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by Gpl23
Mon Jul 26, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I know you all love an expensive adventure
Replies: 37
Views: 720

Re: I know you all love an expensive adventure

They even try to make the pissing rain something exciting and adventuresome. I am from Scotland, its not. Instead of racing like a warrior they could try fighting midges like a warrior, though i wouldn't call the armour ultralight. As far as recovering like a king, most Scottish kings ended up face ...
by Gpl23
Fri Jul 23, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quilt recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: Quilt recommendations

Cumulus 350 here which i love, i find it perfect for 3 seasons
by Gpl23
Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Giving up booze
Replies: 49
Views: 774

Re: Giving up booze

Being a member of AA and having had no booze for 24 years, giving up alcohol gave me a brand new life which would definately not have happened had i kept on drinking. I drank to deal with life, when i stopped, life got worse so i started again. For me i needed help to learn to live with out alcohol,...
by Gpl23
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Thoughts on waist bags
Replies: 44
Views: 892

Re: Thoughts on waist bags

Got this from LOMO, as usual great price for great bit of kit.
https://www.lomo.co.uk/cgi-bin/sh000088 ... ml#SID=117
by Gpl23
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trying to buy GRX and the Holy Grail
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Trying to buy GRX and the Holy Grail

Ive heard a 10 speed chainset would work, there more readily available, anyone know if this is true enough ?
by Gpl23
Fri Jul 09, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trying to buy GRX and the Holy Grail
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Trying to buy GRX and the Holy Grail

I am finding it impossible to buy a SHIMANO GRX 600 DOUBLE CHAINSET 11 speed 36/40 172.5. Are there any more available alternatives that would do the job with an 11 40 rear an ultegra gs rear deralliuer and whatever front deralliuer it needs, as i've still to buy a front. Even Amazon is out of stock...
by Gpl23
Fri Jun 25, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Spare room clearout £5 thread
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Spare room clearout £5 thread

Cages and Galibier gilet now gone.
by Gpl23
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Spare room clearout £5 thread
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Spare room clearout £5 thread

redefined_cycles wrote: Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:24 pm Pls may I have the thermal Galibier gilet and both specialized cages (assuming the are opposites so once on the frame I'll have side entry of both bottles from the same side)
The cages are different sides.
by Gpl23
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Spare room clearout £5 thread
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Spare room clearout £5 thread

Mactheknife68 wrote: Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:34 pm Shaf if the SKS anywhere adapters have the Velcro stripes I’ll have them

Cheers
Yes the sks adapters have the velcro straps included. Pm me .
by Gpl23
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Spare room clearout £5 thread
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Spare room clearout £5 thread

Clearing out the spare room. all going cheap or getting binned. Crane Softshell jacket medium £5 Decathalon Waterproof jacket medium £5 Altura Nightvision Jersey medium £10 DHB windproof jacket small £10. Platypus 2litre bladder and tube, old style with ziplok top £5 Topeak Alt-Position Mount 1 set ...
by Gpl23
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Very OT - no poo
Replies: 23
Views: 701

Re: Very OT - no poo

I didn't wash my hair for 3 months. After 2 months it got very shiney and sleek as the natural oils came back. Unfortunately when it rained I smelled like a wet dog.
by Gpl23
Sun Jun 20, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Old legs need Lower gears.
Replies: 16
Views: 532

Re: Old legs need Lower gears.

Thanks for all the advice. Im going with the 11 40 on the back option as the rest of my set up won't need upgraded. My chain is 118 link and according to online chain length calculator it should be ok as well. Maybe in the future i will upgrade to full grx one part at a time. Is it a new chain? If ...
by Gpl23
Sat Jun 19, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Old legs need Lower gears.
Replies: 16
Views: 532

Re: Old legs need Lower gears.

Thanks for all the advice. Im going with the 11 40 on the back option as the rest of my set up won't need upgraded.
My chain is 118 link and according to online chain length calculator it should be ok as well.
Maybe in the future i will upgrade to full grx one part at a time.
by Gpl23
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Old legs need Lower gears.
Replies: 16
Views: 532

Old legs need Lower gears.

Im looking to change my rear casette to an 11-40. At present it is 11-32 with R8000 GS derailleur, my front is Ultegra R8000 50-34. What do i need to do this and how easy is it?. I'm not that mechanically minded. Thanks.
by Gpl23
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: restrap saddle holster
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: FS: restrap saddle holster

No probs. :-bd
by Gpl23
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:53 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: restrap saddle holster
Replies: 5
Views: 178

Re: FS: restrap saddle holster

Interested in it if none of the original buyers are.
by Gpl23
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Moosetreks Frame Bag ?
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Moosetreks Frame Bag ?

Does anybody of any experience of these ? https://www.moosetreksbikepacking.com/product/moosetreks-bicycle-full-frame-pack/ Looking for a full frame bag to try out a new set up but don't want to spend a lot of money then decide I don't like a full frame bag. Also they look to be near enough the idea...
by Gpl23
Sun May 23, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3724
Views: 710268

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

https://www.openair.co.uk/sale#
Just bought an Outdoor Research balaclava for £10 and noticed they have a pretty good clearance sale.
by Gpl23
Tue May 18, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 99p P&P. Joe's shop for bikepacking gear
Replies: 178
Views: 8027

Re: 99p P&P. Joe's shop for bikepacking gear

Just to say the titanium mug I bought is fantastic and fits perfectly in my frame bag.
by Gpl23
Sun May 09, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New GPS ideas please.
Replies: 66
Views: 2197

Re: New GPS ideas please.

So basically the advice is cover your electricals in beer and curry and your good to go. :cool:
by Gpl23
Sun May 09, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bells and alerters: your favourite (gone to poll)
Replies: 39
Views: 1343

Re: Bells and alerters: your favourite (gone to poll)

My partner bought me an electric horn style thing in the name of safety. The first review I read about it contained a warning that using it could lead to violent altercations with other road users as the reviewer experienced. I pressed the button on the horn and even got angry with my self. It was l...
by Gpl23
Thu May 06, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New GPS ideas please.
Replies: 66
Views: 2197

Re: New GPS ideas please.

I use my old mobile phone as I only use komoot routes on offline mode and 3 spare phone batteries, being an old phone the batteries are cheap. I only need it to connect to my home network when adding routes as it doesn't have its own Internet. My normal phone I will use in emergencies if I get lost ...
by Gpl23
Sat May 01, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stem Cell for Mytimug Recommendations.
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Re: Stem Cell for Mytimug Recommendations.

My Tomshoo, "Amazon special" 750ml titanium mug fits in an Acepak fat bottle stem bag but it's a bit of a tight squeeze.
by Gpl23
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Front light fork mount.
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Re: Front light fork mount.

Looking for a mount to fit my front light to my fork as no room on handlebars. I have rack mounts on the forks that can be used. Or are there better places like helmet mounts ?. What light? There are plenty of options but it depends what light you have. Ones a torch style I had fixed with a generic...
by Gpl23
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Front light fork mount.
Replies: 8
Views: 389

Front light fork mount.

Looking for a mount to fit my front light to my fork as no room on handlebars. I have rack mounts on the forks that can be used. Or are there better places like helmet mounts ?.