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by Tomwoodbury
Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Oswestry
Replies: 0
Views: 6

Oswestry

Hi, I am spending a week in a cottage in Wem near Oswestry next week. I see the GB divide route runs right through the area but is there anyone here with local knowledge that can help me loop it all together? Because of family I’m probably limited to 20-30 miles and will be on a gravel bike. Thanks
by Tomwoodbury
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd… long shot - Fargo frame
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Wtd… long shot - Fargo frame

Cheers but after a cheap option as I have a full build kit. My aim is to commission a custom build fargo alike from a uk frame builder next year and just want to test out proper dirt drop geometry
by Tomwoodbury
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd… long shot - Fargo frame
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Wtd… long shot - Fargo frame

So I’m planning to get a once in a lifetime bespoke frame built eventually but my sensible self is telling me I should try a proper drop bar mtb off road before I commit. VERY long shot I know but is anyone looking to offload a medium Fargo (or perhaps a singular peregrine?)
by Tomwoodbury
Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD 27.5 frame or complete xc hardtail/rigid any wheel size
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: WTD 27.5 frame or complete xc hardtail/rigid any wheel size

I’m going to be selling a Brother Big Bro frame set fairly soon. Potential to sell as a complete or rolling chassis too. It’s a medium in orange - send me a DM if you’re interested

Tom
by Tomwoodbury
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Gravel W@ tyres
Replies: 0
Views: 108

Gravel W@ tyres

WTB Sendero 650b x 47c - pair, fitted with tubes, never ridden (too much tyre for my riding) paid £90 looking for £60 posted Bruce Gordon Rock n Road 650b x 43c, fitted and ridden once, excellent condition. These are the tubeless ready version. Great tyres I just need something wider. Paid £60 looki...
by Tomwoodbury
Mon Jul 19, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Giving up booze
Replies: 49
Views: 783

Re: Giving up booze

Gairym- very familiar. My social life has revolved around real ale and craft beer for years. I’m not an alcoholic, drinking doesn’t cause me any life problems other than the odd hangover but I like it so much I consume more than I should. I think my ideal situation would be to drink a couple of beer...
by Tomwoodbury
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Giving up booze
Replies: 49
Views: 783

Re: Giving up booze

Moderation is my parents argument to me when I’ve suggested going teetotal. My parents are both lifelong regular drinkers and Type 2 diabetics. Everyone is different, with a unique life story and find certain things they are good at / bad at. I’d love to be able to have one glass of wine and leave t...
by Tomwoodbury
Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Giving up booze
Replies: 49
Views: 783

Re: Giving up booze

Pretty amusing the next active topic in the feed is ‘what are you drinking now’
by Tomwoodbury
Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Giving up booze
Replies: 49
Views: 783

Re: Giving up booze

Thanks all this is very helpful. I wouldn’t describe my drinking as problematic, but I do feel as though I lose a lot of productive time due to alcohol. The older I get the less spare time I have and like most people on here, I want that time to be on the bike. It is crazy how drinking-centric our c...
by Tomwoodbury
Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Giving up booze
Replies: 49
Views: 783

Giving up booze

After pretty much 20 years of regular drinking, a big increase since having children and a bigger increase since Covid I am going to have a stab and going dry. Done a week now and yet to feel much different other than having this strange feeling of being present in the evenings instead of being half...
by Tomwoodbury
Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bespoke frame - anyone done it?
Replies: 46
Views: 932

Re: Bespoke frame - anyone done it?

Thanks Shaf but the one for sale is a Rizello which is an out and out road bike. If I hadn’t recently got my all city I’d be tempted though.
by Tomwoodbury
Wed Jul 14, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bespoke frame - anyone done it?
Replies: 46
Views: 932

Re: Bespoke frame - anyone done it?

Thanks for the podcast link James. I love Bicycle Quarterly’s bike geekiness and the bikes I’ve owned over the 5 or so years I’ve read the magazine have been heavily influenced by what I’ve seen in there. I really didn’t understand planing until I built my first bike where I felt it - it’s an all ci...
by Tomwoodbury
Wed Jul 14, 2021 7:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thoughts on waist bags
Replies: 45
Views: 993

Re: Thoughts on waist bags

+1 here for terra nova.

