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  • Yeah I doubt I'd feel it too. But it's still nice to know the theory behind it.

  • I've never really been able to get on with binoculars so I fancy a monocular. Mainly for birds, animals, bit of sport, etc. Looking for something pretty compact rather than a spotting scope and sub £50.

    Any recommendations?

  • Not particularly. It's an alphabet print for my baby son's bedroom. He won't appreciate a reverse screen pulled one off! Not even my own design either -hangs head-

    I asked Hobs as we use them occasionally through work, but they were surprisingly expensive. Looks like printed.com will fit the bill.

  • Is there a thread about Prime wheels somewhere?

    Those wheels sold by Wiggle / CRC that seem to be good value for money.

    There must be haters on here who will tell me that they are a poor man's version of Hunt wheels...

  • Is there a thread about Prime wheels somewhere?

    I think they've come up a few times in the "road wheel recommendations" thread
    https://www.lfgss.com/search/?q=Prime&ty­pe=conversation&type=comment&id=146874&s­ort=date

  • Check out camera shops/boot sales/markets for used ones.

  • I've been using some of their cheap road wheels for a while and I've no complaints. They can flex a little when out the saddle on climbs but I'm 100kg so I expect it.

  • You are never 100kg!

    Thanks @Sumo & @mdcc_tester - they sound less worst than China-direct wheels

    They have a pretty sweet deal on 27.5mm wide 700c carbon disc wheels with tyres & tubes.
    https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/prim­e-rr-50-se-carbon-clincher-disc-wheelset­/rp-prod180030

    Also 4% quidco cashback & £10 off with the British Cycling Membership

  • I got some of the non disc version prime 50's on the cycle to work scheme. I am happy with them for the money. The decals just peel off, and I rate the hutchinson tyres, was already using a set of them I had bought before. Due to their width, tyres do come up wide on them. My 25mm vittorias measured 29mm and were just too wide for my older canyon frame.

  • OT and probably a very basic question but I'm technologically challenged. I have a newly built outhouse in the back of my garden that I want to have wifi in. I have already laid a cat6 ethernet cable from the outhouse into the main house that will connect to the router in there (virgin fibre). To get a wifi network at the other end, is the simplest thing going to be to get another router and configure it somehow to broadcast a second wifi network? There will be PC there that I want to connect via a cable too which I presume I can plug into said router?

    Would any old router do the job?

  • A router may work depending on which one it is and what settings are available.

    Personally I'd buy a switch (you can get a decent one for £20 or so) to plug into the network cable (and the PC) and also plug in a wireless access point (something like this https://www.ui.com/unifi/unifi-ap/ keep an eye out on eBay for cheap ones).

    This will keep everything on the same network as your home network.

  • A £20 wireless access point (that you plug the network cable into) would be the simplest.

  • (I've also stopped considering Ubiquiti products as they've got ongoing GPL compliance issues: https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/oct/­02/cambium-ubiquiti-gpl-violations/ )

  • I have done this in 3 places in my house, using cheap tp link routers set up in access mode, allows you to use the same WiFi network as in the main house and allows phones etc to easily switch between them, also means you can plug a computer into it. Only thing that gets difficult is anything that needs multicast (only thing I found was you view boxes about 3 years ago.). I bought the cheap routers from Argos, and they work perfectly following this guide

  • What's a good 1x crank + bottom bracket that would suit a 90s MTB dad bike conversion? Second hand eBay and cheap preferred.

    Think the BB shell on the bike is threaded (gt tequesta)

  • Shimano zee ?

    Or just any crank with a single ring instead of 2 / 3?

  • Any arbitrary Shimano HT2 104mm 4-bolt crankset (whatever you can find within budget) and a N/W ring from wherever.

  • Really just any crank that can take a widely available narrow wide chainring. Currently have a white industries crankset that has a 5 bolt 94bcd, a standard for which they don't really make n/w rings.

    (Could just put a regular ring in there I know)

  • 5-bolt 110BCD NW rings are ubiquitous/cheap if you prefer road ratios. Also depends on what the BB width is as to what cranks are available.

  • 90s MTB

    @frankenbike
    What width do you suppose the BB shell is going to be?

  • What width do you suppose the BB shell is going to be?

    Quite similar to the terrifying head tube angle?

  • I defer to your knowledge but I thought the 68/73 switchover occurred in the 90s.

  • Well I've definitely got a 90s MTB with 68mm BB shell...

    Wikipedia says:

    There are a few standard shell widths (68, 70, 73, 83 or 100 mm). Road bikes usually use 68 mm; Italian road bikes use 70 mm; Early model mountain bikes use 73 mm. Later models (1995 and newer) use 68 mm more commonly.

    They reduced the shell width for MTB??? And then increased it back to 73mm again?

    I don't know - might as well just measure it- there are all sorts of weird bikes out there

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