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Re: Your rants here.

Postby Cruff » Wed Sep 04, 2019 19:55 pm

DrHaggis wrote:Visit from the fairy today on the way back home, right when it started to rain. Fark you very much

Got the chance to try the new minipump, and found out it was tricky to engage with the valve, and would leak (despite the thread) at some angles. Is there really no decent minipump? Are CO2 cannisters the only way?

In the end managed to get about 4 bar on a 25c tyre, but couldn't be arsed to pedal hard anymore... so I was overtaken by two swift people without a chance to respond. Darn it. Hadn't been in a proper SCR in ages.

Topeak race rocket for me. Can get about 80 psi (though it does require about 160 pumps to get it)
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Re: Your rants here.

Postby cjcp » Wed Sep 04, 2019 22:07 pm

+1 for the Race Rocket.
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Re: Your rants here.

Postby roger merriman » Wed Sep 04, 2019 22:25 pm

cjcp wrote:+1 for the Race Rocket.


Yup works well for me, like that it has a hose attachment rather than direct to valve.

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby thistle (MBNW) » Thu Sep 05, 2019 06:53 am

The pocket rocket is adequate: It's tiny (fits easily in a saddlebag) but as a result it takes forever to pump up a 700x25 tyre.

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby XBNM » Thu Sep 05, 2019 08:12 am

Why do school run drivers use a perfectly empty public (non charging) car park to turn round in then park obscuring the entrance to the car park ! ***** Idiots !

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby gbsahne » Thu Sep 05, 2019 08:56 am

DrHaggis wrote:Is there really no decent minipump? Are CO2 cannisters the only way?


Topeak road morph for me; 120psi no problem

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby elbowloh » Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:02 am

Another sleepless night with the little one meant I got PT today.

Maybe it's this 4 month sleep regression thing, but he's pretty much woken up every 40 mins or so screaming his head for the last week and a half...
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Re: Your rants here.

Postby Rick Chasey » Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:05 pm

elbowloh wrote:Another sleepless night with the little one meant I got PT today.

Maybe it's this 4 month sleep regression thing, but he's pretty much woken up every 40 mins or so screaming his head for the last week and a half...


That is a thing.

I'd love to say that my experience tells me that it'll get better, but suffice to say it's been, err, patchy at best.

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby elbowloh » Thu Sep 05, 2019 13:49 pm

Rick Chasey wrote:
elbowloh wrote:Another sleepless night with the little one meant I got PT today.

Maybe it's this 4 month sleep regression thing, but he's pretty much woken up every 40 mins or so screaming his head for the last week and a half...


That is a thing.

I'd love to say that my experience tells me that it'll get better, but suffice to say it's been, err, patchy at best.

Errr great.

Reassuring to hear! :shock:
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Re: Your rants here.

Postby rower63 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 14:27 pm

gbsahne wrote:
DrHaggis wrote:Is there really no decent minipump? Are CO2 cannisters the only way?

Topeak road morph for me; 120psi no problem

+1 for that, essentially a miniature track pump
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Re: Your rants here.

Postby DrHaggis » Thu Sep 05, 2019 14:48 pm

gbsahne wrote:
DrHaggis wrote:Is there really no decent minipump? Are CO2 cannisters the only way?


Topeak road morph for me; 120psi no problem


I have a racerocket. Not impressed. Admittedly worked better once I managed to pump hard without moving the hose, but it seemed prone to leak. As a matter of fact, I felt like it was leaking substantially every time I stopped to rest. Whatever. Will give it another try, but didn't seem much better than my old Birzman Apogee if at all. However....

That road morph looks interesting! I could easily fit it in the commute backpack! Why struggle with a tiny device! Bigger is better!

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby Cruff » Thu Sep 05, 2019 15:02 pm

DrHaggis wrote:
gbsahne wrote:
DrHaggis wrote:Is there really no decent minipump? Are CO2 cannisters the only way?


Topeak road morph for me; 120psi no problem


I have a racerocket. Not impressed. Admittedly worked better once I managed to pump hard without moving the hose, but it seemed prone to leak. As a matter of fact, I felt like it was leaking substantially every time I stopped to rest. Whatever. Will give it another try, but didn't seem much better than my old Birzman Apogee if at all. However....

That road morph looks interesting! I could easily fit it in the commute backpack! Why struggle with a tiny device! Bigger is better!

