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fizzy.bleach

Member since May 2010 • Last active Jan 2021

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    see, it's tricky! i'm not necessarily looking for a landscaping firm or an architect. someone who can look at:

    a: the physical front of the house, including cosmetic stuff like the window colours and front door, as well as more fundamental things like the design of the porch and bay window
    b: the (small) garden, including the layout and planting
    c: the drive – both where it is and what it's surfaced with
    d: the low wall at the front of the house

    all the above need attention, so we'd talk to this expert, tell them our ideas. they would add their expertise and come up with some drawings of what the whole front of the place should look like, and we can take that and work on implementing it over a few years.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    i have one of those frame mounted zefal thingies, but let's talk true pocket-dwelling mini pumps – what is good pump?

    topeak or lezyne something or other, i guess?

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    might legitimately be a good idea

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    i googled that and it seems to be people who design public spaces? my wife found an exterior design consultancy but they seem too high-end and all their examples are JUST RENDER THE FRONT OF YOUR MASSIVE HOUSE AND PUT GRAVEL ON THE DRIVE

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    there was one a few years ago that gangsta rap was invented by some evil old white men to encourage black people to commit crimes and end up in prison. the twist was that these evil old white dudes all ran prison companies.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    i think i'd like professional help (lufguss nods as he finally admits it), but i don't know exactly who can provide this service.

    basically, the front of our house, including the garden and drive, is slightly impractical for us, a bit dilapidated, and visually meh. but my wife and i have little design nous between us.

    what we'd like is some kind of design/architecture/landscaping? consultant who can take our considerations, as well as the style and age of the house, and produce some sketches and maybe guidelines that we can implement over a couple of years, bringing in landscapers and builders as necessary to fix the wall/drive/garden/porch/house front.

    is that a thing? someone who knows enough about gardens, architecture, design and construction

  • in Announcements, Help & Testing
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    How come the cycle training thread isn't in the cycle training subforum?

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    round my way the dirty blackbird lads are chirpsing all the blackbird gals this week

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    do they go for the oranges?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    top one is silicon carbide

    you can tell from the green colour? i kind of assumed they were the same. anyway, large one obviously has some life in, so i'll refit that and get somethign esle for the other side. they are from an old 8" B+D grinder i got hold of

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