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fettled_nuts

Member since Jun 2011 • Last active May 2022
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    Did you keep yours? In a way I kind of like the weight, it feels substantial. I guess the screen and bigger battery account for the weight, stuff must be so tightly packed in.

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    Just got a pixel 6, daaamn it's heavy! It's like a slab of iron, It's gonna wipe out marginal gains. It's too big for me really but I think I can live with it, really nice phone overall, I'm coming from a pixel 2. I knew the 6 would be bigger but I wasn't expecting the neutron star density. I feel like a giant when I go back on my pixel 2.

  • in COVID-19
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    Thanks greentricky, yeah, I've pretty much narrowed it down to a Leap V2 or Please V2. I can't find much stock anywhere at the moment, does anyone have experience with Zero office furniture?

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    I've been living in a seriously hilly area for the last 6 months doing daily school runs so I switched from my fixed to my 1x10 MTB. Prior to this I rode almost exclusively fixed for many years. Getting back on geared/freewheel I've rediscovered the joy of downhills and realised that's probably the worst part about riding fixed for me.

    After months riding geared I started to wonder if I was done with fixed, I'm 45 and gears were feeling like a luxury. I eventually dared to take the fixed out again on the hills and it felt great, so much fun, descents still sucked a bit though. So, I still love fixed and will probably keep doing it until that changes (or my knees pack in). I do plan to treat myself to a nice geared bike at some point though.

  • in COVID-19
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    @HatBeard @jonuxuk thanks for the replies, really helpful and reassuring. You’ve sold me on going the second hand route.

  • in COVID-19
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    New desk if off the list for now but I definitely need a new chair, I've just moved house and I'm currently sat on a packing box. My budget is around £300 - £500, with the lower end being preferable. I'm looing for all the usual adjustability, lumbar support etc. I'm 6'4". I really like the look of the Steelcase Series 1/2. 2ndhnd also have a load of Steelcase Leap V1s (£250 ish) which I think are probably better chairs but don't look as good. What's the deal with 2ndhnd? Are the chairs decent? I know they're refurbished but I'm worried about how thrashed they are. I guess for the price, even if it only lasts me a year or so I'd be doing okay.

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    Unfortunately not, I saw them mentioned on here so checked them out, same with hyperoptic.

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    So I'm moving back to the UK and have signed up with Virgin, the rental we are moving to is already hooked up so it seemed the easiest option, just need a router sending out. Virgin were super attentive right up until they'd got my order and then they couldn't give a shit, it was endless dead end chat bot loops and phone calls that go nowhere. Then I remembered that I despised them, can't believe I fell for it again. I think I have 14 days to cancel right? What are some decent alternatives, Zen? They're quite a bit more expensive, is it really worth the extra? I'm not in London.

  • in COVID-19
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    Thanks for the replies on the Flexispots, that's reassuring, the EQ5 is the one I'm looking at.

  • in COVID-19
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    I'm considering getting a standing desk but having never used one before I'm wondering whether it's worth it. Would I be better off buying a standard better quality desk than a cheap standing one. What's the stability like on the flexispots? I've watched a few wobbly YouTube reviews. My current desk is an ancient IKEA Jerker (yep that's what it's called) but it's absolutely solid so I don't think I'll be able to deal with moving to something flimsy. I'm reluctant to switch it really but I'm looking for something a bit more compact.

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