Forum home Road cycling forum The bottom bracket

thursday in the jungle with a shortwave, insects everywhere

sungodsungod Posts: 13,777
edited May 2019 in The bottom bracket
'ning

gmc, coffee, lab, webex, improvise from there
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
«134

Posts

  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,049
    WFH with man flu :(

    Bright side for classic car fans had a good look round a newly restored 275 GTS last night
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,074
    TLW1 wrote:
    WFH with man flu :(

    Bright side for classic car fans had a good look round a newly restored 275 GTS last night
    Had to Google that, not being a car person. That's lovely though. Buy it.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,717
    Morning Slackers. No work for a while as booked a wk or so off. Take OH to work and walk mutley with a ride out later perhaps. Classic car purchases are a sign of old age and to much money. PS I want a Mk1 Escort preferably with a big V6 shoehorned in like I had when I was younger.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,588
    Morning

    Still sunny here for the time being but have a feeling it's coming to an end.
    Pretty quiet here right now with not much to do, but have various meetings later which will fill the gaps.
    TT later for the first time in ages so get to wear my skinsuit which is always hilarious.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,049
    hopkinb wrote:
    TLW1 wrote:
    WFH with man flu :(

    Bright side for classic car fans had a good look round a newly restored 275 GTS last night
    Had to Google that, not being a car person. That's lovely though. Buy it.
    Not for sale :( Otherwise bar the cost I would buy it
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,107
    Morning, feel like someones been punching my chest overnight so thats fun, drove in on account of that, probably Ebola-SARS.
    Some work nonsense about animals in Asia day at work, pay £1 to turn up to work in non work clothes, so I'm sat here looking like a plum in a suit surrounded by people in shorts an t shirts getting shifty looks for not caring about animals... Meh.

    Plan of the day is work out what I'm meant to be doing then go home, may bail early once I've spread germs, saying that theres enough sniffling and coughing going on its like a doctors waiting room.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,721
    TLW1 wrote:
    hopkinb wrote:
    TLW1 wrote:
    WFH with man flu :(

    Bright side for classic car fans had a good look round a newly restored 275 GTS last night
    Had to Google that, not being a car person. That's lovely though. Buy it.
    Not for sale :( Otherwise bar the cost I would buy it

    1 year of no beer?

    (I hope you recover from that suggestion)

    See, the thing is, most classic cars (MK1 Escorts are a prime example) need to get some oomph put in them else they can't pull the skin of a rice pudding. As a puritan, seeing the dwindling stock of unmodified classics, sadly this is a necessary evil if you want something old, practical and fun.
    Unless you go up a notch or two like the 275 GTS but there's not a cat's chance in a dog pound that you would put your foot down in one of them in case you bent it.
    Therein lies the rub.

    Unless you buy a Porker :D

    Today will be mowstly grass cutting. They predicted 20 deg + so I had better get on with it if I want to enjoy the rest of the day.
    Yesterday was putting the summer stallion back together and all was well until I noticed severe play in the back wheel. If anyone has ever changed bearings and races in a pair of Campag G3 wheels, you'll know what a PITA this is.
    Stripped it all down and meticulously cleaned everything prior to re-assembly. That is the most time consuming part.

    Shorty discovered the perils of the overlap. She was wearing wellies and she wasn't wearing the cute little size SXM Minnie Mouse track mitts that I bought her, so I had to peel her off the deck and patch her up.

    Any words of wisdom for Shorty will be gratefully appreciated.

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,074
    oxoman wrote:
    want a Mk1 Escort preferably with a big V6 shoehorned in like I had when I was younger.

    My dad used to have a sky blue mark 1 escort with a black roof. I loved that car - it reeked of petrol and made me feel sick, but it looked so cool to my 10 year old eyes.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,107
    hopkinb wrote:
    oxoman wrote:
    want a Mk1 Escort preferably with a big V6 shoehorned in like I had when I was younger.

    My dad used to have a sky blue mark 1 escort with a black roof. I loved that car - it reeked of petrol and made me feel sick, but it looked so cool to my 10 year old eyes.

    My dad was into old Jags, we had a Mk3 on the drive for years while he went through various XJ's and XJS's (silly three speed auto V12 flavours). Mk3 never moved till parents divorced then they tried to move it an found it was basically rotten :lol:

    Do agree though a lot of the older cars need a more beefy engine than they came with. Mind you theres a pretty much weekly classic car meet near me an some of those things go flying along.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,717
    Pinno, my problem is I prefer things to look like a ordinary and go like stink, had a Mk1 yrs ago with a 3.10 broadspeed engine in it and a boot full of trick suspension that I miss. Used to enjoy leaving most cars sat staring at my back window. Did stupid upgrades with the original mini,s but not always very practical. Will scratch this particular itch when we downsize and I semi retire in a few yrs time.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,049
    Pinno wrote:
    TLW1 wrote:
    hopkinb wrote:
    TLW1 wrote:
    WFH with man flu :(

    Bright side for classic car fans had a good look round a newly restored 275 GTS last night
    Had to Google that, not being a car person. That's lovely though. Buy it.
    Not for sale :( Otherwise bar the cost I would buy it

    1 year of no beer?

