Seriously? Like seriously?

And next week, how to pump up your tyres......

https://www.bikeradar.com/features/clean-your-bike-in-7-simple-steps/

#slownewsweek
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The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.

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  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 14,629
    How to put your cycling shoes on. At least two steps for each foot.
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,402
    Considering the amount of cyclists who sit on their saddle wobbling on tip toe when stationary, nothing is too basic.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    How to put your cycling shoes on. At least two steps for each foot.


    You could make a series of episodes for this:

    Week 1: Doing up Velcro
    Week 2: Doing up laces
    Week 3: Doing up Boa
    Week 4: Undoing Velcro
    Week 5: Undoing laces
    Week 6: Undoing Boa


    #likeNetflix.Butbetter
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,534
    edited December 2020
    MattFalle said:

    How to put your cycling shoes on. At least two steps for each foot.


    You could make a series of episodes for this:

    Week 1: Doing up Velcro
    Week 2: Doing up laces
    Week 3: Doing up Boa
    Week 4: Undoing Velcro
    Week 5: Undoing laces
    Week 6: Undoing Boa


    #likeNetflix.Butbetter
    It's going to be a bugger walking around in cycling shoes for 3 weeks before learning how to undo them again.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,149
    MattFalle said:

    And next week, how to pump up your tyres......

    https://www.bikeradar.com/features/clean-your-bike-in-7-simple-steps/

    #slownewsweek

    Does it warn about carbon frames dissolving in soapy water?
  • thistle_ said:

    MattFalle said:

    And next week, how to pump up your tyres......

    https://www.bikeradar.com/features/clean-your-bike-in-7-simple-steps/

    #slownewsweek

    Does it warn about carbon frames dissolving in soapy water?
    That’s the advanced course.

    Did you find out where the missing letters went? What did they mean anyway?? I guessed “may not be working”...

    Open One+ BMC TE29 Seven 622SL On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,149

    thistle_ said:

    MattFalle said:

    And next week, how to pump up your tyres......

    https://www.bikeradar.com/features/clean-your-bike-in-7-simple-steps/

    #slownewsweek

    Does it warn about carbon frames dissolving in soapy water?
    That’s the advanced course.

    Did you find out where the missing letters went? What did they mean anyway?? I guessed “may not be working”...

    No idea, they left the underscore so that's clearly not worth stealing.
    It was a former club name from way back when so no loss. May not be working sounds better.
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,315
    thistle_ said:

    thistle_ said:

    MattFalle said:

    And next week, how to pump up your tyres......

    https://www.bikeradar.com/features/clean-your-bike-in-7-simple-steps/

    #slownewsweek

    Does it warn about carbon frames dissolving in soapy water?
    That’s the advanced course.

    Did you find out where the missing letters went? What did they mean anyway?? I guessed “may not be working”...

    No idea, they left the underscore so that's clearly not worth stealing.
    It was a former club name from way back when so no loss. May not be working sounds better.
    For some reason I'd just assumed the small screen on my phone was abbreviating it, that wasn't it.
  • lincolndave
    lincolndave Posts: 9,441
    Do you think they will have a feature on how to charge a Garmin
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,149

    Do you think they will have a feature on how to charge a Garmin

    I could do with one for charging my Garmin watch. When I plug it in, sometimes it charges and sometimes it doesn't and I'd love to know what I'm doing wrong.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Its all very cerebral stuff guys and I'm sure a lot of time and effort and planning went into it so maybe we should take it more seriously.

    MF was hoping for a feature on how to fit seat posts into frames or handlebars into stems - you know the trickier side of wrenching your steed in pain cave.

    #technical
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,768
    edited December 2020
    MattFalle said:

    Its all very cerebral stuff guys and I'm sure a lot of time and effort and planning went into it so maybe we should take it more seriously.

    MF was hoping for a feature on how to fit seat posts into frames or handlebars into stems - you know the trickier side of wrenching your steed in pain cave.

