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by ledburner
Tue Aug 03, 2021 5:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Most Important Bikepacking Gear This Year!
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: The Most Important Bikepacking Gear This Year!

benp1 wrote: Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:30 pm It looks a bit like a toilet roll holder

(yes, I know there's a funky little dry bag holder thing one can acquire for this specific purpose :shock: :lol: )
new subculture and game, dangle w@nker? dupe em with a plastic turd,
or put a squiggly doggy bag in there... :shock: :lol:
by ledburner
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest some cheap/good trail running shoes
Replies: 24
Views: 271

Re: Suggest some cheap/good trail running shoes

also peak foot wear in Holmfirth.https://peakfootwear.co.uk/
Google drew a blank on the running shop in hudds. ...it look like 'up&running' closed last year...
but they have shops in Leeds, Manchester, Oldham York and round the country...
defo try before you buy....
by ledburner
Tue Aug 03, 2021 1:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Most Important Bikepacking Gear This Year!
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: The Most Important Bikepacking Gear This Year!

Landslide wrote: Mon Aug 02, 2021 4:03 pm In the past, I've achieved much the same effect with a bit of old carrier bag and an elastic band.
Shirley, thats too classy for us lot...
by ledburner
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spotted in Smiths today ...
Replies: 43
Views: 983

Re: Spotted in Smiths today ...

if I put off road drops in my 29er mtb.... Would it be a roll-off gravel w@nker? or does having front sus forks & boingy seat post suspension make it a new super elite category? I hope I'm not an 29er Roll-off w@nker! x( :)) how about trekking/Butterfly bars... (I'd Get barred for life?) [edit] ...
by ledburner
Tue Aug 03, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest some cheap/good trail running shoes
Replies: 24
Views: 271

Re: Suggest some cheap/good trail running shoes

there may also be a running shop in Huddersfield, in these economically challenging times. :wink: I hope this isn't another new gear rabbit hole you are entering :???: watch this space guys, bargained to be had when this latest obsession us over :o :lol: as far as fitting Simon at Mountain feet (Mar...
by ledburner
Sun Aug 01, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Suggest some cheap/good trail running shoes
Replies: 24
Views: 271

Re: Suggest some cheap/good trail running shoes

what's your budget? I can't recommend any but your best to buy in store rather mail order. So I suggest start at Go outdoor, Horbury they are local and have a reasonable range. you'll find the brands that fit. then start from there bargain Hunting on line for bargains.. super cheap o sports direct, ...
by ledburner
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3730
Views: 712708

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Shewie wrote: Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:38 am Exposure Axis mk5 50% off at Tredz, £85 with their £5 off thing

https://www.tredz.co.uk/.Exposure-Axis- ... 110816.htm
also joysick mk13 at similar price
by ledburner
Sat Jul 31, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Apidura water bladder
Replies: 27
Views: 471

Re: Apidura water bladder

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51344281252_de3bb456e5_h.jpg Mine arrived today and I must say it's bloody brilliant. If you over fill it a little the velco is tricky to stick down, but once the 4ft of pipe is in place (about a foot longer than is needed at the bars) and you've sucked the air a...
by ledburner
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10009
Views: 1220095

Re: The post man's been ...

A Knipex pair of pliers length 125mm, next size up (see below). Why did I have to read this post (best. ulto tool of all time...) month ago. They subconsciously went on the to buy list... I have come to the conclusion that very few multi-tools are really any good and most are simply compromises........
by ledburner
Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10009
Views: 1220095

Re: The post man's been ...

UnderTheRadars wrote: Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:11 pm Pace Tee and mug

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haha, cheeky!
by ledburner
Fri Jul 30, 2021 12:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat Fighters 2021
Replies: 379
Views: 11857

Re: Fat Fighters 2021

02/07/21 76.5kg (12 St 6oz) 10/07/21 76. 5kg 12st 6lb, no change. 15/07/21 75. 9kg 11st 13lb (-0.7kg). 23/07/21 76.0 after breakfast weight, 30/07/21 75.3 after breakfast weight. :-bd (I been Car-less this week so a few more miles & visited climbing wall. I've been eating later but after exercis...
by ledburner
Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Slate, UNESCO
Replies: 35
Views: 466

Re: Slate, UNESCO

[We're they well past their best before date.] like those dodgy Clif Richard bars? :roll: <siren and rotating yellow warning light> Pedantry alert! l As you were :-bd :smile: . Pedantry Pedantry alert! the rotating yellow lights are in fact Beacons! So again, as you were :-bd :smile: .
by ledburner
Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Using my light battery to provide a usb output
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: Using my light battery to provide a usb output

Finished article great work, :-bd it the heat shrink is adhesive line then it should be Water resistant/shower proof. :grin: I have the opposite problem my light has died (an short battěy output) and the battery is only good as, a power bank, having a USB out put.. hey ho. :roll: magic shine sold o...
by ledburner
Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3730
Views: 712708

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

each to their own taste...

