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by BigdummySteve
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8019
Views: 840895

Re: The post man's been ...

...and delivered a new pair of endura humvees in 3/4 length. My old pair lasted a commendable 5 years :-bd
Also a set of seals and oil to service my Fox teralogic forks, I’ve run out of maintenance jobs so thought it was about time seeing as I’ve not touched them since fitting.
by BigdummySteve
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Restrap route planning competition
Replies: 30
Views: 330

Re: Restrap route planning competition

No point in my trying, the last century I did was only 1800 mtr, the hills are there but a fair distance from me.
On the subject of hills I’ve been using my bike time to try and hit 7500mtr for the month. What do you think the fastest is, short steep hills say 10% or gentle slopes riding faster?
by BigdummySteve
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: F10 Project Hydrogen Tent - tempted?
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: F10 Project Hydrogen Tent - tempted?

Although it didn’t survive 70mph+ winds I’d still highly recommend the Nordisk Telemark, under 1kg and just about big enough to sleep two.

The airbeam sounds fun, imagine how fast you could pitch it with CO2 :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Saddles
Replies: 6
Views: 93

Re: Saddles

Have you looked at the EE-silk suspension post? It’s very light and provides 20mm if travel. Might not sound a lot but it makes a big difference. Pricey though.

A Charge spoon might be worth a punt, cheap as chips and very comfortable.
by BigdummySteve
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 468
Views: 10464

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Looking smart Duncan, there’s definitely worse places to be isolated.
by BigdummySteve
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: derailleur hanger alignment tool
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: derailleur hanger alignment tool

The postie delivered an x-tools hanger tool today and I got to work. First thing I did was replace the silly o-rings with some thumb screw stops from an old helping hand solder clamp. Although it was visually straight it was about 15mm out vertically and half that horizontally. Bloody hell! What a d...
by BigdummySteve
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 41
Views: 632

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

There's a mental wellness benefit to be taken account of too. This. I think it's perhaps something that people are coming to fully appreciate over the last few weeks. Absolutely agree, which is why our government had thankfully treated us as adults able to appreciate the seriousness of the situatio...
by BigdummySteve
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 323
Views: 12525

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

Hmmm Cheese :X After my only partial‘poaching an egg in soup’ experiments the next Bikepacking food could well be haloumi, pre- sliced and trimmed to fit my mini one egg frying pan. It’s a winner :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 453
Views: 27491

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Today was new bottom bracket bearings day, again. Honestly it’s like Reg and punctures, that said the last set lasted a WHOLE two rides :-bd enduro angular contact bearings, not cheap. Before you ask they were installed the correct way round and not preloaded excessively, they were submerged repeate...
by BigdummySteve
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 453
Views: 27491

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Oh Terrenos. Quite fancy some of them. Let us know how you you get in if you could :-bd Well obviously limited mileage so far but seriously fast on the road even compared to mezcals. Now the edge grip, again obviously very limited mileage but good grip on the tow path, I tried to spin out the rear ...
by BigdummySteve
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: and I thought I was Grumpy!
Replies: 8
Views: 267

Re: and I thought I was Grumpy!

LOL! I lived in a small block of flats with a few dodgy characters and dealer's (where my muddy fox explorer was stolen) Unfortunately,I didn't have the confidence to confront them with their late night music ,shouting etc. My brother and myself shared a flat and had similar problems, we did ask ni...
by BigdummySteve
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 323
Views: 12525

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

4/4 4/12 and 40 in a row :-bd A Strangely enjoyable backyard camping experience, I’d been for my allotted blast earlier in the day, come to think of it I might actually end up fitter after this is all over, I’m doing stretches and some yoga and rather than plodding along actually riding hard in the ...
by BigdummySteve
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 163
Views: 2211

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Agreed, slept better than I’ve done in ages.
by BigdummySteve
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 163
Views: 2211

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

While we’re all sitting around the virtual camp fire does anyone think I could poach an egg in a tin of cullen skink? Why're you asking us H.O.T.? Just do it mate and show us the resultant hilariously messy photo :-bd Forgot to take a pic of the result, but it works and is delicious https://live.st...
by BigdummySteve
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 163
Views: 2211

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:37 pm
That is very, very special Reg. I applaud you sir.
:-bd

Top work sir!
by BigdummySteve
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 163
Views: 2211

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Taylor wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:17 pm
We saw you join Steve but you need to activate camera and mic

Ok next time.
by BigdummySteve
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 163
Views: 2211

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

While we’re all sitting around the virtual camp fire does anyone think I could poach an egg in a tin of cullen skink?
by BigdummySteve
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 163
Views: 2211

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

I did see Taylor, couldn’t work out how to get my video on.
by BigdummySteve
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 163
Views: 2211

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Never mind, by the way my son says camping in the garden is silly. He’s still doing it. Makes me proud it does.
by BigdummySteve
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 163
Views: 2211

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Image

Managed to find a nice little sheltered Bivvy spot, :-bd

My son John will be joining me do another Bivvy, the lack of hills and WiFi swung it :lol:
by BigdummySteve
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: derailleur hanger alignment tool
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: derailleur hanger alignment tool

Mike wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:39 am
Cant go wrong with a hammer n screw driver, useful for many jobs :lol:
Noooooooo, Mike have a look here

https://www.abbeybiketools.com/collections/tools

And at a Snap-on catalogue, these are great things of beauty, nice tools are one of life’s joys.
by BigdummySteve
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 852
Views: 97435

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Landslide wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:21 pm
Well, today brought two beer deliveries, and a hose adapter for the outside tap.
I admire your sense of occasion and dedication to the noble art of beer drinking, everyone round to yours.....Bugger.
by BigdummySteve
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 163
Views: 2211

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Do we think -2°c is too cold to include the kids? In my experience it’s fine if you don’t tell them. At last year’s WRT I woke up early and was surprised to see Y Star inn surrounded by a gentle covering of snow. I Said nowt to little John norris :-bd He did twig when the water bottles were frozen ...
by BigdummySteve
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: derailleur hanger alignment tool
Replies: 16
Views: 318

Re: derailleur hanger alignment tool

Another tip a came across during my research was to use a wheel with a 10mm thread, screw this into the hanger, grab the rim and use it to get both wheels parallel. Obviously not tried it but sounds like a genius hack. I’m really surprised how much a little Misalignment impacts performance, obviousl...
by BigdummySteve
Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: derailleur hanger alignment tool
Replies: 16
Views: 318

derailleur hanger alignment tool

My flawless AXS shifting started to skip a little on my little yesterday, I set the B gap with the gauge, meticulously aligned the wheel and spent an age trimming one way then another. Eventually I noticed the hanger seemed slightly out, I realigned it by MK 1-Eyeball and all seems to back to normal...