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pizzarat

Member since Nov 2015 • Last active Oct 2020
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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    very true!

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    asthmatics with concerns about covid19: I very much recommend calling 0300 222 5800 and speaking to one of the asthma nurses at asthmauk. i did it yesterday and we talked through my asthma history, what I should be doing (in terms of isolating etc), and what i should ask my GP for - if anything. it was very reassuring.

    in my case i am to request a peak flow meter and a course of oral steroids from my GP, the peak flow meter will indicate any drop in performance should i get sick. if my scores to 60% of my usual score then i am to crack open the steroids on top of my usual blue/brown lungbag combo. every case is different, though and 'asthma' covers a broad specturm so i would urge everyone who is worried to seek advice specific to them.

  • in General
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    I once queried a no further action response to a close pass, in their follow up they mentioned that when viewing my rear view footage the driver's number plate could be seen.

    I asked them what they meant by this. They said if the number plate is visible then they are not too close....

    In my experience - responses, the reasoning behind decisions, and 'success' in terms of a NIP vary wildly depending on which bit of London you were in when the incident occurred.

    As @Oliver Schick says, it's worthwhile reporting so that evidence is available further down the line if necessary and as @dancing james says better technology can mitigate some of the issues as far as subjectivity is concerned.

  • in General
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    have taken two. they do nothing.

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    bit polleny out.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    lovely stuff.

    reminds me, evans appear to be using a pompino to advertise their cycle to work scheme (don't know if this has been spotted before).

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    thanks! i might well take you up on that. I've emailed Winston just to see how much it would cost as I couldn't see a price for this specific issue on his website (thanks @M_V).

    I've been following your frame gluing thread in wonderment and it would be really great if getting this sorted could also contribute to your process and progress. how would you feel about adding a rear disc tab as well?

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    stratford (the London one not the Shakespeare one)

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    getting excited now looking at projects like this hopefully its salvageable.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    spotted this morning that the seatstay has separated from the seattube / seat cluster - I thought it might have been limited to a problem with the paint and whilst it feels fine to ride it's possible to push the seatstay away from the cluster by hand (yikes!). tubing is Reynolds 501.

    any recommendations for getting this repaired / how much is it likely to set me back? my preference would be going somewhere in London but I'd be happy to travel beyond.

    although the bike originally cost me £60 it's pretty important to me, one i'd never sell. I think i'd be ok with the paint being damaged in the process and clearcoating over the top once it's done - tells a story and all that.

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