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by PaulE
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: MSR Trailshot now sold
Replies: 3
Views: 111

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: 8707
Views: 959267

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: 199

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: 3409
Views: 587030

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.
by PaulE
Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62892

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

I've now got 6 or 7 overlapping 11x11 squares... just a couple of odd tiles to hit and that should be 13x13.

While checking this, I realised that I have at least 2 tiles which are out at sea due to heading out to the water at low tide. totally irrelevant point, just looked strange!
by PaulE
Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: old BB & rear hub
Replies: 0
Views: 65

Wtd: old BB & rear hub

Looking for a couple of bits to finish off my daughter's bike.

Square taper BB, 113 or 116 mm axle
36 or 24 hole, QR, Shimano cassette rear hub (annoyingly, sold a hope one of these 2 weeks before realising I needed one!)
After something relatively cheap please.
by PaulE
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8707
Views: 959267

Re: The post man's been ...

Some amazingly orange NSbikes pedals for my daughter's bike and a bottle of 15wt oil to hopefully make my forks a tad less sticky...
by PaulE
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: House!
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: House!

Just trying to think of some nearby trailside art - I think all the others can be fitted into about a 5 mile local loop, given good luck with birds of prey!
by PaulE
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sinewave, Jones, indy fab ti, exposure
Replies: 15
Views: 1134

Re: Sinewave, Jones, indy fab ti, exposure

Sadly for me, or possibly luckily for my bank balance, it's a medium...
by PaulE
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 69
Views: 1659

Re: who rides Ti ?

My nice road bike is a ti omega radius. Bought it on singletrack for a relative bargain 10 years ago and the frame is still going strong - groupset and wheels have been replaced though. I still have my custom made Omega Radius. Could never part with that bike but need some decals! Mine was also a c...
by PaulE
Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: who rides Ti ?
Replies: 69
Views: 1659

Re: who rides Ti ?

My nice road bike is a ti omega radius. Bought it on singletrack for a relative bargain 10 years ago and the frame is still going strong - groupset and wheels have been replaced though. I got ti because I'd always wanted a ti bike and then one came up in my size. It always looks good in an understat...
by PaulE
Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: A Lost Lanes, TINAT-revisit meander through Wales, South to North and South again
Replies: 30
Views: 1061

Re: A Lost Lanes, TINAT-revisit meander through Wales, South to North and South again

That looks absolutely amazing, and makes me really want to take off for a few days to do something similar. Thank you!
by PaulE
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 587030

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I use citric acid. Same as a lemon but comes in powder form. London water is very hard. But it's the best tasting of all the water I've ever had :-bd :geek: Really? London water has always tasted rank to me, and makes nasty tea complete with scum on it... Yorkshire or Welsh water is infinitely nice...
by PaulE
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 699
Views: 62892

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Finally got round to getting a lonely square which took me up to 11*11 from 10*10. A couple of slightly circuitous commutes home next term should get me to 15*15, as I've currently got small patches of missed squares. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/3jlvuacxZnjSVsZs90WBHS5m_liFMnvFBJ6ZPz0V9nbyAOuw...
by PaulE
Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Powdered Drink Mix
Replies: 40
Views: 666

Re: Powdered Drink Mix

Robinsons squeezy squash? Ultra concentrated, think the bottles are 50ml and make loads...
by PaulE
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 47850

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Silenced the noisy internal cables in my gravel bike. Wrapped a load of foam around the cable and them shoved back inside the downtime, along with some long ended cable ties. Took it down a bumpy downhill singletrack this evening, and oh so much nicer!
by PaulE
Thu Jul 23, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mitt recommendation?
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: Mitt recommendation?

I had this trouble for ages, so eventually got an old pair of the full finger gloves I liked (specialized BG I think) and cut the fingers off...
by PaulE
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Economical way to lower a bottle cage
Replies: 11
Views: 402

Re: Economical way to lower a bottle cage

Just done similar to raise the cage in my tandem so it would fit on the roof rack. 15x3mm steel strip, 3 holes in it with the top one threaded. First hole just to the lower frame mount, second through the cage and strip and into the upper frame mount, third one has the top bolt of the cage. This mov...
by PaulE
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD Large or XL fatbike / 29+ / 27.5+
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: WTD Large or XL fatbike / 29+ / 27.5+

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
Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Underwear for riding
Replies: 24
Views: 687

Re: Underwear for riding

I generally wear bib shorts, but when I'm not in lycra then I've found that the breathable mesh ones on Groupon are good.

Four- or Eight-Pack of Breathable Mesh Boxers

https://www.groupon.co.uk/deals/breatha ... eferral_ma
by PaulE
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 145 quid per night to bivi (breakfast included)
Replies: 7
Views: 468

Re: 145 quid per night to bivi (breakfast included)

While it does look pretentious, and I'm not sure I'd do it (Mrs E being a serious hater of bugs) I can see the appeal of this. Yes, it's quite spendy but that's for 2 people and you could easily spend the same amount on a crappy room in a noisy city hotel. Given the right weather it could be an exce...
by PaulE
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2038
Views: 280976

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: 1098

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: 58
Views: 1974

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: 58
Views: 1974

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...