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by Landslide
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 'Made to lose' :???:
Replies: 29
Views: 711

Re: 'Made to lose' :???:

I quite fancy some of that riding though.
by Landslide
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravelwanger - what chainring do you use?
Replies: 12
Views: 181

Re: Gravelwanger - what chainring do you use?

40/28 and 11-36.
On 700x42c tyres, this gives me 101 GI at the top end, and 21.7 GI at the bottom.

Laden, I wouldn't mind summat lower at the bottom end. Top end, I very rarely use it, and normally do better by concentrating on my aero tuck rather than pedalling.
by Landslide
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9300
Views: 1053174

Re: The post man's been ...

Search for "Gerber Compleat" and take your pick.
by Landslide
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to insert pictures
Replies: 172
Views: 68323

Re: How to insert pictures

I can see that. Bit confused by the blue stuff in the background, and the suspiciously high light levels mind you...
by Landslide
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: How to insert pictures
Replies: 172
Views: 68323

Re: How to insert pictures

I use this website: https://www.publicalbum.org/blog/embedding-google-photos-image Go to your picture in Google Photos, and use the Share Image function to create a link to it. Copy the link into the above webpage, and it will generate a code. Copy this code, and add it to your post using the image ...
by Landslide
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pimp my breakfast
Replies: 27
Views: 1249

Re: Pimp my breakfast

I've just learned that the Swedish for porridge is "gröt". Seems appropriate.
by Landslide
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: "local"? Ask Boris :-)
Replies: 44
Views: 1051

Re: "local"? Ask Boris :-)

Is the question, "How close do you want Boris to be?"
by Landslide
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Mini review
Replies: 22
Views: 481

Re: Mini review

Saw the thread title, and hoped for this:

Image

Bit disappointed TBH.
by Landslide
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Flat pedal shoe recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 367

Re: Flat pedal shoe recommendations

I've got some 5.10s, the Impacts. They're fairly weatherproof until all the rain gets in at the ankle, at which point they resemble buckets. Pedal grip is fantastic, but for hike a bike and walking in mud, they're non-starters. I'm not convinced any MTB-specific flat pedal shoes have enough off the ...
by Landslide
Sat Jan 09, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 214
Views: 5078

Re: What are you drinking now?

MuddyPete wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:55 pm
But: what's with the sprouts, though? :shock:
They're hops!
by Landslide
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 35
Views: 725

Re: Today's Run

So far this year I've managed 5.6, 6.7 and 2.7km runs. That last of these was done loaded for half the distance, in that I ran to the bakery and back. :-P
by Landslide
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 214
Views: 5078

Re: What are you drinking now?

This evening however, I'm rather enjoying a selection of brews from 'Straya, courtesy of Beer52.
by Landslide
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 214
Views: 5078

Re: What are you drinking now?

RIP wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:56 pm
I now can't see properly and my legs are all wobbly.
This was me after last night's FTP test.
by Landslide
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Get-me-home advice - stripped crank
Replies: 28
Views: 458

Re: Get-me-home advice - stripped crank

But as your crankset rotates, the forces on the axle are not just up/down. You're also pushing forwards (at the start of the pedal stroke) and backwards (as you pass the 6 o'clock position). Once you add a second pivot point into the equation, the rotational forces are reversed again - hence BB thre...
by Landslide
Fri Jan 08, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Get-me-home advice - stripped crank
Replies: 28
Views: 458

Re: Get-me-home advice - stripped crank

My understanding is that it's not to do with how force would be applied if you held a spanner on the axle and turned the cranks, but to do with the way that forces are applied to the axle and where it threads into the crank. One way to think about it is rolling a smaller cylinder (e.g. a magic marke...
by Landslide
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hate to bring it up again but ...
Replies: 108
Views: 2261

Re: Hate to bring it up again but ...

That Irn Bru lip balm is alright. My wife got a tin for me a little while back.
by Landslide
Wed Jan 06, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hate to bring it up again but ...
Replies: 108
Views: 2261

Re: Hate to bring it up again but ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:57 pm
I'll do this sh!t
Until I'm told
That you are now too old.
Somehow, I can't quite picture you taking much notice of such pronouncements...
by Landslide
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1399
Views: 137750

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Who even knows or cares what day it is anymore, eh? Cheery video. Chap takes out his (rather powerful looking) telescope, lets people look at the moon. https://twitter.com/star_stufff/status/1346769045907902464 Reminded me of the adage that people don't value what they haven't experienced. I wonder ...
by Landslide
Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2278
Views: 310261

Re: Todays ride

Why not both?

Image
by Landslide
Tue Jan 05, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Overseas purchases and imports
Replies: 60
Views: 1429

Re: Overseas purchases and imports

B2B distro is done by Extra in the UK.
by Landslide
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Runners input please
Replies: 22
Views: 372

Re: Runners input please

I've tried on a few pairs of Salomon and found them narrow. I get on well with Decathlon stuff, and have some Kalenji trail shoes that fit nicely. Other sizing points of reference; I've tried on a lot of cycling shoes and found Shimano, Northwave, Gaerne, Sidi too narrow. Specialized and Lake fit ni...
by Landslide
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bloody brexit!!
Replies: 24
Views: 604

Re: Bloody brexit!!

Tempting though it is, you'll only annoy immigration staff (of all nations) who may well need to remove the passport from its cover for checks.
by Landslide
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: 13 speed.
Replies: 21
Views: 544

Re: 13 speed.

Rohloff users arriving in 5, 4, 3, 2...
:wink:
by Landslide
Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Overseas purchases and imports
Replies: 60
Views: 1429

Re: Overseas purchases and imports

Brooks have currently suspended UK sales of their UK-made saddles, as all distribution goes through their logistics centre in Italy.
by Landslide
Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2020.
Replies: 923
Views: 54390

Re: Bivvy a month 2020.

It's probably considered cheating by some...
I can't see why, it's your kit and you've lugged it out there.