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ThePeginator

Member since Sep 2016 • Last active Feb 2019
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  • in Classifieds
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    Indeed. Not when you can go to most bottle shops and get them for around that. Suppose they’ve got to post them though, and beer isn’t exactly light..

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Yeh I reckon you must be right, cracking looking frame though.

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    What’s that? It looks smart! I’m struggling to work out how the chain is being tensioned, some very neat/clever dropouts?

    I’m hoping I’ll get my Niner finished in the next couple of weeks and I’ll finally be able to make a contribution to one of these threads!

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    Beer52.com/cycling (you might also need to enter the code ‘cycling’ at checkout - not sure)

    Gets you a case of 6 beers for £2.95p&p, courtesy of ‘the cycling podcast’.

    Edit- just remember by claiming the offer you’ll be sub’d and you’ll need to revisit the site at least 24 hours after ordering to cancel the sub.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Yeh, you could probably build it yourself in that amount of time if you had everything prepped and all the materials delivered on day 1 etc.

    The other thing is what are you going to put it on, are you going to concrete that area? Or lay slabs? I assume it’s not going straight on those chippings. Laying whatever foundation you’re going to use is going to eat into any time you’ve got. Although to be fair to you could be building studwork and cutting other timber whilst foundations are being laid if you got someone in to do it for example.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Yeh he’s retired so he’s got time on his side! If you want any specifics let me know and I’ll find out.

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    Personally I’d get the biggest one you can get, I don’t you’ll ever think “I wish the shed was smaller” but I wouldn’t be surprised if you ever think “I wish I had more space”! If you been ‘permitted’ 4x3 by ‘the boss’ I’d use it!! You’ll fill 4x3 very very quick with a few bikes, spares, wheels, tools, workbench etc.

    Depends how handy you are but you can build something that’s considerably sturdier and more substantial for the money than the ‘shed kits’, for the same money. My farther in law recently built a behemoth of a shed, stud construction, fully insulated, ply lined etc. It’s basically a small house, I think he speant £1500 odd on materials - which is a lot - but not when you consider the size and quality of the thing. There’s a tonne of stuff online about building your own if it’s a route you’d consider, I realise it’s not everyone’s cup of tea though, sometimes you just want the easy option and to have it up and ready to use as quick as possible. If you’re going down the wood ‘pre-fab’ route make sure it’s pressure treated, most are but not all.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Karoo users, been having problems with the mid-ride random reboots that seemed to be a known issue for a small number of people. I’ve done the workaround that hammerhead recommend, by “disagreeing” to share info with Mapbox - does anyone know if this setting is permenant? Or do I need to do it every time I start a ride? My googlings haven’t given me a definitive answer, ta.

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    Stumbled across this today and was staggered at the running costs so I’ve chipped in a few quid a month, cheers!

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    Hermes depends entirely on the individual who happens to cover your area. We’re lucky in that it’s a local lady who lives round the corner who we’re on first name terms with so she’ll never leave anything that seems particularly valuable unattended and knows exactly where to leave the stuff that isn’t that’s out of sight.

    They get paid 70-80p per delivery, obviously the more unscrupulous amoungst them are going to bend/break the rules. It’s no wonder that so many people have issues with them considering..

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