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by Bearbonesnorm
Sun May 22, 2022 7:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: For the retro folk.
Replies: 2
Views: 74

For the retro folk.

Just spotted this for sale. An Orange Elite that's never turned a wheel ... £500 to you. https://scontent.fbhx4-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/123772815_10224931153209244_3582336816654495073_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=1-7&_nc_sid=843cd7&_nc_ohc=ybRijyM0Wh4AX8TdMfX&_nc_ht=scontent.fbhx4-2.fna...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun May 22, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB Inner for a Gatewood Cape
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: WTB Inner for a Gatewood Cape

I (and others) use a Sea to Summit pyramid nano net. Weigh very little and keep the midges out. https://www.freshairjunkie.co.uk/products/sea-to-summit-mosquito-pyramid-net-single?variant=39915878744246&sfdr_ptcid=41924_100_672972661&sfdr_hash=7f614eaab178b1c6d15c049fdc413329&utm_campaig...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sun May 22, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: May Monkey Brain
Replies: 30
Views: 598

Re: May Monkey Brain

Want what you've got, enjoy what you're doing That does sound like contentment :wink: I agree, there's nothing wrong with having dreams, ambition or goals. I suppose my point was really that many people seem to see possession and purchase as the way to achieve it. Perhaps as you say, the fear of mi...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat May 21, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: P clips to mount lightweight rear rack
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: P clips to mount lightweight rear rack

Have you got bottom mounts on the frame Matt? Would you like me to make you up some longer support struts? Just need an idea of length and the OD.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat May 21, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: P clips to mount lightweight rear rack
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: P clips to mount lightweight rear rack

Any rubber lined stainless clip of the correct diameter will do the job. Hundreds on ebay.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat May 21, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Wales ride tips - pottering around old mining structures related
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Wales ride tips - pottering around old mining structures related

Does anyone know if the Pen yr Orsedd Quarry just N of Nantlle is potterable?
It is.
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat May 21, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Norm's barn clear-out. PART 2
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Norm's barn clear-out. PART 2

I thought there was some sort of agreement with the wider BB community about you doing a big route on that yellow beast Stu - are you planning a big farewell trip before finding it a new home? There kind of is Al ... but don't worry, I have a 20" wheeled single speed fold up shopper in the bar...
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat May 21, 2022 8:54 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Norm's barn clear-out. PART 2
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Re: Norm's barn clear-out. PART 2

Can the tubus rack take a full size pannier?
I suppose it depends what you mean by full size Tom. Tubus rate capacity as 18kg but here's a link to the dimensions etc: https://www.tubus.com/fileadmin/user_up ... TZ_1.0.pdf
by Bearbonesnorm
Sat May 21, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Norm's barn clear-out. PART 2
Replies: 8
Views: 245

Norm's barn clear-out. PART 2

Here's part two. All prices posted and offers invited if you think I'm out on pricing. 1/ WTB Trail Blazers in 27.5" x 2.8 flavour. 2 have seen very little use, the third more so but still in vgc with plenty of life left. Sealant residue at no extra charge but I will give them a wash before pos...
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri May 20, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 2620
Views: 239774

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Speedy recovery Bob - should I send Reg over to patch you up?

I'm just welding up the frame on project 'Land Speed Racer' ... (really must get a catchier name for that) .... and it's stopped raining.
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri May 20, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Norm's barn clear-out PART 1
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Norm's barn clear-out PART 1

Hello Stu - curious about the wheel. Is there much sealing on the hub? The bearings are shielded but don't have what I'd describe as true seals Al. I'd avoid dragging it through rivers and probably better to consider it a gravel wheel rather than a mountainbike one. The good news is, you'd not know...
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri May 20, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Norm's barn clear-out PART 1
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Norm's barn clear-out PART 1

Can I take the rack please
You can Matt.

