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Spxtz

Member since Aug 2009 • Last active Jan 2023
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  • in Glasgow
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    I'm selling a rowing machine, in very good order as we barely used it: https://www.gumtree.com/p/other-fitness-­gym-equipment/decathlon-domyos-120-rowin­g-machine/1444387808

    Just wondered if anyone here would want it. Will do a 10% forum discount and donation if someone buys it through here. Collection from the Southside, or can drop it off within the city if you don't have access to a car.

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Just got these new pedals, with a WTF warning on them. The website has no useful info about what specific chemicals known to cause cancer are actually in this product; my best guess is that the pins are lead,or the vinyl has a production byproduct which is carcinogenic and present in trace amounts? Or they're just made of toxic waste.

  • in Glasgow
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    Dredging this post as I think (!) I saw a Cadex very similar to mine being ridden north down the cycle path towards the Brazen Head this morning. I wasn't able to follow them but I'd very much like to make sure it's not the same bike. It had purple bar tape.

    Offchance that the person is on here - but if not and anyone sees a silver and red fade paintjob with purple bars could you please take a snap of it and if poss get the frame number?

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Where I live, in Glasgow, the ward contains a neighbourhood of tenement blocks and right next to it, a garden suburb with villas. The bin collections for the garden suburb are weekly, and they take rubbish, recycling, garden and food waste and glass in separate bins. In the tenements, they take rubbish every 8 days and recycling every 16 days, and empty the street bins every two weeks. So there's rubbish everywhere a lot of the time. The only reasonable conclusion is that the councillors don't expect an electoral negative impact for failing to fix the situation.

  • in Current Projects (non-bike)
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    How about something like this for your roof access? https://skinnerinnovations.com/modum.htm­l

    They just look like a drainpipe when they're folded and usually can be locked - as long as you can find one that's short enough.

    I'm not recommending this brand per se, just the first one in Google - but there are a few companies out there making them.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    One of the roof grab handles on my car (2016 VW Touran) is missing a spring and hangs flaccid. Spring on the opposite handle circled in the pic below. Looks like the spring on its own is too small a part to be for sale through the big VW spares shops. Does anyone know where I might find a parts guide that would give me a size or if this is a standard sized spring?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Bit late to this but I've got this setup, Schwalbe G One 35mm tyres and SKS Bluemels. It all works fine but I found I needed to cut a little slot in the mudguard to allow enough room for the brake cable and its plastic concertina thing where it goes sideways between the two levers. Didn't seem to have any impact on the mudguard's functioning but helped the brake to return properly.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Just an update on fitting the Yepp mini - here's what the steerer stack looks like with the ahead adapter. Needed a spacer between the adapter and the stem to stop interference.

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