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by Landslide
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Somer 650B+ wheels then
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: Somer 650B+ wheels then

ScotRoutes wrote:
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:05 pm
You need a new LBS
Nah, they're really supportive of me and many of my bike related activities, including putting loads of sponsorship into the local bike polo scene.
by Landslide
Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Somer 650B+ wheels then
Replies: 6
Views: 75

Re: Somer 650B+ wheels then

I recently needed to build up a new wheel. My LBS basically bullied me into buying Hope hubs*, or at a push, Halo. I asked if Shimano were really that bad?** "They start off fairly sub standard, and then you ride them once, and they're really sub standard forever." *They don't stock Hope **I remembe...
by Landslide
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: winter gloves.
Replies: 10
Views: 129

Re: winter gloves.

Re: mittens. I've got some of these to press into emergency use if the weather turns wet. They're OK on the whole, but having to extend the whole hand to some extent to use the brakes (on flat bar levers) led to a degree of discomfort/fatigue. https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/adult-mountain-trekking-wa...
by Landslide
Fri Jan 15, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 92
Views: 4510

Re: Lock-down projects

That's great!
by Landslide
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Made to lose' :???:
Replies: 26
Views: 531

Re: 'Made to lose' :???:

RIP wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:56 pm
A bikepacker doing wheelies? Per-lease!
Yeah, who'd do such a thing, eh?

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by Landslide
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: OT: Recommend me a good C25K app
Replies: 13
Views: 146

Re: OT: Recommend me a good C25K app

Or (to keep Reg happy) "Settee to 3 and 5343/50,000s of a mile".
by Landslide
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Made to lose' :???:
Replies: 26
Views: 531

Re: 'Made to lose' :???:

I quite fancy some of that riding though.
by Landslide
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravelwanger - what chainring do you use?
Replies: 12
Views: 165

Re: Gravelwanger - what chainring do you use?

40/28 and 11-36.
On 700x42c tyres, this gives me 101 GI at the top end, and 21.7 GI at the bottom.

Laden, I wouldn't mind summat lower at the bottom end. Top end, I very rarely use it, and normally do better by concentrating on my aero tuck rather than pedalling.
by Landslide
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9220
Views: 1045174

Re: The post man's been ...

Search for "Gerber Compleat" and take your pick.
by Landslide
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to insert pictures
Replies: 165
Views: 67071

Re: How to insert pictures

I can see that. Bit confused by the blue stuff in the background, and the suspiciously high light levels mind you...
by Landslide
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to insert pictures
Replies: 165
Views: 67071

Re: How to insert pictures

I use this website: https://www.publicalbum.org/blog/embedding-google-photos-image Go to your picture in Google Photos, and use the Share Image function to create a link to it. Copy the link into the above webpage, and it will generate a code. Copy this code, and add it to your post using the image ...
by Landslide
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pimp my breakfast
Replies: 27
Views: 1177

Re: Pimp my breakfast

I've just learned that the Swedish for porridge is "gröt". Seems appropriate.
by Landslide
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 880

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

Is the question, "How close do you want Boris to be?"
by Landslide
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mini review
Replies: 22
Views: 451

Re: Mini review

Saw the thread title, and hoped for this:

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Bit disappointed TBH.
by Landslide
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Flat pedal shoe recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 342

Re: Flat pedal shoe recommendations

I've got some 5.10s, the Impacts. They're fairly weatherproof until all the rain gets in at the ankle, at which point they resemble buckets. Pedal grip is fantastic, but for hike a bike and walking in mud, they're non-starters. I'm not convinced any MTB-specific flat pedal shoes have enough off the ...
by Landslide
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 210
Views: 4787

Re: What are you drinking now?

MuddyPete wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:55 pm
But: what's with the sprouts, though? :shock:
They're hops!
by Landslide
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 19
Views: 374

Re: Today's Run

So far this year I've managed 5.6, 6.7 and 2.7km runs. That last of these was done loaded for half the distance, in that I ran to the bakery and back. :-P
by Landslide
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 210
Views: 4787

Re: What are you drinking now?

This evening however, I'm rather enjoying a selection of brews from 'Straya, courtesy of Beer52.
by Landslide
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 210
Views: 4787

Re: What are you drinking now?

RIP wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:56 pm
I now can't see properly and my legs are all wobbly.
This was me after last night's FTP test.
by Landslide
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Get-me-home advice - stripped crank
Replies: 28
Views: 434

Re: Get-me-home advice - stripped crank

But as your crankset rotates, the forces on the axle are not just up/down. You're also pushing forwards (at the start of the pedal stroke) and backwards (as you pass the 6 o'clock position). Once you add a second pivot point into the equation, the rotational forces are reversed again - hence BB thre...
by Landslide
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Get-me-home advice - stripped crank
Replies: 28
Views: 434

Re: Get-me-home advice - stripped crank

My understanding is that it's not to do with how force would be applied if you held a spanner on the axle and turned the cranks, but to do with the way that forces are applied to the axle and where it threads into the crank. One way to think about it is rolling a smaller cylinder (e.g. a magic marke...
by Landslide
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hate to bring it up again but ...
Replies: 108
Views: 2190

Re: Hate to bring it up again but ...

That Irn Bru lip balm is alright. My wife got a tin for me a little while back.
by Landslide
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hate to bring it up again but ...
Replies: 108
Views: 2190

Re: Hate to bring it up again but ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:57 pm
I'll do this sh!t
Until I'm told
That you are now too old.
Somehow, I can't quite picture you taking much notice of such pronouncements...
by Landslide
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1389
Views: 136541

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Who even knows or cares what day it is anymore, eh? Cheery video. Chap takes out his (rather powerful looking) telescope, lets people look at the moon. https://twitter.com/star_stufff/status/1346769045907902464 Reminded me of the adage that people don't value what they haven't experienced. I wonder ...