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moog

Member since Oct 2008 • Last active Oct 2019

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    If anyone has lost a bike outside Oxford House in Bethnal Green (by Weavers Fields) PM me. A friend intercepted some thieves and they managed to get the bike back. I think it’s been handed in to the police.

    Also careful if your bike is locked around there, two guys with an angle grinder and they cut through x2 D locks on the bike.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    OR Coffee is good

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    My stash of Voyager Hypers has finally run out. Is the Marathon Supreme the closest replacement?

    700 x 35c, folding, some puncture protection, light-ish.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Apparently the Freeholder going in to administration isn't something my solicitor can help with. They've forwarded the details of another company who could help but if anyone else has recommendations of someone they've used before please let me know/PM me.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thanks, I'll see what the solicitor says and go from there. I've emailed the Leaseholder I know and suggested he also seeks advice and thinks about potentially trying to get the Freehold.

    Once I know a bit more I might tap you up for a pint to talk about potential pit falls if you have time, I get the feeling this process is going to have an even higher density of dickheads trying to fuck me at every opportunity than dealing with estate agent and buying the place was.

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    Thanks for the heads up all, I've emailed my solicitor and am waiting on a call back from their specialist.

    I'm in contact with the leaseholder downstairs and think he'd be on-board with taking control (our old freeholder/managing agent wasn't the worst but they were far from good value for money). I think the majority of the flats are still owned by the old freeholder so between me and my downstairs neighbour we don't have the 2/3rds for Right To Manage (as far as I understand it).

    I'll obviously be talking to my solicitor in detail and try and read as much as I can in the meantime.

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    I've just found out that our freeholder has gone in to administration, not only is there our building management etc but also an ongoing party wall issue related to a block of new flats they've been building next to ours.

    This is going to be fun...

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I just double checked my papers and the are the made in Holland version. Lots of people online saying these cause long drawdown times do that’s probably the cause of the issue .

    I’ve got both Japanese and Dutch papers and looks like the boxes got mixed up. I’ll try another brew with the other papers.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Thanks for the deal on these Steve. Do you have any tips on brewing the beans with v60? I’m getting crazy long drip times (the flow stops to almost nothing after 3 minutes) even with a super coarse grind.

    I’m going to try lower agitation/a more gentle pour tomorrow but any other tips are welcome.

    I’m using, 32g for 520ml of water. Hausgrind grinder and Japanese hario papers (with the tab).

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    Happy Face and Franco Manca are both pretty good.

    Happy Face is massive and more likely to have free tables.

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