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Engineering101

Member since Mar 2014 • Last active Oct 2020

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I store my beans in the freezer in the 250g bags a happy donkey send them to me in... Did I do wrong? :)

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    That's very kind of you. I'm SW, but all done (with the hacksaw!) for now. I'll be keeping an eye on the Lidl Dremel sale... Or forget and order some cheap bolt cutters instead.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    You’re right, I should just give in and get bolt cutters... Or a dremel. Choices!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I can’t knock SKS longboards too much, they’re possibly the most solid set of guards I’ve ever mounted...

    However there’s no duller a bike job than hacksawing mudguard stays... Wish SKS make them out of thinner/more pliable material.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Ups, that would’ve been @tbc ... Too many little black square icons/not enough care taken by me... Apologies!

  • in Rides & Races
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    (EDIT) my mistake- another user asked about what they were trying to hide.

  • in Rides & Races
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    Hmm, surely they aren't short of frames though? I'm with (EDIT) @tbc on this...

  • in Rides & Races
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    You say exploded from nowhere, but wasn’t Froome riding for years on crappy teams/equipment busy getting noticed, then really started taking off when he moved to a proper pro setup? (Though even then it took him several years to ramp up to TdF-winning form)

    Much is reliant on the biological passport, so anyone who has mysterious upticks mid-career should create red flags. I’d be more worried about newcomers who set the passport at a high level.

    That said, Jumbo-Visma have already been called out on Ketone use, so I guess we’ll see in time if that’s proven/ruled to be performance-enhancing.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    My advice would be to keep an eye out for shop clearance deals or lightly used secondhand tubs. Tubulars are out of fashion, so both come up reasonably often.

    • Paves are a good tyre, excellent grip, but won’t last as long as others. Corsa Control is the new version
    • Conti Sprinter Gatorskin were the super tough, super durable choice but don’t roll as nice (there has to be a trade off somewhere)
    • Conti Competition are a bit more of an all rounder if you can find them in your price range
    • I’ve also had extra PPS versions of Challenge Strada and some Vitoria Course SC, which were both fine. Corsa G is the new version of the latter
    • Conti Giro of the budget tubs seemed to be a better choice than Rally’s, but if you’re putting in the effort to go tubular then you might as well go for a decent tyre (I’ll be clearing out my Giros before long!)
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    Mind if I ask what rims they are? Look nice and deep.

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