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by AndyTheBikeGuy
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8850
Views: 983740

Re: The post man's been ...

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Not quite the postman but a van was acquired. Time to gut it and convert it. Anyone put a bike garage in the back of a SWB van and have advice on bed layout?
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 114
Views: 5475

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

They look interesting. Would the large magnet which looks like it would be in contact with the ground not be really slippy walking on rock? I wonder how it all works covered in a good layer of winter slop. I think the magnet is in the pedal and the clear is just a metal plate. I imagine it would be...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 114
Views: 5475

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

https://gearjunkie.com/hustle-bike-labs ... dal-review

I've always wondered if having a wider "cleat" might make HAB easier, but appreciate this might just be extra slippery.

I'd be interested to see how these work and pricing, might be a fun novelty to try when they're released.
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?
Replies: 12
Views: 262

Re: Buying new forks, what do I need to know?

Might be worth getting in touch with Neil at Alpkit and ask him about their new carbon forks, they provided one with my custom build that I presume they'll start selling at some point soon.
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats the go to insulated jacket?
Replies: 21
Views: 802

Re: Whats the go to insulated jacket?

ScotRoutes wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:01 pm
Montane Prism has long been my go-to.
I’m going into my second winter with the Prism and I’ve used it for everything from mountaineering to bikepacking to shivering in, post winter swim and it’s not shown any hints of wear and packs down acceptably small to always be in my bar bag/pack
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel
Replies: 30
Views: 913

Re: Winter gravel

I'm currently running Terrano XC in 29x2.25 variety on the new monstergravelwnkr and haven't had any issues, they've taken a beating on techy stuff and I assume that they will share some of the same properties with the gravel versions. Cursed myself, going a bit too fast down past Wainhope bothy an...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Reiver Coast to Coast Off Road
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: Reiver Coast to Coast Off Road

That's brill, cheers!
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Reiver Coast to Coast Off Road
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Reiver Coast to Coast Off Road

Hi all,

Does anyone have a GPX for the Reiver offroad (and onroad if you've got it sitting around) c2c routes? I can find maps etc but no GPX. I know they're signposted but I want to check what's nearby etc.

Cheers,

Andy
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Winter gravel
Replies: 30
Views: 913

Re: Winter gravel

Just my two pence worth, I ran the Rock n' Road in tanwall 650b variety on my old Rose and they were great, set up tubeless and I didn't have a single puncture in 6 months of riding until I tore the sidewall on a rock slide what was quite honestly silly terrain to be riding them/the bike on. Kept th...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8850
Views: 983740

Re: The post man's been ...

Err no. When it comes to seam sealing, less is more as more can pull away from the fabric. A very thin (often diluted) layer is usually much better. Thanks for that, having looked at it dried, it looks much better than expected and there doesn’t seem to be an issue with it when you pull the seams t...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8850
Views: 983740

Re: The post man's been ...

...and delivered a Lanshan Pro 1 which I dutifully set up in the garden and seam sealed... ...I think I've found that task in life that I just can't do well, I don't think it's a patience thing or even a steadiness thing, I can rebuild hubs and be delicate when required. I just could not do a clean ...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?
Replies: 65
Views: 1579

Re: the toughest road climb in the uk is.......... ?

whitestone wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:07 pm
The road to Llyn Cowlyd from Trefriw. Just 2km but :shock:
Seconded, although Strava has it at 3km. Either way, it's on the home turf of ex hill climb champion Dan Evans so it must be good...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lockdown creations
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Lockdown creations

Get a set of those "a different colour for each food type" chopping boards, which are one or two mm thick. Set of 4 for a couple of quid, from B&M - not my usual shop, but I was on a serious "hunting for stuff that can be repurposed" mission Actually went out with this express intention the other d...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lockdown creations
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Lockdown creations

Very nice Sadly my MYOG skills are severely lacking when it comes to sewing machines I tried to make some face masks in lockdown and nearly launched the SM out of the window. I did the same, I found using old T-shirt fabric was way harder than this tough ripstop-like material. Following a pattern f...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WLTM lonely 26" sus fork, for short 100-130mm travels
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: WLTM lonely 26" sus fork, for short 100-120mm travels

Hi bob, I think I've got 10 year old Rockshox something in the depths of the bike cave. However it has never been serviced other than me adding a bit of fork lube every so often and it hasn't been ridden in over a year, if it's of interest drop me a PM with your email and I'll send you some pics.
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lockdown creations
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Lockdown creations

Shortly before lockdown a friend gave me their old sewing machine knowing that I had an intention of making my own bags. I bought some cheap thread, zips and material and had a crack at making various things: Various phone and parts bags, a tool roll and stuff sacks https://live.staticflickr.com/655...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8850
Views: 983740

Re: The post man's been ...

It looks like a great ‘value’ alternative to a Ti Fargo, which is top of my dream bike list. I need to save my pennies (for quite some time :sad: ) I had been looking at the Ti Fargo and the Cutthroat and after a (very long) period of indecision seemed like the best value option and I’m glad I went...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8850
Views: 983740

Re: The post man's been ...

UnderTheRadars wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:31 pm
Ooh that looks nice, can I ask how much it cost?
I was fortunate to wangle a bit of a discount, so it worked out at roughly the same price as a stock Ti Camino, but they included a sun race cassette and tubeless set up too.
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8850
Views: 983740

Re: The post man's been ...

What size is it and how is the toe clearance, please? It’s custom geometry, but it fits like a large frame Camino although this is a bit taller all over than the Camino, a fair bit less stand over but still enough for me. Toe clearance is fine. I run my cleats far back, I’m a size 9.5 and theres pl...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8850
Views: 983740

Re: The post man's been ...

...and delivered a custom titanium Sonder drop bar gnarlier-than-a-Camino-not-as-gnarly-as-a-Broken-Road monster cross bike replete with Sonder's brand new (this is the first one they've ever fit I believe) 29er carbon fork with cage mounts. Boost spacing and enough clearance for 2.8" (the bottom ph...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Thu Sep 03, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wahoo Customer Service...
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Wahoo Customer Service...

Hi Shaf, happy to ship you a stem mount if Ben doesn't, just PM me your address.
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Wed Sep 02, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wahoo Customer Service...
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: Wahoo Customer Service...

Landslide wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:13 pm
Does a "home destruct" involve a hammer by any chance?
A well placed screwdriver
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wahoo Customer Service...
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Wahoo Customer Service...

...an incredibly pleasant surprise. I bought an 2017 Elemnt Bolt second hand from Shaf and after more than a year of wet and bumpy rides, including being ejected from a 3rd party mount into a bog while riding around Grizedale, the screen had started to develop lines across the screen. After contacti...
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD (long shot) BB7 adjuster knob
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: WTD (long shot) BB7 adjuster knob

I’m all sorted, ordered a replacement which arrived today, thanks all!
by AndyTheBikeGuy
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi mod
Replies: 4
Views: 345

Re: Bivi mod

That looks like a great solution, cheers Stu.