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by The Cumbrian
Fri Apr 17, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.
Replies: 54
Views: 3668

Re: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.

Arrived today, thanks very much for the extras too.

Cheers, Michael.
by The Cumbrian
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.
Replies: 54
Views: 3668

Re: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.

Thanks, I'll let you know when it arrives.
by The Cumbrian
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.
Replies: 54
Views: 3668

Re: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.

Super. I'll be in touch.
by The Cumbrian
Sun Apr 12, 2020 2:37 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Combination Pedals
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Combination Pedals

I've found that using SPD pedals for prolonged periods makes the balls of my feet go numb. I don't get this on my mountain bike that's fitted with big platform pedals, so I'm guessing that it's because of the smaller surface area of the SPD pedal interface. I'm also using very cheap Muddy Fox SPD sh...
by The Cumbrian
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.
Replies: 54
Views: 3668

Re: Magnetic windshield for gas stoves.

Have you got any windshields left Stu?

Cheers? Michael.
by The Cumbrian
Fri Apr 10, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 48181

Re: What you done t' your bike today

I tried to install some Jones SG 2.5 bars on my old hybrid, and then realised that the bars are too big for the stem. Fortunately my LBS (Twelve50 Bikes in Frodsham) are open and had a suitable stem in stock. When I got home and fitted the bars I then realised that the old cables were too short, so ...
by The Cumbrian
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Shimano Alivio 8 Speed Shifter and Deore V Brake Levers
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Re: Wanted: Shimano Alivio 8 Speed Shifter and Deore V Brake Levers

Thanks for replying, but I'm looking for separate levers and changers.
by The Cumbrian
Thu Apr 09, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: Wanted: Shimano Alivio 8 Speed Shifter and Deore V Brake Levers
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Wanted: Shimano Alivio 8 Speed Shifter and Deore V Brake Levers

If anyone has a standalone Shimano Alivio 8 Speed Shifter and a set of Shimano Deore V Brake Levers that they want to part with, give me a shout. I'm giving my old bike a new life, but don't want to go as far as buying new components for it.

Cheers, Michael.
by The Cumbrian
Thu Apr 09, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The 'post'?
Replies: 17
Views: 1056

Re: The 'post'?

It's very erratic. Sometimes it seems faster than normal, other times it seems like it's being hoarded in a warehouse somewhere.
by The Cumbrian
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: CV19 (emergencyBam Rules) Comp
Replies: 13
Views: 771

Re: CV19 (emergencyBam Rules) Comp

redefined_cycles wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:37 pm
How simple is that??

Winner decided via voting.

Pictures are good but no naked rides please (mtb pants as a minimal :-bd (call that rule x)
Thank you for that rule. I was starting to fear looking at future posts in this thread.
by The Cumbrian
Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 588395

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Chinese version of TOGs: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MTB-Thumb-Rest-Grips-Road-Mountain-Bike-Bicycle-Sports-Universal-Bar-End/303514733839?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=602724969941&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 I haven't tried them, but I've ordered some to compare against the originals that I'v...
by The Cumbrian
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 588395

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Chinese version of TOGs: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MTB-Thumb-Rest-Grips-Road-Mountain-Bike-Bicycle-Sports-Universal-Bar-End/303514733839?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=602724969941&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 I haven't tried them, but I've ordered some to compare against the originals that I've...
by The Cumbrian
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick/easy access bikepacking style luggage
Replies: 24
Views: 1539

Re: Quick/easy access bikepacking style luggage

I use one of these for similar reasons, and I'm not organised enough to pack in exactly the same order every time: https://dragonfly-gear.com/product/large-saddlebag/ It's basically a lighter, synthetic version of a Carradice saddle bag. One thing I especially like is that I can fit my cook kit in ...
by The Cumbrian
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 3259

Re: Project Virus

Working from home (mostly writing commissioning documents), with a catch up visit to the office once a week and to upload things onto the network. I can see the birds on the feeder through the patio doors, and I'll be going out in the garden soon to do some work related reading. Not bad, considering...
by The Cumbrian
Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Films to watch while isolating
Replies: 114
Views: 6719

Re: Films to watch while isolating

The Guard - An Irish police sergeant in a sleepy seaside town gets caught up in international drug smuggling. Excellent story and cast. The Way - A father walks the Camino de Santiago after his son dies. Black 47 - A former soldier wreaks revenge for his family in famine-era Ireland. Imagine Rambo w...
by The Cumbrian
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: I did not sleep well that night.
Replies: 21
Views: 1582

Re: I did not sleep well that night.

When I worked in Jordan, one of the local guys had a pet camel spider. He'd tied a piece of string around one of it's legs as a lead and would take it for a walk around site.
by The Cumbrian
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.
Replies: 44
Views: 2338

Re: Oldest bit of kit you own - and still use.

I'm another one with an early 90s POD rucsac. It's had heavy normal use, as well as being dragged up various crags and it still looks pretty new. I also have two early 90s vintage Lowe Alpine Dry-Flo Henley base layer t-shirts, which I wish they would reissue. They're great on the hill and look like...
by The Cumbrian
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Quick/easy access bikepacking style luggage
Replies: 24
Views: 1539

Re: Quick/easy access bikepacking style luggage

I use one of these for similar reasons, and I'm not organised enough to pack in exactly the same order every time: https://dragonfly-gear.com/product/large-saddlebag/ It's basically a lighter, synthetic version of a Carradice saddle bag. One thing I especially like is that I can fit my cook kit in a...
by The Cumbrian
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Helmets.
Replies: 12
Views: 1066

Re: Helmets.

I have had trouble finding helmets in the past to fit my oversized noggin. Previously, I used Giro helmets which fit with almost all of the removable inner padding taken out. At the end of last year though, I bought a Troy Lee designs MIPS helmet for half price in the sale, and it's a much better fi...
by The Cumbrian
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)
Replies: 159
Views: 7110

Re: The story behind your BB name (and whats your usual form of address)

The Cumbrian is the name of a rock climb that I aspired to climb many moons ago, but due to a lack of talent and lardiness I never got anywhere near the grade. And I'm from Cumbria.

Cheers, Michael.
by The Cumbrian
Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A Blast from the Past
Replies: 34
Views: 2479

Re: A Blast from the Past

I had one of those blue box Optimus stoves, and the last time I used it was in a howff beneath Gardoms Edge in about 1992. It leaked a fine jet of petrol that I didn't notice until it set fire to my rucsac hipbelt. Two six foot + lads tried to make ourselves as small as possible inside a the tiny sp...
by The Cumbrian
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bargain Alert Thread
Replies: 3409
Views: 588395

Re: Bargain Alert Thread

Medium and Large Dexshell gloves (and other stuff) in the Tamarack clearance.

https://www.tamarackoutdoors.co.uk/PBSCCatalog.asp
by The Cumbrian
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bit late to the party but which Aliexpress shelter should I chose?
Replies: 18
Views: 1263

Re: Bit late to the party but which Aliexpress shelter should I chose?

There are loads of discussions about Aliexpress shelters over on Trek-lite, as well as lots of other topics that segway nicely with bikepacking.
by The Cumbrian
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 502 Bad Gateway
Replies: 10
Views: 734

Re: 502 Bad Gateway

This isn't helping with my procrastinating in my final week on this project.