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by ootini
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wrapping bars
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Wrapping bars

The Jones blog post is where I started doing exactly what you're describing: IMG_27012020_173159_(1000_x_417_pixel).jpg My 2 Penneth: I would practice using tape that doesn't have adhesive along the length as this makes it much easier to reposition if you're unhappy with the results. Also try to av...
by ootini
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wrapping bars
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Wrapping bars

IMHO the most important thing to think about is how you will be grasping the bars and what pressure you will be putting on the tape. For instance, on the forward loop of a "Jones" bar, I expect most of the pressure will be pulling back on the top of the tape, so I'd make sure it was wrapped to "tig...
by ootini
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wrapping bars
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Re: Wrapping bars

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6FyskPwZ7aY/UhCKmDOnvXI/AAAAAAAACpU/lsY_tgs6Iho/s1600/holster3.jpg http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-qakxnbmI9HI/UhCKl9tqHaI/AAAAAAAACpI/keWKY2qTGnk/s1600/holster2.jpg How many layers of tape is that Stu? Did you wrap out - in, or vice versa? Or is this just a picture you found? Ta
by ootini
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wrapping bars
Replies: 8
Views: 164

Wrapping bars

I'm thinking about wrapping the OnOne Ogs plus in board bar ends on my MTB, inside the grips and controls, to make the dlternative hand poditions a bit comfier. When wrapping my drops I used the plentiful YouTube videos as a guide, but it seems wrapping the internal areas of alt bars isn't that comm...
by ootini
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: SP connect case, S7 edge
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: WTD: SP connect case, S7 edge

Just acquired one for my S7 non-edge from someone else on here. Haven't got round to buying a mount for it yet. Is it any use to you? I already have the non-edge version for the S7 phone now replacing my Garmin. Was looking for one so I could use my S7 Edge (proper phone) for day rides, car stuff e...
by ootini
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where you at ?
Replies: 53
Views: 819

Where you at ?

Not sure if this has been done before, but I was curious as where most boners are? (Ahem).
Might be handy to know who's in your neck of the woods for "BAM buddies" etc.

I'm in North East Wales, not a million miles from the coast.
by ootini
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New stickers.
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: New stickers.

Post inbound
by ootini
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: SP connect case, S7 edge
Replies: 2
Views: 79

WTD: SP connect case, S7 edge

It's a long shot, but does anyone have an SP connect case for a Samsung S7 Edge they no longer need?

Thanks
by ootini
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brake pad material
Replies: 18
Views: 286

Re: Brake pad material

Thanks for the info. When it comes to the actual pads, am I right in thinking the number dictates shape/fitment and the letter prefix is material ? I *think* the Shimano rs405 calipers use KO3s pads, but is L03s the same thing? I'm not sure which I'm looking for.
by ootini
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brake pad material
Replies: 18
Views: 286

Brake pad material

So, what's the deal?
I'm looking for pads as spares for my Arkose, which has Shimano RS405s, so I believe the pads are KO3 pads. What's the difference in performance / use between resin, metallic, sintered?
by ootini
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New wheels and handlebar bag needed
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: New wheels and handlebar bag needed

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:32 am
I usually think that a harness works better with drops as it gives you the option of drybag shap / size.
Agreed. I use a Bikepack.pl harness on my gravel bike and MTB, as this let's me use a shorter bag on the GB and longer bag on the MTB.
by ootini
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gpxviewer zoom issue
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Re: Gpxviewer zoom issue

Ignore this. It was a setting
by ootini
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gpxviewer zoom issue
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Gpxviewer zoom issue

And GPXViewer users out there? I've just installed the pro version and downloaded the UK maps, but whenever I use the location button to centre myself on the map, it defaults to 100m zoom scale. Then if I try to zoom using the on screen buttons or volume buttons, after a second or so, it resets to 1...
by ootini
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Conti Mud King 1.8
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Conti Mud King 1.8

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:05 pm
WTB Resolute looks like it could cope with most things. 700c x 42

Image
Cheers Stu
by ootini
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Conti Mud King 1.8
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Conti Mud King 1.8

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:16 pm
1.8" is kind of 45mm and they seem to have quite a squared off profile, so I'd be surprised if they didn't fit. Looks like it could be overkill for many situations though?
Quite possibly overkill, but I don't seem to be able to find much inbetween the Mud King and Riddler. Any suggestions?
by ootini
Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Conti Mud King 1.8
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Conti Mud King 1.8

Hi. I've been thinking about winter tyres for the Arkose and don't really want to faff with a second set of wheels / 650b, so looking for something 700c/29 and knobbly. I was curious as to whether anyone has used Conti Mud kings at 29x1.8? Not sure if they'd fit, but I have a sneaking suspicion they...
by ootini
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Very OT - Longines Presence gold watch.
Replies: 0
Views: 188

FS: Very OT - Longines Presence gold watch.

I've got a good Longines Presence in my desk drawer, it's been there for a few years now. It's in the original box, but has had a replacement strap fitted a few years ago. I don't really know much about it, other than it was my grandfather's. It needs a new battery, but works perfectly. It's a good ...
by ootini
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7801
Views: 814518

Re: The post man's been ...

Curiously they all make me laugh rather than cry :-bd . Same here, in the snowmageddon ridding up to Bishops castle I was merry giggling away to myself, only option at the moment :lol: I think like last years Ice storm bivvy there is amusement in the sheer silliness of it, and in our very comfortab...
by ootini
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quad lock vs SP connect
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: Quad lock vs SP connect

Having had a look at the SP I’d still go for the quadlock,it comes down to the mounting options. With the quad you can get a basic handlebar mount which is great and VERY secure, for a little more they have a choice of two out front mounts. I have the least expensive plastic one, the other is longe...
by ootini
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quad lock vs SP connect
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Re: Quad lock vs SP connect

In case anyone is interested, Sigma sports are shifting SP connect phone specific bike bundles for £24 as opposed to the usual £40+.
by ootini
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Garmin Etrex 20
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: FS: Garmin Etrex 20

Sold.
by ootini
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Garmin Etrex 20
Replies: 2
Views: 188

FS: Garmin Etrex 20

Selling my Garmin Etrex 20 GPS unit. It's in excellent nick and includes all the manuals including a full A4 print out of the main manual, the lanyard and two, yes two, of the zip tie style bar/stem mounts (minus the zip ties). Only thing it doesn't include is the box as I can't find it, but I'll ma...
by ootini
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quad lock vs SP connect
Replies: 11
Views: 315

Quad lock vs SP connect

Hello.

Just curious as to whether anyone here has experience with the above mounting systems? I'm going down the phone = SatNav route and need a case and mount combo, but wanted to consult the hive mind before pulling the trigger.

Thanks
by ootini
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your favourite books, blogs and films of 2019?
Replies: 17
Views: 612

Re: Your favourite books, blogs and films of 2019?

In Reverse wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:00 pm
ootini wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:50 pm
Must admit, i was utterly disappointed with Once upon a time in Hollywood. Which is a shame, as I was looking forward to it.
I absolutely hated Brightburn and walked out 20 minutes before it finished. :lol:
Haha. Horses for courses n all that.
by ootini
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Security zip lock
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Security zip lock

Just saw this. Interesting idea
https://hiplok.com/product/zlok1/