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Thrustvector

Member since Dec 2016 • Last active May 2021
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Erstwhile bakfiets rider, beard-and-Carradice CTC member, writer & academic (history/social sciencey stuff).

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I thought B&M produced the optics (LED and reflector?) for the Edeluxes, and SON provided the enclosure (and possibly some of the electronics)? IIRC the Edelux ii used to be based on the Cyo Premium, but (like the Cyo) it's had a number of stealth upgrades over the years; apparently recent ones are as bright as the IQ-X.

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    IMO: Barley/Super C Audax for day rides/lightweight commute, Nelson Longflap for lunch-and-change-of-clothes commuting/CC touring, Camper Longflap/Super C for all-of-the-commuting-things and long CC tours/lightweight camping.

    I use an ancient Nelson (no longflap; possibly marginally smaller than a modern one) for my commute/gym trips, and I wouldn't want anything smaller - a Barley's ok if only taking lunch and maybe a shirt. I use my Camper if I know I'm going to be picking up shopping etc. on the way home. If I had to pick just one for commuting, I'd take a Nelson Longflap; it's usefully bigger than a Barley/Audax, and doesn't weigh much more when empty. I use a QR clamp for easy removal and rest the bag on my rear rack; without a rack I'd use a Bagman QR.

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    I don't mind R&M; amiable nonsense that I'm happy to have in the background before I've had my coffee.

    Switched to R3 instead this morning - don't mind solemn classical, but wall-to-wall indie dirges are just depressing. I doubt the 6M demographic is ardent royalists; I can see why you might not be playing 'Highway to Hell' etc, but to change the whole playlist? Guessing that's a central diktat from the new DG and his culture war Tory mates.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Anyone know if DY is still building, or if he's finally retired? Considering a custom audaxy bike for a milestone birthday next year. I suppose I could just email him and ask...

  • in COVID-19
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    Any tips on isolating the noise of a laptop fan when doing audio recording? Even my OH's posh directional desk mike still picks up an annoying whine.

  • in Current Projects
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    ...but trim the front stay or find end caps, unless you like getting poked in the legs.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Ha, I'm obviously hipster enough that I've been using that for aaaaaages, man (have been happy with it, but mainly because it's one of the few 00 pizza flours that's easily available in 5kg bags, which is a sweet spot for my usage)....

    I have to say I've been getting good results from Shipton Mill's 00 as well; unfortunately that only comes in 1 or 25kg bags.

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    https://www.adimaria.co.uk/ (mail order nationally, though Londoners may have more local options).

    Blue Caputo is IIRC slightly lower protein than the red.

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    I know 'store cool and drink fresh' will be on all their cans, because hop-forward craft, but for an 11% imperial banger? I wonder if there's any meaningful secondary fermentation in the can.

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