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M_V

Member since Aug 2008 • Last active Sep 2017

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    13 1/3% increase on the drop fee in Glasgow.

    I've just had a 1.6% rise on my full time job which is (basically) the council. Might have gotten 1% last year if I was lucky.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Yeah, should have looked more closely at the pic. Was just thinking the KM was solely a 29er frame. Doh!

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    Just me or would 29+ wheel plus that fork clearance plus what looks like quite a huge rise bar not put those bars at about head height for the average human?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I remember seeing a Bianchi Pista in Evans with Brakless™ and a sticker on the top tube. That was a while ago though, do they just fit everything with 2 brakes now?

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Worth a build and a few hundred miles with toothpaste instead of grease if the pitting is pretty light?

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    Sorted a mtb for the guy that did my octopus and he's doing this to return the favour. Started yesterday but only lined it as he's fitting me in around paying clients.

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    Thanks.

    Sadly no, I sold it a few years ago and I don't think the new owner has even built it up yet!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I don't know if Alliston's defence made the case that shouting at pedestrians is often more effective and quicker than using a bell or horn. Also swerving on a bike can be an alternative to braking, if you are not going too fast. These points don't seem to have got through to the judge who referred to Alliston's shouting as proof of culpability.

    IMO, trying to make others modify their behaviour (by shouting, ringing a bell or blasting a horn) is very rarely an effective way to avoid a collision. I base that on my own experiences on bicycles, motorbikes and in cars, on the road, on off road trails/pathways and on the velodrome.

    If someone has put themself in your path either by not seeing you or by deciding they have more right to be there than you (and this has happened in all the vehicles and locations I listed above) I think it is much safer to leave them to their stupidity/arrogance and go about avoiding them.

    I fully believe that if Alliston had kept his mouth shut on that day, Briggs would be alive and he'd still be skidding around London.

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    Cos play conventions

    +1. Worrying combination of creepy old men and sexualised, scantily clad teenagers.

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