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Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 07:45 PM
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Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

incorrect.

incorrect.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

:eek: proof the the pros are just on a...

:eek: proof the the pros are just on a completely different level. I've broken both radial heads (seperately, years apart) and I could barely hold the bars.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

cold ride this afternoon. Started with short...

cold ride this afternoon. Started with short sleeves and a vest. Stopped at a petrol station after 60km to buy some hot "food" and put my arm warmers on. should have taken my long sleeved jacket. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

A couple of photos from a light exhibition in the...

A couple of photos from a light exhibition in the centre of the city.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1905/20210626_p6264442_e7fd3f13a3907b171d07e1f71ffde40009d9677a.jpg...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-26-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

waiting for the fog to lift so I can go for a...

waiting for the fog to lift so I can go for a ride. It wasn't forecast to be foggy but had been forecast to be fine and warmish. :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-22-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

no but the cost of hiring a shipping container...

no but the cost of hiring a shipping container has gone up a lot.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

It's the old problem. If you don't use it, it...

It's the old problem. If you don't use it, it seizes up. If you do use it it wears out. you can't win. you can barely break even.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

I thought your wife had banned you from chainsaws...

I thought your wife had banned you from chainsaws and sharp tools. at least until she had increased your life insurance policy.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-14-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

:injured:

:injured:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

:hug:

:hug:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

nope. they're all pulling their cranks and BBs...

nope. they're all pulling their cranks and BBs on their internally routed bikes.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

Did my good deed for the week. A group of us...

Did my good deed for the week. A group of us from my tramping (hiking) club went and helped some farmers clean up flood debris from their farms. A day of picking tangled grass, roots, branches out...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

no. not a desert. but a dryish city. We get...

no. not a desert. but a dryish city. We get between 550 - 640mm of rain per year. We are sheltered from the westerly rain by the Southern Alps.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-31-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

The rain has finally stopped here. We recevied...

The rain has finally stopped here. We recevied 136mm of rain in 3 days. That's usually three months worth of rain. At least we got off lucky and our two rivers didn't flood badly. Further south...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

it's Monday. you're falling behind. ...

it's Monday. you're falling behind. #welcometowinter
Forum: Road Cycling
05-30-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

warming up after another sodden ride with a cup...

warming up after another sodden ride with a cup of rooibos tea. even the cat wants the rain to stop. now time to start work. i dislike Mondays. :notamused:
Forum: Road Cycling
05-28-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

Cold and raining outside. went and did some...

Cold and raining outside. went and did some messages. Took it slow because rim brakes with worn pads meant stopping was almost non-existent optional. brought a new set of cycling gloves at one LBS...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

no. and no. after all you haven't paid for their...

no. and no. after all you haven't paid for their advice or instructions. If you are having so much trouble with how to wrap your bars, take the tape and bike to your LBS and pay a professional to...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-27-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

of course. it is addiction after all.

of course. it is addiction after all.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

I have several bikes with all three. And...

I have several bikes with all three. And cottered cranks. Of course that was cutting edge tech when the bikes were new. Or at least not obsolete. It reminds me I must take the 100 year old bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

Right. Whitworth it is. And the Raleigh threading...

Right. Whitworth it is. And the Raleigh threading for BB cups (and headsets for old bikes). Abandon your SAE and AF.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

incorrect.

incorrect.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

n+1.

n+1.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

nice paint job. ugly as heck bike.

nice paint job. ugly as heck bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

Update on my hemorrhaging car. It's coolant. But...

Update on my hemorrhaging car. It's coolant. But not from a hose. The mechanic thinks it's a frost plug on the back of the engine. But can't be sure until they dismantle the blasted thing even...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

later ones do. modern ones don't even have...

later ones do. modern ones don't even have proper Citroen suspension anymore. They're all coil sprung now. They're mostly just another European car now. The only interesting one is the new Ami: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

I'm hoping it's just a line gone as well. It's...

I'm hoping it's just a line gone as well. It's either trans or coolant. It's not orange enough for the suspension fluid. Whatever has gone is at the back of the engine. So it'll be extra fun for...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-17-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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My car decided yesterday to consume all my bike fund money for the foreseeable...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

yes. no. I'm short sighted with astigmatism with...

yes. no. I'm short sighted with astigmatism with a big discrepancy between eyes (-1.75 v -5.2) I can't see far and have bugger all depth perception without glasses. I'm frugal about my glasses. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-12-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

yes. several. but I have a single car garage...

yes. several. but I have a single car garage dedicated to bikes. of course bikes have also made it into the car garage as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

New bike day. My boss is upgrading his MTB to an...

New bike day. My boss is upgrading his MTB to an eMTB. So I got an older lightly ridden full squish MTB for free. Initial impression is that it feels cushy and the bushings in the pivots seem in...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

:hug:

:hug:
Forum: Road Cycling
04-22-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

ouch. hopefully it heals up without any...

ouch. hopefully it heals up without any complications.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

doh. Although I do know that feeling. I spent 2...

doh. Although I do know that feeling. I spent 2 hours on a support call with the technical services dept of our accounting software when it failed to update properly. I was kind of expecting it to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-20-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

not really. will beer and pizza be provided?

not really. will beer and pizza be provided?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

unsure. I brought a bulk of of bike parts once....

unsure. I brought a bulk of of bike parts once. there is a box of boxes of spokes. I'm guessing lots and lots as the box with the spokes in is really heavy.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-14-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 174,510
Posted By gnome

Had a good holiday with my parents in the North...

Had a good holiday with my parents in the North Island. now I have to find the bike lights and fix one of the commuters since daylight savings ended.
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