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monday with extra neutrons in the espresso

sungodsungod Posts: 13,351
edited June 2017 in The bottom bracket
'ning

office, but wondering if it's going to be warm enough in the sun to be worth bunking off

pick up the fruits of some more online shopping from waitrose, john lewis click & collect is even faster than amazon, also need to stock up on tawny port
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,089
    Morning, sunny but cooler , off work for a couple of weeks, hopefully will catch up on some gardening, and cycling but no necessarily in that order
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,704 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Another sunny day in paradise, not bad in Hanworth either. Managed a nice wobble in to work at least. Hopefully not much going on in the office today, customers will probably put paid to that. Think I'll just try to keep my head down.
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,605
    Painful start to the day ...... back on the "normal" eating again after a week of binging ... I am crying out for the heavenly delights of a biscuit right now ..... just found myself absent mindedly eating out of the dried milk tub .... its quite nice to be fair, but hampering my efforts
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    Day 4 - much better night than Sunday night which saw as heading for a CT scan at 5.15 am after no sleep (some poor chap coming out who looked like he'd been in a car crash). All good though. Slept well last night and Eve in good spirits. Still early days.
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,693
    Meh. Grass cutting me. Tomorrow is set to be the first day of the Monsoon so pedalling is out of the window unless indoor but I did want to do the tiling for the wood burner and dome other nondescript but necessary jobs.
    Coughing up lumpy stuff - it's frikkin June. Bloody Council and their cutbacks. It's been censored weather since the Brexit vote.

    Keep yer chin up MRS. Did you get to watch any of Le Mans?

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,128
    Slow start, the best way to begin a Monday is to sleep in until 8.45am. 8)

    Visit to the physio this afternoon resulted in a fair bit of sadism (on his part), but with promises of "it will all feel better in the morning". Yeah, sure.

    Large whisky pre-dinner done. Shiraz open for the main course. Maybe a walk later if not too pi$$ed.
    Open O-1.0 Open One+ BMC TE29 Titus Racer X Ti Giant MCM One Cannondale Prophet Lefty Cannondale Super V SL Cove Handjob Cervelo RS
  • meanredspidermeanredspider Posts: 12,550
    pinno wrote:

    Keep yer chin up MRS. Did you get to watch any of Le Mans?

    I'm all good, thanks. Very content with progress, as are the docs. They were surprised to see her up out of bed this morning.

    Le Mans I don't think makes especially good TV viewing. I did watch the incredible (in several senses of the word) Baku GP - bizarre but fun viewing.
    ROAD < Scott Foil HMX Di2, Volagi Liscio Di2, Jamis Renegade Elite Di2, Cube Reaction Race > ROUGH
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,028
    Morning, dull weekend, pedalled Saturday scrubbed all the cogs an realigned my gears Sunday bloody SRAM Yaw mechs.

    Good news MRS good shes up an about.

    Lemans I had an interesting view friend does the composites on the Jota LMP2 cars so some fun updates and photos.

    Baku was carnage very strange race but good not to see the usual's dominating.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 19,088
    Great news MRS

    Was indeed a good GP

    Today is the joys of a long commute and I've got a feeling later will be putting up curtain poles
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,274
    Well, survived with only 4 chainring bolts, not even any creaking, but got a new one from the shop downstairs, which I'll fit before I leave. Buying a new chainring seems fraught with potential errors. Bought one - not the right sort. Need to get one for a hidden bolt chainset. Which seems to mean I can't get stronglight or similar generic ring. Fcking sram. Luckily I realised when taking off the worn one, and just gave the whole lot a good clean and cleaned and greased the bolts, which seem to be made of cheese, and put it all back together again.

    Crossword too easy today. Lunch eaten already. Nothing except the ride home to look forward to.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,038
    Afternoon All. Just about human after surfacing from slumber, last night tonight. Good to hear things progressing well MRS. Good luck with the sadist WS, don't believe them you will still be in pain whether physical or financial. Taking eldest to dentist before work so will enjoy watching his pain, possibly. Daughter currently digging her way up from rock bottom so hopefully things on the up for her, Local SS being blitzed by new legal guy so hopefully that will improve things further for her.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,028
    hopkinb wrote:
    Well, survived with only 4 chainring bolts, not even any creaking, but got a new one from the shop downstairs, which I'll fit before I leave. Buying a new chainring seems fraught with potential errors. Bought one - not the right sort. Need to get one for a hidden bolt chainset. Which seems to mean I can't get stronglight or similar generic ring. ******* sram. Luckily I realised when taking off the worn one, and just gave the whole lot a good clean and cleaned and greased the bolts, which seem to be made of cheese, and put it all back together again.

