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by PaulE
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's your current dream bike?
Replies: 44
Views: 695

Re: What's your current dream bike?

Having bought and being very much impressed with a stooge dirtbomb, the next thing I'd really like is a matching tandem (29+, similar angles, cruiser style) but I think the custom cost would be silly.
by PaulE
Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spacer between headtube and bar bag?
Replies: 24
Views: 549

Re: Spacer between headtube and bar bag?

techno wrote: Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:09 am This any use andy:
https://www.instagram.com/tightbicycleco/
Those look a great idea! I'm generally pretty tight with cash, but may actually splash out on a set...
by PaulE
Fri Jun 17, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Big clear out - will increase in size all weekend.
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Big clear out - will increase in size all weekend.

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Looks like they're 10mm rise.
by PaulE
Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:28 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Big clear out - will increase in size all weekend.
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Big clear out - will increase in size all weekend.

I think they are 30mm rise - I'll check and get a photo of them once I'm home from work later.
by PaulE
Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Big clear out - will increase in size all weekend.
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Re: Big clear out - will increase in size all weekend.

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by PaulE
Thu Jun 16, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Big clear out - will increase in size all weekend.
Replies: 5
Views: 463

Big clear out - will increase in size all weekend.

Having just bought another bike (a stooge dirtbomb, as I may have already said once or twice coz it's great...)I need to make some garage space! Firstly: On-one Fatty Trail in blue, size large (20"). Currently has Bluto forks and a boreals 80mm front wheel, but could also have steel fatty forks...
by PaulE
Tue Jun 14, 2022 12:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tiso Overland 500
Replies: 29
Views: 795

Re: Tiso Overland 500

They do use the 'R' word though :roll: Looks a good route and doesn't use the HT route heading north, for a nice change. Also goes close to here so I 'spose I should give it ago at some point. I wish you didn't have to sign up to Komoot or Strava to get the route though and looks like you need a mo...
by PaulE
Thu Jun 09, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Simple pretty light cargo cages
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Simple pretty light cargo cages

Nice idea, thanks!
by PaulE
Thu Jun 09, 2022 6:44 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Simple pretty light cargo cages
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Simple pretty light cargo cages

Thanks. I'd kind of thought of that, but then decided to try them plain first as I didn't have time to bend and heat treat before someone else needed the workshop! Was also wondering about using plastic acoss the bottom of the half tube for the same purpose. It's definitely in mk2 if needed, along w...
by PaulE
Wed Jun 08, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Simple pretty light cargo cages
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Simple pretty light cargo cages

Had a rare free lesson in the workshop (my engineering group were in an exam) so decided to make some cargo holders for the 3 bolt mounts on my new stooge dirtbomb. Started with a 190mm length of drainpipe, split down its length and then rounded off the corners. Made 2 reinforcement strips from 1.5m...
by PaulE
Tue Jun 07, 2022 9:05 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted XL commuting frame and forks, disc compatible
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: Wanted XL commuting frame and forks, disc compatible

I've not got rigid forks, but about to.sell an XL (20") Forme Ripley which could be anything from just a frame to a full bike. 27.5" wheels - let me know if that's possibly interesting and I'll send more details.
by PaulE
Mon Jun 06, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: RAB mythic 200 £125
Replies: 10
Views: 830

Re: RAB mythic 200 £125

Any idea on height suitability for the sleeping bag? Might be interested but not sure if I can fit in a regular Rab bag.
by PaulE
Fri May 27, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My Commute (work in progress - mtb Sheffield!?!)
Replies: 24
Views: 2903

Re: My Commute (work in progress - mtb Sheffield!?!)

I agree, TPT from penistone through Wharncliffe woods and then road through Hillsborough (watching out for the tram lines!) would be much more sane!

Although I do quite like the original plan as it pretty much passes my doorstep - between the S of Sheffield and oo of Fulwood...
by PaulE
Thu May 26, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10730
Views: 1470037

Re: The post man's been ...

