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by fatbikerbill
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Pennine bridleway?
Replies: 10
Views: 856

Re: Pennine bridleway?

In Reverse, congratulations, when did you tie the knot?

As for the pbw, I think the majority is a good ride. With one section to definitely avoid, Gisburn to the dales. It's a soft tour of field edges. Instead just ride the nice country lanes.
by fatbikerbill
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi boots
Replies: 30
Views: 674

Re: Bivi boots

Reading all these options I'm thinking the best option is still a spare pair of woollen socks and 2 plastic bags.

That gives you the added advantage of a pair of nice dry spare socks to wear on the last days riding.
by fatbikerbill
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A bigger Valais?
Replies: 24
Views: 1387

Re: A bigger Valais?

that seat angle looks very kinky
by fatbikerbill
Thu May 28, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jersey orders UPDATE
Replies: 39
Views: 1268

Re: Jersey orders close SUNDAY.

Stu,

1) are the zips all full length on the classic short & long sleeved ?
2) are the rear pockets all open or are any zipped ?
by fatbikerbill
Sat May 23, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack
Replies: 77
Views: 2845

Re: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack

Dave,

£75 right now.

https://www.cyclerepublic.com/garmin-ch ... y8EALw_wcB

Sorry for the monster link, on my phone
by fatbikerbill
Tue May 19, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: wildcat drover with a dropper - what could possibly go wrong ?
Replies: 2
Views: 204

wildcat drover with a dropper - what could possibly go wrong ?

Does anyone use a seat post harness, specifically a wildcat Drover with a dropper ?

If so does it damage the slide parts of the seat post much/at all ?

asking for a friend ;-)
by fatbikerbill
Tue May 19, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Android mapping app
Replies: 29
Views: 5000

Re: Android mapping app

BCN is very similar to Maverick, but IMO BCN is better & at the very least map download is a lot faster.
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: 159
Views: 5371

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: 322

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: 849

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: 849

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: 2338

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: 2008

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: 2123

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: 2338

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: 367

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: 367

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: 367

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: 1215

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: 1240

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: 386

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: 386

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.