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saturday is increasingly deranged

sungodsungod Posts: 13,879
edited June 2019 in The bottom bracket
'ning

not raining

up and down, round and round, coffee, not sure whether it'll be cake or savoury

stay not raining
my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny

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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,206
    Dry here too, off to wales to go up and down for 26 odd miles - should be ferkin horrible
  • lincolndavelincolndave Posts: 9,441
    Morning, dry here let’s hope it stays dry for a few weeks, out on the bike soon
    Have a good weekend
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,863
    Morning from a blue sky and sunny NW Leicestershire. Gentle bimble into work, hopefully nothing to strenuous to do apart from putting a full English breakfast away.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,688
    Morning
    It's not raining here yet, some is forecast this morning though. Need to get bike cleaned ready for a race tomorrow then start packing for Tuesday's jolly.
    Good look TLW, on Facebook they're telling everyone to go to the cafe and buy some marathon cake.
  • Morning, glorious sunshine here!!! So, plan is morning surf and afternoon ride. Nice.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,270
    Pi$$ed down all night. It's supposed to clear up and then I will go for a pedal.
    Going to make a makeshift bearing press in the meantime. Or I might just bash it with a hammer.

    Why go West TLW? Don't forget your passport.

    Laters.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,879
    sunny start, now it has gone dark, wondering if that was thunder in the distance

    in the end went for cake, then savoury
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 47,068
    Exciting morning. Lie in, bank, cafe for coffee and bacon sarni, petrol station etc. May go for a run later to shed a few of the calories accumulated in the second half of the week.

    New hound is due to be collected a week tomorrow so will need to get a few bits and pieces for him at some point.
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,688
    The rain turned into a couple of hours of drizzle. It's quite nice now.
    Glad I checked my bike over, the chainrings had come loose. Thought maybe I just didn't do the chainrings bolts tight enough last time but turned out the lockring holding the spider on the crank had come loose. Cannondale must've run out of loctite that day.
    Pinno wrote:
    Why go West TLW? Don't forget your passport.
    Life is peaceful there and the skies are blue.

    Border control will still be asleep at that time of the morning so he's safe.
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,863
    Thistle if your bike is relatively new and has discs, check the ring holding the disc,s onto the wheel hub. One of the lads on the C2C I did the other wk had one of his come loose on his brand new cannondale.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,270
    Press made. 1 x 100mm bolt, 3 nuts (2 locked together), 2 oversized washers and 2 presses from an engine seal removal/insertion kit.
    Bingo. Couldn't beleive how far in the bearing seats went in considering.
    Maybe this will restore my faith in Campag. Looks like a battle with the wind today but it's brightened up no end. No doubt there will be loads of debris on the roads.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 5,563
    Lazy start for no good reason given it was such a lovely day. Spent an hour pulling up some more floor tiles downstairs, only another 8-10 hours work in it... :roll:

    Sold an old computer monitor, bought a spare pair of MTB forks, but I think the damned things are 10 mm too short in the steerer.. :x I may try a very low profile stem and see if that gives me enough room to fit it, but they'll likely end up sold on again for something else. What's the lowest stack external headset brand???
    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
  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,270
    Lazy start for no good reason given it was such a lovely day. Spent an hour pulling up some more floor tiles downstairs, only another 8-10 hours work in it... :roll:

    Sold an old computer monitor, bought a spare pair of MTB forks, but I think the damned things are 10 mm too short in the steerer.. :x I may try a very low profile stem and see if that gives me enough room to fit it, but they'll likely end up sold on again for something else. What's the lowest stack external headset brand???

    Angle grinder?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • So just back from my afternoon ride. Start off in lovely sunshine, soaked by mile 10, dry out by mile 25 and wet again by mile 40! Flaming June!
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,688
    oxoman wrote:
    Thistle if your bike is relatively new and has discs, check the ring holding the disc,s onto the wheel hub. One of the lads on the C2C I did the other wk had one of his come loose on his brand new cannondale.
    Just went and checked, the hub and disc mount look like they're machined from the same block (can't see a joint). Mine's a 6 bolt mount, were his centrelock?
  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,270
    No idea.

    Bloody Brutal ride today and now the bloody sun has bloody well gone and bloody well popped out. Bloody hell.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • oxomanoxoman Posts: 9,863
    Yep, centre lock. He went a bit white after discovering it having just descended greenhow hill. The only hill I know of that's has a warning of death part way down.
    Too many bikes according to Mrs O.
  • thistle_thistle_ Posts: 5,688
    oxoman wrote:
    The only hill I know of that's has a warning of death part way down.
    I know of a couple at coed y brenin. Speaking of which, hope tlw1 is still alive.
    Pinno wrote:
    Bloody Brutal ride today and now the bloody sun has bloody well gone and bloody well popped out. Bloody hell.
    My bikes been fettled to hell and back ready for tomorrow's early TT, the holes in my skinsuit have been repaired, weather forecast is beautiful for 7am and now some censored has gone and dug a big hole in the road so the whole thing's cancelled :(
  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,270
    oxoman wrote:
    The only hill I know of that's has a warning of death part way down.
    I know of a couple at coed y brenin. Speaking of which, hope tlw1 is still alive.
    Pinno wrote:
    Bloody Brutal ride today and now the bloody sun has bloody well gone and bloody well popped out. Bloody hell.
    My bikes been fettled to hell and back ready for tomorrow's early TT, the holes in my skinsuit have been repaired, weather forecast is beautiful for 7am and now some censored has gone and dug a big hole in the road so the whole thing's cancelled :(

    Road repairs :roll: This place is littered with them. ...and damn surface dressing ...and pot holes.

    It's not even better in France. How did they get rid of that puddle at the end of today's Dauphine stage?
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 20,206
    oxoman wrote:
    The only hill I know of that's has a warning of death part way down.
    I know of a couple at coed y brenin. Speaking of which, hope tlw1 is still alive
    Just! Hamstrings were tighter than a southern tax accountant which made it a painful experience
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 47,068
    TLW1 wrote:
    oxoman wrote:
    The only hill I know of that's has a warning of death part way down.
    I know of a couple at coed y brenin. Speaking of which, hope tlw1 is still alive
    Just! Hamstrings were tighter than a southern tax accountant which made it a painful experience
    Just as well I'm a Northerner :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • pinnopinno Posts: 43,270
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Just as well I'm a Northerner :)

    When you want to be.
    seanoconn - gruagach craic!
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 47,068
    Pinno wrote:
    Stevo 666 wrote:
    Just as well I'm a Northerner :)

    When you want to be.
    Best of both worlds.
    "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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