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by PaulE
Sun Apr 07, 2024 5:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 1540
Views: 254049

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Today's bike tinkering was the first step in weight reduction/minimalist gearing on the road bike... Been running 34-50 with an 11-25 cassette for ages, but never felt quite right (too many front shifts needed) was thinking of switching back to 39-53 with 12-30 or 11-28 cassette. I then spotted a de...
by PaulE
Fri Apr 05, 2024 11:38 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 891
Views: 105712

Re: Today's Run

First shorts and vest run of the year today... Blowing a gale, but still warm enough to be without sleeves for all other than a 2 minute shower where the jacket went on. Up on Derwent edge, above laybower reservoir. Long, fairly speedy climb up to back tor (about 6km of nearly all uphill) and then I...
by PaulE
Fri Apr 05, 2024 12:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11437
Views: 1917222

Re: The post man's been ...

That's the one - I remember him wearing a drag race helmet as the bike/Mx ones weren't up to the impacts from being stupidly high in the air on a BMX vert ramp...
by PaulE
Fri Apr 05, 2024 12:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11437
Views: 1917222

Re: The post man's been ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote: Fri Apr 05, 2024 9:55 am New birthday hat from Dee. A relaunched Simpson M30 in case you're wondering.

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Matt Hoffman helmet? Pretty sure he wore one of those on the vert ramp... And happy birthday!
by PaulE
Thu Apr 04, 2024 9:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 4929
Views: 1205935

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

RIP wrote: Thu Apr 04, 2024 10:27 am [ Glad I got Large size as they're definitely 'undersized'.

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What size shoes do you wear? I'm looking at getting some, and am a size 9.5 so right on the cusp of sizes... Guess I'd better size up?
by PaulE
Sun Mar 31, 2024 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kids bikes!
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Kids bikes!

I built my now 10, but then 9 years old, daughter a bike around an XS trek 26" frame - you can get nice older complete bikes for very little on eBay, and then some garage raiding added a 1*10 deore groupset and some avid brakes... She seems very happy with it, and I don't expect to loose much m...
by PaulE
Tue Mar 26, 2024 11:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wild Country Zephyros Compact 2 Tent Opinions Please
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Wild Country Zephyros Compact 2 Tent Opinions Please

I've got the smaller zephyros 1 and love it... I was annoyed to miss out on the 2 which was for sale here recently. I tend to use it as my scout leading tent, so for hiking with or just grabbing out of the boot. A 2 would be lovely and spacious for just me, and would give me space for the dog (or on...
by PaulE
Mon Mar 25, 2024 11:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 3323
Views: 616099

Re: Todays ride

Excellent good Samaritan work dave! Today's ride was on the nice ti summer road bike (rim brakes, no guards, skinny slick tyres etc.) Over in Manchester with my wife & son, so ride back home seemed a decent option! Left after the rain had stopped, took the hilly way out south of Stockport, via a...
by PaulE
Mon Mar 18, 2024 8:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 480
Views: 21544

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Congratulations Reg - wish I could have been there, sounds like a decent weekend all round, and took in plenty of my favourite eating & drinking spots!
by PaulE
Mon Mar 18, 2024 5:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Matthew Fairbrother
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: Matthew Fairbrother

fatbikephil wrote: Mon Mar 18, 2024 3:21 pm That seems a jolly sporting thing to do - fair play. Who carried his bike on the kayak crossing though? :lol:
Nobody - he strapped it onto the deck of his sea kayak...
by PaulE
Thu Mar 14, 2024 8:16 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd. Cheap XL 29er.
Replies: 7
Views: 424

Re: Wtd. Cheap XL 29er.

https://www.lyonequipment.com/bikes/bik ... x-29__3249

Some crazy offers on complete Salsa bikes...
by PaulE
Fri Mar 08, 2024 9:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 704
Views: 70556

Re: What are you drinking now?

About to break out the smokehead Islay whisky, once the kids are in bed.
by PaulE
Thu Mar 07, 2024 9:53 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 891
Views: 105712

Re: Today's Run

Did my club Monday night race today (there's an option to run it alone and send a time in before Thursday ends), with a short run either side to/from the car. Straight up the side of kinder scout, long speedy descent and then a speedy traverse back to the finish. Decided there wasn't enough hill, so...
by PaulE
Mon Feb 19, 2024 11:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 3962
Views: 496709

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

PaulB2 wrote: Mon Feb 19, 2024 6:19 pm After 10 months of tests, scans and biopsies looks like everything is more benign than was feared which is pretty damn cheery even if it isn't a Friday. Now I just need to get some fitness back.
:-bd that's excellent news, definitely deserving of an honorary cheery Friday!
by PaulE
Thu Feb 15, 2024 11:46 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clear out - frames, fat bike stuff, free stuff etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Clear out - frames, fat bike stuff, free stuff etc.

