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sungodsungod Posts: 12,292
'ning

soggy

coffee, nyt, webex, maybe ride once dry
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,847
    Morning, raining again ,will summer return?, it was more like November yesterday, probably indoor cycling .
    Have a good day
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,136
    edited 5 June
    Hounds, then run (wife grumpy as she thinks I ran with them for too long yesterday), then work stuff. May try and fit a quick fun bike ride in then cider time
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,342
    Generally soggy here too, with the odd blast of sunshine.
    Woke up in a good mood for a change, but then got kicked out of the shower because someone needed a censored .
    3 more days of WFH then 3 week's free holiday at 80% pay :smile:
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,504
    Morning. Sunny outside at the moment, showers possible. Will be out on road bike later before the hoards.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,277
    'ning

    Bit of WFH, preceded by breakfast. All that will be followed by mid-morning second coffee.

    Rest day today. Feeling slightly more zen than earlier in the week.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,450
    Blowy here. Was hoping it would just bloody rain and nit muck around so that I could not cut the grass but looks like that's not going to happen.

    @tlw1 : I have to guarantee some form of exercise with toots to then get the Brownie token so that I can ride my bike.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,479
    Busy busy here, 0% chance of a bike ride today but the possibility of one on Sunday if the heavens don't open again.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,277
    On furlough again for three weeks from next week. My winter bike frameset needs a really good polish/shine.

    Any recommendations of products? It's gloss black.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,342
    Ben6899 said:

    On furlough again for three weeks from next week. My winter bike frameset needs a really good polish/shine.

    Any recommendations of products? It's gloss black.

    Proper glossy?
    My CAAD12 is a shiny black with sparkly flecks in it (but not quite metallic).
    Once it's clean either a wipe with GT85 makes it sparkle, or if I'm in the mood some of this:

    (came in the goody bag from a race about 15 years ago)
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,450
    edited 5 June
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,277

    Ben6899 said:

    On furlough again for three weeks from next week. My winter bike frameset needs a really good polish/shine.

    Any recommendations of products? It's gloss black.

    Proper glossy?
    My CAAD12 is a shiny black with sparkly flecks in it (but not quite metallic).
    Once it's clean either a wipe with GT85 makes it sparkle, or if I'm in the mood some of this:

    (came in the goody bag from a race about 15 years ago)
    It should be proper glossy, yeh, not metallic. It's currently... dull. GT85 is worth a go!
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,040
    Just finished the morning round of 'Teams' calls. Tired, as got bitten by barstward insects on the legs yesterday evening and it was itching like **** last night.

    The only thing of note today is that it's senior hound's 5th birthday today so he gets an extra big bone to chew on.
    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]
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,378 Lives Here
    Afternoon folks,
    Another day of wfh, not very nice out today. Had a lemon drizzle cake delivered by a neighbour as payment for fixing her bike a while back. The lad made me a chicken sandwich for lunch so I'm feeling rather lethargic at the moment. Must make myself go out for a walk this afternoon.
    Had an ineresting call with mate that's sorted the house in Italy for us. Still looks like we won't be able to go as we can't get to Italy by car and I don't want to get into a plane with the great unwashed. If anything changes we can go at short notice at least. Might check the car over just in case.
    I could carry on looking at pricing or have a snooze, I know what I should do and what I'd like to do is not the same. Coffee is the answer, but should I have more cake with it?
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,342
    edited 5 June
    Ben6899 said:

    Ben6899 said:

    On furlough again for three weeks from next week. My winter bike frameset needs a really good polish/shine.

    Any recommendations of products? It's gloss black.

    Proper glossy?
    My CAAD12 is a shiny black with sparkly flecks in it (but not quite metallic).
    Once it's clean either a wipe with GT85 makes it sparkle, or if I'm in the mood some of this:

    (came in the goody bag from a race about 15 years ago)
    It should be proper glossy, yeh, not metallic. It's currently... dull. GT85 is worth a go!
    GT85 will give it a bit of a shine, but only if it's decent to start with. If it's scuffed or scratch Pinno's T cut and wax might be a better idea.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,040
    It's the weekend...and also for the first time, I'm looking forward to a dentists appointment next week. Hopefully won't have to look like a Liverpool fan for much longer :)
    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]
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,277
    pinno said:
    I didn't see this. Thanks, @pinno .
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,136
    Stevo_666 said:

    It's the weekend...and also for the first time, I'm looking forward to a dentists appointment next week. Hopefully won't have to look like a Liverpool fan for much longer :)

    You look like a winner?
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 7,277
    tlw1 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    It's the weekend...and also for the first time, I'm looking forward to a dentists appointment next week. Hopefully won't have to look like a Liverpool fan for much longer :)

    You look like a winner?
    Liverpool*

    And it will be forever thus.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,040
    tlw1 said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    It's the weekend...and also for the first time, I'm looking forward to a dentists appointment next week. Hopefully won't have to look like a Liverpool fan for much longer :)

    You look like a winner?
    By Liverpool standards, sure.
    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]
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,450
    Ben6899 said:

    pinno said:
    I didn't see this. Thanks, @pinno .
    You're welcome. I do the odd car paint detailing. GT85 and WD40 is the showroom trick tool for covering up scratches.
    Wait until the customer is virtually in the door and a quick scoosh of the above on deeper scratches. It's very good at covering up swirls too but has a short life.
    If you want, I can send you a dollop of Bilt Hamber 'Cleanser polish'. It's pricey stuff but a couple of thimble fulls would do your whole bike. It's a 'web' filler and minor scratch cover.
    You use it once on a perfectly clean surface and you can colour wax on top to your hearts content. It would also 'seal' the surface and would keep it cleaner for longer and easier to clean/keep clean.

    Personally; this:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sonax-Polish-Wax-Carnauba-500ml-Black-Colour-Scratch-Remover-Restore-Gloss-Shine/302516846795?epid=648907636&hash=item466f68c0cb:g:wp0AAOSwcORenrCz

    That on a bike only would last eons.
    S - The Brazilian beach volleyball team
    W - Wiggle Honda

    "This year will be harder than last year. But that is good news; this year will be easier than next year." President of Abyssinia's annual address to the nation.
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