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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #330 on: 24.08. 2020 19:01 »
G'day Fellas.
After going to the dentist and getting my last 3 bottom teef dug out I needed something to take my mind off it.
I made up an adjustable fuel tank stand to be able to run a bike without the tank on. A lot better than a piece of hose and funnel. Just an old plastic tank off a Chinese mini bike. Height adjustable for a bike on the ground or up on the bench and portable. Also a brass fitting to attach either 1/4, 5/16 or 3/8 hose depending on the bike.
The wife got a new blender so everything I eat for the next 4 to 6 weeks will go through that before I get a bottom plate. Good job I luv porridge in the morning.
Cheers

Looks like you are re-establishing your BSA maintenance/repair operations after all you've been through. Very glad to see that...……...
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #331 on: 24.08. 2020 19:58 »
I just watched two episodes of 'Allo Allo'. In which, Renne Artois, the French cafe owner exclaims, "Oh eck!"
Listen very carefully I shall only say zis once. You really shouldn’t make fun of a ‘ero  of ze french resistance GB...  *smile*
I wonder what other Europeans think of that comedy.
*wink2* “Allo Allo” and “Dad’s Army”. And I can come up with a couple of other ones too if you like. But then again, when it comes to comedy we Flemish are half British. Think you never realised how much we love you guys over here...  *whistle* ... don’t use the B word *shh*
Though for as far as I know, they only ran the series on Belgian Flemish television and in Holland on Dutch television.
There are so many English language jokes. How could you translate that comedy into other languages? The idiot policeman Crabtree who hilariously mispronounces French, (in English of course) For instance, "Good moaning" and "The German bummers are going to start bumming tonight"
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #332 on: 24.08. 2020 20:42 »
There are so many English language jokes. How could you translate that comedy into other languages? The idiot policeman Crabtree who hilariously mispronounces French, (in English of course) For instance, "Good moaning" and "The German bummers are going to start bumming tonight"
Well that's a long story but in short, all these comedy series are broadcasted English spoken but subtitled in Dutch and we have some really good and witty translators over here. After a while you start picking up the finesses of the language and there you go.
Ever since I was a kid we watched these series like Some Mothers Do Have 'em, Ain't Half Hot Mum, Dad's Army, Porridge, and later we went up a gear with Monty Pythons Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers and the like. And not to mention The Two Ronnie's, The Fast Show, Little Britain (now that was an eyeopener) *smile* and I'm forgetting half of them like Open All Hours, Only Fools And Horses etc... FUNNY!  *yeah*
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #333 on: 24.08. 2020 22:06 »
G'day Fellas.
Thanks Seabee. Getting there slowly. Yesterday after scrubbing in the new tyres on the HD (finally stopped rain/snowing) I got a call from Hare & Forbes. 2 hour drive each way to pick up my new 20T press and parts washer. Just waiting on the lathe and my workshop will be complete (yer right). Fun today putting them together.
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #334 on: 25.08. 2020 05:25 »
working from home during covid, luckily my home office has distractions, here I am busy on a work zoom call. this is up in a loft. under the rug are the trapdoors to the garage. so can always find time for the odd distraction
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Re: What prevented you from working on your bikes today
« Reply #335 on: 25.08. 2020 08:56 »
I just watched two episodes of 'Allo Allo'. In which, Renne Artois, the French cafe owner exclaims, "Oh eck!"
Listen very carefully I shall only say zis once. You really shouldn’t make fun of a ‘ero  of ze french resistance GB...  *smile*
I wonder what other Europeans think of that comedy.

I don't think we're allowed to watch - 'It ain't 'alf 'ot Mum' now though.
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