Ideally paypal F&F to stuart@bearbonesbikepacking.co.uk

Email me your address and I'll post it this afternoon.
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri May 20, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Norm's barn clear-out PART 1
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Norm's barn clear-out PART 1

Time the workshop had a proper tidy up and clear out. Lots more stuff to come but thought I'd get the ball rolling. All prices are posted to UK. I'll listen to offers if you think any prices are off ... i can only say no :wink: 1/ SOLD Velological rim dynamo. seatstay mount fitted but others are ava...
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri May 20, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 530
Views: 39496

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

Bikepacking romper suit anyone?
I'd 'ave me some of them if they weren't 220 euro ... wonders off to cut legs and arms from overalls.
by Bearbonesnorm
Fri May 20, 2022 8:17 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: A lighter pole (probably very boring).
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: A lighter pole (probably very boring).

I'll be in touch Phil :wink: If you want an extender for your current pole just give me a shout.
by Bearbonesnorm
Thu May 19, 2022 9:11 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: A lighter pole (probably very boring).
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: A lighter pole (probably very boring).

In more exciting news - I was pondering whether I could shave any more weight off this thing and have achieved a further reduction of 14g, so we're now down to 34g and I'm reckoning there might be another 4 to come .... way and indeed hey. :roll:
by Bearbonesnorm
Thu May 19, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where the bridleway ends...
Replies: 36
Views: 627

Re: Where the bridleway ends...

its not just all old farts
Don't know about the Jennride but anything here attracts a pretty high percentage of old gits :wink:

EDIT to add ... thinking about it, I'd guess that on the average WRT, only 5% of riders are below the age of 30 and I reckon 90% are over 40.
by Bearbonesnorm
Thu May 19, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where the bridleway ends...
Replies: 36
Views: 627

Re: Where the bridleway ends...

I think the natural v trail riders has existed for a while
I'm sure. No doubt since the very first morning CyB opened its gates. I just wondered whether 'trail riding' was now the mainstay of mountain biking / off-road cycling and those of us who still pound the hills are getting less and less?
by Bearbonesnorm
Thu May 19, 2022 5:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where the bridleway ends...
Replies: 36
Views: 627

Re: Where the bridleway ends...

if slightly uncomfortable allies but cycling has predictably splintered into multiple organisations, each with their own agenda . You just made me think of something ..... are 'we' perhaps these days something of a cycling minority (I'm actually asking that as a genuine question). Many 'mountainbik...
by Bearbonesnorm
Thu May 19, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where the bridleway ends...
Replies: 36
Views: 627

Re: Where the bridleway ends...

As much as I can rarely see why a bike can't or even shouldn't be ridden with care down a fp, I'm also somewhat torn on the subject ... my wish like many is that one day, we might have the same RoW access as Colin and Phil enjoy and taunt us with. However, there will always be a surprisingly large n...
by Bearbonesnorm
Thu May 19, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sizing an OOF
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Sizing an OOF

Centre of the BB to the top of the seat-tube.
by Bearbonesnorm
Wed May 18, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where the bridleway ends...
Replies: 36
Views: 627

Re: Where the bridleway ends...

I thought bikes were classed as "reasonable accompaniments" or at least had not been proven to not be (sorry for the tautology).
That was my belief too.
by Bearbonesnorm
Wed May 18, 2022 7:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where the bridleway ends...
Replies: 36
Views: 627

Re: Where the bridleway ends...

I believe (but could be wrong) that it is legal to continue if you push your bike. I recall something to do with 'an aid to walking' ie a pushed bike is no different to a pushchair or pair of sticks.
by Bearbonesnorm
Tue May 17, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10684
Views: 1443655

Re: The post man's been ...

Sorry, I thought I'd washed all the sand out :wink:
by Bearbonesnorm
Mon May 16, 2022 4:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet another 'Divide'.
Replies: 62
Views: 1083

Re: Yet another 'Divide'.

Here's part 1 of Allen's WRT video from this year ... be warned, John features quite heavily :wink:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFnc8E1Sbk0