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by Shewie
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Conti Light tubes - 27.5 x 2.4 x 5
Replies: 0
Views: 27

Conti Light tubes - 27.5 x 2.4 x 5

During a half drunken online shopping adventure a few weeks ago I appear to have ordered from Germany 5 (?) tubes of the wrong size, and a pair of very unflattering shorts also in the wrong size, the shorts I will work on but the tubes are no use to me. Continental MTB Light 27.5 x 2.4 Same as these...
by Shewie
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 550417

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

A couple of SMD shelters on ebay, I know they're popular on here ..

Lunar Solo
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293641992432?ul_noapp=true

Gatewood Cape
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/114295472989?ul_noapp=true
by Shewie
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Long term storage - top tube
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: Long term storage - top tube

Thanks guys

It's my go to bike so will be getting used regularly, but when it's not, it's hung in my cellar on the wall to keep it out of the way.
by Shewie
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Long term storage - top tube
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Long term storage - top tube

Just had a thought, are there any concerns with suspending a bike by the top tube long term?

Ti frame Broken Road with wheels removed.
by Shewie
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Reg 's Crazy World of Lockdown - House of The Rising Sun
Replies: 6
Views: 231

Re: Reg 's Crazy World of Lockdown - House of The Rising Sun

The Cumbrian wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:37 am
I was singing The House of the Rising Sun on karaoke years ago and they switched it off and told me to sit down.
:mrgreen:
by Shewie
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Draining or quick drying footwear
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: Draining or quick drying footwear

Ended up taking a punt on a pair of Northwave Spiders, not for any particular reason other than they looked cool. :grin:
by Shewie
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Draining or quick drying footwear
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Re: Draining or quick drying footwear

Thanks for the replies I wasn't really after Jesus creepers or Crocs, as much as I love mine anyway :grin: It was regular spd cycling shoes I was interested in, hopefully with a reputation for drying out, or at least not trench foot inducing after a week or so, or are all shoes equal in this regard?...
by Shewie
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Draining or quick drying footwear
Replies: 13
Views: 406

Draining or quick drying footwear

I was just looking for some opinions on draining or quick drying footwear options.
I’m okay for cool weather riding but after something for the warmer months.
I’ve been riding flats and wearing an old pair of Inov8 mids, but I’d like some decent spd shoes

Any recommendations?
by Shewie
Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge stem mounts
Replies: 16
Views: 474

Garmin Edge stem mounts

Any recommendations for a good quality stem mount for my 830

The MTB mount I was using on my fatty won’t work with the stem on my new bike

K-edge seem popular from my googling
by Shewie
Thu Jun 18, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin for Dummies
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Garmin for Dummies

Thanks for the pointers and info guys, I'll explore a bit more this evening after work

:-bd
by Shewie
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin for Dummies
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Garmin for Dummies

TBh I dont do much with mine so consider what you actually want to be able to do with it Loading routes into it and following them is about as much as I am interested in I use memory map to do my routes so not sure what resources are available on line So what do you want to be able to do with it? I...
by Shewie
Wed Jun 17, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin for Dummies
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Garmin for Dummies

Time for another noob question I bought a Garmin Edge 830 in the January sales, it looks nice but I haven't got a clue how to use it properly. Can anyone recommend a link or resource where I can learn how to use these things, I understand most of the concepts such as creating and uploading routes bu...
by Shewie
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pro cyclists bikepacking
Replies: 27
Views: 1008

Re: Pro cyclists bikepacking

Pro bikepackers just doesn’t sound right, that’s like getting paid to go hiking. :grin: People do get sponsored to run ultras which is sort of the hiking equivalent Yeah ‘spose I get there could be pro riders in a gravel discipline series, but ain’t bikepacking more about loading up a bike with cam...
by Shewie
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pro cyclists bikepacking
Replies: 27
Views: 1008

Re: Pro cyclists bikepacking

Pro bikepackers just doesn’t sound right, that’s like getting paid to go hiking. :grin:
by Shewie
Mon Apr 20, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Elan
Replies: 59
Views: 2553

Re: Alpkit Elan

It'll be interesting to see how small this packs: https://alpkit.com/products/elan-kelp I'll let you know, I have one on the way in a week or so. I'll do a review and use it at the WRT (May) back garden bivi out weekend They pack down very small, even smaller if the poles can go elsewhere, that’s a...
by Shewie
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Packable folding saw recommendations please
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Packable folding saw recommendations please

Another vote for Laplander or a Silky, the price for replacement Silky blades used to be extortionate so I preferred the Bahcos myself
by Shewie
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Will this work?
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: Will this work?

I’m sure I’ve seen a bottle cage that uses rubber straps for mounting rather than cage nuts, I’ll see if I can find it
by Shewie
Sun Apr 19, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Elan
Replies: 59
Views: 2553

Re: Alpkit Elan

I have a TN Saturn which is a double hooped Goretex jobby comes around 1kg. It’s not a bad shelter to be fair but it rarely gets used these days as I have lighter and roomier options. It’s reassuringly solid though, on a stormy camp at Angle Tarn near Patterdale a few years back it was the only one ...
by Shewie
Sat Apr 18, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?
Replies: 54
Views: 2821

Re: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?

When did Tramadol become performance enhancing though?

I had a course after some surgery a few years ago and suffered with nausea and dizziness, not ideal for riding?
by Shewie
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Needle in a haystack!
Replies: 23
Views: 744

Re: Needle in a haystack!

Good skills :-bd
by Shewie
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Beast sightings??
Replies: 28
Views: 953

Re: Beast sightings??

Here's another picture of one of the Loch Lomond wallabies that Shewie mentioned. They used to be regular visitors to our camps on their island (this one was cleaning up left over fajita sauce from my pan and wooden spoon). I've not been out there for a while but unfortunately they've been culled (...
by Shewie
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Beast sightings??
Replies: 28
Views: 953

Re: Beast sightings??

mechanicaldope wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:14 pm
Read thread title, got excited, realised I had miss-read threat title, was disappointed.
:mrgreen:
by Shewie
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Beast sightings??
Replies: 28
Views: 953

Re: Beast sightings??

On an early morning airport run to pick up the inlaws, I saw a what i thought was a Kangaroo stooped over drinking from a small beck. It was in the days before phones with cameras on so didn't get a picture but I pulled over and watched it for a few moments before it clocked me and hopped away out o...
by Shewie
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Private Messages
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Private Messages

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:28 am
Yep, if it's showing in your outbox, it simply means it's yet to be read. Once read, it shoud go.
Thanks Stu :-bd
by Shewie
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Private Messages
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Private Messages

If I have a message in my Outbox, does that mean it's been sent or do I need to do something else with it?

It's just a reply on an existing PM trail me and Shaf have had running for a while

I can't tell if it's gone or not, does Outbox just mean he hasn't read it yet?