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wednesday in the manner of hieronymus bosch

sungodsungod Posts: 13,209
edited April 2019 in The bottom bracket
'ning

office, coffee, tinker in lab with new shiny shiny
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,850
    Morning All. Back in for more same old same old. Bimbled in on bike. Just above freezing and I decided to wear bib shorts. Arghh. Enjoy.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,889
    WFH - means i will get some work done

    Later is a decent run
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,015
    WFO - means something will be done

    Also please fix the weather its meant to be warming up not getting colder. Us southerners aren't build for this, or rather not dressed correctly for this weather.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    ciao

    gopping down here - utterly appalling.

    curled up on couch dinking coffee with bambino & hound. have to go and pick up bambina in a bit but loads of time for a bacon sandwich.

    bit of bike tinkering planned and thats it due to weather
    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.
  • Ha! Utterly glorious weather here and there's surf. So, in the oggin for an hour or so then maybe a quick spin on bike. Bliss.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,446 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Just had a coffee so feeling a smidge more awake than I was a few minutes ago. Working from work again with another early bail to take another family member to a hospital appointment. This time it's the trouble as her ankle still isn't right, they think there is a tear along the length of a tendon that may need surgery. Today is a scan to confirm.
    Being Wednesday I shall be visiting a pub later, Hopalong will probably tag along as he's going a bit stir crazy from so much sitting around.
    Going to be cold again tomorrow morning, winter gloves will have to come out again.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,208
    edited April 2019
    I have an angle grinder made by Bosch.

    Surfing makes more sense than running.

    You love hospitals really VN.

    I won't tell you what the weather here is today 'cos it's absolutely stunning with hardly a cloud in the sky.
    I did 15 mins on the rollers and no dislocation and i'm still alive.

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,701
    Leaving work early to give blood so was thinking of an early evening ride but I'm not sure that 80% blood levels and dead legs will make for a good experience.

    I might drill some wardrobes instead.

    My drill is made by DeWalt.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    Better day at work than the first two of the week, still busy but nicely under control. I reckon I've earned a drink when I get home anyway. Working from home tomorrow morning as we're getting new patio door and windows put in, the old ones are fubarred. And Stressbag is now starting to spend money on the study refurb. Both projects are needed but easy come, easy go...
    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]
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,015
    I have a Bosch dishwasher...
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    we've got a Bosch cordless drill thing.
    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.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,618
    Leaving work early to give blood so was thinking of an early evening ride but I'm not sure that 80% blood levels and dead legs will make for a good experience..
    Should be ok if you take it easy, no dirt jumps etc.

    Early bail, but the early train home is stupid busy.
    Planning a pootle once I fix my slow puncture (the one I've had for months). Might pop into the pub on the way.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,446 Lives Here
    Sat in a hospital waiting room...
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    lower back is in clip. going to have wine. its now gone from "blimey this hurts" to "right, it now really still hurts but i've had enough and its bloody annoying".

    anyone guess why a mech won't drop into lowest cog although limit screw set all the way in so it should? shifts all the way through perfectly until then. thinking mech or mech hanger fakked.
    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.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,446 Lives Here
    Waiting again, at the chippy this time.
    Mech or hanger could be fubar? Have you undone the cable to be sure it’s not that?
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    yup - cable undone and limit screws set up with the cable not in, loads of adjustment on barrel adjuster before cable clamped - intending to use barrel adjuster to drag mech across : no luck.

    its on a cheapo i'm doing for a mate: just want it all working properly for him.
    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.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,015
    Id go hanger, take it off see if its flat
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    step83 wrote:
    Id go hanger, take it off see if its flat


    good plan my man. grazie!
    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: 40,208
    Have you set the right limit screw? Ha ha.

    Is your cassette loose?
    Is the ratchet 1 click out? i'e, put put the lever at it's lowest position and put the cable back in place, then count the clicks.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    you may joke :) it a Sunrace 8 speed - you can twiddle the limit screws all you want and it makes absoloutely no difference. 30 turns in in the low, 59 on the high.

    turns out "b" screw was set too high so mech didn't have enough clearance under the 12 to move there....... however no matter how far you turn the "b" in it doesn't move the mech as its so shyyyyyt.

    thing is, he's just starting riding, hasn't got much money and the frameset on this thing is perfect. may have to dig into the big box of bits for him.

    things you do for mates, eh...
    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.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    more importantly, thank you all for ypur input - very much appreciated.
    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.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,618
    thing is, he's just starting riding, hasn't got much money and the frameset on this thing is perfect. may have to dig into the big box of bits for him.

    things you do for mates, eh...
    Can you add/remove a link from the chain instead of adjusting the b screw?
    Never had a problem with the b screw setting for going into the smallest cog on the cassette, only the biggest.
    At least 8 speed mechs are cheap: https://www.wiggle.co.uk/shimano-altus- ... erailleur/
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    thats a very good point - thank you. shorter chain will cause the mech to run at a tighter angle dragging it down.. hmmmmm. only thing is is that it has a shutty shimano "quick link" and its a 'mare to take on and off.

    i'm going to soak the censored in WD has hope its seized itself into place. its all basically unused, just the normal story of having sat in a cold garage for years.

    but yup - mechs are dirt cheap. even a second hand sora is better than this piece of junk. i'm going to get him to upgrade to Sora 10 throughout asap - and who would have thought the words "upgrade", "to" and "sora" would ever be used in the same sentence?

    buy each bit month by month.
    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.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,069
    Dropped the others at a hotel at Gatwick. 2 more days at work, drop the dog at kennels Saturday morning and I'll be flying out Saturday lunchtime.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    so does this mean chez H3 will be empty?
    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.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,069
    Only for a bit. You want to come stay?
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,539
    Too late, da boyz iz in.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    too late. i'm in the the loft as we speak.

    #shallowgrave
    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.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    H3.

    wtaf are you doing?

    put the iPad and the fish down. Now.
    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.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    seriously H3, thats so wrong.

    #wrongwrongwrong
    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.
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