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by belugabob
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New 'boo. Underway.
Replies: 43
Views: 2686

Re: New 'boo. Underway.

Mine arrived today - got the sizing right, and it's nice and soft.

Thanks
by belugabob
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Laff a sentence
Replies: 28
Views: 975

Re: Laff a sentence

but they didn't say what colour the slug was
If it was a banana slug, it would have been yellow - but peel it, and it'll be black in no time.
by belugabob
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Genesis longitude thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: Genesis longitude thoughts

So, after some advice off here, and a lot of research I got one. I've just finished building it up https://i.postimg.cc/vHMNwWnh/IMG-20190906-195109.jpg Quick ride around the block, and everything seems good. Not as "long" as the name suggests but it seems to fit me very well. Really looking forwar...
by belugabob
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7519
Views: 770340

Re: The post man's been ...

https://i.postimg.cc/76RTp2LN/MVIMG-20190906-144341.jpg Excited! Oooh - which model is it? Been out on my 10 year old Genesis Altitude steel hardtail (in singlespeed mode) and it always makes me smile. I've only ever seen about 6 other genesis bikes in those 10 years, even though the croix de fer s...
by belugabob
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 314
Views: 37702

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

I wrote a quick blog on some thoughts about Explorer Squares if anyone is interested. https://www.composite-projects.co.uk/2019/09/veloviewer-explorer-squares/ i'm finding it good for encouraging me to explore, too, but may have to start driving out to the limits of my current 2 "largest square" be...
by belugabob
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bonkers time triallists
Replies: 57
Views: 1513

Re: Bonkers time triallists

Being in the right isn’t much consolation when you’re dead. Blaming the victims isnt helpful either I just find it weird plenty think MTB is dangerous and plenty think it should be banned for damaging the countryside and here we cyclists are suggesting other cyclists should reconsider legal cycling...
by belugabob
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road cyclists
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Road cyclists

Just came back to say that I understand now, and saw that norm beat me to it...

Doh!
by belugabob
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road cyclists
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Road cyclists

I'm not quite sure about the intent of this thread...
Did that really happen?
Is it just a dig at an alternative sub-group of cyclists?
Was he just left lying there, immobile?
by belugabob
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin etrex touch anyone??
Replies: 5
Views: 246

Re: Garmin etrex touch anyone??

Garmin Etrex 35, with talkytoaster maps. Basecamp on the PC for planning. As long as you turn off the other types of maps, and select the correct type of routing (tour cycle/MTB/hiking), it'll send you in the right direction. Touch screen is fine, if you have the right gloves. Runs off AAs, so spare...
by belugabob
Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcat are back!
Replies: 26
Views: 1362

Re: Wildcat are back!

Best news of the week!

:-bd
by belugabob
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 314
Views: 37702

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Did a couple of short diversions on the way into work, last week, to bag a couple of tile, then another couple of diversions on the way home, for a few more. Now up to 17x17, and getting to the point where bagging any more, on a ride from home, require 40 mile rides. I don't mind doing the distance,...
by belugabob
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water in bottom bracket area?
Replies: 21
Views: 1098

Re: Water in bottom bracket area?

Try obtaining a used /punctured Road or commuter inner tube from your local friendly LBS! Plentiful I would imagine! Regards RBBB Or just keep an eye out for a discarded one, at the side of the road. (Yes, I know that MTB riders throws them into frees, too - anybody who throws tubes away, like this...
by belugabob
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's fueling the hate?
Replies: 40
Views: 1227

Re: What's fueling the hate?

.... Something that struck me after more pondering was whether things might be better if groups of riders rode in single file ... hear me out ... I know that two abreast is often considered best practice and causes a smaller (shorter) obstacle on the road but motorists just don't see or understand ...
by belugabob
Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: drj0n bagworks
Replies: 15
Views: 1423

Re: drj0n bagworks

there is a strap that is of fixed length from the bar to the auxiliary bar, then the strap that cinches down on the dry bag goes from bar, round the dry bag to the auxiliary bar. that means tension in *that* strap stops the auxiliary bar rotating back up towards the handlebar and the fixed length s...
by belugabob
Wed Jul 03, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Air mattress inflator
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Re: Air mattress inflator

And, the added bonus is that you're not exhaling damp air, from your lungs, into your mattress - where it can turn manky and cause problems.
by belugabob
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Castle Quest ITT, Sussex
Replies: 30
Views: 1282

Re: Castle Quest ITT, Sussex

Perfect timing - just come back from a touring trip, and looking for the next adventure.
And I live in Sussex, so no trains required
:-bd
by belugabob
Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Jura and Islay
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: Jura and Islay

Ok, you've convinced me to finally do the road trip that I've been thinking about for ages... Mainland to Arran Arran to the 'droopy' peninsula Across to Islay Visit the 3 distilleries on the south coast Up to Bowmore ( for my friends favourite distillery ) Loop round the island Side trip to Jura Ba...
by belugabob
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water in bottom bracket area?
Replies: 21
Views: 1098

Re: Water in bottom bracket area?

A lot of BBs have a hole in them, but this is usually occupied by the screw which holds the gear cable guide in place.

Man up, and go singlespeed, so you can remove the bolt/guide ;)
by belugabob
Fri May 31, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I'll leave this here for Stu.
Replies: 62
Views: 2683

Re: I'll leave this here for Stu.

Since this has been designated a grumpy thread I'll add that 'disposable' barbecues may well be LNT at point of use but I'll bet 98% get simply chucked in the bin back at home. That's if they don't get left leaning against a plastic rubbish bin, next to a bus stop - still smouldering. Good job I ha...
by belugabob
Mon May 27, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Really?
Replies: 54
Views: 1841

Re: Really?

I think that, in this case, 'Adventure Ride' means...'Going all day without a cappuccino, or a conference call'
;)
by belugabob
Sat May 18, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7519
Views: 770340

Re: The post man's been ...

redefined_cycles wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 10:56 am
New Choo-choo Day

Image

:smile:
FTFY
by belugabob
Sat May 18, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another Tubeless Question, Sorry.
Replies: 17
Views: 666

Re: Another Tubeless Question, Sorry.

Lazarus wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:07 pm
faff in the house is always better than faff on the trail
Yes but spaff on the trail is always better than spaff in the kitchen
by belugabob
Wed May 15, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2683
Views: 459074

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Older podium lids fit the high 5 bottles just fine.
Was pleasantly surprised to see that the lids linked to above still fit, and are of a new design that looks like they'll be easier to clean
by belugabob
Tue May 14, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2683
Views: 459074

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

If, like me, you are a fan of Camelbak Podium bottles, because you can just point and squirt (ooerr!), rather than struggle to open the cap with your teeth, then you could buy one of these... https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-accessories/bike-bottles-cages/camelbak-podium-water-bottle-smoke-710m...
by belugabob
Wed May 08, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag next day delivery recommendation please
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Sleeping bag next day delivery recommendation please

Try here instead...

https://rockrun.com/collections/cumulus ... e-line-300

...order online, delivery next day - no waiting for emails to be answered.