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Forum: General 15th Nov 2013, 19:14
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Posted By Malvolio
They all do, but it's never enough to matter...

They all do, but it's never enough to matter much. Provided you have an open system and a good bladder in the master cylinder you'll notice only minimal lever feedback from this issue, but it...
Forum: General 15th Nov 2013, 01:46
Replies: 4,826
Views: 710,664
Posted By Malvolio
So I still exist (barely). Thought you lot might...

So I still exist (barely). Thought you lot might get a kick out of my latest two-wheeled adventure (well, four really).
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Forum: General 27th Oct 2013, 02:25
Replies: 16
Views: 12,809
Posted By Malvolio
If she doesn't need smartphone functionality, why...

If she doesn't need smartphone functionality, why are you getting her a smartphone? Seems you're buying a phone by ease rather than sense, snapping at the first available thing that comes your way.
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Forum: General 26th Oct 2013, 04:13
Replies: 11,918
Views: 2,472,058
Posted By Malvolio
There has been far too much silly in this thread...

There has been far too much silly in this thread lately, so I present to you the face of fear, the devourer of souls, cold-sweat inducing fear made tangible:
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Forum: General 26th Oct 2013, 04:03
Replies: 26,990
Views: 2,960,333
Posted By Malvolio
Damn I love the thrift store: ...

Damn I love the thrift store:

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/298/e/1/yet_another_thrift_store_find_by_bobthewrench-d6rtdfp.jpg
(apologies for the poor quality - camera flipped out for...
Forum: Photography, Art & Design 20th Oct 2013, 02:11
Replies: 5,860
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Views: 860,730
Posted By Malvolio
I've been bitten by the RC bug once more, so my...

I've been bitten by the RC bug once more, so my shutter's been chasing after them more than anything else lately. I quite like these three, so I thought I'd share.
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Forum: General 18th Oct 2013, 15:05
Replies: 26,990
Views: 2,960,333
Posted By Malvolio
They're available all over the place - just...

They're available all over the place - just search Google for 49cc (or 80cc) bicycle motor and you'll get literally millions of results. Managed to source mine locally for the same cost as it would...
Forum: General 15th Oct 2013, 02:09
Replies: 26,990
Views: 2,960,333
Posted By Malvolio
Odo says I've done just over 60km so far, and I'm...

Odo says I've done just over 60km so far, and I'm almost half way through my first tank of petrol. Vibrates like nothing else at certain revs though, which causes certain... parts to go a bit numb.
Forum: General 14th Oct 2013, 18:01
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Views: 710,664
Posted By Malvolio
Taking a hand off the bars isn't too big of a...

Taking a hand off the bars isn't too big of a deal since I generally drift to a stop using the engine itself as a brake seeing as it doesn't idle at all (trying to sort that one out), but more...
Forum: General 14th Oct 2013, 16:31
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Views: 710,664
Posted By Malvolio
Well yes, I know that :p But this kit is designed...

Well yes, I know that :p But this kit is designed and sold to convert pushbikes into mopeds, thus no possibility to utilize one's foot to actuate a brake. The bit that really threw me was the...
Forum: General 13th Oct 2013, 23:24
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Views: 710,664
Posted By Malvolio
Sorry for the double post, but I didn't feel like...

Sorry for the double post, but I didn't feel like just editing my prior one (entirely different subject, filled with lots of pictures and text all of it's own).

Anyway, as I hinted to before, I...
Forum: General 13th Oct 2013, 23:00
Replies: 26,990
Views: 2,960,333
Posted By Malvolio
http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/286/7/e/tra...

http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2013/286/7/e/trailer_of_wood_by_bobthewrench-d6qd2ze.jpg
Let's start at the beginning of the weekend, wherein I picked up $20 worth of wood on a bike. There is a...
Forum: General 13th Oct 2013, 14:07
Replies: 4,826
Views: 710,664
Posted By Malvolio
Several reasons, and it does vary by...

