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brokenbetty

Member since Sep 2010 • Last active Dec 2018
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    Doesn't have to be, but needs to be undeniably Christmassy so it probably will be.

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    We have a jumper day at work but I don't like the waste of buying a new jumper for one day. Anyone come across a charity shop selling Christmas jumpers?

    Failing that I'll do ebay and make my own donation.

    (Wondering if I should start an xmas jumper collective, buy a jumper to join then pass them round each year)

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    It was Neighbours. "Uni" came from Neighbours. So the cutoff is about 73/74...people who were watching Neighbours as teenagers before they went to Uni called it Uni.

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    With the caveat that I am a total novice at this stuff...I can't say these are the best guides, but they are the ones I could follow with very little prior knowledge. I have built 2 wheelsets, both with hub gears and coaster brakes. (I know what I like!)

    This is the main guide I use:
    https://patricktaylor.com/building-a-bic­ycle-wheel

    Sheldon is good to explain the parts and concepts, but I found Patrick Taylor's actual instructions clearer. So I referred to a mixture of both: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/wheelbuild.­html

    And spoke calculator: https://leonard.io/edd/

    Nice thing about a hub gear wheel is you don't have to worry about dishing. So I can't give you any good refs for it because I've never had to do it

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    Is virgin cable not an option? Thought this area was well covered.

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    There's a friend of mine that knows how to build wheels actually, hope he will be able to find time to teach me this winter.

    It's dead easy, I did mine from online guides. If you decide to go ahead let me know and I'll post the main ones I used. Don't forget to budget for the spokes!

    If you go to the effort of building I'd switch to alloy rims, especially if you want rim brakes. If you want to keep it coaster brake and have gears you'll need to get a hub gear with coaster. I have an SRC3 on my Kingpin.

    Are those 20" BMX size (406 ERTO) or one of the vintage 20" sizes? If the latter it will be hard/expensive/impossible to find alloy rims - which of the three depends on exactly which 20" you have. 406 will be no bother at all.

    Oh, and I love your bike :)

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    Are you planning on tiling it yourself?

    No... I have done my own tiling when it's 15cm cheap white square ones, but I'm more happy to pay someone to do the heavy expensive ones! (One wall expensive, the others will of course be 15cm cheap white squares)

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    Thank you, that helps a lot. Tile weight is 28kg / sq m leaving 8kg for the jollop, that should be enough right?

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    Not DIY but hoping someone knows...

    Are these 12mm thick Moroccan tiles too heavy for an external dormer wall in a loft conversion?

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