Author Topic: Top Tip of The Day  (Read 7479 times)

Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #50 on: June 23, 2008, 03:31:40 pm »
when fitting new forks, dont forget that you need to add the thickness of the stem to the length of the headtube & spacers **before** you cut.

Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #51 on: June 23, 2008, 03:33:25 pm »
when fitting new forks, dont forget that you need to add the thickness of the stem to the length of the headtube & spacers **before** you cut.

Ah: Measure once. Buy twice.
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annie

Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #52 on: June 23, 2008, 03:54:47 pm »
When standing up after a spot of sunbathing do make sure your bikini bottoms are tied before attempting to do so :-[

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Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #53 on: June 23, 2008, 05:03:12 pm »
Always try to sunbathe in the same vicinity as annie :thumbsup:
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Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #54 on: June 23, 2008, 05:33:52 pm »
Not sutre if this has already been posted but when transporting your lovely new bike on the roof don't go into a multi story carpark.

annie

Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #55 on: June 23, 2008, 05:49:29 pm »
Always try to sunbathe in the same vicinity as annie :thumbsup:

I won't be doing that again in a hurry.  Fortunately there weren't any walkers along the river path this time.  Unlike last year when the wheels fell off the bed and I jumped up :-[

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Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #56 on: June 23, 2008, 06:12:52 pm »
Always try to sunbathe in the same vicinity as annie :thumbsup:

I won't be doing that again in a hurry.  Fortunately there weren't any walkers along the river path this time.  Unlike last year when the wheels fell off the bed and I jumped up :-[

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Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #57 on: June 23, 2008, 06:21:53 pm »
Not sutre if this has already been posted but when transporting your lovely new bike on the roof don't go into a multi story carpark.
Apologies for the diversion form the topic, but this did remind me of a spectacle I saw at a toll station on a French motorway last month - three lovely racing bikes on a car roof slamming into a sign that contained a warning not to drive under it with bikes on the roof of your car. ::-)

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Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #58 on: June 23, 2008, 08:25:20 pm »
When the nurse says it might sting a bit, try and down 2 bottles of Mettaxxa before she does it*



*Refers to a lumber puncture I had today. Never felt so bad in my life.
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Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #59 on: June 23, 2008, 09:23:55 pm »
Always try to sunbathe in the same vicinity as annie :thumbsup:

I won't be doing that again in a hurry. 

Actually, the slower the better.

 :-*
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Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #60 on: June 23, 2008, 09:36:35 pm »
When the nurse says it might sting a bit, try and down 2 bottles of Mettaxxa before she does it*



*Refers to a lumber puncture I had today. Never felt so bad in my life.

Everyone is different and my lumbar puncture was a total non-event. I've had more trouble picking a zit!
(My personal experience from the other side is that the procedure is really difficult to perform on thick-set Asian men. Sorry, I seldom had trouble doing them on others!)

Make sure you have lots of soft drinks over the next few days and lie down at the first hint of a headache if possible.

Thinking of you...

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Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #61 on: June 23, 2008, 09:39:56 pm »
Especially those with a fooked lower back.
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annie

Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #62 on: June 23, 2008, 09:53:38 pm »
Always try to sunbathe in the same vicinity as annie :thumbsup:

I won't be doing that again in a hurry. 

Actually, the slower the better.

 :-*

 ;)

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Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #63 on: June 24, 2008, 07:48:32 am »
Not sutre if this has already been posted but when transporting your lovely new bike on the roof don't go into a multi story carpark.
Apologies for the diversion form the topic, but this did remind me of a spectacle I saw at a toll station on a French motorway last month - three lovely racing bikes on a car roof slamming into a sign that contained a warning not to drive under it with bikes on the roof of your car. ::-)
Did that! Got away with slight scuff on saddle.  :-[
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Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #64 on: June 24, 2008, 12:36:39 pm »
If you check your clock properly in the morning you may find that you actually did have time to make lunch and that could've avoided having to get a crappy sandwich from the pub next-door  ::-) :-[

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Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #65 on: June 24, 2008, 01:41:44 pm »
If you check your clock properly in the morning you may find that you actually did have time to make lunch and that could've avoided having to get a crappy sandwich from the pub next-door  ::-) :-[
Or (TheLurker's own patented solution to lunchtime tristesse)  make all your sandwiches for the week on the Sunday and bang em in the fridge.  Notes. Make sure you use fresh bread and fillings that aren't too, err ooozy.
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Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #66 on: July 23, 2008, 10:37:30 pm »
A torque wrench is not a substitute for a brain.  ::-)

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Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #67 on: July 24, 2008, 12:23:33 am »
Don't go for a cut throat razer shave if your usual barber ain't in.
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Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #68 on: July 24, 2008, 04:05:25 pm »
A torque wrench is not a substitute for a brain.  ::-)


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Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #69 on: July 24, 2008, 10:43:09 pm »
When camping in the Alps, shoot all the Murmeltier near your tent, just in case.

The dear sweet Murmeltier, with their sqeaky call, and the cute way they watch you from on top of a rock, without hiding!

Shoot the bastard.



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Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #70 on: July 29, 2008, 04:17:10 pm »
A visible red thread running round your worn-out tyre will attract the attention of the faerie. Change the tyre and you'll have fewer visitations.  ::-)
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Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #71 on: July 29, 2008, 06:21:16 pm »
Top-Tip: Orange and Ginger* Nuun.   :sick:

*Just a hint it says!
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Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #72 on: July 29, 2008, 10:56:13 pm »
"If you don't test something, it won't work."

or

"It's always the things you don't test!"

etc

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Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #73 on: July 30, 2008, 01:12:30 am »
If you don't have it with you, you will need to use it (and vice versa).
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Re: Top Tip of The Day
« Reply #74 on: July 30, 2008, 02:21:03 pm »
If you want someone to follow a script while not listening to you - call the helpline for a well known ISP   >:(
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