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by belugabob
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another cable compression solution.
Replies: 26
Views: 2630

Re: Another cable compression solution.

Thanks for your ideas on here. I have used the accessory bar from SJS Cycles to mount my Wildcat Lion harness. - I am delighted with the results - It doesn't squash the cables and it leaves all the hand placements available. I had 2 x 25mm spacers and just swapped out the bottom spacer for the acce...
by belugabob
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any interest in some new 'boo?
Replies: 41
Views: 1504

Re: Any interest in some new 'boo?

Having been very impressed with my large grey t-shirt, from the last batch, I'd be up for another one.

Probably in one of the blue shades, and maybe with a different phrase (although the existing one is fine)
by belugabob
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The latest cutting edge outdoor gear
Replies: 14
Views: 768

Re: The latest cutting edge outdoor gear

I'm so glad than I'm not fashionable...
by belugabob
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Another cable compression solution.
Replies: 26
Views: 2630

Re: Another cable compression solution.

Wow thread resurrection, bit confused by the problem though as it’s possible to set the wildcat lion up to leave a cable gap :wink: Not necessarily - it depends on the brake levers, hose exit angles and headtube size. Wildcat harness fits fine to my Merlin Malt, with no hose issues. My Trek marlin ...
by belugabob
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: drj0n bagworks
Replies: 47
Views: 4439

Re: drj0n bagworks

drjon wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:18 pm
60mm
Thanks - will do some measuring, later.

That is between the upper and lower bolts, which mount the faceplate to the stem, isn't it? (Should have been more specific)
by belugabob
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1022
Views: 199767

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

Jurassic pusher wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:20 pm
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Not there yet but hope I have this mindset when the time comes !

I didn't take this photo (obviously)
I read this as "Nursing my ass home" ;)
by belugabob
Tue Dec 24, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: drj0n bagworks
Replies: 47
Views: 4439

Re: drj0n bagworks

What is the distance between the bolt hole centres, on the twinfix clamps?
by belugabob
Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2954
Views: 509573

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:10 pm
Anyone looking for a quilt? Thermarest Navis half price.

https://www.absolute-snow.co.uk/V/Therm ... g-(182619)
When that site popped up, I thought I'd ended up at Aldi, and was looking at a giant "Kevin the carrot"
by belugabob
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Making a mini BB200 (green) custom BPing bag
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

Re: Making a mini BB200 (green) custom BPing bag

As far as the workmanship goes, it just takes a little practice... * First one to realise you've got the wrong material and/or sewing skills * Second one to get the order of construction sorted out * Third one to arrive at something you trust to not explode mid ride * Fourth one for your mate, who y...
by belugabob
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Making a mini BB200 (green) custom BPing bag
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

Re: Making a mini BB200 (green) custom BPing bag

Belugabob, I did indeed make it inside out but upon educated guesstimates, I gathered that doing the back section inside out would render me with an inside out bag as it was starting to become rather stiff to turn it the right way round... It can be a bit on the stiff side, but usually possible - d...
by belugabob
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Making a mini BB200 (green) custom BPing bag
Replies: 18
Views: 1098

Re: Making a mini BB200 (green) custom BPing bag

Next time you make one - and there will be a next time - here's a tip... It looks like the rear panel was the last one added, and that this was stitched from the outside, revealing the seams. If you assemble the whole thing - including the last panel - inside out, then you can turn it right way out ...
by belugabob
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 354
Views: 43510

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Currently at 17x17 and a cluster of 569 - but got some routes already planned, to extend this somewhat.
There are a couple of tiles which are going to require some imagination, but that's part of the appeal, in my opinion
by belugabob
Fri Nov 29, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7993
Views: 837148

Re: The post man's been ...

with two custom-made Alpkit drybags
Interesting, as I could do with acdrybag of particular proportions.
Couldn't find anything specific about custom drybags on their 'custom bikepacking kit' page - do I just need to drop them a line?
by belugabob
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Groupsets
Replies: 24
Views: 1409

Re: Groupsets

As of 15 minutes ago, I can confirm that 50/34 and 11-40T works with a Shimano R8000 rear mech. I needed to fit a longer chain - 118 links. That's on a chainstay length of 445mm. Cross-chaining to the max works with no rubbing. The rear mech isn't too stretched at 50:40 and still has some tension l...
by belugabob
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where is this mythical land?
Replies: 15
Views: 853

Re: Where is this mythical land?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:04 pm
Don't know. Is it the surface of a Jaffa cake viewed under a microscope?
Who on earth has Jaffa cakes long enough for them to go mouldy?
;)
by belugabob
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bendable plastic for making a harness
Replies: 11
Views: 854

Re: Bendable plastic for making a harness

PaulE wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:53 pm
https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/finfoerdel ... -30335898/

Bendy plastic chopping boards, 2 for £1 at IKEA...
Blimey - even cheaper than B&M

:-bd
by belugabob
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Bendable plastic for making a harness
Replies: 11
Views: 854

Re: Bendable plastic for making a harness

Get down your local B&M - pack of 4 plastic cutting mats (different colours for different foodstuffs) for a few quid.
Nice and thing, easy to cut, bendable but stiff enough
by belugabob
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1022
Views: 199767

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

Ok - given up with embedding images from google pics, and just went with the attachment option If you use this it works..... https://www.publicalbum.org/blog/embedding-google-photos-image You're not wrong... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/oDPT2lR9t4DbJjtLHq6zVy-7ANEU5wIU4UGXdO9XsSuad3EfrnJdL1vBS...
by belugabob
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1022
Views: 199767

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

Ok - given up with embedding images from google pics, and just went with the attachment option
by belugabob
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1022
Views: 199767

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

Brought a smile to my face, whilst bimbling along on my bike...
Image
https://photos.app.goo.gl/3qdc2q4tCwTUkFvz9
by belugabob
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bikehike alternative?
Replies: 34
Views: 1624

Re: Bikehike alternative?

I'm currently using Basecamp, with Talkytoaster maps, and find it just as good as Bikehike (although it's sad to see 'enthusiast' sites struggle to survive) The Talkytoaster maps also work on my Garmin Etrex Touch (and a lot of others, I believe) so the on screen experience is the same between PC an...
by belugabob
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Carrying Cham Cream
Replies: 21
Views: 1155

Re: Carrying Cham Cream

For multi-day trips, I carry extra cream in one of those pump-action travel bottles that you can get from Boots/Sainsbury's etc. That did lead to a potentially embarrassing moment, involving me holding the bottle of cream, and the wet wipes, whilst my friend hid behind a tree, to sooth his soreness....
by belugabob
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Adding webbing to a soft flask
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: Adding webbing to a soft flask

Probably easier to make a pouch that the flask fits into, and add webbing to the pouch.
Add a drawstring to the pouch, to secure the flask, and it'll be easier to secure/remove
by belugabob
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New 'boo. Underway.
Replies: 54
Views: 5243

Re: New 'boo. Underway.

Mine arrived today - got the sizing right, and it's nice and soft.

Thanks
by belugabob
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Laff a sentence
Replies: 28
Views: 1665

Re: Laff a sentence

but they didn't say what colour the slug was
If it was a banana slug, it would have been yellow - but peel it, and it'll be black in no time.