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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    edited August 2020
    Morning from a very wet Lincolnshire , not sure what’s happening today , dog walked and dried, just having a coffee
    Have a good day
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,705
    Morning All, currently very damp outside and dog reluctant to venture out. Eldest off to water sports place for the day and youngest being circuit trained by team coach as his team's very unfit. Me and OH out to a socially distancing birthday picnic for a niece, should be interesting. Run and ride later as well.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,707
    edited August 2020
    That damn grey stuff has drifted North. Thanks, you b4st4rds.

    Eldest wanted a walk around an estate today. Well that's what she said yesterday but so far she's not inclined.

    Watched Friday and Saturday's highlights of the Dauphine and then Il Lombardia. 4 hours cycling fest last night.
    Overdose.

    Bed time for you Spinner? Another day fixing the clusterfuck to look forward to?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,587
    'Ning
    Broken wheel repaired, maybe. Too moist to take it out for a test at the moment.
    Seem to have a cold, might explain why I was nearly beaten by a 12 and 14 year old yesterday.

    Anyone seen any good deals on decent inner tubes at the moment? Inner tube drawer in the kitchen seems to be full of tyres but devoid of tubes.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,779
    Morning.

    Slow start to the day and Stropteen is still lounging in her pit after having a mate round for a good part of the day and evening. At least no Dads taxi was needed given she was hosting.

    Will walk dogs soon the do some MTB fettling as I'm off roading on Wednesday for a change.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 46,779

    'Ning
    Broken wheel repaired, maybe. Too moist to take it out for a test at the moment.
    Seem to have a cold, might explain why I was nearly beaten by a 12 and 14 year old yesterday.

    Anyone seen any good deals on decent inner tubes at the moment? Inner tube drawer in the kitchen seems to be full of tyres but devoid of tubes.

    CRC seem to have a few discounts on inner tubes at the mo. Tried to get one from my LBS yesterday as I was on the high street, but cba to queue for half an hour to get in.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,705
    Thistle without starting a debate, how about going tubeless. Both my road bikes are and I can't fault them. CX still on tubes though till I change the wheels
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,587
    oxoman said:

    Thistle without starting a debate, how about going tubeless. Both my road bikes are and I can't fault them. CX still on tubes though till I change the wheels

    Yeah it's on the to do list :wink: MTB is tubeless but I
    have a stash of non tubeless road tyres to get through first.
    Front wheel is tubeless ready so when I'm bored I might see if I can get one of them to seal on it.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,587
    Stevo_666 said:

    CRC seem to have a few discounts on inner tubes at the mo. Tried to get one from my LBS yesterday as I was on the high street, but cba to queue for half an hour to get in.

    Ta.
    CRC are doing conti tubes for £4.50 each or 6 for £35 :confused:

  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,707
    edited August 2020

    Stevo_666 said:

    CRC seem to have a few discounts on inner tubes at the mo. Tried to get one from my LBS yesterday as I was on the high street, but cba to queue for half an hour to get in.

    Ta.
    CRC are doing conti tubes for £4.50 each or 6 for £35 :confused:

    Not wanting to continue the debate but...

    Go latex. They roll better, feels almost like a tub (specially on my Vittoria 28mm's) and they are more puncture resistant.
    (They'll even improve your TT times).

    I really do not know what all the fuss is about - they say they are softer, more likely to blow and are a bit of a hassle. That's all bollox.

    I've had 1 puncture* in 2 seasons. That might be the Vittoria's superb puncture resistance but I dare say that the Latex inner tubes are partly responsible.

    *Yes SG, we don't have a glass shards problem up in the sticks.

    They might cost a bit more but in the long run, you'll make the saving.
    And you can use a standard puncture repair patch - my preference is Rema tip top. I find the cheaper patches don't work.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,418
    pinno said:

    That damn grey stuff has drifted North. Thanks, you b4st4rds.

    Eldest wanted a walk around an estate today. Well that's what she said yesterday but so far she's not inclined.

    Watched Friday and Saturday's highlights of the Dauphine and then Il Lombardia. 4 hours cycling fest last night.
    Overdose.

    Bed time for you Spinner? Another day fixing the clusterfuck to look forward to?

