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by Lazarus
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1872
Views: 256315

Re: Todays ride

finally out on the MTB and the shoulder held up relatively well - will be a while before i am doing full on technical stuff mind For the record no amount of flat road riding* on your commute will prepare you for 1000 ft of climbing [ in one go] on a SS. On the plus side now its healed [ ok tolerable...
by Lazarus
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Life of a Wheel
Replies: 6
Views: 655

Re: Life of a Wheel

do wheels have a finite life? Rims do if used as a braking surface otherwise no IME. I have yet to retire a set of disc wheels* - I am yet to replace a rim on them as well- but i assume you can ding one severe enough you need to replace it. if you can get the spares [ bearings and frewheel ] then a...
by Lazarus
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New deore
Replies: 8
Views: 811

Re: New deore

I managed to strip the thread in the first place with my mechanic skills and this was a whole level further up. Local bike shop does it for £20 and they install the pedal for you as well They do shipping as well but going to add some money to that bill https://www.tartybikes.co.uk/workshop/tartybik...
by Lazarus
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Inner bar ends - Spirgrips?
Replies: 13
Views: 1124

Re: Inner bar ends - Spirgrips?

yes essentially if not it means removing everything from the bars to fit them -on a road bike this is a big ask to just try them [ replace bar tape and remove the grifters and some cabling as well and then re do just to see if you like them]. This i more than I could be bothered doing to just see if...
by Lazarus
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone tried a Rockbros illuminated helmet?
Replies: 15
Views: 985

Re: Anyone tried a Rockbros illuminated helmet?

even with a sinewave beacon (750 lumen) Not when stationary though :wink: Cracking light mind as I have one Agree on reflective stuff - i really dnt think you can over do it though it may end up a bit like Tron, I also use drop bar endlights for two reasons 1. It gives some width 2.i can always see...
by Lazarus
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone tried a Rockbros illuminated helmet?
Replies: 15
Views: 985

Re: Anyone tried a Rockbros illuminated helmet?

i have an aldi led for the helmet that is white at the front and red at the rear with helmet strap. I never use it if you want it PM your address and I will post it to you Its a be seen light not a see with light, Reflective tape on your cranks and wheels is also really striking in car lights I have...
by Lazarus
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Handlebar bag options
Replies: 5
Views: 625

Re: Handlebar bag options

https://www.apidura.com/shop/expedition-handlebar-pack/ Always been fine for me and never had any issues with it in use Also use it as my summer MTB bag - an alpkit kanga harness for winter as bag is a bit bulkier I think some of the more "budget" market is pretty good these days now its a bit more ...
by Lazarus
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hydro brake question
Replies: 11
Views: 686

Re: Hydro brake question

Hope floating ones definitely catch on some mounts - the rivets make contact . I always solve this with a file to the mount but they dont fit all mounts IME -might have been avids i forget
by Lazarus
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hydro brake question
Replies: 11
Views: 686

Re: Hydro brake question

Does anyone have Hope floating discs on their bike and could measure the width of the the braking surface the thickness is 3mm the width depends entirely on whether its a saw tooth or a non saw tooth Normal non floating- 15 mm floating round 12mm floating saw tooth - 17 mm widest 12 mm narrowest Th...
by Lazarus
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: On Bikepacking.com
Replies: 32
Views: 2397

Re: On Bikepacking.com

whilst he managed to get many pics of himself in Crikey, how much gear i was disappointed he did not do the full troll and have photos of dangling mugs
by Lazarus
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Blasphemy filter
Replies: 33
Views: 4154

Re: Blasphemy filter

Whats the problem with Expensive hipster brand? its expensive and its the power of marketting over the power of the product basically its on-one for richer folk yes I am sure the products are reasonable etc but anyone who pay £200 for some lycra and a piece of a foam deserves to be £200 worse off I...
by Lazarus
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quirks, habits, rituals, etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 1342

Re: Quirks, habits, rituals, etc.

None spring to mind i have some routines like saddle bags on road and cross bikes so I know the tubes and spares i need are on it so i can just grab and go - however that is practical rather than superstitious. EDIT: Two tubes - cannot stop myself. I have never ever had two punctures with tubeless b...
by Lazarus
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: So sad ...
Replies: 52
Views: 3068

Re: So sad ...

Too subtle for me. Didn't notice it at all
THIS
I knew the answer but i would have answered about now as i just read it then ,oddly, opened this thread without knowing ...spooky .
by Lazarus
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag recommendations
Replies: 14
Views: 1151

Re: Sleeping bag recommendations

down or synthetic
temp range

Going to be hard to recommend without knowing these factors
by Lazarus
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Spares/Tools - noob question
Replies: 17
Views: 900

Re: Spares/Tools - noob question

As noted it depends on terrain and distance and what you want mine is lighhtweight but should cover everythign Teeny tiny multitool -[60 g iirc] basically I need 3mm, mm and 5 mm allen keys as i made sure all bolts work on this Wolftoot chain link and pliars Unior casettes tool Chain tool Think all ...
by Lazarus
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ride / Race idea.
Replies: 34
Views: 1928

Re: Ride / Race idea.

admit it you already own them dont you :wink:
by Lazarus
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Yorkshire500
Replies: 8
Views: 838

Re: Yorkshire500

never really sure what the point is in paying for an ITT

Its self supported and you get a GPX -its not something i would pay that much for tbh

Best of luck to them though
by Lazarus
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 2020 Yorkshire Dales 300 & 200 event
Replies: 20
Views: 1374

Re: The 2020 Yorkshire Dales 300 & 200 event

Website is currently down for me.
Either scotsroutes has crashed it by frantic refreshes looking for the date or its down to add the date due to helpful user feedback
by Lazarus
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?
Replies: 24
Views: 1483

Re: Food and Drink intake - what's yours like?

AFAIK I have never experienced this mythical "bonk". You have not, as there would be no doubt if you had, Why do you think its mythical to say that if you use calories at a high rate, without eating/replacing them, that you will eventually run out of energy ? All it shows is you fuel adequately.whe...
by Lazarus
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is leaving stuff up Ben Nevis funny?
Replies: 12
Views: 1181

Re: Is leaving stuff up Ben Nevis funny?

take only memories leave only footprints was the way i learnt it as a kid

I dont leave a mark on the countryside it leaves a mark on me
by Lazarus
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Powerbank tip
Replies: 13
Views: 1429

Re: Powerbank tip

I assume its because the batteries cannot cope with both outputs in use at the higher rating so you get one of each.

Guessing though
by Lazarus
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A different sort of bikepacking challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 1252

Re: A different sort of bikepacking challenge

there's a sentimental attachment to the bike for both of us. He would like to ride it, and I would very much like to see it ridden. Could you view it as the two of you taking the bike there and you ride the harder stuff on it then you have both done your bit? Lovely story though, very heartwarming ...
by Lazarus
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cycle mag
Replies: 15
Views: 1385

Re: Cycle mag

Aye the guardian person with the panniers and the trailer really needs to be informed about TLS

Skim read the article and it was not that infomrative - I guess we are not th etarget audience though
by Lazarus
Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Rims and tyre
Replies: 1
Views: 325

Re: Rims and tyre

Interested in the Stans rim - PM sent
by Lazarus
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 590
Views: 37395

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Commuter love - its had some abuse over the years New bar tape New dynamo hub - building wheel this weekend New dynamo light Replace entire drive chain - well chainrings and casette Replaced all gear and brake cables Fettled with mudguards to make them perfect- they were not rubbing anyway Fitted fr...