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Desperate to ride Gen

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Jacomus-rides-Gen, 13 Dec 2007.

  1. Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    I want to ride her. Hard. Relentlessly, until I am totally spent ;)

    The bike shop is supposed to have her ready now, I've already spoken to then once today though.

    Can I call them again?

    I want to be able to ride home from the shop, but have to take unlit roads, and my cateyes, whilst good for being seen, are rubbish for seeing with :tongue:

    If she is ready in 20mins, I will be able to cycle home. What if she is ready and they are just not calling me coz its been a long day and they can't be assed!!!

    What do I do!
     
  2. yorkshiregoth

    yorkshiregoth Master of all he surveys

    Location:
    Heathrow
    Just waiting for Fnaar to make some comments.
     
  3. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Location:
    Brighton
    Chill out!

    Go for a run?
     
  4. Lord of the Teapot

    Lord of the Teapot New Member

    Ring the shop and tell them you are on your way to collect Gen
     
  5. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    why not just watch some porn instead?
     
  6. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Hi, having a really busy week :tongue: (so not as "on cue" as I might otherwise be)
    Anyway...oo'er, Jacomus, you sound like you need a cold shower...
    Phone up lbs and say "I wanna get into it, you know? Moving, doin' it, like a , like a sex machine". See if that hurries them up a bit. ;)
     
  7. Regulator

    Regulator Political refugee. Fan of Adrian.

    Some guy in Scotland was prosecuted recently for doing similar... :tongue:
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
  9. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    Does that mean you got Gen back? ;) What was the LBS doing to her anyway?
     
  10. OP
    OP
    Jacomus-rides-Gen

    Jacomus-rides-Gen New Member

    Location:
    Guildford / London
    It does indeed me I have her back!

    She was supposed to go in for her winter service, but the weekend before I had that strange and very unpleasent loss of control - which stemmed from a cracked bearing race in the headset.

    So it was a general service, and new headset (which took a couple of days to arrive), and a new rear light because the current one packed in yesterday.

    What LBS do you use out of interest. *Crosses fingers and hopes not pedalpushers*
     
  11. PrettyboyTim

    PrettyboyTim New Member

    Location:
    Brighton
    Your sperm!?

    ;)
     
  12. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    Haha!

    Oh this is a long story... I originally used Guildford Cycles (it was near the Friary Centre) but they went out of business about three years ago. :wacko: That basically left Cycleworks in Burpham and Pedalpushers. Cycleworks are ok but very MTB orientated which might not suit you. They also have a habit of trying to sell me a new bike every time I go in, which is a bit OTT when you only want a new bottom bracket. :blush: Pedalpushers are more general, but I got put off them because the wheel truing they did for me was woeful.

    I've ended up doing all my own wrenching. It has meant spending serious cash on weird and wonderful tools, but learning to press a headset and build wheels has been good fun. Occasionally I need a dealer in which case Nirvana Cycles in Westcott (for Kona) and Beyond Mountain Bikes near Cranleigh. (for Trek). They are both very competent bike shops, but better for MTBs and not very local.
     
  13. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    Love the name! :blush:
     
  14. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    You won't be needing that old Quasar now then, will you JRG...?
     
  15. barq

    barq Senior Member

    Location:
    Birmingham, UK
    Being in posh Surrey it is of course pronounced Burfam. :wacko: