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by restlessshawn
Wed Nov 27, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ay Up lights
Replies: 9
Views: 713

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: 713

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...
by restlessshawn
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ay Up lights
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Re: Ay Up lights

techno mail wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:56 am
maybe try MTB batteries, my support cell from them for my joystick is great and was much cheaper and higher capacity than the genuine article.

Yeah he does do them but no switch so you have to unplug them which seems a faff
by restlessshawn
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ay Up lights
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Ay Up lights

Out of interest anyone still using these? I have an ancient (350lm) set I still use for night running (prefer that to night cycling) and wondering about getting a new battery from them. It probably makes no sense and the money would be better spent on a new head torch but I'm quite attached to them.
by restlessshawn
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What winter socks?
Replies: 15
Views: 1240

Re: What winter socks?

If it's very cold I use 2mm ish neoprene decathlon socks, can be a little clamy but ok
by restlessshawn
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So sad ...
Replies: 52
Views: 3133

Re: So sad ...

whitestone wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:40 am
I read the "Hey Ho Let's Go!" and immediately thought "Ramones" (and actually read it with the same stress and pauses as in the song) but didn't notice the asterisk.
Same here :roll:

People with this sort of musical taste might enjoy Stereo Underground on BBC Sounds, it's pretty eclectic
by restlessshawn
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WTD: Woman
Replies: 73
Views: 4377

Re: WTD: Woman

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:47 pm
Shaf, do you wanna do a Muslim LHC or are you happy as you are? :wink:
Can we have a vegan introvert LHC too? We could either sit around being awkward or arguing.
by restlessshawn
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 6584

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

It's also just a pleasant cycle down the valley from where I stay...though I have a 100% failure rate of attendance due to my general fear of social interaction so don't let that sway you :roll: You could sit in the other room :wink: :lol: You are right about the pubs I had my introspective Ettrick...
by restlessshawn
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Routes
Topic: Direct me nowhere
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: Direct me nowhere

I will often go out of my way to cycle through anywhere with a rude or amusing name though it generally leads to disappointment
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by restlessshawn
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 6584

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

ScotRoutes wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:44 pm
Yeah but... where is the nearest pub?
Tushelaw Inn but it's weird as...
by restlessshawn
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 6584

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Dryfehead even has a toilet now I believe just up the track.

It's also just a pleasant cycle down the valley from where I stay...though I have a 100% failure rate of attendance due to my general fear of social interaction so don't let that sway you :roll:
by restlessshawn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 3056

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:52 am
You're panicking.
Thanks, I think I just needed a slap
by restlessshawn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 3056

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

Exped synmat 7 underneath
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by restlessshawn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 3056

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

The blanket is likely to keep you warmer Shawn. A bivvy is great outside because it keeps the wind off but it offers little thermal advantage otherwise. A blanket can also keep you warm while eating, reading, whatever and help stop you from getting cold before climbing into your bag. I had reasonab...
by restlessshawn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 3056

Re: Which extra would keep me warmer?

Some cheese, well any fatty food, eaten about 30-60mins before you go to bed. I'd always be taking some form of insulating mat to a bothy. The only one I've visited that's had any form of "bedding" was An Cladach on Islay where all the bunks had thermarests :shock: Looking for something more foolpr...
by restlessshawn
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which extra would keep me warmer?
Replies: 52
Views: 3056

Which extra would keep me warmer?

In a bothy in a sleeping bag if I am cold use a bivvy bag aswell (already have) use a blanket over the top (heavier, bulkier and don't have) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Snugpak-Jungle-Blanket-Olive-Insulated-travel-Bushcraft/273796601929?epid=1678595346&hash=item3fbf8c9849:g:qnAAAOSwk35brh3j Exped sy...
by restlessshawn
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Velo Orange Clunker bars or...
Replies: 3
Views: 427

Re: WTD: Velo Orange Clunker bars or...

Looks great but far far too wide for me! I'd want 60mm off each end.
by restlessshawn
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: Velo Orange Clunker bars or...
Replies: 3
Views: 427

WTD: Velo Orange Clunker bars or...

As per title or might consider something else goofy I haven't tried yet

Must be black
by restlessshawn
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding bikes
Replies: 44
Views: 2647

Re: Folding bikes

This post has just reminded me how much I like the space frame Moultons - anyone got one. How could you not love one of these? https://www.cyclesense.co.uk/smsimg/144/16741-54603-full-double-pylon-144.jpg Yeah there was one on a Midsomer Murders* rerun the other day, I commented on how cool it was ...
by restlessshawn
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding bikes
Replies: 44
Views: 2647

Re: Folding bikes

Could you put drops (midge) on a Brompton and it still fold reasonably? Planning a camper van sabbatical next year and taking a full size bike will be tricky I can’t see that working as the bars need to be flat in one plane in order to fold. I have the flat S bar, which gives a much more forward sp...
by restlessshawn
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Folding bikes
Replies: 44
Views: 2647

Re: Folding bikes

Could you put drops (midge) on a Brompton and it still fold reasonably?

Planning a camper van sabbatical next year and taking a full size bike will be tricky
by restlessshawn
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: bikes with super short stems & a Jones bar
Replies: 35
Views: 1998

Re: bikes with super short stems & a Jones bar

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:02 pm
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Funny enough that was exactly my view on Jones bars...still thinking I might try again
by restlessshawn
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar end shifters
Replies: 17
Views: 1202

Re: Bar end shifters

arent these the same thing just more bling :lol: thumbies are flat bar mounts for bar end shifters: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/gear-spares/paul-mountain-thumbies-bar-end-gear-lever-shifter-mounts-222-mm-band-on-shimano-version/ Have had paul's in the past but now have these, which are much cheaper...
by restlessshawn
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where’s your waterproof when it’s not raining?
Replies: 21
Views: 1355

Re: Where’s your waterproof when it’s not raining?

Usually between my lioness and the dry bag in my lion
by restlessshawn
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 26 isn’t dead....is it?
Replies: 54
Views: 3182

Re: 26 isn’t dead....is it?

It's still alive on the back of my bike just not the front.

Given I can still get some 27x1 14 tyres for my old road bike I don't think we need to panic just choice will diminish over time and new tyres probably won't appear.