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M_V

Member since Aug 2008 • Last active Mar 2015

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  • in Cycle Touring
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    Got my trial contacts. They are monthlies that are made to be extra breathable.

    So far, seem to be so much easier to get in and out than dailies and more comfortable once in.

  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    shy do Vittoria Corsa SC tyres which are tubs have "Clincher min to max pressure 8 to 10bar/115 to 145psi mounted to clincher specific rim" moulded I to the tread?

    The printed label says 115-200psi.

    Same tread mould used for tubular and open tyres?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Saw this when you posted it and absolutely loved it.

    I think its almost subconcsioucly been an inspiration for my Fire Eye Flame build as is getting to look more and more like it.

    Decided the other day to go back to ss and couldn't remember if yours was ss or geared, I kinda worried I was being silly building a ss monster tour kinda thing but seeing yours again tonight has put me at ease.

    Pic of how mine looks right now, Alfine still on in this photo but will be gone as soon as new wheel arrives.

  • in Classifieds: Discussion
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    Your log in details don't work?

    Im sure I've logged into ebay.com with my ebay.co.uk details so might work the same?

    When you say "...but when I click on it.." where are you clicking on the dispute from?

    If you are clicking on it in the resolution centre while logged in and it's asking you to sign into german ebay and you can't get any further then I'd contact ebay customer services. I've used the live chat and the call back thing for a few problems and always found them pretty helpful.

  • in Classifieds: Discussion
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    Have they opened the dispute as 'item not received' or 'item not as described'?

    Is it a paypal disute or an ebay one?

    If ebay, you should just work through the resolution centre and shouldn't matter where their account is registered.

    Would have thought Paypal would work similarly.

    Get in touch with customer services for whichever it is through if you are having issues resolving it because of the German thing, they are there to help.

  • in Cycle Touring
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    I spoke to my optician and she is ordering in a trial of some different lenses for me to try.

    Not entirely sure what they are but she said that if I were to sleep with them in occasionally (she pushed the occasionally as she didn't really want to encourage this) it should be ok.

    She said sleeping in dailies is basically a massive no-no as they just suck all the moisture out of your eyes.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Also can anyone explain to me why I see so much BMX bikes with halflinks?

    Halflink chains (when fitted correctly) hide the front edge of one link inside the rear of the next one. This means that if you do a grind and the chain catches on the wal/ledge etc there is no way the outer plate can catch and get ripped off as it can with a a standard chain.

    This is obviously of little concern to your average fixie skidder.

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  • in Miscellaneous & Meaningless
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    showing the sheer terror in the birds eyes

    Probably because the weasel was trying to kill/eat it.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I'm guessing I probably didn't have the QR tight enough this time and that previously the Allen key skewer was giving inferior clamping.

    I actually stole the nutted axle from the deore disc hub on my pomp and put the QR axle back into it do I can experiment with doing it up tighter.

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