Two deliveries this week, both to tweak my new (to me) stooge dirtbomb... Bulldozer 29*3.25 front tyre, and a lovely beerbabe bag which also matches the one on my boingy bike. Dirtbomb is now lovely and, as such, there will soon be a fat bike, a hardtail and a fair few bits up for sale on here!
by PaulE
Sat May 21, 2022 11:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 483
Views: 26891

Re: What are you drinking now?

1079 project dry hopped pillsner from Aldi... £2.49 for 4 cans, yet it's a very pleasant tasty version of lager. Standard fridge stock in my house, just in case I fancy a beer and don't want something fancy/expensive/hipster!
by PaulE
Thu May 12, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: wtd, XL hardtail full build. urgent
Replies: 10
Views: 385

Re: wtd, XL hardtail full build. urgent

I'm probably selling my 20" framed Forme Ripley - 27.5" wheel hardtail - in a week or 2. I was going to sell as a rolling chassis sort of set-up (frame, forks, wheels, post) but I could drag together enough bits to make either a singlespeed or possibly a 1x10 setup. You'd be welcome to bor...
by PaulE
Sun Mar 27, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oval chainrings
Replies: 18
Views: 927

Re: Oval chainrings

I've had one on my full sus bike for about 8 months now. Definitely helps with steep technical climbing and makes the bike smoother/less bobby. Biggest thing I've noticed is that I get stalled less easily on really steep bits as it's easier to pedal through top dead center. When the ring wears out o...
by PaulE
Wed Mar 23, 2022 8:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carrying fat inner tubes
Replies: 20
Views: 896

Re: Carrying fat inner tubes

On an on-one fatty, I'd wrap it in a plastic bag and tape it between the twin toptubes.

Otherwise, I'd keep a smallish frame bag on there with a tube, cheapo multitool, pump and a few quid inside so there's always the right tools onboard
by PaulE
Wed Mar 09, 2022 2:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Barkley Marathons chitchat
Replies: 19
Views: 1219

Re: Barkley Marathons chitchat

Yep, following it on Twitter as I've got a dose of insomnia
by PaulE
Mon Feb 07, 2022 4:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Insonia cures?
Replies: 26
Views: 1164

Re: Insonia cures?

I've had phases of insomnia most of my life, and a couple of things (other than sex, whisky and sheer physical exhaustion) have helped at times. Shavasana (dead man) yoga pose is good as part of bedtime routine for me. Reading something not too involving, such as a novel I've read before or a text b...
by PaulE
Mon Feb 07, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Air bed/spare tube thought
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Air bed/spare tube thought

In a moment of contemplation, I remembered balloon beds, and then though about if it would be possible to do something similar with a couple of inner tubes, probably held in place with some mylar or very thin sil-poly fabric. Looking more closely at sizes of tube, it might work better as a pillow, b...
by PaulE
Sun Jan 23, 2022 5:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: wtd, cheap small tent. 1 or 2 man.
Replies: 6
Views: 390

Re: wtd, cheap small tent. 1 or 2 man.

Similarly, I've got a zephyros 1 and a Coleman Rigel X2 which you are welcome to borrow if that helps?
by PaulE
Fri Jan 21, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Free Carbon Fibre
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Free Carbon Fibre

If nobody has a more constructive use for it, I could possibly cut it up/section it for materials testing with my engineering students.
by PaulE
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Silly wide bars with sweep
Replies: 11
Views: 657

Re: Silly wide bars with sweep

Can I ask, how tall are people to need bars 840mm wide. Surely, there's a correlation between physical size and bar width ... otherwise you look like Jesus crucified. :shock: I agree - I'm 6'1 with ape like arms and run 780mm... Used to get the piss taken in about 2000 for running wide (probably ab...
by PaulE
Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Fat Viking anyone ?
Replies: 8
Views: 616

Re: Fat Viking anyone ?

Looks a good event for the future too - after a last minute trip.to.Bergen in early 2020, I've been desperately looking for an excuse to go back to Norway! Sounds fun; anyone want to lend me a fat bike? If you've tall enough to ride a 20" Fatty trail, then you're welcome to borrow mine for a day?