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by BigdummySteve
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: thunderstorm warning!
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Re: thunderstorm warning!

Currently in negotiations with the boss for a late pass, might drop down to Avebury then back to van. 50 miles but....Avebury. Problem is can you go to Avebury then not visit silbury hill, then the natural course of events is on to the barge inn at honeystreet :-bd there may be trouble ahead :lol:
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: thunderstorm warning!
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Re: thunderstorm warning!

Absolutely no idea what you’re on about there Chris, old chap :-bd Currently bivvied at back of t’ smithy. A bit late due to stopping for a while talking to a old boy called John (my lads name) he describe the ridgeway as his summer home and is camping about 5 miles from me, 70 years old with a moto...
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: thunderstorm warning!
Replies: 10
Views: 196

Re: thunderstorm warning!

thanks for the offer stu, we should catch up. Unfortunately most of my work is in London at the moment, not often home much before 7pm and up at 5am I-)
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: thunderstorm warning!
Replies: 10
Views: 196

thunderstorm warning!

Seeing as my July bivvy was in a school field less than a mile from my house I feel I need to get a proper one in.. although it involved a bike and no paid accommodation I don't want to be the new J. Petervary so intend to ignore met office warnings of doom and head out after work tonight.. plan is ...
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Not mega clear out
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Not mega clear out

BigdummySteve wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:06 am
come with gibbons nut
=)) auto correct :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Not mega clear out
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Not mega clear out

It’s a MK 10, it does come with gibbons nut the helmet mount has a chunk missing caused by me dropping it, still works and holds it fine.
by BigdummySteve
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD Wildcat Lioness and cheap left hand shifter
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: WTD Wildcat Lioness and cheap left hand shifter

I’ve a deore shifter kicking about if it’s any use
by BigdummySteve
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 169
Views: 6112

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Reminds me of the time I dissolved half a BSA rifle, I was removing the blueing prior to refinishing and put all the parts in the bath and left them overnight. The trigger block and breech block turned out to be ally =))
by BigdummySteve
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Not mega clear out
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Not mega clear out

Few bits cluttering BD towers.... Sram XG 1150 cassette (10-42, xd driver) little wear £25 https://flic.kr/p/2gBzVzr Sram Force rear mech, ‘weathered’ but straight and functional £25 https://flic.kr/p/2gBA3qk Überbike radiator disks 160mm very light use £20 https://flic.kr/p/2gBA2WK Grand trunk hamm...
by BigdummySteve
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Water Filtration Help
Replies: 24
Views: 323

Re: Water Filtration Help

I think mam has it right, carry a filter which is so easy that you use it every time. I too have a befree filter and it’s as quick as filling a water bottle.
After last years epic sickness on the South Downs way I’m a lot more careful.
by BigdummySteve
Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dehydrated/ firepot meals.
Replies: 16
Views: 319

Re: Dehydrated/ firepot meals.

Try real turmat reindeer stew, it’s delicious regardless of the fact it’s dehydrated. Pricey though, good old pot noodle, ‘chicken’ and mushroom with a splash of red wine in the water plus a couple of nice rolls is good :-bd
Favourite bivvy food is a tin of Cullen skink and some nice bread :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7368
Views: 746577

Re: The post man's been ...

And delivered a shiny gold sram XX1 eagle chain in anticipation of the upgrade to 12 speed. I’ve already fitted the microshift barend shifter and XX1 eagle rear mech, I’m running it in friction mode and it shifts ace! Gave it a proper run out midweek on a 30 mile trip, looking forward to the 500% ra...
by BigdummySteve
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dilemma
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Dilemma

I’d buy some bags and ride the arse off it :grin:
by BigdummySteve
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Interesting for those with a mechanical mind - contains bikes.
Replies: 17
Views: 521

Re: Interesting for those with a mechanical mind - contains bikes.

johnnystorm wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:42 pm
I know a chap who bought one of these.

https://youtu.be/fjKtoQ9pkl8

I haven't ridden with him since then. :wink:
To be fair they seem to be marketing it as an exercise product rather than a bicycle.
by BigdummySteve
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Interesting for those with a mechanical mind - contains bikes.
Replies: 17
Views: 521

Re: Interesting for those with a mechanical mind - contains bikes.

Looking for a problem to fit the solution but no luck so far......
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I'm a loser baby, so.....
Replies: 21
Views: 699

Re: I'm a loser baby, so.....

Corrr I would! :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My rim keeps blowing
Replies: 20
Views: 370

Re: My rim keeps blowing

My only rim/tyre issues are getting the bloody things on or off. My WTB Ci31 rims hang on to tyres like thatcher on the entrance to hell :shock: Honestly once they are on the rim it’s a bugger of a job to shift them,so far wtb tyres have been to tightest and conti’s the easiest. My current Vitoria m...
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Prescription Glasses
Replies: 14
Views: 291

Re: Prescription Glasses

As a fellow myopic old git I think you should really let go any aspersions of being ‘cool’. While there once was a time where a set of Oakey’s might have added a little to my sophisticated sporting persona the addition of powerful bifocal lenses really gives the game away. That and a can’t afford th...
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: My rim keeps blowing
Replies: 20
Views: 370

Re: My rim keeps blowing

My first thought was lay off the Guinness :lol:
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Magnetic usb charging lead
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Magnetic usb charging lead

I’ve just thought of an additional bonus of these cables, if I equipped all my kit with these the family won’t ‘borrow’ them :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Magnetic usb charging lead
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: Magnetic usb charging lead

In the interests of tidiness, has anyone found one of these with a shorter length, say 300mm? These German ones go down to 20 or 50cm, you can get the ends separately aw well. I ordered one to have a look at, I’ll let you know if they are any good. [i!®] 1 m Premium Nylon Magnet Charging/Data Cable...
by BigdummySteve
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Why are Grand Departs only for racers....?
Replies: 48
Views: 858

Re: Why are Grand Departs only for racers....?

Surely that’s what the ‘who’s playing out’ forum is for. To organise grand(ish) departs for the non racers amongst us?
by BigdummySteve
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 599
Views: 30647

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Looks like a fun trip John, considering joining the packraft jape in September, although not too many opportunities around my neck of the woods for water based fun
by BigdummySteve
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New 'motivational' stickers.
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: New 'motivational' stickers.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:39 pm
Yeah that's right Reg, cashing in. Design stickers > buy stickers > give 'em away ... I'll be a millionaire by Christmas :wink:
Aye, not the best business plan but you do make lots of us velovagrants(C) very happy :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 169
Views: 6112

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Those who have ridden with me may have noticed from stream of expletives that I’ve never been entirely happy with the shifting performance of my Fargo,, while I consider it to be my perfect bike the dropbars limit choices in both brakes and drivetrains. The brakes were sorted with a pair of Hope’s s...