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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Cheeky Monkey » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:26 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
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If I ever get my sub standard together and do it that would be very interesting. The whole archery thing is on my long-list though. Heck knows when I'll get to it
I've not made many this year Tim and that's mainly because I've had no one to make them for, so if you do want owt in the future, just ask :wink:
That's appreciated, thank you :cool:

There is, apparently, a sub-interest / discipline / thing about archery in Tae Kwon Do, which was one of the things that piqued my interest:

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And of the little I've done before there seems to be a slightly meditative aspect to it. Then again, being the squat apey beast I am a crossbow might be more appropriate :lol:

So many things, so little time :wink:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:39 pm

Uhm, don't ask me to make a horn bow ... it used to be that if a bowyer made one that failed in battle, they were executed :shock:
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Cheeky Monkey » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:47 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
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Uhm, don't ask me to make a horn bow ... it used to be that if a bowyer made one that failed in battle, they were executed :shock:
Just making conversation :wink: Besides, thought you liked a challenge :lol:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:54 pm

Besides, thought you liked a challenge
Well tell me to start now as a good one takes about three years :wink:
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:01 pm

The UPS man brought me an AMR 500. Probably of limited interest to anyone but Phil.
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Post by htrider » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:11 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
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The UPS man brought me an AMR 500. Probably of limited interest to anyone but Phil.
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Errr is that going on a bike? Like the matchless??
Have pity on your feeble big end :lol:

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Tue Nov 17, 2020 8:34 pm

Errr is that going on a bike? Like the matchless??
No, I'll find something more suitable :wink:
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Al » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:07 pm

....and brought a couple of rear mech hangers for the sonder, and they fit. Which given that alpkit didn’t have any in stock I’m pretty bloody chuffed about :-bd

Has anyone ever thought of turning this thread into a giant game of ‘I went to the shops and I bought....?

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Post by Cheeky Monkey » Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:41 pm

Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Tue Nov 17, 2020 5:54 pm
Besides, thought you liked a challenge
Well tell me to start now as a good one takes about three years :wink:
I'm sad to see you didn't exploit the obvious opportunity to riff on the "need a massive horn" aspect :???: :wink:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by thenorthwind » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:45 pm

...except the postman was me.

After the discussion on the "one map" thread (which makes a nice change from the usual "one bike" threads you get on most bike forums from time to time, but I digress), when I remembered my vague plan to paper a wall with maps, I spent a few idle minutes looking at job lots of old maps on eBay. I didn't come with much other than a few people selling stacks of 20 year old Landrangers for a fiver each, but I did see a listing for 18 "vintage maps" mostly OS (and a few Bartholomew) of varying scales and ages from the pink Landrangers right back to the blue covered cloth ones, and mostly relatively interesting places. Since the starting bid was £2 and they were only a couple of miles from me, I stuck a bid in - the only bid as it turned out. There's nowhere near another to cover a wall, but it seemed rude not to, and it's a start.

I arranged to go and collect them, and the lady mentioned she had quite a few other maps, and if I was interested could have a look, and could have take the lot for £15. Which is how I've ended up with 40l rucksack full of maps and a slightly sore back :grin: There's a few 1990s A-Zs and other useless junk, but quite a selection of wall-worthy stuff. I haven't actually opened any yet (hoping they're not all covered in writing something) but quite looking forward to sitting down with a beer and going through them. If you don't hear from me for a few days... :wink:

Just checked and the actual postman has also been, and brought another eBay bargain inspired by this forum, specifically the "waterproof gloves" thread: a pair of practically new Bar Mitts drop bar pogies (£13 delivered). Going on eBay after visiting here is the online equivalent of going to the kebab shop on the way home from the pub :lol:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Piemonster » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:42 pm

RIP

I’ve a book here you might be interested in.

Coming into the Country by John McPhee

Happy to send this across if you’re interested?

Some guy mooching about in Alaska

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Post by RIP » Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:56 pm

Ah cheers Pie, yes that'd be nice thank you. Will PM address. Not sure it'll encourage me to go but these things are always interesting.

Maybe 'Lending Library' will take off slowly after all.
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Post by sean_iow » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:17 pm

He's brought me The Time Travellers Guide To Medieval England :-bd

I'm off to my 'reading room' now to make a start :grin:
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Post by RIP » Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:47 pm

Reading Room eh! Heavy curtains, big armchair, balloon glass of brandy, loads of bookcases, tinkly coal fire. I think I'm going to get one of those rooms. Actually I'm most of the way there already, just need to acquire a taste for brandy and I'll be sorted.

When I was reading TTTGTME I kept having flashes of the 'peasants and King Arthur' scene from Holy Grail - "Who are you?", "I am Arthur, King of the Britons. I am your king", "Well I didn't vote for you" etc etc. Wrong century? Wrong millenium?
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by AndreR » Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:36 pm

Piemonster wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:42 pm
RIP

I’ve a book here you might be interested in.

Coming into the Country by John McPhee

Happy to send this across if you’re interested?

Some guy mooching about in Alaska
Enjoyed that, some really interesting characters up there!
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Borderer » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:13 am

thenorthwind wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:45 pm
I've ended up with 40l rucksack full of maps
Ooooh that sounds like my idea of heaven. I love sitting down with a good map to read.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by RIP » Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:44 am

Borderer wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:13 am
thenorthwind wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:45 pm
I've ended up with 40l rucksack full of maps
Ooooh that sounds like my idea of heaven. I love sitting down with a good map to read.
Me too. Although I'd put it up there in the 'fine art appreciation' category :smile: .

Got 'White Peak' here as we speak, and getting quite close to a theme for December's BaM.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:07 am

If I didn't have enough already, I was given a great big box full from Scott's landlady a few years ago. Like Dave's haul, there was a good mix in there and a few classics. I find charity shops to be a good source too.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by PaulB2 » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:05 pm

...and dropped off a seat stay light and mudguards for the Arkose.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by redefined_cycles » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:31 pm

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High torque riveting tool for a handsome sum of £15 including steel zinc coated rivnuts. To go in the carbon frame and put bottle one rung lower and thus hopefully saving weight over a side loader...

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Post by Cheeky Monkey » Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:54 pm

I know nowt about carbon bikes but is it as simple as metal frames and just boshing in a riv-nut?

Just asking as wouldn't know but seems :???: and might lead to :o and then :cry:

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by redefined_cycles » Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:01 pm

Need to ensure you dont use an alu rivnut as the marriage causes corrosion. A bit unsure as to which epoxy to use to create a secondary (first will be the grip from the squished rivnut) bond for ling term durability and need to ensure you dont make a hole that's gonna fray the fibres. Sharp/top quality bit and some epoxy should sort both them out.

Obviously you'd void the warranty but I believe mine is already void :grin:

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Post by RIP » Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:20 am

"Coming Into The Country - Travels In Alaska" (John McPhee) from Mr P Monster of Fife. Thanks! Even posted in the same, already 2nd hand, jiffy bag that I used :-bd .

Also autobiog of Carwyn Jones (Wales' First Minister 2009-2018).

No biking stuff, apologies.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by thenorthwind » Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:53 pm

PaulB2 wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 12:05 pm
...and dropped off a seat stay light and mudguards for the Arkose.
What guards did you go for? Thinking about getting some full ones for my Arkose.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by benp1 » Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:57 pm

Couple of bits
- some 3m VHB disc magnets to stick onto a torch
- set of Ti cutlery. Was pretty good value and makes eating a pot noodle in the van more luxurious :grin:

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