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by faustus
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1880
Views: 257047

Re: Todays ride

Got a lovely ride in today before a long weekend of childcare. Went down a track that's new to me, and it was brilliant. Lovely views, wildflower margins on all the fields, and nice surface. Rest of the ride was a super mix of off road and back lanes. 'Only' 15 miles but enough to keep me going unti...
by faustus
Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WANTED - 29" plus-size tyre - 2.6 to 3.0" wide
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: WANTED - 29" plus-size tyre - 2.6 to 3.0" wide

Not got any to offer, but WTB Rangers (2.6 or 3.0) in Light Fast mode would fit the bill, and can often be had quite cheaply. Another vote for Bonty XR2 2.6, they are fairly light and fast rolling and seem to be reasonably priced (£40 new at the mo)
by faustus
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: ESI Grips, Brakes and Other stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 134

Re: FS: ESI Grips, Brakes and Other stuff

Can I get the shimano brakeset please? I'll PM you for payment..
by faustus
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 122
Views: 1210

Re: What are you listening to now?

6 music is usually on on the house, and my phone on shuffle when working. Currently have an Yndi Halda song playing, they're alright. Been listening to some recent downloads from Ben Lukas Boysen, a little Michael Kiwanuka, and some Bikes or Death podcasts. If I need emotional transportation I go to...
by faustus
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What do you think about when you are riding?
Replies: 33
Views: 683

Re: What do you think about when you are riding?

Can be anything, but often that day's anxieties and neurotic thoughts. Hence they build up if I don't ride enough. Otherwise I can drift off into daydreams on a longer ride with a slower pace, or have a song or bit of music repeating in my mind. Sometimes the thinking is the bit that happens between...
by faustus
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8384
Views: 883717

Re: The post man's been ...

A surprise from my brother - a book entitled 'The Fixer Handbook' or the book of Hillbilly wisdom. Cabin buiding, still making, etc .... fantastic. :-bd https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-8gjyIBVXUS0/XvXeRIgjotI/AAAAAAAAHtg/lfPNPk68BzcTcZSetHeLg4yTnwoyCA0aQCLcBGAsYHQ/s1600/book.jpg Wow, that looks good! Ho...
by faustus
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Strategies for Horse-crete/Horsecobbles/dried hoof prints
Replies: 8
Views: 252

Strategies for Horse-crete/Horsecobbles/dried hoof prints

So, not entirely tongue in cheek: for those who are blessed to ride in areas where horse hoof prints get baked to concrete in the summer on otherwise lovely bridleways, what do you do? It's an issue I've had for years and I tend to get on with it, but sometimes try to minimise as it's not pleasant f...
by faustus
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration
Replies: 51
Views: 1020

Re: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration

Now saved from administration, bought back by JD sports so they can restructure the finances! How does that work? Not really sure, but it seems like a way of forcing money savings like rent cuts and other financial structuring: https://news.sky.com/story/jd-sports-buys-back-go-outdoors-after-pushin...
by faustus
Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration
Replies: 51
Views: 1020

Re: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration

Now saved from administration, bought back by JD sports so they can restructure the finances!
by faustus
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tour Divide 2020
Replies: 19
Views: 736

Re: Tour Divide 2020

Great pics! I'll miss it for the general excitement and great pics and stories mainly, and that it is always a source of inspiration for me. Don't really do much dot watching any more, but like to see updates and stories like Greg's and Dave's rides.
by faustus
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Losing weight off the Rooster
Replies: 13
Views: 351

Re: Losing weight off the Rooster

the 29x 3.0 rangers were £30 on CRC recently, don't know if they still are though. 29x2.8 is a bit more difficult, i recently got a Terrene McFly 29x2.8 and it's very light, maybe to thin for rocky territory...don't think they're available anymore.
by faustus
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So you want bottle cage bosses eh?
Replies: 19
Views: 486

Re: So you want bottle cage bosses eh?

Looks good, but sadly too small for me :sad:
by faustus
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: shimano xtr 10spd shifter
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: FS: shimano xtr 10spd shifter

Yes please! PMing you now...
by faustus
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So you want bottle cage bosses eh?
Replies: 19
Views: 486

Re: So you want bottle cage bosses eh?

I think the solaris is lovely and gets many things right (including external cable routing), but i'm not that keen on the stud work on that...

Landslide, what size is the Taro? :cool:
by faustus
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Losing weight off the Rooster
Replies: 13
Views: 351

Re: Losing weight off the Rooster

I'd also back WTB rangers and Bonty XR2's (latter is 2.6 and i think replacement for Chupacabras?). You'd be fine with narrower rims say 35-40mm instead. I think the only way to solve the front mech issue is to go 1 x. You can still get decent range, and you can swap front rings easy enough if you w...
by faustus
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HOW MUCH!!
Replies: 23
Views: 587

Re: HOW MUCH!!

Lasts up to 1800kms!? 'Up to' could mean anything...'only' £11.99 for 14ml (how small is that!). I suspect it's for roadies, what lube would ast 1800kms off road...
by faustus
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Holdsworth retro road crank
Replies: 6
Views: 182

Re: TRP spyre brakeset, retro road crank

CM - I've got some little used Spyres i've just taken off a bike, maybe 120 miles of use, Post mount but no adaptors. I was going to sell them eventually, but things are busy in my house with a newborn so I was going to wait. Happy to give you first refusal as you're looking, just PM me and we can g...
by faustus
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8384
Views: 883717

Re: The post man's been ...

Arrived yesterday as a 2nd hand bargain, barely used Terrene McFly 29x2.8 light. Weights 760g with some dried slime on it, which needs cleaning off before trying out.

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by faustus
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Retro 1x bodgery
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: Retro 1x bodgery

Nice job I say! Given me a tip/idea for some 9 speed bits I have and may still use. I liked your bike with drop bars, but the new bars look good :-bd
by faustus
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who Owns England?
Replies: 24
Views: 612

Re: Who Owns England?

It's an interesting and fraught topic. It's also one that's difficult not to be political, purely because of how land ownership currently is and how it came about. I have little respect for private ownership of large tracts of land, particularly when it is managed for an oddly singular purpose, whic...
by faustus
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 597
Views: 37755

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Stripped down the drop bar monster cross Kona Unit, to begin making it a flat (or possibly upside down OG bar) bike.
by faustus
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: One for Reg perhaps.
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Re: One for Reg perhaps.

I can see why some find it dull, but I lived on one with my partner for 5 years, it was brilliant! I did about 15 years and will be back on it once the kids are grown up. I did not say I did found narrowboating or life afloat dull just those brass polishing types who talk about engines, collect can...
by faustus
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: One for Reg perhaps.
Replies: 16
Views: 496

Re: One for Reg perhaps.

I find narrowboats generally dull but that was always a fun day out. Yes agreed -and i own one! There are som eancient old diesel engines with heat rails heavy fly wheels and low revving that are almost interesting - its impressive to see a coin balanced on a 100 year old running engine - for at le...
by faustus
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1880
Views: 257047

Re: Todays ride

Enjoyed that too Sean, interesting pics...have you ever bivvied in one? I briefly thought about my local ones (tons of them as i'm on an old 'stop 'line'), but plenty look like they have been - at best - pissed in by people drinking cider. :???:
by faustus
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not your usual bikepacking video.
Replies: 38
Views: 859

Re: Not your usual bikepacking video.

I liked it too, because it was different and the message was good and i liked the style. The method of tongue-in-cheek worked well :-bd I've been to Slovenia (not on the bike) and it looks amazing for riding - and it's very beautiful.