My kingdom for some rim tape...

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My kingdom for some rim tape...

Postby fluffybunnyuk » 17 Jan 2015, 9:47pm

I got a wheel back from my wheelbuilder. No rim tape on it so I spent the day ripping the house apart looking for some.
Surrendered the next day and went to get some at the shop. Got home realised after adding the tyre etc and seating the wheel in the fork that i had mislaid my allen key set. So this time i started at the other end of the house....

Now ive finished extemporising with the more colourful words in the language,
I wonder what things have driven you crazy looking for them?

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Re: My kingdom for some rim tape...

Postby nicmarsh » 17 Jan 2015, 9:50pm

i wonder if you found anything you had forgotten you lost?

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Re: My kingdom for some rim tape...

Postby fluffybunnyuk » 17 Jan 2015, 9:52pm

oh yes! a ton of stuff that may be useful in another context but wasnt right now that i promptly re-lost ripping the house apart...

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Re: My kingdom for some rim tape...

Postby mercalia » 17 Jan 2015, 10:30pm

thats very mean of your wheel builder? When I got my rear wheel from Spa it had a rim tape. Live and learn, I wouldnt use your guy, as you found a rim tape not the thing u have in your tool box.

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Re: My kingdom for some rim tape...

Postby gaz » 17 Jan 2015, 10:36pm

I've currently misplaced a pair of unworn winter cycling gloves I bought from Aldi in the Summer.

I took them out of storage 6-8 weeks back but decided not to wear them that day. Common sense tells me that they either went into a pannier/saddlebag in case I wanted to put them on later or they went back in the wardrobe.

Trouble is they're not in either of those places :evil: .
Missing, presumed fed.

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Re: My kingdom for some rim tape...

Postby fastpedaller » 17 Jan 2015, 11:08pm

In the middle of a woodworking task I COULD NOT find my pencil, having searched for 20 minutes all pockets, toolboxes, worksurfaces and under bench I eventually found it behind my ear :roll:

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Re: My kingdom for some rim tape...

Postby SteveHunter » 17 Jan 2015, 11:24pm

Tape measures, I have quite a few of them which all come out of the toolbox when I am building something. I can never find one though, I always have to get the wife to come and help me look and she can normally see at least 2 or 3 of them without really looking.

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Re: My kingdom for some rim tape...

Postby rmurphy195 » 17 Jan 2015, 11:32pm

Tore the wardrobe apart looking for my Winter riding gloves. Then found them strapped to the top of my pannier bag where I'd put them a few days before ...
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Re: My kingdom for some rim tape...

Postby [XAP]Bob » 17 Jan 2015, 11:49pm

Marbles, never did find them
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Re: My kingdom for some rim tape...

Postby Brucey » 18 Jan 2015, 1:11am

fluffybunnyuk wrote:...I wonder what things have driven you crazy looking for them?


Many, many things.

However I do have a theory; it may or may not not be entirely original, but my theory is that the thing that you are looking for is actually in the first place you thought of looking, but you just didn't see it because you didn't look hard enough...

Anyone else had the same thing?

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Re: My kingdom for some rim tape...

Postby Vantage » 18 Jan 2015, 7:49am

That elusive Allen key you spend half an hour searching for despite having used it only a few minutes earlier then finding it was right next to you before you started searching for it...
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Re: My kingdom for some rim tape...

Postby tatanab » 18 Jan 2015, 8:29am

Had your wheel come with a rim tape it would certainly have been of the wrong sort so you would have been searching the house for the preferred type anyway.

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Re: My kingdom for some rim tape...

Postby Redvee » 18 Jan 2015, 10:30am

I spent a few day looking for my skull cap when we had a cold spell a few weeks back and found it in the pannier bag where I put it in case the ride home was colder than bare headed last winter, also found my bag scales that I couldn't find in the week when I got the bin liners out of a kitchen drawer. Gog help me when I get to the age of the regulars here :lol:

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Re: My kingdom for some rim tape...

Postby manybikes » 18 Jan 2015, 11:28am

Marbles, never did find them
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Re: My kingdom for some rim tape...

Postby gaz » 18 Jan 2015, 1:15pm

gaz wrote:I've currently misplaced a pair of unworn winter cycling gloves I bought from Aldi in the Summer.

Just found them :D . Hiding at the bottom of my shorts drawer, what was I thinking of to end up putting them there :? .
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