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    20 April 2013
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    16 July 2013
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JieF's Reviews
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Thermal cycling socks with a thermo-lite hollow-core polyester fabric construction for insulation in cold winter cycling conditions. Featuring hi-viz technical styling and a high stretch fit.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great Socks at a Great Price
Posted16 February 2015
JieF
fromAdelaide SA, Australia
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"No seam problems.
Sizing excellent.
Style - well, glowing.
A cool sock suitable for for warmer days.
Top socks at a top Wiggle price.
"
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The Wire SP Carbon Vernice Road Shoe features all the outstanding quality and top end features that make Sidi a staple of cycle shoe excellence. With Soft Instep 3 Closure, Adjustable Heel Retention and Techno-3 dial for a detailed custom fit.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Top Shoe at a Top Price
Posted02 February 2015
JieF
fromAdelaide SA, Australia
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"These shoes are among the pinnacle of cycling road shoes.
The attention to detail, styling, materials and functionality is simply unsurpassed.
For Speedplay users the SP soles dispense with adaptors and shed a few grams for you gramaniacs [my word for the weight watchers], although you are advised to add the stainless steel protector plates [an extra $15]. These sole protector plates are NOT INCLUDED with the shoes. See the link below to view them.
I have a few pairs of SIDI shoes, one has the Techno 3 Buckle. The Wire version wins hands down. The Techno 3 system uses a nylon line whereas the Wire uses a wire and wheel system on all the adjusters. The latter is better by far as the nylon line can jam.
The SIDI Vent sole used a vent system at the sole which could be open or shut to suit the weather. That required a philips screwdriver. The Wire Vernice is peppered with vent holes on the shoe body and the inner tongue to give cooling. However, if air is forced in so is water for which you will need good covers.
Note the new insoles which promise greater comfort. In my view, having used the standard and the 'comfort' insoles, there is negligible improvement.
Is there a serious negative? It's a REALLY BIG ONE. It's the PRICE and for that one star is lost. Of course, over price the retailer has limited control, and well done Wiggle for your great discounts."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Adjustable, Lightweight, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive
 
