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by sean_iow
Sat May 08, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: MYOG
Topic: It seemed as if it would be oh so simple.
Replies: 4
Views: 673

Re: It seemed as if it would be oh so simple.

Looks good :-bd I originally bought the pied elephant with the idea of recycling the down into a quilt. I then looked at YouTube videos of people sealing themselves in their bathrooms with the door taped shut, to get the down out without getting it all over the house and had a change of mind :lol:
by sean_iow
Sat May 08, 2021 10:18 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: ever wish you were strong enough to ride single speed ?
Replies: 91
Views: 3396

Re: ever wish you were strong enough to ride single speed ?

I'm lucky that my geographical location means that I can leave the same ratio on all the time here (34/18) but if I've got a big loaded ride locally I will usually change to 32/18 but that's only a couple of times a year. I also use this as an opportunity to clean the chainring/chain/cog in the part...
by sean_iow
Sat May 08, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Diving down the dynamo rabbit hole
Replies: 25
Views: 980

Re: Diving down the dynamo rabbit hole

My first SP lasted less than 500 miles. The warranty replacement, which was the newer improved version, had 4 years and 1000s of miles of on/off use. It's now got a just detectable bit of play in the bearings. No longer in regular use as that bike is no longer assembled.
by sean_iow
Sat May 08, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 459
Views: 18555

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

He'd left it in the dry bag he had his kit (and himself) in last time. I planned to try a new location, a bit of woodland only 5 miles from home. For those not familiar with the Island there's a ridge of chalk download that runs east to west across the center, the only gap being at Newport where the...
by sean_iow
Fri May 07, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Bivvy a Month 2021
Replies: 459
Views: 18555

Re: Bivvy a Month 2021

Just packing the kit for tonight's BAM. Does anyone know where Ralph's bivi bag is? I wish he's put his kit away in the storage boxes to make it easy to find :lol:
by sean_iow
Fri May 07, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 637
Views: 19503

Re: HT550 2021

htrider wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 1:31 pm
Just seen that Liam Glen is running singlespeed. Wonder what ratio he's using??
Judging by his performance on the BB200 (14 hr 32 min) that makes him favourite then? :smile:
by sean_iow
Fri May 07, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 9862
Views: 1180374

Re: The post man's been ...

A lovely Thomson layback from the IoW / Sean. What a shame I am an absolute donkey and have got my seatpost sizes confused :oops: Fireline takes 31.6 whilst the post is 30.9 (as advertised, of course). Somebody in this transaction is a right plonka, and it's not Sean :cool: :roll: :lol: . I've PM'd...
by sean_iow
Thu May 06, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1933
Views: 168391

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

As far as I've heard, I think basically the story is this, Rich bloke buys the hotel Gives it to his son to do with whatever he wants* Paints the outside black with edgy murals Council and everyone in the area gets the hump about the appearance They hold 'theme' nights which are basically brothel cr...
by sean_iow
Thu May 06, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 637
Views: 19503

Re: HT550 2021

You'll be fine, I've added my comments to your worries :grin: 1. My left knee - Pedal with one leg :wink: 2. That I won't be nearly fit enough - If you made it round the LTL you're fit enough 3. That my technical skills are too rubbish - Nothing more technical than the LTL. I made it round and I don...
by sean_iow
Wed May 05, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Today's Run
Replies: 306
Views: 11765

Re: Today's Run

I've been slack in posting mine. Did 16 miles on the way home last Thursday and struggled from mile 9 and it got worse and worse. Too tired when I got home to do anything but eat :lol: Planned 10 yesterday but was struggling again so cut it short to 6. Went out again tonight after work, only did 6 m...
by sean_iow
Wed May 05, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 637
Views: 19503

Re: HT550 2021

Oh well take it as it comes. I'm 80% certain I'm going with singlespeed but now fretting over gear ratios :roll: For my ITT last year I'd intended to use..... a full sus with gears :lol: I used 34/20 in 2018 (650B) and 32/18 in 2019 (29er) but bailed at the end of the first day in 2019 and can't re...
by sean_iow
Wed May 05, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Wet Gear Query
Replies: 79
Views: 2672

Re: Wet Gear Query

Whereas I will enter with my stuck record line to say that the only top that has ever worked for me is a Paramo Vélez Lite. Just to check, will you be dry underneath it in prolonged heavy rain? I'm coming round to the idea that I could justify carrying a heavier waterproof if it 1) keeps me dry 2) ...
by sean_iow
Wed May 05, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Any micro electronics experts here?
Replies: 12
Views: 496

Re: Any micro electronics experts here?

