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by elPedro666
8 Sep 2019, 10:45pm
Forum: Swaps, trades, etc.
Topic: Black Brooks B17 for B17 Imperial (any colour)
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Black Brooks B17 for B17 Imperial (any colour)

I'd make a pig's breakfast out of it. Saw a listing on fleabay for a very cheap Rivet that someone had butchered. :roll: Fair enough - I imagine much of my flippant confidence would also evaporate as blade approached leather and it all became rather 'real'! I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my CL...
by elPedro666
8 Sep 2019, 10:25pm
Forum: Swaps, trades, etc.
Topic: Black Brooks B17 for B17 Imperial (any colour)
Replies: 5
Views: 262

Re: Black Brooks B17 for B17 Imperial (any colour)

No, but I've got a Stanley knife with a fresh blade which you're welcome to borrow...? [emoji6] Joking aside, I'm pretty sure that is an option if you're steady of hand - I'm not aware of any other differences except perhaps the lacing which again is an easy fix, although I'm always happy to be corr...
by elPedro666
1 Sep 2019, 3:47pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: Shimano/SRAM/Modolo/Topeak/Cooking pans
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Re: Shimano/SRAM/Modolo/Topeak/Cooking pans

I'll take the pans and the tri dry bag please. Out and about so I'll catch up with you on PM later if that's okay?

Thanks.

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by elPedro666
17 Aug 2019, 2:32pm
Forum: For Sale - bits of bikes, etc.
Topic: SOLD
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Titanium seat post clamps; SPD cleats. All brand new

Not sure if I'm understanding correctly - are the ti seatpost clamps to fit a 31.8mm od seat tube? If so I'll take one please, along with any remaining cleats. They can go in Old Kit's package to save on postage - we cross paths fairly regularly [emoji6] Thanks! I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at m...
by elPedro666
5 Aug 2019, 9:46am
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7241
Views: 353875

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Box fresh


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by elPedro666
25 Jul 2019, 7:12am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tap water tips
Replies: 67
Views: 7679

Re: Tap water tips

Bottled water is perhaps the most unnecessary curse of our age There's some pretty serious competition for that unenviable title, but the combination of environmental destruction and sheer pointlessness is hard to argue against. What a state we're in. I'm a trendy consumer. Just look at my CLT-L09 ...
by elPedro666
24 Jul 2019, 11:34pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tap water tips
Replies: 67
Views: 7679

Re: Tap water tips

mjr wrote:
mercalia wrote:There also used to be water troughs for horses all around also for a different reason.

Refreshing Tour de France racers?
Nah, I believe they favoured the 'cafe raid' and bottles of red wine [emoji106]

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by elPedro666
22 Jul 2019, 10:26am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tap water tips
Replies: 67
Views: 7679

Re: Tap water tips

More for when you're away from dense civilisation but last year I picked up an MSR Trailshot water filter and absolutely love it - being able to drink from literally any source is very liberating! Under £40, small, very lightweight and filters seem to last for ages. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com...
by elPedro666
22 Jul 2019, 9:29am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Tap water tips
Replies: 67
Views: 7679

Re: Tap water tips

More for when you're away from dense civilisation but last year I picked up an MSR Trailshot water filter and absolutely love it - being able to drink from literally any source is very liberating! Under £40, small, very lightweight and filters seem to last for ages. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/...
by elPedro666
15 Jul 2019, 1:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Road tyre wear Vittoria Randonneur Pro 2 700C x 32
Replies: 36
Views: 1109

Re: Road tyre wear Vittoria Randonneur Pro 2 700C x 32

mig wrote:do you ever corner? :wink:


deliquium wrote:Mind you my Nelson Longflap, copious toolkit and 6 pack of Stella probably weigh more than I do :wink:



I'd imagine that the ride home would be anything but a straight line after that! [emoji6]





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by elPedro666
9 Jul 2019, 1:39pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Acera v Deore Triple
Replies: 22
Views: 1088

Re: Acera v Deore Triple

I like Octolink too, for what it's worth, just beware there's two versions.

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by elPedro666
9 Jul 2019, 1:38pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Acera v Deore Triple
Replies: 22
Views: 1088

Re: Acera v Deore Triple

Just to clarify (cuz it took me a minute!) m590 is Hollowtec II, not Octolink. Nothing wrong with what you said, just that you switched from one system to t'other mid-paragraph and it took me a moment to catch up [emoji6] Definitely agree that those 'Do not disassemble' caps are ripe for disassembli...
by elPedro666
8 Jul 2019, 7:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Acera v Deore Triple
Replies: 22
Views: 1088

Re: Acera v Deore Triple

Do replacement chain rings need to be genuine Shimano? I never buy Shimano chain rings. I prefer TA. My own preference is for silver arms purely because my heels tend to scuff them occasionally and the marks show up less on silver. Other than that. I'd be okay with either. I'd second TA as being lo...
by elPedro666
8 Jul 2019, 5:15am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Acera v Deore Triple
Replies: 22
Views: 1088

Re: Acera v Deore Triple

This is a bit of guesswork, but it looks like those might be heavy pressed steel rings, whereas the Deore outer at least is much lighter aluminium. There's probably not much difference in the arms themselves. Have to get myself to work so don't have time to check that, so please take it more as a su...
by elPedro666
29 Jun 2019, 7:58pm
Forum: Fun & Games
Topic: It's about time we had more fun
Replies: 7241
Views: 353875

Re: It's about time we had more fun

Endless cycle

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