The post man's been ...

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by bluebus200 » Tue May 19, 2020 2:59 pm

Now I can cycle up walls...

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by benp1 » Tue May 19, 2020 3:35 pm

Blimey, that looks like a very small chainring!

I've had loads of deliveries recently, been on a spree - from a washing machine to stuff for the van, kids stuff and another swiss army knife, but not much biking stuff! Although did get a helmet for my youngest daughter so she can now come out on the bike. Had all 3 on my big dummy for a short stint, it's aces :-bd

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by TheBrownDog » Wed May 20, 2020 10:44 am

Had all 3 on my big dummy for a short stint, it's aces :-bd
Pictures please. I used to cart my son on a rear rack mounted seat and my daughter on a weird thing on the top tube. It was The Best way to get around.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by psling » Wed May 20, 2020 11:30 am

bluebus200 wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 2:59 pm
Now I can cycle up walls...

ImageCF07CAA6-1E61-4FC5-8791-BD56E0C14369 by Chris Harris, on Flickr
Do you use a front mech with that or just carry two chains :shock: :lol:

I need to look at finally going 'compact' on my road bike; the hills seem to be getting bigger as I get older :???:
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by firestarter » Wed May 20, 2020 11:45 am

Aeropress go for my birthday and just waiting on my porlex mini 😊

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Jurassic » Wed May 20, 2020 12:04 pm

firestarter wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 11:45 am
Aeropress go for my birthday and just waiting on my porlex mini 😊
Nice, I have the full sized Aeropress which is great but I keep thinking I'll get a Go for leaving in my work bag.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by sean_iow » Wed May 20, 2020 12:15 pm

A GoPro Hero 7 Black :smile: I'll now be able to make a full 4K video of my Prolex and Aeropress on my next bivi which I know will please Reg :grin:
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Post by RIP » Wed May 20, 2020 1:02 pm

It certainly would, despite the fact that the only word I understood in that sentence was "bivi" :grin: .
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by redefined_cycles » Wed May 20, 2020 1:04 pm

Wel... in my case postman hasn't been still. Been almost 2 weeks for an item from Spain :-bd and another from just down the road (well side of the Peaks)... postage times :sad:

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Post by Jurassic » Wed May 20, 2020 1:12 pm

redefined_cycles wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 1:04 pm
Wel... in my case postman hasn't been still. Been almost 2 weeks for an item from Spain :-bd and another from just down the road (well side of the Peaks)... postage times :sad:
It seems to vary wildly for no apparent reason. I ordered a headset from Germany which came in under a week then some other bits from the same shop which took nearly three weeks. Everything was in stock and was despatched quickly but the second order sat in Koblenz for about ten days (I was able to track the order), once it left Koblenz I had it in a couple of days. I'm sure your stuff will turn up eventually.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by benp1 » Wed May 20, 2020 2:18 pm

TheBrownDog wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 10:44 am
Had all 3 on my big dummy for a short stint, it's aces :-bd
Pictures please. I used to cart my son on a rear rack mounted seat and my daughter on a weird thing on the top tube. It was The Best way to get around.
I've had three on the back before - picked up my daughter from a play date and dropped two of her friends off home on the way back. That was fun, they loved it, squeals of laughter most of the way

But this time was older two on the back and baby on a weeride in front. I guess that means I could get 4 kids on, would be impossibly heavy though!

Didn't take a pic, will need to sort some, good shout Tim

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by shutupthepunx » Wed May 20, 2020 5:53 pm

and brought a cheapo copy bar mount for my garmin etrex, ordered before i seen someone on here say don't bother with the cheap copies and pay the extra for the real mccoy. havent had it out for a spin yet but it does seem a bit sh!t as the stopper bit at the bottom doesnt actually click in place properly

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Post by trob6 » Wed May 20, 2020 6:57 pm

shutupthepunx wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 5:53 pm
and brought a cheapo copy bar mount for my garmin etrex, ordered before i seen someone on here say don't bother with the cheap copies and pay the extra for the real mccoy. havent had it out for a spin yet but it does seem a bit sh!t as the stopper bit at the bottom doesnt actually click in place properly
I bought one of these too, I heated it up with a hot air gun and bend it a bit and its now fine.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by K1100T » Thu May 21, 2020 1:26 pm

... and delivered some snazzy Galibier clothing; although they've sent the wrong size of bib shorts 😩. Plus, a longer expander bung, from Bikemonger, for my carbon forks; so I might finally be able to get rid of that little bit of play.
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Post by RIP » Thu May 21, 2020 2:13 pm

"Delving In Dinorwig" book. Have almost used up my lockdown book stash, so am topping up. I luuuuurrrrve slate and there's some fantastic stories and photos in this book. Biking connection? Well one of my "pending" BaM trips is a little wobble from Bangor station, Bethesda, bivi in Dinorwig quarry, Telegraph Valley, Y Fron (bivi), Nantlle, and back to Bangor, so that sort of counts.

I actually wanted a copy of "Dinorwic Quarry 1780-1969" by Reg (top man!) Jones but they go for well over fifty quid now which seems a bit steep. If anyone's got one I'll take it off your hands please (and don't say "£49 to you Reg" :wink: )

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"It is in the petty details, not in the great results, that the interest of existence lies" - JKJ

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by BigdummySteve » Thu May 21, 2020 2:46 pm

RIP wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 1:02 pm
the only word I understood in that sentence was "bivi" :grin: .
Reg, it will enable him to film in startling clarity a portable coffee grinder and making equipment. Important stuff, good coffee is all that separates us from animals sometimes :wink:
:-bd

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by BigdummySteve » Thu May 21, 2020 2:57 pm

Oh....postman has been and delivered sweet FA, certainly not any spokes, post van just stopped outside my door! ......and presumably delivered no spokes to my neighbour either.
:-bd

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by PaulB2 » Thu May 21, 2020 3:01 pm

...and dropped off 2kg of assorted cheese. Nowt bike related but it’ll be good all the same

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by RIP » Thu May 21, 2020 3:03 pm

2kg?????!! New post-lockdown business venture?

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by PaulB2 » Thu May 21, 2020 3:26 pm

Yeah, only 2kg - 9 blocks of assorted shapes, sizes and colours.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu May 21, 2020 7:43 pm

A bundle of old RSF journals - cheers Jay :-bd
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by AndyTheBikeGuy » Fri May 22, 2020 10:40 am

Workshop parts galore:

New stool so I don't break my back on those fiddly bench top jobs
Bench mounted bike clamp
Parts to make a bearing press including threaded bar and assorted drifts
Blind bearing puller
New bearings to replace knackered ones in my rear hub
Set of T handle hex wrenches
Lake district loafer

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by BigdummySteve » Fri May 22, 2020 12:31 pm

He’s been! He’s been! Sweet mercy! And delivered spokes :-bd
:-bd

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by voodoo_simon » Sat May 23, 2020 4:03 pm

New gloves from Polaris, quite tight so hopefully they’ll be perfect after a ride :-bd

Still no Lego though... :|

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by UnderTheRadars » Sat May 23, 2020 8:45 pm

A pair of Ergon Biokork GC1 Grips to replace the GP2’s on my Fargo, the bar ends don’t suit Jones loop bars
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