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Thursday, the new Friday

Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,999
edited November 2018 in The bottom bracket
Morning Slackers,

Must be SG and Oxos day off.

On the train into town for my Friday as I'm headed North tonight. Tomorrow involves trip to meet with a shady character who makes a living from disposing of things, so if you don't hear from me after that I'll probably have been murdered and recycled into biofuel.
"I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]

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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    ciao

    just having coffee before heading to work for a short day as doing some stuff at bambino's school. Hopefully there should be some yummy mummies there.
    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.
  • big_harvbig_harv Posts: 512
    Nnnnngggghhh.

    Stuff blowing round the garden kept triggering the security light all night. Going to have to deal with this then have a nap.
  • Stevo 666 wrote:
    Morning Slackers,

    Must be SG and Oxos day off.

    On the train into town for my Friday as I'm headed North tonight. Tomorrow involves trip to meet with a shady character who makes a living from disposing of things, so if you don't hear from me after that I'll probably have been murdered and recycled into biofuel.
    You sure that’s wise?
    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
  • orraloonorraloon Posts: 8,567
    You sure that’s wise?
    Recycling, good. (Said in a Vincent Vega stylee.)

    I hate bloody November. Always have, always will. 22 days until the nadir then things start to pick up, days start to lengthen...but not of course for our Antipodean fellow travellers, wot wiv their equable climate, stunning views, etc etc. Not jealous, not at all.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,999
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Morning Slackers,

    Must be SG and Oxos day off.

    On the train into town for my Friday as I'm headed North tonight. Tomorrow involves trip to meet with a shady character who makes a living from disposing of things, so if you don't hear from me after that I'll probably have been murdered and recycled into biofuel.
    You sure that’s wise?
    No. But I'm a calculated risk taker and we will be in a public place with lots of witnesses. Unfortunately theyll all be Scottish.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,999
    orraloon wrote:
    You sure that’s wise?
    Recycling, good. (Said in a Vincent Vega stylee.)

    I hate bloody November. Always have, always will. 22 days until the nadir then things start to pick up, days start to lengthen...but not of course for our Antipodean fellow travellers, wot wiv their equable climate, stunning views, etc etc. Not jealous, not at all.
    What I want to know is if it's so good down under, why are most of them working in my office?
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Morning All
    I can confirm that much slacking is going on here. To the point where I considered typing this to be an effort.
    Weather's OK, mild and blustery. I'd rather have that than bush fires like what they have down under.
    Person is coming to fix the machine that dispenses boiling water so there is a stampede for brew-making. That will be the most exciting thing happening here today.
    Take it easy in Storm Diana everyone.
    Ecrasez l’infame
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,437
    Morning, yes Stevo you guessed correctly I'm off work chilling. CBA to sort garden out whilst it's blowing a hoolie outside. Work is a swear word at the moment seeing as I've got another 12 days off with another 4 to take between middle of Dec and end of Jan. Nightride planned tonight if it calms down a bit to try out new fancy light I've picked up in sales. Back to work slackers. :lol::lol:
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 19,676
    WFH - as it’s the eldests rug rats birthday

    Need a chilled day, doesn’t look like it will happen.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,996
    Happy birthday eldest rugrat.

    It's prettysoggy here, though the wind has dropped. Mrs P is away away, so that leaves me to figure out a reason for why I haven't don x, y, z chores before she comes back.

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,089
    Sailed to work today, well OK I drove but could have sailed with the wind and volume of rain.

    Waterfoul firmly pinned to one side of the rather choppy lake. again doing very little in work terms as feeling unwell, debating purchasing some new brakes for No1 bike argument being Etap groupset with Apex brakes. Thoughts?

    Later will be large chunk of pork from the oven, stuffing veg an what not. Need to find a suitable tipple though.
  • Got an early morning run in at 6.30, damn windy though.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Step83 wrote:
    Sailed to work today, well OK I drove but could have sailed with the wind and volume of rain.

    Waterfoul firmly pinned to one side of the rather choppy lake. again doing very little in work terms as feeling unwell, debating purchasing some new brakes for No1 bike argument being Etap groupset with Apex brakes. Thoughts?

