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by Lazarus
Thu May 14, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Off Topic Help Please
Replies: 17
Views: 547

Re: Off Topic Help Please

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by Lazarus
Wed May 13, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel Gearing....again
Replies: 67
Views: 1364

Re: Gravel Gearing....again

he rides 'gravel' with a 1x with 10-42 and 34 chainring there is not that much difference between 40 and 34 From Sheldon - first number is chain ring 34 , 40 , 43] rest is an 11-42 shimano From Sheldon 6.4 7.6 8.1 5.4 6.4 6.9 4.7 5.6 6.0 4.2 4.9 5.3 3.7 4.4 4.7 3.4 4.0 4.3 2.9 3.5 3.7 2.5 3.0 3.2 2...
by Lazarus
Wed May 13, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New jerseys.
Replies: 63
Views: 1687

Re: New jerseys.

thank god as i bought 12kg befoe lock down - how much you after :oops:
by Lazarus
Wed May 13, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New jerseys.
Replies: 63
Views: 1687

Re: New jerseys.

you did as gillet dont have sleeves - its a tank top basically and worn over your normal cycling apparel, I like them as its good when there is a bit of wind chill but its also a bit warm if you were not moving. I have a non BB one with removable sleeves so its more adaptable, Have we a rice point o...
by Lazarus
Wed May 13, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19527

Re: If we close up for a bit...

I believe borris is going to clarify the situation with a must return to place of residence instruction. I await the clarification from the man who has used is it two or three places of residency so far and whose last hepful advice was so unclear even the cabinet ministers could not understand it a...
by Lazarus
Tue May 12, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19527

Re: If we close up for a bit...

No I am saying its not risk free and riskier than not doing it and staying at home.

I can never quite decide what is worst road riding or off road but at least off road it will be my fault[probably]
by Lazarus
Tue May 12, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Still worthy of the puking gnome???
Replies: 25
Views: 617

Re: Still worthy of the puking gnome???

and it looks terrible as well :wink:
by Lazarus
Tue May 12, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19527

Re: If we close up for a bit...

I am trying to think when a barbecue and a beer with friends is dangerous and i came up with this answer in the middle of a global pandemic. Its not normal right now . The second point is that off road cycling is certainly more dangerous than sitting on the sofa watching tv and MTB is generally a ha...
by Lazarus
Tue May 12, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19527

Re: If we close up for a bit...

dont disagree but its still not zero risk this is why clear guidance was required as common sense suggest breaking the rules is not any more dangerous than adhering to them* - again if 1 does this no issue if everyone interprets them how they want then we have a problem * eg meeting parent a for 20 ...
by Lazarus
Tue May 12, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19527

Re: If we close up for a bit...

So get out on your bikes and enjoy it chaps as the chances of it causing further spread of the virus will be zero the risk will only be zero if you can 100% guarantee you wont meet any other person or that you wont crash and require assistance. Neither of these can be guaranteed I agree its probbly...
by Lazarus
Tue May 12, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19527

Re: If we close up for a bit...

aye its a not well thought out policy degenerating slowly into an unworkable dangerous mess [like herd immunity] - credit where its due at least the govt have been consistent throughout this as the death rates demonstrate so tragically I certainly wont be taking the FS up to the lakes and going craz...
by Lazarus
Tue May 12, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19527

Re: If we close up for a bit...

re mountain rescue i expect a glut of visiters who have bo experience of the outdoors and will just go because they can and they are bored
I certainly wont be picking a gnar fest route if i go but i will decide on that next week
by Lazarus
Tue May 12, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Moors One Hundred Postponed to 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 423

Re: Moors One Hundred Postponed to 2021

as per the previous thread i can afford to lose the fees if it helps the businesses out or yourselves with any costs incurred

If not required then see you next year
by Lazarus
Tue May 12, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19527

Re: If we close up for a bit...

the fact that any discussion of being allowed to do it is a bit much since it's illegal at the best of times anyway I will give you that one :lol: I guess the reallissue is everyne will intepret the rules so their thing is allowed and we then dont really have a lockdown. That unfortunately means a ...
by Lazarus
Tue May 12, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Still worthy of the puking gnome???
Replies: 25
Views: 617

Re: Still worthy of the puking gnome???

what aspect of cycling do you consider to be good value for money ?
I stop at chains :wink:

That said a decent rigid carbon fork is £ 3-400 so its £3-400 for the spring attachment bit which does seem steep . I assume its to do with economies of scale and relatively high research costs v sales
by Lazarus
Tue May 12, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19527

Re: If we close up for a bit...

A sensibly planned, local, rural bivy should present as good as zero additional risk to you or anyone else, compared to staying at home (and significantly less than going to the supermarket or even a popular park). so would driving 200 miles to see my mum but if everyne does it that is where the pr...
by Lazarus
Tue May 12, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Still worthy of the puking gnome???
Replies: 25
Views: 617

Re: Still worthy of the puking gnome???

So why buy an Orange 5? Utterly bland performance.
its gone all STW and its a quite a few years late to have this debate
by Lazarus
Mon May 11, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19527

Re: If we close up for a bit...

The current advice is to stay alert and use your common sense

Given this i expect pretty much a different answer from everyone you ask especially as different parts of the Uk have different rules
Wouldi where i live - nah
Where you live probably
by Lazarus
Mon May 11, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What tents do you lot use
Replies: 58
Views: 1483

Re: What tents do you lot use

ub 500g PP for ultralight with quite a few compromises.
especially in the wallet
Cuben is very expensive for reduced packability, lifespan and minimal weight saving - better water management will save you more weight and is considerably cheaper
by Lazarus
Mon May 11, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19527

Re: If we close up for a bit...

You can only exercise with up to one person from outside your household - this means you should not play team sports, except with members of your own household. Can you cycle with someone then? Its not a team sport if you use ITT rules [ i know it says 2m distancing but should be easy to maintain] ...
by Lazarus
Mon May 11, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Still worthy of the puking gnome???
Replies: 25
Views: 617

Re: Still worthy of the puking gnome???

I think we all do to some extent?
Pfft I have owned an orange 5

Yes you are right [ its not like you would purposely make an ugly one] but i would not take aesthetics over performance and there is no real alternative to a Lauf [ at that weight ]
by Lazarus
Mon May 11, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19527

Re: If we close up for a bit...

The vast majority of nice folk will not do this I am not convinced the vast majority of humanity are nice but a large number will do - even 15-20 % is about 10 Million people doing this Personally i think it will just be the parts near car parks that will be busy so I think I would be going to the ...
by Lazarus
Mon May 11, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Still worthy of the puking gnome???
Replies: 25
Views: 617

Re: Still worthy of the puking gnome???

I dont understand why anyone cares about aesthetics* its not ike you see much of your bike when you actually ride the thing
i guess if you want to put it on a wall and admire it then there are prettier options

* the red water bottle with green bike offends me more than the forks
by Lazarus
Mon May 11, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cheap dynamo wheelset on wiggle
Replies: 10
Views: 319

Re: Cheap dynamo wheelset on wiggle

YOu may get a QR dynamo for that price above but a 15 mm one?
Never seen one that cheap personally - last looked a few months ago
Decent value if not exceptional bargain IMHO
by Lazarus
Mon May 11, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19527

Re: If we close up for a bit...

I can see people taking Bojos you can drive elsewhere to excersise babble as permission to drive to places with hills, bumps and lumps. they are going to take it that way because that is literally what it means I am not defending it but it is what he has said [ as far as you can tell what he was sa...