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wednesday rereading oz magazine

sungodsungod Posts: 13,221
edited April 2019 in The bottom bracket
'ning

brekkie in hotel lounge, bit of wfhotel, stroll to terminal, bubbly in lounge to prepare for bubbly on plane

i shall be among volcanoes with the tabby
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,921
    Have a great holiday SG

    Today is WFH, planned to catch up with the deluge that appeared whilst away has now turned into ensuring youngest rugrat is ok after finding out us telling him to shut up about his ear ache was actually a burst ear drum :(

    Later is meant to be the running clubs first off road meeting the year, but racing this weekend so trying to minimise any movement!
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,936
    Morning, much cooler this morning will probably need to get the arm and leg warmers out
    Enjoy your hols SG
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088
    Echo the holiday enjoyment wishes. Tailwinds and tabbies.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,864
    Morning, No work. Dentist shortly then ride out before it gets wet again. Eldest and OH back at work, youngest out with mates so just me and mutley later. SG enjoy the holiday. TLW, trust your feeling suitably guilty. Unfautunetly kids don't come with a how to manual and occasionally we get it wrong.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,468 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    An earlyish start for me today as I had to drive the Mrs in, I had hoped to miss the traffic. Also had to bring the wheel building stand in to do some wheel repairs for a colleague. Need to do some measuring and spoke ordering today.
    Thoughts with Stevo as I do believe it's the funeral today, hope it all goes as well as it can. Enjoy the holiday SG, sounds like a bloody good idea.
    Today being Wednesday I will be visiting a pub later. Went to a pub last night to sample festival beer, very nice too.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088
    veronese68 wrote:
    Thoughts with Stevo as I do believe it's the funeral today, hope it all goes as well as it can.

    Just came on to express the same. Best wishes Stevo.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    hopkinb wrote:
    veronese68 wrote:
    Thoughts with Stevo as I do believe it's the funeral today, hope it all goes as well as it can.

    Just came on to express the same. Best wishes Stevo.

    Same from these parts - best wishes and thoughts.
    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.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,864
    All the best Stevo, remember the good times.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,256
    Definitely a tad cooler today which will mowstly involve doing the run around and various bits and pieces in probably a vain attempt at tying up loose ends.

    Funerals are shyte.

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,016
    hopkinb wrote:
    veronese68 wrote:
    Thoughts with Stevo as I do believe it's the funeral today, hope it all goes as well as it can.

    Just came on to express the same. Best wishes Stevo.

    Same from these parts - best wishes and thoughts.

    As above, hopefully the weather holds for you.

    Dull day today call from the bike shop the SRAM guys in today to plug the bike into a computer, apparently it keeps doing the whole not changing gear thing which is good.
    Appear to have been bitten a lot in the night by something, probably mozzies so thats nice. drove in as driving device needs an aircon regas.

    Toodles
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,864
    Eldest rang me from work panicking because he's been hit by a stone in his car and the screen is cracked, grew apparently whilst he completed his drive in. Didn't want to claim because he thought it affected his ncb, good old dad sorted him out as usual. Just got to get it booked in sharpish and pay the 85quid excess, better than 800 plus for replacement panoramic windscreen. Ouch. Got all clear from the dentist as well.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • FlâneurFlâneur Posts: 3,027
    Best wishes Stevo
    Stevo 666 wrote: Come on you Scousers! 20/12/2014
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  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,703
    Hold in there Stevo, thoughts are with you and your family.

    Went for a ride this morning only to find out that Summer has just played a trick on us all and it is in fact bloody freezing at 6.30am half way up the local mountain.

    Tonight will include painting and decorating.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,221
    best wishes stevo, remember them at their best

    slumped in ba lounge wrapping up some gmc stuff with a glass of bubbly, had frittata and salad, fighting urge to have another course
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,013
    sungod wrote:
    best wishes stevo, remember them at their best

    This. Lots.
    Open O-1.0 Open One+ BMC TE29 Titus Racer X Ti Giant MCM One Cannondale Prophet Lefty Cannondale Super V SL Cove Handjob Cervelo RS
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Step: its done and it rocks. Nothing major in the end - angle grinder and wood saw did it a treat. Washed the rust from the woid saw out with some fairy liquid.

    will post piccie in a minute

    #slammed
    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
    Its on the Readers Rides or whatever its called but I can't make one of the pictures work.

