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jackbepablo

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Oct 2020

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  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    I've just picked up one of the 4L Racing collection Apidura frame bags – reduced storage vs my previous OG Apidura bag (maybe 1L?), but it definitely seems to be designed with an eye on knee rub, and I still manage to fit the same old stuff in there

  • in Classifieds
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    When I’ve worked with them in the past theyve always ringfenced stock that the supplier wants rid of, put up the flash sale thing, then buy whatever they sold. The only stock they end up holding (in that version) is returns. I think it’s been a bit different in some cases for a while now, eg when they’ve had Endura stuff at full price. They usually pick up stock at less than landed cost to the supplier who just wants to liquidate it back into cash, hence the big discounts

  • in Rides & Races
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    Looks awesome, I've nicked the route – how was it for traffic?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I changed all the driveside seals on my Triumph just after I got it, and it was concerning just how little interference was involved with the interference fit. Maybe that's why they demand that the rider drain the oil before just about any maintenance task: it's usually already drained anyway

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I've been getting this on narrower (19mm ID) rims and 38/35mm G-Ones lately. Fully deflated the tyre generally jumps off a little bit but always goes back up again without issue. Kind of annoying though as I suspect this is the reason for losing 20ish psi overnight. Have tried both more and less tape, no luck.

  • in Classifieds
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    For what it's worth, doing that usually results in a totally new customer account with that retailer rather than just tricking the discount code checker or whatever. For Wiggle, go nuts, but as someone who has worked in ecomm for small businesses for a while it's fucking annoying. My personal brand of payback for that is that loyal customers get early access, better discounts in promo times, etc, and this is based on spend and profitability. Anyone playing the new email trick will never end up on my good list, and neither will anyone who returns loads of stuff or only buys things from clearance. Its amazing how many customers I have come across who think they've played a huge part in building [brand] up to whatever it is, but in fact may have cost the business money overall.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I wouldn't stay in them all day at work, but not a problem on the bike or wandering around outside if it's not baking hot anyway

  • in Brighton
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    Sorted now, thanks though!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I've not crashed in them, but they have some pretty convincing video footage and the fit is decent. Their standard leggings fit under jeans a little easier than the slightly cheaper option from Merlin, though I went for those in the end, purely based on price

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    Oh yeah for sure, which is why I mentioned removing the bindweed first. TBH there's going to need to be a fair few additions of top soil or something to level things out anyway, and I've been recommended by a plot neighbour to add some height to any beds due to 'damp' (I imagine this was a nice way of saying 'flooding')

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