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rubertoe
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I'm an idiot

Postby rubertoe » Mon Sep 16, 2013 20:23 pm

I just sold my focus today, thinking that my kaffenback was going to be shipped out today, its not now till next Monday.

do I.

a) get the tube for a week and suck it up?
B) panic buy a cheap bike of eBay for no more than its going to cost me for tube.
c) beg, borrow or steal something?
d) other?

not sure if I can cope with 7/8 days on the tube. I have one day to get this sorted.

help.
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Re: I'm an idiot

Postby Kieran_Burns » Mon Sep 16, 2013 20:44 pm

You're an idiot.
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Re: I'm an idiot

Postby itboffin » Mon Sep 16, 2013 20:45 pm

1 bike?

Jeez no hope for you fella
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Re: I'm an idiot

Postby Veronese68 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 21:03 pm

What he said. You need a couple spare at least. Also now my son is big enough I can steal his bikes if necessary.
If you can't borrow one, buy one. Or, go on holiday.

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Re: I'm an idiot

Postby spasypaddy » Mon Sep 16, 2013 21:43 pm

i have a fixie you can borrow or alternatively a CX but not got any slicks for it...

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Re: I'm an idiot

Postby hegyestomi » Mon Sep 16, 2013 22:58 pm

Can lend my winter bike if interested: Shimano peds and mudguards in SE london from Friday.

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Re: I'm an idiot

Postby Colinthecop » Mon Sep 16, 2013 23:01 pm

You live in London, just steal one of those Boris Bikes.

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Re: I'm an idiot

Postby Ride hard » Tue Sep 17, 2013 05:25 am

It would pain me too in your situation, but I would stick to your guns and remortgage your house for a travelcard. Think of all the strange looking/rude/smelly/miserable* and cramped conditions you'll be blessed with. :D

Also, you probably won't get on with the temporary bike anyway.

BTW, I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't have IMBS (Imelda Marcos Bike Sydrome).

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Re: I'm an idiot

Postby Rick Chasey » Tue Sep 17, 2013 06:00 am

Go on holiday for a week.

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Re: I'm an idiot

Postby rubertoe » Tue Sep 17, 2013 07:26 am

Cheers for all your kind words of support, I have managed to obtain the service's of a sectuer from a friend, will pick up tonight, luckily I won't have to get the tube. I'm off today.
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Re: I'm an idiot

Postby Drew123 » Tue Sep 17, 2013 20:15 pm

n-1... It'll never catch on...

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Re: I'm an idiot

Postby rubertoe » Wed Sep 18, 2013 06:49 am

The Secteur is actually really nice to ride and it beats the tube hands down.

Toe clips are the devils work though (I couldnt remove the pedals and I didnt want to round them off trying as its not my bike and they would be going in the bin). I should have gone for Spasys fixe, as i am sure that it would have had SPD SL's...

Roll on next week when the kaff gets here.

I am going to have to get an emergency N+1 before the baby comes....
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B-Twin Alur 700 = Sundays and Hills

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Re: I'm an idiot

Postby itboffin » Wed Sep 18, 2013 22:16 pm

Ah didnt we talk about my Ribble frameset just before I went on one of my recent holidays?

let me check my PM inbox
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Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.

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Re: I'm an idiot

Postby spasypaddy » Wed Sep 18, 2013 22:21 pm

it has MTB spds not SPD-Sls...

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Re: I'm an idiot

Postby rubertoe » Thu Sep 19, 2013 06:33 am

ITB, we did indeed talk about your ribble, but that idea has now been shelved and all the parts that i acquired for a build have now been sold....

Spasypaddy, I managed the wrangle the rat traps free and I put the pedals i had knocking about on. So its all good.

Cheers anyway guys.
"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

PX Kaffenback 2 = Work Horse
B-Twin Alur 700 = Sundays and Hills

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Re: I'm an idiot

Postby spasypaddy » Thu Sep 19, 2013 08:38 am

if when it comes to giving it back the old pedals are knackered i have a pair of flats with cages in a draw at home that you are welcome to for NOTHING.

NOTHING!

I wont take any more of your money for fear of reprisals from your better half :lol:

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Re: I'm an idiot

Postby rubertoe » Thu Sep 19, 2013 09:00 am

The bike is going back to him with the SPD - SLs on there, along with a pair of shoes and cleats - I wont allow him to ride on those rat (death) traps. I actually cant belive that they give them away with new bikes, I actually was scared using them yesterday.
"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

PX Kaffenback 2 = Work Horse
B-Twin Alur 700 = Sundays and Hills

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Re: I'm an idiot

Postby rubertoe » Thu Sep 19, 2013 17:57 pm

Feckityfeckfeck. Damn punctures on the loan bike wasn't supposed to happen. I did learn though, that you don't need levers for the removal and fitting of specialized all weather tyres and that they are basically made of straw.
"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

PX Kaffenback 2 = Work Horse
B-Twin Alur 700 = Sundays and Hills

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Re: I'm an idiot

Postby itboffin » Thu Sep 19, 2013 20:24 pm

specialized tyres pah! you'd be better with wrapping the inner tube with toilet paper at least you'd have something to wipe your hands with.
Rule #5 // Harden The fark Up.
Rule #9 // If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
Rule #12 // The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
Rule #42 // A bike race shall never be preceded with a swim and/or followed by a run.

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Re: I'm an idiot

Postby rubertoe » Fri Sep 20, 2013 06:40 am

New rant re: the loan bike today.

The gears: wow they are slipping all over the place. FFS. I swear my mate only lent it to me so I could give it a full service. Which I will, as I cant be doing with gear slipage and when shifting up one the chain smoothly shifts up two.

One last thing, the thumb shift button really gets on my nerves....
Last edited by rubertoe on Fri Sep 20, 2013 07:04 am, edited 1 time in total.
"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got."

PX Kaffenback 2 = Work Horse
B-Twin Alur 700 = Sundays and Hills


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