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by restlessshawn
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Hebridean Way
Replies: 20
Views: 1101

Re: Hebridean Way

There are ponies up the wee road past Loch Druidibeag on South Uist too. If you are doing the whole archipelago then one transport option is to hire a bike taxi service from Ullapool to Oban (or Ullapool to Inverness to catch a train). This was part of my job for a while... Is that the road to the ...
by restlessshawn
Sun Apr 26, 2020 8:49 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Hebridean Way
Replies: 20
Views: 1101

Re: Hebridean Way

Would like to go over and do this as been to Uists and Eriskay a few times. Will have a look at that Heb shuttle suggestion :) I would say don’t just ride straight off Eriskay. It’s a cool little island. Worth a climb up Beinn Sciathan (Scrien) to find the ponies. They are down around the village in...
by restlessshawn
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I'm a tart
Replies: 40
Views: 1255

Re: I'm a tart

hmmm Claud Butler Saracen Handsome Dog GT On One x 2 (still got 1) Kona x2 Evil Tifosi (frame still in the loft where it has been since I fell off it and it hurt) Voodoo Mercian (still got it) Genesis Ritchey (still got it) Considering that spans from about 1988 to now I think that's pretty moderate...
by restlessshawn
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Cx/gravel forks
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Cx/gravel forks

Can you pop the charge forks on the kitchen scales for me please ?
by restlessshawn
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Elan
Replies: 59
Views: 2501

Re: Alpkit Elan

I have a Six Moons Wild Oasis and use a flat tyvek floor (which incidentally is due a replacement!). But then it is a pretty much a tent. Same here. I’ve only actually used a bivi bag under it once in an incredible thunderstorm on Rum where I was sure the wind and hail would tear it to pieces. 812D...
by restlessshawn
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 1845

Re: Harness V Cradle help

GirlBikeVan wrote:
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:48 pm
My bars are a funny shape
Think that's most of us on here too :wink:

That drjon thing could be just the job on my CX maybe...would have to shim up from 25.4 I guess
by restlessshawn
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Trad Carradice saddle bags (user experience and MYOG related)
Replies: 19
Views: 749

Re: Trad Carradice saddle bags (user experience and MYOG related)

Thanks Al, I have some of those here, they're OK but do place the bag closer to the seatpost and the loops can end up at odd angles. Just seems daft that more saddles don't have loops, a nicer solution. There's a moulded nylon base to most of them, why not just add a loop in there? Ah well. I tried...
by restlessshawn
Sun Apr 12, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?
Replies: 72
Views: 2184

Re: Motorcyclists.....what ya got?

Currently on an 8 year hiatus though was very tempted to get something this year though this is probably out now . Did fancy a classic project but prices are just nuts :( Never owned a bike newer than 1991 and that was a zephyr so quite retro when it came out and I didn’t buy it till 2010. Best bike...
by restlessshawn
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lockdown lust
Replies: 58
Views: 1933

Re: Lockdown lust

Those there gravel bikes arnt just for gravel, damn i love thrashing mine around the woods in dirt. Yeah its good on gravel but so is my stooge! I think of mine more of a road bike that i can take off road....lots :-bd I've got a CX bike that does exactly the same thing but in a less trendy way. Sa...
by restlessshawn
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lockdown lust
Replies: 58
Views: 1933

Re: Lockdown lust

I'd like a ti gravel bike , I've never had a drop bar bike, ive had a go but dont feel comfy in that position, I already have a full suspension, a hardtail and a ti bike packer with carbon forks , I dont have the money for another bike and I dont think there is enough gravel in the uk but still I l...
by restlessshawn
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lockdown lust
Replies: 58
Views: 1933

Re: Lockdown lust

Only really wanting a proper touring bike I think
by restlessshawn
Sun Apr 12, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lockdown lust
Replies: 58
Views: 1933

Re: Lockdown lust

jay91 wrote:
Sun Apr 12, 2020 6:35 am


Non bike related
I've always wanted a early Subaru forester not sure why.
I’ve got a 2007 forester 2.5 turbo 226bhp I love it , great to drive and much better off road delivering hay to the horses than I thought it would be !
by restlessshawn
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WANTED: Decrepit Rear derailleur, 9 or 10 speed
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: WANTED: Decrepit Rear derailleur, 9 or 10 speed

RichinNW wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 1:55 pm
Got an 8 speed xl mech?
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If that’s in good nick and reasonable money I might be interested for my tourer project that’s not even started ...
by restlessshawn
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?
Replies: 32
Views: 1085

Re: What's your favourite 700 gravel tyre?

