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by Squirrelking
Sat Dec 05, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hacks & Bodges
Replies: 14
Views: 498

Re: Hacks & Bodges

Please tell me that's the threaded bar from an old headlock. Have you actually found a sensible use for one?
by Squirrelking
Thu Nov 19, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has anyone ever totally given up...
Replies: 13
Views: 677

Re: Has anyone ever totally given up...

Sun Ditch Witches, any tyre.

Bloody hateful things, I bought Park steel levers in the end after slicing one too many knuckles open.

I thought I'd won when I sold them on then got another set on a bike a few years later. 10 years on I still have them and they refuse to die.
by Squirrelking
Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pipedream A.L.I.C.E
Replies: 17
Views: 674

Re: Pipedream A.L.I.C.E

There's a thread on STW about them, I was fancying a Bridge Club but have been swayed by the fact you can fit a proper 29" tyre on the A.L.I.C.E.

They are also a perfect match for the Thorn biplane forks if that's your thing.
by Squirrelking
Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike stand recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 552

Re: Bike stand recommendation

Could you get one of the wall claw types and run it off the existing claw? ie. use your stand to hold the wall claw then use wall claw to hold the top tube or whatever? Or just go cheap and get a pallet with a vertical in the middle, wheels slot into gaps and bike leans against repurposed fence post...
by Squirrelking
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike stand recommendation
Replies: 34
Views: 552

Re: Bike stand recommendation

Lidl/Aldi bike stand would do exactly what you need, here's one exactly like mine: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Adjustable-Bicycle-Bike-Repair-Stand-Folding-Mechanic-Maintenance-Workstand-Rack/363154830489?hash=item548db6f499:g:Z-YAAOSw-IRflmfx Solid and folds up pretty flat, the legs actually extend ...
by Squirrelking
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3470
Views: 626411

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Trespass are selling tons of last seasons kit off for buttons, I got a DLX soft shell for £30 (from £150) and 3 layer jacket for £70(from £230), both 10000mm/5000mvp. Plenty of stock in all sizes from what I can see, it's all online I think as neither Braehead stores had anything I was after.
by Squirrelking
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3470
Views: 626411

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

10.000mA/h wireless powerbank for cable-less charging (for the latest phones) for just £15 from B&M Aldi/Lidl (was in both yesterday and can't remember which one) are doing own brand 10,000mAh bricks for £10 IIRC, Think it was Lidl. To be honest they seem to come in quite often, I picked up a Boost...
by Squirrelking
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3470
Views: 626411

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Wotsits wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:18 pm
Energizer Lithium £2.50 for four AA & AAA's @ Sainsburys, also on-line..
Lidl are doing their rechargeables for that price too.
by Squirrelking
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Source of press-studs for quilt modification
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Source of press-studs for quilt modification

You did say Hathersage, my mistake!
by Squirrelking
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Source of press-studs for quilt modification
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Source of press-studs for quilt modification

Haberdashery or material shop would be my first port of call, especially one of the ones you find in industrial units. A quick google search shows haberdashery places surrounding the peak district so you should hopefully get lucky.
by Squirrelking
Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do you own an unsuitable bike?
Replies: 82
Views: 4560

Re: Do you own an unsuitable bike?

I'm well up for a comedy bike or minimum spend event. I bought a 70s Dawes Galaxy for 20 quid last month and have a modern BMX with obligatory pivotal (6"if you're lucky) post. It does have 2.4 tyres so I'm not sure if that makes it a 20" single speed steel fat bike? It's a bastard to ride even the ...
by Squirrelking
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New stickers.
Replies: 11
Views: 992

Re: New stickers.

Still got any of these beauties?
by Squirrelking
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Prepping' What's that about?
Replies: 48
Views: 3704

Re: 'Prepping' What's that about?

i dont think many of us want the freedoms of the US and the subsequent death rate that go with it. I barely trust my fellow citizens with cars never mind firearms. I wouldn't ever go that far, I just feel that (at least up here where everything is licensed) small game should be fair game. By that I...
by Squirrelking
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Prepping' What's that about?
Replies: 48
Views: 3704

Re: 'Prepping' What's that about?

