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LeChef

Member since Feb 2015 • Last active Apr 2020

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LBS owner/mechanic - Punk Bikes Cardiff

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Just picked up a One X direct from Microsoft with Jedi Fallen thingy for £259 delivered.

    I've not gamed in years and i'm very much out the loop but it seems like a pretty heavy hitting machine for the money. I've got RDR2 and a set of wireless Turtle Beaches coming for old times sake.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    The drainage isn't too bad but we had so few proper frosts here this winter and so much rain that the moss was just allowed to take over.

    This is the first time i have resorted to these sort of tactics but i have a deal with the Mrs that is the lawn isn't tip top this year then it's going to be dug up and paved, which i do not want.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I'm currently fighting the same battle. All this rain as completely trashed my lawn and left me with about 60% moss.
    Firstly i cut the grass and went crazy with the strimmer on the large moss patches. I then put down some lawn treatment stuff that claims to feed the remaining grass and kill the moss. Four days later and it appears to be doing the trick, with the moss turning black and the grass looking perkier than before.

    I'm not too sure exactly what this stuff was to be honest, but the cat is definitely not a fan, the garden smells like a beach and there are a crazy amount of dead grubs that have come up, so i'm guessing it's fairly high in salt.

    I'll give it a few more days and then seed it and see what happens.

  • in COVID-19
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    Microsoft are slinging the Xbox One X from £259 with a game delivered. I have done 3 months DIY in two days so this with Red Dead 2 seems like the move.

    Also Tim Dillons corona-cast podcast is some of the funniest pandemic related comedy out there right now.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Just booked my train and coach back from Wembley. With a night spent in the capital it’s turning into a very expensive trip.

    But fuck it, you never know. UTV

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    As suggested above most shops will have the right kit to be able to tell you. However like the picture above shows you can do it with string too.

    Loop string around the headtube through both of the rear dropouts and back to the headtube, and tie it nice and tight. You want to look at the distance between the ST outer edge and the string on both sides, use a ruler/vernier to be sure. You want them to be the same on both sides to know everything is still straight.

    If it isn't then it's either the front or rear triangle that will be out (or both possibly). LBS will have rear dropout realignment tools that allow you to see how parallel the drops are and can be used to bend them back into place and in conjunction with a frame alignment tool to get everything where it should be.

    Also look at how the wheels are sitting in the drops and if the brakes and rims/discs are still lined up. Check the forks for any damage to the steerer too incase it has been crashed head on.

    Good luck, and i hope my explanation isn't too shabby.

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    God dammit I want this...

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