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by PaulE
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1915
Views: 260199

Re: Todays ride

James, that lools amazing! Just needs campagnolo record and it's perfect... Is anyone on here the person who was riding through ringinlow near Sheffield on Sunday afternoon in a BB jersey (black and green one, in case there were more than 1!) I was trying to say hi as I drove past but it was a tad b...
by PaulE
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: E-Bikepacking
Replies: 45
Views: 640

Re: E-Bikepacking

Those Ribble egr bikes look great. I've been trying to persuade my dad to get one - he's said he'll get one when he is "old"... Currently he's 71 and doing about 15 miles a few times a week.

Main reason is that I want one to commute on!
by PaulE
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcamping toxic?
Replies: 50
Views: 1093

Re: Wildcamping toxic?

After some pondering, I can't help think that a change has taken place ... once, people 'wild camped' as an integral part of a journey but recently, it seems that the 'camp' has become the prime objective and any journey required to facilitate it is an inconvenience ... Exactly - I guess it's the d...
by PaulE
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcamping toxic?
Replies: 50
Views: 1093

Re: Wildcamping toxic?

I sadly have to agree. I find the use of "wild camping" to mean sleeping in a van in a scenic layby (which I have no problems with, and used to do when I had a van pre-kids) is a major part of the issue. Bivying? Kipping out? Power nap by the trail? Can't really think of another suitable bit of nome...
by PaulE
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8423
Views: 893767

Re: The post man's been ...

MendipMuddler wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:55 pm
Lazarus wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:46 pm
tubeless valves
Two laptops [ for the kids]
Last bel air saddle in the world
What?! They're not making anymore? Noooo
I've a pretty beat up Bel air you could have for the cost of postage. I used to love them, but have gone off it now... I think it would need re-covering
by PaulE
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi boots
Replies: 30
Views: 674

Re: Bivi boots

For those interested in the Vivo barefoot, they were half price on sportpursuit last week so worth keeping an eye out.

Ex-army goretex boot liners are my choice, used the same way as the plastic bag options but then can be used under riding shoes too
by PaulE
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8423
Views: 893767

Re: The post man's been ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:57 pm
Surely we now need Bear Bones signature bar tape :-bd
https://www.roadandribbon.com/pages/cus ... debar-tape

Seems to be $40 per bike though!
by PaulE
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FOC : Now taken Challenge Gravel Grinder Wired Tyres 700c x 38
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: FOC : Challenge Gravel Grinder Wired Tyres 700c x 38

Yes please if they're not already taken.
by PaulE
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 159
Views: 8544

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

You can buy empty, drawstring topped bags on Amazon. I was thinking about using one of those with a fairly coarse grind coffee in it. Do you have a link? Should be easy to make with some scrap non-dyed/organic material, but a commercial option would be nice. See above post - I reckon it could be a ...
by PaulE
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration
Replies: 51
Views: 1046

Re: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration

I don't understand the reticence to "pay" the £5 in order to save more than that* the reticence is to give them my personal details to buy things off them - i would have bought the card i was not prepared to say where i lived simply to buy things as that is not how shopping works. how it works is i...
by PaulE
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New sleeping mat required
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: New sleeping mat required

RIP wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:24 am
Have P-X been reading too much Viz or something?

There is of course huge scope for naming other outdoor products in a similar vein...........
Fnarr fnarr
by PaulE
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 51
Views: 1659

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

It's significantly less pretty , but also a load cheaper than that rather lovely system... I was wondering if a BMX hollow bolt star nut would do the same job for dynamo cables.

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mob ... prod130964
by PaulE
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New sleeping mat required
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: New sleeping mat required

I just bought my daughter (and probably will pinch it at some point) the "amusingly named" semi from planet X for £15. Seems pretty comfy and compact/light considering that it has foam inside. They also do a full length one (morning glory) and a purely air one (diamond cutter) too.
by PaulE
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 159
Views: 8544

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

You can buy empty, drawstring topped bags on Amazon. I was thinking about using one of those with a fairly coarse grind coffee in it.
by PaulE
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 159
Views: 8544

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

At the risk of getting lynched, has anyone tried refillable coffee bags? I'm an aeropress fan at home, but I've seen these bags and thought they would be the lightest solution?
by PaulE
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 51
Views: 1659

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

ScotRoutes wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:56 pm
One for Shafs new FS.
Precisely my first thought too
by PaulE
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Framebag design for this
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: Framebag design for this

If you turn the shock over, so the pro-pedal lever is facing up not down then you might fit a bag on some kind of cage on the downtube? Clearance with the top tube looks tight though.
by PaulE
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted sti shifters and compact chainset
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Wanted sti shifters and compact chainset

I've got some cranks, Shimano tiagra. I think the rings are 36-46 if they're any use? Might have a spare set of 34-50 rings but I'll have to excavate the spares box!
by PaulE
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 550264

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

If you've got teeny feet (43 or less) then these SPD boots look a steal
https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mob ... prod199169
by PaulE
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Weird gear indexing issue
Replies: 14
Views: 295

Re: Weird gear indexing issue

Don't know if it applies to SRAM, but if it's the biggest 2 cogs, have you tried winding the b-tension screw in a touch? They can rattle a bit loose over time and cause the top jockey to catch (at least on a Shimano mech they can)
by PaulE
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Kids BMX Bikes (20" wheels)
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: Kids Bikes (26” & 20" wheels)

Go for it - I've done a bit of measurement and it'll not be the right size for my daughter for another year or 2
by PaulE
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Kids BMX Bikes (20" wheels)
Replies: 8
Views: 319

Re: Kids Bikes (26” & 20" wheels)

Very interested in the 26, but I'll have to wait until my wife gets in from work to confirm...
by PaulE
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Monday Night Peak Ride MKII
Replies: 19
Views: 601

Re: Monday Night Peak Ride MKII

Depending on where it is in the peaks, then I might be interested. Could you send me the details for tonight please?
by PaulE
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 550264

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Shadow+ ultegra road mech roughly half price at freewheel
https://www.freewheel.co.uk/shimano-ult ... -rdrx800gs

Plenty of other Shimano bargains there too
by PaulE
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Painting an Aluminium Frame
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: Painting an Aluminium Frame

pretty much the same here, although one old kona I had came with a little pot of touch up paint from new... Now I just raid my wife or daughter's (2 different people - I'm in Sheffield, not Royston Vasey!) nail polish collections for the closest colour and then give it a quick spray of clear laquer ...