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sungodsungod Posts: 12,198
edited March 2017 in The bottom bracket
'ning

looks like a dry one, off to the mountains of highgate, also cafes, vegging

fitted new brakes yesterday, see if they work going downhill
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,306
    Wakey wakey you lazy sods, time to get up and out on your bikes. Driving instructor duties for eldest then kip while he trains then run or ride later.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,058
    Kids taxi stuff then dropping off the eldest for his first time in town on his own :(

    The younger rugrat is having a mate over so I will entertain them, hopefully they will want to play with the paintball guns :)

    Then a quick bike ride to a pub with a pal for the rugby but not too much ale as we put out with the wives and another couple later
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    Grey day. Taken wife's car to garage for mot. Just vegging with the kidz.
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    For the first time since 6th Jan, I've woken up and realised that I have nothing that I have to do today. I feel quite at a loose end. Still recovering a bit from a whirlwind trip to Tokyo but I think I'm just going to chill. I might even ride a bike...
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,308 Lives Here
    Tired. Rather a late night with plenty to eat and drink. Wife now has my cough so isn't doing great. Day of pottering about I reckon, need to buy my mother a birthday present for tomorrow, no idea what to get her.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Mornin' folks

    Had one bottle of beer last night and feel like I've drunk a brewery. Random.

    However, stunning day outside so domestic chores. Brilliant.

    However this will be countered by long walk with Das Goosenhound out in the country followed by dinner out with la famiglia. Country pub? Casual restaurant? Who knows. All I know is that I won't be driving.

    Oh - I've also just bought a green saddle. I'll let you know how it is when it arrives.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,643
    Lovely weather, nothing much planned. Had a hit of tennis for the first time in months. Ignored work deadlines and emails, quite a change from recent weeks..
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Went to the market by bike this morning, nice cool 16c first thing, pleasant pootle, eggs are sold in a paper bag, fun coming back, no omlets were made. :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,201
    pinno wrote:

    Herro evelybody peeps

    Ho hum. Playing Dad today. We have consumed much Marmalade (with a little toast), built a Lego house, doodled...
    Full to the gunnel's with green stuff but it's all neck upwards so could do with OH finishing early so I can go pedal. Fajita wraps later with Pinno's extra extra strong home made Chilli salsa sauce. That should either blow my head off or clean the tubes out - preferably the latter. Will see which offers the most resistance; grey matter or green matter.

    Laters
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,531
    Working my way through a long list of stuff to do today, no rest for the wicked. The wife seems to be taking an unhealthy interest in veggie food - I must try and head this off, especially with March 14th approaching :)
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    Pah, wife's car needs a new "brake pipe", is that a thing?

    Popped into screwfix and bought some Bolle shades, they make me look like a Ninja. Cheers for the tip Pinno!
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    Garry H wrote:
    Pah, wife's car needs a new "brake pipe", is that a thing?

    Popped into screwfix and bought some Bolle shades, they make me look like a Ninja. Cheers for the tip Pinno!

    This again re riding shades. Dirt cheap, work well, no need to look after them as they are so cheap.

    Then again, if you look after them they will last a lifetime. Much like Oakley but without spending a million pounds and knowing that your shades will look Jeffry in 2 years and you've spent a million pounds on them.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,201
    edited March 2017
    Garry H wrote:
    Pah, wife's car needs a new "brake pipe", is that a thing?

    Yes. very common. Car brakes are hydraulic. You have a slave cylinder and a master cylinder. The master cylinder is a reservoir with 4 outlets for 4 wheels (funny that). When you press the brake pedal, that pushes a cylinder which drives hydraulic fluid pressure in the pipes to the slave cylinders. The slave cylinders then press either brake pads or brake shoes against the brake discs or brake drums respectively. Some cars have discs all round.
    Fluids do not compress. Hydraulic fluid is designed not to corrode metal, does not react to rubber [see 'flexi hose' later on], is not over susceptible to heat and is long lasting with little natural decomposition. Heat can cause changes in viscosity and therefore braking pressure/efficiency. So you cannot put any old oil in the brake system.
    Some cars have discs on the front and drums at the rear. Mine has drums in the rear for the handbrake and combined smaller discs as well for the brakes. So discs front and rear but drums as well!
    The front gets more pressure than the rear as the rear are more likely to lock up. Just like when you brake on a bicycle. The split in pressure requires a mechanism but i'm not going to go into that here. However, ABS (anti lock braking system) will oscillate pressure so that lock up does not occur. It's a bit like squeezing your brake lever 20 times a second (or more), which would prevent lock up. You can simulate this on your bike. Obviously not so quickly.
    Between the Chassis (car body) and the brake assembly, is a 'flexi hose' which allows for suspension travel as the copper pipes that carry the fluid from the master cylinder to the slave cylinders are rigid. It is common for the junction between the copper pipe and the flexi hose and the flexi hose to the inlet to the slave cylinder to corrode or fail.
    This is because the flexi hose is constantly moving - every time you steer or go over a bump and of course, vibration.
    Brake pipes aren't expensive, so do not get mugged.
    Hydraulics are amazing engineering principles.

