sunday depends a good deal on where you want to get to

'ning

ride newly glued tub, cafes, mince pie, laze

may start gluing another wheel
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,672
    Frikkin windy here.
    I got woken up at 4am by it. Thankfully, the ground here is not waterlogged and I can see no real damage but it needs to ease up as it's the local fireworks display this evening.
    Jack is not a happy bunny. I had to escort him out for morning ablutions. According to him, this is the end of the world.

    Will watch the cyclo x.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Ciao

    sitting in a car park as bambino at tennis.

    tired after late night last night - went to watch James Bond, distinctly meh.

    hungry. going to eat the world whe I get home.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,672
    MattFalle said:

    Ciao

    sitting in a car park as bambino at tennis.

    tired after late night last night - went to watch James Bond, distinctly meh.

    hungry. going to eat the world whe I get home.

    What sauce will you opt for?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,739
    sunnynippy, less windy than yesterday

    first ride on repaired rear wheel, did a few speedbumps at 50, no death, seems good as new

    two cafes so far, at cafe two noticed something has been growing in the bidon valve, leaving it to marinate in bleach for a while

    just had a quick mince pie, cafe three beckons

    not yet 1100 and already a life crowded with incident
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    pinno said:

    MattFalle said:

    Ciao

    sitting in a car park as bambino at tennis.

    tired after late night last night - went to watch James Bond, distinctly meh.

    hungry. going to eat the world whe I get home.

    What sauce will you opt for?
    all of them.

    but probably Tobasco
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,739
    MattFalle said:

    pinno said:

    MattFalle said:

    Ciao

    sitting in a car park as bambino at tennis.

    tired after late night last night - went to watch James Bond, distinctly meh.

    hungry. going to eat the world whe I get home.

    What sauce will you opt for?
    all of them.

    but probably Tobasco
    is that like tabasco, but smokier?
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,927
    Meh, need to do a longish run but drinking till 4:30 wasn’t the best idea
  • Skipped the dog walk this morning, in favour of starting the big clean up job round an old tree out in the paddock. Has been left far too long, lots of weedy undergrowth, and a medium mountain of dead dropped branches and stuff to clear up. Given today's progress, there's a solid week's work in it still to do.

    Burned a fair bit of it already this afternoon, as most of it is not worth keeping for actual winter firewood - too small and crackly. Besides there's another dozen or more large trees still laying about down there to be cut up and stacked away.

    Back on taxi duty tomorrow.
    Open One+ BMC TE29 Seven 622SL On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,495
    Morning folks, but not for long as it has less than a minute to go. Should I start again with an afternoon post then?
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,495
    Afternoon folks, traditional slow start was enjoyed. It was briefly interrupted by a phone call about 7.30 from my aged and doolally uncle. Thankfully I didn't get to it in time and it went to voicemail. Apparently he couldn't find the teabags in our kitchen, but he knew it was Sunday and hoped we were having a nice day. Thankfully he wasn't actually in our kitchen, that would have been a worry. They've sorted out care for him and he should be out of hospital Thursday.
    Milton sterilising liquid is good for that sort of thing SG.
    Off to the old dear's with the family shortly, haven't had both kids around at the same time for ages.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 59,370
    Good lie in, dropped in to see some of the new neighbours then went out for my first bike ride in near on 3 weeks. Going up the North Downs Ridge probably wasn't the best option for a first ride in a while, but I made it and got a feel for the route into work. Feel much better now as well.

    Dog walk later once they've digested their food and woken up.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,672

    Afternoon folks, traditional slow start was enjoyed. It was briefly interrupted by a phone call about 7.30 from my aged and doolally uncle. Thankfully I didn't get to it in time and it went to voicemail. Apparently he couldn't find the teabags in our kitchen, but he knew it was Sunday and hoped we were having a nice day. Thankfully he wasn't actually in our kitchen, that would have been a worry. They've sorted out care for him and he should be out of hospital Thursday.
    Milton sterilising liquid is good for that sort of thing SG.
    Off to the old dear's with the family shortly, haven't had both kids around at the same time for ages.

    <<<8 mins>>> What happened?

    Morning folks, but not for long as it has less than a minute to go. Should I start again with an afternoon post then?

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,495
    pinno said:



    Afternoon folks, traditional slow start was enjoyed. It was briefly interrupted by a phone call about 7.30 from my aged and doolally uncle. Thankfully I didn't get to it in time and it went to voicemail. Apparently he couldn't find the teabags in our kitchen, but he knew it was Sunday and hoped we were having a nice day. Thankfully he wasn't actually in our kitchen, that would have been a worry. They've sorted out care for him and he should be out of hospital Thursday.
    Milton sterilising liquid is good for that sort of thing SG.
    Off to the old dear's with the family shortly, haven't had both kids around at the same time for ages.

    <<<8 mins>>> What happened?

    Morning folks, but not for long as it has less than a minute to go. Should I start again with an afternoon post then?

    Got interrupted midpostingbollocks
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,879
    Here's my postingbollox.

    Ride rided, just a short one, first in 2 weeks 😳 given other commitments plus Stormy Daniels last weekend. Poor planning = return headwind. Still, it is good for body and mind to get out there.

    Some equipment fettling to do, before it gets dark way too soon.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    sungod said:

    MattFalle said:

    pinno said:

    MattFalle said:

    Ciao

    sitting in a car park as bambino at tennis.

    tired after late night last night - went to watch James Bond, distinctly meh.

    hungry. going to eat the world whe I get home.

