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frankenbike

Member since Sep 2017 • Last active Dec 2019

I like ugly bikes and bodges

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Unless they achieve a 1997 Blair-style victory in England/Wales it's going to be a coalition or confidence and supply. Given the way the last coalition went and that everyone hates each other, it'll surely be issue-by-issue support. So people's vote - yes, renationalisation and radical socialist stuff - maybe not (LDs, maybe SNP, won't go for it).

  • in Rides & Races
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    Thanks both. I've been looking at the service manual and exploded diagrams so hopefully I can become self-sufficient/less of a pest.

    Going to fit it to my old bike for a ride tomorrow as the A2C with 130mm/650b×2.85" (really more like a 2.5") is pretty much bang on the old 120mm/29×2.3".

  • in General
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    This guy?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJMgayFX­nYw

    My mum's got one of these in the attic (as well as probably 2 or 3 other machines). I've been wanting to repair a few things for a while. I'll borrow it!

  • in Classifieds
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    Yeah that's what I meant. Might worth investigating for someone

  • in Classifieds
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    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2019-Soma-Wol­verine-V3-0-Gravel-Bike-Frame-54cm-Mediu­m-650B-29er-Belt-Drive-Disc/264555424550­?

    Some <£300 BIN Wolverine frames from this seller but £136.99 postage. Maybe worth sending a message and asking if they can post for less, it might be eBay's guesstimate price.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Fork arrived. It looks like it's possibly been test-fitted or at least opened in the past. I'm not too precious about this sort of thing so that doesn't bother me aside from:

    • it makes oil noises when I turn it upside down and
    • there's oil on the compression adjuster.

    Normal behaviour?

  • in General
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    Today was the first time I've done the full 25km commute in the morning. 95% of it is on dedicated bike path, 80% on NCN 1. Lovely.

    Today was also the day that I found out the office shower has no hot water.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    He shoulda grabbed a tiger fish

  • in Announcements, Help & Testing
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    share value over 2 billion in the first place.

    Not $2bn - that's only %15. Total is ~$10bn!

    I mean, it's fucked. They've sold 577,000 bikes at £2000 each which is a bit over £1.1bn. If every single bike owner is paying the £39/mo fee that's £270mn revenue annually. Then there's another ~$9bn of mysterious value somewhere in there which I guess represents "potential". From the $9bn potential they lost $1.6bn because of this single advert that's been viewed a mere 2 million times.

    I don't pretend to know anything about shares or business but clearly something's very wrong with the system that allows these massive billion-dollar blunders in share prices/tech IPOs/etc. Some people have too much money I guess.

  • in Announcements, Help & Testing
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    has reached such a pitch that $1.5bn has been wiped off its value. On Tuesday its shares fell 9%, and by lunchtime on Wednesday the shares were down another 6%.

    It's actually been updated. My point was though, 2 million people watching a video is enough to wipe nearly $2bn off the valuation. That is clearly bonkers.

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