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sungodsungod Posts: 13,208
edited June 2017 in The bottom bracket
'ning

gym, cafe, meeting for brekkie with bubbly, wfh

way too cold for almost july
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,878
    The joys of a couple of days away with work, now shall I resume to type and enjoy the beer later or carry on being good.......
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,911
    Morning, still raining I now know why it's called flaming June
    Have a nice da
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,844
    Morning All. Hopefully day out on bike if it doesn't rain to much. Failing that prodding eldest around various places looking for part-time employment till college restarts in September. OH at work and youngest at school moaning he's lost all electronic devices for 2 wks following parents evening. Feeling slightly guilty, not. Well maybe a bit.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 43,984
    On the train into town - which is running late. There is an average day of work ahead, then off out to Kentish Town Forum this evening for some musical entertainment. And maybe a pint or two :)
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 6,732
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    On the train into town - which is running late. There is an average day of work ahead, then off out to Kentish Town Forum this evening for some musical entertainment. And maybe a pint or two :)
    Oi! Who have you invited!?
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  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 6,732
    Tucking into a bowl of cereal with some slightly cheesy milk. Apart from the taste I'm assuming it's safe to consume?
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,903
    Office day today, need to work out if I saw a peregrine or a goshawk yesterday as one has an exclusion zone of 250-450m and the other is 600-1000m... Hawkward.

    Anyway, glad it's an office day as the weather is dreadful
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,439 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    I can't believe TLW is even asking that question. Come to that I can't believe Seano is asking who's been invited. What's on at the Forum Stevo? Drink the milk Seano, if you get sick it will give you a good excuse not to turn up somewhere.
    Don't feel too bad considering it's a Thursday. It's the lad's last A level today. I don't expect to see him until Saturday evening, that's only because we are going to a party at his girlfriend's folks place. MOT for the Audi today. I'm selling it to a colleague and he noticed the MOT has just expired, whoops. It should pass at least. Hoping for a quieter day than yesterday at least. Need another cup of something, tea followed by coffee perhaps.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 6,732
    veronese68 wrote:
    Come to that I can't believe Seano is asking who's been invited. What's on at the Forum Stevo? Drink the milk Seano, if you get sick it will give you a good excuse not to turn up somewhere.
    Harsh but fair.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,605
    invented new swear words to shout at my brakes on this mornings commute
    dreary weather to look at out the window
    browse the internet for ways of using my mobile data allowance up ...... decided to buy into a 20GB plan .. previously on a 500mb one that was continually running out .... but 20GB I think is too much ... I have 11 days left and 18GB still to go .... how do kids use so much data ... there is only so much Strava kudos one can give during the day !!!
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 6,732
    fat daddy wrote:
    invented new swear words to shout at my brakes on this mornings commute
    dreary weather to look at out the window
    browse the internet for ways of using my mobile data allowance up ...... decided to buy into a 20GB plan .. previously on a 500mb one that was continually running out .... but 20GB I think is too much ... I have 11 days left and 18GB still to go .... how do kids use so much data ... there is only so much Strava kudos one can give during the day !!!
    Don't waste a few mb's browsing forums! Start streaming some porn or you'll never get through your allowance.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • fat daddy wrote:
    invented new swear words to shout at my brakes on this mornings commute
    dreary weather to look at out the window
    browse the internet for ways of using my mobile data allowance up ...... decided to buy into a 20GB plan .. previously on a 500mb one that was continually running out .... but 20GB I think is too much ... I have 11 days left and 18GB still to go .... how do kids use so much data ... there is only so much Strava kudos one can give during the day !!!

    Download Heart's greatest hits album, but then blast it out full vol over streaming. That'll use up a bit of data and sooth any break-related angst all in one.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,014
    Morning, dull one here today office aircon appears to be on fast freeze akin to the top shelf of a freezer an facilities cant change it, something about acceptable working temperatures.

    Not much planned today, office dog requires a walk later long as it doesn't rain. Pub after work celebrate someones planned escape from corporate hell.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,177
    seanoconn wrote:
    Tucking into a bowl of cereal with some slightly cheesy milk. Apart from the taste I'm assuming it's safe to consume?

    You do eat yoghurt, soured cream, cheese, cottage cheese etc? :roll:

    F*cking weather.

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,003
    Rinsed [email protected] off car after yesterday's wash. :roll: Decided it could do with some polish. Fark me that's a rotten job. After some hours, I've managed to do the roof, bonnet, and rear panels. So, that leaves only four doors, front wings, and bumpers/sills to do.

    OT for V68 and TLW car gurus: Are those electric buffing gizmos any good? Don't think I ever want to do this manually again.

    Cut 75 pieces of timber to be assembled later into a piece of art/sculpture/furniture. Better than chucking it out!
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 43,984
    veronese68 wrote:
    Morning folks,
    Come to that I can't believe Seano is asking who's been invited. What's on at the Forum Stevo?
    Flogging Molly - a sort of punked-up Pogues on speed apparently. Got invited by a mate who rates them and thought it would be good for a change. Also haven't I seen Ron and his lot in about 6 months so it's good excuse for a pub stop beforehand.

