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jaeyukdapbap

Member since Sep 2014 • Last active Jan 2022

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  • in Rides & Races
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    Are you guys paying like £70 for train tickets? I'm trying to make this work but not sure I can justify the cost with a train into Londres from The Shire too... Fixie no mates over here.

  • in Rides & Races
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    I'm sad to miss this year's ride so wrote a song...

    Twas the night before HDIJmas, when all through the big smoke,
    Not a fixed cog was whurring, not even a spoke.
    Tyres pumped up to 80 psi,
    Missjudged loosing of tracknuts causing rogue limbs and an accidental self-inflicted black eye.

    The sick fixie skiddas were nestled all snug in their beds,
    While visions of Insta likes danced in their heads.
    And YAL in his ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
    Pondered the importance of a reminder to don mudflaps.

    When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
    YAL sprang from his bed to see what was the matter.
    Away to the window he flew like a flash,
    Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.

    The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
    Gave the luster of mid-day to Greggs breakfast slice below.
    When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
    But a well proportioned Mercian, converted to a fixed gear.

    With a wise older rider, so lively and quick,
    I knew in a moment it must be St Clubman.
    More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
    And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

    Now amey! now, Cloak/Dagger! now, Josh012 and TTM!
    On, cagimaha! On, Biggles567! On, on delidigs, on Qebrus, on oheyitsd, on falconvitesse and edscoble!
    On, OneLessCardigan!, On, Po! On, on stuartm, on vilms5000, on ElGonz, on abr and on Chopsicle!
    To the top of the Ide! to the top of Knock Mill!
    Now dash away! Skid away! Dash away all!"

  • in Components and clothing
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    This has sat on my bike for over a year and never carried anything - I don’t need it. Velo Orange rack with Velo Orange light to rack bracket. £55 posted (I’m not in London).

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Barely - my only success with 32s have been longboards. With rounded metal guards 32s will neither fit under the fork crown nor the badly spaced rear brake bridge. And with plastic you'll likely be using a half link to get your wheel as far back as possible in the track ends. Go 30 and feel a little dirty.

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    Rats. Oh rats!

    Not quite London but... Advice welcome. We have been renting a place since October 2020. Generally it's a really lovely and we like it. In May it became apparent the house has a rat problem and has done for years - lots of evidence of gaps in kitchen units foamed up to prevent critters running amok.

    Rat guy is now our friend as he's been over to visit so much. Hey Chris 👋. His diagnosis was rats entering the property through the drainage and finding their way behind the kitchen units from there. He wanted to get at the drain cover to get a camera into the drains to prove that's the point of entry - queue lots of back and forth with estate agents contacting landlords contacting estate agents contacting us 'where even is the drain cover we don't know lol' more back and forth. Good game of get the handyman over to pull the floor up to find it, get the rat guy over to get his camera in the drains, rat guy to discover drain cover hasn't been opened in years, get handyman back over to botch opening the drain cover, rat guy to find he can't get in as the opening is botched, rinse repeat a few times... Something about a dodgy drain survey slowing things up that doesn't appear to have actually been done but the certificate exists for.

    Until last week where the whole house explodes with blue bottle flies and we call up to be like 'guys it's gross here please get it sorted we're gonna have to leave' with the response 'oh they're just cluster flies lol don't even worry.' So we leave to stay with family since last Wednesday...

    Finally rat guy gets his camera in and finds evidence of at least one rat coming and going - he's killed off loads :/. We're currently not living at our house. Estate agents saying they'll recommend annulling the tenancy and letting us loose. (Premiership footballer) Landlord saying 'nah actually, I'll just get it fixed doing a drain survey now'. We say 'we need to know by eop Thurs 25th what the decision is we're working and living badly lol loadsa fun'. So... currently stewing...

    I've got contact with the local council private rental guy and have spoken to Shelter - hi Wayne 👋.

    As far as I can tell all we've got is it's been an unreasonable amount of time (over 6months) to solve the pest problem but the legal definition of reasonable is undefined. We have a long paper trail and photos to prove. Maybe there's a dodgy drain survey as leverage but haven't actually seen it. We'd like to cut loose and start packing this weekend before we find ourselves packing over Christmas. Worst case is it's being fixed and we have to see out the contract until the break clause which would be April.

    How do we win this level? Anyone got the cheatsheet?

  • in Wanted Adverts
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    I'm afraid Sohi was a total dude and sorted my pal out and then some within a couple of days... So your search continues. Good luck!

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    I should have clicked more buttons...

    Was hoping to route the cable piggybacking off a brake cable from a v brake, which would be a bit fiddly by the looks of things. Pioneering spirit will solve this.

    Let's ride bikes soon 😘

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Does anyone own/have experience with any of the Racktime Shine rear racks? I'm super intrigued by the inbuilt dynamo powered light but struggling for anything showing where the cables exit. Or pictures of them in use generally...

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