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paulbiche

Member since Dec 2017 • Last active Nov 2019
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    Don't know if it helps, but Decathlon have a very interesting range of sunglasses for around 20 euros I think ; one of my mate bought a pair an is genuinely enthusiastic about these, might worth having a look if you have access to one nearby (we have lot down here in France)!

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    Previous Youtube shows recommendations from here based on shows I alreadt watched such as project Binky, Murray MK1 by retropower were quite good (homebuiltbyjeff, soupclassicmotoring, etc.).

    Wondered if anyone had good cars podcast to recommend? Came across Collecting Cars podcast and quite like it, any similar recommendation?

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    Really suprised by the result last weekend, would have really thought England would crush SA. Seems like they had too much pressure making unusual mistakes. They must have played their final against NZ (too early!). Only Itoje Curry Underhill out of the water, the rest were complete garbage (Youngs, Daly, Cole, etc.).
    To me big errors were also made by E. Jones, as much as he is competent. Bringing only two scrum half, because sub was injured in semi final so was forced to call someone back and thus couldn't take the risk of making him play on the final (too short notice) and thus had to leave Youngs on the field who was on a very terrible day. Moreover, bringing Slade on direct elimination games after no time play during pool stages was a mistake IMO, had a very average first game with errors (lost balls on contact), and he kept him on the bench for the rest and he did make the same mistakes on saturday losing the ball leading to Kolbe's try. I think it would have been interesting to rely more on Joseph but maybe it wasn't the best option either.

    To be fair, usually totally dislike the drestruction rugby culture of SA, but I must say, those saying it was dull must remember that A) it was a final and B) the try on the blindside with Mapimpi/Ham was a complete beauty of flair and technique (instant pass by Marx, chip and chase, support, etc.).
    Last try by Kolbe come from an error of Slade and you can't give him space otherwise in one vs one he is impossible to defend against.

    Overall congratulations to SA, they played the right game with intelligence in line-outs, strong scrum, good defense, and relevant attacking choices. England has made a good tournament and can be proud of most of their games. Looking forward to the next world cup that will be at home!!

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    Agreeing with the points taken above regarding the haka. I'm not even an england supporter but come on, you're letting the AB make their own rituals, why forbidding the opposing team to react the way they want? It is not even fair in terms of sports equity to prevent anybody reacting the haka the way they want. It should not even be a thing, if you're bothered with how pepole deal with the haka then drop it ant all is settled.
    Regarding the match, not a great game, mainly because england was so good it made the AB look like France not so long ago: no idea where to go and what to do, except giving the ball away. So many poor plays and so many errors

    Outstanding performance of the pack, Curry and Underhill played the game of their lives. Would have thought england second row would be outsmarted and outplayed by the opposite second row, well fuck was I wrong. However could anybody explain to me how the fuck Jonny May did not go past Scott Barett??? ha ha ha

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    Thanks for the feedback!

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    Probably a dumb question but will this fork , which is for a 26 inch wheel, be able to go with 650B wheel?
    I read axle to crown is 440mm and given the bead seat diameter for 650B is 584mm, I think it could cope with this type of wheel. Anyone wanting to help me understand the relationship with axle to crown and wheel diameter?

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    Yes I think Barett is here to bring density but moving him to the back row is kind of a bold move, England pack is pretty strong but they have some very quick players too. An Cane isn't know for being skinny too, but I think due to Savea intense activity it is not necessary to have Cane also on the field and I believe if Hansen did it he must be confident in the organization of the AB defensive system (I would be too tbh haha). I agree moving Tuilagi to 13 is a good move though!

    Kolbe is out for sunday, that's too bad even if he did not get many ball to express last sunday

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    Buy @Fixedwheelnut's 318i E30 touring when his 335i will be repaired
    (I know, might be a bit too much outside the box, but ticks petrol/manual/touring haha)

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    Strong choices on both sides: Cane goes on the bench, Hansen places Barett on backrow (would be interesting to know why) ; Jones install back Ford-Farell-Tuilagi and slade goes back to the bench.
    Apparently Slade did not entirely convince jones! They have pretty similar bench combination on both sides. Looking forward to the game

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    Wasn't that much into cars a few years ago and just have been driving for 5 years now anyway!
    But yes prices have gone up like crazy. One of my best friend had his dad scrap his perfectly working E30 320i maybe 10 or 15 years ago because he didn't know what to do with it and it was a "second" car.
    I love mine but would definitely have the exact same in same spec but Touring!
    And regarding mods, already did some adjustments but in france rules make pretty much any modification illegal

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