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Silly_Savage

Member since Jun 2010 • Last active Dec 2018

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  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    O rly? I probably would loctite everything but thanks for the warning.

    @Aroogah it's a Vagabond

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Problem is I don't have a Surly fork (don't have the rack yet either, but it looks like the best thing for my needs other than this) and hence no crown eyelets. I'd have to bodge a strut to threaded strut and bolt it through the crown brake hole. I suppose a better option might be some kind of two-to-one adapter, but it's another part to fail.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    You realise I was referring to the top strut right? It is built with two for use with the dual fork crown eyelets a-la Surly forks.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Anyone running a Surly 24 or 8 pack with one top strut?

    i.e. on a non-Surly fork.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I also have the c3000. It's pretty good, use it all the time, although it's damn noisy and not totally cat proof. My greedy cat often hooks the next portion out of the chute before it's time for it to come out. At one point he worked out he could displace food from it by bashing it on the side, I had to build an MDF enclosure for it, although he seems to have given up on that for now. Does max 3 portions a day, they're not totally accurate but better than doing it by eye I think.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yeah, I do like the look of them, but not the food processing attachment which looks like it would snap as soon as you pressed a carrot into it.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I'm looking to pick up a stand mixer in the January sales, but I'd also like it to multitask as much as possible, so blending & food processing would be a massive bonus, especially slicing / julienne-ing well, as I find those tasks a massive ball-ache.

    Any recommendations? Am I asking too much to want one machine to do all those things well?

    Some of the Kenwood chefs seem like they might hit the right spot of price and quality. Budget would be £400 for the right thing.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yeah nice work. Might try the same tomorrow. I think rye ferments more rapidly than wheat so a shorter prove makes sense.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yep, I did that, so in theory my tax bill from employment should be 0, as it should have been accounted for by the tax I've paid as shown on P45/P60, except that I've already been told I'd underpaid some via some earlier in the year, and as I understand it, am already paying that back via increased PAYE.

    The total tax bill is some £70 higher than expected, annoyingly it doesn't tell me what of this is from which income so I'm assuming it's the deficit mentioned above, but I'm already paying this via PAYE so it won't show up until next year's P60 comes. Hopefully it'll come back to me at that point, but It's pretty unclear.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Hmm, not sure I've got the same thing then. Summary says I owe, as expected, but more than I expected, by about £70. I'll have to see if it reconfigures itself once it consolidates the return and the additional PAYE contributions that I've been making (I think).

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