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velosaurus

Member since Oct 2009 • Last active Jul 2021
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Interesting reading about Edinburgh. Also thinking seriously about a move to Scotland. Similar reasons to @Dammit but also to be closer to family in Glasgow, Stranraer and Durham.

    I am putting my house in the Thames Valley up for sale this week. Once sold I intend to put the contents in Storage and stay with family up there whilst I house hunt. No idea where i will end up though.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Richard Palmer at Berkshire Campers in Hurst is your man. Super nice guy, really good quality work and reasonable price. Only problem is he will have a looong waiting list.

  • in Classifieds
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    Speak to eBay. He is covering his buyers remorse by trying to bully you.

    And B, but make a note in your calendar with all his deets to do it in 5 years time so he will have no idea why it happens to really mess with his head.

  • in Classifieds
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    Absolutely and totally 100% agree with all of this. Probs posted 100 frames easily and always pack as you described. Never had one arrived damaged yet (although have probs fated it now).

    That frame is fucked. If was that way before being sent and photos or damage werent sent to the buyer or if damage happened during transit its totally the sellers resp to sort out.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Horrible to be on the receiving end of such an attack. Also so very sad for the pitbull that it has ended up like that. That sits with the owner but sadly they cant PTS the owner or take their bollocks so at least they dont reproduce.

    Not heard from the police since. Anyone have any experience of a similar situation or able offer advice? Thanks.

    Cant comment on the police bit, other than escalate to the desk sergeant/duty inspector if no response.

    Also as a long time staffy owner I can advise how to get a staffy off. No idea if works for a Pitbull. A staffys instinct is to go for a choke hold on the neck so they grab on, lock jaws, hang on and then shift their grip towards the neck. Your instinct is to try and pull them off if they have a hold, but its difficult because their jaws are locked. Its better to grab their collar and actually push them into your dog, at some point they will start to suffocate and gag for a breath. At that point pull them away. It takes a confident approach but really does work.

    I learned this from having a rescue who was a scrapper. Sadly he ended his days muzzled. I will add all the 17 other staffys we have had from pups or rescues had no issues with other dogs once trained. Its 95% an owner being a dick thing.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Wheel was very obviously dished 2.5mm to one side. I didnt correct it because Maj had ridden over on the bike and if I cocked it up, or found further issues Maj would not have been able to get home.

  • in General
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    Judgements based on social media are meaningless, but I guess thats what some base their expertise on.

    Aside from the hubs above my "gravel" wheels are 12 year old Pro2's on Stans 355 (which you will of course know were the pre-cursor to Crests). All my MTBs are on Hopes and the only issue I have had is a 10 year old axle breaking and a freehub cracking after 6 years that was replaced by Hope FOC.

    Big fan of the Kinlin TL29s on my hardtail though.

  • in General
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    Its a difficult one. A club mate has Hunt wheels on his bike and believes them to be the best money can buy. I think the haters resent the heavy marketing which makes them out to be more than what they are: Cheaper components, hand built to a high standard backed by really good customer service.

    Personally I would chose Hope because they are slightly better components (my oldest Pr02 hubs are still fine after 15 years) backed by excellent CS, and they are manufactured in the UK which matters to me.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    2" may just be too big

    We are straying from the path... I have some perfectly good 45mm Riddlers that would ride a lot quicker but where is the wank in that??

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    If we're allowing 650b x 48 I'm resigning.

    Aye brother! thumps table

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