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sungodsungod Posts: 12,207
edited April 2018 in The bottom bracket
'ning

sogginess persisting, office, cafe, bail early i think
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,740
    Morning, Foggy start to the week here, I hope it brightens up
    Dog walked, I just need to finish off some gardening,then go out for a ride
    Enjoy your week
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,067
    Meh, ready to leave the hotel and back to normal life
  • webboowebboo Posts: 2,127
    Morning
    Woken up by the birds at some ridiculous hour must be something to do with the fog. I think it’s back to bed for another coffee and a bit more reading. Might do something later.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,333
    Morning from real life Lego brick land. Officially on shift so 2 days then off. Can live with this. Very foggy out glad I'm not biking today. Have a nice day.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,253
    Morning

    Cold and patchy fog here, nice bike ride in it and everyone else seems to have stopped in bed so deathly quiet on the roads. Starting to get nice and clear, although forecast is less good after work.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,868
    Morning, caught the hound eating potato wedges off the kitchen counter at 3am this morning. He's currently farting in the corner of my office. Foggy here, nothing important going on
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,318 Lives Here
    Morning folks, moist here again this morning. Had to drive in this morning to take some stuff in with me, being half asleep I forgot to bring my change of clothes in case I ride in tomorrow. My attempt to be organised and eliminate the backpack has failed at the first attempt. Not much else going on today, just the usual customer avoidance. Need to kick the tea wallah, he's been here over 20 minutes and not made me a drink yet. I think that's a new record. Turned the coffee machine on so it's warming nicely in the corner. Onwards and upwards...
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,253
    haydenm wrote:
    He's currently farting in the corner of my office. Foggy here
    Related?
    veronese68 wrote:
    being half asleep I forgot to bring my change of clothes in case I ride in tomorrow. My attempt to be organised and eliminate the backpack has failed at the first attempt.
    Shopping at lunchtime?
    At least you realised before you needed them. Lucky for me Tesco is open by the time I arrive for work and has a clothing department. Can't sit in sweaty clothes until M&S opens.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,868
    haydenm wrote:
    He's currently farting in the corner of my office. Foggy here
    Related?

    Definitely, I'm going to need a gas mask at this rate. Horrible little animal.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,455
    Soggyish. Back in the office = what a load of old balls.

    Sticky piston on my rear brake. My solution was to jam the pistons back into the housing and not use the brake. How does one fix a sticky piston? Or do I need a new bike?
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,588
    haydenm wrote:
    haydenm wrote:
    He's currently farting in the corner of my office. Foggy here
    Related?

    Definitely, I'm going to need a gas mask at this rate. Horrible little animal.
    You are what you eat?

    Working at home today as we've got someone coming round to sort the alarm. Seems strangely quiet on the email front, not sure whether to be suspicious or not.
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,207
    still chucking it down here, view from gmc towers is murky in all directions, must be getting swampy down in hyde park, rethinking lunch plans

    on the plus side, email has been quiet so far, hope things stay that way
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,740
    Gardening finished, a quick cuppa then a ride around the country side, quite nice at the moment
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,318 Lives Here
    hopkinb wrote:
    Sticky piston on my rear brake. My solution was to jam the pistons back into the housing and not use the brake. How does one fix a sticky piston? Or do I need a new bike?
    You need a new bike.
    Alternatively, cotton buds, IPA (both kinds) and a delicate touch. Take the wheel and pads off, hold the non-sticky piston in and squeeze brake lever gently to push sticky one out a little, clean around the piston with isopropyl alcohol type IPA to remove any cack. Once clean push it back in carefully and all should be well. If not you need a new bike. If you pull the brake too far and push the piston out you need a new bike. Alternatively bring it round and give me some IPA of the India Pale Ale type. If I screw it up I will deny all responsibility and you will need a new bike.
    Obviously when you get to the point of needing a new bike you need to give me the old one.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,333
    Morning from real life Lego brick land. Officially on shift so 2 days then off. Can live with this. Very foggy out glad I'm not biking today. Have a nice day.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,455
    veronese68 wrote:
    hopkinb wrote:
    Sticky piston on my rear brake. My solution was to jam the pistons back into the housing and not use the brake. How does one fix a sticky piston? Or do I need a new bike?
    You need a new bike.
    Alternatively, cotton buds, IPA (both kinds) and a delicate touch. Take the wheel and pads off, hold the non-sticky piston in and squeeze brake lever gently to push sticky one out a little, clean around the piston with isopropyl alcohol type IPA to remove any cack. Once clean push it back in carefully and all should be well. If not you need a new bike. If you pull the brake too far and push the piston out you need a new bike. Alternatively bring it round and give me some IPA of the India Pale Ale type. If I screw it up I will deny all responsibility and you will need a new bike.
    Obviously when you get to the point of needing a new bike you need to give me the old one.

    Cheers V, I just need to buy the non-drinkable kind of IPA now, then screw it up, and give you the old bike to dispose of safely.

