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Re: Your rants here.

Postby rubertoe » Sat Oct 06, 2012 08:10 am

gbsahne wrote:
CiB wrote:Rant at self. Got a bit too casual - as in completely forgot - that these fancy electric gears might be the God's own groupset of choice but they still need external power..


funny, in 30 years of cycling with gears I've never had an issue with cables running out of power or snapping for that matter.


I read that as

"oh look at me, I got Di2/EPS"

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby suzyb » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:39 am

People who are too busy chatting / checking their phone to serve properly :evil:

I should also probably add colleagues who do something without informing others (like take a panini off the grill without telling the person who put it there).

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby Veronese68 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:51 am

Beautifu day for a ride down here. And I'm stuck with my hand in this ridonculous piece of plastic. Admittedly, even if I was fully able I still would struggle to get out for a ride as there are so many other things I should be doing, but can't.
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Re: Your rants here.

Postby cyclingprop » Sat Oct 06, 2012 13:49 pm

I did an hour on the bike this afternoon. Discovered my knee still hurts from Sunday. Bad mood.
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Re: Your rants here.

Postby Torvid » Sat Oct 06, 2012 14:33 pm

Drove the almost 20 miles to the start of the ride this morning at 7am only to realise I had left my bike shoes at home.
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Re: Your rants here.

Postby msmancunia » Sat Oct 06, 2012 19:46 pm

Bought two fence panels at B&Q and got to the car to find out that they won't fit in and have to be delivered on Wednesday. Apparently a Ford Focus estate isn't as big as I thought.
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Re: Your rants here.

Postby CiB » Sat Oct 06, 2012 20:50 pm

rubertoe wrote:
gbsahne wrote:
CiB wrote:Rant at self. Got a bit too casual - as in completely forgot - that these fancy electric gears might be the God's own groupset of choice but they still need external power..


funny, in 30 years of cycling with gears I've never had an issue with cables running out of power or snapping for that matter.


I read that as

"oh look at me, I got Di2/EPS"

Mechanical FTW.

I read this as shining examples of the sort of petty envy & jealousy the absence of which I laughingly imagined was a mark of why this forum is just that bit better than a lot of others. Do keep up rubertoe - we did the electric gears discussion some months ago, 15 pages of it if I'm not much mistaken and most of it quite positive. And for the record I never had many problems with cables either, much like I never had problems watching B&W tv, or rIding steel framed bikes that weighed a ton or driving a Mk I Cortina about when I was 17. Thing is when something nicer comes along there's no reason not to buy it, even if that does trigger petty responses like these above. Apologies on my part for not being a Cat 1 racer or a pro-rider on a contract and having the temerity to try something new.

Pair of numpties. It was actually a rant about having to ride 21 miles home with limited gears. You carry on though. Pfffft.

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby rubertoe » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:31 pm

CiB - My comment was in jest and was the ramblings of a (very) jealous man.

If I had the money I wouldn't be looking at anything other than electronic shifting; and I have heard nothing but positive things about them, I am no superstar bike racer that is for sure and even someone as lowly as myself (mainly a commuter) would love to have Di2/EPS and one day that will be a reality.

I hope your now fully charged and ready to ride again with a full compliment of gears.
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Re: Your rants here.

Postby walkingbootweather » Sun Oct 07, 2012 13:17 pm

CiB wrote:Pfffft.


msmancunia wrote:Bought two fence panels at B&Q and got to the car to find out that they won't fit in and have to be delivered on Wednesday. Apparently a Ford Focus estate isn't as big as I thought.


CiB - perhaps you should be more like msmancunia (and not take a fence} :wink:
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Re: Your rants here.

Postby merkin » Sun Oct 07, 2012 14:19 pm

To be fair, it is the rant section. And CiB certainly has done that.




A fence, offence. I see what you did there. :lol: :lol: :wink:
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Re: Your rants here.

Postby clarkey cat » Sun Oct 07, 2012 15:21 pm

CiB wrote:
rubertoe wrote:
gbsahne wrote:
CiB wrote:Rant at self. Got a bit too casual - as in completely forgot - that these fancy electric gears might be the God's own groupset of choice but they still need external power..


funny, in 30 years of cycling with gears I've never had an issue with cables running out of power or snapping for that matter.


I read that as

"oh look at me, I got Di2/EPS"

Mechanical FTW.

