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by Al
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 53
Views: 909

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:47 pm
It's a little back lane heading into the hills near Birds Rock.
The 82 sustrans route up to Braich Ddu?
by Al
Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lanshan 1 users what length pole are you using
Replies: 20
Views: 635

Re: Lanshan 1 users what length pole are you using

126cm stu pole with the lanshan 1 and now using the same with the pro.
by Al
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Acepac bar bag
Replies: 17
Views: 460

Re: Acepac bar bag

I need to replace my Wildcat bar bag and I like the look of the Acepac bar bag. Will it fit around another non-Acepak roll or does it only attach to their own roll bag or directly to the handlebars without a roll? If you see what I mean... Do you mean the roll / dry bag or the clip on pouch thing? ...
by Al
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 101
Views: 3210

Re: WRT

https://imgur.com/gallery/svoyOkh Hafren Forest at dusk yesterday evening. Techno’s very generously donated route has nearly killed me this morning! Plenty of pushing, bogs and tussocks with live fire arms for added fun!Just having to recover with a pint at the George Burrow Hotel before another 20...
by Al
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Rigid 29er Fork
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: Wanted: Rigid 29er Fork

by Al
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Viewpoint with prettiest view over The Peaks
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Viewpoint with prettiest view over The Peaks

Curbar gap?
SK261747
by Al
Wed Aug 26, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2 person shelter under £200
Replies: 21
Views: 739

Re: 2 person shelter under £200

Two piss takes for saying hello, bunch of bastards around here... nah sure you're all lovely really. Not sure why I didn't think (or Google) lightweight folding poles for those walking stick tents. Doh. Looks like a great solution though. Anyone have thoughts on whether my lanky 195cm frame would f...
by Al
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2 person shelter under £200
Replies: 21
Views: 739

Re: 2 person shelter under £200

Aliexpress Dave but there are a few places now selling them in the UK ... obviously the price is higher but you don't have to await the slow boat. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lanshan-outdoor-camping-tent-1-2-Person-ultralight-camping-tent-3-Season-Green-/383631622591 Last one I got was pretty quick ...
by Al
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Rigid 29er Fork
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: Wanted: Rigid 29er Fork

Think there are some nice carbon genesis ones on eBay atm
by Al
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2 person shelter under £200
Replies: 21
Views: 739

Re: 2 person shelter under £200

How tall are you? I had a Lanshan 1 and found it too short at 6’1” - I’m assuming the Lanshan 2 would be similar. Apart from that it was a great little tent.
(I’ve since bought the newer pro version which is longer and am very happy with it)
by Al
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pimp my breakfast
Replies: 21
Views: 690

Re: Pimp my breakfast

Or you can make decent scrambled eggs by cracking them into a freezer bag with butter and boiling ‘in the bag’. Done this backpacking a lot but never on the bike. I thought eggs didn’t keep very well out of the shells, most guides say 2 hours, I’ve a plan to take some whole eggs by transporting the...
by Al
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pimp my breakfast
Replies: 21
Views: 690

Re: Pimp my breakfast

Pimping porridge? Decant some maple syrup into a tiny bottle and take some crushed pecans.

Or you can make decent scrambled eggs by cracking them into a freezer bag with butter and boiling ‘in the bag’. Done this backpacking a lot but never on the bike.
by Al
Tue Aug 18, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Come back 2x, all is forgiven!
Replies: 39
Views: 861

Re: Come back 2x, all is forgiven!

I live in south Shropshire - ran 1x on most bikes when we moved here. Everything has now been moved back to 2x10 for the reasons you describe and the price of replacement cassettes.
I really love thumb shifters too, but that’s another story....
by Al
Sun Aug 16, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Drive train cleaner / degreaser?
Replies: 22
Views: 833

Re: Drive train cleaner / degreaser?

An update for other lovers of the Screwfix no nonsense degreaser: I've been keeping some In an old alloy water bottle as it’s easier to pour than the big 5l container. Went to use it this morning and it had eaten through the bottle :shock: so, er maybe make sure you rinse it off well especially with...
by Al
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Towing?
Replies: 13
Views: 323

Re: Towing?

+1 for the towee bungee. Best thing I’ve found for riding with kids. Really quick to attach and take up no real room / weight when not in use.
by Al
Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hot ... innit?
Replies: 21
Views: 645

Re: Hot ... innit?

As a side note - we were treated to most spectacular electrical storm I've ever seen on Monday night. It went on for hours and the sky was lit up continually. It was something of a once in a lifetime thing .... until we had another one last night :-bd Third night in a row in Shropshire- never known...
by Al
Wed Jul 29, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Machynlleth to Barmouth route help please
Replies: 11
Views: 351

Re: Machynlleth to Barmouth route help please

Hmm, I’d go happy valley, turn off at the top of the road climb onto the track that runs NW and drops down Nant Briach y rhiw to bryncrug. Follow the sustrans route up from Llanegrne over the top. Drop down towards Arthog but take the nice bridle way that cuts the corner at 245 140 (nice switch back...
by Al
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2mm, 2 'kin mm.
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: 2mm, 2 'kin mm.

I feel your pain!
I got stung for an extra £25 by a bike courier because the box was 162cm not 160cm.
by Al
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Drive train cleaner / degreaser?
Replies: 22
Views: 833

Re: Drive train cleaner / degreaser?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:44 am
Screwfix do 5l of degreaser for around a tenner. For general cleaning you can dilute it was water. It works very well.
This!

The ‘no nonsense’ stuff is amazing. Never found anything that cleans a chain like it.

Except petrol :???:
by Al
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Chain pliers, needed?
Replies: 41
Views: 930

Re: Chain pliers, needed?

If you pull the quick link forward one tooth on the chainring so it sticks up like a triangle, then tap the side with a convenient object it splits easily.

I used this all the time until I saw a cheap pair of quick link pliers to use at home.
by Al
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Underwear for riding
Replies: 24
Views: 690

Re: Underwear for riding

Really like under armour tech boxer jocks. Made of very stretchy base layer type fabric. Works well with baggies if you don’t want a pad but you want ‘something’.
by Al
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Basketpacking ... anyone?
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Re: Basketpacking ... anyone?

Had an old Tesco basket on the front of my pub bike for years - does this mean I’m ahead of the curve??
by Al
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: big family tent recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: OT: big family tent recommendations

Yeah Tim get one of them there blow-up jobbies! Hours of entertainment for all the family before you've even got inside it :smile: . You'll need a lot of puff though I reckon for those big 'uns. https://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/camping/tents/inflatable-tents/ Missus got a blow up pool. Bout the size of...
by Al
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What works, what doesn't!
Replies: 19
Views: 845

Re: What works, what doesn't!

Good game... Works: Ergon ga3 grips - as comfy as the original ones with the bonus you can also hold on going down hill. SQL lab 16deg bars - after lots of searching and lots of bars think I’ve found the perfect sweep for me. 2x10 drivetrains- controversial but moving to Shropshire has seen me ditch...
by Al
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: big family tent recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: OT: big family tent recommendations

Enjoyed watching one of those inflatable tents at Cae Du on the Welsh coast in crazy winds. Lots of people packing up tents with broken poles and heading home early. Each gust flattened it to the floor then it would pop right back up. The chap inside sat in a deck chair reading his book while the te...