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I got a headtube badge for my Pace this week, the original versions were just foil with a sticky back, a friend of mine made some for me minus the stick so i never got around to using them.. i found some dude was making/selling pewter versions via facefuck.. being a fb o'phobic i asked another friend to order me one.. £20 inc p+p..bargain! I thought it was going to be shit for that price but it was lovely!

Only problem was, the adhesive pad on the back was a little bit too thick for my liking, making the badge protrude too much from the frame

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..so i peeled it off.. made a wooden former to the headtube dia to ensure a perfect fit

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..decided to stick the badge on with contact adhesive so as not to damage the frame but i was only going to get one shot to get it perfect.. i used masking tape to tape one of LazyS's stickers (of the second best cat in the world..or maybe 3rd?) to the former using masking tape, put the head badge over the top and carfully cut around the edge with a scalpel

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Used the inner part to register the badge in the pefect position on the frame then stuck the outer part over the top

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peeled the inner part away leaving a stencil to apply the contact adhesive, also putting a thin layer of contact behind the badge

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..stuck the badge into the sticker template and pealed away the stencil with no overspill

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To quote Stranger Things.. "Shhmakin"

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Gave it a whirl around the Mayfield Valley

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Featuring Vintage 90s era helmet, Vintage Kiki's Delivery Service Tee, Vintage 90s era Stussy shorts, Rainbow socks (Tis Pride week after all) and Chucks

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Every change of season I must readjust the neck release on my bass to avoid fret buzz. Finally found some time to do this relaxing and rewarding operation.

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Well, last night... very peculiar being about in a crowd... not sure if anyone else gets this now

Plus it was clear non of them go on Sufu :)

Great venue - a Georgian cloth mill dating back to 1779, repurposed for shopping and events... works well

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@MJF9, yes, I still find myself a little uncomfortable especially now that the US pretty much does fuckall for mitigation. I also feel uncomfortable in these converted spaces. All throughout the US these formerly industrial zones and docks that were formerly productive industry have been converted into luxury condos, shopping districts and entertainment spaces. I can't quite put the words to my fingertips at the moment, but the feeling is ominous.

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Is that in Halifax @MJF9? It has an air of St Mark’s Square in Venice about it!

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@Jared Lee Yeah, I hear you - the demise of these areas from their original use is concerning.  In this case, the building was derelict for a long time and so at least it is now being used productively, spurring some regeneration locally. They have loads of events throughout the year so the local town gets increased trade.  But, true, not the original purpose.  

@Maynard Friedman Yeah it's this building in Halifax, West Yorkshire.  Some say St Mark's Square in Venice was actually modeled on it :D.  But yeah, very nice place.

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I don’t have a problem with the re-use (or repurposing) of older industrial (or other buildings) when they are no longer used - admittedly the actual reasons behind their decline/abandonment can be unsavoury or highly political rather than simply the result of progress. I even wrote my undergraduate dissertation about this very thing many, many years ago. I also understand it’s a much lower carbon footprint to re-use rather than demolish and rebuild.

My issues are when shady developers are involved and when the chains move in due to the high rent and the independents (who in some cases are responsible for the rejuvenation of old buildings in the first place) are forced out. Then it just becomes meh! :sad:

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^^ and the shopkeepers raise the prices of everything (either to pay the rent to these shady landlords or to capitalise on the new-found trendiness, I dunno which)... I once even saw peanut butter for sale for £8 on Sharrow Vale Road, believe it or not :wink:

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I can believe it.. That's my local row of shops :)

A new Bubble Tea joint opened up last week called K'Tea... check it out, it looks expensive (no web page just yet) 

I think it's for the Gen Z'ers.. never afford a house so i might as well buy £12 tea..

2 hours ago, MJF9 said:

Well, last night... very peculiar being about in a crowd... not sure if anyone else gets this now

Did i tell you about when i had a mini freak-out in Ikea?

Last time i went there to get my kid a bed.. i was already feeling pretty apprehensive about it having not been in a large department type store for years, my kid was hungry because he didn't have any breakfast so he and my mrs went to the cafe while i went to find the beds.. "ring me when you've done" said I... i couldn't find the damn beds, my phone signal was zero so i couldn't find the family, i wandered around for what seemed like hours then i heard my name on the tannoy saying "00, go to department such and such!" but i had no clue where this department was? I didn't even know what department i was in.. freaked out, abandoned the trolley, couldn't find the exit retraced my steps and went to sit in the car, got a phone signal, rang my mrs and asked them to meet me outside.. they were in the bed department all along, couldn'r bear to go back in so I ended up going home and buying the bed online  :D

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22 minutes ago, MJF9 said:

 I once even saw peanut butter for sale for £8 on Sharrow Vale Road, believe it or not :wink:

A couple of months ago a friend of mine and his daughter popped up to our house (they live out in the sticks) and the 4 of us went for a walk around Redmires.. all of a sudden a tenner blew past on the wind so he chased after it and picked it up.. he said "are we going for cake on Sharrow Vale Rd later" yeah can do.. cool "I'm buying" he said, the shop is tiny so i went in with the tenner, ordered 4x slices of cake and 2x cans of pop which came to £30 so i had to put it on my card.