Would one of those shops that fix phones and fit new screens etc be able to do it? There's one near my work called ifix? I think they're a national franchise.
by sean_iow
Wed May 05, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 637
Views: 19503

Re: HT550 2021

Pleased you've warmed up :-bd It looked properly horrible in the pictures. How was the Outdry jacket? Did it keep the water out? Looking at your pictures reminded me I need a better jacket.
by sean_iow
Wed May 05, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 637
Views: 19503

Re: HT550 2021

NewRetroTom wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 9:01 am
Looks like the practicalities of getting there from France would have been a bit of a headache this year
Looking at the start list it does appear that only the uk entries have confirmed for this year?
by sean_iow
Wed May 05, 2021 10:03 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 637
Views: 19503

Re: HT550 2021

ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 8:04 am
Cafes are open - pubs too if you don't want alcohol.
Ah, outdoors seating only south of the border at the moment.
by sean_iow
Wed May 05, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 637
Views: 19503

Re: HT550 2021

ScotRoutes wrote:
Wed May 05, 2021 7:54 am
I believe Rich gave up yesterday and should be back home by now.
:cry: I don't blame him, it looked proper grim in the pictures. There's the added problem of not being able to sit in a warm cafe whilst you thaw/dry out at the moment, sitting on a table outside just isn't going to cut it.
by sean_iow
Wed May 05, 2021 7:44 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: HT550 2021
Replies: 637
Views: 19503

HT550 2021

Couldn't see a thread for this years HT550 so thought we'd better have one ready :smile: Richpips is riding to the start as we speak and conditions looked bleak :sad: I also spotted that today's forecast in Kinlochewe is sleet showers. Given the recent weather is the first winter completion going to...
by sean_iow
Mon May 03, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Riding round the Trossachs
Replies: 19
Views: 900

Re: Riding round the Trossachs

When I rode the south side I thought, 'this is much rougher than the other side, I guess that's why the HT goes that way' :grin:
by sean_iow
Mon May 03, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Riding round the Trossachs
Replies: 19
Views: 900

Re: Riding round the Trossachs

Cracking write up that, and I agree, it's a great route. Can't believe I've got a bivi spot named after me in Scotland, that's proper fame :grin: Oddly, when I was planning my ride I had earmarked your bivi spot for my first night but due to car issues and waiting for the AA I stated late so didn't ...
by sean_iow
Sun May 02, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Zip ties on a Ti frame ?
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: Zip ties on a Ti frame ?

I used the supplied frame protection tape when I fitted my mud-hugger, I doubt it would do any structural damage without it but it just protects the finish.
by sean_iow
Sun May 02, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: A dilemma.....
Replies: 16
Views: 701

Re: A dilemma.....

Depends on the nature of the failure? What failed? Is it likely to fail again?

If I was going on a multiday ride it would play on my mind* that it could fail again, is it fixable on the trail?

*It wouldn't as I wouldn't have gears but you know what I mean :grin:
by sean_iow
Sat May 01, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 1933
Views: 168391

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

I do love how Google searches work :grin:

If you Google 'wightlink' the top result is Red Funnel :???: Who are the other ferry company on the Island, their IT team is obviously better than Wightlink's.
by sean_iow
Sat May 01, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: MYOG Tarp, Pots, Seatposts, Saddle, Dry Bag, MYOG Stove
Replies: 10
Views: 583

Re: MYOG Tarp, Pots, Seatposts, Saddle, Dry Bag, MYOG Stove

Cheeky Monkey wrote:
Sat May 01, 2021 2:53 pm
Ygm re post.
:-bd replied
by sean_iow
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Your Trips & Adventures
Topic: Todays ride
Replies: 2623
Views: 350028

Re: Todays ride

First ride on the single speed since I put the 34/18 back on last weekend, it's had the 32/18 on it since last summer I think, I lower it for loaded use and didn't swap it back. I learnt several things on the ride: The extra 2 teeth certainly make a difference to the flat cruising speed :smile: The ...