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  • Bugger this dentist stuff, I use two different tepee sizes to fit various toothy gappy thingies, anything to limit legalised torture chair time!

  • I'm think about converting a steel road bike to discs. Getting them added to the rear seems easy. I don't think my current fork would be suitable for modification? Is anyone aware of a carbon fibre fork with a straight 1 1/8 steerer, mudguard mounts and disc mounts? Failing that what options are out there in steel? Long haul trucker maybe.

  • Is anyone aware of a carbon fibre fork with a straight 1 1/8 steerer, mudguard mounts and disc mounts?

    Woundup will make a very expensive one for you.

    Columbus probably have options too.

  • Has anyone tried to re roll a mattress for transportation? Does it work? Thinking of the IKEA ones that come rolled. Still have the straps.

  • I struggle to get a sleeping bag rolled up and back in its drawstring bag, so best of luck.

  • This Shimano 6800 chainring seems to have been damaged in storage. Is it fucked? Or should I just use it, or try filling it with something?


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  • I struggle to get a sleeping bag rolled up and back in its drawstring bag, so best of luck

    they are called stuffsacs for a reason

  • Fyxation Sparta

  • Please post a video of your attempts!

  • I would not put that back on a bicycle.

  • I've noticed modern bags are so much easier to repack.

  • I’ve tried but couldn’t get it small enough for the straps to work. Ended up being easier to transport in its unrolled state.

  • That's what I feared. Quite a high stress area and not a good place for a catastrophic failure. Just annoying as it was almost new and they are unreasonably expensive spares.

  • These are a sandwich design - I think the inner bit is there for stiffness and guiding the chain and the outer part is the structure - so I might consider using that if I had no other option but I would think very carefully before putting sprinter watts through it.

  • It’s genuinely easier to stuff it in than roll and then stuff.

  • Why dont humans live underground?

  • I keep a couple in my basement.

  • What kind of straps are they? A couple of ratchet straps might be easier, let the ratchet do the hard work of rolling it up tightly.

  • Some do, or at least did. Many of the older houses in Bridgnorth have caves and underground areas used as living accomodation as recently as the 1950s. Our house had four, the largest of which had 'cupboards' and also a fireplace and chimney cut into the sandstone. Mostly it was too damp for living though I guess continuous heating would change that.
    We used ours as low light gardens / grottoes with one as a work area and one as a store, but some of the neighbours were more adventurous - see https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sh­ropshire-35355359 for example.
    Having worked in coal mines, and later in life owned caves, I would imagine the main answers to your question would be social reasons and Vitamin D, though it doesn't seem to be a problem in Trôo.
    FWIW I've grown out of any troglodyte tendency and now live in the Shropshire Hills, significantly above the River Severn and it's flood plains.

  • Half underground seems a good solution. Warm in winter, cool in summer.

  • What "outdoor" clothing manufacturers are there, that do high-quality and unostentatious-looking stuff - but aren't as hideously expensive as Fjällräven?
    And ideally as conscious about the enviroment as Patagonia, but without the hideous patterns and colour palette?

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