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    I am an Aries, though. ( If you believe that makes an iota of difference to anything) That's the same sorta thing, innit...
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    I've had a day fettling. As usual I think it's going to take 10 minutes then spend the next few hours discovering all the bits that need cleaning/replacing. My hardtail for HONC has gone from filthy bike that worked to clean bike that doesn't

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Greenville View Post
    Never really saw you as the typical Aryan, TBH, Hans.....
    He's not - more a result from a coming together betwixt Gloin & Uncle Fester.
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    *Google's Gloin*

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    Ha...!

    You're a geek for knowing the name of that shortarse.

    Ed. And how very dare you, pinkeye...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby View Post
    He's not - more a result from a coming together betwixt Gloin & Uncle Fester.
    I know, I know. I have met the little bugger, remember? A little harsh, though, Nobby.
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    I am aware of the meeting Greeners, but felt you should know that the anger he inherited from Gloin has grown over the years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Frii View Post
    Ha...!

    You're a geek for knowing the name of that shortarse.

    Ed. And how very dare you, pinkeye...
    i could have referred to his father which reads as 'Groin' in t'English.......
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    Hmmm. I charge my lights for a night ride but the heavens have opened. :-/
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    You bastard! I was hoping to get out for the first time in nearly a month & you mak it wet & shitty.
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    Sorry, that was actually me yesterday putting on my summer tyres

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nobby View Post
    You bastard! I was hoping to get out for the first time in nearly a month & you mak it wet & shitty.

    Tis wot singlespeed is for...
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    A little harsh, though, Nobby.
    That’s alright, Greengeez, I’ve heard that the rarefied air an inch above my height where Nobby resides actually contains an unpleasant waft of monotony.

    I am aware of the meeting Greeners, but felt you should know that the anger he inherited from Gloin has grown over the years.
    So, we’ve done short, bald, ginger and angry. I reckon that only leaves the paranoid jokes to complete this Groundhog Day-esque thread hijack.

    But, as we’re going over old ground, d’ya remember when you lot thought I was Trim Goulash just because Mike said so. Oh, how I laughed my arse off at a demonstration of real paranoia and over-confident assumption. Now that was genuinely funny…


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    Well, if we're going down the road of "thread Hijack"- Hans, what can I do about the fecking Ash tree at the bottom of my garden? It's too tall and needs sorting, to an acceptable height, but Her Ladyship won't let me anywhere near it as she fears that : 1. I'll butcher it almost to death. 2. I may damage the house/neighbours 3. I may hurt myself in the process. She's insisting we get an "arboreal specialist" to do the job.........................................and cost me a small fcuking fortune to do so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Greenville View Post
    Well, if we're going down the road of "thread Hijack"- Hans, what can I do about the fecking Ash tree at the bottom of my garden? It's too tall and needs sorting, to an acceptable height, but Her Ladyship won't let me anywhere near it as she fears that : 1. I'll butcher it almost to death. 2. I may damage the house/neighbours 3. I may hurt myself in the process. She's insisting we get an "arboreal specialist" to do the job.........................................and cost me a small fcuking fortune to do so.
    Hire the Humbertard?
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    TBH, I wouldn't like to advise without seeing it in situ. Ash can grow about a metre a year so it'd be prudent to cut it back, if not remove it altogether.

    Do you have enough garden length on your estate for the tree to fall without interfering with anything - if so, fell it. Preferably by someone that knows their shit - Karlos, for example. It'll have to be done with wedges, obviously. Scaling a tree with a single-handed chainsaw and harnessing is a job for a specialist and for good reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan View Post
    Hire the Humbertard?
    Er, would you? Actually, I might well do that.
    Last edited by Lord Greenville; 11-04-13 at 10:15. Reason: Afterthought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Frii View Post
    TBH, I wouldn't like to advise without seeing it in situ. Ash can grow about a metre a year so it'd be prudent to cut it back, if not remove it altogether.

    Do you have enough garden length on your estate for the tree to fall without interfering with anything - if so, fell it. Preferably by someone that knows their shit - Karlos, for example. It'll have to be done with wedges, obviously. Scaling a tree with a single-handed chainsaw and harnessing is a job for a specialist and for good reason.
    Her Ladyship wants it "trimming down" to about 14'. As it stands, it would hit the house, if felled and there's a steep bank down to other houses on t'other side.
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    Just let it fall down the slope and deny all knowledge.

    But seriously - sounds like an expensive* specialist job to me.

    *Their PLI is probably quite high, so you're helping to fund that.

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