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Muppetteer

Member since Mar 2013 • Last active Dec 2021

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    Guardian - Cyclist Alex Dowsett: ‘If I stick to my lap times I’ll break the hour record’

    Velonews - Dowsett will be streaming live coverage of the ride on his YouTube channel Wednesday, kick-starting at 10pm UK / 11pm CET. It will also be broadcast on the BBC iPlayer and website in the UK.

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    I don't suppose you've got a link for the pound coin necklace? Google is failing me at the moment.

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    She's going to love it. IMHO it's by far the best electric bike by far.

    Did you get it assembled or did you have to put the wheels on? Their wheel system is incredibly good, the little locking parts really work well, it's designed brilliantly. Even getting a flat isn't an issue.

    I put sealant into the tires, and only got one flat it couldn't deal with over a couple of years. I've still got a spare set of tires and some inner tubes if you're interested?

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    I had the GoCycle G3 which was amazing. Completely regretting selling it.

    Which model is this? I'm guessing it's from the current range as it folds properly.

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    I've died a pair of knackered Trickers from tan to black which was pretty straight forward. There's a solution from Saphir you put on first to take the finish off, and then the dye. With black it was pretty easy. I'm not sure how difficult it would be to get a uniform navy that looks professionally done? Also, make sure you have lots of newspaper down everywhere, gloves and rags available. I just followed a guide I found online.

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    I completely agree shoes and boots just get better with age. I got the C&J Islay around 2012 which cost about £450 at the time. Always wanted a decent pair of boots and after a lot of deliberation decided that I was going to go for it. It was probably one of the best clothing purchases I've made. I absolutely abused them at the start and wore them far too many days in a row. About a year later, I got a pair of Coniston's. And then some more, quite a few more. The Islay's come up so nicely when I spend a little time on them, they've just been brushed in the photo above.

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    Good quality boots and shoes are a decent investment if it’s affordable. Just given my C&J Islay’s and Coniston’s a wipe over. I’ve five pairs of boots I wear on rotation for work, with the Islay’s taking the brunt of the wear. They’ve old, and work out now at about £50 a year, which isn’t too bad. And they’re on their second sole, but still come up looking nice.

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    I'd recommend finding a retailer to try on first, if it's possible. Trickers have quite a roomy last. For me they don't fit me at all. They're just too wide/big but, the length is fine. Unfortunately, I've a pair of amazing Belstaff Trickers collaboration boots, which I never wear because of this. But for you they may be perfect?

    Instead, I found out I'm far more of a Crockett & Jones person. Their lasts are better for my feet and feel like they actually fit. As a result, I've far too many C&J shoes/boots. The Trickers Grassmere's are quite similar to the C&J Coniston's.

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    @C4r1s I'll have a look at strawberrysocial the community engagement and not for profit aspect is quite appealing.

    @Tenderloin performance marketing generating customers 'leads' sounds pretty interesting.

    It's for an education organisation, which doesn't really have any strategy or has had any organisation in the way of social media. To be blunt, it all appears to have been a bit mismanaged through the years. They've around 20 accounts across different platforms for different departments/campaigns of which some have been neglected and abandoned. The majority of posts are organic, although there is the option for some budget to be attached, depending on the campaign. Essentially, a lot of the work, is getting people back into work and onto training courses, post covid, with targets and funding streams available. But, as it's organic and there's been no strategy it's not really produced much, if any results. Added to this, there's an internal perception that anything posted onto social media will get millions of views in seconds.

    But, the accounts are all a mess. Many are setup by individuals with logon's as their individual email addresses, but some of the people left the organisation years ago, which is proving a problem with two factor verification. Also, they've been trying to manage the accounts on an individual basis rather than use a management tool. And it all needs sorting asap.

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    Can anybody recommend any social media management companies?

    The organisation I'm at have about 20+ accounts which all need sorting out ideally through something like Hootsuite and a chunk of content created and scheduled.

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