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by Johnallan
Sat Jul 06, 2024 7:09 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: DIY Frames and fixtures - Aluminium section joins and sliders
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: DIY Frames and fixtures - Aluminium section joins and sliders

RS component's stock lots of structural systems including their own RS Pro stuff. I've used it and it was plenty good enough for my needs.

https://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/engineer ... l-systems/
by Johnallan
Thu Jun 13, 2024 10:21 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Byways/Road friendly bridleways of West Yorkshire and surrounding?
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Byways/Road friendly bridleways of West Yorkshire and surrounding?

There are enough roads around here unsuitable for road tyres, never mind the bridleways
by Johnallan
Thu Jun 13, 2024 3:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Could a beard puncture a inflatable pillow.
Replies: 15
Views: 379

Re: Could a beard puncture a inflateable pillow.

I've been using a trekology pillow for a few years without issue. I also don't have much of a beard. It doesn't answer your question but does provide another data point.
by Johnallan
Wed Jun 12, 2024 6:58 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Calder Divide
Replies: 18
Views: 6283

Re: Calder Divide

You could do worse than camping in Crossleys Plantation above Holme, although it will involve lifting the bikes over a wall. If you carry on a bit further though, the Fleece serves good food and good beer :-bd

It's a belting route, enjoy yourselves
by Johnallan
Thu Jun 06, 2024 6:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 - 2024
Replies: 215
Views: 25332

Re: HT550 - 2024

Fair play for getting the wheel sorted and cracking on (so to speak) Not a great advert for Hunt wheels.... Good luck for the rest! A reasonable sized group had formed in the Wynstay ahead of last years BB200/300. Every person present had owned Hunt wheels with cracked rims around the spoke holes. ...
by Johnallan
Fri May 31, 2024 8:14 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Yorkshire Divide - Source to Sea Trail write up
Replies: 6
Views: 889

Re: Yorkshire Divide - Source to Sea Trail write up

I really enjoyed it thanks mate. I rode the first 100 miles, got a pub meal at around 7pm at the Thwaite Arms, then shortcut across to Askrigg, missing Hawes and arriving at the Dent Houses shelter by nightfall. Took a solid nights sleep after chilling in front of the fire for a while with a cider a...
by Johnallan
Thu May 30, 2024 9:18 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Yorkshire Divide - Source to Sea Trail write up
Replies: 6
Views: 889

Re: Yorkshire Divide - Source to Sea Trail write up

Nice one Pete! Great photos too :-bd
by Johnallan
Tue May 28, 2024 10:29 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Yorkshire Divide - Source to Sea Trail 909km
Replies: 8
Views: 6504

Re: Yorkshire Divide - Source to Sea Trail 909km

I took enough shortcuts to turn my ride into a great 3 day, 341 mile tour - Enjoyed it and don't regret the shortcuts one bit :grin: However, Hyppy of this parish is taking things a bit more seriously. He's at the end of day 4, not far from the finish (although the next bit will be tough) and curren...
by Johnallan
Fri May 24, 2024 9:15 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Yorkshire Divide - Source to Sea Trail 909km
Replies: 8
Views: 6504

Re: Yorkshire Divide - Source to Sea Trail 909km

I cancelled my entry for this to take a bit of time off the bike and help a long term injury recover. Not cycling didn't seem to help and just meant I added a few Kg's and lost even more fitness. Anyway... fat, injured and slow, I've decided to have a go regardless It's still barely stopped raining ...
by Johnallan
Thu May 23, 2024 9:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Supertramp 2024: A Challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 4377

Re: Supertramp 2024: A Challenge

On the Audax 600's do people tend to sleep or ride through as 200 is the max I've rode in a oner, doubt I'd get anywhere near 3,4 or 600 tbh in one go :lol: could be out there all week I rode straight through the Bryan Chapman 600 last year. A few weeks later I rode the Pendle 600 with sleep at aro...
by Johnallan
Mon Apr 15, 2024 7:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11464
Views: 2086044

Re: The post man's been ...

Not really the postie, but my mate Dave. Delivered a beautiful 2010 Triumph Speed Triple. Wanted one for years :-bd
by Johnallan
Fri Apr 12, 2024 10:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It burns !!! It burns!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 2244

Re: It burns !!! It burns!!!

Mostly grey and windy in the Pennines but my MTB commute was happily extended to 50 lumpy miles. Shorts and tee throughout, although it's raining again now :roll:
by Johnallan
Fri Apr 12, 2024 12:54 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Yorkshire Divide - Source to Sea Trail 909km
Replies: 8
Views: 6504

Re: Yorkshire Divide - Source to Sea Trail 909km

Nice one! I'm really, really hoping its stopped raining by then
by Johnallan
Tue Apr 09, 2024 9:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11464
Views: 2086044

Re: The post man's been ...

