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ThePeginator

Member since Sep 2016 • Last active Jul 2020

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    Forgotten how much I wanted one of these. Was looking for a 29er SS one when I found my Niner instead.

    For me the quintessential inbred has always been SS and rigid.

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    Been looking into child seats recently and it occurred to me it must be one of the few things there isn’t a thread for, bikes for carrying little’ns! (Unless there is? I couldn’t find it)

    Post your child transporters, including model of child seat if applicable (and if it’s any good!) - there must be loads on here.

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    Ace, thanks. Bike looks great!

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    Thanks, about the same as my el mariachi, 60cm on a medium I think. I’m hoping it’ll work with swept back bars even if I have to scoot the saddle back a bit. One last question, is your steerer standard 1 1/8”?

    I’ve seen a couple of people say the mount the comes with the seat doesn’t fit a standard fork steerer as the maximum tube diameter it accommodates is 28mm, which would seem crazy considering 28.6 is almost completely standard.

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    Cheers that’s helpful, any rough idea on ETT length? And are you relatively long of leg?

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    Anyone got any experience installing a Yepp next mini on a medium 29er, am I likely to be able to pedal?

    Seems quite hit and miss whether people’s knees hit the seat or not.. I’d really prefer a front mounted seat to a rear... but not much good if the bike is unrideable

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    Are they that much better then? I’m really a newb to all this. The classic seems to be the go-to machine as the ideal between pro features, consumer price point and decent build quality, I have seen the Rancilio mentioned but hadn’t really paid it any attention.

    I want a decent machine and a decent grinder than can basically grow with me as I improve my brewing skill. I’ve always been a believer in buy the best thing you can afford and buy stuff that’s built to last.

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    Yeah fair point well made. 9/10 I’d have made that same decision already - all my bikes are 2nd hand for example.

    Was more wondering about any empirical arguments of one machine over the other or any overall reasons to buy a machine new over a used one. Warranty is the main one but they’re so repairable and parts are so readily available it doesn’t seem like such an issue which is unusual for a modern item. Gaggia UK will even do a full service for £85... if I did that I’d still be spending half what the new machine would cost.

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