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Brommers

Member since Jul 2012 • Last active Jan 2021

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  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    am i ok just buying a good quality hardened drill bit, using the rear as a guide, and then gradually drilling larger?

    It's risky using the rear hole as a guide for drilling the front, unless you're using a drill press and a fixture to hold the fork in place, as it's very hard to keep the drill bit flat and level. The Paterek framebuilding manual specifically advises against drilling fork crowns that way. If it was me I'd work out where I wanted the centre of the new hole to be, use a centre-punch to make a punch point at the centre, drill the hole with a pilot drill and then move up to 6mm in two stages using successively larger drill bits.

  • in COVID-19
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    Exactly. It's not 'watered down'. It's being mixed at the correct ratios, but there's enough in each vial for 6 rather than 5 doses.

  • in COVID-19
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    Not to be dismissive or snarky, so apologies if it comes off that way, but I can't help but feel someone's got the wrong end of the stick with this anecdote.

    I don't think so. It was a pretty detailed and lengthy discussion of the point. The practice has been receiving the Pfizer vaccine in batches of 200 glass vials, each intended to contain 5 doses, so 1000 doses per batch. Once the glass vials are warmed up, they have to be reconstituted in order to make up the vaccine. The doctors carrying out the reconstitution process found that in fact they were getting enough for 6 doses rather than 5 from each vial, potentially meaning that they could vaccinate 1200 people with each batch rather than 1000. However, each batch is only supplied with 1000 syringes and needles. They asked whether they could use the practice's existing supply of needles and syringes in order to administer the 'extra' 200 doses, the needles and syringes essentially being interchangeable with the ones supplied with the kit, but were told that they could not, and they could only use additional syringes and needles if they were of the same brand as those supplied with the batches of vaccines, which they didn't have. When they informed the assurance person whose sign-off they need in order to use the vaccine that they only had needles and syringes from a different brand, they were told that in that case they couldn't use the extra 200 doses and should dispose of them.

    Not sure there's really much scope for misunderstanding there.

  • in Classifieds
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    And if your ride starts off on tarmac, and gets progressively more tekkers until the end is full gnar, it's like an auto dropper. Win win.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    No GXP BB will be compatible with a Shimano crankset. Won't work.

  • in COVID-19
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    I was speaking to my brother at the weekend. He's a GP in a London practice. He's not so optimistic. Like being told to throw away 200 doses of vaccine because the syringes they had available didn't have the right branding on them. Same size, same materials. Different name. Chuck 'em out, you can't use them. And that was only the start.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Bang to rights. Happily, I have no practical experience of paying solicitor's bills to date. That is about to change thanks to my late mother, however.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Bit cheeky they've added that on as an extra then. They must've known all along it would be work they'd be doing.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    thanks, so reporting to lender is quite normal i guess then?

    100% normal. Assuming they're a panel firm for the lender they'd inevitably be asked to do that, which makes it a bit odd they didn't include it in their original quote.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    No, from the codes. GC is carbide.

    Edited to add: GC stands for green carbide, so the colour is a clue, but lots of things are green which aren't carbide. Aluminium Oxide isn't naturally blue.

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