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Monday; be like Johnnie too-good, don't you know he never shirks

pinnopinno Posts: 45,403
edited February 2021 in The bottom bracket
Another glorious week teaching toots. Poor things.
More waiting and hoping for a vaccine.

Sungod: no bubbly, no cycling. No cycling, no bubbly?

Had to tighten the spring on the door so Jack can come and go without leaving the door wide open letting in Siberian draughts. Two cat flaps and a gate spring. This things you do.

Good luck with sonny boy Hoppy.
seanoconn - gruagach craic!
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  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,482
    Pinno, bog off to bed you need your beauty sleep. Currently in the 8 units plus club.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    Morning, cold , strong wind , white over no good for cycling
    Tigger walked just warming up with a cuppa.
    Have a good day
  • johngtijohngti Posts: 2,329
    Been shirking too long this lockdown. Youngest son provided the shenanigans through the night, up early, going to write a list while watching the expanse. Staff briefing at 8.15
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,482
    Morning All, Currently drinking liquid mud preparing to take OH to work in light flurries from BFTE2. Buses already cancelled around us, pathetic. Doing BA at home other than attempt to motivate youngest with his lessons. Hopefully Pinno is snoring after stealing SG and LD,s task.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 14,375
    'ning

    february, meh

    looks very icy, no ride, cafe stroll, maybe go to the park, perhaps a webex, do stuff, laze
    pinno said:

    ...
    Sungod: no bubbly, no cycling. No cycling, no bubbly?
    ...

    that's crazy talk
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,625
    Meh
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 6,186
    tlw1 said:

    Meh

    Agreed
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 9,146
    Bloody cold 🥶
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 10,482
    WIMPS around here.🤣😂🤣😘
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,403
    oxoman said:

    Pinno...you need your beauty sleep. .

    About 4 months. Which is impractical.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 9,318
    Cold and snowy.

    Job application receipt received, just told boss that I've applied for promotion course over eastern europe thing but if i can get on both then its a winner.

    now to drink coffee before trying to explain Scope of Practice to people who don't want to understand it.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,403
    Those Eastern European lads are baaaad news.
    You get the whole rainbow - Oligarch's, sons of oligarch's, ex Stasi, Ex KGB, sons of Stasi, sons of KGB, double agents.
    Borscht and Vodka innit.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,934
    Pinno, they are talking about everyone 65+ getting one before the end of this week up here so good luck! Being old I would have thought you'd be right at the front of the queue ;)

    Morning, cold and sunny here. Very windy and lots of fine snow coming in but I can't imagine it'll accumulate. Cracking view of the hills though, must be a fair dept of snow up there now, really wishing I bought that decathlon AT ski set up.

    In other news, I spent last week building my new Condor Fratello (disc/thru axle) and I love it so much I did 11 reps of the hill behind my house on Saturday. I was going to do a proper ride but it was 25mph+ gusts from the East and I'm only allowed 5 miles out of the county. I had the choice of riding 20km east into the wind, or riding 175km to Stranraer one way and never coming home....
  • sungodsungod Posts: 14,375
    cafe stroll haiku:

    not that much snow yet
    it casts the cold icy streets
    in a leprous aspect
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • pinnopinno Posts: 45,403
    haydenm said:

    Pinno, they are talking about everyone 65+.

    Cheeky f***er
    haydenm said:

    175km to Stranraer one way and never coming home....

    One way is half of that. You are right though.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Frosty this morning, and that was just Mrs HD. Serves me right for having too much wine whilst arranging a skiing holiday. Its bad news when I sheepishly asked where we were supposed to be going...

    Not much to do around here, run later I suppose.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,934
    pinno said:

    haydenm said:

    Pinno, they are talking about everyone 65+.

    Cheeky f***er



    :)

  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,545
    johngti said:

    Been shirking too long this lockdown. Youngest son provided the shenanigans through the night, up early, going to write a list while watching the expanse. Staff briefing at 8.15


    Hoping you become a regular here, John!
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,545
    edited February 2021
    haydenm said:

    new Condor Fratello

    Pics.

    But make sure it has phat carbon rims and if it doesn't, make sure that none of the MFs have your address.

    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 6,186
    Ben6899 said:

    haydenm said:

    new Condor Fratello

    Pics.

    But make sure it has phat carbon rims and if it doesn't, make sure that none of the MFs have your address.

    And a slammed stem with negative rise.
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    thistle_ said:

    Ben6899 said:

    haydenm said:

    new Condor Fratello

    Pics.

    But make sure it has phat carbon rims and if it doesn't, make sure that none of the MFs have your address.

    And a slammed stem with negative rise.
    Saddle to bar drop of at least 60 cm too. Else it's good for nowt except the hammer, the fire and the neighbour's garden.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 9,146
    pinno said:

    Those Eastern European lads are baaaad news.
    You get the whole rainbow - Oligarch's, sons of oligarch's, ex Stasi, Ex KGB, sons of Stasi, sons of KGB, double agents.
    Borscht and Vodka innit.

    Eastern European women on the other hand, minus the steroids 😃

    Could murder some Borscht and vodka right now.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,934
    Ben6899 said:

    haydenm said:

    new Condor Fratello

    Pics.

    But make sure it has phat carbon rims and if it doesn't, make sure that none of the MFs have your address.

    No carbon rims yet but I'll be remedying that in the summer, I'll keep these wheels and put some narrow-ish gravel tubless tyres on and get something carbon and 40mm ish for road duties.

    Apologies for the steerer length, the reason I bought this frame over anything else was that it has a low stack so it's fun to ride but also takes wider tyres than my other bikes for long distance stuff. I need to keep the ability to raise the stem until I know I'm happy with it.

    It weighs ~9.2kg currently but those are heavy tyres and wheels, amazed at the quality of the frame over my CdF


  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,545
    haydenm said:

    amazed at the quality of the frame over my CdF



    It's a beauty. And what a great photo.

    I have an Italia RC and until I got my custom steel job, it was hands down the best frame I'd ever ridden.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • sungodsungod Posts: 14,375
    second stroll haiku:

    snow falls but not much
    monochrome predominates
    bought a pineapple
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 9,955
    In the spirit:

    clippers are ready
    first attack on shaggy mop
    nothing should go wrong

    Time to man up and JFDI 😳
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,545
    Snow falls, work from home
    Locked down, one more espresso?
    Repeat tomorrow
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ben_h_ppcc/
    Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/
  • haydenmhaydenm Posts: 2,934
    Ben6899 said:

    haydenm said:

    amazed at the quality of the frame over my CdF



    It's a beauty. And what a great photo.

    I have an Italia RC and until I got my custom steel job, it was hands down the best frame I'd ever ridden.
    Cheers, thats near the top of the dead end hill rep hill by my house, 120m or so with a max grade of 18% or 19%. I'd like to fine another one but it's so damn good for training! There's some good hills around here but not so many options for lanes and things unless I head south where it's flatter.

    The Italia looks amazing, my brother has an older rim braked fratello which I've always been jealous of, I can definately see me owning more than one condor. I would be tempted swap my Argon for one of their aggressive bikes, like the Italia RC or Super Acciaio but the OH will kill me
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    sat in the spare room
    radiator tries its best
    while the boy's torn a new one
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 7,129
    Some top end bellowing going on. I put up one of those Ring security cameras in the back garden yesterday. Can you guess who was caught on camera at 1 a.m. having climbed out of his window? Not that the camera was required yesterday, what with the snow leaving ample evidence.
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