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skf

Member since Jan 2008 • Last active Jan 2020

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Looks like he got a job lot of bondage bar tape.

    Seriously though, I wouldn't spend £500 on that. It's just a cheap frame with cheap parts, freshly painted and nicely photographed.

  • in General
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    I'm doing the 'Extended Use Agreement' with Cyclescheme at the moment - paid a one off fee (equivalent to the old end of hire purchase price). Be interesting to see how it works out

    ahh, so you still paid a one off fee at the end of the hire period?

  • in General
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    I'm just in the process of buying a bike through the cycle scheme. I read that the suggested thing to do is not to buy the bike from your employer at the end of the hire period, but just continue using it. Technically they still own it, but it's not like they are going to ask for it back (at least my employer wouldn't anyway). Has anyone on here tried it that way?

    From bikeradar
    Historically, few employers have bothered with the final sale transaction because it was a hassle, so many employees didn’t have to make a final payment. Despite recent changes in the scheme, providers OnYourBike say: “OnYourBike have always recommended continued use for no further payments at the end of the initial hire period. This remains unchanged and will continue to be our recommendation.”

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    i don't think bronze bushings are essential.
    mine was pretty much like this and did the job nicely. just do it slowly and keep it straight.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    yeah. diy headset press is the way forward. make sure you use a few big washers at each end so it's strong enough (not just one).

    i'd use a bit of hard wood as a drift for knocking out the cups/crown race. if you use something metal you run the risk of causing some damage. although if you're gonna chuck the old headset that's not so much of an issue.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Damn straight.

    haha. nice

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  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    For fuck's sake IAmNotARobot. Neg rep me because you don't agree with my opinion rather than post a well-reasoned counter-argument?
    Discussion forums: You're doing it wrong.

    yeah. that's not cool IAmNotARobot.

    you're missing the whole point of the internet: getting involved in pointless arguments over things that have very little to do with what you initially set out to discuss.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    now that the crank arm is all mash up it'll just keep on working it's way loose. it's a press fit essentially, so the contacting surfaces all need to be the correct shape.

    i'll take the bike for your hands for £15 and a bag of cheesy wotsits if you don't fancy fixing it.

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