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by ton
Thu Mar 04, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off topic: salmon or mackerel?
Replies: 29
Views: 429

Re: Off topic: salmon or mackerel?

am alone in liking Pilchards and Sild.
by ton
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: camper van bike storage ?
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: camper van bike storage ?

it will be a transit or similar. i dont lust after a transporter or owt flash. i was thinking of a bulkhead placed 2 ft in from the back doors. with one bike stood on the floor, and my wife's smaller bike on a rack above. so the bikes are in their own garage type thing. other bike stuff will go in t...
by ton
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: camper van bike storage ?
Replies: 9
Views: 269

camper van bike storage ?

i will be purchasing a camper van or a van to convert in the next couple of month. looked at a few, they seem full of loads of stuff we dont want, like toilets, sink, cooker. they do seem to have a distinct lack of things i find i need, like bike storage. just wondering if anyone on here has a campe...
by ton
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: wtd, cheap front disc brake, not cable.
Replies: 6
Views: 164

Re: wtd, cheap front disc brake, not cable.

How competent of a tech are you mate?
not very. thanks for the offer, but i need it working.


anyone else ?
by ton
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: wtd, cheap front disc brake, not cable.
Replies: 6
Views: 164

wtd, cheap front disc brake, not cable.

anyone ? cheaper the better. :-bd
by ton
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone suffer from a very bad back ? advice needed.
Replies: 15
Views: 443

Re: anyone suffer from a very bad back ? advice needed.

she is now in her 3rd week with this problem. she saw a physio twice in the previous 10 days, and is seeing him again today. he said it is a trapped nerve, probably the femoral nerve from her symptoms. he eased it up a fair bit, and gave her some exercises. which she does daily. she even managed a 6...
by ton
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Slovakia anyone ??
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Slovakia anyone ??

fancying a touring jaunt to slovakia once we are allowed out of fortress GB.
anyone been. it looks very quiet and basic, kind of like me.

any info greatly appreciated.
by ton
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone run a Gates belt drive on their rohloff ?
Replies: 22
Views: 412

Re: anyone run a Gates belt drive on their rohloff ?

it has movement up and down. like i can wobble it up and down a inch or so.
when i put forward pressure on the pedals the lower chain part is still slack tho not overly
by ton
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone run a Gates belt drive on their rohloff ?
Replies: 22
Views: 412

Re: anyone run a Gates belt drive on their rohloff ?

right then, i fitted a very robust hub gear specific chain today. with a 3 peice link. i managed to fit the link with the chain in situ. i did not have to remove the wheel or ramp the chain. the chain i have fitted is the same length as the one removed. but it feels a bit tighter ? is this because i...
by ton
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who plans their routes?
Replies: 24
Views: 425

Re: Who plans their routes?

i plot a route on OS maps. but dont follow it on a gps or anything. i usually have a pretty good idea of where i am heading. i love spending time plotting routes, part of the fun of cycling for me. i dont want to spend time riding up and down dead ends or dragging my bike over shyte moorland goat tr...
by ton
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone run a Gates belt drive on their rohloff ?
Replies: 22
Views: 412

Re: anyone run a Gates belt drive on their rohloff ?

pistonbroke, thanks for the link.

and thanks for the replies gents.
by ton
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone run a Gates belt drive on their rohloff ?
Replies: 22
Views: 412

Re: anyone run a Gates belt drive on their rohloff ?

any chance of a link to something suitable ? please.
by ton
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone run a Gates belt drive on their rohloff ?
Replies: 22
Views: 412

Re: anyone run a Gates belt drive on their rohloff ?

reason i am asking is this, whilst out on a 48 mile circuit on friday, i heard a ping, and then i was spinning fresh air. my bloody chain had snapped. it had snapped at the quicklink it had been joined with. but the quicklink was not in 2 like how they come, it was laid on the floor with the chain i...
by ton
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone run a Gates belt drive on their rohloff ?
Replies: 22
Views: 412

anyone run a Gates belt drive on their rohloff ?

just curious and wondering of the pro's and con's over a chain.
by ton
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bike seat for carrying a toddler
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: bike seat for carrying a toddler

some stuff to mull over here cheers all.

i might buy a trailer.
grandson is 1 year old on sunday. grand daughter is 6 months. so come the summer, they will both be good to go in a trailer.
and i am only 1 mile from leeds/liverpool canal, so ideal for some slow long steady miles with em.
by ton
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bike seat for carrying a toddler
Replies: 13
Views: 204

bike seat for carrying a toddler

looking for a bike seat to carry my grandson on my bike.
20 years since i last had one for my daughter. it was a hamex ?
are they still good ? or is there something a bit less cumbersome ?
by ton
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd / On the scrounge. brake caliper
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Wtd / On the scrounge. brake caliper

cheers gents. messaged you both. :-bd
by ton
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd / On the scrounge. brake caliper
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Wtd / On the scrounge. brake caliper

i need a back brake caliper for a cable disc brake. or even a complete rear hydro disc brake including lever.
i dont need anything good i.e expensive. if it were to be a freebie from your spares box i would be forever in your debt.

anyone............ please :grin:
by ton
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats been your favourite-est forks ever?
Replies: 43
Views: 443

Re: Whats been your favourite-est forks ever?

marzocchi bombers (sp?) fecking vaguely exciting.

1st edition fox 36's, bombproof.
by ton
Tue Feb 16, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone suffer from a very bad back ? advice needed.
Replies: 15
Views: 443

Re: anyone suffer from a very bad back ? advice needed.

thanks for the replies.

got a physio coming to see us.

wish the doctors would tell us what meds do .
by ton
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone suffer from a very bad back ? advice needed.
Replies: 15
Views: 443

anyone suffer from a very bad back ? advice needed.

this time last week i had to phone 111 for some advice. the wife did something to her back. dont know what or how. outcome was a ambulance came and took her off to the hospital. she was examined and xrayed. she had not done anything to her bones it seems, so it was thought to be either muscle or ner...
by ton
Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone else only eat once a day?
Replies: 55
Views: 1007

Re: Anyone else only eat once a day?

i eat when i am hungry, which is most of the day.
and i am not kidding.
by ton
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Am i talking bollocks ? wool versus cotton/nylon mix
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: Am i talking bollocks ? wool versus cotton/nylon mix

yes they are thinner, but my feet were not squashed in anyway in the wool socks.
when i take the wool socks off they feel cold, not damp. could the wool be insulating a cold foot, keeping it cold. ?

45nrth boots did this, my foot was always cold when i had them.
by ton
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Am i talking bollocks ? wool versus cotton/nylon mix
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Am i talking bollocks ? wool versus cotton/nylon mix

now if you look back on my posting history, you will see a load of posts about suffering from painfully cold feet. i have a fair bit of history off searching out the warmest most weatherproof footwear and socks, i have every type of wool socks going. alpaca, mohair, silk, vapour barrier. everything....
by ton
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9538
Views: 1081895

Re: The post man's been ...

Lovely that Tony, is it a Fargo?
yes Jase, it is. it is bloody lovely too. :-bd