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by Shewie
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to
Replies: 64
Views: 825

Re: Virtual BAM ... you know you want to

Wifey’s been using an video app called house party, not sure how many it hosts though
by Shewie
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done to make a little difference today!?
Replies: 22
Views: 426

Re: What you done to make a little difference today!?

Did the 8 o’clock clapping thing on the doorstep, we had whistles, fireworks and trumpets

Great turnout here, quite humbling
by Shewie
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Source for foam spacers?
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Source for foam spacers?

Forgot to reply sorry, I did check at work but the foam we currently have is probably a bit too squishy.

I know the stuff you mean as I have it on my Restrap harness, we're due a delivery of more kit in the next few weeks so I'll see what we get.
by Shewie
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done to make a little difference today!?
Replies: 22
Views: 426

Re: What you done to make a little difference today!?

I’ve enquired at work if we can use the company cars for the NHS volunteer appeal. Hopefully I can contribute around here when I’m not at work. Also gave our 89 year old neighbour a bolloking for going out shopping this morning, she’d run out of cigs and brandy so was heading to Morrisons. (Hard as ...
by Shewie
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 46
Views: 1144

Films to watch while isolating

How about a thread for films to watch whilst this nonsense is going on?



Not bike related but plenty of bothy action, one of my favourite YT discoveries ...

Hooks - Stephen Pern - 1hr 49min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yesqy-8gIYY
by Shewie
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking for a <600 gms sub zero sleeping bag?
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Looking for a <600 gms sub zero sleeping bag?

+2 for both Phd and Cumulus My regular user is the Cumulus 350, packs nicely and keeps me warm from spring 'til autumn. Mine is the older model and I can't remember what changes they've made since, around 580g on my scales and good for around freezing imho, I'm not the warmest sleeper though since I...
by Shewie
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Source for foam spacers?
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Source for foam spacers?

I might be able to source something for you, we get all sorts of IT equipment delivered with different types of foam packing.
I’ll see what we have when I’m in the office tomorrow.
by Shewie
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 443
Views: 8108

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Same in my local Wetherspoons yesterday, walked past on my way to the post office and it was rammed with wrinklies
by Shewie
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My first bivvy
Replies: 17
Views: 428

Re: My first bivvy

Enjoyed that thanks :-bd

What was the fuel heavy stove, was it the Evernew?
by Shewie
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me three things that...
Replies: 42
Views: 865

Re: Tell me three things that...

1. Laying in my bivvy/tent/hammock on a cool crisp morning, brew in hand listening to the morning chorus as the sun comes up
2. Lamb & black pudding pies from Tebay services
3. Plucky Brits
by Shewie
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: helicopter tape, where recommended to buy?
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: helicopter tape, where recommended to buy?

I bought sone of this last week, haven’t got round to fitting it yet though ...

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BIKE-PAINT-P ... 5XuEHlIAhw
by Shewie
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SRAM transport pad spacers
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: SRAM transport pad spacers

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:26 pm
Obviously as a Yorkshire man, you should completely ignore Bob's advice of squandering two quid Rich. :wink:
:mrgreen:

I need to save some brass to feed t’ ferrets
by Shewie
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SRAM transport pad spacers
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: SRAM transport pad spacers

I did the folded card thing with the fat bike but ended up with some little plastic ones to fit the Shimano brakes.

The SRAM one's I bought on ebay I think could me adapted to work with a few snips and a bit of tape
by Shewie
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SRAM transport pad spacers
Replies: 8
Views: 197

SRAM transport pad spacers

I’ve been trying to find some of those spacers to put in between my pads when transporting the bike.

I thought I’d bought the right ones on eBay but they don’t fit.

Does anybody know where else I might try?

My brakes are Guide R
by Shewie
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone bother with a lock when out?
Replies: 15
Views: 419

Anyone bother with a lock when out?

As I've just got my new shiny bike I'm a little bit paranoid about it getting nicked when I'm snoring away inside my bivvy, I was just curious if anyone bothers to carry any kind of security with them on a trip? Obviously it depends on where you go and the likelihood of some oxygen thieving smackhea...
by Shewie
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.
Replies: 44
Views: 955

Re: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.

lune ranger wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:23 am
whitestone wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:42 am

I've also got a set of the first heat resistant plastic eating utensils for camping that were imported here from the States around the same time. There's a name for the plastic but I can't remember it.
Carcinogenic? :YMPRAY:
Lexan?
by Shewie
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.
Replies: 44
Views: 955

Re: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.

Nothing too crusty but I’ve still got and use my early 90’s Thermarest and MSR Whisperlite stove

I’ve got a scrap left of my original Multimat which I can remember using on a school trip to Malham, not much left but it makes for a decent sit pad
by Shewie
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New mug bands.
Replies: 17
Views: 606

Re: New mug bands.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:04 pm
Any of these left Stu?
Plenty. I ordered lots.
Lovely job, I’ll grab a few in the morning when I crank up the laptop
by Shewie
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New mug bands.
Replies: 17
Views: 606

Re: New mug bands.

Any of these left Stu?
by Shewie
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Replacement Garmin bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Replacement Garmin bolts

Arrived today and work a treat thanks chaps
by Shewie
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS Crankbrothers Candy 2 pedals
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: FS Crankbrothers Candy 2 pedals

Yes please (if still available)
by Shewie
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: anyone else proper had enough of the weather?
Replies: 37
Views: 873

Re: anyone else proper had enough of the weather?

I don’t think I’ve put a peg in the ground since December :sad:

To say I’ve camped every month for years I’m not a happy bunny. Been out on the bike a few times but just not interested in bivvying one iota
by Shewie
Mon Mar 09, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2954
Views: 509690

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

A few bits and pieces in the Blacks sale, I didn’t realise they sold cycling stuff

Bontrager saddles and tubes, Smith helmets and optics, Jagwire pads, Ergon grips etc

https://www.blacks.co.uk/warehouse-clea ... t/cycling/
by Shewie
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Replacement Garmin bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: Replacement Garmin bolts

Thanks chaps, I didn't realise it was that simple, I shouldn't really be let loose near an allen key

Just ordered those off ebay, five for a quid sounds good
by Shewie
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Replacement Garmin bolts
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Replacement Garmin bolts

The hex bolt on my Out Front mount seems to be made of a soft brie like material and has mangled after a couple of removals and refitting, does anyone know where to get replacement bolts? I've no idea what size they are or even how to get an accurate measurement.