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General / Re: The 2018 FOC-U Bike Picture Challenge
« on: 22 October 2018, 04:44:12 PM »
Well flippin done !

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 21 October 2018, 10:35:20 AM »
Thanks - it has been tweaked a little with some HDR and extra saturation, I mostly used the phones tools so you can see the not so good HDR working as there is a lighter area around the bike in the sky and then a little work in a proper photoshop to put the blue back that the phones HDR made go muddy.I actually missed the peak sunset as I went past the lay by and could not turn around for ages. Its my favourite time of the day to ride especially in the week in the summer as I wait until the stupid rush hour traffic has gone at about 7 pm   

General / Re: what did you do with your fazer today ?
« on: 20 October 2018, 07:35:50 PM »
Rode it until the sunset  :)

General / Re: Down the pub - the thread about nothing and everything
« on: 20 October 2018, 10:57:20 AM »
I am seeing a lot of cyclists around my parts that have no lights -zig zag on and off the pavement, this in an area with a massive amount of polish, eastern European migrants that use the bike as their main transport.Yes no matter how high vis your vis is drivers still do not see you.I had high vis top on including arms with modded - both lights on I had one pull out on me from a side street - he going right on a 30 road I was going about 20. He stopped 1/4 way out when he did see me and I gesticulated by pulling on my high vis and a palms up hand gesture whilst shaking my head and HE started blasting his horn at ME  :wall . Maybe he though he could pull out quickly as I was only going 20.     

General / Re: Focer font of knowledge snorkelling
« on: 19 October 2018, 11:18:19 AM »
You’re gonna ride in the rain aren’t you?  :rollin

General / Re: Focer font of knowledge snorkelling
« on: 19 October 2018, 11:17:57 AM »
Yep think I will give them a try so long as they are not just toys. Been looking at pro masks and even they are not that expensive. 

Try to find a local Decathalon or diving shop and go try a few masks on for size. Different masks all fit differently. Some will leak even though they appear to be the same size as the one next to it that doesn't. Once you find one you like that fits, go and find it online or bite the bullet and pay up in the shop.

A good mask isnt expensive. An expensive mask isnt nessesarily good. Just the same as crash helmets really.

Do decathlon have samples loose to try on then

General / Re: Focer font of knowledge snorkelling
« on: 18 October 2018, 08:37:29 PM »
Cant really go wrong with that one at that price.
Yep think I will give them a try so long as they are not just toys. Been looking at pro masks and even they are not that expensive. 

General / Re: Focer font of knowledge snorkelling
« on: 18 October 2018, 05:51:04 PM »
for snorkelling, go with something that fits and is comfortable. You should be able to hold the mask up to your face, without the strap on, and just by trying to breathe in through your nose hold the mask in place (no hands)
No need to spend a fortune on a mask, save that for some huge fins to help to swim against the tide/current
Thanks I have just seen this one problem is trying it on. But I do have a pin head so I am even thinking of a junior one as my head is only 54cm circumference   :eek
Fins wont fit in my hand luggage, I am already jettisoning my weeks supply of pants (2 pairs) to make room for the mask 

General / Focer font of knowledge snorkelling
« on: 18 October 2018, 01:16:04 PM »
Have done some a long time ago and just again last month in Spain on a little trip that included a bit of snorkelling and now looking to get my own mask and snorkel to take with me next time.But I don't want to waste my money on rubbish but also don't want to spend the earth on professional scuba gear.Have been looking at stuff in decathlon but it seems very cheap, so any advice from snorkelling focers

General / Re: Fazers as art
« on: 18 October 2018, 10:33:25 AM »
I feel slightly queasy after looking at them pics. They're good but I bet Tony Hart could have done better  :)
Looks like morph did one of them

General / Re: Fazers as art
« on: 17 October 2018, 04:15:30 PM »
That one with the animals is "trippy"

