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by Laurensdad
Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Garmin Dakota 20 new in box
Replies: 0
Views: 62

Garmin Dakota 20 new in box

Its had batteries inserted to demo in a shop but otherwise is as new in the box.

£180.00 posted via DPD?
by Laurensdad
Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Strategies for Horse-crete/Horsecobbles/dried hoof prints
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Strategies for Horse-crete/Horsecobbles/dried hoof prints

Big gear, lean on it / use that to lift yourself out of the saddle just a bit, soft arms and give it some speed.
by Laurensdad
Tue Jun 16, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Weird gear indexing issue
Replies: 14
Views: 559

Re: Weird gear indexing issue

ScotRoutes wrote:
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:24 pm
Always, always, always check mech hanger alignment before fannying about with indexing. I wouldn't even trust a new one.

There's a very good Lifeline X tools alignment tool for this. I much prefer it to the more expensive Park Tools version.
This.
by Laurensdad
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: aussie grit flint shorts sizing?
Replies: 10
Views: 490

Re: aussie grit flint shorts sizing?

34 waist, 6'1" 14stone and a large is spot on.

Cheers

Phil
by Laurensdad
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold Outdoor Research Helium bivi
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: FS Outdoor Research Helium bivi

Hi Paul.

Sorry but Tom got it late last night.

Cheers

Phil
by Laurensdad
Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold Outdoor Research Helium bivi
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Sold Outdoor Research Helium bivi

Bought from here in September last year:

viewtopic.php?t=15610

It is indeed in excellent condition

Weight with stuff sack, pegs & elastic: 568g

£65 posted. (Dpd next day)

Cheers

Phil
by Laurensdad
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 683
Views: 50992

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Lubed the chain with my fave Squirt lube, new disc brake pads fitted to both ends - going and stopping attended too!
by Laurensdad
Tue May 12, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Jamis 29/27.5+ frame, new large SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 237

Re: Jamis 29/27.5+ frame, new large

Is Large the 19" frame?

Cheers

Phil
by Laurensdad
Thu May 07, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2050
Views: 287255

Re: Todays ride

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Qhf3LQBzKQbise3-gB89mxk8o6alXUsx81HETBhGSb98KWpg4m5VyrGFEpd14nJFI_GlaJFQgdOjIzA53tOBHJZVfYAJO50QUMJieZAxuH2ODIWdaY7zSaiq5iICBLcJjgFtCtG1GRg=w1920-h1080 Rode a trail for the first time this year - turns out the Feb storms have taken a toll! Beautiful day tho - stopp...
by Laurensdad
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyre recommendation for Trek 920
Replies: 12
Views: 676

Re: Tyre recommendation for Trek 920

Run WTB ventures 50mm in my 920, New Forest gravel, lanes, test valley chalky droves too.
:-bd
by Laurensdad
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Green Steel
Replies: 64
Views: 2998

Re: Green Steel

It's not for cycling to the shops! However, even on the road many riders seldom use the drops due to an overly 'racey' position. Off road, wide, shallow drops set high is the way foward. :-bd Infrequent use of the drops is more to do with the riders lack of conditioning/core stability and/or the ri...
by Laurensdad
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I'm a tart
Replies: 40
Views: 2017

Re: I'm a tart

Ok, here goes from 1989....

Raleigh
Kona
Orange
Specialized
Giant
Alpine stars
Raleigh Special Products
Colella?
Marin
Cannondale
Scott
Trek
Trek
Bontrager
Santa Cruz
Cannondale
Dialled
Tomac
Spooky
Giant
Cotic
Genesis
Specialized
Ritchey
Steven's
Salsa
Genesis
Trek

Yikes.
by Laurensdad
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT original weekend (Fri 8th & Sat 9th May) back garden camp out
Replies: 136
Views: 5754

Re: WRT original weekend back garden camp out

I'd join in if it's open to all? I should've been at work so couldn't travel to the event....

Cheers

Phil
by Laurensdad
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa go SS Gravel.
Replies: 69
Views: 3634

Re: Salsa go SS Gravel.

GregMay wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:50 pm
psling wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:42 am
Mmmm. I also have a Trek ss. A nice root beer 69er. Fantastic bike 😀
One of the few things Trek have made that have been perfect.
The 69er
The original Fuel
The gen 1 Stache
I'd like to add 920 to that list. After 20+ years in the bike trade and many bikes I can't fault it for what I need.
by Laurensdad
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Travel restrictions. Can anyone explain to me?
Replies: 29
Views: 1369

Re: Travel restrictions. Can anyone explain to me?

I think the idea is to minimise the potential for us to have to call upon the assistance of others ie by coming a cropper in a remote place As husband to a frontline NHS superstar this is exactly the thing. Not just to spare a limited resource, people and ppe - but also to protect them and ourselve...
by Laurensdad
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.
Replies: 19
Views: 1135

Re: feck it. I'm sleeping outside.

Sleep well.
by Laurensdad
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?
Replies: 32
Views: 1612

Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

WTB Ventures are the sweet spot between grip and speed for me. I have 700x50 in my Trek 920 for New Forest roads and Gravel - the grrr is on the chunkier side!
by Laurensdad
Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2050
Views: 287255

Re: Todays ride

Image

First light 0600 Sunday morning, guaranteed solo then!
by Laurensdad
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 44
Views: 2059

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

One positive of all this time WFH is that I've been out on my bike and exercising more often than ever. Really quite enjoying it. I am not sure you have understood what self isolation and essential means and have read it as ride your bike a lot and have fun because spring is great I am not sure thi...
by Laurensdad
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 44
Views: 2059

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

Yes very much so. There are no symptomatic folks in our household nor vulnerable/shielded so practice Social Distancing on all rides. Lucky to be 2 and a half minutes from the gravel tracks in the New Forest. Often build the Tesco run into the ride, leave my lock attached to a railing on the way out...
by Laurensdad
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: closing national parks, and imposing fines?
Replies: 62
Views: 2943

Re: closing national parks, and imposing fines?

New Forest Car Parks are all locked up - this is after last weekend disobedience of the Social Distancing and Essential Travel rules. The police had to tell people to go home and #staylocal. What happens after this weekend if the ignorance and selfishness repeats itself we will have to wait and see....
by Laurensdad
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Vargo bot - users views please!
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Vargo bot - users views please!

One litre or the cup smaller version? I'd like to keep a gas canister within...
Good bit of kit or no?
Alternatives?
Cheers
Phil
by Laurensdad
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 130
Views: 7709

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Not a movie but Sky Arts on demand have U2 live in Berlin for your viewing and listening pleasure.
P
by Laurensdad
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 683
Views: 50992

Re: What you done t' your bike today

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/H2u4hzbvFF6aTiEtACqkBlEPsDcxQN8JliJiGAGiRy9PhAwjSJxfCHQYsXIEfmHn7U2LH_3ybwqPIUlHvJvHbHDBksha2HrupCK0lGtDaAk5L6Xi5Fta5ZbEzH3rEBnj7t372MeC6Hg=w1920-h1080 Popped on the summer sneakers, removed mudguards as I'm furloughed and won't be commuting, cassette and chain lan...
by Laurensdad
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Night Manoeuvres
Replies: 11
Views: 1416

Re: Night Manoeuvres

:-bd