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Squash

Member since Jul 2008 • Last active Aug 2020
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  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    @annagoss Fewer gears here in Brighton just means stronger legs...
    ...he says while the singlespeed languishes in the attic.

    GLWS.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    I'm seriously tempted by a belt drive but I live at the top of a hill and using 1x11 on my bullittt - What's the gearing like with the alfine?

    And I'm guessing you're not including the dropouts?

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    If I wasn't already wearing one I'd be all over this. Lovely watch, seriously reliable, readily available spares for repairing the odd scratch and/or modifications and @amey - they're not too big/heavy.

    With the rubber strap they're also great as a backup for actual diving and not just for show.

  • in Brighton
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    I guess community workshops are a double edged sword as well. Great that people are learning to fix their bikes but less business for shops.

    Ideally they'd learn to fix their bikes and then buy the parts from the shop.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    2nd dibs on the steamroller fork.

  • in Brighton
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    Sadly I think they closed down last year, I vaguely remember seeing a post somewhere about it.

    Edit: Yup. It's the pinned post on their facebook page.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    A few reasons. The previous owners had already replaced some windows with UPVC and it helps that none of our neighbours have sash windows so it doesn't look out of place.

    It looks alright actually. Lots of different styles to chose from, sash are been nicer but the old windows were in bad shape and we didn't have the budget.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    We took out sash windows and put in 'normal' hinged UPVC (In southeast for reference). From memory it was ~£800 per window (lounge bay windows) and ~£600 for a rear door. Smaller windows about 60 * 100cm were ~£400.

    Our sills & casings were in good shape so it would have been more if they had needed to replace those as well, but they checked when they came to give the quote.

    Might vary from different installers, but they were a bit rough and left a few dings in the casings so we had to sand it down, make good with polyfiller and paint. All doable but would have been much easier to sand flat an empty casing instead of around the window so I'd happily have paid a bit more for a company who would also make good the painting/after work.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Dibs - Continental please.

  • in Brighton
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    AKA Church of Fun for those of us with toddlers.

    With one thing and another I just haven't had a chance to go grab it, I'll have to make more of an effort!

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