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Pawlus

Member since Aug 2016 • Last active Dec 2022

Huge retro bike enthusiast from Poznan, Poland.

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    I was thinking about foil poncho. It’s full waterproof however zero breathability. It’s light, cheap and packs small, what’s not to like? I have never tried a wax cotton stuff but it does sound heavy and spacey.

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    Next up: changing timing belts and rear brake lever!

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    Wow, thank you everyone who responded. As I'm not the most patient person in the world I've decided to take the quickest/easiest route and gave a @jambon's leather belt technique a try. And it worked a charm! Now, I've fill it up to the upper limit mark and am anxious if it's not too much and how much damage could it cause? Probably not, as it's still within the limit, but just.

    @bright I was considering getting a dedicated tool, but my new oil filter has a 17 mm nut integrated so I'd use it only this once to remove the old filter. I was also worried about it slipping because of cheap/imperfect fit.

    @hugo7 I'll be following your footsteps very soon, as brake fluid will be due next year and I'm going to give it a go as well!

    @lynx it's a Monster 796 I'm working on.

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    Hi there, long time lurker here etc etc. I’m trying to change oil and filters on my bike but can’t get the oil filter off. Is there a golden technique regarding removing oil filter? Mine is pretty tight and I can’t get it off with my bare hands.

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    Poncho is truly waterproof. Rain jackets with meembranes like Gore-Tex are pretty much waterproof, however during prolonged rains or rain pours water will condense inside the jacket making it feel moist. This membranes provide some degree of air flow, however it’s worth to add that the flow stops as soon as it starts to rain and jacket gets wet.

    I usually underdress when I’m hiking/biking and it forecasts rain. There’s really no good solution when it’s hot, humid and rainy.

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    I wouldn’t say they get better, but they definitely change. All the scents and tastes are the strongest on the first day. Smoke/peat taste is the first one to fade and it was noticeable already after a week with Ardbeg. I think it happens with Caol Ila as well - it is perfectly smoky right after opening and then slowly decays over time to become more brimey.

    Have you tried Caol Ila distillers edition?

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    Went back to the Uigeadail. Some of the tar scents have vented and I must say I love it. Sometimes can feel the taste or smell it even tho I haven’t had it or smelled it that day. Will get another bottle soon as it’s dirt cheap where I live.

    Edit: is it Stockholm syndrome of the whisky world?

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    Recently opened a fresh bottle of Ardbeg Uigeadail. I was overwhelmed by the burned rubber/tar aromas in both nose and palette. Adding water opened up some fruity scents, but still ash/peat was dominating and the finish remained bitter. That’s a bummer as I really liked Caol Ila 12 yo and was hoping Ardbeg will deliver more of that. Going to give it a week and try it again.

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    Today at our local whisky store I was told that Lagavulin 16 is going to be unavailable for next two years. They ran out of 16 yo barrels.

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    How does Caol Ila 18 compare to Lagavulin?

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