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by voodoo_simon
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your input please ..
Replies: 66
Views: 6777

Re: Your input please ..

Bit late to the party but don't forget to include small frames into the range. Genesis seem to insist on making frames starting at 17.5 inch, so when I wanted a rigid 29er, I went with Salsa and not the fortitude. Likewise with my fat bike, wanted a 15 or 16 inch frame but the Caribou starts at 17.5...
by voodoo_simon
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Glenn Charles - 500 Miles on a Fat Bike
Replies: 5
Views: 588

Re: Glenn Charles - 500 Miles on a Fat Bike

Anyone else had difficulty with chrome Mobile getting this page loading? Have tried this link and several from Facebook this week but none have worked :sad:
by voodoo_simon
Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycling Bucket List
Replies: 9
Views: 557

Re: Cycling Bucket List

1) rovaniemi 150
2) some form of coast to coast, USA would be good
3) Tour of Iceland
4) Tour of Norway
5) A few more TdF cols under my belt wouldn't go a miss
6) Some riding in Scotland would be nice
by voodoo_simon
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gadgets from widgets
Replies: 5
Views: 560

Re: Gadgets from widgets

Put them into a urinal and play 'piss football' with the other gents...

:shock:

(taken from Viz tip tips before anyone thinks I'm a weirdo!)
by voodoo_simon
Mon Feb 17, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: New bike

Thanks chaps :smile:

It rides a lot more nimble than I thought, just need to use low gears and keep spinning. Glad I didn't singlespeed!
by voodoo_simon
Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New waterproof jacket
Replies: 30
Views: 1355

Re: New waterproof jacket

I need a new jacket, my North Face Flight Series, which cost an arm and a leg a few years ago (£180 after discount) is letting the weather in. I've NikWaxed it quite a few times... it starts off with healthy looking beads of water so you think it's working, but after a couple of hours you realise i...
by voodoo_simon
Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bike/bivy trip last xmas (on road)
Replies: 9
Views: 1355

Re: Bike/bivy trip last xmas (on road)

I enjoyed reading that, cheers for posting it here :smile:
by voodoo_simon
Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hot Pogs are bbrrrriiiillllllllllliiiiiaanntt
Replies: 7
Views: 598

Re: Hot Pogs are bbrrrriiiillllllllllliiiiiaanntt

Nice picture, I may head that way on Thursday :smile:

The Hot Pogs are next on my list, may get some lime green ones to match me padals :-bd
by voodoo_simon
Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike
Replies: 6
Views: 495

New bike

http://singlespeedsimon.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/dsc_0449.jpg New bike day. Its taken a month or so to build up but it was worth it. Only been for an hour or so blast on it, but its good fun :grin: -Salsa Mukluk 2013 frameset -Surly Holy Rolling Darryl wheelset paired with Nates -Sram/shimano tr...
by voodoo_simon
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If there were a UK 'gravel race' ...
Replies: 414
Views: 50057

Re: If there were a UK 'gravel race' ...

That's the one. As a series, it probably is a first but they're claiming a gravel race first

(or "the closet we'll get to a UK gravel race")
by voodoo_simon
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29er, is it all that?!
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: 29er, is it all that?!

If I run a low enough pressure in the tyres Johnny, I may get a 650b :lol:
by voodoo_simon
Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If there were a UK 'gravel race' ...
Replies: 414
Views: 50057

Re: If there were a UK 'gravel race' ...

Genesis bikes have just announced a gravel race, claiming it to be the first of its kind in the UK :oops:
by voodoo_simon
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29er, is it all that?!
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: 29er, is it all that?!

5 foot 7 and I've coped well with a 29er for the last 8 months. On my first ride, the bike felt instantly right and I've never felt that before, either the wheel size had something to do with it or the frame geometry (probably both). Either way, I won't go back to the 26 inch wheels (excerpt on my f...
by voodoo_simon
Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Single speed chain?
Replies: 11
Views: 408

Re: Single speed chain?

7 years singlespeeding (nearly been longer singlespeeding than I've been with the wife!) and I've never had a problem with the cheap Sram 8 speed chains
by voodoo_simon
Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: KM Finally finished!
Replies: 16
Views: 978

Re: KM Finally finished!

It looks wicked Ben, bet you're pleased with it.

If you like the paint work on the frame, I would cover the tubes with inner tubes to stop the bag straps from rubbing the paint off.
by voodoo_simon
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Weight Weenie Bike Thread....
Replies: 20
Views: 944

Re: Weight Weenie Bike Thread....

Salsa el maraichi is about 26lbs in singlespeed setup
When the Salsa Mukluk is finished, it will be about 35lbs
Genesis equilibrium road bike is about 21lbs

More importantly, rider weight is 135lbs (something that most weight weenies forget to mention ;) )
by voodoo_simon
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivvying in January
Replies: 13
Views: 814

Re: Bivvying in January

Beer and the warmth of the fireplace stops me doing crazy winter bivis! Hope you have fun :D
by voodoo_simon
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bogies on my kit after using Nikwax!
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: Bogies on my kit after using Nikwax!

Nothing wrecked Johnny, although my buff did need a second wash to clear the bogies. I never measure how much liquid I put in the wash, so that may have something to do with it (I.e too much cleaner?)
by voodoo_simon
Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Singular going 29+
Replies: 11
Views: 571

Re: Singular going 29+

Looks stunning. Used to have a yellow voodoo that looked like that, good stuff!
by voodoo_simon
Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bogies on my kit after using Nikwax!
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: Bogies on my kit after using Nikwax!

I've had that before. It was a normal wash after my waterproof but couldn't work out what the 'bogies' were/came from! That answers a mystery from a few months back. Can't help you with an answer though :lol:
by voodoo_simon
Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT 2014
Replies: 120
Views: 8930

Re: WRT 2014

Not entered :(

But my first baby is due that week :D
by voodoo_simon
Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8001
Views: 838613

Re: The post man's been ...

Cheers Johnny, not sure why I never thought if that!
by voodoo_simon
Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8001
Views: 838613

Re: The post man's been ...

Johnny, where did you get the Salsa top from?
by voodoo_simon
Wed Jan 22, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8001
Views: 838613

Re: The post man's been ...

It was! (waves to FLV) :D

Was nice to meet you!
by voodoo_simon
Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8001
Views: 838613

Re: The post man's been ...

Salsa holy rolling Daryl wheelset. Monsters :shock:

Tyres arrive tomorrow :)