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M_Vatwork

Member since Sep 2016 • Last active Nov 2021
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Yeah I quite like that, and it reminds me I must get to chopping on my Schwinn...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Love how it has a dropper post. As if 100-200mm drop is going to make it so much easier to mount and dismount!

  • in General
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    So on the brake lever front, I've seen a listing for the newer levers that says "Not suitable for Brompton B75 or pre-2017 model M-type or H-type Bromptons". Is that a handlebar diameter thing or what?

    (Realise this might be more obv once I have the bike in hand)

    I'm sure my mate has one of the older Brommy levers on the bars of his fixie so presumable the older bars at least were 22.2mm, and therefor I could use almost any old (short pull) lever rather than being limited to those with Brommy tax?

  • in General
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    I've ordered a Brand-X EH1 that I intend to remove the peak from and think it'll make fairly nice innocuous helmet that'll suit all the riding I do and I can always chuck the peak back on if I'm shredding the gnar on the mtb.

  • in General
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    I have one of the retroreflective Carnacs at the moment that's great (other than the roadie looks) and I actually ordered another one in black a month or so ago. Different model but the same large-extra large 58-61cm size and it was visibly much smaller than the one I have and wouldn't even go on my head.

    I contacted PX and they said they'd changed supplier for the helmets and that was why the difference in sizing.

    The dial on my current one is always done right up so I must at the smaller end of the size range but the new ones are just a different shape or something.

  • in General
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    Mmmmmm...

    It definitely has that "Grrrr, I'm a sssssuper ssssserioussss roadie" look about it.

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    I need a new helmet. I'm not finding much I like the look of.

    Don't want a tragi-mamil road helmet, don't want a gnarly dude mtb helmet. Urban helmets mostly look like they'll boil your brain.

    I hate that pish thin plastic shell that Giro etc all have, it just feels dead flimsy and gets knocked up looking soon as you throw them in a bag or let them rattle around the back of the car.

    I've had a couple Catlikes which have a tougher shell but want to get away from the roadie look and the company doesn't exist anymore I don't think.

    Giro Reverb (in the Z Team colours) but with a tougher shell would be the daddy.

    I have an old orange and white Reverb that I keep at work for derny riding. It was a great helmet, half decent ventilation, I found the simple elastic cradle super comfy and I know a lot of people will say the looks are pretty questionable but IMO there's nowhere that it sticks out as being horrendously out of place.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Where's the thread that I posted the images of my undefeated technique and someone made it into a gif?

  • in Rides & Races
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    I wouldn't use WD40. It will quite likely dry out/damage the rubber seals.

    Noted.

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