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by slarge
Mon Mar 21, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Apidura frame bag bladder - quick review
Replies: 23
Views: 1204

Re: Apidura frame bag bladder - quick review

I have one also. I don't like the bite valve - you have to bite too hard and if the valve isn't closed when not sucking then the tube empties back into the bladder. Will replace with a camelback one. Plus I found that the bladder half emptied itself into the frame bag, but I think I maybe didn't clo...
by slarge
Fri Mar 18, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 2819
Views: 255587

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

I have nearly finished our kitchen. So that's cheery.
Plus been to the park and the pub with the dogs, so that's even cheerier.
Now sat watching a film drinking Skye Tslisker and Cardhu gold reserve. Quite happy now
by slarge
Fri Mar 18, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 2819
Views: 255587

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

fatbikephil wrote: Fri Mar 18, 2022 9:42 pm
slarge wrote: Fri Mar 18, 2022 8:32 pm
Bearbonesnorm wrote: Fri Mar 18, 2022 6:51 pm Yeah that's quite shagged* Reg.



*technical engineers term.
Light scuffing is the proper engineering term. But yes, shagged it is
Nah. 10 minutes with some wet and dry, a new set of rings and it'll be as good as new.
The cylinder says different......
by slarge
Fri Mar 18, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 2819
Views: 255587

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Bearbonesnorm wrote: Fri Mar 18, 2022 6:51 pm Yeah that's quite shagged* Reg.



*technical engineers term.
Light scuffing is the proper engineering term. But yes, shagged it is
by slarge
Thu Mar 17, 2022 7:43 am
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: The Cordillera books
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: WTD: The Cordillera books

I have a spare volume 1 that is free to anyone.

Plus also can recommend "just ride" by Ty Hopkins. A good read.
by slarge
Sun Mar 13, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wildlife
Replies: 472
Views: 41015

Re: Wildlife

This morning I saw a white wallaby. And I got a photo to prove I wasn't hallucinating...... Apparently Colin the white wallaby is known in Warwickshire and there is a group of wallabies (only 1 white one though) resident... When I got to Leamington to meet the local club a couple of them knew about ...
by slarge
Fri Mar 11, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: What you done t' your bike today
Replies: 1133
Views: 130226

Re: What you done t' your bike today

Fitted a 29er tubeless wheelset to my ALICE with a 10 speed 11-46 cassette and an 11 speed XT mech which index together surprisingly nicely. Much swearing with one of the tyres that inflated, but wouldn't stay up. Sorted now. What's the cassette Rich? I am after a similar range cassette in 10 speed
by slarge
Thu Mar 10, 2022 12:20 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2022
Replies: 563
Views: 23967

Re: Bivvy a month 2022

Just remember that you are the maddest person out there
by slarge
Thu Mar 10, 2022 12:15 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Barkley Marathons chitchat
Replies: 19
Views: 1298

Re: Barkley Marathons chitchat

It's the utter state of their legs that gets me, all the cuts and bruises which shows this is much more than just running and elevation. Steve Large needs repeated punching in the goolies for 6 hours for suggesting a bike version. In a different life you could charge for that. Sounds like you want ...
by slarge
Wed Mar 09, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2022
Replies: 563
Views: 23967

Re: Bivvy a month 2022

Got my March bivvy in last night. Rode down to Bredon Hill past Evesham. Had chips on the way, which were more than welcome. Decided to gave a headwind ride out and hopefully tailwind home, which ended up working a treat (often the wind changes direction in the night!). Pitched up in 30 minutes, whi...
by slarge
Wed Mar 09, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Barkley Marathons chitchat
Replies: 19
Views: 1298

Re: Barkley Marathons chitchat

I love the idea of this. Proper bonkers.

