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monday missing the hippos

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ride, etc. with cafe, do a thing, relax
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 8,929
    Morning, bright and windy, ride first thing , alterations to decking later
    Have a good week
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,854
    Morning, bright and dry out. Attempt to sort brakes out on mtb as using it tomorrow somewhere nice and brakes aren't an optional extra. Work forgotten about for next few days. May visit a PH tonight if I CBA with passport control before getting to the bar, or may wait till things are more normal.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,215
    windy and cold, brrrrrr

    for some reason, lots of broken glass has appeared in the roads over the weekend

    time for cafe ii - the cantuccini strike back
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,854
    Feel your pain SG, sun,s done a runner. Some idiots have recently taken to discarding beer bottles just on the cycle line on purpose.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,016
    Cry 'Havoc!,' and let slip the Hippo's of war.

    Anyway, very tired today lots of work to do pouring over data.

    Also forgot yesterday once you have drilled through a steel lintel and the concrete behind, the drill bit is usually hot so I have a fun burn mark on the side of my hand now.

    Agreeing on the cold side of things, no glass here the pub near me was very strict, two hour bookings and a maximum of four drinks each an you only get your next drink when you bring your glass back.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,626
    Meh
    Tired, didn't sleep well. No ride this morning, maybe at lunchtime.
    WFH in the meantime.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    edited July 2020
    Ooh, I would avoid pubs and Cafe's - lurgy innit.

    Aren't you immune Step?

    Today will consist of: visit to town for new footwear, drive car on worst street to see if rattle number eleventy twelve has been fixed, make bread, have (in the words of Scooby doo) runch, drive 30 miles up the road (on cheap super u/l) to big park.

    Weather is naff.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,702
    I didn't bother with the pub on Saturday night, I went to Central Park NYC on Zwift instead.

    Got some stuff to do, then home for an early night.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,702
    MTB forum is dead and I know a few of you get dirty in here so I have a question...

    Taking the kids to sherwood forest for a few days and need to put some flats on the heckler instead of SPDs (ill be back to SPD once it's over). Anything decent for ~£20?

    I'm not expecting miracles at this budget...
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,016
    edited July 2020
    pinno said:

    Ooh, I would avoid pubs and Cafe's - lurgy innit.

    Aren't you immune Step?

    Today will consist of: visit to town for new footwear, drive car on worst street to see if rattle number eleventy twelve has been fixed, make bread, have (in the words of Scooby doo) runch, drive 30 miles up the road (on cheap super u/l) to big park.

    Weather is naff.

    I think I am, work are doing testing an when the antibody test is live I'm down to have that done. Still have to wear a mask etc still.

    @homers_double

    https://www.merlincycles.com/wellgo-b087u-platform-pedal-53356.html

    Or if you a little more flush feeling DMR V8's are a couple quid more, maybe less shopping about

    https://www.merlincycles.com/dmr-v8-classic-flat-pedals-47702.html

    If you were a yokel I'd lob my DMR Vault platforms you way to borrow.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,854
    Just chuck some wellgo dmv8 lookalikes on. Im guessing CP, if not leave the spd,s on.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 6,702
    Nah Clumber Park lodges but we'll probably do a trips into the forest though.
    CP is booked solid on each site.

    Flats are going to be easier if there is anything remotely social about and I won't click as I walk about.

    Thanks for the tips, I'll have a look now.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,900
    Day off today, so fun bike has been enjoyed as has a pig based breakfast. Kids have been doing school work (since 6am for eldest) so we can go off playing tennis and karting 😎
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 8,854
    HD, nice around there. Know what you mean about CP though. Not sure how much is open yet around there.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226

    Anything decent for ~£20?

    Cable ties?


    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 4,626

    MTB forum is dead and I know a few of you get dirty in here so I have a question...

    Taking the kids to sherwood forest for a few days and need to put some flats on the heckler instead of SPDs (ill be back to SPD once it's over). Anything decent for ~£20?

    I'm not expecting miracles at this budget...

    I've got some BBB flats which were about £15 when I got them, but they seem to be out of stock everywhere and over £25 now.
    They're solid and have a adjustable pins (which have never been adjustable ), but weigh a ton.

    If you only need them for a few days you could buy some eBay tat and do some reviews? :smiley:
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-Pair-Flat-ALLOY-FLAT-PLATFORM-BIKE-PEDALS-9-16-MOUNTAIN-BICYCLE-MTB-BMX-CYCLE/392860340130
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BICYCLE-MOUNTAIN-MTB-BMX-BIKE-CYCLING-BEARING-ALLOY-FLAT-PLATFROM-PEDALS-9-16/282174478728
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2x-Bicycle-Mountain-MTB-BMX-Bike-Cycling-Bearing-Alloy-Flat-Platform-UK-9-16/223131626222 (clearly states you get 2 for that price :wink: )
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-Pair-Aluminum-Alloy-MTB-Platform-Adapter-Mountain-Flat-Pedals-Bike-Bicycl-H6E2/264778564709 (if you're not in a rush)

    Or https://www.planetx.co.uk/i/q/PESSELP/superstar-el-plastique-flat-pedal interesting that PlanetX are selling Superstar stuff.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,016
    They went through a phase under the previous owner of buying up loads of random unsold/unsellable stock from other companies. The plastic pedals never really sold as well for Superstar as the Nano's were keenly priced.
    Interestingly now Planetx have changed owner they are reaching out to some of the more well known brands and shock horror, sorted their account out with Chicken so you should start seeing more Italian goodies appear.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,019
    I think the pedal top tips have already been done pretty well. Sure I've got a spare set of flats in the garage as well.

    Quieter day today work-wise so getting stuff done without hassle so far. Big cottage pie is heating up in the oven - yum yum. Must still be peckish after yesterdays bike ride.
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    edited July 2020
    I got a bundle - Merino socks, over shoes, over socks from Planet x once. Well priced (funny that).
    Never again. Cheap Chinese censored . Merino socks had a huge percentage of man made fibres in them. The over shoes fitted like a pillow case on a clothes peg and the over socks were as tight as could be. Both same size (apparently).
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,019
    edited July 2020
    pinno said:

    Merino socks had a huge percentage of man fibres in them.

    Your socks had 'man fibres' in them?
    pinno said:

    The over shoes fitted like a pillow case on a clothes peg.

    Never heard of Johnnies called 'over shoes' before.

    :p
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,455 Lives Here
    Afternoon folks,
    In the orifice for the day going through my orders, all is well so far. Just had a sausage and egg sarnie from the cafe, could have eaten in but thought it best to have a take away
    step83 said:
    I've got a set of those on the lads bike and they were good enough that I bought another set for my pub hack.

    Serviced bikes are being collected this evening in exchange for beer, this is good.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    Merino socks had a huge percentage of man fibres in them.

    Your socks had 'man fibres' in them?
    pinno said:

    The over shoes fitted like a pillow case on a clothes peg.

    Never heard of Johnnies called 'over shoes' before.

    :p
    Edited.

    (Don't give up your day job).
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,019
    pinno said:

    Stevo_666 said:

    pinno said:

    Merino socks had a huge percentage of man fibres in them.

    Your socks had 'man fibres' in them?
    pinno said:

    The over shoes fitted like a pillow case on a clothes peg.

    Never heard of Johnnies called 'over shoes' before.

    :p
    Edited.

    (Don't give up your day job).
    Sorry, but that was a bit of an open goal :)
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,226
    It was really - bit like Vardy's first effort on Saturday.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
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