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Park Tools Master Link Pliers are designed to help remove and replace master links in modern chain systems, although not needed when new they are invaluable on a used chain which can become 'stubborn' when attempting to separate the joining link
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Great Pliers at a Great Price
Posted28 January 2015
JieF
fromAdelaide SA, Australia
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"Pliers? Yes, Pliers. You can struggle without them but believe me it is much better to have them.
Additionally, the Park standard gives you peace of mind that these Pliers will do a great job and last and last.
At this fabulous Wiggle price why won't you.
"
Pros: Durable, Great Value, High Quality, Rugged, Adjustable, Good Fit
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Replacement cleats for all Speedplay Zero pedals.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
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Pro's and Gramaniacs Love Speedplay
Posted28 January 2015
JieF
fromAdelaide SA, Australia
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"If you have never used the SpeedPlay pedal system do yourself a favour. I predict you will never go back.
There are super-light versions in the system for those Gramaniacs [my word to describe those who go to extraordinary lengths to reduce weight].
Also, the SP system has all the adjustably you will need. Riders often find knee twinges and pains vanish when a fully adjustable pedal fit is used. This transforms the rider's experience and is good for health.
SP users should maintain the system carefully to ensure best use. It pays dividends when you clean your cleats periodically.
The price is perhaps higher than some would like to pay but the benefits greatly outweigh the costs.
Also, the ability to replace individual components of the system keeps costs to a minimum.
I do have one niggling complaint, the material used in the metal retaining plate should be harder. This would make the cleats last much longer.
As for Wiggle's price and service; SIMPLY THE BEST. Keep it up Wiggle your service is outstanding."
Pros: Adjustable, Versatile, Good Fit
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As the official team kit supplier of the Wiggle Honda Women's Pro Cycling Team, dhb are proud to present the 2014 Wiggle Honda Ladies Team replica short sleeve jersey.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
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Good but lookout for the fit
Posted27 January 2015
JieF
fromAdelaide SA, Australia
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"The price is good.
The size is very snug with a compressed 'race' cut.
The quality is good.
My sweetheart loved it but had to swap it out of the next size up.
"
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The ladies Chase jersey is a lightweight, highly breathable summer jersey with natural wicking properties and a half zip for further temperature control. Italian technical fabrics provide excellent performance combined with a striking printed graphic.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Good price, size and quality
Posted27 January 2015
JieF
fromAdelaide SA, Australia
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"The price is good.
The size is accurate and with a comfortable cut not a compressed 'race' or loose cut.
The quality is good.
My sweetheart loved it.
"
Pros: Great Value, Comfortable, Lightweight, Good Fit
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The Antares R3’s carbon braided rails reduce weight and increase saddle stiffness with a fiberglass thermoplastic composite shell with Wing Flex™ for freedom of thigh movement. The Antares shape is wide and slightly curved and is ideal for Chameleons.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Simply Superb
Posted19 January 2015
JieF
fromAdelaide SA, Australia
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"Wiggle's service and price is spot on for this saddle. If you can afford it and you have been measured for the correct saddle then this saddle is a real grab. Thank you Wiggle. Our local bike shops just cannot compete, sadly.
The correct saddle is a vital component for any rider.
Get your saddle wrong and you suffer. It's that simple.
Your individual osteo/saddle interface [right and left pubical latitudes right and left ischial and coccyx] has to be synchronised or you will not benefit from other elements of your riding as you should.
Fizik has made a science of this and have produced outstanding products. Choosing the correct saddle for you means selecting the saddle that is right for your body as well as your budget. Don't get it wrong.
The Antares R3 is an outstanding choice. It replaced my R1 and has surpassed it in every way. Comfort, weight, design and quality are all brought together in the Antares R3.
I struggle to list any negatives on this saddle, however, like the R1 and other 'microfibre' covered saddles of the Fizik range you must be careful not to rasp your saddle against rough surfaces. The weight trade off in these saddles means super-thin fabrics are used and the compromise is durability. However, a cared for R3 will last.
Of course, these saddles are expensive. This needs no comment.
Note: there are third-party services that will recover your saddles. Just do an internet search to find one near you.
R3, like the R1, is highly recommended but expensive.
Save up and enjoy."
Pros: Attractive, Comfortable, High Quality, Adjustable, Good Fit
Cons: Expensive
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As the official team kit supplier of the Wiggle Honda Women's Pro Cycling Team, dhb are proud to present the 2014 Wiggle Honda Women's Padded 3/4 Bib Tight.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Superb Quality at a Superb Price
Posted09 January 2015
JieF
fromAdelaide SA, Australia
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"We have tried a and loved the Castelli bibs, both the Kiss3 and its little sister.
We have also tried the Sugoi top of the range and that is our favourite for chamois comfort, overall fabric and styling.
We have also tried the dhb bib which was good.
However, this dhb Team Wiggle bib is fantastic quality at a superb price and fab comfort where needed.
Better than the dhb equivalent, equal to the Castelli equivalent this bib is highly recommend.
"
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A breathable long sleeve base layer with a moisture wicking, 4-way stretch polyester fabric construction. Featuring perforated mesh under arms for additional breathability and flat seams for comfort. Ideal for mild/cool weather rides.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
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A Great Base Layer
Posted30 October 2014
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JieF
fromAdelaide SA, Australia
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
"This is now my favourite base layer.
Of course, it is not cheap but it totally rocks.
"
Pros: Durable, Attractive, Comfortable, Rugged, High Quality, Lightweight, Good Fit
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Overall rating 
5 / 5
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Superb Quality at a Superb Price
Posted01 October 2014
JieF
fromAdelaide SA, Australia
Country : Australia
Age : 45-54
Interest : Road Cyclist
Level : Advanced
Gender : Male
Budget : Quality first
"This is Shimano engineering at its best. Coupled with Wiggle's superlative service and pricing strategy you cannot lose.
Two link pins come with the chain but if you want to install a speed link [see below] then you have that option if you like to remove your chain for cleaning."
Pros: Durable, Great Value, High Quality, Rugged, Adjustable, Lightweight, Good Fit
 
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JieF's Questions
 
A light and very responsive clincher front wheel from Shimano. This wheel is ultra-light, fast and uses a mixture of carbon and alloy in it's manufacturing techniques.
 

1.3 mm or 0.7 alloy wall thickness

Does this wheel have 1.3 mm or 0.7 alloy wall thickness?
2 months, 3 weeks ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
 

6061 light alloy?

Is this Zero 2 stem made from 6061 light alloy like the Zero 1?
1 year, 1 month ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
 Ultegra 6770 Di2 Groupset (Internal Wiring)
Ultegra 6770 Di2 Groupset (Internal Wiring)
For the past four years, professional riders have been riding Shimano Dura-Ace components with Di2 electronic shifting technology over the highest mountains, the worst cobbles and through the most extreme weather conditions imaginable.
 

Chainring Combinations 50/34 change over 53/39

Is this Groupset available with the 50/34 x 172.5mm option?

