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tuesday kicking doors in at 2am

sungodsungod Posts: 13,458
edited March 2019 in The bottom bracket
'ning

much coffee, deliver some hard mentoring, expend energy on facile exec who thinks there's an easy path to wisdom, go on bubbly binge with mrs s

just realised i was in spain and had no churros, woe is me
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 19,278
    Really shoot sleep, bright side watched that F1’s documentary on Netflix

    WFH - so hound has had a decent walk
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,147
    Morning. Stuck at work having ridden in for a change. Reasonably dry at the minute. Enjoy folks.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 45,047
    On train. Day full of meetings including auditors - yuk. Better get this one over with quickly.
    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
    G'day

    Quiet morning then have to go and give a presentation - nothing major just slap bang in the middle of the day so it messes up my doing nothing at work schedule.

    I may go to the gym in a minute.
    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: 23,910 Lives Here
    Morning folks,
    Still half asleep, even the wobble in didn't wake me. Due to the most recent bike theft I've gone back to keeping my bike inside the building. Picking up and carrying your bike on your shoulder is the done thing in CX so having a CX bike I carried it upstairs and stashed it in a cupboard near the ladies. Although a spiral staircase is quite tricky with a large bike on your shoulder whilst wearing SPD shoes.
    Probably be having another busy day, hopefully no meetings at least.
    sungod wrote:
    just realised i was in spain and had no churros, woe is me
    You'd better go back and remedy the situation.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,008
    Morning

    Rode half way to work for the first time in ages. Wasn't enjoyable but feeling smug as the road to work has been a car park for the last hour or so which also means it's nice and quiet in the office.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,123
    sungod wrote:
    ...expend energy on facile exec...

    Sometimes, no impact is lost in simplicity.

    Talking of which, my two muppets were way up on the muppetry scale this morning. Shorty decided to hide some of Tricky's essential stuff - you know dolls clothes/accessories etc, before she woke up.
    (If you can press a button or yank a chain, then it has to be done. A negative reaction is far better than the mundane, apparently).
    Being Aspergers with Tricky's attention to detail, this caused pre-school riot.
    I don't think I am far off having the skills to broker a comprehensive middle east peace treaty.

    I really need to get things moving but I don't know which things to move.

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,038
    Morning, rather meh day thus far, more meh to come no doubt.

    Currently downloading censored from HP's website which appears to be running on coal, and the stokers are mainly dead.

    Later shall be messing about in the garage making a little pain cave for the turbo setup.
  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 23,910 Lives Here
    Pinno wrote:
    I don't think I am far off having the skills to broker a comprehensive middle east peace treaty.
    Do you want to give our government lessons in negotiation?
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    just waiting for some handlebars to be delivered.
    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.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,008
    just waiting for some handlebars to be delivered.
    Then time for a bike ride :mrgreen:
  • pinnopinno Posts: 41,123
    just waiting for some handlebars to be delivered.
    Then time for a bike ride :mrgreen:

    He doesn't have time for that; he's too busy pontificating this shiny bit or that shiny bit or this shiny frame or...
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,038
    Pinno wrote:
    just waiting for some handlebars to be delivered.
    Then time for a bike ride :mrgreen:

    He doesn't have time for that; he's too busy pontificating this shiny bit or that shiny bit or this shiny frame or...

    Or bar tape debate
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    handlebars have arrived! Deda Superzero in black to match Deda Superzero stem.

    they are actually quite nice.
    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
    edited March 2019
    Pinno wrote:
    just waiting for some handlebars to be delivered.
    Then time for a bike ride :mrgreen:

    He doesn't have time for that; he's too busy pontificating this shiny bit or that shiny bit or this shiny frame or...


    ooooh - shiny bits? where?

    however, i no need no shiny bits to adorn my shiny new bi-cycle........
    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
    just waiting for some handlebars to be delivered.
    Then time for a bike ride :mrgreen:

    that is a fine idea my friend!

    anyone mind looking after some bambini for a couple of hours?
    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: 4,038
    handlebars have arrived! Deda Superzero in black to match Deda Superzero stem.

    they are actually quite nice.

    the 2019 flat top one? I picked up one of them the other week tis a rather pretty one with its weird stem cap. interested i the bars, my wallet is less so!
  • hopkinbhopkinb Posts: 6,540
    I want new bars and seat post. Only original bits on my bike except the frame and shifters.

