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by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Jul 23, 2024 8:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you listening to now?
Replies: 1163
Views: 226407

Re: What are you listening to now?

Kneecap from Ireland ... you know my tastes :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1J_DVutL-w
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 15, 2024 5:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: That Tent Question
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: That Tent Question

What's - not too expensive? That'll always be the bug-bear when trying to satisfy the other criteria.
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 15, 2024 3:13 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: MYOGLL - recommend me some metal filler?
Replies: 5
Views: 685

Re: MYOGLL - recommend me some metal filler?

As Phil says, JB weld is generally considered very good and is still available.

Devcon Plastic Steel is perhaps the strongest of all but very expensive. Also, are you able to screw something to the pedal to act as reinforcement - some long grub screws maybe?
by Bearbonesnorm
Thu Jul 11, 2024 8:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 5024
Views: 1305691

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 2024
Replies: 44
Views: 2159

Re: BB200 2024

Shortly after last year, we made the decision to (a) only have one rather than two events and (b) give priority to entrants with a history of competing (but not always completing). The reasons are that, last year we got a considerable number of inquiries from people who by their own admission had ve...
by Bearbonesnorm
Thu Jul 04, 2024 8:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which half frame bag?
Replies: 18
Views: 843

Re: Which half frame bag?

How about something with a roll top? However, I am unsure as to what's currently out there. :roll:
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue Jul 02, 2024 5:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 1032
Views: 152327

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

Ooh it's a mini airline fitting ... but hopefully not of the 'euro' type because they're leaky sh1te. :-bd
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 01, 2024 9:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultralightweight 2season sleeping bag?
Replies: 24
Views: 791

Re: Ultralightweight 2season sleeping bag?

I think I'd be looking for a down quilt or even blanket. That's likely to provide the most warmth for minimum weight and packsize.
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jul 01, 2024 9:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultralightweight 2season sleeping bag?
Replies: 24
Views: 791

Re: Ultralightweight 2season sleeping bag?

I reckon at 6'4", 500g for something '2 season' is probably too much of an ask. As you've already kind of discovered, 500g is really the realm of one or two weeks of high summer ... especially true of a synthetic bag.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Jun 30, 2024 9:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: This may not end well...
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: This may not end well...

Just be thankful you're not Karl :-bd
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Jun 28, 2024 8:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Happy birthday Burty
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Happy birthday Burty

You know, I always thought you were much older than me.
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Jun 28, 2024 8:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 5024
Views: 1305691

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

50% off Exped 'Comfort' sleeping bags - https://rockrun.com/collections/50-off- ... 648fe8be23
by Bearbonesnorm
Thu Jun 13, 2024 1:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Could a beard puncture a inflatable pillow.
Replies: 15
Views: 412

Re: Could a beard puncture a inflateable pillow.

If I were a gambling man, I'd bet on the reason being that Trekology is generic Chinese sh1te with little QC :-bd
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon Jun 10, 2024 2:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Replacing a section of DAC featherlite NSL pole..
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Replacing a section of DAC featherlite NSL pole..

Can't interchange DAC sections of different types, sadly. When I've been pushed, I've bought spare OEX pole sets and used the various sections to produce something new. The quality isn't quite DAC but it's not bad and the price is considerably less. Also note, since Brexit Extreme no longer deal wit...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Jun 09, 2024 8:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Free: Ladies OutDry jacket
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Re: Free: Ladies OutDry jacket

if it is still available
It is.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun Jun 09, 2024 9:10 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Free: Ladies OutDry jacket
Replies: 2
Views: 231

Free: Ladies OutDry jacket

Dee has a Columbia Outdry jacket which she no longer wants. It's medium and red but there is a catch. Despite looking like new, it appears to be somewhat less waterproof than other Outdry jackets. She contacted Columbia and they suggested giving it a coat of DWR treatment ... seemed odd given that O...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Jun 08, 2024 5:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Technical Descending
Replies: 37
Views: 1438

Re: Technical Descending

Might help, might not :wink: It's about the ability to pivot around the BB - hence maintaining a loose / relaxed grip, not holding the saddle with your knees and most certainly not sitting down. All those things 'lock' you to the bike and prevent relative movement between you and it. Aim to remain s...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Jun 08, 2024 9:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Technical Descending
Replies: 37
Views: 1438

Re: Technical Descending

On super steep ( Skiddaw scree descent is about 25 %*) what sre you advising here stu ? Sometimes its so steep i cannot see any other option I also dont see how the bike can control my weight shift - what donyou mean here ? I'll do (try) and do a picture as hat tends to help explain things. It's a ...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Jun 08, 2024 7:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Technical Descending
Replies: 37
Views: 1438

Re: Technical Descending

Contrary to Stu's advice I would say that sitting on the rear wheel is a way of dealing with the steep stuff. The thing you need to remember Phil is that a weight shift still occurs. However, it's controlled by the bike reacting to the terrain. That has the benefit of it been dynamic which has a bi...
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Jun 07, 2024 4:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Technical Descending
Replies: 37
Views: 1438

Re: Technical Descending

I was a coach for 10 years and donning my coach hat, I'd say some key points are thus: 1 / Learn to look further ahead. Doing so will reduce your perception of speed, give you more time to look for a better line and braking areas. 2 / Stand up and centre your weight on the pedals, aim to keep them l...
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri Jun 07, 2024 12:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 4121
Views: 583425

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

I've just finished laying another 60 flags which means the barn is getting ever closer to becoming a proper workshop :-bd Only 3 more floors / rooms to go :roll:
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat Jun 01, 2024 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 4121
Views: 583425

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Told you. Nothing quite prepares you for it :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri May 31, 2024 6:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Website problems?
Replies: 17
Views: 787

Re: Website problems?

All sorted now. It had indeed been hacked, so that's more money spent :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri May 31, 2024 6:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Website problems?
Replies: 17
Views: 787

Re: Website problems?

Might just be that time of year
Is there a hacking season then Shaf?
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri May 31, 2024 5:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Website problems?
Replies: 17
Views: 787

Re: Website problems?

I'm told that it's looking like a hack job. I await further info. :roll: