About Schmidt

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Padmei, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Wondered where you were heading with that...

    Lose it in grass, gravel or sand?

    I thought you'd just finished building. Just an excuse for a look at the neighbours place? Or thinking of starting again?
  2. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    I am not sure that I can blame the gearing. You've got to work with what you've got. I had a stressful week and didn't think straight. Left the seal doing about 50 in second, bounced up as far as I could go and when I had to slow down for the bend and screwed up the down shift. I should have just put-putted up in first and all would have been good. Next time.

    I had managed to step off the bike all right, but the tripped on the loose ground and went for a backwards tumble, pretty much like woodman in your vid. The knee is actually fine, the rock just hit were the fibula attached to the tibia. It's not nearly as bad as your ribs. I'll limp a little but I'll live.

    However, I might go an look for some decent knee guards for the DB1K and maybe an armour jacket as well. With my riding skills, it's likely to be a good investment. :lol3

    I've just fitted a new peanut cover from Siebenrock. Had to sand it flat, because it wasn't and leaked. Now it matches the rest of the bike, slightly worn.
  3. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    It was a loose patch with larger rocks. The reason I went up there was because I had been cycling past the drive a few times. When I saw the for sale sign, it gave me an excuse to check it out. I did want to see what it was like, but the main reason was to have a go at the steep drive.

    Having said that, I would also consider building again. But not on a section with such a steep drive. By the way, the picture must have been older, because the drive looks nothing like it at the moment. Getting a concrete truck up there is probably impossible.

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  4. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    That's a great building platform. Along the road from us above Bayview Rd there is a site up on top of the ridge. They buldozed the road up to it & towed up an old house & a railway carriage. Amazing views but in the clouds a few times while we are in the sunshine.

    Both Mrs padmei are in agreement that if we built it would be a bach in a box type thing with very little shape & cost - only the bare necessities- like a lathe & plasma cutter...
  5. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    You have two???:huh

    How's the knee this morning Alex?
  6. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Don't let her google for "Tiny House Movement".

    NordieMissus is hooked.

    A large shed and a tiny house may work though...
  7. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    It occurs to me that tiny would be directly proportional to time spent painting. Bring it on, I say. I'm having enough trouble with 90m²!

    As for sheds, I'm quite partial to this one: http://12-gaugegarage.com/
  8. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    We were at a Christmas part yesterday. The people live in a concerted steel clad shed. It's on of those with a tall main building with a gable roof and two lean-to sections. They lived in the left lean-to, with was fitted out like a main house and the main part and the right lean-to were one large room which housed all the toys, with plenty of room left.

    I just found this picture on the net, it could be the actual building, before it was painted and converted. The location looks familiar.

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  9. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    Nice shed, I find that no matter how big your shed is you just fill it up....or maybe thats just me....:huh
    How much for one of those ones?
  10. Eddieb

    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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  11. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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  12. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    That's what I'm talking about. Not so much for the sustainablility/ ecofriendly ideas but more for the idea of having a cheaper house, no mortgage, good sized workshop (& chuckens & raised garden beds for her), more expendable income to spend on polluting toys, less need to work as much so more time to tinker in the workshop.

    It's funny but I have never felt like going feral before but the fricking mousewheel carries so much momentum sometimes I feel like jumping off & growing a really bushy ginger beard, sell driftwood tied together as garden sculptures at the market & eating vegetables.

    Must be that last ride to Golden bay that's done it:evil


    Oh tell Mrs Nordie we've got bees now so we're cooler than yous- chuckens are soo yesterday
  13. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Chuckens went in June, bees arrived 6 weeks ago. Gary grabbed the varroa mite test strips today and stuck a penthouse suite on for them...
  14. innathyzit

    innathyzit AKA Woodman

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    Totally agree with you on that. I am making plans at the moment to extend my shed about a third bigger.

    Its easier than cleaning it up.:huh
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    Eddieb www.AdventureRidingNZ.co.nz

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  16. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Order the bearings so hopefully they will be in early next week.
    Anyone in the engineering game know if the shims used are a common item? I wouldn't know what depth to use untill I put the shimming plate on & measure it. that would [prob be over xmas.
  17. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Washed my bike this morning for th eAnnual Ulysses toy run. In doing so I ripped the rubber gaiter over the UJ. Nordie spotted the repair with black tape. What is it with me & rubber parts:cry

    on a lighter note this is a brill vid if you haven't seen it already.
    I reckon there'll be a bit of water in the gearboxes after the rivercrossing.

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  18. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Knock knock, is this thing on....?
  19. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    :D

    Um, what to say?
    I have received the bearings & will post up what they cost me etc. The SKF dude here went out of his way to find the input bearing with a brass cage as the new ones are polytholymideafghanistan.
    I dropped off the box to my engineering co to cut the circlip in & press the bearings in. Nutso is lending me his shimming plate & i'll gte them to measure etc.

    The other box I'm using from Berlina is actually OK. It has a few extra neutrals which come in handy if you just want to cruise to the side of the road for a durrie.:D
    I took Schmidt offroad the other nite on the Nads xmas BBQ ride & although it handled it alright I don't feel comfortable doing too much of that stuff on it - too many bangs on the bashplate & footpegs. I nearly went off a bank as I tried to match the pace with the lite bikes & he didn't like slowing down too much. bit of a puckering moment. We went thru some very tight slippery gravel roads & I had to nana it round. i need to grow a bit of bottle to give it a bit more throttle to get it round - or just take it easy & not drop it.


    So i've been thinking about berlinas parts hanging around. I was looking at Snotsos forks & as I'm not riding him much at the mo I was thinking about releiving him of them for a while & fitting them to berlina & making a mongrel ISDT bike. Someone I know has a whole YZ front end sitting in their emporium um i mean garage that may be a worthy transplant.

    Then of course I see Winston & ........ racing & I start thinking...
  20. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Thinking is the cause of most problems...