I'm a prepper when I go on holidays. All the self-/unsupporting stuff, food in pouches, redundancy etc. makes me feel a bit like those folks I think of being strange. Sometimes I even bring an ice axe along to fend of zombies. Obviously. means, for me, acquiring a large amount of spirits and drinki...
by Squirrelking
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mechanical Hydraulic Brakes...
Replies: 32
Views: 2213

Re: Mechanical Hydraulic Brakes...

One thing to note, according to Yokozuna, cracking them open to bleed will actually void the warranty. Ahm oot. Apart from that, there is some amount of nonsense being spouted in the opening paragraphs that is hard to see by: That said, there are a few frustrating drawbacks that accompany full hydr...
by Squirrelking
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9223
Views: 1045624

Re: The post man's been ...

With a blue Hope seat clamp to even out my Pitch (blue V4's needed a bit of balance).

And a 1/4 to 1/8 BSPP reducer for my fire extinguisher tubeless inflator.
by Squirrelking
Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3470
Views: 626411

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

For bearbonesnorm, coming next Thursday, to match your gasless MIG set: https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/p/diy/parkside-plasma-cutter/p29579 On compressors I stumbled upon this, don't know anything but cheaper than Machine mart by a country mile. https://www.sgs-engineering.com/air-compressors/semi-pro-diy
by Squirrelking
Fri Jan 31, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: It reads a bit like an advert but ...
Replies: 14
Views: 1195

Re: It reads a bit like an advert but ...

All that tells me is that if I don't have a few hundred quid to spend on a tent then I may as well not bother. It's talking about the best and I'm sure they are good but it's written for someone who knows nothing ie. the novice. Amazing that a £70 Phoxx isnt far off some of those in weight terms. Do...
by Squirrelking
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What axle do I need ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1488

Re: What axle do I need ?

Ah okay, that's a Marzocchi hub so converting is a fat nope . Forks look like Z3 QR20's assuming those are black caps that do nothing on top. Good news is an enthusiast/idiot (delete as applicable) would pay a decent amount for the hub especially if its the one with rotor mounts and the forks probab...
by Squirrelking
Sun Jan 26, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What axle do I need ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1488

Re: What axle do I need ?

Ozboz - depending on the exact hub model there may be an adaptor https://www.bike-components.de/en/SUNringle/Black-Flag-Expert-Charger-Expert-ADD-Expert-Front-Conversion-Kit-p49385/ Unfortunately your photo didn't come through but QR20 is 20 x 110mm as said. You can use any Marzocchi axle in there, ...
by Squirrelking
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What axle do I need ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1488

Re: What axle do I need ?

There is a link above you to a 20x 110 non boost axle so 20 mm x 110mmm may or may not be boost Except 20mm boost is a 2 year old standard the hub ozboz has is over 4 years old. It is certainly not boost and I would stake the cost of the wheelbuild on that. i have some 20mm forks that are 100mm axl...
by Squirrelking
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: QR v Thru Axles
Replies: 37
Views: 2731

Re: QR v Thru Axles

Was a Hope QR. Without wanting to sound flippant that could well be your problem right there, for the loosening issue at least. External cams are terrible in comparison to even the cheap Shimano skewers and Hope skewers have never had a great rep. Mine only secures once the cam is past the 180degre...
by Squirrelking
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What axle do I need ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1488

Re: What axle do I need ?

To expand on what sean_iow said: The axle diameter is nothing to do with boost or otherwise, it's the length that matters. 20mm is a 110mm axle, not boost. 15mm is a 100mm axle. 15mm boost is a 110mm axle. So if you reduce a 110mm 20mm diameter axle down to 15mm diameter you are left with a 15mm boo...
by Squirrelking
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What axle do I need ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1488

Re: What axle do I need ?

20mm to 15mm would give you boost spacing though as 20mm is designed around a 110mm axle.

Knowing what hub it is is more useful as we can say whether it can be converted properly.
by Squirrelking
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: QR v Thru Axles
Replies: 37
Views: 2731

Re: QR v Thru Axles

Hmm... As I said, I'm not the hardest on my kit (I'm 10.5 stone soaking wet) but I wouldn't say my experience is unique. I used to race the SDA's on a hardtail with XT hubs all round (the Stratos MX6 up front dumped once its oil and the frame it was attached to buckled before the wheel even noticed)...