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Jonny69

Member since Apr 2011 • Last active Dec 2019

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    What would you use at the back for your chain tension, a spring loaded chain tensioner or a rear mech?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    No, M&S Collection.

    Collection branding finally makes a comeback! Like the Video Collection from 1988. Thomas the Tank Engine on VHS but in a mince pie form from Marks. What a world we live in.

    I haven’t tried the red box ones yet.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I have a couple of spare fronts. How many do you need?

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    M&S pie served hot with double cream. It’s like someone turned up the zest and booze too high. This is a cold serve pie.

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    What size are people going for? I've got a 14g/double at the moment. Is going to a 21g/ triple just a case of getting more coffee in and out, or will I see anything different flavour wise?

    I've got the two single and double baskets that came with the machine. I pretty much only use the bigger basket on mine. 20-22g in and 40-45g out in 30 seconds depending what I fancy. The smaller basket is fussy with its tamping because of the tapered sides and only a little amount too much coffee means it won't go on properly. I get much more consistent espresso with the bigger basket and it seems to be more forgiving about the grind and quantity.

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    ^ Perfect, a picture of my disc for reference.

    I need a recommendation for a new crackpipe / valve adaptor. See on that disc it's a bit tight. I've got a Topeak one and it's quite frankly shit. It has an internal valve which really hinders the flow and gives a terrible pressure reading, the stem is so smooth and skinny the pump head forces itself off at pressure so I have to put a bit of heatshrink onto it to make it grip properly, you lose a load of pressure when undoing it, I have to force it off the end of the valve. Today it unscrewed the valve core with itself and mangled it on the way out.

    I seem to remember this was better than the original adapter I had - though I can't remember what that one was.

    Talk to me about a better one! Zipp, BBB and HemeraPhit all look slimmer.

  • in General
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    I don't get to ride much at the moment so my bikes are usually behind something and need lifting out, tyres have gone flat, batteries dead in lights, lights not even where I thought I'd left them etc etc.

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    Rare occasion that I could ride in this morning. Too tired to get my bike ready late last night so thought I'd just do it this morning. Faff getting it out from under everything. Quickly fit the pedals back on, no problem. Faff getting my lights ready but can charge them at work. Faff putting air in tyres using crack pipe at back because fixie disc is fitted but that's what I want, but it is an actual faff because it's tight. Valve core decides to shit itself in the process. You bastard. No fixie ride today. Pull out other biek from under stuff which has a slightly creaky bottom bracket. Start filling tyres. Starts pissing it down. Fuck this. Go back inside and get changed and drive instead.

    I'm dry but miserable.

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    You after a quill or ahead stem? Pretty sure I have a silver 80mm 1" quill stem.

    I've got the following saddles:
    -black San Marco Ponza in VGC (£10)
    -black Fizik Arione (R5?) in VGC (£30)
    -black beater padded fat saddle thing off my cargo bike (free)

    Lock-on ergonomic grips off my cargo bike which look a bit like black and grey FWE ones, (might actually be FWE) free with any of the above.

    I'd have to post but let me know if you're interested in any of the above. It'll be cheap, because they're parts I need to move on.

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    Tesco Finest* on the go. The asterisk is part of their branding and presumably it’s there because they know it’s not the finest they can do and could probably do better. It’s ok. Not too bad. Pastry is a bit claggy and I think it’s a bit salty. Definitely no.6 on the list. M&S still in the lead for me.

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