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neu

Member since May 2009 • Last active Apr 2021

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    I've heard that crema isn't a good indicator of much. Good shots can have thin crema apparently

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    You can just stroke the stylus lightly with a bit of paper to check if there's a signal, if you're afraid of yanking the tonearm onto a record.

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    The 5e and 3e have the same compliance: https://www.ortofon.com/om-series-p-550

    However I think you're tonearm is medium mass so might accommodate a wider variety of styli? Sorry I only know what works for my TT.

    Compliance relates to the stiffness of the stylus cantilever. High compliance means low stiffness. Basically it's better to match high compliance stylus with low mass tonearms and visa versa, but with a medium mass tonearm (as I understand the RPM genie is at 13.5g) you have more options.

    The Ortofon OM series are all high compliance, and basically the only option for "ultra-low mass" tonearms, so generally people replace like with like, hence why Airhead said to check, but googling shows the RPM with various different styli from stock.

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    Can anyone recommend an independent mortgage adviser?

    I want to discuss different mortgage types, and the last couple of adviser I spoke too just said their lenders don't do that. Like they're selling me a phone or something.

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    To answer your question on the stylus, the first picture shows a cartridge and stylus. The stylus is the bit with 3E written on it.

    You can buy Ortofon OM styli separately, but I've found that generally they are sold as full set of cartridge and stylus, and separate styli are no cheaper really.

    So look for the best stylus you can get regardless if it's with a cartridge. Then you can swap the stylus only, if you want to avoid realigning the cartridge from scratch.

    I would get an OM10 (compatible with OMB cartridge) for £50 ish. It's a bit better than the 3E or 5E for a similar price. You need to spend double that at least to get a better OM stylus, unless you change the cartridge type altogether, but you will need to check it's suitable for that tonearm as Airhead says.

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    Accusing someone of cherry picking is different to saying the data clearly shows they are wrong.

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    tbc specifically said Starmer is below Corbyn after GE2017, which the data you presented agrees with. That's not clear evidence that they are wrong is it?

    Whether that's cherry picking is another discussion, but calling 2 years of Corbyn's Labour polling a blip is quite disingenuous.

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    The graphs you show seem to reinforce tbc's point, not disprove it.

    Your first image doesn't even include Starmer, the second shows Starmer below Corbyn's GE2017 level, and the last image shows the entirety of Labour's polling under Starmer below Cobyn's Labour 2017 to 2019.

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    No more creaks or grinding noise

    My 2 speed creaks too. I've just cleaned the bike and cleaned/greased the drivetrain, I can't figure out what's causing it.

    Is Brompton creak a thing?

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    yeah it sounds like it. I've got some vernier calipers so I can check it against your measurements, that's really helpful, thanks.

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