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Glyn said :-
You are indeed correct Shep and if more shelving was required then it's a fairly simple job to part the two sections and start again either higher or lower. My enthusiasm for actually going up one of these devices is long gone but I do live in fear of a neighbour wanting to borrow my shelf unit to clear his gutter. It's not a lone item as I have another along the wall to the left that is similarly occupied. I think Sharon may have something with her suggestion of a brown seat cover I'll start to investigate soon.

29/06/2024 07:49:23 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
Extending Shelf Unit?!?! It took me a while to work it out but now I'm up to speed it all makes sense. I'd love a garage long enough to fit an extending shelf unit into.

I wonder how many other regular "lurkers" are out there? Hello Shepherd.

29/06/2024 09:07:42 UTC
Upt'North ¹ said :-
I would love an extending shelf unit but unfortunately my 4.5m extending jobby is presently lying up the rear one and half roof following UPVC cleaning of the dormas and mortaring of the lead flashing. It will remain in situ until the mastic is also affixed. My knees really hurt.
I can then look forward to moving onto the front and we only had a 45 mph wind whilst I was up it yesterday. I love summer.
Mid brown with a "Bentley Diamond" stitch. Gotta be. Good suggestion Shazza.
My knees still hurt.

29/06/2024 09:40:11 UTC
nab301 said :-
Mortaring , mastic , lead flashings and ladders , that's something I leave to

29/06/2024 14:56:59 UTC
Ian Soady¹ said :-
Me too. I'd much rather be in the shed with the old bikes or out on the road. Fortunately we can afford these "professionals" although I have to say some would be put to shame by a bunch of trained chimpanzees. It took 3 lots of roofers to fix a leak in a flat roof we have despite my telling them what was wrong....

29/06/2024 15:38:48 UTC
Upt'North ¹ said :-
And that's why I don't pay chimps.

29/06/2024 17:28:17 UTC
Upt'North ¹ said :-
But just so ya know. This was always going to be a home summer of work. It was destined so.
Er'Indoors has a couple of operations to get done and recuperate from and the bike trip extravaganza will be September and October.
So the riding will happen but not for now. But note to self......the bike needs work too!

29/06/2024 17:33:39 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
So Er'Indoors is off to the people workshop for some repairs? I'm presuming then she has (lovingly) prepared a list of tasks for you to fulfil while she recuperates, thus ensuring that you don't get bored. It's nice to see such kindness in this otherwise spiteful world. Good luck.

01/07/2024 07:50:49 UTC
Upt'North ¹ said :-
Why do you think I'm up the damn ladder.

01/07/2024 12:59:25 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
Does the ladders rattle as your knees shake when you're up the ladders? Mine do.

01/07/2024 15:47:30 UTC
Ian Soady¹ said :-
Never mind the ladders I can hear my knees rattling!

I've never trusted them since I was a student apprentice with the CEGB and was doing a stint in the elctricians' shop. They made me climb up this enormous ladder to drill some holes in a wall. The drill caught and flung itself out of my hands and dropped to the floor with a sickening thud, very nearly followed by myself.

Get other people to risk life and limb on my behalf. That's my motto. The same way as we "employ" Ren to go on these awful trips so we don't have to.

01/07/2024 16:41:03 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
"employ" in quotes. If only you would employ me fiscally. Ho well, back to work.

01/07/2024 20:12:53 UTC
Glyn said :-
Now I,m not sure that the Ed will permit it but I'm going to blatantly advertise a commercial company in this post. I used to travel the 15 miles to the "Old bikers cafe" in Bournemouth and see a lovely fella called Andy every time I needed a brake hose. He would knock me up something bespoke from his vast array of Venhill bits. I'd take it home and it wouldn't fit or he'd put on the wrong ends or supplied banjos with the wrong threads and, after about 3 visits, we'd have it all together. Imagine my horror when I took the old Deauville down there for a run out and the place is all shut up and closed down. So to the Internet and I came across an advert for Hel brake lines. You build your brake line adding in length, coating finish, banjo angles / material and thread sizes plus you're able to view it on the screen as you go along. 2 days later and it arrived. It's perfect and you can grip the metal shank and twist the banjos to line up perfectly. I am super impressed and although £45 worse off very happy. So if you need brake lines, as did I,then I can recommend Hel performance.
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09/07/2024 15:55:40 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
I'll permit advertising... as long as I get my commission.

I've seen HEL advertised around the web for eons but never had cause to use them as yet. Useful info Glyn. That Beemer needs some dirt on it.

10/07/2024 07:18:52 UTC
Ian Soady¹ said :-
Never used HEL but do use Venhill for all my cable and (occasional) hydraulic fittings etc. They do a custom service as well. The parts are of excellent quality but haven't compared prices.

Note to Ren: what about a "recommended supplier" section?

10/07/2024 10:13:59 UTC
Glyn said :-
It was time to attack the long rear frame. I contacted a chap called Shaun who supplies nice round hoops especially for the BMW K series. I placed the order for an item that kicked up at the rear and waited and waited. I sent many texts reminding him to sent it, he promised and promised and eventually it was put in the post and arrived, but without the kick up I ordered. I was going to need a certain amount of courage the hit the frame with the hacksaw. It was duly marked up with tape to attempt to get the cut as square as possible. I'd decided that the kick up was not important enough to send the hoop back and I might have never seen it again. Here's a picture before I'd cut it. I'm going to have to remove and reuse the brackets just behind the cut point.
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11/07/2024 18:44:36 UTC
Glyn said :-
I had to get suitable inserts that went into the hoop and frame. After cutting and filing said inserts it all fitted together reasonably tightly. I put the frame and hoop together and drilled holes partially through the frame and inserts and the hoop and inserts so that I could weld through the holes to hold it all together for the seam weld. my welding is always very messy with no improvement over many years. I did the seam weld then spent ages with the grinder and sanding discs to make it look reasonable.
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11/07/2024 19:14:10 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
Grinders and paint make you the welder you ain't. Looks good from here Glyn and with the various inserts and welds it should be sufficiently sturdy. Keep up the good work chief.

11/07/2024 21:39:57 UTC
Ian Soady¹ said :-
Nice job Glyn, like you my welding is terrible. I can't actually see any kick up on that loop or am I missing something?

Cutting tube square is always tricky. I keep thinking I should make a chop-saw arrangement to hold the angle grinder with a cutting disc for cutting off things that are a bit too hefty to do with a hacksaw.

12/07/2024 10:05:05 UTC
Glyn said :-
You're right Ian, there's no kick up despite me ordering a hoop with an angle. It took me that long to actually get it that I've decided not to bother chasing the fella to correct the order. I have to say that if Ed does supply a recommended supplier section, this man will not be added by me.

12/07/2024 13:59:19 UTC

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