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by thenorthwind
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD Hope XC front hub 15mm adapters
Replies: 7
Views: 79

Re: WTD Hope XC front hub 15mm adapters

Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:02 am
I think I have a BNIB Hope hub if that might be of interest?2

Edit - looking through ancient posts the details are - Red Hope Pro2 front hub, standard QR caps / spacing. Brand new and boxed. £40 posted.

Happy to discuss price and fitting to meet your needs.
Will PM you.
by thenorthwind
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaf's respirator appeal.
Replies: 85
Views: 1017

Re: Shaf's respirator appeal.

Also late to the party (hmm, maybe that's not the best choice of word) but chipped a bit.

Well done Shaf, you're a saint (or whatever the culturally appropriate equivalent is :grin: )!
by thenorthwind
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: derailleur hanger alignment tool
Replies: 14
Views: 188

Re: derailleur hanger alignment tool

That's genius. Thanks :-bd Think I read it on STW - not my idea anyway - but glad it helps. The wheel idea is interesting Steve. I guess it depends how true both wheels are (but shouldn't make too much difference), and I wonder how easy it would be to see if they're parallel. Might try it if I get ...
by thenorthwind
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: closing national parks, and imposing fines?
Replies: 9
Views: 226

Re: closing national parks, and imposing fines?

I don't think it's impossible we could see a stricter form of lockdown as in other countries, but don't see why it would be limited to National Parks. If our National Parks were like in the US - tracts of "wilderness" with no permanent residents beyond rangers, it would be easy just to say they're o...
by thenorthwind
Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: derailleur hanger alignment tool
Replies: 14
Views: 188

Re: derailleur hanger alignment tool

I've always used an old solid axle threaded into the hanger and a bit of threaded bar or whatever is straight and handy in the dropouts. It's easy to see if these aren't parallel, and you can bend it with the axle. Not as accurate or user-friendly as a proper tool admittedly, but a lot cheaper and a...
by thenorthwind
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD Hope XC front hub 15mm adapters
Replies: 7
Views: 79

Re: WTD Hope XC front hub 15mm adapters

Ah bummer, on closer inspection, you're right, the bearing ID is 12mm so that's not gonna work :oops:

Might just have to build another set for my (QR) Longitude. But 29er or another 650B+ set...
by thenorthwind
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD Hope XC front hub 15mm adapters
Replies: 7
Views: 79

WTD Hope XC front hub 15mm adapters

Hoping (no pun intended) this enforced home time will give me a chance to finally build some new rims onto my old Hope XC hubs. They're currently qr - anyone got any spare bits to make 'em 15mm?
Cheers
by thenorthwind
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Super-lightweight Luggage
Replies: 3
Views: 218

New Super-lightweight Luggage

From the Bikemonger, for anyone who doesn't get their emails:

https://www.bikemonger.co.uk/bikemonger ... -509-c.asp
by thenorthwind
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exped repair glue
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Exped repair glue

Excellent. Thank you all. I've even managed to find my recently-bought pack of Park patches. As a (late) disclaimer, I used it on a Mountain Equipment mat - could be (probably is) a completely different material from your Exped. It's worth a try, but test it before using it on a glacier or something.
by thenorthwind
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Exped repair glue
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Exped repair glue

Seamgrip is the way forward - worth getting some because it's useful for many repairs. Keep it in the freezer so it stays good.

However, there's a pre-glued puncture repair patch (of the Park variety) on my old sleeping mat that's been on there for years and never failed.
by thenorthwind
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Genesis Longitude???
Replies: 17
Views: 369

Re: Genesis Longitude???

I have a 2018 ( or is it 2016? Not the one with the alu fork anyway) Longitude. Echo what others have said - bit heavy, but love it. I tried Jones bars on mine - personally I came to the conclusion that the frame was too long for them to work, but I know others have has success. Maybe if I had a fra...
by thenorthwind
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trouble sleeping?
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Trouble sleeping?

