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by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: tires with more grip?
Replies: 13
Views: 182

Re: tires with more grip?

Think I might have some Bonty Mud-X knocking about.
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2870
Views: 492231

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Holy Seatpack Batman!
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Holy Seatpack Batman!

:wink:

What's the big stick thing? Is it a support for the bag? A tarp pole they couldn't be arsed folding up? Fishing rod? :???:
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 715

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

You don't find value in them Stu, we know... you've said in the past. Sorry Richard, didn't mean to be predictable or boring :wink: I do see their value and I can also see why people may choose to use one or have one thrust upon them by others. I think what probably scares me most is the potential ...
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2870
Views: 492231

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Seeing this about welder I have a question. How difficult is it to learn to weld? I sometimes have a need to weld, generally a small job, and feel it might be worthwhile to be able. Otherwise I have to pay someone or find another way. Mig is generally considered to be the easiest and in truth the h...
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 715

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

This place doesn't half feel parochial at times. More likely 'just me' than 'this place' at large. There are places not far away where you'd be many days from rescue if you had a bike or body breaking incident. True, yet people still went there and some even came back. :wink: as a cheap way of avoi...
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 715

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

My Spot isn't a PITA either though. In fact, it couldn't really be much more simple as it's such a passive device.
Perhaps Colin, just reading the thread makes the whole experience sound complicated, awkward and costly but as you say, that's very subjective.
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 715

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

suspension, tubeless tyres, carbon components, strap on bags, multi-lumen lights etc, etc, etc I don't see that those things (a) have to be expensive or (b) are actually a PITA ... except tubeless maybe but only those rare times when you need to get a tyre off in the hills, at night, in the rain, i...
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Undercrackers
Replies: 16
Views: 473

Re: Undercrackers

Sorry, but commando means commando ... not padded knickers but nowt under your baggies. You'll never defeat the zombie hordes with yer padded pants on :wink:

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by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Tell me about Garmin InReach
Replies: 51
Views: 715

Re: Tell me about Garmin InReach

I'm told than this day is known to be the day of the year when people are at their lowest. Personally, I don't feel down but I'm going to use it as an excuse to say ... these things inc' Spot don't half seem like an expensive PITA for 99% of UK riding :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ergon GS3
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Ergon GS3

being my main bikepacking r i g
You did that on purpose :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: The Sabrina Way
Replies: 1
Views: 85

Re: The Sabrina Way

There's certainly mention of both cyclists and walkers using it. Also mentions that cyclists are advised to use a mountain or hybrid type bike. I'd imagine that most of the surfaces would be sustainable rather than boggy field edges but that's only a guess and obviously, there will be some boggy fie...
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Vaguely exciting....
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: Vaguely exciting....

This one in particular ... many people use the word completely out of context and use it to describe fairy ordinary and sometimes even mundane things. The filter simply conveys what they're really trying to say. :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7786
Views: 812272

Re: The post man's been ...

Yep, hence the title of Reg's new book Bob.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7786
Views: 812272

Re: The post man's been ...

"Safe Return Doubtful"
Uhm, make a good name for an event.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2870
Views: 492231

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Have you "tested" your new welder?
If so what's it like compared to your pro mig?
I was very surprised how good it was. Nice uniform bead with plenty of pentration. :shock: You've only 2 controls - amps and wire speed so very little to mess up.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2870
Views: 492231

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

What weight is each reel? 450g / 104m reels. Is it better than a normal gas less mig mate Better's subjective. It's certainly not better than my big mig set but that was a grand :wink: Nice thing about flux core is there's no gas to get blown away(kind of), so it's very handy for those outside jobs...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2870
Views: 492231

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

I think this probably belongs here - I picked up a wire flux mig from Lidl today for those outdoor, upside down and hard to reach jobs and it's surprisingly good. WF mig sometimes gets a bad press but that's mainly because it's not exactly like a normal mig and you need to adjust a few things. Anywa...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Jan 19, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Soar-y-Mynydd Chapel to Tyncornel track
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Soar-y-Mynydd Chapel to Tyncornel track

Repaired and open Neil.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Dam Busters ride reports
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Dam Busters ride reports

For some reason I can't place that descent. A GR of somewhere near please, pretty please :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: OT audax touring: Riding the limits rollercoaster
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: OT audax touring: Riding the limits rollercoaster

Enjoyed that Ben. Sorry you didn't crash and burn in a giant ball of flame but there's always next time ... failure is very patient in my experience :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 742
Views: 89904

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

I like this game - once had the pleasure of an evening with Dave Vanian at a Rockers Reunion do in Croydon. Ended quite badly with me getting stupidly drunk and going in search of Wombles on Wimbledon Common.
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 742
Views: 89904

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Beginning, middle and end of this for me.
Now yer talking :-bd
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 742
Views: 89904

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

I'm pretty sure I heard they were gonna play Mach so you'd best hold out for that No sign ont' poster Reg but I can't help thinking the Mach' punk festival could make an ideal boners weekend :wink: https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KBdlKA8cY_U/XiIW5gVQ1PI/AAAAAAAAHdE/sLbpor8flX056DZ_ME7YGfN-bHwwumxOgCLcBG...
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 742
Views: 89904

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

:-bd

and it's stopped raining for the first time in a week :-bd :-bd