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Fabzzzz

Member since Jul 2020 • Last active May 2022
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  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    ...lol exactly. there is not (much) signs of usage as well, rust.
    What is the problem with cages in the Turbo? There is plenty of people using retention without fixed cogs...

    ...Someone today is feeling Inspector Morse vibes due to the rain or what?

    GLWS

  • in Jobs
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    Is this a volunteering job?

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Give me your address I'm coming now...

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    Thanks all for sharing stories.

    I am on my out of this country/city of London after 8 years, I came to the realisation that this is not a place for me culturally and at this moment of my life I need things that faded away from myself.

    I got myself somehow into a spiral of depression and anxiety that I never even came close.
    Worse workplace I have ever had in my life, best pay, best position I had, very badly managed by CEO who doesn't give a fuck about people but living a luxurious life under the allowance of business while people struggle and work like fucking donkeys, left without any care of duty...during pandemic etc. Atmosphere always was horrible "don't give a fuck attitude" always clashed highly with my work culture.

    My kid was abducted for me when he was 6months, took the case to court, self-supported, self-represented as a paralegal is not allowed in court. Was a fortune, money-wise but mentally fucked me up. Besides the fact my son was taken to 600+km from me what makes everything realistically unsustainable.

    Eventually realised that needed mental health help, and to date, the only thing I had was replies "sorry but the services cant help due to the number of requests", or a GP who doesn't care but to just prescribe you a pill by default as it does for everyone else, without really assess you as a Human Being...FUCK THEM.

    So, I am not staying in a country, culture and system that made me go mental and cant even help me.

    I hate the feeling of superficiality, egos and dehumanization in this city so I am leaving.
    No real friends, family and even cultural offer that London used us to, is not here anymore, even if there is some signs of it, I don't feel with CV19 in the equation is sensible, is stressful, is not enjoyable. If I could get another job? Yes I could and well paid etc but I just don't want to patch a problem to lead me to a problem 2.0, so fuck this, I rather have less money, more sanity, more vitamin D, more quality of life, more nature, more authentic and real people.

    London for me is good to come, study, work your CV/portfolio up a bit and get the hell out and don't look back.

    Leaving this place before I kill myself or I end up in jail or something...

  • in Components and clothing
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    Available for London Pickups?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Might been a few months ago this thread by still want to leave my experience /extra info for the next visitors or troubled cyclists:

    In my fgfs setup, I have 2x Kings 36H, the bolt broke during jibs and it got me pretty bolt-paranoid.
    Not the fact that broke but due the fact HOW IT BROKE and is scary looking at the small circular contact area that binds the head of this bolt and it's threaded rod bit (sorry screw nerds I am not using the right terms, I am not a engineer nor a mechanic nor a bolt wizard).

    So after moving one bolt from a different wheelset I have that also has 2x Kings laced, I realised that this hubs (that are 3years old VS the 1year old ones where the breakage happened) they came with different screws quality. Is a different product/make or at least they were made differently.
    The most noticeable visible aspect is: the screw thread doesn't go all the way up to the head of it and also the AllenKey fitting is not really well finished inside the head of the bolt.

    I rode it for a while and after researching, concluded:

    Titanium bolts are a no - in case some of you think this would be an upgrade. Source: BMX forums, MTB/downhill forums - correct me if I am wrong, but for what I understand Ti bolts tent to "snap" like ice, let's say instead of have a certain level of flex? Again, I am not a eng. or bolt wizard.

    This new screws' threads is american standart I was told (maybe the pitch) - makes sense maybe because they are a copy of Profile Hubs (USA)? Just assuming.

    Managed to get advised in one of my bolt-hunting adventures that my place to go was Clerkenwell Screws Ltd in 109 Clerkenwell Rd, London EC1R 5BY.

    I took the broken one, explained that I needed replacement, explained the application and the very knowledged man found what I needed.

    They look better quality than the ones who came with the Hubs, he told me the specification of them that is something like UNF15 (if I can remember well), and also said that is a American standart, my usual 8mm fits nicely snug in the bolt head.

    Paid £6 for 4 of them just to try them out...
    BLB sells A PAIR for £6

    (on THIS image: on the left is the broken one that came with the Hub.
    ON THE RIGHT the right, 2 the new ones, one vertical and one on the table so you could see inside the head.)

    They look and feel more solid.

    Scaled each one of the new ones and pretty consistent weights too with MAX margin of difference of 0.03g on a scale with 0.01g sensitivity. and scaled the old ones that have been corroded and used , so doesn't matter much but some had a 0.1g difference to each other.

    As you can see in the photo, they are ready to go in, greased and hope they hold ok.

    Hope this info helps someone.
    Any questions just shout.

    -F.

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    ...and specs, pics for condition....? come on, we deserve it!

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