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Slappingpythagoras

Member since Jun 2017 • Last active Oct 2020
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Ride slow, die whenever

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  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    I might be interested, got any pics?

  • in Current Projects
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    I hadn't thought about this till now, but the caliper definitely won't have been designed to act as a stressed member like that. It's probably fine (lol) but I wonder what magnitude of additional stress you'll be exposing the caliper to.

    (Edit: I guess you could get a lil brace machined to protect the caliper from buckling)

  • in Current Projects
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    Goddamn that's elegant. I've never seen a disc tab design like that, one little boss on each stay. Does this guy do steel too? I've got an old GT that I've wanted to do a disc conversion on for years

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Awesome, I'll give it a go!

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    I've never heard of this route before but it looks fantastic - what kind of bike were you riding? Do you think it would be suitable for a CX/Gravel bike? I might give this a go if so

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Such a fantastic race. Having seen endless drivers get chewed up and spat out by the red bull machine I feel so warm and fuzzy about gasly getting the win, I think it's thoroughly deserved given how well he's been driving this year. Also love seeing the guy lose his shit again like he did after Brazil last year.

    I'm a big McLaren fan so I'd have loved to see Sainz win, but McLaren coming 2nd and 4th on merit is huge.

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    I'm by no means a Hamilton fan but I agree, he's nowhere near as bad as Schumi (although Schumi was apparently the loveliest guy off-track). To be honest I think he's improved a lot throughout his Merc years, as a younger driver I thought he was an absolute diva who was a shit sport, he'd often sulk if things didn't go his way and there was that weird period where he kept crashing into Massa for no reason. Nowadays he's much fairer and more self-aware out of the car which I have to respect.

    I also think that (some slightly sketchy Instagram posts aside) he's doing a really good job of using his platform to spread awareness of racial inequality, particularly in F1 which is a ridiculously white sport.

  • in Current Projects
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    I'm sure you're being sensible, but I'd treat carbon dust like I'd treat asbestos. It's really, really nasty stuff. A good way to stop dust getting into the air is to wet sand - if you're doing it dry and there's dust in the air you 100% need some kind of extraction.

  • in Current Projects
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    Beautiful paintjob, but I'm also worried about how thoroughly painted the threads of the BB look... You normally mask all that off for a good reason

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Lovely frame - but how are you running a singlespeed tensioner if the mech hanger has snapped off? It does look like it's attached to a mech hanger so I'm a bit confused..

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