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by PaulE
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pogies?
Replies: 20
Views: 819

Re: Pogies?

Thanks folks - looks like I'll be getting a set for Christmas then! Now to decide on colour...
by PaulE
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pogies?
Replies: 20
Views: 819

Pogies?

Hi, looking for a bit of advice on keeping my hands warm. Usually I just ride in lobster type mits in winter,but I'm doing Strathpuffer solo so figured I'd need more warmth. I've been looking at a pair of pogies for it - and from previous threads I think these got good feedback: https://www.hotpog.c...
by PaulE
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 375
Views: 22418

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Mud tyres onto the mountain bike just now.

Commuter/gravel/cx bike will hopefully be getting a clean, oil, sort the rattling internal cables and mudguard fitting later this weekend.

As Lazarus' post said, getting ready for winter!
by PaulE
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Will I die
Replies: 31
Views: 1379

Re: Will I die

Bikes need some sort of wear or damage to be right. I often give my bikes a damn good thrashing with twigs or baler twine, keeps them in line and eager to obey my every command. Always good to go full Basil Fawlty on their asses. :-bd Btw does anyone have suggested uses for 2 cracked Van Nic Ti fra...
by PaulE
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: (Blue) Oyster Bar
Replies: 26
Views: 1208

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Could take some fairly tricky manoeuvres with cable or hydro splitters in order to have braking on the flat and drop sections... I'm envisioning something like sti shifters, cable disk brakes and either odd cable routing to some cross top levers or a second set of levers and a couple of BMX cable de...
by PaulE
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: Charge Cooker singlepseed
Replies: 6
Views: 711

Re: FS: Charge Cooker singlepseed

What size is it please?
by PaulE
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Laff a sentence
Replies: 28
Views: 1544

Re: Laff a sentence

I think it's a Nicholas Crane thing, but measuring in a straight line and then applying a wiggliness factor works surprisingly well... either for a linear route or simplify the route to a triangle or rectangle. I tend to work in a factor of 1.6, as that means that a km in the straight line = a mile ...
by PaulE
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bottle cage mount repositioners
Replies: 23
Views: 1132

Re: Bottle cage mount repositioners

I've done the same as above, but to space the bottle down by the distance between the bottle mounts... Just a piece of 10x3 aluminium strip with 2 plain holes (over the existing bottle mounts) and a third tapped hole for the new bottom mount. Took all of about 5 minutes, including rounding off corne...
by PaulE
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Do I want a...
Replies: 58
Views: 2292

Re: Do I want a...

If you're over 6' and able to collect it from Sheffield, I've got most of a fatty trail you could borrow for a while to try it out
by PaulE
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Sorted thanks - one man tent - cheap please
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: Wanted - one man tent - cheap please

If for some reason that doesn't work, I'm thinking of selling a terra Nova zephyros 1
by PaulE
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Tents pots frames odds n ends FOR SALE
Replies: 13
Views: 1234

Re: Tents pots frames odds n ends FOR SALE

Possible interest in the west wind tent, but can't find anything about it online... Any idea of weight etc, or a link to info please?

EDIT - if it's the north face one, then too big/heavy. If something else, please let me know!
by PaulE
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Where’s your waterproof when it’s not raining?
Replies: 21
Views: 1057

Re: Where’s your waterproof when it’s not raining?

Rolled up in my back pocket. Zip carefully adjusted to just fit over my head , following a near hypothermia incident where I'd left the zip up and stuffed the jacket into my fell running bumbag. When the sleet started, my hands were too cold to undo the zip and it was a bit marginal until I manage w...
by PaulE
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Easton Havoc Stem 65mm
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Easton Havoc Stem 65mm

Only got 32mm of steerer... If it's chunky then probably no point measuring, but ta anyway
by PaulE
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2919
Views: 500270

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Crazily cheap answer handlebars on chain reaction at the moment. Sadly only in the normal sweep, not the 20°
by PaulE
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Easton Havoc Stem 65mm
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Easton Havoc Stem 65mm

How tall is the steerer clamp please? I need a 65-70mm stem, but don't have much spare steerer!
by PaulE
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 375
Views: 22418

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Sorting out mystery noises this week. BB creaking on the mountain bike so cleaned, regreased and assembled tightly leaving me a smooth and silent bike. Then realised (at the bottom of the big hill I live on, on the way to work) that I'd forgotten to replace the front pads and they were down to the b...
by PaulE
Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Steel Frame and Fork sale extravaganza!
Replies: 7
Views: 981

Re: Steel Frame and Fork sale extravaganza!

Are you sure the Honzo is a 19? Spec only shows 18 & 20? Might be interested in it either way, but I'll need to measure up some bits.
by PaulE
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Your bike collection
Replies: 76
Views: 4456

Re: Your bike collection

Excellent timing for this thread as I'm having a bit of a tidy/rationalisation. No particular order - probably most recently used first I guess... Saracen/mad trials bike. Singlespeed, rigid, 26" wheels, maguras, no seat and tiny. Pretty much pointless but fun to ride around the woods with the dog l...
by PaulE
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Ultimate limit of human endurance found
Replies: 39
Views: 2288

Re: Ultimate limit of human endurance found

The paper it comes from (linked in the BBC article) was interesting too. I wonder if the adaption to elevated energy consumption and expenditure for very extended periods during pregnancy is part of the reason for a narrowing of the performance gap between male and female athletes as events increase...
by PaulE
Thu May 30, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted - 9mm qr end caps for hope hubs
Replies: 15
Views: 839

Re: Wanted - 9mm qr end caps for hope hubs

Do you know if they are the same for all Pro hubs? I've a front set in the toolbox but I think they are pro2
by PaulE
Wed May 29, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike Trailer
Replies: 30
Views: 2242

Re: Bike Trailer

dlovett wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 1:01 am
PaulE wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 5:22 pm
Where are you? I've a 2 child one going spare you could try. Think the limit is 50kg, but that's a lot closer than the ones you've seen
Hey Paul, I am on the south coast near Portsmouth, where are you?
In Sheffield, so might be a tad tricky
by PaulE
Tue May 28, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike Trailer
Replies: 30
Views: 2242

Re: Bike Trailer

Where are you? I've a 2 child one going spare you could try. Think the limit is 50kg, but that's a lot closer than the ones you've seen
by PaulE
Fri May 24, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Silly Ideas...
Replies: 24
Views: 1610

Re: Silly Ideas...

Always full of them, whether bike related or otherwise. Most recent one was building a soapbox racer for the Bluebell wood children's hospice event last weekend. Planned on building it with my 6th form engineering students over the course of the spring. Staff and student absence meant we had no time...
by PaulE
Sun May 12, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted shimano 9 speed rear shifter
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Wanted shimano 9 speed rear shifter

I'll try to hunt it out later
by PaulE
Sun May 12, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted shimano 9 speed rear shifter
Replies: 3
Views: 352

Re: Wanted shimano 9 speed rear shifter

Would deore be good enough? Fairly sure I've got one somewhere in the garage if so