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Postby EviL Ras » 27 May 2017, 11:54

Sky Q 2Tb with 1 Sky Q mini box. All getting installed in 2 weeks. Managed to get a deal for £30 for the 2Tb box instead of £100.
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Postby matt » 27 May 2017, 20:47

EviL Ras wrote:Source of the post Sky Q 2Tb with 1 Sky Q mini box. All getting installed in 2 weeks. Managed to get a deal for £30 for the 2Tb box instead of £100.


What's your monthly package like, is it still the regular + £12 a month?
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Postby EviL Ras » 27 May 2017, 22:32

Yeah. Its -£12 then +£12. so its costs the same. as we dont have multiroom, then you pay the Q cost and get a sky mini box for the bedroom.
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 28 May 2017, 01:11

Replicant wrote:Source of the post Bought myself an Easton Havoc Carbon Riser handlebar for the MTB as reduced from £130 down to £60.

Chain Reaction seem to be selling off their stock of Easton components. Top quality stuff.


Mm, you've got me looking at some Easton drop bars for the road bike now. It's quite a harsh ride which isn't helped by very thin bar tape so I've been thinking of putting some new bars on which is a lot of hassle and therefore putting some more expensive carbon bars in the hope of taking out some of the buzz of the road seems worth considering. Then again I'm not so sure how well carbon works in that regard as the bike has a carbon fork and I don't feel like it's doing much to smooth out the ride at all.
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Postby Replicant » 08 Jun 2017, 21:40

Another bike purchase.

Bought an Easton Havoc stem reduced from£79 to £29. Beautiful piece of CNC engineering and an absolute bargain!

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Postby Johnmcl7 » 08 Jun 2017, 21:41

That seems a pretty daft choice of stem, there's no room to fit your Garmin/Wahoo on there...you'll need to embarrass yourself and use a roadie out front mount ;)

Do you ride that short a stem normally or trying it out? As you say, that's a crazy price.
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Postby Replicant » 08 Jun 2017, 21:54

My old stem is a 90mm one whereas the new one is a 65mm one. The one in the picture is a 50mm. I consider the 65mm to be pretty long and would have preferred 50mm but they had sold out.

A shorter stem is preferable as it sharpens up the steering and pushes your weight rearward a bit. This particularly good on downhill machines.
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Postby Johnmcl7 » 08 Jun 2017, 22:07

Ah, the one you've gone for is 65mm? That's what I run on my fat bike/plus bike and find it a good size, my old hardtail was around 90mm/100mm (more old school, had quite narrow bars as well) and much preferred the shorter stem when I tried one although was thinking you were going very short when you posted that picture. Also thinking of shortening the stem on my road bike from 110mm to 70mm to bring the hoods in a bit but while I understand how stem lengths affect mountain bike handling, I'm not so familiar with road bikes and obviously the requirements for it are very different.

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Postby Johnmcl7 » 18 Jun 2017, 14:05

I picked up this deck of cards as I thought the design was awesome:

https://www.artiphany.com/products/pack ... ying-cards

After much deliberation I've invested in a wearable gimbal for the bike, one of the reasons I wanted the GoPro Karma drone was for the stabiliser which could be separated from the drone and worn on a harness. It's sold separately however ti's £300, the extension cable needed to use it on the bike is another £100 and it needs a Hero4/Hero5/Hero5 Session as it doesn't work with my GoPro4 Session or the Xiaomi Yi 4k. Clearly far too expensive to even consider but looked at a couple of cheaper options which were properly self contained and better for the mountain bike plus they would work with the Yi 4k. I'm quite excited now because the results I've seen from the gimbals are really, really good making the footage from the bike much more usable particularly as this year I've been doing much better at carrying speed on the bike through the technical stuff.

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