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edited August 2019 in The bottom bracket
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ride more, bask more, more
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,050
    WFH then shut laptop down and jump on the bike and meet the family in south Shropshire, where hopefully they have set the tent up and we can go straight into the town and visit the pubs :)
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,719
    Morning Slackers. Last day at home so biking, running, family taxi service and tutoring youngest on bike maintenance skills again. Hopefully a few beers with eldest later. TLW enjoy Shropshire, don't go to fast otherwise you will be putting the tent up.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,588
    Morning
    Park and pedal this morning.
    Hopefully going to disgrace myself at the last TT of the season later, but left my lights at home so need to do an annoying detour on the way back.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,050
    Morning
    Park and pedal this morning.
    Hopefully going to disgrace myself at the last TT of the season later, but left my lights at home so need to do an annoying detour on the way back.
    Can lend you some lights if you want a smaller detour
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,799
    Morning folks. About to head for breakfast then a hard day at the pool beckons. I'm just summoning up the willpower...
    "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
    TLW1 wrote:
    Morning
    Park and pedal this morning.
    Hopefully going to disgrace myself at the last TT of the season later, but left my lights at home so need to do an annoying detour on the way back.
    Can lend you some lights if you want a smaller detour
    Isn't the detour to yours is longer than the detour to mine?
    Would your lights make me go faster though?

    #ionpropulsionisthenewmotordoping
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,050
    TLW1 wrote:
    Morning
    Park and pedal this morning.
    Hopefully going to disgrace myself at the last TT of the season later, but left my lights at home so need to do an annoying detour on the way back.
    Can lend you some lights if you want a smaller detour
    Isn't the detour to yours is longer than the detour to mine?
    Would your lights make me go faster though?

    #ionpropulsionisthenewmotordoping
    Mines just a bit further along on the warm up route :)
  • Morning all, back in work after 10 days off. Great. Not.

    Plan to listen to TMS and possible haircut after work time permitting. Life in the fast lane.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,107
    Morning, was sunny its now grey, summer is indeed faulty. Nabbed a bottle of green gas last night turns out the pistol does work so purged the gas an stripped for legals reasons.

    Planning lots of nothing this weekend bar some pedal based action. New flooring mostly down in the garage to, much nicer under foot so just need to crack on an finish it in there now.

    Is TT now a cool thing to do?
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,074
    Early bail, drive to Cov with hound and mini. Come back to Lunnun tomorrow afternoon, leaving hound and child. Sunday is going raving, quite liderally mate, with the wife and her pal.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    ciao ragazzi

    sun is shining, coffee, weights sesh, bambini, lawn mow, dump run ready for weekend.

    will pump up tyres on the bicycle ready to go out tomorrow morning.

    TDV is off next week which should be nice so try and get any jobs done now so we can chill.

    #preemptivestateofaffairs
    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.
  • indeterminate stuff for most of the day, then sod off home for a week off.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,719
    Hoppy, you dropping the kid off so you can enjoy a menage a trois with wife and pal. That's going to be an awesome wkend rave then. Pics required otherwise it didn't happen. Enjoy kid free time.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,724
    Rave = 'shrooms, California sunrise...

    @TLW - you'll get a text on the way asking for help to put the tent up. "We won't do any more until you get here".

    Bistro, porker, sticks for me.

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    hopkinb wrote:
    Early bail, drive to Cov with hound and mini. Come back to Lunnun tomorrow afternoon, leaving hound and child. Sunday is going raving, quite liderally mate, with the wife and her pal.

    do you want me drop some glow sticks and a couple of schmoolies round?

    you have got your whistle sorted, yah?

    may even have a Global Hypercolour in the loft somewhere.....

    #oldskoolravin'
    #warehouse
    #barninafield
    #dancin'inabunker
    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
    oooh ooooh!

    mini flares, thats what ya want

    it'll be mega

    #ooohlightsinthesky
    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
    Couple of the clubbies have taken to some semi off road activities, this so called gravel riding. A full enduro bike should be suitable for this, or do I need to make some frankenbike using a hardtail MTB an dropped bars...
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,588
    Step83 wrote:
    Couple of the clubbies have taken to some semi off road activities, this so called gravel riding. A full enduro bike should be suitable for this, or do I need to make some frankenbike using a hardtail MTB an dropped bars...
    Full suss ebike sounds appropriate.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Step83 wrote:
    Couple of the clubbies have taken to some semi off road activities, this so called gravel riding. A full enduro bike should be suitable for this, or do I need to make some frankenbike using a hardtail MTB an dropped bars...

    hardtail and drop bars is perfect. in fact, i shall be doing this myself this weekend......

    #gravel.isn'tthatjustridingabikeonapath?
    #67
    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
    oooh ooooh!

    mini flares, thats what ya want

    it'll be mega

    #ooohlightsinthesky

    It's not quite a generator run soundsystem in a field a la 1993. More like massive tents on Clapham Common. It'll be funny. Not been ravey davey since forever.