Several reasons, and it does vary by manufacturer, but here are the basics (I'm bored and waiting for things to open up so I can take something... interesting out for a rip - pictures to come).
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Forum: General 30th Sep 2013, 00:47
Replies: 38
Views: 9,523
Posted By Malvolio
From the perspective of a professional bike...

From the perspective of a professional bike mechanic: with confidence I can say that you're headed in the right direction. Far too many people think of cycles from their youth or a stereotypical...
Forum: General 27th Sep 2013, 02:46
Replies: 10
Views: 4,509
Posted By Malvolio
PM's sent, which means all four have been given...

PM's sent, which means all four have been given away. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLTZctTG6cE)

Thanks for your compliance in this give-away event.
Forum: General 27th Sep 2013, 00:35
Replies: 10
Views: 4,509
Posted By Malvolio
PM's have been sent. Check your boxes you two. ...

PM's have been sent. Check your boxes you two.

For a personal recommendation on FTL (since mansueto so nicely talked about the other two) I can say that the 34 hours I've spent with it were...
Forum: General 27th Sep 2013, 00:07
Replies: 10
Views: 4,509
Posted By Malvolio
Some games to give away

I've got three kicking about to give away to those that want them. Post up which one you want and the first to speak up will get a steam code PM'd to them. One per person, please.

I have: FTL,...
Forum: General 23rd Sep 2013, 03:05
Replies: 26,990
Views: 2,960,333
Posted By Malvolio
Though it exudes quality, it lacks the...

Though it exudes quality, it lacks the distinctive McFarlane marking and is a licensed product of Sega, so I'm not too sure about that (plus a quick Google turned up nothing resembling it).
Forum: General 22nd Sep 2013, 23:08
Replies: 26,990
Views: 2,960,333
Posted By Malvolio
Haven't seen that one in the shops yet, but it...

Haven't seen that one in the shops yet, but it does sure sound tasty! More than likely my next Lego buy will be either the remote control 4x4 or the Mog, as they're both quite rather nice.

Anyway,...
Forum: General 16th Sep 2013, 04:49
Replies: 26,990
Views: 2,960,333
Posted By Malvolio
Never posted in this thread before, but have a...

Never posted in this thread before, but have a few pictures of my weekend shenanigans.

http://fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/258/3/9/guitar_hero__god_of_rock_by_bobthewrench-d6mhxn4.jpg
Was at a...
Forum: General 7th Sep 2013, 19:01
Replies: 11,918
Views: 2,472,058
Posted By Malvolio
Best I could tell it was rather solid and sealed...

Best I could tell it was rather solid and sealed - no hinges or moving bits in sight. Why somebody would not want their front door usable I just do not know!
Forum: General 7th Sep 2013, 17:15
Replies: 4,826
Views: 710,664
Posted By Malvolio
Yes and no, but it would be a silly thing to do....

Yes and no, but it would be a silly thing to do. Technically you have a BSA BB (aka an "English" bottom bracket, 1.27 tpi by either 68 or 73mm), so though there are conversion kits for various...
Forum: General 7th Sep 2013, 16:57
Replies: 11,918
Views: 2,472,058
Posted By Malvolio
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/250/9/5/lit...

http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2013/250/9/5/litmus_test_for_too_much_money_by_bobthewrench-d6ld6ry.jpg

Not impressively funny admittedly, but I did find it odd to mow the lawn of this place the...
Forum: General 28th Aug 2013, 05:01
Replies: 4,826
Views: 710,664
Posted By Malvolio
dullonien, I'll say this once as a precaution: if...

dullonien, I'll say this once as a precaution: if you value your safety and the integrity of your bike, do not try to retrofit internal routing. Not only is it a terrible idea full stop from an...
Forum: General 24th Aug 2013, 01:50
Replies: 7
Views: 2,445
Posted By Malvolio
At a guess I'd just find what the beefiest CPU...

At a guess I'd just find what the beefiest CPU the HS is rated for, figure out the TDP of that (super easy to find) and you've got it basically sorted. Whilst not an exact number, it'll be rather...
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