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    I am running a dmr zero length stem with c20mm...

    I am running a dmr zero length stem with c20mm lift these days.

    I did try a shorter stem on the stumpjumper but it just felt wrong and it was still far too bum in air, head down. More like a road...
  2. I moved into the Oxford Riverside development...

    I moved into the Oxford Riverside development when it was new 20 years ago (sandwiched between the Oxford canal/Jericho and portmeadow/Thames/Isis it's a bit like a private island) and it still looks...
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    That does look a rather lovely bike. Shame it...

    That does look a rather lovely bike. Shame it doesn't fit but MTBs have also changed so much since the 90s you will probably be much more comfortable on something modern.

    I bought this 95...
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    Good luck with your quest. I see you are in...

    Good luck with your quest.
    I see you are in Suffolk and so am i (IP12) If you fancy donating the old one in my direction it would be very much appreciated.:encouragement: just pm me.
  5. Thread: Face Masks

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    Worth a look if you wear bog standard surgical...

    Worth a look if you wear bog standard surgical masks. I have tried it and it makes a vast difference.


    https://youtu.be/2TTg53aAP8Q
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    It's an easy job and the tool should be...

    It's an easy job and the tool should be considerably less than that!
    Maybe £5, maybe the same again if you need a crank extractor.
    Have a word with brilliant bikes re the tool.

    I may be able...
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    For measurement, Sit on a bit of good corrugated...

    For measurement, Sit on a bit of good corrugated cardboard on a hard surface with your knees up by your chin.

    Your sit bones will be imprinted on the cardboard. If you cannot see them, rub a...
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    Anderson elastic belts. Once you have tried, you...

    Anderson elastic belts.
    Once you have tried, you will never go back.

    https://www.matchesfashion.com/products/Anderson%27s-Woven-elasticated-belt-1177590

    Or failing that, one of their plaited...
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    That's sad to know. What will future generations...

    That's sad to know.
    What will future generations of teenage boys use to make homemade magnesium hand grenades with?
  10. Thread: Your cat names

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    Leggit & Doobage. This was when I was much...

    Leggit & Doobage. This was when I was much younger and thought it was cool.

    Also..
    Smudge, spike, Hamish, Phoebe and Jasper.

    Jasper was my favourite, a long haired black and white, friendly...
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    Crocs here too. Can't be dealing with the flat...

    Crocs here too.
    Can't be dealing with the flat footted nonsense of slippers. At least Crocs have a bit of arch support.

    Otherwise it would be a pair of sketchers with elastic laces.
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    On a separate note. Not getting your vehicle...

    On a separate note. Not getting your vehicle serviced in a timely manner is a breach of the warranty (not sure about PCP terms)

    however the dealers are closed and cannot carry out servicing.
    I...
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    Op, I think you will be able walk away but the...

    Op, I think you will be able walk away but the worry is about the deposit.
    As others have suggested, it may be possible to transfer the deposit to another car. I am sure the dealer would prefer...
  14. Thread: Gravel Bikes

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    Merida Silex is worth a test if there is a dealer...

    Merida Silex is worth a test if there is a dealer nearby. It has a tall head tube giving a better stack height.

    I keep being tempted, but I know I really don't need a drop barred bike again. I buy...
  15. Depends where you go. I am home for a month...

    Depends where you go.

    I am home for a month now after my wife was discharged on Thursday with pleurisy and a non-cv19 respiratory virus. As she is also a severe asthmatic I now have little option...
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    Ah, the dark magic of insurance. I fondly...

    Ah, the dark magic of insurance.

    I fondly recall being 21 years old, on holiday and in dire need of a car as my crappy nova gave up on the way, a quick shop round and the next morning I paid £300...
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    Seconded. Carter's of Mosley is absolutely...

    Seconded.

    Carter's of Mosley is absolutely superb if you fancy a treat.

    La Fibule is a Moroccan family run place with great service and food.
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    I drove in for a work meeting on Thursday, 170...

    I drove in for a work meeting on Thursday, 170 mile round trip @45ppm plus 24 hrs parking, still cheaper for my employer than if I took the train. Only by £2.45 though.

    It didn't take any longer...
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    The B6 Passat is particularly problematic for...

    The B6 Passat is particularly problematic for rust.
    Just Google corroding b6 Passat and you will see tonnes of forum horror stories.

    No idea if golfs of a similar era have the same corrosion...
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    I had one the same age, fast comfortable car,...

    I had one the same age, fast comfortable car, great space, but rusty, unreliable & expensive.
    All sorts of engine issues. Ended up needing a new gearbox.
    Electronic handbrake malfunctioned.

    Put...
  21. I work for an energy supplier but I don't know...

    I work for an energy supplier but I don't know the answer. My gut feeling is you are not protected under supplier of last resort regulations.

    I recommend you contact ofgem asap. You may be able to...
  22. Thread: Tudor

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    If you go grey you can get almost 20% off some...

    If you go grey you can get almost 20% off some models. BB41/32 etc so it depends what you want.

    I got almost 30% off a pelagos a couple of years back but I haven't seen similar deals for a while...
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    I bought from you on BB, shame it is no more. It...

    I bought from you on BB, shame it is no more. It was always rather worrying selling to newbies, especially anything of a less UK friendly variety. Always worrying it was to a closet mall Nina who...
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    I like to check H&V, check for posts in any...

    I like to check H&V, check for posts in any ongoing brexit threads, read their last ten posts in the draft thread, read their last ten posts on any subject, check their wife behaviour in the dear...
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    Sounds like retrobike. Nobody has ever lowballed...

    Sounds like retrobike. Nobody has ever lowballed me on that forum or even made an offer iirc. I have sold a lot there (including a watch it two) and it's all at asking price.
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