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by thenorthwind
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: QR adapters for Hope Pro 4
Replies: 13
Views: 191

Re: Wanted: QR adapters for Hope Pro 4

Are they different?

Rear, though I've got a pair of hubs, and I might swap the front one into the wheel currently on the bike, so I would take a front/rear set if there was one going.
by thenorthwind
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: QR adapters for Hope Pro 4
Replies: 13
Views: 191

Wanted: QR adapters for Hope Pro 4

Anyone got any spare? Cheers
by thenorthwind
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mini review
Replies: 22
Views: 482

Re: Mini review

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:19 am
Not only a roof.

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but I've just discovered a rocking chair kit.

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What a time to be alive! :lol: :shock:
by thenorthwind
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 1051

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

GregMay wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:23 am
I'm more frustrated about where his D lock is.
I know where I'd put it.
by thenorthwind
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 1051

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

That this is even a discussion shows how little "exercise" the average UK punter takes. Seven miles is being put forward as some sort of mega journey when most of could run that in less than an hour. I agree, though I imagine it seems different to your average Londonder - not necessarily because th...
by thenorthwind
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Flat pedal shoe recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: Flat pedal shoe recommendations

The grip on the Fairbanks is much better on soft/wet surfaces than the likes of 5:10, Shimano GR9 etc I hope they're better than than my 5:10s, but to be fair, my 5:10s might be Stealth rubber, but they're not designed for walking so are almost flat, and hence lethal on wet grass. The Trailcross ha...
by thenorthwind
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:07 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Virtual Virtual Winter Event 2021
Replies: 11
Views: 200

Re: Virtual Virtual Winter Event 2021

:lol: :lol: :lol: Brilliant. Quite the estate you must have Reg if it covers three separate GRs. Assuming you're using six figures, and aren't some kind of weirdo :roll: Oh, and on my travels I found a very curious hole located in a lawn. No other holes around. It was about 1" in diameter. No piles ...
by thenorthwind
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Flat pedal shoe recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: Flat pedal shoe recommendations

I also ride flats and haven't yet found the perfect footwear, probably because there is no perfect solution. Grip on flat pedals needs a flat, soft-ish rubber, whereas grip on mud, wet grass gravel needs something with a bit of tread. Though the Trailcross Alpinium mentions may have found a solution...
by thenorthwind
Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Canister refill adapters.
Replies: 19
Views: 414

Re: Canister refill adapters.

Hadn't thought of the freezer thing. Will try that next time.
by thenorthwind
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 128
Views: 5989

Re: Lock-down projects

Impressed with the tidy sheds going on here, but where do people keep all the pieces of wood, useful steel, boxes of electrics, boxes of plumbing, ladders, and everything else? I have a separate 8'x6' shed for that! But despite emptying it, putting some shelving and dividers in, and putting it all ...
by thenorthwind
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 128
Views: 5989

Re: Lock-down projects

I replaced my one of my shagged up-and-over doors with insulated barn doors. So much easier to get in an out, and warmer too. I probably use the garage door more than the front door! The novelty of using the remote control to open the roller as you roll up the drive wears off after a couple of goes...
by thenorthwind
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 214
Views: 5080

Re: What are you drinking now?

A friend's just given me the remains (a third maybe) of a 5l mini keg of chocolate stout at 10%, so a couple of glasses of that. It's a bit thin and acidic for my liking really (and his), but y'know, free beer's free beer.
by thenorthwind
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: fs, Pair of Spa built strong wheels. SOLD
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: fs, Pair of Spa built strong wheels.

Might be interested in these Ton. I take it they're 700c?

Should I open an account? :lol:
by thenorthwind
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 128
Views: 5989

Re: Lock-down projects

Lots of garage envy going on here. In the middle of some much more modest improvements to my single-skin brick wall attached single garage. I'm slowly insulating the external walls and ceiling with offcuts and surplus insulation board from Gumtree/skips and boarding it out with a combination of OSB ...
by thenorthwind
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9308
Views: 1054295

Re: The post man's been ...

...and brought me a nice pair of Columbia Fairbanks boots, from that nice ton fella. Non-cycling specific but recommended by several people for us flatty hold-outs*. A GSI frying pan. I'm going to attempt to perfect the bikepacking camp pizza. You've changed , man, you've changed. But I too want to ...
by thenorthwind
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1399
Views: 137894

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

I feel we best start early this week.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-55548820
by thenorthwind
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th
Replies: 608
Views: 12550

Re: January's Virtual Winter Event 2021 (Covid lockdown edition) Jan 9th and 10th

I realized yesterday that the petrol station about 100 yards from my house still does hot takeaway breakfast rolls and stuff, I shall partake this weekend during/ after my ride for that authentic bikepacking feel... Good thinking, I might skip breakfast, run to the Spar and get an armful of random ...
by thenorthwind
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Overseas purchases and imports
Replies: 67
Views: 1582

Re: Overseas purchases and imports

As much as I think Brexit is a massive shitshow, I think the most ridiculous thing about the Brooks saga is that products are shipped to Italy to be shipped back to the UK. The new EU border has just made that more apparent.
by thenorthwind
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bloody brexit!!
Replies: 24
Views: 605

Re: Bloody brexit!!

Anyone got their blue passport yet? I'm getting a burgundy cover from amazon when the time comes. :lol: You got a link to those? https://smile.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NXY7CAG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_fabc_6W48FbNCZGZHQ Worth it for a couple of quid. Just check it's not coming from abroad else the import dutie...
by thenorthwind
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your top 3 ITT tips.
Replies: 32
Views: 988

Re: Your top 3 ITT tips.

- Practice everything that isn’t pedalling. Can you replace a spoke without removing your tubeless seal, can you set up your bivi in the rain, can you re-pack in minutes? Serious stuff. No. I cannot replace a spoke without removing my tubeless seal. And I'd REALLY like to know how. Im not bad on th...
by thenorthwind
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Lock-down projects
Replies: 128
Views: 5989

Re: Lock-down projects

That looks great Sean!
by thenorthwind
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Duece trowels
Replies: 14
Views: 310

Re: Duece trowels

Guy I rode the Dales Divide with had a "trowel" which was bit of standard 210ml sealant/caulk/No More Nails tube split and trimmed to a point at one end. Costs nowt, effectively takes up zero space since you can strap it to a frame tube, weighs very little. Probably pretty durable too - shhhh... was...
by thenorthwind
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photo comp We have a Winner!
Replies: 18
Views: 645

Re: Photo comp We have a Winner!

Well done Reg.

For the record, I didn't vote for you because I knew you'd win anyway. Democracy, eh :wink:
by thenorthwind
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: "Tubular Fells" Lake District Map
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: "Tubular Fells" Lake District Map

It's really my girlfriend selling this since she bought the duplicate, and she says "no, sorry". Of course, I'd have let you have it :grin: :wink:
by thenorthwind
Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: "Tubular Fells" Lake District Map
Replies: 3
Views: 179

"Tubular Fells" Lake District Map

Put this on my Christmas list and got two. Anyone want to make an offer rather than send it back?

https://www.aiguillealpine.co.uk/produc ... lar-fells/