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by BigdummySteve
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: First timer’s packing list
Replies: 28
Views: 453

Re: First timer’s packing list

RIP wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:23 am
Just me then :smile: . I would say they are only part of my emergency kit for when I get woken up by generators at 4am
Pack them for Monday :wink:
by BigdummySteve
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Opinions on winter wear trousers, thermals and waterproofs
Replies: 10
Views: 300

Re: Opinions on winter wear trousers, thermals and waterproofs

Paramo trousers, stream crossings up to my balls and constant biblical rain and still comfortable. They are a micro climate for yer legs, you won’t be bone dry but you will be warm and comfy. :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gets under your skin doesn't it.
Replies: 8
Views: 292

Re: Gets under your skin doesn't it.

Last Sunday I had a smashing day out. Left the house at 2.30am, slept out in the open for a couple of hours just because I could, then rode 136miles including carrying my loaded bike up a zig zag path on the White Cliffs of Dover. I grew up in Deal, the cliffs were my stomping grounds, along the co...
by BigdummySteve
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Acepac bar bag
Replies: 17
Views: 458

Re: Acepac bar bag

Escape Goat wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:48 pm
Oooh, you got a picture of that set up?

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by BigdummySteve
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 101
Views: 3157

Re: WRT

I’d like to say thanks to you and Dee for the decision to stage it, although it was different it WAS still the WRT and as subtle as the tee shirt :-bd

Hopefully next year we’ll have a proper party :YMPARTY:
by BigdummySteve
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Acepac bar bag
Replies: 17
Views: 458

Re: Acepac bar bag

Quality bag, I cut the fittings from shoulder strap and used Velcro to fit them to the bars. You can then use the points which would fit to the Acepac harness, the lower point I loop under the fork crown and use the c hook to cinch it tight. It’s rock solid used like this :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 101
Views: 3157

Re: WRT

Reg and I have been to some mines :-bd now outside the pub at devils bridge, still feels like the WRT :-bd

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by BigdummySteve
Tue Aug 25, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: No wonder we went metric.
Replies: 19
Views: 532

Re: No wonder we went metric.

real oddity’s such as ‘railway’ threads which really leave you scratching your head. Just don't :wink: . I've got an inch-deep groove in the top of my head. Very interesting 'thread' this one is :grin: . It get even more convoluted :wink: when you get into lathe cut threads, diffrent thread angles,...
by BigdummySteve
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: No wonder we went metric.
Replies: 19
Views: 532

Re: No wonder we went metric.

I still use a lot of imperial stuff, hydraulics and now American lifting gear is still AF. In addition to the usual imperial threads you also get some real oddity’s such as ‘railway’ threads which really leave you scratching your head. I used to have something similar to a zeus book with all these w...
by BigdummySteve
Tue Aug 25, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2020
Replies: 143
Views: 3417

Re: BB200 2020

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:42 pm


This year, you will have from Oct 1st until Nov 1st to ride the route.
Well that’s much better than this 24hours nonsense, might enter!
by BigdummySteve
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pimp my breakfast
Replies: 21
Views: 663

Re: Pimp my breakfast

Or you can make decent scrambled eggs by cracking them into a freezer bag with butter and boiling ‘in the bag’. Done this backpacking a lot but never on the bike. I thought eggs didn’t keep very well out of the shells, most guides say 2 hours, I’ve a plan to take some whole eggs by transporting the...
by BigdummySteve
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Great Divide Mountain Bike Route - Surly ECR info required
Replies: 9
Views: 611

Re: Great Divide Mountain Bike Route - Surly ECR info required

Are you sure you want the ECR? I had a rohloff ECR, it was a great bike in the right place and I enjoyed it, but ultimately it’s quite limited. The low bottom bracket means that your stuck with 3” tyres, I found them slow on tarmac, painfully slow.
by BigdummySteve
Fri Aug 21, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick one: stowable packpack
Replies: 17
Views: 435

Re: Quick one: stowable packpack

Yeah, I've got a few and the Sea to Summit one is certainly my favourite and also the one I trust not to fall apart and deposit my cooked chicken and bread rolls on the floor. They also do a fully waterproof version which I might invest in. Aye seconded, mine has been going ages having carried far ...
by BigdummySteve
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Come back 2x, all is forgiven!
Replies: 39
Views: 813

Re: Come back 2x, all is forgiven!

