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by Landslide
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi Bags
Replies: 72
Views: 1480

Re: Bivi Bags

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:59 pm
I've just received something which might be of interest to those looking for a waterproof / breathable and light...
...and midge proof bivvy?
#moononastick
by Landslide
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: Thomson inline 27.2 Black + Flite Ti
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: Wtd: Thomson inline 27.2 Black + Flite Ti

I've got a Flite Genuine Gel for sale:
viewtopic.php?t=14893
by Landslide
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)
Replies: 54
Views: 787

Re: Broken Riders - Joining The Party (Long Read)

Eek!

Hope you heal up well (albeit not quickly by the sounds of it).
by Landslide
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clearout: Gravel frame, Alpkit fleece and Numo, carbon forks, bars, saddles, other stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Clearout: Gravel frame, Alpkit fleece and Numo, carbon forks, bars, saddles, other stuff

Updated to remove what's sold. On closer inspection, one of the LX levers is a bit bent, so price reduced to pretty much postage only. I'll chuck them in for free with any other purchase.
by Landslide
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What gear options?
Replies: 18
Views: 432

Re: What gear options?

I've run a road triple minus the outer ring (giving 30/40 rings) and am now using an XT double (28/40). The wider chainline on the XT meant I used to get a bit of chain rub on the outer plate of the front mech when I'm the top two years, but I've remedied this by using a jtek offset shim, which has ...
by Landslide
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What cables for brakes and gears.....
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: What cables for brakes and gears.....

My LBS reckon 10spd is probably the worst of all Shimano groupsets for suffering from cable friction, and recommend the super duper fancy coated inner cables, at least for the rear.
by Landslide
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Lancashire route
Replies: 17
Views: 316

Re: Lancashire route

sqibjib wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:40 am
I just hope this weather changes or I will have to take a tent as well as a bivi.
Or a packraft... I'm really fed up with the rain now... :cry:
by Landslide
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TD 2019 rigs ('bikes' for the English speakers).
Replies: 51
Views: 1054

Re: TD 2019 rigs

Highlights for me include Dave's music collection, Tea Boy's fears, Greg's weak climbing ability, Nate's innate sense of doom, and Tucker Turtle.
Nick Karwoski loses points for Limp Bizkit.
by Landslide
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 493
Views: 23855

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Where's that quote about bivvying being a series of unsatisfactory naps?
by Landslide
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Clearout: Gravel frame, Alpkit fleece and Numo, carbon forks, bars, saddles, other stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Clearout: Gravel frame, Alpkit fleece and Numo, carbon forks, bars, saddles, other stuff

It’s clearout time… All prices include postage to mainland UK*. Collection from Sheffield if that suits you. Pics should be here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ouZV6eHNhzPmTa7t9 Various things • Genesis CdA frame (no fork). 56cm. Geometry can be found here (under “sizing guide”): https://www.rutlandcycl...
by Landslide
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Badger Divide
Replies: 3
Views: 164

Re: Badger Divide

I rode it on 42c Resolutes, my mate on 40c Nanos.
by Landslide
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: "Wild" camping "legalised" in England and Wales - pilot scheme
Replies: 47
Views: 1258

Re: "Wild" camping "legalised" in England and Wales - pilot scheme

Public sector aren't always strangers to wasting money or allocating it in the wrong direction ... no offence but it's just the way the machine works. There have been some spectacular examples of this over the years, this one springs to mind https://www.cityam.com/revealed-final-cost-boris-botched-...
by Landslide
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: A week in France and Belgium
Replies: 7
Views: 281

Re: A week in France and Belgium

Nice, and some quality bodging!
by Landslide
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Single Speed on Sram XD Hub???
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Single Speed on Sram XD Hub???

There seems to be some conversion kits out there, e.g.:
https://www.gussetcomponents.com/shop/h ... -1-er-kit/
by Landslide
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 935

Re: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?

I don't think anyone's under any illusions that car use is anything but a necessity in many parts of the country. Many of the suggested solutions would probably have the greatest effects in urban areas. Maybe the key is to start the "War on the motorist"* in urban areas, and use any proceeds to impr...
by Landslide
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Single Bolt Bottle Cage Question
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: Single Bolt Bottle Cage Question

So you buy a couple of the Decathlon strap-on mounts. Drill a hole in each of them, and bolt them to the fork using the one threaded hole you have. Add the straps to hold the mounts in place. There have been reports of some folk finding these Decathlon mounts move around a bit with just the straps (...
by Landslide
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Single Bolt Bottle Cage Question
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: Single Bolt Bottle Cage Question

Escape Goat wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:33 pm
Thank you! I won't be drilling it any time soon though.
I think the suggestion was to drill the bottle cage mount, so you can use the one threaded hole on your fork, plus the straps for the mount.
by Landslide
Mon Jun 03, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "Wild" camping "legalised" in England and Wales - pilot scheme
Replies: 47
Views: 1258

Re: "Wild" camping "legalised" in England and Wales - pilot scheme

Having done a tiny bit of digging, I'm not at all surprised. There are suggestions one of them is an ex marketing manager for the Tories, and another is a consultant who refers to the scheme as a "venture". They've also revealed they were going to take a fiver from each booking. Follow the money... ...
by Landslide
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 935

Re: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?

How would you tell if a person is or isn't a car owner If you don't have car taxed in your name you can apply for a discount card... I don't have a car taxed in my name, but we have one in our household. It's easy loopholes like this that make me think it'd be more trouble than it's worth to admini...
by Landslide
Mon Jun 03, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?
Replies: 45
Views: 935

Re: Admiring the night sky - for how much longer?

I always wanted to see a reduction on public transport costs for non car owners. Selfish yes as I don't own a car simply out of choice, but would benefit or reward those that find running a car too expensive or not cost-effective. Seems like a tricky one to manage. How would you tell if a person is...
by Landslide
Thu May 30, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Cabin Fever 2019 Report
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Re: Cabin Fever 2019 Report

I was in Malmo earlier this year, and managed to order a meal for four without the guy at the counter starting to talk to me inEnglish!
by Landslide
Thu May 30, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike Trailer
Replies: 30
Views: 690

Re: Bike Trailer

I got very disapproving looks from my wife when I told her we'd hit 25mph downhill. We didn't mention top speeds again after that...
by Landslide
Thu May 30, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Cabin Fever 2019 Report
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Re: Cabin Fever 2019 Report

Ditto. About time I put all my online Swedish learning into practice...
by Landslide
Wed May 29, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike Trailer
Replies: 30
Views: 690

Re: Bike Trailer

My experience is limited to a rear axle mounted Chariot, with 2 kids (thankfully combined weight less than your dog!). I found it important to remain seated, and pedal smoothly. Any side to side motion in my riding style seemed to result in the trailer "wagging" the bike.
by Landslide
Tue May 28, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Really?
Replies: 54
Views: 1122

Re: Really?

LEL.