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Thrustvector

Member since Dec 2016 • Last active Nov 2020
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Erstwhile bakfiets rider, beard-and-Carradice CTC member, writer & academic (history/social sciencey stuff).

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  • in Current Projects
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    Bit of polyfilla should sort that right out...

    (Is it worth the tube replacement job?)

  • in COVID-19
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    It's unlikely you'll be able to choose which one you get; that will probably be determined by the logistics of where you get it. The overall efficiency for the Oxford vaccine is about the same as any of the other candidates, but requires two jabs for full effectiveness. The trade-off is that it doesn't need storing at -70°C.

  • in COVID-19
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    Doesn't sound great.

    Serious question: why not? Lots of vaccines have a protocol that calls for multiple doses and/or booster shots.

    (Edit: if we're talking about the one-shot efficacy not sounding great, then there's a logistics trade-off; the Oxford vaccine doesn't require extreme cold storage, so swings and roundabouts...)

  • in COVID-19
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    Fucked if I know; unfortunately, the one thing we do know is that ridiculing science deniers just makes them dig in. The pat answer is that you need to meet them where they are, understand their underlying concerns, and then lead them gently towards the light. Easier said than done, and hard to do at scale.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    But flat bar only? I suppose drop-bar tourers are a UK (and to a lesser extent US) thing.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Cracked the Vocation Imperial Kirsch: pours like tar, rich, dark, and sweet, though not too sickly - balanced by a good whack of sour cherry coming through, then roasty coffee and chocolate. A boozy finish, but not overwhelmingly so - I wouldn't have said it was the 11+% ABV it comes in at.
    Definitely worth the fiver in Tesco IMO; will probably pick up another can or two for over th festive season.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    So if the LHT's gone, are there still any mass-produced rim-brake tourers around? I mean you'll still be able to get them from niche players like Spa Cycles, but with the Dawes Galaxy gone, who else is left? Ridgeback maybe?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Pretty, but docked FBNPNA points for those lights. #dyno4lyfe

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    My local big Tesco had some half price sets in the other day, but I didn't get a chance to investigate.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Anything with an upright enough position should be fine. My Kr8 bakfiets worked well for me (6'5") and my OH (5'9") - it just had a QR on the seatpost for speedy adjustment.

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