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by BobCatMax
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 650b/27.5 non boost, qr wheelset
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: WTB: 650b/27.5 non boost, qr wheelset

ooh, quite possbily.

Would like to see some pics..

thank you
by BobCatMax
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: SS spacers
Replies: 2
Views: 72

WTB: SS spacers

Before I shell out for new, does any one have any spacers kicking about needing some love?

Ta
by BobCatMax
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB: 650b/27.5 non boost, qr wheelset
Replies: 2
Views: 102

WTB: 650b/27.5 non boost, qr wheelset

Evening all,

Tentative feelers out for a QR, non-boost 650b wheelset for my increasingly more niche/hipster/on trend gravelwanker bike.

Not sure how much I have to spend yet, so might as well go from budget up to bling..

Ta
by BobCatMax
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 436
Views: 26391

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Not quite today, but its the first break in the weather..

Image
by BobCatMax
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Singlespeed 27.5 Plus Wheels - £sold
Replies: 10
Views: 345

Re: Singlespeed 27.5 Plus Wheels - £60

Provisional yes please pending a chat
by BobCatMax
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS query - Rohlhoff alternative?
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: SS query - Rohlhoff alternative?

I have done quite a bit of pondering on this in the quiet hours.. 650b reared it's head as a potential for the off road stuff and keep the 700s for road duties. With that on my mind, I asked about locally and an old acquaintance has very kindly lent me some with spesh 2.0 tyres on it. To say I am ho...
by BobCatMax
Fri Mar 06, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Diary of a Randonneur
Replies: 58
Views: 4421

Re: Diary of a Randonneur

I do like it when one of your videos pops up Neil. I am currently sofa bound most mornings from 4am to half 6 looking after our 3 month old and they do make a most welcome distraction!
by BobCatMax
Tue Mar 03, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2954
Views: 509651

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Their rechargeable ones have served me brilliantly
by BobCatMax
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 2967

Re: Thw story behind your BB name (and whats your street name)

99% of people call me by my last name. Extra bonus points if you can figure out my famous doppelname Is it Ján Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch? So so close Ján Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch My apologies and thanks Colin, I thought I knew everything about that fat b'stard. The years after he died were so mu...
by BobCatMax
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 2967

Re: Thw story behind your BB name (and whats your street name)

From memory it was when I signed up to STW and "Bob" had already been taken, either BB hadn't started at the time or I didn't know about it. Whitestone is the name of a crag https://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=338400&Y=485275&A=Y&Z=115 on the family farm where I first started climbing, nothing mo...
by BobCatMax
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 2967

Re: Thw story behind your BB name (and whats your street name)

ScotRoutes wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:09 am
BobCatMax wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:10 am

99% of people call me by my last name. Extra bonus points if you can figure out my famous doppelname
Is it Ján Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch?
So so close
by BobCatMax
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 152
Views: 2967

Re: Thw story behind your BB name (and whats your street name)

BobCatMax

1st part is a shortened version of my first name, last part is a shortened version of my last name and the middle bit seemed to fit with the 1st bit and I do love a furry kitty.

99% of people call me by my last name. Extra bonus points if you can figure out my famous doppelname
by BobCatMax
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: The Sabrina Way
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Re: The Sabrina Way

Goodness, this sent me down the most delighful rabbit hole. thank you for that!
by BobCatMax
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS query - Rohlhoff alternative?
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: SS query - Rohlhoff alternative?

Ah, I always forget that I'm an idiot.. Compact chainset so ratios would be 34x19 and 36x17. Still, very doable and very interesting. @scotroutes - thank you, I think running a half link SS chain puts me out of the running for the alfine tensioner. Very much appreciated though @BBNorm - that Paul's ...
by BobCatMax
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS query - Rohlhoff alternative?
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: SS query - Rohlhoff alternative?

Ah, I think my excited typing has lost a little between brain and fingers

32x18 = 50 for off road (32x18=1.78 ratio vs current setup of 34x19=1.79 ratio)
And
34x16 = 50 for on road.
by BobCatMax
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS query - Rohlhoff alternative?
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: SS query - Rohlhoff alternative?

fascinating - I can run a 32x18 which is very close to a 34x19 for off road and then a 34x16 for the road.

Thank you for that brilliant idea wriggles, I'm definitely going to think about that for ages :D
by BobCatMax
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS query - Rohlhoff alternative?
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: SS query - Rohlhoff alternative?

I'm gradually moving to the possibility of having a 2nd SS 700c wheelset I can use on the road for winter duties as well as hacking about in the woods. This would mean an old rear mech instead of a £60 Rohlhoff tensioner.. Are there any others that spring to mind that would allow a bit of chain len...
by BobCatMax
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS query - Rohlhoff alternative?
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: SS query - Rohlhoff alternative?

Thank you all for the replies. Apologies for the lack of clarity, Im looking for something that will allow the changing of chain length as the two wheelsets would have different sized rear cogs, hence the Rohlhoff alternative. I strongly suspect a cheap s/h short cage road mech is going to be the mo...
by BobCatMax
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race.
Replies: 177
Views: 5752

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

+2
by BobCatMax
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS query - Rohlhoff alternative?
Replies: 19
Views: 516

SS query - Rohlhoff alternative?

I'm gradually moving to the possibility of having a 2nd SS 700c wheelset I can use on the road for winter duties as well as hacking about in the woods. This would mean an old rear mech instead of a £60 Rohlhoff tensioner.. Are there any others that spring to mind that would allow a bit of chain leng...
by BobCatMax
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race.
Replies: 177
Views: 5752

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Alpinum wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:24 am
Indeed impressive.

Makes me think about drugs.

I'll come back later on this.
James H mentioned in Nelson's live insta feed of him finishing that he'd had too much caffeine after getting told off by his wife for swearing too much..

I assume you're talking about something a little harder..?
by BobCatMax
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2954
Views: 509651

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

37.5% off Halfords unbranded tubes. Buy 4 for £10. Normally £4 each. And you can mix and match, so for example: 1 x 26, 1 x 27.5, 1 x 29 and 1 x 700. Other permutations available ;-) Although this appears to be online only, I did manage to persuade the staff at Halfords Hereford to setup an online ...
by BobCatMax
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: 2 - 3 season down quilt for girlfriend
Replies: 15
Views: 1912

Re: 2 - 3 season down quilt for girlfriend

440g and rated to approx 0degrees, i would say that was good value for money! but yes, it is still expensive.. I'm still fascinated by the process and I would imagine that it is still cheaper than procuring something oif the same quality/function (obviously, depending on your own abillity) thank you...
by BobCatMax
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Xlite 100 Smart Rear light
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Xlite 100 Smart Rear light

If there are 2 others who would like to take advantage of the 3 for 2 offer, i will happily team up with them..