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VIO POV spam

Posted by Ben Darthjoy <ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2013 | 0 Comments

Accidentally bought a VIO POV HD. Well, it was new, unused and =C2=A3150 off=
, what was I supposed to do?

Which means my SD VIO POV 1.5 is now surplus to requirements. Sadly ebay tel=
ls me my =C2=A3500 toy is now worth about =C2=A3120. Details and sample vide=
o: http://www.benlovejoy.com/cycle/kit/camcorder/

(The camera head was replaced six months ago with a new one, which is black r=
ather than the orange shown on that page. Don't ask me why I had to replace i=
t ...)

The youtube quality of the samples doesn't totally do it justice. It describ=
es itself as 'DVD quality', which always struck me as a kind of vague standa=
rd, but I thought it was good until HD came along ...

I also have the POV 1 which is very similar. My current thought is it may ma=
ke sense to sell that as well and then buy a second head for the HD unit. PO=
V 1 price would be =C2=A3100.

Ben

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Re: MINPSR

Posted by andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2013 | 0 Comments

On 31 July 2013 22:23, Chris Pollard <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> wrote:

> Yebbut, your exhausts aren't like this:

Well, in that case frame-rails are provided to compensate for the
silly exhaust routing :-)


--
atp
If you can't fix it, you don't own it.
http://www.ifixit.com/Manifesto

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Re: MINPSR

Posted by Chris Pollard <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> on 31 July 2013 | 0 Comments

On 31 July 2013 22:14, andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> wrote:

> On 31 July 2013 21:27, Chris Pollard <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> > It seems very stable, although there's still a fair bit of weight on the
> > front wheel so removing that would mean jacking it up below the front of
> > the engine.
>
> Having noted that it is absolutely impossible to straighten a bent
> exhaust, I have concluded that it is also impossible to bend one, and
> jack up under my exhausts in this situation without a second thought.
> (Just in case that's any help)
>

Yebbut, your exhausts aren't like this:
http://www.cycleworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Triumph-Scrambler_003.jpg


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Chris

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Re: MINPSR

Posted by andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2013 | 0 Comments

On 31 July 2013 21:27, Chris Pollard <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> wrote:

> It seems very stable, although there's still a fair bit of weight on the
> front wheel so removing that would mean jacking it up below the front of
> the engine.

Having noted that it is absolutely impossible to straighten a bent
exhaust, I have concluded that it is also impossible to bend one, and
jack up under my exhausts in this situation without a second thought.
(Just in case that's any help)



--
atp
If you can't fix it, you don't own it.
http://www.ifixit.com/Manifesto

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Re: This can't possibly be true

Posted by Dusty-at-urquell.demon.co.uk on 31 July 2013 | 0 Comments

On 31 Jul 2013, at 16:18, Ian Nichols wrote:

> On 31 July 2013 13:26, Ben Darthjoy <ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On 31 Jul 2013, at 11:22, Dusty-at-urquell.demon.co.uk wrote:
>>
>>> After watching the mass launch at the Bristol Balloon festival,
>>> the envelope of one balloon can rub up or down against the envelope
>>> of another ballon without any damage.
>>
>> Will you guys be there this year? I'm crewing for a balloon that should be
>> easy to spot - a large union flag. :-)
>>
> It depends on the weather - and my willingness to get myself out of bed
> ridiculously early or brave the evening traffic. I may sit on a nearby
> hillside and record time-lapses again.

I don't remember the traffic being that bad, but we had gone on our
bicycles. Not sure if we will make it, but Joanne has added it to her
diary.

Cheers

David

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MINPSR

Posted by Chris Pollard <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> on 31 July 2013 | 0 Comments

That's Paddock Stand.
I finally got round to buying the stand I've been promising myself ever
since I saw it.
http://britishbikebits.com/new-bonneville-parts/paddock-stand-triumph-new-bonneville

Not the cheapest, but it's very sturdy and even easier to use. What
attracted me to it is the fact that you operate it from alongside the bike
rather than behind. In my garage that's very useful. Plus, I've never been
keen on the typical ones with two L shaped brackets to sit under the
swingarm, and I couldn't use one since I fitted the Scottoiler anyway.

So, I bought this and it came today.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13621505/stand/20130731_182322.jpg

In case it's not obvious, it attaches to the centre stand mounting points
using those two pegs, which are basically allen screws turned down to the
right diameter apart from where they screw into the stand.

It's a bit fiddly to attach it, but once on it's not coming off.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13621505/stand/20130731_182729.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13621505/stand/20130731_182736.jpg

Then you shove the handle in (it might be possible to leave this in, but it
would be more awkward with the extra weight waving around), fit the screw
into the correct hole and simply push the handle to the floor. There's
plenty of leverage.

Once down you remove the screw, push the handle through to the second hole
and replace it.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13621505/stand/20130731_182950.jpg
Thus ensuring it can't roll forward off the stand again.

Simples.

It seems very stable, although there's still a fair bit of weight on the
front wheel so removing that would mean jacking it up below the front of
the engine.

So, highly recommended, but only if you have a Triumph twin.


--
Chris

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Re: Why didn't I think of this before?

Posted by Mike Fleming <mike-at-tauzero.co.uk> on 31 July 2013 | 0 Comments

andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> said:

> It's trivial to make more room in my garage for lathes: I have patio
> doors into my living room.

Well, if you ever decide to amend your bachelor status, that should
make a pretty good initial filter for potential Pughesses.

--
Smite the Unbeliever

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Re: This can't possibly be true

Posted by Ben Darthjoy <ben.darthjoy-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2013 | 0 Comments

On 31 Jul 2013, at 16:34, mike newton <bikermike.n-at-googlemail.com> =
wrote:
>> Hey, if I have to get up at stupid-o'clock, everyone does. It's only =
fair.
> Camp upwind and balloon in.

"Hello, Premier Inn? Can I upgrade to a slightly larger room? Preferably =
on the top floor."

Ben

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Re: one for the climbing loonies

Posted by Bruce Grove <bruce.grove-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2013 | 0 Comments

On 31 July 2013 14:42, Gene Rankin <gene.rankin-at-gmail.com> wrote:

>
> #1 and #3 are (I think) possible only because the protection is bolted
> in, not pitons or chockstones in existing cracks. There was a great
> controversy, some 40 years ago when I was trying out climbing, about
> using bolts, which permanently deface a pitch. Yosemite was a focus
> of that sort of concern. I gathered (back then) that it was concluded
> that no responsible climber used them. Apparently not.
>
>
I would recommend to anyone that gets the opportunity, go visit Yosemite,
it is one of the most breathtaking natural environments I have ever
encountered and it's also really easy for anyone that can walk for longer
than 30 minutes to get away from the crowds in the village. The waterfalls
in spring and the glacier cuts are just spectacular.

With regards to these pics, stand in the meadow opposite El Capitan at
dusk, you don't truly get a sense of how high the wall is until you start
to see the little burners lighting up from the climbers hanging in their
cots, then your brain fries a bit as you realise how many people are
hanging from the wall. Climbers can take several days[1] to climb the wall
meaning several nights strapped into those cots.

Bruce

[1] Unless you're one of the even more psychotic speed climbers who ascend
the same wall unaided in around 3 hours..


--
> ObYank "The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can
> fake that, you've
> got it made." Groucho Marx said that.
>
>

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Why didn't I think of this before?

Posted by andy pugh <bodgesoc-at-gmail.com> on 31 July 2013 | 0 Comments

It's trivial to make more room in my garage for lathes: I have patio
doors into my living room.

--
atp
If you can't fix it, you don't own it.
http://www.ifixit.com/Manifesto

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