I feel your pain :lol: I am in the same boat, I cleared a few big ticket items last year but need to start again and fully clear it out. I hadnt realised just how much of a hoarder I really am.... :oops: I think it was finding the cx cantis, 10 years after getting rid of my last non-disk cross bike...
by PaulE
Tue Feb 13, 2024 6:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clear out - frames, fat bike stuff, free stuff etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Clear out - frames, fat bike stuff, free stuff etc.

HUX wrote: Tue Feb 13, 2024 4:12 pm Interested in the 8/9 speed chains and rings if you have a pic
I'll see what's left - someone's coming round to get some of that stuff but I think they wanted cassettes and shifters. Are you after 4 or 5 arm (compact) rings?
by PaulE
Tue Feb 13, 2024 12:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looong Saddles?
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: Looong Saddles?

I've a Fizik Arione on my road bike, and it's longer than average. A lot of that is towards the rear of the saddle though, not sure if that's what you are after?
by PaulE
Tue Feb 13, 2024 10:33 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clear out - frames, fat bike stuff, free stuff etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Re: Clear out - frames, fat bike stuff, free stuff etc.

schmiken wrote: Mon Feb 12, 2024 10:52 pm Any chance of a pic of the fork and wheel? Link doesn't work!
I'll do it now.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/WhCUWWB15jpqbkk8A

The headset is in that photo too, and could be included if needed
by PaulE
Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hot 1: hat 0 - what lightweight oven mitt?
Replies: 33
Views: 812

Re: Hot 1: hat 0 - what lightweight oven mitt?

Silicone lid, originally on a plastic reusable coffee cup, goes on the mug to keep my cooking kit together and also pops off and gets used to hold the hot handle
by PaulE
Sun Feb 11, 2024 10:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clear out - frames, fat bike stuff, free stuff etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 491

Clear out - frames, fat bike stuff, free stuff etc.

Having a sizeable clear out in the garage, as I've somehow ended up with far too much bike stuff, and keep buying more! I'll try to attach photos, and will put a Google drive link up asap. More bits to follow as I find them... I'll start with the free stuff: 8 & 9 speed cassettes, possibly shift...
by PaulE
Mon Feb 05, 2024 12:01 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: High, wide bars, Moto, Soma etc
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Wtd: High, wide bars, Moto, Soma etc

I've some steel stooge bars (basically Moto shape) which are cut to about 780mm
by PaulE
Thu Jan 18, 2024 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A wee whisky appreciation thread.
Replies: 38
Views: 1608

Re: A wee whisky appreciation thread.

I went to the Penderyn distillery briefly on a trip a couple of years ago and bought a miniature for that night's bivi, liked it enough to buy a bottle next time I saw it on offer. Not tried Irish whiskey though, might go for one of the ones recommended here. I do like bourbon too, Maker's Mark and...
by PaulE
Thu Jan 18, 2024 11:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Electric Socks
Replies: 19
Views: 911

Re: Electric Socks

I've got some of those (well, a different brand from amazon but very similar looking) and they're great. Wife and kids got me them for Christmas as my feet are always frozen following a frostbite issue and then Strata Florida. I wore them on this morning's short ride in -6, with just some normal rid...
by PaulE
Wed Jan 17, 2024 12:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A wee whisky appreciation thread.
Replies: 38
Views: 1608

Re: A wee whisky appreciation thread.

I'm usually a Laphroaig drinker, but have recently been given a bottle of Machrie Moor from Arran which is really lovely. Doesn't have the medicinal notes of Laphroaig, but still peaty and in keeping with the other you have named. Maybe worth trying some nice Irish ones too?
by PaulE
Tue Jan 16, 2024 11:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 891
Views: 105712

Re: Today's Run

Not been for a decent run in a while, and had a day off with lovely winter weather yesterday.... Parked up to the north of Kinder Scout (blackden brook), ran/scrambled up a frozen gully, avoiding the frozen waterfall as I was alone, to the north edge of the kinder plateau and then across the top so ...