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aniki

Member since Mar 2017 • Last active Sep 2020
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  • in Classifieds
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    if they haven’t arranged to pick it up in a week then next step would be refund?

    Whatever you do, don't refund without going through the correct process.
    Basically (assuming they're not going to collect) you have two options to get things resolved properly.
    Either file for non-collection; not sure how this is classified in ebay but if they don't respond, eventually ebay will cancel the transaction and refund your fees; OR the buyer has to request that you cancel the transaction. Once they've requested it you can cancel yourself and again, you'll get your fees refunded.
    Unfortunately there's nothing to really force a buyer to complete a purchase if they don't want to. Even after the sale, ebay still gives buyers a lot of rights.
    I've had items turn up and before I've even opened the package I've raised a return and sent an item back as I'd changed my mind over the couple of days it took to arrive.
    Risks of being a seller unfortunately. Luckily very rarely has this happened to me the other way round!

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    It's as good a grease as any; I wouldn't get too hung up on it.
    You can't really get good access to the bearings; that's why I suggested using something with some pressure behind it to force the dirt out and the new grease in...

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Are the current bearings actually worn or do you just have noise?
    I don't run Omnium any more but when I did I regularly found that after a few winter rides (on wet farm roads) I would get a gritty feeling from the cups.
    (If you don't mind taking the cups in and out regularly) I was able to flush all the crap out with WD40 and then re-lubricate with a spray grease. It was a bit of a bodge and I got fed up with taking the cups out after every few shitty rides but it may well have preserved the bearings. I used them for about two years and they still ran smoothly when I sold them....

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yes indeed; once I realised what it actually meant (and the person asking me about it sounded very slightly less of an idiot) it was actually interesting to read of its origins. I fully appreciate how this kind of thing evolves but I think there are just simply some that irk me more than others (that maybe almost go unnoticed).
    There's certainly a lot less people saying 'hella' than there was a year ago; thank goodness...

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Well because it’s new and the language of the youth and I’m old and stuck in my ways. Obvs...

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Well well; at least Merriam agrees with me that Brang is cringeworthy.
    As for ima; it may be a contraction of slang but what it is is bullshit! Lazy ass bullshit. It’s one thing to say it but to write it is just criminal.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Sometimes I just fucking weep at the shit I hear from todays youth!
    Young person who cringingly repeatedly uses the 'word' Brang instead of brought, asks me if another made up word is spelled 'Imma' or 'Ima'....
    I had to google this to realise that what he meant of course was 'I am going to' and that this alternative phrase seems to be being used the world over and is fast becoming accepted language. Depressing times...

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    ...and "increasing the offset will make the steering feel faster while decreasing it will make it slow."

    This is a funny one. I often find conflicting evidence all over the interweb.
    I one swapped out my columbus forks with 35mm rake for some Enves with 43mm rake. I expected the steering to be faster but it wasn't; it was VERY slow; compared to what I'd become used to, dangerously slow in fact.
    I guess that even though the columbus had the shorter rake (and higher trail), they also made the wheelbase shorter which contributed to the final findings....
    Went back to the columbus anyhow as that was what I'd designed the frame for in the first place.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Basically I want to decrease the space between my front wheel and frame

    Why? What are you expecting to achieve?

  • in General
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    I hope it's better made than their UltraZ Winter jacket (which wasn't cheap by any means)
    Due to the stitching and everything being water resistant there was very little 'stretch' in it. As such, I broke the sleeve seams on two different jackets just getting my hands through. Was refunded but didn't fill me with confidence considering what they cost!
    Don't get me wrong, I love Assos as most of their stuff fits me like a glove and the quality is superb but for winter I've gone back to a Castelli perfetto with Assos base layers and it performs brilliantly.

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