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sillybigfella wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 4:45 pm I shudder to think what the pen is used for…
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RIP wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 12:22 pm Having wittered about my shredded posterior earlier on I'm going to see if a different saddle does any good. When I say different, we're talking different.

Showed a few tongue in cheek photos at the start of the "Saddle" thread so I thought I'd try one of my suggestions. Money where mouth is etc. Don't like buying a replacement thing until the original wears out but I'm not prepared to wait for my arse to wear out and have to replace that.

This monstrosity was only the princely sum of twelve quid anyway. Presumably sweatshop product but it was posted in the UK so I shall fool myself it was handcrafted in a small workshop in Oswaldtwistle. Smaller/lighter than I expected so that's good.

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It looks like some bizarre and perverse variation of a fleshlight (do not Google, NSFW). I know you're weird Reg but this is one step too far for me so I'm oot!

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Cheeky Monkey wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:27 pm It looks like some bizarre and perverse variation of a fleshlight (do not Google, NSFW).
:lol: I shouldn't know what that is... but when I was once looking for a new frame I had 'Pipedream' as a saved search on eBay, it turns out you need to refine the category to 'cycling' as in addition to the UK firm making fine steel frames there's another company by the same name who make..... well those sort of things :lol: equally nsfw
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I may have accidentally had delivered today, through no fault of my own, just on account of circumstance, a folding e-bike to make my commute to London easier, faster and far less sweaty after the fucktards at my office decided to remove the shower during a COVD inspired renovation.

It might be one of these:

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Nice selfie. You're not at all what I expected.
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ScotRoutes wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:15 pm Nice selfie. You're not at all what I expected.
Pfft ... LOL.

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I was just gonna say that lockdown's been kind to you Tim - remarkably so in fact.
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Bearbonesnorm wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 6:22 pm I was just gonna say that lockdown's been kind to you Tim - remarkably so in fact.
Yeah it's done great things for my fashion sense and gender awareness.
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Man to man, I think it's done more for your arse than it has your fashion sense.
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I’m tempted by that electric folder for no rational reason whatsoever
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A late delivery from DHL Josh brought a 40l waterproof pack from Lomo to ferry my raft about in. Yes, it's quite a big raft.
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Just out of curiosity, why would you need a waterproof pack for a packraft? Is it to keep it dry!?! :lol: :wink:
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I was just wondering if it was worth having the raft. Can't you just paddle the bag?
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Just out of curiosity, why would you need a waterproof pack for a packraft? Is it to keep it dry!?! :lol: :wink:
It'll hopefully keep my socks dry Peter :wink:
I was just wondering if it was worth having the raft. Can't you just paddle the bag?
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TheBrownDog wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:03 pm
ootini wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:27 am Well, the postman didn't deliver it, but I've gone and bought myself an OnOne Fatty :mrgreen:
Welcome to the fold, brother. Pix? Did you go for the original model with the twin spar top tube? :-bd :-bd :-bd
I did indeed. Not really through choice, it was simply available locally, in good nick and at a great price. Saved me doing £1,700 in to Trek Farley just to see if I like fat.
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TheBrownDog wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:03 pm
ootini wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:27 am Well, the postman didn't deliver it, but I've gone and bought myself an OnOne Fatty :mrgreen:
Welcome to the fold, brother. Pix? Did you go for the original model with the twin spar top tube? :-bd :-bd :-bd
I did indeed. Not really through choice, it was simply available locally, in good nick and at a great price. Saved me doing £1,700 in to a Trek Farley just to see if I like fat bikes or not.
Must admit, so far, I LOVE IT!
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A fixed Diabolo that apparently had some faulty circuitry (I think my fault for allowing it to overheat whilst using it, inappropriately, as a hand torch for work :oops:).

Swift turn around by Matt at Exposure for the all in cost of £20. Pretty good I thought :-bd
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Crank belonging to project Death Trap. All reground, resized, de-sludged and acid cleaned. I'm £370 worse off but one step closer :-bd
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ootini wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:45 am
TheBrownDog wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:03 pm
ootini wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:27 am Well, the postman didn't deliver it, but I've gone and bought myself an OnOne Fatty :mrgreen:
Welcome to the fold, brother. Pix? Did you go for the original model with the twin spar top tube? :-bd :-bd :-bd
I did indeed. Not really through choice, it was simply available locally, in good nick and at a great price. Saved me doing £1,700 in to Trek Farley just to see if I like fat.
Must admit, so far, I LOVE IT!
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Just to say, the px tyres are very heavy. Fitting a set of Jumbo jims will make it roll much nicer and save a kilo. 4.25's for preference.

Postie brought my exposure race today - very nice and just what I was looking for size / power / weight wise.
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htrider wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:27 pm
ootini wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:45 am
TheBrownDog wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 1:03 pm
ootini wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:27 am Well, the postman didn't deliver it, but I've gone and bought myself an OnOne Fatty :mrgreen:
Welcome to the fold, brother. Pix? Did you go for the original model with the twin spar top tube? :-bd :-bd :-bd
I did indeed. Not really through choice, it was simply available locally, in good nick and at a great price. Saved me doing £1,700 in to Trek Farley just to see if I like fat.
Must admit, so far, I LOVE IT!
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:-bd
Just to say, the px tyres are very heavy. Fitting a set of Jumbo jims will make it roll much nicer and save a kilo. 4.25's for preference.
I'll second that. I always quite liked the Floaters and rode them for a couple of years but I didn't know any better and tend to only change tyres when they wear out, which can take a long time around my way. The local terrain is very forgiving and doesn't eat through tyres so they just last and last

I've tried a few other options and have settled on Surly Nates, which actually came with a new set of wheels I bought on here two years ago. They're only 3.8in but I really like em.
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......a box of Rohloff bits from Daniel of this parish, cheers :-bd :-bd
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A new Lomo seatpack, a slightly larger Ti mug so my gas canister fits inside and a inflatable pillow because I'm getting soft in my old age. All in time for next weeks Tour de Cotswolds loop.
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He's not here yet, but apparently he'll be along tomorrow with my new 27.5+ wheels from Keep Pedalling. Rich just rang to check I was going to be home, which I am.

I am very excited.

I expect them to transform the rather rough ride of my Big Bro, despite the Surly handlebars and a frame that's made from girders. Yes, they will. I will sack off work the second they arrive and hopefully have a straightforward experience setting them up tubeless with the £12 3.0 Bridgers I got from CRC. First ride Saturday morning.
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New wheels and tyres (2.6) just fitted. Looks like I can 2.8s into this frame if the itch starts, which as I’ve thought about it seems inevitable.

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New 11s chain too.

Tempted to find a chainset that’ll take a 28t and fit some bigger disc rotors.
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Lovely bike......has that Tranny got an mot :lol:
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