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a1astair

Member since Aug 2008 • Last active May 2016
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Repost? Looks like a pretty decent effort from Ikea:

    Looks like the racks and trailer are extra, on top of the standard bike:

    Apparently is uses the: "SRAM Automatix 2-speed hubgear that switches automatically depending on speed. Braking is with disc and coaster brake."

    Can't see a rear brake though and I don't think the read hub has a backpedal?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I just got a new macbook air.. Pretty pleased with it so far, but I want to use it is a bit of a media hub..

    So, I was thinking about getting this wireless hard drive and sticking it by my router, and then getting Apple TV

    Just wanted to check whether anyone had done anything similar and if not, whether anyone could foresee any problems? I'd be streaming content wirelessly from the hardrive to the Mac and then on to Apple TV.. Is that asking for trouble, or would that be alright?

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    Can I put my Geekhouse up here too? Not sure if the 'no readers wives' rules applies here too.. It's going to be my commuting / getting around town / going to the beach bike

    I did already put a different pic of this in current projects but I am really bleeding excited about getting it.. It won't have the Brooks bags - i'm going to get a Carradice bike bureau for the back

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    light is a supernova e3

    supernova-lights.com/en/products/­e3_triple.html

    not sure about the hub

  • in Current Projects
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    You sure? the front look like a Soma, which is much more useful than the VO;

    Looks like you're right - I specced the velo orange porteur and assumed that they had just taken the rail off for the show, but it looks like they swapped it out for the show..

    What is the advantage of the soma over the VO? Just the rails to hang panniers from? Is there any noticeable difference in quality?

  • in Current Projects
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    They're both velo orange.. One thing that I wish that I had asked for is to have a D-lock holder integrated into the front rack, like this

  • in Current Projects
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    Current project that I have done no spannering on but have been waiting very patiently for:

    Geekhouse Brentwood which was featured on the Brooks stand at NAHBS and is now winging its way to me

    I've wanted a Geekhouse since I first saw dogsballs' low pro years ago on here.. I ordered a low pro to start with but then realised that a geared and practical bike would actually be much better in hilly Sydney, so I've gone for an Alfine 11 and discs, as well as a touch of lairiness with the paint..

    Can't bleeding wait!

  • in Current Projects
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    Are you in Sydney and is your Samson red? If so it's bloody lovely

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    paralympics closing ceremony.. double spok of peace

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