    (I hope you recover from that suggestion)

    See, the thing is, most classic cars (MK1 Escorts are a prime example) need to get some oomph put in them else they can't pull the skin of a rice pudding. As a puritan, seeing the dwindling stock of unmodified classics, sadly this is a necessary evil if you want something old, practical and fun.
    Unless you go up a notch or two like the 275 GTS but there's not a cat's chance in a dog pound that you would put your foot down in one of them in case you bent it.
    Therein lies the rub.

    Unless you buy a Porker :D
    As per call the owner has a few cars and races them - cars should be used
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,721
    TLW1 wrote:
    Pinno wrote:
    TLW1 wrote:
    hopkinb wrote:
    TLW1 wrote:
    WFH with man flu :(

    Bright side for classic car fans had a good look round a newly restored 275 GTS last night
    Had to Google that, not being a car person. That's lovely though. Buy it.
    Not for sale :( Otherwise bar the cost I would buy it

    1 year of no beer?

    (I hope you recover from that suggestion)

    See, the thing is, most classic cars (MK1 Escorts are a prime example) need to get some oomph put in them else they can't pull the skin of a rice pudding. As a puritan, seeing the dwindling stock of unmodified classics, sadly this is a necessary evil if you want something old, practical and fun.
    Unless you go up a notch or two like the 275 GTS but there's not a cat's chance in a dog pound that you would put your foot down in one of them in case you bent it.
    Therein lies the rub.

    Unless you buy a Porker :D
    As per call the owner has a few cars and races them - cars should be used

    I agree but some cars should be as they were meant to be and yes, drive them. Jay Leno should sell 90% of the contents of his garage so that these cars get driven. That won't happen though and when he pops his clogs, it will be all sold off for auction and then get stored in some warehouse somewhere just for the kudos of owning it and the increase in value.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,796
    TLW1 wrote:
    WFH with man flu :(

    Bright side for classic car fans had a good look round a newly restored 275 GTS last night
    Been to Dusseldorf recently? :)
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48280132
    Prefer the modern stuff myself (flame suit on) but each to their own.

    Few meetings today which is good but plenty tomorrow which is a bit odd as people usually avoid Friday meetings like the plague. Still, we're getting towards the weekend, I'm out for a quick one or two tonight and got a couple of days in Madrid next week on work.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    ciao

    tired around the edges - 2 hrs in the car dropping bambini off at schools today sort of took it out of me so drinking coffee.

    TDV flew out for 8 days this morning so will be nice and quiet.

    all the car talk above has reminded me that I neeeeeeeeed an Escort Mexico. Neeeeeeeed.
    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.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,796
    ciao

    tired around the edges - 2 hrs in the car dropping bambini off at schools today sort of took it out of me so drinking coffee.

    TDV flew out for 8 days this morning so will be nice and quiet.

    all the car talk above has reminded me that I neeeeeeeeed an Escort Mexico. Neeeeeeeed.
    Mexican escort more like :)

    Btw you still got your Merc MF?
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,588
    oxoman wrote:
    Pinno, my problem is I prefer things to look like a ordinary and go like stink, had a Mk1 yrs ago with a 3.10 broadspeed engine in it and a boot full of trick suspension that I miss. Used to enjoy leaving most cars sat staring at my back window. Did stupid upgrades with the original mini,s but not always very practical. Will scratch this particular itch when we downsize and I semi retire in a few yrs time.
    I like the look of some of those classic/old/censored cars that have been converted to electric so they have reasonable performance (by modern standards), although it's a bit sacrilege if they rip out a perfectly good engine/chassis to do it.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,721
    oxoman wrote:
    Pinno, my problem is I prefer things to look like a ordinary and go like stink, had a Mk1 yrs ago with a 3.10 broadspeed engine in it and a boot full of trick suspension that I miss. Used to enjoy leaving most cars sat staring at my back window. Did stupid upgrades with the original mini,s but not always very practical. Will scratch this particular itch when we downsize and I semi retire in a few yrs time.
    I like the look of some of those classic/old/censored cars that have been converted to electric so they have reasonable performance (by modern standards), although it's a bit sacrilege if they rip out a perfectly good engine/chassis to do it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJLdzRJdKrs
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    ciao

    tired around the edges - 2 hrs in the car dropping bambini off at schools today sort of took it out of me so drinking coffee.

    TDV flew out for 8 days this morning so will be nice and quiet.

    all the car talk above has reminded me that I neeeeeeeeed an Escort Mexico. Neeeeeeeed.
    Mexican escort more like :)

    Btw you still got your Merc MF?

    aren't all mexicans loco? we don't need that amount of chaos in the house.

    yup. looking at getting rid next year but no idea whar for. probably end up with newer of version of the same thing. or an alfa.
    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: 42,721
    Not an Alfalfa Quadrifuglio shurely?!
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,107
    Pinno wrote:
    Not an Alfalfa Quadrifuglio shurely?!

    I had too look that up, tis a nice car, Surely though MF would be more the 1.0 Focus estate? 85BHP of unbridled power...
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    edited May 2019
    Pinno wrote:
    Not an Alfalfa Quadrifuglio shurely?!

    thats the baby but she got a lift in a Maserati today so it gibbering on about Ghiblis.

    very pretty. black. will annoy qman & razman.

    #jobjobbed
    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: 7,074
    Do I want the Cannondale supersix evo with Etap? Do I? I don't think I do. I think I want a "best bike", and as it will only be taken out when it's dry and not dealing with London traffic in sideways sleet in February, I'm indifferent between disc and rim brakes.

    A Cannondale supersix doesn't sound "best" enough for a best bike though.

    I'm going to keep my current bike because I love it, but I think I should also get a tatty looking singlespeed for sh!ts, giggles and leaving outside the pub/shop.

    I think the problem is that I fail to find anything wrong with my current bike (apart from the fact I have to use clip on mudguards when it's wet and I need a longer stem), so until such time as the frame explodes from all the weight, or all the powaaaahhhh shatters the bb shell, I feel I would be betraying it if I bought another bike.

    Also, hilarious photos from the sportive I did at the weekend are on the internetz, taken in the twisty bit they set up in Coventry. Fat bloke doing a crit pulling a serious face. :lol:
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,074
    Must be getting a mid-life crisis - just entered my first TT. Richmond Park one. Road bike category. Should be fcuking ridiculous. Aiming for "not last". Anyone got a pre-loved skin suit and an electric motor?
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    just veet your whole body & wear swimming goggles and all sorted.

    #smooth
    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:
    Pinno wrote:
    Not an Alfalfa Quadrifuglio shurely?!

    I had too look that up, tis a nice car, Surely though MF would be more the 1.0 Focus estate? 85BHP of unbridled power...


    the only estate we need is THE MIGHTY HONDA

    #racingcar
    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: 5,588
    hopkinb wrote:
    Must be getting a mid-life crisis - just entered my first TT. Richmond Park one. Road bike category. Should be fcuking ridiculous. Aiming for "not last".
    That's how I started. First one might even have been in baggy shorts :D
    Thanks for confirmation that it's a mid life crisis thing.
    I've got a CAAD12 with disc brakes. I like them but concur that in the dry they're not much better than a decent set of rim brakes. Not much benefit for TTs because on most of them you hardly use your brakes anyway.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    is it wrong to say that the MFs really want AG2R kit?

    #brown
    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
    hopkinb wrote:
    Must be getting a mid-life crisis - just entered my first TT. Richmond Park one. Road bike category. Should be fcuking ridiculous. Aiming for "not last".
    That's how I started. First one might even have been in baggy shorts :D
    Thanks for confirmation that it's a mid life crisis thing.
    I've got a CAAD12 with disc brakes. I like them but concur that in the dry they're not much better than a decent set of rim brakes. Not much benefit for TTs because on most of them you hardly use your brakes anyway.

    brakes are for cowards

    #cowards
    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: 4,107
    Hoppy I have etap on a PlanetX so I think your safe!

    MF, The mighty Honda estate better be an Accord (you can get a whole three piece suite an TV in there) my panzerkampfwagen is piddly by comparison.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Step83 wrote:
    Hoppy I have etap on a PlanetX so I think your safe!

    MF, The mighty Honda estate better be an Accord (you can get a whole three piece suite an TV in there) my panzerkampfwagen is piddly by comparison.

    Accord 2.3 VTec. you can fit a whole continent in there. 2010 job with tiptronic and all that jazz. the larger one, not the weird skinny one.

    dark metallic grey, blacked out windows. goes wheeeeeeee at 5,000 revs.

    #big
    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.
Sign In or Register to comment.