    What sauce will you opt for?
    all of them.

    but probably Tobasco
    is that like tabasco, but smokier?
    is that like a dead arm for being cheeky but on every limb and genital you have?
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    orraloon said:

    Here's my postingbollox.

    Ride rided, just a short one, first in 2 weeks 😳 given other commitments plus Stormy Daniels last weekend. Poor planning = return headwind. Still, it is good for body and mind to get out there.

    Some equipment fettling to do, before it gets dark way too soon.

    what ya fettling?

    #showusyourequipment,ooooeeerrrr
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644

    Skipped the dog walk this morning, in favour of starting the big clean up job round an old tree out in the paddock. Has been left far too long, lots of weedy undergrowth, and a medium mountain of dead dropped branches and stuff to clear up. Given today's progress, there's a solid week's work in it still to do.

    Burned a fair bit of it already this afternoon, as most of it is not worth keeping for actual winter firewood - too small and crackly. Besides there's another dozen or more large trees still laying about down there to be cut up and stacked away.

    Back on taxi duty tomorrow.

    #fire
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,879
    MattFalle said:

    orraloon said:

    Here's my postingbollox.

    Ride rided, just a short one, first in 2 weeks 😳 given other commitments plus Stormy Daniels last weekend. Poor planning = return headwind. Still, it is good for body and mind to get out there.

    Some equipment fettling to do, before it gets dark way too soon.

    what ya fettling?

    #showusyourequipment,ooooeeerrrr
    It'll be a SH86C.

    That's a Stihl leafblower. I said equipment not fun kit.

    Pictures? I'll see what I can do, if the forum censorbot lets me.
  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    edited November 2021
    doesn't matter - any tinkering is good tinkering.

    soooo tired. going to go and have a Radox bath.
    .
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    So are we eating mince pies already?
    Ben

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  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    edited November 2021
    I'm also looking for mudgauards for the Gios, but - for example SKS - all info is numbers which I have no idea what they're referencing...

    So does anyone want to school me? The bike has proper mounting points, so I'd be looking to fit something proper with a buddy flap. In mudguard weather, I run Spesh Roubaix 25/28s and the calipers are long drop.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
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  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,672
    Ben6899 said:

    I'm also looking for mudgauards for the Gios, but - for example SKS - all info is numbers which I have no idea what they're referencing...

    So does anyone want to school me? The bike has proper mounting points, so I'd be looking to fit something proper with a buddy flap. In mudguard weather, I run Spesh Roubaix 25/28s and the calipers are long drop.

    SKS raceblade long for eyelets.
    Then you get your muddy flaps.
    You can also revamp them like wot I did if you are handy:

    viewtopic.php?f=40004&t=13000690&hilit=rivets+sks+mudguards&start=20#p19264258
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    Dodgy link, @pinno
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
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  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,495
    Ben6899 said:

    I'm also looking for mudgauards for the Gios, but - for example SKS - all info is numbers which I have no idea what they're referencing...

    So does anyone want to school me? The bike has proper mounting points, so I'd be looking to fit something proper with a buddy flap. In mudguard weather, I run Spesh Roubaix 25/28s and the calipers are long drop.

    I've got some 35mm chromoplastics you can have, I'm now on 37mm tyres so they are too small. Might need new stays as the mounts on my bike are raised a little. Isn't the Gios too nice for guards?
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,672
    pinno said:

    Mudguard update.


    I went back to the place where the mudguard got slung after jamming the back wheel. I intended to dispose of it properly but got thinking. I thought 'Why don't I take the plunge with the pop riveter?' after all, nothing to loose and looking at buying another pair...


    First step, saw the end off the mudguard and the offending clip as I thought it was too flimsy to rivet. Instead of removing the whole insert and clip, decided to keep a bit of it to add a bit of stength,

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    ...and then drill a hole in it. This was simple as there is a little u shaped indent on the underside which meant there was no guessing/measuring/marking the middle to drill the hole dead centre.

    d37b1297b039fbd7ee6ba3b0128bc2f6.jpg


    Success, rivet didn't smash the mg to bits:

    1ecf83f34f6305890cf71820b415eba4.jpg


    ...and then bashed the clips that go into the skewers flatter to increase their length and provide a little more tyre clearance. My rear stays being of the carbon type don't have the curve to the seat stay which made this possible:

    9ef1a44a764cf536e8505af39c6f5a7b.jpg


    Then fit:

    356d138b934d6539c1ea15180776f919.jpg


    Not too agricultural looking and I did the same to the front one as well as losing the flappitty short one that goes in front of the front brake caliper that does nowt anyway. The mg now feels solid on the bike and hopefully won't flap like it did before.


    Now I realise my bike needs a good clean.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,672
    @Ben6899

    Add these to your shopping list. They make an easy mounting point for the crud catchers:

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/164674908787?hash=item265763b273:g:h8gAAOSwwnFgFC-K
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,495
    If he's got proper mounts and long drop brakes he doesn't need to faff about with all that, just get full length 'guards. 35mm plenty wide enough to clear 25/28mm tyres
  • pinno
    pinno Posts: 51,672

    If he's got proper mounts...

    Yes.

    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    edited November 2021
    Proper mounts here, yep! Thanks for all the help chaps, and @veronese68 I’ll likely take you up on that, but let’s wait til I’m back with fixed abode. Very kind!

    I figured it will be my wet weather bike, rather inevitably, and guards will help protect it.
    Ben

    Bikes: Donhou DSS4 Custom | Condor Italia RC | Gios Megalite | Dolan Preffisio | Giant Bowery '76
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