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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #135 on: 23.08. 2019 13:50 »
must get into my new phone for piccy taking

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #136 on: 27.08. 2019 12:30 »
I was just about to take this old child buggy to the tip when I thought, how about a bicycle trailer?

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #137 on: 27.08. 2019 13:40 »
Trailer one, workmate 0.   *eek*
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #138 on: 27.08. 2019 17:15 »
Trailer one, workmate 0.   *eek*
Yes, I must make a new plywood top for that one. The cheapies come with chipboard tops.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #139 on: 27.08. 2019 19:23 »
must get into my new phone for piccy taking
Spring is here!  *smile*

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #140 on: 27.08. 2019 19:44 »
greybeard I should have taken a pic before spring clean started , the whole shebang was covered in oil and muck eighth of an inch thick. one of the reasons its taken so long to get to where I am now, front end to sort next now brother is happy nearly all of his toys are home.

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #141 on: 27.08. 2019 21:04 »
G'day fellas.
Tuning in a new smart (not me) TV. https://tinyurl.com/yxcmh7pz
Only took 2 hours to get all the TV channels and link up the Wi Fi. So there was enough time to finish the rear tyre change on the cafe. Then got stuck on YouTube for the rest of the night.  *bash*
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #142 on: 28.08. 2019 01:09 »
Oooh Musky watch out... Smart TV? Big brother is watching you!

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #143 on: 29.08. 2019 14:12 »
Loads of work going on in the house but ran out of plumbing supplies and the workies van was blocking the drive so couldn't get the car out. It's amazing what you can carry on an A10!
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #144 on: 29.08. 2019 15:39 »
Cataract surgery; wife has banned me from the shed for the week.
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #145 on: 31.08. 2019 20:11 »
Been trying for the last few weeks to get my latest project fired up to make sure it runs before spending any more time / money on it, but things keep getting in the way. Took the boat out Thurs. Only gone six miles when a waterpump shaft broke, so back on one engine and spent an afternoon rebuilding the pump. Lucky I keep spares but, having now used my last good shaft, I enquired about a replacement for stock. Was quoted £147 so I spent Friday morning making one.  Then there’s a cottage window I’ve been onto builders for ages to replace the lintel. Ended up finishing it myself yesterday and today as the scaffolding needs to go. Today I was going to finish off the project bike’s seat etc ready for a (hopeful) start on the rollers but instead I’ve had to put the bike away as it currently occupies my hoist area and I need to get my partner’s car in pdq as there’s a bearing noise which I suspect is the timing belt tensioner. So instead of slowly finishing the bike off over the winter (assuming it’s a runner) it looks like it’ll now be parked up ‘till next year. Don’t like these delays, age is catching up fast.   *eek*
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #146 on: 31.08. 2019 20:16 »
Been trying for the last few weeks to get my latest project fired up to make sure it runs before spending any more time / money on it...
Can you show us any new photos?

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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #147 on: 01.09. 2019 13:27 »
Neil - I posted an update pic a couple of weeks ago. Don't ask where it is - I can't seem to find anything with this site's search facility. Probably in the new section about 'other bikes'.
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #148 on: 02.09. 2019 16:19 »
Rode my tandem from Calais to Boulogne and then back again over the weekend. Braze on for the rear rack failed and pitched a pannier through the rear wheel. Not the first time this has happened. Another bike in dry dock awaiting attention  now.

Late Wednesday night this week I’m on the overnight ferry to the Hook for four days of off road riding in Netherlands, Belgium and France with a couple of pals on a lightweight trailie bike trip. I’ll be on my long range SP.   
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #149 on: 04.09. 2019 13:49 »
G'day fellas.
After work I put up 3 new remote control fan/lights in the lounge room, bed room (gets hot & sweaty in there) and office. Neck & back is sore and now I've got a bl@@dy tooth ache. Rum then bed.
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