@PeteH If you take "can I use" is a more liberal way, then yeah, sure you can use the tyre with a smaller wheel. You could strap the wheel to your back with it to carry it home from the shop, for example.
@PeteH That's part of being a bike shop. If you only stock wanker-level gear you won't get much of it, though. OTOH, you make much more positive difference to the world by helping poor people keep their bikes on the road than by selling decorations to over-moneyed idiots.
And if you don't like fixing horrid cock-ups committed by idiots, unfortunately the expensive end of the market is one you really can't look at. Those are the people who will buy the cheap tools off ebay, butcher the repair, try to cover up the problem (doing more damage in the process), then bring it in and threaten to sue you if you don't fix it under warranty...
Not that we ever had that happen, but we heard stories. We just had "I put a Phil BB into my italian frame and it creaks.... yes, yes you did. Well done. Next time buy an italian Phil BB and use grease. Do you want us to throw away the frame you wrecked or will you be keeping it as a reminder?
Japanese news headlines are amusing today: - Industry minister arrested for claiming money for visit to sadomasochistic club. - Chinese arrested for buying too many diapers. - Man attacks student, steals her skirt. - Man revives woman with AED, but branded "pervert" for opening her clothes.
just another day in Japan!
still can't forget an old headline stating "Man arrested for licking woman's head in the restaurant"
@Mσᶎ I said "goede moaning" in hope you see it again and laugh. Always nice to bring some happiness! :)
yes, they are supposed to be... however some people seem to draw no connection between "directly onto the skin" and "no clothes"
the guy reportedly got arrested and questioned by police
in the very end policemen apologised and gave him some sort of certificate of appreciation, however the guy was cool to the end and declined.
it's kind of funny here. Once a friend who was leaving Japan gave me his washing machine... So he came with his car and we took the machine into my house. In five minutes police patrol car appeared in our backstreet.
I broke a little old ladies ribs once with CPR, and surprisingly she came back to life. Unfortunately only for a couple of weeks, but long enough to send me a thank you card. Then her family wrote to me and said thank you again coz at least they got to talk to her in the interim.
Stuff like that I'm reminded (and the ambulance people reminded me at the time and afterwards) that you only do stuff like that to dead people. If they miraculously come back to life as a result , that's, well, miraculous...
The big thing is that doing it to someone who's not actually dead can easily kill them.
@nhinkle that's kind of annoying. I'm way due for a whole first aid course because I am used to getting them through work or volunteer stuff but have not been doing the right sort of volunteering and work isn't interested.
I got WFA certified in the spring but CPR wasn't included in the course, and I'm planning to take WFR winter term and CPR is a pre-req. It's offered in town but only during business hours, so I'm really hoping work will at least give me paid time off to go.
When we move I might start with the SES (State Emergency Services) and see how that goes. Luckily they do good training and most of their stuff is not very exciting. Necessary, even essential, but not exciting in the way that volunteering for Search And Rescue is.
The guy on the safety committee who sent out the announcement I'm on great terms with, but the people who stamp things are less enthusiastic about sending interns to get CPR training 2 months before they leave.
We don't seem to get a lot of that, but on the other hand I have never actually dealt with them other than riding past and once being told that riding in 50cm of water was not good for my bike (which was great, but not really helpful)
They do first aid training for all volunteers, and you have to pass a criminal record check (and no, despite what you've heard about Australia, that doesn't mean you have to have a criminal record to get in)
The first year they had a "how many people" and since I happened to have the Ute available I took it along. Girly rode the quad with trailer, so I won with 11 plus the rider, she came second with I think 5 or 6 plus the rider, the person who came third had like 3 plus the rider.
Have emailed ben@trisled that link, I spect we will see something silly come out of the workshop in the near future. He has a puppy now, so a fat tyre long john is probably going to appeal to him. It'll work better on the beach than his current bike.
Ben has learned that "can you ride it there" is kinda like "will it blend", the question is more about the machinery than the rider.
There's been a couple of challenges he's put to his race team that I have done to wind the kids up. But I'm getting a bit old for that, used to be that what kept me out of the race team was having to ride 50km each way to get to training twice a week. Or 20km and two trains, which took the same amount of time but less leg power.
I do wonder whether an 8-freight style fat tyre bike would work better on the beach, you want a bit more control over the front end on deep sand. I'm sure Ben will work it out.
Also, you can get 20"-ish fat tyres, I have a couple for the quad (wheels and tyres, the rims are ~100mm wide as well), so you don't have to have a ridiculous frame side just to get fatties on the bike.
Also " an extra minute strapping down your load will save you dozens of minutes later in the ride". A thousand times yes!
how to confuse netbeans in one easy step: search and replace in files from outside netbeans. The background compiler loses it when that happens. Quite reliably.
For the software tester's definition of "reliably" :)
mobile app is not dealing very well with changing from wifi to external network so now all data gets the same structure... and all my code changes as a result. Refactoring every change is not working, so it's text editor time.
@Batman Yes. Absoultely. I just saw that question. I'm minded to add a comment "please don't hit anything with a hammer until you're absolutely sure what you're doing". That one should go in the community wiki, in fact!
But the whole question whiffs a bit. Right now its got a couple of partial answers but the Op has already ticked "best answer"
When people do that (tick and answer, when you get the feeling they really don't have much of a clue) I'm inclined to leave them alone.
Way back, I read a book by a guy called Ed Yourdon. He was one of the pioneers of things like case tools, use cases etc. in software development, a really switched-on guy. Anyway, one of the things he wrote about was the scenario where you're just surrounded by crass stupidity, and you're forced to back off and say "I'm sorry, there's nothing an old fart like me can bring to the table"
I often feel like an old fart these days.
You just feel that the best thing you can say is "ah, so that's what you want to do, is it? Well, good luck with that."
On the plus side, though, I just took my fixie out for a test ride after fitting the new headset. Unbelievably smooth, that was a great move. So I'm ready to take that bike away on holiday with me. The only funny was the bike computer - I road a 10.5km lap, but I noticed toward the end of the ride that the Garmin said my speed was 0.0, also when I looked at the data on the computer, it said I only rode 7.5km. Strange.....
I know Garmin can be quite funny in that if it detects a speed/cadence sensor, it will ignire all gps data. Even if speed or cadence data is missing!