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by PaulB2
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7691
Views: 799940

Re: The post man's been ...

And dropped a nifty little pro bike tools mini ratchet
by PaulB2
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you doing next year?
Replies: 60
Views: 1322

Re: What you doing next year?

My only planned event is the WRT but I’ve got a vague plan of a leisurely 3 days in June on some route in either the lakes or wales
by PaulB2
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Cannock Gravel Route?
Replies: 2
Views: 233

Re: Cannock Gravel Route?

The blue route is a good start for a gravel loop and there's lots of ways to extend it. Note though that the chase is quite soggy this time of year so mudguards would be useful https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49096906437_c644bb0507_z.jpg Walking advertisement for mudguards by Paul Bravey , on Fl...
by PaulB2
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Singular Swift (Medium)
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Singular Swift (Medium)

I'm not allowed to buy a bike until this time next year or I'd have been interested. Not that helps you :grin:
by PaulB2
Mon Nov 25, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: London PSA - TCR08 evening tonight (23rd) at Look Mum No Hands
Replies: 7
Views: 427

Re: London PSA - TCR08 evening tonight (23rd) at Look Mum No Hands

I still work in Brum, and I don't even want to go in during the week :grin:
by PaulB2
Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: That film is available
Replies: 29
Views: 1266

Re: That film is available

I’ve not seen the Josh Ibbett / Hunt film popup on you tube yet, just a teaser snippet and a bike check video 4 months ago
by PaulB2
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere
Replies: 76
Views: 2585

Re: Winter Bivi ,Salop,peaks or anywhere

What time were people thinking of meeting on the Saturday? SWMBO has informed me that she forgot that she's busy on Saturday afternoon so I need to work out if it's feasible for me to come.
by PaulB2
Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1492
Views: 221407

Re: Todays ride

Today’s ride was 3 very soggy hours of going nowhere fast. I need to invest in some mudguards!
by PaulB2
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 330
Views: 40463

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

What's in that one spot below the second E of Leeds that you don't have?
by PaulB2
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken finger - rehab
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: Broken finger - rehab

I used my little finger to block a poleaxe once, not something I recommend. That took about a year before it was completely usable albeit a bit mishapen.
by PaulB2
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Guardian article re bikes on trains
Replies: 27
Views: 842

Re: Guardian article re bikes on trains

This is why I take my bike to the train station and don't bother taking it on the train for the mile / mile and a half walk at the other end. The cross-country train that has theoretical room for 3 vertically hanging bikes that in reality either have luggage in, a person in or in the case of the com...
by PaulB2
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New deore
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: New deore

Thanks for all the options, there’s one more local shop to ask about doing a pedal tap and then a 34-24 sounds like a good choice. The only time I’ve used the top gear was two WRTs ago when stevemorg went for it on a main road and everyone else was cruising in his slipstream :grin:
by PaulB2
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone tried a Rockbros illuminated helmet?
Replies: 15
Views: 580

Re: Anyone tried a Rockbros illuminated helmet?

Blackburn have a just announced some sidelights that sounded interesting for commuting:
https://www.blackburndesign.com/p/grid- ... -light-set
by PaulB2
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1492
Views: 221407

Re: Todays ride

I finally got a bike back in action so went out for a pootle out to the chase for lunch just in time for it to start raining. I wasn’t wearing enough wet weather gear and the gravel bike probably wasn’t the best bike to take on a slippery root infested trail but it was good to be out of the house an...
by PaulB2
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New deore
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: New deore

Ray Young wrote:
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:42 pm
Could you not get the 38/28 crankset then replace the 28 with the 24 off the old one?
Duh, I was completely overthinking that
by PaulB2
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New deore
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: New deore

How stripped is it? Could you rescue the situation tapping it out - you can get pedal thread taps for non silly money. https://live.staticflickr.com/5581/29652955244_a116c502a8_b.jpg 283 (08-10-2016) by Chris Reeves , on Flickr That's one I did earlier. Failing that, you can helicoil it. See: https...
by PaulB2
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Scot rail and their new carriages
Replies: 7
Views: 422

Re: Scot rail and their new carriages

Lucky you lot up there :smile: . Got a linkypoo to some info? Will they have Dutch-style bike dangly hook thingies or horizontal as usual? I well remember proper guard's vans with room for millions of bikes, and mailbags to lounge around on. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-...
by PaulB2
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New deore
Replies: 8
Views: 501

New deore

My pedal fell out of my crankset recently and stripped half the thread off. Not sure if I failed to tighten it up enough or what but it looks like I need a new crankset on the mtb since it was the drive side arm. The existing crankset is a 38-24 but my lbs wasn’t sure if it could source an exact rep...
by PaulB2
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WTD: Woman
Replies: 73
Views: 2622

Re: WTD: Woman

The LHC is already a good option for introverts. Too many vegan introverts in one place might reach critical mass due to the reaction between a vegan’s innate need to tell everyone that they’re vegan and an introvert’s innate reticence to do so.
by PaulB2
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 293
Views: 16202

Re: What you done t' your bike today

I actually did something vaguely mechanical on my bike without it going wrong - took the valves out and topped up with sealant. I also noticed that my fork was moving in the head tube after I’d flipped my stem up the other day - just as well I’d not had a chance to ride it since. Looked up how to fi...
by PaulB2
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WTD: Woman
Replies: 73
Views: 2622

Re: WTD: Woman

#WRT and its variants is all over instagram for a few days either side of the event, just not in any official capacity.
by PaulB2
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WTD: Woman
Replies: 73
Views: 2622

Re: WTD: Woman

Borderer wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:16 pm
whitestone wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:10 pm
Borderer wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:08 pm
What's an LHC?
Lonely Hearts Club.
Ah. If this is some sort of lesbian dating thing then sign me up. :-bd
I haven't had a shag in ages.
:lol:
by PaulB2
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?
Replies: 24
Views: 800

Re: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?

The faster I go, the less I remember to eat and drink unfortunately. On a social ride I'll be pretty much munching continuously whereas if I'm trying to get somewhere in a time limit I've a tendency to forget to have anything until it's too late.
by PaulB2
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?
Replies: 37
Views: 1319

Re: Padded shorts: yay, or nay?

I've got some endura liner bibs that are pretty indecent if worn without baggies - the legs are pretty much just a translucent mesh with a modesty panel front and back. About the only time they've been even mildly uncomfortable was after 10 hours of rain last October but by that point everything was...
by PaulB2
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 43
Views: 2515

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

I find the rules and points system of Audax incredibly confusing. How is randonee different? Wikepedia has the answer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audax_(cycling) TL;DR: In most countries the terms are used interchangeably to mean Randonneuring. In some countries they differentiate between a grou...