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mmccarthy

Member since Oct 2008 • Last active Oct 2021

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    Carefully placed mirrors in a home with a toddler is a challenge. Though maybe the extraction observation can offset the strain on the other side of my spine from carrying said toddler.

    Scoliosis thread >>>>>>>>>>

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    Plus you can’t actually take advantage of watching the extraction, which is the point of the naked pf, without contorting yourself into some odd shapes whilst pushing the lever.

    +1 to this.

    Granted, I still do it, but I've got a hunch it's not doing good things for my back.

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    Think it's a 51mm. I assume lever machines keep the baskets small to ensure it's feasible to reach the pressures needed.

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    Is there no little groove for a circlip in the portafilter? If not, I'd just use it as an excuse to pick up a bottomless portafilter. Don't think you'll find any halfway decent portafilter sold without a spring clip these days. I can try to dig out a link to the one I bought for my Europiccola if you want to go that route

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    Sounds like some folks thought they were becoming members of the National Front

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    Can't offer any actual help, but those are two instances of a bunch of numbers adding up to 630 instead of 640.

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    Yeah, I regularly find myself driving as quick or quicker in the Polo (mk5) comapred with my MX-5. Yet to hit a limit yet, but I've always figured that it would not be a smooth transition if it were to happen! Not sure how indicative it is of your average car on the road, but it does feel like modern cars are maybe a bit too easy to drive near the limit, with relatively little feedback.

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    Well I guess my Leclerc call was looking half-decent for a few laps at least. Loved the classic Ferrari pit-wall messages:

    "If I stay out on these tyres, where will I likely finish?"
    "If you stay ahead of Bottas, you'll be P1"

    Real helpful guys... Must be odd for newer fans to hear people talking about Ferrari's strategic mastery back in the early 2000s, when compared with the last decade.

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    Whose ideology though?

    Anyone who'll do what it takes to make it look like their vote for Brexit wasn't a mistake I'd wager

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