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'ning

warm and sunny start forecast, though cloud later, alas no scorchio

ride cafes nyt, perhaps brekkie at colbert, be splendid
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 7,963
    Morning, bright start , no need to water the garden this morning after last nights deluge, dog walked early bike ride planned, will catch a few rays later hopefully
    Have a good weekend
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,208
    Petrol based gardening before cider based drinking
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,810
    Morning
    Sadly at work doing an extra shift as a favour. Won't be happening again anytime soon I suspect. Nice and bright and a little more comfortable after yesterday's barmy temperatures.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 40,660
    Slowish start, will head into town shortly to enjoy my newly reopened local cafe and drop some stuff at the charity shops. Dog walking and footy on the box later.
    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: 38,726
    It's sunny.
    Today will be mowstly painting.
    Tomorrow will be mowstly pedalling*.

    *Bicycle, not wares.
    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.
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,491
    Started off sunny, then clouded over, really humid and just lashed it down for 60 seconds.
    Marshalling a time trial later :worried:
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 6,192
    Off to do my own 'white roads' up on t'Ridgeway for a few hours before returning to watch on t'telly how to do so properly for the last bit of the Pro race.
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 4,954
    Today mostly practising the art of bicycle maintenance.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 7,810
    You missed a word DHL. It's the dark art of bicycle maintenance
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,726
    DHL and the art of bicycle maintenance.

    Doesn't quite roll off the tongue so easily.
    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.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,483 Lives Here
    Evening folks,
    Another hard day of coffee and lounging by the pool, went for quite a long walk through the woods yesterday and got eaten alive so thought I'd take it easy. Did see a few wild boar and some deer though. Thankfully even the boar decided to keep a respectable distance. Should probably crack a beer soon.
    oxoman said:

    You missed a word DHL. It's the dark art of bicycle maintenance

    Isn't it always a dark art where a dark haired lord is involved?
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 4,954
    Evening update on the dark art of bicycle maintenance to my daughters dolce:
    Fitted new crankset with sensible 165mm arms, no problem.
    Cut steerer and fitted new fork and headset bits, no problem.
    Tried refitting front brake, bugg3r.
    Anyone know where I can get a 35mm pivot nut?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,726
    edited 1 August
    @darkhairedlord - I have a plethora of stainless steel bolts.
    Size (M4, M5, M6 etc)?
    Head (alen, phillips, hex head, Torx)?
    Thread pitch?

    A picture next to a tape measure would narrow it down.
    Do you need a deep nut to fit through the back of the fork?
    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.
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,718

    Evening update on the dark art of bicycle maintenance to my daughters dolce:
    Fitted new crankset with sensible 165mm arms, no problem.
    Cut steerer and fitted new fork and headset bits, no problem.
    Tried refitting front brake, bugg3r.
    Anyone know where I can get a 35mm pivot nut?

    I almost certainly have one in the Big Box Of Random Bike Bits, but current time from OH to OT is about 2 weeks.

    An LBS should have them, although 35mm is unusually long.


  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 4,954
    Hi
    , it's the recess nut. So the one that sinks into the back of the fork. I have a 25mm but that doesn't reach the the stud on the back of the brake. Really need a 35 or longer. Most of the usual online retailers dont stock these, only SJS who will take 8-10 days. I'll phone around s few local stores Monday if they are answering the phone.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,726
    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.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,726
    edited 2 August
    My wilier(s) have wide forks but the nut goes in some distance. It's not flush to the outside.
    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.
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 4,954
    So you end up sunk to the nuts?
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 4,954
    pinno said:
    Largest in stock is 31mm. But have found a 40mm at total cycling. I'll phone around locally tomorrow as I dont want to wait another week before my daughter can get back on her bike.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 22,483 Lives Here
    40mm and a bit of fettling sounds likely then
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 4,954
    40 will probably do fine by my reckoning.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 38,726
    Hope that's not too long - it will swivel about.
    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.
  • thistle_(mbnw)thistle_(mbnw) Posts: 3,491
    I'll check my box tomorrow but I think I got rid of all the spares I had: I bought a set of 105 calipers years ago and each one came with 4 different length bolts.
  • darkhairedlorddarkhairedlord Posts: 4,954
    Ha, I got the vernier out and measured it properly rather than a tape measure in the dark. I need a 30max or 28min. I'll see if I can pick one up tomorrow.
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