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mdcc_tester

Member since Nov 2009 • Last active Oct 2019

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    explain this bar angle

    Better wrist support for long efforts in the drops

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Plod seemed unconcerned

    Aside from the fact that PTFE is pretty easy to distinguish from coke, I don't suppose they have time for anything under a kilogram anyway.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    the bikes are rated to carry up to 150kg of cargo (not including bike and rider)

    The bikes might be, the rims maybe not so much. Manufacturer's spec says 180kg maximum total system weight. Tyre width and pressure don't seem to be outside normal bounds, you're bang in the middle of the size range and 4 bar in a 54-56mm tyre is at the top of the range obviously, but not what anybody would call over-pressure on a heavy metal rim. On the other hand, "should be around" might be hiding a multitude of sins. By my back of a fag packet calculation, your width/pressure is going to be pretty squishy if all-up weight creeps up past 250kg - it's basically the same squish as me running 2 bar on my MTB, which is fine for me off road where I like the tyre to move about a bit, but your riders might be sneaking another couple of bars in while you're not looking to get lower rolling resistance and tighter handling on tarmac.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    cracks follow the rim round connecting spoke / nipple holes

    Lateral tensile stress in that region comes from tyre pressure. What tyre section and pressure are you using?

    Need to be heavy duty!

    There's not much that's heavier than Andra 40

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    London dialling code is 020

    I know that, but it wouldn't have been as much fun to say "if you never wanted to hear from a subset of geographically-specific land lines in London"

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    Could you wildcard block 0207**

    You could if you never wanted to hear from anybody in London 🙂

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    it was possible you were making a joke.

    No, I was just using the most apposite of the available English similies describing joy to add humour to a description of a true event.

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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I swear metho in Australia wasn't purple. Do they add that so they can tell if winos have been drinking it?

    No, they put other shit in it to stop people drinking it. I think the dye is just for convenience, so you can easily pick the meths from the white spirit without having to read the label. You can easily get undyed meths if the colour bothers you.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    boner

    It's not a boner if it's below horizontal. Anything between Mull of Kintyre and horizontal is just a semi

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