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ffm

Member since Jun 2012 • Last active Oct 2017

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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Have you got the right tool? Like one of the ones shown here. Keeping the axle in can be useful because it means you can use a large washer and nut/skewer to hold the tool into the freewheel so it doesn't slip out when you're heaving on it with a spanner.

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
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    Cheers @hamrack, That's a bit too far for me. GLWS @at313.

  • in Current Projects
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    I've always wondered if it would be possible to make a narrow front rack with "wings" that fold out or up to create a bigger flat platform. Likewise with a rear rack it would be interesting if folding struts could be integrated to support awkward loads that are strapped to the side of the rack. Might be an interesting design challenge?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    They'll be out of sight; however, apparently there is no one standard for the outside diameter of solvent weld pipes (and correspondingly the internal diameter of the fittings) and I'm trying to add a spur to an existing fitting. If I don't get a nice tight fit then it might not seal up properly. So I think my only option is to take my calipers to it and then go into shops and check the actual size of what they sell.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Does anyone have spare 40mm solvent-weld waste pipe, fittings, and/or cement that's just sitting in a cupboard? I need 2 linear couplings one 90/92.5 degree bend, one tee, some pipe and some cement.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    +1 for a rinse through with some WD40 or other gunk-dissolving/displacing spray, then an oiling. This link tells you how to do it for old-school multi-speed freewheels and the principle is the same for SS.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    There was a documentary on cocaine a while back that showed how it was produced. At one stage it was mixed with benzene (awful carcinogenic stuff) in a pit and, having extracted the cocaine itself, they then drained the benzene into the adjacent river. It's astonishingly polluting.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Because I disagree with you on certain points.

    I can't see that you do (since you misunderstood my point about historical and evolutionary precedent). You keep asserting that we need to reduce meat consumption on the grounds of our health, animal welfare, and the environment, but nobody is disputing that. This entire thread (aside from advocacy for veganism) is people agreeing that we should eat less meat that comes from more thoughtfully reared animals.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I'm not sure why you're replying to me.

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