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Reply to: Rigid won’t die? Show us yours!
@snotrag, i’ll just leave this here…..View this post on Instagram
Note to self: don't put cheeky late night bids on stuff on Ebay, they may end up winning! No4 added to the stable, not sure niche it fills but hey ho….. #genesisbikes #bikes #mtb #newbikeday #n1 #nplusone #gateneedspainting #thisiswhy
bought as a commuter bike for the plowed fields that pass as roads round here, but N+1 really!Posted 1 day ago | Go to post
Reply to: Bike Security in garage
if you want to have a secure chained position for the bikes without fitting a ground anchor, fill a large builders bucket with postcrete/ready mixed concrete, then either sink an old D lock in so just the loop is showing or mount a proper ground anchor into this (either wet or cure it then drill/bond to the bucket).
the size of the buckets available you can get a fair weight immovable object to lock your bikes to (you could have two buckets/two chains for a bike: layered security) and move all of the ingredients into place individually so no heavy lifting all without drilling your floor.Posted 1 day ago | Go to post
Reply to: Dog photo thread
Reply to: Dog photo thread
Saluki × Greyhound, dog No2Posted 5 days ago | Go to post
Reply to: Dog photo thread
Whippet, dog No1
Reply to: DiagnoseMyOilBoiler-trackworld etc
As snaps, photo cell is dodgy. Had similar on our last year.
Simple test would be to find the photo cell on the boiler ( usually easily accessed at the front of the burner with the cover off) and pull it out, its should be a rubberized push fit. Shine a torch in the hole and turn the boiler on, if it fires and runs then dodgy cell, if you have the same cutout problem then probably a fuel level/blockage issue.
IANABT, but this is how I diagnosed our duff cell, then new one ordered and replaced and Bob’s your mother’s.Posted 1 week ago | Go to post
Reply to: Weekend riding picture thread
Local Herefordshire loop for me again today. Nice spin out, mild and not ‘quite’ as muddy!View this post on Instagram
Starting to feel the love again. Another spin out local in the mud, loads of fun🥳 #cotic #coticbikes #solarismax #rockshox #rideshimano #huntbikewheels #specializedtyres #fidlock #herefordshire #edwynralph #bromyarddowns #lovewhereyoulive #thisiswhy #youdbefasteronacotic
Reply to: PRocrastination and actual treatment.
Interestingly I don’t tend to do stuff I want to do in place of tedious tasks. I seem to have the “you should do this before you have fun” then just sit there not doing it while I think about all the other things I could do.
This rings true with me. lost count of the times i have sat and thought about what i should be doing to get a job finished (that i’ve already started) and not achieved anything!
My current plan is to only have one job on the go at one time (as mentioned above) work steadily to the goal of completing that single task, no matter how small, and (try) not starting anything else until its done.Posted 2 weeks ago | Go to post
Did a local lap today, first in ages. Muddy but we really enjoyed it, fun sliding around and it wasn’t raining!View this post on Instagram
Bike ride, in the mud, fun times! 9 miles felt like 90, heavy going but at lot of fun sliding about. #cotic #coticbikes #solarismax #rockshox #rideshimano #huntbikewheels #hopetech #herefordshire #edwynralph #lovewhereyoulive #englishweather #thisiswhy
Reply to: Help me! Budget tablet quandry
Typing this on tab A 10.2, a Christmas present from my better half.
Been using it for all the things you describe and it’s pretty good at all of them. Not super fast but not frustratingly slow either, pretty good for the money you’ve seen it at. Feels more expensive as it has a metal case. Screen is excellent for watching video as well, really sharp.Posted 2 weeks ago | Go to post
Off to the outlaws tomorrow for an early lunch ad my better half has to work an afternoon shift at the hospital.
Taking the dogs with us, I’ll drop her off at work then a long post crimbo lunch constitutional to get me out of the house.
We all get on but cooped up in the house with 3 dogs after a big meal may get a bit aromatic!Posted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
Reply to: Endoscopic cameras for smart phones?
Bought one for similar handy use. It’s been okay, looked inside engines for broken bits, under floorboards and inside a borked boiler.
Cheap and cheerful off Ebay. Can be tricky to work out which way up you are and the app is a bit buggy but it didn’t cost me a lot, so quite happy.Posted 3 weeks ago | Go to post
Reply to: Domestic oil suppliers
Boiler juice is a good barometer of max price to pay in a hurry, but as above, ring your local independents.
They will be as cheap if not more so and once you’ve had a tank full or two they tend to trust you and give a pay after delivery service.