Nanos here to, great compromise tyre. Good enough on most off road but I’ve also done a road century on them once because I was too lazy to swap them over
by restlessshawn
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whats the one event you'll miss, missing out on the most this year?
Replies: 25
Views: 942

Re: Whats the one event you'll miss, missing out on the most this year?

To be honest I can't really afford to enter events much now* so not missing much!

Have a week in October booked off, should be ok to plan something for then?






*WRT excepted obviously but it's a 550 mile round trip which seems excessive (my car probably struggles to do 30mpg!)
by restlessshawn
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Canyon Ultimate carbon frameset(m): Now gone to auction... on here!
Replies: 14
Views: 608

Re: Fundraiser: CF SL medium price slashed/frameset only

Always like your posts Shaf even though I suspect I only understand 50% of them and that wall paper always takes me by surprise :smile:

Good to see some pictures of my red tangle bag on it's previous adventures
by restlessshawn
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaf's respirator appeal.
Replies: 103
Views: 3069

Re: Shaf's respirator appeal.

Sent you something over though being an atheist not expecting any rewards in the afterlife :wink: Hope it helps
by restlessshawn
Thu Mar 19, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone ever used a US reshipper?
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Anyone ever used a US reshipper?

Well they left Ohio and resurfaced in Florida, MyUS then charged me $33 to Fedex priority them on (there was a cheaper option but Fedex seemed a good idea)… they are now somewhere in Memphis trying to get on a Fedex plane :-bd
by restlessshawn
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone ever used a US reshipper?
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Anyone ever used a US reshipper?

Cyclepeasant wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:57 pm
Look a bit like ace bars....if you're a biker! :wink:
Yep I remember my brother having a pair like this on his gp100 in the 80s! At one point I did seriously consider putting jota bars on the inbred ;)
by restlessshawn
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone ever used a US reshipper?
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Re: Anyone ever used a US reshipper?

I hope so, it's taken me about 6 years to find a pair of these
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by restlessshawn
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone ever used a US reshipper?
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Anyone ever used a US reshipper?

Ordered something US that they wouldn't ship here so having it shipped to MyUS.com to reship on...am I ever likely to see it 8-|

On reflection attempting this in the middle of a pandemic may not have been the best idea
by restlessshawn
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ragley Luxy bars
Replies: 13
Views: 740

Re: Ragley Luxy bars

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:37 am
On a slightly related note - I rooted out my WTB Dirt drops the other day with the intention of getting rid but upon seeing them, put them back in the box :wink:
Originals? Shame to leave them hiding in a box!
by restlessshawn
Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: On One Geoff Bars
Replies: 6
Views: 393

Re: Wanted: On One Geoff Bars

They reckon they will be back in stock May 15th. I asked as I thought about playing with a set.
by restlessshawn
Wed Mar 11, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick/easy access bikepacking style luggage
Replies: 24
Views: 1173

Re: Quick/easy access bikepacking style luggage

I'm not a fan of the saddle pack really, always find it a faff to pack or get one thing out of without emptying the contents over the floor. Would like to try one of these but rather spendy...especially since I've not been out camping on the bike since moving house in May :oops: https://builtbyswift...
by restlessshawn
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: International book day
Replies: 51
Views: 1635

Re: International book day

Almost halfway of past through The Cyclist that Went out in the Cold bt Tim Moore. Bout how he takes a shopper bike and tries to ride the long distance route of the Iron Curtain (or whatever its called) ling distance route through the ex USSR and surrounding areas. Interesting a nice but I obviousl...