(Not for me though..... unless they did a biking version)
by slarge
Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a month 2022
Replies: 563
Views: 23967

Re: Bivvy a month 2022

Got my 2nd bivvy of the year in.
The 1st was in Jan for the winter event - in a bird hide at nant-yr-arian with chicken legs and dave b, and then Thurs and Fri this week on the Tour of the Cotswolds (write up to come). 2 bloody cold nights and 500km done. Cracking route but quite hilly....
by slarge
Fri Feb 25, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar harnesses - recommendation
Replies: 62
Views: 3505

Re: Bar harnesses - recommendation

I can confirm that a Salsa cradle with 25mm removed from the brackets makes a big difference- better handling and the bars no longer have a mind of their own when getting through gates.

Will try the Dr Jon cradle next....
by slarge
Fri Feb 25, 2022 11:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Guilt issues over not riding.
Replies: 36
Views: 1738

Re: Guilt issues over not riding.

I go through the eternal cycle of I love to ride, I ride with others, get dropped on climbs etc, realize I'm unfit, hate riding, don't ride, feel guilty, so ride, ride with others, get dropped on climbs etc realize I'm unfit......... I've just written my column for Cranked about this. You have a re...
by slarge
Sun Feb 20, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bar harnesses - recommendation
Replies: 62
Views: 3505

Re: Bar harnesses - recommendation

Wildcat Lion user here- top piece of kit but as my bikes have a very short headtube and suspension forks I have to be careful with bag size and mounting height or I get front wheel rub on the bag. Very light and secure, but not much room for cables behind it. I also have a Salsa cradle - really soli...
by slarge
Wed Feb 16, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: YD200/300 2022
Replies: 25
Views: 1295

Re: YD200/300 2022

I hope to do the 300. Challenge is to get past Ribblehead for a bivvy.... there are better spots
by slarge
Sun Feb 13, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2942
Views: 441425

Re: Todays ride

Today's ride was poor show. A driver made a huge error during an overtake, and had to pull in to my space to avoid a head on. I gave as much room as I could be he clipped me and into the undergrowth I went. Bent mech, bent mudguards, bent handlebar :shock: buckled wheels and a few bruises for me. H...
by slarge
Sat Feb 05, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone proficient with an English Wheel?
Replies: 10
Views: 661

Re: Anyone proficient with an English Wheel?

They look easy Stu. You take a big sheet of steel, an English wheel and an hour later you have an e type bonnet. What could possibly go wrong?
by slarge
Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 2819
Views: 255587

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

It's also my last day in my job. Sitting here with a big grin on my face.....

On to a life of less work stress and more leisure time.

Life is good!
by slarge
Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Brick Lane Bikes Hobo Bar - have I finally found my perfect bar?
Replies: 32
Views: 1836

Re: Brick Lane Bikes Hobo Bar - have I finally found my perfect bar?

500 grams. That's a good reason not to......

Yours

Weight weenie
by slarge
Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:40 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: MTBO board
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: WTD: MTBO board

HIya, 31.8 ideally - guessing it'd be easy to shim down but not up! I'll pass for now as I've neither small bars nor stems any more :) It's for the odd MTBO race, I used to use one for Polaris events years ago but sold it on. You could screw a 31.8 bar clamp to it, but in the 10 years it's been lyi...
by slarge
Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help my wife to sleep
Replies: 24
Views: 1437

Re: Help my wife to sleep

The Cumbrian wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:07 pm Am I the only one who thinks that "Help my wife to sleep" sounds like a Mafia euphemism?
I kept seeing "help put my wife to sleep" in the title. Not sure what that says.....
by slarge
Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:15 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTD: MTBO board
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: WTD: MTBO board

I have a Miry one Greg, but it's only for 25.4mm bars. You are welcome to it for postage (£5 or so)

It's old but good condition. My TQ days are in the past I think...
by slarge
Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 10790
Views: 1498756

Re: The post man's been ...

A pair of Selcof rigid carbon forks.... for the hardtail to convert to Tour Divide spec. Nice and light, but quite robust looking.
by slarge
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Help my wife to sleep
Replies: 24
Views: 1437

Re: Help my wife to sleep

I agree with Stu on the air pressure side. If I pump my mat so it feels firm I have to let loads of air out when I lie on it so I don't feel perched on it