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neilbah2

Member since Oct 2018 • Last active Apr 2022
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    i have a similar condition KG231, one issue with stripping is that the carbon tubes are not very resistant to abrasion, it just seemed to me that the helix wound carbon tow is easily sanded into and requires great care, more so than models higher up the range with a twill weave. Complete decal sets dont seem to be available for the model so you're likely going to lose some of the original logos. Id follow mattyc advice but buy pure acetone and use a little at a time on a clean bit of cloth.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    one shouldnt try to push pistons with the system closed as it can force the seals and can even damage them. Take the bleed port screw out of the lever under the rubber hood and then lever them out slowly and hopefully you can return some of the fluid in the pistons back to the lever reservoir without spilling it/overflow.

  • in COVID-19
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    Im not sure if it counts, rather than losing my sense of taste or smell i would say its tainted, I noticed it after the 1st AZ vaccine and it had almost cleared and then i had the 2nd jab, it came on stronger. I cant even fully describe it, several times a day it gets triggered. As for the smell itself its a little like soil thats freshly rained on and highly triggered by cooking oil - if i pass a fast food joint i actually get a waft of it. I feel a bit crazy to say but as its becoming less frequent again i almost feel like its a direct indicator of my level of viral resistance. This could all be nonsense and it could be its triggered some kind of yeast issue.

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    interested in the braze on front mavic mech, any pics please? regards

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    we used to call them tootahs. You just get a drop pipe, no head or anything, make a little ball of baccy and cut the skunk up very fine with a V and scizwoz. Really pack em, its like a cannon. Very addictive and hard to quit. The levels of accompanying desparation was basically needing to do them from waking up to falling asleep. My house mate had an hour luch break and used to walk 30 mins home, smoke one, and walk straight back. Many a tough guy that thought he could handle his smoke tried one set by myself and my mates and greened out. Its the ultimate abuse of that substance.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    cant quite make out what you mean maybe you need a long drop caliper or the caliper youve bought is extra long drop and even it the upmost position are hub side of the braking surface?. The off-the-peg raleighs didnt have tight clearances and allow for mudguards and were typically fitted with low grade components like weinmann brakes so fitting a modern caliper can be hit or miss. Also on quite a lot of these frames you have to drill the rear of the fork and rear bridge if you want to use the more modern allen head nuts

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I still have a really old tape recorded from the radio, i think it was my first exposure to jungle. School was full of Technics jackets and i started to become aware of friends tickering with music on Amigas, a couple of which did alright out of it.

    I remember going to United Dance sometime in the 90s, the 2 main rooms were alternating Hardcore and Jungle all night but it soon became apparent that hardcore was losing favour to the dnb. I went with about 5 mates and we were all well underage and baby faced and it was the beginning of us ruining our lives lighting up, double dropping and eventually burning out. Still i wouldnt change it.

    Andy C probably changed everything...maybe not but i just remember the massive shift into darker, fuller sounding production although it has to be said Optical - To Shape the Future remix was probably one of my favorite tunes. I must have gone to every Warning @ the Junction in Cambridge for about 10 years but after a while it started to repeat every year, one month would be Formation, one would be RAM, Bad Company etc. A couple of lads i knew at college went on to become Commix and signed with Metalheadz. Eventually the few good record shops in town struggled to survive and one of my friends (surplus)caused a massive issue by playing a record he had cut after splicing the parts of recordings together in order to get hold of a tune before it was released, only for its author Ray Keith be at the night and go fucking mental with Mampi Swift for backup edit might have been the other way round, around the time of 'Trippin' - that was a night called Breakage and the venue had its own climate, it would get so sweaty it would rain indoors. In the end i feel like the overuse of bass kick build ups/fills and the arrival of Pendulum kind of killed the scene for many of us and i started to realise i was an old dude in the middle of a load of kids and started to tune in more with Techno.

  • in COVID-19
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    thats a grim reality check one cant really ignore. I suggest that being in the wrong frame of mind will not help people, not meaning lets be jolly and go for drink camaraderie but rather a will to live and healthy mentality goes a long way. I've started to meditate as a means of positive behavior because i have never been so stressed, might be something for people to try. Whilst i find the never ending stream of corona virus based memes on social media fairly poor taste i have found watching comedy/comedians on other subject matters helpful for a short term distraction.

  • in COVID-19
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    is it possible the 72hr thing was food poisoning? perhaps not if you didnt vomit but it could have been caused by some other pathogen.

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