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gretsch

Member since Sep 2013 • Last active Jun 2019
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Hi all, thanks for the suggestions.

    I do like the idea of folding, which is why the opinel appealed, however that chisel blade looks interesting. Originally I had been imagining something not plastic, but actually, given it may frequently get wet maybe that's not a bad idea.

    Thanks again!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Hi knife fans.

    I need a dedicated small knife for gardening jobs, propegating, cuttings, removing burrs on plastic pots I'm making/ upcycling.

    Would something like the stainless opinel be good for this?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I'm after an XL pompino if anyone is thinking about shifting one...

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Without fork / Inc a carbon fork ideal. Thanks!

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    I don't think shouting to people cycling past me was going to get much in the way of help. Asked at junction but apparently nobody has time/likes to talk. I must look homeless...

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    Mechanical fault at lights... Working on bike last night + forgot to put saddle bag with basic tools back on bike.

    Start the 3 mile walk, carrying bike because I don't have allan key to straighten rear wheel in dropout.
    Not a single offer of help, "you ok?" Or anything.
    Considering this is along a bike path I was really surprised.
    I usually offer help if I see someone on the roadside, thought that was just the done thing!

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    Interested in frameset+headset if this splits,

    What's the length on the TT?

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    There's lots of variables to 'feel' from stems.
    Long story short, in my experience, all of them feel normal after you get used to it. Negative rise and more length makes the steering feel 'slower' and more stable to me. Shorter / positive rise, feels more sprightly.
    Obviously there's going to be many different points between those 2.

    I would suggest you identify what is uncomfortable. Too stretched out is different to too low.
    Start by raising /flipping the stem, and then see how much shorter you want to go. Keep adjusting on the cheapest stems you can get untill it feels right.

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