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Old 10-09-08, 08:55 AM   #1
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We're all doing this, aren't we?

So, it's early evening at the start of the weekend here, and there's a long ride early tomorrow, so I was just now checking the tyre pressure and checking the bike over.

Bits of sandy dust in the hex bolts on the stem, and possibly (same colour) a fleck of corrosion starting.

So as I was using a cotton bud dipped in Goddard's silver polish (by appointment to the UK Royal Family, Her Majesty uses it on the Crown Jewels and the bolts on her best road bikes) on those and then all the insides of all the other hex nuts, seven rotations clockwise and three counter clockwise, then the same with the clean bud on the other end of the stick - I got a warm glow that all over the world other 50+ virtual friends will be doing just the same thing.

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Old 10-09-08, 09:17 AM   #2
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So, it's early evening at the start of the weekend here, and there's a long ride early tomorrow, so I was just now checking the tyre pressure and checking the bike over
If the ride is tomorow morning, top of the tire pressure tomorrow morning, not this evening. And if my hex bolts are rusty . . . well, they'll just stay rusty.

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So, it's early evening at the start of the weekend here, and there's a long ride early tomorrow, so I was just now checking the tyre pressure and checking the bike over.

Bits of sandy dust in the hex bolts on the stem, and possibly (same colour) a fleck of corrosion starting.

So as I was using a cotton bud dipped in Goddard's silver polish (by appointment to the UK Royal Family, Her Majesty uses it on the Crown Jewels and the bolts on her best road bikes) on those and then all the insides of all the other hex nuts, seven rotations clockwise and three counter clockwise, then the same with the clean bud on the other end of the stick - I got a warm glow that all over the world other 50+ virtual friends will be doing just the same thing.

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So as I was using a cotton bud dipped in Goddard's silver polish (by appointment to the UK Royal Family, Her Majesty uses it on the Crown Jewels and the bolts on her best road bikes) on those and then all the insides of all the other hex nuts, seven rotations clockwise and three counter clockwise, then the same with the clean bud on the other end of the stick - I got a warm glow that all over the world other 50+ virtual friends will be doing just the same thing.
You're the Bah-rain man aren't you.
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You did WHAT????!!!! I hate it when people raise the standards.

BTW how are things in the desert? Glad I'm not there anymore.
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Old 10-09-08, 11:44 AM   #7
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I though that due to the lack of moisture- Rust did not occur in hot countries. If I was you- I'd stop washing the bike.

Rusting bolts are one of my bugbears. I try to replace most of mine with Stainless Steel or Ti. Although I am surprised that they have not come up with a C.F. bolt by now.
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I've use Bag Balm on my crown jewels, but if the Queen uses Goddard's Silver Polish on her's then I'll give it a try.

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Old 10-09-08, 02:59 PM   #9
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I've use Bag Balm on my crown jewels, but if the Queen uses Goddard's Silver Polish on her's then I'll give it a try.

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I think you are confusing crown jewels with family jewels.
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I think you are confusing crown jewels with family jewels.

Mmmmm, you could be right. I think I won't even open the bottle of Brasso that I also bought.

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I though that due to the lack of moisture- Rust did not occur in hot countries. .
Not really. Humidity and temperatures have both dropped now to a very pleasant level - but in the hot summer months humidity gets up to over 95%, and saline too. Evaporated sea. Cars rust from the top down.

To the poster who asked how things are in the desert - well, pretty nice, I still like it, but the whole island, which is quite small, is getting really overbuilt very quickly. Maybe the worldwide reluctance to lend to construction companies, and the worldwide shortage of concrete, will pause this for a little while.

Today's ride was great. Hope yours were too!
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I have heard Bahrain pronounced as two syllables and then with three syllables. The three goes like this: Bah-ra-in. Tom Brokaw says Bah-rain. Which is it?
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B-a-a-h rain?
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I have heard Bahrain pronounced as two syllables and then with three syllables. The three goes like this: Bah-ra-in. Tom Brokaw says Bah-rain. Which is it?
Two syllables - but the 'h' in the middle is audible, aspirated not voiced, like the 'hhhh' you do before polishing your glasses!


Ba (short 'a') _ hhhhrain. All together now....
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You did WHAT????!!!! I hate it when people raise the standards.

BTW how are things in the desert? Glad I'm not there anymore.
Did my time in Egypt, Liberia and Nam.
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I though that due to the lack of moisture- Rust did not occur in hot countries. If I was you- I'd stop washing the bike.
HAH! That's a good point!
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