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ffm

Member since Jun 2012 • Last active Jan 2020

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    will happily spout right wing NIMBY talking points in opposition to HS2.

    What are the specifically "right wing" NIMBY talking points? As far as I can see the main arguments against, other than spiralling costs, are environmental damage and the counterproductiveness of linking northern cities ever more closely to London in terms of stimulating growth specifically in the North.

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    Your avatar is apt!

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    some of the gaps are 1cm not sure if that’s fillable.

    But if you rip it all up then you have a 35m-squared gap to fill! I can't see why you couldn't fill gaps. If it's well stuck down and not moving, I'd be hugely reluctant to pull it up.

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    Drat. That does look like the right tool for the job, although 28.6mm is a standard seat clamp size, so I don't see why you couldn't use one of those if you were to file the lip off. It would certainly be cheaper.

    It's interesting in the product info that one use for it is to maintain correct headset tension if you need to regularly loosen your stem to turn your handlebar sideways for storage or transport. That hadn't occurred to me.

    EDIT: it's cheaper from Triton Cycles BTW

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    I've just measured it and the clamp is 33mm high, that's less than other stem I've seen, but still might not be shallow enough?

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    I need something that mimics a stem

    You do. You need something that actually clamps onto the steerer, because the pre-load-adjusting bolt is not secure on its own. It only needs to be gently tightened to get the correct pre-load, otherwise you're cramping the bearings (once you've tightened the stem bolts fully, you can then tighten the pre-load bolt for extra security if you like).

    I have an old Kore BMX stem, which is very shallow, so it should fit under the top-cap. It has a nice wide flat face too, which might mke mounting a light or something easy. Yours for a fiver.

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    Fetchez la vache!

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    Looks like the cutaway is slightly smaller, so access to the top frets might be an issue.

    I like the way that the bridge pickup and back edge of the scratchplate matches the angle of the body above the neck (where the strap stud would go). If you were to angle the end of the body (behind the bridge, lowest in the picture) to match, then you'd be getting into Jazzmaster territory.

    Out of interest have you tried mocking up different angles of the control plate?

    EDIT: Aha! The Jazzmaster/Tele mashup already exists in the form of the FSR

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    This evening was just perfect for cycling!

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    Nice work, but isn't it written in big letters on the plaque above that?

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