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by chris n
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Poll - Open in new window Yes or No
Replies: 38
Views: 662

Re: Poll - Open in new window Yes or No

Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:46 pm
Anyhow, good luck with you campaign, though I strongly advise against the use of a battlebus or aligning with Forage :-bd
I see the poll is currently 51/49% :lol:
by chris n
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Poll - Open in new window Yes or No
Replies: 38
Views: 662

Re: Poll - Open in new window Yes or No

Ah yes. The ‘don’t care’ was about the tab/window thing, not about other people’s opinions. I don’t give a stuff if it opens a new tab/window or not, but I’m glad someone cares enough to ask the question.
by chris n
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Poll - Open in new window Yes or No
Replies: 38
Views: 662

Re: Poll - Open in new window Yes or No

Can we have a ‘don’t care’ option too please?
by chris n
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Really?
Replies: 55
Views: 1267

Re: Really?

It’s just marketing bollocks. Don’t get hung up on it. :-bd
by chris n
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Star
Replies: 31
Views: 882

Re: The Star

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:30 pm
I've got visions of the bar from Dusk till dawn.

Image
Is that Reg? :shock:
by chris n
Thu Jan 28, 2021 4:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quite remarkable when you think about it (maybe).
Replies: 32
Views: 687

Re: Quite remarkable when you think about it (maybe).

Did distance racers use dynamos 10-15 years ago? Audaxers certainly did. State of the art back then was a Schmidt (or maybe Shimano) dynohub with either multiple halogen headlamps with a homebrew switch or one of the new breed of LED lights, like Solidlights or Supernova. IIRC, Busch and Muller had...
by chris n
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Taking a knife to a gunfight.
Replies: 59
Views: 1146

Re: Taking a knife to a gunfight.

Most modern gravel bikes do look like old MTBs, so if you’re of ‘a certain age’ that’s what you’ll see. :wink:
by chris n
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Shimano MW5 boots, new.
Replies: 1
Views: 146

Re: FS: Shimano MW5 boots, new.

Yes please. :-bd
by chris n
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel bike gearing
Replies: 17
Views: 477

Re: Gravel bike gearing

TRP Hylex brakes, Microshift bar end shifters, Deore mechs, Sunrace cassette.
by chris n
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 149
Views: 7169

Re: Lock-down projects

Will hopefully replace the stupid electric roller door with insulated steel barn doors at some point. I replaced my one of my shagged up-and-over doors with insulated barn doors. So much easier to get in an out, and warmer too. Can I ask where you got the flooring from please? Was loathe to buy exp...
by chris n
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 149
Views: 7169

Re: Lock-down projects

petemaz wrote:
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:44 pm
That really helpful, many thanks
:-bd
by chris n
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 149
Views: 7169

Re: Lock-down projects

chris n - can I ask if you removed the asbestos roofing yourself, if so how did you get on? I have a similar job for our garage in the spring. I'm also trying to decide if I should insulate or not! thanks Was easy enough once I'd worked out how to remove the fixings to take them off the roof myself...
by chris n
Wed Jan 06, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 149
Views: 7169

Re: Lock-down projects

Ooh, can I show off my new garage too? It all started on Christmas Eve (2019) ... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49962109198_c555eea1d2_b.jpg Asbestos roof. Oops. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49962608411_603c9dd08f_b.jpg Tree fellers (two actually) came. https://live.staticflickr.com/655...
by chris n
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS road bikes for touring
Replies: 24
Views: 661

Re: SS road bikes for touring

This guy used to be a member over on yacf. I remember he’d toured quite extensively - definitely Australia, America and elsewhere - all on fixed.
http://fixedgeargallery.com/2016/4/taylor.htm
by chris n
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS road bikes for touring
Replies: 24
Views: 661

Re: SS road bikes for touring

I’ve not done a lot of single-gear touring but plenty of fixed audax and a bit of SS/fixed bikepacking. Flip flop gearing always felt like you lose more time than you gain. Just walk whatever’s too steep and learn to spin. I rode a few long audax on 66” to 72” gears. Nowadays (10yrs and 10kg later) ...
by chris n
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Best trail / multitool of all time?
Replies: 47
Views: 1414

Re: Best trail / multitool of all time?

My favourite was the WTB chain pup. Not that practical but oh so cute.
by chris n
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nantgwyllt trails
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Nantgwyllt trails

Yes, because all of those lovely drove roads, salt ways and green lanes just magically popped into existence. :roll:

Don’t worry, I’ll get my own panda. :wink:
by chris n
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Nantgwyllt trails
Replies: 7
Views: 224

Re: Nantgwyllt trails

:-bd I'll check them out next time I'm back there...

I wonder if they'll be as good as the bridleway that came down alongside the church used to be? Was a sad day when that got ripped up for the hydroelectric cables to be laid.
by chris n
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Chris King / H+ Son 11 speed Disc wheel set.
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Chris King / H+ Son 11 speed Disc wheel set.

Ok, thanks. I’ll pass.
by chris n
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Chris King / H+ Son 11 speed Disc wheel set.
Replies: 4
Views: 301

Re: Chris King / H+ Son 11 speed Disc wheel set.

What rim model please?
by chris n
Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT - remote weigh in?
Replies: 19
Views: 894

Re: WRT - remote weigh in?

42lb for me but that was with two empty bottles so I reckon 45lb is about right.
by chris n
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 4927

Re: WRT

My ‘not the WRT’ is going pretty well so far. Plenty of gravel on an inappropriate bike, carrying too much stuff, dodgy route choices, on-the-fly changes of plan, funny tasting coffee and cold camp sites. I even visited some old mines.

:-bd
by chris n
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 4927

Re: WRT

I'm out. Car broken, plans gone to sub standard. Hopefully I can get my leadout man to pick up my t-shirt. :sad: I was actually looking forward to it too. Change of plans here as well; starting from Rhayader not Bristol today not yesterday. Different bike and route too. I think I’m going to precise...
by chris n
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Impossible to fit a bar bag?
Replies: 8
Views: 378

Re: Impossible to fit a bar bag?

Ditch the cross top levers and get the hope thing mounted as close to the underside of the stem as possible, maybe with some elbow/banjo fittings to get some clearance to the hoses.
by chris n
Wed Aug 26, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT
Replies: 103
Views: 4927

Re: WRT

Dyffers and I are going for breakfast there on Sunday... :-bd