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by PaulE
Thu Jun 04, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2039
Views: 281410

Re: Todays ride

Fairly short ride on the tandem, 10km or so. Notable part was getting up a local unpleasant hill (Porter's Clough for any Sheffield locals) feet up without a stop.Image
Tired but proud 9 year old!
by PaulE
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: KAPZ - Bearbones design ?
Replies: 24
Views: 1338

Re: KAPZ - Bearbones design ?

There's a possibility (and it'd take a while to find out) that I could laser etch some annodised caps on the laser cutter in my department at school. As we're currently not in, then I haven't got access to the tech details to see if we have the right wavelength of laser to do that. If anyone was int...
by PaulE
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd - 9 spd shifter, crankset, 26" tyre and brakeset.
Replies: 14
Views: 537

Re: Wtd - 9 spd shifter, crankset, 26" tyre and brakeset.

I've just found a pair of maxxis helter & skelter tyres. Sidewall says 1.95 but they're on the large size for that. Your welcome to give them a go if they're any use, and then pay a little bit for them if so?
by PaulE
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd - 9 spd shifter, crankset, 26" tyre and brakeset.
Replies: 14
Views: 537

Re: Wtd - 9 spd shifter, crankset, 26" tyre and brakeset.

Fiver for the cranks. Tyre might not be available,as the front one on the tandem started feeling odd yesterday so I may need it for that. Sorry.

Where are you in Sheffield, as I'm running a couple of errands around town tomorrow morning.
by PaulE
Sun May 31, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.
Replies: 1096
Views: 220137

Re: Photos you have taken in the last month of which you like.

GregMay wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:46 pm
ImageDSC05182.jpg by Greg.May, on Flickr
I was just flicking through this thread, and realised that that is my vet! (and fellow dark peak fell runner) excellent atmospheric shot.
by PaulE
Sun May 31, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd - 9 spd shifter, crankset, 26" tyre and brakeset.
Replies: 14
Views: 537

Re: Wtd - 9 spd shifter, crankset, 26" tyre and brakeset.

Shifter is proving tricky to find. Cranks I've got are FSA mega-exo, which also work with a Shimano BB. Not got any rings on them though - do you need those?
by PaulE
Sun May 31, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stupid ideas you can't shake.
Replies: 54
Views: 2181

Re: Stupid ideas you can't shake.

Certainly looks interesting Greg, and goes within about 2km of my house so could run from the door... The problem/excellent thing about this idea is that if I do end up running it, then I'm pretty much out of excuses for not running the spine challenger which I got a place for in 2021 but was too sk...
by PaulE
Sun May 31, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stupid ideas you can't shake.
Replies: 54
Views: 2181

Re: Stupid ideas you can't shake.

Not bike related, but running. I was planning on doing a solo bob Graham next weekend but obviously Corona virus has put such things on hold. I keep seeing signs for the Peak District boundary wall when I'm out with the kids, so though I'd look at it yesterday. Turns out it's a 190mile monster, and ...
by PaulE
Sun May 31, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd - 9 spd shifter, crankset, 26" tyre and brakeset.
Replies: 14
Views: 537

Re: Wtd - 9 spd shifter, crankset, 26" tyre and brakeset.

I'm in lodge moor, S10. Can't find the shifter at the moment, but there are a couple of large boxes of bits I've not hunted in yet! Most of the tyre mountain seems to be smaller than that, or DH tyres. I do have a 2.35 kenda blue groove which is a nice front tyre though. I'll find some cranks and lo...
by PaulE
Sun May 31, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd - 9 spd shifter, crankset, 26" tyre and brakeset.
Replies: 14
Views: 537

Re: Wtd - 9 spd shifter, crankset, 26" tyre and brakeset.

I'm in Sheffield too, and have various 26" tyres, and I'm pretty sure I have cranks and shifter too. Can't remember if I sold the 9 speed shifter a while back. What sort of tyre width do you need?
by PaulE
Thu May 28, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: And I thought women were ba(g)d...
Replies: 16
Views: 535

Re: And I thought women were ba(g)d...