    [Edited 6 times for accuracy and additions.]
    Garry H wrote:
    Popped into screwfix and bought some Bolle shades, they make me look like a Ninja. Cheers for the tip Pinno!

    They are alright, aren't they?

    Me sipping an Espresso which was poured onto a block of dark chocolate. Dreamtime.

    Chicken for Fajita's are marinading in Paprika, tomato puree, olive oil and salt.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,571
    pinno wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    Pah, wife's car needs a new "brake pipe", is that a thing?

    Yes. very common. Car brakes are hydraulic. You have a slave cylinder and a master cylinder. The master cylinder is a reservoir with 4 outlets for 4 wheels (funny that). When you press the brake pedal, that pushes a cylinder which drives hydraulic fluid through the pipes to the slave cylinder. The slave cylinders then press either brake pads or brake shoes against the brake discs or brake drums respectively.Some cars have discs all round.
    Some cars have discs on the front and drums at the rear. Mine has drums in the rear for the handbrake and smaller discs as well for the brakes.
    The front gets more pressure than the rear as the rear are more likely to lock up. Just like when you brake on a bicycle. The split in pressure requires a mechanism but i'm not going to go into that here.
    Between the Chassis (car body) and the brake assembly, is a 'flexi hose' which allows for suspension travel as the copper pipes that carry the fluid are rigid. It is common for the junction between the copper pipe and the flexi hose and the inlet to theslave cylinder to corrode or fail.
    Brake pipes aren't expensive, so do not get mugged.
    Garry H wrote:
    Popped into screwfix and bought some Bolle shades, they make me look like a Ninja. Cheers for the tip Pinno!

    They are alright, aren't they?

    Me sipping an Espresso which was poured onto a block of dark chocolate. Dreamtime.

    WTAF? Espresso on dark chocolate?


    You make me sick.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,201
    pinno wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    Pah, wife's car needs a new "brake pipe", is that a thing?

    Yes...mugged.
    Garry H wrote:
    Popped into screwfix and bought some Bolle shades, they make me look like a Ninja. Cheers for the tip Pinno!

    They are alright, aren't they?

    Me sipping an Espresso which was poured onto a block of dark chocolate. Dreamtime.

    WTAF? Espresso on dark chocolate?

    You make me sick.

    Good.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    Garry H wrote:
    Pah, wife's car needs a new "brake pipe", is that a thing?

    Popped into screwfix and bought some Bolle shades, they make me look like a Ninja. Cheers for the tip Pinno!
    Where was the tip? Need more info on these asap. The sun was bugging me on my way to and from work last week.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    pinno wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    Pah, wife's car needs a new "brake pipe", is that a thing?

    Yes. very common. Car brakes are hydraulic. You have a slave cylinder and a master cylinder. The master cylinder is a reservoir with 4 outlets for 4 wheels (funny that). When you press the brake pedal, that pushes a cylinder which drives hydraulic fluid through the pipes to the slave cylinders. The slave cylinders then press either brake pads or brake shoes against the brake discs or brake drums respectively. Some cars have discs all round.
    Some cars have discs on the front and drums at the rear. Mine has drums in the rear for the handbrake and combined smaller discs as well for the brakes. So discs front and rear but drums as well!
    The front gets more pressure than the rear as the rear are more likely to lock up. Just like when you brake on a bicycle. The split in pressure requires a mechanism but i'm not going to go into that here. However, ABS (anti lock braking system) will oscillate pressure so that lock up does not occur. It's a bit like squeezing your brake lever 20 times a second (or more), which would prevent lock up. You can simulate this on your bike. Obviously not so quickly.
    Between the Chassis (car body) and the brake assembly, is a 'flexi hose' which allows for suspension travel as the copper pipes that carry the fluid from the master cylinder to the slave cylinders are rigid. It is common for the junction between the copper pipe and the flexi hose and the flexi hose to the inlet to the slave cylinder to corrode or fail.
    This is because the flexi hose is constantly moving - every time you steer or go over a bump and of course, vibration.
    Brake pipes aren't expensive, so do not get mugged.
    Hydraulics are amazing engineering principles.
    Garry H wrote:
    Popped into screwfix and bought some Bolle shades, they make me look like a Ninja. Cheers for the tip Pinno!

    They are alright, aren't they?

    Me sipping an Espresso which was poured onto a block of dark chocolate. Dreamtime.

    Chicken for Fajita's are marinading in Paprika, tomato puree, olive oil and salt.

    Thank you sir, your 'wisdom', as always, is very much appreciated. Although. Just the bit about it being cheap would've sufficed :wink: Car is a Toyota, a grey one. Discs front and rear.

    The shades fit very well with the cradle of my kask helment. Still feel that I have an itch to scratch with the oakleys though.

    Friends coming over for dinner later, good old home made chicken pie.

    Agree with MF re the espresso. Filth.
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,445
    Everyone has gone out so the house is quiet at last. Time to do some jobs.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    seanoconn wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    Pah, wife's car needs a new "brake pipe", is that a thing?

    Popped into screwfix and bought some Bolle shades, they make me look like a Ninja. Cheers for the tip Pinno!
    Where was the tip? Need more info on these asap. The sun was bugging me on my way to and from work last week.

