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chiroshi

Member since Dec 2010 • Last active Dec 2022
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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    That sounds normal, best practice would be to store your battery inside overnight so it's warm going into the bike.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    If the washer is separate from the boss, then the broken boss bit would be a very quick job for someone with a lathe.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I've got a bathroom renovation project where I want to move my toilet half a meter to the side. I'm going to do thei with a hidden cistern and build a small wall (1m high, 2m long) around it. We plan to finish the wall with wood panelling, but I'm trying to figure out what I should put under the panelling. The wall is only 100mm thick, but there needs to be 20mm thickness on the panelling for the toilet flush panel. As our panelling is 14mm thick, my idea was to use some 6mm ply behind it. Would that be stable enough for this application or am I better using something else?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    If you’re hitting the top of your head where a light would be mounted then you’re normally in big trouble already. There could be the unfortunate situation where you’re sliding and the light catches on some street furniture. In this case, yes, the extra mount will likely increase the torque on your neck.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    It sounds like you might be better cutting the whole section out and glue/screw a new piece in the frame if the old piece is such a mess.

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    The first half of your statement is true, the second half is not.
    Helmets reduce the amount your brain moves around by reducing the accelleration of your head when it hits something hard. That can be either linear through compression of the foam, or rotational through providing a slippier surface.
    Helmets aren't perfect, they won't save you from everything, but they're a lot better than nothing at all.

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    I think a liberal application of the radius / round tool would make this look nicer and be quite a bit stronger.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Did you find a solution? I suspect it is a glass fibre tube that they insert with a semi-rigid mandrel after the frame comes out of the mold. I wouldn't see an issue with poking a hole in in with a drill if you have the access through the exit hole.

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    You could borrow a pressure washer and buy a cheap rod kit

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