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jdmitch

Member since Jun 2014 • Last active Dec 2022

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  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    I have the electric version of this, and can say it's a great long-tail, and really flexible for cargo and older kids. Very sturdy, and rides like a dream!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    my thermometer (govee home something or other) is inaccurate by at least 20 degrees and beyond the "calibration" range - anyone have a recommendation for a new one? I have gone through 2 ikea ones previously, which I wasn't happy with, and I don't want to pay loads, but want to have range for boiling, not just mashing...

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    very pleased I managed to even out my wordle guess distribution:

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    that was my initial inclination, based on what's worked with beer, but I was hearing advice that cider is different for some reason... (longer conditioning needed?)

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    Thanks that's really kind!
    I am in NW10, and don't make it down to Peckham often, but it is probably be worth the trip if you have several of them!
    I've DM'd to arrange :)

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    Sadly I have come to the conclusion that the sensible option is the on-one cromo disc forks plus rivnuts... Anyone have a pair of those (or the similarly angular fat bike forks) knocking around ?

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    The TL:DR version of the above ^ is I am probably looking for some cheap carboys/demijohns if anyone has any for sale

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    They both look nice actually! Looks like Omnium isn't shipping to the UK, and they're a bit more spenny...
    I will keep an eye for one of those brother forks - watching something similar on ebay, but it has a tapered steerer so will have to go for another frame...

    @yoshy that velo orange piolet is very nice!

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    Just pressed about 30-35L of juice from apples (and pears) this past weekend, and have started fermenting it, but I was recommended to transfer it to some glass demijohns/carboys for a secondary ferment before bottling. I don't do secondary with beer, and if I did, it would just be in another fermenting bucket, but in this case I am thinking because of the higher acidity of cider, maybe a glass container is better? any experience on cider here? I saw @Pathracer did some last year, right?

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