    Later will be large chunk of pork from the oven, stuffing veg an what not. Need to find a suitable tipple though.

    yup - upgrade the brakes.

    etap deserves Force or Red then buy another bike as a winter hack trainer and use the Apex on 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.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    people:

    stop hurting yourselves. I'm trying to eat my lunch.

    thank you.
    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.
  • Stevo 666 wrote:
    orraloon wrote:
    You sure that’s wise?
    Recycling, good. (Said in a Vincent Vega stylee.)

    I hate bloody November. Always have, always will. 22 days until the nadir then things start to pick up, days start to lengthen...but not of course for our Antipodean fellow travellers, wot wiv their equable climate, stunning views, etc etc. Not jealous, not at all.
    What I want to know is if it's so good down under, why are most of them working in my office?
    Revenge, probably.
    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
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,999
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    orraloon wrote:
    You sure that’s wise?
    Recycling, good. (Said in a Vincent Vega stylee.)

    I hate bloody November. Always have, always will. 22 days until the nadir then things start to pick up, days start to lengthen...but not of course for our Antipodean fellow travellers, wot wiv their equable climate, stunning views, etc etc. Not jealous, not at all.
    What I want to know is if it's so good down under, why are most of them working in my office?
    Revenge, probably.
    Are there a lot of masochists in Australia?
    "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
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    orraloon wrote:
    You sure that’s wise?
    Recycling, good. (Said in a Vincent Vega stylee.)

    I hate bloody November. Always have, always will. 22 days until the nadir then things start to pick up, days start to lengthen...but not of course for our Antipodean fellow travellers, wot wiv their equable climate, stunning views, etc etc. Not jealous, not at all.
    What I want to know is if it's so good down under, why are most of them working in my office?
    Revenge, probably.
    Are there a lot of masochists in Australia?

    they are looking for culture.
    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.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,337 Lives Here
    Afternoon folks,
    Busy again here, just popped out to get my ears lowered as the barnett was getting a little afroesque and walking in the wind was a struggle. I should have kept the offcuts for Stevo to take up north and sell to a slaphead that deals in recycling. Office piss-up tomorrow night so I'm going into the loft tonight to get the Christmas dec's down. This will prevent the wife from bothering me on Saturday morning telling me to go into the loft. The downside of this is that she will then have access to her Christmas cds.
    orraloon wrote:
    You sure that’s wise?
    Recycling, good. (Said in a Vincent Vega stylee.)
    Think Spinner was referring to the individual involved rather than the concept. Pretty sure it's not wise but Stevo's a big boy and I'm sure he can cope.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    dumped car in car park and am in local yip coffee shop having a coffee.

    no i don't want a white chocolate macchiato
    no i don't want a hazlenut cappucino
    just a black coffee please
    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.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,999
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    orraloon wrote:
    You sure that’s wise?
    Recycling, good. (Said in a Vincent Vega stylee.)

    I hate bloody November. Always have, always will. 22 days until the nadir then things start to pick up, days start to lengthen...but not of course for our Antipodean fellow travellers, wot wiv their equable climate, stunning views, etc etc. Not jealous, not at all.
    What I want to know is if it's so good down under, why are most of them working in my office?
    Revenge, probably.
    Are there a lot of masochists in Australia?

    they are looking for culture.
    I thought they could make their own. Someone once said that Australia is like a pot of yoghurt - if you leave it for long enough, it develops a culture.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,999
    Veronese68 wrote:
    Afternoon folks,
    Busy again here, just popped out to get my ears lowered as the barnett was getting a little afroesque and walking in the wind was a struggle. I should have kept the offcuts for Stevo to take up north and sell to a slaphead that deals in recycling.
    I'm sure he can get his own by mugging passing sheep.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,089
    Step83 wrote:
    Sailed to work today, well OK I drove but could have sailed with the wind and volume of rain.

    Waterfoul firmly pinned to one side of the rather choppy lake. again doing very little in work terms as feeling unwell, debating purchasing some new brakes for No1 bike argument being Etap groupset with Apex brakes. Thoughts?

    Later will be large chunk of pork from the oven, stuffing veg an what not. Need to find a suitable tipple though.

    yup - upgrade the brakes.

    etap deserves Force or Red then buy another bike as a winter hack trainer and use the Apex on that.


