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by Mariner
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Made me smile, plus EBB and Chain question
Replies: 7
Views: 298

Made me smile, plus EBB and Chain question

All's well that ends well. https://road.cc/content/news/ebay-seller-refuses-accept-bike-auction-offer-280079 EBB. Does anyone service their EBB? Mine is the split shell with pinch bolts on the bottom so an open slot at the bottom. The HT2 BB is contained in the sealed(?) EBB shell so protected from ...
by Mariner
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pimp my breakfast
Replies: 27
Views: 1248

Re: Pimp my breakfast

Anyone tried these? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/13/yellow-mealworm-safe-for-humans-to-eat-says-eu-food-safety-agency Even the EU approve. I've got some cricket powder, to just mix in with other stuff when cooking...I like the idea of it, very expensive though Didn't know you pl...
by Mariner
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 973

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

If you look at early CTC photos and RSF archive then the bike style of 'choice' is mainly drop bar. I would dare to suggest that tradition is on their side. :shock: However if you look at cycle touring from the golden era (?) 1920s and 30s you will see a mixture of bikes and handlebar configurations...
by Mariner
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pimp my breakfast
Replies: 27
Views: 1248

Re: Pimp my breakfast

Anyone tried these?
https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... ety-agency

Even the EU approve.
by Mariner
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Made to lose' :???:
Replies: 29
Views: 711

Re: 'Made to lose' :???:

And that is not a northern accent.
Says Yorkshireman.
by Mariner
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bloody brexit!!
Replies: 24
Views: 604

Re: Bloody brexit!!

GregMay wrote:
Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:36 pm
Anyone got their blue passport yet?
The Christmas period is when I do paperwork so applied for a new passport online.
Acknowledged receipt 24.12.2020
Processed and in the post back today.
I have a blue EU cover.
by Mariner
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear mudgaurd picks?
Replies: 20
Views: 469

Re: Rear mudgaurd picks?

I quite fancy these for my mason. I assume you've used them? Do they stay put off road?
Yes fitted on a Stooge with short chain stays so needed fettling.
by Mariner
Mon Dec 28, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear mudgaurd picks?
Replies: 20
Views: 469

Re: Rear mudgaurd picks?

SKS VeloFlexx 65.
(If you buy these the secret is to fit the yoke on the rear mudguard backwards :-bd and not as shown in the instructions)
by Mariner
Wed Dec 23, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: Shimano Freehub purging tool
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: Wtd: Shimano Freehub purging tool

Thought I might have been onto a winner until somebody mentioned grease.
I have DT Swiss hubs so need their two types of special grease distilled from powdered Unicorn horn and Dragon tears. :sad:
Then I realised that DT Swiss hubs I don't have this problem. :-bd
by Mariner
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: Shimano Freehub purging tool
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: Wtd: Shimano Freehub purging tool

I was about to suggest that it would be easy enough to fabricate something but a quick google seems to indicate that it is a 'bastard' thread size 30.5mm x 1.1mm or 23.1 tpi which is not available on most lathes. Would a simple plastic/nylon flanged tube trapped by the lockring work? This could be t...
by Mariner
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Let’s talk torque
Replies: 17
Views: 359

Re: Let’s talk torque

All the small stuff that is too easy to overtighten.
Strangely not BB or cassette.
Found myself struggling to remove RS Stealth axle the other day so when it came to refitting glanced at my torque set then thought nah.
by Mariner
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Xmas pressie ideas ...
Replies: 12
Views: 450

Re: Xmas pressie ideas ...

That wearable sleeping bag is so wrong yet somehow I want one.

Meanwhile over on road cc
https://road.cc/content/feature/gifts-n ... mas-279429
by Mariner
Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Multi-Scale Guitars...
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: Multi-Scale Guitars...

Never seen or heard of that before so I feel qualified to comment. :lol: It appears to have seven strings, 23.5 frets, with scale length not stated. How many octaves can you get? Looks like an electric version of a Brahms Guitar except the Brahms has eight strings and played vertically like a cello....
by Mariner
Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.
Replies: 41
Views: 1099

Re: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:25 am
or is there a copyright on it?
Yeah but it belongs to me (well, Dee really) :wink:
So it would/wouldn't be available?
by Mariner
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Duff Battery Pack
Replies: 0
Views: 125

Duff Battery Pack

Just had to replace the battery pack on an aged Bosch drill. Before I take it to the recycling does anyone want/need it? It is 14.4V 1.2Ah 4/5Cs NiCd. Lots on youtube on how to test service/replace them. This does not hold a charge so probably only one or two cells have failed. Free + postage or eve...
by Mariner
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.
Replies: 41
Views: 1099

Re: The 'pop up' T shirt shop.

To the stars and beyond - via substandard creek.

Will the zombie bear logo be available or is there a copyright on it?
by Mariner
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any winter under-helmet hat deals spotted?
Replies: 38
Views: 826

Re: Any winter under-helmet hat deals spotted?

These apparently fit under your helmet - price alert https://veracycling.fr/index.php/casquettes-velo-hiver-winter-cycling-caps/ but that's the French for you. I wear what I believe is called a beanie that came attached to the cover of an MTB magazine thirty years ago. For cold/not so cold days an e...
by Mariner
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reccommend my mum a headtorch.
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: Reccommend my mum a headtorch.

I know Devon's the hinterlands but you really should consider letting her use the inside toilet in those circumstances :wink:
What's an inside toilet? :shock:
by Mariner
Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reccommend my mum a headtorch.
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: Reccommend my mum a headtorch.

Probably too late but do look at Screwfix https://www.screwfix.com/c/electrical-lighting/led-head-torch/cat8340002?producttype=led_headlamp Just got one for Mrs M to save her treading on badgers/foxes/squirrels or tripping over the deer that has moved in when she is on night manoeuvres in the garden.
by Mariner
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fargo with Jones Loops
Replies: 8
Views: 345

Re: Fargo with Jones Loops

Ditto remarks about riding position but with a medium frame. If you want to see Fargo builds with Loops then Keep Pedalling have some custom build photos. Also have a look through TDF riders r1gs quite a few use this set up. Guitar Ted also has reviews and thoughts on Fargo/Loops. I was going to con...
by Mariner
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SKS Velo 65 29er Mudguard Set - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: SKS Velo 65 29er Mudguard Set

Easily done. :lol:
by Mariner
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SKS Velo 65 29er Mudguard Set - SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 135

SKS Velo 65 29er Mudguard Set - SOLD

These https://www.sks-germany.com/en/products/velo-serie/velo-65-mountain-29-zoll/ Bought the wrong ones need Veloflexx not Velo. :oops: Please check the mounting you need as I don’t do returns either. Suit Gravel bike with 29er/700 wheels and mounting eyes on frame and forks. Appears to be compatib...
by Mariner
Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2266
Views: 309830

Re: Todays ride

Going in via Chrome seems be stuck in a strange Flickr world with no log in or log out. It shows me my photos but is trying to sell me Pro. Edge allows me to log in and out and upload. It is only the means to post the occasional photo so no great store of photos. Wish I had photographed the snipper ...
by Mariner
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2266
Views: 309830

Re: Todays ride

Thursday. What a mudfest. The mud was so thick and sticky that on one of my favourite gentle downhill sections of a green road I had to peddle in a low gear just to keep going. Had to use my water bottle as a pressure jet to free up the FD at one point and up on Woodbury there was a sniper having a ...
by Mariner
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WNTD Carradice Barley - SORTED
Replies: 3
Views: 131

Re: WNTD Carradice Barley

Oldboybob wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:43 pm
I have a new Barley in green and the QR Bagman support if interested
Pm'd you.