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M_V

Member since Aug 2008 • Last active Dec 2018

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Good song but this is the one I was trying to remember,

    https://youtu.be/u6kHN92Yv48

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I've never heard of it on that basis. Even at complete rest the derailleur spring is still under tension.

    My understanding was that you release the cable tension to avoid cable stretch which would put your indexing out. In which case it'd be as advisable with an igh* as it would be with a derailleur.

    *Exception being a Rohloff where the indexing is a function of the hub not the shifter.

    Whether or not you can completely release cable tension on a Nexus hub remains to be seen. I know with some 3 speed hubs (Sturmey and Sachs at least) the cable will be completely detensioned in 3rd gear and with a deraileur system you could either completely shift into the smallest cog where the mech would/should be sitting against the limit screw rather than being held by the cable or by doing a couple clicks at the shifter without turning the pedals thus letting the chain hold the mech in place while the cable goes loose but hubs like the Nexus, Alfine etc may always have the cable under tension.

    TLDR: Don't worry about what gear you leave your nexus hub in.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Anyone know the song about a drug addict, sang in a spoken word sort of Tom Waits-y style. Video is a stop motion animation I think.

  • in General
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    Know someone in Braehead.

    Last time I spoke to him he said he’d heard they were gonna be safe.

    Not that I’d wish the people in the other Glasgow store were facing closure of course.

    Shite situation all round and a fucking awful time of year to be getting such news.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I think a lot of the rattke, with Tektro levers at least, comes from that barrel the cable fits in inside the lever.

    I removed it from my left hand lever and it seems a lot quieter.

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    Would not want to commute on that Cannondale unless my commute was on pristine flat wooden boards.

    The Capo I owned was too stiff and I imagine that track one will be many times stiffer.

    Pompino is a great commuting bike. And can be made into pretty much anything else that takes your fancy if you stop commuting on it. Mine has been used for polo, touring, off roading...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Bluemels arrived from Spa.

    They must be oe or something coz they came with no packaging.

    The fuck is this front guard meant to do? It’s short as shit! Definitely gonna have to add a flap.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Most of the bikes in here just need a couple components changing and they'd be fine.

    There's a few where you think you could save a couple components from and chuck the rest but there's just nothing, not a single component on that bike I can imagine having any use for.

  • in Current Projects
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    Guy I work with that used to be a welder by trade reckons that for extending tubular stuff the slug/sleeve is redundant and that just welding the 2 bits together is strong enough.

    It was handlebars I was asking him bout and given that I was using a shitty stick welder and am a shit welder he did say the slug probably wasn't a bad idea as it'd hold everything straight and allow me to burn the weld in a bit harder.

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