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aniki

Member since Mar 2017 • Last active May 2019
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    I've accepted the return so fingers crossed that's the last I'll hear from the twunt.
    It's not my week on ebay; yesterday I sold a (used) stem only for the buyer to immediately message me and say please cancel; wanted a different length. I told him I had the one he wanted but it was brand new. He offered me the same as he'd offered for the used one; I countered, no sale! FFS.
    I think I'm just going to start putting my prices up and accept less business. Ever since ebay introduced best offers, everyone seems to want something for nothing.

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    After 17 years without a single complaint against me I've finally popped my cherry and got my first 'item not as described'!
    The issue is that the item damn well IS as fucking described. Sold a front brake caliper with about 10 photos and accurate description so what could be wrong? thinks I.
    The buyer says 'You sent a rear brake; do you have the correct one'?
    Now, I haven't owned a rear brake caliper for at least 30 years and unless I really felt the urge to upgrade my turbo trainer bike with said component, I really have absolutely no need for one either.
    I tried to explain that the front caliper always has a longer thread. The buyer, in very poor english has responded that 'front brake has shorter thread. Rear brake supplied would have unneeded speaker'. What the fuck?
    So anyway, I spoke to ebay and it seems that even though I supplied EXACTLY what I should have done and I don't accept returns, I'm still kind of fucked.
    The buyer has gone suspiciously quiet on me so maybe he's realised his mistake.
    Either way, ebay have said rather than let the claim lapse and risk him getting a refund and keeping the item, the best thing for me to do is accept the return 'officially' which will put the onus back in him to return the item.
    If he doesn't return it, the case will close in my favour. If I DO get the item back, I have to keep my fingers crossed that A) He hasn't fucked with it or B) I get back the same thing!
    So, safe to say that generally although there is a chance it'll work out OK, it seems that ebay's system still favours the buyer....

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Scunny
    80-90g per day is more than enough, protein isn't your problem.

    +1. More likely deficient in something else or you just need more rest.
    I take protein powder most days straight after cycling but it's easy to tell (smell) if I'm getting too much!!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Actually I think we will see a lot more drinks in cans in the future

    I wasn't questioning this, just the whole 'liquid death' product; that trailer was so appalling on so may levels I just couldn't believe it wasn't some kind of hoax.
    Turns out it really is real
    https://www.amazon.com/Liquid-Death-Moun­tain-Tallboys-12-Pack/dp/B07G3G3F53

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    anyone here SXE?

    Oh Hai!! I'm (totally tongue in cheek of course) XVX. It still amazes me when people today actually even know what straight edge is.
    As to canned water, I'm all for the cans are better than plastic thing but personally, I'd rather do as I do and keep smuggling in my own reusable water bottle to gigs etc.
    The problem here is that (to those who are trying to maintain an image for the benefit of others) people will think you're drinking beer; whereas you're actually trying to convey the message that you don't need that shit etc.
    I thought that was why they starting making energy drinks look like beer cans; so the kids could look 'tough'...
    That all said, I can't really take the concept seriously or believe it's even real :-)

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Ah yes, there is a screw there but it’s just for centering.
    I just found the manual online and it says ‘arch spring adjustment cannot be carried out for Br-R9100’.
    It’s not ‘really’ weak and I can’t imagine the spring is defective.
    It’s just noticeably weaker than my 9000 calipers...

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Only one cable; short run. Brand new.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I'm using 9000 calipers on two of my fixed gear bikes with standard cross-top levers.
    I just bought a 9100 caliper (brand new) and it seems that the spring tension is a lot weaker in the caliper. As such, it's not even strong enough to push the lever back to the closed position.
    I seem to remember reading that this is intentional and the calipers should only be used with 9100 levers.
    Can anyone here confirm or deny this?
    Looks like I'll have to chuck it back on ebay; shame as it's a nice looking brake!

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