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Jonny69

Member since Apr 2011 • Last active Jun 2019
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    I think blackwall 28mm tyres would look immense, but they don’t clear the fork crown :(

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Cross-posing here from the cargo bikes thread - does anyone here have a Thule Chariot trailer they can measure the diameter of the ball on the trailer hitch? Ta

    Mine is 28.6mm ish, which I reckon is 1 1/8”

    @Tallboy what's yours?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Ok, so this trailer is an old Trek jobbie that can do trailer duties and can convert into a slightly hilariously huge running stroller. It's missing the part of the hitch that attaches to the bike. It is long-obsolete and Trek don't do parts for them. The trailer arm has a ball on the end of it. Does anyone here have a Thule Chariot that they can measure the tow ball for me? If it's the same diameter as a Thule, I can simply buy one of these.

    Mine is 28.6mm ish, which I reckon is 1 1/8”

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    Very hilly, very wet 26 mile round trip to pick up this trailer this morning. Aero level zero into a headwind on the way home. I’m utterly broken. But the trailer was free and there’s a stack of those supermarket crates to go back and pick up.

    I need to come back to ask about trailer hitches when my brain has some sugar in it.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Race start in NINETEEN MINUTES!

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    Here are some resources for watching at home. I’ve paid for the FIA WEC app this year and so far it has been excellent, without the repetitive adverts you get on Eurosport.

    Uk times:

    Free practice Wednesday 15:45 to 19:30
    Q1 20:50 to 23:15

    Q2 Thursday 17:50 to 20:50
    Q3 20:50 to 23:15

    Race coverage generally Saturday 13:00 until finish. Race START is 2pm UK time = 3pm French to me.

    Coverage will be on Eurosport and through the FIA WEC app

    Highest quality 24 hr commentary is through Radio Le Mans broadcast online. It’s usually best to watch one of the race feeds with the sound muted and Radio Le Mans playing over the top.

    Main site: http://www.24h-lemans.com/en/

    Background and entry list: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_24_­Hours_of_Le_Mans

    Best Le Mans commentary: listen live online, Radio Le Mans: http://www.radiolemans.co/

    Watch online (not free to watch in the UK):

    FIA site and app: https://www.fiawec.com/en/live (£9 for race weekend with what look like excellent resources)

    Eurosport and Eurosport Player. Just a warning, I got the 7 day free trial of Eurosport Player last year and the feed was terrible and cut off every hour or so. When I paid for it a few years ago it was a bandwidth hog. Both times I’ve ended up using an illegal feed instead, to either get rid of the stuttering or whatever the other reasons were that I’ve forgotten about. The repetitive adverts become UNBEARABLE as well. I’m not sure I can recommend it.

    MotorTrend On Demand (they do Roadkill etc on subscription) have a 14 day free trial running and are broadcasting the race. American viewers overnight said quali was included and looks like race won’t be blocked for the trial. Download the app and sign up; may also be broadcast direct on their website, though still behind the paywall. Don’t forget to cancel the trial...

    There is always a feed on Race Department. I’m still not sure if this is legal or hooky, but they host it every year: https://www.racedepartment.com/

    Most of the teams broadcast live onboards from their cars for free for the full 24 hrs and are well worth a look. Easiest ones to find are Porsche and Corvette. I’ll post some links if I have time to find them.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I think there are some subtle differences. Steam wand and group head look the same. That bolt at the back of the picture is in the same position. Shower screen, portafilters and plastic included tamper look the same.

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    Props to Woof Coffee in Teddington. I bought some ground beans from them but when I went to use it it was ground waaaay too coarse. No good for espresso. We had a good nerdy talk about coffee and he ran me a whole fresh batch through his main grinder instead of the little one.

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