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by boxelder
Thu May 07, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Cairngorm Loops 300
Replies: 29
Views: 3576

Re: Cairngorm Loops 300

Assuming the group start would have been Bank Holiday weekend, it's forecast to be another weekend of suboptimal weather for riding around Cairngorm. The group starts don't seem to have great luck with the weather, do they.
by boxelder
Mon May 04, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 185
Views: 10809

Re: Wildlife

Also,
stoater noun

[1]Very attractive person Ah wiz oot wi a right stoater last night.

[2]Black eye. He punched me in the eye and gied me a stoater
...and a lovely frame by Shand.
by boxelder
Mon May 04, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 185
Views: 10809

Re: Wildlife

I surprised a fox on this morning's ride. Came around a corner and it was about 8m away, concentrating on the big Vole it had just caught. It looked very surprised, dropped it's breakfast and scarpered. Lovely brush on it.
by boxelder
Sat May 02, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alternative to Sram Dub bottom bracket?
Replies: 21
Views: 681

Re: Alternative to Sram Dub bottom bracket?

I bought the Nukeproof one https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/nukeproof-horizon-bottom-bracket-sram-dub-bsa/rp-prod187151 as the BB on my Spearfish was a bit hesitant after being sat for a while. It's much better quality than the stock on - feels similar to Hope. The original eased up though and se...
by boxelder
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: the pursuit of comfort.
Replies: 10
Views: 689

Re: the pursuit of comfort.

Larger volume tyres at lower pressure helps. Lots of riders seem to go for silly high pressure in road tyres. It's definitely a lot to do with not changing position as much. The term 'stiff back roadie' has solid roots.
by boxelder
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 9 speed mtb mech, which road sti's ?
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: 9 speed mtb mech, which road sti's ?

Doesn't really matter - Sora 9 or newer 10 spd. Both will work with a 9 spd XT rear mech. If you only want 9 gears, just set limit screws to lose the last click up the cassette or have a slack shift at 'the top'.
I've run Tiagra and Ultegra 10. Front mechs are a different tale......
by boxelder
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Waterproof Drybags
Replies: 8
Views: 475

Re: Waterproof Drybags

Is it a 19cm diameter, or 19cm laid flat (just checking)? They are usually sold as volume in litres.
Exped are good quality and range of sizes.
https://www.ultralightoutdoorgear.co.uk ... ybags-c177
by boxelder
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 586074

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Yeah, they seem great to deal with. I ordered three items, which seem to have gone missing in the mailing process (my brother ordered at the same time and his likewise went astray). Emailed AG and they are sending repeat order on 24hr delivery, or offered to refund.
by boxelder
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: I'm a tart
Replies: 40
Views: 1811

Re: I'm a tart

Various hand-me-downs Raleigh roadie (scrapped) Amaco Trailfinder MTB - 1987 (Dad's strictly) Spesh Rockhopper (crashed n broken) Marin Bear Valley (stolen :cry: ) Orange Clockwork (crashed n broken) Orange C16 (sold) Fisher ExCaliber (now mate's pub bike) Added RS Judy elastomer forks Kona Kapu (ro...
by boxelder
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Before Cuben, carbon and Dyneema
Replies: 39
Views: 1733

Re: Before Cuben, carbon and Dyneema

Ha, was just re-discovering the Saunders Cellphone I got for my birthday in the year of the Live Aid concerts. Seams have been resealed a few times and a bit of mildew on the part cotton inner.
by boxelder
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 47725

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Still riding Arch EX here from 2014 - big lad with added weight of gear. Built by Hope mind you......
I've replaced the Di2 battery on the hipster hybrid and re-jigged the e-wiring, then removed, cleaned and regreased the GXP BB.
by boxelder
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Salsa Spearfish GX Eagle, 2019, medium
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

Re: Salsa Spearfish GX Eagle, 2019, medium

Karl, how is the update different? I reckon it's just the anodising and if it was shiny steel, it wouldn't happen.
by boxelder
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Onza Payoff steel hard tail (frame only)
Replies: 5
Views: 502

Re: Onza Payoff steel hard tail (frame only)

Hi Jase, Am I missing the size (or have you?)
by boxelder
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?
Replies: 58
Views: 3752

Re: Tuscany Trail or Veneto Trail?

Veneto gone now too. No shocker.
by boxelder
Sun Apr 19, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?
Replies: 54
Views: 3710

Re: 'Doping scandal of the Highland Trail 550'...?

Someone in my family was prescribed Tramadol for pain relief. Its not exactly difficult to come by. As Neil says, if I'd been taking it on advice of my GP then it would never had occurred to me to check it was banned. I didn't even know the HTR550 operated under UCI rules. :lol: If this was the cas...
by boxelder
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Salsa Spearfish GX Eagle, 2019, medium
Replies: 11
Views: 1091

Re: Salsa Spearfish GX Eagle, 2019, medium

Good buy Mike. Mine is coming up to 1 year old. Great bikes for Lakes type cross country riding. If you start to get a creak, it's just the shock fixings and a spot of lactate sorts it.

EDIT: "spot of lactate sorts it." should obviously be 'Loctite'........ :???:
by boxelder
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who needs spokes?
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: Who needs spokes?

More flippin windows to clean. Is the valve hole offset on those rims?
by boxelder
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Saddles
Replies: 19
Views: 945

Re: Saddles

Have you tried a Brooks Cambium carved?
Do the new Bel Aire squeek any less I wonder? I'm on Ergon saddles now for the MTB, having been a Bel air devotee.
by boxelder
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Shimano Alivio 8 Speed Shifter and Deore V Brake Levers
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: Wanted: Shimano Alivio 8 Speed Shifter and Deore V Brake Levers

I think I have some integrated shifters and levers you're welcome to. LX I think. In Cumbria too.
by boxelder
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: closing national parks, and imposing fines?
Replies: 62
Views: 2667

Re: closing national parks, and imposing fines?

My brother reports that the Police are stopping traffic on the road into the Dales from Lancaster. Turning cars around etc.
by boxelder
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: closing national parks, and imposing fines?
Replies: 62
Views: 2667

Re: closing national parks, and imposing fines?

There were 'Road Closed' signs up along the Buttermere (Honister) road a few days ago. Gone now. I don't think National Park status makes any difference to access law. We live in the park, but the local town is just outside.
by boxelder
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The BB's clock is correct again......
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: The BB's clock is correct again......

I like it as is
by boxelder
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The BB's clock is correct again......
Replies: 2
Views: 264

The BB's clock is correct again......

....must mean summer is ahoy :grin: :-bd
by boxelder
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shaf's respirator appeal.
Replies: 103
Views: 4201

Re: Shaf's respirator appeal.

He's selling his son's/daughter's bike frame! Maybe we could rent it for a week at a time, until the LOCKDOWN is lifted, at which point the current renter get's to 'do with it as they wish'?
by boxelder
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proper made up!
Replies: 29
Views: 1369

Re: Proper made up!

That must be a vicious fecker to kill a grey squirrel!

Good spot.