I'm not too bad with bike bags, but have a pretty serious running bag problem... 4 different sizes of bum bag, from just a phone, key and gel up to all day on the hills. 3 sizes of backpack - 6 litre "vest" type, 10 litre backpack and 20 litre for overnight trips. Chest pack to attach to the larger ...
by PaulE
Thu May 28, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Stupid BB/Tool sizes
Replies: 25
Views: 678

Re: Stupid BB/Tool sizes

I've skimmed the 1.8mm off the back of a few cassettes for friends before now. If you have a cassette you want doing then once I'm back in school (I'm an engineering teacher, not a student!) then I can probably sort it for you.
by PaulE
Sat May 23, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: New bike
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: New bike

My wife is about that size, and rides an XS giant/Liv 27.5" wheel hardtail with a fair bit of seatpost showing. They go down to a XXS in one or 2 models. Only real issue she's found is that there's not enough room for a bottle inside the frame!
by PaulE
Thu May 21, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD - silver rim brake road (dynamo?) wheels
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: WTD - silver rim brake road (dynamo?) wheels

Just looked at those Stu, and they're 650a which I think is a different outside diameter for the tyre bead?
by PaulE
Wed May 20, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 587567

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

R@ph@ gear with sizable reductions on sportspursuit at the moment. Crikey, how much
by PaulE
Tue May 19, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: has anyone ever sent a bike overseas?
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: has anyone ever sent a bike overseas?

I sent a load of frames with dpd. Arranged through parcel2go as it was loads cheaper than going direct.
by PaulE
Sat May 16, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8716
Views: 960781

Re: The post man's been ...

shutupthepunx wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 5:36 pm
amazon man brought me a rather huge world map for the wall
Weirdly enough, the Amazon man brought a large cork world map for on our wall today too.
by PaulE
Sat May 16, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: [Still Looking] I Want a 20" OnOne Fatty Or....
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: I Want a 20" OnOne Fatty Or....

I'm contemplating getting rid of my on-one fatty trail. 20" frame, rigid on-one forks, stock wheels, a few tyres and SRAM X5 cranks. There's most of the rest there too, but those are all the fat specific bits.

Is that any use?
by PaulE
Sat May 16, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Free: Wahoo RFLKT
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Free: Wahoo RFLKT

Just checked my message folder, and no sign... Must not have pressed send - sorry! As I said above, pass it on to the more organised chap!
by PaulE
Sat May 16, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Free: Wahoo RFLKT
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Free: Wahoo RFLKT

Oh, sorry, I sent a pm pretty much immediately.

Don't worry if it's already gone though, I wanted to use it with strava and it seems that the support has gone from their interface
by PaulE
Thu May 14, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Free: Wahoo RFLKT
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Free: Wahoo RFLKT

I'm willing to be it's next victim, unless someone equally foolish has already claimed it!
by PaulE
Mon May 11, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Still worthy of the puking gnome???
Replies: 25
Views: 1169

Re: Still worthy of the puking gnome???

Still looks like he hucked to flat with a mid 90s XC bike. I remember doing that to a set of triple butted project 2 forks, riding my old cinder cone off a loading dock... Having said that, the more I see Lauf forks on gravel bikes, the more I want a set and that photo does nothing to stop this want.
by PaulE
Mon May 11, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar end shifters
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: Bar end shifter cables

I've run them with the inners all the way up the bar to by the stem, and also coming out of the tape in the drops a bit below the lever clamp. The first way looks cleaner, and is less likely to catch on fingers but the second gives smoother routing and shifting (and is a bit lighter if that bothers ...
by PaulE
Sun May 10, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wtd: crank shorteners
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Wtd: crank shorteners

Very long shot, but does anyone have any crank shorteners going spare? 9/16" pedals rather than skinny one-piece crank ones..

Thanks!
by PaulE
Sat May 09, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel Gearing....again
Replies: 67
Views: 2524

Re: Gravel Gearing....again

Won't one of the cheapo mech hanger extenders work with that one?