I read this as shining examples of the sort of petty envy & jealousy the absence of which I laughingly imagined was a mark of why this forum is just that bit better than a lot of others. Do keep up rubertoe - we did the electric gears discussion some months ago, 15 pages of it if I'm not much mistaken and most of it quite positive. And for the record I never had many problems with cables either, much like I never had problems watching B&W tv, or rIding steel framed bikes that weighed a ton or driving a Mk I Cortina about when I was 17. Thing is when something nicer comes along there's no reason not to buy it, even if that does trigger petty responses like these above. Apologies on my part for not being a Cat 1 racer or a pro-rider on a contract and having the temerity to try something new.

Pair of numpties. It was actually a rant about having to ride 21 miles home with limited gears. You carry on though. Pfffft.



I think the word "chillax" is entirely justified here.

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby Veronese68 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 15:29 pm

No, CiB should rant and generally be a bit grumpy. Ever since that summary of him recently I look for the grumpy old man in all of his posts and am disappointed if it's not there.

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby gbsahne » Sun Oct 07, 2012 17:03 pm

rubertoe wrote:CiB - My comment was in jest and was the ramblings of a (very) jealous man.

If I had the money I wouldn't be looking at anything other than electronic shifting; and I have heard nothing but positive things about them, I am no superstar bike racer that is for sure and even someone as lowly as myself (mainly a commuter) would love to have Di2/EPS and one day that will be a reality.

I hope your now fully charged and ready to ride again with a full compliment of gears.


Mine was also meant in jest, apologies if it read otherwise.....no jealousy here though, not a chance I could afford it

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby CiB » Sun Oct 07, 2012 18:03 pm

Some people wrote wrote:Stuff

It read like a pop at me; I treated it as such. If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck & all that...
Veronese68 wrote:No, CiB should rant and generally be a bit grumpy. Ever since that summary of him recently I look for the grumpy old man in all of his posts and am disappointed if it's not there.

You can f off too. :wink:

Monday tomorrow. Hurrah. There aren't many things more difficult than buying a new k/b that's totally different in layout & feel to the one you've used for five years.

:)

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby pangolin » Sun Oct 07, 2012 18:28 pm

gbsahne wrote:
CiB wrote:Rant at self. Got a bit too casual - as in completely forgot - that these fancy electric gears might be the God's own groupset of choice but they still need external power..


funny, in 30 years of cycling with gears I've never had an issue with cables running out of power or snapping for that matter.


My front mech snapped in 2 on the way home on Thursday :) Too much power obviously! Was able put it in the big ring by hand and leave it there for the remainder.
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Re: Your rants here.

Postby Veronese68 » Sun Oct 07, 2012 19:02 pm

CiB wrote:You can f off too. :wink:

Monday tomorrow. Hurrah. There aren't many things more difficult than buying a new k/b that's totally different in layout & feel to the one you've used for five years.

:)

How should I f off? etc
I feel your pain with the keyboard. I'm having to do everything left handed, and it's f'ing hard. Using a mouse is all wrong. Even the opening in trousers is designed to be approached from the right. And I say all of this as a left handed person.

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby Mr Sworld » Sun Oct 07, 2012 20:11 pm

CiB wrote:Monday tomorrow. Hurrah. There aren't many things more difficult than buying a new k/b that's totally different in layout & feel to the one you've used for five years.


Now that's a first world problem if ever I heard one... :roll:

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Re: Your rants here.

Postby dhope » Sun Oct 07, 2012 21:06 pm

Went to visit the folks in Kent. Planned on riding the 60 miles back to Greenwich. Realised the jersey I packed actually hadn't been packed and was sitting on the bed at home. Train back, as a long sleeved shirt and bibs doesn't work for me :(
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Re: Your rants here.

Postby Kieran_Burns » Mon Oct 08, 2012 08:14 am

Veronese68 wrote:
CiB wrote:You can f off too. :wink:

Monday tomorrow. Hurrah. There aren't many things more difficult than buying a new k/b that's totally different in layout & feel to the one you've used for five years.

:)

How should I f off? etc
I feel your pain with the keyboard. I'm having to do everything left handed, and it's f'ing hard. Using a mouse is all wrong. Even the opening in trousers is designed to be approached from the right. And I say all of this as a left handed person.


Well thank God you can still do that right....
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Re: Your rants here.

Postby mudcow007 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 09:12 am

smashed the screen on my iPod last week

ordered a new on, just plugged new one in

dead as doornail, plug the old smashed one in, it work (except its smashed)

grrr cheap chinese poop!!
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