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by PaulE
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: road/CX Shimano hollowtech cranks or R side only
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Wtd: road/CX Shimano hollowtech cranks or R side only

I've some 175mm cx50 cranks with 36-46 rings if they're any interest? I think they're 105 level?
by PaulE
Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd fat bike frame.
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: Wtd fat bike frame.

Would you be interested in a rolling chassis type of setup? Thinking of selling my large fatty trail, with rigid forks, wheels, tyres and chainset.
by PaulE
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kids helmets in bulk - picking the Boner brain
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Kids helmets in bulk - picking the Boner brain

No idea how many they have, but Polaris are selling some briko kids helmets for a fiver each..
https://www.polaris-bikewear.co.uk/prod ... 7605-p.htm
by PaulE
Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 101
Views: 3386

Re: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?

Excellent thread resurrection! I'm hoping to do some of the things I'd planned for 2020, but who knows! If I can fit enough hill running into the spring, then a Bob Graham round in June is high on the list - either solo or with one or 2 other fools. Taking my kids (either together or one at a time) ...
by PaulE
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 139
Views: 2766

Re: What are you drinking now?

Oooh, Kwak... Like central heating in a bottle, that stuff! Lovely, but makes me feel all warm and sleep after about half a glass. Coffee with Suntory whiskey in it for me this evening - not much of a fan of it on its own, but it's delicious in coffee or a hot toddy. And makes me think of Bill Murra...
by PaulE
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: cranks and brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Wtd: cranks and brakes

Sadly not - I took them off the cranks to go 1x10
by PaulE
Wed Nov 04, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: cranks and brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Wtd: cranks and brakes

I've got a set of deore 24-38 4 bolt rings if you need them?
by PaulE
Tue Nov 03, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: cranks and brakes
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Wtd: cranks and brakes

Does it have to be a MTB crankset? I've a 36-46 CX double
by PaulE
Mon Nov 02, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mudguards
Replies: 9
Views: 335

Re: Mudguards

Cheap ones, but with a blob of silicone sealant or hot glue over any points where a rattle could occur works well for me. I've had SKS in the past and they were fine, but I don't think there was much noticeable improvement over the current "cheap from planet-x" ones
by PaulE
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Durafix rods
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Durafix rods

Currently got the ability to braze, MIG, TIG & stick weld steel but nothing great for aluminium. Now you've got me confused :wink: Ta for the feedback, might buy myself a few rods and have a play. Only scratch start TIG from a basic set sadly, but it's great... give it a go... It teaches the kids t...
by PaulE
Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Durafix rods
Replies: 8
Views: 291

Re: Durafix rods

They do look nice though. Have you used them at all? Looks more like silver soldering to me?

If they are reasonably user friendly then it would be something I'd play with at school. Currently got the ability to braze, MIG, TIG & stick weld steel but nothing great for aluminium.
by PaulE
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2118
Views: 296247

Re: Todays ride

3rd day in a row out in the slop on the recently re-built singlespeed. Very unfashionable - 26" wheels, 2" tyres, QR axles, 160mm rotors - but great. I forgot how nice old steel frames feel, and also how low maintenance a singlespeed setup is. Re the spec: Still managed to ride it OK? Didn't spin o...
by PaulE
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2118
Views: 296247

Re: Todays ride

3rd day in a row out in the slop on the recently re-built singlespeed. Very unfashionable - 26" wheels, 2" tyres, QR axles, 160mm rotors - but great. I forgot how nice old steel frames feel, and also how low maintenance a singlespeed setup is. Slippery downhill through the woods and a long spin back...
by PaulE
Fri Oct 30, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ever wish you were strong enough to ride single speed ?
Replies: 56
Views: 906

Re: ever wish you were strong enough to ride single speed ?

Just re-built an old frame of mine as a singlespeed yesterday, and took it out for a first ride last night. Despite being on 36-16 it was great, I think I'll stick with the bike but maybe drop down a few teeth. Got some big silly ritchey bars which I bought from you on there ton. What 9 speed bits d...
by PaulE
Thu Oct 29, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: OR Helium II jacket, New.
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: FS: OR Helium II jacket, New.

Yes please, I'll message you shortly
by PaulE
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is next year a write off already?
Replies: 63
Views: 1207

Re: Is next year a write off already?

Depends what you define as a write off really. Riding my bike locally, running quiet high moorland trails on my own, spending time with my family. Enjoying the few local orienteering races that happen and not being so tired that I can't race. No, not a write off at all. It's not a glass half empty/...
by PaulE
Sat Oct 10, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Recommend me a front light
Replies: 12
Views: 340

Re: Recommend me a front light

This is a pretty amazing light - seriously bright. 600 lumens, USB rechargeable. Good company, not dangerous stuff from the far east. Only £25 https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moon-Vortex-Front-Light-In-Black/124372936851?hash=item1cf5346893:g:fIcAAOSw0uRffzKt Or the 800 lumen version for £40 https://www...
by PaulE
Sun Oct 04, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: RockShox Pike RC
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: RockShox Pike RC

Might want these, but I've a few questions...
How long is the steerer?
Are they boost or normal?
Which year?

Ta!
by PaulE
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats the go to insulated jacket?
Replies: 21
Views: 824

Re: Whats the go to insulated jacket?

Patagonia nano-puff works well for me in that kind of manner.
by PaulE
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 207
Views: 14283

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

I've just ordered a few bags of coffee from paddy & Scott's, and they came with some free trial coffee bags. I'll give them a go next time I'm out and report back... Someone at work brought a load of those Taylor's ones in for the staffroom and I agree with the previous comments about too little gro...
by PaulE
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel
Replies: 30
Views: 928

Re: Winter gravel

I've not seen them in stock anywhere recently (but I've not really looked) but I'm very happy with Terrene Elwood 700x40 in the "tough" casing. Pretty speedy on the road or smooth gravel, and plenty of grip until things get muddy.
by PaulE
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: MSR Trailshot now sold
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: MSR Trailshot

If Mike changes his mind, can I buy it please?
by PaulE
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9002
Views: 1011269

Re: The post man's been ...

A 24" islabikes carbon hubbed front wheel to go on the tiny Kona hula I'm doing up for my daughter.

Some 152mm cranks and bright orange BMX pedals, also for the above Kona.
by PaulE
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Minimalist typre rear rack n panniers
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: Minimalist typre rear rack n panniers

If you're anywhere near Sheffield, I've a pair of smallish karrimor (from before they became sports direct poor show) paniers you can borrow
by PaulE
Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3437
Views: 610227

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

If anyone is an American Express cardholder and interested in the sports pursuits deals, there's a further £10 off £100 offer you can sign up for on their app or website.