    I wonder if Robert Dyas sell isopropyl alcohol. Alternatively, I do have some "disc brake cleaner" in an aerosol can if Dyas don't have the IPA, I bet that would do a job tonight.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,207
    thought i'd stock up on sun spray, not oil or glop, oh ffs, now decent spf 8 is no longer available, minimum seems to be 10

    first the 4 went, then the 6, now the 8, it's health and safety nanny state fascist control freakery gone mad

    10? ten? TEN? i'll fade away or develop acute vitamin d deficiency, only solution is more holidays
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,207
    hopkinb wrote:
    ...I wonder if Robert Dyas sell isopropyl alcohol. Alternatively, I do have some "disc brake cleaner" in an aerosol can if Dyas don't have the IPA, I bet that would do a job tonight.

    'rubbing alcohol' from chemists is generally ipa, but you need to get a pure one, not scented or otherwise tainted

    disk brake cleaner probably would be ok, or acetone if there're no plastics

    ipa also labelled isopropanol is often sold at insane markup for teeny amounts, get it online, 99.9% pure should be well under a tenner for a litre
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,318 Lives Here
    sungod wrote:
    disk brake cleaner probably would be ok
    So long as it's for bicycles and not car stuff. If you pop by mine I can stick some in a pot for you as I bought a litre and it will out last me.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,455
    sungod wrote:
    thought i'd stock up on sun spray, not oil or glop, oh ffs, now decent spf 8 is no longer available, minimum seems to be 10

    first the 4 went, then the 6, now the 8, it's health and safety nanny state fascist control freakery gone mad

    10? ten? TEN? i'll fade away or develop acute vitamin d deficiency, only solution is more holidays

    Mrs H3 anoints herself with Australian Gold "tan accelerator". https://www.justmylook.co.uk/australian-gold-dark-tanning-accelerator-lotion-250ml-p5715

    Refreshingly free of spf.

    Me? I wear a t-shirt and sit under an umbrella. My skin is a bit British. When I was in Corfu, someone actually took a picture of my upper body, so pronounced was the difference between my cyclist's/builder's tanned arms and milky white torso. :lol:
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,455
    veronese68 wrote:
    sungod wrote:
    disk brake cleaner probably would be ok
    So long as it's for bicycles and not car stuff. If you pop by mine I can stick some in a pot for you as I bought a litre and it will out last me.
    It's definitely bike stuff. I'll give that a go tonight, and if no joy, I'll pop round yours later in the week.

    Cheer SG & V, as always, a wealth of info. :D
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,318 Lives Here
    hopkinb wrote:
    Me? I wear a t-shirt and sit under an umbrella. My skin is a bit British. When I was in Corfu, someone actually took a picture of my upper body, so pronounced was the difference between my cyclist's/builder's tanned arms and milky white torso. :lol:
    When the lad finished working on the farm in NZ and started travelling people thought he was wearing a white t-shirt when he wasn't, it rapidly became a red t-shirt apparently.
    What happened to people just using baby oil or coconut oil?
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,588
    veronese68 wrote:
    What happened to people just using baby oil or coconut oil?
    I hear they're working for Global Mega Corp these days :)
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  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,207
    not keen on oil, too sticky

    rain stopped long enough for a non-soggy ride home, still a very gloomy sky
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,445
    Building works are coming along a treat, kitchen is half finished, TV and Sound bar are up, but no sink so resorting to washing up in the bath.

    Run tonight, fit a 90 degree optical bend and an early night I think.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,588
    hopkinb wrote:

    Mrs H3 anoints herself with Australian Gold "tan accelerator". https://www.justmylook.co.uk/australian-gold-dark-tanning-accelerator-lotion-250ml-p5715
    Is that the stuff that makes women look like Oompa-Loompas?
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  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 5,455
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    hopkinb wrote:

    Mrs H3 anoints herself with Australian Gold "tan accelerator". https://www.justmylook.co.uk/australian-gold-dark-tanning-accelerator-lotion-250ml-p5715
    Is that the stuff that makes women look like Oompa-Loompas?

    :D

    She's about the same height as an oompa loompa, but no, she goes deep dark brown in the sun, something to do with being half Burmese.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,318 Lives Here
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    hopkinb wrote:
    Mrs H3 anoints herself with Australian Gold "tan accelerator". https://www.justmylook.co.uk/australian-gold-dark-tanning-accelerator-lotion-250ml-p5715
    Is that the stuff that makes women look like Oompa-Loompas?
    Does the Dotard use that then?
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 39,588
    veronese68 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    hopkinb wrote:
    Mrs H3 anoints herself with Australian Gold "tan accelerator". https://www.justmylook.co.uk/australian-gold-dark-tanning-accelerator-lotion-250ml-p5715
    Is that the stuff that makes women look like Oompa-Loompas?
    Does the Dotard use that then?
    I guess Bally will be along shortly to answer that :P
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  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 13,701
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    veronese68 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    hopkinb wrote:
    Mrs H3 anoints herself with Australian Gold "tan accelerator". https://www.justmylook.co.uk/australian-gold-dark-tanning-accelerator-lotion-250ml-p5715
    Is that the stuff that makes women look like Oompa-Loompas?
    Does the Dotard use that then?
    I guess Bally will be along shortly to answer that :P

    :lol:

    I can get sun burnt watching the weather forecast on the telly.

    Stevo makes do with woad, trying to convince everyone he is a true blue and not a plastic. :wink:
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