If not, is it possible to buy the 50/34 set of rings and fit them on the Ultegra Crank supplied with this 6700 Di2 Groupset to make this a "compact" crankset?
Thanks.
1 year, 4 months ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
 Cyrano Carbon Seat Post
Cyrano Carbon Seat Post
Super light carbon seat post with ultra low-profile upper clamp designed to compliment the most stylish Fizik's saddles. The seat post offers greater fore to aft adjustment than other seat posts, easier installation and one-finger adjuster wheel.
 

31.6 x 270 Actual Length of Post

Hi I currently use a 300 mm post which is nearly fully extended and I wondered if the 270 mm would be long enough. Will Wiggle be retailing the 31.6 x 330/400 in the future?
1 year, 5 months ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
 Ritchey WCS Link Seatpost
Ritchey WCS Link Seatpost
The Ritchey two-bolt post reinvented - Lighter, more compliant and more versatile than ever
 

Carbon Saddle Compatible?

Is this post compatible with a carbon rail saddle, for example the Fizik Arione R1?
1 year, 5 months ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
 Arione R1 Saddle with Braided Carbon Rails
Arione R1 Saddle with Braided Carbon Rails
The Arione R1's carbon thermoplastic composite shell and braided carbon rails reduce weight and increase saddle stiffness with Wing Flex™ designed for freedom of thigh movement. The Arione shape is flat, narrow and long and is ideal for Snakes.
 

RITCHEY PRO

Is the R1 compatible with the RITCHEY PRO 2B seat post?
1 year, 5 months ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
 Arione R1 Saddle with Braided Carbon Rails
Arione R1 Saddle with Braided Carbon Rails
The Arione R1's carbon thermoplastic composite shell and braided carbon rails reduce weight and increase saddle stiffness with Wing Flex™ designed for freedom of thigh movement. The Arione shape is flat, narrow and long and is ideal for Snakes.
 

Sizing Chart

Hi, Can you have the dimensions of the saddle, please? Or, if there is a sizing chart can you direct us to it.
Thanks.
1 year, 5 months ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
 Wire Vernice Air Vent Carbon Road Shoes
Wire Vernice Air Vent Carbon Road Shoes
The Sidi Wire represents the peak of fit, function and performance for the fastest riders on the planet. Featuring a Carbon Vent sole, Tecno 3 Monofilament closures and a beautiful perforated Vernice upper for added ventilation on hot summer rides.
 

Sizing of SIDI compared to Mavic Shoes

Hi,
In Mavic Zxellium Road Shoes I take a 43.1/3 which oddly translates in the chart to a UK9. I say oddly because I commonly wear a UK8 [depending on the brand].
If I were to purchase a SIDI equivalent that appears to translate into an EU 45, a size I have never worn. If this is accurate SIDI's shoes must be small made?

One does not wish to send shoes back and forth with associated extra cost.
Since I wear the Mavic 43 1/3 what size would you advise I should buy in a SISI shoe?
And would I need to bear the return postage cost if the shoe size was wrong?

Thanks for any guidance you can give.
1 year, 9 months ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
 Cosmic Carbon SLE Clincher Wheelset 2013
Cosmic Carbon SLE Clincher Wheelset 2013
The Cosmic Carbon SLE wheels are aerodynamic, light and have an unbeatable rolling resistance, and features Mavic’s Exalith 2 rim technology and enhances braking efficiency. An outstanding and proven wheelset made for the serious roadie or climber.
 

Mavic Aksion 700x23c Tyres + Shimano 105 x 10 Cassette

Will Mavic Aksion 23c Tyres slip on to these wheels?
And will a Shimano 10 speed Cassette fit?
1 year, 10 months ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
 Mavic Ksyrium Elite S Alloy Clincher Wheelset
Mavic Ksyrium Elite S Alloy Clincher Wheelset
A perfect blend of lightness and strength that's the Ksyrium Elite S clincher wheels. Great for training or racing, these wheels are more than capable of taking the stress and strain you'll put them through. Fitted with Yksion tyres also.
 

Quick Release Skewers Included?

Are the quick release skewers Included and what make are they?
1 year, 10 months ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
JieF's Answers
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The Shimano 105 5800 groupset has been revamped for 2014/15. Now in 11 speed, these components draw down technology from the Shimano Dura-Ace and Ultegra groupsets.
 

Is the newer 11 speed Shimano 105 5800 or integra group sets compatible as a replacement for a sora 8 speed magazine on a jamis ventura femme bike.

