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by The Cumbrian
Mon May 04, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Brooks Cambium C17 Carved Wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Brooks Cambium C17 Carved Wanted

Brooks Cambium C17 Carved wanted, or possibly another similar type of saddle.

Cheers, Michael.
by The Cumbrian
Sun May 03, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Numb feet after riding
Replies: 20
Views: 907

Re: Numb feet after riding

I changed to flats after getting numb and whilst researching this, and I'm going to stick with them. Now that I've switched to flats and fitted Jones bars, I'm really enjoying cycling again. No more numb feet or hands, just getting out and enjoying myself. Many of us cyclists can get a little (or a ...
by The Cumbrian
Sun May 03, 2020 12:39 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished.
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished.

Thanks for that, I've been looking at routes a bit further south that I can do as weekenders once the lockdown is over.
by The Cumbrian
Sat May 02, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished.
Replies: 5
Views: 538

Re: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished.

:)) That reminds me of when my one armed mate got stuck in a ditch. He was in northern Scotland and he and his friends persuaded a taxi driver to take five of them home from the pub. Their argument was that there's never any police about to spot an overloaded taxi. Ten minutes later they pass a poli...
by The Cumbrian
Sat May 02, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 48230

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by The Cumbrian
Sat May 02, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 48230

Re: What you done t' your bike today

I've finally got the Jones bars finished on my hybrid. The micro shift levers arrived today and I've wrapped the top of the bars around the TOGs. I had time to do the same on my mountain bike with the Jones bars that arrived this afternoon from Fatpacker (thanks for the quick postage dude), and I'm ...
by The Cumbrian
Fri May 01, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 48230

Re: What you done t' your bike today

That's very nice.
by The Cumbrian
Fri May 01, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1179
Views: 122078

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

That's just complicating things. Are they tangled or untangled, tied or untied?
Alpkit might have a range though.

If I ever see a brand call a range of clothing or equipment ''quantum'', I'll direct them to your link.
by The Cumbrian
Fri May 01, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1179
Views: 122078

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Ahh, trouble with those locks is that you can't use proper thin line ... there's a knock-on effect to consider here people :wink: I had some really thin line on my hammock tarp that I replaced after finding it to be a massive pita to remove knots in it, even on a pleasant evening with a lake view. ...
by The Cumbrian
Fri May 01, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1179
Views: 122078

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Ahh, trouble with those locks is that you can't use proper thin line ... there's a knock-on effect to consider here people :wink: I had some really thin line on my hammock tarp that I replaced after finding it to be a massive pita to remove knots in it, even on a pleasant evening with a lake view. ...
by The Cumbrian
Fri May 01, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1179
Views: 122078

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

RIP wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 6:24 pm
:wink: . It's the look of them that upsets me :smile: .
:grin: I'm the opposite; I bought it used and replaced all the lineloks that were tied on with dyneema with the sewn crosgrain loops.
by The Cumbrian
Fri May 01, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1179
Views: 122078

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Another happy owner there :smile: . Obviously not heckling your choice of locs there Michael, but one of my bugbears is overengineered straps. One could probably hold up the proverbial double-decker bus with those grosgrains. Must weigh almost as much as the shelter. Rip 'em off and stick some 1.5m...
by The Cumbrian
Fri May 01, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1179
Views: 122078

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

"camo" - oops, sorry yes you said :wink: . Their w/site shows 4 colours. Interesting to read this review: https://www.keithfoskett.com/no-solvent-required-the-zpacks-altaplex-shelter-review/ . Note the tip about converting the single front stake to three. It does seem a bit wierd there's 7 round th...
by The Cumbrian
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted, Jones Loop Bar Bag
Replies: 0
Views: 164

Wanted, Jones Loop Bar Bag

In the unlikely event that someone has a bag that fits in the loop of a set of Jones bars that they want to part with, give me a shout.

Cheers, Michael.
by The Cumbrian
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished.
Replies: 5
Views: 538

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished.

What started as a gap in the showers actually turned into a rather lovely evening down here in Cheshire. I was on the bike at half five and decided to have a spin around the loop that goes through Aston, Dutton Locks, Kingsley and down the back of Frodsham hill. It incorporates a fair bit of off roa...
by The Cumbrian
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: MTB Riser Stem Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 245

Re: MTB Riser Stem Wanted

Thanks for that, but I got sorted earlier today.
by The Cumbrian
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Hydraulic v Cable Disc Brakes.
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Hydraulic v Cable Disc Brakes.

How much better are hydraulic disc brakes than cable disc brakes? I've got two bikes at the moment, a mountain bike with shimano hydraulic brakes, and an old hybrid with V brakes. The hydraulic brakes are fantastic, but the V brakes are pretty good too. When I started mountain biking in 1989 I had a...
by The Cumbrian
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: MTB Riser Stem Wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 245

MTB Riser Stem Wanted

MTB riser stem wanted for 31.8mm bars. Something at a 35 - 45° angle and 70-90mm long would be great. If it's in classic black that would be even better.

Cheers, Michael.
by The Cumbrian
Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted; 700C x 40mm Tubeless Tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Re: Wanted; 700C x 40mm Tubeless Tyres

The Land Cruisers are the slackest tyres I've ever encountered. I can fit and remove them easily without tyre levers, and even with tubes in I have to be careful that the bead is seated correctly when inflating them. I learned this on the first puncture when I'd inflated it with my crappy mini pump ...
by The Cumbrian
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted; 700C x 40mm Tubeless Tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Re: Wanted; 700C x 40mm Tyres

Got some lightly used wtb nanos in 700x40c that I'm unlikely to use again. They're non tubeless and I've no idea whether you could set them up tubeless regardless with a bit of perseverance and know how. Any good? Thanks, but I'm trying to cover my bases as best I can by using tubeless ready tyres....
by The Cumbrian
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted; 700C x 40mm Tubeless Tyres
Replies: 9
Views: 529

Wanted; 700C x 40mm Tubeless Tyres

Has anyone got any 700C x 40mm tubeless tyres kicking about that they aren't using? I'm looking for something gravel orientated or dual use. I'm in the process of beefing up my old hybrid, and I've put some Schwalbe Land Cruisers on, which I'm pleased with but can't run tubeless. I'm pedalling along...
by The Cumbrian
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Before Cuben, carbon and Dyneema
Replies: 39
Views: 1754

Re: Before Cuben, carbon and Dyneema

I think that I still have my Phoenix Phreebooter somewhere. It seemed like an ultralight dream after the Famous Army Stores dome tent that I'd had previously, which had inexplicably survived many stormy youthful nights of bad pitches and fuckwittery.
by The Cumbrian
Fri Apr 24, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: MTB the untold British story
Replies: 4
Views: 778

Re: MTB the untold British story

Watching this reminded me about Geoff Apps. I can recall reading articles about his bikes in magazines in the late 80s and early 90s. With hindsight, he seems to have very similar ideas about bike geometry and use as Jeff Jones.
by The Cumbrian
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8735
Views: 963604

Re: The post man's been ...

I've been waiting for a parcel for ages, and one arrived this morning containing some Avid disc brake calipers. Unfortunately my order was for an 8 speed shifter, and it was for a bike with V Brakes.
by The Cumbrian
Sat Apr 18, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Needle in a haystack!
Replies: 23
Views: 1101

Re: Needle in a haystack!

Impressive research, and the lady in the States must be overjoyed with the results.

Her late mother knew how to plan a route too, she certainly saw some of Scotand's finest there.

Cheers, Michael.