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mancub

Member since Oct 2010 • Last active Jul 2020
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    The newish Black Diamond Impact is a really good value starter pad. Drop Zone is a lil bit bigger for just a lil more money.

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    oh my god, just had a look. It's worse than I could ever possibly imagine. Sorry I can't help you. I only have the one pair of pedals and old worn out cleats myself. weeps

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    DISCONTINUED?! nooooooo

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    pm'd re: Karcher

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I just missed out on a white 1990 Specialized Stumpjumper Comp, a particular frame I had been hunting after for aaages. So so so gutted.

    If anyone has an early 90s Stumpy, Tange Prestige tubing, that they could offload - then let me know!

  • in Current Projects
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    Awesome, subbed! Really looking forward to seeing this. The projects for loved ones full of consideration and care are the most rewarding ones of all. I often dream of doing this for my uncle who was of similar cycling inspiration to me... I just need to learn to build frames first!

    Are you sticking with rim brakes? I wonder if discs might come in handy on those tired Lakeland descents?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    @cycleclinic @rhb

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019­/jan/17/power-to-the-people-could-a-citi­zens-assembly-solve-the-brexit-crisis

    I found this article really informative. I felt like it gave good context and addressed many concerns one might have if only just hearing about them on a superficial level. I found the analysis of the Irish citizens assembly as part of their referendum on abortion laws actually really interesting. I didn't even know that they had one! It cites many other examples of assemblies that have worked surprisingly well. I had no idea that they existed before reading this and in many ways they certainly sound like they're worth a shot. I'm personally pretty open to alternative ways to progress our democratic system considering how inadequate it currently seems to be.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Double post!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Yeah, I've even bought compostable and refillable pods for friends who own Nespresso machines so they can try them out but they always go back to the aluminium ones. What percentage of total pods used are niche manufactured and environmentally friendly? I think the big issue is the prevalence of them in almost every office and client room now.. I've seen entire bins filled with pods in a single day for just one floor. Nobody is accountable or even notices. 300,000,000 are used in the U.K annually.

    I'd never heard of ESE pods before. Couldn't someone just use a calibrated tamper? I would have thought that and a basic grinder would make much nicer espresso. Arghhh.

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