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Everything posted by Mikee

  1. I used to buy and sell a bit of tech stuff as a side hustle. I would for example, buy a broken laptop cheap on Facebook, fix it and sell it on ebay. iPads were something that I made the most money on, usually profit in the triple figure region. But I guess other people in the area started doing it, as broken stuff started selling really quickly and for higher prices. So I threw in the towel.
  2. Clair de lune is my personal favourite
  3. I use the double fighters on my commuter/road/light off-road bike, and they are terrific for that purpose. However, they are just too small to even be considered for street trials use.
  4. I had the same issue with an Aztec rotor, which had more empty space then metal. It also seemed to be wearing my new pads down rapidly, so I changed to a more solid rotor and all was good.
  5. I somewhat disagree. Right before the officer fired his gun, he had a taser aimed at him. If he was to be incapacitated, the assailant could have also taken his firearm. He had to make split second decision to potentially save his life, as well as others.
  6. It has definitely been worn away. Those groves might still be deep enough to undo it with the correct tool, if you are careful. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cycle-Bottom-Bracket-removal-tool-for-Truvativ-ISIS/142737280206?epid=1062451980&hash=item213bce0cce:g:k~QAAOSwYq5baxiv
  7. Yes, the other side needs to be unscrewed as well. Drive side is opposite thread (clockwise to loosen).
  8. Project cars 2 was free on xbox games with gold recently. I downloaded it at the time, but haven't played it yet.
  9. I used to change my chain annually. But now it's every 2 or 3 years, since my trials bike gets ridden all of 5-10 times a year. Chains aren't expensive. I would rather buy 2 chains a year, then snap one.
  10. I run Shimano Zee up front (203mm) and a Deore on the rear (180mm). It has been "fit and forget" reliable and consistent. Although I'm not a super hardcore rider and I am pretty light weight. I've been really impressed with my Shimano brakes. All three of my bikes have them. They haven't been mentioned, but stay away from Sram brakes!
  11. I think there is a lot of confusion about the guidelines. My dad told me that he got shouted at by a young tractor driver, for riding his bike on a rural road, a couple miles from home. The guy took pictures of him on his phone and said he was going to report him to the police. My dad laughed, blew kisses for the camera and told him to f*** off.
  12. Did a full service on my Rockshox Revelation forks today. First time I have ever done any work on suspension and everything went smoothly. Very happy with that, as it saved me £100 by not having to send them off to be done by tftuned.
  13. I saw an article earlier about the sharp fall in things like people being diagnosed with cancer. The fall out of this situation is going to be massive, in so many ways.
  14. @James.Parr Having experience with 3D printers, I don't think they are up for the job. Unless for display only. I wonder if Ashton's supplier still have the molds. How awesome would it be if there were a limited production run of replacement seats?
  15. It’s nice to see that frame being used again. It had been in storage for a long time. Build is looking good!
  16. I can send an ever so slightly bent one to you, if you want. Postage on me.
  17. The benefit of fresh air and exercise outweighs the potential for injuries, in my opinion. I’ve had more trips to A&E from stupid everyday accidents, then cycling related injuries. I wouldn’t encourage high risk riding, but I think going out on our bikes is a good thing.
  18. I've been avoiding news about this, thinking "Here we go again. Another virus that is going to wipe humanity out, that goes around every 3-5 years". But there seems to be more of a cancel everything, batten down the hatches attitude this time. What's different?
  19. I don’t really pay attention to social media, so miss most of the bullshit on there. But my method is to observe both sides of a topic and either find the truth somewhere in the middle, or trust my gut feeling. But I still don’t take it as gospel. I think that trusting a news source is nearly impossible these days. They all have their agendas and spin stories. I read several news sites, when I actually sit down to consume some news. I feel that the BBC is my go to/quick day to day news update site though. And The Independant is an absolute joke. But since comedy is pretty much dead, I get a good laugh reading their articles. I read an interesting article about news papers a while ago. It said that people get a dopamine (or something similar) release when they read a news article that affirms their world view/political view. And like all things that make us feel good, they keep going back. Which is why the majority of people read from one source, or a couple from the same side of the coin.
  20. Association. If Fabio is on a bike, they want it to be a Canyon. And developing a trials frame, which might not benefit Canyon financially, may have been what made Fabio sign a contract with them. Something Specialized was unwilling to offer?
  21. I wonder if the street trials frame will ever see the light of day. I think canyon are more interested in his MTB YouTube videos, then developing a frame for such a small market. Discount Danny Mac / Santa Cruz kind of situation?
  22. Considered the inspired rims? Which are 36mm wide.
  23. I'm all for Chris or whoever, doing what they want to do on a bike and to have fun. But that doesn't make their video content enjoyable and immune to criticism.
  24. I appreciate Chris' skill, power and stamina, but I found that really boring. Nothing really wowed me. And these riding the "wrong" bike for the job videos have been done to death and need to rest.