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my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • tlw1
    tlw1 Posts: 21,861
    Recovery run, work snizzle and ale avoidance today
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,674
    Owners of this rented place I'm vacating coming round this morning for a nose, but, what they gonna do? Chuck me out?

    Then off to my favourite eye hospital clinic for another in the never ending series of pokes in the eye.

    Plus more arranging, planning, booking etc.
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,459
    edited May 2022
    Train again. Tired as awake early, bloody pesky sunshine and an east facing bedroom window. The sooner we get new 'blackout' blinds the better.

    Onwards to delegation and coffee.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,459
    orraloon said:

    Owners of this rented place I'm vacating coming round this morning for a nose, but, what they gonna do? Chuck me out?

    Nah, that's for Border Force to do :wink:
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,144
    orraloon said:

    Owners of this rented place I'm vacating coming round this morning for a nose, but, what they gonna do? Chuck me out

    They did they before I left my rented place - it was a new build and they'd bought it as a buy to let, and I was the first tenant so they hadn't seen the place. If they'd asked they could've come round sooner!

  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,144
    edited May 2022
    'ning

    Neighbours being annoyingly noisy, but looks like the other one has got a job/interview so should be pleased really.

    Usual rubbish on the ride to work, then found they've changed the locks on the basement where the bike parking is. When I got in via the building the bike racks were buried under stored building materials.
    I should've just turned round and gone back home :middle finger:
  • seanoconn
    seanoconn Posts: 11,400
    Tweaked my back making passionate love to a beautiful woman yesterday*

    Still managed a wobble in. Desperate for an evening picnic in the Isabella plantation or Bushey park with their Rhododendron displays, but No1 son has sats this week so will be helping him revise 😔



    *May have been tweaked pushing a heavy shopping trolley with a wonky wheel around Sainsburys.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • masjer
    masjer Posts: 2,558
    edited May 2022
    seanoconn said:

    Tweaked my back making passionate love to a beautiful woman yesterday*

    * That'll teach you for allowing her on top.

  • homers_double
    homers_double Posts: 8,007
    Hectic weekend, early night last night and I'm knackered.
    Holiday next weekend so hopefully it'll be relaxing. I doubt it though as I'll no doubt field loads of calls by the pool/bar.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533
    A smear of grease where the headset meets the headtube last night seems to have stopped my rattle a bit. That front brake piston is still sticky though. Heavy braking and it doesn't retract and so honks for a good 10-15 seconds while it eases back into place. Looking at replacement callipers - unfortunately my bike is old, so I have post mounts - the only ones I can find are sram etap ones - the fact that they are etap should make s0d all difference shouldn't it? They're just brake callipers? No interaction with the way the derailleur is moved?

    https://www.tradeinn.com/bikeinn/en/sram-red-etap-axs-post-mount-front-rear-disc-brake-calipers/137146268/p?utm_source=google_products&utm_medium=merchant&id_producte=8579878&country=uk&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-ZXFvJPS9wIVLe7mCh3vMg01EAQYAyABEgKr_PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    Stone the crows I'm unfit. But a backpack with 3 days worth of clothes, a laptop and a pair of shoes doesn't help. That's what I'm blaming. Still, everyone else is positively glacial, and what's this thing where people have their saddles so low that their knees splay outwards by their ears?
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,459


    Stone the crows I'm unfit. But a backpack with 3 days worth of clothes, a laptop and a pair of shoes doesn't help. That's what I'm blaming. Still, everyone else is positively glacial, and what's this thing where people have their saddles so low that their knees splay outwards by their ears?

