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Mikenetic

Member since Feb 2010 • Last active May 2019
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  • in Frame Builders
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    Um, I think you might have misinterpreted the chart.

    Some seat tubes are externally butted - that way you can get the thickness you need around the seat - top tube joint for strength, and the seat post itself is supported via contact to the inner diameter for its full length. Best way to verify is to measure the ID of the tube.

    You don't want to go too close to the transition zone on the butting in case you compromise the strength. That's why they give you a 245mm plain wall thickness to work with, you can change the seat tube length by up to 165mm without breaching their guidelines.

    The red circle just lets you know which end is which - on an externally butted tube you can also tell because you can actually feel the transition on the external butt.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I used an SLX 1x11 groupset on my Bullitt if you wanted to reduce the budget a bit. I've been very impressed with it.

    Mudguards maybe on the build?

  • in Rides & Races
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    To do the downlighting on my cargo bike I bought some LED strip lighting off Amazon that's meant to provide ambient colour behind TVs. It had 4 strips, but I only used 2. It was about a tenner for the LED kit, and I hooked it into one of those USB battery packs for charging phones.

    It came complete with a remote that lets you change colours or do sweet disco fx. The LED strips have a self-adhesive backing and can be cut to length.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Yep - the kettle belongs to my mate. It's collapsible and has a metal base, you can get them off Amazon for less than £20 (other retailers are available) - first time he'd used it, and we were impressed.

    The stove is an MSR PocketRocket - had it for years, it's excellent.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Yep, that's mine!

  • in Rides & Races
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    I rode it this year on my Bullitt, I thought it would be a good test ahead of potentially doing some cargo bike touring.

    Set off at about 19:15, made it to the beach around 6am with a fair few stops. Bike and bag weighed about 33Kg, which was OK on the flat, but you do feel it a fair bit on the hills.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Gaming PC is now living out a happy retirement as a Minecraft machine, Shuttle Media PC still available.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    I have a couple of computers that are no longer needed. I've just done clean reinstalls of Windows 10 onto them, and they are in good working order.

    Pick up from North London, or I can deliver via cargo bike if you're not too far from N4.

    Specs are:

    Shuttle XPC Glamor SN68SG2
    Been used as a Media Streaming and TrainerRoad box

    AMD Athlon 2.8 GHz CPU
    4GB RAM
    Clean install of Windows 10 Pro (Activated) & updated to 1083 release
    NVIDIA GeForce GT730 2GB graphics card HDMI & DVI outputs
    1TB HDD
    DVD Rewriter
    Solid state card reader
    Firewire
    Ethernet

    Dimensions
    h:19cm w:20cm d:29cm
    Price: £80

    SOLD - Tower PC
    My old gaming machine

    Thermaltake Soprano case
    Q6600 Quad Core CPU
    P5KC Motherboard (can be overclocked)
    8GB RAM
    Radeon 6850 1GB graphics card HDMI, Display Port, DVI outputs
    Clean install of Windows 10 Home (Activated) & updated to 1083 release
    500GB HDD
    DVD Rewriter
    Ethernet

    Dimensions
    H:45cm w:20cm d:50cm
    Price: £75

  • in Frame Builders
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    Not heard of that. Broadly speaking, there are two designations of Spirit. one for lugs, and one for TIG. They have different butt profiles and thicknesses, and I think there are some different cross-section shapes available in TIG.

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