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#1
Cycling / Re: Cycling 2022
Last post by Slim - Today at 10:06:53 PM
Quote from: Slim on September 23, 2022, 09:39:20 PMI stopped and examined it and the freehub was freely spinning both ways. I did manage to get it working briefly - but only very briefly; I got another half or mile or so out of it. So of course I called 'er indoors and she came out to collect me. I walked the bike some of the way back, and even managed to roll down a couple of descents on it.


This has given rise to a plan.

Instead of replacing the freehub body on the Cannondale rear wheel, I'm going to upgrade the Cannondale wheelset instead.

Then I'll upgrade Boardman II with the present Cannondale wheels - using the freehub body that was on the original Boardman I wheels, which I've been keeping as spares for years.

Just have to think about which new wheels to get .. the ones on there now are Fulcrum Racing 5s.
#2
General Discussion / Re: Christmas Cards from WW1
Last post by The Picnic Wasp - Today at 10:04:14 PM
A remarkable find.
#3
General Discussion / Christmas Cards from WW1
Last post by Slim - Today at 09:39:01 PM
My brother and I went through some old documents and photos that my Mum had hoarded for many years and among them were two Christmas Cards that my grandad - the original James Gibbon - had sent home from the front in 1917. He was a medical orderly and he would have been 23 years old that Christmas.

Considering these are 105 years old they're in remarkable condition. The first card is embroidered with what seems to be fine wool.









#4
Sport / Re: Football
Last post by dom - Today at 07:39:50 PM
I don't think it can be won with Maguire in the first 11, regardless of manager. But perhaps it's only Southgate who would pick him anyway
#5
Quote from: captainkurtz on Today at 05:36:01 PMIt's not just banks. Everything from the government down is/are incompetent these days.  I cannot wait to retire and become a recluse.  Unfortunately, I'm about 15 years away from that..
I just hope we get a quick house sale. I can go on to the recluse bit then. The less contact I have with people the better - and I'm sure it works the other way...
#6
Sport / Re: Football
Last post by Slim - Today at 06:25:48 PM
A spirited performance by England last night in some respects but that's six games without a win now.

Mark my words: if Southgate is still in charge when the first game kicks off in Qatar, we will not win the World Cup.

You read it here first.
#7
General Discussion / Re: What's made you grumpy tod...
Last post by Slim - Today at 05:43:25 PM
Please be sure to confine party political bunfighting to the Politics section - many thanks.
#8
General Discussion / Re: What's made you grumpy tod...
Last post by captainkurtz - Today at 05:36:01 PM
Quote from: Nickslikk2112 on Today at 04:37:48 PMThe general level of incompetence which permeates today's society.

Together with my brother we opened a bank account to collect all the monies due from our dad's estate so as the Executors we could distribute it.

Having gained Probate, we are now in a position to collect said monies, but because of anti money laundering procedures lots of institutions require sight of a cancelled cheque, a paying in slip or a Statement from the account.

Little brother ordered a cheque book and paying in book, but the bank - NatWorst - have sent them out in his name only. He reordered them last week, but they have yet to turn up. Meanwhile, I have finally been able to download a statement from online banking. They've only gone and spelt my dad's surname incorrectly on the account. How hard can it be? My surname and little bro's are correct - Slikk- but dad's is Slik. I despair.

I also despair that the actions of some economic incompetents - Hi Liz and Khazi - have sent the stock market into freefall and probably the housing market too. I hope this doesn't lead to me cancelling retirement and going back to work...
It's not just banks. Everything from the government down is/are incompetent these days.  I cannot wait to retire and become a recluse.  Unfortunately, I'm about 15 years away from that..
#9
The general level of incompetence which permeates today's society.

Together with my brother we opened a bank account to collect all the monies due from our dad's estate so as the Executors we could distribute it.

Having gained Probate, we are now in a position to collect said monies, but because of anti money laundering procedures lots of institutions require sight of a cancelled cheque, a paying in slip or a Statement from the account.

Little brother ordered a cheque book and paying in book, but the bank - NatWorst - have sent them out in his name only. He reordered them last week, but they have yet to turn up. Meanwhile, I have finally been able to download a statement from online banking. They've only gone and spelt my dad's surname incorrectly on the account. How hard can it be? My surname and little bro's are correct - Slikk- but dad's is Slik. I despair.

I also despair that the actions of some economic incompetents - Hi Liz and Khazi - have sent the stock market into freefall and probably the housing market too. I hope this doesn't lead to me cancelling retirement and going back to work...
#10
Cycling / Re: Cycling 2022
Last post by Nickslikk2112 - Today at 04:14:48 PM
Not yet at 800 for the month. Today's 42 miles gets me to within 8 miles. So, barring bad weather or other such things I ought to get there.

"Nice" to be able to do the Froggatt climb again today, not done it since the 7th of May due to it being closed since then. Closed for what I don't know, as all I could see was a very short stretch of new Tarmac.

Wasn't quite as cold as I thought it would be either. Perfectly fine on the legs in bib shorts and a long-sleeved Roubaix jersey was marginally too warm on the climbs.