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sunday sipping bubbly in the ergosphere of cygnus x1

sungodsungod Posts: 13,351
edited January 2018 in The bottom bracket
'ning

not so nippy this morning, no sign of rain, great days

ride, coffee, keep the economy going

curry later
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Just heading out now - misty moisty out there so will the Madone as it's rubbish.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,085
    Morning, back home after 5 days in Norwich, dry mild but windy, early bike ride this morning, Roast beef and all the trimmings later
    Have a good day
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 19,088
    Bit windy out, but going to bike up to Rodney's piller and then run up there and then ride back

    Then it's empty one wood store and move it close to the house, then fill it with newer wood

    Later will be roast beef and the pub
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 7,089
    My amazing wifey (I was under no duress to write that :oops: ) is about to make egg and ham muffins for brekkie. Tennis final, out for pizza this afternoon followed by the usual homework and preparing kids for school.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,561
    Took the hound for a walk - easier than I'd thought given the one arm situation. Now enjoying coffee and a bit of peace. May trot down to the shops later for a bit of fresh air later on.
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,689
    seanoconn wrote:
    My amazing wifey (I was under no duress to write that :oops: ) is about to make egg and ham muffins for brekkie. Tennis final, out for pizza this afternoon followed by the usual homework and preparing kids for school.

    Being Polish, does she chuck bacon into pancakes or shredded pork into scones?!

    Me harrassed me. Might pedal if the rain eases. Need to drop Mrs P and toots off to soft play area for some peace.

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,035
    Morning. Coffee consumed and feeling slightly better, hopefully on the mend.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,689
    oxoman wrote:
    Morning. Coffee consumed and feeling slightly better, hopefully on the mend.

    Oxo - 5w LED testing without power supply. Is it possible to test polarity with a multimeter? I thought as it is a diode at the end of the day.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,703 Lives Here
    Morning folks, traditional slow start has been had. Just pottering about before going to the ‘rents for a late lunch. Might go for a stroll whilst we’re over there.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,351
    pinno wrote:
    Oxo - 5w LED testing without power supply. Is it possible to test polarity with a multimeter? I thought as it is a diode at the end of the day.

    yes, assuming it's not one designed for ac power

    bear in mind a '5w' led could be a multichip assembly and/or have some driver circuitry
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Meh ride in the fog and rain on pos Madone that is now getting sold/given to Bambina.

    About to price up a groupset for a friend to offset cost of new S5.

    Coffee will be had.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 7,089
    pinno wrote:
    seanoconn wrote:
    My amazing wifey (I was under no duress to write that :oops: ) is about to make egg and ham muffins for brekkie. Tennis final, out for pizza this afternoon followed by the usual homework and preparing kids for school.

    Being Polish, does she chuck bacon into pancakes or shredded pork into scones?!

    Me harrassed me. Might pedal if the rain eases. Need to drop Mrs P and toots off to soft play area for some peace.

    Laters.
    She's a vegetarian so the meat intake is medium to low but my butter and salt intake has risen dramatically in the last 4years.
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,561
    seanoconn wrote:
    meat intake is medium to low
    Fnarr fnarr
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Dura Ace for S5 or Force?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,028
    Afternoon, damp roads an windy out over Cranfield etc so thankful I didnt try fancy new wheels.

    Coffee an cake scoffed walk the doge then come back an clean the filthy bike, should really start using the "winter" one but its sans brake levers at the moment so meh.

    Alcohol later to prepare me for work tomorrow.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,561
    Dura Ace for S5 or Force?
    Force. Cheaper and I prefer the double tap action.
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,703 Lives Here
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Dura Ace for S5 or Force?
    Force. Cheaper and I prefer the double tap action.
    You know he means for curly handlebars?
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 44,561
    veronese68 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Dura Ace for S5 or Force?
    Force. Cheaper and I prefer the double tap action.
    You know he means for curly handlebars?
    Yep, but its the same principle.
    Whippet
    Bruiser
    Panzer
    Commuter

    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,035
    Pinno. Sorry didn't come back earlier, was having a nap. SG already answered correctly. Try watching enclosed clip, loads of useful ones for other stuff as well.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iUAWsaMEEhE
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,028
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Dura Ace for S5 or Force?
    Force. Cheaper and I prefer the double tap action.

    Have to agree, far more satisfying to use as well.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,689
    @SG and Oxo. I tested the LED's using the diode function on the multimeter. Nothing, diddley squat, dunno why - maybe the battery is low. Then used the Ohms function: 0 in one direction and resistance in the other. Mission accomplished. Polarity figured out.

    No circuitry in the plain 501 LED's:

    501_Cree_LEDS__76815.1417553813.288.274.jpg?c=2

    ...but there is in the T10's:

    t10-501-w5w-25-led-bulbs-pair-162-250x250.JPG
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    step83 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Dura Ace for S5 or Force?
    Force. Cheaper and I prefer the double tap action.

    Have to agree, far more satisfying to use as well.

    Fine. Force it is. Best order my frame then.

    Did I mention my Madone was a piece of junk?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,689
    step83 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Dura Ace for S5 or Force?
    Force. Cheaper and I prefer the double tap action.

    Have to agree, far more satisfying to use as well.

    Fine. Force it is. Best order my frame then.

    Did I mention my Madone was a piece of junk?

    Lance Dopestrong rode Treks. Only accountants and lawyers ride Treks in civvy street.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    edited January 2018
    It's shittt. I can't understand why anybody would ride one.

    Bland plastic junk.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 7,089
    I leave you lot alone for 5mins and you're talking Ohms and double taps

    animated-sleep-smiley-image-0059.gif
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    seanoconn wrote:
    I leave you lot alone for 5mins and you're talking Ohms and double taps

    animated-sleep-smiley-image-0059.gif

    Double tap rocks.

    Nothing else I have ridden (all Shimano mechanical, di2) comes close to the enjoyment of a perfectly set up Red.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • seanoconnseanoconn Posts: 7,089
    I ride sram but still

    animated-sleep-smiley-image-0059.gif
    Pinno, מלך אידיוט וחרא מכונאי
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Bust 900 notes out of black ops fund for balance of S5?

    Waddya say? Only live once and all that.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,351
    pinno wrote:
    @SG and Oxo. I tested the LED's using the diode function on the multimeter. Nothing, diddley squat, dunno why - maybe the battery is low. Then used the Ohms function: 0 in one direction and resistance in the other. Mission accomplished. Polarity figured out.

    the diode function may be based on typical si diode forward voltage, led forward voltage will be much higher, in which case it won't look like a diode to the meter, whereas resistance will show even a smidge of leakage
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • pinnopinno Posts: 40,689
    Bust 900 notes out of black ops fund for balance of S5?

    Waddya say? Only live once and all that.

    Noooo, get a 2nd hand Spesh on fleabay. Keep the change to buy Edwyn's deluxe long lasting incinerator torch for maintenance of neighbour submission.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
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