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by belugabob
Mon May 16, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Locks, for commuting, superlight, strong and reliable...
Replies: 32
Views: 383

Re: Locks, for commuting, superlight, strong and reliable...

A friend of mine wrapped most of his frame in black insulating tape when using it for commuting. Once scuffed up a bit in use it looked quite tatty but the frame was still perfect underneath. That's a bit like those leather covers that our American cousins use, to protect the front of their cars fr...
by belugabob
Sun May 15, 2022 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Locks, for commuting, superlight, strong and reliable...
Replies: 32
Views: 383

Re: Locks, for commuting, superlight, strong and reliable...

Good luck - hope it all works out.
by belugabob
Sun May 15, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Locks, for commuting, superlight, strong and reliable...
Replies: 32
Views: 383

Re: Locks, for commuting, superlight, strong and reliable...

This discussion raises the issue of what constitutes good infrastructure, and I feel that secure storage for bikes is often overlooked. In larger towns and cities, it should be easier, due to the potentially higher demand for such facilities. Maybe councils could use some of the empty shop buildings...
by belugabob
Sat May 14, 2022 4:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Locks, for commuting, superlight, strong and reliable...
Replies: 32
Views: 383

Re: Locks, for commuting, superlight, strong and reliable...

Ignore the light bit and suck up the weight for the first ride in - then leave it locked to whatever you'd lock your bike to
by belugabob
Sat May 14, 2022 8:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Amateurs - should be using OS paper maps...
Replies: 9
Views: 297

Re: Amateurs - should be using OS paper maps...

I wonder if they've got all the branches of Spar, mapped as waypoints
by belugabob
Tue May 10, 2022 7:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Skillz
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Skillz

Excellent video editing, as well as skillz.

Particularly liked the cargo bike
by belugabob
Tue May 10, 2022 7:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Titanium seatpost on titanium frame?
Replies: 10
Views: 351

Re: Titanium seatpost on titanium frame?

GregMay wrote: Sun May 08, 2022 5:33 pm
Mike wrote: Sun May 08, 2022 10:09 am what of this greasing you talk of?
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That's the one, that you want...
by belugabob
Mon May 02, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know you all love an expensive adventure
Replies: 50
Views: 2239

Re: I know you all love an expensive adventure

face down in a ditch, dead, with their best friends ,
Now, where have I heard this, before...?
by belugabob
Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ferries to ‘THE Island’ & other questions
Replies: 21
Views: 488

Re: Ferries to ‘THE Island’ & other questions

I'm doing a similar outing in June from my home in Wareham Dorset. We are calling it the three ferries tour as I've included Sandbanks, Hengistbury and the Link ferry in the ride. Following a route from this site: https://www.lifeinthesaddle.cc/2019/07/gravel-cycling-routes-isle-of-wight.html That ...
by belugabob
Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Paging Ian Barrington and other gate lovers
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: Paging Ian Barrington and other gate lovers

If we're submitting gates for rating, here's mine* https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52028772826_092af66d64_c.jpg *Not my gate, but my submission. It's on a way-marked cycle route as well for bonus points. I knew exactly where that was, before I even spotted who posted it (and I've only been ther...
by belugabob
Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ferries to ‘THE Island’ & other questions
Replies: 21
Views: 488

Re: Ferries to ‘THE Island’ & other questions

I'm doing a similar outing in June from my home in Wareham Dorset. We are calling it the three ferries tour as I've included Sandbanks, Hengistbury and the Link ferry in the ride. Following a route from this site: https://www.lifeinthesaddle.cc/2019/07/gravel-cycling-routes-isle-of-wight.html That ...
by belugabob
Sat Apr 23, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Down tube tool kit
Replies: 7
Views: 318

Re: Down tube tool kit

I like the bentley components take on the strap decks, but their other products probably aren't to everybody's taste
by belugabob
Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10676
Views: 1437879

Re: The post man's been ...

