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by RobLyon
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Apparently, We Still Don't Know How Bikes Work.
Replies: 16
Views: 405

Re: Apparently, We Still Don't Know How Bikes Work.

Does a gyroscope in the opposite direction actually cancel out the affect or does it just double it?
by RobLyon
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?
Replies: 11
Views: 431

Re: Moving to soton for a new job, any bears in the area?

Congratulations on the new job :-bd
by RobLyon
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looks nice in a gravelly type way.
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Looks nice in a gravelly type way.

Also 16 gravel routes, one in each county of Germany,

https://orbit360.cc/
by RobLyon
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: OT Honda CRV. SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: FS: OT Honda CRV.

That's a really good deal for someone. I'd have it but it would mean selling my van
by RobLyon
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which Gradventourer?
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Re: Which Gradventourer?

if you've wanted one for years just scratch the itch. I personally don't worry about bike weights too much and would probably prefer a reynolds stainless over ti.

Stooge are looking to do a drop bar bike next which would tempt me also.
by RobLyon
Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel
Replies: 30
Views: 1040

Re: Winter gravel

I think I will opt for the Mondials from Spa as recommended earlier,

From what I can see the 50's cost twice as much and I guess it also depends what/if you plan to run mudguards?
by RobLyon
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel
Replies: 30
Views: 1040

Re: Winter gravel

OP have you ran the Riddlers tubeless?

I have had one ride on mine and got a puncture. Not sure whether to try them tubeless or just replace them. I've been looking at the Schwalbe Hurricane's.
by RobLyon
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Krampus build help
Replies: 10
Views: 286

Re: Krampus build help

My 2x10 with 3" knards would rub the chain when I had it in the lowest gears. Even if it doesnt touch it still picked up loads of mud off the sidewall.

It rode really nice though so enjoy.
by RobLyon
Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hammock underquilt advise please
Replies: 42
Views: 1696

Re: Hammock underquilt advise please

Apparently this bloke can make you one in the UK,

https://www.instagram.com/ginger_scarff/

As can be seen on youtube here,

https://youtu.be/qjsiFartN3g?t=280
by RobLyon
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Current and ex Ducati owners....
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: Current and ex Ducati owners....

Transalp owner here as a poor mans Africa Twin
by RobLyon
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: broken nut extraction tool?
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: OT: broken nut extraction tool?

if you take the mirror off will you be left with a stub to remove with mole grips?

It also shouldn't be that tight to remove as its not seized in and isn't under load anymore
by RobLyon
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fork for Marin frame.
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Fork for Marin frame.

yea just looked at marins site. It says hanger 38/39 for the four corners up to 2019 so its likely that one and is £24. The old elite frames used to be columbus thron tubesets i think but i'm not sure these are?
by RobLyon
Thu Apr 30, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fork for Marin frame.
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: Fork for Marin frame.

They had these for sale at peatys bike bonanza last november (?). The lack of axle/mech hanger and forks put me off. If Marin can't supply the bits i dont know who else can?
by RobLyon
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rallymoto desktop road book rally
Replies: 0
Views: 213

Rallymoto desktop road book rally

Anybody else doing these? I know there's a few on here who like map reading/navigating. It may ease the boredom a bit and is for a good cause, Basically every weekday you get an email containing a PDF copy of a road book with a map. You have to follow the road book til the end and make a note of the...
by RobLyon
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?
Replies: 72
Views: 4023

Re: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?

I've a 98 honda transalp 600 that i rebuilt last year. A suzuki sv650s that i was considering selling just due to lack of room and a beta alp 200 which im hoping to use for things like the TET, classic trials and long distance trials. So far i've only ridden it on a normal trial and found it extreme...
by RobLyon
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Free for collection by bike
Replies: 10
Views: 1310

Re: Free for collection by bike

Thanks to Ben for the North face Hooded soft shell. Unfortunately it doesn't fit me either. The fit is a bit strange, the arms are good but the torso is both short and tight, i'd almost guess its a womens cut? Anyway i'm happy to pass it on as the same basis if anyone is interested? The gloves seem ...
by RobLyon
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Free for collection by bike
Replies: 10
Views: 1310

Re: Free for collection by bike

I'm interested in the North face soft shell, any pictures and how much delivered?
by RobLyon
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone tried putoline chain wax ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1356

Re: Anyone tried putoline chain wax ?

What model of chain are you using, I thought the mid-higher end ones were stainless?

I've just taken delivery of a big tub of Putoline yesterday.
by RobLyon
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Coast to coast sometime......
Replies: 7
Views: 1274

Re: Coast to coast may/June?

I'd still be up for this but;

1) i need to get some miles in
2) It probably needs to be nearer march/april which doesn't help with 1.

I have just looked at train tickets though and found one mid April for 16.50
by RobLyon
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stooge mk4
Replies: 9
Views: 976

Re: Stooge mk4

I've a Mk4 but i'm only two short wet rides in so too early to comment really. I did have to move my hook up in the garage as its easily the longest bike i own though.
by RobLyon
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3470
Views: 628707

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

20% off at Evans, makes the Arkose D3 under £1000 after topcashback. I'm hoping I can get cyclescheme vouchers in time as I don't really NEED a new bike
by RobLyon
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2 wheeled adventure of a different kind.
Replies: 12
Views: 1271

Re: 2 wheeled adventure of a different kind.

I spent quite a long while looking at CT90 and CT110's but they were generally old and expensive to get bits for. Moved onto Honda Innova's as they're 125cc fuel injected and have better brakes/suspension. I ended up buying a Beta Alp 200 about a month ago with the intention of doing classic trials/...
by RobLyon
Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3470
Views: 628707

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I'm having a bit of a want vs need with these, DT Swiss M1900 29 15x100 12x142 wheelset £90

https://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/WPDTSWISSM ... r-12x142mm