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thirdcrank
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Postby thirdcrank » 8 Jul 2008, 7:31pm

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To those concerned about my burglary, this is how entry was made. (Note two unsuccessful attempts to jemmy door frame, just below the damaged lock.) There was no other damage in the house.

This lock was of 'Union' make in a design made by many manufacturers. I now know that if this type of lock is subjected to sideways force (twisting with Mole grips, jemmying) it will break in half and then fail. A straight replacement is available in a 'breaksafe' construction which will break in half but remain effective as a lock. The information came too late for me but anybody else with one of these might consider replacement.

Note for 'prison works' school of criminology - it's true nobody can really go burgling while they are in chokey but they can learn a lot of skills for when they come out.

Incidentally, main stuff stolen was my wife's jewellery and my other camera. Our bedroom was thoroughly ransacked in the search. I had several old police badges in a box which were taken and I am relieved the place was not trashed.

Thanks for various words of support, including several PMs :D

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Postby rower40 » 8 Jul 2008, 10:29pm

Wildduck wrote:So catching up on yesterdays's Tour de France whilst I'm sat here...

I read that as
Wildduck wrote:So catching up yesterdays's Tour de France whilst I'm sat here...

"Wow" thunk I; "Mr Wildduck is on a wifi-enabled recumbent, chasing down the peleton through the wilds of France, typing and pedalling. Chapeau!"
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Mick F
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Postby Mick F » 8 Jul 2008, 10:33pm

You were reading between the lines?
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thirdcrank
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Postby thirdcrank » 8 Jul 2008, 10:40pm

I read the other day that the organisers of the TdeF have excluded the UCI.

Presumably allowing the use of recumbents is one of the advantages :wink:

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Postby Jeckyll_n_Snyde » 9 Jul 2008, 1:11am

Re-packing my brand new Blackburn EX2 Rear Expedition Pannier Rack to take back to the LBS tomorrow cos it dont fit !!!, i'm devastated.
On a positive side though my new Ultra Gatorskins went on without tyre levers.
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Postby Asdace » 9 Jul 2008, 2:00am

Going to watch Freight Train by Charlies McDevitt Skiffle Group featuring Nancy Whiskey on the YouTube, then to bed.

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lauriematt
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Postby lauriematt » 9 Jul 2008, 10:15am

repairing the puncture on my old MTB

for some reason the tube was punctured not on the side where it meets the tyre, but where it touches the rim?!?! old age possibly??? rim tape is all intact

my bro had the bike before me & pumped it full of that tyre slime stuff...not much use to be honest...just messy!
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Postby pamac51 » 9 Jul 2008, 11:31am

Just off the phone to my mobile phone supplier. Out yesterday in pouring rain with my mobile in pocket of 'waterproof' cycling jacket. Unfortunately not as waterproof as it says on the packet...phone now knacked and 6 months until I can get a free upgrade.....experience is a great teacher...pity it is always after the event.

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Robert
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Postby Robert » 9 Jul 2008, 12:06pm

Just made the finishing touches to my route for Saturday - and put it up on Bikely.com

yakdiver
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Postby yakdiver » 9 Jul 2008, 1:13pm

I've just finish making 9 apple pies and 18 mince pies and now having my lunch

AlanD
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Postby AlanD » 9 Jul 2008, 1:15pm

About to get back to work as my lunchbreak is nearly over.
I'm in my first week of my new role and I am currently getting to grips with the tutorial on something called xUML, a software modelling language. Also need to think up something intelligent to say for my meeting with my new boss tomorrow, something along the lines of, "these are the things that I need to find out about...."
I'm looking forward to this evening when I can:
Burn a vinyl of Magna Carta onto CD.
Continue sewing a scout kneckerchief onto my camp blanket.
Do something with veggies, potatoes and a wok!
Do some more French study.

OOPs, time up. TTFN

Alan

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Robert
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Postby Robert » 9 Jul 2008, 1:52pm

I've just been reading the thread about grumpy people on the forum. The best bits were the utube clips, very entertaining.

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Wildduck
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Postby Wildduck » 9 Jul 2008, 5:00pm

rower40 Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:29 pm Post subject:

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Wildduck wrote:
So catching up on yesterdays's Tour de France whilst I'm sat here...

I read that as
Wildduck wrote:
So catching up yesterdays's Tour de France whilst I'm sat here...

"Wow" thunk I; "Mr Wildduck is on a wifi-enabled recumbent, chasing down the peleton through the wilds of France, typing and pedalling. Chapeau!"


Haven't you heard, I'm the ultimate breakaway, always at least 10 minutes ahead of the front DF rider. But sadly they won't recognise me cos not only am I on a recumbent but I also eat victoria sponge and write on this forum at the same time. Did I mention all that cheese from under the cooker...
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Postby stoobs » 9 Jul 2008, 5:26pm

I'm waiting for my photographs to arrive,(everbody join in):

"Some day, my prints will come..."

TC, sorry to hear about the burglary - that must be very upsetting.

lauriematt - "snakebite"?

Wildduck - and all of that with one pannier! :wink:

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Wildduck
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Postby Wildduck » 9 Jul 2008, 5:47pm

Letting the side down unfortunately..

One pannier for the laptop and...

One pannier for the victoria sponge...(which I can't upload the image for at the moment - damn!!!)
Trice Q 2007 in inky blue (Quackers)
Bacchetta Corsa 26 ATT (The Mad Weeble)
Cube SL Team Cross (Rubberduckzilla)
Homebaked tourer (The Duck's Dream)
MTB mongrel (Harold the Flying Sheep)