Callow oils here and they invoice with ten days to pay. Oh, ask your neighbor’s as well, if they need a refill then several tanks at the same time can get an extra discount, saves in delivery cost.Posted 1 month ago | Go to post
On the back, the left hand side looks neater, so may as well have them both on the same side
Ah but if you ran your derailleur upside down you could run your drive train as a left hand drive meaning you could have your right hand caliper.
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Wouldn’t that mean you would go backwards when you pedal though?
Reply to: Puppy problems!
Silly question but is she trying to tell you something?
Our 9 month old saluki x greyhound gets a bit frantic (digging and biting) before she needs the toilet if she’s inside.
As soon as she starts then we clip the lead on and take her outside, she’ll do her business (eventually) then we come back in. It can be a pain but she’s getting the message now.
Time out in the cage can be counter productive if the puppy feels it’s being punished they might not like going in there.Posted 1 month ago | Go to post
Reply to: PSA Guy Martin on C4 now
The daughter and pop barn build looked suspiciously like a tractor pull ‘tractor’ so about as agricultural as the top gear effort.
As much as I like Guy and watch his shows, it is same old same old as above.
Take something that isn’t fast, rebuild the engine (spanners!) modify the aero (simulations!) test something non related for show (monster trucks?!) then adverts before we see 15mins of the actual challenge (with added adverts for jeopardy!).Posted 2 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: It’s a bit damp out there
Hereford/Worcester border here, just traveled 13 miles to collect my better half from Worcs hospital and then back again to Bromyard on the A44, 3 and a bit hour round trip that should have been 1 and a half tops.
flooding across the A44 in 5 or 6 places, my little Yeti managed it with a bit of sensible positioning but there were more cars abandoned on the way back than on the way there.
and its still raining!Posted 2 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Smart heating system
Hive here, just added 5 smart TRV’s around the house.
Gives a “zoned” heading system, upstairs goes off during the day and downstairs living areas during the night ( utility and kitchen stay on for the dogs).
We need some more TRV’s for full control but with sensible placing and position of the main thermostat it’s working quite well so far.
Buying 5 from the hive website gave a significant saving, so keep an eye out for deals.Posted 2 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: what petrol hedge trimmer?
Having a similar (long hedge) predicament, I got a pre loved echo trimmer (std double sided blade, 18inch I think long) and whilst a brilliant machine, having used it for the last three cuts I would buy a long reach model next time.
Do not underestimate the time lost faffing with ladders/ scaffolding to reach the top, a long reach with a multi position head would be a boon!
Even then, we get a man with a tractor in once a year. £100 for an hour and a half is money well spent! (Sorry, doesn’t help you!).Posted 2 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Tool suggestions…
How much fresh air is there between the window and frame?
any chance of feeding some strong thin wire (gear cable?) through and out the other side? pull both sides up evenly (or tie one end off to the handle and you go round the other side and lift).
appreciate it may involve ladders and other peoples assistance, but may be the solution.Posted 2 months ago | Go to post
Option C: Cover the base with sheeting as it is to protect from the weather, then pre fab the walls and roof over a few weekends but don’t lift them into place (cover with the sheet each Sunday night).
Once you’ve got all the bits done, lift into place and fit the roof over a weekend (some mates to help one saturday morning at the cost of a bacon sandwich maybe), job jobbed.Posted 3 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Pics of the last thing you repaired
Reply to: Pics of the last thing you repaired
Ooh, fixing stuff I can do….View this post on Instagram
Ooh bugger! I don't think it's meant to do that….. Villiers engine has given up the ghost on the cement mixer and the job isn't finished. Time for some scrapheap challenge! #villiers #oldiron #oldtimer #vintage #stilllifeintheolddogyet
Fettling old machines back in to service is my coke & hookers!Posted 3 months ago | Go to post
Reply to: Lets see your…coloured grips !
Coloured, obvs.Posted 3 months ago | Go to post
I’ve used THIS in our dinning room. Re-decorated over the summer and injected in into the walls behind the (removed) skirting boards.
No sign of damp yet where i have injected it, even with the biblical weather recently! On current evidence i would say it works, I haven’t been able to address the cause yet so I am still getting damp where it isn’t injected.
Fixing the cause is a whole different issue, house is built into a bank and the water from above runs directly towards the house.Posted 3 months ago | Go to post
My previous job title was Production Facilitator, basically all the boring day to day shit my then boss didn’t want to do.
It was great: interviewing shop floor staff, covering for him in meetings, signing documents. Learned a lot about the business with no real responsibility, until they made him redundant and left me running the plant!Posted 3 months ago | Go to post