BigM

  • BigM replied to the topic That pro tool box thing. in the forum Bike Forum 1 day ago

    Nice,I was using Shadow foam but want to get some layered stuff as well.

  • BigM replied to the topic That pro tool box thing. in the forum Bike Forum 1 day ago

    @Merak Brilliant, cheers, will get one ordered. Was already putting one together but the case I was using had built in dividers.

  • BigM replied to the topic That pro tool box thing. in the forum Bike Forum 1 day ago

    Very smart, what box are you using?

  • BigM replied to the topic What £1000 full sus? in the forum Bike Forum 2 days ago

    My lad has a Polygon Siskiu T8. It’s been a great bike pity he’s grown out it. It’s been a really good around bike on the ups and downs. I can’t keep up with him. Looking for a large version to replace in

    It’s a medium, currently up for sale at £750.😁

  • XS / Small Troy Lee 3DO knee pads . Used by my youngest, don’t fit him any more. He’s 14 and slightly built just to give you an idea of…

  • BigM replied to the topic It's Premium Bonds draw day. in the forum Chat Forum 2 weeks ago

    Chuffed to say I can join in on this thread now.
    Nothing for me…

  • BigM replied to the topic Facebook avoidance in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    I deleted my account 2 years ago now. After a stroke and the breakdown of my marriage. I couldn’t stand other people’s vanity blogging.
    I stepped right back from social media, evening deleted Strava.
    I still have Instagram, however l muted most of my ‘friends’ accounts bar those who are close friends. Use it mostly for following interesting MTB…[Read more]

  • Always try to buy my lads something they need, eldest is getting new gear for biking, he out grown all his old stuff. I managed to get a couple of my younger (15 y/o) lads art projects framed for him. Just really hate the wasteful consumerism of it all.
    My sisters and I don’t buy each other presents, haven’t done so for years.

  • BigM replied to the topic Car and rack or van. in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    Trailer could be an option for those longer trips like the Alps.
    I think I’ll stick with the rack, fuel economy is important. Love the idea of a van but not sure I could do all those miles in one, would hurt my pocket in terms of business mileage.

  • BigM replied to the topic Car and rack or van. in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    @transporter13

    We had an older VW Sharan, the model where the rear % seats could be removed independently. Loved it it was really flexible and could carry 3 bikes inside and 3 people in comfort.

    I’m not so keen on the newer versions as they don’t appear to have as much room in them. I would consider a Caddy Maxi Life or the Ford Tourneo Connect,…[Read more]

  • BigM replied to the topic Car and rack or van. in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    I like the idea of a van, very practical, easy to deal with the bikes and all the kit.

    However I’ve already got a tow-bar fitted, I will have to buy a new 4 bike rack, current one is a 3 bike carrier.
    I do appreciate the comfort of the A6 and the performance, took it to the alps a couple of years ago and my mate took the bikes in his van, there…[Read more]

  • BigM replied to the topic Car and rack or van. in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    Should have said I don’t really want to spend an absolute fortune.

  • BigM started the topic Car and rack or van. in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    Could do with some real world opinions please.
    I currently have an A6 Avant, do a fair mileage with work, all over the country. If I go bike with my youngest or the other half I’ll stick the bikes in the back. However it looks likely that we’ll be doing more biking trips with 3 or 4 of us at a time.
    My dilemma is, do I get a van to replace the…[Read more]

  • Bought new earlier this year. I’ve only used it 4 times whilst riding with my girlfriend (not been used for anything more than bridleway stuff) Standard spec with the exception…

  • ONeal Pinned Pedal Flat MTB Shoes size 42. Ordered these some time ago for my lad, his old shoes have finally fallen to bits, he’s tried these on an they…