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by belugabob
Tue May 14, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2961
Views: 511868

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

If, like me, you are a fan of Camelbak Podium bottles, because you can just point and squirt (ooerr!), rather than struggle to open the cap with your teeth, then you could buy one of these... https://www.halfords.com/cycling/bike-accessories/bike-bottles-cages/camelbak-podium-water-bottle-smoke-710m...
by belugabob
Wed May 08, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sleeping bag next day delivery recommendation please
Replies: 5
Views: 592

Re: Sleeping bag next day delivery recommendation please

Try here instead...

https://rockrun.com/collections/cumulus ... e-line-300

...order online, delivery next day - no waiting for emails to be answered.
by belugabob
Fri May 03, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New style Decathlon bottle mounts.
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: New style Decathlon bottle mounts.

Thanks for the links.

Decathlon need to improve their search engine, as that doesn't come up when searching for 'bottle cage' or 'bottle'
Couldn't find it by looking through the various departments, either.
by belugabob
Thu May 02, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New style Decathlon bottle mounts.
Replies: 7
Views: 958

Re: New style Decathlon bottle mounts.

Couldn't find them on the decathlon website - do you have a link?
by belugabob
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi trousers
Replies: 13
Views: 1087

Re: Bivi trousers

I would love to see the look on a farmers face ,on discovering 30 people, all illegally camped on their land emerging from various shelters in the same bear onesie He might be as surprised as this guy... https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=%23&ved=2ahUKEwi797HAqvXhAhWtShUIHT_PDYUQw...
by belugabob
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi trousers
Replies: 13
Views: 1087

Re: Bivi trousers

ScotRoutes wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:54 am
I'm sure Stu could get some printed up in manly colours - or with a bear on 😁
It's a onsie, so it would have to have a hood styled like a bear - complete with ears
by belugabob
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Help with GPS, E Trex
Replies: 6
Views: 910

Re: Help with GPS, E Trex

Monday is bank holiday (yippee) so how about Tuesday 7th? - will call to confirm, as I leave work ( I finish at 16:30)
by belugabob
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Help with GPS, E Trex
Replies: 6
Views: 910

Re: Help with GPS, E Trex

I work near the airport, and use basecamp with my etrex 35 - could pop round on my way home, if the timing is right.
(Tatsfield is my route home)
by belugabob
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8013
Views: 840384

Re: The post man's been ...

You need to look more closely, Norm.

DOHC, I believe ;)
by belugabob
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 354
Views: 43824

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

After a pretty frustrating week, and a wasted morning, trying (unsuccessfully) to get my Etrex35 to navigate a downloaded route (looks like it's borked, as the same route works on my GPSmap 60csx) I headed off for a road ride in the sunshine. Bagging three new tiles took my square from 11*11 to 13*1...
by belugabob
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suspension gravel bike anyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 1323

Re: Full suspension gravel bike anyone?

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:00 pm
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Probably be much comfier if the bars were raised 3" too, maybe you could forego the suspension then? :wink:
Depends on how long your legs are, and how much further down you could get the saddle
by belugabob
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 354
Views: 43824

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

Not been riding much, lately, but beginning to pick up a bit. Went for a social ride with some friends (their route) and was gutted to find, afterwards, that I very narrowly ( as in " I could have just ridden down the wrong side of the road" narrowly) missed two new tiles. Will just have to go back,...
by belugabob
Wed Mar 27, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Whoop whoop! Yarde Orchard Cafe Reopening
Replies: 3
Views: 477

Re: Whoop whoop! Yarde Orchard Cafe Reopening

Cake time ---I have it on good authority - i.e. I met Sim the owner on yesterdays ride - that the Tarka Trail's Yarde Orchard cafe will be reopenning on the 6th April :-bd Its a good opportunity for mid flight refuelling between south and north Devon. Excellent - if about 7 months too late for me. ...
by belugabob
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Reg's new pole.
Replies: 18
Views: 1986

Re: Reg's new pole.

middleagedmadness wrote:Arghhhhhhhhh ,(salviates) spangles ,the sweet time almost forgot :-bd
Darn you - I now need more therapy to forget the time I (for some reason) put a whole packet of cola spangles in my mouth at once
by belugabob
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8013
Views: 840384

Re: The post man's been ...

...and delivered an item that I've been prevaricating about for far too long. Cumulus Lite Line 300 sleeping bag. Nice quality stitching and construction, room for my size twelves and my shoulders. Packs small, weighs little enough for my liking and plenty warm enough for the wimpy seasons that I'll...
by belugabob
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Of rivnuts and Bow Ties and straps ...
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: Of rivnuts and Bow Ties and straps ...

Was looking at the problem solvers website, earlier, and they recommend wrapping the straps around the frame - so you made the right decision.

Looking good
by belugabob
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If you had ...
Replies: 53
Views: 3055

Re: If you had ...

Get the train from Gatwick to Plymouth, then take my time riding home, along the coast(ish)

Now, if only I had some train tickets on my desk....
by belugabob
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Packed bike weighIn Thread
Replies: 179
Views: 10412

Re: Packed bike weighIn Thread

@Apsosium - please excuse the thread hijack, but I'd be interested to see some more shot of your bar bag setup, with particular attention to how you stop it form flopping into the headtube?
by belugabob
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Don't give up thy dayjob!
Replies: 9
Views: 1319

Re: Don't give up thy dayjob!

techno mail wrote:Nice trowel/crud catcher combo! :grin:
Crud catcher/crud hider, surely?
by belugabob
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Attaching a quilt to a mat, any tricks?
Replies: 28
Views: 1351

Re: Attaching a quilt to a mat, any tricks?

You could try those elastic straps with clips on, that come with ironing board covers This is just a guess, as the (maybe just perceived) minor temperature gradients around the edge of the quilt puts me off. Currently trying to mentally justify the cost of a small pack size, down bag, at the moment,...
by belugabob
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: New frame - coming along nicely.
Replies: 50
Views: 4256

Re: New frame - coming along nicely.

Your challenge - should you choose to accept it - is to track this down...

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GcF9S1 ... p=drivesdk
by belugabob
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: New frame - coming along nicely.
Replies: 50
Views: 4256

Re: New frame - coming along nicely.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Nope, lost me ...
It was a bit abstract ... the sign has a picture of a chicken on, which is actually a cock, I thought a Womble would complement it.
Definitely abstract - even for my warped sense of humour :)
by belugabob
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcat - the final sale
Replies: 49
Views: 3961

Re: Wildcat - the final sale

Sorry to hear this but, as you say life moves on.

Hope the future is heading in a good direction for you.
by belugabob
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: New frame - coming along nicely.
Replies: 50
Views: 4256

Re: New frame - coming along nicely.

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Looks quite nice to me, here's the High Street of the nearest town to me :|
Shop nearest right ... I so want there to be a Womble on the other end of the shop sign.
Nope, lost me ...