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by Moff
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 4 first's and a boatload of comfort.
Replies: 18
Views: 611

Re: 4 first's and a boatload of comfort.

That will be the head badge :-bd I know Salsa sometimes get accused of being overpriced and people list the cheaper alternatives which are 'just' as good, but there's something about how a ti Salsa rides which is more than the geo numbers and sum of the parts. Maybe they'll make the Salsa I want ag...
by Moff
Mon Jan 04, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS. Lauf TR Boost -New and unused warranty replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: FS. Lauf TR Boost -New and unused warranty replacement

you've got mail, if it's made it's way through the system.
by Moff
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does the Isle of Wight have aliens
Replies: 19
Views: 536

Re: Does the Isle of Wight have aliens

sean_iow wrote:
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:43 pm
Given our monolith seems to be considerably more shoddily constructed than the others around the world maybe the Government put it up?
Come on Sean, you built it out of stuff from the back of the shed didn't you!!
by Moff
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?

As Sean has said I'm local (Eastleigh) mostly trundling the hinterlands between Soton and Winch at the mo. Happy to meet up for a pedal if you wish/impart any knowledge I may have. Looks like there could be a BB South Central to arrange? - Sean, mostly multispeeding it at the mo, gimpy ankle is liki...
by Moff
Fri Nov 20, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone any experience of 'non shocker' version of USE/Ultimate seatposts?
Replies: 12
Views: 290

Re: Anyone any experience of 'non shocker' version of USE/Ultimate seatposts?

They sometimes have some keenly priced posts on the Outlet page of the USE/Exposure website. I'm running a 27.2 Sumo on the singlespeed and it's definitely a more comfy ride that the Thompson I had on before. It is possible to decrease weight as the diameter goes up as stiffness for the same wall th...
by Moff
Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9538
Views: 1081641

Re: The post man's been ...

A pair of Carbon Bonty wheels from Escape Goat.

Now should I hunt around for the XD driver or just get a Sunrace cassette and 'only' have a 11t bottom sprocket?
Also new disc rotors are needed....so could use as an excuse to replace the Shimano brakes I don't really get on with...
by Moff
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Bontrager Kovee Elite Carbon Wheels

message sent
by Moff
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sold
Replies: 4
Views: 141

Re: Bontrager Kovee Elite Carbon Wheels

What axle standards are they and internal rim width?
by Moff
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear Light recommendations
Replies: 21
Views: 437

Rear Light recommendations

Lost my rear light at the weekend, was clipped over the straps of my Wildcat seat harness and looking for something to replace it - any recommendations? Would like to mount it on the straps as before, ideally USB chargeable. Old one was a Leyzne unit that a strap/hem clip plus the rubber frame strap...
by Moff
Fri Aug 28, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: King Alfreds Way.
Replies: 99
Views: 5787

Re: King Alfreds Way.

I've just replotted the route starting from Winchester, looks like there are a fair number of lanes involved on the route, chucking the route in Komoot suggests: Natural: 59.0 km Unpaved: 103 km Gravel: 24.1 km Paved: 51.8 km Asphalt: 106 km Unknown: 10.9 km Winchester to Salisbury - is mostly lanes...
by Moff
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9538
Views: 1081641

Re: The post man's been ...

An Acepac Pot Bag and some Bow-Ties from the Bossman Stu.
by Moff
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's like a small carabiner but not...
Replies: 20
Views: 743

Re: What's like a small carabiner but not...

How about a short version of Stu’s Carbon Wotnots?
Might need a thicker line to stop cutting through the webbing?
https://bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk/sho ... n-wotknots
by Moff
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's like a small carabiner but not...
Replies: 20
Views: 743

Re: What's like a small carabiner but not...

Too slow on my edit!
by Moff
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's like a small carabiner but not...
Replies: 20
Views: 743

Re: What's like a small carabiner but not...

How about something like this:
https://www.extremtextil.de/g-buckle-gu ... -25mm.html

Edit:
....... ah didn’t read the ‘unhook’ bit..... though these have always stayed secure for me when under tension

Maybe these?
https://www.s3i.co.uk/quick-links.php
by Moff
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 125
Views: 4524

Re: who rides Ti ?

Despite the ‘risks’ I’m considering a Walty to replace the El Mariachi (think I need a bit more top tube length) - need to find a new job first, then I can ‘reward’ myself! I ordered my Burls after having a steel El Mariachi and then blanching at the cost of a Ti one. It was very heavily based on t...
by Moff
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 125
Views: 4524

Re: who rides Ti ?

Titanium is a bit of a tricky material. It could be said that it is a notch sensitive material, whereby sharp geometry changes, so poorly finished mitre, a badly cut hole or an inclusion (impurity) in the material can cause stress concentrations that wouldn’t be seen in steel or Alu, which could pro...
by Moff
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 125
Views: 4524

Re: who rides Ti ?

Do the scratches from frame bags polish out? I nearly cried when I removed my bags off my new Broken Road after a week in the Gorms I have the opposite problem with my ti salsa, the frame has a brushed/matt finish and the straps from my frame bag polish the ti. I've heard that non-stick scouring pa...
by Moff
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 807
Views: 65370

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Pedals great - new handling not happy :sad: Is it your first time with a H bar? My first rides with mine they felt terrible and I wondered what I'd spent all that money for. I stuck with it and after a few rides it just clicked. Bar with this much sweep, yes. Don’t think the bars are the issue, it’...
by Moff
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9538
Views: 1081641

Re: The post man's been ...

A box of goodies from Extremtextil - now to decide on which one of the 4 tarp designs I’ve sketched up.

Hope I don’t destroy Helen's sewing machine!
by Moff
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 807
Views: 65370

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Some changes and an upgrade to the El Mariachi. Carbon forks, 29+ wheel and H-bar clones for the front. Shiney new XT SPD’s to replace the old Deore’s that where rattling on their axles! :shock: Pedals great - new handling not happy :sad: https://i.postimg.cc/NFf7388w/84079641-0367-402-A-9380-CB7-BA...
by Moff
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Possibly a catastrophe. Advice needed please.
Replies: 14
Views: 717

Re: Possibly a catastrophe. Advice needed please.

A bit difficult to determine from a photo, but my initial thoughts are the frame is ok and the hanger has done it’s job. Have a poke around the frame around the dropout, look for any obvious cracking. Try and move it around by hand, should feel nice and solid - flex along the length of the seat stay...
by Moff
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT T shirts for those not riding - 4 outstanding.
Replies: 38
Views: 4367

Re: WRT T shirts for those not riding.

Tim Gray - Large, please.
by Moff
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Durability of BOA Laces
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: Durability of BOA Laces

The Boa in my 5:10's is a plastic coated wire.
3 or 4 years old now and lasting pretty well, despite the plastic coating splitting.
No sure I'd get shoes with a full length single Boa again, getting the tension right across the shoes take a while with a number of re-adjustments.
by Moff
Sun Jun 07, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 721
Views: 73154

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

10x10 for me, one or two rides will get me to 12x12.

Found some ‘lovely’ nettle, bramble and hawthorn fest trying to fill in some gaps over the last couple of weeks.
by Moff
Tue May 19, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veneto Trail can anyone help and feel free to tag along!
Replies: 40
Views: 2312

Re: Veneto Trail can anyone help and feel free to tag along!

Sorry, maybe is should call Rich out So directly? If the choice was to do a big adventure in the UK, that would be a best of luck enjoy. I think it’s the (to me) seemingly unnecessary travel. Though I do have to admit that I’m being a bit hypocritical as we (Helen & I) went to Canada early March bef...