    This is my thinking too, the winter bike has the Apex shifters an some R650 brakes which are so much better. See if I can get the reds for the weekend!
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Step83 wrote:
    Step83 wrote:
    Sailed to work today, well OK I drove but could have sailed with the wind and volume of rain.

    Waterfoul firmly pinned to one side of the rather choppy lake. again doing very little in work terms as feeling unwell, debating purchasing some new brakes for No1 bike argument being Etap groupset with Apex brakes. Thoughts?

    Later will be large chunk of pork from the oven, stuffing veg an what not. Need to find a suitable tipple though.

    yup - upgrade the brakes.

    etap deserves Force or Red then buy another bike as a winter hack trainer and use the Apex on that.




    This is my thinking too, the winter bike has the Apex shifters an some R650 brakes which are so much better. See if I can get the reds for the weekend!

    top work that man - must be some deals on somewhere.

    buy them buy them. buy them now. buy them. buy them.
    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: 4,089

    top work that man - must be some deals on somewhere.

    buy them buy them. buy them now. buy them. buy them.

    Hunting has commenced now I'm home, currently the "rebuild" is looking as below

    Etap groupset
    XG1170 cassette (11-32) The old force Red mechanical, not paying three times the price for pointless elastomers
    Quarq meter of power
    Some random 66mm deep carbon rims - latex tubes and Schwalbe Pro 1's
    Deda superleggro seatpost
    Deda stem of some sort
    RItchley bars
    Some SPDSL's
    Specialised Power saddle

    Downside - PlanetX frame :lol:
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Step83 wrote:

    top work that man - must be some deals on somewhere.

    buy them buy them. buy them now. buy them. buy them.

    Hunting has commenced now I'm home, currently the "rebuild" is looking as below

    Etap groupset
    XG1170 cassette (11-32) The old force Red mechanical, not paying three times the price for pointless elastomers
    Quarq meter of power
    Some random 66mm deep carbon rims - latex tubes and Schwalbe Pro 1's
    Deda superleggro seatpost
    Deda stem of some sort
    RItchley bars
    Some SPDSL's
    Specialised Power saddle

    Downside - PlanetX frame :lol:

    sounds like a sweeeeeeet build.

    nothing wrong with a PX frame - my crit bike is one, my cx bike another and I've built up a few. They are really good value for money.

    Which frame?
    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.
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 19,676
    Step83 wrote:

    top work that man - must be some deals on somewhere.

    buy them buy them. buy them now. buy them. buy them.

    Hunting has commenced now I'm home, currently the "rebuild" is looking as below

    Etap groupset
    XG1170 cassette (11-32) The old force Red mechanical, not paying three times the price for pointless elastomers
    Quarq meter of power
    Some random 66mm deep carbon rims - latex tubes and Schwalbe Pro 1's
    Deda superleggro seatpost
    Deda stem of some sort
    RItchley bars
    Some SPDSL's
    Specialised Power saddle

    Downside - PlanetX frame :lol:

    sounds like a sweeeeeeet build.

    nothing wrong with a PX frame - my crit bike is one, my cx bike another and I've built up a few. They are really good value for money.

    Which frame?
    Agree, actually prefer my px race bike to my Italian winter bike!
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,089
    TLW1 wrote:

    sounds like a sweeeeeeet build.

    nothing wrong with a PX frame - my crit bike is one, my cx bike another and I've built up a few. They are really good value for money.

    Which frame?
    Agree, actually prefer my px race bike to my Italian winter bike!

    It's an RT-80, Old photo with the correct rims but wrong tyres. New tape as well some Fizik Superlight in metallic grey which matches my shoes.

    28145383959_7bc433dd23_b.jpg

    Struggling to find some bungs for the cable routing holes, Surgru may be needed. Bike weighed in at 8.04Kg with the winter wheels, not done the summer wheels as yet but I know they are around 300g heavier. May try an shave some more weight off, not setting a target or I'll chase numbers.

    Ill build it up with the carbon wheels because they look a dam sight nicer.

    If I get REALLY bored I could sand it back an just black coat it.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    good framesets those be - this build will be cool. better than any Trek censored out there.

    keep us updated dude.
    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.
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