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    If the need to fold is storage space at work make...

    If the need to fold is storage space at work make sure that whatever you go for will fit in to the space available.

    I have a Dahon that is great for folding and chucking in the back of a car so...
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    I saw you had posted in this thread and got all...

    I saw you had posted in this thread and got all excited that MS might have something interesting in the window 😆
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    I’m not a fan of this one…I have a yellow dial 6139 and an SKX, to me this looks like their ‘ugly’ offspring 😊

    The story behind how this came about is interesting.
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    I have one, bleddy love it. I previously had a...

    I have one, bleddy love it.

    I previously had a 6 digit Sub, but did not gel with the case shape and decided I wanted an older TT.
    I was originally looking at 5 digit Subs, but having become...
  5. The valeting is probably something to look beyond...

    The valeting is probably something to look beyond - it is obviously not ideal, but given that you are not a polisher (neither am I) I’d be inclined to try and look beyond that.

    How much would a...
  6. Seat + fixed quickshifter = the bike you...

    Seat + fixed quickshifter = the bike you wanted…why wouldn’t you keep it and go on the trip you have planned?
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    Bumble bees do not form colonies like honey bees....

    Bumble bees do not form colonies like honey bees. Honey bee queens will continue laying eggs for a few years, the workers’ and drones’ lifetimes are much shorter, but the colony will establish in one...
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    Just capturing what does not work…

    The end diameters of Cousins part numbers L9200O and L973620 are too small 😒
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    I don’t think it has been mentioned above - a set of spanners instead of an adjustable.

    Using an adjustable without a) rounding stuff, or b) slipping and hurting oneself will be a challenge for...
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    StrapCode Ratchet Clasp on Seiko Prospex

    Bit of a longshot, but nonetheless…

    I recently picked up a SPB083J1, but I have struggled to find a bracelet size setting that works in both hot and cold conditions. So I scouted around and...
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    Older retired folk who go shopping on a Saturday...

    Older retired folk who go shopping on a Saturday morning when half the employed population are doing the same.
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    Shorter max power sessions should help, I posted...

    Shorter max power sessions should help, I posted a link a few posts above.

    And when you are going for a shorter distance PB like these go with higher rate, my 500m PB is at 40SPM and 1:00 at...
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    Cornwall (& Devon) is always rammed in August…I don’t think it will be much worse than normal!
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    I opted for 10x32 Ultravids (BRs so fairly old...

    I opted for 10x32 Ultravids (BRs so fairly old now) and find them better than my GFs 8x42 Trinovids (similar vintage).
    Can’t say i have noticed any stability difference.
    The theory is that in low...
  15. Thread: Headphone repair

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    I have no idea how much area you have to play...

    I have no idea how much area you have to play with, but I have successfully rejoined a snapped arm on a pair of sunglasses by drilling either side of the break and inserting a metal pin prior to...
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    I’ve had similar with a Rolex warranty repair a few years ago…a simple ‘it is fixed’, no more details or any indication of what was done.
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    Nothing to add with respect to the pen choice,...

    Nothing to add with respect to the pen choice, but a couple of other things to consider are:

    Choice of paper - many ‘bleed’ when using fountain pens
    Choice of ink - some, bizarrely, will fade...
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    I didn’t know there was a ‘proper’ Pogue…but following on from comments above this explains it: https://www.plus9time.com/blog/2017/12/24/the-true-seiko-pogue-chronograph-6139-6005
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    I have cheap Nike skate trainers with mesh...

    I have cheap Nike skate trainers with mesh uppers, they have flat thin soles and seem to work well for me. And they are easy to wash.

    Plenty of people rave about Adidas powerlifting trainers for...
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    Bloody expensive.

    Does it turn the iPad Pro into a laptop replacement…no.

    Does it mean that 90% of the time I use the iPad instead of the laptop…yes.

    In hindsight would I buy it again…yes,...
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    I haven’t noticed any difference in accuracy when mine has been on and off the wrist and it is not at full ‘charge’.
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    I treated myself to a Rolex for my 50th...I did...

    I treated myself to a Rolex for my 50th...I did not even consider using one of the chains, I contacted by local independant AD and they sourced me what I wanted quickly, only bought one watch from...
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    This thread seems to cover most of the options:...

    This thread seems to cover most of the options: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7500990
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    Similar to others above I bought from a private...

    Similar to others above I bought from a private UK seller in January, paid using CC no buyer fees.
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    If you plan to use any of the ferries for the...

    If you plan to use any of the ferries for the islands (Mull etc) make sure to check whether you need to book in advance...we didn’t and one of them was full and it resulted in a long and slow detour...
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