Recent content by magicbastarder

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    Jaysus cycling!

    my experience was that i popped two spokes a month or two apart, but after the second one, brought the wheel around to the same place and just had it rebuilt with new spokes - no problems after that, i think the spokes were fatigued. they charged €30 for the rebuild. so i probably got lucky.
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    Jaysus cycling!

    best bring it to a bike shop to have it fixed - for reference, my local place charges €15 to replace a spoke.
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    Jaysus cycling!

    i once maintained 48km/h, for a kilometre, with a very stiff tailwind. i think that the only time i've managed it on the flat, that's some savage pace you set.
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    Jaysus cycling!

    eddy merckx has suffered a head injury while out cycling, but seems to be OK: http://www.stickybottle.com/latest-news/eddy-merckx-treated-in-intensive-care-suffers-head-injury-out-cycling/
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    Jaysus cycling!

    cycle ways have now moved down to the quays. not too far from the ha'penny bridge, iirc.
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    The Thumped Motoring Forum

    volvo claim no-one is going to die in their cars made after 2020*. they have achieved that already with the XC90, it's so big that hitting anything normal in it would be like driving an oil tanker into a bus stop. it's the guts of 5'10" tall. *not sure if they're including 'sticking a hose from...
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    I saw a thing in the garden

    are you in dublin? we got the liner in pondy hobby - butyl rubber, which is usually the more expensive option, but he sells offcuts. i think we got a 2x2.4m offcut for 50 quid.
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    I saw a thing in the garden

    that's quite a dig. is your hedge made of kryptonite?
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    US politics

    it's only a matter of time before he starts claiming video footage of himself talking is fake.
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    US politics

    he's gone even further off the deep end today too.
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    Climate change global warming natural disaster freak weather etc.

    evelyn cusack is on d'radio at the moment; i didn't quite catch all she's said, but i think she mentioned that the wind won't be as bad as ophelia. i think storm surges on the west coast are a worry.
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    Climate change global warming natural disaster freak weather etc.

    that graphic has since been updated - in the one i posted, it had dropped to a S before hitting the west coast. the latest iteration shows it still at H.
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    The Thumped Motoring Forum

    two doors, two wings damaged.
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    The Thumped Motoring Forum

    i once paid €800 to fix damage to the front wing, both passenger side doors, and the rear wing. passenger door was badly dented enough to impede the window operating. a chap based in D15 did the job.
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    Climate change global warming natural disaster freak weather etc.

    looks like it could be a direct hit.
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