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adroit

Member since Aug 2010 • Last active Nov 2021

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Mariam Nouri
    Fuck this country’s attitude to persecuted people.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    The end of the jay.
    The Jays on my local patch fly out of the woods and across the marshes to bury food for the winter. It’s tough this year as there aren’t many acorns, which is what they normally cache.
    The local peregrines have their eyes on them but despite seeing several attempts to catch them I’ve not seen any success ( on the peregrines part!) but they clearly got one of them!

  • in Rider Down
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    Two months on from the “incident” where I was kicked off my bike and still no contact from the police.
    After waiting a month I made a formal complaint, and two days later got a letter from the investigating officer to tell me that after a proportionate investigation they would be taking no further action.
    This investigation didn’t include interviewing me. The complaint crossed over to them sending out the letter so I waited for the complaint to start its process. Last week I got a call from the professional standards department who are looking into it. The conversation didn’t start very well when she started to discuss my “accident”. I stopped her and pointed out that this was no accident and she should use the appropriate language. That didn’t go down too well, but it didn’t seem like the professional standard bar is set very high.
    Another week has gone by, it’s now been 2 months.
    Fortunately my wounds have healed. I still have some niggles with my shoulder and elbow and some scars, but I get more angry every day with Thames Valley police. I haven’t fixed my bike as it’s evidence that the police haven’t looked at (and it’s so distinctive I fear the rider seeing it again and having another pop)
    Bastards.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    I tried that but it was fiddly to get the saddle at the right angle before it got sticky. And it still slipped.
    I’ve never actually tried epoxy as I sold mine and found some much better designs out there that don’t slip.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Get your saddle position right and smother the clamp in the strongest epoxy in existence

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I've never whined about them. I just let all the air out of their tyres.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Lytton, the town north of Vancouver that reached almost 50deg C in the summer is now cut off by floodwater and landslides. From one extreme to another.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I’m glad you pointed that out hopefully before the wrong bolts were purchased!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    If it’s the bolt that holds the rails to the saddle fitting, Carradice used a grub screw. The better option used to be a mudguard stay bolt or bottle cage bolt as kept in boxes in just about every bike shop. You can’t get the grub screw tight enough but the ordinary bolt (m4x15mm) is a much better fix.

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