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by faustus
Wed May 27, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8421
Views: 893623

Re: The post man's been ...

couple of days ago, my order from Wildcat arrived (very swiftly), with a Dr Jon G-Funk bundle. Have to say it's a tidy set-up, and the discount code from the other thread was spot on! :-bd
by faustus
Wed May 27, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Ruska2020
Replies: 11
Views: 596

Re: Ruska2020

Not heard of that before, looks a great route and a nice time of year for it. Pretty challenging timings though for mortals!

I'd fancy a route that goes up the east side with a bit less time pressure, but either way it'd feel like a big ride in a big country.
by faustus
Thu May 21, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?
Replies: 84
Views: 1798

Re: Looking ahead - what are you looking forward to?

For cycling, mainly a chance for a longer overnighter at some point would be nice. I fancy a decent hipster cup of coffee in a cafe too. Main thing is being able to see my family again, and for them to meet my 4 week old son. Video calls don't cut it really... and they don't change nappies for you e...
by faustus
Sat May 09, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel Gearing....again
Replies: 67
Views: 1810

Re: Gravel Gearing....again

Won't work with tiagra shifters if that's what you have. Shimano mtb and road isn't interchangeable. 10spd tiagra is the same cable pull as 11spd Road derailleurs, but 10 and 11 spd mtb are not compatible with road stuff unless you get a cable pull converter like a wolf tooth tanpan or a shiftmate...
by faustus
Sat May 09, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Gravel Gearing....again
Replies: 67
Views: 1810

Re: Gravel Gearing....again

Other option is to get a 10 speed grx rear mech which will work with tiagra 4700. It's rated to 36t but I got it working easily with an slx 40t cassette. The wolf tooth goatlink would work if you wanted it as its shadow+ and all simple to set up. 10spd grx rear mech is a lot cheaper than 11spd, has ...
by faustus
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: I (still) might want a 29er frame.
Replies: 25
Views: 1050

Re: I (still) might want a 29er frame.

Almost certainly of no use, but i'll put it out there anyway...I have a Sanderson Town Crier 29 i'm looking to move on, but it's 21 inch/XL so perhaps too big? It's QR and a nicely built frame though..
by faustus
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Pro cyclists bikepacking
Replies: 27
Views: 1007

Re: Pro cyclists bikepacking

It's also easy to forget that pro racing isn't just about riding bikes, it's about advertising. On a day in The Tour when it's guaranteed to be a sprint finish there will still be a few riders we've never heard of who have no chance of wining the stage who go up the road in the breakaway all day on...
by faustus
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Alpkit Elan
Replies: 59
Views: 2552

Re: Alpkit Elan

I've got a TN Jupiter, i actually quite like it :-bd Same here! Had mine for ages, but I don't get to bivvy huge amounts, so happy to defer to the experienced whitebeards among us for bivvy experience! :grin: It can be a bit of a faff to get in occasionally, but I feel pretty snug once inside it, a...
by faustus
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 1866

Re: Harness V Cradle help

I guess it's personal choice really, but my thoughts are it can be rotated around the bar a bit to suit tyre/cable clearance needs. It looks like cables get more room than a harness with fork straps might? Also, weight closer to the bar might feel better, but I wouldn't know as i've not used somethi...
by faustus
Fri Apr 17, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Harness V Cradle help
Replies: 43
Views: 1866

Re: Harness V Cradle help

Worth checking this, it's just been made available from Wildcat...

https://wildcat.cc/collections/accessor ... rks-g-funk

Those clamps plus a strapdeck (same site), and you have the same/very similar as a salsa EXP but cheaper
by faustus
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Night Manoeuvres
Replies: 11
Views: 1024

Re: Night Manoeuvres

Great garden to bivvy in! :-bd

I'd give it a go in mine but i'd be too tempted to get comfortable in the shed....
by faustus
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lockdown lust
Replies: 58
Views: 1988

Re: Lockdown lust

Not really lusting after this but others may..... https://www.tritoncycles.co.uk/frames-forks-c6/road-frames-c47/hobootleg-geo-frameset-p22379 Not sure if this has been mentioned on here already but in summary Cinelli do 29+ tourer :o Oh dear, I dragged out an old fixie I threw together many years ...
by faustus
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 1914
Views: 260118

