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by DickieH
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: valve core blocked
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: valve core blocked

Have a new or clean inner ready. If you unscrew the inner fairly quickly, as soon as you remove the inner, stick a thumb over the outer to stop most of the air escaping.

Clean the old one and bung into spares.
by DickieH
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: fs, Ritchey kyote bars + grab on foam grips. SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 445

Re: fs, Ritchey kyote bars + grab on foam grips. 1 ride old

Yes please if still available Ton. Sent you a pm.
by DickieH
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mud Tyres
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Mud Tyres

Beaver! 2.0 on rear is pretty fast too tbh.
by DickieH
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29+ bikes, who rides one?
Replies: 20
Views: 946

Re: 29+ bikes, who rides one?

Similar to the Fatster I have a Chinese CS-197 fatbike frameset. I initially built it up as a 10-ish kg fatbike; now running 29+ with mega clearance, Geoff bars, internal routed dropper and a Thule Tour rack. (Now back to rigid fork since pic) https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/Su-8iy6T2jsZV7qx0A--pl...
by DickieH
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fiberfix kevlar emergency spokes
Replies: 15
Views: 989

Re: Fiberfix kevlar emergency spokes

I've used one in anger. On a trip to Tenerife, took me up and down Tiede's rough roads a few times, no issues!

Fitting helps if the nipple remains in situ, especially when tubeless. Guess I was lucky.
by DickieH
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2020 Yorkshire Dales 300 & 200 event
Replies: 20
Views: 1402

Re: The 2020 Yorkshire Dales 300 & 200 event

Sounds fab. Me and a mate have signed up. Got a few months to be a bit less sub standard. Thanks!
by DickieH
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar roll set up with normal road drops
Replies: 22
Views: 1280

Re: Bar roll set up with normal road drops

Talking of brackets, and the TNR. I used a small (6l?) handlebar bag with a bracket. It leaves a nice gap that you then wedge an 8l bag under the stem & bracket and between the headtube and back of the bag. This also makes the bag on the bracket much more secure; no bouncing around. Best bit about a...
by DickieH
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: NC500
Replies: 26
Views: 2623

Re: NC500

3rded wee mad road. Fine in a car I expect.

Before that, Bealach na ba to Applecross then along coast. Honesty box camping right above Shieldaig. walk down to clean public loos and onwards to pub.
by DickieH
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tubeless "gravel" tyres?
Replies: 16
Views: 2784

Re: Tubeless "gravel" tyres?

Me and quite a few others i know run the Hypers. Love em. Cope with everything except mud and wet grass.

Light, cheap, really fast, fat, and most run them ghetto tubeless.
by DickieH
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Road link, goat link or other idea for 11-42t
Replies: 28
Views: 2329

Re: Road link, goat link or other idea for 11-42t

My XT 9s GS mech (that I've just upgraded from) works with 11-40. Yes, beyond that would need a RoadLink I'm pretty sure.
by DickieH
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS - Blackburn outpost cages/ Alpkit stemcell
Replies: 4
Views: 799

Re: FS - Blackburn outpost cages/ Alpkit stemcell

Could I take the used one please
by DickieH
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ITT Training in the South East
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Re: ITT Training in the South East

jameso of course, the Ridgeway (Double) is an ITT in its own right.
by DickieH
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: recommend me a route for easter
Replies: 13
Views: 1519

Re: recommend me a route for easter

If conditions allow I'm really hoping to do the Deeside Trail at Easter, on the fat bike. I'll be staying with family nr Dundee so its that or the Capital Trail I think.
by DickieH
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ITT Training in the South East
Replies: 6
Views: 906

Re: ITT Training in the South East

I like that (living on one end of the SDW). Handy for the IoW ferry too.
by DickieH
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Paris caravan site? TDF.
Replies: 21
Views: 1518

Re: Paris caravan site? TDF.

Carcassonne is indeed a great area to stay near. Not too far from quieter Med resorts either.
by DickieH
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Paris caravan site? TDF.
Replies: 21
Views: 1518

Re: Paris caravan site? TDF.

No worries. It's a really good location, and to put it vaguely on topic it's a nice ride from there to Dieppe following Donald Hirsch' s London-Paris cycle route. 200km iirc.
by DickieH
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Paris caravan site? TDF.
Replies: 21
Views: 1518

Re: Paris caravan site? TDF.

We weren't towing but I remember pretty easy access off Autoroute and RN. Not too far and all wide. There were a fair few 'vans and RVs etc there.
by DickieH
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Paris caravan site? TDF.
Replies: 21
Views: 1518

Re: Paris caravan site? TDF.

There's only one actually in Paris, Indigo Blue iirc nr Bois de Boulogne on the South bank of the Seine. Stayed there last year with the family for that same week in a safari tent, its pretty good. The Tour procession came over the adjacent bridge.

The site is served well by shuttle bus and Uber.
by DickieH
Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: what saddle are you using?
Replies: 40
Views: 4753

Re: what saddle are you using?

Something which doesn't seem to conform, is cheap to try (ebay etc), I've got Ergon SRX30 on all my flat bar bikes. Broad and flat, with a kick up at the rear that's really handy for pushing into on climbs. And match my grips nicely. Don't work for me on the drop bar bike funnily enough, got an Evan...
by DickieH
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Random question: putting on ESI grips.
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Re: Random question: putting on ESI grips.

On: I spray soapy water in the grip.

Off: slide a screwdriver under a grip carefully, lever handle end up a cm or so and spray soapy water in the hole created under the screwdriver, move it round the circumference of the bar bit by bit continuing to spray.

Tricky to explain but works well.
by DickieH
Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB Charging on tour
Replies: 102
Views: 9432

Re: USB Charging on tour

^ Mine's here already :grin: Many thanks. Can't help with lead, I'll just grab a couple from my massive collection.
by DickieH
Mon Dec 11, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB Charging on tour
Replies: 102
Views: 9432

Re: USB Charging on tour

No particular hurry here, I've sent you a PM :cool:
by DickieH
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB Charging on tour
Replies: 102
Views: 9432

Re: USB Charging on tour

I'll have one please as well.
by DickieH
Sat Nov 25, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 12l -ish dual opening drybag?
Replies: 8
Views: 1110

Re: 12l -ish dual opening drybag?

Just noticed some of the Alpkit ones are available to pre-order for despatch 30th.
by DickieH
Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheap ways to Scotland
Replies: 39
Views: 3588

Re: Cheap ways to Scotland

Roll on HS2! Sleeper is your best bet if you can get a deal Alas, it seems you can't get advance tickets on the sleeper, so the cheapest you'll probably get those is £150 + cabin cost (if you want one). You can book 12 months in advance on sleeper.scot. Free bikes. London-Glasgow is £90rtn on a rec...