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by kylecycler
27 May 2020, 3:37pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Silly question Ergon GP1 grips and bar ends
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: Silly question Ergon GP1 grips and bar ends

If there's a lip at the end and it's just part of the moulding, what you could do is take a hammer or a mallet to the end of the grip and knock the grip towards the centre of the bars - the bar will neatly cut through the lip and punch it out, if you see what I mean. That's how you would do it if th...
by kylecycler
19 May 2020, 10:27am
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Wobbly Bog Brush!
Replies: 13
Views: 380

Re: Wobbly Bog Brush!

Definitely corrected - my post above now makes no sense! :)
by kylecycler
18 May 2020, 11:03pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: Wobbly Bog Brush!
Replies: 13
Views: 380

Re: Wobbly Bog Brush!

iPad

Just verifying that you're not winding us up - same here! :lol:

I don't know why either though. :D
by kylecycler
17 May 2020, 8:23pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 783
Views: 68062

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

mercalia wrote:I dont get it, sorry

Oh, sh... - the kind that falls down just as you're crossing it... :(
by kylecycler
17 May 2020, 12:25am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 783
Views: 68062

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Bloke wearing a skin suit walks into a fancy dress party with a woman on his back.

"What are you, then?"

"I'm a tortoise."

"So who's that on your back?"

"Michelle."
by kylecycler
16 May 2020, 10:48am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: How widespread is (poor) knowledge of wheel Q/Rs
Replies: 51
Views: 1625

Re: How widespread is (poor) knowledge of wheel Q/Rs

Whoever hired this bike for Arnie in Edinburgh (and presumably took the front wheel off to put it in the car) didn't know how to close a quick release, and Arnie, who's a keen cyclist and doubtless does know, evidently never thought to check...

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by kylecycler
10 May 2020, 8:40pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?
Replies: 1220
Views: 26165

Re: Is the UK government an incompentent bunch of liars?

Any connection (check out the slogan)? https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-gfsV6VIDZU4/WJONj2FmM3I/AAAAAAAAMIQ/o8XId7wVzgc5jcetGKw9qstnIUIpNQYqgCLcB/s1600/0245_005.jpg Don't ask me where it's from because I don't know, but it was just posted in a thread on the Digital Spy forum about COVID-19. (You can see f...
by kylecycler
3 Apr 2020, 10:42am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: what are "washing lines"?
Replies: 37
Views: 1105

Re: what are "washing lines"?

flexi noodles here, e.g. https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/cables/flexible-v-brake-guide-pipe-90mm-long/ they have several different ones, with/without barrel adjusters, colours etc. cheers That's excellent, Brucey, thanks. Never seen these before. Claris brifters no longer have 'washing line' cables but...
by kylecycler
3 Apr 2020, 12:33am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: what are "washing lines"?
Replies: 37
Views: 1105

Re: what are "washing lines"?

Nice of you to say so, but I feel I should mention it is not my idea, and it is not my photo either. BTW I'd probably use flexi-noodles; I'd be worried about knocking the solid sort and cracking the STI housings. cheers So where do I get flexi-noodles, then? (Ok it was a long way short of your best...
by kylecycler
2 Apr 2020, 9:41pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: what are "washing lines"?
Replies: 37
Views: 1105

Re: what are "washing lines"?

washing lines + bar bag = no problem if you fit V-pipes in the right place https://thecrazyrandonneur.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/imag0435.jpg cheers Just my POV, Brucey, but that's a contender for the best post you've ever made on this forum (and I know that's a seriously high bar!). I've got earl...
by kylecycler
10 Mar 2020, 1:29pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: What English do you read, write, speak?
Replies: 301
Views: 28359

Re: What English do you read, write, speak?

iusedtogettextsfromalassiewhonotonlyneveruseduppercaseorpunctuationsheneverevenusedspacesshewasacharactershehadabignosehermidriffwasalwaysbareandherbellystuckoutoverherjeansshewastheonlypersoniveeverknownwithcelluliteontheirbellyiheardrumoursthatshewasaswingernotsureifibelievedthembutshewasactuallya...
by kylecycler
10 Mar 2020, 12:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 52582

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Bonefishblues wrote:Oh dear America...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-51803890

Thanks for the link - that's one of the best articles on any subject I've ever read - it's by Jon Sopel, BBC's North America editor - I'd strongly urge anyone with any interest in what's going on over there to read it.
by kylecycler
8 Mar 2020, 6:17pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 52582

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

Bringing this back to a cycling-related thread (well, kinda sorta), lately I've been looking into waxing, not lubing, my chain... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHr9znwpwmQ What may or may not be stressed in that video (can't even remember - I'm tired of chain lube theories - aren't we all?!) - is ...
by kylecycler
5 Mar 2020, 9:06pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 52582

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

"I've... visited a... hospital and... shaken hands with... loads of... virus sufferers..."

Why does he talk like that? What's wrong with him? Why is he Prime Minister?
by kylecycler
5 Mar 2020, 4:32pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?
Replies: 2697
Views: 52582

Re: Coronavirus (aka COVID-19) - just how serious?

mercalia wrote:I seem to remember the last days were supposed to follow floods and pestilence and false prophets? Well?


That'll be about right, then.