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by ootini
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What mini pump?
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: What mini pump?

It looks ok to me, ticks most boxes and the reviews look ok. If I hear of nothing better I'll pull the trigger on the Topeak when all this covid 19 foolishment be done with.
by ootini
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What mini pump?
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: What mini pump?

Cheers for the info. I was actually looking at this, https://www.wiggle.co.uk/topeak-mini-morph-pump/
Maybe a bit big for a picket, but not ridiculous. Has anyone used one? Idea of quality?
by ootini
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What mini pump?
Replies: 8
Views: 119

What mini pump?

I need a new pump to replace my cheapo one.
Something that'll fit in a half frame bag / jersey pocket ideally.
I don't run timeless, do the valve core issue isn't of concern. Also I'd quite like a flexi hose / connection to the valve, as opposed to a direct fit.

What does the hive mind recommend ?
by ootini
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 1030

Re: Project Virus

I'm working from home, as in "proper" working from home. Currently doing something like 10-11 hour days. If anything, I'm a lot busier right now.
by ootini
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Can anyone tell me ...
Replies: 16
Views: 302

Re: Can anyone tell me ...

It's on the way to Amarillo, just before you get to San Jose.
by ootini
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seatpost, or stem change?
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Seatpost, or stem change?

slarge wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:16 pm
Is the fit of the bike the problem, or do you have a weak core that allows your body to “relax” too much?
I'm not the fittest person, so this is quite possible.

Not sure how I'd know though...
by ootini
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seatpost, or stem change?
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Re: Seatpost, or stem change?

Cheers for the info James

Assuming the saddle is fitted as far back as possible, how much if a shift would I expect using a layback? Having never used one, I've no idea.
by ootini
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seatpost, or stem change?
Replies: 10
Views: 283

Seatpost, or stem change?

I've noticed that after a while on a ride I seem to stretch out a little especially when on the drops. It feels like my "arse bones" end up on the rear rail of my C17 saddle, as opposed to in the saggy bit. I had thought about a layback seatpost, to shift the saddle back a bit, but then worried I'd ...
by ootini
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tow bar bike racks?
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Tow bar bike racks?

Thanks for the info!
by ootini
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tow bar bike racks?
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Tow bar bike racks?

Hey. I need a new way of carrying my families bikes on a car. Both cars we have are incompatible with the cheapo rear mounted racks, and my Mrs doesn't fancy lifting them on to roof mounted racks, which leaves the tow bar option. We need to be able to carry two adult bikes and my son's 20" Bonaly. I...
by ootini
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.
Replies: 42
Views: 1190

Re: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.

Any plans for some kind of windshield for the remote gas stoves, by remote I mean hose fed from a canister? I've got the little Vango one, and currently have a PITA home brewed shield, but this looks much nicer.
by ootini
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Face Masks.
Replies: 58
Views: 1315

Re: Face Masks.

lune ranger wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:23 pm
Mike wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:19 pm
:-bd nicely written stu. Im as fed up listening to the corona bull as i am this bloody RAIN now. How long before muppets start panic buying food?
They already did...
Wasn't there a prepping thread on here recently?
by ootini
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 2955

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

Ootini. It's what the Jawas in Starwars shout when they're getting a bit lairy. No idea why it became my handle back in the late 90s online gaming era, but it stuck.
I'm Dave by the way.
by ootini
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 2955

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

On the topic of water bottle in the back pocket (clubbing) I was a participant back in the mid/late 90's. Many a night in 051, Cream, Sankeys Soap (Stoke nights), Downton in Rhyl and I even met the Mrs in a local club in Colwyn Bay (that reads well) which was raided every weekend! Maybe that was ou...
by ootini
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A question that might be hard to answer - Scotland
Replies: 53
Views: 947

Re: A question that might be hard to answer - Scotland

Stu, I've been in the area around that time. Strangely in Mull I didn't see a single one, in Skye there were clouds of the little feckers. Useful eh?
by ootini
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bear Bones bothy?
Replies: 17
Views: 581

Re: Bear Bones bothy?

I own a hammer and screw driver. I'll require 10% equity.

To be honest, just being in a rural village in Wales is challenging enough, "off grid" is a whole new level of headache. The only drawback of the location is the location, you been to Bala?
by ootini
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike for commute and bikepacking - a hybrid?
Replies: 23
Views: 502

Re: Bike for commute and bikepacking - a hybrid?

I've got a KTM Ultrafire 27.5 hardtail that's had the front forks swapped out for Surly rigid jobbies. It's running Deore SLX 3x10 drive train, Schwalbe Nobby Nic up front, Rock Razor at the back (i use hurricanes in 2" for commuting) and mid range Shimano hydro brakes at both ends. I've also swappe...
by ootini
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hard rain in Wales today?
Replies: 37
Views: 1045

Re: Hard rain in Wales today?

It's now pissing down and blowing it's cock off
by ootini
Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hard rain in Wales today?
Replies: 37
Views: 1045

Re: Hard rain in Wales today?

Yep, first day of a welsh spring.

To be honest it was heavy this morning, but nothing to write home about. I'm up north, top of the amber warning area. In the b*llend area.
by ootini
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Prepping' What's that about?
Replies: 48
Views: 1683

Re: 'Prepping' What's that about?

Business continuity planning with more guns.
by ootini
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.
Replies: 24
Views: 859

Re: Offa's Byke - Prestatyn to Chepstow.

Interested to see the first 20 - 30 miles heading south of Prestatyn as that's my manor. Straight in to the Clwyds Stu?
by ootini
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar Ends, on the Inside
Replies: 31
Views: 831

Re: Bar Ends, on the Inside

Yep. Running cheap, nasty ones in board on my OnOne Ogs but planning to change for bigger, ski style ones plus tape soon.
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by ootini
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Loads of stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 668

Re: FS: Loads of stuff

Interested in the Fulcrum wheels but need to check adaptors and compatibility.
by ootini
Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seat pack for limited rear tyre clearance
Replies: 24
Views: 434

Re: Seat pack for limited rear tyre clearance

No but I can't help wondering whether you'd be throwing £30 away. I could be wrong but when I see a description that says "customer plastic buckles are more strong" and "Add non-skid leather to all positions of contact seat" confidence is seldom increased. :wink: Gotta love a little Engrish. I comp...
by ootini
Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seat pack for limited rear tyre clearance
Replies: 24
Views: 434

Re: Seat pack for limited rear tyre clearance

Without being "That guy", has anyone used one of these : Selighting Bike Saddle Bag Waterproof Cycling Tail Bag WILDKEN Strap-on Bike Seat Bag for Mountain Road MTB Bike (Black 5L) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07V5FYN8K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_HjVpEbBHCVJCE It seems to have a nice shallow profile up at...