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Silly_Savage

Member since Jun 2010 • Last active May 2022

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Other option is to make the Vagabond even more utilitarian, but I don't think I really like the way that rides with flat bars.

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    Thinking of selling my retro MTB frame and upgrading to one of these as I don't trust the bendy frame and forks to carry my chonk of a 9month-old safely. Am I daft throwing money at a 26"/rim brake bike? To me the slightly lower CoG and simplicity of rim brakes seem ideal for this use, plus the wheels I have are pretty much bombproof 36h Son/D121 so should last a while. The only concern is the ongoing availability of decent tyres but I can't imagine they'll discontinue 26"marathons for a while.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Got ya, yeah I was assuming the two photos have similar levels I suppose, but that's probably not true.

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    Couldn't you just pick the colour and overlay a solid fill in colour/hue blending mode (I forget which)?

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    Anyone got any leads on the discontinued IKEA Svalnas desk? Really wish I'd bought one when they were selling them off at discount.

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    Cheers, I hadn't thought of that, and it seems likely that's the problem. Either that or it's snapped further down the line. If I can get access to the back of the caliper with the car where it is I might try a careful squirt of penetrating oil and see if it frees it up for a bit.

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    Any got experience of replacing handbrake cable on a Skoda roomster / Fabia?

    My self-adjusting yoke is being pulled at such an angle that the cable is pulling out of it, bodged with a zip-tie for now, don't worry I'm not driving it like this!

    My question is whether this can be fixed without completely replacing the cables? Looking at the part and a few videos it doesn't seem like there's anywhere to adjust tension - they just have welded ferrules on both ends.

  • in COVID-19
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    I used to work for Verco and own a V-smart, they're not that adjustable, just up and down pretty much and then a 'floating' back and seat tilt, so either they'll work for your body or not. I like the Herman Miller Setu and a decent looking work chair, although the same applies. I think they discontinued them due to the mesh breaking, but mine's hanging on in there for now.

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    Does anyone know where I can get replacement drawer fronts to match existing Wren ones? Last time I looked in to it it was going to be horrendously expensive ordering from Wren, I believe as they have a massive RRP and then 'discount' if you're buying a whole kitchen's worth of stuff.

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    Aldi southern fried not chicken burgers.

    Looks like these are being discontinued, stock up!

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