    Any ideas?
    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: 4,016
    Seem to be working for me, an christ your tall, looking good though, wouldnt worry on that rear brake cable be more hassle than its worth to fix.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,088
    Readers Rides

    Heh heh. Readers' Rides. :D

    As a teenager I was a big fan of the much underrated Readers' Wives section of Razzle and other similar low rent jazz mags. I used to have arguments with a pal of mine who was a fan of the more polished offerings in Men Only, Club and Mayfair. :roll:
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    i once had a fling with a mental bird.

    i think we can stop the story there tbh, but to continue.....

    she would buy the Readers' Letters publications for her personal use.

    thinking back, she was actually really nice and if we could have escaped to a different place it could have gone somewhere.

    but she were well mental. wrong side of the river.
    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
    step83 wrote:
    Seem to be working for me, an christ your tall, looking good though, wouldnt worry on that rear brake cable be more hassle than its worth to fix.


    cheers dude!

    are going to get some of them there cane creek slam sets for our slammed bikes? or the slamyourstem top caps that are also completely flat?

    think how many people they will annoy.

    #letsdoit
    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: 6,088
    step83 wrote:
    Seem to be working for me, an christ your tall, looking good though, wouldnt worry on that rear brake cable be more hassle than its worth to fix.


    cheers dude!

    are going to get some of them there cane creek slam sets for our slammed bikes? or the slamyourstem top caps that are also completely flat?

    think how many people they will annoy.

    #letsdoit

    My stem is slammed, but I have this excellent 60mm pile of spacers above the stem as a chin rest for when I spin out my 11 tooth cog. :D

    I once asked a bike shop to cut it down for me, but they quoted something silly, so I never got it done. I do have a wood saw, and a hack saw, but I reckon I would make the bike unrideable within 5 minutes were I to be let loose on a carbon steerer with a crude tool like a saw.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    nah - crack on fella.

    mark top of stem.

    mark another point 2/3mm below.

    cut excess off.

    refit

    ride of while women gaze at you

    #belikeStep
    #slammed
    #PRO
    #don'tbelikeRichard
    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: 40,256
    hopkinb wrote:
    step83 wrote:
    Seem to be working for me, an christ your tall, looking good though, wouldnt worry on that rear brake cable be more hassle than its worth to fix.


    cheers dude!

    are going to get some of them there cane creek slam sets for our slammed bikes? or the slamyourstem top caps that are also completely flat?

    think how many people they will annoy.

    #letsdoit

    My stem is slammed, but I have this excellent 60mm pile of spacers above the stem as a chin rest for when I spin out my 11 tooth cog. :D

    I once asked a bike shop to cut it down for me, but they quoted something silly, so I never got it done. I do have a wood saw, and a hack saw, but I reckon I would make the bike unrideable within 5 minutes were I to be let loose on a carbon steerer with a crude tool like a saw.

    Use masking tape. Draw a perfect circle at the point you want to cut. Very gently saw it off with a fine toothed blade of some description.
    Otherwise, post it to me and i'll use the angle grinder.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,221
    think i finished off at least a bottle of bubbly on the plane, but arrived to horrific news, steepest twistiest road on the island, the one up to femes, has been closed to cyclists, grrr, seems too many being stupid/useless and getting in the way, bastards

    may have to drink more
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,054
    Thanks everyone for the thoughts and sentiments, it's much appreciated.

    Been a bit of an emotional to say the least, but I had my OH and some good mates there to see me through. After the wake I took SG and Oxo's advice to remember them as they were and looked through their old photo albums to decide what to take back home and found some great shots of my folks when they were younger and clearly having a great time.

    I now have more food and drink than I know what to do with as the caterers over-catered. But I'm working on that now. Relaxing with a large G&T and some sausage rolls and clearing my head. Home tomorrow via the North Yorkshire scenic route to put The Panzer through its paces.
    Whippet
    Bruiser
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    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
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