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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:27 
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Nearly there on that then.

When I came off my bike (doing 60 k/ph down the road) I got to work and a first aider put the worst bandage ever on it, it basically stuck into the wound and then i had to peel out all the bandage to reopen the wound to let it heal properly, completely healed over though perfectly fine (I was cycling throughout though)


Yeah that's no fun. That is why I have just kept it as dry as I can (since the bath episode) and just let it heal. I got ran over as a kid and skidded along the road on my naked back. We'd just been to the paddling pool up the road. I had to have the dressings changed a lot, and yeah I clearly remember it sucking donkey balls. I've not dressed these because thankfully I have been resting up letting them heal. I just give them a spray with savlon wash daily. Trying to keep them as dry as I can tbh.

I did get myself a lot deeper than it looked though. It's dry enough to touch and inspect now and in parts it's quite thick and deep. Still, at least it hasn't kept me off my feet so I have been keeping up on house work, washing (enjoyed it I have been that bored).

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:11 
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Well bollocks. Last night my friend and his son came over so we could set about dyeing my pedals. Sadly I had a bit of a ceiling pee, so it was not safe in there. So we went off to his house, then discovered the plastic traps were held on with nuts and bolts, but they had been thread locked. The nuts were round ffs, so we fought with them over the next couple of hours but I had to give up. So I might have ordered a pair of these..

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2018 16:57 
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So I scanned the brake plate into the PC and ended up with this.

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Cut it out of vinyl with plotter, place on alu. Then cut, shaped and painted the edges (oh, and glued it on too)

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So that can go back on the morrow or something.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 14:27 
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Brake is fitted and working. Slight rub, as something seems out of kilter (I think the wheel is ever so slightly warped, thus so is the disc) but I am hoping that will sort of wear in. If not I will have to get a disc bender and try and make it run true.

Will pick up the pedals on Tues when I go over mum's for a couple of days, should be back out on it later in the week. Injuries are now scab free, and just a little pink :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 14:39 
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You don’t need a special tool to bend disks, just careful pressure, though if it’s brand new it shouldn’t be bent.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 14:42 
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I don't think it started life out bent. It seems to go with the small warp in the wheel (which at centre will be worse). It's only literally 1mm or so. I just watched a vid, seems you can use a small adjustable spanner. Might have a go at that later :)

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 15:07 
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A bit of gentle finger pressure will do it. I’ve stopped mine catching that way.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
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A bit of gentle finger pressure will do it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:55 
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I got it about 99% perfect in the end. Hand bending, but the trick was marking it with a sharpie (with a dot) so I could see the entry point and exit points (then bend in the middle using finger pressure obs :D ) It's not touching now, and I managed to tighten the pads a whole bunch without any rubbing either. Hurrah. Now I just have to pray I don't get a puncture, because of course it would all need to come off to change the tube.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:21 
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Why would you have to take it off to replace the tube?

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:44 
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KovacsC wrote:
Why would you have to take it off to replace the tube?


Because the axle goes through it.

Oh yeah, forgot to say. It turns out my Proper BMX (the one I ride for messing around on) is bent. The frame, to be precise. That would explain why after fighting with it for ages I could never get the back wheel aligned properly :(

I bought it during winter, and didn't even check it over properly when it arrived. Stupid me, but thankfully it was cheap and came with fresh paint on so I didn't drop a nut on all of that.

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Which will become my rider for doing stupid shit on. I will swap out the blue tyres for some black ones I have (new in the box) and bought a seat for £13 to replace the blue one I have.

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So a strip and rebuild will be in order some time next week.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
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Don't axles go though all bike wheels..?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 15:13 
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Don't axles go though all bike wheels..?


Yes hence why you have to take off the wheel to change tubes. Problem is the brake does too, so it also has to be removed.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
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The brake or the brake disk?