godivatrailrider wrote: Tue Apr 19, 2022 4:43 pm .... and brought me a Deuter Astro Pro 600 down sleeping bag :-bd and a 2L water bladder
The latter will come in handy when you're safely snuggled in the former, and just can't face getting up, at 2am 😉
by belugabob
Mon Apr 18, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "human litter" on Snowdon
Replies: 30
Views: 635

Re: "human litter" on Snowdon

As an aside, you can do a tour of the Paris sewers and, at the end, there are visitors toilets. (Proper flushing ones)

I couldn't help but think they should have just installed "long drops" and saved a fortune on plumbing 😉💩
by belugabob
Thu Apr 14, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It'd carry a bike?
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: It'd carry a bike?

For that price, I'd want it to tow me across the lake...

Great idea, though - handy for solo swims, if you don't fancy leaving your possessions on the shore
by belugabob
Wed Apr 13, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lost and found
Replies: 17
Views: 712

Re: Lost and found

You're very good at this Lu ... I dropped a spacer in the yard yesterday. I've an idea where it is but can't find it. I'll point you in the right direction at the WRT :-bd Don't get me started on that subject - our garden is mostly gravel, and a complete pain, when it comes to bike fettling and dro...
by belugabob
Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lost and found
Replies: 17
Views: 712

Re: Lost and found

frogatthefarriers wrote: Mon Apr 11, 2022 11:07 am Been there, done that! Several times.





Nothing ventured - nothing gained, a few minutes later the metal detector beep-beeped and there was my ring under a thin film of mud. Note the 2015 WRT T-shirt.

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My precious...
by belugabob
Sat Apr 09, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 523
Views: 38557

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

Alpinum wrote: Fri Apr 08, 2022 7:49 pm Five Ten Trailcross now as clip in's and with a strap available:
https://www.adidas.ch/en/five-ten-trail ... Z9848.html
Is it just me, or do those cleat slots look a lot more off-centre than other shoes?
by belugabob
Fri Apr 08, 2022 9:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lost and found
Replies: 17
Views: 712

Re: Lost and found

Not quite "lost", but I once stashed some beers in a place that I knew I'd be riding past, with friends, about 2 weeks later. They were still there, when required, and the looks on their faces when I disappeared into the under growth, and emerged with 4 chilled beers, was priceless Callin...
by belugabob
Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lost and found
Replies: 17
Views: 712

Re: Lost and found

Not quite "lost", but I once stashed some beers in a place that I knew I'd be riding past, with friends, about 2 weeks later.
They were still there, when required, and the looks on their faces when I disappeared into the under growth, and emerged with 4 chilled beers, was priceless
by belugabob
Fri Apr 08, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proper bothy
Replies: 24
Views: 842

Re: Proper bothy

Imagine getting there, and finding that it's full...

"I'll just pitch my tent outside, then..."
by belugabob
Wed Apr 06, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Etrex alternatives?
Replies: 19
Views: 503

Re: Etrex alternatives?

sean_iow wrote: Wed Apr 06, 2022 6:38 pm
It was originally designed as a walking hand-held,
If so, that was before they added the driving/cycling etc. profiles
by belugabob
Wed Apr 06, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Etrex alternatives?
Replies: 19
Views: 503

Re: Etrex alternatives?

But that's a Route, you only really need one way-point for a route, the destination. The gps is deciding the way between them, like a sat-nav does in a car. If you've planned a route for a veloviewer tile bagging session, then that tends to be more specific than "start here and go to there&quo...
by belugabob
Wed Apr 06, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dipped Bike Lights
Replies: 29
Views: 770

Re: Dipped Bike Lights

I use a Lezyne Macro Drive, which has a 'race mode' feature. When you put the light on this setting, pressing the button cycles between full power and a medium output. It's not perfect but it's a pretty easy way to dip the beam, and useful off road too - full power for descents, dipped for everywhe...