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Spxtz

Member since Aug 2009 • Last active Jul 2021
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  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    For sale, a complete NYCBikes Cityfixed in John Deere green. I bought this bike complete from BRP Scott in about 2009 and haven't changed much - it's got cool low spoke count track wheels, and an RPM crank. The white Vittoria Rubino tyre on the front was installed in 2010 and has never had a puncture.

    After being my beater/pub bike for a few years I added the rack and the bike spent a time at Pinewood studios where it was the runaround bike for the camera dept on Star Wars 7, which went by the pseudonym Space Bear during filming. Own a piece of movie history!

    Because of the rack placement this bike has a rear brake and is also fixed gear. It needs a bit of TLC but is in working order. Collection only from Kentish Town, £145.

    Update: turns out the saddle belongs to my brother, so this is for sale without the saddle.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    I prefer Smidge to Avon because it's less greasy and you don't need to re-apply it as often, but when I used Avon the only one available was the moisturiser and not the spray. Smidge is good, I've not had much midge trouble when I've used it and I've worn it in some extremely midgy places (though you need to make sure you cover all your exposed skin - once they get close to you they won't land where there's Smidge but they'll hang around until they find the bit where you forgot to apply it).

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    Oh that's cool, I'll try the kit for £4 before looking for a more permanent solution - cheers!

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    How much should it cost to resize a ring? Not sure what metal it's made of, but it's plated. Just needs to be a bit smaller.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Just a follow up question to my radiator/socket one above. As far as I can see it's acceptable within building regs to have a blanking plate behind a radiator (and definitely preferable to plastering over it!). It will be accessible in case of a fault by dropping the rad.

    I'm going to put some radiator reflector foil behind the rad which will cover the blanking plate and the cable in the wall, but do I need to do anything additional to protect the cable joint and the cable from potential heat from the rad? I imagine that the heat on the wall will be well below anything that might damage the cable once the reflector foil is in place.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Ta!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I've had a plug socket moved along the wall away from the site of a new radiator and now I need to make good the old hole and the chased line along to the new one. Can someone point me to the post from a month or so ago where someone explained how to do this neatly? I've UTFS'd with no luck.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Magic, thanks!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Does anyone know the name of this type of security bolt? And does anyone know where I might find a key for it? It's for the lights in our Glasgow tenement close.

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