Both kids thanked him...

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Sounds like a nightmare OO :)

19 minutes ago, Double 0 Soul said:

I can believe it.. That's my local row of shops :)

Aha yeah I was teasing as I remembered that's your manor.  We ended up there impromptu one time and I spotted some of the buildings near the park from your previous posts.  Some really nice buildings and shops... but that's the theme with pricing eh. Someone somewhere is taking the p...  

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@smoothsailor what you got planned?  

It's 23 C degrees near me right now and I'm melting! Humidity is 49%, must be why it feels so hot.  @Broark may put this into Texas perspective

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23°C! Weather records continue to tumble in t’north :laugh2:

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Started the week in  Christchurch for work

Ending the week in Manchesters Northern Quarter. 

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Where chips come with gravy as standard.   

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@smoothsailor what you got planned
 

drive from the ferry to Hastings, few days there, than to Bristol, another few days, after that to London..

looking forward, always like to come over.

downside is my car left me on the side of the road yesterday with vague troubles the triple a guy couldn’t figure it out.

I got home eventually,, now I don’t trust the old bugger anymore

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enjoyed a good view after a hike today with the family

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On 7/9/2022 at 3:04 PM, Double 0 Soul said:

I can believe it.. That's my local row of shops :)

A new Bubble Tea joint opened up last week called K'Tea... check it out, it looks expensive (no web page just yet) 

I think it's for the Gen Z'ers.. never afford a house so i might as well buy £12 tea..

Did i tell you about when i had a mini freak-out in Ikea?

Last time i went there to get my kid a bed.. i was already feeling pretty apprehensive about it having not been in a large department type store for years, my kid was hungry because he didn't have any breakfast so he and my mrs went to the cafe while i went to find the beds.. "ring me when you've done" said I... i couldn't find the damn beds, my phone signal was zero so i couldn't find the family, i wandered around for what seemed like hours then i heard my name on the tannoy saying "00, go to department such and such!" but i had no clue where this department was? I didn't even know what department i was in.. freaked out, abandoned the trolley, couldn't find the exit retraced my steps and went to sit in the car, got a phone signal, rang my mrs and asked them to meet me outside.. they were in the bed department all along, couldn'r bear to go back in so I ended up going home and buying the bed online  :D

The friendly IKEA journey is actually a labyrinth from hell - hate the place

Anyway this whole price rise thing is getting ridiculous … last month I bought some extra virgin olive oil from Morrison’s - it was £4 and I got back in the house and banged on about the robbing bastards putting the price up from £3.50 (I nearly never notice small price rises) but it seemed to me 15% was hefty. So fast forward just over 3 weeks to yesterday … same oil in now £6.49!!

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19 minutes ago, Duke Mantee said:

(I nearly never notice small price rises)

This is very much out of national character 

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3 minutes ago, Maynard Friedman said:

This is very much out of national character 

I agree, most Brits (especially Londoners) are as tight a drum

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Ikr! ..and folks are talking about inflation/cost of living increases like it's some kind of hurdle we just need to get over.. then (and only then) the price of everything will simply return to 'normal' :rolleyes:

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A walk in town, coffee and crate digging

 

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@pomata looks like a cool place... where is it?

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It’s Verona in Italy, thanks

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@pomataexcellent LP.

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I’m in a mountainous region of  Sardinia, a few miles from a village called Seulo

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The region was given Blue Zone municipality label of excellence for being the longest lived community in the world.

.. it’s just lovely, we’re surrounded by grapes, olives, marrows, aubergine, almonds, courgettes and shit loads of lizards... 

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.. drinking peasant beer and the local firewater..

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..eating cock bread :)

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.. just got back from Arbatax, a small beach community to the east, the drive through the mountains was beautiful, the med is so warm..

..first time I’ve had internet access for 4days.. probably a correlation between that and the life longevity :)

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Nice one, we’re in Rhodes, just outside Lindos, after spending a couple of days in the lovely town itself  #CatLife

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