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by Zippy
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19886

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

jameso wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:36 pm
RE that breathing distance 'study' - https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/v74a ... ly-a-study
Thanks James :smile:
by Zippy
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19886

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

Landslide wrote:
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:14 pm
Screenshot, and bung it on Twitter. Let popular opinion sit in judgement...
Please don’t do this. Sharing it further afield is almost as bad as doing the deed on a publicly accessible platform.
by Zippy
Sat Apr 11, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Video Editing Software
Replies: 10
Views: 330

Re: Video Editing Software

Would love to find an open-source equivalent similar to Audacity but for video. I used openshot to make my "vlog" and I hadn't touched video editing since 2005 and adobe premier elements when I was in secondary school then. Very simple and easy to use, took me very little time to work out how to pu...
by Zippy
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19886

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

Zip - do you work for MLM? Did some sleuthing, found Cheeky Monky on the internal messaging system :lol: I enjoyed that. Who was the smart bloke? Never seen him before. That's inspired me to film my work day tomorrow. Should be riveting... Smart bloke :lol: I rarely wear a suit and tie, apart from ...
by Zippy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19886

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

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by Zippy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19886

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

So at work, they are "are looking for vlogs which will inspire us, educate us or simply entertain us. If you have a top tip on how you are managing at home, staying connected with team members and clients, adding a bit of fun into your daily routine or Teams meetings, or would like to share a story ...
by Zippy
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: Err, drivetrains cost how much....
Replies: 10
Views: 502

Re: Err, drivetrains cost how much....

I spend about £20 on chain and cassette for my commuter bike... 9 speed. :oops: :lol:
by Zippy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19886

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

Crums, there's people everywhere, supermarkets busier than normal. I tend to try to avoid people/crowds in my normal life.... well what would be normally really quiet roads or a quiet time at a supermarket is all busy :roll:
by Zippy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: First tick of 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: First tick of 2020

Yep, down here in Essex the other week, my dad had to remove a few from the house (on his clothes, not attached)... They're definitely more prevalent than they used to be - I've lived in Essex most of my life, as had my dad, and it's only the past few things we've even seen the things. I've got seve...
by Zippy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19886

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

At least I'm here and able to see my mum whilst I can, it would be even worse being stuck at home and not able to see my mum before she did pop her clogs....(although I could probably swing it if I did get stopped for whatever reason under the care reason...) Other than that, only real problem (not ...
by Zippy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General banter
Topic: If we close up for a bit...
Replies: 753
Views: 19886

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

Or, one hour late at night and then another early in the morning (but forgetting to return home between times :wink: ) That immediately crossed my mind however you'd be at the mercy of nosy neighbours, my guilty conscience and the thought police. I'd probably not sleep a wink with worry in any case...
by Zippy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8250
Views: 865353

Re: The post man's been ...

sean_iow wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:18 pm
. When I put the hose on the valve I just spin it on by holding the rubber bit between finger and thumb.
Thing is the air pressure can make the pipe quite quite tight on the core in some circumstances, so that helps with the unscrewing affect.
by Zippy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8250
Views: 865353

Re: The post man's been ...

sean_iow wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:21 am
I've never had it happen but I have heard that this can happen to the inept and those with limit manual dexterity :wink:
:oops:

I've never had it happen after using loctite on the valve core - which is what I do now....
by Zippy
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: SS chains
Replies: 16
Views: 645

Re: SS chains

It's been a good few years since I ran singlespeed, but I found using 1/8" track chain worked best (with matching 1/8" front ring and sprocket...which I could make wolftooth fit a shimano freehub with a bit of light fettling...then the shimano freehubs were the weakpoint...) Anyway, longevity was gr...
by Zippy
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: G-one tires
Replies: 24
Views: 952

Re: G-one tires

I think they're good, only downside though is that they wear really quickly - too quickly for me to justify using on my commuter bike. And once they're worn, they pick up punctures easily.
by Zippy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone tried putoline chain wax ?
Replies: 20
Views: 740

Re: Anyone tried putoline chain wax ?

I've been doing a bit more reading on the subject, trying to find out what I can. The MSDS for putoline wax is distinctly unavailable, but from what I understand through internet hearsay is that it contains graphite, and possibly some PTFE or maybe moly sulphide. I think I may buy some powdered grap...
by Zippy
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Anyone tried putoline chain wax ?
Replies: 20
Views: 740

Re: Anyone tried putoline chain wax ?

I’ve got an ultrasonic cleaner which makes chain and component cleaning a breeze. My commuter bike is a good test subject for trying stuff out, enough to give it a work out, but I’m not too previous about it, and longevity is the name of the game. I’ve been trying paraffin wax (kerrawax iirc) and it...
by Zippy
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Bike Pressure Washers
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Bike Pressure Washers

If you want to save a fair bit of dosh and not bother with all the fancy plastic mouldings, you can get something like this for £20. Just add a bucket.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable-12V ... 3612402919
by Zippy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: The post man's been ...
Replies: 8250
Views: 865353

Re: The post man's been ...

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:04 am
While out running some errands yesterday, I just happened to take a detour and found myself at Lidl. I left with a new Plasma cutter.
I didn't know that lidl did them until just now. I'm now very tempted by it!!
by Zippy
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS: As New Rockshox Recon, boost
Replies: 0
Views: 206

FS: As New Rockshox Recon, boost

RockShox Recon Gold, Motion Control damper, remote lockout, tapered steerer, 42 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 100 mm travel. These are the OE fork from my trek procaliber, I used them for one weekend only, they're pretty much as new. They have 165mm steerer (factory cut) and they're read...
by Zippy
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS Genesis Croix de Fer
Replies: 8
Views: 1093

Re: FS Genesis Croix de Fer

So I now have this in my possession (and swapped all the bits over from my kinesis onto it!). I cannot rate this bike highly enough. it is heavy, yes but beautiful. Crums, yes it is heavy! I've gone from a 1.5kg frame and a 500ish grams fork, to a 2.5kg frame and 830gram fork! It's noticeable! oooh....
by Zippy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: General banter
Topic: Dual use bicycle bits.
Replies: 7
Views: 562

Re: Dual use bicycle bits.

I've got an old cassette broken down into individual sprockets, through the ultrasonic cleaner and then hanging on the christmas tree as decorations. :-bd

That's not really multi use, more 'up-cycling' I think is the on trend word...
by Zippy
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS - TRP HY/RD, Tiagra STI, Shimano SPD, Genesis Seatpost
Replies: 3
Views: 388

FS - TRP HY/RD, Tiagra STI, Shimano SPD, Genesis Seatpost

Just swapped all the bits from my cracked kinesis crosslight (yes, again!) onto a Gensis croix de fer, so have some surplus parts now. All prices ono, p&p excluded. Payment via bank transfer of paypal friends/family TRP HY/RD's, £60 (Sold) Including brand new cableset with new pads. https://i.imgur....