You might just have a duff one, or water ingress somewhere causing perishing that leads to leaks. I've got four bikes, and three of them have Race Rockets (the frame mount is neat) and not had a problem with any of them. I did, however, let one sit in the bottom of a saddle bag on my old winter bike for months, which got wet and filthy and (being a winter bike) I never bothered to clean or dry the bag - when I got it out to use one day when I flatted, the hose was munted
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Re: Your rants here.

Postby thistle (MBNW) » Thu Sep 05, 2019 17:57 pm

Finished work in a bad mood:

There's a road on my way home that's full of potholes (worse than most of them). In one place you have to go down the wrong side of the road, hitting them on a full suss is unpleasant. Last year I dinted a rim on them, and lost a light the next time.

I've been reporting it to the council on their system, but they've been ignoring me. I've reported it by letter and got fobbed off saying we fixed it even though they'd done nothing, next time they went out and fixed a couple of the holes but left the worst of them.
At least one other person has reported/complained about it.

I made a complaint about it last week, and received a reply today saying that they had inspected it today and there was nothing wrong and to stop wasting their time (diplomatically).
I went and had a look on the way home and my suspicions were correct that they had been out that day and (badly) resurfaced part of it.
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However further down the road on a section that was originally not too bad, they've left maybe 25 or so, 1m squares of sh!tty lumpy tarmac sticking out of the road by about an inch as if it's some kind of punishment for complaining :shock:

I've really got no idea what goes on in their heads. I'm seriously considering getting some professional advice on what to do next.

Anyway, rant over, as you were.

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Postby DrHaggis » Thu Sep 05, 2019 18:15 pm

That is pretty farking terrible.

To add to that, Edinburgh Council is pretty poor at road maintenance, and the fixes are useless patches. Sometimes a road is fully resurfaced, like Inverleith Terrace, which puts the rest of the roads in perspective. Sometimes, however, the council just throws the towel, like when it couldn't be bothered to fix the cobbles up Frederick Street. What did they do? Cover the hole with tar. I kid you not. On an Unesco world heritage site. Over old cobbles. FFS. Is it any smoother now? Not really, plus it looks like crap.

Hillariously, Fast & Furious 9 (??!!??) is being filmed right now in Edinburgh. I don't get it. Between the traffic, the potholes, and the cobbles, it should be "I can't go Fast & I'll end up Furious".

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby thistle (MBNW) » Thu Sep 05, 2019 19:02 pm

Tour of Britain is going along there next week, albeit in the other direction :roll:

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby Shirley Basso » Thu Sep 05, 2019 20:09 pm

elbowloh wrote:
Rick Chasey wrote:
elbowloh wrote:Another sleepless night with the little one meant I got PT today.

Maybe it's this 4 month sleep regression thing, but he's pretty much woken up every 40 mins or so screaming his head for the last week and a half...


That is a thing.

I'd love to say that my experience tells me that it'll get better, but suffice to say it's been, err, patchy at best.

Errr great.

Reassuring to hear! :shock:


Is it a thing?

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby Rick Chasey » Thu Sep 05, 2019 20:13 pm

Yeah yeah you’ve got some magic sleeping baby, we know.

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Postby Shirley Basso » Thu Sep 05, 2019 21:10 pm

Without trying to sound too smug it wasn't magic and it wasn't entirely easy to get here. We had a game plan and stuck to it pretty rigidly and made sure we didn't crumble when things didn't go to plan. It was discipline with ourselves more than anything that made it work.

Smug mode on: I'll never forget Easter weekend when we got absolutely shitted with our neighbours and he slept until 9am and we missed our playdate. Zero guilt. Never done it since tho.

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby DrHaggis » Thu Sep 05, 2019 22:03 pm

Our eldest slept like crap. Or we thought he did. Even at 3, he was waking up every three hours, the little b**tard. Only started sleeping well when his brother, Tiny Haggis was born. I'd say Tiny Haggis (now 4) sleeps better overall, but tends to sense when mommy & daddy are playing jumping crocodiles. Again, another little b**tard. Adorable, but b**tard.

But my eldest nephew. Oh my eldest nephew. For the first two years, he was the most terrible creature ever when it comes to sleep. Shallow. Easily perturbed. Noisy crying. Wouldn't fall alseep easy. It helped us put things into perspective.

I should shut up before this looks like mumsnet

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Postby Tashman » Fri Sep 06, 2019 08:15 am

My eldest slept through from about 7/8 weeks, thought we were amazing! The Tashgirl arrived!! Wiped the smugness away in the bat of her tiny never closing eyelids!

She's 10 now and is still always awake far too early


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