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SwissChap

Member since Aug 2018 • Last active Jan 2020

Fixed gear commuter in London. Honk if you like my filtering.

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Does depend a bit though whether people just happen to have one, or whether they're using them in some exaggerated way for extra effect, no?

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Would suit someone wanting to transition between cycling and rowing a la Wiggins, I guess.

    Maybe not the best selling point seeing how that ended...

    Very fair price though, GLWS.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Obviously putting 'EC90' on it is supposed to make people think of Easton, but it doesn't actually say Easton on it anywhere, and I don't think there's even an Easton EC90 stem that has that exact shape? (Which is different from the 'EC90' handlebars, because those do try to copy the Easton EC90 shape exactly). So in that sense, it's not even really a knock-off, and there's not doubt whether it's real or not - it is, it's a real Chinese carbon stem that you can get on Aliexpress.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yeah that's basically my reasoning there, but I'm still at a stage in my, uh, 'career' where 1.5k in one go is not just quite a lot of money, it's a fucking lot of money... still, leaning towards doing it currently.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yep, I've done the research on it already. The money is the main issue - I technically have it, but do I want to spend it on this?

    Good luck with your application!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    with a fist-full of blue passports riding a wave of British Fish.

    I might try and get one of those blue passports. Have been seriously considering it, for my own future here.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Besides, in the minds of many simpletons the 31st it is "all done".

    Exactly! So it might no longer be such an issue for him even though he was vehemently against any extensions before.

    @Charlie_L

    Ah. I had missed that. Well... I feel like he might have snookered himself a bit with that?

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    That is possible - I certainly expect there to be a decent amount of rowing all through the year. I wonder what his position on an extension is. Officially, I'm sure he can't be enthusiastic. But then, he will have 'delivered Brexit' already, and he would benefit from getting more time if the EU can be moved to agree with that.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    We won't have to worry about any of it after next friday.

    Probably the 31st of December, actually. Don't forget that while the 31st of January makes Brexit as such irreversible (afaik), that's just when the 'transition period' starts during which basically everything is the same, including your FoM. (Prepare for a lot of brexiters going "ha ha, why has the sky not fallen yet?") And then we still have a chance to have Boris fuck everything up royally, because the actual negotiations about the UK's "future relationship with the EU" are only just starting.

    So in short, you should have almost another year of deciding whether you prefer 'Bütschgi' or 'Grübschi'!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Oh yeah, those maps are fascinating. For the record, I'm firmly in the 'Bütschgi' camp when it comes to what the apple core is called. 'Bitzgi' and 'Bitschgi' are still understandable, as is 'Bätzgi', but of course 'Gröibschi' is just ridiculous.

    For sure not very foreigner-friendly! I'd recommend just learning standard German and not to worry about any of this for starters... :D

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