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Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 25,743
Posted By gnome

nah. I've only got plastic coated keys. and teh...

nah. I've only got plastic coated keys. and teh tinfoil from my helmet got in the way.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 25,743
Posted By gnome

Got my first 5G microchip. Pfizer flavour. Arm is...

Got my first 5G microchip. Pfizer flavour. Arm is a bit stiff but so far nbd.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 25,743
Posted By gnome

sounds like time to shelter in the nearest pub.

sounds like time to shelter in the nearest pub.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-20-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 25,743
Posted By gnome

so you should. it only needs to be wilted. or...

so you should. it only needs to be wilted. or cooked in butter. boiled spinach would be the stuff of childhood nightmares. right up there with overcooked cabbage. and rhubarb.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 25,743
Posted By gnome

reminds me of this. .

reminds me of this.
.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 25,743
Posted By gnome

:lol::innocent:

:lol::innocent:
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 25,743
Posted By gnome

incorrect. I like walking up hills without...

incorrect. I like walking up hills without having to carry 3-4 litres of water.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 25,743
Posted By gnome

The day started at -2P and probably warmed up to...

The day started at -2P and probably warmed up to positive single digits. I was warm enough to remove layers as I walked. It's all about wearing the right clothes for the conditions.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-11-21, 02:57 AM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 25,743
Posted By gnome

Went for nice day hike with a friend. The weather...

Went for nice day hike with a friend. The weather was ideal: sunny, very little wind and nice crisp temperatures.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-10-21, 01:19 AM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 25,743
Posted By gnome

My first car was a 1956 VW Beetle. The one with...

My first car was a 1956 VW Beetle. The one with the oval rear window. I should have kept that car. Restored it would be a nice car and almost worth the cost of restoration. My second car was...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 25,743
Posted By gnome

bite me, fredly.

bite me, fredly.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 07:46 PM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 25,743
Posted By gnome

no. why should I do currency conversions just to...

no. why should I do currency conversions just to please you.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 25,743
Posted By gnome

:(

:(
Forum: Road Cycling
07-08-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 25,743
Posted By gnome

ouch.

ouch.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-07-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 25,743
Posted By gnome

Ask him if he's got her pregnant?

Ask him if he's got her pregnant?
Forum: Road Cycling
07-01-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2,423
Views: 25,743
Posted By gnome

no venomous, poisonous or even mostly harmless...

no venomous, poisonous or even mostly harmless land snakes here. no dangerous land critters, except for inattentive drivers. welcome to paradise.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 152,496
Posted By gnome

incorrect.

incorrect.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-27-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 152,496
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: 152,496
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: 152,496
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: 152,496
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: 152,496
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: Touring
06-17-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,290
Posted By gnome

reading up on that obscure, obsolete Shimano hub...

reading up on that obscure, obsolete Shimano hub it was rated at 4.1V and 1.2 watts.. A SON dynohub is rated at 6v and 3 watts. You'll have to ride twice as far or twice as fast to get the same...
Forum: Touring
06-17-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,290
Posted By gnome

ooh that is an interesting hub. I didn't know it...

ooh that is an interesting hub. I didn't know it existed, even briefly. I may have to hunt for one to add to my obscure hub collection. You could use it to charge a powerbank to power your other...
Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,290
Posted By gnome

The AG was a three speed internal gear hub with a...

The AG was a three speed internal gear hub with a dynamo. The FG was a four speed internal gear hub with a dynamo. They had a limited range and generally didn't allow you to set the gearing up low...
Forum: Touring
06-16-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,290
Posted By gnome

You are unlikely to do much touring with a rear...

You are unlikely to do much touring with a rear dynamo hub. The only rear dynamo hubs that I'm aware of are the Sturmey-Archer AG three-speed and FG four-speed hubs from the 1940s - 1960s. Those...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-16-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 152,496
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: 152,496
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: 152,496
Posted By gnome

:injured:

:injured:
Forum: Foo
06-12-21, 03:58 AM
Replies: 11,779
Views: 2,459,725
Posted By gnome

That is just so wrong. there is only one true...

That is just so wrong. there is only one true worcestershire sauce. Lea and Perrins. (https://www.leaperrins.com/)
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 152,496
Posted By gnome

:hug:

:hug:
Forum: Road Cycling
06-06-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 152,496
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: 152,496
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: 152,496
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: 152,496
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: 152,496
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: 152,496
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: 152,496
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: 152,496
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: 152,496
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: 152,496
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: 152,496
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: 152,496
Posted By gnome

incorrect.

incorrect.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 152,496
Posted By gnome

n+1.

n+1.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-23-21, 01:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By gnome

rest in piece.

rest in piece.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 152,496
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: 152,496
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: 152,496
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: 152,496
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: 152,496
Posted By gnome

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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2721_967760d861631efd1aed33eb10db7b473e104715.jpg
My car decided yesterday to consume all my bike fund money for the foreseeable...
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