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by belugabob
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race...
Replies: 33
Views: 1047

Re: Atlas Mountain Race...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 9:58 pm
I'm a bit surprised it's running.
It's not, it's cycling ;)
by belugabob
Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Glue - alternative to needle and thread
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Glue - alternative to needle and thread

Depends on the loads involved and the direction that they are applied.
If I remember correctly, the skin on some aircraft wings is glued on, but is still riveted, to prevent peeling.

In some applications, I can see stitching playing the same role as the rivets.
by belugabob
Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 16 degrees release angles (spd cleats): whats that all about!
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: 16 degrees release angles (spd cleats): whats that all about!

Crash more violently - that will achieve the desired angle ;)
by belugabob
Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 718
Views: 67718

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Impressive that HOTT. Favourite square? Favourite square? While there have been many one particularly sticks in my mind, close to Banbury I stopped on a track and got the brew kit out, sitting in the sun enjoying my brew, surrounded by buttercups and serenaded by skylarks all my worries just evapor...
by belugabob
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear hanger help
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Rear hanger help

When you do find a supply of the correct hanger, buy 3.
1 for your bike
1 for your saddlebag
1 for 'stock'
by belugabob
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear hanger help
Replies: 7
Views: 175

Re: Rear hanger help

Option 1 - emergency universal hanger
https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/FSJOGHH/j ... er#FSJOGHH
Option 2 - shorten the chain for temporary singlespeed
by belugabob
Sun Nov 15, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Single speeding a Campy hub?
Replies: 16
Views: 241

Re: Single speeding a Campy hub?

lune ranger wrote:
Sun Nov 15, 2020 3:37 pm
Bought the kit. Will go SS on my CX/commuter to give it a whirl.
18t sprocket. I have 36, 38, 44 and 42t rings to play with.
The commute is nearly 50/50 up/down with as much as 16% gradient. No harm in trying it out..... I hope.
What are doing about a tensioner?
by belugabob
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Single speeding a Campy hub?
Replies: 16
Views: 241

Re: Single speeding a Campy hub?

lune ranger wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:20 pm
Bingo! Much obliged.
Now why didn’t I find that?
Because you didn't type "single speed cog campagnolo" into Google? ;)

To be fair - it returns different results, this morning, so may have been different when you were looking
by belugabob
Sat Nov 14, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Single speeding a Campy hub?
Replies: 16
Views: 241

Re: Single speeding a Campy hub?

Velosolo.com Spacer kit + cog - job done Edit: unless the spline pattern is different, then you need to get a cog from elsewhere, I think Extra edit: https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Gusset-Campagnolo-1-ER-Single-Speed-Conversion_43332.htm?sku=110805&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_shop...
by belugabob
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Merino 'down' jackets???
Replies: 18
Views: 450

Re: Merino 'down' jackets???

As I see it the best sustainability choice is not buying what you don’t need. Absolutely - the sweatshirt I have on today says 'Straightliners Drag Racing 1996' ... apart from the burns, holes, glue and oil stains, there's nothing wrong with it and I'd estimate it'll still be okay until the turn of...
by belugabob
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Similar to Exposure, but not... is there such a thing?
Replies: 69
Views: 1431

Re: Similar to Exposure, but not... is there such a thing?

There seems to be a theme emerging here. Can't quite put my finger on it :smile: Two themes... 1/ Exposure users are generally happy, and don't want to change 2/ The main selling point of the Exposure lights is the internal battery, so most of the other recommendations are missing the point (unless...
by belugabob
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB C Microphones - Tell Me...
Replies: 15
Views: 278

Re: USB C Microphones - Tell Me...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:04 am
I enjoy the potato waffle.
:grin:
by belugabob
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a single map enough?
Replies: 58
Views: 1032

Re: Is a single map enough?

:-bd
by belugabob
Thu Nov 05, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9002
Views: 1011273

Re: The post man's been ...

...and brought 22000 smiles
by belugabob
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ever wish you were strong enough to ride single speed ?
Replies: 56
Views: 906

Re: ever wish you were strong enough to ride single speed ?

I'd love a 3 speed. Even a 2 speed. Keep getting tempted to try a sturmey hub, but I think I know how it would go... Dinglespeed? - 2 cogs at either end, sized so the same chain works in either pair. Not tried it myself, and not sure how you go about changing gears, without removing the wheel, but ...
by belugabob
Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Handlebar Harness
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: Handlebar Harness

There is only one strap, in effect (well, on on the left and one on the right)
It goes over the bar, attaches to the harness, runs down the harness and continues through a buckle, under the fork crown, back up through the buckle and through the ladder lock at the start of the strap
by belugabob
Wed Oct 28, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Handlebar Harness
Replies: 14
Views: 336

Re: Handlebar Harness

. I’ve been using a Wildcat bar harness, and sometimes it does its job (not catching the front mudguard when the suspension dips), and other times it does NOT, and I can’t quite fathom what causes it to drop. I’ve studied the way the straps are, underneath the front arch of the fork, back again to ...
by belugabob
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hooded waterproof jacket
Replies: 28
Views: 597

Re: Hooded waterproof jacket

I've gambled on a large Colin. Thanks for pointing out the £10 discount as would't have noticed that :-bd Nearly Half the price off the gore one I was looking at and I like the fact it has the venting under the arms. What £10 discount? At the bottom of the item page It appears via a pop-up: Extra £...
by belugabob
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Replacement Derailleur Hangers
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Replacement Derailleur Hangers

Buy three.
One to fit
One for your backpack
One for stock

#paranoid
by belugabob
Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hooded waterproof jacket
Replies: 28
Views: 597

Re: Hooded waterproof jacket

robbie wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:59 pm
I've gambled on a large Colin.
Thanks for pointing out the £10 discount as would't have noticed that :-bd
Nearly Half the price off the gore one I was looking at and I like the fact it has the venting under the arms.
What £10 discount?
by belugabob
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Joe's shop for bikepacking gear
Replies: 101
Views: 1989

Re: Joe's shop for bikepacking gear

Order received, safe and sound - thanks, Joe
by belugabob
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help me solve my light mount issue
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: Help me solve my light mount issue

Ah, perfect! Even more so as I am having two front tyres fitted to my car in KwikFit in Bridgwater on Tuesday, which is directly opposite SJSC :lol:
I'm jealous of your proximity to SJSC - that is very handy, indeed, as they stock all of of those things that get you out of trouble
by belugabob
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Micro USB cable suggestions
Replies: 11
Views: 310

Re: Micro USB cable suggestions

I picked up a flat cable from Amazon a year or two ago but they don’t seem to have it any more. It was similar to this though: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LF3HRTM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ZKXJFbK0BQGFH Unfortunately cables don’t last in my house because they either get ‘borrowed’ or destroyed by the...
by belugabob
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Joe's shop for bikepacking gear
Replies: 101
Views: 1989

Re: Joe's shop for bikepacking gear

Order placed, and eagerly awaiting the goods.

Stay weird, Joe - normal's not fun.