    I find it easier (or found it as haven't done it in a while) to drag a load of work kit in on the train or in the car and cycle in without all the excess baggage (obviously not counting any spare tyres we might have).
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,522

    A smear of grease where the headset meets the headtube last night seems to have stopped my rattle a bit. That front brake piston is still sticky though. Heavy braking and it doesn't retract and so honks for a good 10-15 seconds while it eases back into place. Looking at replacement callipers - unfortunately my bike is old, so I have post mounts - the only ones I can find are sram etap ones - the fact that they are etap should make s0d all difference shouldn't it? They're just brake callipers? No interaction with the way the derailleur is moved?
    ...

    need to be compatible with the hydraulic fluid - oil or dot - see...
    https://epicbleedsolutions.com/blogs/articles/dot-brake-fluid-vs-mineral-oil

    i think you can get adaptors to use flat mount on post mount frames (and vv)

    have you checked sjs etc. to see if they have the model of caliper you're after?
    https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brakes-disc/

    cables are easier
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533
    When work at the office was a 5 day thing I used to take 5 shirts (non iron, in one of these shirt carrier things), 5 lots of underwear and one of those really light microfibre towels on a Monday, and bring it home on Friday. I kept 2 suits at the office, which easy access to a dry cleaner. 8 out of 10 journeys backpack free.

    It's the carting of the laptop now that adds the weight and p1sses me off. Not quite enough to get a frame bag. Unless I tweak my back by making love to a beautiful woman like poor Seano did.
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,144
    sungod said:

    A smear of grease where the headset meets the headtube last night seems to have stopped my rattle a bit. That front brake piston is still sticky though. Heavy braking and it doesn't retract and so honks for a good 10-15 seconds while it eases back into place. Looking at replacement callipers - unfortunately my bike is old, so I have post mounts - the only ones I can find are sram etap ones - the fact that they are etap should make s0d all difference shouldn't it? They're just brake callipers? No interaction with the way the derailleur is moved?
    ...

    need to be compatible with the hydraulic fluid - oil or dot - see...
    https://epicbleedsolutions.com/blogs/articles/dot-brake-fluid-vs-mineral-oil

    i think you can get adaptors to use flat mount on post mount frames (and vv)
    Example: https://tout-terrain.de/en/the-products/accessories/1272/brake-adapter-post-mount-to-flat-mount-20mm

    Although half the results that come up on Google say it's impossible to adapt them this way round.

  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,522

    When work at the office was a 5 day thing I used to take 5 shirts (non iron, in one of these shirt carrier things), 5 lots of underwear and one of those really light microfibre towels on a Monday, and bring it home on Friday. I kept 2 suits at the office, which easy access to a dry cleaner. 8 out of 10 journeys backpack free.

    It's the carting of the laptop now that adds the weight and p1sses me off. Not quite enough to get a frame bag. Unless I tweak my back by making love to a beautiful woman like poor Seano did.

    get an extra laptop, or virtual laptop on usb that you can boot on another device, either cloudy datastore, or if you need higher security use a secure usb with some sync software each end, only takes a few seconds

    i use one of these, gov/nato certified, bargain...
    https://istorage-uk.com/product/datashur-pro/
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533
    thistle_ said:


    sungod said:

    A smear of grease where the headset meets the headtube last night seems to have stopped my rattle a bit. That front brake piston is still sticky though. Heavy braking and it doesn't retract and so honks for a good 10-15 seconds while it eases back into place. Looking at replacement callipers - unfortunately my bike is old, so I have post mounts - the only ones I can find are sram etap ones - the fact that they are etap should make s0d all difference shouldn't it? They're just brake callipers? No interaction with the way the derailleur is moved?
    ...

    need to be compatible with the hydraulic fluid - oil or dot - see...
    https://epicbleedsolutions.com/blogs/articles/dot-brake-fluid-vs-mineral-oil

    i think you can get adaptors to use flat mount on post mount frames (and vv)
    Example: https://tout-terrain.de/en/the-products/accessories/1272/brake-adapter-post-mount-to-flat-mount-20mm

    Although half the results that come up on Google say it's impossible to adapt them this way round.

    Yeah, that's what I found. 50% say yes, 50% say no
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533
    sungod said:

    When work at the office was a 5 day thing I used to take 5 shirts (non iron, in one of these shirt carrier things), 5 lots of underwear and one of those really light microfibre towels on a Monday, and bring it home on Friday. I kept 2 suits at the office, which easy access to a dry cleaner. 8 out of 10 journeys backpack free.

