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Member since Jun 2018 • Last active May 2021
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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Sorry abroad now and not got them, but the only 3 hits they have for bolt extractors. Tbh I wouldn't recommend them though - forgot the exact mechanical reason but they didn't work - would try easy-off or welding if you can

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    So alas they fit me in, Win stayed till 1930 on a Sunday eve(!) and tried sawing screw holes, drilling, using the reverse side, heat treatment and WD40, unfortunately none worked and the bike'll have to stay this side of the pond to get welded.

    But, massive shoutout to Win and Joseph at SE20 Cycles - amazing place they got there and clear they care :)

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Thanks all - so luckily just after this post, SE20 picked up and have had a crack at it

    Tried hammering in T30/T40s but it's really rounded so no dice.
    The reverse of the thru axle was hollow but nothing to get purchase on and unwind - bizarre as I thought that's the point of it

    But SE20 have been heroes, didn't have the tools or time but I picked up what they needed from Screwfix and their owner is going to work on this in the evening after he's finished with his fam - I feel like I'm taking the piss with them!

    Hopefully solved - thanks all!

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Hey guys,

    I'm frantically looking for bike shops that are open to remove my front wheel but am struggling as it's a Sunday and the only place I've gotten through to is prioritising bookings.

    I was trying to disassemble my bike last night to pack it up fly off for a medical placement in Jersey tomorrow morning, when the thru axle bolt head gave way and rounded - disaster. All pretty last minute as I only just passed my exams and qualified the day before - so only been free to get my bike bag and attempt disassembly in this tight window of time and now feeling a bit screwed!

    Wondering if anyone knows of smaller bike shops that might be open and be able to tackle this? My main hope was SE20 cycles and not getting through to them. Able to drive from SE26

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    You ever more Central/South? Interested in the Protone but not sure I can make it over

  • in Photography
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    Vaguely relevant question to this thread, does carrying camera on bikes cause any long term damage in terms of bumps/vibration/shock?

    Got both a modern digital and an old 35mm mechanical camera and their lenses in mind
    Not sure if any of you guys also insure camera for the off chance of crashes

  • in General
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    So yesterday night, I was cycling home from a hospital shift from North to SE London. All hands on deck, lots of grief, lots of fatigue.

    Made it past Kings College Hospital and got tailed up the hill by a car. They horned me, we stopped at the traffic lights, he proceeded to get out of his car and threaten to shoot me in the neck before other people horned him and he moved on.
    Throughout lockdown I've had van drivers cut across my lane at speed and abuse me, I've had cars chase me and threaten to break my legs in E London, and plenty of near misses that are wearing me down morale wise.

    Anyway for this most recent Kings incident - I was able to vent and report the driver to a police van that happened to be parked later down my route. They encouraged me to get a camera as it's all admissible evidence and have been thinking about one for a while.

    My dilemma is that I can't seem to find the right cross section of features that'd work for recording these kinds of incidents.
    I'm looking for a helmet cam so I can swivel and pick up details like the threats, car license plates, the scene
    Loop recording or 'hindsight' features so that the camera is always recording

    Action cams, even higher end gopros, seem to have low (1.5hour) video recording times before their batteries cap out
    Car based dash cams have all the FPS and quality I need to pick up license plates, but tend to be USB driven, water vulnerable and arent helmet mountable

    So are there products I'm missing or am I asking too much from technology? Can't find anything that suits at the moment and wondered if the hive mind can help