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You will need to have an 11-speed compatible wheelset and the correct BB.
3 weeks, 3 days ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
The Shimano 105 5800 groupset has been revamped for 2014/15. Now in 11 speed, these components draw down technology from the Shimano Dura-Ace and Ultegra groupsets.
 

Fit Mekk Poggio 1.4

Hi,
I have bought a Mekk Poggio 1.4 that comes with Sora. Is it possible to upgrade easily to this groupset? What are the other changes to perform to proceed to this upgrade (wheels...) ?

Thank you in advance.
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Yes, but make sure your wheelset hub can run an 11 speed groupset.
You may need to swap out your hub or upgrade your wheel.
3 weeks, 3 days ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
The Shimano 105 5800 groupset has been revamped for 2014/15. Now in 11 speed, these components draw down technology from the Shimano Dura-Ace and Ultegra groupsets.
 

Is the newer 11 speed Shimano 105 5800 or integra group sets compatible as a replacement for a sora 8 speed magazine on a jamis ventura femme bike.

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You can swap out your 8 speed for the 105 5800 but you will need to make the necessary adjustments during the build.
3 weeks, 3 days ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
The Shimano 105 5800 groupset has been revamped for 2014/15. Now in 11 speed, these components draw down technology from the Shimano Dura-Ace and Ultegra groupsets.
 

Can i swap out the Sora gearset on my Baordman CX comp with the 105 gearset?

I want to keep the brakes on the boardman (discs) but want to swap out the gearset - possible?
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Yes with the appropriate adjustments.
3 weeks, 3 days ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
The Shimano 105 5800 groupset has been revamped for 2014/15. Now in 11 speed, these components draw down technology from the Shimano Dura-Ace and Ultegra groupsets.
 

Will the BB supplied fit my Specialized Tarmac?

Read all the questions, but still not sure whether the supplied BB will be compatible with the BB30 fitted to my Tarmac. I think mine's press fit whilst the supplied one is threaded. Can you advise me?
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No, you will need an adaptor to reduce to the Shimano 24mm drive shaft on the cranks.
Check out Wheels Manufacturing for fantastic BB adaptors.
3 weeks, 3 days ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
The Wire SP Carbon Vernice Road Shoe features all the outstanding quality and top end features that make Sidi a staple of cycle shoe excellence. With Soft Instep 3 Closure, Adjustable Heel Retention and Techno-3 dial for a detailed custom fit.
 

How does this compare to other Sidi Wire Road shoes?

Pardon the potential stupidity of this question, but - other than the price - what is the difference between this shoe and the Carbon Vernice Road Shoe and/or the Carbon AIR Vernice Road Shoe?

Happy New Year!
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The fastening system etc.
See the reviews.
3 weeks, 3 days ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
The Wire SP Carbon Vernice Road Shoe features all the outstanding quality and top end features that make Sidi a staple of cycle shoe excellence. With Soft Instep 3 Closure, Adjustable Heel Retention and Techno-3 dial for a detailed custom fit.
 

Sizing

What is the difference between sine 40 and sine 40,5? The size-guide doesn't state s difference.
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40 is euro size 40 and 40.5 is one half size larger.
3 weeks, 3 days ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
The Wire SP Carbon Vernice Road Shoe features all the outstanding quality and top end features that make Sidi a staple of cycle shoe excellence. With Soft Instep 3 Closure, Adjustable Heel Retention and Techno-3 dial for a detailed custom fit.
 

Are these the 2015 version and are they only available in white?

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No, this is the 2014 version.
3 weeks, 3 days ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 
Replacement cleats for all Speedplay Zero pedals.
 

Hi. It's early January now! What's the story with stock availability? Thanks, Simon

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These are now available. Enjoy.
4 weeks, 1 day ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia
 

to fit a dura ace 9000 chainset to a bb30 bb do I just need these shims and bearings which come with frame to replace existing dura ace bb?

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The shims enable the 24mm Shimano shaft to fit the wider BB30 diameter. They enable you to fit a 24mm shaft Crankset [like the Shimano Dura Ace 9000] to a BB-30 frame [such as the Cannondale Supersix].

It is important to note these shims extend the total width of the assembly. You MAY need to use shim-washers to take up any slack, consequently, it is wise to measure the total crankset shaft length to make sure the Wheels Manufacturing BB30 Shims allow fitting your chosen chainset. For example, the Cannondale Supersix requires additional shim-washers to accommodate the length of a Dura Ace crankset.

I hope this helps.
4 months, 2 weeks ago
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JieF
Adelaide SA, Australia