    It's the carting of the laptop now that adds the weight and p1sses me off. Not quite enough to get a frame bag. Unless I tweak my back by making love to a beautiful woman like poor Seano did.

    get an extra laptop, or virtual laptop on usb that you can boot on another device, either cloudy datastore, or if you need higher security use a secure usb with some sync software each end, only takes a few seconds

    i use one of these, gov/nato certified, bargain...
    https://istorage-uk.com/product/datashur-pro/
    Είναι όλα ελληνικά για μένα φίλε....
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533
    sungod said:

    A smear of grease where the headset meets the headtube last night seems to have stopped my rattle a bit. That front brake piston is still sticky though. Heavy braking and it doesn't retract and so honks for a good 10-15 seconds while it eases back into place. Looking at replacement callipers - unfortunately my bike is old, so I have post mounts - the only ones I can find are sram etap ones - the fact that they are etap should make s0d all difference shouldn't it? They're just brake callipers? No interaction with the way the derailleur is moved?
    ...

    need to be compatible with the hydraulic fluid - oil or dot - see...
    https://epicbleedsolutions.com/blogs/articles/dot-brake-fluid-vs-mineral-oil

    i think you can get adaptors to use flat mount on post mount frames (and vv)

    have you checked sjs etc. to see if they have the model of caliper you're after?
    https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brakes-disc/

    cables are easier
    Sram brakes are definitely dot 5.1, as I bled the brake at the weekend, thinking that would solve the problem of the sticky piston, so I have a bottle of dot and the syringes etc.

    I think that the sram red one I linked to should work - I have sram rival at the moment, and I suppose if I'm very careful, I could try and fit it without scratching it, and then connect up the hoses and pressurise the system if it's right, and send it back if it's not. The only thing worries me is the fact that it's etap, and not mechanical shifting, but like I said, I can't see that the brake calipers are different according to the shifting method.
  • veronese68
    veronese68 Posts: 27,297
    thistle_ said:


    sungod said:

    A smear of grease where the headset meets the headtube last night seems to have stopped my rattle a bit. That front brake piston is still sticky though. Heavy braking and it doesn't retract and so honks for a good 10-15 seconds while it eases back into place. Looking at replacement callipers - unfortunately my bike is old, so I have post mounts - the only ones I can find are sram etap ones - the fact that they are etap should make s0d all difference shouldn't it? They're just brake callipers? No interaction with the way the derailleur is moved?
    ...

    need to be compatible with the hydraulic fluid - oil or dot - see...
    https://epicbleedsolutions.com/blogs/articles/dot-brake-fluid-vs-mineral-oil

    i think you can get adaptors to use flat mount on post mount frames (and vv)
    Example: https://tout-terrain.de/en/the-products/accessories/1272/brake-adapter-post-mount-to-flat-mount-20mm

    Although half the results that come up on Google say it's impossible to adapt them this way round.

    Are mountain bike calipers still post mount? There seems to be more choice of MTB ones:
    https://www.tradeinn.com/bikeinn/en/sram-disc-brake-caliper-standard-for-level/137670926/p?_gl=1*anorrr*_up*MQ..&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-ZXFvJPS9wIVLe7mCh3vMg01EAQYAyABEgKr_PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
    or fancy four pot jobbies:
    https://www.tradeinn.com/bikeinn/en/sram-avid-standard-disc-brake-caliper/138848235/p?_gl=1*d6jpil*_up*MQ..&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-ZXFvJPS9wIVLe7mCh3vMg01EAQYAyABEgKr_PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
    Although these look like post mount to me:
    https://www.tradeinn.com/bikeinn/en/sram-spare-parts-pinza-complete-force22-hydro-r-15-brake-calipers/136336087/p?_gl=1*d6jpil*_up*MQ..&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-ZXFvJPS9wIVLe7mCh3vMg01EAQYAyABEgKr_PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
    But Etap would make no difference to calipers. Best to stick with Sram due to fluid issues as mentioned above.
    I ordered some cork coloured cork tape and a seat post last night, exciting stuff.
  • Wheelspinner
    Wheelspinner Posts: 6,561
    Crisp start, down to about 6 deg overnight, clear as a bell all day. More random clean up done - place this size has endless lots of that to fill in the spare moments.

