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by javatime
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What winter socks?
Replies: 15
Views: 457

Re: What winter socks?

Another reminder for Goretex ex army boot liners. Just back from a cold wet and muddy Cotswold's overnighter. Had thinnish wool socks inside the liners with Shimano winter boots and warm dry feet for 2 days. The best £5 I have spent, (twice)and too good to be used for those night time exits as in St...
by javatime
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bendable plastic for making a harness
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Bendable plastic for making a harness

Later reply : The harness is very good - Stu posted the link a few years back, something like "No sew handlebar harness". I will try to post some pics. this evening. Reg has it right, although the pound shop folder cover works, I thought that something a bit more "polythene" would be more robust. So...
by javatime
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bendable plastic for making a harness
Replies: 11
Views: 320

Re: Bendable plastic for making a harness

I have made a handlebar harness using plastic sheet that was previously an A4 plastic ring binder from the pound shop. When you remove the clip mechanism you end up with a piece A3 size.
Hope that helps.
by javatime
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Taken- Pacific Outdoor Etherlite : Reg Air Mattress with leak
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Taken- Pacific Outdoor Etherlite : Reg Air Mattress with leak

Thanks ScotRoute, that may help Borderer

As above - The leak is slow, but I couldn't find it (although we don't have a tub no more)

Orange

Weighs 420 g

Just send postage to feed the bear
by javatime
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 972
Views: 58456

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

October done 9/9 - I started in February Patchway train on Friday lunchtime. Bikes on trains ?? …I thought I had it dialled by now as the 12.38 is usually a small thing, 3 carriages and with no booking and Patchway is a very quiet station (no competition !). So I got a bit confused when a HST rolled...
by javatime
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 972
Views: 58456

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

September done : 8/8 for me I started in February Another after work mid weeker. Found myself on Hallen Marsh in the M5/M48 traingle. I found an enticing unmapped gated lane off of NCN10 parallel to the railway bank up above, perfect but couldn't get my tent pegs in, think it may have been a road be...
by javatime
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted - cheap brakeset
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Wanted - cheap brakeset

Will pm you
by javatime
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 972
Views: 58456

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

August done. I started in February so 7/12. A local one on a work night. Left the North Bristol/Cribbs Causeway craziness to drop down Hollywood Lane and quiet roads on the Severn Plain. Blackberries, apples and plums a plenty it was lush down there. A quick beer at Littleton on Severn then into the...
by javatime
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 972
Views: 58456

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Now moved to its correct place, thanks Ben. I wasn't all here after my Welsh odyssey. BAM July 6/6 Completed – I started in February Part of a bigger trip through the empty quarter of Mid Wales from Neath to Mach (and back) Will write that up sometime, in the meantime spent Friday night just above T...
by javatime
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 634
Views: 70408

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

BAM July 6/6 Completed – I started in February Part of a bigger trip through the empty quarter of Mid Wales from Neath to Mach (and back) Will write that up sometime, in the meantime spent Friday night just above Trap in the bivvy bag. A brilliant clear night after ham and boiled potatoes in the pub...
by javatime
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Wessex Way
Replies: 7
Views: 555

Re: Wessex Way

I have done part of a route called the Wessex MTB from Weston Super Mare to Pewsey.

Pretty sure it goes all the way to the South Coast (via Basingstoke?) Currently on the bike in the Cambrian Mountains, will e mail the gpx I have when home on Thursday.
by javatime
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Square tapered BB question
Replies: 6
Views: 412

Re: Square tapered BB question

If you are trying out with a Shimano style BB you can adjust the chain line if needed using spacers on the drive side.

Good luck !
by javatime
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 972
Views: 58456

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

BAM June 5/5 Completed – I started in February Another quick and local a couple of weekends ago despite an awful forecast. Over the Clifton Suspension Bridge on Friday afternoon against horizontal rain, through a very green Ashton Court Estate and then the Festival Way towards Nailsea. A novelty to ...
by javatime
Fri May 17, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: NOT the Trans Cambrian Way.
Replies: 20
Views: 1033

Re: NOT the Trans Cambrian Way.

+1 for a new "Routes" section with gpx in the forum

Maybe the genuine BB articles get a sticky (Bigbear, BB200s, those Bearstock routes etc all in one place)

Individual posts for other routes with any notes, like direction of travel if a circuit and any good cafes !
by javatime
Tue May 14, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 972
Views: 58456

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

May done 4/4 I started in February May was looking full on the home front, so a fairly local trip. Had a free ticket for Bespoked Bristol so spent a couple of hours there on Friday afternoon catching up with old faces and looking at new frames. Yes it is peak bike geekery, lots of off road bikes, so...
by javatime
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 972
Views: 58456

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

A late write up for 3/3 April done a couple of weeks back - I started in February I had hoped to join Peter and Reg on their FoD foray, but events conspired so headed off to do Route 01 around the Deverills from "that book" (but left my firelighters at home). Despite having reservations for meself a...
by javatime
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 972
Views: 58456

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Last gasp March, late write up - 2/2 (Started in February) Apologies to Zippy... Had mixed feelings about embarking on BAM2019, having got my badge for 2018 – but headed out locally on a Sunday night to get the tick and keep my options open… Took the NCN 26 around out to Portishead for some estuarin...
by javatime
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Bikepacking Clearout
Replies: 14
Views: 1125

Re: Bikepacking Clearout

Sorry to hear that you might not be overnighting but hope you can still get out on the bike for a break, exercise and air.

Have pm'd you on behalf of a workmate who is keen
by javatime
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wildcat bags selling
Replies: 4
Views: 486

Re: Wildcat bags selling

Pm d you
by javatime
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 972
Views: 58456

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

1/1 – February Done Late write up, and apologies if this throws Zippy’s stats. I caught the February heatwave, and the Bridgwater train on a Friday afternoon for the annual trip down to the Somerset Levels to see the mega starling murmuration. A bit lazy but used cycle.travel website for my route th...
by javatime
Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where to send unwanted cycling clothing for charity re-use?
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Where to send unwanted cycling clothing for charity re-use?

I am sure that there was a post on here a few months back giving details of a charity sending cycling clothing (to Africa?)

I can't find it here now, and a wider google gives links that are a couple of years old.

Can anyone help ? Thanks in advance
by javatime
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brake pads
Replies: 11
Views: 721

Re: Brake pads

You have probably checked this, but just in case... If the caliper has been installed incorrectly (wrong adapter or spherical washers if fitted) you can get a situation where ultimately the unworn portion at the top of the pads touch, and the disc happily spins in the worn gap below. Just saying in ...
by javatime
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: [SOLD] Small Handle bar harness
Replies: 5
Views: 777

Re: [FS] Small Handle bar harness - perfect for kids

Have pm'd you.