monday a land without a summer

'ning

ride, day 8 final test, wfh, laze
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • lincolndave
    lincolndave Posts: 9,441
    edited July 2021
    Morning, another miserable day raining at the moment and has been since 4 am , dog walked , breakfast cuppa etc demolished , taking the car in for a service soon
    Have a good day
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    At home. Sunny so Zwift, gym, knock out some chores and sit in the sun.

    May pump up tyres on bikes so at least they are inflated as the sit in the shed.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,946
    Meh, not feeling the love of Monday today.

    Work stuff, recovery run and no ale = boring
  • hopkinb
    hopkinb Posts: 7,129
    Mrs H³ at tennis. Me wfh.

    I'd rather be wfh than tennis, but it's still not ideal.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Going to hang out washing and do a gym sesh.

    Makes a change from sitting in a car park.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    Morning. 3.5day week, this week.

    Off to Lake District on Friday, via parents on way up on Thursday.

    WFH, but it's sunny. Will get out on the bike at some point.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
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  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,771
    swabbed, apple lattice pastry at cafe one, traffic heaving

    is too soon for a cafe stroll?

    trick question, it's never too soon for a cafe stroll
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,507
    Quieter day at work today so may try to fit in a bit more sorting at lunchtime and later on. Torturing numbers will probably resume soon however.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Ciao

    Right

    old steerer is well and truly seized inside Dirk's forks

    If I pop a modern 1" headset in, apart from aesthetics that I'll sort in due course, any reason why I can't lob in a modern set of 1" carbon forks and use an modern stem?

    Just means I can get the beautiful beast on the road now and worry about other bits over summer leave.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    MattFalle said:

    Ciao

    Right

    old steerer is well and truly seized inside Dirk's forks

    If I pop a modern 1" headset in, apart from aesthetics that I'll sort in due course, any reason why I can't lob in a modern set of 1" carbon forks and use an modern stem?

    Just means I can get the beautiful beast on the road now and worry about other bits over summer leave.


    I can't think of any reason why that won't work.
    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/143173475@N05/
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,717
    edited July 2021
    MattFalle said:

    Ciao

    Right

    old steerer is well and truly seized inside Dirk's forks

    If I pop a modern 1" headset in, apart from aesthetics that I'll sort in due course, any reason why I can't lob in a modern set of 1" carbon forks and use an modern stem?

    Just means I can get the beautiful beast on the road now and worry about other bits over summer leave.

    It's all down to the bearing recess profile.

    Why not source some matching period forks?
    Should you worry about aesthetics when you put some Phat rimmed wheels on it?!

    Dropped Shorty at Footy. Dropped OH at supermarket. Painted kitchen ceiling at property. Picked up OH from supermarket. Unloaded vehicle. Where's the day gone?
    Was going to pedal but have run out of time before footy finishes.
    Perhaps i'll go down to the footy and set the rollers up.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Ben6899 said:

    MattFalle said:

    Ciao

    Right

    old steerer is well and truly seized inside Dirk's forks

    If I pop a modern 1" headset in, apart from aesthetics that I'll sort in due course, any reason why I can't lob in a modern set of 1" carbon forks and use an modern stem?

    Just means I can get the beautiful beast on the road now and worry about other bits over summer leave.


    I can't think of any reason why that won't work.
    grazie mille!

    popped 'new' forks in and all fits perfect - look strangely good, match the Spinergys, compacts the bike right up and well modernises it.

    The forks are early 2000s so all good re aesthetics bizarrely.

    Cinelli 'bars now look gash but as I have (like most people) about 9,000 random sets of 'bars in the loft it shouldn't be a problem

    Saved 300g as well.

    Shopping list is:

    'tape
    'bars from loft
    'stem from loft (ITM Millenium but not sure on it but only when new 'bars are can I tell)
    headset

    Will pop a piccie on once it stops raining.

    Grazie again
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    pinno said:

    MattFalle said:

    Ciao

    Right

    old steerer is well and truly seized inside Dirk's forks

    If I pop a modern 1" headset in, apart from aesthetics that I'll sort in due course, any reason why I can't lob in a modern set of 1" carbon forks and use an modern stem?

    Just means I can get the beautiful beast on the road now and worry about other bits over summer leave.

    It's all down to the bearing recess profile.

    Why not source some matching period forks?
    Should you worry about aesthetics when you put some Phat rimmed wheels on it?!

    Dropped Shorty at Footy. Dropped OH at supermarket. Painted kitchen ceiling at property. Picked up OH from supermarket. Unloaded vehicle. Where's the day gone?
    Was going to pedal but have run out of time before footy finishes.
    Perhaps i'll go down to the footy and set the rollers up.
    Aesthetics are everything Pinno. You know that.

    Going to source some 1" metal bar and try to drift the seized bit of stem out of the forks, so that happen in about 2038.
    In the meantime, it looks strangely good with the carbon forks.

    By drift I obviously mean put in a vice and smashfuck out of it with a lump hammer.

    Stem and 'bars have to remain silver to match Campag groupset.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,117
    Back at the desk following a brief trip further north, time for tea me thinks...
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • elbowloh
    elbowloh Posts: 7,078
    MattFalle said:

    Going to hang out washing and do a gym sesh.

    Makes a change from sitting in a car park.

    So bloody extravagant
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame
    Tall....
    www.seewildlife.co.uk
  • elbowloh
    elbowloh Posts: 7,078
    WFH, but also mowed the grass, keeping my wildflower bit intact and sorting out the shed, put up brackets/hooks to hang Flymo, strimmer, hedge trimmer, rake etc. Wanted to put up some old shelves I had hanging around also, but can't find the sodding brackets.

