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by PaulE
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where you at ?
Replies: 30
Views: 236

Re: Where you at ?

On top of one of Sheffield's 7 hills
by PaulE
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 346
Views: 20180

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Having managed to break the suspension forks on both my mountain bikes at Strathpuffer, I thought I'd better do something about it... So I put the fat bike rigid front end onto my hardtail. Feels great! Except for forgetting to tighten the stem bolts and setting off to get the kids from school. A ta...
by PaulE
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New wheels and handlebar bag needed
Replies: 10
Views: 263

Re: New wheels and handlebar bag needed

If you just want a little bag for day rides or don't like a lot of stuff on the bars I find the Alpkit Gnaro is excellent on a similar bike.
by PaulE
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The latest cutting edge outdoor gear
Replies: 14
Views: 591

Re: The latest cutting edge outdoor gear

What a lot of 🔔🔚s they look! Makes the general excessive lycra/mamil style look positively excellent!
by PaulE
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's in your hip flask?
Replies: 67
Views: 1389

Re: What's in your hip flask?

My hip flasks are generally full of Laphroaig, although I've occasionally drifted into strangeness by having leftover cointreau of amaretto in one. Always a fan of something strong flavoured, so I'll not glug it all at once!
by PaulE
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7800
Views: 813822

Re: The post man's been ...

Brought me 4x enduroguards (2 for each bike) and 4 sets of brake pads... Stocking up for Strathpuffer. Enduroguards are 99p on chain reaction by the way...
by PaulE
Sun Jan 05, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 49
Views: 1538

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

Peanut butter wraps are even better if made 50/50 with Nutella... Snickers/Marathon wrap is great!

Mini pork & pickle pies are great too, and so are cheapo flavoured flapjacks from Aldi
by PaulE
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: thigh rub
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: thigh rub

I have the same problem, and solved it by taping a spare tube to the back of my seat post so it spaces the bag about 20mm back. Make sure that the bag's not rubbing on the tube though! Neat! Dual use, I like it. Only issue I can forsee is that because I run tubeless if I need the tube I then won't ...
by PaulE
Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: thigh rub
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: thigh rub

I have the same problem, and solved it by taping a spare tube to the back of my seat post so it spaces the bag about 20mm back. Make sure that the bag's not rubbing on the tube though!
by PaulE
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go on then, what did you get?
Replies: 29
Views: 675

Re: Go on then, what did you get?

Mrs E and myself got each other a few days in Bergen next week. Kids got me some books and boots. Parents got me an Ice axe and in-laws got me edible stuff like fancy chilli sauces, beer and some orange Baileys??
by PaulE
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7800
Views: 813822

Re: The post man's been ...

Brought me a pair of 26" Ice spikers for strathpuffer, and 2 tour of Yorkshire jerseys from the bargain thread.

Now to decide between tubes and trying to bodge them tubelessly onto old Mavic 521 rims...
by PaulE
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2882
Views: 493874

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Another thanks for the Yorkshire jersey heads up, bought one for myself and another as a Christmas present for my dad
by PaulE
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you doing next year?
Replies: 69
Views: 2312

Re: What you doing next year?

Main plan for the year is just to get out more, either short rides, overnights or whatever.

Events I'm doing start with Strathpuffer solo in January, and then I'm not sure. Hoping to do a Bob Graham round in June (24 hour running thing in the lakes) so some of the overnights may well be on foot.
by PaulE
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Pre Winter Peaks Bivy (Nov)?
Replies: 27
Views: 1389

Re: Pre Winter Peaks Bivy (Nov)?

Sadly not, I've mangled my ankle in today's fell race so will be off the hills for a few days.
by PaulE
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 331
Views: 41400

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Blimey, I was coming to post in here about getting to 10*10, as I realised that I was near a missing square yesterday so went for an explore.... But that feels rather insignificant compared to the map above! Well done Chew
by PaulE
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Pre Winter Peaks Bivy (Nov)?
Replies: 27
Views: 1389

Re: Pre Winter Peaks Bivy (Nov)?

There's a chance I can make it later on Sunday, depending on when my wife's paramedic shift finishes. If a route appears I'd try to ride out from Sheffield and meet up at some point!
by PaulE
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What winter socks?
Replies: 15
Views: 759

Re: What winter socks?

Polaris merino socks are my favourite if it's fairly cold, and I tend to wear them all the non-summer months on and off the bike as they're super comfy and hard-wearing. If it's really cold then bridgedale wooly walking socks and possibly a set of gore Tex boot liners. Also got Belgian oversock thin...
by PaulE
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD: MOD Goretex boot liners. New, size 6.
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: SOLD: MOD Goretex boot liners. New, size 6.

Sadly not my size, but I'll second how great they are - I'm on my second pair (first ones lasted 12 years) and with tights or overtrousers I love them.
by PaulE
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bendable plastic for making a harness
Replies: 11
Views: 638

Re: Bendable plastic for making a harness

https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/finfoerdel ... -30335898/

Bendy plastic chopping boards, 2 for £1 at IKEA...
by PaulE
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone tried a Rockbros illuminated helmet?
Replies: 15
Views: 677

Re: Anyone tried a Rockbros illuminated helmet?

I've been tempted by lids like that for commuting, but am always worried about how they're going to behave in a crash. Maybe irrational, but I'm worried that the front light would push through the foam under a direct hit and end up in my forehead
by PaulE
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Way OT: Ender 3 Pro 3d printer
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Way OT: Ender 3 Pro 3d printer

I'll see what we've got, ta
by PaulE
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Way OT: Ender 3 Pro 3d printer
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Way OT: Ender 3 Pro 3d printer

What diameter filament does this use? I've a damaged 3d printer at school and if this will run on the leftover spools we have then I would be very interested.
by PaulE
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pogies?
Replies: 20
Views: 767

Re: Pogies?

Thanks folks - looks like I'll be getting a set for Christmas then! Now to decide on colour...
by PaulE
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pogies?
Replies: 20
Views: 767

Pogies?

Hi, looking for a bit of advice on keeping my hands warm. Usually I just ride in lobster type mits in winter,but I'm doing Strathpuffer solo so figured I'd need more warmth. I've been looking at a pair of pogies for it - and from previous threads I think these got good feedback: https://www.hotpog.c...
by PaulE
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 346
Views: 20180

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Mud tyres onto the mountain bike just now.

Commuter/gravel/cx bike will hopefully be getting a clean, oil, sort the rattling internal cables and mudguard fitting later this weekend.

As Lazarus' post said, getting ready for winter!