    I expect I will have my current pig iron bars and scaffolding seat post until then disintegrate.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    edited March 2019
    Step83 wrote:
    handlebars have arrived! Deda Superzero in black to match Deda Superzero stem.

    they are actually quite nice.

    the 2019 flat top one? I picked up one of them the other week tis a rather pretty one with its weird stem cap. interested i the bars, my wallet is less so!


    2018 one for me but its the same stem i think: flat topped aero job, triangular in shape. you have to be careful getting the 'bars to match - the ones from Merlin are a different black and have a "superzero" sticker on it and the silver Deda on the 'bars is a different silver to that on the stem, the black ones from CRC match the stem in black and silver bits but have a red "superzero" logo across the top.

    my Merlin ones are going back tomorrow, the CRC are staying.

    on looks alone, both are very recommended, won't get a chance to ride the bike until next week now that TDV is away..... will report back.

    when ordering bars note they are measured quirky - i take a 40cm and had to order 42cm 'bars.
    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
    just noted 2019 stem is the same as '18 but with the sticker that matches the merlin 'bars as detailed above.

    My CRCs are '18 to match the '18 stem.

    either way, they look sweet and so will yours.
    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: 41,123
    Pinno wrote:
    just waiting for some handlebars to be delivered.
    Then time for a bike ride :mrgreen:

    He doesn't have time for that; he's too busy pontificating this shiny bit or that shiny bit or this shiny frame or...


    ooooh - shiny bits? where?

    however, i no need no shiny bits to adorn my shiny new bi-cycle........

    A whole new bicycle?!

    Whatever possessed you?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Pinno wrote:
    Pinno wrote:
    just waiting for some handlebars to be delivered.
    Then time for a bike ride :mrgreen:

    He doesn't have time for that; he's too busy pontificating this shiny bit or that shiny bit or this shiny frame or...


    ooooh - shiny bits? where?

    however, i no need no shiny bits to adorn my shiny new bi-cycle........

    A whole new bicycle?!

    Whatever possessed you?

    yup. scarey for me, eh.

    one brand new shiney black & grey S3. sitting in my kitchen.Latest Ultegra 11 speed gruppo.

    at such a ridiculous price it was too good to miss. already got rid of the stock wheels, saddle, stem & 'bars, so just to finalise position & cut off excess steerer.

    So that'll be slammed then.

    #PROlife
    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: 41,123
    Well, it would be cheap if it had oolteegra on it.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • step83step83 Posts: 4,038
    just noted 2019 stem is the same as '18 but with the sticker that matches the merlin 'bars as detailed above.

    My CRCs are '18 to match the '18 stem.

    either way, they look sweet and so will yours.

    Noted shall await your review good sir
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Pinno wrote:
    Well, it would be cheap if it had oolteegra on it.

    it matches the bike - good enough to work perfectly but when you smash it up you go "no dramas, its only an S3 with ooooltegra" and just order another one. perfect race bike & all year round training bike for that reason.
    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
    Step83 wrote:
    just noted 2019 stem is the same as '18 but with the sticker that matches the merlin 'bars as detailed above.

    My CRCs are '18 to match the '18 stem.

    either way, they look sweet and so will yours.

    Noted shall await your review good sir

    word - will keep you updated. it all has potential.

    the only downside so far is that the top bolt is level with the top of the stem so to get head set preload you have to have a 5mm spacer on top which is ugly (never really trusted that thing about presetting, then doing up stem bolts then taking top bolt & cap off).
    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.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,008
    the only downside so far is that the top bolt is level with the top of the stem so to get head set preload you have to have a 5mm spacer on top which is ugly (never really trusted that thing about presetting, then doing up stem bolts then taking top bolt & cap off).
    Does it need to be 5mm? The thinnest I have is 5mm but CRC and Amazon have some 2 and 3mm ones which might look better, especially with a nice sleek top cap.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    good point well presented.

    its only a 10 second job so will try at 2mm then work upwards - theres no point fitting superzero this and deep rim that if you're going to make it look like a communter bike with a spacer on top of the stem.

    #bePRO
    #Boonenhasnospacers
    #beBoonen
    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: 4,038
    I had a mare when I fitted mine, my expander bung has a lip so had to use more spacers than I wanted to fit it. That an as you said the bolts silly close to the top. That an trying to keep that tear drop shaped cap level when it just wants to spin is a pain.

    Look pretty mind

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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    oooh - that does look pretty. big phat het.

    i'm using a Cane Creek top cap - the Cervelo one looks cheap and is domed upwards, this sits perfect flat - they look excellent when its all slammed but if i have to have a stupid spacer i'll be gutted.
    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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