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by PaulE
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 443
Views: 27081

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Built up my old 26" frame to go on the turbo trainer. 700c rear wheel with a trainer tyre, no brake, 1x8. Just need to build a stand to attach to the 20mm axle so I can leave off the front wheel.
by PaulE
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 1321

Re: Project Virus

Working from home, answering questions from my 6th form students and setting up resources to allow them to complete their engineering coursework... Also managing the 6 & 9 year olds. Just waiting for it to get chaotic as my other jobs are as an examiner for AQA and BTEC so at some point there will b...
by PaulE
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Patches on bags? To glue or sew?
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Patches on bags? To glue or sew?

The scout & guide shop sell badge glue, but as far as I can tell it's just slightly thinned silicone sealant.
by PaulE
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wall Mounts
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Wall Mounts

Same as scotroutes here, and a ladder hook works well for the fatty
by PaulE
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.
Replies: 44
Views: 1062

Re: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.

There's a bit of a colour theme to my oldest still used kit. Purple & green Lowe alpine Fjell Runner bumbag, bought for mountain biking when I was 13 and now it's my fell running bag 28 years later. Purple & Green karimor (before they became sports direct poor show) hot ice 30l backpack. Bought in a...
by PaulE
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: You already know this, but.....
Replies: 19
Views: 808

Re: You already know this, but.....

Very useful, thought provoking first link. I've read what Tim writes for a few years and he makes a lot of sense... Also worth reading http://www.everythingoutdoors.co.uk/hypothermia-facts-causes-treatment/ alongside this - its from a fell running perspective, but very similar passtimes in terms of ...
by PaulE
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD Kona Unit 29er SS Large
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Kona Unit 29er SS Large

Thanks - looking at the numbers, I'm right between a Large and XL. I'll do some measurements of my current bike and let you know...
by PaulE
Sun Mar 08, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: SOLD Kona Unit 29er SS Large
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Kona Unit 29er SS Large

Which year is it from please, so I can check out the sizing?
by PaulE
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: International book day
Replies: 51
Views: 1028

Re: International book day

Just starting "Even dogs in the wild" by Ian Rankin - currently reading/re-reading all the Rebus novels and this is number 20. Recently finished Danny Macaskill's bio, which is a decent read. Part way through "human universe" by Brian Cox, for some reason I stopped reading it before Christmas and ha...
by PaulE
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8007
Views: 839832

Re: The post man's been ...

Sheffield Greenway book - walking guide rather than a ride but will hopefully make a fun (possibly type 2) 111 mile run at some point fairly soon. Never run more than 50 miles before, but I'm on the wait list for the spine challenger race next year so better set a goal! A nice knobbly mud tyre and s...
by PaulE
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproof shorts / 3/4 / trousers recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 447

Re: Waterproof shorts / 3/4 / trousers recommendations

I've got a pair of Aldi ones from a couple of years ago. A bit baggy at the top of the legs, but velcro calves and pretty hard-wearing too.

Think they were called bike commuting trousers and cost about a tenner
by PaulE
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 3192

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

I knew we had a good number of old punks but didn't know we had so many ex-ravers ... I reckon it explains a lot :-bd Definitely. Who's up for ravepacking? (Awaiting copyright clearance notification from Reg) You'll have to ride in the Sheffield area when one of the fairly regular outdoor raves is ...
by PaulE
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1641
Views: 237768

Re: Todays ride

Just a short ride while my daughter was at a 7th birthday party. Mostly trying out the new front end on my bike... Rigid forks, 4" the and Richey kyote bars (thanks ton). I'd been using the fat front with my usual bars and wasn't really sure about it but the wiggly bars make it great!
by PaulE
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 3192

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

When I first got on the internet, I worked with another Paul so I always signed my emails PaulE and I've used it as a sign in for about 25 years now.

Another ex-visitor to Bugged Out here, mostly in 1996-97. Then frequented Gatecrasher after coming to Sheffield uni in 97...
by PaulE
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Crap end to the weekend.
Replies: 14
Views: 787

Re: Crap end to the weekend.

I did something very similar to my old van and the insurance company paid up no questions asked - I think they are pretty overwhelmed when there are big storms about and just want to sort simple claims asap. Fingers crossed!
by PaulE
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 299
Views: 12001

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Excellent, inspiring, writing from Ben and (in a very different way) Reg.

Reminds me I need to stop looking for excuses to stay in, and just get out and brave/enjoy/get swept away by whatever weather is there. Thanks!
by PaulE
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you own an unsuitable bike?
Replies: 82
Views: 1761

Re: Do you own an unsuitable bike?

I've got a 26” trials bike which might even be too unsuitable. Single gear (22-16 I think), very grabby magura rim brakes, 2.5" rear tyre with 1.9" front... But I think the final straw would be the 8" frame and no seat!
by PaulE
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: fs, Ritchey kyote bars. SOLD
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: fs, Ritchey kyote bars. 1 month old

Are they full width? If so can I have them please?
by PaulE
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar Ends, on the Inside
Replies: 31
Views: 884

Re: Bar Ends, on the Inside

I have them on one of my bikes. Some cheap, light ski bend types, taped with roadie bar tape to cover the clamp and the bars either side of the clamp to rest my wrists on.

Very comfy and useful, particularly on long gentle climbs and when there's a headwind.
by PaulE
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Starwood/G-One type tyre for 26"
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Starwood/G-One type tyre for 26"

Schwalbe do a few with potential - I've not used any of them other than a 2.35 crazy bob on my BMX, but that was fast rolling and smooth.

Crazy bob 26*2.35
Big Apple 26*2.35
Fat Frank
Super moto-x 26"2.4
by PaulE
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where you at ?
Replies: 60
Views: 1866

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: 443
Views: 27081

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: 479

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: 780

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: 1898

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!