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lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
edited May 2009 in Commuting chat
Not been going fast enough or going too fast.

Either way, I noticed my brakes had declined in quality (although not quantity) a tad, and were not their usual effective selves.

Now, people, this is a health and safety announcement...

Change your brake pads.

I am a complete incompetent and it took me all of 10 minutes.

Check out the difference between old and new... sorry for the soft focus - my phone camera's a bit naff.

3529677852_0e1cec152f.jpg

:shock:
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,049
    yeh that's what wear indicators are for, I bet you only take your car to be serviced when stuff breaks :P
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  • tardingtontardington Posts: 1,379
    Yes dear. But what is the background?

    Your table is seriously unfashionable...
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    Soft focus - Hollywood Girlie....


    female brakes, they must be.


    Ah yes - it all makes perfect sense. Girlie brakes past their best, so they go into soft focus.
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  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,049
    tardie wrote:
    Yes dear. But what is the background?

    Your table is seriously unfashionable...

    table? no no that's one of biondino's vintage cycling tops :P
    Rule #5 // Harden The censored Up.
    Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
    Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
    Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.
  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Haha! Actually it's an old duvet cover that I use so I don't cover the actual duvet cover in oil and brake dust... my bed is my workbench here in London...
  • tardingtontardington Posts: 1,379
    But that would mean.... :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
  • CafewandaCafewanda Posts: 2,788
    Not been going fast enough or going too fast.

    Either way, I noticed my brakes had declined in quality (although not quantity) a tad, and were not their usual effective selves.

    Now, people, this is a health and safety announcement...

    [color=red]Change your brake pad[/color]s.

    I am a complete incompetent and it took me all of 10 minutes.

    3529677852_0e1cec152f.jpg

    :shock:

    So THAT'S what those things are called :oops: I have a brother who does that sort of checking for me.

    Must do: learn correct names of bike parts and sign up for maintenance course pdq :idea:
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    tardie wrote:
    But that would mean.... :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

    yup - we're in bed with LiT.
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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,922
    tardie wrote:
    But that would mean.... :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

    She sleeps with her bike :roll: The viner, I can understand but the Bowery is the workhorse.
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  • redvee wrote:
    tardie wrote:
    But that would mean.... :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

    She sleeps with her bike :roll: The viner, I can understand but the Bowery is the workhorse.

    a work horse needs love too....... Just as long as you know where to stop
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  • Greg TGreg T Posts: 3,266
    my bed is my workbench here in London...

    I really wouldn't like to comment.....
    Fixed gear for wet weather / hairy roadie for posing in the sun.

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  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    .. my bed is my workbench here in London...

    Dare we ask what it is in Essex?
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  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Feltup wrote:
    .. my bed is my workbench here in London...

    Dare we ask what it is in Essex?

    It's..................................................................... a workbench.
  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    Feltup wrote:
    .. my bed is my workbench here in London...

    Dare we ask what it is in Essex?

    It's..................................................................... a workbench.

    Do you have a vice?
    Pictures are better than words because some words are big and hard to understand.

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  • Stuey01Stuey01 Posts: 1,273
    my bed is my workbench here in London...

    so what is your work?


    [come on, someone had to ask....]
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  • Greg TGreg T Posts: 3,266
    Robmanic1 wrote:
    Feltup wrote:
    .. my bed is my workbench here in London...

    Dare we ask what it is in Essex?

    It's..................................................................... a workbench.

    Do you have a vice?

    Bravo!
    Fixed gear for wet weather / hairy roadie for posing in the sun.

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  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Ah for god's sake.

    I try to do the 'good citizen' thing with a public safety broadcast about brakepads and you lot go and meander off topic into a discussion about my bed/workbench...

    'tis funny though.
  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    Ah for god's sake.

    I try to do the 'good citizen' thing with a public safety broadcast about brakepads and you lot go and meander off topic into a discussion about my bed/workbench...

    'tis funny though.

    It's your own fault, you should get a workmate!
    Pictures are better than words because some words are big and hard to understand.

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  • Robmanic1 wrote:
    Ah for god's sake.

    I try to do the 'good citizen' thing with a public safety broadcast about brakepads and you lot go and meander off topic into a discussion about my bed/workbench...

    'tis funny though.

    It's your own fault, you should get a workmate!

    That way you can keep it in the closet :wink:
    The doctor said I needed to start drinking more whiskey. Also, I’m calling myself ‘the doctor’ now
  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Robmanic1 wrote:
    Ah for god's sake.

    I try to do the 'good citizen' thing with a public safety broadcast about brakepads and you lot go and meander off topic into a discussion about my bed/workbench...

    'tis funny though.

    It's your own fault, you should get a workmate!

    Maybe I should....

    bd_workmate425.gif
  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    Could be a tad uncomfortable though :shock:
    Pictures are better than words because some words are big and hard to understand.

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  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    I don't know what you're complaining about.

    You take soft focus photos of your bed with worn out rubber toys, call it your workbench and then wonder why we all get all steamed up. :shock:


    :P
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  • good job the admin for this forum are open minded
    The doctor said I needed to start drinking more whiskey. Also, I’m calling myself ‘the doctor’ now
  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 9,757
    good job the admin for this forum are open minded

    I admin another forum - we'd allow the comment :P
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
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    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    good job the admin for this forum are open minded

    I admin another forum - we'd allow the comment :P

    Ahem... good job I'm not easily offended! :P
  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    Anything involving power tool, rowing or power tool accessories is fine in my book.....
  • CafewandaCafewanda Posts: 2,788
    :lol::lol::lol::lol: at the comments in this thread.

    I'm suposed to be working here. Please keep the comments on topic :lol:
  • FeltupFeltup Posts: 1,340
    Robmanic1 wrote:
    Ah for god's sake.

    I try to do the 'good citizen' thing with a public safety broadcast about brakepads and you lot go and meander off topic into a discussion about my bed/workbench...

    'tis funny though.

    It's your own fault, you should get a workmate!

    Maybe I should....

    bd_workmate425.gif

    What size duvet would you buy for that though and getting fitted sheets would be a nightmare too.
    Short hairy legged roadie FCN 4 or 5 in my baggies.

    Felt F55 - 2007
    Specialized Singlecross - 2008
    Marin Rift Zone - 1998
    Peugeot Tourmalet - 1983 - taken more hits than Mohammed Ali
  • ...meanwhile, back on topic

    My confession. Bike braking not as good as it was. I decided that the cable obviously needed tightening. Found out how to do it on web and did it. Very proud I was too. A week later there was this awful squealing noise when I hit the now efficient brakes. Took bike home, took off brake pads to check rubber and found there was none! Just shiny metal. Fitting new blocks meant losening the cables that i'd just tightened - luckily I hadn't cut them too short.

    So, follow LiTs advice and always check your rubber (there you go, that double entendre should be sufficient to get this thread back off track again - sorry LiT :roll: )
    Pain is only weakness leaving the body
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