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by iandriver
9 Jul 2020, 10:34pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: I've got a new brushcutter
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: I've got a new brushcutter

Think it was emissions that did for 2 strokes in motor cycles. I guess gardening tools aren't required to comply. 2 strokes were also good for tools as the oil is mixed with the fuel, so will happily work upside down or where ever in a cheap package. Don't know how this is overcome in a modern engine.
by iandriver
9 Jul 2020, 11:22am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Are steel bike prices rising?
Replies: 13
Views: 499

Re: Are steel bike prices rising?

Prices of frames full stop seem to have gone up to me. Perhaps the weak pound is having an effect. Even Ribble are asking nearly 600 squids for a basic alloy frameset. https://www.ribblecycles.co.uk/ribble-e ... rameset-1/

They used to do you whole allow bikes for that not so long ago.
by iandriver
5 Jul 2020, 1:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Pub or Haircut first?
Replies: 32
Views: 526

Re: Pub or Haircut first?

Turns out the village pub. Only had a couple of people in it after my late afternoon walk. They were well out the way. Single pint in the garden was fab. Far less risk than the supermarket and I had my hand sanitizer with me, keep it in my walking bag along with my lemon sherbets. As for heaving cit...
by iandriver
5 Jul 2020, 10:26am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: GT Aggressor Xc3 replacement fork help
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: GT Aggressor Xc3 replacement fork help

If you get really stuck, eXotic make rigid carbon mountain bike forks. I've got a set for an older MTB and absolutely love them.
by iandriver
3 Jul 2020, 6:48pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring or gravel frame?
Replies: 22
Views: 609

Re: Touring or gravel frame?

Most gravel frames now days will be thru axels. I suspect any existing kit will make up your mind for you, if that's the route you plan.
by iandriver
3 Jul 2020, 6:44pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: spoke supplier recommendation
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Re: spoke supplier recommendation

Hate to say it, but Rose bikes in Germany.

https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/dt-swiss-co ... ape=silver
by iandriver
30 Jun 2020, 9:57pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Touring food
Replies: 36
Views: 972

Re: Touring food

Things that are small such as small pieces of pasta where you bring it to the boil from cold water with the pasta in and set aside to cook in a background heat while you warm a sauce. Tin of potatoes and tinned peas and carrots in the same pot to warm. Drain water a stir in a cubed tin of corned bee...
by iandriver
26 Jun 2020, 12:30pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: New wheels or new tyres
Replies: 11
Views: 686

Re: New wheels or new tyres

Just as a test, can you remove the rim tape and see if the extra depth allows the tyre to go on.
by iandriver
25 Jun 2020, 10:47am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: broad-beans - skin on - or off?
Replies: 18
Views: 515

Re: broad-beans - skin on - or off?

Hmm, I wonder how much of the fibre is in the skin. One of the great things about home growing, pick them small. As for peeling, depends on the recipe. A few peeled as more of a garnish might be nice. Or puree them. Here's one I like, removed the problem as it's pureed https://vegeyum.wordpress.com/...
by iandriver
22 Jun 2020, 10:25pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Small(er) wheeled bikes - non folding!
Replies: 32
Views: 885

Re: Small(er) wheeled bikes - non folding!

I've only ever ridden a 24inch wheeled BMX on a BMX course, with the saddle appropriately low. I'd like to see how it felt with the saddle higher. If you lived by some canals etc, could be kind of fun. Wonder if you could get an IHG in there. .
by iandriver
22 Jun 2020, 8:32pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Go Outdoors
Replies: 118
Views: 3380

Re: Go Outdoors

From my experience, Decathlon have Go Outdoors beat hands down. You see Decathlon stores all over Europe, I think their sheer scale makes them tough to compete with.
by iandriver
17 Jun 2020, 9:13pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Policing by social media
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Policing by social media

People inadvertently handing themselves in seems to be all the rage. Lots of it going on. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-englan ... n-facebook
by iandriver
17 Jun 2020, 8:55pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Graphene lube
Replies: 17
Views: 530

Re: Graphene lube

Graphene powder as used here and a graphene sheet one molecule thick to use in electronics are quite a different kettle of fish. Bit of latest thing going on here, the real revelation will be in the latter when it becomes producible to scale. As ever, perhaps it not really for everyday use. If you'...
by iandriver
17 Jun 2020, 8:04pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Graphene lube
Replies: 17
Views: 530

Re: Graphene lube

Graphene powder as used here and a graphene sheet one molecule thick to use in electronics are quite a different kettle of fish. Bit of latest thing going on here, the real revelation will be in the latter when it becomes producible to scale. As ever, perhaps it not really for everyday use. If you'r...
by iandriver
5 Jun 2020, 10:35pm
Forum: Cycle Camping sub-forum
Topic: Camping stoves and fire steels
Replies: 25
Views: 925

Re: Camping stoves and fire steels

Well, my fire steel turned up. All I can say is it's brilliant, using the excellent advice on how to use it from andrew_s. Many thanks.