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Re: What did you buy today ???
« Reply #975 on: Thursday, 21 November 2019, 05:29 pm »
New computer monitor. 34" UHD curved
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Re: What did you buy today ???
« Reply #976 on: Thursday, 21 November 2019, 05:32 pm »
What ya use that for then?
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Re: What did you buy today ???
« Reply #977 on: Thursday, 21 November 2019, 05:36 pm »
Umm, to watch what's going on, on my computer?
Reading forums without a monitor is... challenging  :grin:

I just wanting something a little bigger, a little more modern, and a little faster refresh rate for occasional gaming.
Curved? Well never had one so I thought I'd give it a try.

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Re: What did you buy today ???
« Reply #978 on: Thursday, 21 November 2019, 07:16 pm »
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It should look good against your curved wall, just don't put it beside the one you built  ;)

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Re: What did you buy today ???
« Reply #979 on: Thursday, 21 November 2019, 07:28 pm »
Vlad, thats bigger than my back room tv. When tennis and NRL clash, guess which i get to use.

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Re: What did you buy today ???
« Reply #980 on: Thursday, 05 December 2019, 01:49 am »
I popped up to Richmond & visited the Alt-Berg company shop. I now have handmade properly waterproof decent bike boots for less than most of the gash shite in bike shops.

https://www.altberg.co.uk/boots/c/dual-use11/p/hogg-all-weather-original

As I'm too lazy to take a pic.

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Re: What did you buy today ???
« Reply #981 on: Thursday, 05 December 2019, 02:59 am »
@Hooli, that is a nice boot, a bit like mine which is a desert boot.see pic

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Re: What did you buy today ???
« Reply #982 on: Thursday, 05 December 2019, 03:19 am »
My last boots were RST Paragon 2, as recommended in RIDE mag - bloody shite, I had to glue the insoles in as they walked up over my feet in minutes from new. Then after 3 months the tops have split & fallen apart so they are as waterproof as sandals. Plus they were never 100% waterproof from new, the vents guide water in to make your heel wet.

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Re: What did you buy today ???
« Reply #983 on: Thursday, 05 December 2019, 05:57 pm »
On the black Friday w/end I bought a metric shit-ton of computer parts to build a new system with.
Hopefully I can tax deduct it though.
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Re: What did you buy today ???
« Reply #984 on: Thursday, 05 December 2019, 07:04 pm »
I popped up to Richmond & visited the Alt-Berg company shop. I now have handmade properly waterproof decent bike boots for less than most of the gash shite in bike shops.

https://www.altberg.co.uk/boots/c/dual-use11/p/hogg-all-weather-original

As I'm too lazy to take a pic.

I have had two pairs of Altbergs, bought my Hoggs in 1999 and a pair of Bandogs in 2005 brilliant boots my wife has two pairs of Hoggs, one low and one high, she loves them.  Good choice Hooli  :onya:
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Re: What did you buy today ???
« Reply #985 on: Thursday, 05 December 2019, 07:13 pm »
Nice boots Hooli, pity we cant get them. I would only buy fitted as you did. Ive seen a lot of so called bike boots, either cant walk in them or fall to pieces.

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Re: What did you buy today ???
« Reply #986 on: Thursday, 05 December 2019, 08:28 pm »
l have some Gaerne boots and before buying them l flexed the soles of another brand and pulled half the sole off. Plenty of rubbish out there.
They look good Hooli.
Another great day on the right side of the grass.😎

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Re: What did you buy today ???
« Reply #987 on: Thursday, 05 December 2019, 08:38 pm »
Cheers guys, I'm using them later so I'll see how they feel to ride.

Odd I suspect to start with as they are much less flexible than my old boots, but that'll stop my feet cramping on long rides so it's one of the things I wanted.

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Re: What did you buy today ???
« Reply #988 on: Friday, 06 December 2019, 03:54 am »
Schuberth C4 Matt Black  - built in speakers, mike and antenna for  £230  :)
bad news is the comms kit is £180  :bugga:
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Re: What did you buy today ???
« Reply #989 on: Friday, 06 December 2019, 08:05 am »
Well I took my boots for a little test ride, I went out about 2pm & got in about 9:30pm. Damned comfy & warm, only thing is the thicker soles took a bit of getting used to when changing gear & my 14 now feels really small as my legs are more bent due to the thicker soles.

Verdict, damned good buy.

 

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