Your rants here.

1572573575577578581

Posts

  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,272
    +1 for the Race Rocket.
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • cjcp wrote:
    +1 for the Race Rocket.

    Yup works well for me, like that it has a hose attachment rather than direct to valve.
  • 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.
  • xbnmxbnm Posts: 111
    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 !
  • gbsahne001gbsahne001 Posts: 1,953
    drhaggis wrote:
    Is there really no decent minipump? Are CO2 cannisters the only way?

    Topeak road morph for me; 120psi no problem
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 1,971
    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...
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,769 Lives Here
    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.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 1,971
    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:
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • rower63rower63 Posts: 1,963
    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
    Dolan Titanium ADX 2016
    Ridley Noah FAST 2013
    Bottecchia/Campagnolo 1990
    Carrera Parva Hybrid 2016
    Hoy Sa Calobra 002 2014 [off duty]
    Storck Absolutist 2011 [off duty]
    http://www.slidingseat.net/cycling/cycling.html
  • drhaggisdrhaggis Posts: 771
    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!
  • cruffcruff Posts: 1,355
    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
    Fat chopper. Some racing. Some testing. Some crashing.
    Specialising in Git Daaahns and Cafs. Transplanted Laaandoner.
  • 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.
    20190905-174732.jpg
    However further down the road on a section that was originally not too bad, they've left maybe 25 or so, 1m squares of shitty 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.
  • drhaggisdrhaggis Posts: 771
    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 censored .

    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".
  • Tour of Britain is going along there next week, albeit in the other direction :roll:
  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    elbowloh 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?
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 43,769 Lives Here
    Yeah yeah you’ve got some magic sleeping baby, we know.
  • Shirley BassoShirley Basso Posts: 3,132
    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.
  • drhaggisdrhaggis Posts: 771
    Our eldest slept like censored . 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
  • TashmanTashman Posts: 2,692
    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
  • gbsahne001gbsahne001 Posts: 1,953
    youngest appears (don't want to jinx it) to be sleeping on her own, when she's told to and all through the night (well up to 06:30), only taken 5 years.....
  • pangolinpangolin Posts: 1,623
    gbsahne wrote:
    youngest appears (don't want to jinx it) to be sleeping on her own, when she's told to and all through the night (well up to 06:30), only taken 5 years.....

    Guess this is meant to be anti rants? Mine is 2 and this feels a loooong way off.
    Genesis Croix de Fer
    Cube Attain
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 21,986 Lives Here
    pangolin wrote:
    gbsahne wrote:
    youngest appears (don't want to jinx it) to be sleeping on her own, when she's told to and all through the night (well up to 06:30), only taken 5 years.....
    Guess this is meant to be anti rants? Mine is 2 and this feels a loooong way off.
    Mine are nearly 17 and 20, we rarely see them before midday at the weekends. :lol:
  • Managed to buckle rear wheel on Wednesday, just before reaching the end the bike slid off something on the road, very annoying as clearly I wasn’t paying attention! Not badly and bike shop will have fixed it by tomorrow but has annoyed me!
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 1,971
    I feel I may have started something with my rant. Maybe there should be a separate Dadsnet or cycledads thread...

    Anyway, new tactic last night. Discovered that an elephant soother / blanket thingy, which he has never showed any interest in before is now a magic wand for a) getting him to sleep in the first place and b) getting him back to sleep when he wakes up in the night.
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • awaveyawavey Posts: 2,140
    cycling along home, 3 cars pass me totally fine, Im holding my line, the 4th leans on the horn and close passes me with a cut in. why ?
  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,030
    Ive just put a frameset on sale on Ebay which will no doubt leave absolute proof that people should not be entrusted with a vote or sharp objects.
    Just had 1, to whinge about only collection and to ask if di2 fits... if the fckwit could only use the internet properly.
  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,030
    awavey wrote:
    cycling along home, 3 cars pass me totally fine, Im holding my line, the 4th leans on the horn and close passes me with a cut in. why ?

    ...he was in the draft and you scared him... cars in convoys , as bad as cyclists.
  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,929
    Finished work in a bad mood:

    There's a road on my way home that's full of potholes (worse than most of them).

    Try one last time reporting as damage caused and mention lost lights cause of poor road surface and see what happens. I reported one where I dinged the rim and it was repaired within 48 hours, I don't normally ride on the part of the road where the pothole was but I was paying more attention to a non-attentive driver and avoiding them at the time.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 1,971
    Just seen this on the Guardian. Now, obviously this nutter should be caught, prosecuted and banged up, but this is probably going to get undue media attention now in relation to other violent crimes committed by arseholes who were not on a bike.
    Even when you watch the video, it comes up with a suggested discussion point of "do cyclists think they are above the law?" this is one incident, a "cyclist" not "cyclists".

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/201 ... -in-london
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame ??
    Tall....
  • slowbikeslowbike Posts: 8,345
    elbowloh wrote:
    I feel I may have started something with my rant. Maybe there should be a separate Dadsnet or cycledads thread...

    Anyway, new tactic last night. Discovered that an elephant soother / blanket thingy, which he has never showed any interest in before is now a magic wand for a) getting him to sleep in the first place and b) getting him back to sleep when he wakes up in the night.
    Absolutely !!

    :) glad the new tactic worked - hopefully it'll be a long term thing - 4 years in and we mostly get full nights sleep, just the odd interruption - like unsettled - probably because he started school ..
Sign In or Register to comment.