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Ptown

Member since Nov 2015 • Last active Oct 2021
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I ride bikes.

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    I’m not a machinist but I don’t see why that wouldn’t work. If you’re happy with your stock one and have easy access to some tooling I’d go that route for sure.

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    So here’s the sitch:

    The standard portafilter doesn’t have a circlip, but the cheap ‘official(?)’ naked portafilter does.
    The coffee-sensor naked portafilter does too but it’s a little looser.

    The standard basket is a little loose in the ‘official’ naked pf but IMS basket fits beautifully tight. Except it’s too tall and doesn’t seat all the way down. Plus drops catch the lip and go everywhere.

    The coffee-sensor pf has a circlip but it’s a little wider diameter. Standard basket is properly loose, IMS basket is held lightly (enough to turn upside down but not enough to knock without something stopping the basket ejecting.

    I use coffee sensor pf and IMS basket. I just tap the puck out on to my hand once it’s cooled (so basket doesn’t escape) then bin it and rinse hand and basket immediately.

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    Edit: deleted as I may be misremembering. I’ve got the 105 too, I’ll check through a few portafilter/basket combos tomorrow.

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    Liftvault.com has millions. The search function is really useful for finding one that fits your timing/goals.

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    That’s a tidy squat!

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    Exceeded all expectations.

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    That sounds like a good way to progress (sometimes called a ‘double progression’). Do you think it’ll be hard going from 60x8 as your hardest set to 60x8 then 70x8 straight after? Id be tempted to go up 5kg as an intermediate step.

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    It’ll depend on how much you bench. 2.5kg for a lightweight female lifter is very different to 2.5kg for a large male new to benching and that’s very different to someone benching 140+

    Generally jumps in weight should be predefined by your program. If you’re doing a linear progression (just going up when you hit target weights) then I’d jump 2.5kg. If you’re planning to wave progression (e.g. 3 weeks up, drop down, repeat) then you can start to plan for bigger jumps.

    For me, if I can add 2.5kg a month to my bench I’d be very happy but actual jumps in working weights are planned around 5-10kg between sessions. But the planned ‘hardness’ or the number of reps will change to accommodate that to a degree.

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    That’s so, so nice! Fair price too, looks mint.

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