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ewanmac

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Dec 2019

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    Cheers. Perhaps foolishly, I just ordered some Shimano xc7s despite the xc5s being terrible for me.

    I like the look of the yellow Mavic shoes though, they match my skinsuit!! :-)

    Just off to finalise building the course for my club’s home cx race tomorrow. We had a good course laid out but apparently part of the site is flooded so needs a bit of editing.

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    Sidi studs out of stock wherever I’ve looked. I messaged Fairbairn and he says he’ll hopefully make some more in a few weeks.

    All slightly moot from my perspective anyway since I’m struggling to find a pair of cross shoes that I like and fit for <~£100ish.

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    Aha, that’s the guy I messaged but no response yet.

    Fingers crossed he gets back, then I can have grip on and off the bike! Somehow I managed to get through last year with neither.

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    ordered :-) Intermediates in Andover and then Reading the week before were probably a bad choice.

    Now for spike/stud recommendations (or more particularly where to get them?)? I've been riding in my commuting shoes but the dedicated cross shoes I just bought have space for removable studs.

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    Is there any consensus/advice on mud tyres?

    One of the fast guys in my club uses a mud tyre on the front but never bothers with a mud specific tyre on the back (he runs an intermediate on the back). Also you occasionally hear pros talking about a mud/intermediate mix.

    When is it better to use mud/mud and when is it better to use a mix?

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    I don’t know exactly what causes it but cold related aching seems common. I don’t have any bionic parts but an old knee injury aches whenever I get cold, especially running. Cycling is better because I wear ott leg/knee warmers but yeah it’s rubbish.

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    Pretty entertaining thread:
    https://twitter.com/danroan/status/11942­65268828168192?s=20

    “You’re saying I can’t get a hard-on in the press. Well my wife wants to come here & testify you’re a bloody liar!”

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    I have a late 2016 MacBook Pro (with the touchbar and butterfly keys).

    I just got off a flight where the kid next to me spilled coke on my keyboard. It was only a little splash and quickly mopped up but now my delete, power and return keys either don’t work or only partially work and the movement of the keys feel sticky.

    I don’t think any of the electronics are damaged but I think the sticky coke residue has jammed the mechanism. Is there an easy way to inside and clean it up?

    I have used compressed air to remove dust from the keys in the past but obviously not applicable here.

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