    Bl00dy rain all day here too on and off, mostly on. Minor shed clean up works, a turbo ride till boredom made me nearly fall off. Did some rowing, and even dug out the skipping rope (well, skipping plastic cord thing - no rope involved) but the Achilles didn't appreciate it.

    Set up spare amp / speakers in office with laptop as source so I have some serenity to listen to while dealing with the clusterfuck tomorrow!

    Bed time in a few hours, am in a bad habit of staying awake late lately.
    Open O-1.0 Open One+ BMC TE29 Titus Racer X Ti Giant MCM One Cannondale Prophet Lefty Cannondale Super V SL Cove Handjob Cervelo RS
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,587

    I could get one to to try with the money saved by not falling CRC's multipack scam :wink:

    Do you need special glue for the patches?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,707

    I could get one...

    Do you need special glue for the patches?

    (you need two unless you have a unicycle)

    No - though I just get the Rema Tip top kit containing their glue so i'm not sure about the rest.

    Sometime in the future when you're a bit more flush/less tight*, you'll convert to Vittoria's and virtually do away with this puncture malarkey.

    *Pick one.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,587
    I've got about 100 tip top patches and a tube of Halfords glue (2010 vintage).
    But if the tubes are that good it will be a while before I have to patch one.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,774
    rema tip top kit is tip top, i have one for commute

    veloflex tubs are enjoying the glass-free roads, don't think i've ever had one cut in all the times i've been here

    rode to haria and back, headwind made the first 60k just brutal, on the plus side i spent most of the way back on 53/11

    sadly the entire tiggy-winkle family seemed to have been slaughtered on the road up out of los valles
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,587
    sungod said:


    sadly the entire tiggy-winkle family seemed to have been slaughtered on the road up out of los valles

    Sounds bad for punctures.

  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,707
    What are you on SG - Corsa,
    sungod said:

    rema tip top kit is tip top, i have one for commute

    ?

    Don't you just change the inner tube?
    ...and you don't ride Tubs to work?

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,774
    inner tubes are for repairing, as i think you know
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,953
    Good deed day done. Out for a pleasant, and what turned out to be longest ride of year so far, much easier when temps are mid 20s vs mid 30s last weekend.

    Came upon a stranded what I thought to be a young lady rider, though the longer the conversation went on, the less sure about that I became. Whatevs, of no significance.

    S(he) had a flat, had patches but had no glue. Now I ride tubeless on the road bike. However hold on, in my little box of bits which I do take with me whichever bike I'm on, I might... Yes there is a 1/3rd full tube, and yes it is still soft. There ye go.

    I award myself a pat on the back 👍, and have myself a beer...
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,587
    orraloon said:

    Came upon a stranded what I thought to be a young lady rider, though the longer the conversation went on, the less sure about that I became. Whatevs, of no significance.

    You'll always be wondering now....

    You don't get all these weird and wonderful experiences sitting at home or in a car.

    Hopefully karma will catch up with you for the good deed someday :smile:
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,074
    Took mini to grandma for a few days. Braved Westfield Stratford, as not bought new clothes for approx 2 years. Most items are covered in bike oil or food oil, or dog censored .

    New shorts x 2. New jeans x 2. Nice evening t-shirts/shirts x 5. 2 x 5 packs of cheap h and m t-shirts. Done for another 2 years. Just need to add a couple of uniqlo fine knit jerseys and all is accomplished. Need a new suit mind, though what with the current situation I might wait a bit.

    Tomorrow is bagging up the old stuff for donation/rags.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,074
    Dunno if there are any snookerists here? Mad Ronnie seems to have this year sewn up.
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,953
    Gravel bike rider missing from Saturday, unfortunately body found today. Bad. Wishes to next of kin.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-53801988
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,705
    Not a good outcome for the family, may he RIP. Feel for the family. Stay safe out there and always let someone else know where your going.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 42,707
    hopkinb said:

    Dunno if there are any snookerists here? Mad Ronnie seems to have this year sewn up.

    Me.

    ...and what's amazing is that he's held the cue in 100 different ways. Really pi$$es you (me) off.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,587
    orraloon said:

    Gravel bike rider missing from Saturday, unfortunately body found today. Bad. Wishes to next of kin.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-53801988

    Sad news. Wonder what happened (crash? Heart attack?)
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