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jtfh

Member since Mar 2020 • Last active Dec 2021
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    Sorry, forgot to add a cat pic, how rude

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    We use "Cat's Best" litter, not sure what that name implies compared to "World's Best"...

    Relatively new cat dad, so I'd defer to the more experienced here, but I would 100% recommend any litter that is flushable. We used the cheap clay stuff that the cats had at their foster home for the first two weeks, and the faff of bagging it up and taking outside to the bins quickly got very annoying. When we switched to the new litter, we first just put a layer on top of the old stuff before making the full switch. They got used to the new stuff straight away after that with no poos on the bed! This was after they'd settled in the new house for a couple of weeks mind, so you're probably right to not make the switch straight away

    Edit: also for general advice and some interesting cat behaviour/psychology stuff, Jackson Galaxy on youtube is worth checking out. He's an odd guy but all his advice so far has been spot on

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    lol ^

    something something in space no one can hear you bonk something something

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    Feel like I'm spamming my own thread with inconsequential updates, but in case anyone's interested in where I'm at with the Muddy Fox, here it is in functional (bordering on agricultural) winter towpath commuting mode:

    • Fork dropouts looked at and rear dropouts re-spaced to 135mm by London Bike Studio. Fork still looks wonky to me but I'm not going to overthink it.
    • BB and headset service also by LBS
    • New wider (65mm) bluemels mudguards
    • New front light with standlight (and tidied up the cabling)
    • Stainless bottle cage from planet x
    • Ratty brooks
    • Freecycled pannier rack

    Most exciting development is the custom made rack bag from @user71349. Really chuffed with it, such a versatile bag and super well made, and fits nicely on the Trek's pizza rack too. Ordering process was super straightforward and turnaround was quick - strong recommend!

    Some minor fettling left to do, I also impulse bought one of these retro MTB frame bags from bankrupt bike parts. It will undoubtedly be shit but thought it was worth a punt, the hot pink/yellow combo will go nicely I reckon

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    Me and my brother joined my dad and his cycling club on a 50 mile charity ride / sportive thing a few weeks ago. First time I've ever done anything like that, and I found it quite funny how me and brother were the youngest people there, riding the oldest bikes by far, 20-30 year old steel tourers. Vast majority of the other riders were on bikes very much like this. There's no moral to this story as we were by far the slowest. To my shame I also found myself kind of liking these bikes, something a bit H.R Giger about them

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    More fun pootling around fenland bridleways while at my parents this weekend. Didn't bring a bike with me this time, but I still have the bike I had as a teenager stored in their shed. A Scott Yecora, no idea what year, but with some fairly decent components AFAIK. I fixed it up a couple of years ago thinking my partner might want it but she wasn't keen, so it's been sat here for a while.

    Despite it being way too small for me now, had a blast bunny hopping over tree roots and bothering dog walkers. Now it's got me scheming to get a similar, if not identical, frame in my size and swap the parts over. Something a bit more suited for boggy Epping rides than the muddy fox.

    Also while on the subject of old bikes stored in my long-suffering parents' garage, this is my Raleigh Superbe. Given to me by my uncle who, if he's to be believed, bought it in the 60s, rode it home from the shop and decided cycling wasn't for him, and it's been in storage ever since. I'm inclined to believe him, as it was in immaculate condition when he gave it to me, complete with brooks saddlebag and tool kit. I stupidly used it quite heavily for a year while I was at uni so it's in worse shape now. I'd love to get it running again but it's utterly impractical to have in London #savetherodbrake

    (NDS fail cos I couldn't be arsed moving all the other crap to get it down off the wall)

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    Haha. Busted!

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    assuming this is the one I ordered? Just wanted to say it's great, it fits pretty nicely on the pizza rack on my other bike too. well chuffed with it.

    will add pics of it on the bike when I eventually get round to taking some

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    Ha thanks. It helps that my neighbour puts dog food out everyday for the neighbourhood foxes so it was very easy to get the photo

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