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by Jurassic pusher
Fri May 15, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: We've got a new T shirt too.
Replies: 53
Views: 1565

Re: We've got a new T shirt too.

These tee shirts proved popular on last years Tour Divide, some cheap `civvy` clothes for the racers who scratched!
by Jurassic pusher
Thu May 14, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: We've got a new T shirt too.
Replies: 53
Views: 1565

Re: We've got a new T shirt too.

Thisisnotaspoon wrote:
Thu May 14, 2020 9:15 am
Walter Mitty, a character in a story that daydreams of sucess they never had.

Now used as derogatory slang for people who wear army surplus at the weekend or turn up at remmbrance services with medals they bought on ebay and were never actually in the army.
Or want Chinook helicopters :wink:
by Jurassic pusher
Thu May 14, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: We've got a new T shirt too.
Replies: 53
Views: 1565

Re: We've got a new T shirt too.

Alongside the new jerseys we also have a new T shirt and before someone starts banging on about elitism, just remember that anyone with a sense of humour will be able to buy one :wink: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-tMJ1g8prZr0/XrwuJ6hrIBI/AAAAAAAAHqI/qdjieb4lAuYfc6I0lSvofwNSz6YLWGWPACLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/w...
by Jurassic pusher
Thu May 14, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 103
Views: 5012

Re: Films to watch while isolating

https://vimeo.com/1241177 live before you die. not bike related but a real nice 7 minute short. always makes me feel good when im feeling sub standard. always makes me want it to be the 90s and for me to be living at the newbury bypass site or any of the other 'red wreck' like places. hardline roma...
by Jurassic pusher
Wed May 13, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 159
Views: 5339

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

I live on the Jurassic coast (Dorset) and its hilly and I ride single speed a lot hence the Pusher bit!!
Some call me Rob in real life.
by Jurassic pusher
Tue May 12, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 23651

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Just trying to think of ANY occasion that I thought that an overnight bivvy was a risk to myself or anyone else??
If I was to go to Dartmoor in winter then maybe but a Dorset field in May, apart from being run over by a tractor silageing at 5am I should be OK!
by Jurassic pusher
Sat May 09, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not very good is it?
Replies: 19
Views: 789

Re: Not very good is it?

Jurassic pusher wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 6:38 pm
It could look a lot worse! :wink:
To quote myself!
by Jurassic pusher
Fri May 08, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not very good is it?
Replies: 19
Views: 789

Re: Not very good is it?

It could look a lot worse! :wink:
by Jurassic pusher
Wed May 06, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 103
Views: 5012

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Bad language alert!! Dont click on link if easily offended!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGoeVLC5zU8

I thought it was funny, not in the least related to bikepacking
by Jurassic pusher
Tue May 05, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are Carbon bars worth the ££?
Replies: 29
Views: 993

Re: Are Carbon bars worth the ££?

ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon May 04, 2020 9:47 pm
No Ti fans?
I`ve never tried Ti bars I would imagine they are very nice, I see Thompson ones are reasonable pricewise, not sure if Jones still sell Ti loops but last time I looked they made Carbon look a bargain!
Could be worth looking into.
by Jurassic pusher
Tue May 05, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are Carbon bars worth the ££?
Replies: 29
Views: 993

Re: Are Carbon bars worth the ££?

I work as a lead engineer in NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) for a fairly well known car manufacturer, I'm really tempted to take an objective measure of carbon versus ally handle bars for curiositys sake. Vibration comfort is basically my day job! Any particular bars people are interested in?...
by Jurassic pusher
Sun May 03, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are Carbon bars worth the ££?
Replies: 29
Views: 993

Re: Are Carbon bars worth the ££?

As a curve ball, when Spank launched their vibrocore range, a friend of mine tried mimicking the concept by spraying expanding foam into his bars. He reckoned it worked a treat. Sample size =1, YMMV etc., but could be a cheap experiment to improve your comfort? A great idea, and if it doesn`t "work...
by Jurassic pusher
Sat May 02, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are Carbon bars worth the ££?
Replies: 29
Views: 993

Re: Are Carbon bars worth the ££?

