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by PaulB2
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wide Range Gearing Question
Replies: 21
Views: 316

Re: Wide Range Gearing Question

There's a few video hacks on t'internet which use the newer 105 or Ultegra rear derailleurs with a 11-40 XT cassette, instead of the max 11-34 recommended, just by winding out the B-screw. Presumably it should work with the GRX derailleur too. When I replace the current cassette, my plan was to upda...
by PaulB2
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7774
Views: 811297

Re: The post man's been ...

My cap arrived today too. My missus misread bearbones bikepacking as barebacking which I did point out was a different hobby entirely
by PaulB2
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB caps - limited quantity.
Replies: 16
Views: 552

Re: BB caps - limited quantity.

Funds sent, ta
by PaulB2
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stooge mk4
Replies: 9
Views: 344

Re: Stooge mk4

Not that this is overly helpful, but a few hints have been dropped on Instagram that his next design will be a Stooge specifically aimed at dirt touring, e.g. https://www.instagram.com/p/B6onokxFAvG/
by PaulB2
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Security zip lock
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: Security zip lock

The combi-lock version is better for a fiver more - mine has been my cafe / shop lock for over a year now. Betterer again would be an Ottolock Hexband but they’re quite a bit pricier
by PaulB2
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reading glasses - a revelation!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Reading glasses - a revelation!!!!

These days, I have to take my glasses off to read anything printed
by PaulB2
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Rab VR-Lite jacket small - SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Rab VR-Lite jacket small - SOLD

No problem
by PaulB2
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Rab VR-Lite jacket small - SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Rab VR-Lite jacket small - tenner collected

If it's still available and you think it'll fit a 37 inch chest, I'll take it. I won't be at Dam Busters though, so would you be able to post it?
by PaulB2
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dam Busters.
Replies: 89
Views: 3032

Re: Dam Busters.

At least you've still got a bit of flat left before the climb
by PaulB2
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bob's First Bivvy
Replies: 27
Views: 647

Re: Bob's First Bivvy

I've got a vague plan to reduce the weight of my gear for any trip that's not overly remote or winterish: I've always taken a 2l bladder and other than the very hot WRT where I forgot to top up when I should have it's been way more than I needed. I can replace that with a filter and a bottle (saving...
by PaulB2
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: A broken spoke they said ...
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: A broken spoke they said ...

whitestone wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:32 pm
PaulB2 wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:30 pm
My Arkose came with WTB i19 rims which seem to work fine
According to the spec the Arkose came with WTB i19 rims.
Out of curiosity, what would cause a run to fail like that?
by PaulB2
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A broken spoke they said ...
Replies: 8
Views: 353

Re: A broken spoke they said ...

My Arkose came with WTB i19 rims which seem to work fine
by PaulB2
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikepacking Food & Snacks
Replies: 47
Views: 1136

Re: Bikepacking Food & Snacks

I pretty much munch continously on bikepacking trips. I normally raid Aldi and stock up on raw bars, trail mix or jerky and then top up during the trip with whatever I can grab from a shop - bananas and mini pork pies seem to be available in every shop, babybel if I can get it. I normally carry one ...
by PaulB2
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any interest in some new 'boo?
Replies: 41
Views: 1055

Re: Any interest in some new 'boo?

I put my hand up before but a long sleeve 'boo would be even better.
by PaulB2
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any interest in some new 'boo?
Replies: 41
Views: 1055

Re: Any interest in some new 'boo?

:-bd
by PaulB2
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bell + drop bars + bags
Replies: 30
Views: 687

Re: Bell + drop bars + bags

Some pedestrians complain if you use a bell, some pedestrians complain if you don’t use a bell, some pedestrians just like to complain :grin:
by PaulB2
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bell + drop bars + bags
Replies: 30
Views: 687

Re: Bell + drop bars + bags

I fitted my Spurcycle today - it doesn’t take up much space and it’s really loud and clear for such a small bell. If space is really at a premium Lindarets do a bar end mount for it
by PaulB2
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 336
Views: 19332

Re: What you done t' your bike today

The wife is out all day so the bike came in from the cold into the kitchen for a few small jobs I’ve not managed to do since the summer. Fitted a frame bag, bell I got 18 months ago, a b-rad to lower the bottle cage and a long ass saver in lieu of proper mudguards. Not sure if the mudguard will stay...
by PaulB2
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go on then, what did you get?
Replies: 29
Views: 651

Re: Go on then, what did you get?

I got some lightweight summer hiking socks and then my eldest barfed all over me. Children are just the gift that keeps on giving :grin:
by PaulB2
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Second city divide gpx
Replies: 19
Views: 557

Re: Second city divide gpx

In Reverse wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:51 pm
It doesn't. It goes from Glasgow to Manchester. :-bd
Oh, so the route’s misnamed? Understood. :grin:
by PaulB2
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Second city divide gpx
Replies: 19
Views: 557

Re: Second city divide gpx

"Second City Divide" ...but it starts in Manchester. :wink: Who named this... the Manchester tourist board? :wink: No it doesn't. :wink: It starts in the second city of Scotland. :wink: And finishes in the second city of England. :wink: I didn’t think it went anywhere near Birmingham?
by PaulB2
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WTF (Perhaps NSFW) Tenuous link to cycling.
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: WTF (Perhaps NSFW) Tenuous link to cycling.

lune ranger wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 4:29 pm
PaulB2 wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:54 pm
I must be getting old, my first thought was , “ouch, her poor feet”
Must be old if you are assuming it’s a she :lol:
It could be a roadie...
by PaulB2
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WTF (Perhaps NSFW) Tenuous link to cycling.
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: WTF (Perhaps NSFW) Tenuous link to cycling.

I must be getting old, my first thought was , “ouch, her poor feet”
by PaulB2
Fri Dec 20, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....
Replies: 64
Views: 2107

Re: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....

Ta muchly, something to add to wishlist
by PaulB2
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....
Replies: 64
Views: 2107

Re: I know I shouldn't be surprised any more ....

Despite trying to be friendly, inclusive and helping to promote the joyful world of bikepacking for well over a decade, I can't help feel that the industry still views this place and those who frequent it with a degree of suspicion or unease. This bucks the trend a bit stu: "Stuart has been instrum...