    4 day week as its my brother's wedding on Saturday, but the event starts off on Friday. There's a bloody talent show in the evening ...

    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame
    Tall....
    www.seewildlife.co.uk
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    edited July 2021
    elbowloh said:

    MattFalle said:

    Going to hang out washing and do a gym sesh.

    Makes a change from sitting in a car park.

    So bloody extravagant
    rock n roll.

    actually got sidetracked by angle grinding the stem off Dirk, now warming up remains of last night's Thai take away

    living the dream
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    elbowloh said:



    4 day week as its my brother's wedding on Saturday, but the event starts off on Friday. There's a bloody talent show in the evening ...

    oh mug all thatcrap off.

    explain to him that a) the talent show will beshite and b)you can't bear to see him make the worst mistake of his life so you're going riding for the weekend and you'll catch up his faux anger has calmed down and he has realised that yup he has totallyfucked up his life.



    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,910
    Finally had the replacement glass door panel fitted, the one I had to smash after stupidly locking myself out. Taken weeks for glaziers to source materials. But good job jobbed.

    Now that's out of the way might get arris in gear for a quick pootle in the sun / cloud / who knows. Or I could just stay keeping an eye on weirdo trans lad from across the road who has been sunbathing on the pavement while frequently yelling random gibberish at full volume. High as?
  • step83
    step83 Posts: 4,170
    Afternoon, fun day of actually doing some work, namely introducing myself to people on video calls an offering "a new perspective" on issues in other words they have no idea. Still few faces I recognise from previous jobs an turns out meetings with your lunch are frowned upon.

    Orra, maybe they are trying to cook themselves? surface temps will be higher than air temp anyway.
  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,595
    Tired.

    Been stupid busy just managing... stuff. Really really really really tired.

    Trying to maintain some form of exercise routine which means new turbo trainer is getting good use.

    Did I mention I'm tired?



    Open One+ BMC TE29 Seven 622SL On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • step83
    step83 Posts: 4,170
    Oh, seeing as Canada is on fire should we be stocking up on Maple Syrup?
  • hopkinb
    hopkinb Posts: 7,129
    elbowloh said:



    4 day week as its my brother's wedding on Saturday, but the event starts off on Friday. There's a bloody talent show in the evening ...

    Is that your brother that I used to work in the same department as? Tall, accountant ( at least he was an accountant when I worked with him, he may well have packed in all that nonsense by now).
  • elbowloh
    elbowloh Posts: 7,078
    hopkinb said:

    elbowloh said:



    4 day week as its my brother's wedding on Saturday, but the event starts off on Friday. There's a bloody talent show in the evening ...

    Is that your brother that I used to work in the same department as? Tall, accountant ( at least he was an accountant when I worked with him, he may well have packed in all that nonsense by now).
    Yeah, well he was more of a IT developer / database person, but they trained him in accountancy also, but that's him!

    He's now working as a contractor for a private investment company. He's a contractor but been there for years now.
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame
    Tall....
    www.seewildlife.co.uk
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    edited July 2021
    accountant i.t. bloke

    sheeeeeesh, sorry but thats going to be the worst wedding in the world.

    《E sits at table》

    So what do you guys do?

    Accountant
    Auditor
    IT
    IT
    Accounts manager
    Oh, I do intetesting stuff. Tax adviser
    Software developer

    E: fuckmylife. I don't suppose any of you ride bicycles?

    EJECT EJECT EJECT
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • elbowloh
    elbowloh Posts: 7,078
    edited July 2021
    MattFalle said:

    accountant i.t. bloke

    sheeeeeesh, sorry but thats going to be the worst wedding in the world.

    《E sits at table》

    So what do you guys do?

    Accountant
    Auditor
    IT
    IT
    Accounts manager
    Oh, I do intetesting stuff. Tax adviser
    Software developer

    E: fuckmylife. I don't suppose any of you ride bicycles?

    EJECT EJECT EJECT

    He side are all hippies...

    It's mostly family and friends, not many work people.
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame
    Tall....
    www.seewildlife.co.uk
  • hopkinb
    hopkinb Posts: 7,129
    Elbow's brother is a lovely guy. Had a great line in looking at you over his specs like you were as thick as a plate of mince when you asked him a thick question, but actually then being very polite, patient and helpful!

  • elbowloh
    elbowloh Posts: 7,078
    edited July 2021
    hopkinb said:

    Elbow's brother is a lovely guy. Had a great line in looking at you over his specs like you were as thick as a plate of mince when you asked him a thick question, but actually then being very polite, patient and helpful!

    I'm clearly the clever one in the family though...

    Seriously though, he is smart, but he's probably the biggest airhead also if that makes sense?

    He did, I think, two OU degrees as an adult, just for like, the shits and giggles.
    Felt F1 2014
    Felt Z6 2012
    Red Arthur Caygill steel frame
    Tall....
    www.seewildlife.co.uk
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,507
    MattFalle said:

    accountant i.t. bloke

    sheeeeeesh, sorry but thats going to be the worst wedding in the world.

    《E sits at table》

    So what do you guys do?

    Accountant
    Auditor
    IT
    IT
    Accounts manager
    Oh, I do intetesting stuff. Tax adviser
    Software developer

    E: fuckmylife. I don't suppose any of you ride bicycles?

    EJECT EJECT EJECT

    I'm a lion tamer.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Anyway, more importantly, Dirk has had a change.

    It went from changing forks to now....

    carbon forks

    Easton EC90 full carbon seatpost

    Selle Italia Zero 85g full carbon seat

    carbon 'bars

    stand in stem until I sort something suitable out.

    Still deciding whether I like it but its saved over 2kg.....

    will post a piccie in the morning.

    deciding whether to put on some carbon Record levers I have in the loft or leave the ti ones one.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.