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by javatime
Thu Jun 17, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Klickfix handlebar harness
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: Klickfix handlebar harness

I had thought of doing something similar but fixing the plate directly to the stuff sac, with a suitable stiffener inside or perhaps the tarp poles would prevent the stuff sac from sagging.
by javatime
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Derailleur hanger straightener tool please - Ribchester / Preston area
Replies: 1
Views: 89

Derailleur hanger straightener tool please - Ribchester / Preston area

Asking for a friend....who had a major rear mech into backwheel incident when we were in mid Wales last weekend. Got it reasonably straight by eye using a pair of borrowed stilsons and my rear wheel threaded in as a guide. Wondered if anyone in the area has the Park tool to borrow, or can recommend ...
by javatime
Fri Jun 11, 2021 6:17 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Train advice, king Alfred way
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Train advice, king Alfred way

Just a word of caution on GWR trains from my regular experience is that not all routes run the older stock with a separate van for bikes - and the train managers are very hot on allowing bikes on the new Hitachi trains that don't have a separate van. I think it is best to book when you can, and hope...
by javatime
Thu May 20, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Saint Malo-Hondarribia on EV1
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Re: Saint Malo-Hondarribia on EV1

Whilst someone here may have done the EV1 route, you might also try the Cycling UK Forum. I think it has a specific area for European tours.
by javatime
Thu May 13, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Mtb route around Weston Super Mare or/and Cardiff
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: Mtb route around Weston Super Mare or/and Cardiff

Try the Wessex Way Mountain Bike Route - I will E mail you the gpx Shaf for reference.

https://www.walkandcycle.co.uk/wessex-way-cycle
by javatime
Sat May 08, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Bikepacking bag clear out
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: FS: Bikepacking bag clear out

PM d you
by javatime
Thu Apr 29, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Route advice: Black mountain/Black mountains
Replies: 5
Views: 593

Re: Route advice: Black mountain/Black mountains

Looks good...You might be interested in including some parts of the Black Mountain Classic below. http://traildata.co.uk/trail/black-mountains-classic/ I took the lower bridleway at the Hermitage, that brings you to a good bivvy spot where the bridleway crosses the river just beyond. Pretty much all...
by javatime
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Wye Valley Greenway now open !
Replies: 7
Views: 664

Re: Wye Valley Greenway now open !

by javatime
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:43 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Wye Valley Greenway now open !
Replies: 7
Views: 664

Re: Wye Valley Greenway now open !

It's Chepstow to Tintern

This is the best I can find for a map - keep scrolling !

https://greenwaysandcycleroutes.files.w ... -02-02.pdf
by javatime
Fri Apr 02, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Wye Valley Greenway now open !
Replies: 7
Views: 664

Wye Valley Greenway now open !

This is very good news - although within range of Bristol I don't cycle much in the Wye Valley / Forest of Dean due to fast traffic on the A48/A468 and B4228. Looking forward to when we are allowed into Wales again to ride this, and perhaps it would make an alternative start/finish to Stuart's Offa'...
by javatime
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin route planning tools/techniques?
Replies: 6
Views: 362

Re: Garmin route planning tools/techniques?

Maybe a bit different - but if I need to get between 2 places on the bike using roads I use https://cycle.travel/ It uses a different method than Google to determine the best route for cycling, and you can drag the points if need be. Then download the .gpx file in cycle.travel and transfer to Garmin
by javatime
Tue Mar 16, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 2 x Continental Mountain King 29 x 2.4 - very light wear
Replies: 0
Views: 132

2 x Continental Mountain King 29 x 2.4 - very light wear

As shown in photos -a bit of sealant residue inside Just a few miles before swapping them out for something a bit narrower: Note these are wired tyres but I ran them successfully tubeless on WTB Duster rims. I had no punctures (or leaks) 20 GBP for the pair posted 2nd Class https://i.postimg.cc/DfrV...
by javatime
Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD : 180 mm disc 6 bolt fixing
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: WTD : 180 mm disc 6 bolt fixing

Many thanks Stu, will pm you.
by javatime
Tue Mar 09, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD : 180 mm disc 6 bolt fixing
Replies: 3
Views: 159

WTD : 180 mm disc 6 bolt fixing

Nothing fancy, just want to have a spare set of wheels ready to go without swapping the front disc over each time.

What have you ?
by javatime
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FOC Thermotite Gloves Size Medium
Replies: 0
Views: 237

FOC Thermotite Gloves Size Medium

Tite is the word -These are size 8 and too small for my reasonable hands.

Toolstation are not taking returns of PEP during Covid. I had the jab last week so this must reduce your chances....

Just feed the bear a coupla quid for postage

Image
by javatime
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Budget Mini Front Rack Hack - New photo
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Re: Budget Mini Front Rack Hack - New photo

The brackets were flimsy and held on with poor aluminium rivets, think I drilled through the rivet and pulled off the bracket with pliers
by javatime
Tue Mar 02, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike/raft packing ‘58 style
Replies: 26
Views: 782

Re: Bike/raft packing ‘58 style

Thanks, really enjoyed that and also the slight irony of Ron heading out into the bike shed in his Aldi/Lidl winter jacket
by javatime
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bearbones Bookclub - On the Red Hill
Replies: 9
Views: 1077

Re: Bearbones Bookclub - On the Red Hill

There didn't seem to be much interest in the book from my first post way back - but I recently stumbled on this short film which includes some familiar landscapes of Mid Wales.

https://www.channel4.com/programmes/rhi ... e-red-hill

I would also recommend Mike Parker's first book Map Addict.
by javatime
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Please can we talk briefly about pizzas & racks..
Replies: 45
Views: 1379

Re: Please can we talk briefly about pizzas & racks..

Now edited my previous post as it was tosh. Shouldn't post before breakfast and coffee.

But happy to make up any brackets that might help
by javatime
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:38 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Acepac minima pot bag SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Re: Acepac minima pot bag

Will pm you
by javatime
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD : Alpkit Love Mud "Bomber" Handlebars £ 12.50 plus postage
Replies: 4
Views: 311

SOLD : Alpkit Love Mud "Bomber" Handlebars £ 12.50 plus postage

Black - In As New condition, these are now marketed as Sonder (but out of stock)

Postage will be about a fiver as I think they are wider than the Post Office limit of 45 cm - or else collect at a distance in Bristol
by javatime
Wed Jan 27, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Budget Mini Front Rack Hack - New photo
Replies: 5
Views: 762

Budget Mini Front Rack Hack - New photo

27 Jan Update Added another photo with the bike out of the shed that may make things clearer : I have been using handlebar harnesses with drops for a while, but thought I would give the £10 E bay mini rack, or something very similar a go to free up a bit of space on the bars, and make packing a bit ...
by javatime
Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tarp Fabric
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: Tarp Fabric

I have bought a couple of different types of parachute rip stop from E bay that I used for the lining of my MYOG quilt. The materials do have different characteristics - one is "soft" , the other a bit more "crinkly" and my gut feeling, not founded on any science, was that the cr...
by javatime
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:37 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Mini Front Rack Hack
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Mini Front Rack Hack

Sorry, no weight but it felt very light, all aluminium construction.

(A bit reluctant to unbolt it now but will weigh it when/if I do - yes, much easier to remove a harness !)