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M_Vatwork

Member since Sep 2016 • Last active Aug 2019
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    My intervention ... more specifically sought to ascertain whether it was ethical for Scott to request people's money without any thought of repayment...

    Discussion following your post has ascertained (at least how I read it) that 'the forum' absolutely does consider it ethical. Yet you insist upon flogging this dead horse of an argument that it is not.

    For your own sake, come to the realisation that you are at least in the minority, very possibly alone, in thinking that what Scott is doing is unethical.

    You are welcome to your opinions of the people who use things like GoFundMe to raise money and of the people who choose to donate to things on these platforms, but unless you were of the opinion that Scott's cause was actively harming anyone/anything or that he was deceiving people into giving him money I can't see why you would derail his thread like this.

    Actually, I can see one more reason... that you are jealous of the support that has been sent his way.

    If you are trying to argue that Scott putting himself out there as a possible recipient of people's money means that less will be donated to 'recognised charities' ie Mind, I don't think that kind of logic is even worth arguing against.

    TLDR, you've told us all your opinion, nobody cares.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Cheers, not cheap but probably as good as it's going to get eh?!

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    Anyone know of anything that's out there for 20" wheels wider than the Bluemels that seems to exist in 53mm width (though I've yet to find anywhere that actually has them in stock).

    Edit: Alternatively, if I reshape a metal guard to a smaller diameter, will it get wider or narrower?

    There seems to be some availability of already fairly wide metal guards for 24" wheels on ebay.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Definitely Halo.

    The hardware on Miche hubs seems to develop corrosion very quickly when they are used outdoors and there are a lot of issues with the spoke holes in the rim bed causing constant punctures.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    When we moved in to the flat I think I was down at about 2 or 3 bikes. Buying a place with a garage was equally the best and worst thing I've done!

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    I can't actually stand up to full height at the front

    Neither can I in mine yet I manage to fit a motorbike, 7 bicycles, half a dozen or so frame sets, 4 or 5 wheelsets, umpteen boxes of parts (bicycle and motorcycle) a workbench, a workstand and oxy propane brazing kit in mine and have built 3 frames in there.

  • in Frame Builders
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    Have you inquired as to the price?

    Guess it might be worth getting one but keeping it around for a while.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Chuck the FD in the bin if you desire.

    I know it's Sram but come on...

  • in Current Projects
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    Cool.

    I had just thought I'd use long taper but then Peter at Ceeway offered me the short taper so I googled a few images and thought the chunkier look was quite nice. Also wondered if they might be a bit stiffer.

    @PhilDAS did you see Antii Konga was selling some yokes and stuff via IG? I've bought a twin plate fork crown, a cast crown and a gravel version of the chainstay yoke.

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    I couldn't stomach the look of the short taper.

    Are short taper considered uggers? I'm using them on my frame :S

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