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π_Card

Member since Nov 2013 • Last active Apr 2019
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Mmmm, tastes like tea ruined by too much malty dunking. This is obviously for 17 year olds who have just started in their new job, and are very much regarded by their co-workers as "the tea boy". They can simply pop a few of these beauties in their pockets and make all their workers digusting shitty malty tea, thus being banned from ever having to make tea in future.

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    With modern day eating whilst watching TV, plate in one hand and fork, no wait spoon, no fork in the other I felt I should check out sporks. There's three here. The one on the left is a Robert Welch combination of spoon and fork. I have provided a close up pic of the Ethos one in the centre to show the serrated left edge. The one on the right is a lightweight hard wearing plastic one, made by a Swedish company called Wildo. I was specifically looking for a cutting edge, but I have found that cutting is good either way because cutting with a serrated edge requires the food to be held still whilst cutting which renders the whole spork thing a bit pointless unless you use a left digit or use an additional fork. This could of course change out in the wilds/backwoods where I think the Wildo spork could come into it's own. The Wildo would also work best for soup, so I think for your bike-packing could be best supported by this one.

    The Ethos spork is the one I expected to be the most useful, but is actually the least useful one for me.

    The beautifully balanced and smooth Robert Welch spork is a pleasure to use when eating foods like a nice pasta or rice dish. It also cuts fairly well by just pressing the side through something like a sausage with no problem, thus not needing a serrated edge. This is the winner for "lazy home TV viewing / pie noshing".

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    ^^ Lovely frame

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Bianchi bicycles are traditionally painted Celeste, a turquoise also known as Bianchi Green, (and sometimes, incorrectly Tiffany Blue, a trademarked colour). Contradictory myths say Celeste is the colour of the Milan sky, the eye colour of a former queen of Italy for whom Edoardo Bianchi made a bicycle (the crowned eagle of the company logo is an adaptation of the former royal crest) and that it was a mixture of surplus military paint. The shade has changed over the years, sometimes more blue, then more green. [extracted from Wikipedia]

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    You could "proceed", or you could "mooch along" ... your choice, but I know I'd go for the "mooching". Seriously though, I'd be there if I were in town.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I want to get him a chain for it when it's in the garage

    Almax

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    I feel a bit like I need to express this in contemporary dance.

    ... with a cordless angle grinder?

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    Okay it's old. It is a fairly recent XTR mech though.

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    My mountain bike runs road cranks with an XTR front mech. It was easy to set up & it works beautifully ...

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