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saturday dreaming of bubbly on the balcony during the monsoon

'ning

seems to be a soggy spell

ride coffee nyt and laze, drop hint to mrs s that orangette supply is running low
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,914
    Morning, blowing a gale here although it’s fine,rain forecast later, need to go the timber merchants sometime today a few alterations to the decking required, hopefully I will find time to get out on the bike.
    Have a good weekend
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,850
    Morning. Work, despondency and dull weather. Winters back.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,890
    Nice long walk with hounds and now about to be blow around on the road bike.

    Few jobs then the fun bike and a few socially distancing pints, thankfully the local has decent space outside. Later in the home pub
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,619
    Blow but dry at the moment.
    Probably going to have a lazy day as my legs feel like toast.
    Plenty of parts arrived last week for some diy anyways, and the smart turbo conversion is nearly finished too.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,210
    grey and damp here

    ride truncated halfway up hampstead, rear tub finally beyond sealing, held about 3 bar so at least i could ride home, front is looking iffy too

    a day of glue and a new veloflex criterium, may as well service the freehub as the loudness says it's time
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,619
    sungod said:

    may as well service the freehub as the loudness says it's time

    I'm guessing it's not a Hope Pro hub? :smiley:
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,210
    no :) lightweight use the metal bits of a dts 180, star ratchets need a smidge of grease every few thousand km, and i aways check the fhb bearings as they are a bit fragile

    old glue on the rim looked ok, tub glued, time for a stroll, may sit in a cafe and read nyt :smiley:
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,210
    bagged a table outside, coffee, toast, nyt, civilization
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,208
    I dunno, these high maintenance wheels [insert rolling eyes icon].

    Is it so blowy down there, has it blown a few letters away?!
    sungod said:


    soggy

    How English. It's been f*cking biblical (and more to come).

    God knows what today may bring. I'm hoping that there is break between the showers for a pedal.
    May abuse the 'lifting of travel restrictions for leisure purposes' in one of the Porkers. That's 'leisure' though isn't it?



    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,210
    pinno said:

    I dunno, these high maintenance wheels [insert rolling eyes icon].

    but light, so very light :smiley:
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,446 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Traditional slow start has been enjoyed, might make coffee next. Light pottering and fettling as hand is still bad. Might go for a walk with the old dear and visit Haile Sallaise to see how he's doing as he got knocked over recently. Rain hat may be in order as I hate umbrellas.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,208
    sungod said:

    pinno said:

    I dunno, these high maintenance wheels [insert rolling eyes icon].

    but light, so very light :smiley:
    [Willy waving] My pair of DA CL35's, tad over 1350gms the pair. How do your's compare?
    If you're not doing much climbing, do you... oh yeah - Tabbly country.
    Why not have a set of bullet proof hoops for the rough city thoroughfares?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,210
    edited July 2020
    i've got a winter/spare set nemesis rims and tougher tubs, but i'm at the point life's too short to ride heavy stuff, and the aero is way better on the lw ones too

    934g, with shimano/sram fhb fitted

    decided to go full ocd and clean the cassette too, though it wasn't that dirty, snapped one of the sram rubber bands, grrrr
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    A few jobs done/supplies obtained. Quick coffee break before before doing a few more. Bike ride on the cards for tomorrow with a mate and bopefully will be supporting part of the local hospitality industry this evening :)
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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]
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,003
    pinno said:

    sungod said:

    pinno said:

    I dunno, these high maintenance wheels [insert rolling eyes icon].

    but light, so very light :smiley:
    [Willy waving] My pair of DA CL35's, tad over 1350gms the pair. How do your's compare?
    If you're not doing much climbing, do you... oh yeah - Tabbly country.
    Why not have a set of bullet proof hoops for the rough city thoroughfares?
    That’s *heavy*! I had a set of FFWD carbon tubs on DT Swiss 190 hubs that were under 1100 gms for the pair.
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    The Four Yorkshiremen talk about bike wheels....
    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]
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 7,539
    I've been down the pub!

    Lovely to meet up in real life with some old friends, chat and enjoy some excellent draught beers. Gosh I remember when this was normal.

    Next, tomorrow morning... a haircut.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,788
    Anybody want to buy some patio furniture?
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,009
    I shall be having a beer or two this evening, outside. Pity it isn't hot 'n' sunny.
    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: 23,446 Lives Here
    Bike fettling in the garage and I can hear the pub down the road getting noisier, police were called by 6:45 this evening. People really are desperate to get back to normal. At least any wrongdoers should be easy to trace if they left their contact details.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,208

    Anybody want to buy some patio furniture?

    Set it alight and chuck...
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,850
    At least it would keep us warm for a bit. 😉
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
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