Avatar for jdmitch

jdmitch

Member since Jun 2014 • Last active Nov 2017

Most recent activity

  • in Current Projects
    Avatar for jdmitch

    This thread is a perfect exposé of Amey's fundamentalist prosperity gospel zeal.

    He began preaching salvation to those with faith in the traditional who aspire to be part of the latest thing but can't afford it. He has kept us mesmerized like Joel Osteen and kept us giving and giving like Creflo Dollar. Meanwhile the #buyer has kept on spending, ostentatiously and righteously.
    He held the truth before us and we basked in its glory. Nay, in his glory. He started as a humble servant of the Word, and now the Word has consumed us in its fiery indifference.
    Now he rides past us in splendour and infamy in a manner that only the most cynical of us -- including Amey himself -- expected. But his words and actions had impact. He started with traditional values, a basic frame, which he then modified employing some of the greatest working hands in industry which actualised his beliefs in the true rise of voice in aspirations of the opiated masses. But he was wildly misunderstood, and his stance was never that this truth was for the masses, but rather was a symbol of how to remove power from those who control the message of God.

    So he returned back to the masses to show them with searing irony the futility and painful cycle of late-stage capitalism and "post-evangelicalism" by giving the populace what it craved; a litany of disc brakes operating effectively as a mirror to itself with DBAD as a maintained reflection of how we drug ourselves into submission (or "Brevet Windblock" ourselves). Now that DBAD serves not only as a sacrament of salvific mortification but also a reality on which the future can be ridden, a choir of angelic voices choose to impede DBAD's altar call for individual believers to reject papist modes of obsequiousness, while @amey encourages them to "pray on"

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
    Avatar for jdmitch

    I second the second hand gaggia classic - picked one up in a charity shop for a tenner 5 years ago and after descaling it worked fine (I think this is a common problem, so it's probably easy to find them listed as "not working").

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
    Avatar for jdmitch

    I also stock up 26" wheels for the apocalypse (a-spoke-alypse?) - does that mean I am in good company?
    I'll take them, pending pics (above didn't show up for me for some reason)... I think we are both west-ish, so pick up should be fairly easy.
    Other deets that would be helpful - what is the spacing (135 hopefully?) and what size is the rotor?

  • in Current Projects
    Avatar for jdmitch

    I think you need the Paul mini moto ones bc short pull, amiright?
    I'll even fit them for free trollface.jpg

    Also I happen to have some from that time I bought Tokyo Fixed closeout stock job lot (Biggest. Mistake. Ever. still have 200 pairs of track grips!)

  • in Components, clothing and miscellany
    Avatar for jdmitch

    very helpful - thanks! I have 282mm spokes and a Novatec hub too, so that will be perfect, just have to lace it 3x as you have done.

  • Avatar for jdmitch

    did you build these yourself then? I bought the same Uno rims when they were reduced at Condor, but have struggled to find the EDD to build them up! (that's my excuse at least :)

  • in General
    Avatar for jdmitch

    Any chance on doing it another day besides Thanksgiving, for us 'Muricans? Otherwise would definitely come!

  • in Current Projects
    Avatar for jdmitch

    cheap-ass angle grinder
    or a slightly better one by draper
    there are a huge range of discs and accessories (more variety at screwfix or on ebay)... will look/sound more impressive when cutting steel than carbon, which it will go through like a hot knife through butter. The more you can support the carbon while cutting/shaping the less it will splinter and compromise the structure. You might be able to find a broomstick or something that fits inside the tubing that you can sort of cut against when working the carbon. I have also seen that some people say to tape the edge you are working on.

    On the safety side, it never hurts to wear a pair of cheap sunglasses to keep shit from getting in your eyes and thick rigger gloves (as cheap as £1!), though obviously more thorough protection is the recommended thing.

  • in Bikes & Bits
    Avatar for jdmitch

    Cinetica adjustable stem to add to my collection of pointlessly adjustable rare stems...

Actions