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by Bearlegged
Sun May 15, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Locks, for commuting, superlight, strong and reliable...
Replies: 32
Views: 381

Re: Locks, for commuting, superlight, strong and reliable...

I'd suggest that keeping the weight on the bike would be better, as you'd not be lifting it when getting out of the saddle.etc.
by Bearlegged
Wed May 11, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kids bike sizing -24/26
Replies: 15
Views: 181

Re: Kids bike sizing -24/26

redefined_cycles wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 4:09 pm Since we're on thus subject... can anyone suggest where/what to get as kids sized brake levers.
Might these do the job?
https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/20-and-24 ... /R-p-12114
by Bearlegged
Tue May 10, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Square Taper BB's
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Square Taper BB's

A bit of Googling suggests JIS taper (not ISO), and folk have got them to work with 115mm, 118mm and even 122.5mm spindles. I suspect 118mm would be a good starting point, but these things don't always have one perfect answer. 68mm/73mm you can check easily by measuring the BB shell's width.
by Bearlegged
Sat May 07, 2022 8:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Be careful how you wash your kit!
Replies: 7
Views: 293

Re: Be careful how you wash your kit!

I'm not sure what I find funnier, the washing outcome or being cited as someone's fashion inspiration! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Bearlegged
Tue May 03, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A WRT on Bromptons.
Replies: 49
Views: 901

Re: A WRT on Bromptons.

I very much like this.
by Bearlegged
Mon May 02, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 14662

Re: Bivvy a month 2022

Looks ace that, Jimmy. Ptarmigan feels like a big bonus, though I dunno if you get used to them up in the Highlands?
by Bearlegged
Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know you all love an expensive adventure
Replies: 50
Views: 2239

Re: I know you all love an expensive adventure

Anyone who uses the phrase "Moving forward" is going on my shitlist, regardless of how biodegradable their chalk is.
by Bearlegged
Thu Apr 28, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 14662

Re: Bivvy a month 2022

You've done well to leg it back, sit down and grab a swig of your beer before the self timer went off.
by Bearlegged
Thu Apr 28, 2022 9:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ferries to ‘THE Island’ & other questions
Replies: 21
Views: 488

Re: Ferries to ‘THE Island’ & other questions

sean_iow wrote: Thu Apr 28, 2022 8:35 amFolly Inn, Whippingham
Can you get to this without having to go down that godawful road through the caravan park yet?
by Bearlegged
Tue Apr 26, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Lakeland 200
Replies: 43
Views: 730

Re: Lakeland 200

redefined_cycles wrote: Tue Apr 26, 2022 2:27 pmI'm hopefully gonna go and do the road LakeLand Loop... ...How hard could it be :lol:
*Checks map*
*Starts counting contour lines*
*Gives up*
by Bearlegged
Tue Apr 26, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Lakeland 200
Replies: 43
Views: 730

Re: Lakeland 200

The Cumbrian wrote: Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:58 am...on a few occasions I've had to pedal downhill until gravity multiplied by my lardiness finally took over.
I always regard these situations as a meteorological affront.
by Bearlegged
Fri Apr 22, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Forget which tyre, but which pillow?
Replies: 17
Views: 475

Re: Forget which tyre, but which pillow?

As a side sleeper/wriggler who likes their comforts, I've tried: Decathlon "Air basic" - probably the second best to date. Cheap, light, only a *mostly* disappointing night's sleep. Trekology - gave up on this very quickly. Klymit Cush - too slim as a single-ply, wouldn't stay put when fol...
by Bearlegged
Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 14662

Re: Bivvy a month 2022

I did try this before a few years back but got stumped by the tricky ones. I'll have to be bolder this time and get them done. Two of them are very lacking in out of the way spots but I have scouted out one of them which looks like it might be ok but it will be very weather dependent. Needles Batte...
by Bearlegged
Mon Apr 18, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2022
Replies: 383
Views: 14662

Re: Bivvy a month 2022

Ticked off April with a couple of nights in my little tent while riding at The Golfie in Innerleithen. Quietly impressed with myself at what I managed to ride down. The evening's fires were on hard ground, and the ashes disposed of carefully and responsibly. https://www.instagram.com/p/CcOOfh-MC5_/ ...
by Bearlegged
Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 178
Views: 12329

Re: What are you reading now?

I'm currently enjoying "Underland" by Robert MacFarlane. The chapter on fungi is particularly good.
by Bearlegged
Mon Apr 18, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 422
Views: 36316

Re: Wildlife

Multiple* Swallows just outside Y Fenni this weekend.

*At least 2.
by Bearlegged
Tue Apr 12, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Warm gloves - but not too cumbersome
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: Warm gloves - but not too cumbersome

I'm not in the Raynaud's camp, but definitely have colder hands than others. I've found the Dissent 133 shell gloves along with cheap silk liners and fleece ones work really well, and seem to keep my hands as warm as the Polaris lobsters I've had in the past. One of the key wins for me is carrying a...
by Bearlegged
Tue Apr 12, 2022 12:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Komoot
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Komoot

I think if you go back to the start point A, and click on it, it should give you an option for Round Trip. Point B (your current endpoint) should then become the penultimate waypoint.
by Bearlegged
Tue Apr 12, 2022 11:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Arkose... upgrade?
Replies: 15
Views: 510

Re: Arkose... upgrade?

This sounds very much like "new and different bike" rather than "upgrade" to me. Approximately 4 years ago, jameso was quoting approx 1.65kg for the Arkose frame . You could maybe save a bit of weight going Ti, but I doubt it would be much. The Cotic Tonic weighed pretty much the...
by Bearlegged
Thu Apr 07, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10676
Views: 1437870

Re: The post man's been ...

Is it a fake beard?
by Bearlegged
Tue Apr 05, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Komoot
Replies: 8
Views: 361

Re: Komoot

Yes.
1) Add your start point
2) Add your first midpoint as your destination
3) Add your next midpoint as a new destination
Repeat step 3 until finished.
by Bearlegged
Mon Apr 04, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 461
Views: 24434

Re: What are you drinking now?

I hadn't realised it was a case of beery top trumps!

He says, idly eyeing up "Origami Black Belt", a Tonka, maple and ginger stout, clocking in at 11.6%ABV...
by Bearlegged
Mon Apr 04, 2022 4:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 461
Views: 24434

Re: What are you drinking now?

Had Brew York's Tonkoatko stout over the weekend. Yum.
by Bearlegged
Sat Apr 02, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dipped Bike Lights
Replies: 29
Views: 770

Re: Dipped Bike Lights

I tend to ride with a helmet mounted light, and just aim the beam to the kerb when there's oncoming traffic.