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by belugabob
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water in bottom bracket area?
Replies: 21
Views: 847

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: 624

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: 1016

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: 253

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: 25
Views: 727

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: 711

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: 847

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: 1996

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: 1408

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: 7374
Views: 747235

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: 476

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: 2623
Views: 443338

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: 2623
Views: 443338

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: 310

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.
by belugabob
Fri May 03, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New style Decathlon bottle mounts.
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: New style Decathlon bottle mounts.

Thanks for the links.

Decathlon need to improve their search engine, as that doesn't come up when searching for 'bottle cage' or 'bottle'
Couldn't find it by looking through the various departments, either.
by belugabob
Thu May 02, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New style Decathlon bottle mounts.
Replies: 7
Views: 588

Re: New style Decathlon bottle mounts.

Couldn't find them on the decathlon website - do you have a link?
by belugabob
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi trousers
Replies: 13
Views: 583

Re: Bivi trousers

I would love to see the look on a farmers face ,on discovering 30 people, all illegally camped on their land emerging from various shelters in the same bear onesie He might be as surprised as this guy... https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=%23&ved=2ahUKEwi797HAqvXhAhWtShUIHT_PDYUQw...
by belugabob
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi trousers
Replies: 13
Views: 583

Re: Bivi trousers

ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:54 am
I'm sure Stu could get some printed up in manly colours - or with a bear on 😁
It's a onsie, so it would have to have a hood styled like a bear - complete with ears
by belugabob
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Help with GPS, E Trex
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Help with GPS, E Trex

Monday is bank holiday (yippee) so how about Tuesday 7th? - will call to confirm, as I leave work ( I finish at 16:30)
by belugabob
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Help with GPS, E Trex
Replies: 6
Views: 456

Re: Help with GPS, E Trex

I work near the airport, and use basecamp with my etrex 35 - could pop round on my way home, if the timing is right.
(Tatsfield is my route home)
by belugabob
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7374
Views: 747235

Re: The post man's been ...

You need to look more closely, Norm.

DOHC, I believe ;)
by belugabob
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 298
Views: 34358

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

After a pretty frustrating week, and a wasted morning, trying (unsuccessfully) to get my Etrex35 to navigate a downloaded route (looks like it's borked, as the same route works on my GPSmap 60csx) I headed off for a road ride in the sunshine. Bagging three new tiles took my square from 11*11 to 13*1...
by belugabob
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suspension gravel bike anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 801

Re: Full suspension gravel bike anyone?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:00 pm
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Probably be much comfier if the bars were raised 3" too, maybe you could forego the suspension then? :wink:
Depends on how long your legs are, and how much further down you could get the saddle
by belugabob
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 298
Views: 34358

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Not been riding much, lately, but beginning to pick up a bit. Went for a social ride with some friends (their route) and was gutted to find, afterwards, that I very narrowly ( as in " I could have just ridden down the wrong side of the road" narrowly) missed two new tiles. Will just have to go back,...
by belugabob
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whoop whoop! Yarde Orchard Cafe Reopening
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Whoop whoop! Yarde Orchard Cafe Reopening

Cake time ---I have it on good authority - i.e. I met Sim the owner on yesterdays ride - that the Tarka Trail's Yarde Orchard cafe will be reopenning on the 6th April :-bd Its a good opportunity for mid flight refuelling between south and north Devon. Excellent - if about 7 months too late for me. ...