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by AndyTheBikeGuy
Sat May 23, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Budget £500 Gravelwanker frame
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: Budget £500 Gravelwanker frame

Dave Barter wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 11:03 pm
Oh and anyone want to buy it 😀
I might be tempted Dave, what sort of price do you have in mind?
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Fri May 22, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bottle/bag bosses
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: Bottle/bag bosses

who is building the frame? as James alludes to, bosses near the head tube are potentially a focus of stress- for a few reasons. ti can be finicky that way, so Id want to know the builder is capable of assessing the outcome. I have a few ti frames and respect the builder enormously., he was not keen...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Fri May 22, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bottle/bag bosses
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: Bottle/bag bosses

Just a couple of points; Presumably you'll need custom made bags for the frame mounted ones as there is no standard for dimensions (or is there)? Yeah I'll have to go custom, I'm hoping to have a crack at making my own frame bags soon. Do those seatstay bags not get in the way when pedalling? I hav...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Fri May 22, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bottle/bag bosses
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Re: Bottle/bag bosses

Brill, thanks gents
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Fri May 22, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bottle/bag bosses
Replies: 11
Views: 230

Bottle/bag bosses

I'm currently designing a custom titanium frame and I'm nearly there with the geometry so I'm starting to think about where to include bottle/bag mounts and would appreciate the hive mind's thoughts. Are there any I should think about scrapping or add any more? Not sure if putting too many in has an...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Fri May 22, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8183
Views: 859896

Re: The post man's been ...

Workshop parts galore:

New stool so I don't break my back on those fiddly bench top jobs
Bench mounted bike clamp
Parts to make a bearing press including threaded bar and assorted drifts
Blind bearing puller
New bearings to replace knackered ones in my rear hub
Set of T handle hex wrenches
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Tue May 19, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: <<<Fork Clear Out>>>
Replies: 13
Views: 372

Re: <<<Fork Clear Out>>>

How much for the milkshake? Unopened or light usage?
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Tue May 19, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Freehub bodies
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Freehub bodies

Cheers PB, I made a similar post on the owners group and Neil responded and said to email him direct and he’d sort me out with an updated freehub body so it should be sorted now. Looks like social media works faster than customer services at the moment. Another delightful quirk of the bike industry ...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Tue May 19, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Freehub bodies
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Freehub bodies

Hi all, after ordering the bearings earlier, I rechecked the freehub body and it’s cracked next to one of the pawls. Its a 12 speed HG freehub body, does anyone know how you find a suitable replacement? Are all freehubs interchangeable or are they hub specific? I’ve emailed Alpkit but they seem swam...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Tue May 19, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where do you buy your bearings from?
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Where do you buy your bearings from?

Thanks all, purchased!
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Tue May 19, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where do you buy your bearings from?
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Where do you buy your bearings from?

As the title says, as there any brands or retailers you’d particularly recommend?

Cheers,

Andy
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Thu May 07, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: (SOLD): Alpkit Ordos 2 Tent (including Footprint) - Superb condition
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Alpkit Ordos 2 Tent (including Footprint) - Superb condition

Hi Steve, I’ll take it if it’s available please?

I’ll Pm you now.

Andy
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Mon May 04, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TDR bike suitability
Replies: 33
Views: 1157

Re: TDR bike suitability

Thanks hive mind. I feel a lot better about riding the Signal. Maybe a lauf, thundbuster and some Jones bars will do the job...

... and some Räpha shorts obvs...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Mon May 04, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone got a Lanshan 2 shelter?
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: Anyone got a Lanshan 2 shelter?

I have a Lanshan 2 and they press against a (slightly reinforced) patch of material on the roof.
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Mon May 04, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TDR bike suitability
Replies: 33
Views: 1157

Re: TDR bike suitability

Thanks all, those are a couple of things I hadn't thought of. It's unlikely to be in the next couple of years, but something to aim for.
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Mon May 04, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TDR bike suitability
Replies: 33
Views: 1157

Re: TDR bike suitability

Thanks all that’s all great info. I think once it’s all safe to do so, just riding longer and back to back on my Signal will give me a good feeling for it.

I’ll put my time and money into coping strategies, are the R@pha ones the best or should I just look in Aldi? :wink:
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Mon May 04, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: TDR bike suitability
Replies: 33
Views: 1157

Re: TDR bike suitability

Thanks all, I looked at the Smokestone but it’s probably a little out of my price range and I think it would be a little compromised on the road. Thanks for the advice on the Signal, sounds like it’s the best option. I would have gone for a Broken Road in the first place but I really enjoy the lairy...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Mon May 04, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: TDR bike suitability
Replies: 33
Views: 1157

TDR bike suitability

Hi all, looking for some advice from those who’ve ridden or raced the Tour Divide. I’ve got a Sonder Signal Ti and I’m looking to replace my Rose Cross Bike for gravel and road riding and I’ve test ridden Sonder Camino Ti and I’m really sold on it for my needs. However I have an aspiration to enter ...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Packable folding saw recommendations please
Replies: 10
Views: 290

Re: Packable folding saw recommendations please

I have an Opinel No.12 Folding Saw which I bought mainly because it was cheap when buying in combo with a No.8 knife. I'm not sure it'll be tough enough for everyone's needs, but I've used it for clearing smallish limbs and branches off the trail and it did a good enough job. Small enough to stash i...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaf's respirator appeal.
Replies: 103
Views: 2461

Re: Shaf's respirator appeal.

Sorry, late to the party, hope the donation isn’t too late. If it is, just go crazy and get as much toilet roll as you can fit on your Sonder.

Great work Shaf, you’re a hero.

Andy
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Err, drivetrains cost how much....
Replies: 10
Views: 479

Re: Err, drivetrains cost how much....

FLV wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:00 pm
Theres groupsets at rrp 1900 pounds quid :o
Sunrace worked for me.

Are you on email?
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I did not sleep well that night.
Replies: 21
Views: 1183

Re: I did not sleep well that night.

First time experiencing bothy life, a friend and I did part of the Dirty Reiver route on a dry February Saturday to then stay at Wainhope over night and then gentle ride round the lake, up to the observatory on the Sunday before we got back to the car. After a long afternoon of fighting into a headw...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 159
Views: 4233

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

I read a cycling book some time ago in which the writer met a rider out on the road and the guy called himself Steve The Bike Guy (it may not have been Steve) and he said if you go to any of these places locally and say Steve The Bike Guy sent you, they'll give you a discount and everyone knows me. ...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glencoe/Kinlochleven to Fort William
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Glencoe/Kinlochleven to Fort William

Thanks both, I'll see what the team wants to do.

Cheers,

Andy
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glencoe/Kinlochleven to Fort William
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Glencoe/Kinlochleven to Fort William

Evening all, I'm staying in Glencoe at the weekend with a couple of friends who are pretty fit but aren't super experienced riders but would like to get a ride in. They're fine on gravel and singletrack but I'd like to avoid anything with too much techy stuff if possible. What's the Old Military Roa...