It's music recorded in an 8D format
I'm sorry, what? Someone's going to have to explain that to me, until which time I'm going to assume it's some sort of pseudo-science.
by thenorthwind
Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not the day I'd hoped for....
Replies: 31
Views: 750

Re: Not the day I'd hoped for....

Jesus Christ, just when it was looking like this whole situation is bringing out the best in people :sad: Hope you heal fast, Pickers. Bringing back hanging, etc. Not entirely related, but perhaps to try and bring some balance... The "secure" bike compound at a hospital up our way (Darlington?) was ...
by thenorthwind
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8007
Views: 839650

Re: The post man's been ...

Amongst other things, Tom Devines book on the Scottish Clearances. Amongst other things it adds to my understanding of the areas I tend to ride/run/hike through. I'll be reading it in short stints else my temper boils over. I expect that is a very interesting book. Like you say, likely to make the ...
by thenorthwind
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Knots
Replies: 10
Views: 250

Re: Knots

I'll look forward to reading this properly later. I've always meant to get better at tying some basic knots, but never really got down to it. Thanks for writing this!
by thenorthwind
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done to make a little difference today!?
Replies: 22
Views: 486

Re: What you done to make a little difference today!?

Tomorrow I'm shopping for Pam who needs milk, cat food and a fascist propaganda rag. Ooh, that's a tough one isn't it? Don't think I could bring myself to buy a copy of Cycling Weekly, even on someone's behalf, either :wink: booked for my 2nd platelet donation, just got to go into Birmingham centre...
by thenorthwind
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 1308

Re: Project Virus

Bugger! The garden waste bin hasn’t been collected, looks like my gardening plan will have to have a rethink! I had a pile of branches from a conifer I cut down but hadn't taken to the tip yet. Decided to kill two birds with one stone by spreading them around the base of our two apple trees. Now al...
by thenorthwind
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 1308

Re: Project Virus

whitestone wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:07 am
Just done one of those jobs
Probably TMI Bob! :lol:
by thenorthwind
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 3188

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

I never did get round to doing my entry for this thread. Some of you know that in real life I go by the name Dave. Fewer of you will know that I wasn't born Dave, but changed my name when I was 19 (roughly), and that I'm actually named after Big Dave, the character from the King Pot Noodle advert of...
by thenorthwind
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done to make a little difference today!?
Replies: 22
Views: 486

Re: What you done to make a little difference today!?

TheNorthWind... sorry, when I said Andy I was meaning yourself... I got your name mixed up with another lads. I toom lesson from your putting them notes through the letterboxes and lead me to knocking on the 2 opposite door nieghbours doors... Hopefully the thread keeps giving us each ideas of litt...
by thenorthwind
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done to make a little difference today!?
Replies: 22
Views: 486

Re: What you done to make a little difference today!?

Personally, very little today - I've been at home working, or at least trying to. But last week we (OK, my partner actually) put notes through all the doors on our street (9, not counting ours, obviously) with our numbers and an offer of help. This evening the family across the road messaged to say ...
by thenorthwind
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Night Manoeuvres
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Night Manoeuvres

Like!!
by thenorthwind
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 1308

Re: Project Virus

I'm working from home. On the one hand, I'm lucky that I can, and a lot of my work isn't too difficult to do this way (though focusing on it is a different matter). On the other hand, I'd rather be at home unable to work - assuming I was still getting paid, which is a problem for some people, so I s...
by thenorthwind
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rat advice sought!
Replies: 31
Views: 486

Re: Rat advice sought!

composite wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:30 pm
In Reverse wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:14 pm
Get a Manchester Terrier and plus its bed in the shed. A great ratter.
Our cat made a surprisingly good ratter. Cleared out our shed. We were pretty shocked honestly.
Cats always like you to think they're innocent. Don't fall for it.
by thenorthwind
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: so, this virus ?
Replies: 35
Views: 948

Re: so, this virus ?

For those in households where someone is infected... Me and my partner had a discussion about whether if one of us gets it (almost inevitable for her: she works in a hospital) we should isolate from each other - decided there's no point trying. But... mentioned this to a consultant anaesthetist frie...