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pastry_bot

Member since Apr 2010 • Last active Aug 2019

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  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Bump for this bike, which jppegs made me build outside in the cold then rode it once.

    And I got a cold the week after too.

    It's quite nice though, some good details.

  • in General
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    Morning Ride

  • in General
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    Genuinely curious, is the sense of achievement from the barrage of mileage/elevation/whatever challenges significant?

    All you get is a digital noddy badge for most of them.

  • in General
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    Thing is, it's quite easy to automatically set your (automatically uploaded) rides to private so people don't have to see all your boring as fuck commutes which are essential to record every single day, for the mileage.

    That people don't is either because they're dumb, or ignorant, or are just happy to scroll through pages of Morning Ride.

    I've had to unfollow some people I know and like as they are serial offenders.

    I guess like most social feeds, strava has become saturated with people who will simply fill it with as much dross as possible, since - obviously - having lots of 'content' and 'numbers' is better than nothing.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    @cagimaha ? Don't mention b*kep*cking though.

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Sad! Looks like you and the framebuilder have gone to a lot of trouble.

    I know the feeling though.

  • in Current Projects
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    Fair enough then! Am intrigued to see what you come up with.

    I have a fillet brazed Roberts too, but it's not as nice as this :)

  • in Current Projects
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    Ultimately I want to be able to charge a phone/GPS and run a front light off the front wheel but think that ‘the plug’ is ugly so looking for a slicker alternative

    I'd think about how often you'll really need this. I have the B&M light with the built in charger, it's ugly for sure, but I've only really used it on one long tour. All the other times I've gotten by with spare battery packs, or just using my phone less, etc.

    Having a sinewave or one of those top cap usb doohickies would probably be more useful if you think you really need it, and allow you to remove it when you don't.

    This isn't a full on touring bike is it?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    My advice, wait 6 months, let everyone else buy these (no doubt expensive) tyres and then when they casually drop in a separate thread that they are too lightweight, wear quickly, aren't good with tubeless, etc, you won't have wasted your money.

    Compass Bon Jon pass etc
    Gravel King
    Kojak

    All examples of the above.

    Strangely I haven't been burned by these recommendations! It just sounds really familiar.

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