The post man's been ...

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by RIP » Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:40 pm

Lovely. A nice evening's reading there. Which ones? I always enjoy re-reading Two Degrees West - he's practically a BBBer but without a bike for that one. Some marvellous anecdotes. I really must try kipping under a road overbridge one day - not. Not so keen on Clear Waters Rising. Obviously, though, our bible is JTTCOTE :smile: .
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:10 pm

Obviously, though, our bible is JTTCOTE
Cracking Reg, that and Atlas Biker.
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Post by thenorthwind » Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:02 pm

Good call. Been meaning to buy some more of his books since I went to see him speak about his latest one in the autumn. Just hit eBay for a couple, on the way. Personally, Clear Waters Rising is one of my favourite books.

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Post by voodoo_simon » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:22 pm

Read journey to centre of the earth, impressive stuff, so opted for
-The Atlas Mountains
-Kilimanjaro journey

Bought on a whim, so no idea what to expect

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Post by Gregsie » Fri Feb 07, 2020 10:57 pm

Two degrees west by Nick Crane is worth tracking down too.
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Post by JohnClimber » Sat Feb 08, 2020 7:33 pm

After 34 years of mortgage after mortgage, payments after payments Saturday next weekend will see us mortgage free. :-bd

So the (Amazon) postman brought me this book, this week

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Post by Shewie » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:49 pm

A pair of Schwalbe G-Ones, just need a bike to fit them on now

Oh and a new chain cleaner after I dropped my last one and it disintegrated on the slate floor

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Post by Lazarus » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:44 pm

ah slate floors i remember them in the farmhouse, warm , grippy with wet feet and practical are among the features it does not have. Looks nice mind.

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:28 pm

A rear light for project 'Death trap'. I'll french it in to the framework so it'll be largely unseen until it's on.

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Post by Lazarus » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:23 pm

Some carbon pole [ rear only] - not the new lifters ones, for my Stealth

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Post by Dave Barter » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:41 pm

A shiney new Canyon
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Post by darbeze » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:24 pm

Some stickers that make me smile

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Post by Bish » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:53 pm

A big old box

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With this inside

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I can't wait to get this built up, hopefully over the weekend. Just waiting for some downtube cable stops.

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Post by mikejd » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:40 am

Santic cycling trousers, size EU M Asian L. Nice fit.

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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » 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.
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Post by RIP » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:49 am

You impulse-buyer (*) you! :smile:

Two ancient OS maps to add to my collection, plus a rare 1983 vinyl LP 'Midnight Stars' by the Swedish instrumental group The Violents.

(*) or was it? "Just happened to be in Lidl" indeed - hah! Still, I did it with some reduced paprika Pringles (other excessively-fatty potato-based snacks are available) the other day. Hate the excess packaging, price and overprocessed extruded contents but I couldn't help it.
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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:03 am

It was a crafty ploy Reg and I'd raided the dogs piggy bank the previous evening so knew exactly what I was doing.
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Post by Fat tyre kicker » Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:54 pm

Low on funds at the mo but I'd have had a mig the other week and a plasma
This week, hopefully a review of it coming soon Stu ?

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Post by Bearbonesnorm » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:23 pm

a review of it coming soon Stu ?
I'll get some new airline fittings tomorrow and let you know if it's any good - any good? :wink:
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Post by Fat tyre kicker » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:06 pm

:-bd :-bd

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Post by TheBrownDog » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:20 pm

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A new Acepac bar roll bag and a couple of Voile straps from Stu. Perfect timing too. I was just deliberating on heading out for a ride into Dennis' baby teeth when the doorbell rang and I had an excuse to have more tea and play with the bag. Thanks fella.
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by RIP » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:56 pm

Dear Manager Of BBB Corner Shop,

Just get some weights put on to the various goods on display!

'Reg' from down the road at number 21.
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Post by ScotRoutes » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:59 pm

Because they're so light that they might float away?

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Post by Escape Goat » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:06 pm

TheBrownDog wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:20 pm
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A new Acepac bar roll bag and a couple of Voile straps from Stu. Perfect timing too. I was just deliberating on heading out for a ride into Dennis' baby teeth when the doorbell rang and I had an excuse to have more tea and play with the bag. Thanks fella.

Looks good. 👍🏻 Can I ask for a picture from riders perspective and also the side please?
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Re: The post man's been ...

Post by Bearbonesnorm » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:14 pm

Just get some weights put on to the various goods on display!
Sorry Reg, I did mean to do that after you asked last time. :wink:
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