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by Jurassic
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 158
Views: 7480

Re: Wildlife

I saw three weasel kits play fighting in the road (a quiet back road) that I was cycling down the other day. When I first saw them I couldn't work out what I was looking at as they were all three curled up together wrestling each other, it was only when I got closer that they separated and ran off a...
by Jurassic
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: No expense spared kit wish list
Replies: 35
Views: 767

Re: No expense spared kit wish list

There'a not much that I'm currently lusting after but I'd like to try a Revelate Spinelock seat pack as I have a first gen Alpkit bag that wags like a dog's tail. I'd also like a more modern, lighter version of my Exped Synmat7 and I'd love to try a decent quality down quilt to see how I'd get on wi...
by Jurassic
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultra wide ratio 2x9 transmission.
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Ultra wide ratio 2x9 transmission.

Yeah I had wondered whether having the chain long enough to go big/big would leave it too slack on small/small. I might nick the 11-40 off the fat bike and mock it up and see, that way I don't end up buying anything until I know whether it'll work or not (it'd also allow me to know whether I need a ...
by Jurassic
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultra wide ratio 2x9 transmission.
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Ultra wide ratio 2x9 transmission.

I recently re-assembled an old fat bike using a 1x9 transmission (Sunrace 11-40 cassette with a 30t NW chainring) and it seems to work very well so far. This has set me thinking that it might be an idea to lower the bottom gear on my bikepacking bike which has a 2x9 transmission (currently a 11-34 c...
by Jurassic
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 587
Views: 37235

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Swapped the disc rotors on my bikepacking bike for some better quality ones. I'm not sure that it was strictly necessary but as I'd already upgraded the brakes themselves I thought I'd fit rotors that were specifically rated for sintered pads rather than just organic pads. :geek: What rotors did yo...
by Jurassic
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 587
Views: 37235

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Swapped the disc rotors on my bikepacking bike for some better quality ones. I'm not sure that it was strictly necessary but as I'd already upgraded the brakes themselves I thought I'd fit rotors that were specifically rated for sintered pads rather than just organic pads. :geek:
by Jurassic
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fuel canisters Highlands and Islands
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Fuel canisters Highlands and Islands

I've seen them in shops and filling stations up north/out west so I think if you carry an emergency canister rather than a spare meths stove you'd probably be fine.
by Jurassic
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 587
Views: 37235

Re: What you done t' your bike today

The plan is to use it as a loaner bike for friends who are fatty curious to ride. I just love building up bikes! :grin: Nice, can I be your new friend :wink: I’ve only ridden a fat bike for a few miles, Dr Nicks Cannondale lefty, my ungracious option was “it’s not as sh!t as I imagined” I’d love to...
by Jurassic
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 201
Views: 4754

Re: When?????

I believe there is some evidence that the much mentioned football match/horse racing festival cases were overstated as a cause of mass spreading of the virus (although some spreading did occur). I've read that research carried out more recently suggested that people returning from foreign travel (an...
by Jurassic
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shirts for the discerning gentleman
Replies: 25
Views: 718

Re: Shirts for the discerning gentleman

I found a short sleeve, work type shirt from Arcteryx in a sale bin across the pond a while back. Great cut for riding in. Appreciate it doesn't compete with 1 squid bamboo on the price scales...but if you can find 'em, they're good enough to ride or go to work in. Missus says I look sharp in it an...
by Jurassic
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 201
Views: 4754

Re: When?????

sadly we live in a society where many feel entitled to do whatever and behave in whatever way they like. :roll: This is exactly right. I really hoped that this whole Corona virus crisis would have modified people's sense of entitlement and made them more willing to take responsibility for their own...
by Jurassic
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shirts for the discerning gentleman
Replies: 25
Views: 718

Re: Shirts for the discerning gentleman

I quite fancy one of those Shimano shirts for ironic gravelwanging and mountain biking but looking at the size guide I'd need an XL I reckon and there don't seem to be any left. Ho hum. :cry: I have a burnt orange Craghoppers shirt already, I might wear that and a tie for Sundays gravel ride for a l...
by Jurassic
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 201
Views: 4754

Re: When?????

