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    Hmm, sounds like a plan. Marine ply?


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    You can but that's very expensive. I used left over sheets, smothered them and they've been fine apart from some pealing on the side that gets the most sun and rain, that's not a problem though as I'm putting a timber store on that side. All I did was used 24" centres for everything and offset each run of noggings by a foot. Built the floor, levelled it on tapped down bricks then made each wall, screwed them down on the edge so the plywood will overlap the base then screwed and bolted the back on, screwed and bolted the other side then the front and cut the roof supports for a 7' front falling to 6' at the back, nail your 8x4 plywood on then some OSB for the roof, finish with felt and add a door for whatever size aperture you left, mine was 46" because of the 2' centres. It was born out of the other half wanting a potting shed and gave me a project, hardest thing was sorting it the roof supports as I had to clamp 10' lengths of 3x2 to get the angle of cut right. I did taje pictures but seem to have lost them. This was when it just got together




    It's had a 4' extension and electrics since then. I got really lucky with a lot of the materials being free but I had to dismantle a 2 complete plumbing train bays. The double glazed units were getting binned for being the wrong size so built mine to the glass. I reckon to build it from new, bought timber you'd be looking at £150 - £200 minus the windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by &y View Post
    You can but that's very expensive. I used left over sheets, smothered them and they've been fine apart from some pealing on the side that gets the most sun and rain, that's not a problem though as I'm putting a timber store on that side. All I did was used 24" centres for everything and offset each run of noggings by a foot. Built the floor, levelled it on tapped down bricks then made each wall, screwed them down on the edge so the plywood will overlap the base then screwed and bolted the back on, screwed and bolted the other side then the front and cut the roof supports for a 7' front falling to 6' at the back, nail your 8x4 plywood on then some OSB for the roof, finish with felt and add a door for whatever size aperture you left, mine was 46" because of the 2' centres. It was born out of the other half wanting a potting shed and gave me a project, hardest thing was sorting it the roof supports as I had to clamp 10' lengths of 3x2 to get the angle of cut right. I did taje pictures but seem to have lost them. This was when it just got together




    It's had a 4' extension and electrics since then. I got really lucky with a lot of the materials being free but I had to dismantle a 2 complete plumbing train bays. The double glazed units were getting binned for being the wrong size so built mine to the glass. I reckon to build it from new, bought timber you'd be looking at £150 - £200 minus the windows.
    Nice trampoline. You got a sister?


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    One finger or two?

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    A wrestling move?

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    „Don't forget you're alive. 'Cause sometimes when you walk around the city and you're in a bad mood, you can think, hey, wait a minute, we're alive! We don't know what the next second will bring and what a fantastic thing this is. This can get easily forgotten in the routine of life, and that's something I'm trying to bring to my attention at all times. Don't forget you're alive. We're not dead, you know. This is the greatest thing.”

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    Plenty of wrestling moves with the other half on there. The garden looks a hundred times better now as that was before we took out the conifers, fenced everything and finished the path and patio bits.


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    Just finalised my crack (crap) squad of riders for this years Brompton World Championships in London at the end of July. Now it's time to start the serious training required to make us elite athletes

    Luckily, now I'm off the booze I shall be the elitest of the elite, or not.

    Third time doing it now, going for a top 10 team finish this year. Hopefully we can show the southern softies how to really do it!




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    Found this. When I go to Slovenia in the summer I am hoping to climb the mountain that these guys are riding to and from.

    Bikes and the great outdoors. What could be better.




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    Popping down Matlock Bath in half an hour to gawp at motorbikes on this lovely sunny afternoon.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Swagman View Post
    Popping down Matlock Bath in half an hour to gawp at motorbikes on this lovely sunny afternoon.
    any good?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    any good?
    It was rammed. Think everyone came out today before the usual Bank Holiday weather arrives on saturday. There were some beautiful old bikes there. Andy would have had a wankfest!


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    Yeah there's some proper motorbike porn down there... Saw two lovely old school nortons parked up yesterday in underwood, they looked a cross between a steam engine and a motorbike, beautiful they were.


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    Not the most exciting of topics but I have just read that the new strategy for investment in cycling and walking outside of London, for the whole of the UK, that the government hailed as being the best deal for non-motorised transport ever in the country has been watered down from £400million a year to a paltry £300million over 5 years!

    At a time of austerity, when many people can ill afford public transport or private car ownership, there is an increasing obesity epidemic in the country and both cycling and walking have a boost on the productivity of the workforce in general and provide a nett benefit to the economy, this government has once again shown that they are a bunch of corrrupt, self absorbed wankers.


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    Wank that is.


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    Save up and buy a Volvo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    Save up and buy a Volvo.
    Knob off


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    Just go back from a ball buster of a ride around the Hope Valley, Bakewell and Matlock areas.

    A lot of elevation, but the killer was the wind. Gain any height onto the exposed moorlands and it felt like you were going to get blown into the next county.

    The two lads I rode with weren't the strongest riders so I havee literally had to lead us all the way round. Absolutely shattered.

    Quick kip, then I'm off to Manchester to pick up the advertising bikes we've used down there this weekend.


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    Tomorrow night Guy Martin attempts to ride the biggest wall of death at the fastest speed, live on Channel 4 at 7-15pm.




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    He should do it in a Red Bull.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbus View Post
    He should do it in a Red Bull.
    A Red Bull what? Car?

    Hows he going to get 4 wheels up there?

    Can you imagine the speed required to be able to keep the weight of the car up on the wall?

    Or am I missing a trick?


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    Just a joke about his bike getting mullared by a Red Bull F1 car. You said he wanted to do it fast.... Never mind.


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    What does every thread have F1 in it?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Swagman View Post
    A Red Bull what? Car?

    Hows he going to get 4 wheels up there?

    Can you imagine the speed required to be able to keep the weight of the car up on the wall?

    Or am I missing a trick?
    https://youtu.be/4aZctbTp5gQ


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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbus View Post
    Just a joke about his bike getting mullared by a Red Bull F1 car. You said he wanted to do it fast.... Never mind.
    Sorry, got it now, Coulthard and Martin. It's probably the only car that could beat a pretty stock bike though. Not only does it need an exceptional driver just to keep it on the track, it also need a crew of about a dozen people to make sure it works correctly, whereas Guy Martin has a few frivolous rider aids and a trusty right wrist.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Swagman View Post
    Sorry, got it now, Coulthard and Martin. It's probably the only car that could beat a pretty stock bike though. Not only does it need an exceptional driver just to keep it on the track, it also need a crew of about a dozen people to make sure it works correctly, whereas Guy Martin has a few frivolous rider aids and a trusty right wrist.
    I think the margin of victory shows a lot of cars could have beat the bike.
    DC had to do 4 laps while Guy did 3 and still caught and passed him with half a lap to go.
    Did the v/o say the difference in lap records is 30 seconds? There must be lots of racing cars or even a few road cars that could lap Silverstone within 30 seconds of an F1 car.
    Bikes have got the acceleration to beat most things on 4 wheels but the advantage swings the other way in the corners.


 

 

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