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spinnnout

Member since Aug 2012 • Last active Sep 2020

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    About 1/3 of the lemon drops, have deseeded and frozen them all to make chilli jam. Have dried the seeds, may get around to sharing with anyone who wants to seed swap.

    Plenty of demon red and Serrano have been turned into either oil, sauce, frozen or dried.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I've got the 55 U shape on the fixed bike, fancy brake surface on the front , no brake surface on the back. Pretty decent around HHV or RP.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I'd go kepler with carbon fork based on very little except a preference for thru-axle and supporting a local brand. The only others that are close on budget are the Ribble CGR al frameset (£599+postage) or just get an Arkose.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    edit - maybe it's three as a standard, it's been a while since I've been on this one

    They appear to have removed the wheel bender stands that could only hold 3 perfectly shaped bikes. It's just an open space now.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Does anyone know about bikes on trains to / from Poole?

    South Western trains are first come first served with 3 spaces in each bike area (2-3 depending on length) but have seen people getting 6-7 on. If you are getting on at Waterloo, it's first dibs. Have made 3 trips this summer without issue.

  • in General
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    Recomendation for a bike fit for trying out loads of womens saddles and consultation on a new bike?
    Ideally want to avoid my partner paying for a full fit for her current bike, almost certain it is too big/aggresive and needs to go. Prefer a shop that isn't going to push it's own frames eithers.

    Cadence seem to offer a saddle testing service and I think velophysio has been mentioned here as somewhere good for women(?).

  • in Current Projects
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    Getting my genres mixed up and no idea where to stick this readers - Arkose currently built up as a 650bx47c gravel tourpacker thing.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    For bibs with pockets I am really happy with my Rapha Core Cargo bibs.

    The assos are nice, in that they are cut to be worn under clothing - so you can ride very stealthily in shorts/tshirt.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I'm after a handlebar bag people.

    What're people go too? Don't really wanna spend more than 45.

    In budget, with the lfgss discount code, maybe the Restrap canister
    https://restrap.com/collections/bar-bags­/products/canister-bag

    If willing to spend more, I think the wizard works lil presto is brilliant and quite a bit bigger.
    https://wizard.works/products/lilpresto

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Who's selling jerseys that don't look like bike kit with with the
    convenience of rear pockets? Ideally priced like the morvelo but
    subtle like Cafe du cycliste...

    Going to answer my own question, the answer was...
    Don't bother with a morvelo vest t-shirt - the fit was odd, had the wrong size and in black mesh, looked a bit sex party (whether that is pro or con, I leave with you).

    Ended up with Assos trail liner bib short which are really very nice but a bit pricey. Been using them for touring and bikepack weekends and some hard road rides. The 2 rear pockets are very secure and hold plenty.

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