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by techno mail
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Jones Loop Wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 495

Re: Jones Loop Wanted

I've heard the bars aren't quite symmetrical, and the welding isn't as neat as the Jones, but only what I've heard. For ballance, I've got a PX London Road and that's been faultless over thousands of miles. Aren't the Geoffs made by a nitto? My set of Geoffs were fine (although I didn't get on with...
by techno mail
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New shoes/boots time
Replies: 32
Views: 997

Re: New shoes/boots time

Al wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:01 pm
I got some half price merrell thermo cross boots the seem pretty warm and waterproof so far - still got some big sizes on eBay

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2198049989
Thanks Al. Will check those too.
by techno mail
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New shoes/boots time
Replies: 32
Views: 997

Re: New shoes/boots time

I just bought some Columbia Fairbanks. Had a couple of very cold rides in them and, while they're not exactly toasty, they are warmer than my summer shoes, seemingly waterproof (lots of icy puddles) and grip the pedals really well. I shopped around and found them for £65 or so (on Amazon actually)....
by techno mail
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New shoes/boots time
Replies: 32
Views: 997

Re: New shoes/boots time

I'm looking for some flat pedal winter shoes/boots. Anyone got any recommendations?
by techno mail
Fri Nov 15, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Yorkshire Winter Bivi
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: Yorkshire Winter Bivi

Anyone else heading over from the east for this?
by techno mail
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: More boots (possible PSA).
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: More boots (possible PSA).

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:01 pm
Nice, but I'd have to amputate some toes
You're not from the Fens are ya?

Image
hahaha, close enough.
by techno mail
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: More boots (possible PSA).
Replies: 4
Views: 291

Re: More boots (possible PSA).

Dee's just returned home with these from Lidl. Waterproof, thermal fleecy lining, heat reflecting insoles and a sole well suited to flat pedal use. £16.99 https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/p/ski-gear/livergy-adults-winter-boots/p26810 https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VM8dirUaYqM/Xcw7_GjPmNI/AAAAAAAAHWk/HLw_TS3kE...
by techno mail
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where is this mythical land?
Replies: 15
Views: 493

Re: Where is this mythical land?

Looks like part of an album sleeve to me, something designed by Hipgnosis?
by techno mail
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trees!
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: Trees!

Pirahna wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:53 pm
There's an old Yew just down the road from me, the map shows it about 10 miles away.
Got a feeling some is user generated content. Bound to be some errors
by techno mail
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trees!
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: Trees!

Charliecres wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:39 am
Love that! I can see myself visiting some of the local ones
Nice one!
big old yews make fantastic shelters.
by techno mail
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trees!
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Trees!

Found these when looking up old trees in my neck of the woods ( :-bd ) and thought others might find they offer some inspiration:
https://www.monumentaltrees.com/en/map/ ... yorkshire/
https://www.ancient-yew.org/map/

Turns out there's virtually f-all near me :lol:
by techno mail
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: On Bikepacking.com
Replies: 32
Views: 1422

Re: On Bikepacking.com

Aye 'twas in the original article :wink: . Although curiously most refs were the correct Aberdare so maybe it is indeed somewhere else entirely :wink: . Hahaha, ace. Could've been a small Welsh town sponsored by a software company, unlikely, but possible. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dish,_Texas...
by techno mail
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: On Bikepacking.com
Replies: 32
Views: 1422

Re: On Bikepacking.com

Aye 'twas in the original article :wink: . Although curiously most refs were the correct Aberdare so maybe it is indeed somewhere else entirely :wink: . Hahaha, ace. Could've been a small Welsh town sponsored by a software company, unlikely, but possible. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dish,_Texas...
by techno mail
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: On Bikepacking.com
Replies: 32
Views: 1422

Re: On Bikepacking.com

possibly due to autocomplete culminating in Aberdare being written as Adaware. Bugger, it's finally happened, as I've passed my age milestone of 3 score years, not only have I become physically invisible, my forum posts have followed suit. :roll: Apropos of nothing. Heard a tale told recently by Bo...
by techno mail
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: On Bikepacking.com
Replies: 32
Views: 1422

Re: On Bikepacking.com

Aye 'twas in the original article :wink: . Although curiously most refs were the correct Aberdare so maybe it is indeed somewhere else entirely :wink: . Hahaha, ace. Could've been a small Welsh town sponsored by a software company, unlikely, but possible. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dish,_Texas
by techno mail
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: On Bikepacking.com
Replies: 32
Views: 1422

Re: On Bikepacking.com

RIP wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:41 pm
That Adaware route area has been on me list for ages, I must move it higher up. Some lovely remote spots. In fact not too far from the 'officially most remote Welsh hill top' which has got to be worth a BaM visit.
I'm guessing that is a bit of autocorrect magic :lol:
by techno mail
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikehike alternative?
Replies: 34
Views: 1071

Re: Bikehike alternative?

htrider wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:00 pm
Seems to be working again - the previous google error message comes up but if you press OK it disappears and you've got the OSM map up. :-bd
Ace!
by techno mail
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer preferences
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Veloviewer preferences

composite wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:08 pm
Thanks techno, I had googled a bunch of things that just kept coming up with links to segments that were named with some of the search terms or blog posts about updates. :-bd
Yeah I had to deploy an amount of google-fu to find it.
by techno mail
Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer preferences
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Veloviewer preferences

Update tab, Drop-down arrow. Unit Settings ate in there, just found out myself. Thanks Google :-bd :lol:
by techno mail
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seat Stay Rear Lights
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: Seat Stay Rear Lights

ScotRoutes wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:10 pm
Cateye do a range of mounts that will fit to a seat stay and allow the light to be rotated so it is vertical.

I fit a taillight on my seatpack.
aye, I use one of these on my stooge seatstays: https://www.bikeinn.com/bike/cateye-rea ... 3/124659/p
by techno mail
Wed Oct 23, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I’ll just leave this here
Replies: 6
Views: 442

Re: I’ll just leave this here

I'll just leave this here too:
https://youtu.be/YamiV2DR_r8
by techno mail
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Yorkshire500
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: Yorkshire500

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-yorkshire-500-tickets-75856864925 Just came across this. A similar thing as the nc500 it seems but around Yorkahire. Hoping to complete it next year God-Willing and fundraise for 10 orphans... Only slight glitch is that the event creator doesn't appear to be wanting...
by techno mail
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So sad ...
Replies: 52
Views: 1530

Re: So sad ...

Missed the asterisk. Hey ho.
by techno mail
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fiberfix kevlar emergency spokes
Replies: 15
Views: 424

Re: Fiberfix kevlar emergency spokes

pistonbroke wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:05 pm
Now if there was a similar gizmo for repairing cracked Ti frames, where do I sign?
It's called a TIG welder bud :lol:
Bit bulky to fit in the frame bag though.
by techno mail
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spares/Tools - noob question
Replies: 17
Views: 431

Re: Spares/Tools - noob question

Personally I carry this lot on longer and remove a few bits when local or on a shorter ride: Mountain morph Pump with gaffer tape wrapped round. Crank bros Multitool Inc chain tool Allen key to fit rear disk mount (awkward Multitool won't reach) CO2 inflator (to re-seal tubeless incase of serious pu...