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  1. I also doubt you can remove / refit the steerer, but I'd have thought cutting the headshox one and welding a normal one in would work fine.
  2. Happy to post you the HD if thats easier, I was only going to wipe it and drop it off at a charity shop anyway.
  3. Nice. I have an old external HD full of old trials vids, a few thousand I think, and wanted to find a home for them
  4. I agree thalidomide is a special and rare case of the medical industry making a monumental cock up, but the time it took to make the link was pretty scary (approx 5 years IIRC). Perhaps our recording and reporting is significantly advanced now, so this wouldn't happen any more. I don't believe - from my own personal experiences - that we do genuinely know (or have been told) what the full and complete risks from any of these Covid jabs are yet; whether through misreporting, cover ups, lack of awareness of people of their own bodies, or another factor. Would abnormal heart rhythm be classed as a long term side effect? And could that cause someone to drop down dead 10 years in the future? Same (slightly rhetorical) question for a blood clot, which could be lodged somewhere non-critical for years then free up and block a passageway either to or from the brain or heart. It'll be interesting to see what happens with my mums leg, thats for sure.
  5. I find the diversity we are showing here in interpreting the same information pretty fascinating! Humans are an interesting bunch I have got a bit lost with the thread and I need to 'leave' again, but I will leave some more info / personal experiences which maybe help explain my 'weird' opinions on Covid and life, then disappear again and leave you in peace. Covid stuff: We have a WhatsApp group with my school mates in, 8 people in total. Between us, we know of 9 people who have had serious and immediate reactions to Covid jabs. The mildest of the 'severe reactions' we encountered was instant vomiting of blood (while still at the Covid jab centre), the worst has been a blood clot which lodged in the brain and left the person in a coma (within a week). Since coming round this 54 year old person has lost significant bodily function and is no longer able to eat. If 8 of us know 9 people who have been pretty significantly affected, I am struggling to believe the official government figures. Another friend works at Sainsburys in a team of 30 people. 4 of them, 13%, following their Covid jabs, began to feel weird and visited the doctors. They were found to have abnormal heart rhythm. I am not saying the Covid jab definitely caused this, because they may well have had it earlier, but for them to get 25-60 years through life and not notice anything previously seems strange. (The UKs average rate of abnormal heart rhythm is under 3%.) Also it begs the question, how many others have begun a strange medical condition and not had it checked out. Which brings me onto my own mother. 70 years old, smoker for 50 years, one lung removed through a TB-like disease, twice cancer survivor, obese, eats terribly, does no exercise, can't even walk across a room without panting. Yet she got Covid and survived. Had her first jab, went for her second a few weeks later, and had it refused because she mentioned - in passing - that a weird swelling had appeared in her leg since the first jab. The swelling is still being investigated but nobody seems to be considering it may have been linked to her jab. Again, how many other similar cases are there. (On the same subject, my mum has not once been offered lifestyle or healthy eating advice throughout all of her health complication consultancies, it has always been a drug or treatment. She now lives her life bouncing from hospital appointment to specialist to scan and back. She truly is 'in the system'. Same deal with my friend who has a Grade 2 brain tumour, no mention of any alternative treatments, however he then went on to research things himself and made the same progress as the medical profession without the nasty side effects and he is generally healthier overall to boot.) The chance of dying from Covid in your mid 30s-early 40s is reported to be approx 1 in 1000. This takes into account all previous health complications, etc. Therefore an ACTUALLY healthy persons chance of death (not a 'healthy' person as reported by the news, who has two chins and a BMI of about 35, example: is going to be less than this. Given the above personal experience, I am not going to risk the jab without further reliable, independent, long term data. The chance of death for a 35-44 year old male going about their life as normal is higher than the chance of dying from Covid: - so I still don't get why the world is losing its shit over Covid. General stuff: The rate of cancer prevalence (and other diseases) is increasing alarmingly. However, humans aren't evolving at anywhere near this rate. So we must be doing something to ourselves to cause this. The medical profession isn't a philanthropic endeavour. It also isn't a magic bullet. Too many people look to it for solutions. Thalidomide had a half life of only 5-7 hours and still managed to cause some pretty severe issues: Stay healthy all!
  6. He has a lot of great info on his website, looks to be brilliant one-stop resource:
  7. Exactly the prognosis my friend's brother was given - zero chance of beating it, and a very short lifespan, so they didn't offer any treatment at all. Gotta be worth a shot!
  8. Very sorry to hear about this Mike. A friends brother, with the same grade of tumour (or perhaps worse?) was refused treatment on the NHS because he had such a poor prognosis, but went vegan and it has now disappeared. Not saying the two are linked but... Worth a shot.
  9. That is seriously awesome news!
  10. I know BMI isn't perfect but... It's surprising how 'normal' obese looks nowadays...
  11. I know I said I wouldn't post in here any more but... couldn't help myself as I'm obviously quite passionate about this (more than I realised). Perhaps driven by a few recent experiences with friends, who have come to me with health issues and we've looked at what they eat. With a few changes we've made massive progress within a couple of weeks. Anyway... Its weird how the US data appears to be so different to the UK (appreciate deaths and hospitalizations aren't the same thing, but a ~4 fold increase is wildly different to 29). Our Covid death numbers are still pretty insignificant compared with other diseases related to old age and obesity, even using the skewed "within 28 days of a positive test" thing (how many of the below 33 people got Covid while in hospital being treated for something else they were going to die of anyway?). Table from data on the ONS website. No idea why its included, Covid shouldn't even be on here as its meant to be a Top 10! I think I'll still take my chances on this one, given the relative and absolute likelihood of a transmissible health issue for myself and others (unless the next big thing will be that we all need to get a special experimental jab to prevent transmission of alzheimers ). On a similar note, this morning I looked at some nutritional info for a pub we were due to go and eat at this weekend. I said a while back that i thought obesity was the real pandemic - I can now see why so many people are overweight / obese, and the ONS data shows that obesity related deaths kill far more than anything else (with plain old age still a firm second). A relatively healthy-sounding vegetable soup starter, a veggie burger main, plus a dessert and 2 pints... that's a 3000+ calorie meal... gross. We are missing a huge opportunity here to educate people about their lifestyle, allowing them to make better choices and keep themselves healthier for longer. Prevention is always better than cure. In childcare for example, it has been shown that £9s worth of disruptive behaviour as an adult costs £1 of to rectify as a child. Imagine what would happen - long term - if we spent all the money used in developing the Covid jab and cajoling people to take it, on food and lifestyle education instead? I would wager a huge amount more lives 'saved' (inverted commas because IMO you can't save a life, only prolong it, because we are all going to die sometime) and a better quality of life for longer too.
  12. Ha! 35-40% of people have been shown to be naturally asymptomatic, even without a Covid jab, due to already having suitable antibodies present.
  13. What a beaut! Love all the small details.
  14. ^^ This!
  15. Ah... didn't twig you'd fitted bigger wheels!