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Glamdring

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Reply #525 on: April 08, 2019, 05:48:58 PM
Time for a full renovation. Or a new bike?


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Reply #526 on: April 08, 2019, 07:50:15 PM
Yes mate. I had the wheel all the forward to it's maximum limit on the axle, but there was no way the chain was going mate up, even with about 10mm of slap.
That's when I slapped myself  :embarrassed:

Did you maybe get a larger sprocket and used the old chain that was already stretched?


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Reply #527 on: April 09, 2019, 09:01:56 AM
Bugger.  Over three months of being quite well,  with no infections,  it's back again. Called the GP. It's very tiresome.


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Reply #528 on: April 09, 2019, 10:21:37 AM
I can never understand people who spend thousands of their real money on a game that isn't free at the point of purchase

I'm talking about the FIFA franchise, where you can  win and lose games for some cheap thrills


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Reply #529 on: April 09, 2019, 01:41:41 PM
I went into my kitchen this morning and it stank. Clothes I had piled up waiting for an iron had white blotches on. I looked around and stuck in the waste disposal upside down was a plastic mild carton.
Damn. I hadn't noticed it. It had been hidden behind a chopping board for ten days. In the sun from the window.
Last night it exploded and sent sour milk everywhere and shot itself across the draining board and into the second sink where the disposal is.
Some cleaning up to be done, previously clean clothes were shoved back in the washer - and all while I'm bad today as well.

Now, what's the third thing that will go wrong?


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Reply #530 on: April 09, 2019, 06:13:26 PM
Deserve all you get for your lack of ecological concern.  :wink:


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Reply #531 on: April 10, 2019, 01:00:16 PM
What? The carton went into recycling!


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Reply #532 on: April 10, 2019, 03:44:33 PM
I thought waste disposal just ground it all up and slung it down the drain.  :undecided:


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Reply #533 on: April 10, 2019, 05:18:04 PM
Yes mate. I had the wheel all the forward to it's maximum limit on the axle, but there was no way the chain was going mate up, even with about 10mm of slap.
That's when I slapped myself  :embarrassed:

Did you maybe get a larger sprocket and used the old chain that was already stretched?
Turns out that they sold me the wrong chain  :laugh:
I'd bought it some time ago to carry as a spare on long journeys but never used it. Anyway, it had 106 links and I needed 108, so I took it back and exchanged it. They were very decent about it too, considering I'd bought it three years ago and had lost the receipt.
New one fitted perfectly.


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Reply #534 on: April 10, 2019, 06:16:06 PM
I thought they were both 107 after you'd counted them.
That's embarrassing.  :grin:

btw the drive to Dunfermline this morning at 05:30 was gorgeous.
It was a frosty start, but there was a low lying mist everywhere under a clear sky.   :azn:
« Last Edit: April 10, 2019, 06:31:15 PM by Wooster »


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Reply #535 on: April 11, 2019, 12:10:39 AM
The CPU and RAM maybe finding a new owner soon

And about time


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Reply #536 on: April 11, 2019, 12:11:36 AM
I thought they were both 107 after you'd counted them.
That's embarrassing.  :grin:

btw the drive to Dunfermline this morning at 05:30 was gorgeous.
It was a frosty start, but there was a low lying mist everywhere under a clear sky.   :azn:

Time to get your bike dusted off then, mate.


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Reply #537 on: April 11, 2019, 09:45:56 AM
I'm looking for a new one (a  Z1000SX if I can get it at the right price).  :undecided:

Black....not green.  :grin:


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Reply #538 on: April 11, 2019, 03:52:32 PM
The buyer asked me to cancel....meh


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Reply #539 on: April 12, 2019, 09:26:38 PM
I was in St Andrews early this morning, smoking a fag while waiting for the staff to turn up for a site I was surveying.
Very historic, quite scenic and very multicultural, but I spotted what looked like a very posh Indian restaurant across the road...and in it's own grounds.

It wasn't the Madras Cottage though, it was Madras College (founded in 1833, with roots going back to the 1490's) .  :cheesy:
(I really should pay more attention to details. )


I also spotted a call girl hobbling her way home at half seven in the morning, a guy wearing white wingtip brogues (??) and passed a 40 year old man on a bike who was wearing an overcoat and a satchel (i'm guessing lecturer?).

Tis a silly place.
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Reply #540 on: April 12, 2019, 09:34:27 PM
Funnily enough there is an absolutely amazing indians in St andrews but for thelife of me i cant remember the name i do remember the food though i had 5 different curries all in small dishes it was superb!

There is also a fab one in Perth that does an amazin chickin tikka pathia!


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Reply #541 on: April 16, 2019, 01:31:19 PM
Mid April and its still freezing


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Reply #542 on: April 16, 2019, 10:03:43 PM
Wait till Sunday and get your shorts on.


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Reply #543 on: April 17, 2019, 05:48:11 AM
Bank Holiday weekend?

It'll be tipping down.  :cheesy:


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Reply #544 on: April 17, 2019, 11:16:23 PM
Got an email from HMRC tonight.
So jumped through the hoops to sign in and the message was:
"Tax year 2018 to 2019 is ready to complete.
To avoid penalties, you must complete the return by 11:59pm on 31 January 2020."



Fuxake.

To make matters worse:
"You are £2,512.09 in credit and you owe £543.94."

So they actually owe me money.  :cheesy:
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Reply #545 on: April 17, 2019, 11:42:19 PM
It was warmer today than yesterday. I completely thawed out now


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Reply #546 on: April 19, 2019, 08:51:04 PM
Not a Today thing, but it's ramping up

PROTEIN

They're firing into almost everything (I think it'd be largely redundant in meat products), but it's becoming ubiquitous...possibly to supplement the vogon vegan crowd.
I tried a protein Snickers and it was shit. (sort of nougaty??)


Maybe it's made from omnivore shit...who knows.  :cheesy:


Hold on! ....it is nougat.
Thta's made from nuts, isn't it?

Nougat Marathons/Snickers....terrible.  :embarrassed:
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Reply #547 on: April 19, 2019, 09:48:40 PM
I don't mind a handful of nuts, hazel or Brazil, but not in things. Nor peanut butter.
Now if Snickers did a steak bar...


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Reply #548 on: April 19, 2019, 10:06:38 PM
A Peperamathon?

I bought some wagyu sausages, they're OK, but a steak lorne is far better (and easier to cook).
Something else I recently bought was a bottle of Kefir chocolate 'cultured' milk.
'Cultured' is marketing speak for 'rancid'.
It's fucking bowfing (it's so bad you can hardly even detect the chocolate in it, and I think it's loaded with it.)  :shocked:

Primary flavour, rotten milk. (avoid)

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Reply #549 on: April 20, 2019, 09:55:13 AM
I'm not that adventurous with food. I knows what I likes and stick to it. Mostly.