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by pistonbroke
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: With impeccable timing...New bike day!
Replies: 20
Views: 467

Re: With impeccable timing...New bike day!

the reason sounds like BS BS from Brant, surely not :grin: I'm not a metallurgist but it's common knowledge that Ti has to be welded in the absence of oxygen. I've also noticed that having had 2 frames crack just by the headtube, the supplier, which sources from Waltly AFAIK, has changed the shape ...
by pistonbroke
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: With impeccable timing...New bike day!
Replies: 20
Views: 467

Re: With impeccable timing...New bike day!

When I worked in the "trade" I was told that Waltly employed women to weld their Ti frames as they have steadier hands and better dexterity than males. It's interesting to know how many so called boutique brands use Waltly and add a 100% markup. Their achillies heel does seem to be seat tube toleran...
by pistonbroke
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: tarp game
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Re: tarp game

Looking at these pics reminded me of a tv programme when I was a kid. It was called Origami, somehow due to the weird way I'm wired, I even remembered the name of the presenter which was Robert Harbin. Then I googled it and discovered it ran from 1968-72 so was possibly in black and white. Imagine a...
by pistonbroke
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack
Replies: 15
Views: 505

Re: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack

Probably easier said than done but the ideal solution would be an adapter that attached to the 5 pins of the 530, 830 and 1030 with a male 1/4 turn underneath that wired them to a USB plug via a shortish lead. This would allow the use of a wide range of battery packs and to have the packs tucked aw...
by pistonbroke
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Goats are coming
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: The Goats are coming

We've had wild boar in the back garden over the last few nights, hunting has been banned since the lockdown. The hunters don't tend to kill many but the dogs they use push them back into the remoter mountain areas. I had a fleeting thought of joining in with the back yard bivvy at the weekend but do...
by pistonbroke
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The Goats are coming
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: The Goats are coming

Put me in mind of this https://youtu.be/TnOdAT6H94s
by pistonbroke
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Not the day I'd hoped for....
Replies: 31
Views: 746

Re: Not the day I'd hoped for....

This is awful, best wishes for a full and speedy recovery. Also annoyed that the police are treating it a GBH, surely it's attempted murder. I guess the issue will be which one of the scrotes in the car did the pushing but isn't there an offence of joint enterprise that could be used? I'm not a lawy...
by pistonbroke
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack
Replies: 15
Views: 505

Re: Garmin Edge 530 External Battery Pack

AFAIK the Garmin battery will also only work with their own out front mount costing £30 as it sits underneath the mount with the gps on the normal top bit rather than connecting directly to the gps. I've seen a few big discounts on the 1030, the cheapest being €340 but not sure I want the memory hun...
by pistonbroke
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Photos you have taken in the past decade of which you quite like ....
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Photos you have taken in the past decade of which you quite like ....

https://i.imgur.com/8i6LnBM.jpg https://i.imgur.com/GEsxtLA.jpg https://i.imgur.com/Qs1zla8.jpg Only the second one actually taken by me but all are memorable. Top is day 2 of the first Spanish C2C, Scott having a nap between courses, middle on the Tourmalet 2018 TdF G being paced up by Egan Bernal...
by pistonbroke
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Yay, it's cheery Friday.
Replies: 851
Views: 97160

Re: Yay, it's cheery Friday.

Sorry it's a day late but this happened yesterday. We've been in lockdown for 2 weeks now and rules say you can only go for food, fuel etc on your own. MrsPB has had respiratory issues for the last few months with sinusitis and bronchitis so I'm the hunter/gatherer. Had to go to the village yesterda...
by pistonbroke
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 9622

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Or am I just being paranoid?
Paranoid wasn't the first adjective that sprang to mind when reading that.
by pistonbroke
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rainspotting
Replies: 32
Views: 844

Re: Rainspotting

How do you pronounce the word "pannier"
I think this is the appropriate way to describe this lot.

https://youtu.be/ahcuPHVz6aM
by pistonbroke
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: so, this virus ?
Replies: 35
Views: 945

Re: so, this virus ?

all the symptoms of Come on Eileen,
Oh no, don't say there's going to be a shortage of dungarees and head scarves now!!
by pistonbroke
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Has 5G just been launched
Replies: 15
Views: 392

Re: Has 5G just been launched

Ha ha ha, you do know April 1st isn't until next week?. The Catalan road in question runs about 100m from a vast petrochemicals site which has ethylene crackers owned by Repsol, BASF, Exxon etc, we go that way to the builder's merchant and there's times when the smell is pretty pungent. There was an...
by pistonbroke
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Project Virus
Replies: 67
Views: 1306

Re: Project Virus

I'm 10 days ahead of the rest of you (apart from Gairy and Alpin) so am at a fairly advanced stage of "Project Deforestation" we have about 1 km of dry stone walls on our finca which unlike their UK cousins are not very tall but very wide. About 2/3rds are clear of undergrowth but the area where our...
by pistonbroke
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: designing a new part - let me hear your voice.
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: designing a new part - let me hear your voice.

Just pulling your leg, it's been a long day :smile:
As soon as you get some, can you let me know, there'll be an order coming your way.
by pistonbroke
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: designing a new part - let me hear your voice.
Replies: 11
Views: 598

Re: designing a new part - let me hear your voice.

Jon tells me that these will be available from the Wildcat shop in the next 2-3 weeks, not doing a bit of astroturfing are we Ian? :wink:
by pistonbroke
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 9622

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Is it too late to buy shares in internet, TV and phone providers?
Seems some are thinking a bit bigger than that
https://www.politico.eu/article/germany ... s-vaccine/
Nice to profit from the suffering of others.
by pistonbroke
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 9622

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Not sure it's about key worker definitions, the criteria is whether or not it's physically possible to work from home rather than a workplace so someone working on a production line making widgets has to be there whatever they are making whereas someone who works in accounts doing payroll or sales l...
by pistonbroke
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 9622

Re: If we close up for a bit...

Well said Gairy, seems to me the mentality is just like after budget day when tax experts come out of the woodwork to find loopholes that will benefit them. "Didn't specify time or distance" ffs! people are dying and many more will die. With that attitude there really is no point, society is dead.
by pistonbroke
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Rat advice sought!
Replies: 31
Views: 483

Re: Rat advice sought!

the best solution was to encourage the local fox.
I've been trying that for months but MrsPB found out :shock:
by pistonbroke
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 9622

Re: If we close up for a bit...

This may seem a strange statement given their relative positions on the league table of infections and deaths but I feel much safer here in Spain than in the UK. I went out today for food, one of the very few things we're allowed out for, I only needed to visit one supermarket and got 99% of the thi...
by pistonbroke
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Routes
Topic: Can anyone tell me ...
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: Can anyone tell me ...

I think it's on the way to Amarillo, I'll show you if you want. You can paint your own Cadillac https://youtu.be/_uGDoGTHEZw
by pistonbroke
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Anyone playing out?
Topic: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?
Replies: 84
Views: 3673

Re: Dales Divide 2020 .. who's going?

Worth reading his biography by Jim Perrin, appropriately titled "Whillans", enough of an exposé that Jim waited until after the death of his widow to publish it. Sorry to be pedantic but wasn't Jim Perrin's book called The Villain, I've got a copy. Unless there was a later "warts an all" book after...
by pistonbroke
Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 465
Views: 9622

Re: If we close up for a bit...

MrsPB and I have been watching today's press conference with Robert Jenrick waffling on about vulnerable people being sent food parcels to avoid having to go out. We were musing about the implications of something similar happening here, trouble is we'd probably starve as the likely parcel would con...