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by PaulE
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8716
Views: 960812

Re: The post man's been ...

MendipMuddler wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:55 pm
Lazarus wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:46 pm
tubeless valves
Two laptops [ for the kids]
Last bel air saddle in the world
What?! They're not making anymore? Noooo
I've a pretty beat up Bel air you could have for the cost of postage. I used to love them, but have gone off it now... I think it would need re-covering
by PaulE
Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bivi boots
Replies: 30
Views: 1051

Re: Bivi boots

For those interested in the Vivo barefoot, they were half price on sportpursuit last week so worth keeping an eye out.

Ex-army goretex boot liners are my choice, used the same way as the plastic bag options but then can be used under riding shoes too
by PaulE
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8716
Views: 960812

Re: The post man's been ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:57 pm
Surely we now need Bear Bones signature bar tape :-bd
https://www.roadandribbon.com/pages/cus ... debar-tape

Seems to be $40 per bike though!
by PaulE
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FOC : Now taken Challenge Gravel Grinder Wired Tyres 700c x 38
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: FOC : Challenge Gravel Grinder Wired Tyres 700c x 38

Yes please if they're not already taken.
by PaulE
Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 170
Views: 11487

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

You can buy empty, drawstring topped bags on Amazon. I was thinking about using one of those with a fairly coarse grind coffee in it. Do you have a link? Should be easy to make with some scrap non-dyed/organic material, but a commercial option would be nice. See above post - I reckon it could be a ...
by PaulE
Wed Jun 24, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration
Replies: 51
Views: 1638

Re: Go Outdoors set to go in to administration

I don't understand the reticence to "pay" the £5 in order to save more than that* the reticence is to give them my personal details to buy things off them - i would have bought the card i was not prepared to say where i lived simply to buy things as that is not how shopping works. how it works is i...
by PaulE
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New sleeping mat required
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: New sleeping mat required

RIP wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:24 am
Have P-X been reading too much Viz or something?

There is of course huge scope for naming other outdoor products in a similar vein...........
Fnarr fnarr
by PaulE
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 95
Views: 4336

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

It's significantly less pretty , but also a load cheaper than that rather lovely system... I was wondering if a BMX hollow bolt star nut would do the same job for dynamo cables.

https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mob ... prod130964
by PaulE
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New sleeping mat required
Replies: 14
Views: 513

Re: New sleeping mat required

I just bought my daughter (and probably will pinch it at some point) the "amusingly named" semi from planet X for £15. Seems pretty comfy and compact/light considering that it has foam inside. They also do a full length one (morning glory) and a purely air one (diamond cutter) too.
by PaulE
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 170
Views: 11487

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

You can buy empty, drawstring topped bags on Amazon. I was thinking about using one of those with a fairly coarse grind coffee in it.
by PaulE
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Something for the coffee snobs.
Replies: 170
Views: 11487

Re: Something for the coffee snobs.

At the risk of getting lynched, has anyone tried refillable coffee bags? I'm an aeropress fan at home, but I've seen these bags and thought they would be the lightest solution?
by PaulE
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...
Replies: 95
Views: 4336

Re: New Bike Gear Out And Due Out...

ScotRoutes wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:56 pm
One for Shafs new FS.
Precisely my first thought too
by PaulE
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Framebag design for this
Replies: 11
Views: 553

Re: Framebag design for this

If you turn the shock over, so the pro-pedal lever is facing up not down then you might fit a bag on some kind of cage on the downtube? Clearance with the top tube looks tight though.
by PaulE
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted sti shifters and compact chainset
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Wanted sti shifters and compact chainset

I've got some cranks, Shimano tiagra. I think the rings are 36-46 if they're any use? Might have a spare set of 34-50 rings but I'll have to excavate the spares box!
by PaulE
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 587575

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

If you've got teeny feet (43 or less) then these SPD boots look a steal
https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mob ... prod199169
by PaulE
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Weird gear indexing issue
Replies: 14
Views: 500

Re: Weird gear indexing issue

Don't know if it applies to SRAM, but if it's the biggest 2 cogs, have you tried winding the b-tension screw in a touch? They can rattle a bit loose over time and cause the top jockey to catch (at least on a Shimano mech they can)
by PaulE
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Kids BMX Bikes (20" wheels)
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Kids Bikes (26” & 20" wheels)

Go for it - I've done a bit of measurement and it'll not be the right size for my daughter for another year or 2
by PaulE
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Kids BMX Bikes (20" wheels)
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Kids Bikes (26” & 20" wheels)

Very interested in the 26, but I'll have to wait until my wife gets in from work to confirm...
by PaulE
Mon Jun 15, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Monday Night Peak Ride MKII
Replies: 20
Views: 991

Re: Monday Night Peak Ride MKII

Depending on where it is in the peaks, then I might be interested. Could you send me the details for tonight please?
by PaulE
Sun Jun 14, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 587575

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Shadow+ ultegra road mech roughly half price at freewheel
https://www.freewheel.co.uk/shimano-ult ... -rdrx800gs

Plenty of other Shimano bargains there too
by PaulE
Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Painting an Aluminium Frame
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Painting an Aluminium Frame

pretty much the same here, although one old kona I had came with a little pot of touch up paint from new... Now I just raid my wife or daughter's (2 different people - I'm in Sheffield, not Royston Vasey!) nail polish collections for the closest colour and then give it a quick spray of clear laquer ...
by PaulE
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not your usual bikepacking video.
Replies: 38
Views: 1343

Re: Not your usual bikepacking video.

Thank you for that! I love the video and it's definitely made me want to visit there even more. My dad goes to Slovenia every year or 2 and always tells me how great it is, I'm beginning to think he may be on to something!
by PaulE
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which bike lock
Replies: 10
Views: 441

Re: Which bike lock

I've got a knog party Frank lock for this sort of use. Claims to be 250g online, I'm surprised it's that heavy. Bright orange so it's obvious the bike is locked too.
by PaulE
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Frame repair opinions
Replies: 10
Views: 449

Re: Frame repair opinions

I'd be tempted to press it as close to the original shape as possible with blocks, alight the back of the frame and then possibly braze a sleeve over the area if you felt it needed more reinforcement. If looks are less important you could possibly use pre-preg carbon fibre and epoxy to wrap the repa...
by PaulE
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2039
Views: 281413

Re: Todays ride

RIP wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:40 pm
:-bd . You let the poor lad do all the work while you had your feet up? No wonder he's knackered :wink: . Not even a visit to see the alpacas as a reward
I wish...
Thought about the alpacas, but couldn't face the final road climb, particularly as we live in the opposite direction!