    #technical

    The trickier issue is usually removing a seat post. 😉
    Carbon frames don't like fire.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • thistle_ said:

    Do you think they will have a feature on how to charge a Garmin

    I could do with one for charging my Garmin watch. When I plug it in, sometimes it charges and sometimes it doesn't and I'd love to know what I'm doing wrong.
    Is it inductive charging, or an actual connector? If latter, check socket for lint. Had an iPhone that started doing the same, to the point it would mostly not charge at all, or just partially at best. Took it to repair shop. They blew the pocket lint out. Fixed.
    Open One+ BMC TE29 Seven 622SL On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • Pross
    Pross Posts: 40,534

    thistle_ said:

    Do you think they will have a feature on how to charge a Garmin

    I could do with one for charging my Garmin watch. When I plug it in, sometimes it charges and sometimes it doesn't and I'd love to know what I'm doing wrong.
    Is it inductive charging, or an actual connector? If latter, check socket for lint. Had an iPhone that started doing the same, to the point it would mostly not charge at all, or just partially at best. Took it to repair shop. They blew the pocket lint out. Fixed.
    Most Garmin watches use a sort of crocodile clip with several contact teeth. Older models could be a pain to line up properly but even on my current one I had to replace the cable as it just stopped working for no obvious reason. They're a terrible system.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    pblakeney said:

    MattFalle said:

    Its all very cerebral stuff guys and I'm sure a lot of time and effort and planning went into it so maybe we should take it more seriously.

    MF was hoping for a feature on how to fit seat posts into frames or handlebars into stems - you know the trickier side of wrenching your steed in pain cave.

    #technical

    The trickier issue is usually removing a seat post. 😉
    Carbon frames don't like fire.
    undo m5/m4 bolt on the clamp.

    slide seat post out.

    voila.

    there, that's 5 minutes of video time or 4 hours of clubbie talk in 12 words

    #slideitout
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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,768
    MattFalle said:

    pblakeney said:

    MattFalle said:

    Its all very cerebral stuff guys and I'm sure a lot of time and effort and planning went into it so maybe we should take it more seriously.

    MF was hoping for a feature on how to fit seat posts into frames or handlebars into stems - you know the trickier side of wrenching your steed in pain cave.

    #technical

    The trickier issue is usually removing a seat post. 😉
    Carbon frames don't like fire.
    undo m5/m4 bolt on the clamp.

    slide seat post out.

    voila.

    there, that's 5 minutes of video time or 4 hours of clubbie talk in 12 words

    #slideitout
    That's the theory. Try it after a few years of use. 😉
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 14,629
    Is it time for a "10 things they don't tell you about cycling" story?

    1. You don't wear underwear under your shorts
    2. You actually need to clip in to "clipless" pedals
    3. etc.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    pblakeney said:

    MattFalle said:

    pblakeney said:

    MattFalle said:

    Its all very cerebral stuff guys and I'm sure a lot of time and effort and planning went into it so maybe we should take it more seriously.

    MF was hoping for a feature on how to fit seat posts into frames or handlebars into stems - you know the trickier side of wrenching your steed in pain cave.

    #technical

    The trickier issue is usually removing a seat post. 😉
    Carbon frames don't like fire.
    undo m5/m4 bolt on the clamp.

    slide seat post out.

    voila.

    there, that's 5 minutes of video time or 4 hours of clubbie talk in 12 words

    #slideitout
    That's the theory. Try it after a few years of use. 😉
    Always been fine with MFs bikes

    Perhaps he should make a video

    #videography

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    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • First.Aspect
    First.Aspect Posts: 14,629
    oxoman said:

    Good idea, add how to change gears to the list as well.

    https://www.bicycling.com/training/a20004265/how-to-shift/
  • oxoman said:

    Good idea, add how to change gears to the list as well.

    It always makes me laugh when reviews of 1x drivetrains harp on about how easy it is to use, yeah cause 2x drivetrains are so difficult and require a masters degree to operate properly...
  • pblakeney
    pblakeney Posts: 25,768
    oxoman said:

    Good idea, add how to change gears to the list as well.

    I had to explain to someone once that changing to the big ring for going uphill and small ring for downhill was an "unusual technique". 🤔
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • oxoman said:

    I've got a triple tourer so what do get for that. Professorship.

    I'd pop that in your CV next time you apply for a job at CERN.