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by Mbnut
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 entry
Replies: 93
Views: 8639

Re: BB200 entry

I'm in... think there were only 9 entries left so I was unlucky!

Did I enter a certain distance? No idea.

No idea about badges either, all I know is I'm going to hate large chunks of it but I'll sign up for whatever hairbrain, sadistic event Stu dreams up next.
by Mbnut
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Short travel full sus
Replies: 35
Views: 2808

Re: Short travel full sus

I'm looking at either a it or xc type fs for the trails I have locally plus a bit of bike packing. Sure you have suspension units and bearings but on a well maintained modern mtb there's nowt to worry about. I cover approx 3000 hard miles a year and only give it a full tic make over once a year. A b...
by Mbnut
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: a tale of 2 plus bikes.
Replies: 15
Views: 1560

Re: a tale of 2 plus bikes.

As an advocate for cycling in all of its many guises I often get asked what bike, what spec, what this, what that... It's pretty simple really but not always easy to nail.... if it fits and you like the colour, you stand a good chance of loving it. Currently about 2 years into deciding what trail HT...
by Mbnut
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Sitting in the beer garden and...
Replies: 13
Views: 1359

Re: Sitting in the beer garden and...

I'm rather fond of Black Dragon hand glider so that'll do me, cheers.
by Mbnut
Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike fitting West Midlands - who would you recommend?
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

Re: Bike fitting West Midlands - who would you recommend?

Does this mean Lois is getting laid up.... in the words of Victor Meldrew... I don't believe it!
by Mbnut
Thu May 24, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Best way back to Knighton from Dovey on BH Monday
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: Best way back to Knighton from Dovey on BH Monday

Good thinking that Bob...

I just checked trains again and I can actually do it pretty easy.

Now all that is needed is self restraint and motivation.

Doesn't look great on either of those fronts!
by Mbnut
Thu May 24, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Best way back to Knighton from Dovey on BH Monday
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Best way back to Knighton from Dovey on BH Monday

I a mildly debating doing the TCW early Monday, depending on how the predicted hangover from Saturday night goes. What is the best way back, is it to suck it up and ride? That idea fills me with horror if I've just pedalled my arse of getting there! Trains seem convoluted and still leave me a pedal....
by Mbnut
Thu May 24, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Question from a newbie to tubeless
Replies: 18
Views: 1519

Re: Question from a newbie to tubeless

It is a very good idea to carry a tubeless repair kit too.

Weldlite etc do them and they work well, takes a few goes to get it down pat mind.

If you are feeling flush then Dynoplug are bloody brilliant.
by Mbnut
Thu May 03, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Cairngorms loop seems a bit quiet this year
Replies: 14
Views: 1542

Re: Cairngorms loop seems a bit quiet this year

September start is very much on my radar.
by Mbnut
Thu May 03, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yet again - Leave No Trace.
Replies: 133
Views: 9986

Re: Yet again - Leave No Trace.

Fires are great... I am happy to have one if the area is suitable ie there is a safe place for said fire and plenty of fuel available that doesn't involve destroying anything. That said it's pretty rare I can be arsed.... most likely to happen if there is an existing fire spot or on a beach. I've ne...
by Mbnut
Tue May 01, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: My time on the Big Bear 530
Replies: 29
Views: 4561

Re: My time on the Big Bear 530

I'm knackered just reading that Mike.

Well done to the pair of you and a huge well done for continuing solo... some effort.
by Mbnut
Tue May 01, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT the Star and the weather thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3980

Re: WRT the Star and the weather thread

Never seen one Scot, will have a look.

My wheel guy is currently sunning himself in Crete, what a fool, when mid Wales beckons!

You'll be alright Reg... we'll start fast and speed up.
by Mbnut
Tue May 01, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT the Star and the weather thread
Replies: 49
Views: 3980

Re: WRT the Star and the weather thread

So it dawned on me last night that this was this coming weekend. Oh 'eck. Found the bike languishing behind the ironing board in the dining room, all very Cluedo, worrying that the ironing board has seen more recent use than the bike. The bike was exactly as I'd left it after the Winter Event, fully...
by Mbnut
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Replacing a Bonty Mustang rear wheel
Replies: 12
Views: 679

Re: Replacing a Bonty Mustang rear wheel

I'd have binned the Bonty rims at point of sale... but I know they have served you well. Depending on where the hole is you could just put a spot of super glue or similar. The question is is this the start of a general giving up of the rim material. You've put them through a lot and general fatigue ...
by Mbnut
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: contact lenses?
Replies: 23
Views: 2144

Re: contact lenses?

Tried contacts 15 years ago... perhaps the best decision I ever made. Freed me up to bike and play hockey etc with no worries. As mentioned above, lots of different brands etc. Strangely enough I like the slightly thicker, stiffer ones that allow slightly less air to the eye. This is because they ar...
by Mbnut
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 29er 3" tyres on 30/35 internal rims ?
Replies: 11
Views: 683

Re: 29er 3" tyres on 30/35 internal rims ?

I'd say 35 internal would be spot on for a 3'' tyre. I like the transition that the shape gives when cornering, a 50 internal with 3'' tyres is a terrific way to get into a boom or bust situation ever time I tip the bike in... that said I am not talking about riding a laden bike here, for that the g...
by Mbnut
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Do we want another 'Run to the sun'?
Replies: 60
Views: 7610

Re: Do we want another 'Run to the sun'?

I like the idea of this but it looks like the timing isn't going to work out for me.

Keep it going though.... maybe next year.
by Mbnut
Tue Mar 06, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ali lanshan 1 £40
Replies: 11
Views: 1548

Re: Ali lanshan 1 £40

Erm.... I'm still here, twas just out riding my bike.

I would like it if still available.

No PM came through.

Pop me an email.

nigelgarrood67@gmail.com
by Mbnut
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Ali lanshan 1 £40
Replies: 11
Views: 1548

Re: Ali lanshan 1 £40

If Teetosugar doesn't have it I will.

I'll keep an eye n here to see how it goes.

Cheers
by Mbnut
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 634
Views: 84373

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

Written on my phone and not read back.... knew someone would be along to point that one out.

Very kind of you not to assume I'm a dickhead.
by Mbnut
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2018.
Replies: 634
Views: 84373

Re: Bivvy a month 2018.

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by Mbnut
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: New Sleep mat required
Replies: 14
Views: 1286

Re: New Sleep mat required

Just spent the night on my neoair x lite... it was Ok, I'd say on its limit warmth wise. It was -5.

Went up lovely with my little pump too ;-P
by Mbnut
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Wildcat100, sunshine and blue skys
Replies: 15
Views: 2218

Re: Wildcat100, sunshine and blue skys

Sounds ace Mike.

Duncan... very good.
by Mbnut
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anti Gun Bike Brand Boycot?
Replies: 37
Views: 3188

Re: Anti Gun Bike Brand Boycot?

The world is full of both wonder and woe. If I isolate any one thing in my life or even any one thing I am intending to do in the next hour I can find reasons not to do it, not to have it. The world has become a bewildering place where I have had to protect my sanity by developing my own system of f...
by Mbnut
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: WRT entry open
Replies: 106
Views: 9854

Re: WRT entry open

Inflation device at ready... might order up some new batteries, I get the feeling it's going to be popular.

Star on Friday for me.

Mike, the first rule of fight to repair the bike in the carpark club is we don't talk about fight to repair the bike in the carpark!