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by Zippy
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Yorkshire Winter Bivi
Replies: 27
Views: 2276

Re: Yorkshire Winter Bivi

I'll put my name down.
by Zippy
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New deore
Replies: 8
Views: 826

Re: New deore

How stripped is it? Could you rescue the situation tapping it out - you can get pedal thread taps for non silly money. https://live.staticflickr.com/5581/29652955244_a116c502a8_b.jpg 283 (08-10-2016) by Chris Reeves , on Flickr That's one I did earlier. Failing that, you can helicoil it. See: https:...
by Zippy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ride the Sweary Dave-ide
Replies: 36
Views: 3676

Re: Ride the Sweary Dave-ide

I'm enjoying this Dave. I'm watching it in instalments and still working my way through, but either way, top work :-bd
by Zippy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: OAPs daily release (or 3)
Replies: 35
Views: 2406

Re: OAPs daily release (or 3)

Bravo all, I enjoyed that.
RIP wrote:
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:05 pm
Peter was feeling a bit “bonky”
Fnarr fnarr :lol:
by Zippy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 95799

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Looks like tonight is make or break as I haven't done a September Bivvy yet... Forecast is torrential rain :-bd Made it. I didn't fancy going out Sunday evening, if I'd gone out then, it would have been for the sake of getting Bivvy a Month which isn't really the point. This left the last day of se...
by Zippy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kinesis Crosslight Pro6
Replies: 23
Views: 1851

Re: Kinesis Crosslight Pro6

And the rear drop out crack suggests the chain and seat stays are trying to bend apart - is the seat tube bust as well?? No seat tube failure this time round (well at first glance, I'll take another look later). Setup is well proven from the first crosslight - that failed at the bottom bracket whic...
by Zippy
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kinesis Crosslight Pro6
Replies: 23
Views: 1851

Re: Kinesis Crosslight Pro6

Genesis has an integrated mech hanger though - that puts me off slightly... Reducing the amount of materiel to make room for a replaceable mech hanger worked out well for Kinesis :lol: Touché :lol: Edit, is that a cast ally part that's failed? Looks like it. This frame has only been in action since...
by Zippy
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kinesis Crosslight Pro6
Replies: 23
Views: 1851

Re: Kinesis Crosslight Pro6

Really liking the cotic and the genesis at the moment. Genesis has an integrated mech hanger though - that puts me off slightly...

Anyway, here you go, more snappy photos!

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by Zippy
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kinesis Crosslight Pro6
Replies: 23
Views: 1851

Re: Kinesis Crosslight Pro6

hmm - steel is half a kilo heavier than the crosslight - add in the forks and I'm adding a kilo which is not insignificant! (Although, I suspect they're a bit tougher, and I'd rather have a bit more weight as it's not like I race this bike...!) Keep the suggestions coming - I'm checking them all out...
by Zippy
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kinesis Crosslight Pro6
Replies: 23
Views: 1851

Re: Kinesis Crosslight Pro6

Hmm, yeah, steel is real! I have a MIG welder too if it cracks :lol:
by Zippy
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 anyone done them all?
Replies: 14
Views: 1116

Re: BB200 anyone done them all?

Not sure about Mike and Zippy? I didn't do the first 2, or whatever year it was where there was a huge attrition rate. Or last year because I couldn't get a place (and then cracked my ribs a week or 2 before anyway!). I've also turned down the place I got this year because my head's not quite in th...
by Zippy
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kinesis Crosslight Pro6
Replies: 23
Views: 1851

Re: Kinesis Crosslight Pro6

So let’s follow up on this story… I had my original frame welded up (didn’t even lose a day commuting really!)…this was a short term measure but it kept me on the road for another month. Then it catastrophically failed riding into work around the bottom bracket area - work hardening I guess…fortunat...
by Zippy
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 95799

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Looks like tonight is make or break as I haven't done a September Bivvy yet...
Forecast is torrential rain :-bd
by Zippy
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 95799

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

@zippy: I bivvyed up Glen Esk in August. Not being able to pick up a bbc code on my iPad I can’t manage to link a photo atm. Scotroutes photo shows my leg and his text covers my September bivvy :-bd So I’m 9/9 and 11 in a row. I haven't got a July jotted down for you either - did I miss that? https...
by Zippy
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 95799

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

@zippy: I bivvyed up Glen Esk in August. Not being able to pick up a bbc code on my iPad I can’t manage to link a photo atm. Scotroutes photo shows my leg and his text covers my September bivvy :-bd So I’m 9/9 and 11 in a row. I haven't got a July jotted down for you either - did I miss that?
by Zippy
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 95799

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Zip... you missed mine :smile: Nope - not missed it - your september bivvy is jotted down. https://i.imgur.com/JdkDheV.jpg BAM in progress. Cut short the peaks200 cos of a fall and bottom of spine (used for dramatic effect)/top of bum whacked hard... Even tore my jacket slightly :-bd Spent since 20...
by Zippy
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 95799

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

So I've just updated my spreadsheet. As of right now, I have the following still on for Bivvy a Month since the start of 2019: Escape Goat* ericrobo* JohnClimber* MuddyPete* ScotRoutes* sean_iow* Alan63 Borderer ChrisF crewlie darbreeze frogatthefarriers gallowayboy JimmyG JoseMcTavish Landslide mid...
by Zippy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New 'boo. Underway.
Replies: 54
Views: 5970

Re: New 'boo. Underway.

Mine arrived yesterday. Good fit, nice and comfy. Cheer Stu :cool:
by Zippy
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 95799

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

RIP wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:10 pm
So how are we all doing Zip with the scores on the door so far?
I'll get on it when I have a chance...
by Zippy
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 95799

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

I'm still playing - need to catch up with the thread. Enjoyed your story about the escort Sean, good effort! The plan for August was to do the Lakeland 200 with a bivvy, main reason for the trip to the Lakes was to support my gf doing the Coniston chill swim (5.25 miles one end of the lake to the ot...
by Zippy
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bottle cage mount repositioners
Replies: 23
Views: 1595

Re: Bottle cage mount repositioners

Ah I see your point! With bikes designed to such close tolerances these days, and I guess with CF you can design all the weave etc. to absolute optimums, any extra hole is gonna be a weak point, although a correctly drilled hole with a properly bonded rivnut I'd expect to work quite well - and certa...
by Zippy
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bottle cage mount repositioners
Replies: 23
Views: 1595

Re: Bottle cage mount repositioners

Does the fact that the frame is carbon make any difference by the way? Very much so, don't do it... Just be careful which ones you select (e.g. https://www.gesipa.co.uk/products/blind_rivet_nut_technology/blind_rivet_nuts/blind_rivet_nuts_for_carbon_fibre_applications/) - I thought that's what they...
by Zippy
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bottle cage mount repositioners
Replies: 23
Views: 1595

Re: Bottle cage mount repositioners

Rivnuts if you're feeling brave/certain.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Metric-Threade ... B075XRCDWL
by Zippy
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2019
Replies: 1141
Views: 95799

Re: Bivvy a month 2019

Landslide wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:35 am
Until I was rudely awakened by the revving engine, aftermarket exhaust, and overactive dump valve of the local Fast and Furious fan club. They pulled into the car park, but seemed happy to stay in the car for a bit, before roaring back off into the night.
Oh, sozza about that :lol:
by Zippy
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: carbon forks and tyre clearance?
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Re: carbon forks and tyre clearance?

Carbon is also probably the worst material for abrasion resistance (for a bike frame). I wore through a carbon frame at a 12hour race (only pairs) - it put me right off carbon and small clearances (it was actually the chainring bolts against the frame by the bottom bracket - and all stock components...