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by Retiredtester
Thu May 19, 2022 7:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Igaro D2 or Sinewave revolution
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Igaro D2 or Sinewave revolution

Hopefully I've used the right term there! It's basically a lead with two bare wires that you attach to the dynamo, then there's a connector so that you can split the lead to remove either the wheel or the charging unit without disconnecting from the dynamo. And despite some mixed reviews on the net,...
by Retiredtester
Wed May 18, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Igaro D2 or Sinewave revolution
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Igaro D2 or Sinewave revolution

I've had an original igaro (d1?) and two igaro d2s, all admittedly bought second hand and all of which stopped working after relatively little use. I also had a c2c (bought new) that met the same fate after only a couple of trips, but quite a long spell in the parts bin. I had a lot of use out of a ...
by Retiredtester
Tue May 10, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: New and unused Genetic Digest bars in 44vm
Replies: 0
Views: 65

New and unused Genetic Digest bars in 44vm

Surplus to requirements. Brand new with tags still attached. The slightly narrower version of these flared gravel drops.

£30 posted or a bit less collected from the Brighton area.
by Retiredtester
Wed May 04, 2022 11:35 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted - medium gravel frameset or bike. Now sorted!!
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Wanted - medium gravel frameset or bike

All sorted now, thanks
by Retiredtester
Wed May 04, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted - medium gravel frameset or bike. Now sorted!!
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Wanted - medium gravel frameset or bike

Thanks Nobby, I'll let you know either way.
by Retiredtester
Wed May 04, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Assistance with route please!
Replies: 20
Views: 786

Re: Assistance with route please!

whitestone wrote: Tue May 03, 2022 8:36 pm
Yes. It's a lot, lot easier than it used to be! The top section has been filled in with concrete, it used to be a rutted muddy mess but still at 25% :shock:
Happy to say I pushed my bike for the lot!
by Retiredtester
Wed May 04, 2022 8:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Assistance with route please!
Replies: 20
Views: 786

Re: Assistance with route please!

That'll be the 'opinion dividing' Warnscale trail :lol: It was the first ride I did on my first ever full sus bike. Needless to say, resulted in an over the bars and knackered 'V' brake. Always good to get the first battles scars in early :| Jesus, people actually ride down that?! It felt like an i...
by Retiredtester
Wed May 04, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted - medium gravel frameset or bike. Now sorted!!
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Re: Wanted - medium gravel frameset or bike

Thanks Nobby, but I'm going to hold out for a drop bar set up. Going to have a look at a Boardman adv 8.8 this morning, which looks like a lot of bang for the buck.
by Retiredtester
Tue May 03, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Comment on my Nott - Brighton route!?
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Comment on my Nott - Brighton route!?

I know the section from Dorking down to Brighton pretty well, but can't access the os maps. Can you share the Strava link please?
by Retiredtester
Tue May 03, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Assistance with route please!
Replies: 20
Views: 786

Re: Assistance with route please!

Thanks again for all the help with this, especially the scar house reservoir section. Is dead man's hill the stony track back up from the reservoir? If so, I was nowhere near doing it in a oner! The 3 days round the lakes was equally good - lots of iconic road passes (hardknott, wrynose, honister, n...
by Retiredtester
Tue May 03, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted - medium gravel frameset or bike. Now sorted!!
Replies: 5
Views: 137

Wanted - medium gravel frameset or bike. Now sorted!!

My 13yo autistic son is currently obsessing over bikes and bikepacking (obviously a wonderful thing, and very much to be encouraged), but bitter experience tells me that the pendulum wil inevitably swing and he'll move back onto airfix models, bass guitars, dinosaurs, Mongolian folk music (I kid you...
by Retiredtester
Fri Apr 08, 2022 4:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Best options for reproifing old laser tent
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Best options for reproifing old laser tent

Lovely, thank you. Nikwak solar proofer seems good value and well reviewed?
by Retiredtester
Fri Apr 08, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Best options for reproifing old laser tent
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Best options for reproifing old laser tent

Looking to plunder the riches of the boner hive mind once again.... I've been given an old terra nova tent (laser I believe, the old school, balloon bed era omm type) and am thinking I should probably reproof it before testing it in the field. What are people's current recommendations for reasonably...
by Retiredtester
Fri Apr 01, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Assistance with route please!
Replies: 20
Views: 786

Re: Assistance with route please!

boxelder wrote: Fri Apr 01, 2022 11:23 am :-bd
Never over egg a tart
Indeed! Might have been guilty of that once or twice?
by Retiredtester
Thu Mar 31, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Assistance with route please!
Replies: 20
Views: 786

Re: Assistance with route please!

True, but there are lots of places I can take short cuts if I've over egged it. I've got a long day one and then til 8pm on the 2nd day, so hopefully I can grind round. I've been training pretty hard for a few months in anticipation of a go at the south downs way double in June and don't get many op...
by Retiredtester
Thu Mar 31, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Assistance with route please!
Replies: 20
Views: 786

Re: Assistance with route please!

I'm dessert-fluid, so pudding is very much an acceptable alternative to tart. Thanks for helping me avoid a potentially embarrassing faux pas.
by Retiredtester
Thu Mar 31, 2022 12:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Assistance with route please!
Replies: 20
Views: 786

Re: Assistance with route please!

This is brilliant! Thanks folks - I'll have a play around on komoot. Much appreciated.
by Retiredtester
Thu Mar 31, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Assistance with route please!
Replies: 20
Views: 786

Re: Assistance with route please!

Bugger... To precis SW out of Sheffield to Bakewell (for the tarts) W towards Buxton, but head N after Taddington N past Chapel and up to Glossop E along southern edge of reservoirs, then N towards Holmbridge, Meltham, Slaithwaite, Sowerby Bridge, Oxenhope, Sutton-in-Craven, Skipton Then Gargrave, W...
by Retiredtester
Thu Mar 31, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Assistance with route please!
Replies: 20
Views: 786

Re: Assistance with route please!

Sorry! Hopefully fixed now.
by Retiredtester
Thu Mar 31, 2022 11:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Assistance with route please!
Replies: 20
Views: 786

Assistance with route please!

Apologies if this is better suited to the Routes section (it obviously is), but I thought it might see more traffic here. Stu, please feel free to shift it as required. I'm meeting a friend for a few days in the lakes at the start of May and have the opportunity to tag on a couple of extra days on t...
by Retiredtester
Wed Mar 23, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The sad story of the 'Forsaken Dog' of Machynlleth
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: The sad story of the 'Forsaken Dog' of Machynlleth

My daughter was very taken by the story of gelert the faithful hound when we visited Beddgelert. Cue ten years (and counting) of explaining to strangers why our lurcher has such a daft name...
by Retiredtester
Wed Mar 23, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carrying fat inner tubes
Replies: 20
Views: 805

Re: Carrying fat inner tubes

I cut a section of old tube, then rerolll the new tube into a sausage shape and slip it inside the section of old tube. Protects it really well and I then just strap that to the bike. Probably makes more sense in the flesh than in text
by Retiredtester
Sun Jan 30, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Wide drop bars
Replies: 8
Views: 456

Re: WTD: Wide drop bars

I've got some brand new genetic digest bars that are in the narrower of the two available widths, I think. They're still very wide on the drops.
by Retiredtester
Tue Dec 14, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Festive 500 anyone ?
Replies: 26
Views: 1180

Re: Festive 500 anyone ?

I'm giving it a go. Managed it once before on the road and that was fairly grim. This time I'm working over Christmas and we've got a wattbike at the station so it's a bit of a no brainer.