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by bumper
3 Nov 2013, 4:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26 in suspension forks with mudguard fittings
Replies: 7
Views: 3029

Re: 26 in suspension forks with mudguard fittings

Well done, finished mine too. Glad they're on now, the roads are full of muck and dirt around here where it's been flooded. I get back in with a clean face and no brown stripe either!
by bumper
1 Nov 2013, 6:25pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What is this little blighter?
Replies: 18
Views: 6286

Re: What is this little blighter?

Glad it's sorted. At least the birds have benefited from it :thumbsup:
by bumper
1 Nov 2013, 6:01pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What is this little blighter?
Replies: 18
Views: 6286

Re: What is this little blighter?

They are harmless in bird food. There's been lots of them this year, maybe the mini heat wave we had has helped the boom.

Ive noticed them everywhere over summer when shooting macro so don't mind them.

Wouldn't fancy eating a loaf with them in it though :D
by bumper
1 Nov 2013, 5:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What is this little blighter?
Replies: 18
Views: 6286

Re: What is this little blighter?

Grain weevil.

Eat wheat products and bird seed.
by bumper
31 Oct 2013, 6:52pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Bar end levers - why?
Replies: 118
Views: 57081

Re: Bar end levers - why?

Depending on your preference for bars, midge bars throw the shifters away from your knees with their flare when you're out of the saddle.
by bumper
28 Oct 2013, 10:26pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26 in suspension forks with mudguard fittings
Replies: 7
Views: 3029

Re: 26 in suspension forks with mudguard fittings

I've just ordered some too :thumbsup:
by bumper
28 Oct 2013, 5:16pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 26 in suspension forks with mudguard fittings
Replies: 7
Views: 3029

Re: 26 in suspension forks with mudguard fittings

Get some of the stainless p clips that have a rubber cover. There's loads on eBay that are between 30-40mm.
by bumper
10 Oct 2013, 4:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Scratched my bike today :-(((
Replies: 23
Views: 6037

Re: Scratched my bike today :-(((

As above, I'm relieved (and upset) when my bikes get a first scratch. At the end of the day they're to be used, it's character :)

Get down to halfords and get the nearest touch up stick.
by bumper
8 Oct 2013, 8:56am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Swallows
Replies: 98
Views: 24709

Re: Swallows

Definitely swallows. They were late last year too.

There's was also a nest on the side of the green wellie!
by bumper
8 Oct 2013, 8:35am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Swallows
Replies: 98
Views: 24709

Re: Swallows

They were still in the nests in Oban just over a week ago.
by bumper
7 Oct 2013, 10:17pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Oil instead of grease?
Replies: 79
Views: 8949

Re: Oil instead of grease?

byegad wrote:oil everywhere and rear brake useless.


That's what the soles of your shoes were for ;)
by bumper
1 Apr 2013, 9:22am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: No adjuster on this rear derailleur RD-M771
Replies: 7
Views: 1629

Re: No adjuster on this rear derailleur RD-M771

There should be one where the cable enters rear derailleur on an XT. Has someone just jammed the ferrule into it?

My XT has a screw barrel adjuster there.

You could always add an inline brake cake adjuster if you have one.
by bumper
23 Feb 2013, 9:25am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Problem with my Brooks saddle
Replies: 16
Views: 997

Re: Problem with my Brooks saddle

Lift the nose so the rear 'seat' section is more flat and sit on that not the middle.

I love them like that but can't ride them with a big drop because they rub if using bars anything lower than 2"+.
by bumper
11 Feb 2013, 5:11pm
Forum: Cycling Goods & Services - Your Reviews
Topic: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)
Replies: 585
Views: 341274

Re: Spa Cycles (Harrogate)

I've purchased lots over the years and not had any problems. They're always good on the phone and I always have a laugh with them.

I wish they were my lbs!
by bumper
1 Feb 2013, 9:30am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Drop bars on a mountain bike?
Replies: 22
Views: 4187

Re: Drop bars on a mountain bike?

Look at midge bars with drop levers that'll pull V's or as already said, Mary bars.

I've got Mary bars and love them. They look weird in ano. blue, a bit 80's but they are comfy on long trips.