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mdcc_tester

Member since Nov 2009 • Last active Oct 2014

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    That could have been so much worse.

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    Not seeing this?

    You're the lucky one. It's here but be warned it containes white painted Zipp Vumachronos

  • in Rides & Races
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    An 18 mile loop

    Hippy trained for this by doing a load of 20 mile laps in the Newbury 12

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    Installing an alloy bb in an alu frame. Grease the threads with any type or specific grease?

    Copaslip or similar. If you don't already have some, go to a motor factor and get a 500g tin, that will last a lifetime.

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    I refer the honourable gentleman to my previous answer

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    salt, sand and sub-zero

    That sounds less fun than sun, sea and sex. Of the three, my guess is that low temperature might be the killer for standard ties, they are made to live happily in hot wiring cabinets, and you can't have a very wide usable temperature range with nylon. I wonder if there is an Arctic grade?

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    Cable tie will die quickly

    You must be using some crap zip-ties, all the ones I've ever tried to remove have put up a good fight. Conversely, aluminium strip will fatigue crack in very short order.

  • in Microcosm
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    perhaps I should just gift LFGSS in it's entirety to LFGSS CIC

    This (apart from the gift element) was a thought which occurred to me last time I looked at this thread.

    since I was offered money for LFGSS

    What order of magnitude? The comedy online site valuation tools (and I use the term advisedly) give valuations of anywhere from $10 to £130k. I ask because the thought which occurred to me was to have the CIC/Cycling Club acquire lfgss.com by a buy-out funded by a one-off subscription from cycling club members. In the olden days, clubs would sometimes have a subscription to purchase a memorial trophy, for example, and raise total sums of the order of a month's salary of the average member, but I wasn't sure whether the amount which could be easily raised this way would be comically short of a commercial valuation.

    In the light of your considering gifting it to the CIC, the commercial value is less relevant, but my understanding is that lfgss.com has had it's historic deficits funded by you personally, so some contribution towards making up those losses would seem to be the least we could do in respect of any transfer of ownership.

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    I may be able to countersink my self

    The best way to avoid drilling yourself is to use a pillar drill with a solid machine vice. Adding countersinks to a sprocket should work, but you'll need to do it quite precisely to get a flush look, and as there's quite a bit of variation between head forms, you can only really get a lovely aesthetic result for screws from a specific maker, which you should buy and measure before you attack the sprocket with a countersink.

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