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by dlovett
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SRAM Rival 1 Mech with Sean mtb shifter
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: SRAM Rival 1 Mech with Sean mtb shifter

sean_iow wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:04 pm
I also think the SRAM 11 speed is all compatible, drop and flat bar.

As a singlespeeder I find the SEAN MTB shifter somewhat offensive :lol:
Sorry I was looking out of the window towards you when I typed!! Not that I can see the island with all the rain.
by dlovett
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: SRAM Rival 1 Mech with Sean mtb shifter
Replies: 4
Views: 462

SRAM Rival 1 Mech with Sean mtb shifter

Does anybody know if you can use a Sram Rival 1 rear mech 1x11 with the seam mtb flat bar shifters 1x11? I have a spare rival 1 rear mech and cassette I would like to use in a mtb and 1x11 shifters are quite cheap on eBay.

Cheers

D
by dlovett
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ridegway Bivi Spots
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: Ridegway Bivi Spots

Cheers Gents!
by dlovett
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ridegway Bivi Spots
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Ridegway Bivi Spots

Hello I am looking for somewhere to bid tomorrow night ideally between where the Ridgeway crosses the M4 and Streatley. If anybody could msg me locations that might work, I'd be grateful.

Thanks

d
by dlovett
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: King Alfreds Way.
Replies: 99
Views: 4994

Re: King Alfreds Way.

Here is a link to the Official GPX
by dlovett
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: ROVANIEMI 300
Replies: 54
Views: 2952

Re: ROVANIEMI 300

Well done Ian, great effort in those conditions
by dlovett
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Making a Footprint
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Re: Making a Footprint

Cheers all will msg Stu.
by dlovett
Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Making a Footprint
Replies: 8
Views: 685

Making a Footprint

I want to make a basic lightweight foot print to replace my inner tent. It is made from 75D polyester Taffeta 185T, 6.000 mm, 100% polyester. I will just want to make a basic rectangle 90cmx200cm to put my mat on and want it lightweight but waterproof. Any suggestions for what fabric I need to get? ...
by dlovett
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: King Alfreds Way
Replies: 10
Views: 1457

King Alfreds Way

I am thinking about having a crack at the above this Tuesday and Wednesday, if anybody fancies joining me, for some or all of it.

Timings tbc confirmed
by dlovett
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Poor Man’s Sparwood
Replies: 0
Views: 298

Poor Man’s Sparwood

Hey there has anybody used the 650b version of a WTB Venture? I really want Teravail Sparwoods but they are expensive and come up a bit too big as they are 27.5x2.1 which would leave me with very little clearance in the front. Keen to hear what they are like speed and drag wise on road and hard pack...
by dlovett
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hard rain in Wales today?
Replies: 37
Views: 2383

Re: Hard rain in Wales today?

Richard G wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:12 pm
Cock aside, it's starting to flood fairly badly here. God knows what it'll be like in the morning.
Char had better get the fish out of the pond into the bath just incase they swim off.
by dlovett
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cabin Fever 2020
Replies: 25
Views: 2177

Re: Cabin Fever 2020

So we now have an Englishman, Welshman and Scotsman. Any Irish folk going to join us representing the British Isles?
by dlovett
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: King Alfreds Way.
Replies: 99
Views: 4994

Re: King Alfreds Way.

Vaguely Similar, but boy o boy the person that designed it really hates roads. Any bit of dodgy track rather than a quiet country road. A couple of thee bits are crazy for the sake of it. If anybody can dl it would be a great help otherwise I'll have to spend a couple more hours amending mine to mat...
by dlovett
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: King Alfreds Way.
Replies: 99
Views: 4994

Re: King Alfreds Way.

I see how it compares when I get home
by dlovett
Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Prepping' What's that about?
Replies: 48
Views: 3452

Re: 'Prepping' What's that about?

Hey just out of interest, are there any legal issues in carrying a bow and arrows in public? Is it considered by the old bill to be a dangerous weapon or such? I could image that if I walked down a street with one where I live, there would be unmarked cars with so19' or the MOD police's finest Pont...
by dlovett
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Prepping' What's that about?
Replies: 48
Views: 3452

Re: 'Prepping' What's that about?

Surely silent weapons that don't require re-supply of what I think will be hard to find ammunition would be the way forward? On occasion I have taken a war-bow down the Spar when we've had a bit of snow forecast just to make sure I get some milk. Hey just out of interest, are there any legal issues...
by dlovett
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race.
Replies: 177
Views: 10899

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Watch out for Bas Rotgans. He rode Cabin Fever on that setup last year and was very quick. He seems to be up front on the dots.
by dlovett
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Home Made Bio-Fuel.
Replies: 25
Views: 1671

Re: Home Made Bio-Fuel.

Sorry, can I just clarify what we are discussing here. Fuel, or drink? Fuel for the purists Drink for the alcoholics veganism - its what we do, all the time, apparently That pretty much sums up the thread. I am trying out a new receipe that uses commercial yeast. 70% after the first distillation, G...
by dlovett
Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: King Alfreds Way.
Replies: 99
Views: 4994

Re: King Alfreds Way.

No Sean, you have to come via us and ride the ship wrights up to qecp first otherwise you won’t get tired!! Last time I visited your side the hovertravel staff insisted on hosing the bike down before they would put it in the Hover’s (old ones) outside baskets. I could tell they they really wanted to...
by dlovett
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Home Made Bio-Fuel.
Replies: 25
Views: 1671

Re: Home Made Bio-Fuel.

Of all the washes we have tried, the organic red lentil one has the highest alcohol % when it's completed, obviously you want to distill the best you can make to end up with with the highest % proof. I dont think its a grey area but for some reason folk get confused when they discover we eat things ...
by dlovett
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Home Made Bio-Fuel.
Replies: 25
Views: 1671

Re: Home Made Bio-Fuel.

Just to let you all know in the UK you CANNOT distill alcohol to drink legally. Even for personal use, you do have to have a distiller's licence, which would cost about 40k to get if you did it all above board. This is the water distiller we have and it could be used to make alcohol, but we don't us...
by dlovett
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Atlas Mountain Race.
Replies: 177
Views: 10899

Re: Atlas Mountain Race.

Not sure if I was going all that way to ride I would trust ultra cheap bits as Michael Collins is. Still he got to luna orbit and back ok. <quote> As cheap as possible, Kinesis AT alloy frame, carbon fork, cable discs. As budget allows, the highlight is the SP dynamo hub rigged to an eBay special US...
by dlovett
Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Front mudhuggers??
Replies: 24
Views: 1499

Re: Front mudhuggers??

No, but the extension makes a big difference in keeping you clean. Try making an extension out of a coke bottle and see what you think. [/quote] The extension is approx 1/3 of the width of the guard in the picture. On a 29er wheel set for scale, it does make quite a difference. https://live.staticfl...
by dlovett
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Front mudhuggers??
Replies: 24
Views: 1499

Re: Front mudhuggers??

ton wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:45 pm
rrp pro is ace for 3'' front tyres.
I have a mudhugger 29 rear guard. will I need to buy the extention thing for a 3'' rear tyre?
No, but the extension makes a big difference in keeping you clean. Try making an extension out of a coke bottle and see what you think.
by dlovett
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Home Made Bio-Fuel.
Replies: 25
Views: 1671

Re: Home Made Bio-Fuel.

Yeast is one of those foods that's a grey area. Technically it is a single celled organism so yes it could be considered an animal. However does that also mean you can't eat plants as they are multi celled animals. I'm not Vegan, but my partner is and she is fine eating yeast. The bio fuel also work...