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Thrustvector

Member since Dec 2016 • Last active Oct 2021
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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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    Lovely! SS with a coaster brake? Bonus FBNPNA points for the nurse's lock. What's the front light - a Cyo with a silver casing?

  • in Current Projects
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    I wonder if I should give the teeth a sacrificial layer of nail varnish or epoxy resin?

    I'd have thought that would just wear off the first time you used it (or even in the first couple of pedal strokes)? The strength of a carbon composite material is mostly in the fibres; in any case, I'd not be sure how strong a bond you'd get on the chainrings.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Conway's game of life?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    How long a journey/in how much comfort? I'd expect to be able to get 4 adults+wheelchair (most manual ones IME fold, so boot space shouldn't be critical) into most 4-door cars.

  • in General
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    I like my B+M Toplight line plus. Crucially it has a button to short out the standlight, so you can wheel your Brompton onto a railway platform. However, the wiring connectors are on the opposite side of the light to the Brompton/Spanninga ones, so it's a bit tight to reuse the existing wiring loom; if you're fitting a new one, this is obviously not a problem.

  • in General
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    Out of interest, what does it weigh?

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    Good spot! I thought most F-15s had the wing and/or centreline tanks as a semi-permanent installation (even if they've got the conformal tanks fitted?).

  • in COVID-19
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    My kids came back from school today with a letter saying that on the advice of the council, they're reintroducing some infection-control measures - mainly stuff like after-school clubs being limited to single-class bubbles (though to what extent they're going to operate with class bubbles again elsewhere is somewhat unclear). This doesn't include staggered start/end times, so presumably the kids are all going to be mixing on the playground/in the cloakrooms anyway...

  • in COVID-19
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    1 in 69 people in the UK currently have symptomatic COVID

    Aaaaand according to the news, as of today it's up to 1 in 60.

    I was planning on going to Bespoked this weekend, but am not sure spending hours in an enclosed space with hundreds or thousands of other people is looking like the best of ideas, masked and double-jabbed or not...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I thought the ED2 innards were Cyo Premium, which have gone from 60 to 80 lux over the years?

    (Either way, both ED2 and IQ-X are great lights, suitable for everything other than the fastest twisty descents)

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