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by Oli.vert
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rocwood Sealant - £7 a litre!
Replies: 4
Views: 621

Rocwood Sealant - £7 a litre!

Made for tractors, probably with flecks of tractor tyre in it, seals gashes upto 7mm and costs an entire 7 quid - for a litre! https://www.abbeygardensales.co.uk/webupload/ABBEYGAR/CUSTOM/SDJTRADING/LARGE/sd-0841.jpg I came to know of this stuff from the guy who posts the Rough Stuff Fellowship arch...
by Oli.vert
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: RIDE LONDON BIKE SHOW
Replies: 9
Views: 973

Re: RIDE LONDON BIKE SHOW

Pirahna wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:37 pm
in 1994 Cycle Courier World Championships were held there, I still bear the scars.
You were there? I was there! I led the after-party ride into soho. The arrests were not my fault!
by Oli.vert
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tyre Liners
Replies: 13
Views: 1368

Re: Tyre Liners

Those very long in the beard may remember a product called TuffyTape. It was a kind of thick felt that worked as a tyre liner. Those that used it attested to it's awfulness and that the advertising strap-line used by the producer was accurate in the wrong way. "Nothing works better than TuffyTape" h...
by Oli.vert
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Interesting for those with a mechanical mind - contains bikes.
Replies: 17
Views: 1732

Re: Interesting for those with a mechanical mind - contains bikes.

A good idea produced by roadies who've only ever ridden in the most conservative manner. What's the coasting position on hte nubike? Whatever, it's not going to be as stable or as tunable as on a standard transmission, and for this reason its dead in the water. Can you imagine riding a rough descent...
by Oli.vert
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who's first for a mountain e-trike?
Replies: 10
Views: 1209

Re: Who's first for a mountain e-trike?

Oh yes. Would love that. All the fun of trikes is in the corners and fighting (playing with) the natural tendency to instability. Only thing is it's made of pig-iron and the battery would only get you about 10 miles. 10 miles of insane shitz'n'giggles mind. Youd better take a ton of cheap rear mechs...
by Oli.vert
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Hase Pino
Replies: 19
Views: 2058

Re: WTD: Hase Pino

:-bd Excellent!
by Oli.vert
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: Thomson inline 27.2 Black + Flite Ti
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Wtd: Thomson inline 27.2 Black + Flite Ti

Dyffers wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:12 pm
Got a well used Flite Ti that wouldn't cost you much. Want some photos?
Ooh yes please. Is well used a way of saying shagged? Lol
by Oli.vert
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: Thomson inline 27.2 Black + Flite Ti
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: Wtd: Thomson inline 27.2 Black + Flite Ti

Landslide wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:20 pm
I've got a Flite Genuine Gel for sale:
viewtopic.php?t=14893
Thanks but I'm after the original/copy of.
by Oli.vert
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: Thomson inline 27.2 Black + Flite Ti
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Wtd: Thomson inline 27.2 Black + Flite Ti

I'm after a Thomson inline seatpost, 27.2mm, black. 330mm ideally but longer would do also.

Also after a Flite Ti in black.

Anyone got either to move on?
Cheers.
by Oli.vert
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What the go to GPS these days?
Replies: 11
Views: 1474

Re: What the go to GPS these days?

Lithium or AA rechargeable. My 600 will do up to 18 hours on a good set with a few power-saving options enabled. Have just got myself an Oregon 600 and have enabled some power saving functions. I'd like to see if I can improve things further, so Which have you enabled? Thanks. This page https://www...
by Oli.vert
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know I probably shouldn't like it ...
Replies: 18
Views: 2017

Re: I know I probably shouldn't like it ...

Alpinum wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:04 pm
Please elaborate.
:o You can't do that to a Lady! :o :lol:

19kg. Not just the wheel size that makes them roll over everything then.

I'd like a go on one.
by Oli.vert
Fri May 31, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I'll leave this here for Stu.
Replies: 62
Views: 5125

Re: I'll leave this here for Stu.

Kumquat wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 9:15 pm
Why do vegans always have to mention the fact that they are vegan?
Because
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by Oli.vert
Thu May 23, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ribble Adventure 725/ti or Sonder broken Road? Or something altogether different?
Replies: 27
Views: 2790

Re: Ribble Adventure 725/ti or Sonder broken Road? Or something altogether different?

