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Thrustvector

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

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    Does anyone make a doodad (3d-printed or whatever?) to slot into a normal saddle's rails and provide a better handle/more comfortable underside when shouldering? My B17 is supremely comfy under my backside, but is a bit of a pain when carrying the bike any distance.

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    I went on a beer pilgrimage this afternoon; headed to Waitrose and grabbed some of the Marston's (hadn't looked at that article yet - milkshake duck strikes again...), then on to Stirchley, where I found that Cotteridge Wines was still on holiday hours and closed until tomorrow FFS. Probably a blessing in disguise, as I walked down the road to Stirchley Wines and was shocked into paralysis by their equally massive selection, before walking out with a bunch of interesting stuff. Got a bottle of that Guinness/Lindemans collaboration; sadly the Brooklyn Black Ops at £25 a (big) bottle was a little rich for my blood.

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    Has your consultant ever suggested biologicals? I went through the whole gamut of psoriasis treatments before being put on Humira a decade ago (though switched to the generic last year), and it was a total magic bullet for me.

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    Nice one. I've been waiting for that Marston's to hit the shelves - Martyn Cornell did a piece about it being brewed - so will have to check out my local Waitrose.

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    Visited the Innis and Gunn taproom in Dundee earlier in the week, as it was next to my hotel. The regular stuff was all right, but the VP 03 Bourbon barrel imperial stout was very nice indeed. Rather regret not having picked up a bottle now.

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    What do people use to lubricate the derailer and the jockey wheels - GT85 or similar, or something heavier?

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    ^ Still IMO the best-looking special edition paint job; through probably a bugger to touch up...

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    I've been meaning to get one of these for ages, and it's my birthday soon - may drop a hint...

    What weight of dough do you normally use in one - 500g flour?

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    Purely anecdata, but the Russell Hobbs breadmaker I had (second-hand from my MiL) wasn't as good as the Panasonic I replaced it with (whichever model was cheapest in-store at John Lewis the day I got it). If it broke tomorrow I'd pony up the £90 or whatever to replace it ASAP.

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    ^^^ the gritty orange stuff is what I'd associate with Swarfega, and it's been about for at least two decades. I suppose this supports my point that it's used generically for industrial hand cleaner...

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