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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    That sucks, In Germany cats aren't allowed outside unless the whole garden is enclosed with wire. I came on to complain about NVQs but that seems petty now.
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    The Computer Question Thread

    Odd. Mess with themes? Check the screen resolution matches the monitor resolution. Check Windows Scaling. Check to see if the monitor has a mode to move the image around on the panel, try bumping it up or down a bit?
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    Loft clearout time!

    Sounds interesting. I'd love to see pictures of that.
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    Loft clearout time!

    I have been thinking of getting an AK74. I don't want to get into a fight with the good doctor but if it is a nice wood one I am interested. The only pistol I am really interested in is a Marui Strike Warrior, the 1911 frame with a Detonics slide and a comp. Love those.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    What he said ^ My wife is a counsellor and it really helps.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Made it. No tampon necessary. Love the gif though.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Yeah. I'll be fine. Worst case, I'll just use a tampon.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I went to a wedding yesterday. I don't like weddings. I don't like the guy. The food was crappy. Now I have heartburn and diarrhoea. I have a 5 hour drive to Devon later. Bleh.
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    https://giphy.com/gifs/hYxRHP0eUA0g0
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    So, they will have to put in extra effort to *fruitcage* it up.
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    But will it be a *suitcase* show of bugs and crappy control porting?
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    That's it. There are exactly 4 sizes of bearings in headsets. 1 inch, 1.125 inch, 1.25 inch and 1.5 inch. And yet, somehow, there are actually a billion different headsets. All the way outside the head tube, all the way inside the head tube, in a cup pressed into the frame, just pressed directly into the frame, loose and self centring in the frame. *fruitcage* all that noise. A straight tube with a 44mm ID supports bearings from Hope and other good manufacturers that can fit all other types of fork. So I got that. My forks are 1.125 inch at the top bearing and 1.5 inch at the bottom, it is a common setup for strength and lightness. Easy to maintain, built like 5 tanks, last forever.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Time to pay the early adopter tax. 4 and a half years ago I was super into cycling, I was fit, fast and doing 9 phys sessions a week. I decided I was deserving of an upgrade. I decided I wanted a future proof bike. I knew the industry was heading towards disc brake road bikes (and I agreed with them) and I knew that disc brakes without thru axles are dangerous as balls. I decided I was going to get a thru axle equipped disc brake road bike, I knew that flat mount brakes were the future. I bought a KTM Revelator Sky, a carbon fibre bike with flat mount brakes, 15x100mm front and 12x142mm rear thru axles and relaxed - long range - geometry. The dealer said the frame would be 2 days It took 4 months. It arrived with damaged paint. It had a press-fit bottom bracket. They are hopeless, creaky pieces of *suitcase*. It creaked. I replaced it with a BBInfinite sleeved BB. It involved cutting the carbon fibre due to a stupid piece of design. I rode the thing around for a while, never really got on with it (other than it was beautiful). Recently I decided to reduce down to one bike. My plan was to sell my original green bike to by best bro for cheap - just enough to replace the forks on the KTM. That way I can fit my dynamo equipped wheel, mudguards and light to the KTM and do overnight rides. No problem, until I discover that the prats from KTM fitted the shee-niou high-tech Alliance with a headset design that was obsolete from day one. There is literally no way for me to fit any upgraded forks to my KTM. The 15mm front axle has been abandoned by the roadies and 12mm front is the way forward. At least I was right about the flat mount discs. I threw a fit and gave up on the go tsao de piece of . I have ordered a new frame. Titanium. 44mm (oversize straight) headset, the best, easiest to maintain, best supported headset standard. BSA 68mm bottom bracket, the best, easiest to maintain, best supported bottom bracket standard. 31.6mm seat tube is a bit big but big can always be adapted to small. Flat mount brakes. 12mm rear axle. Bolt on 34.9mm "braze on" front mech mount. Bolt on 34.9mm seat clamp. No surprises, no stupid dead end technology, no fragile carbon fibre dry weather princess of a bike. This is going to be an all weather, mudguard wearing, dynamo lighted ultra distance plugger. It better be the last bike I ever buy. I consider the cost to be the last instalment of early-adopter tax I have to pay for buying the KTM.
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    OK, we are in a bidding war here. Shouldn't be long before we get to 200 grand. I personally value the "Not for civvies" chocolate bar at about 3 quid.
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    I have seen a flat I love and now I have to sell my house in a hurry. If I get it though I'll get a lovely view of the river and be close to the cinema and such. I'm hopeful. Does anyone want to buy my house?
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I don't understand this behaviour.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    No, but the tactical trousers have vent sips that keep your shenanigans cool.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Have you looked at the stuff that Varusteleka does? Really nice, really great quality.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Thank you sir.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    That I don't wear underwear? I know, sexy, right? Isn't it funny how when a lady says she isn't wearing underwear we think "hmmm, nice" and when a guy says it we think "hmmm, I bet his trousers smell like *suitcase*"
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I don't wear underwear. I obtained a bucket of water and used that to tidy up.
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    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Waiting for water taxi from Caye Caulker back to Belize city I decide to have a Pineapple smoothie. It is nice. I get onto the water taxi. 30 minutes into the 60 minute journey my guts notify me that the smoothie was not nice and that they would like to please empty NOW! I wake up and climb over the gigantic sleeping man next to me and make my way to the head. It has a sign on the door saying "Urine only". I sit down and think about things, I decide that I won't deliberately go but it is safer in here in case of a shart. I shart. I follow up with 15 gallons of nasty stuff. There is no toilet paper, no flush mechanism and the sink does not work.
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    If you are referring to coffee then no, not at this time. I can confirm that there have been 70+ drug related murders this year in a country with a population smaller than Bristol. All cars on the road here appear to be US write-offs that people are driving drunk. The people are mostly friendly and although it is the rainy season it hasn't rained since I got here and the locals are concerned.
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Interesting. Also interesting: I'm in Belize.
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