I got one dirt cheap after seeing someone post a bargain alert here. It’s very light and I can fit a full waterproof and food / tools. It’s also got these two little side zip pockets which are great for keys and phone.
by Tomwoodbury
Tue Jul 13, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bespoke frame - anyone done it?
Replies: 46
Views: 932

Re: Bespoke frame - anyone done it?

Wow… that is a stunning bike. What sort of warranty do they offer? I’m a tad wary of ti bikes - would prefer steel
by Tomwoodbury
Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bespoke frame - anyone done it?
Replies: 46
Views: 932

Re: Bespoke frame - anyone done it?

Interesting stuff.

A mate of mine who has built a couple of his own frames has suggested before anything else I should have a bike fit. Given the level of investment I think I’m going to to do this first!
by Tomwoodbury
Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:22 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Garmin Edge Explore
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Garmin Edge Explore

Ah damn. They appear to have gone back up now. Perhaps I’ll try again in a few months! Ta.
by Tomwoodbury
Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bespoke frame - anyone done it?
Replies: 46
Views: 932

Re: Bespoke frame - anyone done it?

And of course, if you spec it to ride great loaded, what would it mean the ride is compromised when unloaded, which for me is 90% of the time. I’m glad you’ve joined the post Steven - perhaps this is one to take offline but do you think it’s possible to combine elements of your Bahookie and Stoater ...
by Tomwoodbury
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Garmin Edge Explore
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Garmin Edge Explore

Am I being unrealistic with pricing here? £180 new so I thought I’d get some interest at £135
by Tomwoodbury
Mon Jul 12, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bespoke frame - anyone done it?
Replies: 46
Views: 932

Re: Bespoke frame - anyone done it?

Have we ever discussed Jan Heine’s concept of ‘planing’ on here? So based on discussions above basically you want to overbuild slightly so that you still have a spring in the steel when loaded? I guess tubeset plays a massive factor here.
by Tomwoodbury
Sun Jul 11, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bespoke frame - anyone done it?
Replies: 46
Views: 932

Re: Bespoke frame - anyone done it?

Thanks for the recommendations. The Stayer UG Looked to be exactly the bike I’m looking for, but after checking bike insights the tyre clearance and geometry is pretty much identical to my Ritchey. One of the main issues with the Ritchey is the low stack so it might be worth me trying some of the ne...
by Tomwoodbury
Sat Jul 10, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bespoke frame - anyone done it?
Replies: 46
Views: 932

Re: Bespoke frame - anyone done it?

Thanks re: Shand. I guess I’d want a cross between a Stoater and a Bahookie drop bar.

Stu - the Vaya can’t take big tyres though can it?

And I’d be worried an off the peg Salsa wouldn’t feel as nice as my Ritchey which can fit 2” tyres in 650b mode. (Although the Ritchey doesn’t fit me tbf)
by Tomwoodbury
Sat Jul 10, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bespoke frame - anyone done it?
Replies: 46
Views: 932

Re: Bespoke frame - anyone done it?

Thanks all. Ton - can’t afford £3k for a frame… and don’t trust titanium as a forever frame. Interesting points from James - Am I looking for something which will be difficult to produce? Currently have a Ritchey Outback for mixed surface and a Brother Big Bro for off road bikepacking. I like my Rit...
by Tomwoodbury
Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bespoke frame - anyone done it?
Replies: 46
Views: 932

Bespoke frame - anyone done it?

I’ve always found myself between sizes on a lot of bikes and and am thinking about the bespoke option. Has anyone got experience of this / can offer recommendations. Basically the plan would be to sell my gravel frame and rigid mtb and try and commission a frame that is kinda like a Fargo but with a...
by Tomwoodbury
Wed Jul 07, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Garmin Edge Explore
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Garmin Edge Explore

I have owned this for about a year and have only used it a handful of times.

I’ve recently upgraded to a Hammerhead Karoo 2 after finding a great deal on wiggle.

It’s boxed and looks like new - all bits included etc.

Looking for £135 posted in UK
by Tomwoodbury
Sun Jul 04, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ritchey Outback v2 Frameset Small
Replies: 0
Views: 101

Ritchey Outback v2 Frameset Small

Just testing the water here. I was between sizes on this frame and purchased a small. I test rode a medium at an event this weekend and it’s clear I made a bad decision. I’m going to order a medium when they become available (and probably get the breakaway version for getting on trains easily) as I ...