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by Ian
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 47824

Re: What you done t' your bike today

A kind offer, thanks. Unfortunately the crank is fecked. e*13, in their wisdom, put just three threads for engagement of an extractor tool. Which just strip as soon as you start to tighten it up. The only way it’s coming off now is with a grinder :roll: Heat gun and a hide mallet? Or failing that a...
by Ian
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 47824

Re: What you done t' your bike today

A kind offer, thanks. Unfortunately the crank is fecked. e*13, in their wisdom, put just three threads for engagement of an extractor tool. Which just strip as soon as you start to tighten it up. The only way it’s coming off now is with a grinder :roll:
by Ian
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Winter bivvy, Scotland
Replies: 97
Views: 7960

Re: Winter bivvy, Scotland

Count me in. Haven't worked out where "where" is yet, but I have plenty of time to work it out :)
by Ian
Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A different sort of bikepacking challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 1592

Re: A different sort of bikepacking challenge

There's some really helpful suggestions here, thanks. Stu - initially it seemed daunting, but if we don't do it, I know I'm going to regret not trying. Duncan - there's a sentimental attachment to the bike for both of us. He would like to ride it, and I would very much like to see it ridden. Bob / Q...
by Ian
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 47824

Re: What you done t' your bike today

They are e*13 ones. I‘ve researched their removal online and they’re easy to knacker the crank even with the tool. I think I’ve figured out how to do it without the proper tool, but I’m only going to get one go at it without destroying the crank...
by Ian
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A different sort of bikepacking challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 1592

A different sort of bikepacking challenge

Quick recap - 4 years ago I took my Dad's 1949 Raleigh Sport in a very poor condition, completely renovated it and presented it to him as a gift. (pictures on my Insta feed: before and after ) Recounting the event to a friend recently, he commented "What do you give a 77 year old as a present? You g...
by Ian
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Kit List
Replies: 20
Views: 1669

Re: Kit List

Some of the stuff on that list is hilarious. #doyouevenloofahbro Other things I haven't a clue what they are, what they'd be used for or if you can even still buy it :???: I'm surprised that hasn't been more comment made of a "supply of tea" being on the list of luxuries, rather than necessaties :sh...
by Ian
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 47824

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Could really do with changing the bottom bracket bearings on the fat bike, but can’t get the crank off. Special crank puller required, you see. :roll: Which is out of stock until mid November. :| So, took bolt out, went for a ride to try and loosen it ...and... it’s stuck as a stuck thing on a day o...
by Ian
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 20126

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Alexinthepeaks wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:39 pm
Norgies....sorry what? 🤔
Norwegian weather service; http://www.yr.no
by Ian
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 20126

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Moist https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2656311 Beyond moist. The Norgies are saying 65 mm of rain for Dolgellau between now and the start, and 31 mm of rain during the event. :| Even by Welsh standards, that’s a lot. But it’s the same for everyone, so just put head down and get on with it :-bd Edit: o...
by Ian
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 route on the way.
Replies: 129
Views: 7207

Re: BB200 route on the way.

would a fat bike make those sections rideable? My experience of bogs and fat bikes in Wales is pretty good - once rode Monks Trod with Mike with the objective of not putting a foot down; we didn’t do too bad. As well as the float, you gain significant traction on everything else that’s likely to be...
by Ian
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 route on the way.
Replies: 129
Views: 7207

Re: BB200 route on the way.

Be fair though, at least he's taking you over the footbridge on the Hengwm, it's the bit between Bugeilyn and there for which water wings should be on the kit list. I first rode it in the drought of 1976 and got through ok, subsequently I've been up to my waist in bog having put my foot in the wron...
by Ian
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 47824

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Single speed ratios are a funny thing; fit a lighter gear and it seems just as hard, but you go slower :???:
32:19 was always my choice for Wales, loaded or otherwise- didn’t seem to make any difference.
by Ian
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 668
Views: 47824

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Related to the winterising theme, I built up
a dynamo front wheel for the commuter last night. I got Roger Musson’s wheel building guide a while back and followed it to the letter - pleased with the result, but I’ve not ridden on it yet :???:
by Ian
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Fatbike Highland
Replies: 4
Views: 633

Re: Fatbike Highland

I might be up for that. Have you got my email?
by Ian
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 route on the way.
Replies: 129
Views: 7207

Re: BB200 route on the way.

Just got a first look at the route. Funny thing, I've never actually ridden the Afon Hengwm "track" - perhaps with good reason :wink: That road decent to Arthog - be careful here - the bottom section is really steep, shaded and very slippery on entry to the main road. Junction is blind on approach f...
by Ian
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 - who's staying where?
Replies: 16
Views: 1251

Re: BB200 - who's staying where?

I've just booked a room at The Star.
They've only got one family room left, so be quick!
by Ian
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 20126

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

What was so bad about 2014? I didn't say it was bad, just tough :-bd Read my blog on the route: https://ianbarrington.com/2014/10/14/bear-bones-200-2014/ (was linked incorrectly in an earlier post). Re-reading it now, it doesn't see so bad - 60 mins carrying bike through dense vegetation? Pffft.......
by Ian
Thu Oct 03, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 20126

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

So, definitive proof, as if it were needed, that singlespeeds are faster :-bd and I get slower as I get older :oops: :lol: That is quite a palmares :smile: You might not be slower as you get older, you've just ridden a geared bike on the last 4 you did which were slower? Your times got faster from ...
by Ian
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 20126

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

I notice that selfsupported.net has a fastest time for the BB200 as 13hrs 8mins :shock: Don't know who or which year that was. Phil Simcock, 2013. The original course, in reverse That was the year it seemed like an actual race. The opening pace was blistering, and we stayed pretty close right into ...
by Ian
Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 20126

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Here's my BB200 resume, as it were: 1 - 2011 - Black - 17 h 28 m [ blog ] [ Strava ] - Singlespeed - joint 1st 2 - 2012 - Black - 15 h 18 m [ Strava ] - Singlespeed - 1st 3 - 2013 - Black (and Gold) - 13 h 58 m [ Strava ] - Singlespeed - 2nd 4 - 2014 - Black - 22 h 33 m – [ blog ] [ Strava ] - Singl...
by Ian
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 20126

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

Probably A, and will have a SPOT on too I expect.
by Ian
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bb200 Waffle Thread.
Replies: 357
Views: 20126

Re: Bb200 Waffle Thread.

I'm not even thinking about it to be honest. I don't even like seeing cycling gear around right now. Not really in the place to even consider riding again (or not) in the future. Sounds serious, Rich. Being a much less frequent attendee on here, I missed the headlines. Hope all ok / on the way to b...
by Ian
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: BB200 anyone done them all?
Replies: 14
Views: 1305

Re: BB200 anyone done them all?

Just thinking that next year will be the 10th BB200 (where does the time go?) and wondered whether anyone has ridden every year? I'm thinking not but I could be wrong. Surely you've ridden them all, Stu? :wink: I had an unbroken record until last year. Sadly, family bereavement less than a week bef...
by Ian
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Can Anyone Identify These Bars?
Replies: 5
Views: 711

Re: Can Anyone Identify These Bars?

Triathlon bars tend to be this sort of shape, in a shorter length than you’d find on dedicated TT bikes.
Quick search revealed Deda Superzero TT or Metal Blast to be similar shape/ length. I had some carbon Profile bars like this a while back, but they were longer than the ones in this image appear.