Thoughts and musings two wheel based. Also wheel rebuilds and bottom brackets serviced.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Flip flop

Built up my new Reynolds 853 tubed Inbred today. Swapped over all the running gear from the Alfine hub'd Genesis Io id. Some head scratching but it's done now.
The bike feels very springy and loose. In a good way.

Friday, May 20, 2011


Spent the late afternoon making use of the oven being on and some fresh eggs from the farm, along with some sneaky honey from a mates bees and baked a pretty bloody good cake.

Monday, May 9, 2011


1500 miles between MoTs I found out on Friday.
That's shameful. Seems the Tenere has taken over all the duties.
I decided to put some more on the Triumph over a 24 hour run to the Fens and back to catch up with friends. 450 more as it turned out, thanks to some navigation errors on my part.
Despite heavy rain and crappy conditions, the 17 year old bike didn't miss a beat.
Just need to get used to the new rear tyre now.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Got a little job done on SB#3 last night. Made the exhaust hanger up. 2 x 16x16 8mm id stainless steel spacers, and a length of 16mm od 316 tube.
All I need to do now is make an exhaust strap up, as the ebay one looks bloody awful.
Another job off the list.

Monday, May 2, 2011


Got bitten four times last Thursday by some unknown flies. Don't think they were horseflies as I didn't feel it. Either that or my legs were still a bit duff from nettle stings incurred whilst singletracking. Anyway come Friday afternoon the swelling had started and I was feeling a bit rough. Saturday morning, after a rough night I was feeling worse. Ended up seeing emergency GP and got diagnosis of Cellulitis. Cue antibiotics and much co-codamol. Saturday night I was running a fever and had that delightful feeling of sweating like a whore in church whilst shivering so hard the bed was rattling.
Slowly feeling better but it put the kybosh on a few plans.
Bastard flies