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by BigdummySteve
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 3/4 length sleeping mats
Replies: 17
Views: 200

Re: 3/4 length sleeping mats

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:22 pm
(cos I am not actually that short)
Compared to what?

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by BigdummySteve
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9701
Views: 1111423

Re: The post man's been ...

Impressed that you're even having a go Tim. Dark art. You should have a go Chris, admittedly I only did after the winter Bivvy debacle when I found out the Broadrib cycles in Banbury are absolutely sub standard. It’s not a dark art at all. The last wheel I built was with squorx nipples which made t...
by BigdummySteve
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Clothing cockup
Replies: 29
Views: 621

Re: Clothing cockup

Very glad you survived there, HOTT. I've bought an extra cake for next week and can't eat two. What with this episode and the Dartmoor HOTT one I think I'm going to transfer my official Rain God badge over to you :smile: . Erm, just in case you don't, er, you know, make it back at all next time, wh...
by BigdummySteve
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9701
Views: 1111423

Re: The post man's been ...

A Sturmey Archer 5-spd hub, a pile of very short spokes, nipples and a wee little rim. Soon to be a new rear wheel for my Brompton. It's been a long time since I spent two days hunched over a mangled pile of wheel gubbins, hands cramping, covered in sweat, swearing at the dog and questioning my san...
by BigdummySteve
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat racks
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: Fat racks

Surely the obvious answer is a custom ti frame with integrated rack and breakaway connections so it all fits in the box :wink:
by BigdummySteve
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Raceface 30mm Spindle Cranks, BB Q's
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: Raceface 30mm Spindle Cranks, BB Q's

I’ve used a hope, it’s been going for about 5 years with multiple bearing changes :lol: really they are all just holders for the bearings and I expect little to choose between them. I pop the seals off regularly flush and regrease. When they go buy decent quality replacements from a bearing supplier...
by BigdummySteve
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 539
Views: 21607

Re: What are you listening to now?

Cammell Laird Social Club-Half man half biscuit
by BigdummySteve
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 729
Views: 75819

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

RIP wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:22 pm
Impressive achievement that Stevo :-bd
Cheers, it’s been fun. Chasing the squares has taken me to some great places, and Swindon.
I’ve waded through rivers, snuck through MOD land and found some great countryside. One thing it does is to give a deep understanding of how the landscape changes.
by BigdummySteve
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 729
Views: 75819

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Some big miles following the lifting of restrictions has finally like Stu enabled me to turn 50 :-bd

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by BigdummySteve
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Clothing cockup
Replies: 29
Views: 621

Re: Clothing cockup

Moder-dye wrote:
Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:17 am
Did you get the tile though?!
Yes, as an additional bonus I don’t have to go to Swindon again :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Sat Apr 10, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Clothing cockup
Replies: 29
Views: 621

Clothing cockup

There’s a little area in my veloviewer explorer square which I’ve been putting off for a while, it was a bit of a mess with orphaned squares and a chunk of Swindon, plus a few off the ridgeway. Checked the weather forecast, 7 degrees with some light rain Only .1-.3 mm an hour, not enough to get you ...
by BigdummySteve
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 316
Views: 8115

Re: What are you drinking now?

Now forever known as chistoff :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1683
Views: 150809

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

I'm not saying a word... :d Good, about time people stopped being cheery on days other than Friday. Honestly is just frivolous and has to stop. Perhaps listening to these songs before posting might help https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dxs3hG6qVSs https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fvn4CeaJp_s https://m.yo...
by BigdummySteve
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Them panniers
Replies: 13
Views: 333

Re: Them panniers

If you do decide to fit a rack I can recommend the tortec rack I fitted to mine https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Tortec-Tour-Ultralite-Rear-Pannier-Rack_3043.htm?sku=20571&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=google_shopping&gclid=CjwKCAjw07qDBhBxEiwA6pPbHoKELqO5X-A4VQEjjSg-dhFUdhwSbF1V-n3LV1Dfl_wF...
by BigdummySteve
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 316
Views: 8115

Re: What are you drinking now?

Landslide wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:09 pm
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Oooooo :X
by BigdummySteve
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: sub standard rant time
Replies: 59
Views: 1094

Re: sub standard rant time

Next there will be people with valves not aligned with tyre logos
Carefully aligned with valve as per rules, but I’ve inadvertently done this from the non-drive side.

ARRRH! The logos are mis-aligned on the drive side,
Shoddy manufacturing, enough to push a man over the edge :oops: ~X( x(
by BigdummySteve
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2530
Views: 329620

Re: Todays ride

Had a lovely ride skirting the ridgeway to day, just shy of 50miles. Despite fair warning from the met office I wore the same kit as yesterday. Managed to salvage it with my rab windtop and some vinyl work gloves. Went past the Hadron collider where clever people search for answers to questions I do...
by BigdummySteve
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alternative to a Salsa Fargo
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Alternative to a Salsa Fargo

Ti Fargo :-bd

I do like the look of the Curve GMX+, lots of nice details.
by BigdummySteve
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy 50th birthday Stuart
Replies: 68
Views: 952

Re: Happy 50th birthday Stuart

Happy birthday Stu, lovely present :-bd
by BigdummySteve
Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Going tubeless...
Replies: 71
Views: 995

Re: Going tubeless...

It makes a huge difference where I ride, hawthorns mean punctures are a certainty, my record was 14 and a walk home. I’ll often hear the ‘ tink tink tink’ sound of a hawthorn twig hitting the fork or chainstay, I stop, pull them out and ride off. As others have mentioned reseating a tubeless tyre in...
by BigdummySteve
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 539
Views: 21607

Re: What are you listening to now?

Not sure about that, I did however play a lot of Hendrix with my brother, me on bass, him on guitar.
My great grandfather was a Cherokee Indian, Hendrix was half Cherokee so my brother claimed to be related to him as well!
by BigdummySteve
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone got either the Salsa cradle/harness or Specialized Burra Burra?
Replies: 12
Views: 185

Re: anyone got either the Salsa cradle/harness or Specialized Burra Burra?

If anything it’s overbuilt, I expect you’d be fine strapping a log to to front.
by BigdummySteve
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 539
Views: 21607

Re: What are you listening to now?

Fantastic Negritto-Please don’t be dead :-bd Funkadelic- Maggot Brain, the title track is just sublime. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=JOKn33-q4Ao And finally Beautiful People-If 60’s were 90’s Now really this shouldn’t work, it should make me really angry. What these folks have done is to make an al...
by BigdummySteve
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 848
Views: 69374

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Fitted one of those cheap 2.6” Mezcals to the front of my Fargo, nice tyres :-bd still roll really well with the near continuous centre blocks but have chunkier and wider spaced knobs so hopefully a bit more grip. Wish I’d got one for the rear as well as I think we have a winner.