Is this a sign of getting old?

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Chris Bass
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Is this a sign of getting old?

Postby Chris Bass » Sun Jan 13, 2013 19:24 pm

It was my birthday this week and today i cleaned my bike indoors (one benefits of living by myself!) because it was too cold outside! surely not braving the cold is a consequence of getting a year older!!
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Re: Is this a sign of getting old?

Postby Welsh boy » Sun Jan 13, 2013 20:03 pm

Nothing wrong with cleaning your bike inside, i did it for years when i was younger. Mrs Welshboy would kill me if i tried it now though! When you ride indoors because it is a bit cold, that is the sign of getting old!

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Re: Is this a sign of getting old?

Postby smidsy » Sun Jan 13, 2013 20:09 pm

When you stop riding then start worrying.

BTW if you did not go out riding today because it was cold that just means you are a wuss - nothing to do with age. :-)
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Re: Is this a sign of getting old?

Postby MacLeod113 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 20:12 pm

Your bike, your pad, your rules.

agreed with the above though, Mrs Mac would nail me up by the nuts if i tried to bring my bike indoors.
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Re: Is this a sign of getting old?

Postby Bozman » Sun Jan 13, 2013 20:18 pm

That's why I had a conservatory built. Useless at this time of year but perfect for a turbo trainer and cleaning bikes.

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Re: Is this a sign of getting old?

Postby ShutUpLegs » Sun Jan 13, 2013 20:20 pm

Probably a sign of being sad & lonely
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Re: Is this a sign of getting old?

Postby Strith » Sun Jan 13, 2013 20:23 pm

Ha!

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Re: Is this a sign of getting old?

Postby Calpol » Sun Jan 13, 2013 20:58 pm

I cleaned my bike inside today also. Work stand in the kitchen, newspaper on the floor, Planet Rock on the wireless, nice cup of coffee. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I actually find cleaning bikes quite therapeutic. Oh btw I am 41 and married - Wife doesn't mind at all.

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Re: Is this a sign of getting old?

Postby Mikey23 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 22:02 pm

Mine is sitting in the hall right now, toasting itself next to the radiator... Me Luvs a warm seat when I set out ...

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Re: Is this a sign of getting old?

Postby Tetley10 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 22:09 pm

Mikey23 wrote:Mine is sitting in the hall right now, toasting itself next to the radiator... Me Luvs a warm seat when I set out ...


Mines In the Hall as well. Toasting itself next to the radiator. Learnt a valuable lesson this morning. Two pairs of socks is a must in this weather. My feet were freezing when I finished. Rest of me was toastie.

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Re: Is this a sign of getting old?

Postby Lycra-Byka » Sun Jan 13, 2013 23:37 pm

I Always clean bike in the bath during cold weather.
Did slide the chainring down the bath by accident when I removed it once, not sure who was more upset, me who could have ruined some teeth on the chainring or the missus because there is a great big oil stained scratch where the enamel is bust. Oil will not come out of that scratch. Oh well it just reminds me to get on the bike every bath time !

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Re: Is this a sign of getting old?

Postby DavidJB » Mon Jan 14, 2013 08:26 am

Ha at all the whipped men here. My bikes live in the house if the Mrs moans I ignore it and they continue to live in the house.

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Re: Is this a sign of getting old?

Postby keef66 » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:50 am

Just a word of caution. I once brought son's MTB into the kitchen to fix a puncture. In my defence it was minus 5 in the garage, and I couldn't remove the wheel because he'd left the key to the security skewers at uni.

Anyway, I laid a large dustsheet on the kitchen floor, but as I upended the bike about half a pint of rusty water shot out of the seat-tube in a graceful arc and redecorated the fridge and the wall next to it. 10 minutes fixing the puncture, half an hour cleaning the fridge / wall.

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Re: Is this a sign of getting old?

Postby Raffles » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:45 pm

biggest whinge about cleaning a bike outdoors this time of year is the amount of snot generated by your nose. if i suggested cleaning my bike indoors mrs raffles would have my life.
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Re: Is this a sign of getting old?

Postby zx6man » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:56 pm

Any tiny bit of oily dirt from the chain WILL find its way onto any light coloured carpets.....

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Re: Is this a sign of getting old?

Postby Danlikesbikes » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:57 pm

Both of my road bikes live inside & the other half doesn't mind. We have an agreement that I don't complain about her 50 pairs of shoes and she doesn't moan about my bikes.

In the cold I clean the bikes inside and as long as your safe and methodical its quite easy and saves on freezing outside.
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Re: Is this a sign of getting old?

Postby Raffles » Mon Jan 14, 2013 13:02 pm

zx6man wrote:Any tiny bit of oily dirt from the chain WILL find its way onto any light coloured carpets.....




anybody with light coloured carpets is certifiably insane, all it takes is to step in one big turd outside and walk into the house.
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Re: Is this a sign of getting old?

Postby zx6man » Mon Jan 14, 2013 13:13 pm

Raffles wrote:
zx6man wrote:Any tiny bit of oily dirt from the chain WILL find its way onto any light coloured carpets.....




anybody with light coloured carpets is certifiably insane, all it takes is to step in one big turd outside and walk into the house.


I am just the messenger, shoot the wife.....

I mean don't shoot the messenger, its the wifes carpet choice.

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Re: Is this a sign of getting old?

Postby seanorawe » Mon Jan 14, 2013 13:20 pm

Lycra-Byka wrote:I Always clean bike in the bath during cold weather.
Did slide the chainring down the bath by accident when I removed it once, not sure who was more upset, me who could have ruined some teeth on the chainring or the missus because there is a great big oil stained scratch where the enamel is bust. Oil will not come out of that scratch. Oh well it just reminds me to get on the bike every bath time !


Why have I not tried this?

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Re: Is this a sign of getting old?

Postby smidsy » Mon Jan 14, 2013 15:15 pm

Raffles wrote:
zx6man wrote:Any tiny bit of oily dirt from the chain WILL find its way onto any light coloured carpets.....




anybody with light coloured carpets is certifiably insane, all it takes is to step in one big turd outside and walk into the house.


Not if you remove outdoor shoes at the door.
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