General / Re: Recovering security chain
« on: 17 October 2018, 11:15:59 AM »
Nice one  :lol
That's exactly what I was thinking when I saw the title.
Was it a major operation or had it been attacked by a bike thief  :lol
I keep reading it as if he has lost it down a drain

General / Re: Blind Spot Mirrors
« on: 16 October 2018, 10:48:13 AM »
I have seen some cars that have wing mirrors that have the outer section as a wide view separated with a dotted line but all in a totally flat one piece mirror

General / Re: Blind Spot Mirrors
« on: 15 October 2018, 10:07:41 AM »
Look Back
Well thats great for 1970 but with modern shape full face helmets you can not look that far behind you.

FZS600 Fazer / Re: gear link rod ends
« on: 14 October 2018, 08:05:54 PM »
Eh--- mine is just a black rubber boot covering a metal ball and socket - peel  it back and add a blob of grease 

FZS600 Fazer / Re: sorry to ask this question guys
« on: 13 October 2018, 11:07:24 PM »
One of the bulb holders is also a buzy, hold the revs at standstill at 3 or4k and press different parts and hear the buz stop. I have given up (dont stay long at 4k anyway  ;)

General / Re: Blind Spot Mirrors
« on: 13 October 2018, 02:19:19 PM »
On a car pulling a caravan, you put the blindspot / blackspot ( :) ) mirrors on the outside (far side) of the vehicle wing mirror, so they extend the vision behind, plus have a wider field of view out there.

If you put them on the inside edge of your mirror you are only going to see 3/4 of your jacket then a bit of road!

Try it. Stand infront of your bike, straddling your front wheel while looking towards the rear (of the bike), and move your view to the inside and outside of your mirrors.... outside edge gives greater field of vision.

Here is my fake photoshoped idea

General / Re: Blind Spot Mirrors
« on: 13 October 2018, 02:16:41 PM »
I've got some blackspot mirrors. They come in pieces of eight 😉

General / Re: Hard wearing metal paint
« on: 13 October 2018, 02:15:04 PM »
Why not put the security chain inside an inner tube, then it will be rubber coated and non scratch.

It has a cloth tube cover, but the last few links on each end still stick out from the cover and it gradually works its way up the chain so more links are exposed and then it's a PITA trying to pull it back down again :(
I have a chain and the end of the sleeve is held at the last link with a rivet through the cloth nipping it on the inside of the link loop. Just stitch it like that to stop it riding up.

General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 11 October 2018, 02:04:14 PM »
I have a painting of a Yeti.
Are you sure it is a yetti or were you mistaken because of Gods long flowing yetti-like white beard

General / Re: Blind Spot Mirrors
« on: 11 October 2018, 09:10:26 AM »
Beware if ye get Black Spot mirrors AAArrrrrrrghhhhhh

Black spot mirrors ????? :look
Pirates of the Caribbean

General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 09 October 2018, 08:35:00 PM »
Zero point energy

General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 08 October 2018, 04:12:13 PM »
Oh and why when I need a few floury tatties tae make some soup why do I have to buy 2Kg in a plastic bag.  I’ll have some mash to use some of em up, but a good few will get chucked.
We always but a sack of spuds from the local garden centre which comes in a paper sack, £6.50 for 12.5kg and keep it in the shed and it lasts weeks. But you can only get them between October and May. And then its new potatoes - as you say, in plastic bags.     

General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 07 October 2018, 08:57:33 PM »
Some plastic packaging IS needed, for instance cucumbers, the plastic sleeve prolongs the life, we thought we were saving the planet when we saw a cucumber without plastic but had to bin it after a few days--waste water growing it-waste transport pollution- and so on but at least when I bin it that it degrades quick. But there should be a bio degradable sleeve option.
EDIT- IMO cucumbers are a waste of focin time anyway !       

General / Re: Plastic waste in seas/oceans
« on: 07 October 2018, 08:51:11 PM »
There are (so it would seem)  also health issues with re using plastic water bottles over and over

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