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by rich.mike
Tue Dec 01, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS - Jones Loop Bars 710mm Ally, black
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: FS - Jones Loop Bars 710mm Ally, black

Last chance before they go on eBay!
by rich.mike
Fri Nov 06, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS - Jones Loop Bars 710mm Ally, black
Replies: 6
Views: 685

Re: FS - Jones Loop Bars 710mm Ally, black

Any offers?
by rich.mike
Tue Nov 03, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS - Jones Loop Bars 710mm Ally, black
Replies: 6
Views: 685

FS - Jones Loop Bars 710mm Ally, black

Jones Loop Bars, Aluminium Black 710mm - £70?
35mm RSP stem - £20 ono

can discuss method of shipping - midlands based.
by rich.mike
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).
Replies: 181
Views: 5998

Re: My BB200 2020 (may contain spoilers).

On the road I met two lads doing the 300, who looked strong. After the relief of some road I got to Crickhowell and saw the two lads eating outside Jehu's. Hi Euge, That was me and James! Nice to meet you and Lars en route. The look of strength dwindled after Crickhowell, as did our average speed, ...
by rich.mike
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 853
Views: 21741

Re: BB200 2020

There is a 300 too (same as the last 2 years but probably different route). Only 3 entered so far........ I'd say the entries would be you, Karl, Ian Barrington and myself, but that would be 4 of us :???: Karl and Ian haven't entered yet, just you, me and Dave (Kane or Barter??) Looks like we'll ha...
by rich.mike
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wheel woes - QR 650b+
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Wheel woes - QR 650b+

I've finally admitted defeat trying to bring back life to the wheels on my 2017 Genesis Longitude who felt the wrath of Storm Callum on the 2018 BB200, cup and cone bearings didn't appreciate waist deep river crossings(and my general lack of basic maintenance probably didn't help)! I'm really strugg...
by rich.mike
Mon May 04, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are Carbon bars worth the ££?
Replies: 29
Views: 1893

Re: Are Carbon bars worth the ££?

I work as a lead engineer in NVH (Noise, Vibration and Harshness) for a fairly well known car manufacturer, I'm really tempted to take an objective measure of carbon versus ally handle bars for curiositys sake. Vibration comfort is basically my day job! Any particular bars people are interested in?
by rich.mike
Mon May 04, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Numb feet after riding
Replies: 20
Views: 1304

Re: Numb feet after riding

Have you thought about the width of the shoe? I find that most manufacurers of SPD shoes generally make quite narrow shoes and this can cause my toes to go numb.
by rich.mike
Tue Apr 28, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Green Steel
Replies: 64
Views: 4009

Re: Green Steel

I thought this could be a good bike for the cycle to work scheme voucher this year but just seen the price :shock:
by rich.mike
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT Postponed.
Replies: 35
Views: 2689

Re: WRT Postponed.

Nooooo, I'll be away for this date, booked flights to cycle the Pamir Highway. I just hope I can get a Visa...
by rich.mike
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Replacement laces for Shimano XM9 boots
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Replacement laces for Shimano XM9 boots

Ha, one of my XM9 laces just snapped, purchased!
by rich.mike
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)
Replies: 109
Views: 11145

Re: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)

Oft, just browsing the forum feeling a bit miserable myself. The curse of being called Rich and cycling at BPW hit me hard yesterday on the qualifier of AC-DC. Needless to say I did not qualify and I now have a broken elbow, 5 days before I'm the best man at a wedding! Hopefully it'll be ok for my R...
by rich.mike
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tomb Raider..... What's your best guess
Replies: 68
Views: 5743

Re: Tomb Raider..... What's your best guess

Got my room booked at the Star. Looking at the weather I may chicken out of bivvying and will bring the tent, it barely weighs anymore but always feels less 'Bearbones'. Everyone all happy with their route of choice?
by rich.mike
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A special thank you from me - BB200/300
Replies: 23
Views: 2700

Re: A special thank you from me - BB200/300

My lift home got a DNF so when I trundled back at 6:13 he wanted to drive straight home so no black badge for me, if I send a stamped addressed envelop, can I get another badge to add to the collection?! I'll post you one down - will it be to the address I've got? If it's Number 16, that's the one!...
by rich.mike
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A special thank you from me - BB200/300
Replies: 23
Views: 2700

Re: A special thank you from me - BB200/300

Huge thanks for organising the event Stu, brilliant route as always, I actually enjoyed the river crossings (maybe type 2 fun!). I'm glad the event wasn't cancelled, anyone attempting a Bear Bones 200/300km event should be sensible enough to know if the conditions are above their ability, it was goo...
by rich.mike
Tue May 15, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jennride 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1328

Re: Jennride 2018

burty wrote:Shoes now living happily in the bin
Did you manage to complete it on them? Some nasty climbs after I bumped in to you!
by rich.mike
Tue May 15, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jennride 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 1328

Re: Jennride 2018

We were very lucky with the weather in the day - night time not so much! Tough 100 mile route but some cracking trails, I'm not great on rocky descents but was getting the hang of it by the end. Had a bit of a nightmare Saturday night, accidentally left my tarp at home and the down pour over night c...
by rich.mike
Thu May 03, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seized again.
Replies: 13
Views: 1522

Re: Seized again.

Just changed the chain on my Genesis for this weekend and found the BB completely seized (Hollowtech ii), freed it up, lets just hope it lasts the WRT :???:
by rich.mike
Wed May 02, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT TLS or TTMS?
Replies: 46
Views: 4546

Re: WRT TLS or TTMS?

I might bring the SLR this weekend, weather dependant... TLS for everything else though!
by rich.mike
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How many spare tubes do you carry?
Replies: 31
Views: 2879

Re: How many spare tubes do you carry?

I bring 2, saw the result of someone slashing a tyre wall on BB200 a few years ago, no amount of sealant will fix a 2 inch tear!
by rich.mike
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 goes large.
Replies: 51
Views: 4905

Re: BB200 goes large.

Another 80km on last years route :lol:
by rich.mike
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight mat to replace Thermarest Ultralite
Replies: 11
Views: 1621

Re: Lightweight mat to replace Thermarest Ultralite

I was looking at something that packs down smaller versus the ultralite. I'll be using it over a longer bikepacking adventure so comfort is also a key priority. The price and pack size of the alpkit makes it appealing.
by rich.mike
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight mat to replace Thermarest Ultralite
Replies: 11
Views: 1621

Lightweight mat to replace Thermarest Ultralite

Is there anything that beats the Alpkit Numo?
by rich.mike
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I don't think Bikeradar has met the Bearbones lot...
Replies: 16
Views: 1670

I don't think Bikeradar has met the Bearbones lot...

I quote from this article.. https://www.bikeradar.com/beginners/gear/article/best-bike-buyers-guide-39627/ : "Adventure bikes that take luggage (typically frame bags, saddle bags and bar bags) are used for bikepacking, which is essentially touring, but with better fashion sense and hashtags." :lol:
by rich.mike
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: many happy returns to our leader
Replies: 16
Views: 1740

Re: many happy returns to our leader

Happy Birthday Stu! Hopefully people will hold off the moaning about the WRT until tomorrow :lol: