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BrickMan

Member since Oct 2010 • Last active Dec 2019

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Those triangle bags are such a good idea, good use of space. Not seen that mid drive motor before, will check them out.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Omnium stock wheel builds, good/bad/ugly? Going to build one up in the next month or so, their wheels are not that expensive and its not going to see courier use, saves me hassle of trying to find a 700/20" rim combo that matchs.

    Also dyno lights, this one has to have dyno lights, number of times I have no lights handy (have 4 sets of good ones at least), any good examples of mounting locations on an omnium?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    +1 to mazda 2 or 3, choose any petrol, any gearbox, those things are like cock roaches.

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    Golf mk5/6 with the 1.9 PD tdi if you want reliable and economical but very tractor like. Really not a fan of any of the CR engines, esp with any sort of mileage on them, yeah they are quieter and more responsive, but do barely any better than the petrols on fuel and when things go wrong its a fair amount of money (£300 per injector etc which fail like clockwork, dont get cheap ones).
    Civic of that facelift spaceship shape are very good, diesels are reliable apart from they are known to have bad clutchs, 2008 to 2011 shape I think is the best variant?

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    Older vfr 750/800 are more fun/lighter than the newer ones, considered sporty ish compared to the 2007 onwards (850?) which are quite high at the front and a solid 30kg extra if not more. Not a wheelie machine though, sounds like he wants a mid 00's GSXR 600

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Are we talking about those two dots? Yeah lools like a bit of ball or cone has welded itself on there, not in the race though?
    So long as its not in the raceway id....
    But another 105 hub the same type and swap over axle/cones/balls, you get a shiny new qr too. Cones that fit modern shimano hubs are not that easy to get and usually 2 of them is not far off a whole hub.
    If it sorts the problem great, if it doesn't then you now have a new hub shell too, so you can buuld that into your existing wheel ;)

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Got to watch that, everything is fly by wire now and they come with most of the torque available in the first 15% of pedal movement, makes it harder to maintain a constant speed (esp on something with a vnt type turbo), easier to burn fuel you didn't intend to and sells the car in the first place "was only touching the pedal and it was going! Sold".
    Much prefer a linear pedal

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Wera make a very good ph1 and ph2 screwdriver that are closely accurate for jis 1 and 2 (shimano use those sizes too). Think they are about £6 each.

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    That's a good thought, will look into it.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    For manual a8 or a11 are great, prefer derailleur gears myself (less drag), but if your thinking of going electric assist in the future (mid drive) then the N5 is what you want, more sturdy and allows powered shifts instead of the usual "back off, change gear, back on" that you should observe with a8 and a11 gear hubs. Also if you ever do wreck it, they are much cheaper to replace.
    Nexus 7 I haven't really used.

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