Thanks for the replies, it would seem that Carbon (on the whole) is worth it, I assume the same would apply to drop bars as well as flat?
by Jurassic pusher
Sat May 02, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are Carbon bars worth the ££?
Replies: 29
Views: 993

Re: Are Carbon bars worth the ££?

Ive had a set of EC70 risers for a couple of years, as well as some EA70s. They are exactly the same width, shape and rise and the carbon bars win hands down. Far lighter, for sure, but they are far more comfortable. A couple of hours of bridle paths and what not on board with the aluminium bars an...
by Jurassic pusher
Sat May 02, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are Carbon bars worth the ££?
Replies: 29
Views: 993

Are Carbon bars worth the ££?

Aside from saving weight is there any noticeable difference between `bars in aluminium compared with the same in carbon?
Asking from a comfort angle as my arms and shoulders ache after riding, from jarring etc.
Thanks.
by Jurassic pusher
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Surly karate monkey fork for genesis latitude???
Replies: 23
Views: 593

Re: Surly karate monkey fork for genesis latitude???

That make so much sense, if it goes wrong it would not be pretty!
by Jurassic pusher
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Surly karate monkey fork for genesis latitude???
Replies: 23
Views: 593

Re: Surly karate monkey fork for genesis latitude???

Plenty of options at Carbon Cycles: https://www.carboncycles.cc/?s=0&t=0&rb=01& I stand corrected, until now I hadn`t had much luck looking for 1 1/8 straight steerer 29er carbon forks, the best I could find were £50 ebay jobs, not sure I would trust them ( ought to try them really I suppose, never...
by Jurassic pusher
Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Surly karate monkey fork for genesis latitude???
Replies: 23
Views: 593

Re: Surly karate monkey fork for genesis latitude???

As far as I can see, the OP has a 1 1/8" straight head tube on his bike, So surely only 1 1/8" straight forks will fit? Or have I missed something, that maybe an adapter for allow tapered 1 1/5" for to fit to that frame? If only 1 1/8" steerer forks will fit then the choice of anything other than st...
by Jurassic pusher
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I'm a tart
Replies: 40
Views: 1291

Re: I'm a tart

Thread over!! :grin:
by Jurassic pusher
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1028
Views: 108471

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Got the gardening jobs out of the way then this:- https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49814756822_7728e79ec2.jpg ...all afternoon. :grin: Not all good though. The smell of the blossom was overpowering and the bees kept up this infernal humming. And I had no beers. I am jealous of your lovely garden!
by Jurassic pusher
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa go SS Gravel.
Replies: 69
Views: 2607

Re: Salsa go SS Gravel.

BigdummySteve wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:47 pm
:shock:
If I had the folding I’d stump for a Ti Fargo or cutthroat but you’d have to be nuts to buy that.
I know, but the colour is lovely! YVMV.
by Jurassic pusher
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Salsa go SS Gravel.
Replies: 69
Views: 2607

Re: Salsa go SS Gravel.

I see the Salsa Stormchaser has room for a maximum of 50mm tyres, is there much choice in that size? Maxxis Ikons are available in 2.0 not sure what else would fit?
I can see the appeal of the bike though.
by Jurassic pusher
Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?
Replies: 72
Views: 2251

Re: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?

paramart wrote:
Mon Apr 20, 2020 10:30 am
my enfield Himalayan, no crosser but great allrounder
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I am very tempted by the Himalayan have had 2 test rides from the local dealer, it just did everything without fuss!
by Jurassic pusher
Sat Apr 18, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I Don't Know What They're Saying But
Replies: 6
Views: 503

Re: I Don't Know What They're Saying But

Those late `80s mountain bikes make great 26" wheel tourers.
My British Eagle Mantara from the early `90s is one of my favourite bikes
Nice video too.