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by belugabob
Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stay at home ends
Replies: 45
Views: 658

Re: Stay at home ends

RIP wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:37 pm
"Are there any women here?"
They'll be the ones with the "bag of gravel" bikes
by belugabob
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Budget Mini Front Rack Hack - New photo
Replies: 5
Views: 389

Re: Budget Mini Front Rack Hack - New photo

Depends what you call expensive.

https://wildcat.cc/collections/handleba ... ar-harness

Very well designed and constructed.

As Mr Rolls (or was it Mr Royce) said - "the quality will be remembered, long after the price is forgotten"
by belugabob
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: sleeping bag anti-snag zip thingy
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: sleeping bag anti-snag zip thingy

But yes fair enough, you're right, although it didn't always seem to work. Must have a faulty thumb.
Don't go hitchhiking, then :wink:
by belugabob
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Am I right in thinking that ....
Replies: 75
Views: 1231

Re: Am I right in thinking that ....

htrider wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:24 pm
It'll all be over by Christmas
Depends what you mean by 'over'
by belugabob
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: sleeping bag anti-snag zip thingy
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: sleeping bag anti-snag zip thingy

Use your thumb, in place if the anti-snag zip thingy.
by belugabob
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: PSA - Helinox chairs
Replies: 12
Views: 273

PSA - Helinox chairs

Not sure if the prices are good or not, as I've never bought one, but I do know they are discussed on here, so thought I'd let you know that new stock is available at Taunton Leisure...

https://www.tauntonleisure.com/helinox? ... 72d5b0f2d6
by belugabob
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New stickers.
Replies: 18
Views: 1219

Re: New stickers.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:24 pm
All out at present but more soft stickers plus summat new shortly.
:-bd
by belugabob
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New stickers.
Replies: 18
Views: 1219

Re: New stickers.

Any more 'Dont be soft" stickers, going spare, Stu.

Getting a works team together, to raise money over the rest of the year, and thought they might help with motivation
by belugabob
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: emergency bothy shelter
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: emergency bothy shelter

How much does it weigh, if you include the chairs?
by belugabob
Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to combine biking with outdoor swimming...
Replies: 1
Views: 167

Re: How to combine biking with outdoor swimming...

Or go for a long ride on a short pier
by belugabob
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Like sh1t off a ...
Replies: 32
Views: 577

Re: Like sh1t off a ...

Could also be used for purloining an extra portion of chips, during a WRT stopover.
Of course you'd have to distract the owner of the chippy, you cheeky monkey...;)
by belugabob
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where would you live in the UK...
Replies: 104
Views: 1689

Re: Where would you live in the UK...

But if I win the Euro millions tomorrow night you'll find me here on the Llŷn Peninsula. https://www.onthemarket.com/details/661 ... D-JwKpqKeA John, that is 'kin horrible. Think of what you could buy for 3 million and besides, why would anyone want to live in Cheshire on Sea? I agree - most of the...
by belugabob
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 13l front bag options
Replies: 30
Views: 515

Re: 13l front bag options

Another approach would be to add your own bosses to a suitably sized rectangle of fabric, firming a kind of harness, that help to position the straps, and enclose the bag a bit more.
It would have to be fairly lightweight, though
by belugabob
Thu Feb 11, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 13l front bag options
Replies: 30
Views: 515

Re: 13l front bag options

Is the lack of strap bosses on a drybag really that much of an issue?
Do they slip out of the straps?
by belugabob
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Please can we talk briefly about pizzas & racks..
Replies: 45
Views: 826

Re: Please can we talk briefly about pizzas & racks..

As per the answer from @Gregmay...
1 X 16 inch pizza = 200 sq inches
1 X 12inch pizza = 113 sq inches
2 X 10 inch pizzas = 156 sq inches, they fit in the rack, and more scope for topping choices
by belugabob
Thu Feb 11, 2021 11:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where would you live in the UK...
Replies: 104
Views: 1689

Re: Where would you live in the UK...

Spring days in Mint Sauce land This is enough 'remoteness' for me, although I'm not able to access it, at the moment, as it's not quite as local as I'd like. My relatively modest plan would be to move to a reasonable sized town/village, nearer to the South Downs, to a modest house with a bigger gar...
by belugabob
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Star
Replies: 31
Views: 883

Re: The Star

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:30 pm
I've got visions of the bar from Dusk till dawn.

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I was thinking more of "The Mended Drum" from Discworld
by belugabob
Tue Feb 02, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thermos mugs
Replies: 21
Views: 561

Re: Thermos mugs

Somebody gave me a Contigo mug, a couple of Christmases ago - it fits a bottle cage perfectly and keeps drinks hot for hours. https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-GB/products/293239575?sc_cmp=ppc*GHS+-+Grocery+-+Repeat+&+DS*PX+%7C+Shopping+GSC+%7C+Actives+%7C+All+Products+%2B+Tesco+Brand*R+%26+DS:+Non...
by belugabob
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Overseas purchases and imports
Replies: 67
Views: 1862

Re: Overseas purchases and imports

PaulB2 wrote:
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:13 pm
I suppose this is what Thatcher wanted:

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I wonder what the charts look like for other countries?
by belugabob
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 28 inch tyre question.
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: 28 inch tyre question.

The nearest I can come to answering this (well, before I read the other answers, at least) is that I have some 28 inch tubes in my 29er tyres.
Have no idea where they came from, though
by belugabob
Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: NEW! Multi-use item.
Replies: 12
Views: 366

Re: NEW! Multi-use item.

Is that a bear, or a blunt nosed wolf?
by belugabob
Fri Jan 08, 2021 12:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 13 speed.
Replies: 21
Views: 629

Re: 13 speed.

Not sure what the point is of more gears i have a couple of 10 speed set ups and a couple of 11 . . . Gravel bikes would be better if we had a double option for bikepacking rather than 1 more step in the gears we allready have I think you just answered your own question - more gears = smaller steps...
by belugabob
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Interesting? Luggage content.
Replies: 12
Views: 404

Re: Interesting? Luggage content.

psling wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 9:16 am
There seems to be a distinct lack of cables in that photo?
The bag rubbing, against the front tyre, acts as a brake :wink:
by belugabob
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any Exposure deals going...
Replies: 13
Views: 507

Re: Any Exposure deals going...

I'd say that road and MTB requirements are sufficiently different to justify two lights. For road, something with a correctly shaped beam is better for the rider AND incoming drivers/riders. https://www.alpinetrek.co.uk/busch-mueller-ixon-iq-premium-front-light (Might be trickier to get, after midni...
by belugabob
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are your feelings about next year?
Replies: 40
Views: 1138

Re: What are your feelings about next year?

Having been off the bike for a couple of months, due to a painful hip, and having my Zwift based recovery stalled by a rotten cold, my plans are to continue zwifting until the weather and my fitness improves, then resume as many local rides as I can then, if/when travel opportunities arise, set off ...