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Scrabble

Member since Dec 2013 • Last active Apr 2021

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  • in General
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    I'm always for voting green as a case for building their base up, the hope being that in 10 years perhaps (optimistic) we're not suggesting that a vote for green is always wasted.

    However, I'm also torn by the opportunity to ensure Khan smashes Bailey and help show that London rejects that politics.

    As ever I'm even more confused by the local election choice. Kingston seems to be a really horrible place to do local politics - they are all at each others throats the whole time from what I can see on the local Twitter. No one seems to understand the awful reality of trying to run a local council at the moment and getting any accurate reporting of whats actually going on and whether the incumbents are doing a half good job is impossible.

    Edit - There is no wider local election (other than a by-election mainly populated by monster raving loonies near me). We do thought get to vote for the Assembly member for SW London - is this where I should stick my green vote?

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    Agree to disagree I think. Tend to plan my bikepacking round fun descents where possible and dropping the saddle will be nice. Also on a couple of trips we've left our stuff at a bothy for an out and back. Planning on doing Ben Macdui this year and having a dropper will be useful for that!

    The pic above isn't great and I think with my relatively small saddle pack I'll be fine.

    Also, not having to uncable/recable the internal dropper is an extra bonus.

  • in Cycle Touring and Bikepacking
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    I've bought one of these topeak things to try the dropper / seatpack combo. Doesn't need the topeak pack. I havent actually tried it yet, but didnt cost the earth, which is refreshing for a bikepack product.

    https://www.topeak.com/global/en/product­s/298-Bottle-Cage-Mounts/1139-DP-MOUNT

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    Don't know for sure, but different hubs can take slightly different centrelock lockrings, depending on axle standard. Think they generally come with the hubs. Every time I've needed a set someone has come up trumps on this forum.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Pairing front end grip with a loose rear end can be more fun (oooeeerrr), particularly if you're trying to nail your scandi-flick / whippy manoeuvres.

  • in Rides & Races
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    I've come to the conclusion that buying good used tyres off Pink Bike / Ebay is the way forward. You can pick up most things for £20 ish and then you don't feel so bad when you hate it after one ride...

  • in Rides & Races
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    Choosing tyres is the worst thing about mountain biking. The choice is so complicated and manufacturers seem to revel in making it more and more opaque as to how their tyre range is divided, what their tyre in some randomly named construction is actually aimed to do and how it may perform . Add in the stock situation, poor online descriptions of what version of a given tyre you are actually buying and the wildly varying prices and it's an absolute minefield.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Proper LFGSS analysis as he slays Carlton Kirby's commentary half way through - edit - the whole way through.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Are you allowed to carry on a hammer?

  • in Rides & Races
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    Isn't it all about the Spur now instead of the Smuggler? Will they do an alloy Spur? That's my hope, so loads of people upgrade leaving their smugglers to the cheapskates.
    My brother has a Scout and loves it.

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