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pointer

Member since Apr 2009 • Last active Jun 2021
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  • in Rides & Races
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    Seriously impressive, even more so than starting at pos. 100 or so and making 4th the previous week. Loana Lecomte put in an equally impressive ride, they are both on a different level to everyone else right now.

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    ^I find a metal filter is OK with the inverted method, but not as intended as you lose a third of your coffee before you can slow it/stop with the plunger vacuum.

    Sorry to add more JF ref here but has he made no ref to his Aeropress video from ten years or so back? Maybe episode 12 is just a link back to it.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    That is ace. I hope you still have the Grundig race number! I have a load of photos from the Plymouth races, I need to dig them out.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    that's awesome, my '93 self is slightly jealous.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Legend.
    He waved at me and my bro on one of the climbs at Newnham park Grundig one year, made my day as a mtb obsessed teen, he was also one of the few riders styling over the jumps (in a cross country race!) The sound of those Tioga discs was damn cool too.

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    Looks like it is steel. Old gas mains in perhaps?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    These. They were of odd dims too I recall.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Interesting reading the Aeropress hate/love, some of your brew times seem very long from what I have read and tried over the years, aren't they massively bitter?

    I switched from a french press a couple of years back as Mrs Pointer was pregnant and no longer drinking caffeinated coffee, so the single cup size of the aeropress was handy to make two different drinks. Initially I was trying to make espresso type shots for milk based drinks with random success, some v good, some bad. My tastes have since moved towards lighter/African etc roasts and I tend to just use it for filter type brews, which I think it does very well.

    I agree with other posts about using the aeropress the right way up, you cannot help but lose some coffee whilst setting up, once the plunger goes in you can pull it back a little to stop this but it is not ideal.

    For me the best method is inverted and using a metal filter (has lasted over a year of 2/3 cups per day and removes the faff/waste with the paper ones) plus a decent grind. I tend to use YB as they are local to me, plus I don't have a grinder yet. I don't really want to open the can of worms which owning one will inevitably bring me.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Lovely film and a beautiful print. It’s great to see the process involved, nice work.

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    Ah I see. Seems everything went as expected, quite a feat of engineering.

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