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Lukas

Member since May 2013 • Last active Jan 2019
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UK.
Lives/is from nowhere near London.
Rides fixed most of the time, mostly not in London.
Races fixed for LFGSS.CC (TT & HC) or Team Shred It! (crit), sometimes in London.

Four track bikes and one road bike.

LFGSS is dead.

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  • in Bikes & Bits
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    -17deg but it will look silly with such a sloping top tube.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Don't try it; it's shit.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Different frame; better tubing, different ends, maybe tapered fork/HT.
    Big variation in sizes on (DB3) & more paint finishes, prob ordered in much smaller batches or as one-offs hence the price leap, or maybe fabricated or finished more locally than Far East.

    Each frame above appears slightly different:

    • Blue and black look like they could have a tapered HT while orange appears straight 1-1/8th.
    • Orange fork legs also appear to differ, unless it's just bad photoshop.
    • Blue & orange share the same track ends & stays.
    • Black one appears to have a fatter top tube, different track ends & stays...

    ... But these again seem to change depending on what frame colour is selected (!?).
    DB 1 (in brushed alu or bronze pics) looks like it could be a Histo type faux-pro with a reasonably short HT, which is good for fixed TT/track pursuit types (thumbs up!).

    lol, credit where credit's due, maybe they're ripping my idea of having three nearly identical frames of the same type, but building each up differently :-D

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Side we're looking at in the pic (if DS) needs re-lacing with opposite heads in/out. Other side is correct.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Then that's the problem. Trailling rear spokes on the DS should be heads in regardless of which way the wheel is flipped.
    The NDS should appear to be laced 'backwards' when viewed from DS so when you flip it, it's laced the correct way.
    Would advise relacing so trailling spokes on DS are heads in because (due to offset, bracing angle and how they interact with leading spokes at their crossing) they can deal with more load... Unless wheel is built for skidding, in which case the way you've laced it will better deal with sudden stops from the hub.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I LOLd when reading their justification for the increase in packaging and shipping for RTD. They want people to believe they see its introduction as 'two steps forward, one step back'; the net impact of a utopia where everyone consumes Huel/RTD and no animal-based product being tempered by this huge initial increase in cost and resource consumption.
    https://uk.huel.com/pages/why-does-huel-­ready-to-drink-use-plastic

    People aren't stupid, and we know the reason it's been introduced is to make more money. I wish they had either said nothing or admitted that from the outset rather than posting this flowery preamble to address environmental concerns.
    What next? Huel is sold to Coke, utopia of Huel in every shop is realised, helped by existing distribution network, at the expense of environment, product and all brand credibility?

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Sounds like one side (when viewed from DS) is laced with its trailling spokes heads in, while the other (when the wheel is flipped) is laced with its trailling spokes heads out.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Received mine today also, love it. Thanks @|³|MA3K .

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Keep a bag of powdered Huel in a drawer at work, and prepare it there, instead?

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