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by Cheddar Man
Tue Dec 01, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: GPS Tracker Thread - Spot Content and In reach
Replies: 9
Views: 147

Re: GPS Tracker Thread - Spot Content and In reach

Dear all I, sorry they, basically want me to be tracked , and send an I am not dead message. * Ok I have been told I am getting one whether I like it or not Have you checked, do they have your best interests at heart and lovingly want you to be safe.......... or do they just want to check you are m...
by Cheddar Man
Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 74
Views: 4751

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

My Dawes Galaxy, racing green, bar end shifters, leather saddle......... and 00,000s of miles. JOGLE, weeks in France, cycling to see mates who lived miles away just for a laugh, towing the kids cycle trailer, then their tag a-long, then carry the stuff on family cycle tours. It really has done ever...
by Cheddar Man
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reccommend my mum a headtorch.
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: Reccommend my mum a headtorch.

What will she do with it? Put the bins out and see if the cat is there? https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/onnight-fishing-head-torch-100-uv/_/R-p-192711 Walk her dog in woods and fields? https://www.decathlon.co.uk/p/onnight-100-80-lumens-battery-operated-trekking-head-lamp/_/R-p-128225 or https://alpki...
by Cheddar Man
Mon Nov 30, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 352
Views: 12590

Re: What are you listening to now?

A work webinar that is both terrifying and dull at the same time :shock:
by Cheddar Man
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheapest/lightest option to add warmth
Replies: 20
Views: 367

Re: Cheapest/lightest option to add warmth

Buy a down jacket and down trousers. They can be worn out of the bag in the evening, and then in the bag for an added warming factor.
2 birds, one feathery stone.
by Cheddar Man
Mon Nov 30, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trenching anyone ?
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Trenching anyone ?

Did he ride up 92 times as well?
by Cheddar Man
Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: nice and steady....... forever ?
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: nice and steady....... forever ?

To be serious for a minute, how long has this decline happened over? I used to run a lot, and over the course of about a year my Park Run time dropped from around 22/23 minutes to somewhere nearer 29/30, no breathlessness, no pain and I still felt ok, just all the time getting slower. The same on th...
by Cheddar Man
Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: nice and steady....... forever ?
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: nice and steady....... forever ?

How old are you now?
by Cheddar Man
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Overnight stays still banned?
Replies: 52
Views: 1104

Re: Overnight stays still banned?

Hmm. About to be in T2 despite being in an area with one of lowest infection/population ratios. No overnight stays 'unless for work'? Whatever. For December BaM - and my Peaks plan is out the window now really as they're now T3 (from T1!)- does one do it now under 'lockdown'; mid-Dec in T2,; wait a...
by Cheddar Man
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Overnight stays still banned?
Replies: 52
Views: 1104

Re: Overnight stays still banned?

Dave Barter wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 6:39 pm
Here’s a thing. I’ve got a commission to write a new cycling guidebook. Does that count as work?
Yes, if it's your job.
by Cheddar Man
Thu Nov 26, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Overnight stays still banned?
Replies: 52
Views: 1104

Re: Overnight stays still banned?

Which tier are you in?
by Cheddar Man
Thu Nov 26, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Armchair adventurers
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Armchair adventurers

Anyone swim outdoors? This is a similar thing, but with some bonkers swimmers, it's this Sunday.

https://player.kendalmountainfestival.c ... ng-session
by Cheddar Man
Wed Nov 25, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8
Replies: 98
Views: 1752

Re: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8

Stretch some cling film across it, that will keep water out (if you use quality cling film that is). If you wanted bling, then silver foil would achieve the same result, and would hold itself in place :-bd
by Cheddar Man
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8
Replies: 98
Views: 1752

Re: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8

But if it isn't there, and something comes loose, then you are screwed (or rather not) to tighten it all up again? Possibly. There are some "field" alternatives if you really needed to re-load the bearings. How many times has that happened to you or people you know though? I would imagine rarely. I...
by Cheddar Man
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8
Replies: 98
Views: 1752

Re: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8

So, is the suggestion that if you took off the top cap on a bike, then rescrewed the bolt back in firmly, that the top cap is actually completely superfluous to the functioning of the whole headset set up? Top cap is just there to preload the bearings. Once that's done and the stem is tightened it'...
by Cheddar Man
Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8
Replies: 98
Views: 1752

Re: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8

But if it isn't there, and something comes loose, then you are screwed (or rather not) to tighten it all up again? Possibly. There are some "field" alternatives if you really needed to re-load the bearings. How many times has that happened to you or people you know though? I would imagine rarely. I...
by Cheddar Man
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8
Replies: 98
Views: 1752

Re: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8

But if it isn't there, and something comes loose, then you are screwed (or rather not) to tighten it all up again?
by Cheddar Man
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8
Replies: 98
Views: 1752

Re: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8

So, is the suggestion that if you took off the top cap on a bike, then rescrewed the bolt back in firmly, that the top cap is actually completely superfluous to the functioning of the whole headset set up?
by Cheddar Man
Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Magazine fans.
Replies: 26
Views: 604

Re: Magazine fans.

magazine fans eh, i was thinking Rustler, Razzle and Fiesta.................. :lol: I have a funny story about a copy of Razzle! When I was a Community Psychiatric Nurse I had a brand new student nurse allocated to me. She was so young and had just been through the initial college phase. Her whole ...
by Cheddar Man
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8
Replies: 98
Views: 1752

Re: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8

Does it really reach the 35mm requirement? What if you take out the topcap? That looks really close to the limit!
by Cheddar Man
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: £190 still available - If You Are About To Buy From Ra-Pha Crikey, how much
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: £190 still available - If You Are About To Buy From Ra-Pha Crikey, how much

My mum used to give my kids vouchers for Christmas and birthdays, when they got teenagery my daughter described them as 'money, but with strings attached'.
by Cheddar Man
Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike packing Christmas present ideas
Replies: 25
Views: 825

Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Oh, and I have had one of these for years for camping. They aren't many lumens, in fact in every way they are about 1 candle power. But they give off a real glow and are very discreet, also they are surprisingly robust, and you won't need a USB power pack :lol: https://www.amazon.co.uk/UCO-Original...
by Cheddar Man
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike packing Christmas present ideas
Replies: 25
Views: 825

Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

Oh, and I have had one of these for years for camping. They aren't many lumens, in fact in every way they are about 1 candle power. But they give off a real glow and are very discreet, also they are surprisingly robust, and you won't need a USB power pack :lol: https://www.amazon.co.uk/UCO-Original-...
by Cheddar Man
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike packing Christmas present ideas
Replies: 25
Views: 825

Re: Bike packing Christmas present ideas

A tiny digital radio, for relaxing under stars. I have one of these, it is bloody brilliant! https://www.amazon.co.uk/POP-Pocket-Rechargeable-Compact-Personal-Black/dp/B07ZFNC2SD/ref=sr_1_9?crid=BMY44S07MZT9&dchild=1&keywords=personal+digital+radio+dab&qid=1605989805&sprefix=personal+digita%2Cinstan...
by Cheddar Man
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8
Replies: 98
Views: 1752

Re: Build thread: 'lotsa' expense spared super-commuter: Boardman SLS 9.8

If you have put resin in the newly drilled hole, why not put another blob or two of resin over the holes and embed the drink holder frame in that? Probably lighter than bolts (although you have just said you aren't bothered about the weight) it will support the hole drilled in the frame and will be ...