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ThePeginator

Member since Sep 2016 • Last active Oct 2019

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Greggs Belgian buns are ‘accidentally’ vegan, as are their mince pies when they roll around again.

    I realise that’s not much use for this scenario but worth knowing none the less!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Wetherspoon's:

    Just had the ‘Gormet’ burger at Stansted airport. It’s the only weatherspoons I’ll go to, but it was decent, not mind blowing, but decent.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Maybe.

    I’d wager many people are putting a lot more than £100 on at a time.

    Also, if you’ve got the option of a ‘Revolut’ or a bank account, where your money is protected, you get interest (albeit tiny), you can receive and transfer money as you would any other bank, and you have the full balance of your account available in any currency in the world at the same exchange rate as Revolut, I’m not sure why you wouldn’t just open a bank account. It takes minutes with Starling. As far as I can tell it has all the advantages - and more besides, and none of the downsides. Just my tuppence.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Another thing to bear in mind - and it’s a big one. To the best of my knowledge;

    Starling & Monzo are registered banks and as such your money (upto 85k) is covered by the FSCS.

    Revolut isn’t, so you aren’t covered.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Day one? I’ve see them go for £150 second hand.. They come up on gumtree from time to time. Deffo check tyre clearance before buying as it has probably changed over the years and they’ve been around a while.

    Or a pomp/pompetamine if you can find one.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Starling > everything else.

    You get the global exchange rate, not the local one or the inflated one most banks impose on you. And there’s no charge and no limit.

    To the point where I spend money abroad for work, I input my expenses into my accounting software (FreeAgent) in euros and it does the conversion to £, and I actually sometimes pay less via starling than what FreeAgent calculates the expenses at.

  • in Current Projects
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    Nice find that genesis, I don't think I'd want to chop it, partly depends how much you paid for it I guess, and if you've got room for it as an N+1 rather than chopping it.

    Re: the water carrying on No.1 - maybe better off with a full frame bag and a bladder? That was one of my big takeaways when I toured with a frame bag and two bottles... but I do ride silly small frames tbf.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Not quite the same level of ‘fit and finish’ as a spesh/canyon/giant but 95% as good for a fraction of the price in some cases and most importantly more than adequate and capable for us mere mortals.

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