I've seen someone else waiting and waiting.......and waiting for a RIbble 725. Currently thinking of asking for a refund apparently. Lovely looking bikes even so. The Fairlight Strael is certainly rideable on rougher ground though it's meant as more of a road bike, if you were riding most of the tim...
by Oli.vert
Thu May 09, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pillow recommendations
Replies: 32
Views: 3326

Re: Pillow recommendations

I use the 5L Exped drybag that my PJs live in (merino baselayers and warm socks). Remove contents, refill with folded wool cycling tops, close to include some air. Slide the bag into a buff. It ends up about travel pillow sized, but traps heat, gives soft support without being bouncy, and isn't clag...
by Oli.vert
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Map of WRT grid refs
Replies: 15
Views: 1534

Re: Map of WRT grid refs

Question now is, what does a "BP groupie" look like, so I can recognise one when they turn up unannounced in the middle of the night asking to share my ditch.... Wellies, multi-coloured hand knitted and died jumper, grubby waterproof overcoat, unkempt hair, wild eyes and smile, rucksack containing ...
by Oli.vert
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 682
Views: 50947

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Serviced the tubelessness of my tyres. You know the way old club-men used to have gear ratios written on the white bit at the bottom of their front mudguard? Is there an equivalent for recording when you last topped up? I think I'm going to start recording it in felt-tip on the top of my downtube. O...
by Oli.vert
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dark art advice.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Dark art advice.....

Fire-extinguisher tip is a good one for work. Must remember to keep one when they go out of test and we buy more. Mad that buying new can be cheaper than testing. At home I have scuba cylinders I could use, but I'm always doing this stuff at work. Now you've got me thinking....I do have some redunda...
by Oli.vert
Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dark art advice.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Dark art advice.....

Cleaning the gunk off the bead is fun - now to try and get a seal again. Dark art.....

How about that? I got rid of most of the dried goo, teased the bead into place, refilled and up it went, easy.
It's witchcraft I tell you.
by Oli.vert
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dark art advice.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Re: Dark art advice.....

Thanks for that. I'm being an idiot and slipping back into the old mindset.

Note to self: the point of tubeless is there's no tube!
by Oli.vert
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dark art advice.....
Replies: 9
Views: 1185

Dark art advice.....

I mean tubeless of course. I had a major bead seal killing burp while riding down to the Wayfarer monument the other weekend and had to fit a tube as there was no way I was getting a good seal. The quandary I have now is do I just leave it in for the Dirty Riever this weekend or take the tube out an...
by Oli.vert
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bib shorts
Replies: 17
Views: 1828

Re: Bib shorts

Pearl Izumi. The quality of kit costing way more, small logo's, not shouty, long lasting, comfy.

An added bonus is that noone knows it's a brand owned by shhhhhhh-imano. Well, I didnt till recently. :-bd
by Oli.vert
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight shelters
Replies: 179
Views: 11313

Re: Lightweight shelters

After lots of procrastination I’ve ordered a Deschutes Tarp :-bd with my new über mat my sleep kit comes to 1169g plus pegs and a ground sheet. Hopefully under 1.5Kg all in. On the wayfarer trip I ditched the revelate tangle and took the normal kit plus food, I’m hoping I can do a multi day trip wi...
by Oli.vert
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight shelters
Replies: 179
Views: 11313

Re: Lightweight shelters

Thanks both. By headroom I really mean from a lying position. As in, amount of headroom I have to move around in when undertaking a succession of naps and moving from back, to side, to the other side etc. :-bd
by Oli.vert
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Merino, or other base layers?
Replies: 21
Views: 2155

Re: Merino, or other base layers?

Another vote for Alpkit Merino (and a huge thumbs up for that hipster brand merino, if you can get it in a sale). True, it gets sweaty if you're working hard, but it beats the crap out of synthetic tops. I've got one or two synthetic tops but I almost shudder when putting them on so natural fibres f...
by Oli.vert
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lightweight shelters
Replies: 179
Views: 11313

Re: Lightweight shelters

So....can I just check - I'm sure I saw this info in this thread somewhere - Between the SMD Luna Solo and the Deschutes, the Deschutes is the longer of the two right? Being a person of restricted shortness (but some extra height) I need as much space (headroom) as I can get. I'm happy with a single...