    Seano, you wouldn't like them :wink:
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  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    F*ckin' weather.

    Flogging Molly. You'll like that.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,208
    brekkie, gym, pineapple, cafe, then a stroll to an enjoyable bubbly brekkie, though they had no bolly and the veuve was warm, third choice was ok

    spending time explaining to certain gmc peeps that it's better to haggle than go legal, especially when: i) you're in the wrong; and, ii) fixing the issue would make you even more money
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Took the Peugeot to the dealers for them to order some parts the girl said "the total cost will be €85 including tax and the hand service"

    she didn't specify how much of this the parts were, anyone know the going rate for a hand service in Portugal? :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    team47b wrote:
    Took the Peugeot to the dealers for them to order some parts the girl said "the total cost will be €85 including tax and the hand service"

    she didn't specify how much of this the parts were, anyone know the going rate for a hand service in Portugal? :D

    Reminds me of a sign I saw in a hotel lift in China

    "Please go to the executive floor for a fist-hand experience"

    I stayed away...
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,177
    OT for V68 and TLW car gurus: Are those electric buffing gizmos any good? Don't think I ever want to do this manually again.

    Wheelspinner San: Wax on, wax off, wax on, wax off...

    Do machine polishes once in a blue moon. Most (if not all) car paint is now 2k - twin pack. As they are now water based, the way they get a gloss is by using a lacquer coat. This coat can get scratched and an accumulation of tiny scratches causes the paint work to look dull.
    Machine polishing can polish out the scratches.

    As for ordinary hand waxing. Try not to do it in direct sunshine or if it's too cool. Your standard wax based car shampoo is pretty good.
    Turtle wax is over rated.
    Maguire's is over priced and over rated.
    Colour waxes have limited effect.
    Simoniz is reasonably cheap and reasonably cheerful.
    Mer has a cutting agent that eventually will strip the paint. Great finish but...
    Personally, Auto Glym and Auto smart, plain white polymer polishes are easy to apply and easy to buff. It shouldn't take you the time you are taking. Auto Glym car shampoo is A1. It doesn't produce the foam that some wax shampoo's do. I think that the bubbles is just a marketing ploy - "Lots of suds, it must be good!". Bollox really.

    If you find that waxing does not restore the lustre, then have a look at Clay Bar polishing as opposed to machine polishing on Youtube but again, it's all about restoring the lacquer coat.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 6,732
    Speaking of Ballysmate...

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    Not active since May 18th! What's he bloody up to!?
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,177
    I can email him and find out.

    Perhaps he fell in love with someone else, moved out of home and is still getting jiggy with her. In time, when the jiggy starts to wane, he'll slowly crawl back.

    It's been raining stair rods all day here. What's it like over there Gazza?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 6,732
    pinno wrote:
    I can email him and find out.

    Perhaps he fell in love with someone else, moved out of home and is still getting jiggy with her. In time, when the jiggy starts to wane, he'll slowly crawl back.
    Hmmmm.... [email protected]
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  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,027
    Hoes before bro's for Ballys

    Serious note, how bad an idea is it to lift up paving and cement mix from around the caps marked gas and water outside my house (on my land). Want rid of the uneven paving and replace it with gravel/slate (slate preferred but lad at work has me worried about punctures on cars n bikes)

    Can get pics if it helps
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,177
    Flâneur wrote:
    Hoes before bro's for Ballys

    Serious note, how bad an idea is it to lift up paving and cement mix from around the caps marked gas and water outside my house (on my land). Want rid of the uneven paving and replace it with gravel/slate (slate preferred but lad at work has me worried about punctures on cars n bikes)

    Can get pics if it helps

    Pics would be good.

    It may be prudent to 'secure' the pipework at the critical points with some suitable 'ground work' to make sure there is no movement in the pipework. You could gravel it after this is done. Perhaps a layer of hardcore, coupled with making sure all gas and water conduits are solid and then gravel. The access to gas and water must not be obfuscated in any way and the tops (mini man hole covers) must be both visible and accessible. Raising them (if need be) isn't rocket science.
    There's no reason why not with the right preparation.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,027
    Cheers pinno, I'll sort some pics tomorrow before I dig up more of my land.

    Plus side 2 out of the 3 terraces are complete. Garden may see summer yet
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,177
    ...contact your local water and gas supplier. They can give you WRAS information on the regs. Your friendly Jewson's or Travis Perkins can probably point you in the right direction. Do not do this work yourself.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Garry HGarry H Posts: 6,639
    Torrential.

    Cat's going apesh!t.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,177
    Mine too. I had to do the motherly thing twice - towel him off. It's a funny thing, writhing and scrapping whilst purring his socks off. Then he sat on my knee in a sort of acceptance of what I had to do.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
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