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by Borderer
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help me think this through...
Replies: 17
Views: 439

Re: Help me think this through...

:lol:
Thanks for that. Yeah I have given up on the carbon idea as I can't afford one and cba with the inevitable compatibility issues that arise when building your own!

I'm not really planning on bikepacking on this new bike so the weight is less important - ali will do. :-bd
by Borderer
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 99p P&P. Joe's shop for bikepacking gear
Replies: 122
Views: 3686

Re: Joe's shop for bikepacking gear

Can I make a suggestion for a product that if you could source, I would buy ? The little pill container... get a large one, that can accommodate a tea spoon head, so that I can take a small quantity (3 or 4 brews worth) of my favourite instant coffee. Something like an old film cannister but better...
by Borderer
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3543
Views: 644430

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Nice tip, I'm after a 'starter' bivi for my daughter. What's SP though? Google hasn't helped! She might be better off with something like this. Not as warm as a bivvy bag but no condensation to worry about. Obviously it needs used under a tarp. Full midge protection and the net is well away from yo...
by Borderer
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - Gravel bike, XS or S
Replies: 0
Views: 40

WTD - Gravel bike, XS or S

Wanted, an XS or very small gravel bike.

Has got to be cheap! I know that a Giant in a S is too big, but some other makes it might be ok. Def less than 50cm anyway.

Will need it posted unless you are in the Scottish Borders or an adjacent region. Cheers
by Borderer
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding bowls
Replies: 12
Views: 205

Re: Folding bowls

I have a few kicking around from a cheapo set I got ages ago. We rarely use them. What capacity are you after? I can send you one if I have one that would work for you. FOC.
Cheers
by Borderer
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help me think this through...
Replies: 17
Views: 439

Re: Help me think this through...

Thanks. Yeah I was thinking of a new carbon fibre frame from China tbh. As I said I can't afford a second hand cf bike anyway. So far I have bought 2 cf bikes and 2 frames second hand from eBay without issues. Maybe I have just been lucky.
by Borderer
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone suffer from a very bad back ? advice needed.
Replies: 15
Views: 412

Re: anyone suffer from a very bad back ? advice needed.

Jeez, that's horrible. Really sorry to hear it. I have no medical advice to offer. If it was me I would be on a firmish mattress on the floor and whack a load of ibuprofen gel or arnica gel on the site of the pain. It probably won't do much for such severe pain but might help a little bit. I hope it...
by Borderer
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help me think this through...
Replies: 17
Views: 439

Re: Help me think this through...

Thanks all. Yeah I have been looking a lot on eBay and there are a couple there that I really like but the sellers won't post. :cry: Anyone near Frome or Broadway fancy picking up a bike for me? :wink: Dave and Phil - I will message you the ebay links for some that I have been looking at to see wha...
by Borderer
Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help me think this through...
Replies: 17
Views: 439

Re: Help me think this through...

trob6 wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 7:56 pm
Hello Bridget

I'm about half hour or so from Broadway if its the Cotswolds one anyway and would happily pick up a bike.

Tim
Thanks Tim, that's very kind. I doubt very much I will win it but I will bear that in mind, cheers.
by Borderer
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help me think this through...
Replies: 17
Views: 439

Re: Help me think this through...

Thanks all. Yeah I have been looking a lot on eBay and there are a couple there that I really like but the sellers won't post. :cry: Anyone near Frome or Broadway fancy picking up a bike for me? :wink: Dave and Phil - I will message you the ebay links for some that I have been looking at to see what...
by Borderer
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help me think this through...
Replies: 17
Views: 439

Re: Help me think this through...

I’m not sure 650 wheels will work on a bike with rim brakes*. If it does, it will lower the bike too, so more chance of getting pedal stroke at the 6 o’clock position of banking over *long caliber brakes aren’t that much longer from memory Ok thanks. That's that option ruled out straight away then....
by Borderer
Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help me think this through...
Replies: 17
Views: 439

Help me think this through...

Ok so I posted recently about toe rub issues with my self-built road bike. Thanks to everyone who replied to that. I think from reading the responses I need to replace the cranks for shorter ones and perhaps also the fork to one with a greater offset. This has made me rethink the whole bike! The tru...
by Borderer
Mon Mar 01, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tent on rack + panniers / something else?
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Tent on rack + panniers / something else?