1x12 is perfect for me off-road but when I hit tarmac I want closer gears, oh gawd you’re set me off again x(
by BigdummySteve
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 101
Views: 3157

Re: WRT

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:34 am
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I'm ont' left, Dee's ont' right - Midday Ceulan on Sat.
Rourkes Driff or Isandlwana though?
by BigdummySteve
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 101
Views: 3157

Re: WRT

I have visions of boners lining the hills around BB towers like an army waiting to attack, all perfectly still, menacing, silhouetted by the setting sun.
Probably just stagger in gasping for cake :lol:
by BigdummySteve
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Come back 2x, all is forgiven!
Replies: 39
Views: 813

Re: Come back 2x, all is forgiven!

Reg? 26” with tubes :shock: and loads of chainrings!!!! No wonder he has to take trains everywhere :wink:
by BigdummySteve
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rear light bracket mounting (bloomin) woes!
Replies: 15
Views: 378

Re: Rear light bracket mounting (bloomin) woes!

Reflective stuff is ace! I like some in the inside of the crank arms, spoke reflectors work extremely well, another thing which works very well on dropbars is a light shoved in place of a barend plug, I currently have an exposure traceR in the end of my right hand drop and it’s worth at least 18” in...
by BigdummySteve
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Water wheels

Not wishing to add to your woes but are the fancy nipples you built them with aluminium? If so the water will corrode them and cause failure. I saw a lot of this when PX were selling deep section carbon rims when I worked there, the fix was to swap to brass nipples. I've seen tiny holes drilled in ...
by BigdummySteve
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Water wheels

After my weekend trip I distinctly heard sloshing from the rear wheel, I assumed it was from the liberal amount of sealant I’d poured in (it was near the end of the bottle so it got the extra) but when I removed the tyre to swap it it was still there in the rim. The only way I could remove it was to...
by BigdummySteve
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 47545

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Pulled off the Vittoria Terreno’s and refitted the 2.35 Mezcals, with the rain we’ve had the Terreno’s become a handful in the mud, I’ve enjoyed the extra speed but swapped them out before I was tempted to take them to Wales.
by BigdummySteve
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rabbit Hole rims tubeless.
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Rabbit Hole rims tubeless.

I ran rabbit hole type 50mm rims in my ECR. Split tube isn’t really any more faff than normal tubeless. The only additional step is running a blade around the rim afterwards to remove the excess tube. I never got my rims to work with normal tape. The major concern I had with split tubes was that it ...
by BigdummySteve
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 581
Views: 36752

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

8/12. 44 in a row After a damp ride I found some decent fish and chips in Bidford-on-Avon and was escorted by pickers to a top secret location somewhere in Warwickshire, quality accommodation https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50232053817_139991d74a_c.jpg Sadly the promised thunderstorms didn’t arr...
by BigdummySteve
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking mistakes you’ve made
Replies: 31
Views: 975

Re: Bikepacking mistakes you’ve made

Oh and never accidentally piss into your boots, it’s not big or clever.
by BigdummySteve
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking mistakes you’ve made
Replies: 31
Views: 975

Re: Bikepacking mistakes you’ve made

My most spectacular was in February this year, a new member suggested a ‘bimble’ through Dartmoor’s delights. Having never ridden across Dartmoor despite spending much time in Devon it seemed like a golden opportunity. Dave Barter was onboard, day off booked, B&B booked. The ‘member’ disappeared, Da...