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by AndreR
Wed Oct 26, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 426
Views: 55084

Re: What are you reading now?

Me, my sisters and my mum have finally started a family Book Club having realised non have us have read many books on any "100 Best Books" rr "100 Books to read before I die" type lists... My sister chose the first one ... something nice and easy .... Anna Karenina . It's a heck...
by AndreR
Mon Oct 24, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 426
Views: 55084

Re: What are you reading now?

A couple of lengthy train journeys and covid (almost certainly a result of one massively over-crowded train) has given me a bit more time to read recently. I read a book called Greenland: The end of the world by a Slovenian guy called Damjan Koncnik, though ghost-written/translated by an American, ...
by AndreR
Fri Oct 14, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 4121
Views: 583531

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Cheery Friday in that we are off to the Black Mountains tomorrow for a week to ride bikes and walk up and down hills and sit in front of a log burner, drink beer and read. Remote cottage with no phone signal and no WiFi. The whole world can go to hell in a hand cart next week for all I'll care!! :gr...
by AndreR
Mon Oct 03, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seat Pack advice please
Replies: 36
Views: 2311

Re: Seat Pack advice please

https://aeroe.com/ I have no idea if they are any good, but one of the pics shows bags side loaded on the rear. But personally I'd look at two fork mounted bags, see PX, then a frame bag of sorts, stem cells, and a bar bag. I then use a bum bag such as the cheapy decathlon one if I am overflowing. ...
by AndreR
Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seat Pack advice please
Replies: 36
Views: 2311

Re: Seat Pack advice please

rivers wrote: Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:39 am Altura do a 6 litre seat pack that might fit. I use it for commuting, though I have lot more saddle to wheel drop. I'll pop it onto my bike with it full tonight and take some measurement photos
Really appreciate the trouble thank you! :-bd
by AndreR
Mon Sep 26, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seat Pack advice please
Replies: 36
Views: 2311

Re: Seat Pack advice please

Thanks everyone for the feedback and recommendations, we'll be looking at all of those in detail and hopefully trying some out to see if they'll fit! :-bd
by AndreR
Fri Sep 23, 2022 11:25 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seat Pack advice please
Replies: 36
Views: 2311

Re: Seat Pack advice please

Thanks All for the responses and advice really appreciated!! We are looking at alternative options assuming a seatpack is not a go'er or is going to be really small. Custom frame bag and fork cages are options to look into. The current "plan" is I need a bigger seat pack for her stuff as w...
by AndreR
Thu Sep 22, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seat Pack advice please
Replies: 36
Views: 2311

Re: Seat Pack advice please

What's the resistance for a rear rack and drybag? I've been using a Tubus Vega with a Decathlon dry bag strapped to the top recentley following the demise of my home-made seatpack harness subframe and not having had time to remake it. Does the rack weigh a little more? Yes, by a couple of 100g. Doe...
by AndreR
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seat Pack advice please
Replies: 36
Views: 2311

Re: Seat Pack advice please

Thanks all for the feedback! I have been informed in clear terms that a classic rack is not an option :wink: I did wonder about putting a small seat pack on top of the Alpkit rail thing or even bending the rail down to form a mini rack so a small seat pack could go on top of it and still be mostly ...
by AndreR
Thu Sep 22, 2022 10:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seat Pack advice please
Replies: 36
Views: 2311

Re: Seat Pack advice please

Cheeky Monkey wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:40 am Inches?!?!?! Who are you, Jacob Rees Mogg :wink: :lol:
Salutations Mr Monkey :lol:
by AndreR
Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seat Pack advice please
Replies: 36
Views: 2311

Re: Seat Pack advice please

Thanks all for the feedback! I have been informed in clear terms that a classic rack is not an option :wink: I did wonder about putting a small seat pack on top of the Alpkit rail thing or even bending the rail down to form a mini rack so a small seat pack could go on top of it and still be mostly b...
by AndreR
Wed Sep 21, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Seat Pack advice please
Replies: 36
Views: 2311

Seat Pack advice please

Hi All My girlfriend has a new bike and would like to use it for bike packing but being a small frame and 29'er wheels there is not a lot of clearance as you can see from the photo. Looking for suggestions for a seat pack that might fit please. Appreciate that it will be pretty small if it fits at a...
by AndreR
Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Point & Shoot Camera for Fat Fingered F...
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Re: Point & Shoot Camera for Fat Fingered F...