    Crossword too easy today. Lunch eaten already. Nothing except the ride home to look forward to.

    I feel your pain on those hidden bolts, quite why its a thing is beyond me I didn't even know till I went to change them. Changed mine out for some others which touch wood have not been of issue.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,351
    depends on the model, but for non-integrated crank-spider, many sram cranksets use the same spline and three bolts arrangement to secure the spider to the crank

    if that's what you've got, then you can fit a non-hidden bolt spider instead
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,274
    sungod wrote:
    depends on the model, but for non-integrated crank-spider, many sram cranksets use the same spline and three bolts arrangement to secure the spider to the crank

    if that's what you've got, then you can fit a non-hidden bolt spider instead

    I think this is the answer sg.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,565
    Busy day today torturing numbers but on the way home now for a cold cider and some dog sitting as the girls are out.

    Tomorrow I have to stop our head office in the Kingdom Of Far Far Away from dividend stripping us to within am inch of our lives. Not as interesting as it sounds...
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,704 Lives Here
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Not as interesting as it sounds...
    And it didn't even sound interesting.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,565
    veronese68 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Not as interesting as it sounds...
    And it didn't even sound interesting.
    Just remember, you went for a beer with two tax anoraks last Thursday and pronounced it was a good evening out. We must more interesting that what you're used to :)
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,693
    veronese68 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Not as interesting as it sounds...
    And it didn't even sound interesting.

    The key bit he missed is that it will involve him in some way and he will get paid for that involvement.
    [and we're supposed to feel a bit of sympathy :roll: ].
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,693
    step83 wrote:
    hopkinb wrote:
    Well....to.

    I feel your pain on those hidden bolts, quite why its a thing is beyond me I didn't even know till I went to change them. Changed mine out for some others which touch wood have not been of issue.
    .

    Campag Record and Super Record are not much better. They are recessed too. Before you could get those KMC equivalents and chuck them in. The back of the KMC bolts are T25 Torq. The Campag one's have those shallow slots, which presumably takes a dedicated tool with a pin(?) in the middle. I got a large screwdriver and put it on the bench grinder.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,565
    pinno wrote:
    veronese68 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Not as interesting as it sounds...
    And it didn't even sound interesting.

    The key bit he missed is that it will involve him in some way and he will get paid for that involvement.
    [and we're supposed to feel a bit of sympathy :roll: ].
    Maybe it's not a concept you're used to any more, but I do get paid for being at work :wink: No sympathy needed...
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  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,693
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    veronese68 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Not as interesting as it sounds...
    And it didn't even sound interesting.

    The key bit he missed is that it will involve him in some way and he will get paid for that involvement.
    [and we're supposed to feel a bit of sympathy :roll: ].
    Maybe it's not a concept you're used to any more, but I do get paid for being at work :wink: No sympathy needed...

    I'm getting used to it, don't waste your time unnecessarily worrying about me.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,704 Lives Here
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    veronese68 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Not as interesting as it sounds...
    And it didn't even sound interesting.
    Just remember, you went for a beer with two tax anoraks last Thursday and pronounced it was a good evening out. We must more interesting that what you're used to :)
    Thankfully you didn't talk shop, at least I don't think you did. I may have nodded off if you did.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,565
    pinno wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    pinno wrote:
    veronese68 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Not as interesting as it sounds...
    And it didn't even sound interesting.

    The key bit he missed is that it will involve him in some way and he will get paid for that involvement.
    [and we're supposed to feel a bit of sympathy :roll: ].
    Maybe it's not a concept you're used to any more, but I do get paid for being at work :wink: No sympathy needed...

    I'm getting used to it, don't waste your time unnecessarily worrying about me.
    Don't worry, I don't :wink:
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  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,565
    veronese68 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    veronese68 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Not as interesting as it sounds...
    And it didn't even sound interesting.
    Just remember, you went for a beer with two tax anoraks last Thursday and pronounced it was a good evening out. We must more interesting that what you're used to :)
    Thankfully you didn't talk shop, at least I don't think you did. I may have nodded off if you did.
    We waited until you went to get the beers as we knew it wouldn't be kind.
    Whippet
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    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,704 Lives Here
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    We waited until you went to get the beers as we knew it wouldn't be kind.
    It was a long wait then. :mrgreen:
  • fat daddyfat daddy Posts: 2,605
    Where is the Tuesday thread ?????!!!?
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