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  • Why not a used jump bike and get used to it? I’m a similar height and not an experienced rider and I love it. Will be cheaper and more suitable.

  • Just need one in XL please 🎅

  • kelron replied to the topic PSA – Worx Hyrdoshot kit in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    Just take the filter off if it doesn’t fit and you’re using clean water, the float can slide out the way. No need to cut anything, it goes back on if you need it.

  • Anyone had any ‘experience’ with SDJ Sports? They seem to sell scooters which would suggest it’s a ‘start-up’ by a bunch of teenagers. Prices look to good to be true, to me.

    That’s some good STW. Those teens and their scooters, cricket and fishing gear.

  • kelron replied to the topic FlareMax 2020 in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    My XL is 16kg 🙂

    I might change the wheels at some point but I don’t think lightweight forks and tyres are going to improve the ride. It does make me wonder if there’s really that much weight difference in the frame or if people chronically understate their bike weights, my alloy hardtail comes in at 14kg on the same scales and a big chunk of that…[Read more]

  • kelron replied to the topic Help me take a better photo. in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    So you associate a photo of the moon’s reflection with being a good photo. In reality it might be an awful photo on all levels (badly taken, and with processing flaws if you zoom in) but of a subject you only ever normally see done by a professional so you think it must be good.

    That’s a good point. I have a few photos I took last winter, at n…[Read more]

  • kelron replied to the topic Help me take a better photo. in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Similar to mine I think, don’t really use it now with a decent phone camera but it did have a decent range of settings.

    A tripod or at least something to rest it on for long exposures will help.

    Turning the dial to M will let you fiddle with settings manually. Set the ISO higher to make the camera more sensitive to light (this will make the…[Read more]

  • kelron replied to the topic Leon…. in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    It’s supposedly from the original screenplay, not in the film. I can’t really verify that of course.

    http://scifiscripts.com/msol/LEON.txt

    Maybe it’s a weird hoax but parts of the movie have an uncomfortable tone and there’s no shortage of rumours about the director.

  • kelron replied to the topic Leon…. in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    I liked it as an action movie but Luc Besson’s a creepy fucker. Rewatching would be uncomfortable.

  • kelron replied to the topic Mini-pump, does this exist? in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    Topeak race rocket is tiny, has a hose and a cover, and can be mounted under a bottle cage. Might be hard work pumping up an MTB tyre though.

  • Carbon seatpost on my gravel bike made an immediate and big difference to comfort which I really didn’t expect. Sold the bike 2 months later anyway.

    2nd hand pikes for my hardtail, so much more fun than the 100mm recons it came with. I’m sure my headtube will snap and kill me 🙂

  • Bit weird but seems ok, the risk is for him here. You have the item, I’d just make sure the refund is fully cleared before paying again, as long as it’s all done though ebay/paypal you should be protected.

  • I don’t know that it’s clutching at straws. There’s plenty of first hand accounts of scams that are easy to pull off and hard to sort out for the victim.

    Would I under some circumstances accept Paypal for a collection item? Probably, but not from a buyer with 0 history for a high value item, when Paypal explicitly do not cover collection under…[Read more]

  • There’s plenty of first hand accounts of it happening to people, first Google result is last year. It does appear Paypal have tightened up their t&cs now but you’ll still have a lot of hassle trying to sort it out if they claim a chargeback through their bank or use a stolen Paypal account. I’m not convinced photos and hand written receipts will…[Read more]

  • kelron replied to the topic Switch game choice? in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    Mario Odyssey – single player but probably the best game on the platform. Might work taking turns?

    Pokémon Let’s Go has basic co op play, unsure about the new one.

    Rocket League

  • No. They can pay via PayPal, collect, and claim it wasn’t delivered to get the money back.

    Cash only if they’re collecting.

  • kelron replied to the topic Swinley Skills area in the forum Bike Forum 1 month ago

    Would like to try it but not prepared to commit to paying for a year.

  • kelron replied to the topic New TV Advice in the forum Chat Forum 1 month ago

    I have the Phillips 7303 in 50 inch, saw the updated version the 7404 in 55″ for £500 recently but price has gone back up now. They seem to go on sale regularly though and there’s the whole black Friday thing.

    I’m very happy with it. Picture quality is excellent after some tweaking – the factory settings are bad. Ambilight is great too. Runs on…[Read more]

  • They’re annoying, get set off by ads and youtube videos and might be secretly recording you. Got one free with my broadband and it’s been sitting unplugged the last few months.

    Maybe more useful in a multi room setup with other “smart” devices but that brings a whole other set of issues.

  • kelron replied to the topic Are big phones so bad? in the forum Chat Forum 2 months ago

    @alanl Check your settings, or install gboard or another keyboard. You can change the size.

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