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by belugabob
Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 46
Views: 720

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

Every single one when you are as gravitationally challenged as myself :roll: ^^This Not being from 'Oop north' the ones that I aware of are... Succomb's Hill, just off the A22, in Surrey. Really sharp corner, immediately followed by the steepest section. It's tricky enough in a car. You'd have to p...
by belugabob
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lockdown creations
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Lockdown creations

Get a set of those "a different colour for each food type" chopping boards, which are one or two mm thick. Set of 4 for a couple of quid, from B&M - not my usual shop, but I was on a serious "hunting for stuff that can be repurposed" mission Actually went out with this express intention the other d...
by belugabob
Sat Sep 19, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lockdown creations
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Lockdown creations

Get a set of those "a different colour for each food type" chopping boards, which are one or two mm thick.
Set of 4 for a couple of quid, from B&M - not my usual shop, but I was on a serious "hunting for stuff that can be repurposed" mission
by belugabob
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Downtube Pole Bag
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Re: Downtube Pole Bag

:-bd If its attached properly, it wont fall off. And... it didnt. It happily sat there, clean in its bag for about 170km of off road rattling bike dragging and river forging. Zero issues. The bag was filthy, so id probably hide it behind a crud catcher if i was to use it again, but oddly, my set up ...
by belugabob
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Excitement jitters!
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: Excitement jitters!

I'm just eating breakfast (omelette, mushrooms and bagels 😋) before riding out on a big 2 day loop of the South Downs and North Downs and I'm actually shaking with excitement! It's making it hard to keep food on my fork 😂 Not jealous, at all - would rather be sat here with a painful hip, watching b...
by belugabob
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Downtube Pole Bag
Replies: 14
Views: 441

Re: Downtube Pole Bag

I just strap mine to the top tube, with Velcro straps, alongside the top straps of my framebag.
by belugabob
Mon Sep 07, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62896

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Richard G wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:07 pm
I did have a quick link but the chain was in the wrong place when I linked it up so I had to bail on the route.
I don't understand - in what way was the chain in the wrong place?
by belugabob
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Back in the saddle: Britain's new love affair with cycling
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Back in the saddle: Britain's new love affair with cycling

We had fish and chips by the river in Shoreham, today, and the amount of people out on bikes was wonderful to see. All ages, sizes and niches (including a tricycle) were in evidence and, surprisingly, a large proportion of them seemed to using their bike as an alternative to the car - shopping, meet...
by belugabob
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62896

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

I set off on a 34 mile route, yesterday, which would have finished of my current western expansion plans, and take me from 25x25 to 29x29. Unfortunately a comedy fall into the nettles and thistles resulted in my saddle pointing the wrong way. However, instead of the usual "seatpost rotated in seat t...
by belugabob
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick one: stowable packpack
Replies: 17
Views: 460

Re: Quick one: stowable packpack

Another decathlon packable backpack user, here. Can find it on their website, but they have plenty of alternatives. Bought specifically to stock up on BBQ goodies and beer, a few miles before arriving at the campsite. Did the job admirably, and has also been used for picking up shopping on the way h...
by belugabob
Wed Aug 19, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ss sprocket for a microspline hub ??
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: ss sprocket for a microspline hub ??

Can you change the freehub for a normal Shimano one?
by belugabob
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Free bike service
Replies: 35
Views: 698

Re: Free bike service

I'm with Dave, on this. Have only ever used my LBS to chase and face my BB, so not about to start now, just because it's 'free'. The morals of doing so would be the same as all those folks who get a 200mm travel downhill bike on the cycle to work scheme - it's disingenuous and dishonest. If you do n...
by belugabob
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gatherings?
Replies: 48
Views: 1199

Re: Gatherings?

Having similar discussions, with my wife, at the moment. She normally goes away for 4 or five days, each year, with a friend, staying in a hotel that puts on entertainment and local sightseeing trips. Recently got a letter from them setting out what changes have been made to the arrangements and the...
by belugabob
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: An observation.
Replies: 44
Views: 1073

Re: An observation.

*not here obviously but we're perhaps odd :wink:
I sincerely hope so - have you seen what passes for 'normal', nowadays.
by belugabob
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Show us your SQUARE (please).
Replies: 62
Views: 1427

Re: Show us your SQUARE (please).

Currently at 25x25 but working on the western flanks, so should be up to 30 X 30 soon.
Then I have to start working towards London
by belugabob
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62896

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Darn it - got distracted by the farmer's market, in Lodsworth, and forgot to wiggle round the back streets. Those 2 tiles are going to be a pain to go back for. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50104961392_2d94718063_z.jpg 2020-07-12_05-05-07 by belugabob , on Flickr Off to get them, tomorrow, a...
by belugabob
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oh Arse!
Replies: 35
Views: 1317

Re: Oh Arse!

Just how dirty were they, for you to not notice that?
by belugabob
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 587039

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

These have been mentioned, before, when discussing ways of upgrading drop bars bikes from cable pull brakes to hydraulics, without having to change the levers.

They were a good deal before, but even moreso, now...

https://www.cyclestore.co.uk/seasonalCa ... oryID=8895
by belugabob
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62896

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

bribing a kid on a bike with haribo
Not something you should be admitting to, on a public forum... ;)
by belugabob
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62896

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Not sure if it’s available for the etrex, it’s on garmin ConnectIQ, oh and it’s called Every tile. There’s a good app for Android phones apparently. It is only compatible with the Edge series, unfortunately. The app for Android phones, is probably the one I already have - Explorer helper for velovi...
by belugabob
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62896

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Bob do you have a garmin? I’ve installed ‘every square’ its limited in scope but does give a live indicator of which squares you’ve been through. Yes, an Etrex35, where do I get that from? I normally plot the routes beforehand, using Strava and the veloviewer browser plugin - I just wasn't paying a...
by belugabob
Sun Jul 12, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62896

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Darn it - got distracted by the farmer's market, in Lodsworth, and forgot to wiggle round the back streets. Those 2 tiles are going to be a pain to go back for.

Image2020-07-12_05-05-07 by belugabob, on Flickr
by belugabob
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62896

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Those leaderboard screen shots, I notice in both of them for the years 'All' is not ticked. It only shows 2020 and 2019 but there may be other years ticked. You need to tick all to make sure all your historic tiles are included. Are we looking at the same screenshots? Both have 'All' ticked, surely?