I loved my old Simpson. For reasons I can't recall, I was wearing a different one and had the Simpson in a helmet bag over my shoulder when riding home one night. The string snapped at speed and the lid bounced down the road :sad:
by Johnallan
Wed Apr 03, 2024 6:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 1028
Views: 150252

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

voodoo_simon wrote: Wed Apr 03, 2024 6:26 pm New redshift bars

https://bikepacking.com/news/redshift-t ... bar-intro/
I really like the look of these but feel like I shouldn't :lol:
by Johnallan
Tue Apr 02, 2024 6:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 640
Views: 65376

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

… caught the sunrise in the Forest of Bowland and arrived in Morecambe at 7am. Top effort, John! Coincidentlly, I was taking in the sunrise in the Forest of Bowland too, en route to family for Easter. That looks marvellous :grin: Oh WOW John Allen, amazing riding and stunning pictures!!! Cheers V! ...
by Johnallan
Mon Apr 01, 2024 10:05 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2024
Replies: 640
Views: 65376

Re: Bivvy a Month 2024

Original plan was Dales Divide (for the fourth time). However, I really didn't fancy all the mud! I had a backup plan though. Home-2-coast-2-coast 2 home. Almost completely on minor roads, cycleways and NCN routes, whilst crisscrossing the Dales Divide route in places so I could marvel at the mud an...
by Johnallan
Fri Mar 22, 2024 11:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Barkley Marathons chitchat
Replies: 50
Views: 6958

Re: Barkley Marathons chitchat

Jasmin :YMAPPLAUSE:
by Johnallan
Wed Mar 20, 2024 4:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Supertramp 2024: A Challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 4377

Re: Supertramp 2024: A Challenge

Sounds ace but I doubt I'll get 6 nights out in a row without taking early retirement. A Super Randonneur seems easy compared to Supertramp, with a 600km fitting comfortably inside 2 days.
by Johnallan
Sun Mar 17, 2024 10:56 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 3339
Views: 690846

Re: Todays ride

Delightful Dales 200km Audax today. Hilly, intermittently wet and with an unhelpful headwind for much of the ride. Good to get out though, and it's a belting route if you like a pissing about on roadbikes. Warm enough to just let the castelli perfetto do it's thing and not bother with a proper water...
by Johnallan
Sat Mar 16, 2024 5:12 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 3339
Views: 690846

Re: Todays ride

Nothing wild but the sun was shining and the wind wasn't howling!! Shorts and tee shirt for the first time since before the 14-year winter took hold. The feeling of sunshine and fresh air lifted my mood no end. Even stopped for a magnum :cool: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53591363373_20067137...
by Johnallan
Fri Mar 15, 2024 2:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 5007
Views: 1297671

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Interesting bar from Cannondale Interesting because the crossbar stiffens it makes it less comfy while also being too thin for mounting things to? : ) I suppose it'd be useful for stabilising a bar bag strap. And £15 is a good price. I've got a similarly interesting Stooge Junker bar. It's in a box...
by Johnallan
Thu Mar 14, 2024 9:56 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: North York Moors 300
Replies: 47
Views: 4726

Re: North York Moors 300

It looks like a fantastic route and event. I've only ridden in the area once, is the 300km route something people aim to do in one go? (Like BB200) or it requires a good 2 days? On paper it looks ideal for a gravel bike. Last years NYM300 was easier going than the BB rides and much easier than YD30...
by Johnallan
Wed Mar 13, 2024 6:50 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Older school gravel cx options?
Replies: 12
Views: 904

Re: Older school gravel cx options?

restlessshawn wrote: Wed Mar 13, 2024 12:01 am
Johnallan wrote: Tue Mar 12, 2024 10:29 pm I've got a medium Spa Elan 725 frameset for sale if interested. Black, brand new frame and lightly used full carbon fork. QR and post mounts at each end.

Open to reasonable offers
Do you know exactly what size?
54cm according to Spa, although I've not measured it personally.
by Johnallan
Tue Mar 12, 2024 10:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Older school gravel cx options?
Replies: 12
Views: 904

Re: Older school gravel cx options?

I've got a medium Spa Elan 725 frameset for sale if interested. Black, brand new frame and lightly used full carbon fork. QR and post mounts at each end.

Open to reasonable offers