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by PaulE
Sun May 12, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bamboo feedback.
Replies: 51
Views: 3538

Re: Bamboo feedback.

Had my first warm rides in the bamboo t-shirt today. 3 short rides (about half an hour each) with labouring Inbetween. Very comfortable, not too sweaty and no scent at all so far. Any plan for a second run?
by PaulE
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Daftest thing you’ve ever carried...?
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Daftest thing you’ve ever carried...?

Not on a long ride, but I've frequently carried a kid's bike on the handlebars or strapped to my backpack.
by PaulE
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles
Replies: 331
Views: 41788

Re: Veloviewer map - explorer tiles

That app is great, thanks...
Realised thanks to it that I'm only one short ride away from going to 12*12 from 9*9... And then fairly easy to get to 15*15. There's my plan for next week's time off then!
by PaulE
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 375
Views: 22418

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Think it's"new" bike week in our house... Bought my 5 year old daughter a Wild 20" from to outdoors - pretty much a frog/Isla copy. 1*7 gears, proper freehub on nice light wheels and a lovely little aluminium f&f. And it now has a Minny Mouse bottle and cage too... Son saw this, and having just lear...
by PaulE
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Forum update changed from 4th April to 5th April at 9am
Replies: 15
Views: 1621

Re: Forum update changed from 4th April to 5th April at 9am

Looks good on a mobile to me, nice to be able to see signatures, and very crisp & clean
by PaulE
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 375
Views: 22418

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Built it... Got a chumba vf2 frame for a silly low price on stw, built up with a mix of old and new bits. Anything but a bikepacking bike, but now means that the 27.5" hardtail can be tweaked more in that direction with swoopy bars etc... The would be a pic here but it was hammering with rain last n...
by PaulE
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bag bag spacers
Replies: 25
Views: 1668

Re: Bag bag spacers

That looks significantly nicer and lighter than my laser cut idea... I think I'll go for the simple plan too! Thanks for the inspiration
by PaulE
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bag bag spacers
Replies: 25
Views: 1668

Re: Bag bag spacers

restlessshawn wrote:
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
I'm vegan
Forgot about that - wood then? :wink:
That might just work!
Layers of 3mm plywood, with neoprene on the outside, was my most likely choice at the moment.
by PaulE
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bag bag spacers
Replies: 25
Views: 1668

Re: Bag bag spacers

Strangely enough, I was contemplating laser cutting some of these this week, just trying to decide on the material. If I sort it, I'll post on here and could probably send some to you
by PaulE
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Making things the old, slow way.
Replies: 32
Views: 2597

Re: Making things the old, slow way.

It's good to see that there's still craftsmanship about ,instead of just putting the coordinates into a CNC/water cutter , although in the job these skills are rarely needed now I still make my apprentice learn with files( even down to sharpening my chisels) and hacksaws ,then he can progress onto ...
by PaulE
Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7863
Views: 822514

Re: The post man's been ...

Tiny but rather exciting package here - pawl springs for a hope XC Hub - final part in my mid-life crisis trials bike... Not ridden trials in many years, I think it's going to be a steep learning curve again! Not the postie, but an excellent member of this forum delivered most of a CX bike groupset ...
by PaulE
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildcat - the final sale
Replies: 49
Views: 3783

Re: Wildcat - the final sale

My daughter still loves the trailer bike (complete with probably the smallest frame bag you've ever made). I hope you are moving on to something similarly excellent!
by PaulE
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Crikey, that's a light sleeping mat
Replies: 23
Views: 1586

Re: Crikey, that's a light sleeping mat

2 isn't much as it's US R value, rather than SI. Seems to be a tad more than an air mattress but nowhere near other insulated ones
by PaulE
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: CX frame swap
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: CX frame swap

Pretty sure it's got rack mounts - certainly works fine with frame bag, bar bag and seat pack
by PaulE
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: CX frame swap
Replies: 11
Views: 875

Re: CX frame swap

Very impressed with my shark CX bike - bought as a frame, forks and wheels for £260ish on eBay... Noticeably slacker than average and surprisingly comfy to ride. Speedy too - very close to KOMs on my commute to work without being totally flat out up the hills.
by PaulE
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 2x10 drivetrain for cross bike
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: 2x10 drivetrain for cross bike

I'm in lodge moor S10, so in Sheffield... I'll send you a message shortly to sort meeting.
by PaulE
Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: 2x10 drivetrain for cross bike
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: 2x10 drivetrain for cross bike

Does it look like it should take a new chain? And are the cranks external cup or square taper type please?
by PaulE
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd 8speed shifters
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Wtd 8speed shifters

Pretty sure I've an lx brake/shifter combo. Might be so old as to be for canti brakes but I can probably find a converter.
by PaulE
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2919
Views: 500267

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Planet X have a load of bikepacking bundles going - actually look decent value too... https://www.planetx.co.uk/c/q/deals/bundles/bikepacking-bundles Also got 42t expander cogs for £8 if anyone still uses those? Just fitted one to my fatty and it shifts well (but not ridden properly yet...) https://...
by PaulE
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Shimano brakes
Replies: 9
Views: 768

Re: Shimano brakes

Where are you based? If you're near Sheffield/Rotherham I'll happily see if I can sort the threads and/or a longer bolt...
by PaulE
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 7863
Views: 822514

Re: The post man's been ...

Some fat bike tubes, gravel/cross bike tubes, a singulator, a mini frame bag, a chain and a tyre from planet X's sale. Sadly, the 42t expander cog for the fatty was missing... So close to having the bits to get all the bikes working at once!
by PaulE
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bothy tales free on Kindle for the next few days.
Replies: 12
Views: 1112

Re: Bothy tales free on Kindle for the next few days.

Ta for the heads up!
by PaulE
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS/Swap: Wild Country Zephyros 2XL Lite Tent
Replies: 3
Views: 648

Re: FS/Swap: Wild Country Zephyros 2XL Lite Tent

Would you fancy a swap for the 1 man version of the same, plus some cash?
by PaulE
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 2919
Views: 500267

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Chew wrote:40% off at Superstar with discount code: OMG40
Sadly, I think that's only for wheels
by PaulE
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Peak District winter bivy. On the wrong date! Weekend before
Replies: 34
Views: 3258

Re: Peak District winter bivy. On the wrong date! Weekend be

Can't make the Saturday, but is there any riding planned for Sunday? Might be able to ride out from Sheffield at dawn... We’ll need to get back to Sheffield :wink: True, but I'm not doing a dawn start after a night out to just ride up stanage causeway.... Actually, I'm probably lying there, I proba...