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by mfezela
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Feckin Lezyne Pumps
Replies: 19
Views: 401

Re: Feckin Lezyne Pumps

. . . I've seated WTB, 2Bliss and Maxxis TLRs with it at the trail side if the rim and tyre are reasonably prepped. Please elaborate on "suitably prepped". I've used diluted washing up liquid or wax based chain lube with varying (seems to depend on the tyre/rim combination) degrees of success. Do y...
by mfezela
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suspender riders...
Replies: 50
Views: 711

Re: Full suspender riders...

Morewood Shova 2006 My own bike is completely stripped awaiting two pivot bearings and set of replacement fork seals. Pic of parts strewn about doesn't really show its full glory, so here's an internet sourced pic instead. Technical info: Two wheels with tyres, lots of black and/or silver bits, grav...
by mfezela
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Plastic sheet - material/source?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Plastic sheet - material/source?

Ass Savers are 0.8mm polypropylene.
Here's one online source. There's bound to be someone close to you.
Steelexpress, Hindleys, ebay. Signwriters and outdoor advertising companies sometimes use the same.

https://www.kitronik.co.uk/materials/po ... heets.html
by mfezela
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel porn
Replies: 45
Views: 1018

Gravel porn

Chamois Hagar by Evil
by mfezela
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Jockey wheels
Replies: 6
Views: 235

Re: Jockey wheels

but I’ve always wondered why jockeys have teeth, The teeth ensure that even with some muck in the bearings / bushes, the jockey wheels still turn. Without teeth, in a worst case scenario, the wheels could jam solid. The chain would still run over the stuck wheels but with resultant horrendous wear ...
by mfezela
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1640
Views: 236848

Re: Todays ride

Not usually an early riser, and definitely not an early morning rider. So no idea what possessed me this morn - perhaps the guilty pleasure of knowing I shouldn't be about. Me and many others, as it transpired. Dog walkers, horse riders, mtb'ers, etc. The woods hereabouts were full of 'miscreants'. ...
by mfezela
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My first bivvy
Replies: 17
Views: 425

Re: My first bivvy

I'll just have the one. I can stop anytime I like.

Oh no you can't.

You're hooked.

Welcome to the dark (and wild and wet and windy) side ;-)
by mfezela
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: BB7s brakes FREE
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: BB7s brakes FREE

I received the brakes from Dave this morning, but unfortunately they're not suitable for me. These calipers are the BB7 ROAD version. If you want them, send me a PM with your address. Donation to BB to cover my postage cost of £3 would be appreciated. If you're feeling generous, a further £3 to cove...
by mfezela
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I did not sleep well that night.
Replies: 21
Views: 975

Re: I did not sleep well that night.

No matter how much research was done prior to purchase, nor the expenditure thus incurred, nor the quality of company and comestibles prior to bedding down, nor even the feeling of contentment afforded by all of the above . . . . when the heavens open and muddy water levels rise above the tent batht...
by mfezela
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: BB7s brakes FREE
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: BB7s brakes FREE

Thx Dave.

My current, sadly now deceased, set of BB7s lasted for fifteen years but the Baja and Peru Divides were just too much for them. Sand and mud in Mexico and some of the longest, steepest, sustained descents I've ever encountered, in Peru, cooked them beyond any hope of repair.
by mfezela
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: BB7s brakes FREE
Replies: 8
Views: 473

Re: BB7s brakes FREE

Because

1) I want / need / love . . them.

2) I want / need / love . . you.

3) They're free.

In all seriousness, because I have to replace a completely ****** set.
by mfezela
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.
Replies: 44
Views: 950

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

faustus wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:30 am
. . . so stuff from the 80s/early 90s would be too small for me
? Surely you mean too large for you ;-)
by mfezela
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SRAM transport pad spacers
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: SRAM transport pad spacers

I'd be quite happy to make you a custom set*.

I need your full name and all your financial matters' passwords. Oh yes, and the name of your first-born boy child.

* These may resemble folded cardboard, but don't be fooled.
by mfezela
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I did not sleep well that night.
Replies: 21
Views: 975

Re: I did not sleep well that night.

I may be a 'Silver Fox' in theory but unfortunately more of a 'Grey Galago' in reality.

Don't be shy of sharing your 'no gunshots' stories. Even ants, snakes, drunks, poleece, rains, have their place here ;-)

In truth, if nothing exciting could happen, why do we do it?
by mfezela
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I did not sleep well that night.
Replies: 21
Views: 975

Re: I did not sleep well that night.

Wild camping immediately adjacent to a village cemetery in Sardinia, I was woken by . . . . . the very distinctive sound of . . . . shotguns being cocked. What to do? Call out and face the wrath of illegal hunters, or keep shtum and risk being mistaken for something huntable? I chose to shout out, a...
by mfezela
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone bother with a lock when out?
Replies: 15
Views: 411

I did not sleep well that night.

Deleted. See new thread.
by mfezela
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I did not sleep well that night.
Replies: 21
Views: 975

I did not sleep well that night.

Gummikuh wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:28 pm
. . . I could hear them racing around near me shouting and hollering. I did not sleep well that night.

Sounds like a great topic. Share your horror or otherwise stories.
by mfezela
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.
Replies: 44
Views: 950

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

This is a little unfair, some of you silver foxes have more ability to have kit thats old :lol: You may be surprised at the number of youngsters that are deeply involved in retro / vintage gear. Cars, bikes, fashion, electronics (especially Hi-Fi), etc. My 70/80's Thorens, Sugden, KEF, Nakamichi ou...
by mfezela
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Online bike calculators
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: Online bike calculators

by mfezela
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.
Replies: 44
Views: 950

Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.

Following on from the HireSquire thread. What's the oldest bit of kit you own - and still use? To get the ball rolling: Whilst over here (I'm South African) on holiday during winter of 1975/6, I bought a Mountain Equipment Fitzroy Jacket and Waistcoat (no gilet nonsense in those days). The waistcoat...
by mfezela
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: 26” Wheelset
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: WTD: 26” Wheelset

Me too ;-)

Alloy, 32 hole, disc brake, QR, ideally 25mm inner width, 100 & 130 hubs. Weight not that critical.
by mfezela
Mon Mar 02, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Online bike calculators
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Online bike calculators

This looks useful, especially the Gear Calc and Stem Comp Calc pages on this site and linked GeometryCalc.

http://www.yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/
by mfezela
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2954
Views: 509663

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

mfezela wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:11 pm
DD Superlight Tent & DD Superlight Tent Inner & Lightweight Walking Pole

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/333524578640

Not mine.
Just for (my own) interest, anyone from here buy this?