My son and I carry a 3 man tent between us for long trips and it's fine. He is now capable of carrying his own kit but when he was smaller I was able to carry more of the weight/bulk and still use bikepacking bags, as others have said, it is about finding low bulk solutions. It is perfectly do-able ...
by Borderer
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9530
Views: 1080701

Re: The post man's been ...

RIP wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:39 am

"Waitrose delivery for a Mr O'Groats. Is there a Mr O'Groats here?" :lol:
Quality :lol:
by Borderer
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Missing cyclist body found
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Missing cyclist body found

Jeez. Well done to Police Scotland for persisting and finding him though. Suzanne Pilley's death still bothers me - her body is out there in Argyll somewhere. If anyone is ever going to find her it will be someone like one of us who goes to out-of-the-way places. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...
by Borderer
Wed Feb 24, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road bike question.
Replies: 22
Views: 387

Re: Road bike question.

Why can't you sell it in good faith? It's how it was designed, there's nothing wrong with it it's just a function of having road bike geometry. Jane's Merida has a lot of toe overlap, she does catch the wheel with her foot occasionally but only if making a tight turn at a very low speed. My Planet ...
by Borderer
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who plans their routes?
Replies: 24
Views: 425

Re: Who plans their routes?

Further afield? Multi-day? Almost always. River crossings, shops, impassable obstacles etc are all issues. Frankly, I find the idea of heading off into some of our own "wilderness" with no plan pretty irresponsible, especially when conditions are sub-optimal. Like MRTs say - tell someone where you ...
by Borderer
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Am I right in thinking that ....
Replies: 75
Views: 1231

Re: Am I right in thinking that ....

A remember several times where an announcement was made for England, quickly followed by an announcement for Scotland that would be different in what often seemed to be a pointed way. To be fair, doing the opposite of whatever Boris Johnson does seems to be a fairly legitimate strategy. Well yes ex...
by Borderer
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Cross Border drove rode advice please.
Replies: 10
Views: 596

Re: Cross Border drove rode advice please.

That bit north of Hawick, it's not on the Abbeys Way is it - as I don't recognise it? It's this bit. More west of Hawick than north perhaps. First pic is looking south west, second is looking north. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/TgR-K8-tX_TeID8K3fhPiqYqy-Qc9WwtHhnqP_2e9vni-itzEVPnhzPCKiNFaUsDY5...
by Borderer
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road bike question.
Replies: 22
Views: 387

Re: Road bike question.

Thanks all. Yeah I agree that this is a fundamental issue which really shouldn't ever happen. I will check out the other cranks Jameso recommends. I didn't realise they went that short - I thought they were kiddy cranks :lol: Given that the rest of the drivetrain in Campag would they be compatible t...
by Borderer
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road bike question.
Replies: 22
Views: 387

Re: Road bike question.

robbie wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:09 pm
You should be able to find it on the manufacturers geometry for that bike.
They went out of business years ago. It's very difficult to find anything online about this bike/frame.
by Borderer
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road bike question.
Replies: 22
Views: 387

Re: Road bike question.

I'd start by checking the frame is the right size for you. Then look at the fork offset. I don't think shorter cranks is going to eliminate it tbh. Unless it's just catching and no more? I've had a few road bikes and only experienced this on two. One was when mudgaurds were fitted Never a problem w...
by Borderer
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road bike question.
Replies: 22
Views: 387

Re: Road bike question.

As Colin said, toe overlap is the cause and it’s pretty common for us small riders (I’m 5’ 7) :roll: I noticed you’re using toe clips on the bike, perhaps try it without those as it may be putting your foot too far forward (in terms of overlap not body position) Yeah I have look Keos but I just put...
by Borderer
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road bike question.
Replies: 22
Views: 387

Re: Road bike question.

Ok thanks, I guess I will keep an eye out a bit longer for 165 campags. I did wonder if I should have put a spacer between the crown of the fork and frame and if that would help..... :???:
by Borderer
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road bike question.
Replies: 22
Views: 387

Re: Road bike question.

Toe overlap on a road bike isn't unusual. However, 99.9% of folk never experience a problem with it as they never need to turn the bars that much. FWIW, it gets even worse with mudguards. Yeah, it was doing slow turns that always brought me off - unfortunately this was sometimes when turning right ...