    Into town tomorrow, visit to optometrist, and a few other errands to tick off the list.

    Open One+ BMC TE29 Seven 622SL On One Scandal Cervelo RS
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533

    thistle_ said:


    sungod said:

    A smear of grease where the headset meets the headtube last night seems to have stopped my rattle a bit. That front brake piston is still sticky though. Heavy braking and it doesn't retract and so honks for a good 10-15 seconds while it eases back into place. Looking at replacement callipers - unfortunately my bike is old, so I have post mounts - the only ones I can find are sram etap ones - the fact that they are etap should make s0d all difference shouldn't it? They're just brake callipers? No interaction with the way the derailleur is moved?
    ...

    need to be compatible with the hydraulic fluid - oil or dot - see...
    https://epicbleedsolutions.com/blogs/articles/dot-brake-fluid-vs-mineral-oil

    i think you can get adaptors to use flat mount on post mount frames (and vv)
    Example: https://tout-terrain.de/en/the-products/accessories/1272/brake-adapter-post-mount-to-flat-mount-20mm

    Although half the results that come up on Google say it's impossible to adapt them this way round.

    Are mountain bike calipers still post mount? There seems to be more choice of MTB ones:
    https://www.tradeinn.com/bikeinn/en/sram-disc-brake-caliper-standard-for-level/137670926/p?_gl=1*anorrr*_up*MQ..&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-ZXFvJPS9wIVLe7mCh3vMg01EAQYAyABEgKr_PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
    or fancy four pot jobbies:
    https://www.tradeinn.com/bikeinn/en/sram-avid-standard-disc-brake-caliper/138848235/p?_gl=1*d6jpil*_up*MQ..&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-ZXFvJPS9wIVLe7mCh3vMg01EAQYAyABEgKr_PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
    Although these look like post mount to me:
    https://www.tradeinn.com/bikeinn/en/sram-spare-parts-pinza-complete-force22-hydro-r-15-brake-calipers/136336087/p?_gl=1*d6jpil*_up*MQ..&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI-ZXFvJPS9wIVLe7mCh3vMg01EAQYAyABEgKr_PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
    But Etap would make no difference to calipers. Best to stick with Sram due to fluid issues as mentioned above.
    I ordered some cork coloured cork tape and a seat post last night, exciting stuff.
    They do look like post mount, and they're a bit cheaper.

    Thanks V. I'll get them ordered, and when I turn up covered in brake fluid, you'll know why!
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533
    Grrrr. Just went down to pump up my tyres properly, as my home track pump wheezes like an 80 a day smoker and the pressure gauge is knackered. Span the front wheel a bit to bemoan the sticky piston, and realised that there's also something rattling around inside the bloody rim. Spent 15 mins trying to shake it
    into position over the valve hole to poke it out, but no luck. I suppose some magical force that sungod could understand should mean that I can't hear it when in motion. It's not a spoke nipple, they're all present and correct, so what it is, I have no idea!

    This is all adding up to a new bike.
  • orraloon
    orraloon Posts: 12,674
    Back from latest eye injection: 3/10 on the discomfort scale, not bad, but have a bleed / red eye, looks like I've been poked in the eye with summat. Did notice people giving me distance at the station and on the train.

    Today's 'jings look at that': on the bus, at a stop, lots of e-scooterists passing by, then this lad on a motorised skateboard, no bars / handle, shooting along the road at what looked close to 30mph.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,522
    ...