We're they old and very dated?
by ledburner
Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Etrex 22x
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Etrex 22x

I personally find OS mapping on small screen GPS units too busy despite loving the paper maps. For my Garmin I use the simpler OSM based maps and find them more than adequate for follow a crumb trail on trips such as BB200. In addition I’ll have offline OS 1:25,000 for the relevant area in my phone...
by ledburner
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Etrex 22x
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Etrex 22x

I personally find OS mapping on small screen GPS units too busy despite loving the paper maps. I find Talkytoaster 25k maps very good. Now only if.. Harvey did 25k maps for garmin. That'll be perfect, the additional terrain details by shading boggy ground etc. OS 1:25,000 for the relevant area in m...
by ledburner
Wed Jul 28, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Etrex 22x
Replies: 8
Views: 183

Re: Etrex 22x

I personally find OS mapping on small screen GPS units too busy despite loving the paper maps. I find Talkytoaster 25k maps very good. Now only if.. Harvey did 25k maps for garmin. That'll be perfect, the additional terrain details by shading boggy ground etc. OS 1:25,000 for the relevant area in m...
by ledburner
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How unfit am I?
Replies: 29
Views: 540

Re: How unfit am I?

Definitely need to start cycling more. I believe that is key. Two years (or maybe three), I could happily ride a 14 hour day, sleep in a ditch, get up and do exactly the same. However, as Sean and Phil say, I had a good time regardless :-bd next time take Stu's advice and sleep in a ditch. It'll do...
by ledburner
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: First long ride on drops and my hands are screwed...
Replies: 21
Views: 365

Re: First long ride on drops and my hands are screwed...

I wrapped some thin 3mm closed cell foam under the tape, for cushioning. it worked but Neoprene like lizard skins might be more durable. :| I also agree about raising the stem. it worked on the road bike. ( I generally run the saddle back so can not comment. but I also gen numb hands where I didnt i...
by ledburner
Wed Jul 28, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10009
Views: 1220095

Re: The post man's been ...

...and delivered my new Exposure Joystick. God it's light (in both senses). What I can't work out is... the parcel is labelled Royal Mail, delivered by a guy in a Royal Mail shirt, but driving an Amazon liveried van. Not the first time either. you need a mini BB guard (or ahem fender) to keep crap ...
by ledburner
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 597
Views: 23662

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Borderer wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 7:36 pm
K1100T wrote: Sun Jul 25, 2021 6:01 pm Love a good handful of blaeberries...
Me too. They are early this year thanks to the good weather.
wow, the sheep always get to our bilberries. :cry:
the only perk :-bd of being hot and woolly this time of year . :oops: :oops:?
by ledburner
Sat Jul 24, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 368
Views: 12839

Re: What are you drinking now?

ootini wrote: Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:57 am Decaffeinated coffee ....
Currently instant coffee in bed, [edit: N]ice start to the day.. .
by ledburner
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10009
Views: 1220095

Re: The post man's been ...

Fat tyre kicker wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:41 pm Lovely bike......has that Tranny got an mot :lol:
of course it does, it just having the brakes serviced. ultra thin panels to lighten the weigh to meet new EU emission targets. the holes in the floor do the same and save on air conditioning as well!
by ledburner
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 368
Views: 12839

Re: What are you drinking now?

This week I've mainly been drinking cold brew coffee which is fantastic to have in the fridge in this heat. we put cold Brewed coffee in the fridge, Agreed very nice. :-bd There's No need to add the cream +ice-cream, like Càfe Costa (loada) Bucks, etc do. :roll: peppermint tea + ice is also very re...
by ledburner
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Fat Fighters 2021
Replies: 379
Views: 11857

Re: Fat Fighters 2021

my target is below 11st (70kg). currently I weigh an this has been on a steady increase y.... Hmm time will tell. 02/07/21 76.5kg (12 St 6oz) 10/07/21 76. 5kg 12st 6lb, no change. 15/07/21 75. 9kg 11st 13lb (-0.7kg). 23/07/21 76.0 I forgot to measure furtst thing. post breakfast weight, so hopefull...