by sean_iow
Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wst Kernow Way complete.
Replies: 31
Views: 620

Re: Wst Kernow Way complete.

I tend to think of my normal riding area as the baseline.

Over 100 ft per mile = hilly
Under 100 ft per mile = flat

But my choice of a single gear does highlight any deviations from the norm more :lol:
by sean_iow
Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spearfish owners - bearing question
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: Spearfish owners - bearing question

Just noticed the second bottle cage! Rivnuts?? Yep, I drilled it for both of those cages as you also need to move the one on the downtube to get 2 in. Used rivnuts but also epoxy as I put them in to make sure they don't rotate, hopefully. I only use 500ml bottles so not much more capacity than the ...
by sean_iow
Sat Sep 04, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 368
Views: 14968

Re: Today's Run

Ran home from work yesterday, first opportunity for a run this week due to various distractions. Had my shirt, trousers, office keys (there's a lot of them) lunch box etc. in my pack which was 7lb in total. Only a flat (ish) 12 miles but found it hard going, maybe as I'd not done anything for a week...
by sean_iow
Fri Sep 03, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10149
Views: 1247123

Re: The post man's been ...

CDS - cold drawn seamless
by sean_iow
Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wst Kernow Way complete.
Replies: 31
Views: 620

Re: Wst Kernow Way complete.

Says 4,200m of climbing in the blurb, over 230km That's about 14,000 ft in just over 140 miles. Definitely hilly I don't think of that as being 'hilly' as it's only 100ft per mile, same as the Isle of Wight if riding off road. The Brauton 150 is just over 140 miles with 21,000 feet of climbing, BB3...
by sean_iow
Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spearfish owners - bearing question
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: Spearfish owners - bearing question

What finish have you got at the moment, mine was black anodised. Brought it like that as a frame, well loved (and a HT550 veteran) but showing the signs of age.

I had to get it media blasted to be able to get the paint to adhere.

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by sean_iow
Wed Sep 01, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10149
Views: 1247123

Re: The post man's been ...

Yep, seen Sapphire & Steel but not all episodes. Very quirky. Very slow-burn. Doubt many people these days would have the staying power to watch it. Trying to avoid spoilers... I think I remember one where they ended up trapped in a single room in space? I had nightmares about it after seeing i...
by sean_iow
Tue Aug 31, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10149
Views: 1247123

Re: The post man's been ...

Two boxset DVDs - The Prisoner (renowned) and Sapphire & Steel (niche) My mum missed the last episode of the prisoner when it was first on the telly as she had to go to a wedding, waited 30 years for the repeats, wishes she hadn't bothered, allegedly there should have been a second series that ...
by sean_iow
Tue Aug 31, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Show Me Your 6 Pack
Replies: 15
Views: 494

Re: Show Me Your 6 Pack

I'd put the light back in the centre and use an extender to lift it up if required. IMO the Exposure mount is the best light mount there is (the same design is used to mount the spot-lights on my friends historic rally cay, albeit bigger) and as the 6 Pack is the most expensive thing on the bars it ...
by sean_iow
Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 702
Views: 27745

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

RIP wrote: Sun Aug 29, 2021 11:47 am Oh Lordy, already? :o . Best time of the year. Peak District anyone?
I was hoping for a tour of the sights around Leighton Buzzard
by sean_iow
Sun Aug 29, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spearfish owners - bearing question
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: Spearfish owners - bearing question

https://www.wychbearings.co.uk/BPET-ADAPTOR.html

I bought kits 2 and 5 but you'd only need one kit if just doing the main pivot. Best to double check the numbers.
by sean_iow
Sun Aug 29, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spearfish owners - bearing question
Replies: 13
Views: 285

Re: Spearfish owners - bearing question

I had no issues getting bearings for mine (2012) and I'm pretty sure those were the ones I replaced. I had all the bearings out to paint the frame but some were ok so put them back. I bought proper bearing press tools as didn't want to just hammer them using sockets. The tools were good value, made ...
by sean_iow
Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10149
Views: 1247123

Re: The post man's been ...

A chain made entirely out of quicklinks would be interesting. Presumably you'd still need a spare quicklink to fix it? When I oil my chain I do it a drop at a time onto each roller, starting at the quick-link so I know when I've been right round. Presumably I'd need 1 normal link to to start from/f...
by sean_iow
Fri Aug 27, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 368
Views: 14968

Re: Today's Run

Doing a three day mountain marathon style event at the weekend That sounds good :smile: Run to work for me today. I only seem to find time to run twice a week. Now it's Mondays and Fridays it much better. As I have to drive to do my Mum's shopping on a Thursday my legs are fresher. Went under an ho...
by sean_iow
Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Weekend plans?
Replies: 60
Views: 832

Re: Weekend plans?

1st Comp Safari event for about 4 years. We* drove the 1st incarnation of the truck beyond some of the driveline's limits, so we went back to the drawing board and completely redesigned and rebuilt it. Finally ready to get it back out there and see if the concept works. Which club do you race with?...
by sean_iow
Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SSUK Ticket
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: SSUK Ticket

Moff wrote: Fri Aug 27, 2021 12:09 pm
sean_iow wrote: Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:09 am ......I no longer need my ticket.....
Hang your head in shame!!
Sorry. All my previous rides shall be struck from the record books and I shall be forced to ride 3x9 for all eternity. :cry:
by sean_iow
Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SSUK Ticket
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: SSUK Ticket

Just to clarify, the ticket is free to anyone who wants it. It includes dinner on Saturday evening so if you live local and want a day off cooking this could be just the ticket :wink:
by sean_iow
Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2702
Views: 367706

Re: Todays ride

There's a byway here where the land owner doesn't like people using it. It's got a hugh lock and chain on the gate, but closer inspection reveals it's not actually locking the gate shut.

I guess it's just a visual deterrent to stop the casual user :???:
by sean_iow
Thu Aug 26, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 702
Views: 27745

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Welcome ergaster, cracking first post :-bd having read that you'll fit right in here :smile: