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friday in an alternate universe where the pineapples aren't purple

sungodsungod Posts: 13,778
edited June 2019 in The bottom bracket
'ning

office, much coffee, stuff, blah blah blah, bail

looks like weather heading downhill, may be time to arrange a few meetings somewhere sunny
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,723
    Morning, work same old same old. Still recovering from last nights xc ride. Need a lighter bike.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,066
    WFH for half a day as off to portmeirion for mother in laws birthday party. So obviously a quick pint went downhill yesterday fast
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,809
    I predict a busy day. Got a big acquisition going through and all of a sudden they've woken up about the tax issues :roll: hence the email from the CFO at 6.55am. Ho hum.
    "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
    surprise day off! huzzah! going to Dublin later to see The Cure! Huzzah! Huzzah!

    #mascara
    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: 42,747
    There's no cure for you.
    I recommend a witch doctor and an exorcist.

    Sunny here - farq it, i'm off pedalling.

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,107
    oxoman wrote:
    Morning, work same old same old. Still recovering from last nights xc ride. Need a lighter bike.

    If you fill the frame with helium it should help

    Rain, much rain also apparently we get some thunder later. Obviously I drove in, probably takes longer to drive in the cycle but I need tubes later.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,747
    What point would be the optimum pressure of the helium before the weight of the helium itself would negate any advantages?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,596
    Pinno wrote:
    What point would be the optimum pressure of the helium before the weight of the helium itself would negate any advantages?
    Googled it earlier: https://www.cyclist.co.uk/in-depth/791/ ... ith-helium
    I think the internal volume of a road bike frame would be similar to a pair of tyres? If not scale accordingly.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,778
    oi, enough of this muddled thinking

    if you want to lighten the frame, you don't substitute a lighter gas for air, you pump it out, vacuum is lightest option

    no use for tyres, but frames are stiff, unless the frame is really flimsy the atmospheric pressure shouldn't be too much for it (you can apply more force with a finger)
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,107
    sungod wrote:
    oi, enough of this muddled thinking

    if you want to lighten the frame, you don't substitute a lighter gas for air, you pump it out, vacuum is lightest option

    no use for tyres, but frames are stiff, unless the frame is really flimsy the atmospheric pressure shouldn't be too much for it (you can apply more force with a finger)

    I can imagine accidents where frames break would be somewhat amusing as well at this point.

    Decathlon raided some 80mm valve toobes bought four for just under a tenner so thats nice. Also found some simple black gloves in there so giving them a whirl.

    Rain is still raining, apparently theres a thunderstorm headed our way but I think its propaganda to scare the ones in the office who are scared of them.

    #Fakeweather
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,747
    Tell 'em that Pinno loves thunderstorms, the louder, the better.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,107
    Oh if it does kick off with one I'm off to sit on the balcony an enjoy it, the one above will act as a handy rain shield.

    Mind you just checked, the nearest active storm cell is just north of Le Mans, so I'll send my mates some abuse while shes at work there.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,596
    :evil: There were a couple of rumbles of thunder here last night but nothing spectacular, just a brief hail storm with some hailstones a fair bit bigger than a 1/4 inch ball bearing.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Step83 wrote:
    In other news, my next holiday is planned

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48560874

    book those tickets Step.

    you.
    the MFs
    Beer
    Ho's
    Blow
    The space station
    blow
    Ho's

    its gonna rock

    #space
    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
    Blow = Space Dust

    Id have to bring the OH though, mainly because she has bad vertigo
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    cool - i'll bring tdv as she doesn't like things that rock, are noisy or are small.

    #joyofwatchinghervomit
    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
    in gate ready to go to Dublin.

    lots of really jivey people.

    nonce in suit and glasses was being self important and lacked manners to the bar staff (no please ot thank you, acting like a nonce) so the bar manager pointed at him and in his loudest sotto voce voice said "this one here. too important to have manners."

    how we laughed

    #nonceinsuit
    #manners
    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: 46,809
    in gate ready to go to Dublin.

    lots of really jivey people.

    nonce in suit and glasses was being self important and lacked manners to the bar staff (no please ot thank you, acting like a nonce) so the bar manager pointed at him and in his loudest sotto voce voice said "this one here. too important to have manners."

    how we laughed

    #nonceinsuit
    #manners
    Hope get cured MF :) We'll look after your house while you're gone.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,596
    Spent all week busting a gut coming in early, staying late, rearranging leave etc. to get something finished for today which was supposed to be done for next Friday, then get asked "where's the rest of it" which had pissed me off now for the rest of the evening.

    Politely reminded them that they'd already moved the goalposts twice and so I'm sure that will bite me on the censored on Monday.

    Going to do some more job hunting this evening.

    Happy Friday!
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,667 Lives Here
    Evening folks,
    Been a hellishly busy week, admin assistant has been away. Thankfully she’s back on Monday. Rode the pub hack in as it has mudguards and rain was raining this morning. Walked out of the office and it was dry and bright, by the time I’d fixed the hole in the tube and put the bike back together it was raining. Now sat on the couch with a beer, pizza in the oven.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,809
    Veronese68 wrote:
    Now sat on the couch with a beer, pizza in the oven.
    That's the spirit V.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,723
    Had a conversation with new boss today after he was suggesting bonus reduction and modern engineering practices. It went along the lines of what do you believe in old fashioned maintenance engineering, modern engineering practices or common sense engineering, his reply was modern to which my reply was the following. If you wish to reduce my bonus and make me carry out modern engineering practices you had better pay me a better wage, be prepared for long stoppages waiting for the correct parts to arrive or be manufactured as he wants a lean stores inventory for bespoke made machines and all whilst ensuring the highest health and safety standards. He nearly choked on his tongue, he retired immediately to recover and think about my comments. He came back a little later and asked what the other engineers thought to his plans, my reply was along the lines of I wouldn't ask them if I was you. So up to now he has agreed to implement 5s in a diluted form, paint the floor as all new bosses are prone to do and leave the bonus alone. We did try suggesting he stayed in his office most of the time bit that wasn't happening. I think the thought of trying to pick a new team up heavy industry experienced engineers might of persuaded him in the end. Couldn't help share this rant given the day I've had. On a better note I've been offered an old bike frame that will do for burning around my local xc trails, just need to pick it up and assemble. Result.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,667 Lives Here
    Forgot to say enjoy the Cure MFs, hope it works.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,107
    Well, 28's went on lovely so now have some tasty tan walls on.

    Oxo, sounds like a censored day all round just keep an eye, we both know what new managers can be like. Hopefully they will realise what ever the implement will bork an just go back to as is.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    just had tapas next to Keanu Reeves.

    loads of fit burds here.

    #feeloutofplace
    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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