I have one of these and am very happy with it. Been on many trips, takes pretty good photos and is easy to use. Second hand available within your budget. There is a free phone App you can get that allows you to control the camera remotely from your phone and dead easy to transfer photos from the cam...
by AndreR
Fri Sep 16, 2022 10:22 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Patagonia - Earth is now our only shareholder.
Replies: 7
Views: 672

Re: Patagonia - Earth is now our only shareholder.

Barring a miracle, (electrical generation using nuclear fusion maybe?) I think we are probably screwed. But it's worth pointing out that Yvon Chouinard is one of the good guys, he's been buying areas of Patagonia and making them into protected parks for years. He also lets his employees go surfing ...
by AndreR
Thu Sep 15, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Riding on Monday?
Replies: 93
Views: 5645

Re: Riding on Monday?

Ranting and raving in a woodworkers forum? Surely they're the Vic n Bob Gone Fishing of the craft world. You'd imagine their blood pressures would be at the bottom end of the scale. I can certainly understand your rage Dave, I remember you sharing with us at the time, not nice at all. My own parent...
by AndreR
Thu Sep 15, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: 2022 Photo Comp'.We have a WINNER
Replies: 25
Views: 2777

Re: 2022 Photo Comp'.

From the WRT this year

ImageWRT Bivvie by UKAndre60, on Flickr
by AndreR
Thu Sep 15, 2022 10:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Riding on Monday?
Replies: 93
Views: 5645

Re: Riding on Monday?

I dont see anything brave in what they are doing if this was North Korea ,and it was dear leaders death, would those out wailing be the brave ones or the ones holding up signs? Its ironic you call people "nothing people" whilst telling us you dont like them and then tell us Questioning wh...
by AndreR
Thu Sep 15, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Riding on Monday?
Replies: 93
Views: 5645

Re: Riding on Monday?

That letter sums up my feelings (bit of a nothing person tbh). I disagree Dave, I don't know you personally but from looking at your contributions on her you clearly have thoughtful points of view rather than a dogmatic my way or the high way point of view not all of which are going to be universal...
by AndreR
Thu Sep 15, 2022 9:05 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Riding on Monday?
Replies: 93
Views: 5645

Re: Riding on Monday?

I'me enjoying this tread and the opinions/stances taken by the contributors. I don't feel the need to queue to be in the same place as a dead person but fully respect that some people do, and while there will be a load of spurious reasons for doing so I am sure that there are just as many valid pers...
by AndreR
Wed Aug 24, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edges
Replies: 25
Views: 2731

Re: Garmin Edges

Just as a follow up, I got impatient and bought an edge 530. Used it twice now with varying success. Spent a while ploughing through various menus to try to set it up like I want it. It's similar to the old edge 200 I have (well a bit) so less difficult than coming from the dakota so this was done ...
by AndreR
Fri Aug 19, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Now we're deffo hipster - bikepacking with Waitrose!!
Replies: 14
Views: 781

Re: Now we're deffo hipster - bikepacking with Waitrose!!

RIP wrote: Thu Aug 18, 2022 8:05 pm Ah. I, I mean my friend, missed an earlier page! Look carefully above the pannier (pannier??). The gloves are now off, do your worst! :smile:

Image
I reckon there's a mug hanging in the same place on the other side!
by AndreR
Wed Jul 13, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 4121
Views: 583531

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

"Cyclists are having a whale of a time on Liverpool Road because they can do more than 20mph on their bikes and we can't do more than 20mph in a car" Just re-read this bit. Where does she get the idea that cyclists "can" do more than 20mph. Presumably she means to say "allo...
by AndreR
Fri Jul 08, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 11464
Views: 2091910

Re: The post man's been ...

...and delivered 2 very nice T-Shirts!! Result.
by AndreR
Wed Jul 06, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Which side of the track are you?
Replies: 26
Views: 2045

Re: Which side of the track are you?

Generally considered to be on and/or from the the wrong side of the tracks! :???: Right hander. Usually ride on the right side of a track unless the terrain demands otherwise or there is other traffic and lead with my left foot. (possibly due to an accident to the right knee some years ago)
by AndreR
Fri Jul 01, 2022 11:27 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Some T shirts ont' shop.
Replies: 4
Views: 487

Re: Some T shirts ont' shop.

Ordered, be rude not to!! :lol: