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Colm89

Member since Oct 2012 • Last active May 2022

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    We’re currently using a dehumidifier but getting tired of tripping over the clothes horse

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    Talk to me about washer dryers. We currently only have a washing machine and no immediate place for a dryer. We’ve toyed with having a unit made for the corner of our kitchen/dining room to stack a drier on top of a washing machine and have it hidden away, but it would look out of place, and by the time we buy a drier and have a unit made, we’re probably not far off the cost of a top end washer dryer anyway. We’re also getting close to urgent with a 4 month old that’s getting more druelly vommy by the day, and once weaning starts a dryer will be very urgent.

    EDIT: Bosch WDU28561GB is listed as a fairly well rated which best buy and available fairly locally for €880 delivered and installed - anyone in here used one? Is there a better option? Budget is around the €1k mark plus/minus 10%.

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    Been wondering about cleat position a bit lately, brought on by a bit of knee pain. I’ve always read that a good start point in terms of fore/aft is to set cleats so that the axle is under the ball of your foot, so I’d usually concentrate on my dominant side, get the axle under the ball of my foot, and match the other side. Upon taking a closer look recently, having both axles under the ball of each foot means having my left cleat considerably further back on the shoe than my right. I’ve done a 26km TT and a ramp test with them set like this and they feel fine, but I’m curious to know what the best practice is. I never noticed a major anatomical difference in my feet before now!

  • in Current Projects
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    Summer/race wheels on for the first round of the local league on Tuesday, a 26km out and back ITT. Wasn’t pleasant, but managed 3rd in the road bike category and 11th overall, out of 47 riders.

    Happy enough with that given the patchy training since baby number 1 arrived in January and covid late March.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Finally bit the bullet and paid for a triathlon Ireland license and local club membership, pricey exercise on top of a cycling Ireland limited competition license. €200 in race licenses before you even enter anything. I’ve been swimming 6km+ a week with triantelopes since last April, and long threshold efforts are where I feel most at home on the bike, so it was only a matter of time.

    There are three local (within 1 hour drive) triathlons between now and September, and that’s sort of the break even number for going for a full years license over a one day license, so I’ll enter each of those at €69 a pop. Not a cheap game, on top of a season of road racing and open water swim racing.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Minor details, but I guess that’s what makes it hip hop.

    Gets credit card

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    Mine is still in winter mode but once the carbon wheels are back on I feel it has hhsrb potential

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    It looks a bit bare without a logo to my eyes, but I assume that’s what the buyer wanted and the customer is always right

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    And if you have mains powered zigbee devices (bulbs or sockets) they act as repeaters.

    I have my conbee stick connected to the host system in the corner of a 3 bed bungalow and with 3 bulbs and 4 sockets can use sensors throughout the house.

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