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by holdsteady
Sun Mar 08, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bivvy bag for anyone on a budget?
Replies: 11
Views: 486

Re: New bivvy bag for anyone on a budget?

this whole concept fills me full of terror after many years ago reading a story that has stuck with me about an athlete who badly scratched their eyeball after using a crisp packet to mop their brow post-race
by holdsteady
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New stickers.
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: New stickers.

are there any “Don’t be soft” stickers still knocking around at Bear Towers? Feel
me and the rest of family all need them after a very slow start to year cycling wise
by holdsteady
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Crap end to the weekend.
Replies: 14
Views: 784

Re: Crap end to the weekend.

I share your pain, hope it all gets sorted -on friday a woman drove out a junction and ploughed into side of our car containing my wife and kids, fortunately everyone was ok but our car is expected to be written off. Other driver admitted full liability and their insurance coughed up for a courtesy ...
by holdsteady
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you own an unsuitable bike?
Replies: 82
Views: 1749

Re: Do you own an unsuitable bike?

A Raleigh Chopper would be utterly awful for bikepacking if anyone has one, glad I tried out a mate 's refurbished MK II a few years ago as put me right off buying one
by holdsteady
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: selling a bike, then regrets and buying another
Replies: 16
Views: 692

Re: selling a bike, then regrets and buying another

not sold one and regretted it yet but feel I am on the verge of doing so - currently trying to sell a Brompton which has seen very little use since I bought it but I wanted to keep it, but sadly needs must financially.
by holdsteady
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any interest in some new 'boo?
Replies: 41
Views: 1532

Re: Any interest in some new 'boo?

short sleeved - probably not
long sleeved - yes please
by holdsteady
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glasgow bikepacking shops?
Replies: 35
Views: 1352

Re: Glasgow bikepacking shops?

The highly rated stuff will be a substantial outlay to start with so maybe buy some of the planetx podsacs range to start with (watch out for bundle offers) and if you catch the bug then gradually upgrade and keep this as spares or to lend to others.
by holdsteady
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New 'boo. Underway.
Replies: 54
Views: 5260

Re: New 'boo. Underway.

my two arrived today - really pleased with them, cheers :-bd
by holdsteady
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options
Replies: 30
Views: 2150

Re: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options

had a re-think on this, particularly after test-riding various friends bikes and deciding that the gap in my bike needs is really more something in between road and lightish off-road so a gradventourer rather a drop bar mtb as a few have said on this thread already My heart is saying “get a Shand St...
by holdsteady
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the weekend got in store?
Replies: 65
Views: 2670

Re: What's the weekend got in store?

off to Portsmouth today with the wife and kids for the Victorious festival -two of my favourite bands ever are playing , The Specials and Doves, then over to stay with friends in Bognor Regis saturday and sunday, and going out for a ride on monday
by holdsteady
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2960
Views: 511191

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Alpkit have 15% off this bank holiday weekend until midnight on Monday for all Alpkit and Sonder products (including bikes)

Code is AKLONG15 and is valid in store and online.
by holdsteady
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Kona 'Unit X' looks very BP friendly :)
Replies: 12
Views: 898

Re: New Kona 'Unit X' looks very BP friendly :)

I like that - ticks a lot of boxes for me - steel, rigid, semi-fat, I'm currently in the process of re-consolidating my bikes and want to add something like this or a Krampus to it this did made me reminisce about my old mate Moggy's Super Burner back in early 1980's like one below...oh those heady ...
by holdsteady
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options
Replies: 30
Views: 2150

Re: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options

but I haven’t a clue about road orientated groupsets, is Sora/lower end SRAM stuff really any cop? As you want a drop bar MTB won't in need to use a MTB groupset and not a road one anyway? With road cranks there will not be enough width to get chain clearance with bigger tyres. The Bontrack Beyond ...
by holdsteady
Fri Aug 02, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options
Replies: 30
Views: 2150

Re: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options

Cheers for all the input so far, keep it coming :-bd has been helpful but has probably muddied the waters yet further for me :lol: so much choice out there. I have a few issues with going down the custom build route. Firstly, after predominately riding mountain bikes for last 25 years I’ve been happ...
by holdsteady
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options
Replies: 30
Views: 2150

29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike options

Decided my next bike will be a Steel 29er Drop-bar Mountain Bike/Monster Cross/whatever the bike mags are calling them this month - does anybody have any decent recommendations? Preferably something off the peg and under £2k. Will be used for road/light off-road riding and the odd bikepacking trip. ...
by holdsteady
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2019
Replies: 786
Views: 45841

Re: Tour Divide 2019

Great ride Dave, amazing achievement
by holdsteady
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One bike only?
Replies: 38
Views: 2439

Re: One bike only?

Have always had the philosophy of preferring to own multiple lower end bikes than one or two high(er) end bikes Currently have 7 In order of how long I have owned them Specialized Hardrock 26" - bought in 2004, much loved but now just gathering dust in shed, On One Inbred 26" with rigid fork -former...
by holdsteady
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 440
Views: 26980

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Noticed the other day how many different manufacturers logos are on my most used bike so I decided to remove whatever I could, fortunately this included the most offensive to the eye - the huge white decals on black Mavic rims that made them resemble zebra stripes from a distance. Waited until the M...
by holdsteady
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: In the shops next week I believe.
Replies: 51
Views: 3984

Re: In the shops next week I believe.

There were copies of it in WH Smith today, bought one but not read it yet
by holdsteady
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure 725
Replies: 51
Views: 5723

Re: Ribble Adventure 725

:lol: @ holdsteady : a couple more pics of the frame's colour in the linky below. Should anyone want any further pics just give us a shout and keep pestering :oops: https://photos.app.goo.gl/jhHs4grMkDQPASWg8 cheers - really appreciate you going to all that efffort -are you on commission ? :lol:
by holdsteady
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure 725
Replies: 51
Views: 5723

Re: Ribble Adventure 725

ticks a lot of boxes for me - what’s the colour like in the flesh? some photos make it look shiny like copper piping, on others it looks a dull copper brown like my old Genesis IO
by holdsteady
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your most inventive bike fix...
Replies: 8
Views: 1241

Re: Your most inventive bike fix...

hit a tree and badly bent my handlebars, took them off and tried to straighten them in anger and snapped them. Found a stick of roughly the right length and width and whittled it down with my swiss army knife so it fit through my stem, re-attached the brakes, gear levers and grips and tried to ride ...
by holdsteady
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Surly Bridge Club
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: Surly Bridge Club

cheers for responses, it is definitely on the shortlist, along with a Stooge and a Ramin 3+ for a versatile rigid bike that can take 650b+ as well as another wheel size. Hopefully nothing else in major in the house suddenly needs replacing and I can purchase this long awaited new bike before summer .
by holdsteady
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Surly Bridge Club
Replies: 20
Views: 1543

Re: Surly Bridge Club

hmm, this might scratch my Surly itch AND my Plus sized itch. Being able to run 700cc wheels is an added bonus as well as 650b+ up to 2.8" tyres. Bit disappointed to find that the rims that come with the Bridge Club will only take up to 2.5" tyres so that would probably necessitate me having to buy ...
by holdsteady
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacker's play list
Replies: 41
Views: 3724

Re: Bikepacker's play list

I sent this one to a mate who is really enthusiastic whilst in the pub about going bikepacking, but has backed out of actually going at the last minute several times now... it's more of an anti- bikepacking song

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lgwVsrE72x4