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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 12:12 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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Whilst replying to another thread, my brain coughed up:

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daugs wrote:
apologies bit off topic but why the change in design from the earlier one piece spiders then removable rings to having spider part of large ring, this is still all fitting to square taper axle so just wondered on benefits ?


there are no benefits, just 'Faff'.

'Faff' is the new word to describe the 'new' that you must have before you even look at a bicycle let alone ride the damn thing.

'Faff' is what stops the spontaneous ride. 'Faff' can be be found in modern bikes taking up to 98% of a new bikes' design. Its in the pivots, the suspension settings, in between the 10spd cassettes, stuck halfway down a supposedly sealed shifter cable...

Faff has been known to cause the use of excess width riser bars and body armor for 'a quick blast'. Faff is also found in trail centres making up a good proportion of berms.

Faff has been with us since about 1996 when, under an EU directive, it had to be included in all new purchases which included cars, bicycles, TV's and so-on. Once perfectly good items that had a serviceable life of up to 30 years suddenly went wrong overnight due to 'Faff'. New purchases had to be made which included Faff, which we were told and assured about, they were the be all and end all of purchases, you wouldnt need another.

Of course, those new purchases became obsolete overnight as new Faff was available with the old immediately disintegrating rendering tools and repair shops redundant.

You only have to go to car-boot sales and recycling centres to see the amount of faff filled products being dumped or struggling to be sold...

Faff.


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 12:17 pm 
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cars...........

30 years ago cars had a life expectancy of about 10-15 ish years or little over 100,000 miles and then usually died - corrosion

and now while corrosion is frequently a thing of the past, all the little electronics and sensors start going wrong and frequently is uneconomic to replace as more than value of car with fixed


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 12:19 pm 
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daugs wrote:
cars...........

30 years ago cars had a life expectancy of about 10-15 ish years or little over 100,000 miles and then usually died - corrosion

and now while corrosion is frequently a thing of the past, all the little electronics and sensors start going wrong and frequently is uneconomic to replace as more than value of car with fixed


that is 'faff' - perfectly decent cars rendered useless by the inclusion of 'faff' - ask any Renault IDE owner...


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 12:28 pm 
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I love faff as it keeps the skips full of treasure ripe for the findin'


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 2:25 pm 
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Faff: the fact that my TV and AV amp suddenly stop talking to each other by HDMI and don't seem to be resettable.
The future is analogue.


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 2:27 pm 
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hamster wrote:
Faff: the fact that my TV and AV amp suddenly stop talking to each other by HDMI and don't seem to be resettable.
The future is analogue.


you have an amp that's got HDMI !


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 2:39 pm 
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Location: Completely in the dark, thanks to me good mate Terry....
Not to be confused with "Pfaff", which is apparently a brand of sewing machine.

David


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 2:49 pm 
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I based my whole career on faffing. Did me no harm.


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 5:20 pm 
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daugs wrote:
hamster wrote:
Faff: the fact that my TV and AV amp suddenly stop talking to each other by HDMI and don't seem to be resettable.
The future is analogue.


you have an amp that's got HDMI !


Yes, long story because the TV won't output 5.1 on the optical. Now it won't output anything. :roll:


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 5:27 pm 
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I have a laserdisc player and some discs if you get bored...


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