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by PaulB2
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Plea from a relative noob
Replies: 15
Views: 377

Re: Plea from a relative noob

Gnarpoon is ok though
by PaulB2
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What works, what doesn't!
Replies: 19
Views: 545

Re: What works, what doesn't!

What works for me: Ortlieb accessory pouch - really nice light waterproof bar bag that can be used as an add-on to the bar roll or on its own on a day ride. Ideal for stuffing a map and electronics in. What doesn't work: Ortlieb bar roll - waterproof and fairly bombproof but it doesn't work well wit...
by PaulB2
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 190
Views: 6413

Re: Fatfighters 2020

19/6 74.2
26/6 72.9
3/7 72.8

It was a good week including a 3 hour ride but with a big loss last week I wasn’t expecting much of one this week
by PaulB2
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?
Replies: 35
Views: 421

Re: USB outputs, USB-Werk and fault diagnosis - any electricians on here?

Silly question perhaps but is there a mode button on the USB-werk? ie is it in a different setting to the other one?Beyond that I've just got 'is it plugged in' and 'have you turned it off and on again'?
by PaulB2
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 190
Views: 6413

Re: Fatfighters 2020

5/6 73.7
19/6 74.2
26/6 72.9

I have wonder how much of that was water loss through sweat!
by PaulB2
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Some dots to follow, at last!
Replies: 18
Views: 592

Re: Some dots to follow, at last!

Neil Beltchenko uses AXS - I think he said he gets fewer RSI style hand / wrist issues.
by PaulB2
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration
Replies: 51
Views: 1022

Re: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration

It's the new wonderful way of doing business. snip I wonder how creditors ie own brand factories are dealt with in this case, I work with one of them in Asia. Much will depend on whether they want a continuing relationship I expect. It's probably going to depend on how long the supply pipeline is a...
by PaulB2
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration
Replies: 51
Views: 1022

Re: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration

It's the new wonderful way of doing business. As far as I understand it, you basically you buy a company by loaning the company enough money to buy itself. The company now has a whole lot of debt and one (two really since you have to include HMRC) secured creditor, the parent holding company. If bus...
by PaulB2
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?
Replies: 27
Views: 918

Re: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?

I checked back through my photos and I saw it in the showroom in November 2018!
by PaulB2
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?
Replies: 27
Views: 918

Re: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?

jameso wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:27 am
Vapourware?
They do physically exist, or at least samples do, since I saw one in the showroom in Brum.
by PaulB2
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?
Replies: 27
Views: 918

Re: Ribble Adventure: Any Real World Reviews or Action Pics?

The complete lack of reviews has moved it down on my list - that and until things get more back to normal and I can go back into the office, I can't go into the ribble showroom to ask for a testride (if they even do them)
by PaulB2
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 190
Views: 6413

Re: Fatfighters 2020

My two major weight gain periods in my life were when I lived over an ice cream parlour and a bakery :grin:
by PaulB2
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fatfighters 2020
Replies: 190
Views: 6413

Re: Fatfighters 2020

29/5 73.8
5/6 73.7
19/6 74.2

My missus has had to do a Dominic Cummings to look after a sick relative taking one of the boys with her but that's meant I've had to juggle working from home with ensuring my 8 year old is kept alive and fed so there's been zero exercise and lots (and lots) of snacking.
by PaulB2
Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravelywanger frame options?
Replies: 31
Views: 1356

Re: Gravelywanger frame options?

A big bro fits all those numbers except reach in large - it’s closer in medium
by PaulB2
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8394
Views: 884765

Re: The post man's been ...

garden testing... Sensible ploy. When I got mine ages ago I thought it would be nice to test it on the stainless steel sink draining board in our utility room. I was slightly taken aback by how, er, playful it was when it bloomed! When it does bloom, if you don't laugh out loud at how amazing it is...
by PaulB2
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8394
Views: 884765

Re: The post man's been ...

Will the tool roll fit a mountain bike tube or only a road/gravel one? Do you think the pot bag would be ok on the down tube or is it more designed for a fork leg? Should fit a MTB tube okay Paul, strap is certainly long enough to accommodate it. Pot bag on the downtube, certainly. It's perhaps an ...
by PaulB2
Wed Jun 17, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8394
Views: 884765

Re: The post man's been ...

A reet big box of stuff from AcePac, including their new harnesses, pot bags and tool rolls. Once I've sorted it all out I'll post something in case anyone wants owt before I add it all to the shop. Will the tool roll fit a mountain bike tube or only a road/gravel one? Do you think the pot bag woul...
by PaulB2
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who Owns England?
Replies: 24
Views: 612

Re: Who Owns England?

What alternative use are folks proposing for grouse moors? Most of them have sheep grazing on them already (albeit at low densities so they don't get rid of all the heather). Surely the reason they ended up being grouse moors is because they're bugger all use for anything else? A lot of grouse moor...
by PaulB2
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1 X
Replies: 23
Views: 411

Re: 1 X

BigdummySteve wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:24 pm
PaulB2 wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:51 pm
RIP wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:12 pm
51 indeed.....
51 was so last week, SRAM have gone 52
Oooo it’ll work with my rear derailleur :-bd
Your rear derailleur is worth about the same as my entire bike :grin:
by PaulB2
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 1 X
Replies: 23
Views: 411

Re: 1 X

RIP wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:12 pm
51 indeed.....
51 was so last week, SRAM have gone 52
by PaulB2
Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are 26ers dead and whats the new 'economical' persons standard
Replies: 30
Views: 593

Re: Are 26ers dead and whats the new 'economical' persons standard

Modern 29ers are a semi-skimmed 2.9 x 2.6 rather full-fat
by PaulB2
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 738

Re: Tour Divide 2020

In theory you could cycle yourself into fitness by slowly ramping up the miles. That would be my plan
by PaulB2
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Are 26ers dead and whats the new 'economical' persons standard
Replies: 30
Views: 593

Re: Are 26ers dead and whats the new 'economical' persons standard

It's probably about time spindles on pedals changed sizes so that everyone needs to get new cranks to be uptodate. You've got to love the bike industry.
by PaulB2
Thu Jun 11, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 44
Views: 1274

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

It’s an expensive upgrade too since it’s not backward compatible with the older Eagle derailleurs and the cheapest version of the cassette is 200 quid!
by PaulB2
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 44
Views: 1274

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

Shimano one-upped SRAM with Microspline and 10-51 cassettes and now SRAM have fired back with Eagle 520 and a 10-52 cassette.