    Grrrr. Just went down to pump up my tyres properly, as my home track pump wheezes like an 80 a day smoker and the pressure gauge is knackered. Span the front wheel a bit to bemoan the sticky piston, and realised that there's also something rattling around inside the bloody rim. Spent 15 mins trying to shake it
    into position over the valve hole to poke it out, but no luck. I suppose some magical force that sungod could understand should mean that I can't hear it when in motion. It's not a spoke nipple, they're all present and correct, so what it is, I have no idea!

    This is all adding up to a new bike.

    bit of debris from drilling, fragment of broken nipple, etc.

    you'll only hear it when you brake and it tinkles down to the lowest point

    if it bugs you, valve hole at the bottom, tap wheel to encourage debris to lowest point, use a magnet or bit of sticky tape to catch it and get it out

    if you can't extract it, a smidge of glue in there would probably trap it
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,459

    When work at the office was a 5 day thing I used to take 5 shirts (non iron, in one of these shirt carrier things), 5 lots of underwear and one of those really light microfibre towels on a Monday, and bring it home on Friday. I kept 2 suits at the office, which easy access to a dry cleaner. 8 out of 10 journeys backpack free.

    It's the carting of the laptop now that adds the weight and p1sses me off. Not quite enough to get a frame bag. Unless I tweak my back by making love to a beautiful woman like poor Seano did.

    Seano probably tweaked his back using the track pump beforehand :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533
    sungod said:



    if you can't extract it, a smidge of glue in there would probably trap it

    See, this is a result of all that lab time. Simple solutions.

    I'm fcuking knackered. No gentle spin to get used to it. I'm pretending I've been riding 160km a week in all weathers for 10 years, rather than sitting on my @rse for 5 months. I'm 48 years old. What's left of my hair is grey, my kit doesn't fit. I have silly deep rims and a slammed stem which accentuates my gut. Why am I doing this? Cos it's brilliant. Even on London roads.
  • beansnikpoh
    beansnikpoh Posts: 1,533
    2nd interview with CFO, CPO and head of treasury on Wednesday. Jesus H Christ. I hate change. Why have I inflicted change on myself? With a cloudy tech based clearing bank. I'm such a t1t. Christ.

    Maybe I'll do a Spud out of trainspotting.
  • sungod
    sungod Posts: 16,522

    sungod said:



    if you can't extract it, a smidge of glue in there would probably trap it

    See, this is a result of all that lab time. Simple solutions.

    I'm fcuking knackered. No gentle spin to get used to it. I'm pretending I've been riding 160km a week in all weathers for 10 years, rather than sitting on my @rse for 5 months. I'm 48 years old. What's left of my hair is grey, my kit doesn't fit. I have silly deep rims and a slammed stem which accentuates my gut. Why am I doing this? Cos it's brilliant. Even on London roads.
    ride more, eat more, drink more, live more

    more
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • thistle_
    thistle_ Posts: 7,144

    sungod said:



    if you can't extract it, a smidge of glue in there would probably trap it

    See, this is a result of all that lab time. Simple solutions.

    I'm fcuking knackered. No gentle spin to get used to it. I'm pretending I've been riding 160km a week in all weathers for 10 years, rather than sitting on my @rse for 5 months.
    I had a good thrash back from work on the bike, despite the cross/head/tail wind (all at the same time)
    Been sitting in work miserable and aching all day, now feeling much better :smiley::confused:

    Bike racks are now unburied but there's some nice sharp twisted metal stuff with nails sticking out of it that we're expected to shuffle past to get to them. Ironically, we had a brief refresher on CDM this afternoon.

  • Stevo_666
    Stevo_666 Posts: 58,459

    2nd interview with CFO, CPO and head of treasury on Wednesday. Jesus H Christ. I hate change. Why have I inflicted change on myself? With a cloudy tech based clearing bank. I'm such a t1t. Christ.

    Maybe I'll do a Spud out of trainspotting.

    Main question for me would be: would you have a team at this new place - or is this one of those places where you're expected to do it all yourself? If the latter, bail out now.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]