    Junglistical fever.

    Or I'll just head home early if it's too noisy.

    Slippers and a comfy chair.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,588
    Step83 wrote:
    Is TT now a cool thing to do?
    It's just an excuse to dress up.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,107
    Full suss ebike sounds appropriate.

    Seems the best bet, must have suitably stupid gearing, I think mines 32t with 11-42t back, slap some SPD's an no one will know the difference.

    Do I need a tie for TT now?
    hardtail and drop bars is perfect. in fact, i shall be doing this myself this weekend......

    #gravel.isn'tthatjustridingabikeonapath?
    #67

    Curious to see this, I have an On One Scandal so its about as perfect as Ill get, weighs naff all and I have either rigid forks or 100mm Fox Alps. Think I need some cable brakes though.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    keep me updated - I'm doing it on a Ridgeback Storm - if it all works it'll get powdercoated a nice colour.

    they are hefty but handle really well (road bike geo) and can take a good hammering.

    any ideas on non disc brakes to work with brifters?

    #newproject,minimalcost
    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
    any ideas on non disc brakes to work with brifters?

    #newproject,minimalcost
    Trainers?
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,588
    TLW1 wrote:
    TLW1 wrote:
    Morning
    Park and pedal this morning.
    Hopefully going to disgrace myself at the last TT of the season later, but left my lights at home so need to do an annoying detour on the way back.
    Can lend you some lights if you want a smaller detour
    Isn't the detour to yours is longer than the detour to mine?
    Would your lights make me go faster though?

    #ionpropulsionisthenewmotordoping
    Mines just a bit further along on the warm up route :)
    Grabbed everything I could on the way home. Looks like I'll need them, could be a full house tonight.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,107
    keep me updated - I'm doing it on a Ridgeback Storm - if it all works it'll get powdercoated a nice colour.

    they are hefty but handle really well (road bike geo) and can take a good hammering.

    any ideas on non disc brakes to work with brifters?

    #newproject,minimalcost

    Will depend on the brifters, I think I have some Tektro things lurking. If not just some cheapy avids. Doubt i'll stretch to some TRP's unless any appear magically cheap.
    I'll probably use some SRAM ones they have a 1:1 pull ratio which helps.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Step83 wrote:
    keep me updated - I'm doing it on a Ridgeback Storm - if it all works it'll get powdercoated a nice colour.

    they are hefty but handle really well (road bike geo) and can take a good hammering.

    any ideas on non disc brakes to work with brifters?

    #newproject,minimalcost

    Will depend on the brifters, I think I have some Tektro things lurking. If not just some cheapy avids. Doubt i'll stretch to some TRP's unless any appear magically cheap.
    I'll probably use some SRAM ones they have a 1:1 pull ratio which helps.

    are you going 1x? I'm tempted to save spondoolies. I have a brand new 105 mech that I bought on impulse, some Ultegra cranks, just need to sort brakes. Sora Shifter?

    Get cranks pwder coated black to match the mech, no one will notice.

    Thinking a nice pastel colour, tan walls.....

    #projectgravel
    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
    what tyres you looking at dude?

    #justgravellin'along
    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: 24,663 Lives Here
    Busy day of work grief interrupted occasionally by coffee and fried food, finished with beer and pizza.
    Step, how about a parabox set up. Just needs about 20mm under the stem.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,107
    Step83 wrote:
    keep me updated - I'm doing it on a Ridgeback Storm - if it all works it'll get powdercoated a nice colour.

    they are hefty but handle really well (road bike geo) and can take a good hammering.

    any ideas on non disc brakes to work with brifters?

    #newproject,minimalcost

    Will depend on the brifters, I think I have some Tektro things lurking. If not just some cheapy avids. Doubt i'll stretch to some TRP's unless any appear magically cheap.
    I'll probably use some SRAM ones they have a 1:1 pull ratio which helps.

    are you going 1x? I'm tempted to save spondoolies. I have a brand new 105 mech that I bought on impulse, some Ultegra cranks, just need to sort brakes. Sora Shifter?

    Get cranks pwder coated black to match the mech, no one will notice.

    Thinking a nice pastel colour, tan walls.....

    #projectgravel

    Yeah certainly 1X, I have a 11-40 cassette lurking in a box and a GX mech, though from memory the shifting was tough on the bigger cogs. probably just cable shapes.
    Tyres, again use whats about, I have a Maxxis Crossmark an some other random tyres. Think I have some Big apples which would be ideal on the road.
    An two sets of wheels, ones purple, ergo its cool. Ill go through whats out there tomorrow as I'm doing more work in there tomorrow.

    Edit, found a photo of the thing, with the purple wheels, seems to be missing some important parts

    20160227_171018_zpsfookynta.jpg
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