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 16:13 
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The caliper/bracket.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 16:38 
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Wow... unusual design

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2018 20:25 
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It's an add on plate/caliper holder (or adaptor in English) for bikes with no mounts. So I guess something has to give.. Hey, at least my rims will remain brake rub free now, and that which was on there came off with some isoprop and a cloth, so no harm done. Talking of which, the bike was bloody filthy ! so I gave it a good clean.

In a bad place ATM so am over mum's for three days. Behaving, and taking my pills on time all the time. Thus I have been asleep most of the day. Still, better than sitting around thinking of ways to make a noose from paracord I guess.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 17:47 
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OK so I came home and put the pedals on the PK. Got about half a mile out, then realised the back wheel had shifted :( had to walk it back, sort it out, meaning dragging it up and down stairs and through fire doors etc. A real PITA. Figured it would cool me down nicely.. Nuh uh. Man it is humid. Came home sweating profusely. Legs feel like some one set them on fire. Would do I guess, first time I rode in three weeks. I figured the ride outwards was too easy, so didn't go that far. Coming back? yeah, seriously windy in your face. Not good.

Have bought some new parts for the new bike I am building. You know? the one that I was supposed to be swapping the frame on...

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
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How did the back wheel shift?


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 15:14 
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How did the back wheel shift?


When I pulled the brake it moved. It's because the axle is not long enough to allow me to fit the chain tensioner on that side :(

I need to fettle it more. It is clear now, but not as well aligned as I would like.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 15:14 
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Did a front end swap on my Proper with some parts I had from a donor bike.

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Also doing a rim job on my 1998 Quadangle :luv:

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And get this, bought a set of wheels, came with a free paint booth :D

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Am painting that spider/ring combo yellow to go on the Quad. Got my cranks in for the new, new new bike too.

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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
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Where do you keep all your bikes dude? In the flat? In a shed?


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
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Where do you keep all your bikes dude? In the flat? In a shed?


In the flat lol. Most of them fit in the hall way, thankfully.

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https://www.redbull.com/gb-en/Red-Bull- ... course-map

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durr girls arent tuff enuff hurt hurr

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durr girls arent tuff enuff hurt hurr

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"So, we'll need the track to to cross this road, and there's loads of rocks on approach and we need..."
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 18:14 
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:03 
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I'm jonesing my bikes :(

Sodding weather. I did get a new seat for my orange bike because the white one started to look grotty and didn't take well to cleaning. White seats, bad idea. I've got a nice carbon post to put on it too that I had lying around from one of my race BMXes. Really looking forward to better climes now, as the depression is really starting to seep in. I forgot just how therapeutic flying up and down the beach path was. I did finish my Haro.

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But fell off it the first time I rode it. The bloody chain snapped. Which gave me a nice swollen yellow knee for about 3 weeks, after which the weather turned and I've not been able to get out on it again. I sorted it though. It seems it's fussy about exactly where the back wheel sits in the dropouts (chain alignment) which is why the chain sodding snapped and gave me a big metal pedal to the knee.

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Is it/you made out of sugar or something? Just get out if it makes you feel better.


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Is it/you made out of sugar or something? Just get out if it makes you feel better.


I guess if I could bring the bike inland a bit it would be OK. But the wind has been terrible lately, and it's been absolutely freezing. So I guess it's motivation more than anything.

Still, I know as soon as I fit the new seat and post I will want to ride it :) I did ride it on the disc brake once but the cable came loose so I had to come back. Have fixed that now.

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I find that with running sometimes when the weather's shite. Just distract yourself and think about something else while you get ready to go out for a ride, once you're all set and ready to go out then you feel pretty stupid if you don't actually do it, so you do and then you remember why it was worth doing that and not just sitting on your arse.


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 Post subject: Re: Bikes
PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:47 
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My current (and last) BMX build.

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2000 Standard STA made of Ox Platinum :) I had one back in 96, great frames.

Nearly finished it now, then it (along with nearly all of the others) goes into storage.

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