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by restlessshawn
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: International book day
Replies: 51
Views: 1635

Re: International book day

Erebus, The Story of a Ship - Michael Palin

think that is all I have on the go just now
by restlessshawn
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.
Replies: 54
Views: 2768

Re: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.

Would be worried about heat transfer to the canister?
by restlessshawn
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 159
Views: 5253

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

See I just knew y'all would get that

I've often been tempted to buy a GP100 and terrorise the countryside
by restlessshawn
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 159
Views: 5253

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

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+ my actual name Shawn
by restlessshawn
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Old school tourer -> gravel
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Old school tourer -> gravel

What I'm trying to say is maybe a retro rigid MTB from that era might be an option too? it's a possibility if I could get drops to work ok on it How about going retro? yeah i'm thinking 70s-80s tourer that Mercia is lovely! I do have a 1960s Mercian but it's only got 2 gears and it's very flexy so ...
by restlessshawn
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Old school tourer -> gravel
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Re: Old school tourer -> gravel

Yeah was looking at them , I’m not exactly tall :grin:

I do sort of hate cantis but think I could live with them for this
by restlessshawn
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Old school tourer -> gravel
Replies: 7
Views: 354

Old school tourer -> gravel

Have a gravel tour planned in October and a week off... Can't face long gravel and B road days on the MTB with flat bars Have a perfectly good CX bike but it's a bit racey and only 1x9 so found it hard work loaded up before Was thinking of picking up an old touring bike, strip it down a bit, better ...
by restlessshawn
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wow... how mainstream are we? (Lidl Bikepacking Bags!)
Replies: 9
Views: 733

Re: Wow... how mainstream are we? (Lidl Bikepacking Bags!)

"Instagram-friendly form of cycle touring"

This is probably best definition of bikepacking I've read :wink:
by restlessshawn
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I want a Geared Hub?
Replies: 21
Views: 849

Re: Do I want a Geared Hub?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:46 pm
I'm surprised that you still can't get the disc version over here. I got mine from the US and at the time SA Europe didn't believe that it existed when I inquired ... maybe they still don't? :wink:
According to the SA website even my non coaster brake non disc version doesn't exist!
by restlessshawn
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I want a Geared Hub?
Replies: 21
Views: 849

Re: Do I want a Geared Hub?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:25 pm
Get yourself a nice Sturmy 3spd :-bd
Do you still have the duomatic Stu? I have one on a bike and like it.

Also got a 5 speed srf5w sat in a box that I used for while after a knee injury, must dig that out and ebay it.
by restlessshawn
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?
Replies: 14
Views: 679

Re: Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?

I know this is really bonkers and sadly this is how my mind works but if I don't have mudguard eyes and rack mounts on the frame I can't have them on the fork :oops: :roll: I can't help it though

I can see this escalating in to a whole new bike (in addition to the other 3) :wink:
by restlessshawn
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?
Replies: 14
Views: 679

Re: Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?

That would be pretty much perfect without the rack mounts. How come they are now heavier?
by restlessshawn
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?
Replies: 14
Views: 679

Re: Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?

Yep lots of close but none quite there :smile: and none of them quote a weight

I did pick up a kona p2 disc fork without realising that there were much heavier versions as the one I got was well over 1000g, maybe I should just watch ebay and hope for a butted version to appear one day!
by restlessshawn
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?
Replies: 14
Views: 679

Re: Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?

Sorry disc , post mount ideally
Something substantially sub 1kg must be possible?
by restlessshawn
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?
Replies: 14
Views: 679

Does this CX (gravel) fork exist...or is it possible to get a fork made ?

400mm ish axle to crown
45mm ish offset

Skinny steel, unicrown, straight leg
Light and comfortable, 800g ish ?
Not overbuilt with rack mounts , bosses , mudguard mounts, nine of that shenanigans.

Straight steerer
QR
Post mount would be ideal
Good clearance for 42mm tyre
by restlessshawn
Tue Jan 28, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Going back to 10
Replies: 23
Views: 995

Re: Going back to 10

I'm still on 9 speed, 2x9 (22/36x11-34) mtb and 1x9 (38X11-40) cx (oh and 1x2 on the road bike)

No real plans to upgrade anything unless I stop being able to get bits. I tell myself it's because 9 speed was the zenith but really I am just quite tight when it comes to paying for consumables :-bd
by restlessshawn
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Genesis Vagabond - any good?
Replies: 18
Views: 1028

Re: Genesis Vagabond - any good?

"however its not in anyway "light" or "responsive".

hmm, I've been casually eyeing one as a bikepacking iron horse but this kind of puts me off. I thought my CDF was a tank and sold it on :???:
by restlessshawn
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rigid Forks
Replies: 23
Views: 1145

Re: Rigid Forks

What do we think the lifespan of a carbon fork is (assuming no serious crashes)? My CX has a carbon fork on, a good one, but I still worry about running straps round it. My inbred has a steel on one fork which is not the most forgiving but it’s ok. Some of the early on one rigid forks were worse as ...
by restlessshawn
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Great North Trail
Replies: 18
Views: 1391

Re: Great North Trail

It passes within a couple of miles of my house south of Selkirk in the Ettrick Valley and within a few feet of my office in Hermiston Gate, Edinburgh. Might have to get the train in one day in the summer and ride home with a bivi :cool: Cape Wrath is on my list but not sure if I wouldn't just rather...
by restlessshawn
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another cable compression solution.
Replies: 26
Views: 2942

Re: Another cable compression solution.

Wow thread resurrection, bit confused by the problem though as it’s possible to set the wildcat lion up to leave a cable gap :wink:
by restlessshawn
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Roam Scotland Rally
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Roam Scotland Rally

have we done this ?

https://www.roamscotlandrally.org/?fbc ... SbUf6oNZzw

Sounds good but I have been on the rum :roll: :roll:
by restlessshawn
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Scottish Winter Bivvy
Replies: 8
Views: 780

Re: Scottish Winter Bivvy

Sorry I didn't make it. My stepdaughter fell ill at the last minute and I had to look after the dog. She has been to bothies before but she's a rescue dog and doesn't cope well with strangers, especially a group so I did a Shaun and took myself off to Mark Cottage all on my lonesome. :lol: I was wo...
by restlessshawn
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Favourite bike of 'all time'?
Replies: 61
Views: 3287

Re: Favourite bike of 'all time'?

Despite not being the current favourite it would have to be my 2007 853 Inbred. It's been built up quite a few different ways in the last 12 years but I'd never part with it and it's only cracked once so far :lol: Been thinking I might put midge bars and fugly stem back on it as the flat bars are th...
by restlessshawn
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ay Up lights
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Ay Up lights

I believe exposure do a fetching headband for runners https://www.evanscycles.com/exposure-joystick-headband-00105893 [out of stock but shows how it attaches unlike others sites So buy that and use your joystick I missed that had only seen their fancy headtorches might duct tape it to the side of m...
by restlessshawn
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ay Up lights
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: Ay Up lights

the best value for money is a cheap china light and a decent MTB Battery o r say an lightweight head unit like an exposire joystick. The price of lights and range *has dropped fantastically since you bought those but the cheap sets have gash batteries yeah I have a joystick for the bike, that I hav...