Re: Todays ride

I've been doing more cheeky trails and it's been great. People generally OK, although a few with headphones can't hear me or the bell so have to pass too close. It's really beautiful out at the moment, and blissfully dry. (below is not a cheeky trail). https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49776873003...
by faustus
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Lockdown lust
Replies: 58
Views: 1988

Re: Lockdown lust

I think I also have lust for getting out and seeing spring happen, and seeing family and friends again. more than anything. I'm also feeling the opposite of bike lust. I've been riding plenty and enjoying 2 new (to me) bikes, and it makes me want the minimum i need and just do tinkering and wheel/ty...
by faustus
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 44
Views: 1463

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

One positive of all this time WFH is that I've been out on my bike and exercising more often than ever. Really quite enjoying it. Like Voodoo, running is only for off-road and with the dog (AFAIC), this needed a little driving to good spots. That's stopped as the car parks have been barricaded off....
by faustus
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?
Replies: 44
Views: 1463

Re: Who’s appreciating riding their bike?

Yes, and getting out most days too, sometimes with the boy. Most of my riding is normally from the door anyway, but I'm making sure I explore all possibilities close by. It's dried out so much here that conditions are perfect, and I get a great mix of everything. Also hoping I get to see spring unfo...
by faustus
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Is a full lock-down coming?
Replies: 57
Views: 1896

Re: Is a full lock-down coming?

From what i've read it seems like the antibody text isn't accurate enough, so there's not currently the option for people to do home tests to have the 'all clear'. Also, it sounds like there are varying levels of antibody reaction (hence poor detection) which might mean there is reduced confidence i...
by faustus
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Proper made up!
Replies: 29
Views: 973

Re: Proper made up!

Brilliant! Lucky man :-bd

I think that really is worthy of some Awe :lol:
by faustus
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 103
Views: 5025

Re: Films to watch while isolating

Liked it a lot so have moved onto Hinterland I hate that programme - it makes mid-Wales look grey, dreary and the inhabitants retarded and backwards ... not everyone's like that :wink: I know what you mean about Hinterland (same with Hidden on BBC at the moment), it revelled in dreary/atmospheric c...
by faustus
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3230
Views: 550193

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Just bought these as I was looking for 650b tyres for the Camino, pretty good price for what seems like a decent tyre:
https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/TYVEERAIL ... port--tyre

Tubeless compatible and skinwall :-bd
by faustus
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 23771

Re: If we close up for a bit...

I paused at a tiny local nature reserve on my daily ride, and listened to the birdsong, which was loud and varied. It was lovely.
by faustus
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Full suspender riders...
Replies: 79
Views: 2882

Re: Full suspender riders...

In Reverse wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:59 pm
sean_iow wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:43 pm
Patio needs weeding, valves not correctly aligned with tyre logos, cranks not level and miss-matched tyres... 5/10 :wink:
Harsh. :cry:
I think that's a tongue-in-cheek STW idiom. Standard joke on any comment of a bike pic 'over there' :grin:
by faustus
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 604
Views: 38754

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Finally got out on the newly built Camino Al. Really like the ride, and happy with 1x drive train. Have 650b wheels for it when the time is right. Almost direct swap of everything from the arkose, and the flat mount adaptors are fugly and hose not routed through fork yet. Still, got clutch road mech...
by faustus
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 103
Views: 5025

Re: Films to watch while isolating

https://player.bfi.org.uk/ I've seen this touted as a really good service. Lots of great quality films, subscription or rental, and loads of brilliant archive films and newsreel (including esoteric stuff for those that part own locomotives @RIP :wink: ). Subscription is free for 14 days then £5 a mo...
by faustus
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 2381

Re: Project Virus

Working from home for the foreseeable too, as is the other half until she goes on maternity leave. Not really any more time, as the 2 year old is home here with his gran. Already done some garden tidying, and have very nearly finished the Camino i've spent forever building (in 20 minute bursts). Get...