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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 11:39 pm 
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Got in from work and decided against the gym.
Got some fresh coffee on the go, opened the garage door (the sun actually came out for a while!) and finished off my f-in-law's retirement present - a clockwork I rescued from ebay. Not mint by any means, but streets ahead of what he might have got from Halfords for the same money!
Finishing it gave me an enormous sense of well being. So much so, I even had a spares sort out! Might even have some decent stuff to sell.

As I sat in the man cave giving the bike a clean, my next door neighbour popped his head in and said " You look happy!"
Made me realise how sometimes the simple things in life are the best.
Geoff had better like his present!


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 11:42 pm 
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:D Was in a warm shed today listening to rain on roof and tinkering with the Marin. Simple pleasures.
Couldn't agree more.


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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 11:57 pm 
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i'm the same with bikes, guitars, cars and rc heli's...i just go to do a small job, get sidetracked and 4 hours has passed.......love it!!


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 12:29 am 
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Yes..

I'll just "quickly clean the bike and tweak the brakes" escalates into a strip & grease :facepalm:

Happy with it though


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 12:38 am 
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I also happen to have a beer fridge in the garage!


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 2:54 am 
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started building a wheel the other evening, not built any for years.
was a rebuild using spokes etc from other wheels, so after lacing it all up and finding the spokes were just to long to work, it was 11.30pm..
i had another set of shorter spokes so pulled it all to bits and rebuilt it again.
by 1.30am it was almost true and round.
then off to bed.
was nice to just have a tinker.


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:53 am 
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zetecmk2 wrote:
i'm the same with bikes, guitars, cars and rc heli's...i just go to do a small job, get sidetracked and 4 hours has passed.......love it!!


The soundtrack of my weekend " do you know you have been in that garage for 3 hours , you were only ment to be 5 mins "

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:56 am 
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I read the thread title and assumed it would be about Savile.


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:30 am 
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Chopper1192 wrote:
I read the thread title and assumed it would be about Savile.


" Now then now then "


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 3:46 pm 
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I used to love going into the shed and tinkering around, now I've frozen everything while I await some money to continue the P7, I may be waiting some time :( And the shed just floods every time it rains.

Boohoo

Alison


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