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by techno mail
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2871
Views: 493026

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

by techno mail
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Coast to coast may/June?
Replies: 0
Views: 169

Coast to coast may/June?

I'm hoping to ride a modified version of the Tim Woodcock coast to coast route if anyone fancies joining me that'd be ace. I'm reckoning on 2 long days with a bivvy somewhere scenic! https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/osmaps/route/2831394/woodcockc2cmod7 I'm thinking of doing it on one of the followin...
by techno mail
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: LeJOG audax-style anyone?
Replies: 33
Views: 791

Re: LeJOG audax-style anyone?

Shaf, youay we'll be aware of it already, but if not:
yacf has a wealth of audax info including a big thread about this ride. It's a similarly friendly place to hear too.
https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?PHPS ... board=17.0
by techno mail
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Bags, Apidura & Restrap, Togs
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: FS: Bags, Apidura & Restrap, Togs

Togs arrived, perfect thanks Denis.
by techno mail
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Undercrackers
Replies: 16
Views: 617

Re: Undercrackers

I really wanted to try under armour, but someone said they support hunting? Am I wrong? A quick Google shows that they make a whole range of hunting gear so..... https://www.google.com/search?q=under+armour+hunting&oq=under+armour+hunting&aqs=chrome..69i57.6243j0j7&client=ms-android-ee-uk-revc&sour...
by techno mail
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Bags, Apidura & Restrap, Togs
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: FS: Bags, Apidura & Restrap, Togs

I'll take the togs please Dennis :-bd
by techno mail
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hope pro 4 bearings
Replies: 31
Views: 415

Re: Hope pro 4 bearings

this guy does a good dissection of the hype around ceramic bearings: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7iZVfSDbiA
He's an aerospace engineer who manufactures BBs for pro teams so his knowledge of bearings is pretty comprehensive.

gotta love his tactful rating system too:
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by techno mail
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The latest cutting edge outdoor gear
Replies: 14
Views: 573

Re: The latest cutting edge outdoor gear

Taking part in the Dambusters event reminded me just how behind the times your typical 'boner is. Luckily the Guardian is on hand to tell what we should be wearing for a wet weekend in Wales: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/gallery/2020/jan/12/carry-on-camping-mens-fashion-scout-style-in-pictur...
by techno mail
Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your favourite books, blogs and films of 2019?
Replies: 17
Views: 590

Re: Your favourite books, blogs and films of 2019?

It really is Andy. Only started listening to it a couple of months ago so I've got a lot to get through. :shock: Haven't heard Last Podcast on the Left. Noted for future listening. :-bd It's a true crime and paranormal podcast presented by 3 weirdos. They've a twisted sense of humour which I like a...
by techno mail
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your favourite books, blogs and films of 2019?
Replies: 17
Views: 590

Re: Your favourite books, blogs and films of 2019?

It really is Andy. Only started listening to it a couple of months ago so I've got a lot to get through. :shock: Haven't heard Last Podcast on the Left. Noted for future listening. :-bd It's a true crime and paranormal podcast presented by 3 weirdos. They've a twisted sense of humour which I like a...
by techno mail
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where's Norm - the grid square guessing game.
Replies: 30
Views: 619

Re: Where's Norm - the grid square guessing game.

RIP wrote:
Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:08 pm
:-bd

'exciting' - nude bikepacker in foreground?
Not sure I will be able to find a willing volunteer :lol:
by techno mail
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where's Norm - the grid square guessing game.
Replies: 30
Views: 619

Re: Where's Norm - the grid square guessing game.

RIP wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:20 pm
How about that square near Goole or wherever it is, the official 'most featureless' one. I'll get me coat...
I'm going to have to pedal out to it now aren't I! I wonder if I can make it look exciting enough to throw you off the scent?
by techno mail
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7786
Views: 813018

Re: The post man's been ...

Kyote bars and new grips arrived today. :-bd
by techno mail
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: thigh rub
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: thigh rub

rocklobstercat wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:55 pm
Just make sure the bag near the seatpost stays a tapered shape after packing. Sometimes it can bulge causing thigh rub. I normally squeeze this part of the bag together after packing to ensure this.
Yeah that's a great point. I might have to try a different way of loading the bag.
by techno mail
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your favourite books, blogs and films of 2019?
Replies: 17
Views: 590

Re: Your favourite books, blogs and films of 2019?

Best podcast I listened to was probably this: https://assets.media-platform.com/bi/dist/images/2019/08/01/5d3f1679a209d33e6966e921-960-720-w640.jpg The Waco one that the BBC did was also excellent. As was "All Hail Kale" which they've just done a new series of. Bastards is great isn't it Andy, Have...
by techno mail
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your favourite books, blogs and films of 2019?
Replies: 17
Views: 590

Re: Your favourite books, blogs and films of 2019?

ootini wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 3:30 pm
Under the skin is an exceptional film. Utterly brilliant! Neon Demon I didn't rate. Try Mandy.
Mandy was mind melting in the cinema!
Defo not for everyone though.
by techno mail
Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: jones bars not working...........again
Replies: 30
Views: 719

Re: jones bars not working...........again

Landslide wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:47 pm
Gah! They were out of stock when I ordered some (for more £££) two days ago!
:shock: :oops:
Sorry 'bout that......
by techno mail
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2871
Views: 493026

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:53 pm
S2S Nano bug net - great bit of kit for using under a tarp or even over a bivvy. Just £17 here

https://rockrun.com/collections/latest- ... net-single
cheers stu!
by techno mail
Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: jones bars not working...........again
Replies: 30
Views: 719

Re: jones bars not working...........again

I have the kyote bars on my tourer, which has a much longer steerer. and they seem to work fine. they also have a bit of rise, might sell the jones and buy another pair of those. so if anyone needs a pair of jones loops with xl esi grip, message me. :-bd just ordered myself a set from wiggle, £26 a...
by techno mail
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: jones bars not working...........again
Replies: 30
Views: 719

Re: jones bars not working...........again

Maybe also worth considering that some of us - granted, probably only a few, just don't get on with them. I found the Geoff bars had too much angle for my wrists. Where the planet x OG bars seem spot on. Could have been that the combinations of reach and rise didn't put them in the correct place......
by techno mail
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: frame bag for Stooge MkII
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Wtd: frame bag for Stooge MkII

I've been looking at straight cut too, design and quality/options seem outstanding.
These guys look great too, and as you can see they know what shape a stooge is: https://www.aiguillealpine.co.uk/produc ... frame-bag/
by techno mail
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: frame bag for Stooge MkII
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Wtd: frame bag for Stooge MkII

me too :lol:
by techno mail
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ritchey kyote bars anyone.....?
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: Ritchey kyote bars anyone.....?

ton wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:27 am
anyone tried ritchey kyote bars?

bloody wide arnt they.

but they seem very comfy. or they do if you are broad of the shoulder.
i'm about to buy a set as i have some on-one OG bars and need more space for my controls.
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will try a shorter stem with them to equalise the reach.
by techno mail
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2871
Views: 493026

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Zippy wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:28 am
techno mail wrote:
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:23 pm
frames and completes reduced: https://www.brothercycles.com/
Never heard of them, are they any good?
I've no personal experience. But i like the look of the big bro and their gravel frame the "mehteh".
I think a few on here have their bikes.....