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Spxtz

Member since Aug 2009 • Last active Oct 2019
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    I've tried this, records don't really fit. One might - just - but once you start factoring in the thickness of multiple sleeves it's no go.

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    I did it the same way as @Batt- the only issue I found is that the hanger insert moves the mech about 5mm outboard so it takes some extra fiddling to index for the granny gear.

    Also it's a complete pain in the arse to change a tube. Unlike Batt's I use SKS front mudguard stays for the rear guard, so they can pop out without having to undo the bolts.

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    Lol yeah. I guess I wasn't asking if the inside of the window was cold, but rather why it was cold, which sounds like a much deeper question...

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    Quick googling suggests that condensation on the inside of double glazed windows is a sign that they're well sealed, because a draft would return the moisture to the air, and the solution is to keep the trickles open in winter and open the windows for 20 mins in the morning if it persists. We dry clothes inside and haven't got an extractor fan so it's likely that there's more moisture in the house than usual too.

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    We haven't had particular issues heating the room. I'm going to take it as a good sign for the curtains rather than a bad sign for the windows, which otherwise seem fine.

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    Quick question, probably obvious - it's getting cold here in the mornings (-1 last night) and when we open the curtains in the bedroom in the morning, there's condensation on the inside of the double glazed windows (in the room, not inside the unit). The curtains are very substantial and insulate the room from the window bays. Does the condensation mean:

    a) the curtains are working well and the space between the windows and curtains isn't warmed by the central heating, or
    b) the double glazing is working poorly?

    Illustration below.

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    What's going on here? It's not just that they're all running the light, but they're also driving as if there are two lanes. This is coming off Regent's Park towards Baker St.

    https://twitter.com/angryaboutbikes/stat­us/1172182408940150785

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    I rest my case, I guess?

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    Idle wondering during a spin class: I know Biopace etc rings are meant to get you over the flat spot with less effort, but could you rotate a biopace ring 90 degrees to make the flat spot harder on a spin bike, and improve your performance on the flat spot while keeping normal round chainrings on your actual bike?

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    (Posted this in the Glasgow thread but putting it here too since more people will see it...)

    Anyone fancy a weekend in London in November?

    We just need to move our trip to the following weekend, but thanks to Virgin being shitheads who don't do refunds or exchanges for advance tickets, I've got a pair of returns to London that I need to shift.

    The tickets are 2x:

    Fri 1 Nov: GLC-EUS 17:30
    Sun 3 Nov: EUS-GLC 17:28

    The face value is £100 and you'll need a Two Together railcard - this railcard gets you 1/3 off Off-Peak fares so even if you needed to buy a new railcard at £30 it's cheaper than the full price ticket. Plus you can then keep using the railcard to get discounts for the whole year. What a world.

    The tickets are printable so I can either forward the confirmation email or meet at Glasgow Central and release the tickets from a machine.

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