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by Mariner
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cover your ears.
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Cover your ears.

The last ten years or so I have been covering up during the summer with the winter riding clothing but with less layers. Typically, a long-sleeved top (BB obvs), gloves, long shorts, tall ankle socks all to keep the sun off. I also go to the Mole Clinic every year except last year there wasn’t one. ...
by Mariner
Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: UK (off road / gravel) Rides with Tons of Climbing?
Replies: 25
Views: 470

Re: UK (off road / gravel) Rides with Tons of Climbing?

There are events starting to open like Devon Grit and Dorset Grit.
Choice of route length and people/clock to race against.

Have a google around see what comes up.
I know the area where the Devon Grit route is so lots of climbing on the long route.
by Mariner
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Saddle bag suggestions for bike with limited saddle to wheel clearance please
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Saddle bag suggestions for bike with limited saddle to wheel clearance please

I have a Carradice Bagman strategically positioned on the back of my saddle rails using the bend in the rails to angle it up and lift the bag (Carradice obvs) clear of the mudguard I use through the winter.

If it had not worked I would have fettled the Bagman to make it work.
by Mariner
Sat Mar 27, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If there was a BB App ...
Replies: 51
Views: 704

Re: If there was a BB App ...

Or how about something similar to the bird song identifier but for use in the dark so you know what is creeping round your bivvy at night?
Should include Fox, Badger, Deer, Axe Murderer. :-S
Hedgehogs are the worst though.
by Mariner
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If there was a BB App ...
Replies: 51
Views: 704

Re: If there was a BB App ...

What is an app?
by Mariner
Sat Mar 13, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you drive your chain inot the ground?
Replies: 24
Views: 513

Re: Do you drive your chain inot the ground?

Cue lots more smugness from the single speed gang.
They will still nick your chain. :lol:
by Mariner
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you drive your chain inot the ground?
Replies: 24
Views: 513

Re: Do you drive your chain inot the ground?

Reg where do you buy an XT chain for £21?

Meanwhile according to road cc Have cyclists resorted to stealing cassettes and rear mechs due to component shortages?

https://road.cc/content/news/parts-shor ... tes-281675
by Mariner
Thu Mar 11, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bladder issues
Replies: 20
Views: 414

Re: Bladder issues

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:47 am
A bit OT but planning on building an Ekins/McQueen replica which was used on this type of terrain.
Get it done. There's a few rough donors out there still :wink:
Keep your eyes open I am sure there must be some sheds somewhere with treasure in. :-bd
by Mariner
Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bladder issues
Replies: 20
Views: 414

Re: Bladder issues

Anyone else experienced this? Welcome to getting old - it's like being blamed for something you didn't do. :shock: Strangely enough the one thing I find that stops that temporarily is riding my bike. A really really long ride say 50 Kms + sorts things out for a week or so or shorter rides more freq...
by Mariner
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT What is one of them called?
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: OT What is one of them called?

Close but still no cigar.
by Mariner
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT What is one of them called?
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: OT What is one of them called?

Plenty on ebay. https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/D3gAAOSw2x9cvsL7/s-l300.jpg Looked at them but they don't work as it would require a tube the same diameter as the female threaded bit over the male threaded part. The nearest I found are the things that hold photo albums (remember them?) together but ...
by Mariner
Sat Mar 06, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT What is one of them called?
Replies: 14
Views: 532

Re: OT What is one of them called?

Starting to find them marked as Umbrella bolts or Binding Posts but just not the right size.
Might just try some threaded tube and M/head screws.
by Mariner
Sat Mar 06, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT What is one of them called?
Replies: 14
Views: 532

OT What is one of them called?

Anyone know where I might find some of these?
ImageP1280240 (1024x721) by michaelwex10, on Flickr

I found some teak garden chairs at the tip and some of these are missing.
They are about 8 mm diameter don't know what thread.
by Mariner
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2532
Views: 330699

Re: Todays ride

Painted my self into a corner the other day. I had to visit Tri-Part just over the hill from me and then realised that returning the way I came along NCR2 was against my self-imposed rule. The alternative would be a mud fest up some green lanes that I gave up riding in the autumn because they were s...
by Mariner
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off topic: salmon or mackerel?
Replies: 29
Views: 536

Re: Off topic: salmon or mackerel?

First choice Sainsbury Lightly Smoked Salmon Fillet. The WR version is terrible not enough smoking and goes into a mush when cooked. Not tried their Duchy version as I would choke on it as with anything under that label. Mackerel meh as a pate with horseradish and some crusty bread maybe but prefer ...
by Mariner
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone suffer from a very bad back ? advice needed.
Replies: 15
Views: 494

Re: anyone suffer from a very bad back ? advice needed.

Alexander Technique.
Sounds like hippy dippy substandard but worked for me.
Google it up to find a teacher near you.
by Mariner
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What is 'Gravel?'.
Replies: 18
Views: 421

Re: What is 'Gravel?'.

Robster wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:45 pm
A bike that can survive Devon's roads... and is still fun on smoother terrain such as canal paths & byways...
My ti Stooge does all that and more but would not call it a gravel bike. :shock:
by Mariner
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 75
Views: 1611

Re: What are you reading now?

Just finished Exactly by Simon Winchester. The blurb makes it sound very nerdy 'how precision engineers created the modern world' but actually quite fascinating. One or two subjects meh but the rest generally interesting. It starts with how they bored the first cylinders for steam engines on through...
by Mariner
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What is 'Gravel?'.
Replies: 18
Views: 421

Re: What is 'Gravel?'.

Why no option of 'A type of Rash'?
by Mariner
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Walking Vs Cycling Uphill.
Replies: 14
Views: 449

Re: Walking Vs Cycling Uphill.

Interesting. I use speed as my governing factor as I can see my speed over the ground on gps and I know my walking speed so sometimes it is quicker to walk. I know the hills round here and how far into the red I can go so I usually just dig in and grind it out. They also get more doable the more tim...
by Mariner
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A chain lube that doesn't accelerate the winter/salty rust...
Replies: 30
Views: 470

Re: A chain lube that doesn't accelerate the winter/salty rust...

Availability is patchy though
Just got to the end of my last bottle when it came back in stock at Wiggle.
I will save the 3 in 1 for another day. :lol:
by Mariner
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A chain lube that doesn't accelerate the winter/salty rust...
Replies: 30
Views: 470

Re: A chain lube that doesn't accelerate the winter/salty rust...

I found quite by accident that Purple Extreme works well - lbs had it half price. :roll: It is thin enough to 'seek' its way in under the rollers then dries after dripping on the garage floor or wheel rim depending how the bike is leaning overnight. Never understood spraying with WD40 as it is a wat...
by Mariner
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 125
Views: 4731

Re: who rides Ti ?

Just been looking on the Stooge website and the 'normal' versions of the ti 29er long and short chain stay frames are not listed.
Anyway what I was looking for was the Stooge guarantee which I think is five years on ti?
Might be another consideration if contemplating ti.
by Mariner
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What to do with a mussette?
Replies: 20
Views: 654

Re: What to do with a mussette?

Put your Bidons in?
by Mariner
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 125
Views: 4731

Re: who rides Ti ?

Brushed finish easily re done with wire wool and WD40 although ti does acquire a nice patina. I only do mine once a year as any shinny bits caused by bags and harnesses will be covered up again when fitted. I fitted Helicopter tape on my first frame but didn't bother on this one. It either looks cle...