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ffm

Member since Jun 2012 • Last active Dec 2018

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  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    I might give that Fabric saddle a go. No chance of picking up?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I heard an interesting analysis, which was essentially that the UK and EU are talking past each other because the UK produces pragmatic negotiators, while the EU produces more inflexibly logical negotiators. The UK wants both parties to see what they have to offer each other and work towards a mutually (un)satisfactory arrangement, whereas the EU stance is that there is a clear logical conclusion to the negotiations, which is pre-determined by the various constraints, and any "negotiating" is simply talking towards that inevitable conclusion.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Sadly not, family duties call.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    That is genuinely frightening; that 3 airline pilots could not work out that their plane was absolutely stalled and falling like a brick, a skill that (as far as I can work out) is fundamental to flying even the smallest, most basic aeroplane.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I've had a Ryobi One+ hammer drill, circular saw, and hand vac for about 8 years now. They've done numerous jobs including a fair amount of wall drilling, timber-screw driving and MDF cutting (made some alcove cupboards). The hand vac gave up the ghost a month back after pretty much daily use, but the drill and saw are still going strong. I've also borrowed a One+ angle grinder from @mespilus (which I need to return sometime soon).

    If I was a tradesman I might get something beefier, but for intermittent use, even fairly heavy-duty, they seem fine.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I can't see that a unicorn jizz luge (spooge luge?) would be any madder than what we've already seen this year. Perhaps save it for January 1st to kick off 2019 with a suitably surreal vibe.

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    I think there's a Claris groupset in our workshop. What parts are you after specfically? Chainset, BB, mechs, brifters, brakes, cassette?

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    This is being sold by Community Cycleworks, following on from the bike sale and jumble that we had back in November. All proceeds go back into our community and school projects.

    This is a classic Dutch gent's bike in nice working order. We've serviced it and recabled it completely. All the lovely comfy, classy features that you'd expect, including: 3-speed hub gears, drum brakes front and rear, long mudguards, chaincase, and rack with comfy bench style kid's seat. There's also a large Steco front rack which isn't currently mounted, but you're welcome to take as part of the deal (see last photo).

    Photos here: https://imgur.com/a/mkUz7zj

    It's one for the taller chap being a 61cm seattube (centre-to-top) and 60cm toptube (centre-to-centre).

    No dibs on this. If you want it, bring cash along to our workshop in Burgess Park (Giraffe House, Burgess Park, Albany Road, London, SE5 0AH) when we're open. First opportunity is this Friday (14th December) from roughly 2-6:30

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I wonder if the point is that parliament can block any government movement towards an "orderly" no-deal brexit and, if they do so, that would make no-deal so utterly chaotic that the government would be forced to find another avenue (revoke or delay article 50, people's vote etc.)

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