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dinosaur

Member since Sep 2008 • Last active Jul 2020
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Good to know, thanks. I guess I'll have to keep an eye on mine.
    There's a combination lock version of these as well that I guess wouldn't have the same problem.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I've got a pair of these and usually carry one on my road bike for solo rides. I've hardly used it in anger though TBH.

    Why do you say they don't last very long? Does the locking mechanism eventually fail?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Also Favero Assioma. I've got them and they are easy to use and install and a bit cheaper than the Garmins.

  • in COVID-19
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    they think there are 17,000 daily infections in England but the ONS report had it at under 6,000.
    that's a huge difference - is there a reason to believe one more than the other? or have I misunderstood?

  • in General
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    Yeah, you are right 240s are expensive. DT 350 or Hope RS4 are "only" about 120 for a rear though.
    Although I say that as someone who spent £30 on his last (front) hub.

  • in General
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    for mid-range hubs, there's Hope RS4 and DT Swiss 240s . Both of those have replaceable end caps so you should be able use with QR and then, if the hubs last longer than the frame, they should be convertible to the new frame.

  • in Current Projects
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    I've got one of these:
    https://www.condorcycles.com/products/ca­mpagnolo-10mm-ultra-torque-allen-key-soc­ket?variant=21386471243859

    you're totally welcome to borrow it - I'm in N16 - but it's definitely worth a fiver if you're passing condor.

  • in COVID-19
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    That's a in interesting read (although I've only skimmed it TBH) but it's from Independent SAGE rather than SAGE.

    It would seem like common sense to only open in areas with less current infection though. Something like that will probably happen, although in the absence of proper tracing the decisions will probably be taken more on political grounds.

    Something that reduces the risk of opening the schools is that loads of parents won't be sending their kids in. I've got a reception kid and loads of the other parents are not at all keen. We are in London and think that there is only a relatively low level of the virus here right now (we have a friend who works in ICU at local hospital) so are all for it.

    We're not exactly sure how it will work (if it even goes ahead on Monday) but are expecting the reception classes of 30 to be split in half doing half-days. With low attendance, it's likely the classes will only have 7-10 kids.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thanks again!

    He has previously agreed that it should be done and agreed on a quote but subsequently went in the huff so hopefully that puts us in the clear.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    IANAL either but I think tenant in this case just means flat and is used to mean the different parties that make up the share of freehold (the landlord) rather than like a rental tenant.

    We have 2 kids and the difficult other owner lives alone so we would have a majority that way anyway.

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