Viewing entries posted in February 2014

Re: Lo! The Birthday Gremlin speke

Posted by Chris Pollard <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> on 17 February 2014 | 0 Comments

On 17 February 2014 08:10, Neil The-Hippy <hippyweb-at-btinternet.com> wrote:

> On 17/02/2014 00:16, MRFS wrote:
>
>> Trimmed, possibly smoky but preferably not smoking with alarm.
>>
>> Often to be found near a picture of beer.
>>
>> (5, 7)
>>
>> many happy returns. :o)
>>
>
> AOL whoever you might be


Well I probably wouldn't have got it if it weren't for the fact that it's
me. :-)

Thanks for the messages, I've had a pretty good couple of days; I've
certainly eaten more than I usually do. We started with an Italian meal
last night with some close friends, then Nando's for lunch today, followed
by an Indian take-away this evening washed down with some of Tesco's best
red wine. Since I'm the only one here who drinks the stuff I'll just have
to finish it myself. Ho hum.

Got a really nice watch (Rotary Skellington) from my wife, and a neat
gadget[1] from my daughter.


Cheers.



[1]
http://www.jabra.com/products/speakers/jabra_solemate_mini/jabra_solemate_mini


--
Chris

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Re: I am a muppet.

Posted by Chris Pollard <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> on 17 February 2014 | 0 Comments

On 1 February 2014 19:10, Chris Pollard <goosewhacker-at-googlemail.com> wrote:

>
> This is what I meant: http://dx.com/162491
>

Hmm... Bigger,
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13621505/IMG_20140217_101600.jpg
and brighter.
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/13621505/IMG_20140217_101651.jpg


--
Chris

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Re: WSB test session crash

Posted by roger collier <roger.collier-at-oracle.com> on 17 February 2014 | 0 Comments

On 17/02/2014 14:26, Ian Ellison wrote:
>> If you look just below the mudguard, there is a bit of what looks like bent
> rim sticking out from the tyre.
>>
>> wonder how it happened - hope it wasn't the cuase.
>
> Having blown it up and made it a bit lighter
>
> http://www.ianellison.org.uk/wheel2.jpg
>
> you can see both discs sitting parallel so it looks like the rim separated
> from the hub.
>
> The rim is dented and the tyre distorted at the same spot. I suspect the
> bike launched itself in a highside or similar then landed on the front wheel
> causing the spokes to buckle or break.
>
> It's a total guess but I reckon it's plausible. :-)

That's what you get with disc instead of rim brakes! ( :-) )

Broken 'spokes' could be the cause rather than an effect.
Was that what happened to Robert Dunlop in 1994?

Roger.

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RE: WSB test session crash

Posted by "Ian Ellison" <ian-at-ianellison.org.uk> on 17 February 2014 | 0 Comments

>If you look just below the mudguard, there is a bit of what looks like bent
rim sticking out from the tyre.
>
>wonder how it happened - hope it wasn't the cuase.

Having blown it up and made it a bit lighter

http://www.ianellison.org.uk/wheel2.jpg

you can see both discs sitting parallel so it looks like the rim separated
from the hub.

The rim is dented and the tyre distorted at the same spot. I suspect the
bike launched itself in a highside or similar then landed on the front wheel
causing the spokes to buckle or break.

It's a total guess but I reckon it's plausible. :-)

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Re: WSB test session crash

Posted by mike newton <bikermike.n-at-googlemail.com> on 17 February 2014 | 0 Comments

On 17 February 2014 14:12, roger collier <roger.collier-at-oracle.com> wrote:
> On 17/02/2014 14:07, mike newton wrote:
>>
>>
>> http://www.crash.net/wsbk/news/200343/1/barrier-fabrizio-hospitalised-after-accidents.html
>>
>> Look at that front wheel - wtf happened?
>>
>> Mike
>
>
> It looks like the hub separated from the rim.
> You can see the discs in the usual place.
> At least that's what it looks like to me.
Indeed, that's not strictly encouraging is it?
If you look just below the mudguard, there is a bit of what looks like
bent rim sticking out from the tyre.

wonder how it happened - hope it wasn't the cuase.

Mike

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Re: WSB test session crash

Posted by roger collier <roger.collier-at-oracle.com> on 17 February 2014 | 0 Comments

On 17/02/2014 14:07, mike newton wrote:
> http://www.crash.net/wsbk/news/200343/1/barrier-fabrizio-hospitalised-after-accidents.html
>
> Look at that front wheel - wtf happened?
>
> Mike

It looks like the hub separated from the rim.
You can see the discs in the usual place.
At least that's what it looks like to me.

Roger.

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WSB test session crash

Posted by mike newton <bikermike.n-at-googlemail.com> on 17 February 2014 | 0 Comments

http://www.crash.net/wsbk/news/200343/1/barrier-fabrizio-hospitalised-after-accidents.html

Look at that front wheel - wtf happened?

Mike

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Job Spam

Posted by "iain-at-pis.so" <iain-at-pis.so> on 17 February 2014 | 0 Comments

It really is a very good job. Money's not bad (there's a London weighting
allowance not shown) very pleasant working environment, relaxed attitude to=
time
keeping, lots of holidays, 33 days plus bank holidays, and although the rol=
e is
shown as being 'finite' only funded until the 31st July, it's not a contrac=
t
job, and will definitely keep going on a yearly basis. Good pension as well=
. The
job is also a lot more 3rd line/network/interesting than the ad makes out. =
How
do I know all this? It's my job at UCL, I've had enough of commuting :o)

=EF=BB=BF=EF=BB=BF . http://tinyurl.com/nhmfxs3

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Re: Battery puzzle

Posted by roger collier <roger.collier-at-oracle.com> on 17 February 2014 | 0 Comments

On 17/02/2014 10:17, Ian Ellison wrote:

> I bought a car battery last week from ebay which came full, in a sealed bag
> with thin foam protectors top and bottom. The foam was soaked in acid; when
> I called the seller they said the batteries "sweat" acid. It' working fine,
> so I guess it's OK.

Sweat? A euphemism for "Parcel Farce left it upside down in the van"?
Did you check the acid level?

Roger.

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RE: Battery puzzle

Posted by "Ian Ellison" <ian-at-ianellison.org.uk> on 17 February 2014 | 0 Comments

> I'm pretty sure that most batteries these days, including Yuasa, come
> with the acid in a sort of six-barrelled articial insemination
> container that you use to fill the batt on receipt.
>

>It depends : maintenance-free batteries [1] do come with the acid pack but
traditional ones [2] don't.
>
>[1] normally black in colour with a strip of caps that plug the holes and
aren't intended to be removed again.
>
>[2] translucent with max / min lines and individual plugs for the cells.


I usually buy AGM or MF batteries; the conventional ones I have bought
recently have come with a white plastic bottle of acid.

If you buy off ebay if you read the ads carefully they usually state whether
acid is included.

I bought a car battery last week from ebay which came full, in a sealed bag
with thin foam protectors top and bottom. The foam was soaked in acid; when
I called the seller they said the batteries "sweat" acid. It' working fine,
so I guess it's OK.

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