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aniki

Member since Mar 2017 • Last active Jan 2021
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Haha!! I ended up returning my SMP saddle but if it had been a keeper I would have definitely done that.

  • in Classifieds
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    Strictly speaking you should give them 3 days. You don’t really want to cancel without going through the ‘payment not received’ ebay process as it’ll work against you. I find the vast majority pay within a day or two.

  • in Classifieds
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    This is some serious fucking bullshit right here!! I’ve just been reading up in the new terms and conditions which yet again are making ebay an even shittier place to sell stuff. They say fees have reduced for some people but certainly not for the average private seller.
    You used to pay 10% to ebay and 2.9% to paypal. So if you sold an item for £30 you would get £26.13. Obvs you have to the pay postage.
    Now you pay ebay a fee of 12.8% plus a flat fee of 30p per transaction which would leave you with £25.86.
    They’ve also said that 30p transaction fee is payable even if an item is cancelled!
    And the final nail in the coffin is that if you are seen to be divulging your contact info to an interested buyer, they will charge you their fee! So you have a 1k bike for sale, ebay thinks you’re trying to be sneaky and takes £128 from your bank account. Fucking ludicrous.
    Consider also that now all the payments are going directly through your bank account; there’s going to be a huge delay with everything from getting paid to getting refunded.
    And just one last scenario. Say some cunt buys something from you with no intention of going through with it. You buy the postage via ebay/royal mail and then the buyer cancels.
    You’re now down 30p straight away AND you have to wait two weeks to get your postage refunded....

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Thomson x2 100mm 10 degree Silver
    Better condition the better....

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Can't find anything to back it up but I'm sure I read that Rotor road cranks and BBs are compatible with Shimano but the track crank and BB is not. I believe that instead of making the crank spider different to achieve the correct chain-line, they just used a shorter spindle and narrower BB shells (annoyingly)
    Sugino on the other hand blatantly copied shimano hollowtech II for the DD2 crank and as such the BBs are interchangeable. As are the NDS crank arms (should you want to use a power meter)
    This is (mainly) what pushed me to replace my 7710 for DD2.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    OK thanks. TBH I think a lot of the discrepancy I'm seeing is because I wasn't using the rear third of the Spesh as it was too wide. It's working out much easier as I don't have to have miles and miles of setback.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I've just taken the plunge into the world of Selle SMP. Did y'll find a massive difference in the positioning of the SMP compared to your old saddles?
    I'm switching from a Specialized power which has always been a bit wide for my narrow bony butt. On the spesh I had to use a 25mm setback post with the saddle jammed all the way back; admittedly largely due to my 74.5 degree STA.
    With the SMP I can get comfortable right on the back and it's so far forward in comparison I might even need an inline post; seems absurd for such a steep STA. I noticed @edscoble has an inline on his Seta; any thoughts?

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Looking for a sugino 75 bb in good condition if anyone has one going? Budget is probably about £50

    I take your after the traditional style bb? I have two of the DD2 types brand new going spare...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Hope it wasn't too expensive... I had to return a fairly expensive unwanted xmas present to bike24 and with Parcelforce (cheapest option) I've had to pay £35 and print out 7 pages of customs documents and attach to the parcel in a clear envelope! A couple of months ago a parcel like this would have cost about £15 with none of the faff...

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