...when you see that the "Leader of the free world" has built a wall across the south of the US... US immigration policy defeated by a piece of tape :roll: . He clearly didn't think it through :lol: . https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dkG7koiNiq4 Wow, thanks for sharing that Pete it was fantastic! :-bd
by Jurassic
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dangerous dogs
Replies: 25
Views: 542

Re: Dangerous dogs

Being slightly dog-a-phobic, the thought of stopping and walking isn't one that comes easily. The skid trick works flawlessly (well so far), just kick the back wheel out a bit and the resultant spray of gravel stops them in their tracks. Dog dazers are effective at close range but the best thing is...
by Jurassic
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3199
Views: 543455

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Colin... so in your opinion, this one is a nice climber/all day bike right?? Find myself wanting to save up for one (short travel full suspension but without going into Salsa Spearfish money/territory) after everything starts returning to normal... Edit: not saying Orbea are cheap bikes btw... henc...
by Jurassic
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dangerous dogs
Replies: 25
Views: 542

Re: Dangerous dogs

I agree with all the advice to get off and walk. If it's a farm dog it's probably had it's herding instinct stimulated by somebody riding past on a bike. Border Collies are notorious for chasing bikes, cars etc and trying to round them up. Something fast moving also plays to a dog's "prey drive" ins...
by Jurassic
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 201
Views: 4754

Re: When?????

RIP wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:54 pm
ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:52 pm
Surely the rules are the rules until the rules change, then it's the new rules. Isn't that always how it works?
Mm... apart from the special cases in the old rules and the special exemptions in the new rules :wink:
:shock: :lol:
by Jurassic
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 201
Views: 4754

Re: When?????

If hordes of infected tourists cross from the plague ridden south our careful exit from lockdown will have been for nothing (no offence to our plague ridden brethren from south of the border inteded but you get my point?) I've got the same issue if hordes of infected tourists come over from the nor...
by Jurassic
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 201
Views: 4754

Re: When?????

5 mile limit in Scotland to be removed on 3rd July. Self-contained accommodation (no shared services) also allowed from that date. Mixed messages again from the politicians. Yesterday Sturgeon was telling us not to travel outwith our local area for holidays and now it's going to be open house from ...
by Jurassic
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration
Replies: 51
Views: 987

Re: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration

I know everyone is trying to make a living but the excessive rent thing seems crazy. With the rise in online shopping you'd think landlords would be desperate to keep businesses in their properties not force them out (or out of business) with high rents. My buddy has the bike shop in the town I live...
by Jurassic
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration
Replies: 51
Views: 987

Re: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration

I don't understand the reticence to "pay" the £5 in order to save more than that*. GO also price-match so a bit of savvy Googling should result in no penalty. *and it's not like it's compulsory. Yeah, it doesn't bother me either. You make up the cost of the discount card in a couple of purchases in...
by Jurassic
Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: When?????
Replies: 201
Views: 4754

Re: When?????

I'm reassured, frustrated and alarmed by the slower pace that our (Scottish) devolved government are taking compared to England.. Reassured because essentially nothing has changed and Corona virus is still as dangerous as ever, frustrated because I'll have to wait longer than you lot darn sarf to be...
by Jurassic
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration
Replies: 51
Views: 987

Re: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration

yet rejoice that it's another nail in the coffin of £9.99 pop up tents :wink: This was my first thought, we just need Argos, Halfords, Decathlon etc to stop selling them as well. :roll: or for them to go into Administration too :???: :???: :-S :-S Yes exactly, that's why I said stop selling cheap t...
by Jurassic
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3199
Views: 543455

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

When I came back to cycling and started riding regularly again I used safety glasses initially and then progressed to a mid priced pair of Decathlon glasses with three different lenses. They were both okay and did the job up to a point but they would steam up on climbs and be too dark under trees (u...
by Jurassic
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Budget Bags
Replies: 17
Views: 435

Re: Budget Bags

Do you have an old closed cell camping mat? If so you could try taking that with you and putting it under your Numo to eliminate the possibility that your mat is the issue. I've heard on here and from a friend who has one that Numo's are notoriously cold. I have a Thermarest NeoAirXlite which is goo...