The good morning thread

RoaryRati

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I definitely wouldn’t change the pedals, unless you wanted to change them to more of a mountain bike cleat so you can buy shoes with the clip built into the sole and easier to walk in? The benefits of pedalling clipped into the pedals are massive if you are going do anything other than casual cycling, and it only takes a little while to get used to it...

Nice looking bike - I was toying with buying new bike a while ago, and a Cannondale Synapse was on my short list...
Yes - I'm putting mountain bike pedals onto my road bike so I can walk more easily - the racing/hard riding days are over :(
 

CatmanV2

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Definitely a little jaded this morning. I really need to stop buying vodka.

Dog is improving.
Top tail wagging, there.

Local gastro pup pop up shop first to collect vittles for our Portuguese evening in Brentwood. That will get pretty messy I'm sure.

Then physio on my buggered ankle. Which I am not looking forward to but given it's now a 9 day old injury and it's still bruised and swollen it clearly needs some kind of treatment.

Have a great day, all

C
 

zagatoes30

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Morning all, I could do with AndyK being over here as I need to wash, wax & polish three cars ready for car club events Sunday and Monday (a BH here)
 

Mr.Cambio

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cheers Nikos, poor thing had a huge abscess on his rump, lots of dead tissue so a very slow recovery, over a week in and no chance of closing it so he looks like a baboon!
Get well soon. Also mine had some trouble last year. Dogs are simply adorable.

Good morning everyone, still hot here, around 41 during the day. Have a nice weekend.
 

Silvercat

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Empty the tank, gas axe a hole in the top of the tank, find the leak, weld on a patch, weld the hole in the top and relay the concrete. 4 days max. 3k max. I’ll take a mere 10% of the savings, so everyone is happy, apart from the guy doing the welding!
Doesnt work on a plastic tank! By the way I also found out that plastic oil tanks are only good for 10-15 years after which you are running on borrowed time until they crack and subsequently leak. I found out this week that my old tank was 25 years old! Apparently overtime the plastic goes brittle with the oil and UV light. If you then get hot weather, the plastic expands and cracks at the moulded weak spots ( where the plastic is thinnest) and hey presto it then starts weeping oil. So a right pain in the a--- TBH.
 

Silvercat

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It sounds like you find the problems of dealing with an oil leak an inconvenient and unwelcome intrusion on time and wallet. You need to talk to @Dan! about heat pumps.
I have looked at heat pumps, ( air and ground source systems) but too expensive. Would take me c.15 years to recover the investment, so a non starter for me.
 

mjheathcote

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Although no car events or rallies this year so far, seeing as it's the first today, and we are on holiday next week just bobbin around, taxed the Maser for the first time this year.
At least get 2 or 3 months out of her.
 

Felonious Crud

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Morning, all (by the skin of my teeth!). Lord, it's hot. Grass cut, some outside tidying stuff done and, er, that'll be my lot. I'd hoped to do some car washing today, but sod that in this heat.

As for car events, I trundled over to a Drivers Union meet locally last weekend. Seemed mostly to be a Ferrari and McLaren thing, but it was nice to have a poke around. I do like those 720s, and the 675s are something special.
 

jasst

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Doesnt work on a plastic tank! By the way I also found out that plastic oil tanks are only good for 10-15 years after which you are running on borrowed time until they crack and subsequently leak. I found out this week that my old tank was 25 years old! Apparently overtime the plastic goes brittle with the oil and UV light. If you then get hot weather, the plastic expands and cracks at the moulded weak spots ( where the plastic is thinnest) and hey presto it then starts weeping oil. So a right pain in the a--- TBH.
Yes, very true, and if your plastic tank develops a leak, rub a bar of soap into the split, works a treat as an emergency temp patch.
 

2b1ask1

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What’s under the resin layer?
I did the base work and laid all 480 granite sets over 12 years ago, pre SUDS legislation so instead of trying to put a drain across the front I infilled with 180mm or more 0 fines pea shingle and cement mix so it is free draining and still load bearing. I had to patch it last week as over the years some had escaped as the bond is not as tight as concrete. It was always intended to have a porous topping on it like this, just that things got in the way like uni fees!
 

Oishi

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Good morning all, battening down hatches and prepping for the hurricane due to hit sometime Mon. Gas, generator run, projectiles policed up, food, water, and most important, Spyder ready to move.