    Here, by yur

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/bolle-contour ... pecs/3582f
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,201
    edited March 2017
    Garry H wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    Pah, wife's car needs a new "brake pipe", is that a thing?

    Yes...principles.
    Garry H wrote:
    Popped into screwfix and bought some Bolle shades, they make me look like a Ninja. Cheers for the tip Pinno!

    They...salt.

    Although. Just the bit about it being cheap would've sufficed :wink: Car is a Toyota, a grey one. Discs front and rear.

    I was bored.
    Garry H wrote:
    Agree with MF re the espresso. Filth.

    Do you think IGAF?
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,201
    seanoconn wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    Pah, wife's car needs a new "brake pipe", is that a thing?

    Popped into screwfix and bought some Bolle shades, they make me look like a Ninja. Cheers for the tip Pinno!
    Where was the tip? Need more info on these asap. The sun was bugging me on my way to and from work last week.

    It has been mentioned more than once but seen as you spend all your time in front of a mirror admiring yourself and not paying attention, you missed it.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    pinno wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    Pah, wife's car needs a new "brake pipe", is that a thing?

    Popped into screwfix and bought some Bolle shades, they make me look like a Ninja. Cheers for the tip Pinno!
    Where was the tip? Need more info on these asap. The sun was bugging me on my way to and from work last week.

    It has been mentioned more than once but seen as you spend all your time in front of a mirror admiring yourself and not paying attention, you missed it.
    Oh I see. Still grumpy about not getting a Nork pic.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,201
    No, just plain grumpy. Do I need a reason?
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    pinno wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    Pah, wife's car needs a new "brake pipe", is that a thing?

    Yes...principles.
    Garry H wrote:
    Popped into screwfix and bought some Bolle shades, they make me look like a Ninja. Cheers for the tip Pinno!

    They...salt.

    Although. Just the bit about it being cheap would've sufficed :wink: Car is a Toyota, a grey one. Discs front and rear.

    I was bored.
    Garry H wrote:
    Agree with MF re the espresso. Filth.

    Do you think IGAF?

    Yes, I actually think you're crying right now :cry:
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,614
    seanoconn wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    Pah, wife's car needs a new "brake pipe", is that a thing?

    Popped into screwfix and bought some Bolle shades, they make me look like a Ninja. Cheers for the tip Pinno!
    Where was the tip? Need more info on these asap. The sun was bugging me on my way to and from work last week.

    It has been mentioned more than once but seen as you spend all your time in front of a mirror admiring yourself and not paying attention, you missed it.
    Oh I see. Still grumpy about not getting a Nork pic.

    Here, again

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/bolle-contour ... pecs/3582f
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    Cheers Garry :D
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,201
    Garry H wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    Pah, wife's car needs a new "brake pipe", is that a thing?

    Popped into screwfix and bought some Bolle shades, they make me look like a Ninja. Cheers for the tip Pinno!
    Where was the tip? Need more info on these asap. The sun was bugging me on my way to and from work last week.

    It has been mentioned more than once but seen as you spend all your time in front of a mirror admiring yourself and not paying attention, you missed it.
    Oh I see. Still grumpy about not getting a Nork pic.

    Here, again

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/bolle-contour ... pecs/3582f

    Traitor, tart, sycophant... worst of all - Taff.
    If you want to get it on with Seano then fine but he's fickle. Don't say I haven't warned you.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,198
    pinno wrote:

    well, as the title points out, it screws one's head
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 5,607
    pinno wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    Pah, wife's car needs a new "brake pipe", is that a thing?

    Popped into screwfix and bought some Bolle shades, they make me look like a Ninja. Cheers for the tip Pinno!
    Where was the tip? Need more info on these asap. The sun was bugging me on my way to and from work last week.

    It has been mentioned more than once but seen as you spend all your time in front of a mirror admiring yourself and not paying attention, you missed it.
    Oh I see. Still grumpy about not getting a Nork pic.

    Here, again

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/bolle-contour ... pecs/3582f

    Traitor, tart, sycophant... worst of all - Taff.
    If you want to get it on with Seano then fine but he's fickle. Don't say I haven't warned you.
    Hell hath no fury like a Pinno scorned.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,201
    seanoconn wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    Garry H wrote:
    Pah, wife's car needs a new "brake pipe", is that a thing?

    Popped into screwfix and bought some Bolle shades, they make me look like a Ninja. Cheers for the tip Pinno!
    Where was the tip? Need more info on these asap. The sun was bugging me on my way to and from work last week.

    It has been mentioned more than once but seen as you spend all your time in front of a mirror admiring yourself and not paying attention, you missed it.
    Oh I see. Still grumpy about not getting a Nork pic.

    Here, again

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/bolle-contour ... pecs/3582f

    Traitor, tart, sycophant... worst of all - Taff.
    If you want to get it on with Seano then fine but he's fickle. Don't say I haven't warned you.
    Hell hath no fury like a Pinno scorned.

    Well, it reminds me of that line by Tony's Mum in that well known series:

    "I just don't know about the little Irish guy,,,"

    Then he disappeared,
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year."
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