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by fatbikerbill
Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 3192

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

I ride a fat bike & my name is Bill !

Perhaps I now need to change it to something more tyre width generic
by fatbikerbill
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Source of press-studs for quilt modification
Replies: 5
Views: 216

Re: Source of press-studs for quilt modification

Fair enough.

I'd pop to John Lewis, do you have one in sunny Cataluña.
by fatbikerbill
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone tried putoline chain wax ?
Replies: 20
Views: 595

Re: Anyone tried putoline chain wax ?

Thx all, interesting contrast between bb views and STWers.

Reading that stw post it's not for Lancashire winters, at least not for rides more than a few hours. It'd spend more time in the fryer than on the bike.

Perhaps I'll reconsider when we get that long dry summer.
by fatbikerbill
Mon Feb 24, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone tried putoline chain wax ?
Replies: 20
Views: 595

Anyone tried putoline chain wax ?

Is it worth the faff ?
How long does it last ?
Is it good for winter & summer ?

It's never been on my radar before.

I used to be a squirt user but lost heart when winter started, been using a good old greasy winter sticky oil since.
by fatbikerbill
Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Winter MTL: 16th early from Wategrove (if anyone wishes to join)!
Replies: 35
Views: 1776

Re: Winter MTL: Groupstart anyone? 8th and/or 9th Feb

Call me a wimp but the forecast is looking emmanently missable.
by fatbikerbill
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: jones bars not working...........again
Replies: 48
Views: 1440

Re: jones bars not working...........again

Tony,

Where abouts are you?

I could loan you some Jones risers to try if you want. I am located near Blackburn.

PM if you are.
Bill
by fatbikerbill
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: JENNRIDE 20
Replies: 38
Views: 1550

Re: JENNRIDE 20

full moon that w/e as well - excellent
by fatbikerbill
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Winter MTL: 16th early from Wategrove (if anyone wishes to join)!
Replies: 35
Views: 1776

Re: Winter MTL: Groupstart anyone? 8th and/or 9th Feb

My vote is for bivvy.

A harder choice might be what direction, personally I prefer clockwise.
by fatbikerbill
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: orbea OIZ Tr - any experience ?
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: orbea OIZ Tr - any experience ?

Glad it's not just me.
by fatbikerbill
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: orbea OIZ Tr - any experience ?
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: orbea OIZ Tr - any experience ?

Seen your posts before about the Occam & it looks great. Not sure though I fancy the new one (for bikepacking) though. I too use a Ti fatty or a krampus at the moment as my two choices, but they are my only bikes so looking at something a bit more 'fun'. I keep switching from something like the Occa...
by fatbikerbill
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: orbea OIZ Tr - any experience ?
Replies: 4
Views: 275

orbea OIZ Tr - any experience ?

this one https://www.mtbmonster.com/orbea-oiz-m2 ... ndigo-red/

anyone tried them out, if so what are your thoughts please as a bikepacker bike but also as a general 'everyday' bike?
by fatbikerbill
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Asking for a friend....
Replies: 16
Views: 967

Re: Asking for a friend....

I really do not get how that PX can be so so cheap. Is it a case of you get what you pay for is it the bargain it could be ?
by fatbikerbill
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What winter socks?
Replies: 15
Views: 952

Re: What winter socks?

Anyone tried alpaca socks?
by fatbikerbill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: refilling gas cans
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: refilling gas cans

Cheers Lazarus,

And that old thread is here viewtopic.php?t=14636
by fatbikerbill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: refilling gas cans
Replies: 3
Views: 308

refilling gas cans

following on from the cooking stove reccomendations I see Lazarus mentions refilling his/her cans.

What do you use Lazarus or other people & how safe do you find it ?
Have you nearly died ?

A quick google lead me to the G-works Gas saver in various versions.
by fatbikerbill
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's the best rear red light please
Replies: 27
Views: 1212

Re: What's the best rear red light please

i'm another against super bright rear lights.

But my advice - get two lights - there's always that day when one of them stops working.

Those £8 little USB lights from decathlon are surprisingly good, especially as a backup
by fatbikerbill
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Budget winter bothy mat?
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Budget winter bothy mat?

slight hijack... There was a kind gentleman at the #jennride giving away (for a charitable donation) rolls of some thin stuff for lying on to keep the moisture out. I remember there were instructions for it to be one particular way up - but for the life of me ...... hijack reason - because I thought...
by fatbikerbill
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I 'need' a fat bike?
Replies: 37
Views: 1950

Re: Do I 'need' a fat bike?

I love my fat bike as some here will know , climb anything, go anywhere. The one terrain they don't like is rock/bouldery downs like Edale cross to Hayfield. As for snow that can be hit and miss. Most often English snow is too warm and wet. The beast from the east snow was 100% perfect. As Whiteston...
by fatbikerbill
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproof shorts & trousers?
Replies: 20
Views: 917

Re: Waterproof shorts & trousers?

MT500 waterproof shorts for too - fab, they make all the difference for a winter ride - a nice warm & dry mid rift.

Mine are the shorts (as in above the knee), they also do a just below the knee option if you prefer the jodpurs look but I prefer the freedom.
by fatbikerbill
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?
Replies: 58
Views: 3246

Re: 800 miles, 98% off road - anyone?

ace photos.

Quite a logistical or expensive nightmare to organise - unless you ride there & back !
by fatbikerbill
Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bikes with super short stems & a Jones bar
Replies: 35
Views: 1615

bikes with super short stems & a Jones bar

if you were (uncool) to put a Jones bar on a bike with one of these modern short stems that would put the bars way back & be daft. If you then changed the stem for the appropiate length that moved the bars forward would that give the same/similar riding position as the short stem & a 'normal' set of...
by fatbikerbill
Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carbon vs alloy wheels. Worth it?
Replies: 19
Views: 1086

Re: Carbon vs alloy wheels. Worth it?

cheers all, especially alpinum, I'll keep looking & considering.